Jazz Listing 12/17/2018 to 12/24/2018

RHODE ISLAND JAZZ LISTINGS 12/17/2018 TO 12/24/2018

Posted Weekly on wriu.org  Click on “Jazz Listings” or picture of URI Big Band at Newport Jazz Festival.

(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)

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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.

TUESDAY, DECEMBER 18

The NuSounds, ballroom, line dancing, (singles and beginners welcome) The Liberal Club, 15 Star Street, Fall River, MA info (508) 998-8018, 12:30-3:35 pm

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

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

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

Ray & Shaw’s Country Christmas Show, guitar, vocals, The Tap Room, Knickerbocker Music Center, 35 Railroad Ave., Westerly. 315-5070. knickmusic.com. 8 pm.

WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 19

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.

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

Let’s Dance Wednesday: The Cartells, swing, jazz, Motown, R&B, rock, 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) and Friends, Acacia Club, Prince Hall Temple, 883 Eddy St. Providence, 8-11 pm.

Holiday Jam: w/”Sugar” Ray Norcia, Johnnny “Blue Horn” Moriconi, “Sax Gordon” Beadle and the VRBE Band, Tom Ferraro, guitar, Steven Bigelow, bass, vocals, Stan Kozlowski, drums, vocals, Paul Bouley, keys, blues, admission includes buffet, Pub On Park, 661 Park Ave, Cranston, 781-8888, pubonparkri.com/events/, dance lessons, 6:30, band, 7:30 -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 20

Al Testa Jazz Trio: jazz, Wingate Residences on Blackstone Blvd., 353 Blackstone Blvd., Providence. 273-6565. 2 p.m.

Reminisce: oldies, Twin River Casino, Lighthouse Bar, 100 Twin River Rd., Lincoln. 723-3200, twinriver.com. 2 p.m.

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

Big Bad Voodoo Daddy, Wild and Swingin’ Holiday Party, The Cabot, 286 Cabot St., Beverly MA, (978) 927-3100, thecabot.org. Tickets (800) 745-3000, doors 7 pm, show 8 pm.

Live Jazz Night: TBA, 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.

Paul Bielatowicz, solo electric guitar w/film, from UK, played with ELP, Narrows Center for the Arts, 16 Anawan St., Fall River. (508) 324-1926, narrowscenter.org. Doors 7pm, show, 8 pm

The Wright Brothers Holiday Bash,The Narragansett Café, 25 Narraganstt Ave, Jamestown, 423-2150, narragansettcafe.com, 8 pm

FRIDAY, DECEMBER 21

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

Ian Fitzgerald with Rachel Summer, folk, Pump House Music Works, 1464 Kingstown Rd., Wakefield. pumphousemusicworks.com. drinks and food available,  Doors 7 pm, music 7:30 pm

Pub Carol Sing hosted by Heaven and Nature: Celtic, Irish Ceilidhe Club of Rhode Island, 50 America St., Cranston. 944-3233. Free. 7:30-10:30 p.m.

Brass Attack: rhythm and blues, rock, Last Resort, 325 Farnum Pike, Smithfield. 349-3500, thelastresortri.com

The Peacheaters, All Allman Brothers style Christmas Party,  Chan’s Restaurant, 267 Main St., Woonsocket. 765-1900, chanseggrollsandjazz.com. 8 pm.  

Joe Potenza (bass) Trio, White Ash Cigar Lounge, 413 Central Ave, Pawtucket, 8-11-pm

Big Bad Voodoo Daddy: swing, Mohegan Sun, Wolf Den, 1 Mohegan Sun Blvd., Uncasville, Conn. (888) 226-7711, mohegansun.com 8 p.m. (also Saturday)

Christian Sands (piano) Trio, 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

The Collective w/Natalia Mortrude of Sugar, Will Evans of Barefoot Truth, Glen Kendzia of Wild Sun, A Tribute To The 90s, dance, rock,, Knickerbocker Music Center, 35 Railroad Ave., Westerly. 315-5070. knickmusic.com. Doors 8 pm, Show 9 pm

The Chesterfields, 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.

Steve Smith and the Nakeds: rock, Pub on Park, 661 Park Ave., Cranston. 781-8888. No cover. 9:30 p.m.-1 a.m.

SATURDAY, DECEMBER 22

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.

Holidays With Sinatra: Michael Dutra’s Strictly Sinatra Band, District Center For The Arts, 15 Court St., Taunton MA, (508) 386-9413, districtartcenter.com, 7 pm

Jennifer Mainelli and Joe Boulay: jazz, pop,The Lobster Pot, 119 Hope St., Bristol. 253-9100, 7:30-10:30 p.m.

Cowboy & Lady Christmas, with The Carleans, Pump House Music Works, 1464 Kingstown Rd., Wakefield. pumphousemusicworks.com. drinks and food available,  Doors 7 pm, music 7:30 pm

Benefit for Steven Bigelow: Neil & The Vipers, The Barley Hoppers, Tom Ferraro & others, raffle & prizes available, info at nealandthevipers.com. TriCity Elks Lodge, 1919 West Shore Rd. Warwick, doors 7 pm, music 8pm – ?

Sugar Ray (vocals harmonica) and the Bluetones, blues, Knickerbocker Music Center, 35 Railroad Ave., Westerly. 315-5070. knickmusic.com. 8 pm.

Chans Annual Holiday Extravaganza: Hosts; Jimmy “2 Suits” Capone & The All Star Chan Clan Band, Special Guests: Toni Lynn Washington, Willie J, Laws, feat./Eddie Scheer, drums, Johnny “Blue Horn” Moricone, Johnny Juxo, keys, Bobby Holfelder. Trombone, Randy Bromwell, bass,  blues, R&B, rock, Chan’s Restaurant, 267 Main St., Woonsocket. 765-1900, chanseggrollsandjazz.com. 8 pm.  

Big Bad Voodoo Daddy: swing, Mohegan Sun, Wolf Den, 1 Mohegan Sun Blvd., Uncasville, Conn. (888) 226-7711, mohegansun.com 8 p.m. (also Friday)

SOLD OUT (see Friday) Christian Sands (piano) Trio, Side Door, 85 Lyme St. Old Lyme, CT, (860) 434-2600, thesidedoorjazz.com. doors 7:30 pm, show 8:30 pm.

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

Joe Potenza, bass, Katie Kleyla, vocals, The Dorrance, 60 Dorrance st., Providence, 9:30 pm – 12:30 am

Brass Attack: rhythm and blues, rock, Last Resort, 325 Farnum Pike, Smithfield. 349-3500, thelastresortri.com.

Steve Smith and The Nakeds, The Narragansett Café, 25 Narraganstt Ave, Jamestown, 423-2150, narragansettcafe.com, 9:30 pm -1 am.

SUNDAY, DECEMBER 23

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

Atwater-Donnelly Duo: folk, Edgewood Congregational Church, 1788 Broad St., Cranston. 461-1344. 10 a.m.

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

Santa’s Workshop: Tish Adams, Joe Potenza, bass, Nick Sanfilipo, piano, Eric Hastings, drums, also, Occasional String Band, Make crafts and ornaments with our elves, enjoy food, music, and hot drinks, Pump House Music Works, 1464 Kingstown Rd., Wakefield. 824-9971, pumphousemusicworks.com. drinks and food available, Jonnycake Center Food Drive donations welcome, 1 – 5 pm

Mike Dutra: tribute to Frank Sinatra, Twin River Casino, Lighthouse Bar, 100 Twin River Rd., Lincoln. 723-3200, twinriver.com. 2 p.m.

Mac Chrupcalla Jazz Series: Marcel Gauvin, vocals, Chris Taylor, piano, Alan Bernstein, bass, Mike Coffey, drums, jazz, standards, Johnny’s at Atlantic Resort/Cambria Hotel, 240 Aquidneck Ave., Middletown. 847-2570. https://www.facebook.com/MacChrupcalaTrio/, 3-7 p.m.

Neal and The Vipers w/Dave Howard, The Narragansett Café, 25 Narraganstt Ave, Jamestown, 423-2150, narragansettcafe.com, 4 – 7 pm

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.

Jingle Bell Jazz: John Monllos (guitar) Jazz Candy w/Art Manchester, sax, flute, jazz, seasonal, Jo’s Bistro, 24 Memorial Boulevard West, Newport, 401) 847-5506, 5 – 8:30pm

Sidewinders, blues, Steak Loft, 27 Coogan Blvd, Bldg 24, Mystic, CT, (860) 536-2661, steakloftct.com, 6-9 pm

MONDAY, DECEMBER 24

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, Steak Loft, 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.

OTHER EVENTS:

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

COMING UP:

SUNDAY, DECEMBER 30

Mac Chrupcalla Jazz Series: Andrea Capozzoli, vocals, Greg Wardson, piano, Alan Bernstein, bass, Mike Coffey, drums, jazz, standards, Johnny’s at Atlantic Resort/Cambria Hotel, 240 Aquidneck Ave., Middletown. 847-2570 for reservations (recommended,)  facebook.com/MacChrupcalaTrio/, 3-7 p.m.