Live Jazz Listings  for April/May 2024   WRIU 90.3FM Kingston RI (updated 04/28/24)

Live Jazz Listings  for April/May 2024   WRIU 90.3FM Kingston RI (updated 04/28/24)


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****   Check out the Pumphouse for URI Big Band and Jazz Band performances this week!!

Cranston Public Library   William Hall Library Auditorium 1825 Broad Street Cranston

Sat  May 11   Joe Godfrey   Jazz piano   2:30-3:30pm


The Blue Room  2197 Broad St  Cranston RI 401-263-6171 (note… jazz related shows indicated but there is a lot more going on!  Check the website)

Wed May 1 7-10pm  Ashe & Co.   (tenor sax) $10

Fri May 3  8:30-11:30pm  Dash Pena & Friends  $10

Sat May 4  9-12pm  Nameless   $15

Wed May 8  6-8pm   Tish Adams Duo  $10

Wed May 8   9-10pm  Newport Jazz House Band led by Leland Baker   10-12pm Jam   $10 for audience, free for musicians who play (plus 1 drink)  “We invite musicians of all levels and ages to join each session. Non-performing patrons are also invited to attend and watch each session. NOTE: Backline is provided by the club, along with drums and piano, all other musicians are expected to bring their instruments

Fri May 10   8:30-11:30pm   Catnip Junkies   $15

Sat May 11   9-12pm    The Daybreaks  $15

Sun May 12   2-5pm  Maya Jazz Trio   $10

Tues May 14  7-10pm   Broadway Singalong  with Eden Casteel   $2


***Borealis Coffee   500 Wood St Unit 113 Bristol RI  401-396-5193  NEW!

Fri May 10  6:30-8:30pm   Wood Street Jazz  No Cover


Chan’s 267 Main St, Woonsocket RI 401-761-1900

Fri May 3   Bruce Mattson Band  – funky New Orleans R&B

Sat May 4   Fat City Band  $20/25   8pm

Thurs May 16   Lil Ed & The Blue Imperials  $25/30

Sat May 18   Greg Abate Super Quartet Gemini Night  Tim Ray Trio, John Lockwood bass and Mark Walker drums


Courtland Club 51 Courtland St, Providence, RI 02909  (401) 227-9300

Live jazz every Sunday at 6 & 8:30  Leland Baker & friends    The 8:30pm show is strictly ages 21+. Guests under age 21 are welcome at the 6pm show, provided that they are accompanied by someone 21 or older.   Reservations are strongly recommended  : our $20 per person reservation deposit is not an admission charge — it will be refunded, as long as you show up.


Greenvale Vineyards   582 Wapping Rod Portsmouth, RI  401-847-3777

Live Jazz   Saturdays   12-3pm


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

Sun May 5  Al Di Meola : The Electric Years  7/8pm  $59-66   check site for pckg                 Limited special packages available :  Access to Al Di Meola’s soundcheck which provides an intimate insight into how he prepares for each show (cameras permitted, no flash. No video recording)   Meet Al after the soundcheck for a personal chat, photo and an autograph opportunity (up to 2 pieces of personal memorabilia) plus receive a CD signed by Al at this time.   Early access to the Merchandise Stand

Wed  May 15  Upstairs at The Odeum   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.   7:30 – 9:30 Capacity is limited! No cover, but we’ll pass the hat to tip our musicians!


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

Wed May 1   Eight To The Bar   Swing/Boogie Woogie/R&B/Soul and Motown  7/7:30pm  $15

Fri May 10 Greg Picollo & Heavy Juice  Bring your dancing shoes & Join us in celebrating Greg’s official 60th anniversary in music and the first time he ever played on the Knickerbocker stage! and Greg’s birthday!   7/8pm   $20


The Met  Hope Artiste Village,  1005 Main Street  Pawtucket, RI

****Sun  April 28, 2024  RI Music Hall of Fame 2024 Induction Concert honoring Harry Allen, Shawnn Monteiro & Daryl Sherman  Three Jazz Artists!    Doors 2pm show 2:30pm  $25  (for general info)  *** note Daryl will be performing at Chans the night before with Harry Allen ***


Music Mansion  88 Meeting St Providence (corner of Congdon St)


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

Fri May 3  Next Stop Band  Jump Blues, Motown, Rock & Roll  8-11:30pm

Sat May 4   The Senders   8-11:30pm

Sun  May 5   4-7pm    Pat Halpin & The 351s  blues

Fri May 10   The Teledynes  8-11:30pm

Sun May 12   The Incredible Amplifiers  4-7pm


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

Thurs May 9   Albert Lee Band   7/8pm   $43

Thurs May 18    Shemekia Copeland   7/8pm   $43/45


Nick-A-Nee’s 75 South Street Providence RI 401-861-7290 (check facebook page)

**Marty Ballou & Friends  every Tuesday  8pm **

April Music Schedule

*Every Monday The House Combo

Sun. 28th 4pm 4th Sunday Jazz–9pm Steve Donovan

Tues Apr 30  5:30-7pm  George Leonard  – World Shakin’ Jazz

8-11pm  Ed Tomassi-sax   Dave Zinno-bass  Marty Richards-drums


The Ocean Mist  895 Matunuck Beach Rd  Wakefield

Thursdays   Ocean Mystics with RI musicians rotating each week  6-9pm No Cover  21+ after 8pm

5/2 Willie J. Laws

5/9 Tim Taylor/ Sam Gentile

5/16 Greg Piccolo


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

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Sun May 5   The Parlour Jazz Jam with Host Ben  5/6pm   All Ages     The Ben Shaw Quartet followed by an open jam where musicians of all ages and levels are invited to sit in and play


Perro Solado 19 Charles St Newport RI  Perro Solado 19 Charles St Newport RI  401-619-4777

Mondays  John Monllos   5:30-8:30pm   Jazz guitar


Pumphouse Music Works 1464 Kingstown Rd Peace Dale, RI

Thurs May 2   The URI Band Big Band  Emmett Goods director  7/8pm  $15

Fri May 3  URI Jazz Combos  directed by Dave Zinno & John McKenna  6/7pm  $5 student/$15

Sat May 4   The Diane Blue Band  6/7pm  $20

Sat May 11  Joe Parillo & The New Ensemble  6/7pm  $20


The Pub in Matunuck   907 Matunuck Beach Road, Wakefield, RI


The Red Door   49 Peck St Providence 401.753.9800

** Thank God It’s Monday Jazz Night**  NO COVER

Mon Apr 29   GCDB Quartet   7pm

Mon May 6   Emmett Goods RI College  7pm

Thurs May 9 John Almark  Quintet 7pm

Mon May 13  Greg Silva Trio   7pm


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

Wednesdays Live Jazz  7pm