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Jazz Around Town: There's definitely jazz where I'm at, but there's plenty in Rochester, too...

jazz club signIf you're following my travels, I'm now in Chicago after a week with my father in Kansas. Now at a legal conference for a few days and then some R&R here in the Windy City. Hope to catch something so watch for a "Live Shot"... Here are the listings for the next seven days of live jazz in Rochester.

Thursday, March 29, 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
  • Michael Vidala Trio @ Bistro 135, 6:00 pm
  • Bob Henley @ Prosecco Italian Restaurant & Bar, 6:00 pm
  • Joe Santora Trio with Emily Kirchoff @ Michael's Valley Grill, 7:00 pm
  • Amanda Montone Duo @ Lemoncello, 7:00 pm
  • Eros Guitar Duo @ Rabbit Room Restaurant, 7:00 pm
  • Spotlight on Faculty Concert Series “Jazz it Up” with Maria Battista-Hancock, vocals, Bill Tiberio, saxophone, Bernie Heveron, bass, Rich Felice @ Hochstein Performance Hall, 7:00pm
  • The Djangoners @ Little Theatre Cafe, 7:30 pm
  • Russell Scarbrough Big Band @ Tala Vera Cantina, 8:00 pm

Friday, March 30, 2012

  • Tinted Image @ Bistro 135, 6:00 pm
  • Crescent City Connection @ Groove Juice Swing's 2nd Annual Masquerade Ball, Tango Cafe Dance Studio (3rd Fl Ballroom), 389 Gregory St.,  7:00-11:00 pm
  • Ted Nicolosi and Shared Genes @ Pultneyville Grill, 4135 Mill St Williamson, 7:00 pm
  • Joe Santora Trio with Emily Kirchoff @ Michael's Valley Grill, 7:00 pm
  • Music of Wayne Shorter, Last Friday Heritage Jazz Series presented by Dr. Carl Atkins with his band Culture Clash @ Baobab Cultural Center, 7:00 pm
  • Soul Express @ Woodcliff Hotel & Spa, 7:30 pm
  • Cornell Concert Series presents The Bad Plus @ Barnes Hall, Cornell University, Ithaca, 8:00 pm
  • Bob Sneider Trio @ Tala Vera Cantina, 8:00 pm
  • Madeline Forster @ Little Theatre Cafe, 8:30 pm

Saturday, March 31, 2012

  • Uptown Groove @ Bistro 135, 6:00 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
  • Al Chez and the Brothers of Funk Big Band with the Greece Athena High School Jazz Ensemble @ Athena Performing Arts Center, 800 Long Pond Rd., 7:00 pm (Tickets can be purchased at the door, or you can contact Brian King at 585-966-4366 in the high school music office)
  • Holiday @ Prosecco Italian Restaurant & Bar, 7:00 pm
  • Tinted Image @ Woodcliff Hotel & Spa, 7:30 pm
  • Lorraine Desmarais with the New jazz Ensemble, Dave Rivello, Dir. (Women in Music Festival) @ Kilbourn Hall, ESM, 8:00 pm (Ron Netsky profile in City)
  • Zack & Lacey @ Lemoncello, 8:00 pm
  • East End Jazz Boys @ Havana Moes, 9:30 pm

Sunday, April 1, 2012

  • Bill Slater Solo Piano (Brunch) @ Woodcliff Hotel & Spa, call for info
  • Tony Caramia: A Jazzy Celebration of Spring @ First Presbyterian Church of Pittsford, 21 Church St., Pittsford, 3:00 pm

Monday, April 2, 2012

  • The Westview Project @ Woodcliff Hotel & Spa, 5:30 pm
  • Mark Bader @ Bistro 135, 5:30 pm
  • Nate Rawl's Group @ Little Theatre Cafe, 7:30 pm (please note this may have changed, but as of my posting there was no April schedule for Little).

Tuesday, April 3, 2012

  • Tinted Image @ Woodcliff Hotel & Spa, 5:30 pm

Wednesday, April 4, 2012

  • Soul Express @ Bistro 135, 6:00 pm
  • Norman Tibbils @ Lemoncello, 8:00 pm 
  • Paradigm Shift @ Pomodoro's Grill & Wine Bar (University Ave.), 7:30 pm
  • Open Jam with the King Bees @ Beale Street Cafe, 7:30 pm
  • Margaret Explosion @ Little Theatre Cafe, 7:30 pm (subject to change when April schedule is posted by Little)
  • Bob Sneider Guitar Night (Bob with a number of Rochester's young guitar talent) @ Tala Vera Cantina, 8:00 pm

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

  • 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
  • Exodus to Jazz presents Eric Person & Metamorphosis @ Lutheran Church of the Reformation, Saturday, May 5th, 8:00 pm
  • Monroe Community College Jazz Festival with Wycliffe Gordon @ MCC, Wednesday, May 9th, at 7:30 pm
  • 1032K (Frank Lacy, trombone; Kevin Ray, bass; and Andrew Drury, drums) @ Tala Vera Cantina, Monday, May 14, 8:00 pm
  • Seventh Annual "Art Loves Jazz 2012", a gala fundraising event to benefit Jazz90.1 @ Artisan Works, Thursday May 24th, 6:30-9:30 pm

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

 

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

Jazz Around Town: You don't have to wait until June 22nd for live jazz in Rochester

jazz signSupport your local jazz men & women the other 356 days of the year!  I am writing this from Kansas, where I'm visiting my father and, believe it or not, it's actually warmer where you are! I packed for warm and it's in the 50s here, but will be up around 80 by the time I leave for Chicago next week (where next week's post will be written). So... in addition to my travelogue you get listings for the live jazz for the next seven days in Rochester:

Thursday, March 22, 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
  • Joe Santora Trio with Emily Kirchoff @ Michael's Valley Grill, 7:00 pm
  • Lisa Winter Duo @ Lemoncello, 7:00 pm
  • The Djangoners @ Little Theatre Cafe, 7:30 pm
  • Mark Cassara @ Pane Vino, 8:30 pm
  • Dave Rivello Ensemble @ Village Rock Cafe, 9:00 pm

Friday, March 23, 2012

  • Ann Mitchell Trio @ Wegman's Cafe, Mt. Read Blvd., 5:00 pm
  • Katie Ernst Quartet & Alexa Tarantino Trio @ Jazz for Justice Benefit at the Harro East, 6:00 pm (click on the image in center column for more information)
  • Bobby DiBaudo Trio @ Bistro 135, 6:00 pm
  • Cousin Vinny @ Perlo's Italian Grill, 202 North Washington St., E. Rochester, 6:30 pm
  • Ted Nicolosi and Shared Genes @ PRIME Steakhouse, Webster, 7:00 pm
  • Joe Santora Trio with Emily Kirchoff @ Michael's Valley Grill, 7:00 pm
  • The Cool Jazz Club @ Prosecco Italian Restaurant & Bar, 7:00 pm
  • Ted Taforo, jazz saxophone (Student Degree Recital) @ Eastman School of Music, Howard Hanson Hall, 7:00 pm
  • Amanda Montone Jazz Trio @ Lemoncello, 7:00 pm
  • The Mambo Kings @ SUNY Brockport-Tower Fine Arts Gallery, 7:30 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
  • The Swooners @ Bistro 135, 8:00 pm
  • Madeline Forster @ Little Theatre Cafe, 8:30 pm
  • Danny Ziemann, jazz bass (Student Degree Recital) @ Eastman School of Music, Howard Hanson Hall, 9:00 pm

Saturday, March 24, 2012

  • Ted Nicolosi and Shared Genes @ Glengarry Inn at Eagle Vale, 4400 Nine Mile Point Road, Rt 250 Fairport, 6:30 pm
  • Cousin Vinny @ Perlo's Italian Grill, 202 North Washington St., E. Rochester, 6:30 pm
  • Katie Ernst with Chris Teal and Reuben Allen @ Bistro 135, 7:00 pm
  • The Westview Project with Doug Stone @ The Brighton Restaurant, East Ave., 7:00 pm
  • Soul Express @ Prosecco Italian Restaurant & Bar, 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
  • The Meta Accord @ Beale Street Cafe, Webster, 7:30 pm
  • Wachala & Coffey Jazz Duo @ Lemoncello, 8:00 pm
  • Kinloch Nelson with Peter Kodzas & Bob Sneider @ Tango Cafe, 8:00 pm
  • Will McKenna, jazz saxophone (Student Degree Recital) @ Eastman School of Music, Main Building 120, 9:00 pm
  • The Judah Sealy Band @ Tala Vera Cantina, 9:00 pm
  • East End Jazz Boys @ Havana Moes, 9:30 pm

Sunday, March 25, 2012

  • Bill Slater Solo Piano (Brunch) @ Woodcliff Hotel & Spa, call for info
  • Iced Chill @ Prosecco Italian Restaurant & Bar, 5:00 pm

Monday, March 26, 2012

  • Gap Mangione & The Solo Piano Series @ Woodcliff Hotel & Spa, 5:30 pm
  • Mark Bader @ Bistro 135, 5:30 pm
  • Anthony Giannavola @ Beale Street Cafe (South Ave.), 6:00 pm 
  • Nate Rawl's Group @ Little Theatre Cafe, 7:30 pm

Tuesday, March 27, 2012

  • Tinted Image @Woodcliff Hotel & Spa, 5:30 pm
  • Ted Nicolosi & Shared Genes @ Bistro 135, 6:00 pm
  • Scott Krier @ Prosecco Italian Restaurant & Bar, 7:00 pm
  • Dick Stacy (City of Rochester Ballroom Dance Series) @ Edgerton Community Center, 7:30 pm
  • Eastman Chamber Jazz @ Kilbourn Hall, 8:00 pm

Wednesday, March 28, 2012

  • El Rojo Jazz @ Bistro 135, 6:00 pm
  • Joe Galusha Trio @ Prosecco Italian Restaurant & Bar, 6:00 pm
  • Anthony Giannavola @ Lemoncello, 6:00 pm 
  • Paradigm Shift @ Pomodoro's Grill & Wine Bar (University Ave.), 7:30 pm
  • Margaret Explosion @ Little Theatre Cafe, 7:30 pm
  • Rick Holland Evan Dobbins Little Big Band @ Tala Vera Cantina, 8:00 pm

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

  • Cornell Concert Series presents The Bad Plus @ Barnes Hall, Cornell University, Ithaca, Friday, March 30, 8:00 pm
  • Crescent City Connection @ Groove Juice Swing's 2nd Annual Masquerade Ball, Tango Cafe Dance Studio (3rd Fl Ballroom), 389 Gregory St., Friday, March 30, 7:00-11:00 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
  • Exodus to Jazz presents Eric Person & Metamorphosis @ Lutheran Church of the Reformation, Saturday, May 5th, 8:00 pm
  • Monroe Community College Jazz Festival with Wycliffe Gordon @ MCC, Wednesday, May 9th, at 7:30 pm
  • Seventh Annual "Art Loves Jazz 2012", a gala fundraising event to benefit Jazz90.1 @ Artisan Works, Thursday May 24th, 6:30-9:30 pm

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

 

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

XRIJF: First glance at the grid ... This is going to be good!

XRIJF logoThis morning, before the assembled "throng" of media types, John Nugent and Marc Iacona revealed the lineup of artists, new venue and other changes for the 11th edition of the Rochester International Jazz Festival, June 22-30. At least for me, this year's schedule is chock full of must sees and new artists who I'd love an opportunity to hear (Nugent's "it's not who you know, it's who you don't know..." effect kicking in). Good thing I'm planning on taking the week off for a change!  New this year is a smart-phone app that will appear some time in May and a new Club Pass venue Hatch Recital Hall in the Eastman School of Music, which will feature all-acoustic solo and duo performances. The lineup at Kilbourn Hall is full of must sees for me, so you know where I'll likely be each afternoon—waiting in line for the first show with a beer. Over the 9 days of the festival, XRIJF will present more than 1000 musicians, performing in more than 300 concerts at eighteen venues in and around Gibbs ("Jazz") Street.  

To kick off Jazz@Rochester's coverage I was going to take a look at the "grid," in broad strokes, and lay out some of my picks and "must sees" early, and I did draft one over the course of the past hour, but the computer gods had different plans (I'm having an annoying problem with random reboots that lost the whole thing) and it all disappeared in a puff of electrons. So, as I only had a short bit of time to do it (I have a flight tomorrow at 6am), I'm going to hold off and point you to the XRIJF redesigned site listings, which can be configured in different ways, such as a list of the artists with links to their bio and other information, or in a day-by-day lineup. Check it out there and then come back here later for more.

Later I'll do my traditional posts setting out my jazz itinerary for each day of XRIJF, filling out the info available at least on my "picks," which are admittedly idiosyncratic. I'll have lots of other coverage as well, including the "tweets" of artists who are appearing (see the Jazz@Rochester on Twitter tab, I'll be adding the list to the widget soon and building a list of the artists who tweet as I find them).

It's gonna be a great time June 22-30. Hope to see you there!  Tomorrow, however, you'll get listings that are closer to "home," the live jazz in and around Rochester Thursday through next Wednesday.

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

Live Shots: XRIJF Lineup Announcement ...

Marc Iacona sets out the changes to venues, street closings for the 2012 Xerox Rochester International Jazz Festival....

John Nugent showing off the grid ... The lineup is killer!

The band Newt doing a wee bit o'jazz for the folks live from Scotland....

Queen Latifah is the last "reveal" headliner on June 23rd...

More later about the lineup for the 11th year of XRIJF and, of course, you can get more info on the lineup at the XRIJF website (and on all of the TV and other news outlets...they're all here).

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

Jazz Around Town: It's getting hot in here... well hotter than usual

Jazz 1 way imageCan you say 70 degrees? What's it gonna be when XRIJF rolls around? Still waiting for enough snow to use up the rest of the driveway plowing I bought and paid for... Not! Hey, the Jazz90.1 spring membership campaign has begun. Now is the time to renew your membership or become a brand new member to keep the jazz going on Jazz90.1 radio and jazz901.org. Here is your live jazz for the next seven (warming) days in Rochester:

Thursday, March 15, 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 Hanley @ Prosecco Italian Restaurant & Bar, 6:00 pm
  • Joe Santora Trio with Emily Kirchoff @ Michael's Valley Grill, 7:00 pm
  • The Djangoners @ Little Theatre Cafe, 7:30 pm
  • Simon Fletcher Trio @ Tala Vera Cantina, 8:00 pm 
  • Todd East & Friends @ Pane Vino, 8:30 pm

Friday, March 16, 2012

  • Jazz90.1 Presents Semi-Annual Open House @ Jazz 90.1 Studios, Greece Olympia High School, 1139 Maiden Lane, Greece, 5:00-7:00 pm
  • Bobby DiBaudo Trio @ Bistro 135, 6:00 pm
  • Jazz At The M.A.G. with Stephane Wrembel @ Memorial Art Gallery, 6:00 pm
  • Ted Nicolosi and Shared Genes @ Pultneyville Grill, 4135 Mill St Williamson, 7:00 pm
  • The Westview Project with Doug Stone @ Pomodoro Grill & Wine Bar, 7:00 pm
  • Joe Santora Trio with Emily Kirchoff @ Michael's Valley Grill, 7:00 pm
  • Four on the Floor Jazz @ Prosecco Italian Restaurant & Bar, 7:00 pm
  • Friday Jazz: Steve Greene with The White Hots @ Immanuel Baptist Church, Park Ave., Rochester, 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
  • David Benoit @ Buffalo State College, Performing Arts Center at Rockwell Hall, 8:00 pm
  • Todd East & Friends @ Bistro 135, 8:00 pm
  • "Jazzography" with the Rod Blumenau Quartet @ Ingle Auditorium, RIT, 8:00 pm
  • Carton Wilcox LIVE presents bassist Rishon Odel @ Tala Vera Cantina, 8:00 pm
  • Madeline Forster @ Little Theatre Cafe, 8:30 pm
  • Craid Snyder Fusion Group with Lastnote @ Lovin Cup, 9:00 pm

Saturday, March 17, 2012

  • Bob Sneider Trio @ Bistro 135, 6:00 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
  • The Westview Project with Doug Stone @ Pomodoro Grill & Wine Bar, 7:00 pm
  • Jive Street Five @ Monroe's, 3001 Monroe Ave. in Pittsford, 7:00 pm added image
  • Fred Costello & Roger Eckers Duo @ Charley Brown's Restaurant, Penfield, 7:30 pm
  • Tinted Image @ Woodcliff Hotel & Spa, 7:30 pm
  • The Jimmie Highsmith Experience @ Tala Vera Cantina, 8:00 pm
  • The White Hots @ Lemoncello, 8:00 pm
  • East End Jazz Boys @ Havana Moes, 9:30 pm
  • Oh yeah, Éirinn go Brách!

Sunday, March 18, 2012

  • Bill Slater Solo Piano (Brunch) @ Woodcliff Hotel & Spa, call for info
  • Captain Marvel @ Prosecco Italian Restaurant & Bar, 5:00 pm
  • The Meta Accord @ Beale Street Cafe, 7:00 pm
  • Aaron Staebell/Bill Tiberio Experimental Jazz Combo @ Spot Coffee, 7:00 pm

Monday, March 19, 2012

  • Bobby DiBaudo @ Woodcliff Hotel & Spa, 5:30 pm
  • Mark Bader @ Bistro 135, 5:30 pm
  • Anthony Giannavola @ Beale Street Cafe (South Ave.), 6:00 pm 
  • Flower City Jazz Society presents Jon Seiger & the All Stars @ Green Lantern Inn, One East Church St, Fairport, 6:30pm
  • Nate Rawl's Group @ Little Theatre Cafe, 7:30 pm

Tuesday, March 20, 2012

  • XRIJF Lineup Announcement Press Conference (this one's invitation only, but will be broadcast live Jazz90.1, 11:00 a.m. (yours truly will be there, so you may even see a "Live Shot" here)
  • Ethan Helm, jazz saxophone (Student Degree Recital) @ Eastman East Wing Hatch Recital Hall, 3:30 pm
  • Jeannie Little, trombone (Student Degree Recital) @ Kilbourn Hall, 3:30 pm
  • Tinted Image @Woodcliff Hotel & Spa, 5:30 pm
  • Eros Guitar Duo @ Bistro 135, 6:00 pm
  • Alex Kovik Jazz Trio @ Prosecco Italian Restaurant & Bar, 7:00 pm
  • Alex Dugdale, jazz saxophone (Student Degree Recital) @ Eastman East Wing Hatch Recital Hall, 7:00 pm
  • Gateswingers (City of Rochester Ballroom Dance Series) @ Edgerton Community Center, 7:30 pm
  • Paulo Perfeito, jazz trombone (Student Degree Recital) @ Eastman East Wing Hatch Recital Hall, 9:00 pm

Wednesday, March 21, 2012

  • Todd East @ Bistro 135, 6:00 pm
  • Marco Amadio @ Prosecco Italian Restaurant & Bar, 6:00 pm
  • Anthony Giannavola @ Lemoncello, 6:00 pm 
  • Paradigm Shift @ Pomodoro's Grill & Wine Bar (University Ave.), 7:30 pm
  • Margaret Explosion @ Little Theatre Cafe, 7:30 pm
  • Rick Holland Evan Dobbins Little Big Band @ Tala Vera Cantina, 8:00 pm

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

  • 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
  • Crescent City Connection @ Groove Juice Swing's 2nd Annual Masquerade Ball, Tango Cafe Dance Studio (3rd Fl Ballroom), 389 Gregory St., Friday, March 30, 7:00-11:00 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
  • Exodus to Jazz presents Eric Person & Metamorphosis @ Lutheran Church of the Reformation, Saturday, May 5th, 8:00 pm
  • Monroe Community College Jazz Festival with Wycliffe Gordon @ MCC, Wednesday, May 9th, at 7:30 pm
  • Seventh Annual "Art Loves Jazz 2012", a gala fundraising event to benefit Jazz90.1 @ Artisan Works, Thursday May 24th, 6:30-9:30 pm

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

 

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

Jazz Around Town: Warming up weather-wise and jazzwise as well....

Geez, it's here already? The Xerox Rochester International Jazz Festival's 2012 lineup will be announced on March 20th. I'll be traveling the next day, but will get out as much about it as I can from the press conference itself and thereafter. Planning on taking the whole week off this time, so will be hoping to bring you more from the festival this year. Well, here are the next seven days of live jazz in and around Rochester:

Thursday, March 8, 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 Hanley @ Prosecco Italian Restaurant & Bar, 6:00 pm
  • Joe Santora Trio with Emily Kirchoff @ Michael's Valley Grill, 7:00 pm
  • Steve Bartolotta @ Lemoncello, 7:00 pm
  • The Steve Green Trio @ Roncone's Restaurant, 232 Lyell Avenue, Rochester, 7:00 pm
  • The Djangoners @ Little Theatre Cafe, 7:30 pm
  • Exodus to Jazz presents Four80East with Paradigm Shift @ Water Street Music Hall, Thursday, March 8th, 8:00 pm (new date and venue)
  • The Uprising: Anti-Bullying Awareness Concert featuring Tivoli Skye, The Swooners @ Lovin' Cup, 8:00 pm

Friday, March 9, 2012

  • Bobby DiBaudo Trio @ Bistro 135, 5:00 pm
  • Ted Nicolosi and Shared Genes @ Prime Steak House 42 E Main St Webster, 6:30 pm
  • Ryan T Carey @ Thali of India, 7:00 pm
  • Joe Santora Trio with Emily Kirchoff @ Michael's Valley Grill, 7:00 pm
  • Jive Street Five @ Prosecco Italian Restaurant & Bar, 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
  • Todd East & Friends @ Bistro 135, 8:00 pm
  • The Meta Accord @ Pub 511, 8:00 pm
  • Holiday @ Lemoncello, 8:00 pm
  • Madeline Forster @ Little Theatre Cafe, 8:30 pm
  • The Po’ Boys Brass Band @ Sticky Lips BBQ Juke Joint, 9:30 pm

Saturday, March 10, 2012

  • Jazz90.1 Presents Annual Pancake Breakfast @ Greece Olympia High School, 10:00 am–1:00 pm
  • Mark Cassara "Just for Dinner" @ Bistro 135, 6:00 pm
  • Gap Mangione & The New Big Band @ Highland Hospital Gala 2012 at Riverside Convention Center, 6:00 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
  • The Westview Project with Doug Stone @ Pomodoro Grill & Wine Bar, 7:00 pm
  • Shades of Blue @ Prosecco Italian Restaurant & Bar, 7:00 pm
  • Fred Costello & Roger Eckers Duo @ Charley Brown's Restaurant, Penfield, 7:30 pm
  • Bobby DiBaudo Band @ Woodcliff Hotel & Spa, 7:30 pm
  • East End Jazz Boys @ Havana Moes, 9:30 pm

Sunday, March 11, 2012

  • Bill Slater Solo Piano (Brunch) @ Woodcliff Hotel & Spa, call for info
  • Iced Chill @ Prosecco Italian Restaurant & Bar, 5:00 pm

Monday, March 12, 2012

  • Brad Batz Band @ Woodcliff Hotel & Spa, 5:30 pm
  • Mark Bader @ Bistro 135, 5:30 pm
  • Anthony Giannavola @ Beale Street Cafe (South Ave.), 6:00 pm added image
  • Nate Rawl's Group @ Little Theatre Cafe, 7:30 pm

Tuesday, March 13, 2012

  • Tinted Image @Woodcliff Hotel & Spa, 5:30 pm
  • Ted Nicolosi & Shared Genes @ Bistro 135, 6:00 pm
  • 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, 7:00 pm
  • Scott Krier on Piano @ Prosecco Italian Restaurant & Bar, 7:00 pm
  • White Hots & Tina Albright @ Monroe's Restaurant, 7:00 pm
  • Bob Ames (City of Rochester Ballroom Dance Series) @ Edgerton Community Center, 7:30 pm

Wednesday, March 14, 2012

  • El Rojo Jazz The Westview Project @ Bistro 135, 6:00 pm
  • Jon Greeno Jazz Trio @ Prosecco Italian Restaurant & Bar, 6:00 pm
  • Anthony Giannavola @ Lemoncello, 6:00 pm added image
  • Paradigm Shift @ Pomodoro's Grill & Wine Bar (University Ave.), 7:30 pm
  • Margaret Explosion @ Little Theatre Cafe, 7:30 pm
  • Rick Holland Evan Dobbins Little Big Band @ Tala Vera Cantina, 8:00 pm

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

  • "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
  • Crescent City Connection @ Groove Juice Swing's 2nd Annual Masquerade Ball, Tango Cafe Dance Studio (3rd Fl Ballroom), 389 Gregory St., Friday, March 30, 7:00-11:00 pm added image
  • 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
  • Exodus to Jazz presents Eric Person & Metamorphosis @ Lutheran Church of the Reformation, Saturday, May 5th, 8:00 pm
  • Monroe Community College Jazz Festival with Wycliffe Gordon @ MCC, Wednesday, May 9th, at 7:30 pm

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

 

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Exodus to Jazz brings Four80East to new venue ... March 8th at Water Street

480East photoLed by co-founders Rob DeBoer and Tony Grace, Toronto-based Four80East makes their highly anticipated return to the Exodus To Jazz series. With a heavy-groove sound characterized by distinctive melodies, their sound "lies at the forefront of what has been called the nu jazz movement—taking the best of contemporary jazz and pop styles and aligning them to produce an improvisational dance-infused sound." In addition to garnering a Smooth Jazz Awards nomination—“Best International Group”—the group was honored by being invited to perform at the Smooth Jazz Awards ceremony in October 2010. 480East draws from a variety of sources, including found sounds, field recordings and sound effects.

Opening for Four80East are my buddies in Paradigm Shift with their signature groove jazz sound. This group of leader/guitarist Mel Henderson, keyboardist Gerry Youngman bringing that B3 sound, and always inventive drummer Sean Jefferson. Paradigm Shift maintains an active national and international touring schedule, as well as playing all over our area and Western New York.

Based on feedback from a survey of Exodus To Jazz patrons, ETJ is focusing on trying to match each group to a venue that has the best acoustic characteristics for the group. With this as a guide the next ETJ season (September 2012 to May 2013), will see three of the twelve concerts at the Water Street Music Hall, three at the Hochstein Performance Hall, and six at the Lutheran Church of the Reformation. This will be the inaugural concert at Water Street.

Here are the particulars:

  • Date: Thursday, March 8, 2012
  • Time: 7:00PM-Doors open for a "Meet & Greet", with Paradigm Shift at 7:30 pm and two sets of Four80East at 8:30 and 9:50pm
  • Tickets: Patron,$35 with Reserved mezzanine seating and "Meet & Greet" reception beginning at 7:00PM; Premium, $25 with Reserved theatre seating on lower level closest to the stage; and General Admission, $20 on Lower level standing room behind the Premium section. Tickets are available at all Wegmans stores, online at BrownPaperTickets.com and at the door the night of the concert, beginning 7:00pm.

Here's a taste....

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