Jazz Listings 12/24/2018 to 12/31/2018

RHODE ISLAND JAZZ LISTINGS 12/24/2018 TO 12/31/2018

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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URI events or artists in blue

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, 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.

TUESDAY, DECEMBER 25 (CHRISTMAS DAY)

WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 26

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.

Oldies Night:  Dick Lupino, bass, vocals, Mary Andrew, piano, vocals, Pat Cardeiro. guitar, vocals, Jeff Fountain, drums, rock, pop, Sardella’s Restaurant, 30 Memorial Blvd., Newport. 849-6312. 7-9:30 p.m.

Let’s Dance Wednesday: Dan Lord snd The Big Shots, swing, jump blues, 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.

Ryan Hartt, 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.

Prestige Worldwide: acoustic, Twin River Casino, Shipyard Pub, 100 Twin River Rd., Lincoln. 723-3200, twinriver.com. 9 p.m.

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, DECEMBER 27

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

The Duke Robillard (guitar, vocals) Band, “Blues Night Special,” The Baha Brothers Sandbar Grill, 64 Weir St., Taunton, MA, bahasandbargrill.com, 7:30 – 10:30 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.

Marc Douglas Berardo, The Tap Room, Knickerbocker Music Center, 35 Railroad Ave., Westerly. 315-5070. knickmusic.com. 8 pm.

FRIDAY, DECEMBER 28

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

Jabbawaukee, progressive rock, jam, dance, funk,  also Gove Axiom, trio, funk, groove, dance,  Pump House Music Works, 1464 Kingstown Rd., Wakefield. pumphousemusicworks.com. drinks and food available,  Doors 7 pm, music 7:30 pm – 11 pm

Marshall Charloff, Purple Experience, Prince Tribute, Stadium Theatre, 28 Monument Square, Main Street, Woonsocket. 762-4545, stadiumtheatre.com. 8 p.m.

Home for the Holidays Show: Beardogz, contemporary folk/pop,  Chan’s Restaurant, 267 Main St., Woonsocket. 765-1900, chanseggrollsandjazz.com. 8 pm.  

Emmet Cohen (piano) Trio, with Special Guest, Houston Person, tenor sax, Joey Ranieri, bass, Evan Sherman, drums, jazz, Side Door, 85 Lyme St. Old Lyme, CT, (860) 434-2600, thesidedoorjazz.com. doors 7:30 pm, show 8:30 pm. (also Saturday)

Steve Burke, sax, vocals, smooth jazz, dance, Riviera Restaurant, 580 North Broadway, East Providence, 431-4131, 8:30 – 12 pm

Steve Smith and The Nakeds Christmas Show – 45 Years of Rockin’ Rhythmn & Blues,, Knickerbocker Music Center, 35 Railroad Ave., Westerly. 315-5070. knickmusic.com. Doors 7:30 pm, Show 8:30 pm

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

Bar Fly. 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.

SATURDAY, DECEMBER 29

Pump House Music Works, Open Mic & Potluck, 1464 Kingstown Rd., Wakefield. pumphousemusicworks.com. drinks available, bring food to share,  sign up begins 5:30 pm 30 slots (3 songs or 12 mins.) ending at 11 pm

Joe Potenza (bass) Trio, w/Vinny Pagano, drums, Paul Bouley, keys, jazz, blues, Nico Bella’s Family Restaurant, 10 Dorrance St., Providence, 8-11pm

Sal the Voice Valentinetti w/Black Tie Brass, America’s Got Talent finalist, standards,, Stadium Theatre, 28 Monument Square, Main Street, Woonsocket. 762-4545, stadiumtheatre.com. 8 p.m.

Wild Sun feat./Glen Kendzia,  Album Preview Show for  “Closed Door Talks,” alternative rock, Knickerbocker Music Center, 35 Railroad Ave., Westerly. 315-5070. Kickmusic.org. Doors 8pm, show 9pm

Neal Vitullo and The Vipers, rockin’ blues, Chan’s Restaurant, 267 Main St., Woonsocket. 765-1900, chanseggrollsandjazz.com. 8 pm.  

Ward Hayden & The Outliers, (formerly Girls Guns and Glory), raw blues, true country, early rock and roll, Narrows Center for the Arts, 16 Anawan St., Fall River. (508) 324-1926, narrowscenter.org. Doors 7pm, show, 8 pm

Emmet Cohen (piano) Trio, with Special Guest, Houston Person, tenor sax, Joey Ranieri, bass, Evan Sherman, drums, jazz, Side Door, 85 Lyme St. Old Lyme, CT, (860) 434-2600, thesidedoorjazz.com. doors 7:30 pm, show 8:30 pm. (also Friday)

Steve Burke Duo, sax, vocals,  smooth jazz, dance, Hill & Harbor Cigar Lounge, 564 Main Street, East Grenwich, 885-o111, 9 pm – 1 am.

Steve Anthony & The Persuasion, feat./Gabrielle Silva, vocals, rock, pop, dance, Lighthouse Bar, 100 Twin River Rd, Lincoln, RI, steveanthonyri.com, seating 7pm, music 9pm.

The Smokin’ Toads, The Narragansett Café, 25 Narraganstt Ave, Jamestown, 423-2150, narragansettcafe.com, 9:30 pm -1 am.

SUNDAY, DECEMBER 30

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

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.

Evening Sky w/Joe Potenza, bass, Gino Rosati, guitar, Chris Brooks, pedal steel guitar, Eric Hastings, drums, jazz, blues, country roots,  Nick-A-Nees, 75 South St., Providence. 861-7290. 4-7pm

The Neal McCarthy Problem, 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.

Sister Sparrow & The Dirty Birds feat./Arleigh Kincheloe, vocals, soul, blues,  National Reserve opens, Narrows Center for the Arts, 16 Anawan St., Fall River. (508) 324-1926, narrowscenter.org. Doors 7pm, show, 8 pm

Mallett Brothers Band, alt country, Americana, w/Say Darling, alternative roots, bluegrass, Knickerbocker Music Center, 35 Railroad Ave., Westerly. 315-5070. knickmusic.org. doors 7:30 pm, show 8:30 pm

MONDAY, DECEMBER 31 (New Year’s Eve)

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

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

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

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

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.  

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

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