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RHODE ISLAND JAZZ LISTINGS 7/22/2019 TO 7/29/2019

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 22

Monday Night Jamz: John Cafferty and The Beaver Brown Band. Westerly Town Beach, 365 Atlantic Ave, Westerly, bluesonthebeachri.com, bring chairs/blanket, 6-8pm.

William Musto, guitar, Unplugged 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 

Richard Price, trumpet, w/Joe Potenza, basses, Geno Rossati, guitar, Leland Baker, sax, Alex Chapman, drums, jazz, Mixed Magic Theater, 560 Mineral Spring Ave, Pawtucket, mmtri.org/performances, doors 7:30, 8 – 10 pm

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

TUESDAY, JULY 23

Kyle Bell, pop, rock, country, from the 50s to today, Unplugged Acoustic Series, The Rooftop at the ProvidenceG, 100 Dorrance St., Providence. 632-4904. [email protected] 6 – 9 p.m

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

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

WEDNESDAY, JULY 24

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

Blues on the Beach: The Blues Beatles, Westerly Town Beach, 365 Atlantic Ave, Westerly, bluesonthebeachri.com, bring chairs/blanket, 6-8pm.  

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.

Steve Burke: sax, vocals, smooth jazz, pop, Los Andes, 903 Chalkstone Ave, Providence, 6 – 9 pm

Dick Lupino, bass, vocals, Mary Andrews, vocals Pat Cardeiro, guitar, Jeff Fountain, drums, pop, oldies, Sardella’s Restaurant, 30 Memorial Blvd., Newport. 849-6312. 7:30-10 p.m. 

Roberto Morbioli, guitar, vocals,  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 25

Michele Cruz w/Miss Wensday and the TropiGals: jazz, folk, rock, Burnside Park, 40 Kennedy Plaza, Providence. provparksconservancy.org. 5:30-7 p.m

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

Deeply Rooted Jazz Jam: House Band: Blue Clue Quintet w/Manuel Morales, trumpet, Collin Larkin, sax, Andrew Wynsen, piano, Evan Magno, bass, Nick Motroni, drums, jazz, standards, Pump House Music Works, 1464 Kingstown Rd., Wakefield. 824-9971, pumphousemusicworks.com. drinks and food available, doors 7 pm, House Band 7:30, Jam 8:30 pm – 10 pm 

Summer Music Series: Black Cadillac, The Narragansett Café, 25 Narragansett Ave, Jamestown, 423-2150, narragansettcafe.com, 8 – 11 pm 

Nick Bosse,”real” country, Phoenix Dining and Entertainment, 215 Liberty St., Pawcatuck, CT, reservations (833) 346-3888, phoenixdande.com. 8 – 11 pm. 

Cedrick Burnside, “On the Rhode To Newport” in association with The Newport Folk Festival, opening, Thor Jenson, guitar, vocals, also post show appearance in The Tap Room (+21) Knickerbocker Music Center, 35 Railroad Ave., Westerly. 315-5070. knickmusic.org. doors 7:30 pm, show 8:30 pm 

Live Jazz Night: John Allmark (trumpet) Quintet, jazz, 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 26

Doobie Powell, gospel, opening, V!DA Worship Team, River Island Art Park, 95 Bernon St., Woonsocket. concerts.levittamp.org/woonsocket. 6:30-9 p.m.

Friday Night Live: Steve Smith & The Nakeds, 10 member R&B band, Mulligan’s Island, 1000 New London Ave., Cranston. 464-8855, mulligansisland.com. 6 pm

Steve Burke, sax, vocals, smooth jazz, dance, Fazzini’s Restaurant, Diamond Hill Rd, Woonsocket, 597-5095, 7 – 10 pm

The Diamonds, A 1950s Fabulous Foursome, with hits like Little Darlin’, The Stroll,  Stadium Theatre, 28 Monument Sq., Woonsocket, 762-4545, stadiumtheatre.com, 7:30 

George McCann Band, new album release, “Shades Of Blue, blues, Chan’s Restaurant, 267 Main St., Woonsocket. 765-1900, chanseggrollsandjazz.com. 8 pm.

The Kourys, sisters duo,  w/Giulia Khoury, lead vocals/keyboards/songwriter, Jahnna Khoury, rap/backing vocals/violin/songwriter, Narrows Center for the Arts, 16 Anawan St., Fall River. (508) 324-1926, narrowscenter.org. 8 p.m.

Joshua Tree, U2 tribute band covering their full songbook, Courthouse Center for the Arts, 3481 Kingstown Rd., West Kingston. 782-1018, courthousearts.org. 8 – 11 p.m.

Red Young (keys) and His Hot Horns, w/Ejric Bernhardt and Rich Lataille, saxes, jazz, blues, rock, pop, sountracks, Phoenix Dining and Entertainment, 215 Liberty St., Pawcatuck, CT, reservations (833) 346-3888, phoenixdande.com. 8 – 11 pm. 

Delta Generators, feat./Brian Templeton, Charlie O’Neal, Rick O’Neal, and Jeff Armstrong, R&B and Americana, Knickerbocker Music Center, 35 Railroad Ave., Westerly. 315-5070. knickmusic.org. doors 7:30, show 8:30 pm 

Davina Sowers (piano, vocalist) and The Vagabonds, classic NOLA, traditional, jazz, touches of Tom Waits, Aretha Franklin,  Side Door Jazz Club, Old Lyme Inn, 85 Lyme St. Old Lyme, CT, (860) 434-2600, eventbrite.com/o/the-side-door-jazz-club-4086763485. doors 7:30 pm, show 8:30 pm.

CarTune Heroes, 5-piece, female-fronted classic rock, dance band, Bon Vue Inn, 1230 Ocean Rd., Narragansett, 789-6159, 1230oceanbistro.com, 9:30 pm – 1 am.

Down City Band, Camille’s, 71 Bradford St. Providence, 751-4812,  camillesonthehill.com, 9 pm – 12 am

Take It To The Bridge, 8 member high energy funk-rock band,  The Narragansett Café, 25 Narragansett Ave, Jamestown, 423-2150, narragansettcafe.com, 9 pm – 12:30 am. 

SATURDAY, JULY 27

Ida Zecco, vocals, Dick Lupino, bass, vocals, Mike Renzi, piano, Rick Wells, drums, jazz, standards, 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.

Open Mic/Potluck: We are proud to present the widest variety of music and musicianship in one of the warmest atmospheres around! This is a family friendly event and all are welcome as audience members or performers. The Pump House Music Works, 1464 Kingstown Rd, Wakefield. Pumphousemusicworks.com, Sign up begins at 5:30. There are 30 slots to play 3 songs or 12 minutes of music, but must be done by 11 pm. 

Steve Burke, sax, vocals, smooth jazz, pop, dance, Perella’s Ristorante, 311 Metacom Ave, Warren, 245-0150, 6 – 9 pm

David Tessier (rock and roll singer and guitarist) and Friends, Mixed Magic Theater, 560 Mineral Spring Ave, Pawtucket, mmtri.org/performances,  7:30 pm

The Journey Show, “all your favorite Journey songs,” Courthouse Center for the Arts, 3481 Kingstown Rd., West Kingston. 782-1018, courthousearts.org. 8  – 11 p.m.

Wild Sun: w/Glenn Thomas, vocals, guitar, songwriter, Pal Fazio, bass, Cameron Raubenson, drums, new LP release, “Closed Door Talks,” The Knickerbocker Music Center, 35 Railroad Ave., Westerly. 315-5070. knickmusic.org. doors 8 pm, show 9 pm 

Tinsley Ellis, guitar, vocals, songwriter, new Alligator Records release, “Winning Hand,” Narrows Center for the Arts, 16 Anawan St., Fall River. (508) 324-1926, narrowscenter.org. 8 p.m.

Tristan MacIntosh, American Idol Finalist, with the Linda Ronstadt Experience, Phoenix Dining and Entertainment, 215 Liberty St., Pawcatuck, CT, reservations (833) 346-3888, phoenixdande.com. 8 – 11 pm. 

Neal Vitullo & The Vipers, 2019 RI Music Hall of Fame Inductee, Chan’s Restaurant, 267 Main St., Woonsocket. 765-1900, chanseggrollsandjazz.com. 8 pm.

Two Bands: Lotus Land, American Rush Tribute, Awaken, Yes Tribute,  Stadium Theatre, 28 Monument Sq., Woonsocket, 762-4545, stadiumtheatre.com, 8 pm

Josean Jacobo (piano) & Tumbao, w/Daroll Mendez, upright bass, Otoniel Nicolás, drums, Mois Silfa, Percussion, jazz, Side Door Jazz Club, Old Lyme Inn, 85 Lyme St. Old Lyme, CT, (860) 434-2600, eventbrite.com/o/the-side-door-jazz-club-4086763485. doors 7:30 pm, show 8:30 pm.

Mac Odom and Chill, Camille’s, 71 Bradford St. Providence, 751-4812,  camillesonthehill.com, 9 pm – 12 am

Something Else Band, Bon Vue Inn, 1230 Ocean Rd., Narragansett, 789-6159, 1230oceanbistro.com, 9 pm – 1 am.

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

SUNDAY, JULY 28

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: Nicholas King, vocals, Mike Renzi, piano, Alan Bernstein. bass, Mike Coffey, drums, jazz, standards, Johnny’s at Atlantic Resort/Windham Hotel, 240 Aquidneck Ave., Middletown. 847-2570 reservations (recommended,)  facebook.com/MacChrupcalaTrio/ 3-7 pm 

Waterfront Concert Series: October Road, James Taylor Tribute, King Park, 125 Wellington Av, Newport, facebook: the waterfront concert series at king park newport ri, 3 – 6 pm

Robeto Morbioli, guitar, vocals, The Narragansett Café, 25 Narragansett Ave, Jamestown, 423-2150, narragansettcafe.com, 4 – 7  pm (new time for summer)

Parlour Jazz Sessions:  Ed Tomassi (saxes, flute) Group, “a swinging good time,” The Parlour, 1119 N. Main St., Providence, theparlourri.com 5-8 pm

Kim Trusty, vocals, guitar, blues, originals, Phoenix Dining and Entertainment, 215 Liberty St., Pawcatuck, CT, reservations (833) 346-3888, phoenixdande.com. 6 – 9 pm

Black & White Band, Summer Concert Series, East Ferry Memorial Square, Jamestown, jamestownri.gov/town-departments/parks-recreation/summer-concert-series, 6:30 pm

Daphne Lee Martin, vocals, keys, In The Top Room, +21, The Knickerbocker Music Center, 35 Railroad Ave., Westerly. 315-5070. knickmusic.org. 8 pm

Lankum w/brothers Ian Lynch, uillean pipes, tin whistle, vocals, Daragh Lynch, vocals, guitar, and Cormac Mac Diarmada, fiddle, Radie Peat, harmonium, accordion, vocals, Irish, Narrows Center for the Arts, 16 Anawan St., Fall River. (508) 324-1926, narrowscenter.org. 8 p.m.

MONDAY, JULY 29

Waterfront Concert Series: Dave Furlong and Honk, folk originals, King Park, 125 Wellington Av, Newport, facebook: the waterfront concert series at king park newport ri, 3 – 6 pm

Monday Night Jamz: David Tessier’s All-Star Band of All Stars Stars, Westerly Town Beach, 365 Atlantic Ave, Westerly, bluesonthebeachri.com, bring chairs/blanket, 6-8pm.

William Musto, guitar, Unplugged 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:

LITCHFIELD JAZZ FESTIVAL, JULY 26 – 28  www.litchfieldjazzfest.com 

Gunnary School, 22 Kirby Rd. Washington CT,

Friday, July 26,

  • 7:30 pm: Litchfield Jazz Orchestra, feat./Alexis Cole, vocals, opening Litchfield Jazz Camp Student Jazz Combos

Saturday, July 27

  • 1:00 pm: Duchess
  • 2:30 pm: Randy Brecker & The Chad LB Quartet
  • 5:30 pm: Goodbye To Childhood – A Tribute to Herbie Handcock’s “Speak Like A Child” by Carmen Staaf, piano
  • 7:00 pm: Mike Stern Band

Sunday, July 28

  • 11:00 am: Jazz Brunch: Antoinette Montague and The Don Braden Band
  • 1:00 pm: Wycliffe Gordon & friends
  • 2:45 pm:  Mike Stern Band – the reprise

THURSDAY, AUGUST 1

Bridgefest Event: One More Once Cocktail Hour with George Wein and Christian McBride, The Museum Building, 80 Fort Adams Drive, Newport, 5:30 – 6:15 pm followed by performance of the Newport Jazz Assembly Band, w/Ben Marcoux, bandleader, saxophones and clarinet; Joshua Bruneau, trumpet/flugelhorn; Jimmy O’Connell, trombone; Tony Davis, guitar; Keith Brown, piano/electric keyboard; Alex Tremblay, upright bass; and Mike Camacho, drums,  newportbridgefest.com 6:30 – 8 pm

SATURDAY, AUGUST 3

The Aristocats w/Lloyd Kaplan, clarinet, Nat Piccirelli, guitar, banjo. Dennis Pratt, bass, vocals, Joe Holtzman, drums, jazz, swing, standards, Warwick Public Library, 600 Sandy Lane, Warwick, warwicklibrary.org, 7-8 pm

SUNDAY, AUGUST 4

Tish Adams (vocals) & Bluz U Can Use, Summer Concert Series, East Ferry Memorial Square, Jamestown, jamestownri.gov/town-departments/parks-recreation/summer-concert-series, 6:30 pm

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

GET THE APP AND SEE THE SCHEDULE: Start mapping out this year’s musical adventure! Big thanks to our friends at Cantina for building our apps again this year and to Natixis Investment Managers for their support. iOS: http://bit.ly/NJFiOSApp ANDROID: http://bit.ly/NJFGoogleApp

Check if singly day tickets and 2 or 3 day ticket packages are still available for local, in person, advanced purchase at the Newport Visitor Information Center, 23 America’s Cup Avenue, at rates below online or day of the show sales, 800-326-6030, (www.discovernewport.org/about-newport/visitor-center/)

Third wave of Newport Jazz Festival Artists* announced 4/2 see newportjazz.org/lineup

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

After Show Benefit: Nate Smith + Kinfolk Extended Family, jam session, Newport Blues Cafe, 286 Thames St., Newport, reservations only online at newportjazz.org/tickets 10 pm – 1 am, 

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