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Jazz Around Town: Something to do while waiting for the snow to start falling ....

Where is the snow?  Don't worry, we'll get ours... Unfortunately, I've been holed up at work a lot recently getting my end of the year shipments out so haven't been able to get out to hear much, but I hope to in the coming weeks. Check out the Eastman New Jazz Ensemble at RIT on Friday or Chieli Minucci & Special EFX at Exodus To Jazz on Saturday, or one of our other fine jazz purveyors.... 

Thursday, December 1, 2011

  • Jazz & Wine Happy Hour with The Swooners @ Woodcliff Hotel & Spa, 5:00 pm
  • The John Palocy Trio @ Bistro 135, 6:30 pm
  • Joe Santora Trio with Emily Kirchoff @ Michael's Valley Grill, 7:00 pm
  • Mike Kaupa Duo Project @ Little Theatre Cafe, 7:30 pm
  • Eastman Jazz Lab Band @ Kilbourn Hall, 8:00 pm added image
  • Todd East & Friends @ Lemoncello, 8:30 pm
  • Fred Costello & Roger Eckers Duo @ Portobello Restaurant, 8:30 pm
  • Dave Rivello Ensemble @ Village Rock, East Rochester, 9:00 pm

Friday, December 2, 2011

  • Johnny Matt Band with Jon Seiger @ Wegmans, Eastway, 5:30 pm
  • Ted Nicolosi & Shared Genes @ Glengarry Inn at Eagle Vale, Fairport, 6:30 pm
  • Frank's Rat Pack @ Bistro 135, 7:00 pm
  • Ryan T Carey @ Thali of India, 7:00 pm
  • Joe Santora Trio with Emily Kirchoff @ Michael's Valley Grill, 7:00 pm
  • Brockport Big Band @ Eastview Mall (near the BonTon store), 7:00 pm
  • Bob Sneider Trio @ Tala Vera Cantina, 8:00 pm
  • Gap Mangione New Blues Band @ Woodcliff Hotel & Spa, 7:30 pm
  • Fred Costello & Roger Eckers Duo @ Charlie Brown's Restaurant, 7:30 pm
  • Performing Artists Concert Series presents the Eastman New Jazz Ensemble @ RIT Ingle Auditorium, 8:00 pm
  • Madeline Forster @ Little Theatre Cafe, 8:30 pm
  • Tinted Image @ Grill at Strathallan, 8:30 pm

Saturday, December 3, 2011

  • The Swooners @ Bistro 135, 6:00 pm
  • Ted Nicolosi & Shared Genes @ Prime Steak House, Webster, 6:30 pm
  • Joe Santora Trio with Emily Kirchoff @ Michael's Valley Grill, 7:00 pm
  • Barry Tee Jazz Trio @ Pomodoro's Monroe Avenue, 7:00 pm
  • Fred Costello & Roger Eckers Duo @ @ Charlie Brown's Restaurant, 7:30 pm
  • Gap Mangione New Blues Band @ Woodcliff Hotel & Spa, 7:30 pm
  • Exodus to Jazz presents Chieli Minucci & Special EFX @ Lutheran Church of the Reformation, Saturday, 8:00 pm (two one-hour sets) (see previous post below for more details)
  • Miss Jay @ Boulder Coffee Park Ave., 8:00 pm
  • Joe Kozlowski Quartet @ Tala Vera Cantina, 8:00 pm added image
  • Madeline Forster with John Nyerges, Dave Mancini, Danny Ziemann @ Grill at Strathallan, 8:30 pm added image
  • East End Jazz Boys @ Havana Moes, 9:30 pm

Sunday, December 4, 2011

  • Organ Jazz Brunch @ Abbott's Downtown, 72 St. Paul St., 10:00 am to 2:00 pm
  • Uptown Groove @ Lemoncello, 6:00 pm
  • Lovin' Art with Moho Collective (featuring artists Lori Horton & Chris Ward) @ Lovin' Cup, 7:00 pm (doors open at 6:00 pm) (profile of Moho Collective in City)

Monday, December 5, 2011

  • Jazz & Wine Happy Hour with The Westview Project @ Woodcliff Hotel & Spa, 5:30 pm
  • Mark Bader @ Bistro 135, 6:00 pm
  • Tony Gianavola @ Beale Street Cafe, 7:00 pm
  • Brad Batz Group @ Little Theatre Cafe, 7:30 pm

Tuesday, December 6, 2011

  • Happy Hour with Tinted Image @ Woodcliff Hotel & Spa, 5:30 pm
  • Michael Vidala Duo @ Bistro 135, 6:00 pm
  • The Bowties @ Pittsford Candle Lighting Ceremony, Pierson Realty Office, 6:00 pm
  • Jazz Supper Club with the White Hots & Tina Albright @ Monroe's Restaurant, 7:00 pm
  • Ballroom Dance with Live Music @ Edgerton Community Center, 7:30 pm
  • Miss Jay @ Boulder Coffee (Alexander), 8:00 pm

Wednesday, November 30, 2011 December 7, 2011 (oops)

  • Soul Express @ Bistro 135, 6:00 pm
  • Mike Gentile Jazz Standards @ Lemoncello, 6:00 pm
  • Robert Chevrier @ Pomodoro Monroe Avenue, 6:30 pm
  • Paradigm Shift @ Pomodoro's Grill & Wine Bar (University Ave.), 7:30 pm (my buddies in Paradigm Shift are trying this new fangled Interwebs thingee to raise some scratch for their new disc Sounds Like Us over at IndieGoGo, lots of incentives including them cooking for you... check it out!)
  • The Margaret Explosion @ Little Theatre Cafe, 7:30 pm

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

  • Alex Skolnick Trio @ Abilene, Thursday, December 8th, 8:00 pm 
  • Ted Perry Trio +1 @ Rochester Academy of Medicine, 1441 East Avenue, Rochester, Friday, December 9th, 8:00 pm added image
  • Bop Shop presents Matt Wilson's Christmas Tree-O @ Lovin Cup, Thursday, December 15th, at 8:00 pm
  • Exodus to Jazz presents Tamir Hendelman & Gerald Clayton: “ A Duet for MoKA” Benefit Concert for the Museum of Kids Art @ Hochstein Performance Hall, January 22nd at 5:00 pm (PDF of the David Cowles poster for the concert, please put it up around town)

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 brings contemporary sounds of Chieli Minucci & Special EFX on Saturday, December 3rd

Exodus to Jazz is bringing contemporary jazz guitarist, composer, and arranger Chieli Minucci with his Grammy-nominated jazz-fusion group Special EFX to the Lutheran Church of the Reformation on Saturday, December 3rd at 8:00 pm. Minucci and Special EFX have released 25 CDs, including eight solo releases by Minucci and a live concert DVD. Minucci has performed with top pop artists including Celine Dion, Lionel Richie, Jennifer Lopez, Jewel, Mark Anthony, as well as jazz/pop artists including Bobby Caldwell, Marion Meadows, Kim Waters, Alex Bugnon, Gerald Veasley and Lao Tizer. In a side project as composer for CBS's soap The Guiding Light, Minucci has received three Emmy Awards and 10 nominations.  

Show time is 8:00 pm with two one-hour sets). Doors open at 7:00 pm. Tickets are priced Patron (tables down front), $35; Premium seating (first rows of the floor), $25; and General Admission, $20, and are available at BrownPaperTickets.com and at all Wegmans stores.

To give you a  taste of the sounds of Chieli Minucci and Special EFX, I've selected a couple of recent videos of Municci and Special EFX performing live for you to check out:

 

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

Jazz Around Town: Have some jazz with your turkey and stuffing...

Is there anyone out there? Of course there is and despite the holiday one can find jazz in and around Rochester, although you'll be hard pressed to find a meal without turkey in it. I would check some of these with the venue before heading out as I couldn't independently confirm that all of these gigs will actually take place, especially on Thursday. 

Thursday, November 24, 2011

  • Happy Thanksgiving!! The lovely Dianna and I will be sharing our traditional Thanksgiving lasagna (it has turkey sausage in it!) and hope you will be enjoying loved ones as well. Surprisingly enough, there is less jazz about (although I expect there will be some on my turntable at home....)
  • Thanksgiving Day with Bill Slater Solo Piano @ Woodcliff Hotel & Spa, 5:00 pm
  • Joe Santora Trio with Emily Kirchoff @ Michael's Valley Grill, 7:00 pm
  • The Djangoners @ Little Theatre Cafe, 7:30 pm

Friday, November 25, 2011

  • Johnny Matt Band with Jon Seiger @ Wegmans, Eastway, 5:30 pm
  • Bobby Dibaudo Trio @ Bistro 135, 6:00 pm
  • Ted Nicolosi & Shared Genes @ Pultneyville Grille, 7:00 pm
  • Ryan T Carey @ Thali of India, 7:00 pm
  • Last Friday Heritage Jazz Series with Dr. Carl Atkins @ Baobab Cultural Cednter, 7:00 pm
  • Joe Santora Trio with Emily Kirchoff @ Michael's Valley Grill, 7:00 pm
  • Barry Tee Jazz Trio @ Pomodoro's Pittsford, 7:00 pm
  •  Carlton Wilcox Live Home 4 the Holidays @ Radisson Hotel, 8:00 pm
  • Greg Wachala @ Lemoncello, 8:00 pm 
  • Marc Cassara Band @ Bistro 135, 8:00 pm
  • Gap Mangione New Blues Band @ Woodcliff Hotel & Spa, 7:30 pm
  • Fred Costello & Roger Eckers Duo @ Charlie Brown's Restaurant, 7:30 pm
  • John Britton Trio @ Tala Vera Cantina, 8:00 pm
  • Russell Fielder Trio @ Little Theatre Cafe, 8:30 pm
  • Djangoners @ Grill at Strathallan, 8:30 pm

Saturday, November 26, 2011

  • The Swooners @ Bistro 135, 6:30 pm
  • Ted Nicolosi & Shared Genes @ Jasmine's Asian Fusion, 6:30 pm
  • Joe Santora Trio with Emily Kirchoff @ Michael's Valley Grill, 7:00 pm
  • Barry Tee Jazz Trio @ Pomodoro's Monroe Avenue, 7:00 pm
  • Bob DiBaudo @ Woodcliff Hotel & Spa, 7:30 pm
  • Fred Costello & Roger Eckers Duo @ @ Charlie Brown's Restaurant, 7:30 pm
  • Las Vegas Nites @ Lemoncello, 8:00 pm
  • Tinted Image @ The Grill at Strathallan, 8:30 pm
  • Stringplicity @ LIttle Theatre Cafe, 8:30 pm
  • East End Jazz Boys @ Havana Moes, 9:30 pm

Sunday, November 27, 2011

  • Organ Jazz Brunch @ Abbott's Downtown, 72 St. Paul St., 10:00 am to 2:00 pm
  • Jazz@Lovin’cup presents: Sunday Night Jazz with the Mike Kujawski Quartet @ Lovin' Cup, 7:00 pm

Monday, November 28, 2011

  • Happy Hour with Brad Batz @ Woodcliff Hotel & Spa, 5:30 pm
  • Michael Vidala Duo @ Bistro 135, 6:00 pm
  • Tony Gianavola @ Beale Street Cafe, 7:00 pm
  • Jerry Falzone @ Little Theatre Cafe, 7:30 pm

Tuesday, November 29, 2011

  • Happy Hour with Tinted Image @ Woodcliff Hotel & Spa, 5:30 pm
  • Jim Nugent Trio @ Bistro 135, 6:00 pm
  • Jazz Supper Club with the White Hots & Tina Albright @ Monroe's Restaurant, 7:00 pm
  • Russell Scarbrough Soul-Jazz Big Band @ Tala Vera Cantina, 8:00 pm

Wednesday, November 30, 2011

  • Shades of Gray @ Bistro 135, 6:00 pm
  • Robert Chevrier @ Pomodoro Monroe Avenue, 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 with guest Darryl Parker @ Tala Vera Cantina, 8:00 pm
  • Todd East Duo @ Sticky Lips Juke Joint, 9:00 pm

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

  • Exodus to Jazz presents Chieli Minucci & Special EFX @ Lutheran Church of the Reformation, Saturday, December 3rd, 8:00 pm (two one-hour sets)
  • Alex Skolnick Trio @ Abilene, Thursday, December 8th, 8:00 pm 
  • Bop Shop presents Matt Wilson's Christmas Tree-O @ Lovin Cup, Thursday, December 15th, at 8:00 pm
  • Exodus to Jazz presents Tamir Hendelman & Gerald Clayton: “ A Duet for MoKA” Benefit Concert for the Museum of Kids Art @ Hochstein Performance Hall, January 22nd at 5:00 pm (PDF of the David Cowles poster for the concert, please put it up around town)

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.

Live Shots: Johnny O'Neal & Jeremy Pelt at Exodus to Jazz

OK, I just made it for the end of the last set, but it was worth it... All Blues.

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In addition to Pelt, O'Neal came with  Bassist Paul Sikivie, drummer Sharif Zeban, and one of his piano students Dillon Meek (who was playing when I came in, you should remember this guy's name as I'm sure we'll be seeing it and hearing him again). 

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

Jazz Around Town: Johnny O'Neal, Jeremy Pelt and so much more .... the next 7 days of jazz in Rochester

image from www.exodustojazz.comSometimes the shows come too fast and I was too busy hearing jazz this weekend to get a separate post out about it, so I'm tellin' you now: Check out the Johnny O'Neal/Jeremy Pelt concert at Exodus to Jazz this coming Saturday night, November 19th. I could just kick myself as I'm double-booked (RPO with the lovely Dianna, my wife, also on Saturday—maybe the second set....). I've seen both O'Neal and Pelt separately (at ETJ) and it's going to be a wonderful and unique musical experience to hear these two great artists together! See the links in the the listing below for more, along with the other jazz in and around Rochester over the next seven days.

Thursday, November 17, 2011

  • Jazz & Wine Happy Hour with The Swooners @ Woodcliff Hotel & Spa, 5:30 pm
  • Greg Gilmore & Steve Santini @ Bistro 135, 6:00 pm
  • Joe Santora Trio with Emily Kirchoff @ Michael's Valley Grill, 7:00 pm
  • Tinted Image @ Grill at Strathallan, 7:00 pm
  • The Djangoners @ Little Theatre Cafe, 7:30 pm
  • Nazareth College Jazz Ensemble @ Nazareth College-Wilmot Recital Hall, 7:30 pm

Friday, November 18, 2011

  • Bobby Dibaudo Duo @ Bistro 135, 5:00 pm
  • Johnny Matt Band with Jon Seiger @ Wegmans, Eastway, 5:30 pm
  • Ted Nicolosi & Shared Genes @ Glengarry Inn at Eagle Vale, 6:30 pm
  • Friday Jazz at Immanuel with John Nyerges and Friends @ Immanuel Baptist Church, Park Ave., 7:00 pm
  • Ryan T Carey @ Thali of India, 7:00 pm
  • Joe Santora Trio with Emily Kirchoff @ Michael's Valley Grill, 7:00 pm
  • The Westview Project with Doug Stone @ Pomodoro Grill & Wine Bar, 7:00 pm
  • Jimmie Highsmith Jr. Smooth Jazz Trio @ Trinities Restaurant, 7:00 pm 
  • Greg Wachala @ Lemoncello, 8:00 pm 
  •  Marc Cassara Band @ Bistro 135, 8:00 pm
  • Soul Express @ Woodcliff Hotel & Spa, 7:30 pm
  • Fred Costello & Roger Eckers Duo @ Charlie Brown's Restaurant, 7:30 pm
  • Groove Juice Swing presents the Gordon Webster & Friends featuring Naomi Uyama (Live Recording) @ Harro East Ballroom (with teaching duo Steven and Virginie), 7:30 pm
  • John Britton Trio @ Tala Vera Cantina, 8:00 pm
  • Chet Catallo Welcome Back Recovery Concert @ Lovin Cup, 8:00 pm
  • Russell Fielder Trio @ Little Theatre Cafe, 8:30 pm
  • Madeline Forster @ Grill at Strathallan, 8:30 pm
  • The Po’ Boys Brass Band @ Sticky Lips Juke Joint (Henrietta), 9:30 pm

Saturday, November 19, 2011

  • John Palocy Trio @ Bistro 135, 6:30 pm
  • Men of Soul featuring Marcus Anderson with Art Beaty & Friends @ Memorial Art Gallery, Saturday, November 19, 6:30 pm
  • Ted Nicolosi & Shared Genes @ Jasmine's Asian Fusion, 6:30 pm
  • Joe Santora Trio with Emily Kirchoff @ Michael's Valley Grill, 7:00 pm
  • Barry Tee Jazz Trio @ Pomodoro Monroe Avenue, 7:00 pm
  • Special Blend @ Woodcliff Hotel & Spa, 7:30 pm
  • Fred Costello & Roger Eckers Duo @ @ Charlie Brown's Restaurant, 7:30 pm
  • Groove Juice Swing presents the Gordon Webster & Friends featuring Naomi Uyama (Live Recording) @ Harro East Ballroom (with teaching duo Steven and Virginie), 7:30 pm
  • Exodus to Jazz presents the Johnny O'Neal Trio with Jeremy Pelt @ Lutheran Church of the Reformation, 8:00 pm (two one-hour sets)
  • Mark Cassara @ The Grill at Strathallan, 8:30 pm
  • Stringplicity @ LIttle Theatre Cafe, 8:30 pm
  • Phat Man Dee!  @ Abilene, 9:30 pm
  • East End Jazz Boys @ Havana Moes, 9:30 pm

Sunday, November 20, 2011

  • Organ Jazz Brunch @ Abbott's Downtown, 72 St. Paul St., 10:00 am to 2:00 pm
  • Cheryl Johnson's Percussive Dance Jam with live jazz of Danny Lopa, Jon Greeno & Joe Galusha with Cheryl on vocals @ Tango Cafe, 2:00 pm
  • Greg Chako Jazz Duo @ Lemoncello, 6:00 pm
  • Jazz@Lovin’cup presents: Eastside Swingtet @ Lovin Cup, 7:00 pm

Monday, November 21, 2011

  • Chris Potter Duo @ Bistro 135, 6:00 pm
  • Happy Hour with The Swooners @ Woodcliff Hotel & Spa, 5:30 pm
  • Flower City Jazz presents Ted Howes' Tri-City Band @ Green Lantern Inn, Fairport, 6:30 pm
  • Jerry Falzone @ Little Theatre Cafe, 7:30 pm

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

  • Happy Hour with Tinted Image @ Woodcliff Hotel & Spa, 5:30 pm
  • Jim Nugent Trio @ Bistro 135, 6:00 pm
  • Jazz Supper Club with the White Hots & Tina Albright @ Monroe's Restaurant, 7:00 pm
  • Russell Scarbrough Soul-Jazz Big Band @ Tala Vera Cantina, 8:00 pm
  • Pearson Constantino @ Boulder Coffee Company, South Wedge, 8:00 pm

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

  • Shades of Gray @ Bistro 135, 6:00 pm
  • John Greeno Jazz Trio @ Lemoncello, 6:00 pm
  • Robert Chevrier @ Pomodoro Monroe Avenue, 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

  • Exodus to Jazz presents Chieli Minucci & Special EFX @ Lutheran Church of the Reformation, Saturday, December 3rd, 8:00 pm (two one-hour sets)
  • Alex Skolnick Trio @ Abilene, Thursday, December 8th, 8:00 pm 
  • Bop Shop presents Matt Wilson's Christmas Tree-O @ Lovin Cup, Thursday, December 15th, at 8:00 pm
  • Exodus to Jazz presents Tamir Hendelman & Gerald Clayton: “ A Duet for MoKA” Benefit Concert for the Museum of Kids Art @ Hochstein Performance Hall, January 22nd at 5:00 pm (PDF of the David Cowles poster for the concert, please put it up around town)

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.

Live Shots: Rene Marie at Exodus to Jazz

The few of you who came out to hear René Marie at Exodus to Jazz were part of a wonderful night of music as her rich voice and beautifully written music fills the Lutheran Church of the Reformation (and a few eyes with tears...).

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René Marie with Experiment in Truth—her fine trio with Kevin Bales, Piano; Kevin Hamilton; and Quentin Baxter—tearing up the house.

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

Jazz Around Town: Listings for the next seven days of jazz in Rochester NY

jazz with sax imageToo busy to stop and chat... Here are the next seven days of jazz in and around Rochester, New York:

Thursday, November 10, 2011

  • Jazz & Wine Happy Hour with The Swooners @ Woodcliff Hotel & Spa, 5:30 pm
  • Dave Mancini Trio @ Bistro 135, 6:15 pm
  • Joe Santora Trio with Emily Kirchoff @ Michael's Valley Grill, 7:00 pm
  • The Djangoners @ Little Theatre Cafe, 7:30 pm
  • The Meta Accord @ Boulder Coffee (Alexander St.), 8:00 pm
  • Mark Cassara @ Pane Vino, 8:30 pm
  • Dave Rivello Ensemble @ Village Rock Cafe, 9:00 pm
  • Todd East @ Lovin Cup, 9:00 pm

Friday, November 11, 2011

  • 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
  • Ryan T Carey @ Thali of India, 7:00 pm
  • Joe Santora Trio with Emily Kirchoff @ Michael's Valley Grill, 7:00 pm
  • The Westview Project with Doug Stone @ Pomodoro Grill & Wine Bar, 7:00 pm
  • Jim Nugent Trio and Maggie Mullen @ Pittsford Grill, 7:00 pm added image
  • Paradigm Shift @ Trinities Restaurant, 7:00 pm added image
  • Cool Club @ Lemoncello, 8:00 pm added image
  • Soul Express @ Woodcliff Hotel & Spa, 7:30 pm
  • Fred Costello & Roger Eckers Duo @ @ Charlie Brown's Restaurant, 7:30 pm
  • Bop Arts presents Marilyn Lerner, Lou Grassi & Ken Filiano Trio @ PHYSIKOS in the Village Gate, 8:00 pm
  • Bob Sneider Trio @ Tala Vera Cantina, 8:00 pm
  • Madeline Forster @ Little Theatre Cafe, 8:30 pm
  • Alana Calhoon @ Grill at Strathallan, 8:30 pm
  • 3HB Brewery Fest with The Moho Collective (also featuring White Bison with Dreadscott, Khat House, and Extended Family) @ Bug Jar, 9:00 pm

Saturday, November 12, 2011

  • Madeline Forster @ Bistro 135, 6:00 pm
  • Joe Santora Trio with Emily Kirchoff @ Michael's Valley Grill, 7:00 pm
  • Barry Tee Jazz Trio @ Pomodoro Monroe Ave, 7:00 pm
  • The Westview Project with Doug Stone @ Pomodoro Grill & Wine Bar, 7:00 pm
  • Special Blend @ Woodcliff Hotel & Spa, 7:30 pm
  • Fred Costello & Roger Eckers Duo @ @ Charlie Brown's Restaurant, 7:30 pm
  • Gypsy Mojo @ McGraw's Irish Pub, 8:00 pm
  • Dan Kodweis Trio @ Abbott's Downtown, 72 St. Paul St., 8:00 pm
  • The Swooners @ The Grill at Strathallan, 8:30 pm
  • Stringplicity @ LIttle Theatre Cafe, 8:30 pm
  • East End Jazz Boys @ Havana Moes, 9:30 pm

Sunday, November 13, 2011

  • Organ Jazz Brunch @ Abbott's Downtown, 72 St. Paul St., 10:00 am to 2:00 pm
  • Exodus to Jazz presents Rene Marie & Experiment In Truth @ Lutheran Church of the Reformation, 5:00 pm (two one-hour sets) (Ron Netsky profile in City)
  • Captain Marvel @ Lemoncello, 6:00 pm
  • The Swooners @ Pane Vino, 6:00 pm
  • Jazz@Lovin’cup presents: Sunday Night Jazz Showcase and Jam Session hosted by the Mike Kujawski Quartet @ Lovin Cup, 7:00 pm

Monday, November 14, 2011

  • Gabe Condon Duo @ Bistro 135, 5:30 pm
  • Happy Hour with The Westview Project with Doug Stone @ Woodcliff Hotel & Spa, 5:30 pm
  • Jerry Falzone @ Little Theatre Cafe, 7:30 pm

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

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

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

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

René Marie brings her strong and diverse songbook to the Exodus To Jazz stage on November 13th

I love discovering artists who, for one reason or another, I haven't listened to before but then come across them and think "this is great stuff... why haven't I heard this before." That's what's happened with vocalist and songwriter René Marie, who I found out more about after realizing she would be gracing the Exodus to Jazz stage at the Reformation Lutheran Church on November 13th in an early concert at 5:00 pm.Rene Marie image

Starting her singing career after the age of 40, René Marie is on her eighth album since 1999. I'm listening to that album, Black Lace Freudian Slip now and it has been a real treat to hear. Going to see if I can get a listen to another CD she is also touring on, her previous Motéma disc Voice of My Beautiful Country, which spans music from Tin Pan Alley to the Jefferson Airplane. According to one interviewer, Marie is a "strong and thoughtful woman who continually looks within herself" who, when asked who her musical influences were replied "what," not "who" and listed her influences as “pain, wisdom and beauty.” This woman has lived life and she brings all this into her singing and writing... beautifully. 

Here's some material to read and, especially, to watch and listen to so you can see what you'll be missing if you don't come out next Sunday.  Here's something to start you with:

  • An interview on her new CD and being a jazz singer.
  • An article Jazz singer Rene Marie talks about the past and her future in the Denver WestWord.
  • A video showcasing her own songwriting, Many Years Ago
  • A video of Just My Imagination at the Bridgestone Jazz Festival in Sao Paolo, Brazil, with an artist who will be coming to the ETJ stage a week later with Johnny O'Neal—trumpter Jeremy Pelt.
  • Once you get by the introduction in Spanish, a video of This For Joe, a great tune from her current CD that has the following great lyric: "I can’t compete/ I can’t be a good girl and sing standards nice and sweet/ Yes I know what swing is/ But for me that thing is incomplete./ And I mean it — I won’t compete./ Please don’t compare me to Ella or Sarah, magnolias won’t stayin this hair./Cause that was then, this is now” that seems to sum her up fine.

Show time for this one is 5:00 pm, with two one-hour sets. The doors at the Lutheran Church of the Reformation, 111 N. Chestnut, Rochester. open at 4:00 pm. Tickets are Patron: $35; Premium: $25; and General Admission: $20. Tickets are available at BrownPaperTickets.com and at all That's the Ticket at participating Wegmans stores. Jazz@Rochester is a sponsor of Exodus to Jazz.

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

Jazz Around Town: Jazz in Rochester's clubs, restaurants ... and churches

jazz with sax imageWe're back in town and hoping to get out to see some live jazz soon. Here are the options that are coming up in the next seven days and beyond. Please let me know if I've missed anything.

Thursday, November 3, 2011

  • Jazz & Wine Happy Hour with The Swooners @ Woodcliff Hotel & Spa, 5:30 pm
  • Ted Nicolosi and Shared Genes @ Pittsford Grill, 6:00 pm
  • Artisan Jazz Trio @ Lemoncello, 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
  • Cool Club @ Tommy's, Railroad Ave., Newark, 7:00 pm
  • The Djangoners @ Little Theatre Cafe, 7:30 pm
  • Dave Rivello Ensemble @ Village Rock Cafe, 9:00 pm

Friday, November 4, 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
  • Happy Days with Mark & Willy @ Bistro 135, 5:00 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
  • Bill Tiberio, Bill Welch and Bill Welch Band @ Trinities Restaurant, 7:00 pm
  • Gap Mangione New Blues Band @ Woodcliff Hotel & Spa, 7:30 pm
  • Fred Costello & Roger Eckers Duo @ @ Charlie Brown's Restaurant, 7:30 pm
  • Tinted Image @ Bistro 135, 8:00 pm
  • Jazz and Beyond with Paul Gaspar and Andy Calabrese @ Tala Vera Cantina, 8:00 pm
  • Madeline Forster @ Little Theatre Cafe, 8:30 pm
  • Zack & Lacey @ Lemoncello, 9:00 pm

Saturday, November 5, 2011

  • Bop Shop Sidewalk Sale 2 @ Village Gate, 10:00 am to 6:00 pm
  • Jon Seiger & The Allstars @ Bistro 135, 6:00 pm
  • Ted Nicolosi and Shared Genes @ Prime Steak House, 42 E. Main St., Webster, 6:30 pm
  • Joe Santora Trio with Emily Kirchoff @ Michael's Valley Grill, 7:00 pm
  • Barry Tee Jazz Trio @ Pomodoro Monroe Ave, 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, 7:30 pm
  • Gap Mangione New Blues Band @ Woodcliff Hotel & Spa, 7:30 pm
  • The Swooners @ The Grill at Strathallan, 8:30 pm
  • Stringplicity @ LIttle Theatre Cafe, 8:30 pm
  • East End Jazz Boys @ Havana Moes, 9:30 pm

Sunday, November 6, 2011

  • Bop Shop Fall 2011 Record Show @ Village Gate, 10:00 am to 4:00 pm
  • Organ Jazz Brunch @ Abbott's Downtown, 72 St. Paul St., 10:00 am to 2:00 pm
  • 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
  • Groovers @ Tommy's, Railroad Ave., Newark, 4:00 pm
  • Greg Chako Jazz Duo @ Lemoncello, 6:00 pm
  • The Swooners @ Pane Vino, 6:00 pm
  • Tony Delorenzo Art Release Party with the Moho Collective @ Lovin Cup, 7:00 pm

Monday, November 7, 2011

  • Soul Express @ Bistro 135, 5:30 pm
  • Happy Hour with The Westview Project with Doug Stone @ Woodcliff Hotel & Spa, 5:30 pm
  • Jerry Falzone @ Little Theatre Cafe, 7:30 pm

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

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

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

  • The Swooners @ Bistro 135, 6:00 pm
  • Anthony Gianavola @ Beale Street Cafe, 6:00 pm
  • John Greeno Jazz Trio @ Lemoncello, 6:00 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

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