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Jazz Around Town: Rochester jazz over the next 7 days... check it out!

jazz signQuite a lot going on around Rochester over the next seven days as we slide into October and the chill of Fall (and flurries...?) begins. Get out and hear some if you can....  

Thursday, September 29, 2011

  • Jazz & Wine Happy Hour with The Swooners @ Woodcliff Hotel & Spa, 5:30 pm
  • Jon Greeno Trio @ Lemoncello, 6:00 pm 
  • Gap Mangione @ Pittsford Grill, 6:00 pm
  • Michael Vidala Trio @ Bistro 135, 6:00 pm
  • Adam Unsworth & Ellen Rowe in an evening of original jazz compositions and standards for piano and French horn @ Academy of Medicine, 1441 East Avenue, Rochester, 7:00 pm
  • Joe Santora Trio with Emily Kirchoff @ Michael's Valley Grill, 7:00 pm
  • Fred Costello & Co. @ Little Theatre Cafe, 7:30 pm
  • Mark Cassara @ Pane Vino Ristorante, 8:30 pm
  • Dave Rivello Ensemble @ Village Rock Cafe (E. Rochester), 9:00 pm added image

Friday, September 30, 2011

  • Dan Kodweis Trio @ Abbott's Downtown, 72 St. Paul St., 5:00 pm
  • Johnny Matt Band with Jon Seiger @ Wegmans, Eastway, 5:30 pm
  • Sofrito @ Bistro 135, 6:00 pm
  • Mancini/Calabrese Trio @ Pittsford Grill, 6:30 pm
  • Joe Santora Trio with Emily Kirchoff @ Michael's Valley Grill, 7:00 pm
  • Ryan T Carey @ Thali of India, 7:00 pm
  • Ted Nicolosi & Shared Genes @ The Pultneyville Grill, 4135 Mill St., Williamson, 7:00 pm
  • Heritage Jazz Series with Dr. Carl Atkins @ Baobab Cultural Center, 7:00 pm (and continuing on the last Friday of each month)
  • Bill Evans Dance presents Autumn Leaves: Hot Jazz/Cool Tap with Rhythm Tap Rochester & the No Mean Feat Jazz Trio (Gabe Condon, Alex Dugdale & Dominic Sbrega with guest artists Danny Lopa and Tamara Wilcox) @ NextStage at Geva Theatre, 7:30 pm
  • The Swooners @ Bistro 135, 7:30 pm
  • Side Project with Walter Scott @ Tala Vera Cantina, 8:00 pm
  • The Westview Project with Doug Stone @ Little Theatre Cafe, 8:30 pm
  • Gap Mangione and the New Blues Band @ Woodcliff Hotel & Spa, 8:30 pm
  • Tinted Image @ The Grill at Strathallan, 8:30 pm
  • Fred Costello & Roger Eckers Duo @ Charlie Brown's Restaurant, Penfield, 9:00 pm

Saturday, October 1, 2011

  • Jazz & Wine Happy Hour with Brad Bratz @ Woodcliff Hotel & Spa, 5:30 pm
  • Bob Sneider @ Bistro 135, 6:30 pm
  • Ted Nicolosi & Shared Genes @ Jasmine's Asian Fusion & Jazz Lounge, 7:00 pm
  • Joe Santora Trio with Emily Kirchoff @ Michael's Valley Grill, 7:00 pm
  • Madeline Forster @ Pittsford Grill, 7:00 pm
  • The Westview Project @ Pomodoro Pittsford, 7:00 pm
  • Michael Berkowitz with the New Gene Krupa Orchestra and vocalist Tony Babino re-creating Sinatra's first live album in 1966 with Count Basie: "Sinatra at the Sands" @ Roberts Wesleyan College, Cultural Life Center, October 1st, 7:30 pm
  • Dan Kodweis Trio @ Abbott's Downtown, 72 St. Paul St., 8:00 pm
  • Fred Costello & Roger Eckers Duo @ Charlie Brown's Restaurant, Penfield, 9:00 pm
  • Mark Cassara @ The Grill at Strathallan, 8:30 pm
  • Family Funktion and the Sitar Jams with GRR! @ Abilene, 9:00 pm
  • East End Jazz Boys @ Havana Moes, 9:30 pm

Sunday, October 2, 2011

  • Organ Jazz Brunch @ Abbott's Downtown, 72 St. Paul St., 10:00 am to 2:00 pm
  • Bill Evans Dance presents Autumn Leaves: Hot Jazz/Cool Tap with Rhythm Tap Rochester & the No Mean Feat Jazz Trio (Gabe Condon, Alex Dugdale & Dominic Sbrega with guest artists Danny Lopa and Tamara Wilcox) @ NextStage at Geva Theatre, 2:00 pm
  • The Meta Accord at @ROC4Billy (Benefit for Billy Abdo) @ Water Street Music Hall, 2:00 pm
  • Uptown Groove @ Pane Vino Ristorante, 5:00 pm
  • Captain Marvel @ Lemoncello, 6:00 pm
  • Moho Collective at Art Release Party for October Artist Howard Koft @ Lovin Cup, 6:00 pm added image

Monday, October 3, 2011

  • Happy Hour with The Westview Project with Doug Stone @ Woodcliff Hotel & Spa, 5:30 pm
  • Madeline Forster @ "Dinner and A Movie" Celebration at the Little Theatre, 6:45-9:00 pm added image
  • Laurie Dameron @ Boulder Coffee Company, South Wedge, 8:00 pm

Tuesday, October 4, 2011

  • Happy Hour with Tinted Image @ Woodcliff Hotel & Spa, 5:30 pm
  • Anthony Gianavola @ Lemoncello, 6:00 pm
  • Jim Nugent @ Bistro 135, 6:00 pm

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

  • Soul Express @ Bistro 135, 6:00 pm
  • Anthony Gianavola @ Beale Street Cafe, 6:00 pm
  • Robert Chevrier @ Pomodoro's (Monroe Ave.), 6:30 pm
  • Paradigm Shift @ Pomodoro's Grill & Wine Bar (University Ave.), 7:30 pm
  • The Margaret Explosion @ Little Theatre Cafe, 7:30 pm
  • Chris Teal Trio Open Jazz Jam @ Tala Vera Cantina, 8:00 pm

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

  • Heritage Jazz Series with Dr. Carl Atkins @ Baobab Cultural Center, Fridays, 7:00 pm (and continuing on the last Friday of the month)
  • Madeleine Peyroux @ Great Performers Series 2011-2012, Performing Arts Center, Buffalo State College, Saturday, October 8, 2011, 8:00 pm
  • Joshua Redman/Brad Mehldau Duo @ Cornell Concert Series, Bailey Hall, Cornell University, Sunday, October 16, 8:00 pm
  • Exodus to Jazz presents Tizer featuring Karen Briggs @ Lutheran Church of the Reformation, Saturday, October 22nd, 8:00 pm (two one-hour sets)
  • Cindy Miller and Gene Bertoncini "An Evening to Remember" @ The Pittsford Grill, Saturday, October 22nd, 7:00pm (Limited seating, by reservation only)
  • Will Downing, 8th Annuual Jazz for the Park Benefit for Commencement Park @ Eastman Kodak Theatre, Sunday, October 30th, 7:00 pm
  • Houston Person Quartet @ Art of Jazz Series at the Albright-Knox Gallery (Buffalo), 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 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 "Contact Us" button above). If you go out to hear a performance listed here, feel free to drop a comment to this post to let us know 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: Music to check out around Rochester all week long....

There's a lot out there over the next seven days in and around Rochester, plus some new stuff to look forward to in the next couple of months (see the upcoming events at the bottom of the post).As always, please let me know if I missed anything or got any of it wrong. Hope you get out and enjoy some jazz!

Thursday, September 22, 2011

  • Jazz & Wine Happy Hour with The Swooners @ Woodcliff Hotel & Spa, 5:30 pm
  • Jon Greeno Trio @ Lemoncello, 6:00 pm added image
  • Gap Mangione @ Pittsford Grill, 6:00 pm
  • The John Palocy Trio (Jazz Dawgs) @ Bistro 135, 6:30 pm
  • Deanna Witkowski, Moving with the Spirit: The Sacred Art of Jazz (lecture/performance) @ Shannon Chair in Catholic Studies Lecture Series: Awakening the Heart: The Art(s) of Faith, Nazareth College Linehan Chapel, Golisano Academic Center, 7:00 pm
  • Joe Santora Trio with Emily Kirchoff @ Michael's Valley Grill, 7:00 pm
  • Fred Costello & Co. @ Little Theatre Cafe, 7:30 pm
  • Soul Express @ Pane Vino Ristorante, 8:30 pm

Friday, September 23, 2011

  • Deanna Witkowski, Beyond Words: Improvisation as Prayer (conversation) @ Shannon Chair in Catholic Studies Lecture Series: Awakening the Heart: The Art(s) of Faith, Nazareth College Linehan Chapel, Golisano Academic Center, Friday, September 23, 1:30 pm
  • Exodus to Jazz presents Kenny Garrett Master Class (fundraiser for MoKa, Museum of Kids Arts) @ Fairport High School, Friday, September 23, 4:30-6:00 pm
  • Dan Kodweis Trio @ Abbott's Downtown, 72 St. Paul St., 5:00 pm
  • Bobby Dibaudo Duo @ Bistro 135, 5:00 pm
  • Johnny Matt Band with Jon Seiger @ Wegmans, Eastway, 5:30 pm
  • Gap Mangione @ Pier 45, 6:30 pm
  • Joe Santora Trio with Emily Kirchoff @ Michael's Valley Grill, 7:00 pm
  • Ted Nicolosi & Shared Genes @ The Pultneyville Grill, 4135 Mill St., Williamson, 7:00 pm
  • Allen Vizzutti with the Robert Wesleyan College Orchestra @ Roberts Wesleyan Cultural Life Center, 7:30 pm
  • The Swooners @ Bistro 135, 7:30 pm
  • Deanna Witkowski Trio w/Jeff Campbell & Rich Thompson @ Asbury First United Methodist Church, 1050 East Avenue, Rochester, 7:30 pm
  • Soul Express @ Pittsford Grill, 8:00 pm
  • The Westview Project with Doug Stone @ Little Theatre Cafe, 8:30 pm
  • Gap Mangione and the New Blues Band @ Woodcliff Hotel & Spa, 8:30 pm
  • Brian Williams @ The Grill at Strathallan, 8:30 pm
  • Fred Costello & Roger Eckers Duo @ Charlie Brown's Restaurant, Penfield, 9:00 pm added image
  • Jessy Carolina & The Hot Mess @ Abilene, 9:30 pm

Saturday, September 24, 2011HTML

  • Grand Opening Celebration & “Instrument Petting Zoo” @ Rochester Contemporary School of Music, Friday & Saturday, 12:00 to 4:00 pm 
  • Gap Mangione @ Pier 45, 6:30 pm
  • Ted Nicolosi & Shared Genes @ Glengarry Inn at Eagle Vale, Fairport, 6:30 pm
  • Madeline Forster @ Bistro 135, 7:00 pm
  • Joe Santora Trio with Emily Kirchoff @ Michael's Valley Grill, 7:00 pm
  • Barry Tee Jazz Trio @ Pomodoro Pittsford, 7:00 pm
  • Mikrokolekty "Revisit" @ Nazareth College-Wilmot Recital Hall, 7:30 pm (more info here)
  • Bobbie DiBaudo @ Woodcliff Hotel & Spa, 7:30 pm
  • Exodus to Jazz presents the Kenny Garrett Quartet @ Hochstein School of Music, Saturday, September 24, 8:00 pm (two one-hour sets) (Ron Netsky profile in City)
  • Mark Cassara @ Pittsford Grill, 8:00 pm
  • Simon Fletcher Trio @ Tala Vera Cantina, 8:00 pm
  • Dan Kodweis Trio @ Abbott's Downtown, 72 St. Paul St., 8:00 pm
  • Fred Costello & Roger Eckers Duo @ Charlie Brown's Restaurant, Penfield, 9:00 pm added image
  • The Swooners @ The Grill at Strathallan, 8:30 pm
  • Prime Time Funk @ Lovin Cup, 9:00 pm
  • East End Jazz Boys @ Havana Moes, 9:30 pm

Sunday, September 25, 2011

Monday, September 26, 2011

  • Happy Hour with The Westview Project with Doug Stone @ Woodcliff Hotel & Spa, 5:30 pm
  • Ted Nicolosi and Shared Genes @ Bistro 135, 6:00 pm
  • The Greece Jazz Band @ Tala Vera Cantina, 8:00 pm

Tuesday, September 27, 2011

  • Happy Hour with Tinted Image @ Woodcliff Hotel & Spa, 5:30 pm
  • Simon Fletcher Duo @ Bistro 135, 6:00 pm
  • Tom Tosti @ Pittsford Grill, 6:00 pm
  • Russell Scarbrough Soul-Jazz Big Band @ Tala Vera Cantina, 8:00 pm

Wednesday, September 28, 2011

  • Side Project featuring Walt Scott @ Bistro 135, 6:00 pm
  • Tony Gianavola @ Beale Street Cafe, 6:00 pm
  • Bill Slater @ Pittsford Grill, 6:00 pm
  • Robert Chevrier @ Pomodoro's (Monroe Ave.), 6:30 pm
  • Paradigm Shift @ Pomodoro's Grill & Wine Bar (University Ave.), 7:30 pm
  • The Margaret Explosion @ Little Theatre Cafe, 7:30 pm

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

  • Adam Unsworth & Ellen Rowe in an evening of original jazz compositions and standards for piano and French horn @ Academy of Medicine, 1441 East Avenue, Rochester Thursday, September 29th, 7:00 pm
  • Bill Evans Dance presents Autumn Leaves: Hot Jazz/Cool Tap with Rhythm Tap Rochester & the No Mean Feat Jazz Trio (Gabe Condon, Alex Dugdale & Dominic Sbrega with guest artists Danny Lopa and Tamara Wilcox) @ NextStage at Geva Theatre, September 30 through October 8
  • Heritage Jazz Series with Dr. Carl Atkins @ Baobab Cultural Center, Friday, September 30th, 7:00 pm (and continuing on the last Friday of the month)
  • Michael Berkowitz with the New Gene Krupa Orchestra and vocalist Tony Babino re-creating Sinatra's first live album in 1966 with Count Basie: "Sinatra at the Sands." @ Roberts Wesleyan College, Cultural Life Center, October 1st, 7:30 pm
  • Madeleine Peyroux @ Great Performers Series 2011-2012, Performing Arts Center, Buffalo State College, Saturday, October 8, 2011, 8:00 pm
  • Joshua Redman/Brad Mehldau Duo @ Cornell Concert Series, Bailey Hall, Cornell University, Sunday, October 16, 8:00 pm
  • Exodus to Jazz presents Tizer featuring Karen Briggs @ Lutheran Church of the Reformation, Saturday, October 22nd, 8:00 pm (two one-hour sets)
  • Cindy Miller and Gene Bertoncini "An Evening to Remember" @ The Pittsford Grill, Saturday, October 22nd, 7:00pm (Limited seating, by reservation only)
  • Will Downing, 8th Annuual Jazz for the Park Benefit for Commencement Park @ Eastman Kodak Theatre, Sunday, October 30th, 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 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 "Contact Us" button above). If you go out to hear a performance listed here, feel free to drop a comment to this post to let us know 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 opens 6th season on September 24th with saxophonist Kenny Garrett and his Quartet

Kenny Garrett on Mack Avenue Exodus To Jazz is kicking off its sixth season on September 24th by bringing the great post-bop alto saxophonist Kenny Garrett to Rochester. Garrett will be leading a stellar quartet, including pianist Benito Gonzalez, bassist Charnett Moffett, and drummer Marcus Baylor. This is a great chance to catch a top-flight artist in a beautiful space that will allow Garrett's to stretch out (as music does in the venue that Exodus to Jazz will continue to be found during the season—the Lutheran Church of the Reformation).

Garrett started out his career in 1978 as a member the Duke Ellington Orchestra, led by Mercer Ellington, played with the Mel Lewis Orchestra and the Dannie Richmond Quartet, and was a member of other legendary bands included the Jazz Messengers and the Woody Shaw Quintet. He spent almost five years as a sideman with Miles Davis in the 1980s. He has recorded fourteen albums as a leader since his first in 1984 and each shows a different facet as he explores his instrument and artistry. Garrett draws in his writing and playing from a diverse set of influences, coming from hard and post bop perspective, but mixing in funk, Latin jazz and Asian sounds. 

JohnnyONeal Warming up the crowd at the Hochstein concert all will be a Garrett's good friend and fellow Detroiter Johnny O’Neal, an excellent jazz pianist who is well known to Exodus to Jazz audiences. O'Neal will perform a solo piano tribute to Hank Jones.

For this concert, Exodus to Jazz is moving to the historic Concert Hall at Hochstein School of Music. The show will commence at 8:00 pm (there will be two one-hour sets, with doors opening at 7:00 pm. Ticket: Patron, $40 (Patron tickets includes a “Meet & Greet” reception with Kenny Garrett and Johnny O’Neal in the Hochstein School of Music “Chapel Room” beginning at 7:00 PM; Premium, $30; General Admission, $25. Tickets can be purchased through BrownPaperTickets.com and at all Wegmans stores. Check out the five-concert “ETJ Pass,” available online at Brown Paper Tickets.

Brought to you by Exodus to Jazz and the new Rochester Contemporary School of Music, Kenny Garrett will be holding a Master Class on Friday, September 23rd from 4:30pm to 6:00pm (doors open at 4:00pm) at Fairport High School. The class is a fundraiser for the Museum of Kids Arts (MoKA), a non-profit organization that provides graphic arts instruction to middle school age youth within Rochester’s urban community. Open to the general public, the class will be an opportunity for music students, professional musicians and the general public to gain insights into musicianship from a major jazz artist. Fairport H. S. is located 1358 Ayrault Rd., Fairport, NY 14450.  Ticket Prices: Students (with a valid ID), $10; General Public, $15 and will be available at Brown Paper Tickets and at the door at 4:00pm.

Jazz@Rochester is a sponsor of Exodus to Jazz. My friend José DaCosta has brought some incredible jazz talent to Rochester, providing us an opportunity to see some great artists here, often in an intimate setting (and without traveling to NYC, to boot). Looking forward to hearing Garrett, O'Neal and the other artists ETJ is bringing in 2011-2012.

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

Jazz Around Town: You just gotta know where to find it ....

Another week goes by and another one is coming, with quite a lot of jazz in and around your local jazz haunts and beyond. Let me know if I missed anything, etc. Hope you get out and hear some...

Thursday, September 15, 2011

  • Jazz & Wine Happy Hour with The Swooners @ Woodcliff Hotel & Spa, 5:30 pm
  • Norman Tibils @ Lemoncello, 6:00 pm
  • Gap Mangione @ Pittsford Grill, 6:00 pm
  • Fifth Annual Evening of Wine and Jazz gala fundraiser to benefit Jazz90.1 WGMC-FM @ Waterside Room, Pier 45 in the Port of Rochester, Thursday, September 15, 6:30–9:30 p.m
  • The John Palocy Trio (Jazz Dawgs) @ Bistro 135, 6:30 pm
  • Joe Santora Trio with Emily Kirchoff @ Michael's Valley Grill, 7:00 pm
  • Fred Costello & Co. @ Little Theatre Cafe, 7:30 pm
  • Todd East @ Pane Vino Ristorante, 8:30 pm
  • Dave Rivello Ensemble @ Village Rock Cafe, E. Rochester, 9:00 pm

Friday, September 16, 2011

  • Dan Kodweis Trio @ Abbott's Downtown, 72 St. Paul St., 5:00 pm
  • Bobby Dibaudo Trio @ Bistro 135, 5:30 pm
  • Jimmie Highsmith, Jr. @ Second Annual Semi Formal Extravaganza: The Genius of Autism for Autism Council of Rochester @ Jack's Place, Durand Eastman Park, 1200 Kings Highway, Rochester, 6:30pm
  • Gap Mangione @ Pier 45, 6:30 pm
  • Joe Santora Trio with Emily Kirchoff @ Michael's Valley Grill, 7:00 pm
  • Frank's Rat Pack @ Pittsford Grill, 7:00 pm
  • Ted Nicolosi & Shared Genes @ The Pultneyville Grill, 4135 Mill St., Williamson, 7:00 pm
  • Bill Tiberio Band @ Friday Night Jazz at Immanuel Church, 815 Park Ave., Rochester, 7:00 pm
  • Petar Kodzas, Bob Sneider and Kinloch Nelson in GUITARS IN THE ROUND @ The College at Brockport’s Tower Fine Arts Center, 7:30 pm
  • Mark Cassara @ Bistro 135, 7:30 pm
  • The Swooners @ Pane Vino Ristorante, 8:00 pm
  • The Westview Project with Doug Stone @ Little Theatre Cafe, 8:30 pm
  • Soul Express @ Woodcliff Hotel & Spa, 8:30 pm
  • Whitney Marchelle and Uptown Jazz @ The Grill at Strathallan, 8:30 pm

Saturday, September 17, 2011

  • Reuben Allen Jazz Piano Trio, Dat Dere Trio+1, Company B and Holy Smith (and many others) @ Greentopia Festival, September 17-18, 10:00 am to 6:00 pm  (check website for days and times of music acts)
  • Mike Kaupa Jazz Trumpet Recital (ECMS) @ Eastman School of Music, Rm 120, 12:30 pm
  • Tinted Image @ Bistro 135, 6:30 pm
  • Gap Mangione @ Pier 45, 6:30 pm
  • Ted Nicolosi & Shared Genes @ Jasmine's Asian Fusion and Jazz Lounge, 6:30 pm
  • Joe Santora Trio with Emily Kirchoff @ Michael's Valley Grill, 7:00 p
  • Soul Express @ Pittsford Grill, 8:00 pm
  •  @ Tala Vera Cantina, 8:00 pm
  • Dan Kodweis Trio @ Abbott's Downtown, 72 St. Paul St., 8:00 pm
  • The Swooners @ Pane Vino Ristorante, 8:00 pm
  • Tinted Image @ The Grill at Strathallan, 8:30 pm
  • Special Blend @ Woodcliff Hotel & Spa, 7:30 pm
  • East End Jazz Boys @ Havana Moes, 9:30 pm

Sunday, September 18, 2011

  • Reuben Allen Jazz Piano Trio, Dat Dere Trio+1, Company B and Holy Smith (and many others) @ Greentopia Festival, 10:00 am to 6:00 pm (check website for days and times of music acts)
  • Barry Tee Jazz Quartet @  Goose Watch Winery, afternoon
  • Organ Jazz Brunch @ Abbott's Downtown, 72 St. Paul St., 10:00 am to 2:00 pm
  • Mark Cassara @ Pane Vino Ristorante, 5:00 pm
  • Troup Street Jazz Jam Session @ Beale Street Cafe, 6:00 pm (cancelled by venue)
  • Captain Marvel @ Lemoncello, 6:00 pm

Monday, September 19, 2011

  • Happy Hour with The Westview Project with Doug Stone @ Woodcliff Hotel & Spa, 5:30 pm
  • Flower City Jazz Society presents Jon Seiger's Canadian-American Jazz Band @ Green Lantern Inn, Fairport, 6:30 pm
  • Ted Nicolosi and Shared Genes @ Bistro 135, 6:00 pm

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

  • Happy Hour with Tinted Image @ Woodcliff Hotel & Spa, 5:30 pm
  • Ted Nicolosi & Shared Genes @ Bistro 135, 6:00 pm
  • Tom Tosti @ Pittsford Grill, 6:00 pm

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

  • Uptown Groove @ Bistro 135, 6:00 pm
  • Tony Gianavola @ Beale Street Cafe, 6:00 pm
  • Bill Slater @ Pittsford Grill, 6:00 pm
  • Robert Chevrier @ Pomodoro's (Monroe Ave.), 6:30 pm
  • Paradigm Shift @ Pomodoro's Grill & Wine Bar (University Ave.), 7:30 pm
  • The Margaret Explosion @ Little Theatre Cafe, 7:30 pm
  • The Macpodz (opening for Sophistafunk) @ The Dub Land Underground, 9:00 pm

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

  • Deanna Witkowski, Moving with the Spirit: The Sacred Art of Jazz (lecture/performance) @ Shannon Chair in Catholic Studies Lecture Series: Awakening the Heart: The Art(s) of Faith, Nazareth College Linehan Chapel, Golisano Academic Center, Thursday, September 22, 7:00 pm
  • Deanna Witkowski, Beyond Words: Improvisation as Prayer (conversation) @ Shannon Chair in Catholic Studies Lecture Series: Awakening the Heart: The Art(s) of Faith, Nazareth College Linehan Chapel, Golisano Academic Center, Friday, September 23, 1:30 pm
  • Deanna Witkowski Trio w/Jeff Campbell & Rich Thompson @ Asbury First United Methodist Church, 1050 East Avenue, Rochester, Friday, September 23, 7:30 pm
  • Exodus to Jazz presents Kenny Garrett Master Class (fundraiser for MoKa, Museum of Kids Arts) @ Fairport High School, Friday, September 23, 4:30-6:00 pm added image
  • Exodus to Jazz presents the Kenny Garrett Quartet @ Hochstein School of Music, Saturday, September 24, 8:00 pm (two one-hour sets)
  • Grand Opening Celebration & “Instrument Petting Zoo” @ Rochester Contemporary School of Music, Friday & Saturday, September 24-25, 12:00 to 4:00 pm added image
  • Adam Unsworth & Ellen Rowe in an evening of original jazz compositions and standards for piano and French horn @ Academy of Medicine, 1441 East Avenue, Rochester Thursday, September 29th, 7:00 pm
  • Bill Evans Dance presents Autumn Leaves: Hot Jazz/Cool Tap with Rhythm Tap Rochester & the No Mean Feat Jazz Trio (Gabe Condon, Alex Dugdale & Dominic Sbrega with guest artists Danny Lopa and Tamara Wilcox) @ NextStage at Geva Theatre, September 30 through October 8
  • Heritage Jazz Series with Dr. Carl Atkins @ Baobab Cultural Center, Friday, September 30th, 7:00 pm (and continuing on the last Friday of the month) added image
  • Michael Berkowitz with the New Gene Krupa Orchestra and vocalist Tony Babino re-creating Sinatra's first live album in 1966 with Count Basie: "Sinatra at the Sands." @ Roberts Wesleyan College, Cultural Life Center, October 1st, 7:30 pm
  • Exodus to Jazz presents Tizer featuring Karen Briggs @ Lutheran Church of the Reformation, Saturday, October 22nd, 8:00 pm (two one-hour sets)
  • Will Downing, 8th Annuual Jazz for the Park Benefit for Commencement Park @ Eastman Kodak Theatre, Sunday, October 30th, 7:00 pm added image

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 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 "Contact Us" button above). If you go out to hear a performance listed here, feel free to drop a comment to this post to let us know 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: Jazz gigs for your next 7 days ...

Dave Liebman at the Bop Shop (March 24, 2009)There is already a bit of a nip in the air and the traditional end of the year art festival, The Clothesline Festival at the Memorial Art Gallery, is going on this weekend.

Damn... where did it go?  You'd think we live in Rochester.... oh yeah, right ... we do!  Well, here are the jazz listings for you to check out over the next seven days:

Thursday, September 8, 2011

  • Jazz & Wine Happy Hour with The Swooners @ Woodcliff Hotel & Spa, 5:30 pm
  • Serge and Friends with Drew Moore & Steve Melcher @ Rabbit Room Restaurant, Honeoye Falls, 6:00 pm
  • The John Palocy Trio (Jazz Dawgs) @ Bistro 135, 6:30 pm
  • Joe Santora Trio with Emily Kirchoff @ Michael's Valley Grill, 7:00 pm
  • Fred Costello & Co. @ Little Theatre Cafe, 7:30 pm
  • Mark Cassara @ Pane Vino Ristorante, 8:30 pm
  • Jimmie Highsmith Jr. Birthday Celebration with Jimmie Highsmith Experience @ Lovin Cup, 9:00 pm

Friday, September 9, 2011

  • Dan Kodweis Trio @ Abbott's Downtown, 72 St. Paul St., 5:00 pm
  • Johnny Matt Band with Jon Seiger @ Wegmans (Empire and Bay Rd), 5:30 pm
  • Bobby Dibaudo Trio @ Bistro 135, 6:00 pm
  • Ted Nicolosi & Shared Genes @ Glengarry Inn at Eagle Vale, Fairport, 6:30 pm
  • Gap Mangione @ Pier 45, 6:30 pm
  • Ryan T Carey @ Thali of India, 7:00 pm
  • Joe Santora Trio with Emily Kirchoff @ Michael's Valley Grill, 7:00 pm
  • Terese Genecco & Her Little Big Band @ Downstairs Cabaret at Winton Place, 3450 Winton Place, 8:00 pm
  • The Westview Project @ Little Theatre Cafe, 8:30 pm
  • Midnight Express @ Woodcliff Hotel & Spa, 8:30 pm
  • Alana Calhoon @ The Grill at Strathallan, 8:30 pm

Saturday, September 10, 2011

  • Ryan T. Carey & El Rojo Jazz @ Clothesline Art Festival, Memorial Art Gallery, 5:00 pm
  • The Swooners @ Bistro 135, 6:30 pm
  • Gap Mangione @ Pier 45, 6:30 pm
  • The Westview Project with Doug Stone @ Pomodoro's on University, 7:00 pm
  • Joe Santora Trio with Emily Kirchoff @ Michael's Valley Grill, 7:00 pm
  • Madeline Forster @ Pittsford Grill, 7:00 pm
  • Megan Koch & her Gentlemen Callers @ Tala Vera Cantina, 8:00 pm
  • Terese Genecco & Her Little Big Band @ Downstairs Cabaret at Winton Place, 3450 Winton Place, 8:00 pm
  • Dan Kodweis Trio @ Abbott's Downtown, 72 St. Paul St., 8:00 pm
  • The Swooners @ Pane Vino Ristorante, 8:00 pm
  • Tinted Image @ The Grill at Strathallan, 8:30 pm
  • Special Blend @ Woodcliff Hotel & Spa, 7:30 pm
  • MK Groove Orchestra with Dan & 9, MOHO Collective @ Montage Music Hall, 9:00 pm
  • East End Jazz Boys @ Havana Moes, 9:30 pm

Sunday, September 11, 2011

  • Organ Jazz Brunch @ Abbott's Downtown, 72 St. Paul St., 10:00 am to 2:00 pm
  • Ryan T. Carey & El Rojo Jazz @ Clothesline Art Festival, Memorial Art Gallery, 2:00 pm
  • Trio Los Claveles @ Clothesline Art Festival, Memorial Art Gallery, 2:00 pm
  • Terese Genecco & Her Little Big Band @ Downstairs Cabaret at Winton Place, 3450 Winton Place, 3:00 pm
  • Paradigm Shift @ Clothesline Art Festival, Memorial Art Gallery, 5:00 3:00 pm
  • Soul Express @ Pane Vino Ristorante, 5:00 pm
  • Troup Street Jazz Jam Session @ Beale Street Cafe, 6:00 pm
  • Art Release Party with the Moho Collective @ Lovin' Cup, 6:00 pm

Monday, September 12, 2011

  • Happy Hour with The Westview Project with Doug Stone @ Woodcliff Hotel & Spa, 5:30 pm
  • Ted Nicolosi and Shared Genes @ Bistro 135, 6:00 pm

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

  • Gabe Condon Duo @ Bistro 135, 6:00 pm
  • Happy Hour with Tinted Image @ Woodcliff Hotel & Spa, 5:30 pm

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

  • Todd East Duo @ Bistro 135, 6:00 pm
  • Robert Chevrier @ Pomodoro's (Monroe Ave.), 6:30 pm
  • Paradigm Shift @ Pomodoro's Grill & Wine Bar (University Ave.), 7:30 pm
  • The Margaret Explosion @ Little Theatre Cafe, 7:30 pm
  • Rick Holland-Evan Dobbins Little Big Band @ Tala Vera Cantina, 8:00 pm

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

  • Fifth Annual Evening of Wine and Jazz gala fundraiser to benefit Jazz90.1 WGMC-FM @ Waterside Room, Pier 45 in the Port of Rochester, Thursday, September 15, 6:30–9:30 p.m (Tickets now on sale)
  • Reuben Allen Jazz Piano Trio, Dat Dere Trio+1, Company B and Holy Smith (and many others) @ Greentopia Festival, September 17-18, 10:00 am to 6:00 pm (check website for days and times)
  • Bill Evans Dance presents Autumn Leaves: Hot Jazz/Cool Tap with Rhythm Tap Rochester & the No Mean Feat Jazz Trio (Gabe Condon, Alex Dugdale & Dominic Sbrega with guest artists Danny Lopa and Tamara Wilcox) @ NextStage at Geva Theatre, September 30 through October 8
  • Deanna Witkowski, Moving with the Spirit: The Sacred Art of Jazz (lecture/performance) @ Shannon Chair in Catholic Studies Lecture Series: Awakening the Heart: The Art(s) of Faith, Nazareth College Linehan Chapel, Golisano Academic Center, Thursday, September 22, 7:00 pm
  • Deanna Witkowski, Beyond Words: Improvisation as Prayer (conversation) @ Shannon Chair in Catholic Studies Lecture Series: Awakening the Heart: The Art(s) of Faith, Nazareth College Linehan Chapel, Golisano Academic Center, Friday, September 23, 1:30 pm
  • Deanna Witkowski Trio w/Jeff Campbell & Rich Thompson @ Asbury First United Methodist Church, 1050 East Avenue, Rochester, Friday, September 23, 7:30 pm
  • Exodus to Jazz presents the Kenny Garrett Quartet @ Hochstein School of Music, Saturday, September 24, 2011, 8:00 pm (two one-hour sets)
  • Michael Berkowitz with the New Gene Krupa Orchestra and vocalist Tony Babino re-creating Sinatra's first live album in 1966 with Count Basie: "Sinatra at the Sands." @ Roberts Wesleyan College, Cultural Life Center, October 1st, 7:30 pm
  • Exodus to Jazz presents TIZER Featuring Karen Briggs @ Lutheran Church of the Reformation, 8:00 pm (two one-hour sets)

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 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 "Contact Us" button above). If you go out to hear a performance listed here, feel free to drop a comment to this post to let us know how it went. I want to hear from you!

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