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Jazz Around Town: Scaring up some music for you over the next seven days...

In addition to the listings, I thought I'd let you know that the folks over at the Xerox Rochester International Jazz Festival  tickets for the 9th Annual Xerox Rochester International Jazz Festival, June 11 to 19, go on sale on Friday (yes, it's that time of year again) for the holiday pricing of $115 (it will go up to $135 and then $150 by showtime). While you're contemplating your ticket purchases, check out the jazz around Rochester for the next seven days:

Thursday, October 29, 2009

  • Todd East @ Brio Wine Bar & Grill, 6:00 pm
  • Jazz Dawgs @ Bistro 135, 7:00 pm
  • Dawn Thomson & Friends @ Max at Eastman Place, 7:00 pm
  • Trio East @ Little Theatre Cafe, 7:30 pm
  • Canada Day (led by Harris Eisenstadt) presented by Bop Arts @ Bop Shop Atrium, 8:00 pm
  • Dave Rivello Ensemble @ Village Rock Cafe, 8:00 9:00 pm
  • Filthy Funk All Star Jam @ Lovin' Cup, 9:30 pm

Friday, October 30, 2009

  • Mike Allen, AKOS @ Starship Night Club, 6:00 pm
  • "Jazz Day" at SUNY Brockport with The Dave Rivello Ensemble and Symposium @ Tower Fine Arts Center Mainstage, 7:30 pm (Event on Facebook)
  • Bobby DiBaudo Trio @ Bistro 135, 6:00 pm
  • Gap Mangione New Blues Band @ Woodcliff Hotel & Spa, 7:30 pm
  • Paradigm Shift with special guest Harold Pannell @ Zaz's (Webster), 8:00 pm
  • Bob Sneider Quartet @ The Grill at Strathallan, 8:30 pm
  • Deborah Magone @ Little Theatre Cafe, 8:30 pm
  • Todd East Trio @ Bistro 135, 9:00 pm

Saturday, October 31, 2009

  • Ted Nicolosi & Shared Genes @ Bistro 135, 6:00 pm
  • Gap Mangione New Blues Band @ Woodcliff Hotel & Spa, 7:30 pm
  • Mike Kaupa Quartet @ The Grill at Strathallan, 8:30 pm
  • Fred Stone Progressive Trio @ Little Theatre Cafe, 8:30 pm
  • East End Jazz Boys @ Havana Moes, 9:30 pm

Sunday, November 1, 2009

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

Monday, November 2, 2009

  • The White Hots @ Little Theatre Cafe, 7:30 pm
  • Quinn Lawrence & Anna Reguero (Swing dance to live jazz) @ Flat Iron Cafe, 9:00 pm

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

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

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

  • Eastman Jazz Forum (Harold Danko) @ ESM, Room 120, 11:30 am
  • The Meta Accord @ Bistro 135, 6:00 pm
  • Jimmie Highsmith Jr. & Funkbox @ Live on the radio on Jazz90.1 Live Studio Concert Series, 7:00 pm Added image
  • Amp @ Little Theatre Cafe, 7:30 pm
  • Clayton-Hamilton Jazz Orchestra @ Bailey Hall, Cornell University, 8:00 pm
  • Todd East @ Pub 511, 8:00 pm
  • Eastman Jazz Ensemble @ Eastman Theatre-Kodak Hall, 8:00 pm
  • Open Jazz Jam Session with Cinnamon Jones @ Clarissa's, 9:00 pm

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

  • Ted Perry @ Rochester Academy of Medicine, 1441 East Ave, November 5th, 8:00 pm
  • Cabo Frio 30th Anniversary Celebration @ Clarissa's, November 6th, 8:00 pm (On Facebook)
  • Exodus to Jazz presents Paradigm Shift with Bobby Militello, November 19th, 8:00 and 10:00 pm
  • Steve Davis @ Strathallan Hotel, November 21, 8:30 pm
  • Exodus to Jazz presents Monk—The Play by Laurence Holder, featuring Rome Neal, Artistic Director of the Nuyorican Poets' Theatre Cafe, December 11th & 12th, 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.

Jazz in the short term ... some special gigs coming up soon

Just a quick note to give you a heads up now on some special stuff that will be coming up soon after I post the listings tomorrow night.

On Thursday, Bop Arts will present drummer Harris Eisenstadt's latest project, Canada Day at the Bop Shop Atrium at 8:00 pm. Eisenstadt has a lot you can check out to learn more about him and his music:

"Jazz Day" at SUNY Brockport with The Dave Rivello Ensemble and Symposium “It Starts with a Note: Composing and Arranging for a Contemporary Big Band,” and concert at Tower Fine Arts Center Mainstage, on Friday. Symposium starts at 9:30 am and the concert at 7:30 pm. More information at the SUNY Brockport website and on Facebook or call (585) 395-ARTS.

Of course, there will be lots more on Thursday and Friday, so check out the listings post tomorrow.

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

Jazz Around Town: It may be getting colder, but the hot jazz out there will keep you warm...

As we slide into the winter months, try to keep the heat up with some live jazz music at the restaurants and clubs in and around Rochester. It's kind of interesting. The "wordle" on the right is from last year, same week, and the words are not too dissimilar from what they would be if I had created it tonight!

Are you on Facebook? Have you checked out Jazz@Rochester's page there? Hoping that readers will use it to have discussions about jazz in Rochester. I try to send some stuff that way as well.

Thursday, October 22, 2009

  • Todd East @ Brio Wine Bar & Grill, 6:00 pm
  • Ted Nicolosi with Greg Townson, John Akers, and Julia Nunes @ Lovin Cup Bistro, 6:00 pm
  • Jazz Dawgs @ Bistro 135, 7:00 pm
  • Dawn Thomson & Friends @ Max at Eastman Place, 7:00 pm
  • Trio East @ Little Theatre Cafe, 7:30 pm
  • Russell Fielder Quintet @ Merchants Grill, 8:00 pm
  • Soulive @ Water Street Music Hall, 8:00 pm (now with our friends Paradigm Shift's opening goodness...)

Friday, October 23, 2009

  • Mike Allen, AKOS @ Starship Night Club, 6:00 pm
  • Bobby DiBaudo and Jon Seiger @ Bistro 135, 6:00 pm
  • Tambau @ Brio Wine Bar & Grill, 7:00 pm
  • Gap Mangione New Blues Band @ Woodcliff Hotel & Spa, 7:30 pm
  • Filthy Funk Trio @ Pazzo Cuccina, 8:00 pm
  • Exodus to Jazz presents Johnny O’Neal @ Radisson Riverside Hotel, 8:00 & 10:00 pm
  • Artisan Jazz Trio @ Starry Nites Cafe, 8:00 pm
  • Tom Passamonte @ Pomodoro Grill & Wine Bar, 8:00 pm
  • Bill Dobbins Quartet @ The Grill at Strathallan, 8:30 pm
  • Deborah Magone @ Little Theatre Cafe, 8:30 pm

Saturday, October 24, 2009

  • Todd East @ Brio Wine Bar & Grill, 7:00 pm
  • Madeline Forster @ Bistro 135, 7:00 pm
  • Rochester Metropolitan Jazz Orchestra (benefit for the Rochester Area Interfaith Hospitality Network and the Hurricane Relief Fund) @ United Church of Christ, 644 Titus Ave (across from the House of Guitars), 7:00 pm
  • Artisan Jazz Trio @ Towpath Cafe, Fairport, 8:00 pm
  • Bob Sneider Quartet @ The Grill at Strathallan, 8:30 pm
  • Fred Stone Progressive Trio @ Little Theatre Cafe, 8:30 pm
  • East End Jazz Boys @ Havana Moes, 9:30 pm

Sunday, October 25, 2009

  • Bill Slater @ The Lodge at Woodcliff, 11:30 am
  • Glenn Miller Orchestra @ Athena Performing Arts Center, 3:00 pm
  • Moondance Jazz Band @ Lovin' Cup, 7:00 pm

Monday, October 26, 2009

  • Watkins & the Rapiers @ Little Theatre Cafe, 7:30 pm

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

  • Jim Nugent Trio @ Bistro 135, 6:00 pm
  • Joe Santora & Emily Kirchoff @ PaRe Bar and Grill, 7:00 pm
  • Chris Teal & Quintopus @ Boulder Coffee, Brooks Landing, 7:00 pm

Wednesday, October 28, 2009

  • Dave Mancini Trio @ Bistro 135, 6:00 pm
  • The Margaret Explosion @ Little Theatre Cafe, 7:30 pm
  • Todd East @ Pub 511, 8:00 pm
  • Rick Holland's Uptown Classic Swing Orchestra @ Lovin Cup, 8:30 pm Added image
  • Open Jazz Jam Session with Cinnamon Jones @ Clarissa's, 9:00 pm

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

  • Canada Day (led by Harris Eisenstadt) presented by Bop Arts @ Bop Shop Atrium, October 29th, 8:00 pm
  • "Jazz Day" at SUNY Brockport with The Dave Rivello Ensemble and Symposium “It Starts with a Note: Composing and Arranging for a Contemporary Big Band,” and concert at Tower Fine Arts Center Mainstage, October 30th, 7:30 pm (Event on Facebook)
  • Clayton-Hamilton Jazz Orchestra @ Bailey Hall, Cornell University, November 4th, 8:00 pm
  • Cabo Frio 30th Anniversary Celebration @ Clarissa's, November 6th, 8:00pm
  • Exodus to Jazz presents Paradigm Shift with Bobby Militello, November 19th, 8:00 and 10:00 pm
  • Steve Davis @ Strathallan Hotel, November 21st, 8:30 pm
  • Exodus to Jazz presents Monk—The Play by Laurence Holder, featuring Rome Neal, Artistic Director of the Nuyorican Poets' Theatre Cafe, December 11th & 12th, 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.

Exodus to Jazz continues with Johnny O'Neal on Friday

Johnny O'Neal headshotThe Exodus To Jazz series of jazz gigs continues with the Johnny O’Neal Trio on Friday, Oct. 23, 2009 at the Radisson Hotel Rochester Riverside with sets at 8:00 and 10:00 pm in Frontier Hall at the hotel. Doors open at 7:00 pm. Those of you that caught Eldar Djangirov's sets last month (I had a previous thing that night so I regrettably had to miss), or one of the other great sets of jazz Jose DaCosta has presented over the past few years, know that Exodus to Jazz shows give you a great night of music by top jazz artists in an intimate setting.

O'Neal will combining his great piano and vocal chops in sets he's titling “Play Jazz and Shout the Blues” with bassist Marion Hayden and drummer Sean Dobbins completing his trio. Since his 1983 debut album “Coming Out,” Johnny O’Neal has worked with Ray Brown, Milt Jackson and Art Blakey’s Jazz Messengers, Dizzy Gillespie, Sarah Vaughn, Nancy Wilson, Anita O’Day, Lionel Hampton, Kenny Burrell, Sonny Stitt, Benny Golson and Clark Terry, among others. You may remember him as Art Tatum in the movie about Ray Charles. O'Neal was recently honored as the sole pianist invited to perform at the celebration of Tatum’s 100th birthday at the 2009 Chicago Jazz Festival. Bassist Marion Hayden has performed with Nancy Wilson, Roy Brooks, Hank Jones, Benny Golson, Frank Foster, Jon Hendricks, James Carter, Ellis Marsalis, Geri Allen, Lionel Hampton and Curtis Fuller, among others. Drummer Sean Dobbins has performed with Benny Golson, Dr. Lonnie Smith, Frank Morgan, Joey DeFrancesco, Marcus Belgrave, Rodney Whittaker, Jon Hendricks, David "Fathead" Newman, Cyrus Chesnut, Mose Allison, and others.

The Radisson Hotel Rochester Riverside is located at 120 East Main St., Roch., NY, 14604. General admission tickets are $20, reserved seat tickets are $25, and student tickets are $ 10 with a current ID. All tickets may be purchased through TicketWeb.com or ordered with an email to Exodustojazz@aol.com. For more information call (585) 733-7685.

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

Jazz Around Town: Come out and hear some jazz in Rochester

Getting this in just under the wire on Wednesday a I just got back in the house from the event at the Kodak Theater at Eastman honoring saxman Gerry Niewood and his music. It was a full house (for jazz...that's right) and a lot of great arrangements of Niewood's music, including some that had never been performed before, played by his friends, family (son and jazz reedman Adam and Adam's wife), fellow musicians, all backed up by the Eastman New Jazz Ensemble and the Eastman Jazz Ensemble. Great night of music and the sound of jazz in the newly renovated hall didn't suck!

So, here are the listings of live jazz in and around Rochester for through next Wednesday:

Thursday, October 15, 2009

  • "Munch n Music" with UofR River Campus Jazz Ensemble @ Lutheran Church of the Reformation, 111 Chestnut St, 12 noon
  • Jazz Dawgs @ Bistro 135, 7:00 pm
  • Matt Valerio @ The Grill at Strathallan, 7:00 pm
  • Dawn Thompson with John Nugent & Jeff Campbell @ Max's Bar at Eastman Place, 7:00 pm
  • Trio East @ Little Theatre Cafe, 7:30 pm
  • Jimmie Highsmith Jr., & Friends @ Merchant's Grill, 7:30 pm
  • Ted Perry @ Rochester Academy of Medicine, 8:00 pm
  • Dave Rivello Ensemble @ Village Rock Cafe, 8:00 pm
  • Filthy Funk All Star Jam @ Lovin' Cup, 9:30 pm

Friday, October 16, 2009

  • Mike Allen, AKOS @ Starship Night Club, 6:00 pm
  • Bobby Dibaudo Trio @ Bistro 135, 6:00 pm
  • Sofrito @ Brio Wine Bar & Grill, 7:00 pm
  • Ted Nicolosi @ Roberts Wesleyan College-Auditorium, 7:00 pm
  • The Mambo Kings @ Immanuel Baptist Church, 7:00 pm
  • Tom Passamonte @ Woodcliff Hotel & Spa, 7:30 pm
  • Whitney Marchelle & Paradigm Shift @ Pomodoro Grill & Wine Bar, 8:00 pm
  • Jay Ashby with Bob Sneider Quartet @ The Grill at Strathallan, 8:30 pm
  • Deborah Magone @ Little Theatre Cafe, 8:30 pm
  • Mark Cassara Band @ Bistro 135, 9:00 pm

Saturday, October 17, 2009

  • Gabe Condon Duo @ Genesee Valley Country Club, 1000 E River Rd, 5:30 pm
  • The Westview Project @ Pane Vino, 7:00 pm
  • Tim Sullivan Trio @ Bistro 135, 7:00 pm Added image
  • Tom Passamonte @ Woodcliff Hotel & Spa, 7:30 pm
  • Whitney Marchelle & Paradigm Shift @ Pomodoro Grill & Wine Bar, 8:00 pm
  • Jay Ashby with Bob Sneider Quartet @ The Grill at Strathallan, 8:30 pm
  • Fred Stone Progressive Trio @ Little Theatre Cafe, 8:30 pm
  • East End Jazz Boys @ Havana Moes, 9:30 pm

Sunday, October 18, 2009

  • Bill Slater @ The Lodge at Woodcliff, 11:30 am
  • Footnote with special guest Harold Pannell @ Lovin' Cup, 7:00 pm
  • Branford Marsalis Quartet @ Benefit for Lifetime Assistance Foundation, Kodak Theatre at Eastman, 7:00 pm

Monday, October 19, 2009

  • Watkins & the Rapiers @ Little Theatre Cafe, 7:30 pm
  • John Beck's Versatile Six @ Green Lantern Inn, One East Church St, Fairport, 6:30 pm

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

  • Brad Batz Duo @ Bistro 135, 6:00 pm
  • Joe Santora & Emily Kirchoff @ PaRe Bar and Grill, 7:00 pm
  • Jeff Campbell @ Kilbourn Hall, ESM, 8:00 pm

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

  • Todd East @ Bistro 135, 6:00 pm
  • Todd East @ Pub 511, 8:00 pm
  • The Margaret Explosion @ Little Theatre Cafe, 7:30 pm
  • Open Jazz Jam Session with Cinnamon Jones @ Clarissa's, 9:00 pm

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

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.

Eastman celebrates the legacy of saxophonist Gerry Niewood with an all-star concert on October 14th

image of Gerry NiewoodGerry Niewood—saxophonist and flutist, band leader and long-time sideman to Chuck Magione, died in the February 12, 2009, crash of Colgan Air Flight 3407 near Buffalo. Niewood was also Rochester native, Eastman alumnus, and the original lead alto sax of the Eastman Jazz Ensemble under its first director, Chuck Mangione. If you haven't heard of it yet, Niewood's family, friends and admirers from Eastman have put together a great concert to honor Gerry Niewood's musical legacy on Wednesday, October 14th at 8:00 pm. The Eastman Jazz Ensemble and the school's New Jazz Ensemble will perform, along with guest appearances by Chuck Mangione, Lew Soloff, Pat LaBarbera, and Gerry's son Adam Niewood as well as other faculty and musicians associated with Eastman. The concert will premiere a number of never-recorded Niewood original compositions arranged by an all-star cast of writers, including Bill Dobbins, John Labarbera, Rich DeRosa, Dave Rivello, Mike Titlebaum, Don Menza and Russ Kassoff.

Tickets are $12 to $45 (discounts with UR or student ID) and available at the Rochester Philharmonic Box Office, 108 East Ave.; by phone (585) 454-2100; or online. Proceeds will go to the Gerry Niewood Memorial Scholarship Fund at ESM. Those interested in making a contribution to the Fund otherwise may contact the Eastman School of Music, (585) 274-1040, visit the school's fund page here, or send a check payable to the "Eastman School of Music" to: Eastman School of Music, Office of Development-Gerry Niewood Scholarship, 26 Gibbs St., Rochester, NY 14604.

As at the time of our post following Niewood's death, others have recently written about the concert and so I'm reprising the new with the older material I gathered below:

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

Jazz Around Town: Live jazz in and around Rochester

Here are jazz listings for the next seven days. Good week for jazz in Rochester with much on tap over the next seven days, including Lee Konitz with Harold Danko at Eastman's Kilbourn Hall, the celebration of Gerry Niewood's music in the New Kodak Hall at Eastman, and Cuong Vu 4-Tet at Bop Shop Atrium. Get out there and listen if you can!

Thursday, October 8, 2009

  • Jazz Dawgs @ Bistro 135, 7:00 pm
  • Trio East @ Little Theatre Cafe, 7:30 pm

Friday, October 9, 2009

  • Bobby Dibaudo Trio @ Bistro 135, 6:00 pm
  • Mike Allen, AKOS @ Starship Night Club, 6:00 pm
  • Coung Vu 4-Tet (Bop Arts Presents) @ Bop Shop Atrium, 8:00 pm
  • Bill Dobbins Quartet @ The Grill at Strathallan, 8:30 pm
  • Deborah Magone @ Little Theatre Cafe, 8:30 pm

Saturday, October 10, 2009

  • Jazz Dawgs @ Starry Nites Cafe, 2:00 pm
  • Janet Beaman @ Bistro 135, 7:00 pm
  • Ted Nicolosi & Shared Genes @ Jasmine's Asian Fusion Restaurant, 7:30 pm
  • The Westview Project @ Brio Bistro, 7:30 pm
  • Bob Sneider Quartet @ The Grill at Strathallan, 8:30 pm
  • Fred Stone Progressive Trio @ Little Theatre Cafe, 8:30 pm
  • East End Jazz Boys @ Havana Moes, 9:30 pm

Sunday, October 11, 2009

  • Bill Slater @ The Lodge at Woodcliff, 11:30 am
  • The Mambo Kings with Spencerport Jazz Band @ Spencerport High School, 2707 Spencerport Rd, Spencerport, 5:00 pm
  • Cari Lee with Craig Snyder Group @ Apple Store, Eastview Mall, 6:00 pm
  • Rick Holland Little Big Band @ Lovin Cup, 7:00 pm

Monday, October 12, 2009

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

  • The Meta Accord @ Bistro 135, 6:00 pm
  • Quintopus @ Boulder Coffee, Brooks Landing, 7:00 pm Added image
  • Joe Santora & Emily Kirchoff @ PaRe Bar and Grill, 7:00 pm
  • Bobbie Henrie & The Goners @ Dinosaur Bar-B-Que, 10:00 pm

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

  • Dave Mancini Trio @ Bistro 135, 6:00 pm
  • The Margaret Explosion @ Little Theatre Cafe, 7:30 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
  • Open Jazz Jam Session with Cinnamon Jones @ Clarissa's, 9:00 pm

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

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.

Lee Konitz comes to Eastman October 12th to blow in his 82nd with Harold Danko

On October 12th, the night before his 80th 82nd birthday, alto saxophonist Lee Konitz will join Eastman School of Music Jazz Studies Chair Harold Danko for a night of music in Kilbourn Hall at 8:00 pm. The concert is free.

__During his long career, Lee Konitz has played with musicians from a wide variety of jazz styles, including being associated with the Cool Jazz movement of the 40s and 50s, participating in Miles Davis' Birth of the Cool sessions and working with Lennie Tristano. Pianist Danko worked with Chet Baker, Gerry Mulligan, Thad Jones, Mel Lewis, and Woody Herman. Konitz and Danko have been musical partners for more than 30 years and have toured and recorded together a number of times in that time. Sessions that they recorded together included the duo albums Wild as Springtime (Candid 1984) and Once Upon A Line (Musidisc 1990), RichLee! (SteepleChase 2000), Dearly Beloved (SteepleChase 1997), Ideal Scene (Soul Note 1986), The New York Album (Soul Note 1987), Dovetail (Sunnyside 1983), and Yes, Yes, Nonet (SteepleChase 1979). Here's Lee in Minneapolis in 2007.

The performance will include selections from these as well as a tribute to Lee's friend and collaborator, George Russell, who passed away earlier this year. Konitz recorded Russell's compositions Odjenar and Ezzthetic in the early 1950s with an all-star group including Miles Davis. Konitz and Danko will be joined by current Eastman students Ben Bishop (guitar), Mike Van Bebber (trumpet), Kyle Vock (bass), and Kevin McDonald (drums) in transcriptions from the original recordings.

Added image Got Lee's age wrong, but at least I erred on the side of younger! I couldn't believe Lee Konitz was 80.... Go Lee!

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