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It's not Wednesday, but here's the listings . . . .

OK, I wasn't keeping up with the blogging this past week, but Kansas just sucked the jazz right outta me (really it was all the work I was doing while out there helping my parents get their house ready for the winter).  Came home to Springtime in Rochester. . . . at least until tomorrow, that is.  Well, here's your listings for jazz in the Roch area over the next seven days, courtesy of the City Paper.  A day late, but not a dollah short.

Thursday, November 30

  • Alex Collins The Grill at Strathallan, 550 East Ave, 461-5010, 5:30-7:30 p.m., free
  • Danny "Knuckles" Sullivan Tournedo's, The Inn On Broadway, 26 Broadway, 269-3888, 9 p.m., free
  • Deborah L Branch Flat Iron Café, 561 State St, 454-4830, 8-11 p.m., free
  • Fred Costello Fedele's Brookhouse Restaurant, 3590 W Ridge Rd, 723-9988, 6-9 p.m., free
  • Mike Cottone & Chris Ziemba Beale Street, 689 South Ave, 271-4650, 7 p.m., free
  • Trio Schema Boulder Coffee, 100 Alexander St, 454-7140, 8 p.m., free
  • Friday, December 1
  • Bill Dobbins/Mike Kaupa The Grill at Strathallan, 550 East Ave, 461-5010, 9:30 p.m., free
  • Bob Sneider/Paul Hofmann Jazz happy hour The Grill at Strathallan, 550 East Ave, 461-5010, 5:30-7:30 p.m., free
  • Gap Mangione New Blues Band Horizons @ The Lodge at Woodcliff, 199 Woodcliff Dr, 248-4825, 7:30 p.m., free
  • Roger Eckers Quartet w/ Kimberly Wescott River's Edge Restaurant, 31 Paul Rd, 235-3630, 6:30-9:30 p.m., free
  • Sasha Clark House, 600 Whalen Rd, 385-3700, 7-11 p.m., free
  • Saturday, December 2

  • Bob Sneider Duo The Grill at Strathallan, 550 East Ave, 461-5010, 8:30 p.m., free
  • Chris Ziemba The Grill at Strathallan, 550 East Ave, 461-5010, 5-8:30 p.m., free
  • Danny "Knuckles" Sullivan Tournedo's, The Inn On Broadway, 26 Broadway, 269-3888, 9 p.m., free
  • Fred Costello Fedele's Brookhouse Restaurant, 3590 W Ridge Rd, 723-9988, 6-9 p.m., free
  • Gap Mangione New Blues Band Horizons @ The Lodge at Woodcliff, 199 Woodcliff Dr, 248-4825, 7:30 p.m., free
  • Honky Tonk Henry Comix Café, 3450 Winton Place, 424-LAFF, 9:30 p.m., free
  • NeoCollage Java's, 16 Gibbs St, 232-4820, 9 p.m., free
  • Sonny Miles & Smiles Organ Trio Café Underground Railroad, 480 W Main St, 235-3550, 9 p.m., free
  • Sunday, December 3

  • Bill Slater Horizons @ The Lodge at Woodcliff, 199 Woodcliff Dr, 248-4825, 2:30 p.m., free
  • Monday, December 4

  • No jazz Mondays returns
  • Tuesday, December 5

  • Jon Seiger & The All Stars Barnes & Noble, 1070 Ridge Rd, Webster, 872-9735, 6 p.m., free
  • Penfield Rotary Big Band Dick Stacy conducting, Penfield Community Center Gym, Baird Rd, 340-8655, $1
  • Wednesday, December 6

  • Eastman New Jazz Ensemble, Kilbourn Hall, Eastman School of Music, 26 Gibbs St, 274-1100, 8 p.m.
  • Jazz Jam Open Mic Daily Perks Coffee House, 389 Gregory St, 271-2340, 9-11 p.m., free
  • This post was originally published on JazzRochester. © Gregory V. Bell. All rights reserved.

    Forget them not...Latin jazz at the Flat Iron

    Antonio Cruz, Jr. has dropped me a line because City Newspaper forgot to post an upcoming gig. The "Tony Cruz Latin Jazz Quartet" will be getting your feet on the floor at the Flat Iron Cafe this Saturday, November 25th at 9pm. Tony let me know about this gig awhile ago, but I was waiting until closer to the date (and to see if there was coverage in City Newspaper). 

    This post was originally published on JazzRochester. © Gregory V. Bell. All rights reserved.

    Made in Kansas . . . your jazz listings

    Although I'll be missing a lot of these as I sit here with my parents in the middle of SE Kansas (no there is not a lot of jazz to hear here), here are jazz listings for the next 7 days, courtesy of the City Paper:

    Thursday, November 23

  • Alex Collins The Grill at Strathallan, 550 East Ave, 461-5010, 5:30-7:30 p.m., free
  • Bill Slater Horizons @ The Lodge at Woodcliff, 199 Woodcliff Dr, 248-4825, 5:30 p.m., free
  • Danny "Knuckles" Sullivan Tournedo's, The Inn On Broadway, 26 Broadway, 269-3888, 9 p.m., free
  • Deborah L Branch Flat Iron Café, 561 State St, 454-4830, 8-11 p.m., free
  • Fred Costello Fedele'sBrookhouse Restaurant, 3590 W Ridge Rd, 723-9988, 6-9 p.m., free
  • Mike Cottone & Chris Ziemba Beale Street, 689 South Ave, 271-4650, 7 p.m., free
  • Standard Jazz Quartet Starry Nites Café, 696 University Ave, 271-2630, 8 p.m., free
  • Friday, November 24

  • The Amanda Stone Band Little Theatre Café, East Ave, 8:30-10:30 p.m., free
  • Bill Dobbins/Mike Kaupa The Grill at Strathallan, 550 East Ave, 461-5010, 9:30 p.m., free
  • Bob Sneider/Paul Hofmann Jazz happy hour The Grill at Strathallan, 550 East Ave, 461-5010, 5:30-7:30 p.m., free
  • Chet Catallo and The Cats Merchants Grill, 881 Merchants Rd, 482-2010, 9 p.m., free
  • Gap Mangione New Blues Band Horizons @ The Lodge at Woodcliff, 199 Woodcliff Dr, 248-4825, 7:30 p.m., free
  • Jazz Dawgs Starry Nites Café, 696 University Ave, 271-2630, 8 p.m., free
  • Kind Of Blue Immanuel Baptist Church, 815 Park Ave, 425-8166, 7-9 p.m., $5-$10
  • Paul Diloria Fairport Village Coffee & Wine Bar, 120 Fairport Village Landing, 377-5880, 8-10:30 p.m., free
  • Roger Eckers Quartet w/Kimberly Wescott River's Edge Restaurant, 31 Paul Rd, 235-3630, 6:30-9:30 p.m., free
  • Respect Sextet Java's, 16 Gibbs St, 232-4820, 9 p.m., free (Highlight)
  • Sasha Clark House, 600 Whalen Rd, 385-3700, 7-11 p.m., free
  • Saturday, November 25

  • Bob Sneider Duo The Grill at Strathallan, 550 East Ave, 461-5010, 8:30 p.m., free
  • Chris Ziemba The Grill at Strathallan, 550 East Ave, 461-5010, 5-8:30 p.m., free
  • Daniel Bennett Group Earthtones Coffee House, 1217 Bay Rd, Webster, 671-3060, 9 p.m., free
  • Danny "Knuckles" Sullivan Tournedo's, The Inn On Broadway, 26 Broadway, 269-3888, 9 p.m., free
  • Fred Costello Fedele's Brookhouse Restaurant, 3590 W Ridge Rd, 723-9988, 6-9 p.m., free
  • Gap Mangione New Blues Band Horizons @ The Lodge at Woodcliff, 199 Woodcliff Dr, 248-4825, 7:30 p.m., free
  • Honky Tonk Henry Comix Café, 3450 Winton Place, 424-LAFF, 9:30 p.m., free
  • Sonny Miles & Smiles Organ Trio Café Underground Railroad, 480 W Main St, 235-3550, 9 p.m., free
  • Steve Gadd, Jon Seiger & The All-Stars, Mambo Kings Barnes & Noble, Pittsford Plaza, 3349 Monroe Ave, 586-6020, 5:30 p.m., free
  • Sunday, November 26

  • Bill Slater Horizons, The Lodge at Woodcliff, 199 Woodcliff Dr, 248-4825, 11:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m., free
  • Maggie Mullen Quartet Little Theatre Café, 240 East Ave, 461-3891, 7:30 p.m., free
  • Sean Jefferson Quartet Flat Iron Café, 561 State St, 454-4830, 5 p.m., $5
  • Monday, November 27

  • Jim Bowers Little Theatre Café, 240 East Ave, 258-0412, 7:30-9:30 p.m., free
  • Tuesday, November 28

  • No jazz? Say it ain’t so!
  • Wednesday, November 29

  • Eastman Jazz Lab Kilbourn Hall, Eastman School of Music, 26 Gibbs St, 274-1100, 8 p.m.
  • Jazz Jam Daily Perks Coffee House, 389 Gregory St, 271-2340, 8:30-11 p.m., free
  • The Margaret Explosion Little Theatre Café, 240 East Ave, 258-0412, 8 p.m., free
  • This post was originally published on JazzRochester. © Gregory V. Bell. All rights reserved.

    Looking for jazz in NY's capital city . . . .?

    Based on the site albanyjazz.com, our state's capital and its nearby environs in and around the Adirondacks have an active jazz scene. Although I ran across this site awhile ago, it gained new significance while traveling recently through Albany, Saratoga Springs, and the Adirondacks.  The site is chock full of gig and CD reviews, photos, listings and other features.  With the 30,000+ hits it claims, they clearly are tapping  into the jazz community surrounding the Capital District.  I hope to have a chance to visit Albany sometime and catch some music there.  I'll use the albanyjazz.com site as a resource when I do.

    This post was originally published on JazzRochester. © Gregory V. Bell. All rights reserved.

    Paradigm Shift says "auf wiedersehen" again?

    I'm not sure whether it was a misprint in the post from Mel Henderson in Jazz 90.1's JazzList or my aging eyes, but contrary to my previous post, it appears that Paradigm Shift's gig at the Flat Iron with the Casa Larga wine is THIS Sunday (perhaps they just like to celebrate and it was last Sunday as well). So head down to the Flat Iron Cafe tomorrow, November 19 from 5-8 p.m. to "relax, and enjoy some foot tapping live jazz while tasting some great wine." I think this is still meant to bid the guys farewell as they depart for a short tour of Germany at the end of the month and to try the wines from Casa Larga Vineyards. The Flat Iron Cafe is located at 561 State St., Corner of Lake, Lyell, Smith, and State St.  Unfortunately, I missed the 12th (and perhaps may have shown up to another band....it has happened before) and will be out of town for this one.

    This post was originally published on JazzRochester. © Gregory V. Bell. All rights reserved.

    They're selling like hotcakes...

    So, it seems by the comment submitted on a previous post my other buddy Seth at Cup 'O Books beat me to buying a Pass for the 2007 Rochester International Jazz Festival, but not by much:

    • Time: 12:39 pm.
    • Order #: 1637.

    They're selling fast if that number represents the number actually sold. 

    This post was originally published on JazzRochester. © Gregory V. Bell. All rights reserved.

    Your jazz for the next 7 days . . . .

    I wish I was going to be around for the next seven days as there seems to be a lot of opportunities to hear some good jazz in town.  Here are the listings, courtesy of City Paper:

    Thursday, November 16

  • Alex Collins The Grill at Strathallan, 550 East Ave, 461-5010, 5:30-7:30 p.m., free
  • Danny "Knuckles" Sullivan Tournedo's, The Inn On Broadway, 26 Broadway, 269-3888, 9 p.m., free
  • Deborah L Branch Flat Iron Café, 561 State St, 454-4830, 8-11 p.m., free
  • Fred Costello Fedele'sBrookhouse Restaurant, 3590 W Ridge Rd, 723-9988, 6-9 p.m., free
  • Jazz Jam session w/Russell Fielder Quintet Merchants Grill, 881 Merchants Rd, 482-2010, 8 p.m., free
  • Johnny O'Neal Trio Venu, 151 St Paul St, 7 & 9 p.m., $17-$20 (Highlight)
  • Mike Cottone & Chris Ziemba Beale Street, 689 South Ave, 271-4650, 7 p.m., free
  • Standard Jazz Quartet Starry Nites Café, 696 University Ave, 271-2630, 8 p.m., free
  • Vocal Jazz Ensemble Wilmot Recital Hall, NazarethCollege, 389-2170, 8 p.m., free
  • Friday, November 17

  • The Amanda Stone Band Little Theatre Café, East Ave, 8:30-10:30 p.m., free
  • Bill Dobbins/Mike Kaupa The Grill at Strathallan, 550 East Ave, 461-5010, 9:30 p.m., free
  • Bob Sneider/Paul Hofmann Jazz happy hour The Grill at Strathallan, 550 East Ave, 461-5010, 5:30-7:30 p.m., free
  • Chet Catallo & The Cats Merchants Grill, 881 Merchants Rd, 482-2010, 9 p.m., free
  • Freddie Colon & The Latin Jazz Quartet ClarissaRoom, 293 Clarissa St, 325-5350, 9 p.m., free
  • Gap Mangione New Blues Band Horizons @ The Lodge at Woodcliff, 199 Woodcliff Dr, 248-4825, 7:30 p.m., free
  • Jazz Dawgs Starry Nites Café, 696 University Ave, 271-2630, 8 p.m., free
  • Kind Of Blue Immanuel Baptist Church , 815 Park Avenue, 7-9 p.m., $5-$10, 425-8166
  • The Margaret Explosion CD release Flat Iron Café, 561 State St, 454-4830, 9 p.m., $5
  • Roger Eckers Quartet w/Kimberly Wescott River's Edge Restaurant, 31 Paul Rd, 235-3630, 6:30-9:30 p.m., free
  • Sasha Clark House, 600 Whalen Rd, 385-3700, 7-11 p.m., free
  • Saturday, November 18

  • Bill Tiberio Milestones, 170 East Ave, 325-6490, 7 p.m., $5
  • Bob Sneider Duo The Grill at Strathallan, 550 East Ave, 461-5010, 8:30 p.m., free
  • Chris Ziemba The Grill at Strathallan, 550 East Ave, 461-5010, 5-8:30 p.m., free
  • Danny "Knuckles" Sullivan Tournedo's, The Inn On Broadway, 26 Broadway, 269-3888, 9 p.m., free
  • Fred Costello Fedele's Brookhouse Restaurant, 3590 W Ridge Rd, 723-9988, 6-9 p.m., free
  • Gap Mangione New Blues Band Horizons @ The Lodge at Woodcliff, 199 Woodcliff Dr, 248-4825, 7:30 p.m., free
  • Honky Tonk Henry Comix Café, 3450 Winton Place, 424-LAFF, 9:30 p.m., free
  • Sonny Miles & Smiles Organ Trio Café Underground Railroad, 480 W Main St, 235-3550, 9 p.m., free
  • Sunday, November 19

  • Bill Slater Horizons, The Lodge at Woodcliff, 199 Woodcliff Dr, 248-4825, 11:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m., free
  • Maggie Mullen Quartet Little Theatre Café, 240 East Ave, 461-3891, 7:30 p.m., free
  • Paradigm Shift Flat Iron Café, 561 State St, 454-4830, 5 p.m., $5
  • Monday, November 20

  • Jim Bowers Little Theatre Café, 240 East Ave, 258-0412, 7:30-9:30 p.m., free
  • Tuesday, November 21

  • Art Delgudico & Friends Café Underground Railroad, 480 W Main St, 235-3550, 9 p.m., free
  • Wednesday, November 22

  • Bill Welch Band Clarissa Room, 293 Clarissa St, 325-5350, 8 p.m., free
  • Jazz Jam Daily Perks Coffee House, 389 Gregory St, 271-2340, 8:30-11 p.m., free
  • The Margaret Explosion Little Theatre Café, 240 East Ave, 258-0412, 8 p.m., free
  • This post was originally published on JazzRochester. © Gregory V. Bell. All rights reserved.

    RIJF dates announced. . . Club Passes on sale on Nov. 17th

    Rijf_logo_2 Ok, so I missed posting about it as I was seeing some music last night. . . . so sue me.  A couple of days ago the folks over at the Rochester International Jazz Festival announced the dates that RIJF 2007 will run and when the Club Passes go on sale.  I was just too tired after Dave Grisman to hop on the laptop and post about it.  Day job kept me from it until now.

    Once again presented by Heluva Good Quality Foods, the 6th edition of the RIJF will commence Friday, June 8th and run through Saturday, June 16th, so save the dates.  Club Passes, which sold out last year well before the start of the Festival, will go on sale Friday, November 17th.  There will be two additional venues so that Pass holders won't be turned away as some were last year. The artist lineup will be announced in April.  Check the RIJF's site here for more details on getting the Pass.  After last year, if you really want to experience the Festival, buy the Pass. 

    Ever vigilant, my friend Ken over at Fretful Porpentine posted about it in a timely manner.  I agree with Ken's thoughts on the value of the Club Pass.  My break even is easily met as I'm pretty hardcore—I have tended to see just short of 20 artists during the past couple of RIJFs.  The freedom of the Pass allows us hardcore types more opportunities to find those gems that keep us coming back for more, but it also lets those of you who are new to the RIJF discover things that you may never have heard and will forever enjoy.  Not a bad ROI for $99 (or $119, but I doubt there will be many left by the time they get to that price anyway). 

    This post was originally published on JazzRochester. © Gregory V. Bell. All rights reserved.

    Short notice....Matana Roberts at Village Gate

    I meant to post about a recent notice from the Bop Shop, but the weekend got away from me, so this is VERY short notice.  The Bop Shop is presenting a solo performance by saxophonist/clarinetist Mantana Roberts is playing tonight in the Village Gate atrium this evening . Mantana Roberts comes out of my former home-town Chicago's AACM (Association for Advancement of Creative Musicians) school. I'll let the write up sent out from the Bop Shop continue the description of Roberts:

    Her alto playing is strong, fiery, lyrical and passionate. She has emerged as one of the most distinctive young voices to come out of the AACM in recent years. She'€™s released two excellent recordings with the trio Sticks And Stones (with bassist Josh Abrams and drummer Chad Taylor) and has had a recent limited edition recording (The Calling) by her quartet issued by U-Tech Records. She's also a member of the visionary NYC-based arkestra Burnt Sugar Roberts is a player with scope and vision and seems a willing collaborator with many different musicians. She'€™s shared the stage and recorded with a host of unique and powerful players: saxophone masters Fred Anderson, Steve Lacy, Peter Brotzmann, guitar genius/loony Eugene Chadbourne, original Sun Ra drummer Robert Barry, Canadian avant-rock ensemble Godspeed You, Black Emperor and many others. She feels strongly that her music should not only reflect the many colors and moods of universal human emotions, but that it should also testify, critique, document and respond to the many socio-economic, historical, and cultural inequalities that exist not only in this country but all over the world. She also seeks to expose in her music the mystical roots and spiritual traditions of African American creative expression while at the same time reflecting on the struggles and challenges one must battle in order to be a creative woman of color in the 21st century.

    The show begins at 8pm and there is a suggested donation of $8.  Please get out and support the Bop Shop's efforts.  Tom Kohn and his crew present some great music in that space and at Milestones, including some great jazz.

    This post was originally published on JazzRochester. © Gregory V. Bell. All rights reserved.

    Auf wiedersehen Paradigm Shift . . . Sunday at Flat Iron Cafe

    Jazz 90.1's JazzList has a post from guitarist Mel Henderson inviting folks to come down to the Flat Iron Cafe tomorrow, November 12 from 5-8 p.m. to "relax, and enjoy some foot tapping live jazz while tasting some great wine." Bid local cats Paradigm Shift farewell as they depart for a short tour of Germany later this month, and try the wines from Casa Larga Vineyards. The Flat Iron Cafe is located at 561 State St., Corner of Lake, Lyell, Smith, and State St.

    I may just take them up on it as I love listening to these guys play together (Ok, I also have been known to tip a glass of wine from time to time).

    This post was originally published on JazzRochester. © Gregory V. Bell. All rights reserved.

    A new calendar for Jazz@Rochester. . . .

    I previously lamented Trumba's unfortunate (at least for me) decision to start extracting filthy lucre from what was a free calendar.  I'm still milking it for what it's worth, but as I noted elsewhere, I have created a Google Calendar to take its place.  I have created it on a separate page to get a "bigger picture."  Right now it doesn't have the breadth of functionality (nor the ability to embed my banner image), but I'm sure the functionality will increase as Google develops it out of beta.  Please use the comments to let me know what you think.

    This post was originally published on JazzRochester. © Gregory V. Bell. All rights reserved.

    The Joe Locke / Geoffrey Keezer Group Live in Tokyo

    Local son and vibist Joe Locke with pianist Geoffrey Keeze has a video of a live performance of Gershwin's Summertime during the 2005 Tokyo Jazz Festival.  The Joe Locke/Geoffrey Keezer Group will be appearing again here in Rochester December 7th at Water Street, after some great sets at the Montage during the 2006 Rochester International Jazz Festival. Check out the video on Joe's site here.   

    This post was originally published on JazzRochester. © Gregory V. Bell. All rights reserved.

    Try the Paella (Trio that is) . . .

    Just a quick note to let you know that The Paella Trio will be playing at the Flat Iron Cafe on Friday, November 10th starting at 9 pm.  And something else . . . .

    A note to artists: I received an email through the blog asking that I add this listing to yesterday's City Paper post of listings.  Although I encourage artists to send notice of gigs around town that are not getting media or other attention, there are a couple of ground rules generally: (1) they should be sent with enough lead time for me to get them in a day or two ahead of the gig at least, and (2) I can't add them to existing posts (this has to do with repeating posts for those who have a feeds from the site).  This request ran afoul of both.  But it's a new band in this area (new to me, at least) and I want to encourage.

    This post was originally published on JazzRochester. © Gregory V. Bell. All rights reserved.

    So you wanna hear some jazz next week . . . ?

    A little late (Best of Rochester time only leaves a City Paper webmaster with so much time to update the music listings), here are the jazz sounds for the next week, courtesy of the City Paper:

    Thursday, November 9

  • Alex Collins The Grill at Strathallan, 550 East Ave, 461-5010, 5:30-7:30 p.m., free
  • Danny "Knuckles" Sullivan Tournedo's, The Inn On Broadway, 26 Broadway, 269-3888, 9 p.m., free
  • Deborah L Branch Flat Iron Café, 561 State St, 454-4830, 8-11 p.m., free
  • Fred Costello Fedele's Brookhouse Restaurant, 3590 W Ridge Rd, 723-9988, 6-9 p.m., free
  • Lew Tabackin Horizons @ The Lodge at Woodcliff, 199 Woodcliff Dr, 248-4825, 7:30 p.m., free
  • Mike Cottone & Mike Ziemba Beale Street, 689 South Ave, 271-4650, 7 p.m., free
  • Trio East Little Theatre Café, 240 East Ave, 258-0412, 8 p.m., free
  • Friday, November 10

  • Bill Dobbins/Mike Kaupa The Grill at Strathallan, 550 East Ave, 461-5010, 9:30 p.m., free
  • Bob Sneider/Paul Hofmann Jazz happy hour The Grill at Strathallan, 550 East Ave, 461-5010, 5:30-7:30 p.m., free
  • Rochester's Big Band ClarissaRoom, 293 Clarissa St, 325-5350, 9 p.m., free
  • Roger Eckers Quartet w/Kimberly Wescott River's Edge Restaurant, 31 Paul Rd, 235-3630, 6:30-9:30 p.m., free
  • Sasha Clark House, 600 Whalen Rd, 385-3700, 7-11 p.m., free
  • Squeaky Chair Jazz Band Starry Nites Café, 696 University Ave, 271-2630, 8 p.m., free
  • Saturday, November 11

  • Bill Dobbins Trio Little Theatre Café, 240 East Ave, 258-0412, 8 p.m., free
  • Bob Sneider Duo The Grill at Strathallan, 550 East Ave, 461-5010, 8:30 p.m., free
  • Chris Ziemba The Grill at Strathallan, 550 East Ave, 461-5010, 5-8:30 p.m., free
  • Danny "Knuckles" Sullivan Tournedo's, The Inn On Broadway, 26 Broadway, 269-3888, 9 p.m., free
  • Fred Costello Fedele's Brookhouse Restaurant, 3590 W Ridge Rd, 723-9988, 6-9 p.m., free
  • Gap Mangione New Blues Band Horizons @ The Lodge at Woodcliff, 199 Woodcliff Dr, 248-4825, 7:30 p.m., free
  • Honky Tonk Henry Comix Café, 3450 Winton Place, 424-LAFF, 9:30 p.m., free
  • Sonny Miles & Smiles Organ Trio Café Underground Railroad, 480 W Main St, 235-3550, 9 p.m., free
  • Sunday, November 12

  • Bill Slater Horizons, The Lodge at Woodcliff, 199 Woodcliff Dr, 248-4825, 11:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m., free
  • Dick Stacey & Rhythm Aces Big Band, Bob Ames Band, Jon Seiger & The All-Stars w/AHUM Gospel Choir, Bob Linton The Party House, 677 Beahan Rd, 381-5543, 2-6 p.m., $7
  • Maggie Mullen Quartet Little Theatre Café, 240 East Ave, 461-3891, 7:30 p.m., free
  • Paradigm Shift Flat Iron Café, 561 State St, 454-4830, 5 p.m., $5
  • Monday, November 13

  • Matana Roberts Bop Shop Atrium, 274 N Goodman St, 271-3354, 8 p.m., $8 suggested donation
  • The White Hots Little Theatre Café, 240 East Ave, 258-0412, 8 p.m., free
  • Tuesday, November 14

  • Art Delgudico & Friends Café Underground Railroad, 480 W Main St, 235-3550, 9 p.m., free
  • David Grisman Quintet Water Street Music Hall, 204 N Water St, 546-3887, 7 p.m., $30-$35
  • Toshiko Akiyoshi Horizon's Lodge at Woodcliff, 199 Woodcliff Drive, Fairport, 248-4825, 7:30 p.m., free (Highlight from City Paper)
  • Wednesday, November 15

  • Alfred St John's Trinidad & Tobago Steel Band Strong--National Museum of Play, 1 Manhattan Square, 263-2700, 7:30 p.m., $13-$16
  • Jazz Jam Daily Perks Coffee House, 389 Gregory St, 271-2340, 8:30-11 p.m., free
  • The Margaret Explosion Little Theatre Café, 240 East Ave, 258-0412, 8 p.m., free
  • Toshiko Akiyoshi Horizon's Lodge at Woodcliff, 199 Woodcliff Drive, Fairport, 248-4825, 7:30 p.m., free
  • This post was originally published on JazzRochester. © Gregory V. Bell. All rights reserved.

    Village Gate, not Village Vanguard . . .

    On Sunday 10am-4pm, the Village Gate at 274 North Goodman St. will be full of dealers from all over the Western New York and other areas selling new and used compact discs, record albums (yes, they used to record music on these 12" vinyl discs that had these funny grooves in them), tapes and other music related collectibles.  It's a lot of fun to walk around and see the wares. While you're there, don't forget to stop in at the Bop Shop and buy the hell out of Tom Kohn's eclectic collection of jazz, blues, R&B, rock, and just about anything else that comes to mind.  Support your local independent record store! Where else can you buy an LP of Engelbert Humperdink's Greatest Hits LP and also get the new CD from e.s.t.?

    This post was originally published on JazzRochester. © Gregory V. Bell. All rights reserved.

    Some hot jazz to warm you up . . .

    With winter cold approaching, there is still some hot jazz around town in the next seven days.  Here are the listings, courtesy of the City Paper:

    Thursday, November 2

  • Alex Collins The Grill at Strathallan, 550 East Ave, 461-5010, 5:30-7:30 p.m., free
  • Danny "Knuckles" Sullivan Tournedo's, The Inn On Broadway, 26 Broadway, 269-3888, 9 p.m., free
  • Deborah L Branch Flat Iron Café, 561 State St, 454-4830, 8-11 p.m., free
  • Fred Costello Fedele's Brookhouse Restaurant, 3590 W Ridge Rd, 723-9988, 6-9 p.m., free
  • Mike Cottone & Chris Ziemba Beale Street, 689 South Ave, 271-4650, 7 p.m., free
  • Russell Fielder Quintet jam session Merchants Grill, 881 Merchants Rd, 482-2010, 8 p.m., free
  • Tony Giannovola Beale Street Café II, 1930 Empire Blvd, 216-1070, 6-10 p.m., free
  • Trio East Little Theatre Café, 240 East Ave, 258-0412, 8 p.m., free
  • Friday, November 3

  • Bill Dobbins/Mike Kaupa The Grill at Strathallan, 550 East Ave, 461-5010, 9:30 p.m., free
  • Bob Sneider/Paul Hofmann Jazz happy hour The Grill at Strathallan, 550 East Ave, 461-5010, 5:30-7:30 p.m., free
  • Gap Mangione New Blues Band Horizons @ The Lodge at Woodcliff, 199 Woodcliff Dr, 248-4825, 7:30 p.m., free
  • Roger Eckers Quartet w/Kimberly Wescott River's Edge Restaurant, 31 Paul Rd, 235-3630, 6:30-9:30 p.m., free
  • Sasha Clark House, 600 Whalen Rd, 385-3700, 7-11 p.m., free
  • Saturday, November 4

  • Bill Dobbins Trio Little Theatre Café, 240 East Ave, 258-0412, 8 p.m., free
  • Bob Sneider Duo The Grill at Strathallan, 550 East Ave, 461-5010, 8:30 p.m., free
  • Chris Ziemba The Grill at Strathallan, 550 East Ave, 461-5010, 5-8:30 p.m., free
  • Danny "Knuckles" Sullivan Tournedo's, The Inn On Broadway, 26 Broadway, 269-3888, 9 p.m., free
  • Fred Costello Fedele's Brookhouse Restaurant, 3590 W Ridge Rd, 723-9988, 6-9 p.m., free
  • Honky Tonk Henry Comix Café, 3450 Winton Place, 424-LAFF, 9:30 p.m., free
  • Rich Holland's Sextet Horizons @ The Lodge at Woodcliff, 199 Woodcliff Dr, 248-4825, 7:30 p.m., free
  • Sonny Miles and Smiles Organ Trio Café Underground Railroad, 480 W Main St, 235-3550, 9 p.m., free
  • Surround Sound w/Collegiate A Cappella Group Webb Auditorium, RIT, 1 Lomb Memorial Dr, 475-2411, 8 p.m., call for tix
  • Sunday, November 5

  • Bill Slater Horizons @ The Lodge at Woodcliff, 199 Woodcliff Dr, 248-4825, 11:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m., free
  • Maggie Mullen Quartet Little Theatre Café, 240 East Ave, 258-0412, 7:30 p.m., free
  • Sean Jefferson Quartet Flat Iron Café, 561 State St, 454-4830, 9 p.m., $5
  • Monday, November 6

  • Chien-Kwan Lin Saxophone, Kilbourn Hall, 26 Gibbs St, 274-1100, 8 p.m., $10 (free w/UR ID)
  • Roberts Jazz Ensemble The Great American Songbook; Roberts Wesleyan College, 2301 Westside Dr, 888-222-1048, 7:30 p.m., call for tix
  • The White Hots Little Theatre Café, 240 East Ave, 258-0412, 8 p.m., free
  • Tuesday, November 7

  • Penfield Rotary Big Band Dick Stacy conducting, Penfield Community Center Gym, Baird Rd, Penfield, 340-8655, 7:30 p.m., $1
  • Wednesday, November 8

  • Jazz Jam Daily Perks Coffee House, 389 Gregory St, 271-2340, 8:30-11 p.m., free
  • Lew Tabackin Horizons @ The Lodge at Woodcliff, 199 Woodcliff Dr, 248-4825, 7:30 p.m., free (also appearing Thursday)
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