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Jazz Around Town: And now back to your regularly scheduled jazz listings....

jazzsign2Please let me know if you know of any jazz from out of town artists as my upcoming shows listings are getting a bit (OK entirely) sparse and I know something is out there (for instance, just heard about the UofR concert by Grazyna Auguscik & Paulinho Garcia on Sunday at UofR yesterday). Here are the listings I could find for live jazz over the next seven days:

Thursday, November 29, 2012

  • The Swooners @ Woodcliff Hotel & Spa, 5:30 pm
  • John Palocy Trio @ Bistro 135, 6:00 pm
  • Ted Nicolosi & Shared Genes @ Roncones Italian Restaurant, 232 Lyell Ave, Rochester, 6:00 pm
  • Norman Tibbils @ Prosecco Italian Restaurant, 6:00 pm
  • David Chisholm Orchestra @ Acanthus Cafe, 7:30 pm
  • Djangoners @ Little Theatre Cafe, 7:30 pm
  • Dave Rivello Ensemble @ Village Rock Cafe, 9:00 pm
  • Eros Guitar Duo @ Rabbit Room (Honeoye Falls), call for time

Friday, November 30, 2012

  • Bobby DiBaudo Duo @ Bistro 135, 6:00 pm
  • Marco Amadio @ Pane Vino Ristorante, 6:30 pm
  • Ted Nicolosi & Shared Genes @ Pultneyville Grill 4135 Mill St, Williamson, 7:00 pm
  • Last Friday Jazz Heritage Series: Culture Clash plays music of Duke Ellington with commentary by Dr. Carl Atkins @ Baobab Cultural Center 728 University Ave., Rochester, 7:00 pm
  • Gap Mangione and the New Big Band @ Bishop Kearny Auditorium 125 S. Kings Highway, Irondequoit, 7:30 pm
  • Alan Murphy Trio @ Woodcliff Hotel & Spa, 7:30 pm
  • Cool Club Jazz @ Lemoncello, 7:30 pm
  • Fred Costello & Roger Eckers Jazz Duo @ Charley Brown's, 1675 Penfield Rd., 7:30 pm
  • Double Standard @ Bistro 135, 7:45 pm
  • Calle Uno @ Sticky Lips BBQ Juke Joint 830 Jefferson Rd., Henrietta
  • Amanda Ashley @ Jeffrey's, 3115 E. Henrietta Rd, Henrietta, 9:00 pm

Saturday, December 1, 2012

  • Bob Sneider @ Bistro 135, 6:00 pm
  • The Westview Project with Doug Stone @ Pomodoro Grill & Wine Bar, University Ave., 7:00 pm
  • Ted Nicolosi & Shared Genes @ Hedges Restaurant 1290 Lake Rd., Webster, 7:00 pm
  • Sonny Brown Band @ Prosecco Italian Restaurant, 7:00 pm
  • Special Blend @ Woodcliff Hotel & Spa, 7:30 pm
  • Fred Costello & Roger Eckers Jazz Duo @ Charley Brown's, 1675 Penfield Rd., 7:30 pm
  • The White Hots @ Pultneyville Grill, 4135 Mill St, Williamson, call for time

Sunday, December 2, 2012

  • Bill Slater Solo Piano @ Woodcliff Hotel & Spa, brunch
  • Grazyna Auguscik & Paulinho Garcia @ Strong Auditorium, University of Rochester River Campus, 3:00 pm (I saw them in Chicago years ago at the Hot House and it was a great show)
  • Michael Vadala Trio @ 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, December 3, 2012

  • The Westview Project @ Woodcliff Hotel & Spa, 5:30 pm
  • Alphonso Williams @ Bistro 135, 5:30 pm

Tuesday, December 4, 2012

  • Tinted Image @ Woodcliff Hotel & Spa, 5:30 pm
  • Ted Nicolosi & Shared Genes @ Bistro 135, 6:00 pm
  • Scott Krier @ Prosecco Italian Restaurant, Farmington, 6:00 pm
  • Penfield Rotary Big Band Swing Dance @ Penfield Community Center 1985 Baird Rd., Penfield, 7:30 pm

Wednesday, December 5, 2012

  • Tinted Image @ Bistro 135, 6:00 pm
  • Key Dreamers @ Prosecco Italian Restaurant, Farmington, 6:00 pm
  • Live on-air performance by Jive Street Five @ WGMC, Jazz 90.2, 7:00 to 8:00 pm
  • Vince Ercolamento & Joe Chiappone Jazz Quartet @ Murph's, 705 Titus Ave., Irondequoit, 8:00 pm

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

  • Nothing here ... yet. 

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 (see the Comment link at the bottom). I want to hear from you! Please share the post with your friends who love jazz.

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 websites 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: Better late than never .... now to go listen to some Bird before consuming bird

Savoy labelSo, I'm lying there in bed, slowly slipping into unconsciouness, and it hit me ... it was Wednesday! Sh*t, I didn't write the listings post! For some reason it felt like a Friday. Did I jump up and run out to the computer to punch out the listings?  Nope. I turned over and went to sleep.  Fact is, today is Thanksgiving.  People will be stuffing their faces and watching football, not going out to listen to live jazz. Nothing much on the horizon today, so I was right.

I would check with venues for anything listed Friday and the weekend to make sure that the venue is open and a gig is actually happening (yes, Virginia, both venues and musicians have been known to forget to take down gigs from their websites and other online gig listings).

Well, on with spending some time with Charlie Parker and then turkey later. Have a happy holiday! Here are the listings I could find for live jazz over the next seven days:

Thursday, November 22, 2012

  • Bill Slater Solo Piano @ Woodcliff Hotel & Spa, dinner hours
  • Moving on....

Friday, November 23, 2012

  • Record Store Day @ Bopshop, Needledrop Records, Record Archive
  • The Phatkatz Trio @ Bistro 135, 6:00 pm
  • Chris Wilson @ Prosecco Italian Restaurant, 7:00 pm
  • The Swooners @ Woodcliff Hotel & Spa, 7:30 pm
  • Captain Marvel @ Lemoncello, 7:30 pm
  • Fred Costello & Roger Eckers Jazz Duo @ Charley Brown's, 1675 Penfield Rd., 7:30 pm
  • Al Chez & Brothers of Funk @  Sticky Lips BBQ Juke Joint, 830 Jefferson Rd., Henrietta, 8:00 pm

Saturday, November 24, 2012

  • NeedleDrop Records presents South Wedge Record Fair @ German House, 10:00 am to 1:30 pm
  • Frank's Rat Pack @ Bistro 135, 6:00 pm
  • Artisan Jazz Trio @ Lemoncello, 7:00 pm
  • Cool Club Jazz @ Prosecco Italian Restaurant, 7:00 pm
  • Jim Nugent @ Pomodoro's Monroe Ave., Pittsford, 7:00 pm
  • Special Blend @ Woodcliff Hotel & Spa, 7:30 pm
  • Fred Costello & Roger Eckers Jazz Duo @ Charley Brown's, 1675 Penfield Rd., 7:30 pm
  • The GRR Band @ The Little Theatre Cafe, 8:30 pm

Sunday, November 25, 2012

  • Bill Slater Solo Piano @ Woodcliff Hotel & Spa, brunch
  • 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, November 26, 2012

Tuesday, November 27, 2012

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

Wednesday, November 28, 2012

  • The Phatkatz Trio @ Bistro 135, 6:00 pm
  • Key Dreamers @ Prosecco Italian Restaurant, Farmington, 6:00 pm
  • Margaret Explosion @ The Little Theatre Cafe, 7:30 pm
  • WGMC Jazz 90.1 presents Bill Tiberio @ Lovin Cup Bistro & Brews, 8:00 pm
  • Vince Ercolamento & Joe Chiappone Jazz Quartet @ Murph's, 705 Titus Ave., Irondequoit, 8:00 pm

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

  • Grazyna Auguscik & Paulinho Garcia @ Strong Auditorium, University of Rochester River Campus, Sunday, Dec. 2nd, 3:00 pm (I saw them in Chicago years ago at the Hot House and it was a great show) added image

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 (see the Comment link at the bottom). I want to hear from you! Please share the post with your friends who love jazz.

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 websites 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: The next 7 days of live jazz in Rochester, NY

Jazz SignIt's Wednesday and time for something completely the same (as the last post, at least, although the lineups have changed), presenting the next seven days of live jazz in Rochester:

Thursday, November 15, 2012

  • Duo Montagnard @ Finger Lakes Community College, 3325 Marvin Sands Dr, Canandaigua, 12:30 pm
  • 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 and Shared Genes @ Roncones Italian Restaurant, 6:00 pm
  • Gary Chudik @ Prosecco Italian Restaurant, 1550 New York 332, Farmington, 6:00 pm
  • John Palocy Trio @ Bistro 135, 6:00 pm
  • Deborah Branch @ Lemoncello, 6:00 pm
  • Marco Amadio @ Pane Vino Restaurant, 6:30 pm
  • Charles Pillow & Roberts Wesleyan College Jazz Ensemble present Pictures At An Exhibition for Big Band @ Hale Auditorium in the Roberts Cultural Life Center, Roberts Wesleyan College, 7:30 pm (Ron Netsky Profile in City)
  • The Djangoners @ Little Theatre Cafe, 7:30 pm
  • Dave Rivello Ensemble @ Village Rock Cafe (E. Rochester), 9:00 pm

Friday, November 16, 2012

  • Bobby DiBaudo Trio @ Bistro 135, 6:00 pm
  • Friday Jazz at Immanuel with Gabe Condon  @ Immanuel Baptist Church, Park Ave. Rochester, 7:00 pm
  • Soul Express @ Woodcliff Hotel & Spa, 7:30 pm
  • Fred Costello & Roger Eckers Jazz Duo @ Charley Brown's, 1675 Penfield Rd., 7:30 pm
  • Chamber Jazz @ ESM, Ray Wright Room, 8:00 pm
  • Madeline Forster @ The Little Theatre Cafe, 8:30 pm (sorry, this was an error... but Stringplicity will be playing if you're interested)

Saturday, November 17, 2012

  • Madeline Forster @ Bistro 135, 6:30 pm
  • One Year Anniversary featuring Mary Wojciechowski @ Chakara Bistro & Bar 7328 Pittsford Palmyra Rd., Fairport, 6:30 pm
  • Cool Club Jazz @ Lemoncello, 7:00 pm
  • Jim Nugent @ Pomodoro's Monroe Ave., Pittsford, 7:00 pm
  • Gap Mangione New Blues Band @ Woodcliff Hotel & Spa, 7:30 pm
  • Fred Costello & Roger Eckers Jazz Duo @ Charley Brown's, 1675 Penfield Rd., 7:30 pm
  • Annie Wells with The Burns Sisters @ Café Veritas, First Unitarian Church 220 Winton Rd. South, Rochester, 7:30 pm
  • The GRR Band @ The Little Theatre Cafe, 8:30 pm
  • John Payton Project @ Sticky Lips BBQ Juke Joint, 830 Jefferson Rd., Henrietta, 9:00 pm 
  • The Swooners @ Brickwood Grill 250 Monroe Ave., Rochester, 10:00 pm

Sunday, November 18, 2012

  • Bill Slater Solo Piano @ Woodcliff Hotel & Spa, brunch
  • Michael Vadala Trio @ 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, November 19, 2012

  • Bob DiBaudo Band @ Woodcliff Hotel & Spa, 5:30 pm
  • Ben Torres @ Bistro 135, 5:30 pm
  • Bourbon Street Parade @ Green Lantern Inn One East Church St., Fairport, 6:30 pm

Tuesday, November 20, 2012

  • Tinted Image @ Woodcliff Hotel & Spa, 5:30 pm
  • Ted Nicolosi & Shared Genes @ Bistro 135, 6:00 pm
  • Scott Krier @ Prosecco Italian Restaurant 1550 New York 332, Farmington, 6:00 pm
  • Anthony Gianovola @ Lemoncello, 6:00 pm

Wednesday, November 21, 2012

  • Andy Calabrese Trio @ Bistro 135, 6:00 pm
  • Margaret Explosion @ The Little Theatre Cafe, 7:30 pm
  • Bill Tiberio Band @ Tala Vera Cantina, 8:00 pm
  • Vince Ercolamento & Joe Chiappone Jazz Quartet @ Murph's, 705 Titus Ave., Irondequoit, 8:00 pm

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

  • Al Chez & Brothers of Funk @  Sticky Lips BBQ Juke Joint, 830 Jefferson Rd., Henrietta, Friday, November 23rd, 8:00 pm
  • Bop Arts presents: Harvey Sorgen & Omar Tamez @ Bop Shop Records, Monday, November 28th, 8:00 pm

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 (see the Comment link at the bottom). I want to hear from you! Please share the post with your friends who love jazz.

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: More jazz in the White House and in Rochester

Potusplane.jpgAt the airport heading out for some time with the family and attending a social media conference in Hutchinson, Kansas, tomorrow (and tonight), so thought I'd start (and hopefully finish) the post for the coming days (and when I got to Chicago, I took the pic at right).

I don't know how you feel about last night, but I'm pretty happy about the outcome. Even though they spent about $6 billion to put us in a place apparently the same as it was when we woke up on November 6th, I think the political earth shifted a bit last night. At least I hope so....

Well, you're not here for a soapbox speech, so on with the next seven days of live jazz in Rochester:

Thursday, November 8, 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 and Shared Genes @ Roncones Italian Restaurant, 6:00 pm
  • John Palocy Trio @ Bistro 135, 6:00 pm
  • Annie Wells @ Acanthus Cafe 337 East Ave, Rochester, 7:30 pm
  • The Djangoners @ Little Theatre Cafe, 7:30 pm
  • Miche Fambro @ Tala Vera Cantina, 8:00 pm
  • Soul Express @ Pane Vino Restaurant, 8:30 pm
  • Dave Rivello Ensemble @ Village Rock Cafe (E. Rochester), 9:00 pm

Friday, November 9, 2012

  • Bobby DiBaudo Duo @ Bistro 135, 6:00 pm
  • Ted Nicolosi & Shared Genes @ Aamaya Bar and Grill, 6:30 pm
  • Tinted Image @ Woodcliff Hotel & Spa, 7:30 pm
  • Fred Costello & Roger Eckers Jazz Duo @ Charley Brown's, 1675 Penfield Rd., 7:30 pm
  • Double Standard @ Bistro 135, 7:45 pm
  • Nitefall @ Lemoncello, 8:00 pm
  • Diverse Threads @ Tala Vera Cantina, 8:00 pm
  • The Swooners @ Pane Vino Restaurant, 8:30 pm
  • Madeline Forster @ The Little Theatre Cafe, 8:30 pm

Saturday, November 10, 2012

  • Rochester Contemporary Arts Foundation Scholarship Concert with Wycliffe Gordon @ Lovin Cup, 6:00 pm
  • John Nyerges Band @ Bistro 135, 6:00 pm
  • Hot Street Band @ Prosecco Italian Restaurant 1550 New York 332, Farmington, 7:00 pm
  • Ted Nicolosi & Shared Genes @ Hedges Restaurant 1290 Lake Rd., Webster, 7:00 pm
  • Special Blend @ Woodcliff Hotel & Spa, 7:30 pm
  • Fred Costello & Roger Eckers Jazz Duo @ Charley Brown's, 1675 Penfield Rd., 7:30 pm
  • Norman Tibbils @ Lemoncello, 8:00 pm
  • The GRR Band @ The Little Theatre Cafe, 8:30 pm

Sunday, November 11, 2012

  • Bill Slater Solo Piano @ Woodcliff Hotel & Spa, brunch
  • Michael Vadala Trio @ 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, November 12, 2012

  • Gap Mangione Solo Piano Series @ Woodcliff Hotel & Spa, 5:30 pm
  • Jim Nugent @ Bistro 135, 5:30 pm

Tuesday, November 13, 2012

  • Tinted Image @ Woodcliff Hotel & Spa, 5:30 pm
  • Kyle Vock Duo @ Bistro 135, 6:00 pm
  • Mark Bader @ Prosecco Italian Restaurant 1550 New York 332, Farmington, 6:00 pm
  • Victor Wooten @ German House, 8:00 pm

Wednesday, November 14, 2012

  • John Stowell @ ESM Messinger Hall 1, 4:30 pm
  • Soul Express @ Bistro 135, 6:00 pm
  • John Stowell with Bob Sneider @ Bernunzio’s Uptown Music, East Ave., Rochester, Wednesday, November 14th, 7:00 pm
  • Margaret Explosion @ The Little Theatre Cafe, 7:30 pm
  • John Arcotta Trio @ Tala Vera Cantina, 8:00 pm
  • Vince Ercolamento & Joe Chiappone Jazz Quartet @ 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: Harvey Sorgen & Omar Tamez @ Bop Shop Records, Monday, November 28th, 8:00 pm

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 (see the Comment link at the bottom). I want to hear from you! Please share the post with your friends who love jazz.

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.