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Jazz Around Town: XRIJF and local headliners

XRIJF logo The folks over at XRIJF have announced some of the headliners for the Xerox Rochester International Jazz Festival, which will be running from June 22-30th this year. The fourt announced yesterday include a returning for Norah Jones, who appeared at the first Jazz Fest before she was "discovered" and will appear on June 29th, as well as Diana Krall on Friday, June 22nd, Dweezil Zappa playing Zappa the father on Tuesday, June 26th, Steve Martin (yes, that Steve Martin, but on banjo) & The Steep Canyon Rangers on Wednesday on June 27th. Tickets go on sale Friday and can be purchased on the XRIJF website. In addition to that, XRIJF and the Eastman School of Music have teamed up to present Bonnie Raitt on May 27th (tickets for that also go on sale on Friday). While that's a ways off, here's the stuff going on over the next seven days... enjoy!

Thursday, January 26, 2011

  • Jazz & Wine Happy Hour with The Swooners @ Woodcliff Hotel & Spa, 5:00 pm
  • Bob Hanley @ Prosecco Italian Restaurant & Bar, 1550 Route 332, Farmington, 5:30 pm
  • Anthony Gianavola @ Lemoncello, 6:00 pm
  • Michael Vidala @ Bistro 135, 6:00 pm
  • Joe Santora Trio with Emily Kirchoff @ Michael's Valley Grill, 7:00 pm
  • Nate Rawls Group @ Little Theatre Cafe, 7:30 pm
  • Fred Costello & Roger Eckers Duo @ Portobello, 1369 Pittsford-Mendon Rd., 7:30 pm
  • Hot Second featuring Will Zimmer @ Tala Vera Cantina, 8:00 pm
  • Adrian DiMatteo @ Strathallan Hotel, 8:30 pm
  • Mambo Kings @ Sticky Lips BBQ Juke Joint, 9:00 pm
  • The Meta Accord @ The Blue Room, 9:00 pm

Friday, January 27, 2011

  • Johnny Matt Band @ Wegmans-Eastway, 5:30 pm
  • Happy Days @ Bistro 135, 5:00 pm
  • Joe Santora Trio with Emily Kirchoff @ Michael's Valley Grill, 7:00 pm
  • Ted Nicolosi & Shared Genes @ Glengarry Inn at Eagle Vale, 4400 Nine Mile Point Road, Rt 250 Fairport, 6:30 pm
  • Holiday @ Prosecco Italian Restaurant & Bar, 6:30 pm
  • Community Dialogue Series: Last Friday Heritage Jazz Series:Thelonious Monk: The Man, His Music @ Baobab Cultural Center, 7:00 pm
  • Gap Mangione & The New Blues Band @ Horizons Lounge at Woodcliff Hotel & Spa, 8:30 pm
  • Fred Costello & Roger Eckers Duo @ Charley Brown's Restaurant, 1675 Penfield Rd., 7:30 pm 
  • Tinted Image @ Bistro 135, 8:00 pm
  • Sofrito @ Little Theatre Cafe, 8:30 pm
  • Uptown Groove @ Grill at Strathallan, 8:30 pm
  • Jimmie Highsmith Experience @ Tala Vera Cantina, 9:00 pm
  • Sossity Entertainment presents Art Beaty with special guest Todd East @ Lovin Cup, 9:00 pm

Saturday, January 28, 2011

  • Sofrito @ Bistro 135, 6:30 pm
  • Holiday @ Prosecco Italian Restaurant & Bar, 6:30 pm
  • Ted Nicolosi and Shared Genes @ Prime Steak House, 42 E Main St., Webster, 6:30 pm
  • The Westview Project with Doug Stone @ Pomodoro Grill & Wine Bar (University Ave.), 7:00 pm
  • Fred Costello & Roger Eckers Duo @ Charley Brown's Restaurant, 1675 Penfield Rd., 7:30 pm
  • Cornell Concert Series presents an evening with Jason Moran and special guest Dave Holland @ Barnes Hall, Cornell University, Ithaca, 8:00 pm
  • The White Hots @ Lemoncello, 8:00 pm
  • Alana Calhoon @ Strathallan Hotel, 8:30 pm
  • Tinted Image @ Horizons Lounge at Woodcliff Hotel & Spa, 8:30 pm
  • East End Jazz Boys @ Havana Moes, 9:30 pm

Sunday, January 29, 2012

  • Bill Slater Solo Piano (Brunch) @ Woodcliff Hotel, call for time
  • CNY Jazz  presents January Jazz Fest with Nancy Kelly, Chris Vadala and the Central New York Jazz Orchestra and a lot more @ Mohegan Manor, 58 Oswego St., Baldwinsville, noon (follow link for lineup)
  • Gregory Porter @ Hunt Real Estate Jazz Series at Albright-Knox Gallery (Buffalo), 2:00 pm

Monday, January 30, 2012

  • Gap Mangione Solo Piano Series @ Woodcliff Hotel & Spa, 5:30 pm
  • Mark Bader @ Bistro 135, 5:30 pm
  • Tony Gianavola @ Beale Street Cafe, 7:00 pm
  • Mike Kaupa Duo Project with Ben Thomas @ Little Theatre Cafe, 7:30 pm

Tuesday, January 31, 2012

  • Happy Hour with Tinted Image @ Woodcliff Hotel & Spa, 5:30 pm
  • Ted Nicolosi & Shared Genes  @ Bistro 135, 6:00 pm
  • Norman Tibbils @ Lemoncello, 6:00 pm
  • Scott Krier @ Prosecco Italian Restaurant & Bar, 6:30 pm
  • White Hots & Tina Albright @ Monroe's Restaurant, 7:00 pm
  • Jon Seiger and the Allstars @ Stardust Ballroom Series at Edgerton Community Center, 7:30 pm

Wednesday, February 1, 2012

  • Soul Express @ Bistro 135, 6:00 pm
  • Greg Chako @ Lemoncello, 6:00 pm
  • Robert Chevrier @ Pomodoro Monroe Avenue, 6:30 pm
  • Paradigm Shift @ Pomodoro's Grill & Wine Bar (University Ave.), 7:30 pm
  • Uptown Groove  @ Little Theatre Cafe, 7:30 pm

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

  • Tia Fuller @ 42nd Annual Penfield Jazz Fund Raiser Concerts, Penfield High School, Friday-Saturday, February 3-4, 7:30 pm (more info on Penfield's website)
  • Exodus to Jazz Presents Houston Person Quartet @ Lutheran Church of the Reformation, Saturday, February 11, 8:00 pm (two 1-hour sets)
  • Exodus to Jazz presents 480East @ Water Street Music Hall, 8:00 pm (new date and venue)
  • 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)
  • Cornell Concert Series presents The Bad Plus @ Barnes Hall, Cornell University, Ithaca, Friday March 30, 8:00 pm

We've compiled these listings from information obtained from the performing artists themselves and other sources. The aim is to give you a one stop place to find all your jazz in Rochester.The aim is to give you a one stop place to find all your jazz in Rochester. Only start times are listed, visit or call the venue for more details (the sites for many are in the right panel). Please forgive 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: I get on my SOPA box (no that's not a typo) and then some jazz around Rochester ....

Unfortunately, the day selected for protesting the effects that two bills pending in Congress (the Stop Online Piracy Act and the Protect IP Act,, which are two bills pending in the United States House of Representatives and the United States Senate respectively) will have on the Internet is today, a day that I post this listings post for you (one of the few things you come to this site for). Wikipedia is dark until midnight as are a number of other major Internet sites.

While I'm not going "black" today, I wanted to join them and others in protesting these bills. SOPA and PIPA are efforts, backed by Hollywood interests and others, to stop copyright infringement committed by foreign web sites. However, the poorly drafted language of the two bills (we can only hope the bad drafting was unintentional, but I'm not sure I'd go that far....) tries to accomplish this in a way that will actually infringe on free expression and innovation. The Electronic Frontier Foundation, a non-profit organization dedicated to advocating for the public interest in the digital realm, has summarized why these bills are unacceptable if you value an open, secure, and free Internet. I share the concern about the future of the Internet after passage of these bills and hope you'll check out the EFF's information and the resources at Stop American Censorship and contact your representatives in the House and Senate. Online piracy by foreign websites is a real problem, but these bills are not the only or right tool for the job.

OK off the soapbox (hey, it's my site and I can protest if I want to!) and on to the jazz over the next seven days:

Thursday, January 19, 2011

  • Jazz & Wine Happy Hour with The Swooners @ Woodcliff Hotel & Spa, 5:00 pm
  • Anthony Gianavola @ Lemoncello, 6:00 pm
  • The John Palocy Trio @ Bistro 135, 6:00 pm
  • Joe Santora Trio with Emily Kirchoff @ Michael's Valley Grill, 7:00 pm
  • Nate Rawls Group @ Little Theatre Cafe, 7:30 pm
  • Fred Costello & Roger Eckers Duo @ Portobello, 1369 Pittsford-Mendon Rd., 7:30 pm
  • Uptown Groove @ Strathallan Hotel, 8:30 pm
  • Dave Rivello Ensemble @ Village Rock (E. Rochester), 9:00 pm

Friday, January 20, 2011

  • Johnny Matt Band with Jon Seiger @ Wegmans-Eastway, 5:30 pm
  • The Swooners @ Abilene, 6:00 pm
  • Bobby DiBaudo Trio @ Bistro 135, 6:30 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
  • Ryan T Carey @ Thali of India, 3259 S Winton Rd, 7:00 pm
  • Dave Bennett Brings the Legends of Swing to Life with the RPO @ Kodak Hall at Eastman Theatre, 8:00 pm
  • Smooth Groove @ The Corner Coffeehouse (E. Rochester), 8:00 pm
  • Gap Mangione & The New Blues Band @ Horizons Lounge at Woodcliff Hotel & Spa, 8:30 pm
  • Fred Costello & Roger Eckers Duo @ Charley Brown's Restaurant, 1675 Penfield Rd., 7:30 pm 
  • Mark Cassara @ Bistro 135, 8:00 pm
  • Sofrito @ Little Theatre Cafe, 8:30 pm
  • The Djangoners @ Grill at Strathallan, 8:30 pm

Saturday, January 21, 2011

  • Cool Club Quartet @ Prosecco Italian Restaurant, Rt. 332, Farmington, 6:00 pm
  • Ted Nicolosi and Shared Genes @ Jasmine's Asian Fusion and Jazz Lounge, 6:30 pm
  • Bob Sneider @ Bistro 135, 7:00 pm
  • The Westview Project with Doug Stone @ Pomodoro Grill & Wine Bar (University Ave.), 7:00 pm
  • Fred Costello & Roger Eckers Duo @ Charley Brown's Restaurant, 1675 Penfield Rd., 7:30 pm
  • Steve Greene Trio @ Leaf and Bean Coffee Co., 3240 Chili Ave., Rochester, 8:00 pm
  • Gap Mangione & The New Blues Band @ Horizons Lounge at Woodcliff Hotel & Spa, 8:30 pm
  • Tinted Image @ Grill at Strathallan, 8:30 pm
  • East End Jazz Boys @ Havana Moes, 9:30 pm

Sunday, January 22, 2012

Monday, January 23, 2012

  • Happy Hour with The Westview Project  @ Woodcliff Hotel & Spa, 5:30 pm
  • 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 24, 2012

  • Happy Hour with Tinted Image @ Woodcliff Hotel & Spa, 5:30 pm
  • Jim Nugent Trio  @ Bistro 135, 6:00 pm
  • Norman Tibbils @ Lemoncello, 6:00 pm
  • White Hots & Tina Albright @ Monroe's Restaurant, 7:00 pm
  • Russell Scarbrough Soul Jazz Big Band @ Tala Vera Cantina, 8:00 pm (check out the new Tala Vera...Grand Re-Opening!)

Wednesday, January 25, 2012

  • El Rojo Jazz @ Bistro 135, 6:00 pm
  • Bob Hanley @ Lemoncello, 6:00 pm
  • Robert Chevrier @ Pomodoro Monroe Avenue, 6:30 pm
  • Michael Vidala Trio with Mammal is a Mountain @ 
  • Paradigm Shift @ Pomodoro's Grill & Wine Bar (University Ave.), 7:30 pm
  • Uptown Groove  @ Little Theatre Cafe, 7:30 pm

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

  • Cornell Concert Series presents an evening with Jason Moran and special guest Dave Holland @ Barnes Hall, Cornell University, Ithaca, Saturday, January 28, 8:00 pm
  • Gregory Porter @ Hunt Real Estate Jazz Series at Albright-Knox Gallery (Buffalo), Sunday, January 29, 2:00 pm
  • Tia Fuller @ 42nd Annual Penfield Jazz Fund Raiser Concerts, Penfield High School, Friday-Saturday, February 3-4, 7:30 pm (more info on Penfield's website)
  • 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.

Gerald Clayton & Tamir Hendelman will play one for the kids (at MoKa) next Sunday

moka posterJazz pianists Gerald Clayton and Tamir Hendelman will be in Rochester for the first benefit concert for Rochester's Museum of Kids Art—A Duet for MoKA, next Sunday, January 22, at 5:00 pm. The concert will be at Hochstein Performance Hall at 50 N. Plymouth Ave., in Rochester. Presented by Exodus to Jazz, proceeds from this event will help fund a new jazz education program at MoKA that begins this month. There will also be a special opening performance by Madrigalia Chamber Choir under the leadership of Music Director Lee Wright with a sampling of their diverse choral repertoire.

clayton imageGerald Clayton, a 2010 Downbeat Magazine’s Critic’s Poll Rising Star returns to Rochester riding the crest of a very recent Grammy nomination for his acclaimed new CD, Bond: The Paris Sessions. Award-winning jazz pianist Tamir Hendelman has performed with the Jeff Hamilton Trio, the Clayton-Hamilton Jazz Orchestra, Harry Allen, Teddy Edwards, Warren Vache, Houston Person, Jeff Clayton, Nick Brignola, Phil Upchurch, Rickey Woodard, John Clayton and Barbara Morrison. hendelman His Destinations CD is described in Downbeat as an "innately impressive new album" showing Hendelman's "undeniable depth and technical mastery of his approach to his instrument." Both Hendelman and Clayton have been to Rochester recently to appear in the Exodus to Jazz series

Here's how the evening will shape up:

  • 4:00pm - Doors Open and there "Meet & Greet" Reception with the artists for those with Patron tickets. 
  • 5:00pm - Madrigalia performance
  • 5:30-8:00 pm - "A Duet for MoKA" with a 30-minute intermission for reception and CD sales

Tickets are available on-site and at all Wegmans That's the Ticket outlets and online through Brown Paper Tickets and are available at the following levels: Patron tickets ($45) (includes reception with artists) Premium seating tickets ($25) General Admission tickets ($20) Student general admission with valid student ID ($15) For more information visit ExodusToJazz.com or call (585)733-7685.

 

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

Jazz Around Town: Bopping around Rochester over the next 7 days...

Bop Shop logoOne of the tireless supporters of great music and that jazz with that twist around Rochester has always been Tom Kohn and The Bop Shop. As you may already know, The Bop Shop has moved out of the Village Gate, where it has been located for years (and where we've gone often for jazz and other music). It's a long story, but suffice to say that the Village Gate owner wanted restaurants, not records, so after Tom looked around other locations in the city, they settled on a storefront just into Brighton at 1460 Monroe Avenue. I encourage you to head over past Cobbs Hill and check out his new gigs (and perhaps catch some live music or at least get a CD).

So, here are your live jazz listings for the next seven days. Enjoy!

Thursday, January 12, 2011

  • Jazz & Wine Happy Hour with The Swooners @ Woodcliff Hotel & Spa, 5:00 pm
  • Anthony Gianavola @ Lemoncello, 6:00 pm
  • The John Palocy Trio @ Bistro 135, 6:00 pm
  • Joe Santora Trio with Emily Kirchoff @ Michael's Valley Grill, 7:00 pm
  • Nate Rawls Group @ Little Theatre Cafe, 7:30 pm
  • Fred Costello & Roger Eckers Duo @ Portobello, 1369 Pittsford-Mendon Rd., 7:30 pm

Friday, January 13, 2011

  • Johnny Matt Band with Jon Seiger @ Wegmans-Eastway, 5:30 pm
  • Bobby DiBaudo Trio @ 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, 4400 Nine Mile Point Road, Rt 250, Fairport, 6:30 pm
  • Ryan T Carey @ Thali of India, 3259 S Winton Rd, 7:00 pm
  • Soul Express @ Horizons Lounge at Woodcliff Hotel & Spa, 7:30 pm
  • Fred Costello & Roger Eckers Duo @ Charley Brown's Restaurant, 1675 Penfield Rd., 7:30 pm 
  • Sofrito @ Little Theatre Cafe, 8:30 pm
  • Alana Calhoon @ Grill at Strathallan, 8:30 pm
  • Smooth Groove @ The Blue Room, 293 Alexander, Rochester, 9:00 pm
  • The Po' Boys Brass Band @ Sticky Lips BBQ Juke Joint, Henrietta, 9:30 pm

Saturday, January 14, 2011

  • Homegrown (featuring beer from local breweries Three Heads Brewing, Custom Brewcrafters, Rohrbachs, Naked Dove, Roc Brewing and Rogers Beer) with Moho Collective, AudioInflux & many others @ Lovin Cup, all day
  • Mel Henderson, Gerry Youngman and Carmen Intorre @ Duke's Bohemian Grove Bar, 253 Allen St., Buffalo, 6:00 pm
  • Ted Nicolosi and Shared Genes @ Jasmine's Asian Fusion and Jazz Lounge, 6:30 pm
  • Madeline Forster @ Bistro 135, 7:00 pm
  • The Westview Project @ Pomodoro Monroe Ave., 7:00 pm
  • Amanda Montone Jazz Trio @ Lemoncello, 7:00 pm
  • Fred Costello & Roger Eckers Duo @ Charley Brown's Restaurant, 1675 Penfield Rd., 7:30 pm
  • Adrian DiMatteo @ Grill at Strathallan, 8:30 pm
  • East End Jazz Boys @ Havana Moes, 9:30 pm

Sunday, January 15, 2012

  • Bill Slater Solo Piano (Brunch) @ Woodcliff Hotel, call for time

Monday, January 16, 2012

  • Gap Mangione Solo Piano Series @ Woodcliff Hotel & Spa, 5:30 pm
  • Mark Bader @ Bistro 135, 5:30 pm
  • Flower City Jazz Society presents Smugtown Stompers @ Green Lantern Inn, 1 E Church St., Fairport, 6:30 pm
  • Tony Gianavola @ Beale Street Cafe, 7:00 pm
  • Mike Kaupa Duo Project @ Little Theatre Cafe, 7:30 pm

Tuesday, January 17, 2012

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

Wednesday, January 18, 2012

  • Michael Vidala @ Bistro 135, 6:00 pm
  • Bob Hanley @ 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 Westview ProjectUptown Groove  @ 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)
  • Cornell Concert Series presents an evening with Jason Moran and special guest Dave Holland @ Barnes Hall, Cornell University, Ithaca, Saturday, January 28, 8:00 pm
  • Gregory Porter @ Hunt Real Estate Jazz Series at Albright-Knox Gallery (Buffalo), Sunday, January 29, 2:00 pm
  • Tia Fuller @ 42nd Annual Penfield Jazz Fund Raiser Concerts, Penfield High School, Friday-Saturday, February 3-4, 7:30 pm (more info on Penfield's website)
  • 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: New Year's "resolutions" and live jazz in Rochester

Created on Tagxedo.comSo we begin a new year and I've thought about what kinds of resolutions I should make about this blog. Nope...not making any promises, but I will try to get some more content out this year. I know that the most important thing to many of you is this here kind of post, not my mental meanderings about jazz and the scene here in Rochester. I will try.... that's all I can muster now. I will be getting out to hear more this year, though. Must ... get... outta... the house.

I've tried to winnow out the gigs that are still being listed elsewhere but are no longer going on, but may have missed some, so if you are dead set on seeing a particular one, best contact the venue to confirm.

Thursday, January 5, 2011

  • Jazz & Wine Happy Hour with The Swooners @ Woodcliff Hotel & Spa, 5:00 pm
  • Anthony Gianavola @ Lemoncello, 6:00 pm
  • The John Palocy Trio @ Bistro 135, 6:00 pm
  • Joe Santora Trio with Emily Kirchoff @ Michael's Valley Grill, 7:00 pm
  • Nate Rawls Group @ Little Theatre Cafe, 7:30 pm
  • Fred Costello & Roger Eckers Duo @ Portobello, 1369 Pittsford-Mendon Rd., 7:30 pm added image

Friday, January 6, 2011

  • Johnny Matt Band with Jon Seiger @ Wegmans-Eastway, 5:30 pm
  • Bobby DiBaudo Trio @ Bistro 135, 6:30 pm
  • Joe Santora Trio with Emily Kirchoff @ Michael's Valley Grill, 7:00 pm
  • Ted Nicolosi and Shared Genes @ The Pultneyville Grill, 4135 Mill St Williamson, 7:00 pm
  • Captain Marvel @ Lemoncello, 7:00 pm
  • Gap Mangione New Blues Band @ Horizons Lounge at Woodcliff Hotel & Spa, 7:30 pm
  • Fred Costello & Roger Eckers Duo @ Charley Brown's Restaurant, 1675 Penfield Rd., 7:30 pm added image
  • Carlton Wilcox Live @ Tala Vera Cantina, 8:00 pm
  • Sofrito @ Little Theatre Cafe, 8:30 pm
  • The Swooners @ Grill at Strathallan, 8:30 pm

Saturday, January 7, 2011

  • Madeline Forster with The Bowties @ Lovin' Cup, 5:00 pm
  • The Swooners @ Bistro 135, 6:30 pm
  • Ted Nicolosi and Shared Genes @ Jasmine's Asian Fusion and Jazz Lounge, 6:30 pm
  • The Westview Project @ Pomodoro Monroe Ave., 7:00 pm
  • Steve Greene & Dave Arenius @ Hogan's Hideaway, 7:00 pm added image
  • Fred Costello & Roger Eckers Duo @ Charley Brown's Restaurant, 1675 Penfield Rd., 7:30 pm added image
  • Jeremy Pelt with Paradigm Shift and the Newark High School Jazz Ensemble @ Newark High School, 625 Peirson Avenue, Newark, 8:00 pm (contact David Schwind at 315-332-3200 ext. 2251 for further information). Pelt will be at Newark High School January 5-7 to work and perform with students. 
  • Bob Sneider Trio @ Tala Vera Cantina, 8:00 pm
  • The Bill Welch Band with Blue Jimmy @ Lovin' Cup, 8:00 pm
  • Gap Mangione New Blues Band @  Horizons Lounge at Woodcliff Hotel & Spa, 8:30 pm
  • Tinted Image @ Grill at Strathallan, 8:30 pm
  • East End Jazz Boys @ Havana Moes, 9:30 pm

Sunday, January 8, 2012

  • Lovin' Art with the Moho Collective @ Lovin Cup, 7:00 pm

Monday, January 9, 2012

  • Happy Hour with The Westview Project @ Woodcliff Hotel & Spa, 5:30 pm
  • 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 10, 2012

  • Happy Hour with Tinted Image @ Woodcliff Hotel & Spa, 5:30 pm
  • Mark Viavattine 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
  • Ballroom Dance with Live Music @ Edgerton Community Center, 7:30 pm

Wednesday, January 11, 2012

  • El Rojo Jazz @ Bistro 135, 6:00 pm
  • Bob Hanley @ Lemoncello, 6:00 pm
  • Robert Chevrier @ Pomodoro Monroe Avenue, 6:30 pm
  • Paradigm Shift @ Pomodoro's Grill & Wine Bar (University Ave.), 7:30 pm
  • Uptown Groove @ 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

  • 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)
  • Gregory Porter @ Hunt Real Estate Jazz Series at Albright-Knox Gallery (Buffalo), Sunday, January 29, 2:00 pm
  • Tia Fuller @ 42nd Annual Penfield Jazz Fund Raiser Concerts, Penfield High School, Friday-Saturday, February 3-4, 7:30 pm (more info on Penfield's website)
  • 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.