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WRIU Jazz

RHODE ISLAND JAZZ LISTING 8/20 TO 8/25/2014

(notes: some gigs may require tickets, cover charges, or minimums; advanced purchase or other discounts may be available; and some may have been sold out, changed, or canceled - check with venue to confirm)

PLEASE CONTACT jazz@wriu.org with any corrections or additions

WEDNESDAY,  AUG. 20

Ballroom Dance Lessons, Sara Barker, The Towers, 35 Ocean Rd., Narragasett, 782-2597, www.thetowers.com/events, 6 pm: waltz, 7 pm: rumba, 8: tango, $$

Connie Giso, pop and standards, EPOCH Assisted Living on Blackstone Boulevard, 353 Blackstone Blvd., Providence. 273-6565, epochsl.com. 4 pm. Space imited. 

Steve Burke, jazz, Trattoria Romana, 3 Wake Robin Rd., Lincoln. 333-6700. 5-9 pm.

The Shiny Lapel Trio, jump blues, Misquamicut Beach, 257 Atlantic Ave., Westerly. 596-9097, tunesonthedunesri.com. 6-8 pm, In Windjammer if rain.

New Providence Big Band w/Katie Kleyla, 20 piece swing band, Weaver Library, 41 Grove St. East Providence, 6:30 pm, may bring lawn chairs, blankets, picnics, food truck will be parked nearby.

Tony Cerbo, tribute to Michael Buble and pop, Grille 57, 57 Highland St., Worcester. (508) 798-2000. 6:30 pm.

Dick Lupino, bass/vocals,  Lori Colombo, vocals, and  Chris Taylorpiano,  jazz, Sardella’s Restaurant, 30 Memorial Blvd., Newport. 849-6312. 7:30-10 pm.   

Rick Costa Trio, jazz, DeWolf Tavern, 259 Thames St. Bristol, 254-2005, 7:30-9:30 pm

Elan Trotman (sax) Group, Kareem Thompson, steel pans, Tyrone Chase, guitar, Mark Copeland, keys, Anthony Steele, drums, Zack Rochester, bass, “Caribbean jazz fusion,” Scullers Jazz Club, Doubletree Suites, 400 Soldiers Field Rd, Boston, MA, (866) 777-8932, http://www.scullersjazz.com, 8 pm.

THURSDAY,  AUG. 21

Steve Burke, jazz, Trattoria Romana, 3 Wake Robin Rd., Lincoln. 333-6700. 5-9 pm.

The Coastline Swing Band, swing, standards. Venice Restaurant and Banquet Center, 165 Shore Rd. (Route 1A), Westerly. 348-0055. 7:30-9:30 pm. 

 

The Skiffle Minstrels, Western swing, The Towers, 35 Ocean Rd., Narragansett. 782-2597, thetowersri.com. 7-10 pm.

The Dick Willner Band w/Jan Schmidt & Swing Haven, swing, oldies and rhythm and blues, Le Foyer Banquet Hall, 151 Fountain St., Pawtucket. 725-8530. 7:30 – 11 pm.

Shemekia Copeland, blues, Scullers Jazz Club, Doubletree Suites, 400 Soldiers Field Rd, Boston, MA, (866) 777-8932, http://www.scullersjazz.com, 8 pm.

Ben Wolfe (bass) Quartet, Donald Edwards, drums, Stacy Dillard, sax, Emmet Cohen, piano, jazz, The Side Door Jazz Club,  85 Lyme St,. Old Lyme CT, (860) 434-0886, www.thesidedoorjazz.com, doors open 7:30 pm, music at 8:30 pm.

Friends of Dennis, tribute to Dennis McCarthy, Nick-A-Nees, 75 South St., Providence. 861-7290. 9 pm.

FRIDAY, AUG. 22

Milt Javery, rhythm and blues and jazz, noon-4 pm, and Positivity, pop and rock, 6-10 pm, Pier 49 Seafood and Spirits Restaurant, Newport Harbor Hotel and Marina, 49 America’s Cup Ave., Newport. 847-9000.

Steve Burke, jazz, Trattoria Romana, 3 Wake Robin Rd., Lincoln. 333-6700. 5-9 pm.

The Vini Ames Trio, jazz, pop, rhythm and blues and oldies, Hotel Viking, 1 Bellevue Ave., Newport. 847-3300. 5:30-9:30 pm. 

Milt Javery, rhythm and  blues and jazz, Portofino Bar and Grille, Ramada Middletown Hotel, 425 East Main St., Middletown. 846-3555. 6-9 pm.

Ron Sanfilippo, piano, jazz, Wharf Tavern, 215 Water St., Warren. 289-2524, thewharftavernri.com. 6-9 pm.

Joe Parrillo, jazz, Rhumbline, 62 Bridge St., Newport. 849-3999. 6:30-10 pm.

Al Abbott, swing, La Cucina, 266 Putnam Pike, Smithfield. 349-4130. 6:30-10:30 pm.

Billy Musto, pop and jazz, Waterplace Restaurant, 1 Finance Way, Providence. 272-1040. 6:30-9:30 pm.

Steve DeConti and Paul Nagel, surf jazz, Cross’ Mills Public Library, 4417 Old Post Rd., Charlestown. 364-6211, crossmills.org. 7 pm. 

Black & White, swing, blues and roots rock, Oxhead Tavern, Sturbridge Host Hotel, 366 Main St., Sturbridge, Mass. (508) 347-7393. 7 pm.

Tony Cerbo, tribute to Michael Buble and pop, Capital Grille, 1 Union Station, Providence. 521-5600. 7 pm.

The Superchief Trio, Ted Casher and Joe Potenza, jazz, Aspire Restaurant, Hotel Providence, 311 Westminster St., Providence. 521-3333, aspirerestaurant.com. 7:30-11:30 pm.

Manolo Mairena, vocals/congas, Angel Subero, trombone, w/Winfred Meadows, piano, Eguie Castrillo, timbales, Bernardo Hernandez, bass, Jim Messbauer, trombone, Miguel Martinez, bongo, Latin, son montuno, bolero, salsa, Regattabar, Charles Hotel, One Bennett St., Cambridge, MA, (617) 661-5000, http://www.regattabarjazz.com, 7:30 pm.

Jen Chapin Trio with John Fuzek, “jazzy edge to the folk form, Sandywoods Center for the Arts, 43 Muse Way, Tiverton. 241-7349, sandywoodsmusic.com. 8 pm.doors open 7:30, BYO drinks and food.

Will Downing, vocals, w/backup vocalists, Carol Riddick & Fred Sawyers, “smooth soul,” Scullers Jazz Club, Doubletree Suites, 400 Soldiers Field Rd, Boston, MA, (866) 777-8932, http://www.scullersjazz.com, 8 & 10 pm.(also Saturday)

Darren Barrett (trumpet) dB Quintet, Myron Walden, tenor & soprano sax, Takeshi Ohbayashi, piano, Alexander Toth, bass, Anthony Toth, drums, jazz, The Side Door Jazz Club,  85 Lyme St,. Old Lyme CT, (860) 434-0886, www.thesidedoorjazz.com, doors open 7:30 pm, music at 8:30 pm.

The Calamari Brothers, swing, Crickets, 280 George Washington Highway (Route 116), Smithfield. 232-0300. 8 pm-midnight

SATURDAY,  AUG. 23

Seems Like Old Times, The Farmhands Band, George Cataldo, Nouveau Duo featuring Yvonne, Courtney, Cal Raye and Shindig, Paul Cabral, Paul Labonte, Gil and Ruth Camara, pop, standards, country, oldies and jazz, VFW Post 8502, Route 6, Westport. Noon-6 pm. No cover. Cowboy Al's Veteran's Appreciation Day.

Daryl Sherman, vocals, Dick Lupino, bass/vocals,  Kent Hewitt, piano, Rick Wells, drums, jazz, Greenvale Vineyards, Tasting Room, 582 Wapping Rd., Portsmouth. 847-3777, greenvale.com. 1-4 pm.

North River Blues Festival:  1–2pm: Tim Gartland Group,  Jim Perry’s Hothouse; 2:30-3:30pm: Travis Colby; 4-5pm: Delta Generators; 5:30-7pm: Rick Estrin & The Nightcats; 7:30-9pm: Golden State Lone Star Revue;  Marshfield Fairgrounds, Route 3A/140 Main St. Marshfield MA , (781) 834-6629 http://rhythmroomrecords.com/MarshfieldFair.php,

Summit Music Festival: Red Baraat, The Selwyn Birchwood Band, Smith and Weeden, Dr. Jones and the Shiners, Emeline Easton and Johnny Lingo, funk, blues and rock, Lippitt Park, Hope Street and Blackstone Boulevard, Providence. 1-6 pm. Free.

Dave Manuel, jazz, Hyatt Regency Hotel, Five33 Lounge, 1 Goat Island, Newport. 851-1234. 4-6 pm. 

Lois Vaughan, solo piano, Rhumbline Restaurant, 62 Bridge St, Newport, 849-3999, 6:30 – 10 pm

Mary Lou Neville, jazz and pop, Elizabeth of Portofino, 897 Post Rd., Warwick. 461-8920. 6:30-9:30 pm.

Milt Javery, rhythm and blues and jazz, Pier 49 Seafood and Spirits Restaurant, Newport Harbor Hotel and Marina, 49 America’s Cup Ave., Newport. 847-9000. 6-10 pm. 

The Vini Ames Duo, swing, pop, rhythm and blues and oldies, Elks Lodge #2359, 326 Farnum Pike (Route 104), Smithfield. 231-9820. 7:30-11:30 pm. No cover.

Guitar Shorty, guitar/vocals, Selwyn Birchwood, lap-steel guitar/vocals, blues,  Regattabar, Charles Hotel, One Bennett St., Cambridge, MA, (617) 661-5000, http://www.regattabarjazz.com, 7:30 pm.

Downtown Brown w/the Witness Protection Program, fusion jazz rock, The Knickerbocker Café, 35 Railroad Ave., Westerly, 315-5070, www.theknickerbockercafe.com/calendar, 8 pm,

Will Downing, vocals, w/backup vocalists, Carol Riddick & Fred Sawyers, “smooth soul,” Scullers Jazz Club, Doubletree Suites, 400 Soldiers Field Rd, Boston, MA, (866) 777-8932, http://www.scullersjazz.com, 8 & 10 pm.(also Friday)

Kavita Shah, vocalist, w/Leo Genovese, piano, BamBam Rodriguez, bass, Clarence Penn, drums, Steen Cellucci, tabla,Indian, Brazilian, &  Malian  influenced  jazz, The Side Door Jazz Club,  85 Lyme St,. Old Lyme CT, (860) 434-0886, www.thesidedoorjazz.com, doors open 7:30 pm, music at 8 pm.

SUNDAY, AUG. 24

Milt Javery, jazz brunch, Eleven Forty Nine, 1149 Division St., Warwick. 884-1149. 10 am-2 pm.

Steve Burke, jazz brunch, Lake Pearl Luciano’s, 299 Creek St., Wrentham, Mass. (508) 384-3003. 10 am-2 pm. 

The Dave Manuel Duo, pop, Pier 49 Seafood and Spirits Restaurant, Newport Harbor Hotel and Marina, 49 America’s Cup Ave., Newport. 847-9000. Noon-4 pm.

North River Blues Festival:  12:15-1pm: Junkyard Dogs, Sam Gentile & Basic Black; 1:30-2:30pm: Throwdown Band; 3-4pm: Diane Blue, Lydia Warren, Myanna & Lisa Mann; 4:30-6pm: Sugars & The Bluetone; Marshfield Fairgrounds, Route 3A/140 Main St. Marshfield MA , (781) 834-6629 http://rhythmroomrecords.com/MarshfieldFair.php

Bobby Ferreira, jazz brunch, Clarke Cooke House, 1 Bannister's Wharf, Newport. 849-2900 12:30-3:30 pm.

Steve DeConti, guitar/vocals and Kent Hewitt, piano, jazz, Trio Restaurant, 15 Kingstown Rd., Narragansett. 792-4333. 4-7 pm. 

The Buddy Roach Duo, rock and jazz, Oak Hill Tavern, 565 Tower Hill Rd. (Route 1), North Kingstown. 294-3282. 4 pm. No cover.

Regattabar Kid’s Summer Music Series, Gustafer Yellowgold (Morgan Taylor), songs/stories, multimedia, Regattabar, Charles Hotel, One Bennett St., Cambridge, MA, (617) 661-5000, http://www.regattabarjazz.com, 4:30 pm.

John Monllos, guitar, Joanne Rodino, vocals, Rick Wells, drums, and Dick Lupino, bass/vocalsjazz, Fifth Element, 111 Broadway, Newport. 619-2552, thefifthri.com. 6-9 pm. 

Sunday Night Blues Jam w/Ben Ricci, drums, Murphy’s Law, 2 George St., Pawtucket, 639-0925, 8:30 pm – 12 m

MONDAY, AUG. 25

John Allmark's 16-Piece Jazz Orchestra, Bovi's Town Tavern, 287 Taunton Ave., East Providence. 434-9670, bovistavern.com. 9 pm,

Jeanne Evans, Dick Lupino and Matt Kearns, jazz, Taste of Garden City, 100 Midway Rd., Cranston. 942-2800. 5:30-7:30 pm.

The Fifth Element House Band featuring John Sippell, Alex Chapman, Nick Sanfilippo and Doug Woolverton, pop, funk, rhythm and blues, soul and easy listening,, Fifth Element, 111 Broadway, Newport. 619-2552, thefifthri.com. 7:30-10:30 pm.

TUESDAY, AUG. 26

Lois Vaughan Quartet, Sweet Berry Farm, 19 3rd Beach Rd, Middletown, RI (401) 847-3912. www.sweetberryfarmri.com, can bring blankets/lawn chairs, home-cooked meal available for purchase, 5:30 – 7:30 pm. (if rain will be held in barn)

COMING UP

FRIDAY, AUG. 29

Tish Adams, vocals, Gino Rosati, guitar, Jim Seabra, vibraphone, Rick Costa, drums and Joe Potenza, bass, jazz, Aspire Restaurant, Hotel Providence, 311 Westminster St., Providence. 521-3333, aspirerestaurant.com. 7:30-11:30 pm.

SATURDAY, AUG. 30

Tish Adams, vocals, Bart Weisman Jazz Group, w/Alan Clinger, guitar, Ron Ormsby, bass, Grand Cru Wine Bar in the Cap Codder Inn Resort and Spa, 1225 Iyannough Rd. (Route 132,) Hyannis, MA, (508) 771-3000, www.capecodderrresort.com, 8-11 pm. 


posted by Bill Melone, 08/17/14