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Jazz Around Town: 2011 Anyone?

Now, on to the listings. If there's a big jazz thing out there for New Year's Eve, no one has bothered to let the only jazz blog in town know about it. Let me know if I missed something and I'll add it tomorrow.

So Happy New Year!!!  I'm going to be here at home, listening to music and spending NYE with my lovely wife. See you in 2011! Here's what I was able to find for jazz over the next seven days:

Thursday, December 30, 2010

  • Jazz Dawgs @ Bistro 135, 6:30 pm
  • Lumiere @ Little Theatre Cafe, 7:30 pm
  • Whitney Marchelle & Uptown Jazz @ Memorial Art Gallery, 7:30 pm

Friday, December 31, 2010 (Happy New Year!)

  • Westview Project @ Bistro 135, 5:30 pm
  • Jim Lane & Tommy Gravino @ Lemoncello, 6:00 pm
  • Ted Nicolosi & Shared Genes @ Pultneyville Grill, 4135 Mill St, Williamson, 6:00 pm
  • Ryan T Carey & El Rojo Jazz Band @ Thali of India, 7:00 pm
  • Mark Cassara Band @ Pane Vino, 8:00 pm
  • Don Mancuso & Jeff Cosco @ Little Theatre Cafe, 8:30 pm
  • Gap Mangione & the New Blues Band @ Woodcliff Hotel & Spa, 8:30 pm (reservations only!)
  • Expecting to see The Grill at Strathallan here? We're hearing that Bob Sneider has decided to check out of the Strathallan (or at least in programming the music there). Ron Netsky recently let us know. No Strath for you, at least not in the listings I've accessed
  • Roger Eckers/Fred Costello Duo @ Luna Piena Bistro, 9:00 pm
  • New Year's Eve Midnight Brunch (Free to all TNT Members and Sponsors $30.00 Non-TNT Members Brunch Menu includes: Waffles & Fried chicken, Bacon & Beef Sausage, Eggs w/toppings, Grits, Salmon Patties, Mac & Cheese, String Beans & Potatoes, Biscuits, and a Mimosa Toast Featuring Jimmie Highsmith Jr., from 9:30pm – Midnight Come before church, after church or if you don't go to church) @ Trinities, 36 West Main Street, Rochester, 9:00pm to 2:00am
  • Allegro @ Bistro 135, 9:30 pm

Saturday, January 1, 2011

  • Robert Chevrier @ Brio Wine Bar & Grill, 7:00 pm
  • Jimmie Highsmith Jr., with Dave Spinner @ LJ's Restaurant, 360 Thurston Road, Rochester, 7:00 pm
  • Jazz Cafe @ Monty's Korner, 7:30 pm
  • Ted Nicolosi & Shared Genes @ Jasmine's Asian Fusion, 7:30 pm
  • Meta Accord @ Canandaigua Inn On The Lake, 9:00 pm

Sunday, January 2, 2011

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

Monday, January 3, 2011

  • Brad Batz @ Bistro 135, 6:00 pm
  • Tommy Gravino @ Lemoncello, 6:00 pm

Tuesday, January 4, 2011

  • Mark Viavattine @ Bistro 135, 6:00 pm
  • Bending and Breaking @ Tala Vera Cantina, 7:00 pm

Wednesday, January 5, 2011

  • Jim Nugent Trio @ Bistro 135, 6:00 pm
  • Robert Chevrier @ Brio Wine Bar & Grill, 6:30 pm
  • 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.

Jazz Around Town: The Holiday Edition....

Sorry about the delay. Could be that the holiday spirit overtook me or I was shopping. Whatever, I didn't get to the post until this morning. Good thing I took a day off work so I can work on the post this morning. Not too much going on due to the aforementioned holidays, so I'll just finish this up (I started on Tuesday) and get it up on the site.... I hope you and yours are having a great holiday season!

Thursday, December 23, 2010

  • Dave Mancini @ Bistro 135, 6:30 pm
  • Lumiere @ Little Theatre Cafe, 7:30 pm

Friday, December 24, 2010

  • Ted Nicolosi & Shared Genes @ Bistro 135, 5:00 pm

Saturday, December 25, 2010

  • No jazz for you...Surprised? 

Sunday, December 26, 2010

  • Bill Slater @ The Lodge at Woodcliff, 11:30 am
  • Smugtown Stompers @ Sonora's Mexican Restaurant, 800 Jefferson Rd., Henrietta, 6:00 pm
  • Troup Street Jazz Jam Session @ Beale Street Cafe, 6:30 pm
  • Night After Christmas with Chet Catallo & The Cats  @ Water Street Music Hall, 8:00 pm

Monday, December 27, 2010

  • Ted Nicolosi & Shared Genes @ Bistro 135, 6:00 pm
  • "Monday Night Live" Pre New Years Eve Party with Will Holton and The Bretheren (and Black August featuring Danielle Ponder) @ The Gridiron Bar & Grill, Quality Inn Airport, 1273 Chili Ave, 7:00 pm
  • Tommy Gravino @ Lemoncello, 7:00 pm
  • Brad Batz Group @ Little Theatre Cafe, 7:30 pm

Tuesday, December 28, 2010

  • Mark Viavattine @ Bistro 135, 6:00 pm

Wednesday, December 29, 2010

  • The Swooners featuring Kurt Johnson @ 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

  • NYC Winter Jazz Fest @ Various Venues in in the Village, NYC, January 7th & 8th
  • Exodus to Jazz presents the Destinations CD Release Concert by Tamir Hendelman Trio, Sunday, January 9th, 6:00 pm (we're a sponsor this year of ETJ!)
  • Jake Shimabukuro @ Annual Penfield Jazz Fund Raiser Concerts, Penfield High School Auditorium, February 4-5, 7:30 pm (tickets on sale December 15th)
  • Gerald Clayton Trio, Saturday, February 12th, 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.

Riffing the Jazz Links: A random romp around the jazz internet....

Riffing The Links imageI can't give you gifts for the holidays, so I'll share some links. I've looked in the pile of links I've gathered over the past months and came up with a few for you. 

  • I'd love to get down to NYC for the 2011 Winter Jazz Fest, which happens in five West Village venues on January 7-8 (until 4am each night). Last year's sounded like a lot of fun and a chance to see some of the newest sounds in jazz in a way that only the Big Apple can present it. It is co-sponsored by Search & Restore, my main source to find out what's happening in the jazz scene in NYC when I'm in town (which is way to seldom an occurrence).
  • Just pledged a few ducats to Jason Parker's Nick Drake Tribute CD project on Kickstarter, a great site for bands to raise money to record (or others to raise money to do many kinds of creative projects). I've always loved the beautiful songwriting of Drake and think that Kickstarter and sites like it are a path for musicians and other creative people to do their thing without having to work with the "industry"). Parker is a trumpet player who works out of the Seattle area. Kickstarter works like ArtistShare and Jason (who is on Twitter as @1workinmusician) needs to raise just $400 (now $380) before Christmas Eve, so check it out. Even a small "contribution" like mine yields a download of the tracks and access to the recording process.
  • In case you haven't seen the Jazz Robots yet, here's the one that started it all (or at least it's the first one I saw): These jazz robots are so killing.... They're starting to proliferate (here's another two here and here). WARNING! There is some language, so those with more sensitive ears should not click on any of these links.
  • Jazz musicians don't need to go to a room, they can go to the shed online at the Jazz Web Shed.

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. I'll post them in the next Riffing the Links.

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

Jazz Around Town: Shoveling out the jazz between shoveling out the driveway....

saxophone and jazz imageIsn't JANUARY the snowiest month usually? We're on track to get 60" in December. In this week before Christmas, isn't that the last thing we need for our last minute holiday scurrying? Oh well, get out of the snow and hear some jazz over the next seven days....

Thursday, December 15, 2010

  • Alana Cahoon @ Pomodoro Grill & Wine Bar, 5:00 pm
  • Jazz Dawgs @ Bistro 135, 6:30 pm
  • Lumiere @ Little Theatre Cafe, 7:30 pm
  • Katie Ernst Duo @ The Grill at Strathallan, 8:00 pm

Friday, December 17, 2010

  • Cool Club Trio @ Billsboro Winery, Geneva, 5:00 pm
  • Bobbie DiBaudo @ Bistro 135, 6:00 pm
  • Christmas Bash with Fred Costello Band with Greg Townson @ Abilene, 6:30 pm
  • Ryan T Carey & El Rojo Jazz Band @ Thali of India, 7:00 pm
  • Miché Fambro’s SpeakEasy Holiday Show @ MuCCC, 7:30 pm
  • Wild & Swingin' Holiday Party with Big Bad Voodoo Daddy @ Smith Opera House, 7:30 pm
  • Dan White (winner of Rochester Jazz Star competition) @ Tala Vera Cantina, 8:00 pm
  • Hard Logic @ Hatters Pub (Webster) @ 8:00 pm
  • Ted Nicolosi & Shared Genes @ The Brighton Restaurant, 8:00 pm
  • Gap Mangione & the New Blues Band @ Woodcliff Hotel & Spa, 8:30 pm
  • Don Mancuso and Jeff Cosco @ 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
  • Todd East @ Bistro 135, 9:00 pm

Saturday, December 18, 2010

  • Karl Stabnau Quartet (playing holiday favorites featuring the Charlie Brown Christmas music of Vince Guaraldi) @ Lovin' Cup, 6:00 pm
  • Hard Logic @ Bistro 135, 7:00 pm
  • Robert Chevrier @ Brio Wine Bar & Grill, 7:00 pm
  • Ted Nicolosi & Shared Genes @ Jasmine's Asian Fusion, 7:30 pm
  • Jazz Cafe @ Monty's Korner, 7:30 pm
  • Stringplicity @ Little Theatre Cafe, 8:30 pm
  • Gap Mangione & the New Blues Band @ Woodcliff Hotel & Spa, 8:30 pm
  • Nancy Kelly Mike Kaupa Quartet @ The Grill at Strathallan, 8:30 pm
  • Cool Club Boogie & Blues Qt @ Charlotte Tavern, 2 River St Charlotte, @9:00 pm
  • East End Jazz Boys @ Havana Moes, 9:30 pm
  • Maggie Mullen @ Luna Piena Bistro, 9:30 pm

Sunday, December 19, 2010

  • Bill Slater @ The Lodge at Woodcliff, 11:30 am
  • Artisan Jazz Trio @ Lemoncello, 6:00 pm
  • Troup Street Jazz Jam Session @ Beale Street Cafe, 6:30 pm
  • Gerry Nasca Quartet @ Lovin' Cup, 7:00 pm

Monday, December 20, 2010

  • Rick Holland @ Bistro 135, 6:00 pm
  • Brad Batz Group @ Little Theatre Cafe, 7:30 pm
  • The "Monday Night Live" Christmas Party, featuring Hard Logic Art Beaty & The Best Of Company featuring Todd East (who had to be postponed last week due to the weather) & The Jimmie Highsmith Experience, plus a Meet & Greet with Police Chief James Sheppard @ The Gridiron Bar & Grill (new location), Quality Inn Airport, 1273 Chili Avenue, 7:00 pm

Tuesday, December 21, 2010

  • Tommy Gravino @ Lemoncello, 6:00 pm
  • Simon Fletcher Quartet @ Bistro 135, 6:00 pm
  • Johnny Matt Band @ Green Lantern Inn, 6:30 pm
  • Hard Logic @ Bug Jar, 9:00 pm

Wednesday, December 22, 2010

  • @ Bistro 135, 6:00 pm
  • Robert Chevrier @ Brio Wine Bar & Grill, 6:30 pm
  • Steve Greene & Colin Cannon @ Bernunzio Uptown Music, 7:00 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

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: Putting the jazz in Rochester social media...

Spent the day at an RIT symposium about social media of which blogs are but one example, but rushed home from the "after party" to do my own social media here on Jazz@Rochester. Here are the jazz gigs for the next seven days, at least those I know of....

Thursday, December 9, 2010

  • Brad Batz Ensemble @ Lemoncello, 6:00 pm
  • Jazz Dawgs @ Bistro 135, 6:30 pm
  • FLCC Guitar/Percussion/Vocal Jazz Ensembles & College Singers @ Finger Lakes Community College, 7:00 pm
  • Lumieré @ Little Theatre Cafe, 7:30 pm
  • Katie Ernst Duo @ The Grill at Strathallan, 8:00 pm
  • Bop Arts presents Dave Rivello Ensemble @ Bop Shop Atrium, Village Gate, 8:30 pm

Friday, December 10, 2010

  • Ted Nicolosi & Shared Genes @ Bistro 135, 6:00 pm
  • Christmas Jazz Café with Vince Ercolamento, Dave Spinner, Fred Stone and Bobby Blandino @ Browncroft Community Church, 2530 Browncroft Blvd., Rochester, 6:30 pm
  • Ryan T Carey & El Rojo Jazz Band @ Thali of India, 7:00 pm
  • Mark Cassara Band @ Bistro 135, 8:00 pm
  • Michael McNeill with Ken Filiano and Phil Haynes @ Physikos Movement, Village Gate, 7:00 pm
  • Don Mancuso & Jeff Cosco @ Little Theatre Cafe, 8:30 pm
  • Pat Bianchi B3 Trio CD Release Party @ The Grill at Strathallan, 8:30 pm
  • Gap Mangione & the New Blues Band @ Woodcliff Hotel & Spa, 8:30 pm
  • Roger Eckers/Fred Costello Duo @ Luna Piena Bistro, 9:00 pm

Saturday, December 11, 2010

  • Pat Bianchi workshop on the organ trio in jazz (especially geared towards drummers, pianists, organists and guitarists) @ Eastman School of Music, Room 603, 2:30 pm
  • Madeline Forster with Mike Kaupa @ Bistro 135, 7:00 pm
  • Robert Chevrier @ Brio Wine Bar & Grill, 7:00 pm
  • The Westview Project with Doug Stone @ Pomodoro's Grill & Wine Bar, 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
  • Esperanza Spalding @ Buffalo State Performing Arts Center, 8:00 p.m
  • Pat Bianchi B3 Trio CD Release Party @ 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, December 12, 2010

  • Bill Slater @ The Lodge at Woodcliff, 11:30 am
  • Rick Holland Little Big Band @ Lovin' Cup, 7:00 pm
  • Michael McNeill Quartet with Paul Smoker, Dave Arenius, Phil Haynes @ Physikos Movement, Village Gate, 7:00 pm
  • Troup Street Jazz Jam Session @ Beale Street Cafe, 6:30 pm

Monday, December 13, 2010

  • Ted Nicolosi & Shared Genes @ Pultneyville Grill, 4135 Mill St, Pultneyville, 6:00 pm
  • Mark Viavattine @ Bistro 135, 6:00 pm
  • Monday Night Live with "Meet & Greet" the new Chief Of Police James Sheppard and enjoy the Live Jazz sounds of "Art Beaty & The Best Of Company" featuring Todd East and Curtis Kendrick (Cabo Frio) @ The Gridiron Bar & Grill (new location), Quality Inn Airport, 1273 Chili Avenue, 7:00 pm
  • Brad Batz Group @ Little Theatre Cafe, 7:30 pm

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

  • Ted Nicolosi and Shared Genes @ Bistro 135, 6:00 pm

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

  • Shades of Gray @ Bistro 135, 6:00 pm
  • Robert Chevrier @ Brio Wine Bar & Grill, 6:30 pm
  • Simply Jazz Quartet @ Scotland Yard Pub (187 St. Paul Street), 7:00 pm
  • Craig Snyder: A Night of Jazz Fusion @ Lovin' Cup, 7:00 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

  • Tamir Hendelman Trio @ Exodus to Jazz, Reformation Lutheran Church, Sunday, January 9th, 6:00 pm
  • Charles Lloyd New Quartet (with Jason Moran, Reuban Rogers, and Eric Harland) @ Albright-Knox Gallery, Buffalo, Sunday, January 30, 3:00 pm
  • Jake Shimabukuro @ Annual Penfield Jazz Fund Raiser Concerts, Penfield High School Auditorium, February 4-5, 7:30 pm (tickets on sale December 15th)
  • Gerald Clayton Trio @ Exodus to Jazz, Reformation Lutheran Church, Saturday, February 12th, 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.

Exodus to Jazz 2011 Winter/Spring season: New artists, new digs

ETJ image
After a bit of hiatus, Exodus to Jazz is bringing a wide variety of jazz acts—from Grammy-nominees Tamir Hendleman and Gerald Clayton to local favorites Four80East—to Rochester. This year the ETJ moves to a more concert-like setting, relocating to the Lutheran Church of the Reformation at 111 North Chestnut Street in downtown Rochester (near the Eastman Theater), a great venue for hearing the typically acoustic sounds of the ETJ lineup and a favorite venue during the Xerox Rochester International Jazz Festival. Here's the diverse and talented lineup that ETJ is bringing to town, most of whom are new to ETJ and to Rochester:

I encourage you to check out the 2011 Schedule on the new ETJ site. Check back soon to subscribe to the ETJ site's posts (it is in part a blog) to get updates from ETJ "impresario" José DaCosta, who is going to try his hand at some blogging (with a little help from his friends like me) and wants his site to be more interactive with this great series' patrons and friends. Keep coming back as we'll be working on it over the next month.

Each artist/group will present two, one hour sets, with the doors opening one hour prior to the start of the concert. Tickets are priced as follows: Reserved seat table in front, $30 (Four80East and Marc Antoine, $35); Reserved theatre seats, $25; general admission theatre, $20. Responding to those who wanted a less costly on-line ticket outlet, ETJ has secured the services of BrownPaperTickets.com, with service fees substantially lower than other popular outlets. Tickets are also available at the That's The Ticket at Wegmans stores. More information here.

Looking forward to another great ETJ season in the new venue.  Hope to see you at one of these concerts. More on the individual artists as their concert dates approach.

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

Jazz Around Town: Jazz listings while the snow flies...

As the snow flies outside the window, I'm warm inside with some jazz on the stereo and our sickly cat on my lap setting up these listings for you, my readers. Life is good...well, OK, I could do without the snow. Get out and hear some live music!

Thursday, December 2, 2010

  • Alana Cahoon @ Pomodoro Grill & Wine Bar, 5:00 pm
  • Lindsey Holland with the Rick Holland Qt. @ Bistro 135, 6:00 pm
  • DjanGoners @ Little Theatre Cafe, 7:30 pm
  • Eastman Jazz Ensemble @ Kilbourn Hall, Eastman School of Music, 8:00 pm
  • Racketstra @ Tommy's, Newark, 8:30 pm

Friday, December 3, 2010

  • Bobby Dibaudo & Jon Seiger @ Bistro 135, 6:00 pm
  • Ryan T Carey & El Rojo Jazz Band @ Thali of India, 7:00 pm
  • The Westview Project @ Brio Wine Bar & Grill, 7:30 pm
  • Artisan Jazz Trio @ Lilian's Restaurant & Party House, 2200 Penfield Rd., Penfield, 8:00 pm
  • Cool Club Trio @ Phelps Wine Bar, Phelps, 8:00 pm
  • Ted Nicolosi and Shared Genes @ The Brighton Restaurant, 8:00 pm
  • Gap Mangione & the New Blues Band @ Woodcliff Hotel & Spa, 8:30 pm
  • Don Mancuso & Regi Hendrix @ Little Theatre Cafe, 8:30 pm
  • Adam Niewood Quartet @ The Grill at Strathallan, 8:30 pm
  • Roger Eckers/Fred Costello Duo @ Luna Piena Bistro, 9:00 pm

Saturday, December 4, 2010

  • Jazz Cafe @ Monty's Korner, 7:30 pm
  • Frank's Rat Pack @ Bistro 135, 7:00 pm
  • Robert Chevrier @ Brio Wine Bar & Grill, 7:00 pm
  • The Westview Project @ Brio Wine Bar & Grill, 7:30 pm
  • Quintopus @ Tala Vera Cantina, 8:00 pm
  • Gap Mangione & the New Blues Band @ Woodcliff Hotel & Spa, 8:30 pm
  • Stringplicity @ Little Theatre Cafe, 8:30 pm
  • Adam Niewood @ The Grill at Strathallan, 8:30 pm
  • East End Jazz Boys @ Havana Moes, 9:30 pm

Sunday, December 5, 2010

  • Bill Slater @ The Lodge at Woodcliff, 11:30 am
  • The Skalny Center for Polish and Central European Studies presents Dariusz Terefenko "Jazz Impressions on Chopin" @ Strong Auditorium, UR River Campus, 3:00 pm
  • The Moho Collective @ Lovin' Cup, 7:00 pm
  • Troup Street Jazz Jam Session @ Beale Street Cafe, 6:30 pm

Monday, December 6, 2010

  • Tommy Gravino @ Lemoncello, 6:00 pm
  • Jazz Ensemble @ Finger Lakes Community College, 4355 Lakeshore Dr Canandaigua, 7:00 pm
  • Brad Batz Group @ Little Theatre Cafe, 7:30 pm
  • Quinn Lawrence & Anna Reguero (jazz and dance instruction) @ Flat Iron Cafe, 9:00 pm

Tuesday, December 7, 2010

  • Karl Stabnau Quartet @ Bistro 135, 6:00 pm
  • Boone & Oscar join Miz Marty & Steve @ Rongovian Embassy, Trumansburg, 7:00 pm
  • Jazz Ensemble @ Finger Lakes Community College, 4355 Lakeshore Dr Canandaigua, 7:00 pm
  • Mike Allen @ Lemoncello, 7:00 pm

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

  • Jim Nugent Trio @ Bistro 135, 6:00 pm
  • Robert Chevrier @ Brio Wine Bar & Grill, 6:30 pm
  • Simply Jazz @ Ciao Baby's BBQ Steak & Seafood, 421 River St., 7:00 pm
  • The Margaret Explosion @ Little Theatre Cafe, 7:30 pm
  • New Jazz Ensemble @ Kilbourn Hall, Eastman School of Music, 8:00 pm
  • Rick Holland Quintet @ Tala Vera Cantina, 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

  • Exodus to Jazz presents the Tamir Hendelman Trio @ Lutheran Church of the Reformation, January 9, 6:00 pm (two 1-hour sets)
  • 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.