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Jazz Around Town: As we enter the first month where snow can fly, there's still a lot of hot jazz around....

Now that I get back to more of a semblance of normalcy (although no one would call me "normal"), I hope to start putting something else on this blog in addition to the jazz listings each week on Wednesday. But for now, you get more listings....

Thursday, August 26, 2010

  • Ted Nicolosi and Shared Genes @ Le Bon Vie Bistro, 1778 Penfield Rd., 6:00 pm
  • Park Avenue Playboys @ Irondequoit Performing Arts Gazebo, 1280 Titus Ave, Rochester, 6:30 pm
  • Jazz Dawgs @ Bistro 135, 6:30 pm
  • Robert Chevrier @ Brio Wine Bar & Grill, 6:30 pm
  • Amy Montrois @ Lemoncello, 7:00 pm
  • Russell Fielder Quintet @ Merchants Grill, 8:00 pm
  • The Moho Collective @ Boulder Coffee Company, 8:00 pm

Friday, August 27, 2010

  • Bobby Dibaudo Trio @ Bistro 135, 6:00 pm
  • Ryan T Carey & El Rojo Jazz Band @ Thali of India, 7:00 pm
  • Jazz & Theater with the Janet Beaman Group @ MuCCC, 142 Atlantic Ave., Rochester, 7:30 pm
  • Gap Mangione & the New Blues Band @ Woodcliff Hotel & Spa, 8:00 pm
  • Mike Allen AKOS' Avatars @ Pomodoro Grill & Wine Bar, 8:00 pm
  • Jen Heieck @ Brio Wine Bar & Grill, 8:00 pm
  • Bill Dobbins Quartet @ The Grill at Strathallan, 8:30 pm
  • Mark Cassara @ Bistro 135, 9:00 pm
  • Mark Viavattine Quartet @ Tavern58 at Gibbs, 9:00 pm

Saturday, August 28, 2010

  • Brad Batz @ Lemoncello, 5:00 pm
  • Nate Rawls Trio with Dilynda Cassoni @ Deer Run Winery, Geneseo, 7:00 pm
  • Westview Project @ Bistro 135, 7:00 pm
  • Robert Chevrier @ Brio Wine Bar & Grill, 7:00 pm
  • Ted Nicolosi and Shared Genes @ Jasmine's Asian Fusion, 7:30 pm
  • Mike Kaupa Quartet with Nancy Kelly @ The Grill at Strathallan, 8:30 pm
  • East End Jazz Boys @ Havana Moes, 9:30 pm

Sunday, August 29, 2010

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

Monday, August 30, 2010

  • Crescent City Connection @ Tango Cafe, 9:00 pm

Tuesday, August 31, 2010

  • Ted Nicolosi and Shared Genes @ Bistro 135, 6:00 pm
  • Pete Pitts @ Lemoncello, 6:30 pm

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

  • Brad Batz Trio @ Bistro 135, 6:00 pm
  • Ted Nicolosi and Shared Genes @ Lovin Cup, 7:00 pm
  • AMP @ 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

  • The Boilermaker Jazz Band (from Pittsburgh), presented by Groove Juice Swing @ Tango Cafe, September 10, 7:00 pm
  • Maria Schneider Orchestra @ Cornell Concert Series, Bailey Hall, Ithaca, September 12, 8:00 pm
  • Bossa Nova in Portuguese Ensemble @ SUNY Brockport, September 16, 7:30 pm
  • Evening of Wine and Jazz 2010 Benefit for Jazz 90.1 @ Pier 45 – located at the Port of Rochester in Charlotte, 6:30 pm
  • 30th Smooth Jazz Birthday Bash for School of the Arts with Jimmie Highsmith Jr., two-time Grammy nominee Joseph Wooten, RPO's Herb Smith and Guitarist Deepak Thettu, with the award-winning SOTA Jazz Band @ SOTA, September 24, 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.

Jazz Around Town: I'm baaaaack!

My mother laughingI have returned to Rochester after spending most of the last month in Kansas with my family after my mother's death. I'm coping and trying to get back to at least a semblance of my former life as I continue to process this loss. Thanks to those of you who have expressed your condolences. I appreciate it. She was a great woman and will be missed....

I leave you with a great picture of her (who would bear with me when I listened to "my music" but was more of a cowboy song girl herself) and next week's jazz listings.

Thursday, August 19, 2010

  • Jazz Dawgs @ Bistro 135, 6:30 pm
  • Rochester Brass & Eletric Band @ Henrietta Senior Center, 6:30 pm
  • Robert Chevrier @ Brio Wine Bar & Grill, 6:30 pm
  • Matt Valerio @ The Grill at Strathallan, 8:00 pm
  • Dave Rivello Ensemble @ Village Rock Cafe, 8:00 pm

Friday, August 20, 2010

  • Jimmie Highsmith Jr. & Dave Spinner @ Cafe at Wegmans, 745 Calkins Road, Henrietta, 5:00 pm
  • Bobby Dibaudo Trio @ Bistro 135, 6:00 pm
  • Mark Cassara @ TC Rileys—Park Point, 6:00 pm
  • The Moho Collective @ Pane Vino, 6:30 pm
  • Ryan T Carey & El Rojo Jazz Band @ Thali of India, 7:00 pm
  • Robert Chevrier @ Brio Wine Bar & Grill, 8:00 pm
  • Mike Allen AKOS' Avatars @ Beale Street Cafe-Webster, 8:00 pm
  • Bob Sneider Trio @ The Grill at Strathallan, 8:30 pm
  • Mark Viavattine Quartet @ Tavern58 at Gibbs, 9:00 pm

Saturday, August 21, 2010

  • Footnote @ Clarissa Street Reunion, 12:15 pm
  • Gap Mangione and the New Blues Band @ Clarissa Street Reunion, 2:45 pm
  • The Westview Project with Nick Brust @ Pomodoro Grill & Wine Bar, 7:00 pm
  • Dave Savine Quartet @ Bistro 135, 7:00 pm
  • The Jimmie Highsmith Experience @ Clarissa Street Reunion, 8:00 pm
  • Fred Costello & Co. @ Don's Original, 2055 Nine Mile Pt. Rd. Fairport, 8:00 pm
  • Epilogue @ Boulder Coffee Company, 8:00 pm
  • Mike Kaupa Quartet @ The Grill at Strathallan, 8:30 pm
  • East End Jazz Boys @ Havana Moes, 9:30 pm

Sunday, August 22, 2010

  • Bill Slater @ The Lodge at Woodcliff, 11:30 am
  • Rochester Metrolpolitan Jazz Orchestra @ Irondequoit Performing Arts Gazebo, 1280 Titus Ave., 2:30 pm
  • Hard Logic @ Vitale Park on Conesus Lake, Lakeville, 6:00 pm
  • Troup Street Jazz Jam Session @ Beale Street Cafe, 6:30 pm

Monday, August 23, 2010

  • Crescent City Connection @ Tango Cafe, 9:00 pm

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

  • Jim Nugent Trio @ Bistro 135, 6:00 pm
  • Mike Allen @ Lemoncello, 7:00 pm

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

  • Simon Fletcher Quartet @ Bistro 135, 6:00 pm
  • Mike Allen AKOS' Avatars @ Pelican's Nest, 7:00 pm
  • Paradigm Shift @ Pomodoro's Grill & Wine Bar, 8:00 pm

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

  • The Boilermaker Jazz Band (from Pittsburgh), presented by Groove Juice Swing @ Tango Cafe, September 10, 7:00 pm
  • Maria Schneider Orchestra @ Cornell Concert Series, Bailey Hall, Ithaca, September 12, 8:00 pm
  • 30th Smooth Jazz Birthday Bash for School of the Arts with Jimmie Highsmith Jr., two-time Grammy nominee Joseph Wooten, RPO's Herb Smith and Guitarist Deepak Thettu, with the award-winning SOTA Jazz Band @ SOTA, September 24, 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.

Jazz Around Town: I'll be back before it's over....

Jazz Club imageStill out of town and dealing with a lot (see earlier posts below), but will be back in Rochester early next week. I hope I can get back in the swing of things after I return. I managed to find the following among the growing number of karaoke and DJ "gigs" around town. Here's the next seven days of jazz in Rochester. See you all next week....

Thursday, August 12, 2010

  • Nostalgic Reunion @ Irondequoit Performing Arts Gazebo, 1280 Titus Ave., 6:30 pm
  • Ted Nicolosi and Shared Genes @ Bistro 135, 6:30 pm
  • Robert Chevrier @ Brio Wine Bar & Grill, 6:30 pm
  • Mike Allen @ Lemoncello (East Rochester), 7:00 pm
  • Matt Valerio @ The Grill at Strathallan, 8:00 pm
  • Russell Fielder Quintet Jam Session @ Merchants Grill, 8:00 pm

Friday, August 13, 2010

  • Bobby Dibaudo Trio @ Bistro 135, 6:00 pm
  • Jim Nugent Trio @ TC Riley's Park Pointe, 6:00 pm
  • Johnny Matt Band @ Legacy Senior Living Community, 1545 Erie Station Rd., 6:30 pm
  • Robert Chevrier @ Brio Wine Bar & Grill, 6:30 pm
  • The Moho Collective @ Pane Vino, 6:30 pm
  • Ryan T Carey & El Rojo Jazz Band @ Thali of India, 7:00 pm
  • Ted Nicolosi and Shared Genes @ Bistro 135 (in courtyard), 7:00 pm
  • Jimmie Highsmith, Jr., and Friends @ Jack's Place (Durand-Eastman Golf Course), 7:00 pm
  • Gap Mangione & the New Blues Band @ Woodcliff Hotel & Spa, 8:00 pm
  • Mike Allen AKOS' Avatars @ Pomodoro Grill & Wine Bar, 8:00 pm
  • Sofrito @ Sevens Restaurant, Finger Lakes Racetrack, 8:00 pm
  • John Marshall Quartet @ The Grill at Strathallan, 8:30 pm

Saturday, August 14, 2010

  • Marco Amadio @ Brio Wine Bar & Grill, 7:00 pm
  • Madeline Forster @ Bistro 135, 7:00 pm
  • Bill Tiberio & Friends Big Band @ Benefit to support Perinton Food Shelf, 2 West Ave, Fairport, 7:00 pm
  • Gap Mangione & the New Blue Band @ Woodcliff Hotel & Spa, 8:00 pm
  • John Marshall Quartet @ The Grill at Strathallan, 8:30 pm
  • East End Jazz Boys @ Havana Moes, 9:30 pm

Sunday, August 15, 2010

  • Bill Slater @ The Lodge at Woodcliff, 11:30 am
  • The Rippingtons @ Glenora Wine Cellars, 5435 Route 14, Dundee, 2:30 pm
  • Jack Allan Big Band @ Irondequoit Performing Arts Gazebo, 1280 Titus Ave., 6:30 pm
  • Troup Street Jazz Jam Session @ Beale Street Cafe, 6:30 pm

Monday, August 16, 2010

  • Joe Cavallaro's Dixieland Jazz Band @ Green Lantern Inn, 1 E Church St, Fairport, 6:30 pm
  • Geneva Lakefront Concerts: Larry Stamatell, Steve Palumbo & Geneva Jazz Lakefront Park Gazebo, 1 Lakefront Drive, Geneva, 7:00 pm
  • Crescent City Connection @ Tango Cafe, 9:00 pm

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

  • Nancy Perry @ Bistro 135, 6:00 pm
  • Mike Allen @ Lemoncello, 7:00 pm

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

  • Ted Nicolosi and Shared Genes @ Bistro 135, 6:00 pm
  • Deborah Magone @ Casa Larga Vineyards, 6:00 pm
  • Paradigm Shift @ Pomodoro's Grill & Wine Bar, 8:00 pm

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

  • The Boilermaker Jazz Band (from Pittsburgh), presented by Groove Juice Swing @ Tango Cafe, September 10, 7:00 pm
  • Maria Schneider Orchestra @ Cornell Concert Series, Bailey Hall, Ithaca, September 12, 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: Missing Rochester and its music, but you don't have to ....

Still out of town for awhile, helping my father after my mother's recent passing. Not much jazz here in Wichita, Kansas, but there's lots of heat (it was nearly 110F on Tuesday!). Hope to be back in Roc-cha-cha by mid-August. Until then (or about then...) here are the listings for live jazz in and around Rochester for the next seven days. By the way, I've kept open the poll I was taking about your experiences this year at the Xerox Rochester International Jazz Festival. Why don't you head on over and let us know what you think!

Thursday, August 5, 2010

  • Jazz Dawgs @ Bistro 135, 6:30 pm
  • Robert Chevrier @ Brio Wine Bar & Grill, 6:30 pm
  • Footnote @ Canandaigua Summer Concert Series, The “Commons”, South Main St. Canandaigua, 6:30 pm
  • Nostalgic Reunion @ Hamlin Beach State Park, 7:00 pm
  • Mike Allen, AKOS' Avatars @ Beale Street Cafe, 7:00 pm
  • Matt Valerio @ The Grill at Strathallan, 8:00 pm
  • The Meta Accord @ Boulder Coffee Company, 8:00 pm
  • Dave Rivello Ensemble @ Village Rock Cafe, 8:00 pm

Friday, August 6, 2010

  • Dave Spinner Trio @ Bistro 135, 6:00 pm
  • Kevin McCarthy @ TC Rileys, Park Point, 6:00 pm
  • The Rochester Rat Pack @ Port of Pittsford Park, 6:30 pm
  • Ryan T Carey & El Rojo Jazz Band @ Thali of India, 7:00 pm
  • Eastman School of Music Summer High School Wind Ensemble Participants' Concert: Bill Tiberio, Conductor @ Kilbourn Hall, ESM, 7:30 pm
  • Robert Chevrier @ Brio Wine Bar & Grill, 8:00 pm
  • The Westview Project with Nick Brust @ North Shore Grill, 5870 Big Tree Rd, Lakeville, 8:00 pm
  • Cabo Frio @ Clarissa's, 8:00 & 10:00 pm
  • Mike Allen, AKOS' Avatars @ Beale Street Cafe-Webster, 8:00 pm
  • Gap Mangione & the New Blues Band @ Woodcliff Hotel & Spa, 8:00 pm
  • Bill Dobbins Quartet @ The Grill at Strathallan, 8:30 pm
  • .Mark Viavattine Quartet @ Tavern 58 at Gibb, 9:00 pm

Saturday, August 7, 2010

  • Cabo Frio, Uptown Jazz with Whitney Marchelle, Tia Fuller & John Nyerges Trio, and others) @ African American Festival, Highland Bowl, 12:00 to 7:00 pm (see schedule)
  • Hard Logic @ Park Avenue Festival (Oxford Street stage), 3:30 pm added after initial publication
  • Uptown Groove @ Brio Wine Bar & Grill, 7:00 pm
  • Rick Holland/Evan Dobbins Little Big Band @ Veterans' Memorial Park, 3100 Atlantic Ave, Penfield, 7:00 pm
  • Simon Fletcher Quartet @ Bistro 135, 7:00 pm
  • Ted Nicolosi & Shared Genes @ Inn on Broadway, 7:00 pm
  • Cabo Frio @ Clarissa's, 8:00 & 10:00 pm
  • Mike Melito Quartet @ The Grill at Strathallan, 8:30 pm
  • Fred Costello & Co. @ Murph's (705 Titus, Irondequoit), 9:00 pm
  • East End Jazz Boys @ Havana Moes, 9:30 pm

Sunday, August 8, 2010

  • Bill Slater @ The Lodge at Woodcliff, 11:30 am
  • Paradigm Shift @ Hatters Pub (5 East Main St., Webster), 5:00 pm added after initial publication
  • Troup Street Jazz Jam Session @ Beale Street Cafe, 6:00 pm
  • Rick Holland/Evan Dobbins Little Big Band @ Lovin' Cup, 7:00 pm

Monday, August 9, 2010

  • The Crescent City Connection @ Tango Cafe, 9:00 pm added after initial publication

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

  • Brad Batz @ Bistro 135, 6:00 pm

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

  • Ozone Jazz Quartet featuring Mark Viavattine @ Bistro 135, 6:00 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.