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RHODE ISLAND JAZZ LISTINGS 7/29/2019 TO 8/5/2019

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 29

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.

Nate Christian, keys, high energy pop rock, 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.  

TUESDAY, JULY 30

Marvin Perry Duo, 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

WEDNESDAY, JULY 31

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

Blues on the Beach: Al Copley, 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, Isabel Stover, vocals Mike Renzi, piano, jazz, ballads, Sardella’s Restaurant, 30 Memorial Blvd., Newport. 849-6312. 7:30-10 p.m. 

Ed Peabody, harmonica, 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 

Lone Pinon, Noah Martinez and Jordan Wax, multi-instrumentalists, play a wide spectrum of traditional music of New Mexico,  Narrows Center for the Arts, 16 Anawan St., Fall River. (508) 324-1926, narrowscenter.org. 8 p.m.

Wednesday Jazz: Leland Baker (sax) and Friends, The Parlour, 1119 N. Main St., Providence, theparlourri.com 9-10 pm

THURSDAY, AUGUST 1

Chachihiphop: fusing genres together with hip-hop, Burnside Park, 40 Kennedy Plaza, Providence. provparksconservancy.org. 5:30-7 p.m

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

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

Bass, Burgers and Beer: Nate Farrington, bass, Clancy Newman , cello, Zach Depue, violin, play many genres, classical to country, presented by Kingston Chamber Music Festival, Pump House Music Works, 1464 Kingstown Rd., Wakefield. 824-9971, pumphousemusicworks.com. drinks and food available, 6:30 pm – 9:30 pm 

High South, Kevin Campos, Jamey Garner and Phoenix Mendoza, Nashville based singer songwriters, The Katherine Hepburn Theater, 300 Main St. Old Saybrook, CT, (860) 510-0453, katharinehepburntheater.org, 7:30 pm

Summer Music Series: Wright Brothers Birthday Bash, The Narragansett Café, 25 Narragansett Ave, Jamestown, 423-2150, narragansettcafe.com, 8 – 11 pm 

Far Off Places, 3 piece alt rock band, Phoenix Dining and Entertainment, 215 Liberty St., Pawcatuck, CT, reservations (833) 346-3888, phoenixdande.com. 8 – 11 pm. 

Brett Dennen Trio, Vacation Tour in association with the Newport Festival Foundation, singer songwriter, Knickerbocker Music Center, 35 Railroad Ave., Westerly. 315-5070. knickmusic.org. doors 7 pm, show 8 pm 

Live Jazz Night: John Monllos (guitar) Quartet, jazz, funk 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, AUGUST 2

Newport Jazz Festival, Fort Adams State Park,90 Fort Adams Drive, Newport, newport jazz.org parking 8am, box office 9am, gates 10am, food and crafts 10am, music 11am – 7pm (See artists line up below)

Kwame Binea, vocals, guitar, roots rock, opening The Z-Boyz, 6 pm, River Island Art Park, 95 Bernon St., Woonsocket. concerts.levittamp.org/woonsocket. 6:30-9 p.m.

Friday Night Live: Warning Signs, part rock, dance, country, Mulligan’s Island, 1000 New London Ave., Cranston. 464-8855, mulligansisland.com. 6 pm

Newport Jazz Festival, Opening Night Cocktail party 6:30 – 7:45 pm, Concert: Jon Batiste with Corinne Bailey Rae, PJ Morton, ELEW and Ethan Iverson, 8 pm, International Tennis Hall of Fame,  194 Bellevue Ave, Newport, doors open 6 pm, Information and reservations at http://www.newportjazz.org/fridaynight (separate admissions)

Mat Fraza Band, Rhode to Bali, Pump House Music Works, 1464 Kingstown Rd., Wakefield. 824-9971, pumphousemusicworks.com. drinks and food available, doors, 7 pm, show 8 pm 

Mud Morganfield, vocals, guitar, son of Muddy Waters, blues, Chan’s Restaurant, 267 Main St., Woonsocket. 765-1900, chanseggrollsandjazz.com. 8 pm.

John, guitar, and Joanne, vocals, Jo’s Bistro 24 Memorial Boulevard West, Newport, 847-5506, 8 – 11pm.

Ruthie Foster, Austin Texas blues singer, “she can burn down any stage with her combustible blend of soul, blues, rock, folk and gospel”, opening Brian Dunne, Narrows Center for the Arts, 16 Anawan St., Fall River. (508) 324-1926, narrowscenter.org. 8 p.m.

Matinee Show – Live From Vegas: Chris Jason presents Sinatra’s Great American Songbook, Joelle Righetti, presents Cher’s songs and costumes, Courthouse Center for the Arts, 3481 Kingstown Rd., West Kingston. 782-1018, courthousearts.org. 1 – 3 p.m.

Dino Govoni, saxophones, Jim Robitaille, acoustic nylon string guitar, Gilda’s Stone Rooster Marion, MA, 8 pm.

Brad Bensko, in the Tap Room, 21+, Knickerbocker Music Center, 35 Railroad Ave., Westerly. 315-5070. knickmusic.org. 8 pm 

George Colman (tenor sax) Quartet, 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.(also SATURDAY)

Brass Attack, rock, dance horn band, Bon Vue Inn, 1230 Ocean Rd., Narragansett, 789-6159, 1230oceanbistro.com, 9:30 pm – 1 am.

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

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

SATURDAY, AUGUST 3

Newport Jazz Festival, Fort Adams State Park,90 Fort Adams Drive, Newport, newport jazz.org parking 8am, box office 9am, gates 10am, food and crafts 10am, music 11am – 7pm (See artists line up below)

Dick Lupino, bass, vocals, Mary Andrews, vocals, keys, Pat Cardeiro, guitar, Jeff Fountain, trumpet, pop, standards, oldies, 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.

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

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)

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

Kim Trusty, vocals, guitar, and Friends, R&B, jazz, blues, originals, Mixed Magic Theater, 560 Mineral Spring Ave, Pawtucket, mmtri.org/performances,  7:30 pm

Earthkry, w/Phillip Mcfarlane, keys, Kieron Cunninghan, drums, Kamardo Blake, bass, Aldayne Haughton, vocals, guitar, Reggae, roots rock, from Jamaica, debut album, “SURVIVAL” The Knickerbocker Music Center, 35 Railroad Ave., Westerly. 315-5070. knickmusic.org. doors 8 pm, show 9 pm 

Styff Kitty, Pierre Fortin, Angela Brooke, Ken Serio, Nick Burlingham, stitchin blues, rock, new age into a mosaic of modern standards, Phoenix Dining and Entertainment, 215 Liberty St., Pawcatuck, CT, reservations (833) 346-3888, phoenixdande.com. 8 – 11 pm. 

Sarah Grace (vocals, trumpet) and the Soul, The Voice semi finalist, Chan’s Restaurant, 267 Main St., Woonsocket. 765-1900, chanseggrollsandjazz.com. 8 pm.

George Colman (tenor sax) Quartet, 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.(also FRIDAY)

Dr. G and the Believers, “upbeat blues,” Daddy Jack’s, 181 Bank St, New London, (860) 444-8888, 8:30.

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

Black Tie Band w/Nancy Paolino, Camille’s, 71 Bradford St. Providence, 751-4812,  camillesonthehill.com, 9 pm – 12 am

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

SUNDAY, AUGUST 4

Newport Jazz Festival, Fort Adams State Park,90 Fort Adams Drive, Newport, newport jazz.org parking 8am, box office 9am, gates 10am, food and crafts 10am, music 11am – 7pm (See artists line up below)

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, TBA, 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 

Steppin Out with New Image feat/Paul Alexander Williams, guitar, Bonnet Shores Beach Club, 175 Bonnet Point Rd., Narragansett, 4 – 8 pm

Heidi Nirk Band, The Narragansett Café, 25 Narragansett Ave, Jamestown, 423-2150, narragansettcafe.com, 4 – 7  pm (new time for summer)

John Badessa (drums) Trio, w/Kim Marcoux, vocals, Greg Wardson, piano, Vinnie Lato, sax, jazz, standards, swing, Al’s Waterfront Restaurant & Lounge, 28 Water St, East Providence, 434-0590. alswaterfront.com, 5 – 8pm.

Parlour Jazz Sessions:  TBA, The Parlour, 1119 N. Main St., Providence, theparlourri.com 5-8 pm

Jazz Dinner: Carol Piro, vocals, Christian Andre Vincent, guitar, soul, flamenco, and classical guitar, Phoenix Dining and Entertainment, 215 Liberty St., Pawcatuck, CT, reservations (833) 346-3888, phoenixdande.com. 6 – 9 pm

Tish Adams (vocals) & Bluz U Can Use, w/Gino Rosati, guitar, Joe Potenza, bass, Art Manchester, sax, Jhony Keys, keys, Eric Hastings, drums, jazz, standards, blues, , Summer Concert Series, East Ferry Memorial Square, Jamestown, jamestownri.gov/town-departments/parks-recreation/summer-concert-series, 6:30 – 8 pm bring chairs, blankets

Josh Schurman & Paul Colombino, singer-songwriters, individual sets then joint set, originals and some covers, Pump House Music Works, 1464 Kingstown Rd., Wakefield. 824-9971, pumphousemusicworks.com. drinks and food available, doors 7:30 pm, show, 8 pm – 10:30 pm 

MONDAY, AUGUST 5

Monday Night Jamz: Brothers of the Road, Allman Brothers Tribute, 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:

WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 7

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

Shawn Covin, Narrows Center for the Arts, 16 Anawan St., Fall River. (508) 324-1926, narrowscenter.org. 8 p.m.

THURSDAY, AUGUST 8

Tab Benoit, Narrows Center for the Arts, 16 Anawan St., Fall River. (508) 324-1926, narrowscenter.org. 8 p.m.

FRIDAY, AUGUST 9

RI Ladies Sing The Blues: Presented by RI Rhythm & Blues Preservation Society, feat./Becky Bass & Michele Cruz with Paul Williams, guitar, and the R&B Preservation Hall Band, Cape Verdean (CV) Progressive Club, 329 Grosvenor Ave, East Providence, 7:30

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

Singly day tickets and 2 or 3 day ticket packages 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/)

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