Live Jazz Listings  for April 2023   WRIU 90.3FM Kingston RI

Live Jazz Listings  for April 2023   WRIU 90.3FM Kingston RI

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Newport Jazz Fest Tickets are on sale August 4-6, 2023… Show schedule link


URI Fines Arts Center  105 Upper College Rd, University of Rhode Island, Kingston, RI

Tues Apr 18  URI Jazz Combos III Concert  7 :30pm

Fri Apr 21  In The Pocket Jazz Choir 8pm

Sat Apr 22 Joseph Peavey  Junior Jazz Guitar Recital  11am

Tues Apr 25  URI Jazz Combo IV  7 :30pm

Thurs Apr 27  URI  Big Band Concert  8pm


Fri Apr 28  The Mike Renzi Musicianship Award Benefit  (benefits the Award which is granted to a deserving and qualifying URI student (from RI) majoring in music.)

Newport Classical Recital Hall at Emmanuel Church  5:30-7:30pm  tickets available online only

Performer: Russ Kassoff      Russ Kassoff is a jazz pianist, conductor, music director, composer, orchestrator and arranger. He played and toured with Frank Sinatra for many years, often by request. And then with Liza Minnelli for many more. He performed and recorded with guitarist Bucky Pizzarelli and has accompanied and recorded with Steve Allen, Paul Anka, Tony Bennett, Sammy Cahn, Vic Damone, Perry Como, Marilyn Maye, Carly Simon, Luciano Pavorotti, Rod Stewart, Carol Sloane, Sylvia Syms and so many more jazz greats. And he continues as music director for Rita Moreno as he has for 20 years.

A good friend to MIke Renzi, they often played in each other’s place when one was unavailable for concerts or gigs with those mentioned above, and more . Mike would be so pleased to have Russ here to perform for him and for us on his birthday.


Askew 150 Chestnut St Providence RI   774-526-9736

Thurs April 20  John Allmark Jazz Quintet 7pm  $10

Sat Apr 22   The Agents  8pm  $12/15

Thurs May 4  The Autocrats, Free Funk Thursday 8pm


Chan’s 267 Main St, Woonsocket RI 401-765-1900  check for prices

Wed Apr 19    Blood Brothers Mike Zito and Albert Castiglia  8pm  $45/50

Fri Apr 21  Paul Nelson  $20/25

Sat Apr 22   Shawn Monteiro  8pm $20/25

Fri Apr 28  George McCann  8pm $15/20

Sat Apr 29  Selwyn Birchwood  8pm  $30/35

Fri May 5  Evil Gal Michelle Willson with the Vintage Rhythm and Blues Ensemble  8pm $20/25

Fri  May 12  Jimmy Carpenter  8pm  $20/25


Greenvale Vineyards  582 Wapping Rd Portsmouth, RI

Sat Apr 29  Brian James Quartet   2-5pm


Greenwich Odeum 59 Main St. East Greenwich RI 401-885-4000

NEW***  Upstairs at the Odeum, every third Wednesday

On April 19 – and every third Wednesday – join us for a curated night of jazz Upstairs at the Odeum. Kick back and unwind during an intimate evening of great music performed by local artists in the Odeum balcony lounge.Brendan Carniaux is bringing bassist Evan Carley and drummer Paul Dimartino with him for this inaugural night.   7:30 – 9:30   Capacity is limited – so get here early!   No cover, but we’ll pass the hat to tip our musicians!

Tues May 19  Eric Gales   Blues guitarist  7/8pm  $40-45


The Knickerbocker Music Center   35 Railroad Ave, Westerly RI 401-315-5070

Wed April 19  Let’s Dance Wed  The Cartells  6:30  $10    free dance lessons

Thurs Apr 27  Marcy Kelly Trio  Jazz & Cocktails at the Knick  free 6-8pm

Sat Apr 29  The Franklin Brothers (music of Steely Dan)  7/8pm  $15

Wed May 3  Let’s Dance Wed Roger Ceresi’s All Stars     6:30-10pm  $10  free dance lessons


Music Mansion  88 Meeting St. Providence RI

Sun Apr 23  Tish Adams  presents  1-3pm


Narragansett Café  25 Narragansett Ave,  Jamestown RI 401-423-2150

Fri Apr 21  Take It To The Bridge Trio 8pm

Sat Apr 22  The Smoakin’ Toads 8pm

Sun Apr 23  Cee Cee & The Riders 4-7pm

Sun Apr 30 Robin Lynn Hathaway 4-7pm



Narrows Center For The Arts   16 Anawan Street Fall River, MA 508-324-1926

Thurs Apr 20  Jake Blount, Nic Gareiss, & Laurel Premo  7/8pm  $25/28

Fri Apr 21  Blood Brothers ft. Mike Zito & Albert Castiglia $35/38  7/8pm


Nick-A-Nee’s 75 South Street Providence RI 401-861-7290

Apr 22 Soapbox Saints & The La Zay Fairs with Dan White  9pm

Sun. 23rd 4pm 4th Sunday Jazz

Thu. 27th Chris Monti

Fri. 28th The Teledynes

Sat. 29th Steve Snuffer’s Green Eyed Soul

Sun 30th 4pm 5th Sunday Jazz


Ocean Mist  895 Matunuck Beach Rd. South Kingstown RI

Sat Apr 22 The Felix Brown Band  Music fused with rock, blues, r&b, jazz and fun  9-12:30pm $10  9pm

Thurs May 4  Greg Piccolo


The Parlour Providence 1119 N. Main St. Providence, RI 401-383-5858

[email protected]


Sun Apr 23  Clear Audience Jazz  5-8pm ALL AGES

Sun Apr 30  Dave Howard Initiative Jazz  5/6pm  $10


Pumphouse Music Works 1464 Kingstown Rd Peace Dale, RI

Fri Apr 21  Sugar Ray Norcia  7/8pm  $20

Sun  Apr 23  Paula Claire and Special Edition  6/7pm  $15/20

Sun May 7  Dan Moretti & Brazilia  6/7pm $20  all ages


The Red Door   49 Peck St Providence 401.753.9800

Thurs Apr 20  John Vaughn & Friends  Funk/R&B/Jazz  7-10pm

Mon Apr 24  Joe Potenza & Friends 7-10pm

Mon May 1 Jazz Current 7-10pm

Mon May 8  Joe Potenza & Friends 7-10pm


The Royal Bobcat 422 Atwells Ave Providence RI 401-537-7777[email protected]

Wednesdays  Birt, Harley & Friends  Attorneys at Jazz 7:30-10pm

Saturdays   Kweku Aggrey & Marcus Grant  Jazz  8-11pm


Union Station Brewery  36 Exchange Terrace Providence, RI  401-274-2739

Wednesdays   Funk & Jazz Night  8-11pm  Soul Pocket with Leland Baker