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Jazz Around Town: The jazz lead up to Halloween .... but first some news

2013 Club Pass imageThe Xerox Rochester International Jazz Festival’s 12th Edition Club Pass goes on sale this Friday, October 26 at 10 am at the special holiday price of $174 plus $6 service charge, a $20 savings off the regular price. The price is good until midnight on December 31, 2012. More than half of all Club Passes available last year were sold before the end of December, and the Club Pass sold out February 6, more than a month before the lineup was announced. The 2013 full festival lineup will be announced in March 2013. Club Passes may be purchased exclusively online at the festival's website. XRIJF's Artistic Director and Producer John Nugent also announced "we are adding a new venue, The Little Theatre, to the 2013 Club Pass Series. That will add 18 concerts, making the 2013 Club Pass good at 221 Club Pass shows over nine days, 18 more shows than last year.”

small ETJ logoIn other, sadder news for the jazz scene in Rochester, citing the low turnout for the season so far, Exodus To Jazz series promoter José DaCosta has announced that the series is going on a "semi-hiatus" while he reconsiders the schedule and how to best present the great artists and music he has been bringing to Rochester for seven seasons. You might have noticed my stealthy dropping of the upcoming shows. However, ETJ will be announcing a pared down schedule soon. More details are in an article this week in City Newspaper and will follow on ETJ's website and in this blog. Jazz@Rochester is a sponsor of ETJ (and wishes our promotion had been more effective...).

Thursday, October 25, 2012

  • The Swooners @ Woodcliff Hotel & Spa, 5:30 pm
  • Jon Seiger All-Stars Trio @ Market Cafe at Wegmans on Calkins Road, 5:30 pm
  • Ted Nicolosi & Shared Genes @ Roncones Italian Restaurant, 6:00 pm
  • John Palocy Trio @ Bistro 135, 6:00 pm
  • Gary Chudik @ Lemoncello, 6:00 pm
  • The Djangoners @ Little Theatre Cafe, 7:30 pm

Friday, October 26, 2012

  • Bobby DiBaudo Trio @ Bistro 135, 6:00 pm
  • Holiday Band @ Pane Vino Restaraunt, 6:30 pm
  • Ted Nicolosi & Shared Genes @ Aamaya Bar and Grill, 6:30 pm
  • Jazz Dessert (benefit proceeds to support College music programs) @ Roberts Wesleyan College, Edward P. Cox Hall Auditorium, 7:00 pm
  • Cool Club Jazz @ Lemoncello, 7:00 pm
  • Sunny Brown Band @ Prosecco Italian Restaurant 1550 New York 332, Farmington, 7:00 pm 
  • Tinted Image @ Woodcliff Hotel & Spa, 7:30 pm
  • Fred Costello & Roger Eckers Jazz Duo @ Charley Brown's, 1675 Penfield Rd., 7:30 pm
  • Madeline Forster @ The Little Theatre Cafe, 8:30 pm

Saturday, October 27, 2012

  • The Mambo Kings @ Lovin Cup, 3:00-7:00 pm
  • Side Project @ Bistro 135, 6:00 pm
  • Anna Vogel @ McGraw's Irish Pub (E. Rochester), 6:00 pm
  • Ted Nicolosi & Shared Genes @ Jasmine's Asian Fusion, 6:30 pm
  • Jazz Dessert (benefit proceeds to support College music programs) @ Roberts Wesleyan College, Edward P. Cox Hall Auditorium, 7:00 pm
  • Michael Vadala Trio @ Prosecco Italian Restaurant 1550 New York 332, Farmington, 7:00 pm
  • Norman Tibbils @ Lemoncello, 7:00 pm
  • Fred Costello & Roger Eckers Jazz Duo @ Charley Brown's, 1675 Penfield Rd., 7:30 pm
  • Special Blend @ Woodcliff Hotel & Spa, 7:30 pm
  • Halloween Party: Cousin Vinny @ Corner Sports Bar (East Rochester), 8:00 pm
  • 4th Annual "Naughty or Nice" Halloween Bash with The Greener Grass Band, The Swooners @ Lovin' Cup, 9:00 pm
  • The White Hots @ The Pultneyville Grill, 4135 Mill St., Pultneyville, call for info

Sunday, October 28, 2012

  • Bill Slater Solo Piano @ Woodcliff Hotel & Spa, brunch
  • Nazareth College Jazz Combo @ Nazareth College Wilmot Recital Hall, 3:00 pm
  • Day Break @ Prosecco Italian Restaurant 1550 New York 332, Farmington, 5:30 pm
  • Joe Santora & Curtis Kendrick @ The Pultneyville Grill, 4135 Mill St., Pultneyville, contact for time

Monday, October 29, 2012

  • Gap Mangione Solo Piano Series @ Woodcliff Hotel & Spa, 5:30 pm
  • Marc Schwartz Trio @ Bistro 135, 5:30 pm
  • Watkins & the Rapiers @ Little Theatre, 7:30 pm

Tuesday, October 30, 2012

  • Tinted Image @ Woodcliff Hotel & Spa, 5:30 pm
  • Kyle Vock Duo @ Bistro 135, 6:00 pm

Wednesday, October 31, 2012

  • El Rojo Jazz @ Bistro 135, 6:00 pm
  • Margaret Explosion @ The Little Theatre Cafe, 7:30 pm
  • Charlie Hunter & Scott Amendola @ Lovin Cup, Wednesday, October 31st, 8:00 pm
  • Vince Ercolamento & Joe Chiappone Jazz Quartet @ Murph's, 705 Titus Ave., Irondequoit, 8:00 pm
  • Bonerama @ Nietzsche's (Buffalo), 8:00 pm

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

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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!

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Comments

Sad news about Exodus to Jazz series. It is hard to understand why this series is not better attended. First class performers in great venues. A city that supports the jazz fest does not support this series.What is the answer?

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