Yes, even with the heat there is ... Live jazz in and around Rochester, July 19th through 25th

Jazz 1-way imageYes, it's been very hot (we here at the home of JazzRochester were very aware of it with our HVAC going out during the last heat wave that hit the XRIJF).  But this week we found out there will be a new name sponsor for the Rochester International Jazz Festival.  We all knew it was coming with Xerox leaving the Rochester area for the most part, didn't we?  Who's the new sponsor? Local media group CGI Communications will be taking on the sponsorship starting next year, for the festival running from June 21-29.  I guess we go back to calling it the RIJF? Welcome... we at JazzRochester look forward to working with you in promoting this great festival of music that brings thousands downtown for 9 days in June. 

As always, let me know if any gigs below are no longer happening, if I got something wrong wrong, or if you have heard of something that's not in these listings that I can add.  To do that just click on the Contact Us link above this post. 

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Webster, NY, where jazz is worth hearing ... The Webster Jazz Festival, July 20-21

image from pg1.b5z.netEvery year there is a jazz festival, chock full of ROC area artists, in the Village of Webster. This year is no different, it'e their 11th.  It's usually a family-friendly, laid-back event. On Friday night, the action is in restaurants and pubs in the Village.  On Saturday, the festival and music moves to the street.  Check out Webster's jazz festival site for more information on the the Pubs (and their menus) and where to park, etc.

Friday July 20th, Jazz in the Pubs

  • Carlton Wilcox @ Sweet Wood BBQ, 6:15 pm
  • El Rojo Jazz @ The Coach Sports Bar, 6:30 pm
  • Higher Ground with Vince Ercolamento and Joe Chiappone @ Barry's Old School Pub, 7:00 pm
  • Marco Amadio @ The Brimont Bistro, 7:00 pm
  • Paradigm Shift @ Plotty's Bar, 7:30 pm
  • Amanda Ashley @ Pub 235, 8:00 pm
  • Jimmie Highsmith Jr. @ Coach Sports Bar, 9:15pm

Saturday July 21st Jazz on the Street (All on the West Main Street Main Stage)

  • The Klick, 6:00 to 7:15 pm
  • The Bill Tiberio Band, 7:30 to 8:45 pm
  • Prime Time Funk, 9:15 to 11:00 pm
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Exodus to Jazz brings a double whammy of jazz to Anthology, July 19th

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Exodus To Jazz is bringing internationally-known contemporary jazz guitarist Marc Antoine this Thursday, July 19th to Anthology. Following his popular 2017 CD with David Benoit (So Nice!), Antoine’s quartet will be playing a selection of Latin and contemporary jazz. Antoine has produced a number of studio albums, as well as working with a variety of contemporary jazz and other artists, including Sting, Basia, Selena, rappers like Guru's Jazzmatazz project and Queen Latifah, and the acid jazz hipsters the Solsonics and DJ Greyboy.  He gets around...

Opening for Antoine will be local soul  Paradigm Shift, joined by tenor sax great JD Allen. Tickets are available here, which includes a floor plan of Anthology so you can score the good seats...  Doors open at 6:00 pm with Paradigm Shift and JD Allen hitting the stage at 7 and Marc Antoine's Quartet taking it at 7:50.  

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Here come the summer and festivals ... Live jazz in and around ROC, July 12th through 18th

Find Live Jazz Here imageYes, it's festival season here in Rochester.  First up after XRIJF, the Corn Hill Arts Festival, and yes there will be some jazz there.  I've pulled what's on offer out below.  Of course, there's lots of other good music at the festival, so check out the complete schedule here.

As always, let me know if any gigs below are no longer happening, if I got something wrong wrong, or if you have heard of something that's not in these listings that I can add.  To do that just click on the Contact Us link above this post. 

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