Live Jazz Listings  for April/May 2023   WRIU 90.3FM Kingston RI

Live Jazz Listings  for April/May 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 25  URI Jazz Combo IV  7 :30pm

Thurs Apr 27  URI  Big Band Concert  8pm


Fri May 5th at 7:30 PM at Newport Classical recital hall, 42 Dearborn, Newport, when Newport Live presents the Steve and Bokani Dyer Quartet from South Africa

The Father and Son Duo, featuring Steve Dyer on Sax, his son Bokani playing Piano and The Nonsemble Selectors Collective as your hosts and musical comrades invite you and yours to join us for an intimate eve of AFRICAN JAZZ brought us straight from the Motherland.These two established and esteemed lions out of the pan-African jazz community are on their way out here for their very first Newport show!


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.


Newport Jazz Festival

August 4-6  check out for listings and information



Askew 150 Chestnut St Providence RI   774-526-9736

Thurs May 4  The Autocrats, Free Funk Thursday 8pm

Sun May 14  John Allmark Jazz Quintet    $10  7pm

Thurs May 18 John Allmark Jazz Quintet  $10  7pm

Sun May 21  McKinley James  Blues Rock guitarist and Singer  7pm  $12

Sat May 27  Greg Sherrod Band with Horns & special guest Mary McAvoy  8pm $12


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

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 (sax)  8pm  $20/25

Fri May 19  Blue FO’s Tim Lindsey guitar & Jimmy Killer Kane harmonica   8pm  $15/20

Sat May 20  Jeff Pitchell & Texas Flood 8pm  $25/30

Fri May 26 Chris Duarte (blues) 8pm $25/30

Sat May 27  Jimmy “2 Suite” Capone & The Chan Clan All Stars Birthday Bash  8pm  $30/35


Greenvale Vineyards  582 Wapping Rd Portsmouth, RI

Sat Apr 29  Brian James Quartet   2-5pm

Sat May 6 Live Jazz with Warren Chiasson, Greg Wardson, Alan Bernstein, Rick Wells 1-4pm

Sat May 13  Colescott & His Red Hots 1-4pm

Sat May 20  Krisanthi Pappas, Yvonne Monnett, Mark Pucci, Rick Wells  1-4pm

Sat May 27 Tim Ray Trio   1-4pm



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

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

On May 17 – 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

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

Wed May 10  Let’s Dance Wed  Java Groove  6:30-10pm  $10  free dance lessons

Fri May 12  Jeff Pitchell & Texas Flood 7/8pm  $20

Sat May 13  Neil Vitullo and The Vipers 7/8pm  $15

Wed May 17   Let’s Dace Wed  The Founders 6:30-10pm  $10  free dance lessons

Fri May 19  Swing into Spring with Roomful Of Blues 6:30-10pm  $50

Sat May 20  Heidi Nirk Band   7/8pm  $25

Fri May 26   Sugar  8/9pm  $15


Music Mansion  88 Meeting St. Providence RI

Fri May 12  Joe Parillo Jazz 7:30pm-9:30pm

Sun May 21  Tish Adams presents 11am

Thurs June 1 A Jazzy Pop Up Concert with Acute Inflections (R&B duo) 6:30-8:30pm $20


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

Sun Apr 30 Robin Lynn Hathaway 4-7pm

Sat May 6 The Senders 8-11:30pm

Sun May 7 Strumdawgs 4-7pm

Sat May 13  Farm Dog 8-11:30pm

Sun May 14  Roger Ceresi & The All Stars  4-7pm

Fri May 19  Barfly  8-11:30pm

Sat May 20 Blockhead  8-11:30pm

Sun May 21  Superchief Trio  4-7pm

Fri May 26  Neil & The Vipers 8-11:30pm

Sun May 28 Dr. G & The Believers  4-7pm

Mon May 29  Howlin’ Rhodes 4-7pm


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

Sat May 6  Masters of The Telecaster ft.  Jim Weider & GE Smith (bluesy rock)  8pm $40/43

Thurs May 18  The Iguanas  New Orleans mix  8pm $33/35

Thurs June 1 Bill Frisell Trio featuring Thomas Morgan & Rudy Royston              8pm $45/48

Sat June 10  Shemekia Copeland  7/8pm  $43/45




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

Thu. 27th Chris Monti

Fri. 28th The Teledynes

Sat. 29th Steve Snuffer’s Green Eyed Soul

Sun 30th 4pm 5th Sunday Jazz  Brendan Carniaux, Max Goldman, Dan Liparini, Evan Carly


Ocean Mist  895 Matunuck Beach Rd. South Kingstown RI

Thurs May 4  Greg Piccolo


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

[email protected]

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


Pumphouse Music Works 1464 Kingstown Rd Peace Dale, RI

Fri Apr 28  D-Train (American Songbook) &  Blackstrap Molasses   7pm  $15

Fri  May 5 Mark Cutler & Men of Great Courage   9pm

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

Fri May 12 Neil & The Vipers

Sat May 13  Billy Veader & No Agenda  7pm $15


The Red Door   49 Peck St Providence 401.753.9800

Mon May 1 Jazz Current 7-10pm

Mon May 8  Joe Potenza & Friends 7-10pm

Thurs May 11 John Allmark Quintet 7:30-10:30pm

Mon May 15  Nick DiMaria & Indigo Seven  7-10pm

Thurs May 11 Piano Dawn Trio  7-10pm

Mon May 22 Joe Potenza & Friends  7-10pm

Mon May 29  Duke Robillard The Red Door Three  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


Sardella’s Italian Rest  30 Memorial Blvd Newport   401-849-6312

Wednesdays Live Jazz  7pm


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

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