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Jazz Around Town: Don't let the door hit your backside on the way out, 2011 ... Come on in 2012!

Created on Tagxedo.comAs we put the year 2011 behind us (good riddance in many ways), let us pause to reflect on the jazz we've heard this year and will hear in 2012 .... OK, I'm just kidding. However, if you take a look at the archives for 2011, you'll see the wide variety of jazz that is available in Rochester, both from our own great home-based artists and those who drop in from time to time from New York City and other locales. There's something happening almost every night of the week. So I encourage you to get out and hear some in 2012, especially if you haven't done it before. Happy New Year!

Thursday, December 29, 2011

  • Jazz & Wine Happy Hour with The Swooners @ Woodcliff Hotel & Spa, 5:00 pm
  • Anthony Gianavola @ Lemoncello, 6:00 pm
  • Julie Ketchum Duo @ Bistro 135, 6:00 pm
  • Joe Santora Trio with Emily Kirchoff @ Michael's Valley Grill, 7:00 pm
  • Mike Kaupa Duo Project @ Little Theatre Cafe, 7:30 pm
  • Fred Costello & Roger Eckers Duo @ Portobello Restaurant, 8:30 pm

Friday, December 30, 2011

  • Johnny Matt Band with Jon Seiger @ Wegmans-Eastway, 5:30 pm
  • Sofrito @ Bistro 135, 6:30 pm
  • Joe Santora Trio with Emily Kirchoff @ Michael's Valley Grill, 7:00 pm
  • Ted Nicolosi and Shared Genes @ Glengarry Inn at Eagle Vale, Fairport, 7:00 pm
  • Fred Costello & Roger Eckers Duo @ Charlie Brown's Restaurant, 7:30 pm
  • Gap Mangione New Blues Band @ Horizons Lounge at Woodcliff Hotel & Spa, 7:30 pm
  • Simon Fletcher Trio @ Tala Vera Cantina, 8:00 pm
  • Uptown Groove @ Little Theatre Cafe, 8:30 pm
  • Tinted Image @ Grill at Strathallan, 8:30 pm 

Saturday, December 31, 2011

  • If you know of any New Years Eve bashes with jazz music, let us hear about it in the comments or via email.
  • Westview Project @ Bistro 135, 5:00 to 9:00 pm
  • Lovin Cup New Years Eve Bash with The Swooners and DJ Alykhan @ Lovin Cup, 6:00 pm to 2:00 am
  • Steve Greene Trio @ Nazareth Arts Center (intermissions at the Capitol Steps shows), 6:00 pm and 9:00 pm added image
  • Ted Nicolosi and Shared Genes @ Jasmine's Asian Fusion and Jazz Lounge, 6:30 pm
  • Cool Club Jazz @ Prosecco Italian Restaurant, Farmington, 7:00 pm
  • Fred Costello & Roger Eckers Duo @ @ Charlie Brown's Restaurant, 7:30 pm
  • Gap Mangione with Dan Schmitt, Wayne Naylor, Mike Plouffe, Cindy Miller, and Andy Weinzler @ Woodcliff Hotel & Spa, 8:30 pm
  • Orient Express @ Woodcliff Ballroom at Woodcliff Hotel & Spa, 8:30 pm
  • Alana Calhoon with Andy Calabrese, Steve Curry, Peter Chwazik and Vince Ercolomento @ Grill at Strathallan, 8:30 pm
  • Captain Marvel @ Lemoncello, 9:00 pm
  • East End Jazz Boys @ Havana Moes, 9:30 pm (call first to see if anyone will show)
  • Uptown Groove @ Bistro 135, 9:30 to 1:30 am

Sunday, January 1, 2012

  • HAPPY NEW YEAR! What, you thought you'd find some jazz here?  Try again tomorrow....

Monday, January 2, 2012

  • Mark Bader @ Bistro 135, 5:30 pm
  • Tony Gianavola @ Beale Street Cafe, 7:00 pm
  • Mike Kaupa Duo Project @ Little Theatre Cafe, 7:30 pm

Tuesday, January 3, 2012

  • Happy Hour with Tinted Image @ Woodcliff Hotel & Spa, 5:30 pm
  • Eros Guitar Duo @ Bistro 135, 6:00 pm
  • Norman Tibbils @ Lemoncello, 6:00 pm
  • Jazz Supper Club with the White Hots & Tina Albright @ Monroe's Restaurant, 7:00 pm
  • Penfield Rotary Big Band Swing Dance @ Penfield Community Center Gym, 7:30 pm
  • Uptown Groove @ Little Theatre Cafe, 7:30 pm
  • Ballroom Dance with Live Music @ Edgerton Community Center, 7:30 pm

Wednesday, January 4, 2012

  • Soul Express @ Bistro 135, 6:00 pm
  • Bob Hanley @ Lemoncello, 6:00 pm
  • Robert Chevrier @ Pomodoro Monroe Avenue, 6:30 pm
  • Open Jam with The King Bees @ Beale Street Cafe, 7:30 pm
  • Paradigm Shift @ Pomodoro's Grill & Wine Bar (University Ave.), 7:30 pm (my buddies are still trying to raise some scratch for their new disc Sounds Like Us over at IndieGoGo, lots of incentives ... check it out!)
  • Uptown Groove @ Little Theatre Cafe, 7:30 pm
  • Jam with Chet Catallo and The Cats @ Sticky Lips BBQ Juke Joint, Henrietta, 9:00 pm

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

  • 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)
  • Exodus to Jazz Presents Houston Person Quartet @ Lutheran Church of the Reformation, Saturday, February 11, 8:00 pm (two 1-hour sets)
  • Jazz90.1 Presents Annual Pancake Breakfast @ Greece Olympia High School, Saturday, March 10th, 10:00 am–1:00 pm (tickets go on sale February 6th)

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: (Not) Home for the Holidays

dexter gordon santaStill in Kansas, so you'll have to find your jazz in Rochester on your own...just kidding, it's all here (or as much of it as I can find). Of course, is it light over the next seven days for good reason. Let me know if you know of any New Years Eve events so I can add them in next week's post.  While I take a lot of pains to ensure accuracy, sometimes these listings are wrong... so best to make sure.

Hope you all have a happy holiday!

Thursday, December 22, 2011

  • Jazz & Wine Happy Hour with The Swooners @ Woodcliff Hotel & Spa, 5:00 pm
  • Anthony Gianavola @ Lemoncello, 6:00 pm
  • Bob Sneider @ Bistro 135, 6:00 pm
  • Joe Santora Trio with Emily Kirchoff @ Michael's Valley Grill, 7:00 pm
  • Mike Kaupa Duo Project @ Little Theatre Cafe, 7:30 pm
  • Fred Costello & Roger Eckers Duo @ Portobello Restaurant, 8:30 pm
  • Oliver Haynes' Perceptions @ Tala Vera Cantina, 8:30 pm

Friday, December 23, 2011

  • Johnny Matt Band with Jon Seiger @ Wegmans-Eastway, 5:30 pm
  • Bobby DiBaudo Trio @ Bistro 135, 5:00 pm
  • Joe Santora Trio with Emily Kirchoff @ Michael's Valley Grill, 7:00 pm
  • Ted Nicolosi and Shared Genes @ Pultneyville Grill, 4135 Mill St., Williamson, 7:00 pm
  • Fred Costello & Roger Eckers Duo @ Charlie Brown's Restaurant, 7:30 pm
  • Simon Fletcher Trio @ Tala Vera Cantina, 8:00 pm
  • Uptown Groove @ Little Theatre Cafe, 8:30 pm
  • Madeline Forster @ Grill at Strathallan, 8:30 pm 

Saturday, December 24, 2011

  • Ted Nicolosi and Shared Genes @ Bistro 135, 4:30 to 8:30 pm
  • Joe Santora Trio with Emily Kirchoff @ Michael's Valley Grill, 7:00 pm
  • Fred Costello & Roger Eckers Duo @ @ Charlie Brown's Restaurant, 7:30 pm
  • East End Jazz Boys @ Havana Moes, 9:30 pm

Sunday, December 25, 2011

  • Merry Christmas!  No jazz for you (unless it is that new CD you were wanting...)!

Monday, December 26, 2011

  • Jazz & Wine Happy Hour with The Westview Project @ Woodcliff Hotel & Spa, 5:30 pm
  • Mark Bader @ Bistro 135, 5:30-8:30 pm
  • Tony Gianavola @ Beale Street Cafe, 7:00 pm
  • Brad Batz Group @ Little Theatre Cafe, 7:30 pm
  • Chet Catallo & the Cats @ Water Street Music Hall, 8:00 pm

Tuesday, December 27, 2011

  • Happy Hour with Tinted Image @ Woodcliff Hotel & Spa, 5:30 pm
  • Ted Nicolosi and Shared Genes @ Bistro 135, 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
  • The Conlon Brothers @ Boulder Coffee Co., Alexander Street, 8:00 pm
  • Simon Fletcher's "An American Soundtrack" @ Tala Vera Cantina, 8:00 pm

Wednesday, December 28, 2011

  • Jim Nugent @ Bistro 135, 6:00 pm
  • Robert Chevrier @ Pomodoro Monroe Avenue, 6:30 pm
  • The Smugtown Stompers @ Lovin' Cup, 7:00 pm
  • Open Jam with The King Bees @ Beale Street Cafe, 7:30 pm
  • Paradigm Shift @ Pomodoro's Grill & Wine Bar (University Ave.), 7:30 pm (my buddies are still trying to raise some scratch for their new disc Sounds Like Us over at IndieGoGo, lots of incentives ... check it out!)
  • 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 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)
  • Exodus to Jazz Presents Houston Person Quartet @ Lutheran Church of the Reformation, Saturday, February 11, 8:00 pm (two 1-hour sets)
  • Jazz90.1 Presents Annual Pancake Breakfast @ Greece Olympia High School, Saturday, March 10th, 10:00 am–1:00 pm (tickets go on sale February 6th)

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: While I'm heading to the jazz capital of Wichita, KS, you can get some around here while I'm away ...

Heading out to Kansas to spend the holiday with my father. I'm really going to attempt to get out and hear some jazz while I'm there (yes, Virginia, there is jazz in Wichita).

I'll only be gone for a short while and will bring you the listings next week. Go listen to jazz amongst yourselves....

Thursday, December 15, 2011

  • Jazz & Wine Happy Hour with The Swooners @ Woodcliff Hotel & Spa, 5:00 pm
  • Artizan Jazz Trio @ Lemoncello, 6:00 pm
  • The Sonny Brown Band @ Rabbit Room Restaurant, Honeoye Falls, 6:00 pm
  • The John Palocy Trio @ Bistro 135, 6:30 pm
  • Joe Santora Trio with Emily Kirchoff @ Michael's Valley Grill, 7:00 pm
  • Johnny's Christmas Party with Shades Of Grey @ Johnny's Irish Pub, 7:00 pm
  • Mike Kaupa Duo Project @ Little Theatre Cafe, 7:30 pm
  • Bop Shop presents Matt Wilson's Christmas Tree-O @ Lovin Cup, 8:00 pm (Ron Netsky profile in City)
  • Fred Costello & Roger Eckers Duo @ Portobello Restaurant, 8:30 pm

Friday, December 16, 2011

  • Bobby DiBaudo Trio @ Bistro 135, 5:00 pm
  • Cousin Vinny @ Lemoncello, 6:00 pm
  • Artisan Jazz Quartet @ Prosecco Italian Restaurant & Jazz Bar, Farmington, 6:00 pm
  • Ryan T Carey @ Thali of India, 7:00 pm
  • Joe Santora Trio with Emily Kirchoff @ Michael's Valley Grill, 7:00 pm
  • Mark Cassara @ Woodcliff Hotel & Spa, 7:30 pm
  • Fred Costello & Roger Eckers Duo @ Charlie Brown's Restaurant, 7:30 pm
  • Gap Mangione New Blues Band @ Woodcliff Hotel & Spa, 7:30 pm
  • Funknut @ Lovin' Cup, 8:00 pm
  • Miss Jay @ Blue Room, 8:30 pm added image
  • The Westview Project with Doug Stone @ Little Theatre Cafe, 8:30 pm
  • The Po' Boys Brass Band @ Sticky Lips BBQ Juke Joint, 9:30 pm

Saturday, December 17, 2011

  • Chet Catallo @ H.O.G. (House of Guitars), noon
  • Ted Nicolosi and Shared Genes @ Jasmine's Asian Fusion, 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 @ Pomodoro Grill & Wine Bar, 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
  • Andie Stobie & Greater Finger Lakes Jazz Orchestra Christmas program @ Tala Vera Cantina, 8:00 pm
  • Miss Jay @ Boulder Coffee Co. (Park Ave.)Blue Room, 8:30 pm
  • The Swooners @ Grill at Strathallan, 8:30 pm 
  • The Cool Club Quartet @ Lemoncello, 9:00 pm
  • East End Jazz Boys @ Havana Moes, 9:30 pm

Sunday, December 18, 2011

  • Bill Slater Solo Piano (Brunch) @ Woodcliff Hotel & Spa, call for details
  • Organ Jazz Brunch @ Abbott's Downtown, 72 St. Paul St., 10:00 am to 2:00 pm
  • Anthony Gianavola @ Lemoncello, 6:00 pm
  • Carlton Wilcox Live Christmas Show @ Lovin Cup, 7:00 pm

Monday, December 19, 2011

  • Jazz & Wine Happy Hour with The Westview Project @ Woodcliff Hotel & Spa, 5:30 pm
  • Mark Bader @ Bistro 135, 5:30 pm
  • Flower City Jazz Society Christmas Party Dinner/Dance with Gap Mangione & The New Big Band @ Green Lantern Inn, Fairport, 6:30 pm (by reservation only)
  • Tony Gianavola @ Beale Street Cafe, 7:00 pm
  • Brad Batz Group @ Little Theatre Cafe, 7:30 pm

Tuesday, December 20, 2011

  • Happy Hour with Tinted Image @ Woodcliff Hotel & Spa, 5:30 pm
  • Greg Gilmore Duo @ Bistro 135, 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

Wednesday, December 21, 2011

  • The Swooners @ 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 (Paradigm Shift is still trying 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
  • Lindsey Holland with the Rick Holland Quartet @ Tala Vera Cantina, 8:00 pm added image

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

  • 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)
  • Exodus to Jazz Presents Houston Person Quartet @ Lutheran Church of the Reformation, Saturday, February 11, 8:00 pm (two 1-hour sets)
  • Jazz90.1 Presents Annual Pancake Breakfast @ Greece Olympia High School, Saturday, March 10th, 10:00 am–1:00 pm (tickets go on sale February 6th)

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.

Matt Wilson's Christmas Tree-O jingling all the way to Lovin Cup on December 15th

Matt Wilson's Christmas Tree-o coverBop Arts (Tom Kohn and the Bop Shop's nonprofit side) is bringing Matt Wilson and his Christmas Tree-O to Lovin' Cup Brews & Bistro on Thursday, December 15th, at 8:00 pm. Tickets are $18 advance/$20 door. Lovin Cup is a great venue for music, but if you want to sit, you better get there early when the doors open at 7.

New York based drummer and Grammy nominee Matt Wilson is one of today's most called for jazz drummers and is also busy doing his own thing with his Arts and Crafts, Matt Wilson Quartet and other projects. Wilson has an inventive, musical drumming style that uses all surfaces of his kit as well as a host of other percussion. He is also a gifted composer, bandleader, producer, and teacher. As for this holiday project, as Matt puts it on his website:

It was a snowy day in May when Matt Wilson, Jeff Lederer and Paul Sikivie gathered at Maggie’s Farm recording studio to spread Christmas cheer. The result of that gathering is Matt Wilson’s Christmas Tree-O, a collection of everyone’s favorite holiday tunes that’s destined to be added to holiday music collections all over the globe.

Matt Wilson is also a bit of a nut, like the "Kojaking" incident with Mike Melito and others during this year's XRIJF, which goes a long way in making any live gig where Wilson is playing a fun night despite the serious jazz music that is coming from the stage.  OK, this time it's holiday music, but knowing Wilson there will be surprises under the Tree-o for all. 

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

Don't worry, time isn't going backwards...

RSS iconA reader just alerted me that some or all of my subscribers may have received the post from December 1st in their inboxes, allowing you to review Rochester jazz past.  In fact, so did I (I am a subscriber to catch these types of things, but hadn't seen it until this morning after reading the email from a reader).  Sorry about the apparent glitch with Feedburner, which handles the email distibution for those who subscribe to this blog that way. A glitch apparently caused it to resend a post that should have been sent out to all of you December 1st just after 1:00 am.  

I do want to know, however, if part of this glitch resulted in any of my email subscribers not receiving the post at all on December 1st, so either comment to this post or send me an email if that happened to you.  

 

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

Jazz Around Town: ROC the Day and then Jazz the Week

RocTheDay_LogoTag_Web_RGB_FIf you can spare the change, make a change. ROC the Day is a one-day giving event that will be held this year tomorrow, Thursday, December 8th (in just a few hours at midnight) and ending at 11:59 p.m. Thursday night. The entire nine-county Greater Rochester community can ROC the Day by giving to the causes that matter most to them. Visit ROCtheDay.org (just click on the image) on December 8th for an easy, one-stop way to make a difference in Rochester!

Thursday, December 8, 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
  • Alex Skolnick Trio @ Abilene, Thursday, 8:00 pm 
  • Fred Costello & Roger Eckers Duo @ Portobello Restaurant, 8:30 pm
  • Soul Express @ Pane Vino, 8:30 pm
  • Dave Rivello Ensemble @ Village Rock, East Rochester, 9:00 pm

Friday, December 9, 2011

  • Bobby DiBaudo Duo @ Bistro 135, 5:00 pm
  • Johnny Matt Band with Jon Seiger @ Wegmans Eastway, 5:30 pm
  • Artisan Jazz Trio @ Benefit for Alternatives for Battered Women, StudioMove, Mendon, 7:00 pm
  • Ted Nicolosi & Shared Genes @ Pultneyville Grill, Williamson, 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
  • Friday Jazz @ Immanuel with the Bill Welch Band @ Immanuel Baptist Church, Park Ave., 7:00 pm
  • Barry Tee Jazz Trio @ Pomodoro's Pittsford, 7:00 pm
  • Ted Perry Trio +1 @ Rochester Academy of Medicine, 1441 East Avenue, Rochester, 8:00 pm
  • Mark Cassara Band @ Bistro 135, 8:00 pm
  • Special Blend @ Woodcliff Hotel & Spa, 7:30 pm
  • Fred Costello & Roger Eckers Duo @ Charlie Brown's Restaurant, 7:30 pm
  • The Westview Project with Doug Stone @ Little Theatre Cafe, 8:30 pm
  • Alana Calhoun @ Grill at Strathallan, 8:30 pm

Saturday, December 10, 2011

  • Ted Nicolosi and Shared Genes @ Jasmine's Asian Fusion, 6:30 pm
  • The Swingin' Big Band Christmas Celebration by Guy Lombardo's Royal Canadians @ Smith Opera House, Geneva, 7:00 pm
  • Hard Logic @ Bistro 135, 7:00 pm
  • Joe Santora Trio with Emily Kirchoff @ Michael's Valley Grill, 7:00 pm
  • The Westview Project @ Pomodoro Grill & Wine Bar, 7:00 pm
  • Fred Costello & Roger Eckers Duo @ @ Charlie Brown's Restaurant, 7:30 pm
  • Special Blend @ Woodcliff Hotel & Spa, 7:30 pm
  • The Swooners @ Grill at Strathallan, 8:30 pm 
  • Miss Jay @ The Blue Room, 9:00 pm
  • East End Jazz Boys @ Havana Moes, 9:30 pm

Sunday, December 11, 2011

  • Organ Jazz Brunch @ Abbott's Downtown, 72 St. Paul St., 10:00 am to 2:00 pm
  • Anthony Gianavola @ Lemoncello, 6:00 pm
  • Jazz@Lovin’cup presents Sunday Night Jazz Showcase and Jam Session hosted by The Lovin' Cup Jazz Orchestra @ Lovin Cup, 7:00 pm

Monday, December 12, 2011

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

Tuesday, December 13, 2011

  • Happy Hour with Tinted Image @ Woodcliff Hotel & Spa, 5:30 pm
  • Ted Nicolosi & Shared Genes @ Bistro 135, 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
  • Judah Sealy Project @ Tala Vera Cantina, 8:00 pm
  • Miss Jay @ Boulder Coffee (Alexander), 8:00 pm

Wednesday, December 14, 2011

  • Todd East Duo @ 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
  • Dave Chisolm's Calligraphy Album Release with Trio Chomp, A Victory For Upfish @ Bug Jar, 8:00 pm
  • Rick Holland-Evan Dobbins Little Big Band Christmas Show @ Tala Vera Cantina, 8:00 pm

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

  • 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)
  • Exodus to Jazz Presents Houston Person Quartet @ Lutheran Church of the Reformation, Saturday, February 11, 8:00 pm (two 1-hour sets)
  • Jazz90.1 Presents Annual Pancake Breakfast @ Greece Olympia High School, Saturday, March 10th, 10:00 am–1:00 pm (tickets go on sale February 6th)

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.