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Jazz Around Town: Greetings from our nation's Capitol! No, it's still about jazz in Rochester....

Greetings from Washington, D.C., where I'm hanging with some lawyers at a conference and supporting one of my authors for the "day job". Hope to hear some jazz while I'm here, but it's looking a bit ifffy. But the jazz goes on in Rochester so I'm sitting here in my hotel room giving you the skinny on jazz in and around Rochester over the next siven days....

Thursday, October 27, 2011

  • Jazz & Wine Happy Hour with The Swooners @ Woodcliff Hotel & Spa, 5:30 pm
  • Ted Nicolosi and Shared Genes @ Pittsford Grill, 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
  • Amanda Ashley @ Rabbit Room Restaurant, 7:00 pm
  • WXXI OnStage Taping: Miche Fambro & the Makepeace Brothers @ WXXI, 7:00 pm
  • The Djangoners @ Little Theatre Cafe, 7:30 pm
  • Vincent Tyson @ Lovin Cup, 8:00 pm
  • Paradigm Shift @ Club Bogey's Fairport, 8:00 pm
  • Todd East & Friends @ Pane Vino Ristorante, 8:30 pm
  • Dave Rivello Ensemble @ Village Rock (E. Rochester), 9:00 pm

Friday, October 28, 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
  • Bobby Dibaudo Trio @ Bistro 135, 6:00 pm
  • Ted Nicolosi and Shared Genes @ Pultneyville Grill, 7:00 pm
  • Joe Santora Trio with Emily Kirchoff @ Michael's Valley Grill, 7:00 pm
  • Groove Juice Swing presents Halloween Spooktacular Swing Dance with Glenn Crytzer and his Syncopators Eisenhart Auditorium, Rochester Museum and Science Center,  7:00 pm
  • Last Friday Heritage Jazz Series presented by Dr. Carl Atkins @ Baobab Cultural Center, 7:00 pm
  • Ryan T Carey @ Thali of India, 7:00 pm
  • Todd East & Friends @ Bistro 135, 7:30 pm
  • Gap Mangione New Blues Band @ Woodcliff Hotel & Spa, 7:30 pm
  • The Meta Accord @ Tala Vera Cantina, 8:00 pm
  • The Alan Murphy Trio @ Pane Vino, 8:00 pm
  • Madeline Forster @ Little Theatre Cafe, 8:30 pm
  • Fred Costello & Roger Eckers Duo @ @ Charlie Brown's Restaurant, 9:00 pm

Saturday, October 29, 2011

  • The Westview Project @ Bistro 135, 6:30 pm
  • Joe Santora Trio with Emily Kirchoff @ Michael's Valley Grill, 7:00 pm
  • The Westview Project with Doug Stone @ Pomodoro Monroe Ave, 7:00 pm
  • Dia De Los Muertas (Day of the Dead) featuring the Nikola Tomic Q-tet @ Tala Vera Cantina, 7:00 pm
  • Special Blend @ Woodcliff Hotel & Spa, 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, 8:00 pm
  • The Swooners @ The Grill at Strathallan, 8:30 pm
  • East End Jazz Boys @ Havana Moes, 9:30 pm

Sunday, October 30, 2011

  • Organ Jazz Brunch @ Abbott's Downtown, 72 St. Paul St., 10:00 am to 2:00 pm
  • Nazareth College Jazz Combo "Loose Change" @ Nazareth College-Wilmot Recital Hall, 3:00 pm
  • "TGIFunky" with the Po' Boys Brass Band and Prime Time Funk (to benefit The Community Place @ Lovin Cup, 3:00 pm
  • Houston Person Quartet @ Art of Jazz Series at the Albright-Knox Gallery (Buffalo), Sunday, October 30th, 3:00 pm
  • Captain Marvel @ Lemoncello, 6:00 pm
  • The Swooners @ Pane Vino, 6:00 pm
  • Will Downing, 8th Annuual Jazz for the Park Benefit for Commencement Park @ Eastman Kodak Theatre (Paradigm Shift opens), 7:00 pm

Monday, October 31, 2011

  • Happy Hour with The Westview Project with Doug Stone @ Woodcliff Hotel & Spa, 5:30 pm

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

  • Happy Hour with Tinted Image @ Woodcliff Hotel & Spa, 5:30 pm
  • Mark Viavatinne @ Bistro 135, 6:00 pm
  • Big Band Ballroom Dance Series @ Edgerton Community Center, 7:30 pm

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

  • Soul Express @ Bistro 135, 6:00 pm
  • Anthony Gianavola @ Beale Street Cafe, 6:00 pm
  • Norman Tibbils @ Lemoncello, 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 Wednesday Jazz Jam with Evan Dobbins @ Tala Vera Cantina, 8:00 pm
  • Chet Catallo and Friends @ Sticky Lips BBQ Juke Joint, Henrietta, 9:00 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 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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This post was originally published on JazzRochester. © Gregory V. Bell. All rights reserved.

XRIJF 2012 Club Passes to go on sale Friday!

XRIJF logoThe Xerox Rochester International Jazz Festival has announced when the Club Passes will be available for the 11th Edition, running from June 22-30, 2012. Club Passes go on sale Friday, October 28th at 10 a.m. at the "special holiday price" of $155, plus a $4 service charge, which will be a $30 savings off the full price. XRIJF is also launching at that time a new online ticketing system for Club Passes and headliner tickets that will offer lower service fees and many other advantages. XRIJF’s new online ticketing system will be run by XRIJF, and replaces all Ticketmaster, and sales at the Auditorium Theatre. The advance discount price is good until midnight EST January 15, 2012, when it increases to $170 plus $4 service charge until March 20, 2012. Starting midnight EST March 23, 2012, the price increases to $185 plus $4 service charge until sold out. All Club Passes will now be available only at the XRIJF website, no Ticketmaster (yeah!) or Auditorium availability. Headliners tickets will also only be available for purchase online at the XRIJF website and at XRIJF’s Box Office, which is located in the lobby of Kodak Hall at Eastman Theatre, 26 Gibbs Street, Rochester and in the Festival Ticket Shop at the corner of Gibbs and East Avenue, when that opens in May.

According to the press release, John Nugent, Producer and Artistic Director, notes:

We’re looking forward to another great Festival and are excited to announce two new additions for 2012 .... One, we are adding a new venue to the 2012 Club Pass Series, Hatch Recital Hall in the Eastman East Wing. That will make the 2012 Club Pass good at 12 venues and more than 200 Club Pass shows over nine days. That is 18 more shows than last year. Two, we are launching a new state-of-the-art online E-ticketing system so XRIJF fans will also be able to purchase their 2012 Club Passes exclusively online at www.rochesterjazz.com.

According to Producer and Executive Director Marc Iacona:

We have always worked hard to listen to our jazz festival patrons, and to make customer service a priority and also personal.... We have a hands-on team that we feel makes this festival unique. We were looking for a ticketing solution that would allow us to better respond to customer requests and control service charges that we were previously unable to set. This system enables us to do all that and more. Now, we can now offer customers lower service fees for headliner tickets, the ability to print E-tickets at home and to send tickets as gifts. No more lost tickets, although once exchanged for a laminated pass, no replacements can be made....We are also reducing the need for paper and mailing," added Nugent, “So this is also a “greener” solution, which is very important to us and to so many of our customers.

According to today's press release, when tickets are purchased via the secure website ordering system, customers will receive a unique patron ID and E-ticket with a barcode. Customers then have several options as to how to redeem their E-tickets. You can:

  • Print your E-ticket at home and bring it to the festival to be scanned for a laminated Club Pass or entry to a headliner show. Only one scan per bar code is possible.
  • Take a photo of your E-ticket with your smartphone, and bring it to the festival to be scanned for a laminated Club Pass or entry to a headliner show. No paper needed.
  • Write down the order number and bring it to the festival to be entered to receive a Club Pass at any official venue or entry to headliner show at the WILL CALL desk in Kodak Hall at Eastman Theatre lobby.
  • For those who prefer a ticket be mailed, tickets will be mailed for a slightly higher service fee of $6 per ticket.
  • For those without online access, call the Festival office at 585-454-2060, to order a Club Pass or headliner ticket.

The Club Pass is a value if you're going to see more than just a couple of shows at XRIJF, easily paying for itself as individual concert tickets at the door run $20 and $25 per show and are not available in advance. If you're insane like me and see an average of over 30 Club Pass gigs during an average XRIJF, it is absolutely necessary if I don't want to take out a loan to attend. [Full disclosure, the folks at XRIJF graciously provide me a media pass]. You need to keep in mind that entry to Club Pass shows is on a first-come, first-served basis (including those with tickets purchased at the door). 

If you're considering whether to get a Club Pass, don't dither too long.  More than half of all Club Passes available last year were sold before the end of December, and the Club Pass sold out in March before our lineup was announced. The full festival lineup will be announced in March 2012.

Get more info on all of this on XRIJF's spiffy "new" website.

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

The "flavors" of Jazz@Rochester

Jazz@Rochester imageI like to try and provide as many different avenues for you to access Jazz@Rochester and what I hope is useful information about live jazz in and around Rochester and jazz.  You can get the content of this blog in a number of ways, including:

  • 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. 
  • About 250 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 emails out, but they are syndicated from the feed for the blog via a service called 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 "Connect with Jazz@Rochester" that is labeled "Enter your email address:". I do not sell, spam or otherwise use the email addresses that are entered in there.
  • Nearly 200 of you have put the feed for Jazz@Rochester in a feed reader like Google Reader and also receive the feed of posts as they are published. To do that, you can click on the orange RSS feed icon directly under the "Connect with Jazz@Rochester" 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 2,600 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. They are in the Rochester Jazz Artist Twitter list that I have created. There is also a 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. Please let me know if there are other Rochester jazz artists who "tweet" so I can add them to the list and follow them. If you're not on Twitter and want to follow these two streams, you can click on the "Jazz@Rochester on Twitter" button at the top of the page under the banner. You can access it on Twitter by clicking on the Twitter icon in the "Connect with Jazz@Rochester" area in the center column.
  • Jazz@Rochester is on Facebook with over 425 people fans who have "liked" us there. 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. Feel free to add your two cents in about the Rochester jazz scene. 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 get to the page by clicking on the Facebook icon in the "Connect with Jazz@Rochester" area in the center column.
  • There is also a Jazz@Rochester YouTube channel where I'm beginning to collect video of Rochester jazz artists and performances from the Rochester International Jazz Festival. Feel free to let me know about video you've found that can be added there.  Access it by clicking on the YouTube icon in the "Connect with Jazz@Rochester" area in the center column. 
  • Feel free to send us a question or information via email by "Contact Us" button at the top of the blog under the banner. 
  • You can use the search box just under the "Connect with Jazz@Rochester" 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.

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.

Jazz Around Town: Oops, forgot the rest...

jazz clubWednesday again? Still busy at work, so pardon my silence. Check out some jazz over the next seven days.... [Update: looks like I published too soon as I meant to add my usual "witty" repartee to the end of the title... and forgot.  Like I said...busy!]

Thursday, October 20, 2011

  • Jazz & Wine Happy Hour with The Swooners @ Woodcliff Hotel & Spa, 5:30 pm
  • Ted Nicolosi and Shared Genes @ Pittsford Grill, 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
  • The Djangoners @ Little Theatre Cafe, 7:30 pm
  • Mark Cassara @ Pane Vino Ristorante, 8:30 pm

Friday, October 21, 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
  • Bobby Dibaudo Trio  @ Bistro 135, 5:30 pm
  • Ted Nicolosi and Shared Genes @ Glengarry Inn at Eagle Vale, 6:30 pm
  • An Evening of Soulful Jazz with Jimmie Highsmith Jr. @ Trinities Restaurant, 7:00 pm added image
  • The Margaret Explosion at the Unseen Eye Opening Party @ George Eastman House, 7:00 pm
  • Joe Santora Trio with Emily Kirchoff @ Michael's Valley Grill, 7:00 pm
  • Todd East & Friends @ Bistro 135, 7:30 pm
  • Ryan T Carey @ Thali of India, 7:00 pm
  • Rod Blumenau with Tom Hampson and Friends @ Friday Night Jazz at Immanuel Baptist Church, Park Ave., Rochester, 7:00 pm
  • Soul Express @ Woodcliff Hotel & Spa, 7:30 pm
  • Andy Stobie & the Greater Finger Lakes Jazz Orchestra @ Tala Vera Cantina, 8:00 pm
  • Mark Cassara Trio @ Pittsford Grill, 8:00 pm
  • The Swooners @ Pane Vino, 8:00 pm
  • Tinted Image @ Lemoncello, 8:00 pm
  • Madeline Forster @ Little Theatre Cafe, 8:30 pm
  • The Djangoners @ The Grill at Strathallan, 8:30 pm
  • Fred Costello & Roger Eckers Duo @ Charlie Brown's Restaurant, Penfield, 9:00 pm

Saturday, October 22, 2011

  • Ted Nicolosi & Shared Genes @ Jasmine's Asian Fusion & Jazz Lounge, 6:30 pm
  • Madeline Forster @ Bistro 135, 7:00 pm
  • Joe Santora Trio with Emily Kirchoff @ Michael's Valley Grill, 7:00 pm
  • The Westview Project with Doug Stone @ Pomodoro Monroe Ave, 7:00 pm
  • Cindy Miller and Gene Bertoncini "An Evening to Remember" @ The Pittsford Grill, Saturday, October 22nd, 7:00pm (Limited seating, by reservation only)
  • Exodus to Jazz presents Tizer featuring Karen Briggs @ Lutheran Church of the Reformation, Saturday, October 22nd, 8:00 pm (two one-hour sets)
  • The Margaret Explosion at the Extreme Materials Exhibition Opening Party @ Memorial Art Gallery, 8:00 pm
  • Las Vegas Nites @ Lemoncello, 8:00 pm
  • Dan Kodweis Trio @ Abbott's Downtown, 72 St. Paul St., 8:00 pm
  • Tinted Image @ The Grill at Strathallan, 8:30 pm
  • Fred Costello & Roger Eckers Duo @ Charlie Brown's Restaurant, Penfield, 9:00 pm
  • East End Jazz Boys @ Havana Moes, 9:30 pm
  • Quintopus @ University of Rochester Meliora Weekend Showcase, Goergen Athletic Center, 10:00 pm added image

Sunday, October 23, 2011

  • Organ Jazz Brunch @ Abbott's Downtown, 72 St. Paul St., 10:00 am to 2:00 pm
  • Captain Marvel @ Lemoncello, 6:00 pm

Monday, October 24, 2011

  • Happy Hour with The Westview Project with Doug Stone @ Woodcliff Hotel & Spa, 5:30 pm

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

  • Happy Hour with Tinted Image @ Woodcliff Hotel & Spa, 5:30 pm
  • Chris Potter Duo @ Bistro 135, 6:00 pm
  • Russell Scarbrough's Soul-Jazz Big Band @ Tala Vera Cantina, 8:00 pm

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

  • The Swooners @ 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 Wednesday Jazz Jam @ Tala Vera Cantina, 8:00 pm

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

  • Groove Juice Swing presents Halloween Spooktacular Swing Dance with Glenn Crytzer and his Syncopators @  Eisenhart Auditorium, Rochester Museum and Science Center, Friday, Oct. 28th   7-11pm
  • 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), Sunday, October 30th, 3:00 pm
  • Exodus to Jazz presents Rene Marie & Experiment In Truth @ Lutheran Church of the Reformation, Saturday, November 13th, 8:00 pm (two one-hour sets)
  • Heritage Jazz Series with Dr. Carl Atkins @ Baobab Cultural Center, Friday, November 4th, 7:00 pm (and continuing on the last Friday of the month)
  • Third Annual Snazzy Jazzy with the Temple Sinai Jazz Expedition to benefit the Rochester Area Interfaith Hospitality Network @ Temple Sinai, Rochester, Sunday, November 6th, 3:30 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 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: The leaves are falling all around, but there is still jazz to be found ...

jazz clubAnother week, more jazz in and around Rochester, NY, whaddayaknow?  Please let me know if  I missed anything.

Thursday, October 13, 2011

  • Jazz & Wine Happy Hour with The Swooners @ Woodcliff Hotel & Spa, 5:30 pm
  • Drew Moore & Steve Melcher, Serge and Friends @ Rabbit Room Restaurant, Honeoye Falls, 6:00 pm
  • Bob Hanley @ Pittsford Grill, 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
  • The Djangoners @ Little Theatre Cafe, 7:30 pm
  • Soul Express @ Pane Vino Ristorante, 8:30 pm
  • Margaret Explosion (playing behind a screening of "Rochester City of Quality") @ Visual Studies Workshop, 8:30 pm

Friday, October 14, 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
  • Bobby Dibaudo Trio  @ Bistro 135, 5:30 pm
  • Ted Nicolosi and Shared Genes @ Pultneyville Grill, 7:00 pm
  • Joe Santora Trio with Emily Kirchoff @ Michael's Valley Grill, 7:00 pm
  • Rick Holland Quartet featuring Lindsay Holland @ Bistro 135, 7:30 pm
  • Ryan T Carey @ Thali of India, 7:00 pm
  • Bill Tiberio Band @ Trinities Restaurant, 7:00 pm
  • Soul Express @ Woodcliff Hotel & Spa, 7:30 pm
  • Mark Cassara Trio @ Pittsford Grill, 8:00 pm
  • Madeline Forster @ Little Theatre Cafe, 8:30 pm
  • Alana Calhoon @ The Grill at Strathallan, 8:30 pm
  • Fred Costello & Roger Eckers Duo @ Charlie Brown's Restaurant, Penfield, 9:00 pm
  • Po' Boys Brass Brand @ Sticky Lips BBQ Juke Joint, 830 Jefferson Road, Henrietta, 9:30 pm

Saturday, October 15, 2011

  • The Swooners @ Bistro 135, 6:30 pm
  • Ted Nicolosi & Shared Genes @ Jasmine's Asian Fusion & Jazz Lounge, 6:30 pm
  • Joe Santora Trio with Emily Kirchoff @ Michael's Valley Grill, 7:00 pm
  • The Westview Project with Doug Stone @ Pomodoro Monroe Ave, 7:00 pm
  • Frank's Rat Pack @ Pittsford Grill, 7:00 pm
  • Chris Murtha Trio featuring Ryan Johnson and Mike Kujawski @ Tala Vera Cantina, 8:00 pm
  • Amanda Montone Quartet @ Lemoncello, 7:30 pm
  • Dan Kodweis Trio @ Abbott's Downtown, 72 St. Paul St., 8:00 pm
  • Madeline Forster @ The Grill at Strathallan, 8:30 pm
  • Fred Costello & Roger Eckers Duo @ Charlie Brown's Restaurant, Penfield, 9:00 pm
  • East End Jazz Boys @ Havana Moes, 9:30 pm

Sunday, October 16, 2011

  • Organ Jazz Brunch @ Abbott's Downtown, 72 St. Paul St., 10:00 am to 2:00 pm
  • The Swooners @ Pane Vino Ristorante, 5:00 pm
  • Captain Marvel @ Lemoncello, 6:00 pm
  • "Sacred Funk": Vespers with the Po'Boys Brass Band @ The Lutheran Church of the Incarnate Word, 597 East Avenue, Rochester, 7:00 pm
  • Sunday Night Jazz Showcase and Jam Session with the Mike Kujawski Quartet @ Lovin Cup, 7:00 pm
  • Joshua Redman/Brad Mehldau Duo @ Cornell Concert Series, Bailey Hall, Cornell University, Ithaca, 8:00 pm

Monday, October 17, 2011

  • Happy Hour with Brad Batz @ Woodcliff Hotel & Spa, 5:30 pm
  • Flower City Jazz Society presents Dixieland with Bourbon Street Parade @ Green Lantern Inn, One East Church St, Fairport, 6:30 pm

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

  • Happy Hour with Tinted Image @ Woodcliff Hotel & Spa, 5:30 pm
  • Anthony Gianavola @ Lemoncello, 6:00 pm
  • Ted Nicolosi & Shared Genes @ Bistro 135, 6:00 pm

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

  • The LeBoeuf Brothers @ Bistro 135, 6:00 pm
  • Anthony Gianavola @ Beale Street Cafe, 6:00 pm
  • Rochester Metropolitan Jazz Orchestra @ Ontario Beach Park, 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 Wednesday Jazz Jam with guest Doug Stone @ Tala Vera Cantina, 8:00 pm

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

  • 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)
  • Groove Juice Swing presents Halloween Spooktacular Swing Dance with Glenn Crytzer and his Syncopators @  Eisenhart Auditorium, Rochester Museum and Science Center, Friday, Oct. 28th   7-11pm
  • 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), Sunday, October 30th, 3:00 pm
  • Exodus to Jazz presents Rene Marie & Experiment In Truth @ Lutheran Church of the Reformation, Saturday, November 13th, 8:00 pm (two one-hour sets)
  • Heritage Jazz Series with Dr. Carl Atkins @ Baobab Cultural Center, Friday, November 4th, 7:00 pm (and continuing on the last Friday of the month)
  • Third Annual Snazzy Jazzy with the Temple Sinai Jazz Expedition to benefit the Rochester Area Interfaith Hospitality Network @ Temple Sinai, Rochester, Sunday, November 6th, 3:30 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 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.

Next to take the Exodus to Jazz stage ... Contemporary jazz artist Lao Tizer's TIZER with Karen Briggs

Continuing the diverse lineup of Exodus to Jazz, contemporary jazz keyboardist Lao Tizer with his band TIZER, joined by international violin star Karen Briggs, will hit the ETJ stage on October 22nd at 8:00 pm at the Lutheran Church of the Reformation. Lao Tizer is among an group of instrumentalists who are playing for diverse audiences with music tastes not easily categorized into standard jazz genres, bringing in influences from world music and other sources.

In addition leading his band, Tizer has performed worldwide alongside Isaac Hayes, Boney James, Zappa Plays Zappa, Wayne Shorter, George Benson, The Commodores, The Rippingtons, Bruce Hornsby, Jethro Tull, and Spyro Gyra. Karen Brigg's virtuoso violin adds an intensity to the band's performances. image from www.laotizer.com

The quartet presented at ETJ will also include Cuba-born percussionist Raul Pineda and Senegal-born bassist Cheikh N'Doyed. Pineda has performed with prominent leaders including by Michel Camilo, Giovanni Hidalgo, Claudio Roditi, Jimmy Haslip, Bobby McFerrin, Chico Freeman, Luis Conte, Juan Pablo Torres, Tata Guines and David Sanchez. NDoye is heavily influenced by the style of Jaco Pastorius and has performed with Russell Ferrante, Eric Marienthal, Dean Brown, Leni Stern, Frederic Yonnet and Randy Brecker. Another often member of TIZER, Chieli Minucci, will not be appearing, but he and his band will be hitting the ETJ stage on December 3rd (Tizer and Briggs also appear with Minucci's band Special EFX).

Here's a video of TIZER performing live in September of this year:

For this concert, Exodus to Jazz returns to the Lutheran Church of the Reformation. Doors open 7:00 pm. Showtime will be 8:00 pm, with 2 one-hour sets. Ticket pricess: Patron , $35; Premium seating, $25; General Admission, $20. Tickets may be purchased online through BrownPaperTickets.com or at all That's T.H.E. Ticket locations.

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

Jazz Around Town: Jazz gigs for your next seven days in and around Rochester

Courtesy of Tagxedo.comHas it been a week already? Geez! I'm so busy at work that the time is flying by and here it is Wednesday again... Oh well, here are the next seven days of jazz in and around Rochester, compiled lovingly for your aural pleasure....

Thursday, October 6, 2011

  • Jazz & Wine Happy Hour with The Swooners @ Woodcliff Hotel & Spa, 5:30 pm
  • Bob Hanley @ Pittsford Grill, 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
  • Tinted Image @ The Grill at Strathallan, 7:00 pm
  • The Djangoners @ Little Theatre Cafe, 7:30 pm
  • Stephane Wrembel @ Lovin Cup, 8:00 pm
  • Eastman Jazz Ensemble and New Jazz Ensemble @ Kodak Hall at Eastman Theatre, 8:00 pm
  • Todd East and Friends @ Pane Vino Ristorante, 8:30 pm

Friday, October 7, 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
  • Bobby Dibaudo Trio  @ Bistro 135, 6:30 pm
  • Ted Nicolosi and Shared Genes @ Glengarry Inn at Eagle Vale, 6:30 pm
  • Joe Santora Trio with Emily Kirchoff @ Michael's Valley Grill, 7:00 pm
  • Artisan Jazz Trio @ Pomodoro's Monroe Ave., 7:00 pm
  • Jimmie Highsmith Jr., Smooth Jazz Trio @ Trinities Restaurant, 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, 7:30 pm
  • Bending and Breaking @ Tala Vera Cantina, 8:00 pm
  • Madeline Forster @ Little Theatre Cafe, 8:30 pm
  • Gap Mangione and the New Blues Band @ Woodcliff Hotel & Spa, 8:30 pm
  • The Swooners @ The Grill at Strathallan, 8:30 pm
  • Fred Costello & Roger Eckers Duo @ Charlie Brown's Restaurant, Penfield, 9:00 pm
  • AudioInflux with Mosaic Foundation @ Lovin Cup, 9:00 pm

Saturday, October 8, 2011

  • Mark Cassara "Just for Dinner" @ Bistro 135, 6:30 pm
  • Ted Nicolosi & Shared Genes @ Jasmine's Asian Fusion & Jazz Lounge, 6:30 pm
  • Joe Santora Trio with Emily Kirchoff @ Michael's Valley Grill, 7:00 pm
  • The Westview Project @ Pomodoro Pittsford, 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, 7:30 pm
  • Soul Express @ Pittsford Grill, 8:00 pm
  • Dan Kodweis Trio @ Abbott's Downtown, 72 St. Paul St., 8:00 pm
  • Cool Club Jazz Quartet @ Lemoncello, 8:00 pm
  • Madeleine Peyroux @ Great Performers Series 2011-2012, Performing Arts Center, Buffalo State College, 8:00 pm
  • Brian Williams @ The Grill at Strathallan, 8:30 pm
  • Fred Costello & Roger Eckers Duo @ Charlie Brown's Restaurant, Penfield, 9:00 pm
  • East End Jazz Boys @ Havana Moes, 9:30 pm

Sunday, October 9, 2011

  • Organ Jazz Brunch @ Abbott's Downtown, 72 St. Paul St., 10:00 am to 2:00 pm
  • The Swooners @ Pane Vino Ristorante, 5:00 pm
  • Norman Tibbils @ Lemoncello, 6:00 pm

Monday, October 10, 2011

  • Happy Hour with The Westview Project with Doug Stone @ Woodcliff Hotel & Spa, 5:30 pm

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

  • Happy Hour with Tinted Image @ Woodcliff Hotel & Spa, 5:30 pm
  • Anthony Gianavola @ Lemoncello, 6:00 pm
  • Michael Vidala Trio @ Bistro 135, 6:00 pm
  • David Labman @ Pittsford Grill, 6:00 pm

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

  • Todd East Duo @ Bistro 135, 6:00 pm
  • Anthony Gianavola @ Beale Street Cafe, 6:00 pm
  • Bill Slater @ Pittsford Grill, 6:00 pm
  • Robert Chevrier @ Pomodoro's (Monroe Ave.), 6:30 pm
  • Iced Chill @ Lemoncello, 6:30 pm
  • Nate Rawls Orchestra @ Ontario Beach Park, 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

  • 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)
  • Groove Juice Swing presents Halloween Spooktacular Swing Dance with Glenn Crytzer and his Syncopators @  Eisenhart Auditorium, Rochester Museum and Science Center, Friday, Oct. 28th   7-11pm
  • 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), Sunday, October 30th, 3:00 pm
  • Exodus to Jazz presents Rene Marie & Experiment In Truth @ Lutheran Church of the Reformation, Saturday, November 13th, 8:00 pm (two one-hour sets)
  • Heritage Jazz Series with Dr. Carl Atkins @ Baobab Cultural Center, Friday, November 4, 7:00 pm (and continuing on the last Friday of the month)

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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