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Wycliffe Gordon is "Home for the Holidays" to help Commencement Park with some friends

wycliffeWycliffe Gordon, one of the top trombone blowers in jazz is coming “Home for the Holidays”and performing Sunday at a Jazz for the Park concert to benefit the Wilson Commencement Park. He’ll be joined by an all-star quintet that features George Caldwell (piano), Sabu Adeyola (bass), Melvin Henderson (guitar), Sean Jefferson (drums) and Herb Smith (trumpet).

wcp logoProceeds from Jazz for the Park enhance the life-changing programs and services at the Wilson Commencement Park in Rochester. The Park has 50 townhouse and 18 apartments where single-parent families transition from poverty to self-sufficiency. Family support services help adults achieve personal and professional goals, while an accredited early learning center helps children achieve success in school and in life.

The concert begins at 7 p.m. at a new venue for JFTP, the Lutheran Church of the Reformation, 111 N. Chestnut St. Tickets are $25. Call (585) 263-7938 or go to Jazz for the Park website.

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

Jazz Around Town: After turkey and football, perhaps try some jazz?

Wycliffe_color_03 Writing the listings post from Kansas this week. Been here since Saturday spending some time with my Dad and family. Missing my mother, who passed this summer (and will be missing her even more tomorrow... Thanksgiving was one of her times). Please try to come out to support continuing jazz at the Little Theater on Friday and Wycliffe Gordon and friends at the "Home for the Holidays" concert to benefit Commencement Park on Sunday.

Thursday, November 25, 2010 (Happy Thanksgiving!)

  • Gap Mangione (Solo Piano) @ Conference Center, Lodge at Woodcliff, 12:00 pm

Friday, November 26, 2010

  • Black Friday Music Marathon @ The Little Theater, Noon to 10:00 pm. Cuts in state funding have put the Little’s live music program in jeopardy, so come out and help some of the best musicians in town to help raise some money to be sure the program stays alive. Ticket are $10-20 pay-what-you-can. They are available at the door and you can stay for as much music as you wish. Jazz acts include Margaret Explosion appearing at 7:45 to 8:30 and Madeline Forster will be appearing with guests including Bob Snyder, Bill Tiberio, Evan Dobbins, Doug Stone, Chris Ziemba, Dave Arenius, and The Bowties from 8:45 to 10:15 pm. See Jeff Spevak's recent D&C article here.
  • Brad Batz @ Bistro 135, 5:30 pm
  • Ryan T Carey & El Rojo Jazz Band @ Thali of India, 7:00 pm
  • Mike Kaupa Quartet @ The Grill at Strathallan, 8:30 pm
  • Roger Eckers/Fred Costello Duo @ Luna Piena Bistro, 9:00 pm

Saturday, November 27, 2010

  • The Jim Nugent Trio @ TC Riley's, 6:30 pm
  • Westview Project @ Bistro 135, 6:30 pm
  • Alana Cahoon @ Brio Wine Bar & Grill, 7:30 pm
  • Jazz Cafe @ Monty's Korner, 7:30 pm
  • Maggie Mullen @ Luna Piena Bistro, 8:30 pm
  • Kinloch Nelson Trio @ Little Theatre Cafe, 8:30 pm
  • Kyle Athayde with the Bob Sneider Trio @ The Grill at Strathallan, 8:30 pm
  • East End Jazz Boys @ Havana Moes, 9:30 pm
  • Po Boys Brass Band @ Abilene, 9:30 pm

Sunday, November 28, 2010

  • Bill Slater @ The Lodge at Woodcliff, 11:30 am
  • Troup Street Jazz Jam Session @ Beale Street Cafe, 6:30 pm
  • Wycliffe Gordon Quintet, "Home For the Holidays" with George Caldwell, Sabu Adeyola, Melvin Henderson, Sean Jefferson & Herb Smith, Benefit concert for Commencement Park @ Reformation Lutheran Church, 7:00 pm
  • Fred Costello and Company @ Lovin' Cup, 7:00 pm
  • Gap Mangione New Blues Band @ The Lodge at Woodcliff, 8:30 pm

Monday, November 29, 2010

  • Anthony Giannavola @ Lemoncello, 6:00 pm
  • The White Hots @ Little Theatre Cafe, 7:30 pm

Tuesday, November 30, 2010

  • Paul DeLoria @ Bistro 135, 6:00 pm
  • Mike Allen @ Lemoncello, 6:00 pm

Wednesday, December 1, 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

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

  • Adam Niewood Quartet @ The Grill at Strathallan, December 3 & 4, 8:30 pm
  • Pat Bianchi B3 Trio CD Release Party @ The Grill at Strathallan, December 10 & 11, 8:30 pm
  • Esperanza Spalding @ Buffalo State Performing Arts Center, Saturday, December 11 at 8:00 p.m
  • Charles Lloyd New Quartet (with Jason Moran, Reuban Rogers, and Eric Harland) @ Albright-Knox Gallery, Buffalo, Sunday, January 30, 3:00 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: Tonight we're the windy city, but there will be music blowin all next week.

Another busy week for me, so again nothing but jazz listings. But, as we head toward turkey and football next week, let us pause to reflect on those struggling jazz musicians around town and give thanks. Or just go out to hear some....

Thursday, November 18, 2010

  • Jazz Dawgs @ Bistro 135, 6:30 pm
  • Nazareth College Jazz Ensemble @ Nazareth College, Wilmot Recital Hall, 7:30 pm
  • Katie Ernst Duo @ The Grill at Strathallan, 8:00 pm
  • Dave Rivello Ensemble @ Village Rock Cafe, East Rochester, 8:00 pm
  • Eastman Jazz Lab Band with John Fedchock @ Eastman School of Music, Kilbourn Hall, 8:00 pm
  • Open Jazz Stage @ Tala Vera Cantina, 8:00 pm
  • Amy Montrois @ Lemoncello, 9:00 pm

Friday, November 19, 2010

  • Bobby Dibaudo @ Bistro 135, 6:00 pm
  • Ryan T Carey & El Rojo Jazz Band @ Thali of India, 7:00 pm
  • Bill Welch Band's Annual Thanksgiving Concert with special guests, Beyond Borders @ Friday Jazz at Immanuel Baptist Church, 815 Park Ave., Rochester, 7:00 pm
  • Alana Cahoon @ Brio Wine Bar & Grill, 7:30 pm
  • Paul Gaspar & Friends @ Tala Vera Cantina, 8:00 pm
  • Moho Collective @ Pane Vino, 8:00 pm
  • Madeline Forster @ Little Theatre Cafe, 8:30 pm
  • John Fedchock @ The Grill at Strathallan, 8:30 pm
  • Roger Eckers/Fred Costello Duo @ Luna Piena Bistro, 9:00 pm
  • Mark Cassara Band @ Bistro 135, 9:00 pm

Saturday, November 20, 2010

  • Katie Ernst @ Bistro 135, 7:00 pm
  • Jazz Cafe @ Monty's Korner, 7:30 pm
  • Deborah Magone @ Oriens Cafe 1100 Long Pond Rd/, 7:00 pm
  • Kinloch Nelson Trio @ Little Theatre Cafe, 8:30 pm
  • Maggie Mullen @ Luna Piena Bistro, 8:30 pm
  • Katie Ernst Trio @ The Grill at Strathallan, 8:30 pm
  • Fred Costello & Co. @ Lemoncello, 9:00 pm
  • East End Jazz Boys @ Havana Moes, 9:30 pm

Sunday, November 21, 2010

  • Bill Slater @ The Lodge at Woodcliff, 11:30 am
  • Deborah Branch @ Lemoncello, 6:00 pm
  • Troup Street Jazz Jam Session @ Beale Street Cafe, 6:30 pm
  • Jim Nugent Trio @ Lovin' Cup, 7:00 pm

Monday, November 22, 2010

  • Anthony Giannavola @ Lemoncello, 6:00 pm
  • Holiday Jazz and R&B Jam with OnQu & Black August @ Mamooche Bistro, 7:00 pm
  • The White Hots @ Little Theatre Cafe, 7:30 pm

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

  • Jim Nugent Trio @ Bistro 135, 6:00 pm

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

  • Robert Chevrier @ Brio Wine Bar & Grill, 6:30 pm
  • The Margaret Explosion @ Little Theatre Cafe, 7:30 pm
  • Ted Nicolosi and Shared Genes @ The Brighton Restaurant, 8:00 pm
  • Paradigm Shift @ Pomodoro's Grill & Wine Bar, 8:00 pm

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

  • Black Friday Music Marathon @ The Little Theater, November 26, Noon to 10:00 pm. Cuts in state funding have put the Little’s live music program in jeopardy, so come out and help some of the best musicians in town to help raise some money to be sure the program stays alive. Ticket are $10-20 pay-what-you-can. They are available at the door and you can stay for as much music as you wish. Madeline Forster will be appearing with guests including Bob Snyder, Bill Tiberio, Evan Dobbins, Doug Stone, Chris Ziemba, Dave Arenius, and The Bowties from 8:45 to 10:15 pm
  • Wycliffe Gordon Quintet "Home For the Holidays" with George Caldwell, Sabu Adeyola, Melvin Henderson, Sean Jefferson & Herb Smith, Benefit concert for Commencement Park @ Reformation Lutheran Church, November 28, 7:00 pm
  • Esperanza Spalding @ Buffalo State Performing Arts Center, Saturday, December 11 at 8:00 p.m
  • Charles Lloyd New Quartet (with Jason Moran, Reuban Rogers, and Eric Harland) @ Albright-Knox Gallery, Buffalo, Sunday, January 30, 3:00 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: Crazy busy, but still have time for some jazz listings....

Crazy busy this week, so no time to stop and chat. Catch you all later, but here are the listings.

Thursday, November 11, 2010

  • Wlodek Pawlik @ Eastman School of Music, 11:30 am (Film Scoring, Room 624A) & 1:30 pm (Jazz Performance Workshop, Room 624A)
  • Jazz Dawgs @ Bistro 135, 6:30 pm
  • Ryan T Carey & El Rojo Jazz Band @ Thali of India, 7:00 pm
  • Roberts Jazz Ensemble @ Roberts Wesleyan College Auditorium, 7:30 pm
  • Katie Ernst Duo @ The Grill at Strathallan, 8:00 pm
  • Dave Rivello Ensemble @ Village Rock Cafe, 9:00 pm

Friday, November 12, 2010

  • Kevin McCarthy @ TC Rileys Park Point, 7:00 pm
  • Wlodek Pawlik (Polish jazz pianist), opening concert at the Polish Film Festival @ The Inn on Broadway, 7:00 pm
  • Mike Allen AKOS' Avatars @ Pomodoro Grill & Wine Bar, 8:00 pm
  • Ted Nicolosi & Shared Genes, Acoustic Alchemy Revue @ The Brighton Restaurant, 8:00 pm
  • Gap Mangione & the New Blues Band @ Woodcliff Hotel & Spa, 8:30 pm
  • Frank "Strazz" Strazzeri @ The Grill at Strathallan, 8:30 pm
  • Roger Eckers/Fred Costello Duo @ Luna Piena Bistro, 9:00 pm
  • Jim Lane @ Lemoncello, 9:00 pm

Saturday, November 13, 2010

  • Jazz 90.1 Holiday Show and Sale @ Memorial Art Gallery, 1:00-5:00 pm. Vendors and crafters from around the Rochester area will feature their products at special holiday prices.
  • Jazz Cafe @ Monty's Korner, 7:30 pm
  • Sofrito @ Bistro 135, 7:00 pm
  • Robert Chevrier @ Brio Wine Bar & Grill, 7:00 pm
  • The Westview Project with Doug Stone @ Pomodoro Grill & Wine Bar, 7:00 pm
  • Ted Nicolosi & Shared Genes Acoustic Alchemy Revue @ Jasmine's Asian Fusion Restaurant & Jazz Lounge, 7:30 pm
  • Owen Broder/Chris Ziemba Duo @ Tala Vera Cantina, 8:00 pm
  • Kinloch Nelson Trio @ Little Theatre Cafe, 8:30 pm
  • Gap Mangione & the New Blues Band @ Woodcliff Hotel & Spa, 8:30 pm
  • Frank "Strazz" Strazzeri @ The Grill at Strathallan, 8:30 pm
  • Maggie Mullen @ Luna Piena Bistro, 8:30 pm
  • East End Jazz Boys @ Havana Moes, 9:30 pm

Sunday, November 14, 2010

  • Bill Slater @ The Lodge at Woodcliff, 11:30 am
  • Tony Malaby with Aaron Staebell & Ben Thomas @ Smith Opera House, Geneva, 2:00 pm
  • Troup Street Jazz Jam Session @ Beale Street Cafe, 6:30 pm
  • LBB/Uptown Society Orchestra W/Lindsey Holland on Vocals
  • Tony Malaby with Aaron Staebell & Ben Thomas @ Rochester Contemporary Art Center, 8:00 pm

Monday, November 15, 2010

  • Ted Nicolosi and Shared Genes @ The Pultneyville Grill (French Wine Tasting Event), 4135 Mill St., Williamson, 6:00 pm
  • Ted Howes' Tri-City Jazz Band @ Green Lantern Inn, Fairport, 6:30 pm
  • Hard Logic @ Mamooche Bistro Monday Night Live, 7:00 pm
  • RGC: Bob Sneider @ Abilene, 7:00 pm
  • The White Hots @ Little Theatre Cafe, 7:30 pm
  • Bop Arts presents Jason Kao Hwang "Burning Bridge" Ensemble @ The Bop Shop Atrium, Village Gate, 8:00 pm

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

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

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

  • Ted Nicolosi & Shared Genes @ Bistro 135, 6:00 pm
  • Robert Chevrier @ Brio Wine Bar & Grill, 6:30 pm
  • The Margaret Explosion @ Little Theatre Cafe, 7:30 pm
  • Rick Holland Quintet @ Tala Vera Cantina, 8:00 pm
  • Paradigm Shift @ Pomodoro's Grill & Wine Bar, 8:00 pm
  • Tony Malaby with Clay Jenkins, Harold Danko, Jeff Campbell, and Rich Thompson @ Kilbourn Hall, Eastman School of Music, 8:00 pm

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

  • John Fedchock @ The Grill at Strathallan, November 19 & 20, 8:30 pm
  • Wycliffe Gordon Quintet "Home For the Holidays" with George Caldwell, Sabu Adeyola, Melvin Henderson, Sean Jefferson & Herb Smith, Benefit concert for Commencement Park @ Reformation Lutheran Church, November 28, 7:00 pm
  • Esperanza Spalding @ Buffalo State Performing Arts Center, Saturday, December 11 at 8:00 p.m
  • Charles Lloyd New Quartet (with Jason Moran, Reuban Rogers, and Eric Harland) @ Albright-Knox Gallery, Buffalo, Sunday, January 30, 3:00 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: Snow's going to fly soon... find some thing hot around town to warm you up

There's actually quite a lot going on. Check out Sunday, which is usually quite quiet. Come back to check from time to time as I often receive "late entrants" to the listings, which are added later with an "Added" graphic. This is especially true if you are one of the 300+ readers who gets Jazz@Rochester via an email subscription or a feed.

Thursday, November 4, 2010

  • Jazz Dawgs @ Bistro 135, 6:30 pm
  • The Russell Fielder Trio @ Little Theatre Cafe, 7:30 pm
  • The PTSD Project (Benefit for vets with PTSD and others with Kista Dance and jazz pianist James Kaufmann @ Hochstein Performance Hall, 7:30 pm
  • Open Jazz Jam @ Tala Vera Cantina, 8:00 pm
  • Bill Dobbins / Mike Kaupa Duo @ The Grill at Strathallan, 8:00 pm

Friday, November 5, 2010

  • Bobby Dibaudo @ Bistro 135, 6:00 pm
  • Ryan T Carey & El Rojo Jazz Band @ Thali of India, 7:00 pm
  • Paradigm Shift @ Hatter's Pub (Webster), 8:00 pm
  • Paul Gaspar & Friends @ Tala Vera Cantina, 8:00 pm
  • Marco Amadio @ Brio Wine Bar & Grill, 8:00 pm
  • Mark Cassara @ Pane Vino, 8:00 pm
  • Gap Mangione & the New Blues Band @ Woodcliff, 8:30 pm
  • Madeline Forster @ Little Theatre Cafe, 8:30 pm
  • Alana Cahoon @ The Grill at Strathallan, 8:30 pm
  • Roger Eckers/Fred Costello Duo @ Luna Piena Bistro, 9:00 pm
  • Todd East Trio @ Bistro 135, 9:00 pm

Saturday, November 6, 2010

  • Janet Beaman @ Bistro 135, 6:30 pm
  • Jazz Cafe @ Monty's Korner, 7:30 pm
  • Gordon Webster Band and Swing Dance (more at Groove Juice Swing) @ Eisenhart Auditorium, Rochester Museum & Science Center, 7:30 pm
  • Robert Chevrier @ Brio Wine Bar & Grill, 7:00 pm
  • Ted Nicolosi and Shared Genes @ Jasmine's Asian Fusion and Jazz Lounge, 7:30 pm
  • Kevin Dorsey's Series of Tubes and the Bill Tiberio Band In Concert @ Auburn Public Theater, 8:00pm
  • Hot Club of Detroit @ Albright Knox Art Gallery, 1285 Elmwood Ave., Buffalo, 8:00 pm
  • Roger Ecker's Trio @ Don's Original Pub, 8:00 pm
  • Steve Greene Trio @ Little Theatre Cafe, 8:30 pm
  • Bruce Johnstone Quartet @ The Grill at Strathallan, 8:30 pm
  • Mario Gallelli @ Lemoncello, 9:00 pm
  • East End Jazz Boys @ Havana Moes, 9:30 pm

Sunday, November 7, 2010

Monday, November 8, 2010

  • CD Release Party "For the Love of SOTA" featuring The Jimmie Highsmith Experience (Monday Night Live) @ Mamooche Bistro, 7:00 pm
  • Anthony Giannavola @ Lemoncello, 7:00 pm
  • Lumiere @ Little Theatre Cafe, 7:30 pm

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

  • Robert Chevrier @ Brio Wine Bar & Grill, 6:30 pm
  • Lindsey Holland with the Rick Holland 5tet @ Bistro 135, 6:00 pm new listing
  • The Margaret Explosion @ Little Theatre Cafe, 7:30 pm
  • Chris Ziemba Trio @ Tala Vera Cantina, 8:00 pm new listing
  • Paradigm Shift @ Pomodoro's Grill & Wine Bar, 8:00 pm

Heads Up ... Look for these Jazz Gigs and Events 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.