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Jazz Around Town: Nothing like writing my listings post at a bar...

Putting together the post offsite at the most recent entry to the jazz venue scene here, Tala Vera Cantina, sipping some XX and having some of their habenero based Salsa Verde-Muerta while I wait for Rick Holland Quintet to come in and perform. Oh, and writing this post... I'll have more on Tala Vera in a later post, but artists (not just jazz, too) should link through to their site and contact Bernard Matthews, the owner, about gigging here. They're just getting started ... we need to support new venues! Now to the listings (and me going to try out some of Tala Vera's California-Mexican food):

Thursday, October 28, 2010

  • Jazz Dawgs @ Bistro 135, 6:30 pm
  • Mike Allen AKOS' Avatars @ Beale Street Cafe, 7:00 pm
  • The Russell Fielder Trio @ Little Theatre Cafe, 7:30 pm
  • Katie Ernst Duo @ The Grill at Strathallan, 8:00 pm
  • Bop Arts presents Duck Baker @ Bop Shop Atrium in the Village Gate, 8:00 pm
  • Dave Rivello Ensemble @ Village Rock Cafe (East Rochester), 9:00 pm

Friday, October 29, 2010

  • Bobby Dibaudo @ Bistro 135, 6:00 pm
  • Jimmie Highsmith Jr. & Dave Spinner @ Jack's Place at Durand Eastman Park, 6:00 pm
  • The Jim Nugent Trio @ Lillian's Restaurant, 2200 Penfield Rd, 6:30 pm
  • Ryan T Carey & El Rojo Jazz Band @ Thali of India, 7:00 pm
  • The Moho Collective @ Boulder Coffee Company, 8:00 pm
  • Fred Costello & Co. @ Lemoncello (East Rochester), 8:00 pm
  • Ted Nicolosi & Shared Genes Acoustic Alchemy Revue @ The Brighton Restaurant, 8:00 pm
  • Madeline Forster @ Little Theatre Cafe, 8:30 pm
  • Gap Mangione & the New Blues Band @ Woodcliff Hotel & Spa, 8:30 pm
  • Grant Stewart @ The Grill at Strathallan, 8:30 pm
  • Roger Eckers/Fred Costello Duo @ Luna Piena Bistro, 9:00 pm

Saturday, October 30, 2010

  • Grant Stewart Master Class (Sax & improv) @ Eastman School of Music, Rm. 320, 3:30 pm new
  • John Sieger @ Bistro 135, 6:30 pm
  • Robert Chevrier @ Brio Wine Bar & Grill, 7:00 pm
  • Jazz Cafe @ Monty's Korner, 7:30 pm
  • Ted Nicolosi & Shared Genes Acoustic Alchemy Revue @ Jasmine's Asian Fusion, 7:30 pm
  • Paradigm Shift @ Tala Vera Cantina, 8:00 & 10:00 pm
  • Steve Greene Trio @ Little Theatre Cafe, 8:30 pm
  • Grant Stewart @ The Grill at Strathallan, 8:30 pm
  • East End Jazz Boys @ Havana Moes, 9:30 pm
  • Filthy Funk at the Spook-a-licious Dance Party @ Dub Land Underground, 10:00 pm

Sunday, October 31, 2010

  • Bill Slater @ The Lodge at Woodcliff, 11:30 am

Monday, November 1, 2010

  • Monday Night Live (Smooth jazz and R&B) @ Mamooche Bistro, 7:00 pm
  • Lumiere @ Little Theatre Cafe, 7:30 pm
  • The Moho Collective @ Boulder Coffee Company, 8:00 pm

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

  • Simon Fletcher Quintopus @ Bistro 135, 6:00 pm
  • Mike Allen AKOS @ Lemoncello, 7:00 pm

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

  • Kurt Johnson Trio @ Bistro 135, 6:00 pm
  • Robert Chevrier @ Brio Wine Bar & Grill, 6:30 pm
  • Simply Jazz Quartet @ Ciao Baby BBQ and Seafood, 7:00 pm new
  • The Margaret Explosion @ Little Theatre Cafe, 7:30 pm
  • Lindsey Holland with Rick Holland 5tet @ Tala Vera Cantina, 8:00 pm new
  • Paradigm Shift @ Pomodoro's Grill & Wine Bar, 8:00 pm

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

  • Jazz 90.1 Fall Membership Drive is underway. Pledge here.
  • NYC’s Gordon Webster Band and Swing Dance (more at Groove Juice Swing) @ Eisenhart Auditorium, Rochester Museum & Science Center, November 6, 7:30 pm
  • Hot Club of Detroit @ Albright Knox Art Gallery, 1285 Elmwood Ave., Buffalo, November 6, 8:00 pm
  • Bop Arts presents Carl Ludwig Hübsch`s Longrun Development of the Universe @ The Bop Shop Atrium, Village Gate, November 9, 8:00 pm
  • Jazz 90.1 Holiday Show and Sale @ Memorial Art Gallery, November 13, 1-5 pm. Vendors and crafters from around the Rochester area will feature their wonderful products at special holiday prices.
  • Bop Arts presents Jason Kao Hwang "Burning Bridge" Ensemble @ The Bop Shop Atrium, Village Gate, November 15, 8:00 pm
  • John Fedchock @ The Grill at Strathallan, November 19 & 20, 8:30 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.

Is it that time already? XRIJF Club Passes go on sale Friday for 10th Anniversary Jazz Festival

According to a press release issued today, the Club Pass for the 10th Anniversary edition of the Xerox Rochester International Jazz Festival, to be held June 10-18, 2011, go on sale this Friday October 29th at 10:00 am. The lineup for the XRIJF 10th Anniversary will be announced in late March.

The Club Passes will be sold at a special holiday price of $130, plus $4 service charge, a savings of $45 off the price they will be closer to the start of the XRIJF. More than half of all Club Passes available last year were sold before the end of December and the Club Pass completely sold out before May for last year’s festival.

The Club Pass is the best way to hear the festival, giving you the chance to catch up to 185 shows over nine days and offering a significant savings over individual concert ticket prices of $20 and $25 per show (well, you can't really catch them all, but you can try...). Entry to all Club Pass shows is on a first-come, first-served basis with the Pass or through tickets purchased at the door. Individual Club show tickets are not available in advance.

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

Visualizing Rochester jazz ... a regular post

With so many ways of taking and sharing live video available, starting today, I'm starting a "regular" (admittedly, nothing has been much regular about my postings recently except for Wednesdays) post showcasing videos of performances of local jazz artists and groups or of artists/groups who have strong ties to the Rochester area. What better way than to bring you a video recently sent to me by NYC artist pianist Enoch Smith Jr., a Rochester native now living in New Jesey, Remembering Rochester:

While I have a lot of source material to work with, I'd appreciate being pointed to additional links, especially to performances from further back in Rochester's rich jazz history.

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

Jazz Around Town: Rochester jazz listings for you, served up hot (or cold depending on the day)

Don't have much time to dawdle here, so without much intro I'm going to serve up listings for live jazz in and around Rochester over the next seven days.

Thursday, October 21, 2010

  • Ted Nicolosi and Shared Genes @ Bistro 135, 6:30 pm
  • Mike Allen AKOS' Avatars @ Beale Street Cafe, 7:00 pm
  • The Russell Fielder Trio @ Little Theatre Cafe, 7:30 pm
  • Open Stage Jazz Jam @ Tala Vera Cantina, 8:00 pm
  • Alana Cahoon Katie Ernst Duo @ The Grill at Strathallan, 8:00 pm
  • Dave Rivello Ensemble @ Village Rock Cafe in East Rochester, 9:00 pm
  • Jeremy Siskind CD Release Show @ Java's Cafe, 9:00 pm

Friday, October 22, 2010

  • Sofrito @ Bistro 135, 6:00 pm
  • Organ/Sax Duo with Jimmie Highsmith Jr. and Dave Spinner @ Jack's Place, Durand Eastman Golf Course, 6:00 pm
  • Artisan Jazz Trio @ Lilian's Resaurant, 2200 Penfield Rd, 6:30 pm
  • Ryan T Carey & El Rojo Jazz Band @ Thali of India, 7:00 pm
  • Rod Blumenau Quartet and Tom Hampson @ Immanuel Baptist Church, 7:00 pm
  • Madeline Forster @ Little Theatre Cafe, 8:30 pm
  • Bill Dobbins Quartet @ The Grill at Strathallan, 8:30 pm
  • Roger Eckers/Fred Costello Duo @ Luna Piena Bistro, 9:00 pm
  • Doug Stone Degree Recital with Aaron Staebell, Ben Thomas, Chris Ziemba, and the Dave Rivello Ensemble @ Eastman School of Music, Rm. 120, 9:00 pm

Saturday, October 23, 2010

  • Mark Cassara "Just for Dinner" @ Bistro 135, 6:30 pm
  • The Westview Project with Doug Stone @ Pomodoro Grill & Wine Bar, 7:00 pm
  • Mambo Kings @ India Community Center of Rochester, 7:00 pm
  • Robert Chevrier @ Brio Wine Bar & Grill, 7:00 pm
  • Jazz Cafe @ Monty's Korner, 7:30 pm
  • Ted Nicolosi and Shared Genes @ Jasmine's Asian Fusion and Jazz Lounge, 7:30 pm
  • Steve Greene Trio @ Little Theatre Cafe, 8:30 pm
  • Bob Sneider Quartet @ The Grill at Strathallan, 8:30 pm
  • East End Jazz Boys @ Havana Moes, 9:30 pm

Sunday, October 24, 2010

  • Bill Slater @ The Lodge at Woodcliff, 11:30 am
  • The Rod Blumenau Jazz Trio @ Susan B Anthony House, 3:00 pm
  • Troup Street Jazz Jam Session @ Beale Street Cafe, 6:30 pm
  • The Moho Collective @ Lovin' Cup, 7:00 pm

Monday, October 25, 2010

  • "Point Of View" Jazz/Funk with Ronnie Dorsey and Tommy Herring @ Monday Night Live series at Mamooche Bistro (East Ave. & Alexander, Rochester), 7:00 pm
  • Lumiere @ Little Theatre Cafe, 7:30 pm

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

  • Mark Viavattine @ Bistro 135, 6:00 pm
  • Mike Allen AKOS @ Lemoncello, 7:00 pm

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

  • Brad Batz @ Bistro 135, 6:00 pm
  • Robert Chevrier @ Brio Wine Bar & Grill, 6:30 pm
  • The Margaret Explosion @ Little Theatre Cafe, 7:30 pm
  • Paradigm Shift @ Pomodoro's Grill & Wine Bar, 8:00 pm
  • Lindsey Holland with the Rick Holland Quartet @ Tala Vera Cantina, 9:00 pm

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

  • Jazz 90.1 Fall Membership Drive is underway. Pledge here.
  • Bop Arts presents Duck Baker @ Bop Shop Atrium in the Village Gate, October 28, 8:00 pm
  • NYC’s Gordon Webster Band and Swing Dance @ Eisenhart Auditorium, Rochester Museum & Science Center, November 6, 7:30 pm
  • Hot Club of Detroit @ Albright Knox Art Gallery, 1285 Elmwood Ave., Buffalo, November 6, 8:00 pm
  • Bop Arts presents Carl Ludwig Hübsch`s Longrun Development of the Universe @ The Bop Shop Atrium, Village Gate, November 9, 8:00 pm
  • Grant Stewart @ The Grill at Strathallan, October 29 & 30, 8:30 pm
  • Jazz 90.1 Holiday Show and Sale @ Memorial Art Gallery, November 13, 1-5 pm. Vendors and crafters from around the Rochester area will feature their wonderful products at special holiday prices.
  • Bop Arts presents Jason Kao Hwang "Burning Bridge" Ensemble @ The Bop Shop Atrium, Village Gate, November 15, 8:00 pm
  • John Fedchock @ The Grill at Strathallan, November 19 & 20, 8:30 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: What's a Meliora? So much music, so little time...

University of Rochester badgeThis weekend there's lots of music of all kinds around town due to the University of Rochester's Meliora Weekend, including the Eastman School of Music. Of course, the main event is bassist Ron Carter's appearance here on Saturday afternoon with his Quartet (you bet I have tickets and am grooving to Carter's Dear Miles album while I write this). Later in the week there's chances to hear the Mikolaj Trzaska, Steve Swell Duo, Bobby Militello Quartet with Gap Mangione, and Bob Brookmeyer with the Eastman Jazz ensembles. So much jazz, so little time....

Thursday, 0ctober 14, 2010

  • Jazz Dawgs @ Bistro 135, 6:30 pm
  • Mike Allen AKOS' Avatars @ Beale Street Cafe, 7:00 pm
  • The Russell Fielder Trio @ Little Theatre Cafe, 7:30 pm
  • Katie Ernst Duo @ The Grill at Strathallan, 8:00 pm

Friday, October 15, 2010

  • Bobby Dibaudo @ Bistro 135, 6:00 pm
  • Deanna Witkowski and Filó Machado @ Tapas 177 Lounge, 6:00 pm
  • Jimmie Highsmith Jr. @ Jack's Place at Durand Eastman Golf Club, 1200 Kings Hwy Rochester, 6:00 pm
  • The Westview Project @ Pane Vino, 6:30 pm
  • Kevin McCarthy @ TC Rileys Park Point, 6:30 pm
  • Ryan T Carey & El Rojo Jazz Band @ Thali of India, 7:00 pm
  • Ted Nicolosi & Shared Genes @ The Brighton Restaurant, 7:00 pm
  • The Meta Accord @ Boulder Coffee, 8:00 pm
  • Madeline Forster @ Little Theatre Cafe, 8:30 pm
  • Bill Dobbins Quartet @ The Grill at Strathallan, 8:30 pm
  • Mark Cassara Band @ Bistro 135, 9:00 pm
  • Jim Lane @ Lemoncello (E. Rochester), 9:30 pm

Saturday, October 16, 2010

  • Ron Carter Quartet @ Kilbourn Hall, ESM, 2:30 pm (part of Eastman Weekend 2010 (Master class and conversation at 10:30 am). For you Ron Carter fans & aficionados Sibley Library has just installed a new exhibit of Ron Carter materials, in recognition of the honorary doctorate he will be receiving during Meliora Weekend. The exhibit, in the second floor display case near the circulation desk, features recordings, scores, photographs, yearbooks, and other material that touch on his years here at Eastman, as well as highlighting Carter's illustrious career (Ron Netsky profile here).
  • Jimmie Highsmith Jr. celebrating his Mother Sharon Highsmith's 60th, featuring WDKX's Memory Lane co-host Tony Boler, the spoken word of Jimmie's wife Lu, and a concert by The Jimmie Highsmith Jr. Experience @ Mamooche Bistro on East Avenue at Alexander, 5:00 pm
  • Hard Logic @ Bistro 135, 7:00 pm
  • Marco Amadio @ Brio Wine Bar & Grill, 7:00 pm
  • The Westview Project with Doug Stone @ Pomodoro Grill & Wine Bar, 7:00 pm
  • Russell Fielder & Jim Rhody Duet @ Jasmine's Asian Fusion, 7:30 pm
  • Pat Metheny @ University of Buffalo Center for the Arts, Mainstage Theatre, Buffalo, 8:00 pm
  • Steve Greene Trio @ Little Theatre Cafe, 8:30 pm
  • Bob Sneider Quartet @ The Grill at Strathallan, 8:30 pm
  • Gap Mangione & the New Blues Band @ Woodcliff Hotel & Spa, 8:30 pm
  • East End Jazz Boys @ Havana Moes, 9:30 pm

Sunday, October 17, 2010

  • Bill Slater @ The Lodge at Woodcliff, 11:30 am
  • Tina Signorelli (flute) @ Events@111 N Chestnut (Reformation Lutheran Church) to support Loop Ministries and their Music After Skool programs, 4:00 pm (Tina's not going to be plaing jazz—OK she may—but please consider coming out to support this great program get off the ground).
  • Mikolaj Trzaska, Steve Swell Workshop @ Nazareth College, Wilmot Music Hall, 7:00 pm
  • Ben Thomas @ Lemoncello, 6:00 pm
  • Moondance @ Lovin' Cup, 7:00 pm
  • Troup Street Jazz Jam Session @ Beale Street Cafe, 6:30 pm

Monday, October 18, 2010

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

  • Simon Fletcher @ Bistro 135, 6:00 pm
  • Bobby Militello Quartet with special guest Gap Mangione @ Nola's, 4775 Lake Ave., 7:30 pm

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

  • Dave Savine @ Bistro 135, 6:00 pm
  • Robert Chevrier @ Brio Wine Bar & Grill, 6:30 pm
  • The Margaret Explosion @ Little Theatre Cafe, 7:30 pm
  • Paradigm Shift @ Pomodoro's Grill & Wine Bar, 8:00 pm
  • Bob Brookmeyer with the Eastman Jazz Ensemble and New Jazz Ensemble @ Kodak Hall at Eastman Theatre, 8:00 pm

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

  • Bop Arts presents Duck Baker @ Bop Shop Atrium in the Village Gate, October 28, 8:00 pm
  • Vincent Herring @ The Grill at Strathallan, October 29 & 30, 8:30 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: Autumn Leaves ... now there's a song

jazz tagxedo imageThey are turning and falling and you know what will start falling soon. Our local jazz station, WGMC Jazz 90.1 is starting up their Fall pledge campaign soon and if you pledge early you get a special CD gift (more here). A little light later in the week, but here are the jazz listings for the next seven days.

Thursday, October 7, 2010

  • Jazz Dawgs @ Bistro 135, 6:30 pm
  • Mike Allen AKOS' Avatars @ Beale Street Cafe, 7:00 pm
  • Eastman Chamber Jazz (Music of Marty Paich) @ Kilbourn Hall, Eastman School of Music, 7:00 pm
  • The Russell Fielder Trio @ Little Theatre Cafe, 7:30 pm
  • Katie Ernst Duo @ The Grill at Strathallan, 8:00 pm

Friday, October 8, 2010

  • Bobby Dibaudo Trio @ Bistro 135, 6:00 pm
  • Jimmie Highsmith Jr. @ Friday Night Jazz at Jack's Place at Durand Eastman, 6:00 pm
  • Ryan T Carey & El Rojo Jazz Band @ Thali of India, 7:00 pm
  • Ellis Hall, Tribute to the Music of Ray Charles with the RPO @ Kodak Hall at Eastman Theatre, 8:00 pm
  • Marco Amadio @ Brio Wine Bar & Grill, 8:00 pm
  • Madeline Forster @ Little Theatre Cafe, 8:30 pm
  • Gap Mangione & the New Blues Band @ Woodcliff Hotel & Spa, 8:30 pm
  • Joshua Breakstone Quartet @ The Grill at Strathallan, 8:30 pm
  • Fred Costello & Company @ Murph's Pub, 705 Titus Ave., 9:00 pm

Saturday, October 9, 2010

  • Jimmie Highsmith Jr. Exeperience @ House of Guitars 2010 Recording Pro Audio Sound Expo, 3:00 pm
  • Madeline Forster @ Bistro 135, 7:00 pm
  • Robert Chevrier @ Brio Wine Bar & Grill, 7:00 pm
  • Jazz Cafe @ Monty's Korner, 7:30 pm
  • Ellis Hall, Tribute to the Music of Ray Charles with the RPO @ Kodak Hall at Eastman Theatre, 8:00 pm
  • Harold Pennel & Paradigm Shift @ Sevens, Farmington, 8:00 pm
  • Gap Mangione & the New Blues Band @ Woodcliff Hotel & Spa, 8:30 pm
  • Steve Greene Trio @ Little Theatre Cafe, 8:30 pm
  • Joshua Breakstone Quartet @ The Grill at Strathallan, 8:30 pm
  • East End Jazz Boys @ Havana Moes, 9:30 pm

Sunday, October 10, 2010

  • Bill Slater @ Woodcliff Hotel & Spa, 11:30 am
  • Troup Street Jazz Jam Session @ Beale Street Cafe, 6:30 pm
  • The Moho Collective @ Lovin' Cup, 7:00 pm

Monday, October 11, 2010

  • Lumiere @ Little Theatre Cafe, 7:30 pm

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

  • Nancy Perry @ Bistro 135, 6:00 pm

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

  • Dave Mancini Trio @ Bistro 135, 6:00 pm
  • Robert Chevrier @ Brio Wine Bar & Grill, 6:30 pm
  • The Margaret Explosion @ Little Theatre Cafe, 7:30 pm
  • Paradigm Shift @ Pomodoro's Grill & Wine Bar, 8:00 pm

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

  • Deanna Witkowski and Filó Machado @ Tapas 177 Lounge, October 16, 6:00 pm
  • Ron Carter Quartet @ Kilbourn Hall, ESM, October 16, 2:30 pm (part of Eastman Weekend 2010 (Master class and conversation at 10:30 am).
  • Pat Metheny @ University of Buffalo Center for the Arts, Mainstage Theatre, October 16, 8:00 pm
  • Bop Arts presents Mikolaj Trzaska-Steve Swell Duo @ Bop Shop Atrium in the Village Gate, October 18, 8:00 pm
  • Bobby Militello Quartet with special guest Gap Mangione @ Nola's, 4775 Lake Ave., October 19, 7:30 pm
  • Bop Arts presents Duck Baker @ Bop Shop Atrium in the Village Gate, October 28, 8:00 pm
  • Vincent Herring @ The Grill at Strathallan, October 29 & 30, 8:30 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.

There are so many ways to get Jazz@Rochester ....

Jazz@Rochester imageI know that the folks who like to see what's up on Jazz@Rochester have their own ways of accessing the blog and I try to provide many different avenues for you to access what I hope is useful information about live jazz in and around Rochester and jazz in general.  In case you're not familiar with all the ways, let me count the ways...

  • The site itself. You may have reached this blog by searching for "jazz in Rochester" or for a gig you've heard about it, via word of mouth, or merely reached it by accident through your favorite search engine.  You may just check in once in awhile or check on Wednesday or Thursday to see what's coming in the next seven days. 
  • Over 200 of you get your Jazz@Rochester via email. By doing so, you receive every post that we publish via an email, with links and, usually, the image. Some of you actually think that I send those out, but actually they are syndicated from the feed for the blog via Feedburner. If you'd like to receive the posts via an email, enter the email address you'd like to receive it on in the box to the right under "Get Posts by Feed, Email, or Mobile" that is labeled "Enter your email address:". I do not sell, spam or otherwise use the email addresses that are entered in there.
  • Others (over 100) have put the feed for Jazz@Rochester in a feed reader like Google Reader and receive the feed of posts as they are published. To do that, you can click on the orange RSS feed icon directly under the "Get Posts by Feed, Email, or Mobile" heading. Choose the reader you use and it will pull the feed as they are published.
  • Jazz@Rochester is on Twitter at @jazzrochester (go figure...) and over 1,300 people are following us there. In addition to "tweets" that have a link to the posts published on the blog, I follow the jazz artists locally who are on Twitter (at least those who I know are on Twitter) and others in the jazz community here. There is a pretty vibrant jazz community on Twitter with artists, jazz bloggers and jazz organizations from all over the world and I try to bring them to you as well. If you'd like to join the conversation and discuss Rochester jazz, or if you'd like to become part of a list I'm creating of people in Rochester who love jazz, send us a message.
  • Jazz@Rochester is on Facebook with over 235 people who have "liked" us on that platform (it was fans before...). I was hoping that this would be a place where those of you who find Facebook your platform of choice would have access to the posts published on the blog as well as jazz links and for the local artists on FB to let you know what's going on with them. If you're on Facebook, I'd appreciate it if you'd head over to the page and "like" us there, even if you're getting the content some other way. You can click on the badge in the left panel to get there. If you "liked" us before using the button and ended up on a different "Jazz@Rochester" page, that one isn't the official page and you should move over to the one at the link above.
  • You can send us a question or information via email by clicking on the link in the left column. 
  • You can use the search box in the right column to find posts that include a particular artist or click on a category or monthly archive link in the left column to browse through posts.

I encourage you to explore the site and let me know what you'd like to see more of, less of (yes, I know there are some of those...). If you have any questions, don't hesitate to ask... here, via email, on Twitter, on Facebook, by commenting on a post, or even if you see me at a gig. In essence, I've been trying to build a community around live jazz here in Rochester, which has made and is making so many contributions to jazz and will slowly fade away if not supported. I love the music, so I can't sit by and let that happen. I encourage you to join the community.

 

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