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Jazz Around Town: Not a jazz VIP, but I play one on the Internet

Jazz Sign

Just picked up my tickets for Pat Metheny at the German House on Sunday. Almost forgot about that concert (and I have no excuse). As I only play a VIP on the Internet, my delay resulted in buying the more pricey VIP Balcony tickets (those are all that are left, or were a couple of days ago). Should be a great show and there will be bar service with the VIPs...! 

Rochester City Newspaper is back up with their website and a new way of finding and showing music listings. Check it out at rochestercitynewspaper.com.

Here are the listings of live jazz in and around Rochester for the next seven days. As usual, let me know about anything I may have missed or have wrong....

Thursday, August 30, 2012

  • The Swooners @ Woodcliff Hotel & Spa, 5:30 pm
  • John Palocy Trio @ Bistro 135, 6:00 pm
  • Ted Nicolosi and Shared Genes @ Roncones Italian Restaurant, 6:00 pm
  • Jon Greeno Jazz Trio @ Lemoncello, 6:00 pm
  • John Bolger @ Pane Vino Restaurant, 8:30 pm
  • The White Hots @ The Pultneyville Grill, 4135 Mill St., Pultneyville, contact for time

Friday, August 31, 2012

  • Champagne & The Swoon Daddies @ Bistro 135, 6:00 pm
  • Alistair Duncan @ Chakara Bistro & Bar 7328 Pittsford Palmyra Rd., Fairport, 6:00 pm
  • Gap Mangione Solo Piano Series  @ Pier 45 at the Port of Rochester, 6:30 pm
  • Ted Nicolosi & Shared Genes @ The Pultneyville Grill, 4135 Mill St., Pultneyville, 7:00 pm
  • The Cool Club Quartet @ Prosecco Italian Restaurant & Jazz Bar, 1550 Rt. 332, Farmington, 7:00 pm
  • Tinted Image @ Woodcliff Hotel & Spa, 7:30 pm
  • Captain Marvel @ Lemoncello, 6:00 pm
  • Uptown Groove @ Brighton Restaurant, 8:00 pm
  • Preservation Hall Jazz Band @ Seneca Niagara Casino & Hotel, Bears Den, 8:00 pm

Saturday, September 1, 2012

  • Lovin Cup 4-Year Anniversary Party with the Moho Collectivce @ Lovin Cup, 6:00 pm
  • Art St. Halarie @ Pier 45 at the Port of Rochester, 6:30 pm
  • Ted Nicolosi & Shared Genes @ Jasmine's Asian Fusion, 6:30 pm
  • The Westview Project @ Bistro 135, 7:00 pm
  • Pat Metheny Unity Band with Chris Potter Antonio Sanchez, & Ben Williams @ German House, 8:00 pm
  • Evolution Trio @ Brighton Restaurant, 3400 Monroe Ave., 8:00 pm
  • Todd East @ Hamlin Station Bar & Grill 52 Railroad Ave., Hamlin, 8:30 pm
  • The White Hots @ The Pultneyville Grill, 4135 Mill St., Pultneyville, contact for time

Sunday, September 2, 2012

  • Bill Slater Solo Piano @ Woodcliff Hotel & Spa, brunch
  • Artisan Jazz Trio @ Towpath Cafe (Fairport), 2:00 pm
  • El Rojo Jazz @ Lemoncello, 5:00 pm
  • Joe Santora & Curtis Kendrick @ The Pultneyville Grill, 4135 Mill St., Pultneyville, contact for time

Monday, September 3, 2012

  • The Westview Project @ Woodcliff Hotel & Spa, 5:30 pm

Tuesday, September 4, 2012

  • Tinted Image @ Woodcliff Hotel & Spa, 5:30 pm
  • Ted Nicolosi & Shared Genes @ Bistro 135, 6:00 pm
  • Penfield Rotary Big Band Swing Dance @ Penfield Community Center Gym, 7:00 pm
  • Beau @ Lemoncello, 8:00 pm

Wednesday, September 5, 2012

  • Tinted Image @ Bistro 135, 6:00 pm
  • Gap Mangione Solo Piano Series  @ Pier 45 at the Port of Rochester, 6:30 pm
  • Paradigm Shift @ Vibe Jazz Lounge, Village Gate, 7:30 pm
  • Margaret Explosion @ The Little Theatre Cafe, 7:30 pm
  • Mike DiMartino's Open Jazz Jam @ Tala Vera Cantina, 8:00 pm
  • Sidesteppin' with Joe Chiappone, Vince Ercolamento, Paul Mastroiani and Peter Chwazik @ Murph's, 705 Titus Ave., Irondequoit, 8:00 pm

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

  • Bop Arts presents Phil Haynes' No Fast Food with Dave Liebman & Drew Gress @ Lovin' Cup, Thursday, September 6th, 8:00 pm (Dave Netsky's profile in City)
  • Exodus to Jazz presents the Wallace Roney Septet @ Lutheran Church of the Reformation, Saturday, September 8th, 8:00 pm
  • Jazz At The M.A.G. Series with Cyrille Aimee & Diego Figueiredo @ The Rochester Memorial Art Gallery, Thursday, September 13th, 6:00 pm
  • Tia Fuller Quartet @ Cornell Concert Series, Bailey Hall, Cornell, Ithaca, Friday, September 14th, 8:00 pm
  • The Glenn Miller Orchestra @ Roberts Weslyan College, 7:30 pm added image
  • Greentopia EcoFest @ High Falls Festival, Saturday & Sunday, September 15th & 16th.
  • Ramsey Lewis Electric Band @ Seneca Niagara Casino & Hotel, Bears Den, Saturday, September 15th, 8:00 pm
  • Marcus Miller @ Tralf Music Hall, Buffalo, Saturday, September 15th, 8:00 pm
  • Various (see schedule) @ Rochester Fringe Festival, September 19-23, various times and venues
  • Sixth Annual Evening of Wine and Jazz, a fundraiser to benefit Jazz 90.1 WGMC-FM @ Waterside Room, Pier 45 at Port of Rochester, Charlotte, Thursday, September 20th, 6:30 to 9:30 pm (Tickets go on sale on August 6th)
  • Exodus to Jazz presents Bucky Pizzarelli Trio @ Hochstein Performance Hall, Saturday, September 22nd, 8:00 pm
  • Bop Arts presents a The Willem Breuker Kollektief “A Tribute to Willem” @ Lutheran Church of the Reformation, Wednesday September 26th, 8:00 pm
  • Gonzalo Rubalcaba Trio @ Cornell Concert Series, Bailey Hall, Cornell, Ithaca, Friday, September 28th, 8:00 pm
  • The Rippingtons, Featuring Russ Freeman @ Seneca Niagara Casino & Hotel, Bears Den, Saturday, September 29th, 3:00 & 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 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.

Jazz Around Town: Jazz gig listings for your next seven days ....

Jazz Sign

Cold has been hanging on a bit, but I'm pumping out this post so I can get out of the house and head over to hear my buddies in Paradigm Shift play at Vibe.  Missed their gig at the Clarissa Street Reunion this weekend.  So what are you planning on going out to hear this weekend.

Here's the listings of live jazz in and around Rochester for the next seven days. As usual, let me know about anything I missed or have wrong....

Thursday, August 23, 2012

  • The Swooners @ Woodcliff Hotel & Spa, 5:30 pm
  • La Dolce Night with Mike Kornrich Band @ Casa Larga Vineyards, Fairport, 5:30 pm
  • John Palocy Trio @ Bistro 135, 6:00 pm
  • Ted Nicolosi and Shared Genes @ Roncones Italian Restaurant, 6:00 pm
  • Deborah Branch @ Lemoncello, 6:00 pm

Friday, August 24, 2012

  • Paradigm Shift @ Sunset Wine Tasting Party at Ontario Barn Vineyards, 513 Whitney Road, Ontario, 5:00 pm added image
  • Andy Calabrese Trio @ Bistro 135, 6:00 pm
  • Gap Mangione Solo Piano Series  @ Pier 45 at the Port of Rochester, 6:30 pm
  • Ted Nicolosi & Shared Genes @ Hedges Restaurant, 1290 Lake Rd. (Webster), 7:00 pm
  • The Jimmie Highsmith Experience @ Vibe Lounge, 7:00 pm
  • Soul Express @ Woodcliff Hotel & Spa, 7:30 pm
  • Uptown Groove @ Brighton Restaurant, 8:00 pm
  • Preservation Hall Jazz Band @ Seneca Niagara Casino & Hotel, Bears Den, 8:00 pm

Saturday, August 25, 2012

  • Art St. Halarie @ Pier 45 at the Port of Rochester, 6:30 pm
  • Madeline Forster with Chris Ziemba @ Bistro 135, 7:00 pm
  • Full Moon Concert Series with Nostalgic Reunion @ Smith Warren Post 367 American Legion, 61 Main St., Scottsville, 7:00 p.m.
  • The Westview Project @ Brighton Restaurant, 3400 Monroe Ave., 8:00 pm
  • Amanda Ashley Trio @ Johnny’s Irish Pub, 8:00 pm
  • Larry Garlington Crossing Jordan CD Release Party @ Vibe Lounge, 302 North Goodman St., 8:00 pm
  • Norman Tibbils Trio @ Lemoncello, 8:00 pm
  • Gap Mangione and the New Blues Band @ Woodcliff Hotel & Spa, 8:30 pm

Sunday, August 26, 2012

  • Bill Slater Solo Piano @ Woodcliff Hotel & Spa, brunch
  • Artisan Jazz Trio @ Towpath Cafe (Fairport), 2:00 pm
  • Rich Thompson Trio Generations CD release Party @ The Bop Shop, 3:00 pm
  • Uptown Groove @ Pane Vino Restaurant, 5:00 pm
  • Wora @ Lemoncello, 5:00 pm
  • Ryan Barclay Jazz Ensemble @ Lovin’ Cup, 8:00 pm
  • Dave Chisholm/Chris Ziemba Duo @ Spot Coffee, 200 East Ave., 8:00 pm

Monday, August 27, 2012

  • Gap Mangione Solo Piano @ Woodcliff Hotel & Spa, 5:30 pm
  • Mark Bader @ Bistro 135, 5:30 pm
  • Musician Showcase @ Lemoncello, 8:00 pm

Tuesday, August 28, 2012

  • Tinted Image @ Woodcliff Hotel & Spa, 5:30 pm
  • Eros Guitar Duo @ Bistro 135, 6:00 pm
  • Andrew Marks @ Lemoncello, 6:30 pm

Wednesday, August 29, 2012

  • The Swooners @ Bistro 135, 6:00 pm
  • Gap Mangione Solo Piano Series  @ Pier 45 at the Port of Rochester, 6:30 pm
  • Paradigm Shift Jimmie Highsmith Jr. @ Vibe Jazz Lounge, Village Gate, 7:30 pm
  • Lindsay Holland @ Tala Vera Cantina, 8:00 pm
  • Sidesteppin' with Joe Chiappone, Vince Ercolamento, Paul Mastroiani and Peter Chwazik @ Murph's, 705 Titus Ave., Irondequoit, 8:00 pm

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

  • Pat Metheny with Chris Potter Antonio Sanchez, & Ben Williams @ German House, Saturday, September 1st, 8:00 pm
  • Bop Arts presents Phil Haynes' No Fast Food with Dave Liebman & Drew Gress @ Lovin' Cup, Thursday, September 6th, 8:00 pm
  • Exodus to Jazz presents the Wallace Roney Septet @ Lutheran Church of the Reformation, Saturday, September 8th, 8:00 pm
  • Jazz At The M.A.G. Series with Cyrille Aimee & Diego Figueiredo @ The Rochester Memorial Art Gallery, Thursday, September 13th, 6:00 pm
  • Ramsey Lewis Electric Band @ Seneca Niagara Casino & Hotel, Bears Den, Saturday, September 15th, 8:00 pm
  • Marcus Miller @ Tralf Music Hall, Buffalo, Saturday, September 15th, 8:00 pm
  • Various (see schedule) @ Rochester Fringe Festival, September 19-23, various times and venues  added image
  • Sixth Annual Evening of Wine and Jazz, a fundraiser to benefit Jazz 90.1 WGMC-FM @ Waterside Room, Pier 45 at Port of Rochester, Charlotte, Thursday, September 20th, 6:30 to 9:30 pm (Tickets go on sale on August 6th)
  • Exodus to Jazz presents Bucky Pizzarelli Trio @ Hochstein Performance Hall, Saturday, September 22nd, 8:00 pm
  • Bop Arts presents a The Willem Breuker Kollektief “A Tribute to Willem” @ Lutheran Church of the Reformation, Wednesday September 26th, 8:00 pm
  • The Rippingtons, Featuring Russ Freeman @ Seneca Niagara Casino & Hotel, Bears Den, Saturday, September 29th, 3:00 & 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 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.

Want to have some data drive you to the next jazz club? Try FindTheBest ....

A new web service, FindTheBest.com, contacted me and other jazz bloggers about their Jazz Clubs listings. I get contacted by a lot of these types of sites, but FindTheBest was quite different so I'm passing it along. FindTheBest proposes to present users with the data-driven facts stripped of influence by marketing, which is often found on "pay-to-play" consumer comparison sites. This fits with my philosophy of presenting information and letting your informed decisions, rather than deciding what is "good" for you. Information is presented in tables with smart filters to help you drill down to what's important to you. There are a number of subdomains for different types of information, including Jazz Clubs.

f you register as a user, you can propose additions (perhaps like some jazz clubs in and around Rochester and Western New York, which are woefully absent from FTB's jazz clubs listings?). Proposed changes will be reviewed by FindTheBest staff for accuracy and approved or rejected accordingly.

... Oh and their Blogs subdomain includes a record for Jazz@Rochester as well as other music and jazz blogs. 

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

Trumpeter Jeremy Pelt with Paradigm Shift headline Clarissa Street Reunion with Jimmie Highsmith Jr. & Co., Joe Beard and much more

Clarissa Street PosterTrumpeter Jeremy Pelt, who was here in November last year playing the Exodus to Jazz series (and showed up afterhours for a cigar and some jamming at Havana Moes), will be playing with Paradigm Shift to headline the jazz stage at the 17th Clarissa Street Reunion.

The original Clarissa Street was on the edge of the the Corn Hill area and extended into the 19th Ward. By the mid-20th century, Clarissa had become a main commercial district of the primarily African-American Third Ward. Businesses included the Gibson Hotel, Latimer's Funeral Home, Ray's Barbershop, Scotty's Pool Hall, Smitty's Birdland, LaRue's Restaurant, and Vallot's Tavern. As it grew, Clarissa became famous for jazz clubs like Pythodd Club, the Elk's Club, and Dan's Restaurant and Grill.(Hat tip: RocWiki). Urban renewal in the 1960s and 1970s wiped away most of that. Every August people who lived in the neighborhood and others invite Rochester to come to a reunion with them on Clarissa Street to celebrate the place it used to be. As the Clarissa Street Reunion organization puts it on the Clarissa Street website (great to see a website, which has much more information):

Live music is the main draw, but you'll also find a parade and other typical festival fare. The Festival is one of a few that are free in Rochester, NY. All you have to do is show up with an appetite for some great American BBQ, an ear for music and you're sure to have a great time.

The full lineup at the Jazz Stage will be located at Clarissa & Troup streets:

  • 12:30-1:30 pm: Swan Band
  • 2:00-3:00 pm: Foot Note
  • 3:15-3:45 pm: Anthony Jordan Health Center Guest Speaker: Dr. Bridgette Wiefling, CEO
  • 4:00- 5:30 pm: Jimmy Highsmith Jr. & Co.
  • 6:00- 7:30 pm: A Few Bad Apples
  • 8:00-10:00 pm Jeremy Pelt with Paradigm Shift

At the Blues & Rhythm & Blues stage at Clarissa & McCree Way (Bronson Avenue), the lineup will include:

  • 11:45-1:00 pm: Mitty & The Follows “Blues Band”
  • 1:30-2:30 pm: Todd East
  • 3:00-4:30 pm: Reflekshunz “Blues Band”
  • 5:00-6:30 pm: Debbie Kendricks “Blues Band”
  • 7:00-8:30 pm Joe Beard and Company
  • 9:00-10:00 PM Stimuls “Blues Band”
This post was originally published on JazzRochester. © Gregory V. Bell. All rights reserved.

Jazz Around Town: Seven days of live jazz in Rochester ... sniff, sniff... Achoo!

Jazz with sax image

I came back from Wichita with a wicked summer cold and have been down for the count since Sunday. Just starting to come out of it today, so this will be short and sweet as possible so I can get in bed and relax.

While I do that, here's the listings of live jazz in and around Rochester for the next seven days:

Thursday, August 16, 2012

  • The Swooners @ Woodcliff Hotel & Spa, 5:30 pm
  • La Dolce Night with Gabe Condon @ Casa Larga Vineyards, Fairport, 5:30 pm
  • John Palocy Trio @ Bistro 135, 6:00 pm
  • Sonny Brown Band @ The Rabbit Room (Honeoye Falls), 6:00 pm
  • Ted Nicolosi and Shared Genes @ Roncones Italian Restaurant, 6:00 pm
  • Deborah Branch @ Lemoncello, 6:00 pm
  • The White Hots @ Pultneyville Grill, 7:00 pm
  • Nightrane @ Brighton Restaurant, 7:30 pm
  • Nick Finzer Quintet @ Tala Vera Cantina, Thursday,  8:30 pm
  • Mark Cassara & Friends @ Pane Vino Restaurant, 8:30 pm

Friday, August 17, 2012

  • Mark Cassara Trio @ Bistro 135, 6:00 pm
  • Gap Mangione: The Solo Piano Series @ Pier 45 at the Port of Rochester, 6:30 pm
  • Ted Nicolosi & Shared Genes @ The Pultneyville Grill, Williamson, 7:00 pm
  • Mike Kelly Trio with Dan Vitale and Mike Melito @ The Brook House, 930 Elmridge Center Dr., 7:00 pm added image
  • The Swooners @ Woodcliff Hotel & Spa, 7:30 pm
  • Bernie Worrell Orchestra with Funknut and Meta Accord @ Water Street Music Hall, 8:00 pm
  • Nitefall @ Lemoncello, 8:00 pm

Saturday, August 18, 2012

  • Swan Band @ Clarissa Street Reunion, 12:30 pm added image
  • Footnote @ Clarissa Street Reunion, 2:00 pm added image
  • Jimmie Highsmith Jr. & Co. @ Clarissa Street Reunion, 4:00 pm added image
  • A Few Bad Apples @ Clarissa Street Reunion, 6:00 pm added image
  • Kieran Hanlon Trio @ Bistro 135, 6:30 pm
  • Art St. Halarie @ Pier 45 at the Port of Rochester, 6:30 pm
  • Ted Nicolosi and Shared Genes @ Jasmine's Asian Fusion and Jazz Lounge, 6:30 pm
  • The Westview Project @ Pomodoro's, 3400 Monroe Ave., 7:00 pm
  • The White Hots @ Brighton Restaurant, 8:00 pm
  • Jeremy Pelt with Paradigm Shift @ Clarissa Street Reunion, 6:00 pm added image
  • Gap Mangione and the New Blues Band @ Woodcliff Hotel & Spa, 8:30 pm

Sunday, August 19, 2012

  • Bill Slater Solo Piano @ Woodcliff Hotel & Spa, brunch
  • 2011 Jazz Greats at Glenora Concert Series presents Richard Elliot with Paradigm Shift @ Glenora Wine Cellars, Dundee (Seneca Lake), Gates Open at 12:30 pm, Concert starts at 2:00 pm
  • Artisan Jazz Trio @ Towpath Cafe (Fairport), 2:00 pm
  • Nighttrane @ Music and Art Fair Festival, Monroe Ave and Rosedale, 2:00 pm
  • Ted Nicolosi and Shared Genes @ Hooligan’s Eastside Grill, Webster, 3:00 pm
  • Jazz Trio @ Bayside Pub (Webster), 4:00 pm
  • Mark Cassara @ Pane Vino Restaurant, 5:00 pm
  • Wora @ Lemoncello, 5:00 pm
  • Kieran Hanlon Trio @ Bistro 135, 6:00 
  • Lovin Art Local Artist Release Party with The Moho Collective @ Lovin’ Cup, 8:00 pm
  • Joe Santora and Curtis Kendrick @ The Pultneyville Grill, 4135 Mill St., Williamson, call for time 

Monday, August 20, 2012

  • Bobbie DiBaudo Band @ Woodcliff Hotel & Spa, 5:30 pm
  • Mark Bader @ Bistro 135, 5:30 pm
  • Flower City Jazz Society presents Ed Clute's Dixie Five Plus @ Green Lantern Inn (Fairport), 6:30 pm
  • Gap Mangione & The New Blues Band @ Babcock Park, Dansville, 6:30 pm
  • Jeff Slutsky @ Lemoncello, 8:00 pm

Tuesday, August 21, 2012

  • Tinted Image @ Woodcliff Hotel & Spa, 5:30 pm
  • Ted Nicolosi & Shared Genes @ Bistro 135, 6:00 pm

Wednesday, August 22, 2012

  • El Rojo Jazz @ Bistro 135, 6:00 pm
  • Paradigm Shift @ Vibe Jazz Lounge, Village Gate, 6:30 pm
  • Art St. Halarie Duo @ Pier 45. Port Terminal Building, 6:30 pm
  • Lindsay Holland @ Tala Vera Cantina, 8:00 pm
  • Sidesteppin' with Joe Chiappone, Vince Ercolamento, Paul Mastroiani and Peter Chwazik @ Murph's, 705 Titus Ave., Irondequoit, 8:00 pm

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

  • Preservation Hall Jazz Band @ Seneca Niagara Casino & Hotel, Bears Den, Friday, August 24th, 8:00 pm
  • Pat Metheny with Chris Potter Antonio Sanchez, & Ben Williams @ German House, Saturday, September 1st, 8:00 pm
  • Bop Arts presents Phil Haynes' No Fast Food with Dave Liebman & Drew Gress @ Lovin' Cup, Thursday, September 6th, 8:00 pm
  • Exodus to Jazz presents the Wallace Roney Septet @ Lutheran Church of the Reformation, Saturday, September 8th, 8:00 pm
  • Jazz At The M.A.G. Series with Cyrille Aimee & Diego Figueiredo @ The Rochester Memorial Art Gallery, Thursday, September 13th, 6:00 pm
  • Ramsey Lewis Electric Band @ Seneca Niagara Casino & Hotel, Bears Den, Saturday, September 15th, 8:00 pm
  • Marcus Miller @ Tralf Music Hall, Buffalo, Saturday, September 15th, 8:00 pm
  • Sixth Annual Evening of Wine and Jazz, a fundraiser to benefit Jazz 90.1 WGMC-FM @ Waterside Room, Pier 45 at Port of Rochester, Charlotte, Thursday, September 20th, 6:30 to 9:30 pm (Tickets go on sale on August 6th)
  • Exodus to Jazz presents Bucky Pizzarelli Trio @ Hochstein Performance Hall, Saturday, September 22nd, 8:00 pm
  • Bop Arts presents a The Willem Breuker Kollektief “A Tribute to Willem” @ Lutheran Church of the Reformation, Wednesday September 26th, 8:00 pm
  • The Rippingtons, Featuring Russ Freeman @ Seneca Niagara Casino & Hotel, Bears Den, Saturday, September 29th, 3:00 & 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 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.

Jazz Around Town: You think it's hot in Rochester, try Wichita... although at least you've got the jazz

jazz 1 way

I'm sitting here in the 100+ degree heat of Wichita, Kansas (OK, I'm actually in an air-conditioned house, but why would I be outside now?), here for my father's wedding on Saturday (he's getting remarried at 76). I'm standing up as  Best Man at my father's wedding ... now there's a switch!

It's Wednesday and that means time for the listings of live jazz in and around Rochester for the next seven days:

Thursday, August 9, 2012

  • The Swooners @ Woodcliff Hotel & Spa, 5:30 pm
  • La Dolce Night with Madeline Forster @ Casa Larga Vineyards, 2287 Turk Hill Rd., Fairport, 5:30 pm
  • John Palocy Trio @ Bistro 135, 6:00 pm
  • Ted Nicolosi and Shared Genes @ Roncones Italian Restaurant, 6:00 pm
  • Deborah Branch @ Lemoncello, 6:00 pm
  • The White Hots @ Pultneyville Grill, 7:00 pm
  • Uptown Groove Duo @ The Brighton Restaurant, 8:00 pm
  • The Moho Collective @ Lovin’ Cup, 8:00 pm

Friday, August 10, 2012

  • Bobby DiBaudo Trio @ Bistro 135, 6:00 pm
  • Cousin Vinny @ Manetti’s Restaurant, 726 S. Main St., Canandaigua, 6:00 pm
  • Gap Mangione: The Solo Piano Series @ Pier 45 at the Port of Rochester, 6:30 pm
  • Ted Nicolosi and Shared Genes @ Glengarry Inn at Eagle Vale, 4400 Nine Mile Point Road, Rt 250, Fairport, 7:00 pm
  • The Westview Project @ Pomodoro's, 3400 Monroe Ave., 7:00 pm
  • Soul Express @ Woodcliff Hotel & Spa, 7:30 pm
  • Big Blue House @ Lemoncello, 8:00 pm

Saturday, August 11, 2012

  • Side Project @ Bistro 135, 6:00 pm
  • Gap Mangione: The Solo Piano Series @ Pier 45 at the Port of Rochester, 6:30 pm
  • Ted Nicolosi and Shared Genes @ Jasmine's Asian Fusion and Jazz Lounge, 6:30 pm
  • The White Hots @ Lemoncello, 7:00 pm
  • Special Blend @ Woodcliff Hotel & Spa, 8:30 pm

Sunday, August 12, 2012

  • 78 RPM Big Band @ Sodus Bay Lighthouse Museum, 7606 N. Ontario St., Sodus Point, 2:00 pm
  • Bill Slater Solo Piano @ Woodcliff Hotel & Spa, brunch
  • Ted Nicolosi and Shared Genes @ Hooligan’s Eastside Grill, Webster, 3:00 pm
  • Wora @ Lemoncello, 5:00 pm
  • Joe Santora and Curtis Kendrick @ The Pultneyville Grill, 4135 Mill St., Williamson, call for time (usually @ 6:30 pm)

Monday, August 13, 2012

  • The Westview Project @ Woodcliff Hotel & Spa, 5:30 pm
  • Mark Bader @ Bistro 135, 5:30 pm
  • Gateswingers @ Legacy at the Fairways, 681 High St., Victor, 7:30 pm
  • Amanda Ashley @ Lemoncello, 8:00 pm

Tuesday, August 14, 2012

  • Tinted Image @ Woodcliff Hotel & Spa, 5:30 pm
  • Gabe Condon @ Bistro 135, 6:00 pm
  • Andrew Marks @ Lemoncello, 8:00 pm

Wednesday, August 15, 2012

  • El Rojo Jazz @ Bistro 135, 6:00 pm
  • Paradigm Shift @ Vibe Jazz Lounge, Village Gate, 6:30 pm
  • The Westview Project @ Pier 45. Port Terminal Building, 6:30 pm
  • Jim Lane @ Lemoncello, 7:30 pm
  • The Student Union @ Tala Vera Cantina, 8:00 pm
  • Sidesteppin' with Joe Chiappone, Vince Ercolamento, Paul Mastroiani and Peter Chwazik @ Murph's, 705 Titus Ave., Irondequoit, 8:00 pm added image

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

  • Nick Finzer Quintet @ Tala Vera Cantina, Thursday, August 16th, 8:30 pm
  • Preservation Hall Jazz Band @ Seneca Niagara Casino & Hotel, Bears Den, Friday, August 24th, 8:00 pm
  • Pat Metheny with Chris Potter Antonio Sanchez, & Ben Williams @ German House, Saturday, September 1st, 8:00 pm
  • Bop Arts presents Phil Haynes' No Fast Food with Dave Liebman & Drew Gress @ Lovin' Cup, Thursday, September 6th, 8:00 pm
  • Exodus to Jazz presents the Wallace Roney Septet @ Lutheran Church of the Reformation, Saturday, September 8th, 8:00 pm
  • Ramsey Lewis Electric Band @ Seneca Niagara Casino & Hotel, Bears Den, Saturday, September 15th, 8:00 pm
  • Marcus Miller @ Tralf Music Hall, Buffalo, Saturday, September 15th, 8:00 pm
  • Sixth Annual Evening of Jazz 90.1 Wine and Jazz 2012 (fundraiser to benefit Jazz90.1 WGMC-FM) @ Waterside Room, Pier 45 at Port of Rochester, Charlotte, Thursday, September 20th, 6:30 to 9:30 pm (Tickets go on sale on August 6th)
  • Exodus to Jazz presents Bucky Pizzarelli Trio @ Hochstein Performance Hall, Saturday, September 22nd, 8:00 pm
  • Bop Arts presents a The Willem Breuker Kollektief “A Tribute to Willem” @ Lutheran Church of the Reformation, Wednesday September 26th, 8:00 pm
  • The Rippingtons, Featuring Russ Freeman @ Seneca Niagara Casino & Hotel, Bears Den, Saturday, September 29th, 3:00 & 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 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.

Jazz Around Town: Festing

Well, it's time for another major neighborhood festival. This week it is in my neighborhood, Park Ave. (well, a bit down the street as I'm in the ABC streets East of Culver). Another one down... only one more major to go and then... I won't say the word.  Hey, by the way, if you'd rather be at the Newport Jazz Festival, you can do so virtually through NPR

Here's the live jazz in and around Rochester for the next seven days:

Thursday, August 2, 2012

  • Hochstein at High Falls: Gabe Condon @ Granite Mills Park, High Falls District, 82 Browns Race, 12:15 p.m.
  • The Swooners @ Woodcliff Hotel & Spa, 5:00 pm
  • The Westview Project @ Bistro 135, 6:00 pm
  • Ted Nicolosi and Shared Genes @ Roncones Italian Restaurant, 6:00 pm
  • Jim Nelson @ Lemoncello, 7:00 pm
  • The White Hots @ Pultneyville Grill, 7:00 pm

Friday, August 3, 2012

  • Middle School Instrumental Jazz @ Kodak Hall at Eastman Theatre, 11:00 am
  • Bobby DiBaudo Trio @ Bistro 135, 6:00 pm
  • Gap Mangione: The Solo Piano Series @ Pier 45 at the Port of Rochester, 6:30 pm
  • Ted Nicolosi & Shared Genes @ The Pultneyville Grill, Williamson, 7:00 pm
  • Lyrical Grooves Smooth Jazz and Poetry with music of Jimmie Highsmith Jr. and words of Lu Highsmith @ Vibe Lounge, Village Gate, 7:00 pm
  • Tinted Image @ Woodcliff Hotel & Spa, 7:30 pm
  • Norman Tibbels @ Lemoncello, 8:00 pm

Saturday, August 4, 2012

  • Central New York Wine & Jazz Fest @ Wolcott, 11:00 am to 8:00 pm
  • Beyond Borders @ Park Avenue Fest, Alexander St. stage, 2:00 pm
  • Michael Vadala Trio @ Bistro 135, 6:30 pm
  • Ted Nicolosi and Shared Genes @ Jasmine’s Asian Fusion, 6:30 pm
  • Captain Marvel @ Lemoncello, 7:00 pm
  • Artisan Jazz Quartet @ Prosecco Italian Restaurant & Jazz Bar, Farmington, 7:00 pm
  • Gap Mangione @ Penfield Amphitheater, 3100 Atlantic Ave., Penfield, 7:00 pm
  • Vince Ercolomento Duo @ The Brighton Restaurant, 8:00 pm
  • Special Blend @ Woodcliff Hotel & Spa, 8:30 pm

Sunday, August 5, 2012

  • Paradigm Shift @ Fox Run Vineyards Garlic Festival, 670 State Route 14, Penn Yan, 12:00 pm
  • Oxford Train @ Park Avenue Fest, Somerton Green stage, 12:15 pm
  • Audioinflux @ Park Avenue Fest, Somerton Green stage, 4:15 pm
  • Metro Vibe @ Park Avenue Fest, Somerton Green stage, 5:05 pm
  • Bill Slater Solo Piano @ Woodcliff Hotel & Spa, brunch
  • The Buffalo News Summer Jazz Series @ Albright-Knox Art Gallery, Buffalo, 2:00 pm
  • The Smugtown Stompers @ Lovin’ Cup, 3:00 pm
  • Ted Nicolosi and Shared Genes @ Hooligan’s Eastside Grill, Webster, 3:00 pm
  • Dr. Lonnie Smith with Akiko Tsuruga @ Pine Grill Jazz Reunion, MLK Park, Buffalo, 4:00 pm to 9:00 pm
  • Wora @ Lemoncello, 5:00 pm
  • An Evening with Dave Mancini and Friends @ Downstairs Cabaret @ Winton Place, 3450 Winton Place, Rochester, 7:00 pm

Monday, August 6, 2012

  • Gap Mangione Solo Piano @ Woodcliff Hotel & Spa, 5:30 pm
  • Mark Bader @ Bistro 135, 5:30 pm

Tuesday, August 7, 2012

  • Tinted Image @ Woodcliff Hotel & Spa, 5:30 pm
  • Ted Nicolosi & Shared Genes @ Bistro 135, 6:00 pm
  • Andrew Marks @ Lemoncello, 8:00 pm
  • The Roc-City Pro-Am Jam @ Abilene, 10:00 pm

Wednesday, August 8, 2012

  • Todd East & Chris Guarnere @ Bistro 135, 6:00 pm
  • Jim Nugent Jazz Trio @ Pier 45, Port Terminal Building, 6:00 pm
  • Paradigm Shift @ Vibe Jazz Lounge, Village Gate, 6:30 pm
  • Concerts by the Shore: Allegro @ Ontario Beach Park. 4799 Lake Ave., 7:00 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

  • Nick Finzer Quintet @ Tala Vera Cantina, Thursday, August 16th, 8:30 pm
  • Preservation Hall Jazz Band @ Seneca Niagara Casino & Hotel, Bears Den, Friday, August 24th, 8:00 pm
  • Pat Metheny with Chris Potter Antonio Sanchez, & Ben Williams @ German House, Saturday, September 1st, 8:00 pm
  • Exodus to Jazz presents the Wallace Roney Septet @ Lutheran Church of the Reformation, Saturday, September 8th, 8:00 pm
  • Ramsey Lewis Electric Band @ Seneca Niagara Casino & Hotel, Bears Den, Saturday, September 15th, 8:00 pm
  • Sixth Annual Evening of Jazz 90.1 Wine and Jazz 2012 (fundraiser to benefit Jazz90.1 WGMC-FM) @ Waterside Room, Pier 45 at Port of Rochester, Charlotte, Thursday, September 20th, 6:30 to 9:30 pm (Tickets go on sale on August 6th)
  • Exodus to Jazz presents Bucky Pizzarelli Trio @ Hochstein Performance Hall, Saturday, September 22nd, 8:00 pm
  • The Rippingtons, Featuring Russ Freeman @ Seneca Niagara Casino & Hotel, Bears Den, Saturday, September 29th, 3:00 & 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 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.