Live Jazz Listings  for  October 2023   WRIU 90.3FM Kingston RI

Live Jazz Listings  for  October 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!


URI Guitar Festival returns  October 18-22

See link for dates, info and venues


URI Fine Arts Center Calendar:

Thurs Oct 12  URI Jazz Combos I   Emmett Goods, coordinator  7:30pm  $15 adults, $10 students

Sun Oct 15  Music as Storytelling on Broadway  Nick Jemo (trumpet) and Jesse-Ray Leich (drums)  3pm  Edward’s Auditorium ** will also be live streamed, must register   FREE

Tues Oct 17   URI Jazz Combos II     Emmett Goods, coordinator  7:30pm  $15 adults, $10 students

Sat  Oct 21  Guitar Fest  : FRENCH NIGHT  8:00 pm     Prelude: Mandolin Trio  Feature Artists:  Matthias Duplessy, Contemporary Guitar  Jeremy Jouve, Classical Guitar   Amit Kavthekar, table   The Great Necks, Guitar Trio  (Adam Levin, Matthew Rohde, Scott Borg)

Thurs Oct 28  Jazz Big Band I / Thad Jones Tribute/Neal Hefti   8pm   $10-15


PRONK!  Providence Honk Fest   Monday Oct 9 10am-5pm  Dexter Park


Askew 150 Chestnut St Providence RI [email protected]

Thurs Oct 5  Free Funk Thursday with Autocrats  8/8:20pm

Sun Oct 15  Funky Submarine  (funky Beatles music)  1/1:30pm  $10/15  All ages 16 and under FREE

Thurs Oct 19  John Allmark Jazz Quintet   7pm  $10

Fri Oct 20  Buffalo Nichols (slide Steel guitar) with Pete Bernhard of the Devil Makes Three  8/9pm $15


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

Fri Oct 6  Sugar Ray & The Bluetones  8pm  $20/25

Sat Oct 7  Joe Moss   high energy Chicago Blues  8pm $20/25

Sat Oct 14  Duke Robillard’s 75th Birthday Bash  8pm $30/35

Sat Oct 21  Bruce Mattson Band NOLA funk/R&B with a Crescent St Swagger  8pm  $15/20

Fri Oct 27  Jeff Pitchell and The Texis Flood  8pm   $25/30

Sat Oct 28  Quinn Sullivan  guitar Blues toured with Buddy Guy  8pm $30/35


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 Oct 7 Annette Sanders, Greg Wardson piano, Dick Lupino bass, Rick Wells drums  1-4pm

Sat Oct 14  Brian James Quintet

Sat Oct 21 Mark Lewis Sax, Greg Wardson piano, Dick Lupino bass, Rick Wells drums  1-4pm

Sat Oct 28  Zahili Gonzalez Zamora  pianist, composer, bandleader and educator 1-4pm


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

Wed Oct 18  Upstairs At The Odeum  7:30-9:30  No Cover Local artists


IMAGO FOUNDATION for ART   36 Market St, Warren RI   401-392-1322

Sun Oct  8th, 4 – 6pm   EVENING SKY + 1: TISH ADAMS with: CHRIS BROOKS – Pedal Steel Guitar   GINO ROSATI – Guitar JOE POTENZA – Bass ERIC HASTINGS – Drums


Java Madness  134 Salt Pond Rd  Wakefield RI

Sun Oct 10  To Be Continued Band  New Orleans Jazz  9:30-11:30


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

Wed Oct 4  Al Copley Quintet  6:30/7:30-10pm   $15  free dance lessons at 7pm

Fri Oct 6  Diane Blue’s All Star Band  7/8pm  $20

Sat Oct 7   GA20  7/8pm  $20   Blues

Sun Oct 8  Women’s Voices 6  Christine Ohlman & Rebel Montez and more  Benefit!  1pm doors /2pm-7pm    benefits Institute For The Musical Arts Rock and Roll Camp for Girls  $15 tax deductible donation

Wed Oct 11 Gary Gramolini & The Grinders 6:30 doors 7:30-10pm music dancing lessons at 7pm $10

Fri Oct 20  Knickerbocker All Stars ft. Brian Templeton and “Monster” Mike Welch  7/8pm  $20


The Met  1005 Main St Pawtucket RI  401-729-1005

****Tues Oct 3  New Providence Big Band 6:30/7pm  $10


Music Mansion    88 Meeting St, College Hill, Providence RI  (@ corner of Congdon St)

Sat Oct 21 “Tish Adams Presents…” Dave Zinno Jazz Trio with Jay Azzolina – guitar & John McKenna – Sax  1-3pm  $20 In Advance (available ONLY from me, via PayPal)   Please send all payments to: [email protected]     $25 @ DOOR, Day of Show – CASH ONLY    $10, with STUDENT ID, @ DOOR, Day of Show – CASH ONLY


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

Fri Oct 6 Brass Force 8-11:30pm

Sat Oct 7  Neal & The Vipers 8-11:30pm

Sun Oct 8 Blue F.O. 4-7pm

Sat Oct 14 Mark Cutler and Men Of Great Courage  8:30-11:55pm

Sun Oct 15  Carl Ricci & 706 Union Band 4-7pm


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

Fri Oct 6  Coco Montoya  7/8pm  $45/48  Blues

Sat Oct 7  Larry McCray  7/8pm  $33/36  Rust belt blues shouter and guitar slinger

Fri Oct 20  Entrain  7/8pm  $33/36



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

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

October Music Schedule

*Every Monday The House Combo

**Every Tuesday Marty and Friends

***Every Wednesday The Bluegrass Throwdown (various artists)

Thur. 5th Gary and the G Men

Fri. 6th The Free Radicals

Sat. 7th 4pm Back Porch–9pm Greg Sherrod

Sun. 8th 4pm Geo Trio   ****JAZZ

Thur. 12th Thomas Casale

Fri. 13th The Teledynes

Sat. 14th Steve Snuffer and Green Eyed Soul

Sun. 15th 4pm Ginny and The Gin Boys–9pm Common Molly and Balloon Thief

Thu. 19th South Coast Brass Band   ****

Fri. 20th Mark Cutler and The Men of Great Courage

Sat. 21st  4pm The Low Key 3–9pm Rory and the Blues Hounds

Sun 22nd 4pm 4th Sunday Jazz

Thur. 26th Fox Force Four plus One

Fri. 27th Molly Maguire

Sat. 28th Nick-a-Nees Halloween Bash with Tanya McIntyre and the Professors

Sun. 29th 4pm 5th Sunday Jazz


The Ocean Mist  895 Matunuck Beach Rd  Wakefield

Sat Oct 7  Big Lux     Violin with a Hip-Hop Flare  8:30/9pm  $15/20

Sun Oct 15  October Fest With a Polka Band  DENNIS POLISKY & THE MAESTRO’S MEN 1-7pm

Fri Oct 27  WUNSCHFEST: Jungle Dogs, The Ravers, Wunsch Box, & More  Benefit concert  for Vera Wunsch Education Fund  8-12pm $20


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

[email protected]


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

Fri Oct 6  Neil & The Vipers 7/8pm  $12  ALL AGES

Sun Oct 15  Rusty Hughes (Jazz Pianist) 6/7pm  $20

Sat Oct 28  Funky Submarine (funky Beatles) 7/8pm   $10   ALL AGES



The Red Door   49 Peck St Providence 401.753.9800

** Thank God It’s Monday Jazz Night**

Mon Oct 9  Greg Silva Trio 7-10pm

Thurs Oct 12  John Allmark Quintet  7-10pm

Mon Oct 16 Joe Potenza & Friends  7-10pm

Mon Oct 23  Leland Baker & Friends   7-10pm



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


The Stadium Theatre  28 Monument Sq Woonsocket RI  401-762-4545

Sat Nov 4  Purple Xperience with Marshall Charloff performing Prince  $31, $36, $41, $46  8pm

Sat Nov 11 Gunhild Carling  Sweden’s Queen Of Swing  $31, $36, $41, $46  8pm


The Strand  79 Washington St Providence RI

Tues Nov 7   Lettuce   7 :30/8 :30pm  $35/40   FUNK


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

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