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Got jazz? Rochester does... Your listings for the next seven days

While I take another jaunt to hunt for jazz in S.E. Kansas, you'll have some jazz in and around Rochester over the next seven days.

Thursday, April 30th

  • Jazz Dawgs @ Bistro 135, 7:00 pm
  • Matt Valerio @ The Grill at Strathallan, 7:00 pm
  • Tommy Gravino @ PaRe Bar and Grill, 7:00 pm
  • Manouche a Trois @ Little Theatre Cafe, 7:30 pm
  • Renier Eschbach @ Starry Nites Cafe, 7:30 pm
  • Dave Rivello Ensemble @ Village Rock Cafe, 9:00 pm

Friday, May 1st

  • Bobby Dibaudo Trio @ Bistro 135, 6:00 pm
  • Jazz on the Green @ Jack's Place (Durand Eastman Golf Club), 7:00 pm
  • FunkBox featuring Jimmie Highsmith, Jr. @ Pazzo's Cucina, 7:00 pm
  • Gap Mangione New Blues Band @ Woodcliff Hotel & Spa, 7:30 pm
  • Jazz and Blues Cabaret with Gian Carlo Cervone Quintet featuring Janet Beaman and the John Cole Blues Band (Music at Saint Anne Concert Series) @ St Anne's Church (1600 Mt Hope Ave, Rochester), 7:30 pm
  • Bill Dobbins Quartet @ The Grill at Strathallan, 8:30 pm
  • Jazz in the Atrium Series: The Respect Sextet CD Release Party, 8:00 pm
  • Deborah Magone @ Little Theatre Cafe, 8:30 pm

Saturday, May 2nd

  • Madeline Forster ith John Nyerges, Rich Thompson, and Dave Baron @ Bistro 135, 7:30 pm
  • Tom Monte Trio @ Woodcliff Hotel & Spa, 7:30 pm
  • The Westview Project @ Brio Wine Bar & Grill, 7:30 pm
  • Shared Genes @ Pane Vino, 8:00 pm
  • Dave Arenius Trio @ Little Theatre Cafe, 8:30 pm
  • Bob Sneider Quartet @ The Grill at Strathallan, 8:30 pm
  • Gabriel Condon Jazz Guitar Trio @ Jasmine's Asian Fusion, 8:30 pm
  • Jazz Boys @ Havana Moes (East Ave.), 9:30 pm

Sunday, May 3rd

  • Bill Slater @ The Lodge at Woodcliff, 11:30 am
  • Bill Tiberio Band @ Lovin' Cup, 7:00 pm

Monday, May 4th

  • The White Hots @ Little Theatre Cafe, 7:30 pm
  • Quinn Lawrence Trio Swing Dance @ Flat Iron Cafe, 9:00 pm

Tuesday, May 5th

  • Jim Nugent Trio @ Bistro 135, 6:00 pm
  • Joe Santora & Emily Kirchoff @ PaRe Bar and Grill, 7:00 pm

Wednesday, May 6th

  • Dave Mancini Trio @ Bistro 135, 6:30 pm
  • Brad Batz Trio @ Pane Vino, 7:00 pm
  • AMP @ Little Theatre Cafe, 7:30 pm
  • Allan Holdsworth, Chad Wackerman & Ernest Tibbs @ Bop Shop Event, German House Theatre, 8:00 pm
  • Jazz Jam Session with Mike Allen & Troup Street @ Clarissa's, 8:30 pm

We've compiled these listings from information obtained from the performing artists themselves and other sources. The aim is to give you a one stop place to find all your jazz in Rochester. Please forgive me for any discrepancies with reality and feel free to let me know what the problem is, and I'll get the corrections up on the site as soon as possible (click on the "Send an email to Jazz@Rochester" link). If you go out to hear a performance listed here, feel free to drop a comment to this post about how it went. I want to hear from you!

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

R.E.S.P.E.C.T. .... Get some Respect Sextet at Bop Shop Atrium on May 1st

Respect Sextet photoThe Respect Sextet is coming back to Rochester to the Bop Shop Atrium on Friday, May 1, at 8:00 pm, brought to you by Bop Arts, Inc.

Formed in 2001, The Respect Sextet is a well known ensemble in these parts, comprised of Josh Rutner (reeds, radio, toys), Eli Asher (trumpet, toys), James Hirschfeld (trombone, toys), Malcolm Kirby (bass), Red Wierenga (piano, keyboard, accordion) and Ted Poor (drums). They put together a wild melange of improvisational music in programs combining free improvisation, original compositions, free jazz classics, television commercial jingles, text pieces, jazz standards, game pieces and more into what Exclaim! Magazine once called "a whirling collage." Check out some of their music on the Respect Sextet MySpace page.

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

It's Friday, so let's do some exploring ... Take Five jazz links

TakeFiveFriday logoTwo weeks in a row! Now that's progress. I've looked through my jazz feeds and found five new links for you to check out. Without any further adoo...

  • Harvard Business School's take on Miles Davis's Kind of Blue. In a business case, HBS professor Robert D. Austin and Carl Størmer highlight the takeaways for thoughtful managers and executives from the story of the creation and innovation on this seminal album.
  • A live recording on NPR of Tom Harrell Quintet at the Village Vanguard.
  • Credit to local trumpeter Mike Kaupa for passing around this video of Ernestine Anderson singing Moanin'. As Mike wrote, "Ernestine is an angel, but the organ player plays for the other team."
  • If you are having trouble finding the chords for that song you're trying to learn, check out SeventhString's Fake Book Index.
  • I recently ran across Jazz Studies Online, which "aims to broaden thinking about jazz," selecting "a wide range of digital resources—journal articles, book chapters, magazines, teaching materials, talks, internet links, and performances—to represent the diversity and innovation in jazz studies.

So take five and explore. Let me know what you think in the comments ....There will be five more next week.

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

Rochester jazz, served up hot (or at least warmer....)

Here are your listings for jazz gigs in and around Rochester, NY, over the next seven days. Get out and hear some!

Thursday, April 23rd

  • Jazz Dawgs @ Bistro 135, 7:00 pm
  • Matt Valerio @ The Grill at Strathallan, 7:00 pm
  • Nazareth College Jazz Ensemble with Paul Smoker, Dir. @ Nazareth College-Wilmot Recital Hall, 7:30 pm
  • Manouche A Trois with Bobby Henrie @ Little Theatre Cafe, 7:30 pm
  • Soulive with The Shady Horns, Nigel Hall @ Water Street Music Hall, 8:00 pm
  • Jazz & Blues Jam with Russell Fielder Quintet @ Merchants Grill, 8:00 pm

Friday, April 24th

  • Ted Nicolosi w/Shared Genes @ Tailgaters Sports Bar & Grill, Fairport, 5:00 pm
  • Bobby DiBaudo Trio @ Bistro 135, 6:00 pm
  • Jazz on the Green @ Jack's Place at Durand Eastman Golf Course, 7:00 pm
  • Gap Mangione New Blues Band @ Woodcliff Hotel & Spa, 7:30 pm
  • "Person To Person" with Eric Person & Meta Four and special guest Houston Person, 8:00 pm (see post here for details).
  • Footnote @ Argyle Grill @ Eagle Vale Golf Club, 8:00 pm
  • Bill Dobbins Quartet @ The Grill at Strathallan, 8:30 pm
  • Madeline Forster @ Little Theatre Cafe 8:30 pm
  • Mark Cassara Band @ Bistro 135, 9:00 pm

Saturday, April 25th

  • The Bill Tiberio Band @ Batavia High School Auditorium, 260 State St., Batavia NY 14020, 7:00 pm
  • Gap Mangione New Blues Band @ Woodcliff Hotel & Spa, 7:30 pm
  • The Westview Project @ Brio Wine Bar & Grill, 7:30 pm
  • Tony Giannavola @ PaRe Bar and Grill, 8:00 pm
  • Tom Pesciotta Jazz Quartet @ Little Theatre Cafe, 8:30 pm
  • Steve Brown Quartet @ The Grill at Strathallan, 8:30 pm
  • NicK Finzer Jazz Group @ Jasmine's Asian Fusion (Webster), 8:30 pm
  • Hard Logic @ Bistro 135, 9:00 pm
  • East End Boys @ Havana Moes (East Ave.), 9:30 pm
  • Noel Leon @ Tapas 177 Lounge, 11:00 pm

Sunday, April 26th

  • Bill Slater @ The Lodge at Woodcliff, 11:30 am
  • Remembering Ralph: Rafael Ortiz Memorial Benefit Concert @ Water Street Music Hall, 1:00 to 10:00 pm
  • Footnote "Bailout Benefit for Grant" @ Parks & Recreation Building, 985 Ebner Rd. Webster, New York 14580 @ 2:00 pm
  • Stardust with Joel Kastner @ Lovin' Cup, 7:00 pm

Monday, April 27th

  • The White Hots @ Little Theatre Cafe, 7:30 pm

Tuesday, April 28th

  • Ezra & The Storm @ Bistro 135, 6:00 pm
  • Joe Santora & Emily Kirchoff @ PaRe Bar and Grill, 7:00 pm

Wednesday, April 29th

  • Paul Deloria @ Bistro 135, 6:30 pm
  • Rochester Metropolitan Jazz Orchestra @ Ontario Beach Park, 7:15 pm
  • Margaret Explosion @ Little Theatre Cafe, 7:30 pm
  • Rick Holland/Evan Dobbins Little Big Band @ Lovin Cup, 8:00 pm
  • Jazz Jam Session with Mike Allen & Troup Street @ Clarissa's, 8:30 pm
  • Todd East @ Irondequoit Ale House, 8:00 pm

We've compiled these listings from information obtained from the performing artists themselves and other sources. The aim is to give you a one stop place to find all your jazz in Rochester. Please forgive me for any discrepancies with reality and feel free to let me know what the problem is, and I'll get the corrections up on the site as soon as possible (click on the "Send an email to Jazz@Rochester" link). If you go out to hear a performance listed here, feel free to drop a comment to this post about how it went. I want to hear from you!

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

Make a "Person to Person" call on Exodus to Jazz

On Friday, April 24th at 8:00 pm, the Exodus to Jazz series returns with "Person to Person," with Eric Person & Meta Four with special guest Houston Person. Saxophonist Eric Person was at ETJ in September 2007, showcasing his creative writing and chops on the instrument. He will be joined by his father Houston Person, who is considered by many the natural heir to the "Boss Tenor" crown with a style in the tradition of Gene Ammons or Stanley Turrentine.

The sets will start at the Radisson Riverside Hotel at 8:00 pm and will include two 1-hour sets. Doors open at 7:00 pm. Reserved seats are $25.00, general admission $20.00.

Eric Person, saxophoneHouston Person image

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

The return of Take Five Friday

TakeFiveFriday logoClearly, I've been having trouble keeping up my end of the bargain, but I'd like to continue this series of posts as I'm always coming across jazz-related links that I'd like to share. Here are five more... so Take Five.

  • Baseball and nonsequitur king Yogi Berra knew all about jazz. I recently ran across him explaining jazz in an interview. Here's a taste:
    I can't, but I will. Ninety percent of all jazz is half improvisation. The other half is the part people play while others are playing something they never played with anyone who played that part. So if you play the wrong part, its right. If you play the right part, it might be right if you play it wrong enough. But if you play it too right, it's wrong.
    Read the rest on AllAboutJazz.com.
  • I don't know about you, but I spent a lot of time in my early youth (and later when my sister was growing up) watching this guy in a cardigan go to the "Land of Make Believe" and sing songs while talking to puppets. Holly Yarbrough's Mister Rogers Swings! has recast all your favorite songs from Mr. Rogers Neighborhood's as swinging, jazzy, uptempo covers. You can get a taste at Boing Boing where I got the tip (well in a podcast linked to from there).
  • Geoffrey Keezer, pianist and recent collaborator with Joe Locke (last time I saw him was here at Water Street in support of their great album The Joe Locke / Geoffrey Keezer Group - Live In Seattle) has really taken to blogging and other things social media. I've enjoyed reading his posts at Streaming News from Keezer's Brain. He's also on Twitter.
  • One of the great things about Wikipedia is it has such a wide diversity of information that when you hear something you can look it up. Recently I overheard some musicians talking about the "head" in music. I didn't know (I only play a musician on the Internet); now I do. Or do I? All you musicians who read this blog take a look and and let me know in the comments if the Wikipedia article is full of hooey. Better yet, sign in and edit the article yourself!
  • And we finish off with some scat ... by none other than swashbuckling spinach consumer, Popeye. It even has lyrics, so you can follow along!

So take five and explore. Let me know what you think in the comments ....There will be five more next week ... I swear!

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

Rochester's got the jazz over the next seven days ... Here are the listings

There's some jazz to hear every night over the next seven days. Get out there and hear some!

Thursday, April 16th

  • Matt Valerio @ The Grill at Strathallan, 7:00 pm
  • Jazz Dawgs @ Bistro 135, 7:00 pm
  • Manouche A Trois with Bobby Henrie @ Little Theatre Cafe, 7:30 pm
  • Dave Rivello Ensemble @ Village Rock Cafe, 9:00 pm

Friday, April 17th

  • Bobby Dibaudo Trio @ Bistro 135, 6:00 pm
  • John Nyerges Quartet at Friday Jazz @ Immanuel Baptist Church, 7:00 pm
  • Jazz on the Green with Jimmie Highsmith Jr. @ Jack's Place at Durand Eastman Golf Course, 7:00 pm
  • Erik Nielsen 5-Piece @ Cafe Aviv (321 East Ave, Rochester), 7:00 pm
  • Joe Kozlowski and Gabe Condon at Muddy Waters Cafe, 7:00 pm Added image
  • Gap Mangione New Blues Band @ Woodcliff Hotel & Spa, 7:30 pm
  • Artisan Jazz Quartet @ Starry Nites Cafe, 8:00 pm
  • Medeski Martin & Wood @ Smith Opera House (Geneva, NY), 8:00 pm
  • Eastman Jazz Ensemble and New Jazz Ensemble @ Kilbourn Hall, 8:00 pm
  • Shared Genes with Ted Nicolosi @ Wish Bar & Restaurant (Pittsford Colony Plaza, 3400 Monroe Ave.), 8:00 pm
  • John Vitale Quartet @ The Grill at Strathallan, 8:30 pm
  • Madeline Forster @ Little Theatre Cafe 8:30 pm
  • John Beck Quintet @ Tango Cafe, 8:30 pm
  • Mark Cassara Band @ Bistro 135, 9:00 pm

Saturday, April 18th

  • Madeline Forster @ Brio Bistro, 7:00 pm
  • Gap Mangione New Blues Band @ Woodcliff Hotel & Spa, 7:30 pm
  • Mike Lombardo Trio @ Boulder Coffee Co. (South Wedge), 8:00 pm
  • The Westview Project @ Pane Vino Restaurante, 8:00 pm
  • Roger Eckers Jazz Trio @ Don's Original Pub (Fairport), 8:00 pm
  • Joe Kozlowski Quartet at Leaf and Bean Coffee, 8:00 pm Added image
  • Tom Pesciotta Jazz Quartet @ Little Theatre Cafe, 8:30 pm
  • Mike Kaupa Quartet @ The Grill at Strathallan, 8:30 pm
  • Chris Teal Jazz Ensemble @ Jasmine's Asian Fusion (Webster), 8:30 pm
  • Jennifer Heieck Trio @ Bistro 135, 9:00 pm
  • Jazz Boys @ Havana Moes (East Ave.), 9:30 pm
  • Lucas Santana & Orchestra @ Tapas 177 Lounge, 11:00 pm

Sunday, April 19th

  • Bill Slater @ The Lodge at Woodcliff, 11:30 am
  • Footnote @ Lovin Cup, 7:00 pm

Monday, April 20th

  • Dave Thomas's Lock 52 Jazz Band (Flower City Jazz) @ Green Lantern Inn (Fairport), 6:30 pm
  • The White Hots @ Little Theatre Cafe, 7:30 pm
  • The Ab Baars Trio w/Ken Vandermark (Bop Arts Jazz in the Atrium Series) @ Bop Shop Atrium, Village Gate, 8:00 pm

Tuesday, April 21st

  • Russell Fielder Quartet @ Bistro 135, 6:00 pm
  • Joe Santora & Emily Kirchoff @ PaRe Bar and Grill, 7:00 pm

Wednesday, April 22nd

  • Dave Mancini Trio @ Bistro 135, 6:00 pm
  • Margaret Explosion @ Little Theatre Cafe, 7:30 pm
  • Todd East @ Irondequoit Ale House, 8:00 pm
  • Jazz Jam Session with Mike Allen & Troup Street @ Clarissa's, 8:30 pm

We've compiled these listings from information obtained from the performing artists themselves and other sources. The aim is to give you a one stop place to find all your jazz in Rochester. Please forgive me for any discrepancies with reality and feel free to let me know what the problem is, and I'll get the corrections up on the site as soon as possible (click on the "Send an email to Jazz@Rochester" link). If you go out to hear a performance listed here, feel free to drop a comment to this post about how it went. I want to hear from you!

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

Join Rochester's music community as they remember Rafael "Ralph" Ortiz

Rafael OrtizCome out to join more than seventy Rochester area musicians when they come together for a nine-hour benefit concert to honor their friend, Rochester bassist Rafael "Ralph" Ortiz, who passed away February 2, 2009, after a short battle with cancer.

The concert will take place at Water Street Music Hall (204 N. Water Street) on Sunday, April 26 from 1 to 10 p.m., and will feature 11 bands and many guest appearances on alternating main and club stages at Water Street Music Hall, including (subject to change):

  • Chet Catallo & the Cats, with special guests Eli Konikoff and Peter Chwazik
  • Prime Time Funk, with special guests Todd East, Jeff Cosco and Trevor Neumann
  • Steve Greene
  • Joe Brucato
  • Atlas
  • Don Maracle & Dave Hanlon
  • The Buddahood
  • Me & the Boyz
  • Po Boys Brass Band
  • The Legendary Dukes
  • Dan Schmitt & the Shadows
  • Mint Jam

"Incredibly, Ralph played with most of the musicians participating," says Prime Time Funk co-founder and best friend, Jim Richmond. "Some he taught, and the rest are fans who wanted to play with him but never got the chance."

Tickets are $20 and will be available this Friday, March 20 at: WSMH, Northfield Music, House of Guitars, Record Archive, The Bop Shop, Sound Source, Abilene Bar & Lounge, Murray Street Station (Newark, NY) and Irene's Coffee & Jazz House (Geneva). The event will also feature a silent auction of special items including one of Ralph's basses, guitars donated by Northfield Music and House of Guitars, and two club passes donated by the Rochester International Jazz Festival. The sale of food and concessions will also benefit the Rafael Ortiz Memorial Fund, which will help to pay medical and other family expenses as well as fund two music scholarships in Ralph's name: one for a graduating senior pursuing music studies from Ralph's alma mater, Newark High School, and the other for bass lessons at Northfield Music in Pittsford, where Ralph taught for 20 years.

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

Bop Arts brings the Ab Baars Trio with Ken Vandermark to Rochester

Bop Arts logoBop Arts, Inc. will be presenting the innovative music of Ab Baars Trio with Ken Vandermark on Monday, April 20th at 8pm. Saxophonist Ab Baars is a celebrated players on the Dutch jazz scene, member of the ICP Orchestra (familiar to denizens of the Bop Shop Atrium) and has worked with many in jazz improvised music on both sides of the pond. With his trio of bassist Wilbert de Joode and drummer Martin van Duynhoven, Baars has released numerous CDs, including the new Goofy June Bug (Wig) featuring a new collaboration with saxophonist Ken Vandermark, an intrepid explorer of improvised music, a fellow Chicagoan (fellow to me that is), and a recipient of a MacArthur “Genius” Award. You can read more at the Bop Shop's site.

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

Just flew in from Chicago and boy are my arms tired ... Your jazz listings for my new kind of town

Back from Chicago and, lo and behold, we have jazz here in Rochester, which these days is my kind of town. How was your first week of Jazz Appreciation Month? Here are the club, restaurant and other jazz gigs in and around our fair town over the next seven days.

Thursday, April 9th

  • Bobby Dibaudo Trio @ Bistro 135, 6:00 pm
  • Matt Valerio @ Grill at Strathallan, 7:00 pm
  • Jazz Dawgs @ Bistro 135, 7:00 pm
  • Manouche A Trois with Bobby Henrie @ Little Theatre Cafe, 7:30 pm
  • Mike Allen @ Starry Nites Cafe, 8:00 pm

Friday, April 10th

  • Janet Beaman Jazz Quartet @ Bistro 135, 7:00 pm
  • Madeline Forster CD Release Party @ Boulder Coffee Co at Brooks Landing, 7:00 pm
  • Kinloch Nelson @ Bodhi's Cafe & Lounge, 7:00 pm
  • Joe Kozlowski Quartet @ Spot Coffee, 7:00 pm
  • Gap Mangione New Blues Band @ Woodcliff Hotel & Spa, 7:30 pm
  • Shared Genes, Ted Nicolosi @ PaRe Bar and Grill, 8:00 pm
  • Kinetik-Flo @ Club Pazzo (Executive Building, Rochester), 8:00 pm
  • Kevin DeHond @ Little Theatre Cafe, 8:30 pm
  • Bill Dobbins Quartet @ The Grill at Strathallan, 8:30 pm
  • Herb Smith Quartet @ Jack's Place in Durand Eastman Golf Course, no time given

Saturday, April 11th

  • Stephane Wrembel @ Artisan Works, noon
  • Gap Mangione New Blues Band @ Woodcliff Hotel & Spa, 7:30 pm
  • Fred Vine & Brian Williams @ The Mez, 8:00 pm
  • Tony Giannavola @ PaRe Bar and Grill, 8:00 pm
  • Jazz Dawgs @ Starry Nites Cafe, 8:00 pm
  • Shared Genes with Ted Nicolosi @ Pane Vino, 8:00 pm
  • Tom Pesciotta Jazz Quartet @ Little Theatre Cafe, 8:30 pm
  • Bob Sneider Quartet @ The Grill at Strathallan, 8:30 pm
  • Jazz at Jazzy's @ Jasmine's Asian Fusion (Webster), 8:30 pm
  • Dubblestuff @ Lovin' Cup, 9:00 pm
  • Jazz Boys @ Havana Moes (East Ave.), 9:30 pm
  • Tony Padilla @ Tapas 177 Lounge, 11:00 pm

Sunday, April 12th

  • Bill Slater @ The Lodge at Woodcliff, 11:30 am
  • Mike Allen/Nick Weiser w/Bio-Rhythms @ Lovin' Cup, 7:00 pm

Monday, April 13th

  • The White Hots @ Little Theatre Cafe, 7:30 pm

Tuesday, April 14th

  • Todd East @ Bistro 135, 5:30 pm
  • Joe Santora & Emily Kirchoff @ PaRe Bar and Grill, 7:00 pm

Wednesday, April 15th

  • Paul Deloria @ Bistro 135, 6:30 pm
  • Margaret Explosion @ Little Theatre Cafe, 7:30 pm
  • The White Hots @ Strong National Museum of Play, 7:30 pm
  • Rich Perry Quartet (40th Annual MCC Jazz Festival) @ Monroe Community College Auditorium, 7:30 pm
  • Jazz Jam Session w/Mike Allen & Troup Street @ Clarissa's, 8:30 pm

We've compiled these listings from information obtained from the performing artists themselves and other sources. The aim is to give you a one stop place to find all your jazz in Rochester. Please forgive me for any discrepancies with reality and feel free to let me know what the problem is, and I'll get the corrections up on the site as soon as possible (click on the "Send an email to Jazz@Rochester" link). If you go out to hear a performance listed here, feel free to drop a comment to this post about how it went. I want to hear from you!

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

Just Us and Madeline Forster ... CD Release Party this Friday

Madeline Forster CD CoverYou may have had an opportunity to hear Madeline Forster sing as she has done a lot of singing around Rochester. Through her vocal chops and a lot of hard work (and the tireless promotion of her father and sometime band member Tim Forster), Madeline has built quite a following here and is getting gigs in some great rooms in Toronto where she is finishing school.

On Friday, April 10th, Forster is releasing her debut CD Just You, Just Me at the Boulder Coffee Company @ Brooks Landing, 955 Genesee Street in Rochester (across from the new Staybridge Inn). The CD, recorded at Red Rock Recording in Saylorsburg, Pennsylvania, and features arrangements by Dave Rivello, John Nyerges, and Chris Ziemba.

The party will start at 7:00 pm and go until midnight with live music all night long. Madeline will be performing with various guests including John Nyerges, Chris Ziemba, Dave Baron, Dave Arenius, Aaron Staebell, Kate Pittman, Bill Tiberio, Nick Finzer and others. The great Dave Rivello Ensemble will be performing in between Madeline's sets. This should be a great show all around. 

With this post, I'm going to start a new thing here, one of I hope many more to come. If you're a jazz artist or group from Rochester or with Rochester roots and are planning to have a CD release party in the area, send me an email through the site, provide the details and an image to use and I'll try to post it.

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

Matt Wilson Quartet ... Live shot

Live at the Green Mill in Chicago. Matt Wilson Quartet. You saw him recently with his Arts & Crafts group... Wilson's quartet has some monster musicians. Andrew D'Angelo on sax and bass clarinet, Jeff Lederer on sax and clainet,and Chris Lightcap on bass. Damn... (sorry for the poor quality on the photo...had to take it while heading to the loo).  

Matt Wilson Quartet ... Live shot

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

Live from the Windy City . . . your Rochester jazz listings

Sorry I've been a bit sparse in this blog for the past few days. Usual stuff (busy life, etc), but mostly due to preparing to hang out in Chicago with a bunch of lawyer techno-geeks (much like myself) at the American Bar Association's Tech Show. I'm there now. So here are the next 7 days of jazz in Rochester via Chicago.

Thursday, April 2nd

  • Jazz Dawgs @ Bistro 135, 7:00 pm
  • Manouche A Trois with Bobby Henrie @ Little Theatre Cafe, 7:30 pm
  • UR Jazz Ensemble (Paul Gaspar, guest artist) @ University of Rochester-Strong Auditorium, 8:00 pm

Friday, April 3rd

  • Shared Genes/Ted Nicolosi @ Tailgaters Sports Bar and Grill, 5:00 pm
  • Fairport High School Jazz Bands Annual Dinner/Dance @ Burgundy Basin Inn, 6:30 pm
  • Bobby Dibaudo Trio @ Bistro 135, 7:00 pm
  • Eclectet @ Bodhi's Cafe & Lounge, 7:00 pm
  • Gap Mangione New Blues Band @ Woodcliff Hotel & Spa, 7:30 pm
  • Joe Magnarelli Quartet @ The Grill at Strathallan, 8:30 pm
  • Madeline Forster @ Little Theatre Cafe 8:30 pm
  • A Few Bad Apples @ Jack's Place at Durand Eastman Park, no time given

Saturday, April 4th

  • Madeline Forster @ Bistro 135, 7:00 pm Added image
  • Gap Mangione New Blues Band @ Woodcliff Hotel & Spa, 7:30 pm
  • The Westview Project @ Pane Vino Ristorante, 7:30 pm
  • Joe Kozlowski Quartet @ Leaf & Bean Coffee (Gates-Chili), 8:00 pm Added image
  • Tom Pesciotta Jazz Quartet @ Little Theatre Cafe, 8:30 pm
  • Joe Magnarelli Quartet @ The Grill at Strathallan, 8:30 pm
  • East End Boys @ Havana Moes (East Ave.), 9:30 pm

Sunday, April 5th

  • Bill Slater @ The Lodge at Woodcliff, 11:30 am
  • New Energy Jazz Orchestra (featuring RIT faculty Carl Atkins and Jonathan Kruger) @ Ingle Auditorium on the RIT Campus, 3:30 pm Added image
  • Mike Allen/Nick Weiser w/Bio-rhythms @ Lovin Cup, 7:00 pm

Monday, April 6th

  • The White Hots @ Little Theatre Cafe, 7:30 pm
  • Quin Lawrence Trio Swing Dance @ Flat Iron Cafe, 9:00 pm

Tuesday, April 7th

  • Joe Santora & Emily Kirchoff @ PaRe Bar and Grill, 7:00 pm

Wednesday, April 8th

  • Paul Deloria @ Bistro 135, 6:30 pm
  • Margaret Explosion @ Little Theatre Cafe, 7:30 pm

We've compiled these listings from information obtained from the performing artists themselves and other sources. The aim is to give you a one stop place to find all your jazz in Rochester. Please forgive me for any discrepancies with reality and feel free to let me know what the problem is, and I'll get the corrections up on the site as soon as possible (click on the "Send an email to Jazz@Rochester" link). If you go out to hear a performance listed here, feel free to drop a comment to this post about how it went. I want to hear from you!

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