globetrotters

Mike Centioli

3/31  Harlem Globetrotters

Why: In the mood for some basketball, minus the March Madness drama? Head to the Dunkin’ Donuts Center to see your favorite basketball team, the Harlem Globetrotters, face the newly revamped Washington Generals team — and the players won’t be dunking doughnuts! See a dazzling display of basketball wizardry (jumps, tricks, you name it) with a dash of comedy for an event that will be a slam dunk for the whole family.
Where: Dunkin’ Donuts Center, 1 LaSalle Sq., Providence.
More info: Call 331-0700 or visit dunkindonutscenter.com.

Feb
18
Sun
Parlour Jazz Jam – Night Dreamers @ The Parlour
Feb 18 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Parlour Jazz Jam - Night Dreamers @ The Parlour | Providence | Rhode Island | United States

For fans and musicians of all ages, the Parlour Jazz Jam occurs on the third Sunday of each month with a rotating house band, cool jammers, and a very appreciative audience.

The February house band will be The Night Dreamers with Martin Dalmasi (saxes, flutes, percussion), Leland Baker (tenor sax), Erik Neldner (electric bass), Zahili Gonzalez Zamora (piano, keyboards), and Ivanna Cuesta Gonzalez (drums, percussion), playing the music of Wayne Shorter, as seen through an Afro-Electric lens.

Arrive early to ensure seating!

$5 cash donation at door for house band.

Dance Music Jam Sessions @ Goff Hall
Feb 18 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Dance  Music Jam Sessions @ Goff Hall | Rehoboth | Massachusetts | United States

The dance music jam sessions continue in Rehoboth every Sunday night from 7-9 p.m. All are welcome!

Once a month throughout the year, the session is a Community Dance, at which we teach everything that needs teaching, depending on the experience of the dancers. The Community Dances go from 7 to 9 p.m. and are preceded by a potluck at 6 p.m.

All Jammers dances are held on Sunday nights from 7 to 9 with a potluck at 6 p.m.

For information or to check about cancellations, call Bob Elliott at 774-644-1369 or email him at bobolinkelliott@yahoo.com.

The Sunday Night Jammers are a group of (mostly) instrumental (mostly) musicians, who play (mostly) Celtic-inspired dance music. Our music is (mostly) for couple dances, such as waltzes, hambos, polkas, and schottisches.

Now, to clear up those “mostly”s:
1) Sometimes we sing…or at least some of us sing.
2) Some of us are very serious musicians, some are duffers, many are in between. We are VERY polite about each other’s errors.
3) We started with English, Scottish, Irish, Canadian, and New England dance music, but we have gotten more international as the months go by.
4) After Scandinavian and German couple dances, a few Israeli line dances appeared, followed by some Greek and Balkan dances with “interesting” time signatures.

In brief, all of us have learned a lot, and we welcome others to come play, teach, learn, and, in general, have fun!

Seamus Egan Project @ Blackstone River Theatre
Feb 18 @ 7:00 pm

In 2017, Seamus Egan, founding member of the seminal band Solas, will be touring for the first time ever as The Seamus Egan Project, bringing along friends and musical guests, and introducing fans to both the entirety of his immense and influential catalog of music, as well as new music he’s never recorded or performed live. For this show we will have vocalist/accordion player Moira Smiley (from VOCO) and Kyle Senna on guitar. Beginning with tunes from his groundbreaking album, “When Juniper Sleeps,” which was the impetus for the formation of Solas, through the 20 year recording career of this iconic band, along with new tunes, Egan will continue to explore the further reaches of the Irish tradition, and beyond. It’s hard to think of an artist in traditional Irish music more influential than Seamus Egan. From his beginnings as a teen prodigy, to his founding of Irish-American powerhouse band Solas, to his current work as one of the leading composers and interpreters of the tradition, Egan has inspired multiple generations of musicians and helped define the sound of Irish music today. As a multi-instrumentalist, he’s put his mark on the sound of the Irish flute, tenor banjo, guitar, mandolin, tin whistle, and low whistle. As a composer, he was behind the soundtrack for the award-winning film The Brothers McMullen, cowrote Sarah McLachlan’s breakout hit, “Weep Not for the Memories,” and has scored numerous documentaries and indie films since. As a bandleader, Solas has been the pre-eminent Irish-American band of their generation for the past 20 years, continuously renewing Irish music with fresh ideas. As a performer, few others can make so many instruments or such wickedly complex ornaments seem so effortless. Music comes as naturally to Seamus Egan as breath, but his mastery of the tradition is only one facet of his plans to move the music forward. NOTE: There are no Boston dates on this tour.

 

Feb
21
Wed
Bluegrass Throedown at Nick-a-Nee’s @ Nick-A-Nees
Feb 21 @ 8:30 pm – 11:30 pm
Bluegrass Throedown at Nick-a-Nee's @ Nick-A-Nees | Providence | Rhode Island | United States

Bluegrass Throedown features a different local or touring bluegrass band every Wednesday night at Nick-a-Nee’s in Providence. There’s never a cover, but there’s always a good time.

bluegrassthroedown.com

Free

Feb
22
Thu
FirstWorks Artistic Icon Series Presents: American Rhapsody: The Gershwin Songbook @ Veterans Memorial Auditorium
Feb 22 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm
FirstWorks Artistic Icon Series Presents: American Rhapsody: The Gershwin Songbook @ Veterans Memorial Auditorium | Providence | Rhode Island | United States

Revel in a glorious evening of iconic American music by one of the most indelible composers of the twentieth century, George Gershwin.

Nearly a century after the songs were composed, Gershwin’s music remains as fresh and irresistible as it did during the Jazz Age. His poetic melodies and eclectic oeuvre of everything including Broadway, Hollywood, opera and classic American standards have left a legacy that audiences love to hear again and again.

Led by vocalist Michael Andrew, hailed as “the next Harry Connick Jr.” by The New York Post, the seventeen-piece Gershwin Big Band brings beloved Gershwin standards like “I Got Rhythm,” “Someone to Watch O’er Me” and many more to life in this inspirational new program produced and created by members of the Gershwin family.

Feb
23
Fri
Live music featuring Mark Gorman @ Chair 5 Rooftop
Feb 23 @ 6:30 pm – 9:30 pm
Live music featuring Mark Gorman @ Chair 5 Rooftop | Narragansett | Rhode Island | United States

Unwind and listen to the music and stylings of Mark Gorman on the in/outdoor rooftop at Chair 5 (Located at The Break Hotel). Sip artisan cocktails, New England craft beers and boutique wines while you enjoy views of the ocean and our locally sourced menu!

A Jazz-Inspired Musical Journey with the Lois Vaughan Quartet @ Linden Place Mansion
Feb 23 @ 7:00 pm
A Jazz-Inspired Musical Journey with the Lois Vaughan Quartet @ Linden Place Mansion | Bristol | Rhode Island | United States

Let the Lois Vaughan Jazz Quartet take you on a musical journey with an evening of songs that helped to shape the Great American Jazz Tradition. Ranging from ragtime to swing to bepop to Latin, music will fill the Linden Place parlors on Friday, February 23, 2018 at 7:30pm. In addition to the quartet playing and improvising great songs from the Twenties through modern times, each musician will showcase the range and versatility of their instrument with a brief description and musical example.

Jazz pianist Lois Vaughan has been performing in Southern New England for many years at restaurants and clubs as well as teaching jazz piano at St. George’s School. Vaughan will be joined by Bristol native, Art Manchester, on alto and tenor sax, flute, and clarinet, by string bassist, Bryan Rizzuto and accomplished drummer, Ryan Tremblay.

Tickets are $20 for general admission, $15 for Linden Place members and free for Colt Circle members. Reserve your ticket today as space is limited!

Darwin at Sea @ St Martin's Church
Feb 23 @ 7:30 pm
Darwin at Sea @ St Martin's Church | Providence | Rhode Island | United States

Darwin at Sea
In this compelling program, eloquent letters, journal entries and excerpts from Darwin’s seminal publications humanize one of the most probing and influential minds in modern history. Framed by the poetry of Blake, Wordsworth, and Coleridge, as well as the ground-breaking string quartets of Mendelssohn and Beethoven, together with Chris Turner’s virtuosic harmonica improvisations, Darwin’s uncanny sense of observation and vision of natural science are entwined with his strong sense of family, faith and understanding of the human condition, in a complex era.
Performers are: Chris Turner, harmonica reader; Katherine Winterstein, Andrew Eng, violins; Consuelo Sherba, viola and Emmanuel Feldman, cello.

Feb
24
Sat
Live music featuring Gracelyn Rennick @ Chair 5 Rooftop
Feb 24 @ 6:30 pm – 9:30 pm
Live music featuring Gracelyn Rennick @ Chair 5 Rooftop | Narragansett | Rhode Island | United States

Unwind and listen to the music and stylings of Gracelyn Rennick on the in/outdoor rooftop at Chair 5 (Located at The Break Hotel). Sip artisan cocktails, New England craft beers and boutique wines while you enjoy views of the ocean and our locally sourced menu!

Feb
25
Sun
Dance Music Jam Sessions @ Goff Hall
Feb 25 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Dance  Music Jam Sessions @ Goff Hall | Rehoboth | Massachusetts | United States

The dance music jam sessions continue in Rehoboth every Sunday night from 7-9 p.m. All are welcome!

Once a month throughout the year, the session is a Community Dance, at which we teach everything that needs teaching, depending on the experience of the dancers. The Community Dances go from 7 to 9 p.m. and are preceded by a potluck at 6 p.m.

All Jammers dances are held on Sunday nights from 7 to 9 with a potluck at 6 p.m.

For information or to check about cancellations, call Bob Elliott at 774-644-1369 or email him at bobolinkelliott@yahoo.com.

The Sunday Night Jammers are a group of (mostly) instrumental (mostly) musicians, who play (mostly) Celtic-inspired dance music. Our music is (mostly) for couple dances, such as waltzes, hambos, polkas, and schottisches.

Now, to clear up those “mostly”s:
1) Sometimes we sing…or at least some of us sing.
2) Some of us are very serious musicians, some are duffers, many are in between. We are VERY polite about each other’s errors.
3) We started with English, Scottish, Irish, Canadian, and New England dance music, but we have gotten more international as the months go by.
4) After Scandinavian and German couple dances, a few Israeli line dances appeared, followed by some Greek and Balkan dances with “interesting” time signatures.

In brief, all of us have learned a lot, and we welcome others to come play, teach, learn, and, in general, have fun!