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Jazz Around Town: What ROC jazzers would you put in the Hall of Fame?

ROCMHOF imageYesterday, the Rochester Music Hall of Fame announced their (not first) Class of Inductees for 2012. The Inductees include the following notables with major ties to ROC: flautist Doriot Anthony Dwyer, one of the first female members of a major orchestra; the long-gone Corinthian Hall; opera singer Jenny Lind; the RPO's Jeff Tyzik; Joe English, drummer for Paul McCartney's Wings and jazz-rock fusion band Sea Level; Charles Strouse, Broadway composer; Gene Cornish, guitarist for the Rock and Roll Hall of Famers The Rascals; the amazing Cab Calloway; and Chuck Mangione. They will honor this class of inductees at 7:00 pm April 29th at a musical gala at the Eastman Theatre. Jeff Spevak has more detail in the D&C  or click on the image (or the link in the right panel) and go to their site to learn more about this long-overdue acknowledgment of the great musicians and music that have always been a part of Rochester. By the way, don't know if you noticed, but I guess I liked 2011 so much that I felt I had to keep using it for part of the week in the posts to date this year (just noticed that... I really must have been sick last couple of weeks...). And now for the next seven days of live jazz here in the Flower (or was that Flour?) City:

Thursday, March 1, 2012

  • Jazz & Wine Happy Hour with The Swooners @ Woodcliff Hotel & Spa, 5:00 pm
  • Jon Seiger and the All-Stars @ Market Cafe at Wegmans, Calkins Road in Henrietta, 5:30 pm
  • The John Palocy Trio @ Bistro 135, 6:00 pm
  • Bob Henley @ Prosecco Italian Restaurant & Bar, 1550 Route 332, Farmington, 6:00 pm
  • Joe Santora Trio with Emily Kirchoff @ Michael's Valley Grill, 7:00 pm
  • Steve Bartolotta @ Lemoncello, 7:00 pm
  • The Djangoners @ Little Theatre Cafe, 7:30 pm
  • Filthy Funk with Nick Bullock @ Lovin' Cup, 8:00 pm
  • Uptown Groove @ Rookies Sports Bar, Pittsford Colony Plaza, 3400 Monroe Ave., 8:30 pm

Friday, March 2, 2012

  • Bobby DiBaudo Trio @ Bistro 135, 5:00 pm
  • Ann Mitchell Trio with Tom Cometa & Bob DeRosa @ Wegmans Cafe, 3701 Mt Read Blvd., 5:00 pm
  • Ted Nicolosi & Shared Genes @Pultneyville Grill, 4135 Mill St Williamson, 7:00 pm
  • Joe Santora Trio with Emily Kirchoff @ Michael's Valley Grill, 7:00 pm
  • Fred Costello & Roger Eckers Duo @ Charley Brown's Restaurant, Penfield, 7:30 pm
  • Soul Express @ Woodcliff Hotel & Spa, 7:30 pm
  • Madeline Forster @ Little Theatre Cafe, 8:30 pm
  • Carton Wilcox Live featuring Toshman Powell @ Tala Vera Cantina, 9:00 pm

Saturday, March 3, 2012

  • Institute for Creative Music presents Big Band Reading and Q&A Session @ Eastman Community Music School, Messenger Rm. 1, 5:30 pm
  • Ted Nicolosi and Shared Genes @ Jasmine's Asian Fusion, 6:30 pm
  • Cousin Vinny @ Perlo's Italian Grill, 202 North Washington St., E. Rochester, 6:30 pm
  • Ted Nicolosi and Shared Genes @ Jasmine's Asian Fusion, 6:30 pm
  • The Westview Project with Doug Stone @ Pomodoro Grill & Wine Bar, 7:00 pm
  • Madeline Forster @ Bistro 135, 7:00 pm
  • Student Degree Recital: Matthew Honor, jazz percussion @ ESM Main Building, Rm. 120, 7:00 pm
  • Fred Costello & Roger Eckers Duo @ Charley Brown's Restaurant, Penfield, 7:30 pm
  • Gap Mangione New Blues Band @ Woodcliff Hotel & Spa, 7:30 pm
  • Luca Foresta Swing Ensemble @ Lemoncello, 8:00 pm
  • Megan Koch & her Gentlemen Callers @ Tala Vera Cantina, 8:00 pm
  • Todd East @ Hamlin Station Bar & Grill, 52 Railroad Ave., Hamlin, 8:30 pm
  • East End Jazz Boys @ Havana Moes, 9:30 pm

Sunday, March 4, 2012

  • Glenn Miller Orchestra with the Genesee-Orleans All-Star Jazz Ensemble @ Genesee Community College, Stuart Steiner Theatre, 2:00 pm
  • Institute for Creative Music presents Creative Music Showcase with short performances by Mike Kaupa, the Mighty High and Dry, Madeline Forster, and the Nick Finzer Sextet, followed by a reception @ "The Bunker" at 396 Rugby Ave, Rochester, NY 14619 (this is drummer Chris Teal's basement, by the way), Monday, March 4th, 6:00 pm

Monday, March 5, 2012

  • Mark Bader @ Bistro 135, 5:30 pm
  • Tony Gianavola @ Beale Street Cafe, 7:00 pm
  • Nate Rawl's Group @ Little Theatre Cafe, 7:30 pm

Tuesday, March 6, 2012

  • Tinted Image @Woodcliff Hotel & Spa, 5:30 pm
  • Chris Potter Trio @ Bistro 135, 6:00 pm
  • White Hots & Tina Albright @ Monroe's Restaurant, 7:00 pm
  • Penfield Rotary Big Band Swing Dance (City of Rochester Ballroom Dance Series) @ Edgerton Community Center, 7:30 pm

Wednesday, March 7, 2012

  • Soul Express @ Bistro 135, 6:00 pm
  • The Westview Project with Doug Stone @ Live Studio Concert on WGMC Jazz 90.1FM, 7:00 pm
  • Paradigm Shift @ Pomodoro's Grill & Wine Bar (University Ave.), 7:30 pm
  • Margaret Explosion @ LIttle Theatre Cafe, 7:30 pm

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

  • Exodus to Jazz presents 480East @ Water Street Music Hall, Thursday, March 8th, 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 on sale now)
  • Gilad Atzmon with Rich Siegel presents a spoken word and musical dialogue against war and apartheid in the Middle East (benefit for Deir Yassin Remembered Scholarship Fund) @ The Cracker Factory, Geneva, Tuesday, March 13th, 7:00 pm
  • "Jazzography" with the Rod Blumenau Quartet @ Ingle Auditorium, RIT, Friday, March 16th, 8:00 pm
  • Jazz At The M.A.G. with Stephane Wrembel @ Memorial Art Gallery, Friday, March 16th, 6:00 pm
  • David Benoit @ Buffalo State College, Performing Arts Center at Rockwell Hall, Friday, March 16th, 8:00 pm
  • Katie Ernst Quartet & Alexa Tarantino Trio @ Jazz for Justice Benefit at the Harro East, Friday, March 23rd, 6:00 pm (click on the image in center column for more information)
  • Cornell Concert Series presents The Bad Plus @ Barnes Hall, Cornell University, Ithaca, Friday, March 30, 8:00 pm
  • Lorraine Desmarais with the New jazz Ensemble, Dave Rivello, Dir. @ Kilbourn Hall, ESM, Saturday, March 31st, 8:00 pm
  • Exodus to Jazz presents The Ulysses Owens Quintet (with Christian McBride, Marcus Printup, Christian Sands, & Jaleel Shaw) @ Hochstein School of Music Performance Hall, Saturday, April 14th, 8:00 pm (replacing Johnny O'Neal)
  • Wayne Bergeron with the Greece Jazz Band (Tribute to Maynard Ferguson to benefit Honeoye Schools music programs) @ Honeoye Central School, Tuesday April 17th, 7:00 pm
  • Hunt Real Estate Art of Jazz Series presents Donald Harrison Quartet@ Albright-Knox Gallery, Buffalo, Saturday, April 28, 8:00 pm
  • Induction Ceremony and Music Gala for 2012 Inductees to Rochester Music Hall of Fame @ Kodak Hall at Eastman School of Music,  Sunday, April 29th, 7:00 pm

We've compiled these listings from information obtained from the performing artists themselves and other sources. The aim is to give you a one stop place to find all your jazz in Rochester.The aim is to give you a one stop place to find all your jazz in Rochester. Only start times are listed, visit or call the venue for more details (the sites for many are in the right panel). Please forgive any discrepancies with reality and feel free to let me know what the problem is, and I'll get the corrections up on the site as soon as possible (click on the "Contact Us" button above). If you go out to hear a performance listed here, feel free to drop a comment to this post to let us know how it went. I want to hear from you!

 

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

Jazz Around Town: I sneeze and a week of jazz goes by...

Tagxedo imageI spent from Friday through today feeling under the weather, so no jazz for me (other than that on the turntable and CD platters, that is...). Hope you got out. Here's a fresh set for the next seven days:

Thursday, February 23, 2011

  • Jazz & Wine Happy Hour with The Swooners @ Woodcliff Hotel & Spa, 5:00 pm
  • Jon Seiger and the All-Stars @ Market Cafe at Wegmans, Calkins Road in Henrietta, 5:30 pm
  • The John Palocy Trio @ Bistro 135, 6:00 pm
  • Bob Henley @ Prosecco Italian Restaurant & Bar, 1550 Route 332, Farmington, 6:00 pm
  • Joe Santora Trio with Emily Kirchoff @ Michael's Valley Grill, 7:00 pm
  • Amanda Montone Duo @ Lemoncello, 7:00 pm
  • Annie Wells @ Little Theatre Cafe, 7:30 pm
  • Fred Costello & Roger Eckers Duo @ Portobello, 1369 Pittsford-Mendon Rd., 7:30 pm
  • Mark Cassara @ Pane Vino, 8:30 pm

Friday, February 24, 2011

  • Happy Days @ Bistro 135, 5:00 pm
  • The Po' Boys Brass Band with Mammal is a Mountain @ Abilene, 6:00 pm
  • Ted Nicolosi & Shared Genes @ Glengarry Inn at Eagle Vale, 4400 Nine Mile Point Road, Rt 250 Fairport, 6:30 pm
  • Joe Santora Trio with Emily Kirchoff @ Michael's Valley Grill, 7:00 pm
  • Ryan T Carey @ Thali of India, 7:00 pm
  • Shades of Gray @ Bistro 135, 7:00 pm
  • Holiday Jazz @ Prosecco Italian Restaurant & Bar, Farmington, 7:00 pm
  • Fred Costello & Roger Eckers Duo @ Charley Brown's Restaurant, Penfield, 7:30 pm
  • Special Blend @ Woodcliff Hotel & Spa, 7:30 pm
  • The White Hots @ Lemoncello, 7:00 pm
  • The Swooners @ Pane Vino, 8:00 pm
  • Stringplicity @ Little Theatre Cafe, 8:30 pm
  • Paradigm Shift @ The Brighton Restaurant (1881 East Ave., Rochester), 9:30 pm added image

Saturday, February 25, 2011

  • Ted Nicolosi and Shared Genes @ Jasmine's Asian Fusion, 6:30 pm
  • Quintopus with Mike Kaupa @ The Bunker, 396 Rugby St., Rochester, 6:30 pm added image
  • Holiday Jazz @ Prosecco Italian Restaurant & Bar, Farmington, 7:00 pm
  • Frank's Rat Pack @ Bistro 135, 7:00 pm
  • Courtney Sheer Jazz Trio @ Lemoncello, 7:00 pm
  • Fred Costello & Roger Eckers Duo @ Charley Brown's Restaurant, Penfield, 7:30 pm
  • Tinted Image @ Woodcliff Hotel & Spa, 7:30 pm
  • Sofrito @ Little Theatre Cafe, 8:30 pm
  • East End Jazz Boys @ Havana Moes, 9:30 pm

Sunday, February 26, 2012

  • Hunt Real Estate Art of Jazz Series presents Enrico Rava Tribe @ Albright-Knox Gallery, Buffalo, Sunday, February 26, 3:00 pm
  • Billy Childs with the Ying Quartet (performing jazz and classical pieces) @ Kilbourn Hall, Eastman School of Music, 3:00 pm
  • Iced Chill @ Prosecco Italian Restaurant & Bar, Farmington, 7:00 pm
  • Anthony Gianovola @ Lemoncello, 6:00 pm
  • Music of Antonio Carlos Jobim with the Lovin’ Cup Jazz Orchestra, Michael Kujawski, Dir. @ Lovin' Cup, 7:00 pm

Monday, February 27, 2012

  • Brad Batz Band @ Horizons Lounge at Woodcliff Hotel & Spa, 5:30 pm
  • Mark Bader @ Bistro 135, 5:30 pm
  • Tony Gianavola @ Beale Street Cafe, 7:00 pm
  • Russell Fielder Trio @ Little Theatre Cafe, 7:30 pm

Tuesday, February 28, 2012

  • Tinted Image @Woodcliff Hotel & Spa, 5:30 pm
  • Scott Krier @ Prosecco Italian Restaurant & Bar, Farmington, 5:30 pm
  • Ted Nicolosi & Shared Genes @ Bistro 135, 6:00 pm
  • White Hots & Tina Albright @ Monroe's Restaurant, 7:00 pm
  • Nostalgic Reunion (City of Rochester Ballroom Dance Series) @ Edgerton Community Center, 7:30 pm
  • Russell Scarbrough Soul Jazz Big Band @ Tala Vera Cantina, 8:00 pm
  • Hot Second @ Boulder Coffee Co., Alexander St. Rochester, 8:00 pm

Wednesday, February 29, 2012

  • The Westview Project @ 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
  • Coffey-Wachala Duo @ LIttle Theatre Cafe, 7:30 pm
  • Harold Danko (Faculty Artist Series) @ Kilbourn Hall, Eastman School of Music, 8:00 pm

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

  • Institute for Creative Music presents Big Band Reading and Q&A Session @ Eastman Community Music School, Messenger One, Sunday, March 3rd, 5:30 pm
  • Institute for Creative Music presents Creative Music Showcase with short performances by Mike Kaupa, the Mighty High and Dry, Madeline Forster, and the Nick Finzer Sextet, followed by a reception @ 396 Rugby Ave, Rochester, NY 14619, Monday, March 4th, 6:00 pm
  • Exodus to Jazz presents 480East @ Water Street Music Hall, Thursday, March 8th, 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 on sale now)
  • Gilad Atzmon with Rich Siegel presents a spoken word and musical dialogue against war and apartheid in the Middle East (benefit for Deir Yassin Remembered Scholarship Fund) @ The Cracker Factory, Geneva, Tuesday, March 13th, 7:00 pm
  • "Jazzography" with the Rod Blumenau Quartet @ Ingle Auditorium, RIT, Friday, March 16th, 8:00 pm
  • David Benoit @ Buffalo State College, Performing Arts Center at Rockwell Hall, Friday, March 16th, 8:00 pm
  • Katie Ernst Quartet & Alexa Tarantino Trio @ Jazz for Justice Benefit at the Harro East, Friday, March 23rd, 6:00 pm (click on the image in center column for more information)
  • Cornell Concert Series presents The Bad Plus @ Barnes Hall, Cornell University, Ithaca, Friday March 30, 8:00 pm
  • Exodus to Jazz presents The Ulysses Owens Quintet (with Christian McBride, Marcus Printup, Christian Sands, & Jaleel Shaw) @ Hochstein School of Music Performance Hall, Saturday, April 14th, 8:00 pm (replacing Johnny O'Neal)
  • Wayne Bergeron with the Greece Jazz Band (Tribute to Maynard Ferguson to benefit Honeoye Schools music programs) @ Honeoye Central School, Tuesday April 17th, 7:00 pm
  • Hunt Real Estate Art of Jazz Series presents Donald Harrison Quartet@ Albright-Knox Gallery, Buffalo, Saturday, April 28, 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: Is it Wednesday already? Time for some jazz listings...

Jazz with SaxOK, the last seven days just blew by for me... and here it is time for me to pull together the jazz listings in and around Rochester for the next seven days. Well, here you go...

Thursday, February 16, 2011

  • Jazz & Wine Happy Hour with The Swooners @ Woodcliff Hotel & Spa, 5:00 pm
  • Jon Seiger and the All-Stars @ Market Cafe at Wegmans, Calkins Road in Henrietta, 5:30 pm
  • Eros Guitar Duo @ Bistro 135, 6:00 pm
  • Bob Henley @ Prosecco Italian Restaurant & Bar, 1550 Route 332, Farmington, 6:00 pm
  • Joe Santora Trio with Emily Kirchoff @ Michael's Valley Grill, 7:00 pm
  • Mic Gillette (former lead trumpet with Tower of Power)with the Greece Arcadia & Greece Olympia HS Jazz Ensembles @ Greece Olympia High School Auditorium, 7:00 pm added image
  • Annie Wells @ Little Theatre Cafe, 7:30 pm
  • Fred Costello & Roger Eckers Duo @ Portobello, 1369 Pittsford-Mendon Rd., 7:30 pm
  • Todd East @ Pane Vino, 8:30 pm
  • Dave Rivello Ensemble @ Village Rock Cafe (East Rochester), 9:00 pm

Friday, February 17, 2011

  • Bobby DiBaudo Duo @ Bistro 135, 5:00 pm
  • Captain Marvel @ Lemoncello, 7:00 pm
  • Evening of Smooth Jazz with Jimmie Highsmith Trio @ Trinities Restaurant, 7:00 pm
  • Joe Santora Trio with Emily Kirchoff @ Michael's Valley Grill, 7:00 pm
  • Ted Nicolosi & Shared Genes @ Pultneyville Grill, 4135 Mill St., Williamson, 7:00 pm
  • Ryan T Carey @ Thali of India, 7:00 pm
  • The Westview Project @ Pomodoro Monroe Ave, 7:00 pm
  • Fred Costello & Roger Eckers Duo @ Charley Brown's Restaurant, Penfield, 7:30 pm
  • Gap Mangione New Blues Band @ Woodcliff Hotel & Spa, 7:30 pm
  • Jimmy Heath Big Band A Jazz Masterpiece: Four Black Immortals: In tribute to Paul Robeson, Jackie Robinson, Malcolm X, Martin Luther King Jr. Composed by Ernie Wilkins with narration by Camille Yarbrough and performed with 16 Strings and the A.R.C. Choir @ Auditorium Theatre, 8:00 pm (Cancelled)
  • The Swooners @ Pane Vino, 8:00 pm
  • Soul Express @ Bistro 135, 8:00 pm
  • Stringplicity @ Little Theatre Cafe, 8:30 pm

Saturday, February 18, 2011

  • Tom Monti @ Prosecco Italian Restaurant & Bar, 1550 Route 332, Farmington, 5:30 pm
  • Ted Nicolosi & Shared Genes @ Prime Steak House 42 E Main St Webster, 6:30 pm
  • Bob Sneider Trio @ Bistro 135, 7:00 pm
  • El Rojo Jazz @ Lemoncello, 7:00 pm
  • Fred Costello & Roger Eckers Duo @ Charley Brown's Restaurant, Penfield, 7:30 pm
  • Gap Mangione New Blues Band @ Woodcliff Hotel & Spa, 7:30 pm
  • Sofrito @ Little Theatre Cafe, 8:30 pm
  • Paradigm Shift @ The Brighton Restaurant (1881 East Ave., Rochester), 9:30 pm added image
  • East End Jazz Boys @ Havana Moes, 9:30 pm

Sunday, February 19, 2012

  • Anthony Gianovola @ Lemoncello, 6:00 pm
  • Footnote @ Lovin' Cup, 7:00 pm

Monday, February 20, 2012

  • Bobby DiBaudo Duo @ Horizons Lounge at Woodcliff Hotel & Spa, 5:30 pm
  • Mark Bader @ Bistro 135, 5:30 pm
  • Dixieland with Black Diamond Express, @ Green Lantern Inn, One East Church St., Fairport, 6:30 pm
  • Tony Gianavola @ Beale Street Cafe, 7:00 pm
  • Russell Fielder Trio @ Little Theatre Cafe, 7:30 pm

Tuesday, February 21, 2012

  • Tinted Image @Woodcliff Hotel & Spa, 5:30 pm
  • Jim Nugent @ Bistro 135, 6:00 pm
  • White Hots & Tina Albright @ Monroe's Restaurant, 7:00 pm

Wednesday, February 22, 2012

  • El Rojo Jazz @ Bistro 135, 6:00 pm
  • Greg Chako @ Lemoncello, 6:00 pm
  • Jon Greeno Trio @ Prosecco Italian Restaurant & Bar, 1550 Route 332, Farmington, 6:00 pm added image
  • Robert Chevrier @ Pomodoro Monroe Avenue, 6:30 pm
  • Paradigm Shift @ Pomodoro's Grill & Wine Bar (University Ave.), 7:30 pm
  • Coffey-Wachala Duo @ 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 Special Jazz Events in the Future

  • Hunt Real Estate Art of Jazz Series presents Enrico Rava Tribe @ Albright-Knox Gallery, Buffalo, Sunday, February 26, 3:00 pm
  • Billy Childs with the Ying Quartet (performing jazz and classical pieces) @ Kilbourn Hall, Sunday, February 26th, 3:00 pm
  • Institute for Creative Music presents Big Band Reading and Q&A Session @ Eastman Community Music School, Messenger One, Sunday, March 3rd, 5:30 pm
  • Institute for Creative Music presents Creative Music Showcase with short performances by Mike Kaupa, the Mighty High and Dry, Madeline Forster, and the Nick Finzer Sextet, followed by a reception @ 396 Rugby Ave, Rochester, NY 14619, Monday, March 4th, 6:00 pm
  • Exodus to Jazz presents 480East @ Water Street Music Hall, Thursday, March 8th, 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 on sale now)
  • Gilad Atzmon with Rich Siegel presents a spoken word and musical dialogue against war and apartheid in the Middle East (benefit for Deir Yassin Remembered Scholarship Fund) @ The Cracker Factory, Geneva, Tuesday, March 13th, 7:00 pm
  • "Jazzography" with the Rod Blumenau Quartet @ Ingle Auditorium, RIT, Friday, March 16th, 8:00 pm
  • David Benoit @ Buffalo State College, Performing Arts Center at Rockwell Hall, Friday, March 16th, 8:00 pm
  • Katie Ernst Quartet & Alexa Tarantino Trio @ Jazz for Justice Benefit at the Harro East, Friday, March 23rd, 6:00 pm (click on the image in center column for more information)
  • Cornell Concert Series presents The Bad Plus @ Barnes Hall, Cornell University, Ithaca, Friday March 30, 8:00 pm
  • Exodus to Jazz presents The Ulysses Owens Quintet (with Christian McBride, Marcus Printup, Christian Sands, & Jaleel Shaw) @ Hochstein School of Music Performance Hall, Saturday, April 14th, 8:00 pm (replacing Johnny O'Neal)
  • Wayne Bergeron with the Greece Jazz Band (Tribute to Maynard Ferguson to benefit Honeoye Schools music programs) @ Honeoye Central School, Tuesday April 17th, 7:00 pm

We've compiled these listings from information obtained from the performing artists themselves and other sources. The aim is to give you a one stop place to find all your jazz in Rochester.The aim is to give you a one stop place to find all your jazz in Rochester. Only start times are listed, visit or call the venue for more details (the sites for many are in the right panel). Please forgive any discrepancies with reality and feel free to let me know what the problem is, and I'll get the corrections up on the site as soon as possible (click on the "Contact Us" button above). If you go out to hear a performance listed here, feel free to drop a comment to this post to let us know how it went. I want to hear from you!

 

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

Jazz Around Town: There's an uptick in live jazz in and around Rochester . . . keep it coming!

There was a real step up in the wide variety of live jazz over the next seven days. In addition, there's quite a lot of stuff coming in the next few months so check out the "Heads Up" listings at the bottom of this post.

As some of you may know, I'm a recovering lawyer. Although I never practiced in the great state of New York, I work on books that help lawyers practice in my "day job" for Thomson Reuters. Hope you can catch the jazz at the Monroe County Bar Association's Jazz For Justice benefit this year. It's for a good cause. The MCBA Foundation provides funding to a number of worthwhile programs and initiatives, including: Deaf Equal Access Fund, Lawyers for Learning, Rochester Legal Diversity Clerkship Program, Rochester Teen Court, Sydney R. Rubin Mock Trial Competition, and ACT For the Children. Click on the image in the center panel to get more information and buy tickets.

Thursday, February 9, 2011

  • Jazz & Wine Happy Hour with The Swooners @ Woodcliff Hotel & Spa, 5:00 pm
  • Jon Seiger and the All-Stars @ Market Cafe at Wegmans, Calkins Road in Henrietta, 5:30 pm
  • The John Palocy Trio @ Bistro 135, 6:00 pm
  • Bob Henley @ Prosecco Italian Restaurant & Bar, 1550 Route 332, Farmington, 6:00 pm
  • Joe Santora Trio with Emily Kirchoff @ Michael's Valley Grill, 7:00 pm
  • Annie Wells @ Little Theatre Cafe, 7:30 pm
  • Fred Costello & Roger Eckers Duo @ Portobello, 1369 Pittsford-Mendon Rd., 7:30 pm
  • Captain Marvel @ Tala Vera Cantina, 8:00 pm
  • Ben Bishop, Jeff Mcleod & John Fatum @ Abbott’s Downtown, 8:00 pm
  • Eastman New Jazz Ensemble @ Kilbourn Hall, 8:00 pm
  • Soul Express @ Pane Vino, 8:30 pm
  • Lovin Art with the Moho Collective (Artist: Sandy Seniuk) @ Lovin Cup, 9:00 pm

Friday, February 10, 2011

  • Paul V. Gaspar, Lynn Ligamarri, Dave Mancini, Joe Santora, Jon “Skeeter” Seiger and John Viavattine @ 9th Annual "Evening of Jazz: A Rochester Connection" @ Merton Williams Middle School, Hilton (For more information on the event and to order tickets [$13], please contact HS Jazz Ensemble Director Jared Streiff at 585-392-1000 ext. 2293).
  • Johnny Matt Band @ Wegmans-Eastway, 5:30 pm
  • Tinted Image @ Bistro 135, 5:00 pm
  • Amanda Montone Jazz Trio @ Lemoncello, 7:00 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
  • Ryan T Carey @ Thali of India, 7:00 pm
  • Open Stage Jazz Jam @ Cafe Aviv @ 321 East Ave., 7:00 pm
  • Fred Costello & Roger Eckers Duo @ Charley Brown's Restaurant, Penfield, 7:30 pm
  • Mike Kaupa Trio Madness @ Tala Vera Cantina, 8:00 pm
  • Mark Cassara @ Bistro 135, 8:00 pm
  • Stringplicity @ Little Theatre Cafe, 8:30 pm
  • Run For the Roses with The Meta Accord @ Lovin Cup, 9:00 pm
  • The Po’ Boys Brass Band @ Sticky Lips BBQ Juke Joint, Henrietta, 9:30 pm

Saturday, February 11, 2011

  • Mark Cassara "Just for Dinner" @ Bistro 135, 6:00 pm
  • Ted Nicolosi & Shared Genes @ Prime Steak House 42 E Main St Webster, 6:30 pm
  • El Rojo Jazz @ Lemoncello, 7:00 pm
  • Jive Street Five @ Prosecco Italian Restaurant & Bar, 7:00
  • Carlton Wilcox Live presents The Lovers Lounge @ R.O.A.R, 233 Mill St., Rochester, 7:00 pm
  • Fred Costello & Roger Eckers Duo @ Charley Brown's Restaurant, Penfield, 7:30 pm
  • Exodus to Jazz Presents Houston Person Quartet @ Lutheran Church of the Reformation, 8:00 pm (two 1-hour sets) (see my earlier post)
  • Artisan Jazz @ Prosecco Italian Restaurant & Bar, Farmington, 8:00 pm
  • Tinted Image @ Horizons Lounge at Woodcliff Hotel & Spa, 8:30 pm
  • Sofrito @ Little Theatre Cafe, 8:30 pm
  • East End Jazz Boys @ Havana Moes, 9:30 pm

Sunday, February 12, 2012

  • Bill Slater Solo Piano (Brunch) @ Woodcliff Hotel, call for time
  • Allan Harris Quartet (CNY Jazz Central’s Black History Month Cabaret) @ Sheraton Syracuse University's Grand Ballroom, 5:00 pm
  • Anthony Gianovola @ Lemoncello, 6:00 pm
  • Iced Chill @ Prosecco Italian Restaurant & Bar, 6:00 pm

Monday, February 13, 2012

  • The Westview Project @ Horizons Lounge at Woodcliff Hotel & Spa, 5:30 pm
  • Mark Bader @ Bistro 135, 5:30 pm
  • Tony Gianavola @ Beale Street Cafe, 7:00 pm
  • Russell Fielder Trio @ Little Theatre Cafe, 7:30 pm

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

  • Scott Krier @ Prosecco Italian Restaurant & Bar, 5:00 pm
  • Tinted Image @ Horizons Lounge at Woodcliff Hotel & Spa, 5:30 pm
  • The Swooners @ Bistro 135, 6:00 pm
  • White Hots & Tina Albright @ Monroe's Restaurant, 7:00 pm
  • Bob Sneider Trio @ Tala Vera Cantina, 7:30 pm
  • Eastman Jazz Ensemble @ Kilbourn Hall, 8:00 pm

Wednesday, February 15, 2012

  • Michael Vidala Trio @ Bistro 135, 6:00 pm
  • Greg Chako @ Lemoncello, 6:00 pm added image
  • Robert Chevrier @ Pomodoro Monroe Avenue, 6:30 pm
  • Paradigm Shift @ Pomodoro's Grill & Wine Bar (University Ave.), 7:30 pm
  • Coffee Wachala Duo @ 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 Special Jazz Events in the Future

  • Jimmy Heath Big Band A Jazz Masterpiece: Four Black Immortals: In tribute to Paul Robeson, Jackie Robinson, Malcolm X, Martin Luther King Jr. Composed by Ernie Wilkins with narration by Camille Yarbrough and performed with 16 Strings and the A.R.C. Choir @ Auditorium Theatre, 885 E. Main St., Friday, February 17th, 8:00 pm (more info at Facebook Event or Ticketmaster.com)
  • Hunt Real Estate Art of Jazz Series presents Enrico Rava Tribe @ Albright-Knox Gallery, Buffalo, Sunday, February 26, 3:00 pm
  • Billy Childs with the Ying Quartet (performing jazz and classical pieces) @ Kilbourn Hall, Sunday, February 26th, 3:00 pm
  • Exodus to Jazz presents 480East @ Water Street Music Hall, Thursday, March 8th, 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 on sale now)
  • Gilad Atzmon with Rich Siegel presents a spoken word and musical dialogue against war and apartheid in the Middle East (benefit for Deir Yassin Remembered Scholarship Fund) @ The Cracker Factory, Geneva, Tuesday, March 13th, 7:00 pm
  • "Jazzography" with the Rod Blumenau Quartet @ Ingle Auditorium, RIT, Friday, March 16th, 8:00 pm added image
  • David Benoit @ Buffalo State College, Performing Arts Center at Rockwell Hall, Friday, March 16th, 8:00 pm
  • Katie Ernst Quartet & Alexa Tarantino Trio @ Jazz for Justice Benefit at the Harro East, Friday, March 23rd, 6:00 pm (click on the image in center column for more information)
  • Cornell Concert Series presents The Bad Plus @ Barnes Hall, Cornell University, Ithaca, Friday March 30, 8:00 pm
  • Exodus to Jazz presents The Ulysses Owens Quintet (with Christian McBride, Marcus Printup, Christian Sands, & Jaleel Shaw) @ Hochstein School of Music Performance Hall, Saturday, April 14th, 8:00 pm (replacing Johnny O'Neal)
  • Wayne Bergeron with the Greece Jazz Band (Tribute to Maynard Ferguson to benefit Honeoye Schools music programs) @ Honeoye Central School, Tuesday April 17th, 7:00 pm

We've compiled these listings from information obtained from the performing artists themselves and other sources. The aim is to give you a one stop place to find all your jazz in Rochester.The aim is to give you a one stop place to find all your jazz in Rochester. Only start times are listed, visit or call the venue for more details (the sites for many are in the right panel). Please forgive any discrepancies with reality and feel free to let me know what the problem is, and I'll get the corrections up on the site as soon as possible (click on the "Contact Us" button above). If you go out to hear a performance listed here, feel free to drop a comment to this post to let us know how it went. I want to hear from you!

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

Wanna XRIJF Club Pass? Fahgettaboudit!

XRIJF M&T LogoThe Xerox Rochester International Jazz Festival announced today that Club Passes for the 11th Edition of the festival have sold out! This is earlier than ever before and prior to the Club Pass Series lineup being announced. The Club Pass is a value pass, good for over 200 shows over nine days, offering a significant savings over individual concert ticket prices of $20 and $25 per show. This is especially true for some of the fanatics I know.

Don't panic if you didn't get one. Individual tickets to all Club Pass Series shows will be available at the door for $20-$25 per person per show (they are not available in advance). Entry to all Club Pass Series shows is first-come, first-served with the Pass or tickets purchased at the door, so having a Pass doesn't give you preference in getting in (as long as you're in line with the rest of us...).

The Festival’s complete 9-day lineup will be announced March 20. In other XRIJF news, XRIJF also announced that Steve Martin will be doing a 4:00 pm matinee in addition to his sold out show on Wednesday, June 27th. Tickets for that go on sale on Friday.

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

Houston Person Quartet coming to Exodus to Jazz on February 11th

Houston Person imageHouston Person has been to Rochester (and Exodus to Jazz before) and now returns on Saturday, February 11th for a concert in the ETJ series. As Exodus To Jazz promoter José DaCosta wrote in his press release Houston Person is returnign to Rochester "with the Boss Tenor crown firmly positioned in its rightful place . . . on his head." Person has recorded more than seventy-five albums as a bandleader on the Prestige, Westbound, Mercury, Savoy, Muse, and most recently HighNote labels. He has recorded with Charles Brown, Bill Charlap, Charles Earland, Lena Horne, Etta Jones, Lou Rawls, Horace Silver, Dakota Staton, Billy Butler, Richard "Groove" Holme among others.

Houston Person will be appearing with his quartet of John di Martino, Chip White and Nat Reeves. Pianist DiMartino has performed with Kenny Burrell, Pat Martino, James Moody and Eddie Gomez among others and has accompanied top-tier vocalists including Freddie Cole, Jon Hendricks, Diane Schuur and Billy Eckstine. DiMartino is also active on the world music scene performing with Paquito D’Rivera, Bakithi Kumalo, Giovanni Hidalgo, Bobby Sanabria and legendary percussionist Patato Valdez. Drummer Chip White has been Houston Person’s regular drummer for quite awhile and in addition to leading his own groups, has performed with other prominent artists and group leaders including Carman McCrae, Candido, John Abercrombie, Frank Wess, Frank Foster, John Faddis, Chet Baker, Dave Liebman, James Moody, Enrico Rava, Jimmy McGriff, Mulgrew Miller, Benny Powell, Teddy Edwards, Irene Reid, and Savion Glover. Pianist Nat Reeves traveled with Sonny Stitt on his last tour in 1982 and later balancing touring with Jackie McLean and teaching. In 1994, Reeves began performing with Kenny Garrett. Reeves has also performed in groups with Pharoah Sanders, Harold Mabern, Pat Metheny, John Scofield, Curtis Fuller, Eddie Henderson and Benny Green.

This ETJ event will be at the Lutheran Church of the Reformation, with the concert beginning at 8:00 pm (it will include two one-hour sets). Doors will open at 7:00 pm. Tickets: Patron, $35 (includes a “Meet & Greet” with the quartet beginning at 7:00 pm); Premium Seating, $25; and General Admission, $20. Tickets are available at BrownPaperTickets.com and all Wegman's stores. Additionally, since it's mid-February, there is a “Bring Your Honey, Save Some Money” Valentine Special. Buy one ticket for yourself and save 50% on the ticket for your Valentine when two tickets are ordered at Brownpapertickets.com using the discount code: VALDAY2.

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

Jazz Around Town: Now that Spring is here...

OK, wishful thinking, but here's your live jazz in and around the ROC for the next seven days.

Thursday, February 2, 2011

  • Jazz & Wine Happy Hour with The Swooners @ Woodcliff Hotel & Spa, 5:00 pm
  • Jon Seiger and the All-Stars @ Market Cafe at Wegmans, Calkins Road in Henrietta, 5:30 pm
  • An Evening of Art and Jazz @ City Hall LInk Gallery & Atrium, 5:30 pm
  • The John Palocy Trio @ Bistro 135, 6:00 pm
  • Joe Santora Trio with Emily Kirchoff @ Michael's Valley Grill, 7:00 pm
  • Annie Wells with Phil Marshall, Jon Gary, Ken Frank, Rich Thompson, Jenna Wientraub and Stephanie Sacco @ Little Theatre Cafe, 7:30 pm
  • Fred Costello & Roger Eckers Duo @ Portobello, 1369 Pittsford-Mendon Rd., 7:30 pm
  • Ben Bishop, Jeff Mcleod & John Fatum @ Abbott’s Downtown, 8:00 pm
  • Dave Rivello Ensemble @ Village Rock Cafe, E. Rochester, 9:00 pm

Friday, February 3, 2011

  • Johnny Matt Band @ Wegmans-Eastway, 5:30 pm
  • Bobby DiBaudo Duo @ Bistro 135, 5:00 pm
  • Uptown Groove @ Prosecco Italian Restaurant & Bar, 1550 Route 332, Farmington, 6:00 pm
  • Gap Mangione and Friday Night Jazz group @ Temple Beth El, 6:00 pm
  • Joe Santora Trio with Emily Kirchoff @ Michael's Valley Grill, 7:00 pm
  • Ted Nicolosi & Shared Genes @ Pultneyville Grill, 4135 Mill St Williamson, 7:00 pm
  • Tia Fuller @ 42nd Annual Penfield Jazz Fund Raiser Concerts, Penfield High School, 7:30 pm (more info on Penfield's website) (Choice Concert on City)
  • Soul Express @ Woodcliff Hotel & Spa, 7:30 pm
  • Mark Cassara @ Bistro 135, 8:00 pm
  • Stringplicity @ Little Theatre Cafe, 8:30 pm

Saturday, February 4, 2011

  • Ted Nicolosi & Shared Genes @ Jasmine's Asian Fusion, 6:30 pm
  • Madeline Forster @ Bistro 135, 7:00 pm
  • El Rojo Jazz @ Lemoncello, 7:00 pm
  • Tia Fuller @ 42nd Annual Penfield Jazz Fund Raiser Concerts, Penfield High School, 7:30 pm 
  • Gap Mangione New Blues Band @ Horizons Lounge at Woodcliff Hotel & Spa, 8:30 pm
  • Sofrito @ Little Theatre Cafe, 8:30 pm
  • East End Jazz Boys @ Havana Moes, 9:30 pm

Sunday, February 5, 2012

  • Bill Slater Solo Piano (Brunch) @ Woodcliff Hotel, call for time
  • Red Carpet Sundays Networking Event (with live jazz) @ Memorial Art Gallery, 6:00 pm
  • Anthony Gianovola @ Lemoncello, 6:00 pm
  • Captain Marvel @ Prosecco Italian Restaurant & Bar, 6:00 pm

Monday, February 6, 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
  • Russell Fielder Trio @ Little Theatre Cafe, 7:30 pm

Tuesday, February 7, 2012

  • Chris Potter Guitar Duo @ Bistro 135, 6:00 pm
  • White Hots & Tina Albright @ Monroe's Restaurant, 7:00 pm
  • The Westside Jazz Quintet @ Tala Vera Cantina, 7:30 pm

Wednesday, February 8, 2012

  • El Rojo Jazz @ Bistro 135, 6:00 pm
  • Greg Chako @ Lemoncello, 6:00 pm
  • Robert Chevrier @ Pomodoro Monroe Avenue, 6:30 pm
  • The Wee Trio @ Cox Hall, Roberts Wesleyan College, 6:30 pm (Ron Netsky profile in City)
  • Paradigm Shift @ Pomodoro's Grill & Wine Bar (University Ave.), 7:30 pm
  • Coffee Wachala Duo @ LIttle Theatre Cafe, 7:30 pm

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

  • Exodus to Jazz Presents Houston Person Quartet @ Lutheran Church of the Reformation, Saturday, February 11, 8:00 pm (two 1-hour sets)
  • Jimmy Heath Big Band A Jazz Masterpiece: Four Black Immortals: In tribute to Paul Robeson, Jackie Robinson, Malcolm X, Martin Luther King Jr. Composed by Ernie Wilkins with narration by Camille Yarbrough and performed with 16 Strings and the A.R.C. Choir @ Auditorium Theatre, 885 E. Main St., Friday, February 17th, 8:00 pm (more info at Facebook Event or Ticketmaster.com) added image
  • Hunt Real Estate Art of Jazz Series presents Enrico Rava Tribe @ Albright-Knox Gallery, Buffalo, Sunday, February 26, 3:00 pm
  • Exodus to Jazz presents 480East @ Water Street Music Hall, Thursday, March 8th, 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.