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Exodus to Jazz closes out this season with Eric Person & Metamorphosis on Saturday

Eric Person saxIn the final concert of the Winter-Spring season, Exodus To Jazz will be presenting saxophonist Eric Person and his electric, rhythm & groove project Metamorphosis on Saturday, May 5th at the Lutheran Church of the Reformation at 8:00pm. Person will be joined by keyboardist Adam Klipple, bassist Adam Armstrong and drummer Shinnosuke Takahashi. Person has been on the ETJ stage before with his Meta-Four band, joined by saxophone great Houston Person (no relation). 

Eric Person has been described on JazzReview.com as a “one of the best alto & soprano saxophonists working today.” Person has produced eight discs as a leader and is in high demand as a sideman, working with Dave Holland, Chico Hamilton, McCoy Tyner, and John Hicks and the World Saxophone Quarteta among others. He is also in demand on the rock, funk and world music scenes, where he has performed with Vernon Reid, Ben Harper, Ofra Haza and Bootsy Collins to name but a few.

The Lutheran Church of the Reformation is at 111 N. Chestnut St., Rochester. Doors open at 7:00 pm with the concert starting at 8:00 pm. Tickets: Patron-$35 (includes 7:00pm reception and signed poster); Premium seating-$25; General admission-$20. Tickets are available at the door, at all Wegmans Stores until 4:00 pm Friday, May 4th and online at Brownpapertickets.com until 4:00 pm the night of the performance. Call (585) 733-7685 or visit the ETJ website. Feel free join the Exodus To Jazz “End of Season” after party at Henry B’s Restaurant on East Avenue following the concert. Just mention Exodus To Jazz to partake of the cocktail and food specials for concert-goers. 

Jazz@Rochester is a sponsor of the Exodus to Jazz series. It has been a great season and I for one am looking forward to the Fall when ETJ returns. Hope to see you on Saturday!

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

Jazz Around Town: The live jazz listings for the next seven days...

USO Quintet at ETJThere is a lot to check out this week. I'm looking forward to Tom Hampson's talk tomorrow night on the 1950s jazz scene at the Library. Heard about Gary Versace's B-3 gig on Saturday only today, but just in time (thanks, Mike).

Thursday, April 26, 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, 6:00 pm
  • Rochester Historical Society presents "Tom Hampson Remembers Rochester's 1950's Jazz Scenes," a talk featuring striking photographs of jazz artists in Rochester from the Paul Hoeffler Collection. Hosted by Derrick Lucas @ Rundel Memorial Library Building, 2nd Floor 115 South Avenue (lots of parking across the street), 7:00 pm
  • Anthony Gianovola Solo Guitar @ Lemoncello, 7:00 pm
  • Nazareth College Jazz Ensemble @ Nazareth College, Wilmot Recital Hall, 7:30 pm
  • The Bowties @ Little Theatre Cafe, 7:30 pm
  • Michael Vadala @ Tala Vera Cantina, 8:00 pm

Friday, April 27, 2012

  • Shades of Gray @ Bistro 135, 6:30 pm
  • Friday Jazz at Immanuel with Miche Fambro @ Immanuel Baptist Church, 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, 7:00 pm
  • Ryan T Carey @ Thali of India, 7:00 pm
  • Ted Nicolosi and Shared Genes @ Pultneyville Grill, 4135 Mill St., Williamson, 7:00 pm
  • Cool Club Jazz Quartet @ Lemoncello, 7:00 pm
  • Gap Mangione New Blues Band @ Woodcliff Hotel & Spa, 7:30 pm
  • The Gerry Nasca-John Montgomery-Dave Arenius Trio with Mike DiMartino @ Tala Vera Cantina, 8:00 pm
  • Uptown Groove @ Little Theatre Cafe, 8:30 pm
  • Carlton Wilcox LIVE @ Tala Vera Cantina, 9:00 pm

Saturday, April 28, 2012

  • Champagne featuring Willy O'Riley & Mark Bader @ Bistro 135, 6:00 pm
  • Ted Nicolosi and Shared Genes @ Glengarry Inn at Eagle Vale, 4400 Nine Mile Point Road, Rt 250 Fairport, 6:30 pm
  • Fred Costello & Roger Eckers Duo @ Charley Brown's Restaurant, 7:00 pm
  • Jon Greeno Jazz Trio @ Lemoncello, 7:00 pm
  • Tinted Image @ Woodcliff Hotel & Spa, 7:30 pm
  • The Westview Project with Doug Stone @ The Brighton Restaurant, 7:30 pm
  • Gary Versace (on the Hammond B-3) with Bob Sneider & Mike Melito @ Abbott's Downtown, 8:00 pm
  • Hunt Real Estate Art of Jazz Series presents Donald Harrison Quartet @ Albright-Knox Gallery, Buffalo, 8:00 pm
  • Bill Tiberio Band @ Tala Vera Cantina, 8:00 pm
  • Amanda Ashley @ Little Theatre Cafe, 8:30 pm
  • East End Jazz Boys @ Havana Moes, 9:30 pm

Sunday, April 29, 2012

  • Bill Slater Solo Piano (Brunch) @ Woodcliff Hotel & Spa, call for info
  • Greg Chako, jazz guitar (Student Degree Recital) @ Eastman School of Music, Howard Hanson Hall, 1:30 pm
  • New Energy Jazz Orchestra with Carl Atkins, Jon Kruger and David Gibson @ Ingle Auditorium at RIT, 3:00 pm added image
  • Carlton Wilcox Live @ Lovin' Cup, 6:00 pm
  • Captain Marvel @ Prosecco Italian Restaurant & Bar, 6:00 pm
  • Induction Ceremony and Music Gala for 2012 Inductees to Rochester Music Hall of Fame @ Kodak Hall at Eastman School of Music, 7:00 pm
  • Adrian DiMatteo, jazz guitar (Student Degree Recital) @ Kilbourn Hall, 9:00 pm
  • Bohemia (Gypsy jazz) @ Lovin' Cup, 9:30 pm

Monday, April 30, 2012 (International Jazz Day... yeah, I know I'm a slacker...)

  • Bob DiBaudo Duo @ Woodcliff Hotel & Spa, 5:30 pm
  • Mark Bader @ Bistro 135, 5:30 pm
  • Iced Chill @ Prosecco Italian Restaurant & Bar, 6:00 pm
  • Anthony Gianovola @ Beale Street Cafe, 7:00 pm
  • Musician Showcase @ Lemoncello, 7:30 pm

Tuesday, May 1, 2012

  • Tinted Image @ Woodcliff Hotel & Spa, 5:30 pm
  • Jim Nugent @ Bistro 135, 6:00 pm
  • Mark Bader @ Prosecco Italian Restaurant & Bar, 6:00 pm
  • Beau @ Lemoncello, 8:00 pm

Wednesday, May 2, 2012

  • Michael Vadala @ Bistro 135, 6:00 pm
  • Marco Amadio @ Prosecco Italian Restaurant & Bar, 6:00 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 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
  • Groove Juice Swing presents NYC's Gordon Webster CD Release Party @ Friday, May 11, Memorial Art Gallery, 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
  • An Evening of Art & Jazz with Tia Fuller, Wycliffe Gordon, Jimmie Highsmith Jr., Will Holton & Bobby Floyd (Benefit for the Advocacy Center) @ George Eastman House, Saturday, June 2nd, 6:00 to 11:00 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 of the venues 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.

Rochester Music Hall of Fame getting its gala induction thang goin on April 29th

ROCMHOF imageRochester Music Hall of Fame is having their first Induction Ceremony on April 29th at Kodak Hall at the Eastman Theatre. The gala event starts at 7:00 pm. 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; Cab Calloway; and Chuck Mangione.

English, Cornish, Strouse and Dwyer are all scheduled to perform, and Cab Calloway’s daughter, Cecilia, is going to perform and accept her father’s award. Felix Cavaliere, who was one of the other original Rascals, is reuniting with Cornish, and they will be performing together. Prime Time Funk is the house band and will be accompanying Cornish and Cavaliere as well as Cecilia Calloway. Gap Mangione's New Big Band will be playing a tribute to his brother's music. Mangione will be onstage as well. More detail if you click on the image (or the link in the right panel) and go to the Rochester Music Hall of Fame site to learn more about this long-overdue acknowledgment of the great musicians and the music that have always been a part of Rochester. 

It will be a night of many musical surprises! Tickets are $50 and $35 and available through their website, by calling the the RPO box office at 585-454-2100, and at all area Wegmans.

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

Jazz Around Town: As one door closes to jazz another opens ....

USO Quintet at ETJIt'll be impossible this week to beat last week's jazz experience, hanging with the Ulysses S. Owens Quintet before and after their incredible performance for Exodus to Jazz, but here are the live jazz listings for the next seven days. These include several at what I'm hearing is a "new" venue with some regular jazz gigs to replace the loss of Pomodoro's (only as a jazz venue for the time being, not as a restaurant), the Brighton Restaurant on East Ave., where local favorites Paradigm Shift kick off a regular gig tonight. [Update: I may have been premature on the loss of Pomodoro's as a venue, but would welcome someone from the Pomo restaurants letting me know what the deal is as I'm not seeing any listings for them.]

Thursday, April 19, 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
  • Sonny Brown Band @ Prosecco Italian Restaurant & Bar, 6:00 pm
  • Joe Santora Trio with Emily Kirchoff @ Michael's Valley Grill, 7:00 pm
  • The Mike Kaupa Trio Project @ Roncone's, 232 Lyell Ave., 7:00 pm
  • Anthony Gianovola Solo Guitar @ Lemoncello, 7:00 pm
  • The Bowties @ Little Theatre Cafe, 7:30 pm
  • The Uptown Groove @ The Brighton Restaurant, 8:00 pm
  • Dave Rivello Ensemble @ Village Rock (E. Rochester), 9:00 pm
  • Mark Cassara @ Pane Vino, call for time

Friday, April 20, 2012

  • Bobby DiBaudo Trio @ Bistro 135, 6:00 pm
  • Jive Street Five @ Prosecco Italian Restaurant & Bar, 6:00 pm
  • Steve Greene and Aleks Disljenkovic ("Two Magic Guitar Cats") @ Vino Lounge, 27 W. Main Street, Webster, 7:00 pm
  • Joe Santora Trio with Emily Kirchoff @ Michael's Valley Grill, 7:00 pm
  • Ryan T Carey @ Thali of India, 7:00 pm
  • Madeline Forster with John Nyerges, Dan Vitale, Chris Teal, and Tim Forster @ Woodcliff Hotel & Spa, 8:00 pm
  • Chris Wilson @ Lemoncello, 8:00 pm
  • Eastman Jazz Ensemble and New Jazz Ensemble @ Kilbourn Hall, 8:00 pm
  • SUNY Geneseo Monday Night Jazz Ensemble featuring Kiku Collins @ SUNY Geneseo, Wadsworth Auditorium, 8:00 pm
  • The Westview Project with Doug Stone @ Little Theatre Cafe, 8:30 pm
  • Carlton Wilcox LIVE @ Tala Vera Cantina, 9:00 pm

Saturday, April 21, 2012

  • Record Store Day Celebration of the Beloved Vinyl LP with music by Fugs/Holy Modal Rounder Peter Stampfel, art poetry and stories by Wammo, and a killer set from the Djangoners @ The Bop Shop, 9:00 am to 5:00 pm
  • Record Store Day at the Record Archive with Inner Loop, The Po' Boys Brass Band, Anonymous Willpower, The Driftwood Sailors, Revengineers, The Tombstone Hands @ Record Archive
  • Bob Sneider @ Bistro 135, 6:30 pm
  • Ted Nicolosi and Shared Genes Acoustic Alchemy Review @ Jasmine's Asian Fusion, 6:30 pm
  • Fred Costello & Roger Eckers Duo @ Charley Brown's Restaurant, 7:00 pm
  • Jive Street Five at Monroe's, 3001 Monroe Ave. (formerly the Spring House), 7:00 pm
  • Gap Mangione New Blues Band @ Woodcliff Hotel & Spa, 7:30 pm
  • Jam Level 3 @ Boulder Coffee (South Wedge), 8:00 pm
  • Amanda Ashley @ Little Theatre Cafe, 8:30 pm
  • The Jimmie Highsmith Experience @ Tala Vera Cantina, 9:00 pm
  • East End Jazz Boys @ Havana Moes, 9:30 pm

Sunday, April 22, 2012

  • Reuben Allen & Gabe Condon (Brunch) @ Next Door Bar & Grill, 10:30 am
  • Bill Slater Solo Piano (Brunch) @ Woodcliff Hotel & Spa, call for info
  • The Smugtown Stompers @ Lovin' Cup, 3:00 pm
  • Institute for Creative Music's "Blank Tape Series" featuring the Tomorrow Music Orchestra with encore by Quintopus @ Boulder Coffee (Brooks Ave.), 5:00 pm added image
  • "An Evening of Jazz with Dave Mancini and Friends" with Madeline Forster, Chet Catallo, John Nyerges, Peter Chwazik, and Lynn Ligammari @ Downstairs Cabaret Theatre (Winton Place location), 7:00 pm

Monday, April 23, 2012

  • The Westview Project @ Woodcliff Hotel & Spa, 5:30 pm
  • Mark Bader @ Bistro 135, 5:30 pm
  • Iced Chill @ Prosecco Italian Restaurant & Bar, 6:00 pm
  • Anthony Gianovola @ Beale Street Cafe, 7:00 pm
  • Calligraphy (Dave Chisolm with Noah Berman, Aaron Staebell, Mike Conrad and Ivan Trevino) @ The Bug Jar, 10:00 pm added image

Tuesday, April 24, 2012

  • Tinted Image @ Woodcliff Hotel & Spa, 5:30 pm
  • Jim Nugent @ Bistro 135, 6:00 pm
  • Scott Krier @ Prosecco Italian Restaurant & Bar, 6:00 pm
  • Beau @ Lemoncello, 8:00 pm
  • The Johnny Matt Band (City of Rochester Stardust Open Ballroom Dance Series) @ Edgerton Community Center, 7:30 pm
  • The Chris Hollywood Pro-Am Jam @ Abilene, 9:30 pm

Wednesday, April 25, 2012

  • El Rojo Jazz @ Bistro 135, 6:00 pm
  • Cool Club 3 @ Prosecco Italian Restaurant & Bar, 6:00 pm
  • Margaret Explosion @ Little Theatre Cafe, 7:30 pm
  • Paradigm Shift @ The Brighton RestaurantTala Vera Cantina, 8:00 pm
  • Iced Chill @ Lemoncello, 8:00 pm

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

  • Rochester Historical Society presents "Tom Hampson Remembers Rochester's 1950's Jazz Scenes," a talk featuring striking photographs of jazz artists in Rochester from the Paul Hoeffler Collection. Hosted by Derrick Lucas @ Rundel Memorial Library Building, 2nd Floor 115 South Avenue (lots of parking across the street), Thursday, April 26, 7:00 pm
  • The Gerry Nasca-John Montgomery-Dave Arenius Trio with Mike DiMartino @ Tala Vera Cantina, Friday, April 27th, 8:00 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
  • Groove Juice Swing presents NYC's Gordon Webster CD Release Party @ Friday, May 11, Memorial Art Gallery, 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
  • An Evening of Art & Jazz with Tia Fuller, Wycliffe Gordon, Jimmie Highsmith Jr., Will Holton & Bobby Floyd (Benefit for the Advocacy Center) @ George Eastman House, Saturday, June 2nd, 6:00 to 11:00 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: Going to a USO show and then some...

USO at ETJCasting about after Queen Latifah bowed out of the 2012 XRIJF, John Nugent and crew hit a home run and have now booked 2011 Best New Artist Grammy winner Esperanza Spaulding into the still open night at Eastman. While there's plenty of jazz around XRIJF on all nine days, it's nice to have at least one jazz act in the Big House.  

Highlight for me this week will be the Exodus To Jazz performance Saturday of the Ulysses S. Owens Quintet, featuring Christian McBride (image is from USO's performance here for ETJ a few years back).

Thursday, April 12, 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
  • Serge and Friends with Drew Moore & Steve Melcher @ Rabbit Room Restaurant, 6:00 pm
  • Joe Santora Trio with Emily Kirchoff @ Michael's Valley Grill, 7:00 pm
  • Anthony Gianovola @ Lemoncello, 7:00 pm
  • The Bowties @ Little Theatre Cafe, 7:30 pm
  • Dan & 9 @ Tala Vera, 8:00 pm

Friday, April 13, 2012

  • The Swooners @ Bistro 135, 6:00 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
  • Soul Express @ Woodcliff Hotel & Spa, 7:30 pm
  • Jazz and Beyond with the Paul Gaspar Trio @ Tala Vera Cantina, 8:00 pm
  • Eastman Jazz Lab Band @ Kilbourn Hall, 8:00 pm
  • The Westview Project with Doug Stone @ Little Theatre Cafe, 8:30 pm
  • Po' Boys Brass Band @ Pub 511, 9:30 pm

Saturday, April 14, 2012

  • The Westview Project @ Bistro 135, 6:30 pm
  • Ted Nicolosi and Shared Genes @ Jasmine's Asian Fusion, 6:30 pm
  • Fred Costello & Roger Eckers Duo @ Charley Brown's Restaurant, 7:00 pm
  • Marcelo Pinto (jazz piano, Student Degree Recital) @ ESM Main Building 120, 7:00 pm
  • Special Blend @ Woodcliff Hotel & Spa, 7:30 pm
  • Exodus to Jazz presents The Ulysses Owens Quintet (with Christian McBride, Marcus Printup, Christian Sands, & Jaleel Shaw) @ Hochstein School of Music Performance Hall, 8:00 pm (Ron Netsky's profile in City)
  • Cousin Vinny @ Corner Sports Bar, 8:00 pm
  • Mike Vadala @ Tala Vera Cantina, 8:00 pm
  • Amanda Ashley @ Little Theatre Cafe, 8:30 pm
  • Noah Berman (jazz guitar, Student Degree Recital) @ ESM Main Building 120, 9:00 pm
  • East End Jazz Boys @ Havana Moes, 9:30 pm

Sunday, April 15, 2012

Monday, April 16, 2012

  • Gap Mangione & The Solo Piano Series @ Woodcliff Hotel & Spa, 5:30 pm
  • Mark Bader @ Bistro 135, 5:30 pm
  • Dixieland with Bar-room Buzzards Plus 2 @ Green Lantern Inn, One East Church St, Fairport, 6:30pm
  • Tony Gianavola @ Beale Street Cafe, 7:00 pm
  • Fred Costello & Roger Eckers Duo @ Charley Brown's Restaurant, 7:00 pm

Tuesday, April 17, 2012

  • Tinted Image @ Woodcliff Hotel & Spa, 5:30 pm
  • Ted Nicolosi & Shared genes @ Bistro 135, 6:00 pm
  • Fred Costello & Roger Eckers Duo @ Charley Brown's Restaurant, 7:00 pm
  • Amanda Ashley @ Lemoncello, 8:00 pm
  • Len Hawley (City of Rochester Stardust Open Ballroom Dance Series) @ Edgerton Community Center, 7:30 pm

Wednesday, April 18, 2012

  • Mark Vadala Trio @ Bistro 135, 6:00 pm
  • Jack Allen Orchestra @ Ontario Beach Park-Roger Robach Community Center, 6:00 pm
  • The Glenn Miller Orchestra @ Smith Opera House, Geneva, 7:00 pm
  • Margaret Explosion @ Little Theatre Cafe, 7:30 pm
  • Paradigm Shift @ The Brighton Restaurant, 7:30 pm added image
  • Iced Chill @ Lemoncello, 8:00 pm
  • Groove Juice Swing presents NYC's Sly Blue @ Lindy Jam, Tango Cafe Dance Studio (3rd Floor Ballroom), 8:45 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

  • Rochester Historical Society presents "Tom Hampson Remembers Rochester's 1950's Jazz Scenes," a talk featuring striking photographs of jazz artists in Rochester from the Paul Hoeffler Collection. Hosted by Derrick Lucas @ Rundel Memorial Library Building, 2nd Floor 115 South Avenue (lots of parking across the street), Thursday, April 26, 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
  • Groove Juice Swing presents NYC's Gordon Webster CD Release Party @ Friday, May 11, Memorial Art Gallery, 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
  • An Evening of Art & Jazz with Tia Fuller, Wycliffe Gordon, Jimmie Highsmith Jr., Will Holton & Bobby Floyd (Benefit for the Advocacy Center) @ George Eastman House, Saturday, June 2nd, 6:00 to 11:00 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.

Exodus to Jazz brings the stellar Ulysses S. Owens Quintet to Rochester on Saturday, April 14th

Rehearsal w/JLCODrummer Ulysses S. Owens, who has previously graced the Exodus To Jazz stage is bringing a all-star quintet with him to Rochester on Saturday, April 14th at the Hochstein Performance Hall in a concert that will feature compositions from his new Criss Cross CD Unanimous. Owens has a powerhouse group of jazz musicians coming with him, featuring bassist Christian McBride, as well as trumpet Marcus Printup, pianist Christian Sands and saxophonist Jaleel Shaw.  

Eastman jazz faculty member Bob Sneider will greet everyone with a solo guitar performance beginning at 7:00 pm.

The venue is the Hochstein School of Music Performance Hall, 50 North Plymouth Avenue, Rochester, NY. Doors will open at 7:00 pm at which time there will be a Patron Ticket holder “Meet & Greet” reception and the Welcome Performance by Bob Sneider. The USO Quintet will begin at 8:00 pm and do 2 1-hour sets with a 30 minute intermision. Tickets are $35 for Patron tickets, $25 for Premium seating tickets, and $20 for General Admission tickets. Students are $10 with valid student ID. Tickets are available onsite, at All Wegmans That's the Ticket outlets and online at Brown Paper Tickets. More on the Exodus to Jazz site.

This one is a a must see . . . Hope to see you there!

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

Jazz Around Town: I'm baaack! Didya miss me?

jazz club signFinally back home from my trip to Kansas and Chicago, just in time to bring you another set of listings for the next seven days. One BIG regret is that I didn't get to hear any jazz while in Chicago, including a chance to see Katie Ernst play at an old haunt of mine near the University of Chicago (was at an open mike with my singer-songwriter-neonatologist friend, Rich). Now that I'm back, I hope to get out soon as I'm jonesin for some...

Thursday, April 5, 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
  • Anthony Gianovola @ Lemoncello, 7:00 pm
  • The Bowties @ Little Theatre Cafe, 7:30 pm
  • Dave Rivello Ensemble @ Village Rock Cafe, E. Rochester, 9:00 pm

Friday, April 6, 2012

  • Bobby DiBaudo Trio @ Bistro 135, 6:00 pm
  • Ted Nicolosi and Shared Genes @ PRIME Steak House, 42 E. Main St. Webster, 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, 7:00 pm
  • Artisan Jazz Trio @ Lemoncello, 7:00 pm
  • Westview Project @ Little Theatre Cafe, 8:30 pm
  • Ben Thomas, jazz bass (Student Degree Recital) @ Eastman School of Music, Main Building 120, 9:00 pm
  • Kevin Dehond @ California Brew Haus, 9:00 pm
  • Mambo Kings @ Sticky Lips BBQ Juke Joint, 9:30 pm

Saturday, April 7, 2012

  • ECMS Jr High Jazz Ensemble & Jazz Performance Workshop Recital @ ESM Messinger Hall 1, 2:00 pm
  • Mark Cassara "Just for Dinner" @ Bistro 135, 6:30 pm
  • Ted Nicolosi and Shared Genes @ Jasmine's Asian Fusion, 6:30 pm
  • Judah Sealy Band with Diverse Threads @ Lovin Cup, 7:00 pm
  • Fred Costello & Roger Eckers Duo @ Charley Brown's Restaurant, 7:00 pm
  • Tinted Image @ Woodcliff Hotel & Spa, 7:30 pm
  • Nitefall @ Lemoncello, 8:00 pm
  • Mike Vadala @ Tala Vera Cantina, 8:00 pm
  • Nick Weiser, jazz piano (Student Degree Recital) @ ESM Main Building 120, 9:00 pm
  • East End Jazz Boys @ Havana Moes, 9:30 pm

Sunday, April 8, 2012

  • Bill Slater Solo Piano (Brunch) @ Woodcliff Hotel & Spa, call for info
  • The Meta Accord @ Beale Street Cafe, 7:00 pm
  • Fred Costello & Roger Eckers Duo @ Charley Brown's Restaurant, 7:00 pm

Monday, April 9, 2012

  • Brad Batz Band @ Woodcliff Hotel & Spa, 5:30 pm
  • Mark Bader @ Bistro 135, 5:30 pm
  • Tony Gianavola @ Beale Street Cafe, 7:00 pm
  • Fred Costello & Roger Eckers Duo @ Charley Brown's Restaurant, 7:00 pm
  • Bill Dobbins, piano (Faculty Artist Series) @ Kilbourn Hall, 8:00 pm
  • Eisenberg, jazz guitar (Non-degree recital) @ ESM Messinger Hall 1, 9:30 pm

Tuesday, April 10, 2012

  • Tinted Image @ Woodcliff Hotel & Spa, 5:30 pm
  • Marco Amadio @ Bistro 135, 6:00 pm
  • Fred Costello & Roger Eckers Duo @ Charley Brown's Restaurant, 7:00 pm
  • The Chris Hollywood Pro-Am Jam @ Abilene, 9:30 pm

Wednesday, April 11, 2012

  • El Rojo Jazz @ Bistro 135, 6:00 pm
  • Jack Allen Orchestra @ Ontario Beach Park-Roger Robach Community Center, 6:00 pm
  • Fred Costello & Roger Eckers Duo @ Charley Brown's Restaurant, 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 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
  • Bop Shop Grand Re-Opening Event @ The Bop Shop, 1460 Monroe Ave., Brighton, Sunday, April 15, Noon to 5:00 pm added image
  • 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
  • Groove Juice Swing presents NYC's Sly Blue @ Lindy Jam, Tango Cafe Dance Studio (3rd Floor Ballroom), Wednesday, April 18, 8:45 pm
  • Rochester Historical Society presents "Tom Hampson Remembers Rochester's 1950's Jazz Scenes," a talk featuring striking photographs of jazz artists in Rochester from the Paul Hoeffler Collection. Hosted by Derrick Lucas @ Rundel Memorial Library Building, 2nd Floor 115 South Avenue (lots of parking across the street), Thursday, April 26, 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
  • Groove Juice Swing presents NYC's Gordon Webster CD Release Party @ Friday, May 11, Memorial Art Gallery, 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
  • An Evening of Art & Jazz with Tia Fuller, Wycliffe Gordon, Jimmie Highsmith Jr., Will Holton & Bobby Floyd (Benefit for the Advocacy Center) @ George Eastman House, Saturday, June 2nd, 6:00 to 11:00 pm added image

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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