LIVE JAZZ LISTINGS for August 2023 WRIU 90.3FM Kingston RI ** addition for Aug 16***

Live Jazz Listings  for August 2023   WRIU 90.3FM Kingston RI


**** if you would like an event to be listed please email [email protected]  (temporarily)  ****  Best if two weeks in advance!


****Last minute addition:

WED  AUG 16    The Blue Room  2197 Broad St  Cranston RI   7pm   Evening Sky & Eden Casteel   Album Sneak Peak  $10  full bar



Jamestown Summer Concert Series

2023 Summer Concert Series    Sundays – 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm   East Ferry Memorial Square

August 6th, 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm: Catnip Junkies    These talented musicians specialize in the iconic sounds of New Orleans jazz, swing and brass band music to create a truly unique and unforgettable experience. From classic tunes to modern hits, their repertoire has something for everyone, ensuring that your toes will be tapping all night long.

August 13th, 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm: Bowling Shoes   Combining upbeat rhythm, energetic guitar, and playful vocal melodies, Bowling Shoes can be described as a modern power pop band, with an influence in new wave and art rock.

August 20th 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm: Greg Abate  A jazz saxophonist, flutist, composer continues as an International Jazz/Recording Artist with 225 days a year touring the globe.

August 27th, 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm: The Jamestown Community Band   Join the Jamestown Community Band, made up of about 30 talented musicians from the Island, for an evening of classic large band music.


Askew 150 Chestnut St Providence RI [email protected]

Thurs Aug 17  John Allmark Jazz Quintet  cover $10  starts at 7pm


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

Fri Aug 11  Dexter Allen and the Big East Band  $25/30  8pm

Sat Aug 12  Frankie Boy and the Blues Express  $12/15  8pm  This power trio was Blues Legend Luther Guitar Junior Johnson rhythm section

Fri Aug 18  Myanna Contemporary Soul/Jazz   $25/30

Sat Aug 19  Johnny Nicholas and Katie Shore  $20/25

Wed Aug 23  Philip Sayce  7pm   $30/35

Fri Aug 25  Claudia Lennear featuring the Duke Robillard Trio  $35/40 8pm

Fri Sept 1 Willie J Laws Band Texas guitar player  $20/25  8pm

Sat Sept 2  Billy Veader No Agenda  $12/15  8pm

Fri Sept 15  Racky Thomas Band blues harp  $15/20   8pm

Sat Sept 16  Lizardo Brothers (Greg Abate & Diamond Centofani)  $25 /30   8pm

Fri Sept 22  Janiva Magness   Soulful Blues diva  $35/40  8pm


Contemporary Theater Company   327 Main St Wakefield RI

Live Jazz Monday nights  7:30pm


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

Live jazz every Sunday at 6 & 8:30  Leland Baker Trio


Greenvale Vineyards  582 Wapping Rd Portsmouth, RI

Sat Aug 12 Bob Merrell, Gary Sargent & Marshall Wood  1-4pm

Sat Aug 19  Daryl Sherman, Yvonne Monnett, Dick Lupino, Rick Wells  1-4pm

Sun Aug 20  Gary Farias  1-4pm

Sat Aug 26  Ruben Brothers Trio   2-5pm

Sun Aug 27  Karen Frisk Trio 1-4pm

Sun Sept 3 Gary Farias 1-4pm

Sat Sept 9  Tim Ray Trio 1-4pm

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

Wed Aug 16  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.   7:30 – 9:30   Capacity is limited – so get here early!   No cover, but we’ll pass the hat to tip our musicians!

Sun  Sept 10    Soul Rebels  $35  6/7pm  Eight member New Orleans Brass Band  ***Was at Newport Jazz Fest this year!


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

Fri Aug 18  Big Lux  with full band  $20/25  7/8pm

Wed Aug 23  Roger Ceresi’s Trio     Let’s Dance Wednesday 7:30-10pm  $10

Fri Aug 25 Ryan Montbleau Band 7/8pm  $30

Wed Aug 30  Pat Halpin & the 351s  Let’s Dance Wednesday  7:30-10pm  $10

Thurs Aug 31  Steve Riley & The Mamou Playboys          7/8pm  $20

Wed Sept 6 Ed Peabody and The Big Blue Thang  7:30-10pm  $10

Fri Sept 8 Duke Robillard Band   7/8pm  $20



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

Fri Aug 11 Neil & The Vipers  8:30-11:30pm

Sat  Aug 12  Mark Cutler and Men of Great Courage 8:30-11:55pm

Sun Aug 13  The Delta Generators 4-7pm

Thurs Aug 17  Jake Hunsinger  8-11pm

Fri Aug 18  Steve Smith & The Nakeds 9-11:55pm

Sat Aug 19 Down City Band  8-11:30pm

Sun Aug 20  Ed Peabody and the Big Blue Thang 4-7pm

Thurs Aug 24  Outcry  8-11pm

Fri Aug 25  The Dick Clarks   8-11:30pm

Sat Aug 26  Dick & Jane Band 8-11:30pm

Sun Aug 27  Cee Cee & The Riders 4-7pm

Thurs Aug 31  Gary Cummings & The G-Men  8-11pm


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

*****  FREE FREE    WED August 16     Summer Evenings in the Park August 16 – North Park (544-610 Presidents Ave Fall River)   w/Southcoast Brass Band  5:30-8pm

Sun Aug 27  Narrows Center Music Festival ft. GA-20, Brian Dunne, Ali McGuirk FREE 4-8 :30pm  outside at Tom Norton City Pier  Davol ST, Fall River



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

Thur. 10th Chris Monti

Fri. 11th Greg Sherrod

Sat. 12th 4pm The Whelks–9pm Rory and the Blueshounds

Sun. 13th 4pm Geo Trio   *****

Thu. 17th Alida McKeon and Swanky Panky

Fri. 18th Mark Cutler and The Men of Great Courage

Sat. 19th 4pm Gary Cummings and the Low Key 3–9pm Green Eyed Soul

Sun 20th 4pm Juxo and Benny

Thur. 24th Sad Songs and Waltzes

Fri. 25th Tai Chi Funk Squad

Sat. 26th 4pm Papa Angelo & Cosmic Joe Caron–9pm The Willie J. Laws Band

Sun. 27th 4pm 4th Sunday Jazz

Thur. 31st Texas Street Revival


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

[email protected]

Sat Aug 11  Billy Mintz Quartet all age 6pm   $10

Sun Aug 12  Clear Audience  2 sets  early show 6-8pm  $10 suggested


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

Sun Aug 20 Kim Trusty Band  6/7pm  $12

Thurs Aug 25  The Sonic Surfers (Steve Deconti, Dan Moretti, Lou Bociarelli, Mark Texeira) 6/7pm  $15

Sat Aug 26    Leland Brown   7/8pm  $20




The Red Door   49 Peck St Providence 401.753.9800

Thurs Aug 10 John Allmark Quintet 7:30-10:30pm

Mon Aug 14  Low Key Three 7-10pm

Thurs Aug 17  Piano Dawn 7-10pm

Mon Aug 21 Greg Silva Trio  7-10pm

Thurs Aug 24  Tyler James 7-10pm

Mon Aug 28  Leland Baker & Friends  7-10pm

Mon Sept 4  Evan Wood Trio  7-10pm

Thurs Sept 7  Arnie & Lew with guests CD RELEASE PARTY!  7-10pm

Mon Sept 11  John Vaughan & Friends 7-10pm

Thurs Sept 14 John Almark Quintet 7:30-10:30pm


The Royal Bobcat 422 Atwells Ave Providence RI [email protected]

Wednesdays Paper Moon Jazz Band 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