Jazz Listing 12/31/2018 TO 1/7/2019

RHODE ISLAND JAZZ LISTINGS 12/31/2018 TO 1/7/2019

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 31 (NEW YEARS EVE – check with venue)

Leland Baker with the Alexus Lee Band: jazz, CAV Restaurant, 14 Imperial Place, Providence. 751-9164. 6 p.m.-midnight.

New Year’s Eve Party: Jaded, 50s & 60s, The Coventry Elks, 42 Nooseneck Rd., West Greenwich, 397-3700, recommend call early for reservations. Doors 6:30pm, dinner 7:15, music to 12:15am.

Steve Burke Duo: jazz, Tumblesalts Cafe, 1 Morgan Ave., North Providence. 349-0557. 7 p.m.-midnight.

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

Sound of Newport Dance Band feat./Nancy Paolino, Atlantic Resort/Windham Hotel, 240 Aquidneck Ave., Middletown. 847-2570 for reservations (recommended,)  facebook.com/MacChrupcalaTrio/, 8 p.m.

New Years Eve: Neal & The Vipers., R&B, dance, Courthouse Center for the Arts, 3481 Kingstown Rd. (Rt.138) Kingstown, 782-1018, courthosearts.org. Dinner 7:30, show 8:45 – 1am.

Roger Ceresi’s All Starz: New Years Eve, jump blues, R&B, rock, Knickerbocker Music Center, 35 Railroad Ave., Westerly. 315-5070. knickmusic.org. doors 7:30 pm, show 8:30 pm

Midnight Masquerade at the G, New Providence Big Band feat/Katie Kleyla, vocals, swing standards, dance, Ballroom @ The Providence G, 100 Dorrance St. Providence,  reservations (recommended) include dinner, a drink, 585-8005 https://www.newyearseveprovidence.com/midnight-masquered/tickets, 8pm-2am

Vini Ames Duo: swing, pop, rhythm and blues, oldies, Ritrovo Pub and Grille, 1050 Main St., East Greenwich. 398-7600. 8 p.m.-12:30 a.m.

Groovy New Year: The 60’s, tribute band, Sandywoods Farm House, 43 Muse Way, Tiverton,  https://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/3602408, BYO food & drink, 8:30pm – ?am

Dick Lupino, bass, vocals,  Mary Andrews, vocals, Steve Heck, piano, Jeff Fountain, drums, pop, rock, standards, Grace Vanderbilt Hotel,  41 Mary St., Newport, 846-6200, gracehotels.com/vanderbilt/contact-us/9pm – 1am

New Years Eve: Fat City Band, Chan’s Restaurant, 267 Main St., Woonsocket. 765-1900, chanseggrollsandjazz.com. Admission includes dinner buffet, hats, noise makers, Champagne toast, 9 pm.  

Superchief Trio: swing, blues, AS220, 115 Empire St., Providence. revueyearseve.brownpapertickets.com. 9 p.m.

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

Manny Morales (trumpet) Quartet, New Years Eve, Norey’s Bar and Grille, 156 Broadway, Newport. 847-4971, noreys.com. doors open 4 pm for beverage and food service, music  9 pm – 12:30 am

New Years Eve Dance Party: Hosted by Robin & Jonny Hathaway w/guests from 5 flavor Discount , Whole Lotta Heart, and more, The Narragansett Café, 25 Narraganstt Ave, Jamestown, 423-2150, narragansettcafe.com, 9 pm – 12:30 am

TUESDAY, JANUARY 1 (NEW YEAR’S DAY DAY)

Jazz Brunch: John Monllos (guitar) Trio, Castle Hill. 590 Ocean Ave, Newport,  849-3800, castlehillinn.com. 11:30 am – 3 pm.

New Year’s Day Bash, Nasty Habits, rock, dance, The Narragansett Café, 25 Narragansett Ave, Jamestown, 423-2150, narragansettcafe.com, from 12 noon on.

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

Down City Band: pop, Camille’s, 71 Bradford St., Providence. 751-4812. 9:30 p.m.-midnight.

WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 2

Reminisce: oldies, Mohegan Sun, Wolf Den, 1 Mohegan Sun Blvd., Uncasville, Conn. (888) 226-7711, mohegansun.com. Noon.

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.

Dick Lupino, bass, vocals, w/Kirk Feather, sax, John Baboian, guitar, jazz, standards, Sardella’s Restaurant, 30 Memorial Blvd., Newport. 849-6312. 7-9:30 p.m.

Let’s Dance Wednesday: Johnny and the East Coast Rockers, swingin’ R&B,, Knickerbocker Music Center, 35 Railroad Ave., Westerly. 315-5070. knickmusic.com. doors 6:30 pm, dance lessons 7 pm, music 7:30 – 10 pm.

Willie J Laws, guitar, vocals, 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

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

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

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

THURSDAY, JANUARY 3

An Evening of Music w/Mini’s Gang & The Narrow River Band for the  Jonnycake Center of  Peace Dale, to support their Food Bank & member programs, Pump House Music Works, 1464 Kingstown Rd., Wakefield. pumphousemusicworks.com. drinks and food available,  doors 6:30pm , music, 7 pm – 9 pm

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

Live Jazz Night: Alan Bernstein (bass) Group, 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.

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

FRIDAY, JANUARY 4

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

Two Cat Tango, feat./Rick McKinney and Dave Sienko, “introspective rock-oriented sound,” Pump House Music Works, 1464 Kingstown Rd., Wakefield. pumphousemusicworks.com. drinks and food available,  Doors 7 pm, music 7:30 pm – 11 pm

Papa Chubby, NYC blues, Chan’s Restaurant, 267 Main St., Woonsocket. 765-1900, chanseggrollsandjazz.com. 8 pm.  

Ed Cherry (guitar) Trio, w/Kyle Koehler, organ, Jason Tieman, drums, 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

Eight to the Bar, swing, boogie woogie, R&B, Motown, soul, Knickerbocker Music Center, 35 Railroad Ave., Westerly. 315-5070. knickmusic.com. Doors 7 pm, Show 8 pm

Albert Lee (guitar) Band, country rock, Narrows Center for the Arts, 16 Anawan St., Fall River. (508) 324-1926, narrowscenter.org. Doors 7pm, show, 8 pm

Sound of Newport Dance Band feat./Nancy Paolino, Camille’s, 71 Bradford St, Providence, 751-4812, camillesonthehill.com/ 9 pm – 12 am

Brass Attack, 9 piece band w/4 horns, a rhythm section, 5 vocalists, dance, blues, R&B, soul, rock, On Park, 661 Park Ave, Cranston, 781-8888, pubonparkri.com/events/, 9 pm

The Mistics. The Narragansett Café, 25 Narragansett 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, JANUARY 5

Becky Chase (guitar, vocals) Band w/Brian Minisce, guitar, Mark Minisce, bass, Eric Hastings, drums, rock & blues, covers & originals, Pump House Music Works, 1464 Kingstown Rd., Wakefield. pumphousemusicworks.com. drinks and food available, doors 7 pm show 7:30 pm

Jaded: oldies, swing, Smithfield Elks, 326 Farnum Pike. 213-9820. 7:30-11 p.m.

Songs in the Attic, a Billy Joel experience, Stadium Theatre, 28 Monument Square, Main Street, Woonsocket. 762-4545, stadiumtheatre.com. 8 p.m.

Julie Rhodes, singer songwriter, The Meadows Brothers, guitar, vocals, roots, The Wolff Sisters, folk, rock, Knickerbocker Music Center, 35 Railroad Ave., Westerly. 315-5070. Kickmusic.org. Doors 7pm, show 8pm

Heidi Nirk (vocals) Band, blues, Chan’s Restaurant, 267 Main St., Woonsocket. 765-1900, chanseggrollsandjazz.com. 8 pm.  

(SOLD OUT) The Funky White Honkies, Narrows Center for the Arts, 16 Anawan St., Fall River. (508) 324-1926, narrowscenter.org. Doors 7pm, show, 8 pm

Caroline Davis (sax) Quartet, w/Marquis Hill, trumpetenor sax, Julian Shore, piano, Chris Tordini, bass, Jay Sawyer, drums, jazz, Side Door, 85 Lyme St. Old Lyme, CT, (860) 434-2600, thesidedoorjazz.com. doors 7:30 pm, show 8:30 pm.

Cartune Heroes, The Narragansett Café, 25 Narragansett Ave, Jamestown, 423-2150, narragansettcafe.com, 9:30 pm -1 am.

SUNDAY, JANUARY 6

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.

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

Steven Palumbo, as Dean Martin, standards, Twin River Casino, Lighthouse Bar, 100 Twin River Rd., Lincoln. 723-3200, twinriver.com. 2 pm.

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

Sunday Jazz w/Sonic Surfers: Dan Moretti, sax, flute, Steve DeConti, guitar, vocals, Marty Richards, drums, Lou Bocciarelli, bass, jazz, Pump House Music Works, 1464 Kingstown Rd., Wakefield.  Doors 3:30 pm, Show 4 pm

Diane Blue (vocals, harmonica) Band,  The Narragansett Café, 25 Narragansett 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.

MONDAY, JANUARY 7

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

The John Allmark Jazz Orchestra: The Met, Hope Artiste Village, 1005 Main St., Pawtucket. 729-1005, themetri.com. 9 p.m. All ages.

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

 

COMING UP:

FRIDAY, JANUARY 11

Brian James (sax) Quartet, contemporary jazz, Chan’s Restaurant, 267 Main St., Woonsocket. 765-1900, chanseggrollsandjazz.com. 8 pm.  

Daveydread Birthday Bash: SoulShot w/Hope Road and Dub Squad, reggae, Knickerbocker Music Center, 35 Railroad Ave., Westerly. 315-5070. Kickmusic.org. Doors 7pm, show 8:30pm

SATURDAY, JANUARY 12

Kim Trusty (vocals, guitar) Band, blues, originals, Chan’s Restaurant, 267 Main St., Woonsocket. 765-1900, chanseggrollsandjazz.com. 8 pm.  

THURSDAY, JANUARY 17

Bill Frisell (guitar) Trio, feat/Tony Scherr, bass, Kenny Wollesen, drums, jazz, Narrows Center for the Arts, 16 Anawan St., Fall River. (508) 324-1926, narrowscenter.org. Doors 7pm, show, 8 pm

SATURDAY, JANUARY 19

Blue Clue Quintet w/Manuel Morales, trumpet, Collin Larkin, sax, James Himmelman, piano, Evan Magno, bass, Nick Motroni, drums, jazz, standards,  Shaidzon Brewery,  141 Fairgrounds Rd. West Kingston, shaidzonbeer.com, 3 – 5 pm.