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Riffing the Jazz Links: A few random destinations from the world wide web

Riffing The Links imageBeen awhile since I shared some jazz links with you all. While not a sign that I have a lot of time on my hands, I thought I'd reach into the vault and riff off a few:

  • JazzStandards.com, is a website that dedicated to preserving information about jazz standards. The site indicates its information is derived the from hundreds of reference books and historical documents with additional commentary by jazz performers, historians, and musicologists.
  • If you're heading over the Capital District and have a hankering for some jazz, you check out AlbanyJazz.com for a jazz calendar, reviews and other things about jazz. 
  • Want Coltrane, MMW or Mingus on your computer desktop? Jazzreview.com has a number of jazz-themed wallpaper images for your desktop created by the site's Artistic Director Juan Carlos Fenu.
  • Chicago jazz bassist Bill Harrison created PlayJazzNow.com to provide musicians with downloadable play-along recordings that could be used to hone their skills as accompanists and soloists. 
  • Jazz Inside Magazine is the new magazine by the publisher of Jazz Improv Magazine and Jazz Improv NY Magazine. Each edition includes a companion CD previewing full-length tracks from new and essential/reissued recordings by leading and emerging artists.
  • Mentioned in passing in riffing the best of 2009 links, but thought I'd note the WGBO radio show The Checkout, an hour-long music magazine hosted by the station's Special Projects Producer Josh Jackson that features what's new on the NYC jazz scene.

If you have a jazz link to share with the Rochester jazz community and beyond, send me an email by clicking on the Send an email to Jazz@Rochester link in the left panel.

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

Jazz Around Town: You're not going to let a little snow keep from hearing some music... this is Rochester, NY!

With 6-12" of the white stuff or more in the offing, some may be thinking about hunkering down. We've had it easy this year so far, right? So here are the listings for live jazz in and around Rochester for the next seven days. Get on your boots, shovel your way out of the driveway, and get out to see something if you can.

As my iPhone takes pretty lousy pictures, I had to "jazz" up today's photo (of trumpeter Jeremy Pelt at the Sunday Exodus to Jazz gig) with a bit of color, etc. in Photoshop Mobile.

Thursday, February 25, 2010

  • Jazz Dawgs @ Bistro 135, 6:30 pm
  • Dawn Thomson & Special Guests @ Max at Eastman Place, 7:00 pm
  • Trio East @ Little Theatre Cafe, 7:30 pm
  • Matt Valerio @ The Grill at Strathallan, 8:00 pm
  • Mike Allen & the Avatars @ Beale Street Cafe, 7:00 pm

Friday, February 26, 2010

  • Whitney Marchelle with Quinn Lawrence @ Radisson Hotel GO Red For Women Community Luncheon, 12:00 pm
  • The Jazz Contigent @ Abilene, 6:00 pm
  • Ted Nicolosi and Shared Genes @ George Eastman House, 6:00 pm
  • Bobby DiBaudo @ Bistro 135, 6:00 pm
  • Ryan T Carey & El Rojo Jazz Band @ Thali of India, 7:00 pm
  • Clay Jenkins with the Bill Dobbins Quartet @ The Grill at Strathallan, 8:30 pm
  • Gap Mangione & The New Blues Band @ Woodcliff, 8:30 pm
  • Madeline Forster @ Little Theatre Cafe, 8:30 pm

Saturday, February 27, 2010

  • Whitney Marchelle & Trio @ Black History Month Family Day at the Memorial Art Gallery, 4:00 pm
  • Sofrito @ Bistro 135, 6:00 pm
  • Ted Nicolosi & Shared Genes @ Jasmine's Asian Fusion, 7:30 pm
  • Clay Jenkins with the Mike Melito Quartet @ The Grill at Strathallan, 8:30 pm
  • Gap Mangione & The New Blues Band @ Woodcliff, 8:30 pm
  • Kinloch Nelson Trio @ Little Theatre Cafe, 8:30 pm
  • East End Jazz Boys @ Havana Moes, 9:30 pm

Sunday, February 28, 2010

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

Monday, March 1, 2010

  • No jazz for you?

Tuesday, March 2, 2010

  • Matt Valerio @ Bistro 135, 6:00 pm

Wednesday, March 3, 2010

  • Ted Nicolosi and Shared Genes @ Bistro 135, 6:00 pm
  • AMP @ Little Theatre Cafe, 7:30 pm
  • Fred Sturm conducting the New Jazz Ensemble with Bob Sneider, Clay Jenkins, Mike Kaupa, and Mark Kellogg guest soloists) @ Kilbourn Hall, Eastman School of Music, 8:00 pm
  • Todd East @ Pub 511, 8:00 pm
  • Paradigm Shift @ Pomodoro's Grill & Wine Bar, 7:00 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.

Jazz Around Town: So much music, so little time ....

It's time for some more listings. I've got a full plate of music coming up over the next few days if I can keep up with it.  In addition to the two great live jazz series, there's a lot else to check out over the next seven days.

If you're on Twitter, follow us at @jazzrochester or if you're of the Facebook persuasion, then there's a Jazz@Rochester Facebook page where we're posting random jazz links and, I hope, other fans will be posting stuff about jazz in and around Rochester.

Thursday, February 18, 2010

  • Jazz Dawgs @ Bistro 135, 6:30 pm
  • Bob Sneider with Phil Flanagan @ Max at Eastman Place, 7:00 pm
  • Trio East @ Little Theatre Cafe, 7:30 pm
  • Matt Valerio @ The Grill at Strathallan, 8:00 pm
  • Dave Rivello Ensemble @ Village Rock Cafe, 8:00 pm

Friday, February 19, 2010

  • Bobby Dibaudo @ Bistro 135, 6:00 pm
  • Gap Mangione & The New Big Band @ St. Paul's Episcopal Church, 25 Westminster Road at East Avenue, 7:00 pm
  • Ryan T Carey & El Rojo Jazz Band @ Thali of India, 7:00 pm
  • Bop Arts presents the Michael Musillami Trio @ Bop Shop Atrium, 274 N Goodman St. in the Village Gate, 8:00 pm
  • Shauli Einav with Mike Melito 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, February 20, 2010

  • Madeline Forster @ Bistro 135, 6:30 pm
  • Epilogue @ Boulder Coffee Company, Brooks Landing, 8:00 pm
  • Jamie Baum & David Smith with Mike Melito Trio @ The Grill at Strathallan, 8:30 pm
  • Gap Mangione New Blues Band @ Woodcliff, 8:30 pm
  • Kinloch Nelson Trio @ Little Theatre Cafe, 8:30 pm
  • East End Jazz Boys @ Havana Moes, 9:30 pm

Sunday, February 21, 2010

  • Bill Slater @ The Lodge at Woodcliff, 11:30 am
  • Exodus to Jazz presents the Jeremy Pelt Quintet @ Radisson Hotel Rochester Riverside, 4:00 pm
  • Jazz Night with Moondance @ Lovin' Cup, 7:00 pm

Monday, February 22, 2010

  • Kevin DeHond @ Little Theatre Cafe, 7:30 pm

Tuesday, February 23, 2010

  • Brad Batz @ Bistro 135, 6:00 pm
  • Quintopus @ Boulder Coffee Company, Brooks Landing, 8:00 pm

Wednesday, February 24, 2010

  • Todd East @ Bistro 135, 6:00 pm
  • The Margaret Explosion @ Little Theatre Cafe, 7:30 pm
  • Rick Holland Uptown Swing Orchestra @ Lovin Cup, 8:00 pm
  • Todd East @ Pub 511, 8:00 pm
  • Paradigm Shift @ Pomodoro's Grill & Wine Bar, 7:00 pm

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

  • A night of gospel, soul and jazz with the Campbell Brothers Rochester & Brother Wease at the Intervol Fundraiser for Haitian Relief @ Max at The Gallery, University of Rochester Memorial Art Gallery, February 26, 2010, 6:00 pm
  • Exodus to Jazz presents the Gabriel Alegria Afro-Peruvian Sextet @ Radisson Hotel Rochester Riverside, March 12, 2010, 8:00 pm
  • Bop Arts presents The Mike Baggetta Group (featuring George Schuller, Eivind Opsvik and Jason Rigby) @ Bop Shop Atrium, 274 N Goodman St. in the Village Gate, March 17, 2010 at 8:00 pm
  • Wynton Marsalis and the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra @ Sixth Annual Jazz for the Park benefit, Auditorium Theatre, March 22, 2010
  • Exodus to Jazz presents Annie Sellick and Trio @ Radisson Hotel Rochester Riverside, Friday, April 2, 2010, 8:00 pm
  • Bop Arts presents Gebhard Ullman's Clarinet Trio @ Bop Shop Atrium, 274 N Goodman St. in the Village Gate, April 5, 2010 at 8:00 pm
  • Bop Arts presents Konk Pack (featuring Tim Hodgkinson, Thomas Lehn, & Roger Turner) @ Bop Shop Atrium, 274 N Goodman St. in the Village Gate, April 12, 2010 at 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.

On offer this week ... Michael Musillami Trio presented by Bop Arts Jazz in the Atrium & Jeremy Pelt Quintet presented by Exodus to Jazz

While they are often on different ends of the spectrum in terms of the type of music presented, two live jazz series that deserve your support—Bop Arts' Jazz in the Atrium and Exodus to Jazz—are both presenting great out-of-town jazz talent over the next week.

  • Musillami imageOn Friday, February 19th, Bop Arts will be presenting the Michael Musillami Trio, featuring Joe Fonda and George Schuller at 8:00 pm in the Bop Shop Atrium, 274 N Goodman St. in the Village Gate. Bop Shop owner and Bop Arts head Tom Kohn begins the series with Musillami, a favorite who last appeared here in 2006 and delivered a great set of jazz guitar trio music. A $10 donation requested. More information on the Bop Shop website.
  • Jeremy Pelt Quintet image Trying something new on Exodus to Jazz will be presenting the Jeremy Pelt Quintet. Pelt, a DownBeat Poll Rising Star for two consecutive years and one of the hot young jazz trumpeters in the mix for a Sunday matinee. Pelt and the Quintet will perform for the first Exodus To Jazz Sunday matinee show at 4:00PM, February 21st, featuring compositions from his just released CD Men of Honor. More information on Exodus to Jazz's website.

These series need your support and, yes, by "support" I mean get out there and catch one or both of these! There's a lot of live jazz in and around Rochester this week. More tomorrow ....

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

CD brings the power of the words of Frederick Douglass together with the beauty of jazz

Please shelter this sister from the house of bondage till five OClock this afternoon - She will then be sent on to the land of freedom. Yours Truly Fredk

These words scrawled by abolitionist Frederick Douglass on a note to give safe passage on the Underground Railroad to a slave moving north to Canada are among other powerful words, culled from Douglass's speeches and writings and combined with the music that sprang from the African-American experience, in the wonderful new CD A Sky With More Stars, set to music by Philadelphia-based jazz bassist/composer Tyrone Brown, who has performed and recorded with Grover Washington, Jr., Max Roach and Odean Pope.album cover The CD sets spoken word passages of Douglass’s writings and speeches with music composed by Brown and violinist John Blake and performed by an ensemble that also includes Bill Meek on piano, Craig McIver on drums, Melissa Locati, Beth Dzwil, Ron Lipscomb and Germaine Ingram. Douglass’s words are spoken by Paul Burgett. The idea for the CD came from Richard Peek, director of the Rare Books and Special Collection at the Rush Rhees Library at the University of Rochester, which currently has a an exhibit on "Douglass in Rochester."

For more coverage of the CD, check out Jack Garner's January 22nd article CD combines power of Frederick Douglass, jazz ensemble in the D&C, Lee Mergner's article for JazzTimes.com Tyrone Brown Album Salutes Frederick Douglass, and Ron Netsky's review of the CD in City Newspaper. Additionally, Tom Hampson will play the entire CD on his radio show, Mostly Jazz, this weekend on WXXI AM1370 from 7:00 to 8:00 pm on Saturday, and repeating on WRUR FM88.5 from 8:00 to 9:00 PM on Sunday.

You can buy A Sky with No Stars from Amazon, directly from Tyrone Brown's publisher Dreambox Media, or from local record shops like the Bop Shop.

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

Jazz Around Town: A week of jazz in Rochester, New York

I apologize for doubling up on the listings post. Please disregard the previous post—those gigs are all over, I'm afraid. Here you'll find the live jazz in and around Rochester over the next seven days:

Thursday, February 11, 2010

  • Jazz Dawgs @ Bistro 135, 6:30 pm
  • Dawn Thomson with guitarist Mike Fredrick from Spokane, WA @ Max at Eastman Place, 7:00 pm
  • Mike Allen & the Avatars @ Beale Street Cafe, 7:00 pm
  • Trio East @ Little Theatre Cafe, 7:30 pm
  • Matt Valerio @ The Grill at Strathallan, 8:00 pm

Friday, February 12, 2010

  • Ryan T Carey & El Rojo Jazz Band @ Thali of India, 7:00 pm
  • Gap Mangione New Blues Band @ Woodcliff, 8:30 pm
  • Bill Dobbins Quartet @ The Grill at Strathallan, 8:30 pm
  • Madeline Forster @ Little Theatre Cafe, 8:30 pm
  • Jon Sieger & Bobby DiBaudo (V-Day Weekend Celebration) @ Bistro 135, 6:00 pm

Saturday, February 13, 2010

  • The Rick Holland Quartet Valentines Dinner @ Lovin' Cup, seatings at 6:00 pm & 8:30 pm
  • Timothy Sullivan Trio (Valentines Day Weekend Celebration) @ Bistro 135, 7:00 pm
  • Andy Stobie and the Greater Finger Lakes Jazz Orchestra @ All Things Art, Canandaigua, NY, 7:00 pm Added image
  • Ted Nicolosi & Shared Genes @ Jasmine's Asian Fusion, 7:30 pm
  • Boilermaker Jazz Band @ Tango Cafe, 8:00 pm
  • Gap Mangione New Blues Band @ Woodcliff, 8:30 pm
  • Bob Sneider Quartet @ The Grill at Strathallan, 8:30 pm
  • Dave Arenius Trio @ Little Theatre Cafe, 8:30 pm
  • East End Jazz Boys @ Havana Moes, 9:30 pm

Sunday, February 14, 2010

  • Bill Slater @ The Lodge at Woodcliff, 11:30 am
  • Sunday Serenades with the Ann Mitchell Jazz Trio @ Brighton Memorial Library, 2:00 pm
  • Ted Nicolosi and Shared Genes (Valentines Day Weekend Celebration) @ Bistro 135, 4:00 pm
  • Latin Jazz Jam @ Tango Cafe, 4:00 pm
  • Mark Cassara Trio "Just for Dinner" (Valentines Day Weekend Celebration) @ Bistro 135, 6:00 pm
  • The Rick Holland Quartet Valentines Dinner @ Lovin' Cup, 6:00 pm

Monday, February 15, 2010

  • Kevin DeHond @ Little Theatre Cafe, 7:30 pm

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

  • Smugtown Stompers (Mardi Gras Party) @ Bistro 135, 6:00 pm
  • Butterscotch Junction @ Abilene, 8:00 pm Added image

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

  • Nick Finzer Group @ Lovin' Cup, 6:00 pm
  • Simon Fletcher Trio @ Bistro 135, 6:00 pm
  • The Margaret Explosion @ Little Theatre Cafe, 7:30 pm
  • Todd East @ Pub 511, 8:00 pm
  • Paradigm Shift @ Pomodoro's Grill & Wine Bar, 7:00 pm

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

  • Bop Arts presents the Michael Musillami Trio @ Bop Shop Atrium, 274 N Goodman St. in the Village Gate, February 19, 2010 at 8:00 pm
  • Exodus to Jazz presents the Jeremy Pelt Quintet @ Radisson Hotel Rochester Riverside, Sunday, Feb. 21, 2010, 4:00 pm matinee
  • Exodus to Jazz presents the Gabriel Alegria Afro-Peruvian Sextet @ Radisson Hotel Rochester Riverside, March 12, 2010, 8:00 pm
  • Bop Arts presents The Mike Baggetta Group (featuring George Schuller, Eivind Opsvik and Jason Rigby) @ Bop Shop Atrium, 274 N Goodman St. in the Village Gate, March 17, 2010 at 8:00 pm
  • Wynton Marsalis and the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra @ Sixth Annual Jazz for the Park benefit, Auditorium Theatre, March 22, 2010
  • Exodus to Jazz presents Annie Sellick and Trio @ Radisson Hotel Rochester Riverside, Friday, April 2, 2010, 8:00 pm
  • Bop Arts presents Gebhard Ullman's Clarinet Trio @ Bop Shop Atrium, 274 N Goodman St. in the Village Gate, April 5, 2010 at 8:00 pm
  • Bop Arts presents Konk Pack (featuring Tim Hodgkinson, Thomas Lehn, & Roger Turner) @ Bop Shop Atrium, 274 N Goodman St. in the Village Gate, April 12, 2010 at 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 Around Town: Live jazz listings in and around Rochester, NY

Back in Roch after a few days in NYC for a conference. I'm going to have to go there sometime just to go hear some music. Sunday was my only opportunity. The jazz goes on in Rochester over the next 7 days:

Thursday, February 4, 2010

  • Jazz Dawgs @ Bistro 135, 6:30 pm
  • Dawn Thomson & Special Guests @ Max at Eastman Place, 7:00 pm
  • Dave Rivello Ensemble @ Village Rock Cafe, 7:00 pm
  • Trio East @ Little Theatre Cafe, 7:30 pm
  • Matt Valerio @ The Grill at Strathallan, 8:00 pm
  • Standard Jazz Quartet @ Starry Nites Cafe, 8:00 pm
  • Filthy Funk All Star Jam @ Lovin Cup, 9:00 pm

Friday, February 5, 2010

  • Bobby DiBaudo Trio @ Bistro 135, 6:00 pm
  • Ryan T Carey & El Rojo Jazz Band @ Thali of India, 7:00 pm
  • Exodus to Jazz presents the Cyrus Chestnut Trio @ Radisson Hotel Rochester Riverside, 8:00 pm
  • Bill Dobbins Quartet @ The Grill at Strathallan, 8:30 pm
  • Gap Mangione & The New Blues Band @ Woodcliff, 8:30 pm
  • Madeline Forster @ Little Theatre Cafe, 8:30 pm
  • Todd East Trio @ Bistro 135, 9:00 pm

Saturday, Feburary 6, 2010

  • Mt. Olivet Baptist Church presents "A Time For Praise" gospel jazz to celebrate the church's 100 anniversary and featuring the Cyrus Chestnut Trio @ Mt. Olivet Baptist Church, 141 Adams Street, Rochester, 6:00 pm
  • Spencerport High School Jazz Band presents 12th Annual An Evening of Jazz 2010 with special guest artist Wayne Bergeron, lead trumpet on Gordon Goodwin's Big Phat Band,and featuring the jazz bands of: Spencerport High School, Hilton High School, Fairport High School, Spencerport Friday Jazz Band, and Cosgrove Middle School @ Spencerport High School, West Cafe, 2707 Spencerport Rd. Spencerport (349-5217), 7:00 pm
  • The Westview Project @ Bisto 135, 7:00 pm
  • Bob Sneider Quartet @ The Grill at Strathallan, 8:30 pm
  • Dave Arenius Trio @ Little Theatre Cafe, 8:30 pm
  • Gap Mangione & The New Blues Band @ Woodcliff, 8:30 pm
  • East End Jazz Boys @ Havana Moes, 9:30 pm

Sunday, February 7, 2010

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

Monday, February 8, 2010

  • Kevin DeHond @ Little Theatre Cafe, 7:30 pm

Tuesday, February 9, 2010

  • Shared Genes @ Bistro 135, 6:00 pm
  • Quintopus Butterscotch Junction @ Boulder Coffee Co-Brooks Landing, 8:00 pm

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

  • Paradigm Shift @ Pomodoro's Grill & Wine Bar, 7:00 pm
  • The Margaret Explosion @ Little Theatre Cafe, 7:30 pm
  • Eastman Jazz Ensemble with Marvin Stamm @ Kilbourn Hall, ESM, 8:00 pm

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

  • Bop Arts presents the Michael Musillami Trio @ Bop Shop Atrium, 274 N Goodman St. in the Village Gate, February 19, 2010 at 8:00 pm
  • Exodus to Jazz presents the Jeremy Pelt Quintet @ Radisson Hotel Rochester Riverside, Sunday, Feb. 21, 2010, 4:00 pm matinee
  • Exodus to Jazz presents the Gabriel Alegria Afro-Peruvian Sextet @ Radisson Hotel Rochester Riverside, March 12, 2010, 8:00 pm
  • Bop Arts presents The Mike Baggetta Group (featuring George Schuller, Eivind Opsvik and Jason Rigby) @ Bop Shop Atrium, 274 N Goodman St. in the Village Gate, March 17, 2010 at 8:00 pm
  • Wynton Marsalis and the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra @ Sixth Annual Jazz for the Park benefit, Auditorium Theatre, March 22, 2010
  • Exodus to Jazz presents Annie Sellick and Trio @ Radisson Hotel Rochester Riverside, Friday, April 2, 2010, 8:00 pm
  • Bop Arts presents Gebhard Ullman's Clarinet Trio @ Bop Shop Atrium, 274 N Goodman St. in the Village Gate, April 5, 2010 at 8:00 pm
  • Bop Arts presents Konk Pack (featuring Tim Hodgkinson, Thomas Lehn, & Roger Turner) @ Bop Shop Atrium, 274 N Goodman St. in the Village Gate, April 12, 2010 at 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.