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Jazz Around Town: Wish I was there....

For those of you who don't already know through other channels, my almost unprecedented absence from this blog last Wednesday was due to a major and tragic development in my life. My wonderful mother, who fell down the stairs in my parents' new home in Wichita on July 18th, sustaining massive head injuries, passed from this world on Sunday, July 25th, at the Harry Hynes Memorial Hospice in Wichita (a wonderful place who treated her with dignity and deep care in her final days and hours). I'm still in Kansas with my family. I need distractions, so have done the listings for live jazz in and around Rochester for the next seven days to help keep my mind off this devastating loss.

Thursday, July 29, 2010

  • Ted Nicolosi & Shared Genes @ Holy Cross, 4492 Lake Ave, 6:00 pm
  • Andie Stobie & the Greater Finger Lakes Jazz Orchestra @ Jazz at the Landing, Steamboat Landing, Canandaigua, 6:00 pm
  • Brass Magic @ Irondequoit Performing Arts Gazebo, 1280 Titus Ave., 6:30 pm
  • Jazz Dawgs @ Bistro 135, 6:30 pm
  • Robert Chevrier @ Brio Wine Bar & Grill, 6:30 pm
  • Mike Allen, AKOS featuring Graham Kier @ Lemoncello, 7:00 pm
  • Trio East @ Little Theatre Cafe, 7:30 pm
  • Matt Valerio @ The Grill at Strathallan, 8:00 pm
  • Mark Cassara @ Pane Vino, 8:00 pm

Friday, July 30, 2010

  • Bobby Dibaudo @ Bistro 135, 6:00 pm
  • Mark Cassara @ TC Riley's Park Point, 6:00 pm
  • Ted Nicolosi & Shared Genes @ Holy Cross, 4492 Lake Ave, 6:00 pm
  • Smugtown Stompers @ Port of Pittsford Park, 7:00 pm
  • Ryan T Carey & El Rojo Jazz Band @ Thali of India, 7:00 pm
  • Letterpress @ Boulder Coffee Co., 8:00 pm
  • Mike Allen & the Avatars @ Pomodoro Grill & Wine Bar, 8:00 pm
  • Moonlight Stroll Music Series: Rochester Metropolitan Jazz Orchestra @ Sonnenberg Gardens & Mansion State Historic Park, Canandaigua, 8:00 pm
  • Ted Nicolosi & Shared Genes @ Bistro 135, 8:00 pm (patio)
  • Jim Nugent Trio @ Little Theatre Cafe, 8:30 pm
  • Jay Leonhart Trio @ The Grill at Strathallan, 8:30 pm

Saturday, July 31, 2010

  • Mark Cassara @ Bistro 135, 6:00 pm
  • Robert Chevrier @ Brio Wine Bar & Grill, 6:30 pm
  • Ted Nicolosi & Shared Genes @ Jasmine's Asian Fusion, 7:30 pm
  • Jay Leonhart Trio @ The Grill at Strathallan, 8:30 pm
  • East End Jazz Boys @ Havana Moes, 9:30 pm

Sunday, August 1, 2010

  • Bill Slater @ The Lodge at Woodcliff, 11:30 am
  • Troup Street Jazz Jam Session @ Beale Street Cafe, 6:00 pm
  • The Westview Project @ Lovin' Cup, 7:00 pm

Monday, August 2, 2010

  • "Monday Night Live (6 Minute Monday)," Smooth Jazz and R&B featuring Jimmie Highsmith Jr., with Funkbox and Kinetik Flo, Open Jam/Open Mic to follow. @ Mamooche Bistro 384 East Ave., Rochester, 7:00 pm
  • The White Hots @ Little Theatre Cafe, 7:30 pm
  • Quinn Lawrence & Anna Reguero (swing dance instruction, too) @ Flat Iron Cafe, 9:00 pm

Tuesday, August 3, 2010

  • Graham Keir and John Britton @ Bistro 135, 6:00 pm
  • Jack Allen Big Band @ Pavilion at Buckland Park, Brighton, 6:30 pm
  • Paradigm Shift @ Veterans' Memorial Park, 3100 Atlantic Ave, Penfield, 7:00 pm

Wednesday, August 4, 2010

  • Todd East and Friends @ Aqueduct Park, 23 E. Main St., noon
  • Todd East @ Bistro 135, 6:00 pm
  • Geneva Lakefront Concerts: MusicMakers Big Band @ Lakefront Park Gazebo, 1 Lakefront Drive, Geneva, 7:00 pm
  • Greece Choral Society with Greece Jazz Band @ Ontario Beach Park, 7:00 pm
  • Stringplicity @ Little Theatre Cafe, 7:30 pm
  • Paradigm Shift @ Pomodoro's Grill & Wine Bar, 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.The aim is to give you a one stop place to find all your jazz in Rochester. Only start times are listed, visit or call the venue for more details (the sites for many are in the right panel). 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: You're on your own

I'm sorry but I will not be posting next week's jazz in and around Rochester tomorrow. I'm out of town with a family emergency. I know you'll understand. 

If you have a gig that is not advertised on City or somewhere else, just add a comment below or go add it at the Facebook page. If you're looking for next week's jazz that may not be "visible" on other sources, just check those places in addition to your other sources.

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

Jazz Around Town: There's a lot of heat out there ....

Lots of heat out there and some of it ain't coming from the weather. Check out the next seven days of jazz in and around Rochester. I'd also like to add another reminder that we'd love to know what you thought about this year's Xerox Rochester International Jazz Festival. If you came out even one night, click on the link to take the Jazz@Rochester 2010 XRIJF survey. I'll be keeping it up there until the end of the month. We'll share your thoughts with the folks at XRIJF and on this blog. No personally identifiable information is being recorded, by the way...

Thursday, July 15, 2010

  • Bending & Breaking @ Granite Mills Park, High Falls, 12:15 pm
  • Jazz Dawgs @ Bistro 135, 6:30 pm
  • Trio East @ Little Theatre Cafe, 7:30 pm
  • Matt Valerio @ The Grill at Strathallan, 8:00 pm
  • Mike Allen @ Lemoncello, 8:30 pm
  • The Meta Accord @ Sully"s Pub, 9:00 pm

Friday, July 16, 2010

  • Bobby Dibaudo and Doug Stone @ Bistro 135, 6:00 pm
  • Jack Allen Big Band @ Henrietta Senior Center, 6:30 pm
  • Ted Nicolosi and Shared Genes, with Loren Barrigar and Mark Mazengarb @ Carey Lake Banquet Center, 959 Penfield Road (Route 441), Walworth, 6:30 pm
  • Footnote @ “Firefly Concert Series”,6380 Route 21, Williamson, 7:00 pm
  • Whitney Marchelle and Andy Calabreese (Uptown Jazz) @ Jack's Place, 7:00 pm
  • Ryan T Carey & El Rojo Jazz Band @ Thali of India, 7:00 pm
  • Margaret Explosion @ Benefit for Oscar at Opening Part of the Arena Art Group Exhibit at the NTID Dyer Arts Center's Williams Gallery, 7:00 pm
  • Mike Allen, AKOS' Avatars @ Beale Street Cafe--Webster, 8:00 pm
  • Jim Nugent Trio @ Little Theatre Cafe, 8:30 pm
  • Mike Kaupa Quartet @ The Grill at Strathallan, 8:30 pm
  • Gap Mangione's New Blues Band @ Woodcliff Hotel & Spa, 8:30 pm
  • Mark Viavattine Quartet @ Tavern 58 at Gibbs, 9:00 pm

Saturday, July 17, 2010

  • Hard Logic, Footnote and Perry Plyter @ Pultneyville Homecoming Wine & Jazz Festival, 12:00 pm
  • Rochester Metrolpolitan Jazz Orchestra @ Veterans' Memorial Park, 3100 Atlantic Ave, Penfield, 7:00 pm
  • Madeline Forster @ Bistro 135, 7:00 pm
  • Ted Nicolosi & Shared Genes @ Jasmine's Asian Fusion, 7:30 pm
  • Bob Sneider Quartet @ The Grill at Strathallan, 8:30 pm
  • Terrance Bruce @ McArdle's, 1355 Fairport Rd, Fairport, 8:30 pm
  • Gap Mangione's New Blues Band @ Woodcliff Hotel & Spa, 8:30 pm
  • East End Jazz Boys @ Havana Moes, 9:30 pm

Sunday, July 18, 2010

  • Bill Slater @ The Lodge at Woodcliff, 11:30 am
  • Mindi Abair with Bill Tiberio Band @ Glenora Wine  Cellars, Dundee, 2:00 pm
  • Troup Street Jazz Jam Session @ Beale Street Cafe, 6:00 pm
  • Music on the Canal:Brockport Jazz Band @ Spencerport Canal Park, Downtown Spencerport, 6:30 pm
  • The Gerry Nasca Quartet @ Lovin' Cup, 7:00 pm
  • Big Bad Voodoo Daddy @ Water Street Music Hall, 8:00 pm

Monday, July 19, 2010

  • Ed Clute's Dixie Five Plus @ Green Lantern Inn, One East Church St, Fairport, 6:30 pm
  • The White Hots @ Little Theatre Cafe, 7:30 pm

Tuesday, July 20, 2010

  • Shared Genes @ Bistro 135, 6:00 pm
  • Jazz Ensemble @ Norton Neighborhood Service Center, 500 Norton St., 6:30 pm
  • The Rod Blumenau Swingtet @ Veterans' Memorial Park, 3100 Atlantic Ave, Penfield, 7:00 pm

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

  • Kurt Johnson Duo @ Bistro 135, 6:00 pm
  • Najee, Tom Browne, Roy Ayers, and Jimmie Highsmith Jr. in “Sax in the City” @ moved to Waterstreet Music Hall 204 N Water Street Rochester NY, 14604. Doors open at 7:00 pm show starts at 8:00 pm
  • Geneva Lakefront Concerts: Andy Stobie & The Greater Finger Lakes Jazz Orchestra @ Lakefront Park Gazebo, 1 Lakefront Drive, Geneva, 7:00 pm
  • Stringplicity @ Little Theatre Cafe, 7:30 pm
  • Paradigm Shift @ Pomodoro's Grill & Wine Bar, 8:00 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.The aim is to give you a one stop place to find all your jazz in Rochester. Only start times are listed, visit or call the venue for more details (the sites for many are in the right panel). 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: If you can fit it in ... that is

This time of year there is just so much going on that fitting in some jazz may be difficult. However, you might even find someone playing at the festival or party you're attending over the next seven days. If you can work it in, here is the jazz I've found around town over the next week.

Just a reminder that we'd love to know what you thought about this year's jazz festival if you came out for it. So click on the link to take the Jazz@Rochester 2010 XRIJF survey.

Thursday, July 8, 2010

  • Mike Allen, AKOS' Avatars @ Beale Street Cafe, 7:00 pm
  • Jazz Dawgs @ Bistro 135, 6:30 pm
  • Trio East @ Little Theatre Cafe, 7:30 pm
  • Dariusz Terefenko @ Kilbourn Hall, Eastman School of Music, 7:30 pm
  • The Meta Accord @ Dubland Underground, 8:00 pm
  • Matt Valerio @ The Grill at Strathallan, 8:00 pm
  • Russell Fielder Quintet @ Merchants Grill, 8:00 pm
  • Dave Rivello Ensemble @ Village Rock Cafe, 8:00 pm

Friday, July 9, 2010

  • Eastman School of Music Summer High School Big Band Concert @ Kilbourn Hall, ESM, 3:00 pm
  • AKOS Solo @ Lemoncello, 5:30 pm
  • Bobby Dibaudo @ Bistro 135, 6:00 pm
  • Jazz Dawgs @ TC Rileys, 6:00 pm
  • Whitney Marchelle Trio @ Pane Vino, 6:30 pm
  • Fred Costello & Co. @ Abilene, 6:30 pm
  • Bill Dobbins Quartet @ The Grill at Strathallan, 7:00 pm
  • Ryan T Carey & El Rojo Jazz Band @ Thali of India, 7:00 pm
  • Gap Mangione & The New Big Band @ Port of Pittsford Park, 7:00 pm
  • Jim Nugent Trio @ Little Theatre Cafe, 8:30 pm

Saturday, July 10, 2010

  • Jazz on the Pond with Chaka Khan, Rick Braun, Graham Keir, Chris Ziemba and Trio Slaye, Mark Stephens, Dwight Sills @ Cranberry Pond, NY, 3:00 pm.
  • Webster Jazz Festival with Hard Logic, Mambo Kings, and Paradigm Shift @ Main St. in the Village of Webster, 6:00 pm
  • The Westview Project with Will Cleary @ Bistro 135, 6:30 pm
  • Smooth Jazz and Dining with Jimmie Highsmith Jr. @ The Northshore Grill, 5870 Big Tree Road - Rts 20A/15, Lakeville, NY, 7:00 pm
  • Ted Nicolosi & Shared Genes @ Jasmine's Asian Fusion, 7:30 pm
  • Paul Hofmann Quartet @ The Grill at Strathallan, 8:30 pm
  • East End Jazz Boys @ Havana Moes, 9:30 pm

Sunday, July 11, 2010

  • Gap Mangione & The New Blues Band @ Corn Hill Arts Festival, noon
  • Jimmy Highsmith Jr. Trio @ Irondequoit Performing Arts Gazebo, 1280 Titus Ave., 2:30 pm
  • Troup Street Jazz Jam Session @ Beale Street Cafe, 6:00 pm
  • Rick Holland Little Big Band @ Lovin' Cup, 7:00 pm

Monday, July 12, 2010

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

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

  • Generations Jazz Combo @ Bistro 135, 6:00 pm
  • Bill Tiberio Band @ Veterans' Memorial Park, 3100 Atlantic Ave, Penfield, 7:00 pm

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

  • Dave Mancini Trio @ Bistro 135, 6:00 pm
  • Footnote @ Williamson Free Public Library 6380 Rt 21, Williamson, 7:00 pm
  • Stringplicity @ Little Theatre Cafe, 7:30 pm
  • Paradigm Shift @ Pomodoro's Grill & Wine Bar, 8:00 pm

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

  • Najee, Tom Browne, Roy Ayers, and Jimmie Highsmith Jr. in “Sax in the City” @ Riverside Festival Site, Gates, July 21, 5:00 pm, Music, 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.The aim is to give you a one stop place to find all your jazz in Rochester. Only start times are listed, visit or call the venue for more details (the sites for many are in the right panel). 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.

I had a great time and heard some fantastic music ... but what do YOU think about XRIJF 2010?

XRIJF logoAs I noted before, I've given up doing a wrap up post on the 2010 edition of the Xerox Rochester International Jazz Festival—too much water under the bridge after catching up at work and home following the nine days of the festival and 35 acts I saw while attending the XRIJF this year. I expect you all don't really want to hear much more from me about it, but we'd like to hear what you think. To that end, I've used Google Docs to create a short survey to get the thoughts of the readers who attended one or more days of this year's festival.

So, now that you've had some time to digest, please share your thoughts and comments on the 2010 Xerox Rochester International Jazz Festival on the Jazz@Rochester 2010 XRIJF survey. I'll be publishing some responses and will share them with the folks at XRIJF (I am not associated with the festival). So please click on the link above and share what you think. No personal information is being recorded when you leave your comments.

Oh, and I hope you're having a wonderful and relaxing 4th of July holiday weekend.  See you next year on Jazz Street!

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