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Jazz Around Town: We're in the home stretch on summer, I'm afraid...

We've collected the jazz gigs from clubs, restaurants and other venues in and around Rochester for the next seven days. Check out the conversation on the new Jazz@Rochester Facebook Page. OK, there's not much conversing going on ...yet.

Thursday, August 27, 2009

  • Vince Ercolamento @ Coppergrass Bistro, 6:00 pm
  • Jazz Dawgs @ Bistro 135, 7:00 pm
  • Matt Valerio @ The Grill at Strathallan, 7:00 pm
  • Russel Fielder Trio @ Merchants Grill, 9:00 pm

Friday, August 28, 2009

  • Vince Ercolamento @ Wegman's in Canandaigua, 5:30 pm
  • Margaret Explosion @ 14 Fridays at the Village Gate, 6:00 pm
  • Bobby Dibaudo Trio @ Bistro 135, 6:00 pm
  • The Westview Project @ PaRe Bar and Grill, 7:30 pm
  • End of Summer Blues & Jazz Show with Funkbox featuring Jimmie Highsmith, Devon Tramell and Nick Murray (with Joe Beard & the Blues Union) @ Jack's Place at Durand Eastman Golf Course, 7:30 pm
  • Gap Mangione New Blues Band @ Woodcliff Hotel & Spa, 7:30 pm
  • Bob Sneider Trio with Frank Strazzeri @ The Grill at Strathallan, 8:30 pm

Saturday, August 29, 2009

  • Vince Ercolamento @ Coppergrass Bistro, 6:00 pm
  • Madeline's Band @ Bistro 135, 7:00 pm
  • The Westview Project @ Pane Vino, 7:00 pm
  • Ted Nicolosi & Shared Genes @ Jasmine's Asian Fusion, 7:30 pm
  • Bob Sneider Trio with Frank Strazzeri @ The Grill at Strathallan, 8:30 pm
  • Jazz Boys @ Havana Moes, 9:30 pm

Sunday, August 30, 2009

  • Bill Slater @ The Lodge at Woodcliff, 11:30 am
  • Prime Time Funk @ Perington Amphitheatre, 6:00 pm
  • Mojo Chunk @ Lovin' Cup, 7:00 pm

Monday, August 31, 2009

  • No jazz for you... ?

Tuesday, September 1, 2009

  • Paul DeLoria @ Bistro 135, 6:00 pm

Wednesday, September 2, 2009

  • Nick AKOS Show @ Bistro 135, 6:00 pm
  • Margaret Explosion @ Little Theatre Cafe, 7:30 pm
  • Todd East @ Pub 511, 8:00 pm

Heads Up ... Jazz gigs and events coming up

  • Jazz 90.1's Evening of Wine and Jazz @ Memorial Art Gallery, September 17th, 7:00-10:00 pm
  • Coung Vu Trio (Bop Arts Presents) @ Bop Shop Atrium, October 9th, 8:00 pm
  • Eastman Salutes the Musical Legacy of Gerry Niewood with Chuck Mangione, Pat Labarbera, Lew Soloff and Adam Niewood and Eastman Jazz Ensembles, Harold Danko, Bill Dobbins and Bob Sneider @ Eastman Theatre, October 14, 8:00 pm
  • Branford Marsalis @ Benefit for Lifetime Assistance Foundation at Eastman Theatre, October 18th, 7:00 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.

Seeing & hearing ... JazzCorner's JazzVision site let's you do both

Thought you might want to check out jazz site JazzCorner's JazzVision, which is the first videosharing site dedicated solely to jazz and blues videos for users to watch and even upload. Sign up is free if you want to join. Currently there are more than 1,200 videos, such as this one of the Dave Holland Quintet doing live at the 2002 Newport Jazz Festival with Robin Eubanks, Billy Kilson, Steve Nelson, Dave Holland, Chris Potter. You can search or browse by artist,instrument, groups, type of jazz, or even festivals (although RIJF hasn't uploaded any....).

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

Jazz Around Town: Man it has been hot (and humid)!

We've collected the jazz gigs from clubs, restaurants and other venues in and around Rochester for the next seven days. Been doing it since 2005. Starting this week the posts will be with one thing: "Jazz Around Town."  By the way, check out the conversation on the new Jazz@Rochester Facebook Page.  Not much there yet, but we've yet to reach that magic number where the discussion starts to fly.

Thursday, August 20, 2009

  • Ted Nicolosi & Shared Genes @ Coppergrass Bistro, 6:00 pm
  • Jazz Dawgs @ Bistro 135, 7:00 pm
  • Matt Valerio @ The Grill at Strathallan, 7:00 pm
  • Jimmie Highsmith Jr., with Funkbox @ Merchant's Grill, 7:00 pm

Friday, August 21, 2009

  • Bobby Dibaudo Trio @ Bistro 135, 6:00 pm
  • Sofrito @ Brio Wine Bar & Grill, 7:00 pm
  • Jimmie Highsmith Jr. celebrates his wife's birthday with Rochester Neo Soul group Black August @ Jack's Place at Durand Eastman Golf Course, 7:00 pm
  • Gap Mangione New Blues Band @ Woodcliff Hotel & Spa, 7:30 pm
  • Artisan Jazz Trio @ Starry Nites Cafe, 8:00 pm
  • Don Menza @ The Grill at Strathallan, 8:30 pm
  • Mark Cassara Band @ Bistro 135, 9:00 pm

Saturday, August 22, 2009

  • Ted Nicolosi & Shared Genes @ Coppergrass Bistro, 6:00 pm
  • Tim Sullivan Trio @ Bistro 135, 7:00 pm
  • Dan White @ Jasmine's Asian Fusion, 7:30 pm
  • The Westview Project @ Brio Wine Bar & Grill, 7:30 pm
  • Gap Mangione New Blues Band @ Woodcliff Hotel & Spa, 7:30 pm
  • Don Menza @ The Grill at Strathallan, 8:30 pm
  • Jazz Boys @ Havana Moes, 9:30 pm
  • Ted Nicolosi & Shared Genes @ TC Hooligans-Webster, 10:00 pm

Sunday, August 23, 2009

  • Bill Slater @ The Lodge at Woodcliff, 11:30 am
  • Greater Finger Lakes Jazz Orchestra @ Sodus Point Lighthouse, 7606 N. Ontario St., 2:00 pm
  • AKOS Show (Mike Allen solo) @ The Mez, 6:00 pm
  • Footnote with Harold Pannell @ Lovin Cup, 7:00 pm Added image

Monday, August 24, 2009

  • No jazz for you....!

Tuesday, August 25, 2009

  • Freddy Colon Latin Duo @ Bistro 135, 6:00 pm
  • Johnny Russo’s East Hill Classic Jazz Trio @ Geneva on the Lake, 6:30 pm
  • Joe Santora & Emily Kirchoff @ PaRe Bar and Grill, 7:00 pm

Wednesday, August 26, 2009

  • Todd East @ Bistro 135, 6:00 pm
  • Gap Mangione New Big Band @ Shortsville Gazebo Concert Series, Shortsville, NY, 7:00 pm
  • Todd East @ Pub 511, 8:00 pm

Heads Up ... Look for these special Jazz Gigs in the Future

  • Coung Vu Trio (Bop Arts Presents) @ Bop Shop Atrium, October 9th, 8:00 pm
  • Eastman Salutes the Musical Legacy of Gerry Niewood with Chuck Mangione, Pat Labarbera, Lew Soloff and Adam Niewood and Eastman Jazz Ensembles, Harold Danko, Bill Dobbins and Bob Sneider @ Eastman Theatre, October 14, 8:00 pm
  • Branford Marsalis @ Benefit for Lifetime Assistance Foundation at Eastman Theatre, October 18th, 7:00 pm

We've compiled the 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 the conversation on Jazz@Rochester's Facebook page

While I've been on Facebook for awhile, I focus my activities there on friends and family.  Recently, I've seen a lot of local jazz artists (and other jazz artists) moving over to Facebook from the former "musician" hangout du jour of MySpace.  I had a Jazz@Rochester page on MySpace, but never could get that interface and it was just too much work to maintain. So, I've now created a page on Facebook for Jazz@Rochester. More of you are finding it and signing on, so I thought I'd let you know here.

This page is intended to be free-form improvisation so we'll see how it develops. Share links, start discussions, brainstorm ideas for promoting jazz here in Rochester, tell us stories about gigs you have played or heard, share your photos or video of live jazz in and around Rochester, etc. We're just getting started, but you all are welcome. Just keep it civil and focused on the music and we'll be straight. I'll contribute where I can, but it is mostly for readers of Jazz@Rochester to have their own conversations about jazz in and around Rochester, NY.

Jazz@Rochester on Facebook
This post was originally published on JazzRochester. © Gregory V. Bell. All rights reserved.

Jazz in and around Rochester over the next seven days ...

So much jazz, so little time... OK, I'm exaggerating a bit, but what do you expect? Even musicians (and venue owners) take a break in the summer.

Thursday, August 13, 2009

  • Dave Labman @ Coppergrass Bistro, 6:00 pm
  • Jazz Dawgs @ Bistro 135, 7:00 pm
  • Matt Valerio @ The Grill at Strathallan, 7:00 pm
  • Russell Fielder Quintet @ Merchants Grill, 8:00 pm

Friday, August 14, 2009

  • Vince Ercolamento @ Wegman's Canandaigua, 5:30 pm
  • Ted Nicolosi & Shared Genes @ Bistro 135 (Courtyard), 6:00 pm
  • Sofrito @ Bistro 135, 6:30 pm
  • Babik (14 Fridays at the Village Gate) @ Village Gate Courtyard, 6:00 pm
  • Todd East & Friends @ Pane Vino, 7:00 pm
  • Rochester Metropolitan Jazz Orchestra (Moonlight Stroll Music Series) @ Sonnenberg Gardens & Mansion State Historic Park, Canandaigua, NY, 8:00 pm
  • Dave Tull @ The Grill at Strathallan, 8:30 pm

Saturday, August 15, 2009

  • Clarissa St. Reunion with performances by Jimmy Highsmith, Gap Mangione, Nate Rawls; Whitney Marchelle, Footnote, Joe Beard, Mitty & the Followers, OKOMA, and the Mt. Olivet Baptist Mass Choir, 11:00 a.m. to 11:00 pm (Gap Mangione--2:30 pm; Whitney Marchelle--4:30; Footnote--6:15 pm; and Jimmie Highsmith Jr.--9:30 pm are all I have the times for). For information, call (585) 234-4177.
  • Vince Ercolamento @ Coppergrass Bistro, 6:00 pm
  • Ted Nicolosi & Shared Genes @ Jasmine's Asian Fusion, 7:30 pm
  • Gap Mangione New Blues Band @ Woodcliff Hotel & Spa, 7:30 pm
  • Jazz Dawgs @ Starry Nites Cafe, 8:00 pm
  • Dave Tull @ The Grill at Strathallan, 8:30 pm
  • Roger Ekers Trio @ Don's Original Pub, 9:00 pm
  • Jazz Boys @ Havana Moes, 9:30 pm

Sunday, August 16, 2009

  • Bill Slater @ The Lodge at Woodcliff, 11:30 am
  • Peter White @ Glenora Wine Cellars, 2:00 pm
  • Russell Fielder Quintet @ Merchants Grill, 5:00 pm
  • Ryan Barclay Quintet @ Lovin' Cup, 7:00 pm

Monday, August 17, 2009

  • Ed Clute's Dixie Five @ Green Lantern Inn, One East Church St, Fairport, 6:30 pm

Tuesday, August 18, 2009

  • Dave Mancini Trio @ Bistro 135, 6:00 pm
  • Johnny Russo’s East Hill Classic Jazz Trio @ Geneva on the Lake, 6:30 pm
  • Joe Santora & Emily Kirchoff @ PaRe Bar and Grill, 7:00 pm

Wednesday, August 19, 2009

  • Shared Genes @ Bistro 135, 6:00 pm
  • Todd East @ Pub 511, 8:00 pm
  • Colin Cannon Quartet (CD Release Party) @ Water Street Music Hall, 9:00 pm

Heads Up ... Look for these Jazz Gigs in the Future

  • Coung Vu Trio (Bop Arts Presents) @ Bop Shop Atrium, October 9th, 8:00 pm
  • Eastman Salutes the Musical Legacy of Gerry Niewood with Chuck Mangione, Pat Labarbera, Lew Soloff and Adam Niewood and Eastman Jazz Ensembles, Harold Danko, Bill Dobbins and Bob Sneider @ Eastman Theatre, October 14, 8:00 pm
  • Branford Marsalis @ Benefit for Lifetime Assistance Foundation at Eastman Theatre, October 18th, 7:00 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.

Although not Friday, it's still time to take 5 (the Newport Edition)

TakeFiveFriday logoThe Newport Jazz Festival (and folk festival as well) seemed to be on their last legs recently, but legendary jazz promoter George Wein, stepped in with the health care products company CareFusion to save them. In honor of Newport, now George Wein's CareFusion Jazz Festival 55, which begins today in about 10 minutes, I'm going to give you five links related to this legendary festival. So...Take Five:

  • While you check these out, why don't you listen to the festival itself? Like they did with the Newport Folk Festival last weekend, performances from Newport will be webcast live on National Public Radio website today from 11:45-2:00 pm and tomorrow from 12:00-6:00 pm.
  • You can download a 12-track sampler of performers who will be playing Newport this weekend through NPR (and iTunes) as well here. These twelve tracks show the wide range of jazz artists that Wein is bringing together for Newport this year from Roy Haynes to the Vandermark 5, who appeared here Thursday night at the Bop Shop Atrium.
  • Follow live coverage of the festival on Twitter by following NPR's @blogsupreme or the #newportjazz "hashtag" feed.
  • Watch and listen to 10 minutes from Louis Armstrong's 1958 set at Newport.
  • Back to NPR, where you'll find archives of the performances (including some that are not being broadcast, I think) if you can't catch them live. National Public Radio is really doing this up well. Perhaps we can interest them in the 2010 Xerox Rochester International Jazz Festival?

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.

The next seven days of jazz in and around Rochester, NY

Here's the next seven days of jazz in Rochester. You'll find me at the Vandermark 5 gig tomorrow night at Village Gate.  Not sure what else is in store, but who knows?

Thursday, August 6, 2009

  • Andy Calabrese Trio (with Vince Ercolamento) @ Coppergrass Bistro, 6:00 pm
  • Jazz Dawgs @ Bistro 135, 7:00 pm
  • Matt Valerio @ The Grill at Strathallan, 7:00 pm
  • The Vandermark 5, presented by Bop Arts @ Bop Shop Atrium, August 6th, 8:00 pm
  • Standard Jazz Quartet @ Starry Nites Cafe, 8:00 pm

Friday, August 7, 2009

  • Vince Ercolamento Quartet @ Wegmans in Canandaigua, 5:30 pm
  • Bobby Dibaudo Trio @ Bistro 135, 6:00 pm
  • The Do Good Swingband @ Fulton Jazz Festival, Fulton, NY, 6:00 pm
  • The Westview Project @ Pane Vino, 7:00 pm
  • Gap Mangione New Blues Band @ Woodcliff Hotel & Spa, 7:30 pm
  • Bill Dobbins Quartet @ The Grill at Strathallan, 8:30 pm
  • Jenn Sibaro Jazz Trio @ Music In The Barn at South Bristol Cultural Center, 5323 Seneca Pt Rd, Canandaigua, NY, 7:30 pm
  • The Critics with The Cortini Brothers, featuring Joanna Jewett @ Fulton Jazz Festival, Fulton, NY, 8:00 pm

Saturday, August 8, 2009

  • Melvin Sparks @ Fulton Jazz Festival, Fulton, NY, 3:00 pm
  • Nancy Kelly with Dino Losito Organ Trio @ Fulton Jazz Festival, Fulton, NY, 6:00 pm
  • Ted Nicolosi & Shared Genes @ Coppergrass Bistro, 7:30 pm
  • Gap Mangione New Blues Band @ Woodcliff Hotel & Spa, 7:30 pm
  • Nick AKOS Show @ Jasmine's Asian Fusion, 7:30 pm
  • The Westview Project @ Brio Wine Bar & Grill, 7:30 pm
  • Bob Sneider Trio @ The Grill at Strathallan, 8:30 pm
  • Footnote @ Pane Vino, 8:00 pm
  • Classified @ Fulton Jazz Festival, Fulton, NY, 8:00 pm
  • Jazz Boys @ Havana Moes, 9:30 pm
  • John Viviani & Filthy Funk @ Abilene, 10:00 pm

Sunday, August 9, 2009

  • Bill Slater @ The Lodge at Woodcliff, 11:30 am
  • Jimmie Highsmith Jr. with Funkbox @ The Irondequoit Town Gazebo, 1280 Titus Avenue Rochester, NY, 2:30 pm
  • The Westview Project with Nick Brust @ Lovin' Cup, 7:00 pm

Monday, August 10, 2009

  • No jazz, say it ain't so!  There's gotta be something out there!

Tuesday, August 11, 2009

  • Johnny Russo’s East Hill Classic Jazz Trio @ Geneva on the Lake, 6:30 pm
  • Joe Santora & Emily Kirchoff @ PaRe Bar and Grill, 7:00 pm

Wednesday, August 12, 2009

  • OK, this is getting scary....Puuuleeeze send in something to fill this in?
  • Bill Tiberio Band @ the Park Avenue Green (corner of Park & Barrington), 7:00 pm Added image

Heads Up ... Look for these Jazz Gigs in the Future

  • Peter Van Huffel/Sophie Tassignon (Bop Arts Presents) @ Bop Shop Atrium, September 16th, 8:00 pm [CANCELLED]
  • Coung Vu Trio (Bop Arts Presents) @ Bop Shop Atrium, October 9th, 8:00 pm
  • Eastman Salutes the Musical Legacy of Gerry Niewood with Chuck Mangione, Pat Labarbera, Lew Soloff and Adam Niewood and Eastman Jazz Ensembles, Harold Danko, Bill Dobbins and Bob Sneider @ Eastman Theatre, October 14, 8:00 pm
  • Branford Marsalis @ Benefit for Lifetime Assistance Foundation at Eastman Theatre, October 18th, 7:00 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.