RHODE ISLAND JAZZ LISTINGS 12/10/2018 TO 12/17/2018

(notes: some gigs may require tickets, cover charges, or minimums; advanced purchase or other discounts may be available; and some may have been sold out, changed, or canceled – check with venue to confirm)

PLEASE CONTACT [email protected] with any corrections or additions

URI events or artists in blue

MONDAY, DECEMBER 10

The Groove Merchants, feat./Marcus Monteiro, sax, jazz, funk, blues, The Fifth Element, 111 Broadway, Newport, 619-2552, thefifthri.com, 7 pm

Greg Piccolo, vocals harmonica, blues, 27 Coogan Blvd, Bldg 24, Mystic, CT, (860) 536-2661, steakloftct.com, 8-10 pm

The House Combo: rhythm and blues, blues, Nick-A-Nees, 75 South St., Providence. 861-7290. 9 p.m.-midnight.

TUESDAY, DECEMBER 11

Billy Musto, piano, Rooftop at the G, 100 Dorrance St., Providence, 632-4904, rooftopattheg.com/events, 6 – 8pm

Reasons: pop, Venda/Costantino’s Ristorante, 265 Atwells Ave., Providence. 421-9105. 6-10 p.m.  

URI Lively Experiment, Mark Conley, director, vocal music, “This Is Thy Hour,” immersive concert experience with music from renaissance to the present day, Fine Arts Concert Hall, URI 105 Upper College Rd, Kingston, uri.edu/music/music-department-events/ 7:30 pm

Jhony Keys (piano) Jazz Jam, 10 Rocks Tapas Bar, 1091 Main St. Pawtucket, 728-0800, 7:30 -10:30

Anna May, guitar, vocals, The Tap Room, Knickerbocker Music Center, 35 Railroad Ave., Westerly. 315-5070. knickmusic.com. 8 pm.

WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 12

Senior Christmas Party/Dance: Vini Ames Trio, dance, swing, rock, Venus de Milo, 75 Grand Army Hwy (Rt. 6) Swansea, MA, dinner included, advanced reservations required, (508) 678-3901, venus-demilo.com

Steve Burke: jazz, Sorrento’s Restaurant 1848 Smith St., North Providence. 353-8800. 6-9 p.m.

Caribbean Soul: Jhony Keys, piano, Becky Bass, vocals, steel drums, Rooftop at the G, 100 Dorrance St., Providence, 632-4904, rooftopattheg.com/events, 6 – 9 pm

CAV Jazz Night: Alexus Lee w/Jake Menendez, acoustic jazz, CAV, 14 Imperial Place, Providence, 751-9164, cavrestaurant.com, 6:30 – 8:30 pm.

John Baboian, guitar, vocals, Mike Renzi, piano, Dick Lupino, bass, vocals, bass, jazz, standards,  Sardella’s Restaurant, 30 Memorial Blvd., Newport. 849-6312. 7-9:30 p.m.

Dance: MASS ABDA w/Ray Cavicchio Orchestra, swing, dance, Mosley’s, 50 Bridge St. (Rt. 109), exit 16A, Rt.128/95, Dedham, MA, light refreshments included, moseleysonthecharles.com/entertainment/ballroom.htm, doors 6:45pm, dance lessons 7:15-8 pm, music 8-10:30 pm

The Cartells, swing, jazz, Motown, R&B, rock, The Steak Loft, 27 Coogan Blvd, Bldg 24, Mystic, CT, (860) 536-2661, steakloftct.com, 7-10 pm

Let’s Dance Wednesday: The Keepers, swing R&B, jazz, Knickerbocker Music Center, 35 Railroad Ave., Westerly. 315-5070. knickmusic.com. doors 6:30 pm, dance lessons 7 pm, music 7:30 – 10 pm.

Ashe’s Wednesday Jazz: Leland Baker (sax) Group, Acacia Club, Prince Hall Temple, 883 Eddy St. Providence, 8-11 pm (NOTE: Cover story in Providence Journal Monday on Acacia Club)

Toni Lynn Washington, with the VRBE Band, Tom Ferraro, guitar, Steven Bigelow, bass, vocals, Stan Kozlowski, drums, vocals, Paul Bouley, keys, blues, Pub On Park, 661 Park Ave, Cranston, 781-8888, pubonparkri.com/events/, dance lessons, 6:30, band, 8-10:30 pm

The Funky Autocrates w/John Allmark, trumpet, funk, R&B, The Parlour, 1119 N, Main St. Providence, 383-5858, theparlourri.com. 10 pm

THURSDAY, DECEMBER 13

Steve Burke, sax, vocals, smooth jazz, dance, Cancun Family Mexican Restaurant, 175 Putnam Pike, Johnston, 232.0844, 7-10 pm

Greg Bonin: holiday standards, Stadium Theatre, 28 Monument Square, Main Street, Woonsocket. 762-4545, stadiumtheatre.com. 7:30 p.m.

Christmas with the Celts: Irish carols, Christmas standards, Greenwich Odeum, 59 Main St., East Greenwich. 885-4000, theodeum.org. 8 p.m.

Live Jazz Night: John Monllos (guitar) Quartet w/Carl Gerhard, trumpet, Mike Coffee, drums, Tom Psquarelli, bass, swing, jazz, Norey’s Bar and Grille, 156 Broadway, Newport. 847-4971, noreys.com. doors open 4 pm for beverage and food service, music 8 –11 p.m.

Christmas with the Celts, music, step dancing, Greenwich Odeum, 59 Main St., East Greenwich 885-4000, greenwichodeum.com, doors 7pm, show 8pm.

Avi Jacob, Tap Room, Knickerbocker Music Center, 35 Railroad Ave., Westerly. 315-5070. knickmusic.com. show 8 pm.

Under The Covers (from Club Passim) w/Mark Erelli, Jake Armerding, Rose Cousins, Zachariah Hickman, Narrows Center for the Arts, 16 Anawan St., Fall River. (508) 324-1926, narrowscenter.org. Doors 7pm, show, 8 pm

FRIDAY, DECEMBER 14

Steve Burke, sax, vocals, smooth jazz, dance, Tumblesalts, 1 Morgan Ave., North Providence, 349-0557, 12 n – 3 pm.

John, guitar. Joanne, vocals. Jo’s Bistro, 24 Memorial Boulevard West, Newport, 401) 847-5506, 7pm to 10pm

A Song for the Season: Ida Zecco, holiday music, stand-up comedy and theatrical monologues, selections from CD “A Song for Christmas,” cabaret, The Arctic Playhouse,117 Washington St, West Warwick, 573-3443, thearcticplayhouse.com. 7:30pm (also Saturday & Sunday-2pm)

URI Big Band, Joseph Parillo, coordinator, jazz, swing, Pump House Music Works, 1464 Kingstown Rd., Wakefield. pumphousemusicworks.com. drinks and food available,  Doors 7 pm, music 7:30 pm

Dylan Sevey and the Gentlemen: folk-rock, Courthouse Center for the Arts, 3481 Kingstown Rd., West Kingston. 782-1018, courthousearts.org. 8 p.m.

Blood, Sweat and Tears, Mohegan Sun, Arena, 1 Mohegan Sun Blvd., Uncasville, Conn. (888) 226-7711, mohegansun.com 8 p.m.

Hiss Golden Messenger: indie folk, blues, Columbus Theatre, 270 Broadway, Providence. 621-9660, columbustheatre.com. 8-11 p.m.

The Founders: 5 members of the original Roomful of Blues: Duke Robillard, guitar, vocals, Al Copley, piano, vocals, Rick Lataille. sax. Doug James, bari sax, w/Mark Teixiera, drums, Brad Hallen, bass, jump blues, swing, The Met, Hope Artiste Village, 1005 Main St., Pawtucket. 729-1005, themetri.com. 8 p.m.

Jeff Pitchel (vocals, guitar) and Texas Flood, blues,  Chan’s Restaurant, 267 Main St., Woonsocket. 765-1900, chanseggrollsandjazz.com. 8 pm.

Marc Broussard, guitar, vocals, Narrows Center for the Arts, 16 Anawan St., Fall River. (508) 324-1926, narrowscenter.org. Doors 7pm, show, 8 pm

Marcus Strickland (sax, reeds) Twi-Life w/Keyon Harrold, trumpet, Kyle Miles, bass, Charles Haynes, drums, Mitch Henry, organ, Masayuki Hirano, keys, jazz, Side Door, 85 Lyme St. Old Lyme, CT, (860) 434-2600, thesidedoorjazz.com. doors 7:30 pm, show 8:30 pm.

Steve Burke, sax, vocals, smooth jazz, dance, Riviera Restaurant, 580 North Broadway, East Providence, 431-4131, 8:30 – 12 pm

Reasons: pop, Camille’s, 71 Bradford St., Providence. 751-4812. 9 p.m.-midnight.

Dirty 5 (Gretchen’s new band), The Narragansett Café, 25 Narraganstt Ave, Jamestown, 423-2150, narragansettcafe.com, 9 pm -12:30 am.

Jake Menendez, guitar, jazz, Café Pazzo, 150 Acorn St., Providence, 455-1234, 9:30 pm – 12 am.

SATURDAY, DECEMBER 15

The Ocean Mistics: rock and blues, Ocean Mist, 895 Matunuck Beach Rd., Matunuck. 782-3740, oceanmist.net. 3-6:30 p.m.

The Grand Bellvue Dinner Train, Jingle on the Rails, John Monllos (guitar) Jazz Candy, w/Art Manchester, reeds, standards, jazz, swing, Latin, Mellville Station, Portsmouth, 295-1203, trainsri.com/grand-bellevue/, 6 pm.

Vini Ames Duo: swing, pop, rhythm and blues, oldies, Smithfield Elks Lodge, 326 Farnum Pike. 213-9820. 7:30-11 p.m.

A Song for the Season: Ida Zecco, holiday music, stand-up comedy and theatrical monologues, selections from CD “A Song for Christmas,” cabaret, The Arctic Playhouse,117 Washington St, West Warwick, 573-3443, thearcticplayhouse.com. 7:30pm (also Friday & Sunday-2pm)

Edwin McCain, vocals guitar, pop, ballads, originals (“I’ll Be,” “I Could Not Ask For More”) Greenwich Odeum, 59 Main St., East Greenwich, 885-4000, greenwichodeum.com, doors 7pm, show 8pm.

Sugar Ray (vocals harmonica) and the Bluetones, blues, Chan’s Restaurant, 267 Main St., Woonsocket. 765-1900, chanseggrollsandjazz.com. 8 pm.

Parsonsfield w/Chris Freeman, vocals banjo, guitar, Antonio Alcorn, mandolin, banjo, Max Shakun,vocals, pump organ, guitar, Harrison “Whale” Goodale, bass, Erik Hischmann, drums, indie roots, Americana, Narrows Center for the Arts, 16 Anawan St., Fall River. (508) 324-1926, narrowscenter.org. Doors 7pm, show, 8 pm

Corcoran Holt (bass, djembe) Quintet w/Stacy Diller, tenor & soprano sax, Josh Evans, trumpet, ELEW, piano, Kush Abadey, drums, jazz, Side Door, 85 Lyme St. Old Lyme, CT, (860) 434-2600, thesidedoorjazz.com. doors 7:30 pm, show 8:30 pm.

Young Rust: Neil Young tribute, 133 Club, 29 Warren Ave., East Providence. 438-1330, 133club.net. 9 p.m.

Down City Band, The Narragansett Café, 25 Narraganstt Ave, Jamestown, 423-2150, narragansettcafe.com, 9 pm -12:30 am.

SUNDAY, DECEMBER 16

Steve Burke: jazz, Lake Pearl, 299 Creek St., Wrentham. (508) 384-3003. 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Bobby Ferreira jazz brunch, Clarke Cooke House, 1 Bannister’s Wharf, Newport. 849-2900. 12:30-3:30 pm

A Song for the Season: Ida Zecco, holiday music, stand-up comedy and theatrical monologues, selections from CD “A Song for Christmas,” cabaret, The Arctic Playhouse,117 Washington St, West Warwick, 573-3443, thearcticplayhouse.com. 2pm (also Friday & Saturday, 7:30pm)

Mac Chrupcalla Jazz Series: TBA, Johnny’s at Atlantic Resort/Cambria Hotel, 240 Aquidneck Ave., Middletown. 847-2570. https://www.facebook.com/MacChrupcalaTrio/, 3-7 p.m.

Fundraiser for Pump House: Nicholas Goluses, classical guitar, Victor Main, guitar, The Narrow River Band, R&B, Pump House Music Works, 1464 Kingstown Rd., Wakefield. pumphousemusicworks.com. drinks and food available, info at https://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/3909379, 5 pm

Albert Castiglia, guitar, vocals, latest recording, “All Night Long,” blues, Chan’s Restaurant, 267 Main St., Woonsocket. 765-1900, chanseggrollsandjazz.com. 5 pm.

Christmas Benefit for Stand Up For Animals: John Speziali & Friends, all-star band with members of – Sweet Mercy, Sunday Gravy, The Hoolios, Opening: The Carleans,  Knickerbocker Music Center, 35 Railroad Ave., Westerly. 315-5070. knickmusic.com. Doors 5:30 pm, show 6 pm.

Robin and Friends “Star-Studded Christmas Jam”, The Narragansett Café, 25 Narraganstt Ave, Jamestown, 423-2150, narragansettcafe.com, 4 – 7 pm

Joe Potenza, bass, w/Max Goldman, Ryan Kowal, Brenda Carniaux, jazz, blues, The Parlour, 1119 N. Main St., Providence, 5-8p.m.

Warren Pettey (keys) Trio, with Ian Quinton Banno, bass, Jon Sundstrom, drums, standards, jazz, funk, Sam’s Inn, 2227 West Shore Rd., Warwick, 737-6073, samsinnri.com/new-events/, 5-8pm.

PB+J., jazz, 27 Coogan Blvd, Bldg 24, Mystic, CT, (860) 536-2661, steakloftct.com, 6-9 pm

Duke Robillard: blues, jazz, Norey’s, 156 Broadway, Newport. 847-4971. No cover. 8:30-11:30 p.m.

MONDAY, DECEMBER 17

The Groove Merchants, feat./Marcus Monteiro, sax, jazz, funk, blues, The Fifth Element, 111 Broadway, Newport, 619-2552, thefifthri.com, 7 pm

Greg Piccolo, vocals harmonica, blues, 27 Coogan Blvd, Bldg 24, Mystic, CT, (860) 536-2661, steakloftct.com, 8-10 pm

Added Holiday Performance: The John Allmark (trumpet) Jazz Orchestra: The Met, Hope Artiste Village, 1005 Main St., Pawtucket. 729-1005, themetri.com. Doors, 8 pm, show, 8:30 p.m.. All ages.

The House Combo: rhythm and blues, blues, Nick-A-Nees, 75 South St., Providence. 861-7290. 9 p.m.-midnight.

 

OTHER EVENTS:

A Christmas Carol: The New Musical, Stadium Theater, 28 Monument Sq., Woonsocket, 762-4545, stadiumtheatre.com, 12/14 Friday: 7:30pm, 12/15 Saturday: 2pm & 7:30pm, 12/16 Sunday: 2pm & 7:30pm, 12/19 Wednesday: 7:30pm, 12/21 Friday: 7:30pm, 12/22 Saturday: 2pm & 7:30pm, 12/23 Sunday: 2pm.