RHODE ISLAND JAZZ LISTING 12/18/2017 TO 12/25/20
(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 [email protected] with any corrections or additions
NOTE: URI Music events or musicians in blue
MONDAY, DECEMER 18
Happy Joyous Hanukkah concert: Weaver Library, 41 Grove Ave., East Providence. 434-2453, [email protected]. 7 p.m.
The Groove Merchants w/Doug Woolverton, trumpet, The Fifth Element, 111 Broadway, Newport, 619-2552, thefifthri.com, 7 pm
The John Allmark Jazz Orchestra, 25th Year, Holiday Celebration, The Met, Hope Artiste Village, 1005 Main St., Pawtucket. 729-1005, themetri.com. doors 8 pm, show 8:30, All ages.
The House Combo, rhythm and blues and blues, Nick-A-Nees, 75 South St., Providence. 861-7290. 8:30 pm
TUESDAY, DECEMBER 19
Reasons: pop, Venda/Costantino’s Ristorante, 265 Atwells Ave., Providence. 421-9105. 6-10 p.m.
Vini Ames: jazz, rhythm and blues, oldies, Cancun Mexican Restaurant and Bar, 175 Putnam Pike, Johnston. 232-0844. 7-10 p.m.
Jhony Keys (piano) Jazz Jam, 10 Rocks Tapas Bar, 1091 Main St. Pawtucket, 728-0800, 7:30 -10:30
Big City Jazz: Ben Ricci, drums, Joe Potenza, bass, w/other local musicians , Murphy’s Law, 2 George St, Pawtucket, 724-5522, www.murphyslawri.com, 7:30 – 11 pm.
WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 20
Steve Burke Duo: smooth jazz, dance, Tumblesalts, 2 Morgan Ave., North Providence. 349-0557. 5-8 p.m.
Live Jazz Series: Greg Tokomoto, sax, Mat Macauley, guitar, Tom Pasquarelli, bass, Marty Richards, drums, jazz, blues, standards, Mezzo Ultra Lounge, 393 Charles St. Providence, 331-3000, mezzoprovidence.com, 7:30 – 10:30 pm
Kelly Lennon, vocals, Ralph Corsi, piano, Bill Miele, bass, jazz, standards, Sardella’s Restaurant, 30 Memorial Blvd., Newport. 849-6312. 7:30-10 p.m
15th Annual A Christmas Celtic Sojourn w/ Brian O’Donovan, The Vets, One Avenue of the Arts, Providence, 421-2787, www.thevetsri.com, 7:30 pm
Let’s Dance Wednesdays: Chris Leigh Band: progressive blues, rock, The Knickerbocker Music Center, 35 Railroad Ave., Westerly. 315-5070. knickmusic.com. doors 6:30 pm, dance lessons 7 pm, show 7:30 pm.
Special Show with Lydia Warren, blues, Pub On Park, 661 Park Ave, Cranston, 781-8888, www.vintagerhythmandbluesensemble.com 8-10:30 pm
Blues At Lou’s: Original Blues DeVille Open Jam w/ Dick Willner: Lou’sCafe, 47 Summer St., Manville. 762-9741. 8 pm
The Funky Autocrates, funk, R&B, The Parlour, 1119 N, Main St. Providence, 383-5858, theparlourri.com. 9:30 pm
THURSDAY, DECEMBER 21
Ian Lin: Christmas, piano, Brookdale South Bay Nursing Home, 1959 Kingstown Rd., South Kingstown. 203-3525. 11 a.m. to noon.
Steve Burke: jazz, Wingate Residences on Blackstone Boulevard, 353 Blackstone Blvd., Providence. 273-6565. 2 p.m.
Paul Del Nero, bass, Jon Wheatley, guitar, jazz, Roberto’s 450 Hope St, Bristol, 254-9732, www.robertosbristol.com, 6-9 pm
Steve Burke: smooth jazz, dance, Cancun Family Mexican Restaurant & Bar, 175 Putnam Pike, Johnson, 232-0844, 6-9 pm
Ken Bonfield, guitarist: WinterNight concert, Barrington Public Library, 281 County Rd. 247-1920, barringtonlibrary.org. 6:30 p.m.
Steven Palumbo: solo vocals, in the style of Frank Sinatra, Siena Restaurant, 400 Putnam Pike, Smithfield, 349-4111, stevenpalumbo.com. 6:30-9:30 p.m.
The Coastline Swing Band: Venice Restaurant and Banquet Center, 165 Shore Rd. (Route 1A), Westerly. 348-0055. 7:30-9:30 p.m. contact Hank Burr 364-6263.
Swingin’ Jazz Night: Dave Govoni (sax) Jazz Quartet, jazz, swing, Norey’s Bar and Grille, 156 Broadway, Newport. 847-4971, noreys.com. 7:30 – 10 p.m.
The Meadows Brothers, acoustic guitar duo, folk, alt. country, rock, The Tap Room, The Knickerbocker Music Center, 35 Railroad Ave., Westerly. 315-5070. knickmusic.com., show 8pm
FRIDAY, DECEMBER 22
Steve Burke, smooth jazz, dance, Tumblesalts, 2 Morgan Ave., North Providence. 349-0557. 12-3 p.m.
Al Abbott, vocals. piano, jazz, standards, swing, Osteria Toscana, 1571 Atwood Ave., Johnston. 519-9100. 6-10 pm
Tony Cerbo, standards, swing, in the style of Frank Sinatra, Savin’s at Pomodoro’s, 476 Rathburn St., Woonsocket, 762-5114, 6:30 pm
Joe Potensa (bass) Group, jazz, blues, Tavolo Wine Bar and Tuscan Grill, 289 Attwells Ave, Providence, 274-6000, tavolowinebar.com. 7 – 10
Christmas Of Carols, a Cornerstone Playhouse Production, Christmas and Holiday songs fill the room as the cast tells exciting and wondrous tales, The Courthouse Center for the Arts, 3481 Kingstown Rd., West Kingston. courthousearts.org. 7-9 pm. (also Saturday)
Boston Pops, Keith Lockart, conductor, Holiday Pops Tour, Providence Performing Arts Center, 220 Weybosset St. Providence, 421-2787, www.ppacri.org. 8 pm
Peacheaters, “An Allman Brothers Experience,” Chan’s Restaurant, 267 Main St., Woonsocket. 765-1900, chanseggrollsandjazz.com. 8 p.m
Lainey Dionne, guitar, vocals, singer/songwriter, indie, w/guest Tayla Lombardi, The Pump House Music Works, 1464 Kingstown Rd., Wakefield. 864-7055, pumphousemusicworks.com. 7:30 p.m
A Very Merry Christmas: Greg Bonin, vocals, holiday standards and modern Christmas favorites, A Marquee Room Event, Stadium Theatre, 28 Monument Square, Main Street, Woonsocket. 762-4545, stadiumtheatre.com. 8 pm
The Calamari Brothers: swing, oldies, Stillwater Tavern, 280 George Washington Highway, Smithfield. 232-0300. 8-11 p.m.
Christian Sands (piano) Quartet, The Side Door, 85 Lyme St. Old Lyme, CT, (860) 434-2600, thesidedoorjazz.com. doors 7:30 pm, show 8:30 pm. (also Saturday)
The Trouble Makers: a tribute to the Allman Brothers, Ronnie Lewis, Don DC Culp, Dan Shererm Bill Light, Josh White, Marty Moroney, The Knickerbocker Music Center, 35 Railroad Ave., Westerly. 315-5070. knickmusic.com., doors 8 pm, show 9 pm
Bennie and the Jets: Greg Ransom, piano, vocals, Elton John tribute, Twin River Casino, Lighthouse Bar, 100 Twin River Rd., Lincoln. 723-3200, (877) 827-4837, twinriver.com. 9 pm
SATURDAY, DECEMBER 23
Santa’s Workshop featuring Tish Adams (vocals) Quartet w/Nick Sanfilippo, piano, Joe Potenza, bass, Eric Hastings, drums, participatory jazz and holiday music for kids and the whole family: Make crafts and ornaments with our elves, enjoy food and hot drinks, The Pump House Music Works, 1464 Kingstown Rd., Wakefield. 864-7055, pumphousemusicworks.com. food donations for the Jonnycake Center accepted, 1-5 p.m
The Ocean Mistics: rock and blues, Ocean Mist, 895 Matunuck Beach Rd., Matunuck. 782-3740, oceanmist.net. 3-6:30 p.m.
Steve Burke, smooth jazz, dance, Tumblesalts, 2 Morgan Ave., North Providence. 349-0557. 5:30 – 8:30 p.m.
Tish Adams (vocals) Quartet w/Nick Sanfilippo, piano, Joe Potenza, bass, Craig Maynard, drums, jazz, standards, blues, Tavolo Wine Bar and Tuscan Grill, 289 Attwells Ave, Providence, 274-6000, tavolowinebar.com. 7 – 10 pm
Christmas Of Carols, a Cornerstone Playhouse Production, Christmas and Holiday songs fill the room as the cast tells exciting and wondrous tales, The Courthouse Center for the Arts, 3481 Kingstown Rd., West Kingston. courthousearts.org. 7-9 pm. (also Friday)
23rd Chan’s Holiday Extravaganza, Jimmy “2 Suits” Capone & All Star Chan Clan Band w/special guests/Diane Blue, Toni Lynn Washington, and feat./Eddie Scheer, Johnny “Blue Horn” Moriconi, Jack Ward, Johnny Juxo, Bobby “Breeze” Holfelder, Randy Bramwell, Chan’s Restaurant, 267 Main St., Woonsocket. 765-1900, chanseggrollsandjazz.com. (reservations recommended,) 8 p.m
Jim Brickman, vocals, piano, “A Joyful Christmas” Holiday Tour, Stadium Theatre, 28 Monument Square, Main Street, Woonsocket. 762-4545, stadiumtheatre.com. 8 pm
Christmas Bash: Roger Ceresi’s All Starz, paying tribute to the music legends of the 50s & 60s, The Knickerbocker Music Center, 35 Railroad Ave., Westerly. 315-5070. knickmusic.com., doors 7 pm, show 8 pm
Christian Sands (piano) Quartet, The Side Door, 85 Lyme St. Old Lyme, CT, (860) 434-2600, thesidedoorjazz.com. doors 7:30 pm, show 8:30 pm. (also Friday)
Steve Burke Duo, sooth jazz, dance, Hill & Harbor Cigar Lounge, 564 Main Street, East Greenwich, 885.0111, 9 pm – 1 am.
SUNDAY, DECEMBER 24
Steve Burke, jazz brunch, Lake Pearl Luciano’s, 299 Creek St., Wrentham, Mass. (508) 384-3003. 10 am-2 pm
Milt Javery, jazz brunch, Eleven Forty Nine, 1149 Division St., Warwick. 884-1149. 10 a.m.-2 pm
Bobby Ferreira, jazz brunch, Clarke Cooke House, 1 Bannister’s Wharf, Newport. 849-2900 12:30-3:30 pm.
Mac Chupcalla Jazz Series: Alan Berstein (bass) Trio, Johnny’s, Atlantic Resort, 240 Aquidneck Ave., Middletown, 3-7 pm
MONDAY, DECEMER 25 (CHRISTMAS DAY)
FRIDAY, JANUARY 5
Brian James Quartet, w/Brian Broullard, saxophones, Seth Hajian, guitar, Mike Jacobs, drums, Jeff Dilorio, bass, debut album release: “Lower Ward,” fusion jazz, (jazz, rock, funk, R&B,) Chan’s Restaurant, 267 Main St., Woonsocket. 765-1900, chanseggrollsandjazz.com. 8 p.m