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RHODE ISLAND JAZZ LISTINGS 7/1/2019 TO 7/8/2019

Posted Weekly on wriu.org:  Under “Recent Blog Posts” click on Jazz Listings or at the top of the page under the “Information” tab click Jazz Listings.

(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 

MONDAY, JULY 1

Briana White, acoustic series, The Rooftop at the ProvidenceG, 100 Dorrance St., Providence. 632-4904. [email protected] 6 – 9 p.m

The Cartells, swing, Motown R&B, rock, Saybrook Inn,  2 Bridge St, Old Saybrook, CT, oldsaybrook.com, 6-9 pm 

Bristol 4th of July Concerts: 6:30 pm: Emily Luther Band, contestant on “The Voice.” pop, vocal classics, 7:45 pm: Song In The Attic w/David Clark, vocals, piano, music of Billy Joel, Independence Park, Thames & Franklin Streets, Bristol, fourthofjulybristolri.com/concert-series (bring lawn chairs/ blankets)

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

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

TUESDAY, JULY 2

Ginny Conley (vocals) Trio w/Bill Moretti, piano, Dennis Pratt, bass, jazz standards, Tarrazza Bistro/Bar, 645 Douglas Pike, Smithfield, 233-3223, terrazzari.com, 6 – 9 pm,

Briana White, acoustic series, with local musicians, The Rooftop at the ProvidenceG, 100 Dorrance St., Providence. 632-4904. [email protected] 6 – 9 p.m

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

Bristol 4th of July Concerts: 6:30 pm: Airplay, fiddle, ukulele, guitar, bass, drums and keyboards, covers & originals, 7:45 pm: Sambita,Latin and music from around the world, Independence Park, Thames & Franklin Streets, Bristol, fourthofjulybristolri.com/concert-series (bring lawn chairs/ blankets)

Jhony Keys (piano) Jazz Jam, w/guest Joe Potenza, bass, 10 Rocks Tapas Bar, 1091 Main St. Pawtucket, 728-0800, 7:30 -10:30

WEDNESDAY, JULY 3

Sinatra Wednesdays w/Mike Dutra, Fred & Steves Steak House, Twin River Casino, 100 Twin River Rd, Lincoln, twinriver.com, 5pm

Caribbean Soul: Jhony Keys, keys, Becky Bass, steel drums, The Rooftop at the Providence G, 100 Dorrance St., Providence. 632-4904. [email protected] 6 – 9 p.m.

Bristol 4th of July Concerts: 6:30 pm: Changes in Latitudes, “trop rock” Jimmy Buffett concert experience from a beach party , cruise ship band, Independence Park, Thames & Franklin Streets, Bristol, fourthofjulybristolri.com/concert-series (bring lawn chairs/ blankets) – followed by fireworks at 9:30 pm

Nicolas King, vocals, Dick Lupino, bass, vocals, Mike Renzi, piano, Steve Ahern, trumpet, jazz, standards, Sardella’s Restaurant, 30 Memorial Blvd., Newport. 849-6312. 7:30-10 p.m. 

TBA, special guest with 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, 7:30 -10:30 pm 

Ashe’s Wednesday Jazz: Leland Baker (sax) and Friends, Acacia Club, Prince Hall Temple, 883 Eddy St. Providence, 8-11 pm. 

THURSDAY, JULY 4 Independence Day (check with venues)

Bristol Fourth of July Parade: 10:30 am Hope St., Bristol, at Chestnut St. and will end on High St, btw State St. & Bradford, St. fourthofjulybristolri.com

The Superchief “Trio”, w/Keith Munslow, piano, vocals, Pam Murray, trombone, vocals, John Cote, drums, Tom Ferraro, guitar, Steve Bigelow, bass, swing, NOLA, R&B, jump blues,boogie woogie, The Towers, 35 Ocean Rd., Narragansett. 782-2597, thetowersri.com/events, 7-10 pm

Steve Burke: jazz, Cancun Mexican Restaurant, 175 Putnam Pike, Johnston. 232-0844. 7 -10 p.m.

Summer Music Series: Roger Ceresi & Greg LaBoss, The Narragansett Café, 25 Narragansett Ave, Jamestown, 423-2150, narragansettcafe.com, 7 – 11 pm 

Straight Shooter, 70s FM, Phoenix Dining and Entertainment, 215 Liberty St., Pawcatuck, CT, reservations (833) 346-3888, phoenixdande.com/events, 8 – 11 pm.

Live Jazz Night: Alan Bernstein (bass) Jazz Quartet, jazz, standards, swing, Norey’s Newport, 156 Broadway, Newport. 847-4971, noreys.com. Doors  4 pm for beverage and food service, music 8:30 –11:30 pm 

FRIDAY, JULY 5

Nancy Paolino and The Blacktie Band, Narragansett Town Concerts, Gazebo, Narragansett, 6 – 7:30 pm

Legacy Band & Show: Mulligan’s Island, 1000 New London Ave., Cranston. 464-8855, mulligansisland.com. 6 pm

Hustle Souls, w/Billy Litz, vocals, keys, Chris Everett, guitar, Jonathon Taylor, bass, Clark Eden, drums, from Asheville, NC, groove infused, soul/rock, with Smug Honey, jazz, funk, jam, Pump House Music Works, 1464 Kingstown Rd., Wakefield, 824-9971. pumphousemusicworks.com. Food & drinks available, doors 7, show 8 pm 

Kevin Vars, vocals, Joe Bouley, keys,  Jo’s Bistro, 24 Memorial Blvd. West, Newport, 847-5506, 7 – 10 pm 

James Montgomery (harmonica) Band, blues, Chan’s Restaurant, 267 Main St., Woonsocket. 765-1900, chanseggrollsandjazz.com. 8 pm.

Southern Sky Band, Bon Vue Inn, 1230 Ocean Rd., Narragansett, 789-6159, 1230oceanbistro.com, 9 pm – 12 am.

Johnny and the East Coast Rockers, swingin’ rhythm and blues, Knickerbocker Music Center, 35 Railroad Ave., Westerly. 315-5070. knickmusic.org. Doors 7:30 pm, show 8:30 pm 

Rock of Ages, Def Leppard tribute, Phoenix Dining and Entertainment, 215 Liberty St., Pawcatuck, CT, reservations (833) 346-3888, phoenixdande.com. 8 – 11 pm. 

TBA,  jazz, The Side Door, Old Lyme Inn, 85 Lyme St. Old Lyme CT, (860) 434-2600, thesidedoorjazz.com, doors 7:30 pm, show 8:30 pm

The Smokin’ Toads, The Narragansett Café, 25 Narragansett Ave, Jamestown, 423-2150, narragansettcafe.com, 9 pm – 12:30 am. 

SATURDAY, JULY 6

Dick Lupino, bass, vocals, Steve Ahern, trumpet, Mike Renzi, piano, Rick Wells, drums, Greenvale Vineyards Tasting Room, 582 Wapping Rd. Portsmouth, 847-3777, greenvale.com, 1-4 pm.

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

Vini Ames Duo, swing, pop, R&B, oldies, NYLO Hotel, 400 Knight St., Warwick, 6 – 10 pm

John Fuzek, Amy Bedard, Sean Finnerty, Pete Vendetttuoli, folk rock originals, and covers, with some Neil Young, The Pump House Music Works, 1464 Kingstown Rd, Wakefield. Pumphousemusicworks.com, Food & drinks available, doors 7, show 8 pm 

Cherry Pie, w/Jilian Gray, banjo, vocals and the boys. jump, jive, swing rockabilly, ballads, Knickerbocker Music Center, 35 Railroad Ave., Westerly. 315-5070. knickmusic.org. Doors 7:30 pm, show 8:30 pm 

Joe Potenza (bass) Trio, w/Paul Bouley, keys, Eric Hastings, drums, Nico Bellas Family Restaurant, 10 Dorrance St., Providence, 421-1111, 8-11 pm

Magic of Motown, Phoenix Dining and Entertainment, 215 Liberty St., Pawcatuck, CT, reservations (833) 346-3888, phoenixdande.com. 8 – 11 pm. 

Greg Asadoorian’s Dueling Pianos: One Pelham East, 270 Thames St., Newport. 847-9460, thepelham.com. 8:30-11:30 p.m.

The Winehouse Project feat./Lisa Kay, vocals, a ten piece tribute band from RI, dedicated to honoring the music and memory of Amy Winehouse, Chan’s Restaurant, 267 Main St., Woonsocket. 765-1900, chanseggrollsandjazz.com. 8 pm.

TBA, jazz, The Side Door, Old Lyme Inn, 85 Lyme St. Old Lyme CT, (860) 434-2600, thesidedoorjazz.com, doors 7:30 pm, show 8:30 pm

Neal & The Vipers, Bon Vue Inn, 1230 Ocean Rd., Narragansett, 789-6159, 1230oceanbistro.com, 9 pm – 12 am.

Straight Pipes, The Narragansett Café, 25 Narragansett Ave, Jamestown, 423-2150, narragansettcafe.com, 9 pm – 12:30 am. 

SUNDAY, JULY 7

Milt Javery: jazz brunch, Eleven Forty Nine, 1149 Division St., Warwick. 884-1149. 10 a.m.-2 p.m.

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

Mac Chrupcalla Jazz Series: Bruce Smith, vocals, Greg Wardson, piano, Alan Bernstein. bass, Mike Coffey, drums, standards, Johnny’s at Atlantic Resort/Windham Hotel, 240 Aquidneck Ave., Middletown. 847-2570 reservations (recommended,)  facebook.com/MacChrupcalaTrio/ 3-7 pm 

Blue Roots, from NYC, The Narragansett Café, 25 Narragansett Ave, Jamestown, 423-2150, narragansettcafe.com, 4 – 7  pm (new time for summer)

Allison Rose (vocals, piano, guitar, ukulele) Band, Living Room Concert, limited seating at 40, live audio, video recording, feat./Amy Bedard, violin, David Lee Black, drums, Ahren Shreeve, bass, guitar, original songs, The Pump House Music Works, 1464 Kingstown Rd, Wakefield. Pumphousemusicworks.com, Food & drinks available, doors 6, show 7 pm 

Carol Piro, Phoenix Dining and Entertainment, 215 Liberty St., Pawcatuck, CT, reservations (833) 346-3888, phoenixdande.com. 6 – 9 pm. 

MONDAY, JULY 8

Briana White, acoustic series, The Rooftop at the ProvidenceG, 100 Dorrance St., Providence. 632-4904. [email protected] 6 – 9 p.m

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

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

COMING UP:

WEDNESDAY, JULY 10

(SOLD OUT) Aimee Mann w/Jonathan Coulton, Greenwich Odeum, 59 Main St, East Greenwich, 885-4000, greenwichodeum.com, doors, 7 pm, show 8 pm

THURSDAY, JULY 11

Jesus Andujar y Grupo Sazon: Latin, jazz, salsa, Burnside Park, 40 Kennedy Plaza, Providence. provparksconservancy.org. 5:30-7 p.m

Annika Chambers, vocals, soulful blues,  Chan’s Restaurant, 267 Main St., Woonsocket. 765-1900, chanseggrollsandjazz.com. 8 pm.

Southside Johnny and the Asbury Jukes, classic R&B horn band, Greenwich Odeum, 59 Main St, East Greenwich, 885-4000, greenwichodeum.com, doors, 7 pm, show 8 pm

FRIDAY, JULY 12

Steve Smith and the Naked Truth, 10 member blues-rock, opening OB Howard, River Island Art Park, 95 Bernon St., Woonsocket. concerts.levittamp.org/woonsocket. 6-9 p.m.

SATURDAY, JULY 20

FUNDRAISER FOR K-9S: Johnny and the East Coast Rockers, swingin’ rhythm and blues and Roger Ceresi’s All Starz , jump blues, R&B, blues, rock, dance for the benefit of the Stonington & Westerly Police Departments K-9 Units, the Knickerbocker Music Center, 35 Railroad Ave., Westerly. 315-5070. knickmusic.org. Doors 7 pm, show 8 pm 

TUESDAY, JULY 23

Michael Bublé, vocals, standards, jazz, Dunkin’ Donuts Center, 1 LaSalle Square, Providence. dunkindonutscenter.com. 8 p.m

 

NEWPORT JAZZ FESTIVAL, AUG 2 – 4, 2019, www.newportjazz.org 

NOTICE: After Monday July 8 local ticket discounts will end at the Newport Visitor Information Center (www.discovernewport.org/about-newport/visitor-center/)

Third wave of Newport Jazz Festival Artists* announced 4/2 see newportjazz.org/lineup. Added artists appear bolded in this listing.

Friday, August 2, 2019 – Fort Adams State Park

  • Herbie Hancock
  • Thundercat
  • Corinne Bailey Rae
  • The Bad Plus
  • Sun Ra Arkestra directed by Marshall Allen
  • Gary Bartz ANOTHER EARTH 50-Year Anniversary featuring Ravi Coltrane
  • Kandace Springs
  • Women of the World
  • Spanish Harlem Orchestra
  • Darcy James Argue’s Secret Society
  • Billy Hart Quartet w/Ethan Iverson, Mark Turner & Ben Street
  • Tia Fuller’s “Diamond Cut”
  • DOMi & JD Beck
  • The Dayna Stephens Group
  • Mwenso & the Shakes
  • Alphonso Horne and the Gotham Kings
  • Tom Oren
  • Ben Morris Quintet (ASCAP Winner)
  • Mark Stryker: “Jazz from Detroit” 
  • Berklee Global Jazz Institute Workshop

Friday, August 2, 2019 – Tennis Hall of Fame

Opening Night Cocktail party 6:30 – 7:45 pm

Concert: Jon Batiste with Corinne Bailey Rae, PJ Morton, ELEW and Ethan Iverson, 8 pm 

Information and reservations at http://www.newportjazz.org/fridaynight (separate admissions)

Saturday, August 3, 2019 – Fort Adams State Park

  • Kamasi Washington
  • Special Performance by Herbie Hancock with Christian McBride and Vinnie Colaiuta
  • Dianne Reeves w/Peter Martin, Romero Lubambo, Reginald Veal, Terreon Gully
  • Dee Dee Bridgewater and The Memphis Soulphony
  • Buika
  • The Ron Carter Trio
  • Makaya McCraven 
  • Ravi Coltrane/David Virelles
  • Ghost-Note
  • Ralph Peterson and the Messenger Legacy
  • James Francies’ Flight
  • Jenny Scheinman & Allison Miller’s Parlour Game
  • Joel Ross ‘Good Vibes’
  • Hailu Mergia
  • The Royal Bopsters featuring Sheila Jordan
  • Laurin Talese
  • Brandon Goldberg Trio
  • Brian Marsella
  • Sophisticated Giant: The Life and Legacy of Dexter Gordon by Maxine Gordon
  • University of Rhode Island Jazz Big Band

Sunday, August 4, 2019 – Fort Adams State Park

  • Common
  • Tank and the Bangas
  • Terence Blanchard Featuring The E-Collective
  • PJ Morton
  • Sons of Kemet 
  • Cécile McLorin Salvant
  • ELEW
  • Marcus Strickland Twi-Life featuring Smithsoneon
  • Christian Sands – 3 Piano Erroll Garner Tribute! featuring Helen Sung & Tadataka Unno
  • Dafnis Prieto Big Band
  • Aaron Diel
  • IN COMMON: Walter Smith III, Matt Stevens, Joel Ross, Harish Raghavan & Kendrick Scott
  • Camila Meza & The Nectar Orchestra
  • Sammy Miller & The Congregation
  • Lauren Sevian/Helen Sung Duo
  • Marika Hughes – The New String Quartet
  • Matana Roberts
  • Eric Wurzelbacher Quartet
  • Alexander Heffner, Host of The Open Mind on PBS
  • Rhode Island Music Educators Association Band 

 

*Artists Subject to Change