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Jazz Around Town: As the year turns with live jazz in Rochester

sax imageAs the first big snow starts to fall outside my window, I'm wondering whether there is any more jazz out there for New Year Eve?  I know about a few (they are below); but let me know if I've missed any... see you in 2013!  

Here are the live jazz gigs over the next seven days (including 2 in the new year!) for you to check out:

Thursday, December 27, 2012

  • The Swooners @ Woodcliff Hotel & Spa, 5:30 pm
  • Jon Seiger All-Stars Trio @ Market Cafe at Wegmans on Calkins Road, 5:30 pm
  • Jim Nelson @ Prosecco Italian Restaurant, 6:00 pm
  • John Palocy Trio @ Bistro 135, 6:00 pm
  • Ted Nicolosi & Shared Genes @ Roncones Italian Restaurant, 6:00 pm
  • Chet Catallo @ Water Street Music Hall, 8:00 pm
  • The Michael Vadala Trio with the People With Teeth, & Cammy Enaharo @ The  Bug Jar, 8:00 pm

Friday, December 28, 2012

  • Soul On Tap with Jackson Rohm @ Johnny's Irish Pub, 5:00 pm
  • Bobby DiBaudo Duo @ Bistro 135, 5:30 pm
  • The Holiday Band @ Pane Vino Ristorante, 6:30 pm
  • Cool Club Jazz @ Prosecco Italian Restaurant, 7:00 pm
  • Ted Nicolosi & Shared Genes @ Glengarry Inn at Eagle Vale 4400 Nine Mile Point Road, Rt 250, Fairport, 7:00 pm
  • Captain Marvel @ Lemoncello, 7:30 pm
  • Tinted Image @ Woodcliff Hotel & Spa, 7:30 pm
  • Fred Costello & Roger Eckers Jazz Duo @ Charley Brown's, 1675 Penfield Rd., 7:30 pm
  • The Phatkatz Trio @ Bistro 135, 7:45 pm
  • Cousin Vinny's Holiday Party @ The Corner Sports Bar 122 Main Street, East Rochester, 8:00 pm
  • The Westview Project with Doug Stone @ Little Theatre Cafe, 8:30 pm

Saturday, December 29, 2012

  • Double Standard Trio @ Bistro 135, 6:00 pm
  • Ted Nicolosi & Shared Genes @ Jasmine's Asian Fusion, 6:30 pm
  • Cool Club Jazz @ Lemoncello, 6:30 pm
  • Norman Tibbils @ Prosecco Italian Restaurant, 7:00 pm
  • The White Hots @ Pultneyville Grill, 4135 Mill St, Williamson, 7:00 pm
  • Jim Nugent Trio @ Pomodoro Monroe, 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
  • Russell Fielder Trio @ Little Theatre Cafe, 8:30 pm

Sunday, December 30, 2012

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

Monday, December 31, 2012

  • Andy Calabrese @ Bistro 135, 5:00 pm
  • Ted Nicolosi & Shared Genes @ Glengarry Inn at Eagle Vale 4400 Nine Mile Point Road, Rt 250, Fairport, 7:00 pm
  • Barry Tee Jazz Trio with Kristen Shiner McGuire on drums and vocals and Pat Abbott on bass @ Pomodoro Pittsford, 8:30 pm
  • Uptown Groove @ Bistro 135, 9:30 pm
  • Gap Mangione New Blues Band (Horizons Lounge) @ Woodcliff Hotel & Spa, no time given (but you do the math...)
  • Comedy and Smooth Jazz featuring J-Real and Crew and The Jimmie Highsmith Jr. Exeperience and other special guests @ Vibe Lounge, Village Gate, Rochester, call  (585)935-1034 for more information.

Tuesday, January 1, 2013 ... And another year begins

  • What are you looking for here?  Everyone is still sleeping it off.

Wednesday, January 2, 2013

  • Tinted Image @ Bistro 135, 6:00 pm
  • Margaret Explosion @ Little Theatre Cafe, 7:30 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

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: Happy Holidays from Jazz@Rochester ... Hope Yule Be Boppin!

Yule Be Boppin coverSitting here by the fire, listening to some holiday jazz (including the album to the right), sipping some rye whiskey, and writing the post (well, OK, there is no fire...), trying to juice up some Christmas spirit (so far based mostly on the spirits, not spirit). Staying in ROC for Xmas and both me and the missus are working the holidays (she both days).  So hope you have a cool Yule.... Here's some holiday jazz gigs for you to check out (as with any holiday, check first on the repeating gigs to make sure they're still on):

Thursday, December 20, 2012

  • The Swooners @ Woodcliff Hotel & Spa, 5:30 pm
  • Jon Seiger All-Stars Trio @ Market Cafe at Wegmans on Calkins Road, 5:30 pm
  • John Palocy Trio @ Bistro 135, 6:00 pm
  • Ted Nicolosi & Shared Genes @ Roncones Italian Restaurant, 6:00 pm
  • Annie Wells @ Acanthus Cafe, 337 East Ave, Rochester, 7:00 pm
  • The Public Market Band @ Little Theatre Cafe, 7:30 pm
  • Jazz 90.1 presents Rick Holland-Evan Dobbins Little Big Band @ Lovin Cup, 8:00 pm

Friday, December 21, 2012

  • Champagne & The Swoon Daddies @ Bistro 135, 6:00 pm
  • Marco Amadio @ Pane Vino Ristorante, 6:30 pm
  • Chris Wilson @ Lemoncello, 7:00 pm
  • Sunny Brown Band @ Prosecco Italian Restaurant, 7:00 pm
  • Ted Nicolosi & Shared Genes @ Pultneyville Grill, 4135 Mill St, Williamson, 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
  • The Westview Project with Doug Stone @ Little Theatre Cafe, 8:30 pm

Saturday, December 22, 2012

  • Music Educators' Big Band @ Eastman East Wing 415 (fourth floor of Hatch Hall), 1:00 pm (Facebook Event)
  • Frank's Rat Pack @ Bistro 135, 6:00 pm
  • Ted Nicolosi & Shared Genes @ Glengarry Inn at Eagle Vale, Fairport, 7:00 pm
  • Artisan Jazz Trio @ Lemoncello, 7:00 pm
  • Chris Wilson @ Prosecco Italian Restaurant, 7:00 pm
  • The White Hots @ Pultneyville Grill, 4135 Mill St, Williamson, 7:00 pm
  • Jim Nugent Trio @ Pomodoro Monroe, 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
  • The GRR Band @ Little Theatre Cafe, 8:30 pm

Sunday, December 23, 2012

  • Bill Slater Solo Piano @ Woodcliff Hotel & Spa, brunch
  • Joe Santora @ Pultneyville Grill, Williamson, 4:30 pm
  • Day Break @ Prosecco Italian Restaurant 1550 New York 332, Farmington, 5:30 pm

Monday, December 24, 2012

  • Bill Slater Solo Piano (Dinner) @ Woodcliff Hotel & Spa, 5:30 pm

Tuesday, December 25, 2012 (Merry Christmas!)

  • Bill Slater Solo Piano (Dinner) @ Woodcliff Hotel & Spa, 5:30 pm

Wednesday, December 26, 2012

  • Julie Ketchum Duo @ Bistro 135, 6:00 pm
  • Margaret Explosion @ Little Theatre Cafe, 7:30 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

  • Chris Botti with the RPO, conducted by Jeff Tyzik @ Kodak Theatre at Eastman School of Music, Friday, January 11th, 8:00 pm
  • Exodus to Jazz Presents the Grace Kelly Quintet @ Hochstein School of Music, Saturday, January 26th, 8:00 pm
  • Bop Arts Presents the Cory Weeds Quartet featuring Steve Davis @ Lovin Cup, Sunday, January 27th, 8:00 pm
  • 43rd Annual Penfield Jazz Fundraiser Concerts with Tamir Hendelman @ Penfield High School Auditorium, 25 High School Drive, Penfield, Friday & Saturday, February 1st and 2nd, 7:30 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 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: ROC'in the Day, jazzin' the night ...

You can still ROC The Day and support one of the many fine nonprofit establishments (including our own Jazz 90.1) for a few more hours (until 11:59 pm).  Click on the image in the middle panel. Give early, give often.

Here are the listings live jazz in and around Rochester for the next seven days:

Thursday, December 13, 2012

  • The Swooners @ Woodcliff Hotel & Spa, 5:30 pm
  • Jon Seiger All-Stars Trio @ Market Cafe at Wegmans on Calkins Road, 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
  • Deborah Branch @ Lemoncello, 6:00 pm
  • Gary Chudik @ Prosecco Italian Restaurant, 6:00 pm
  • Annie Wells @ Acanthus Cafe, 337 East Ave, Rochester, 7:00 pm
  • The Public Market Band @ Little Theatre Cafe, 7:30 pm
  • Soul Express @ Pane Vino Ristorante, 8:00 pm
  • The Djangoners with The Silver Threads @ Sticky Lips BBQ in Henrietta, 8:00 pm
  • Marbin @ Dinosaur Bar-B-Que, Court St., Rochester, 9:00 pm
  • Dave Rivello Ensemble @ Village Rock Cafe, 9:00 pm

Friday, December 14, 2012

  • Bobby DiBaudo Trio @ Bistro 135, 6:00 pm
  • Tinted Image @ Pane Vino Ristorante, 6:30 pm
  • NiteFall @ Lemoncello, 7:00 pm
  • Ted Nicolosi & Shared Genes @ Pultneyville Grill 4135 Mill St, Williamson, 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
  • Mark Cassara @ Bistro 135, 8:00 pm
  • The Westview Project with Doug Stone @ Little Theatre Cafe, 8:30 pm

Saturday, December 15, 2012

  • Andy Stobie and the Greater Finger Lakes Jazz Orchestra @ Eastview Mall (BonTon Court), 1:00 pm
  • Side Project @ Bistro 135, 6:00 pm
  • Rochester Metropolitan Jazz Orchestra @ St. Thomas' Episcopal Church 2000 Highland Ave., Rochester, 6:30 pm
  • Ted Nicolosi & Shared Genes @ Jasmine's Asian Fusion, 6:30 pm
  • Norman Tibbils @ Lemoncello, 7:00 pm
  • The White Hots @ Pultneyville Grill, 4135 Mill St, Williamson, 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 @ Little Theatre Cafe, 8:30 pm

Sunday, December 16, 2012

  • Bill Slater Solo Piano @ Woodcliff Hotel & Spa, brunch
  • Michael Vadala Trio @ Prosecco Italian Restaurant 1550 New York 332, Farmington, 5:30 pm

Monday, December 17, 2012

  • Gap Mangione: The Solo Piano Series @ Woodcliff Hotel & Spa, 5:30 pm
  • Kyle Vock Duo @ Bistro 135, 5:30 pm
  • Flower City Jazz presents the Roger Eckers Little Big Band @ Green Lantern Inn One East Church St., Fairport, 6:30 pm
  • Watkins & the Rapiers @ Little Theatre Cafe, 7:30 pm

Tuesday, December 18, 2012

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

Wednesday, December 19, 2012

  • The Phatkatz Duo @ Bistro 135, 6:00 pm
  • Ann Mitchell @ Live on Jazz 90.1 or online, 7:00 pm added image
  • Margaret Explosion @ Little Theatre Cafe, 7:30 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

  • Exodus to Jazz Presents the Grace Kelly Quintet @ Hochstein School of Music, Saturday, January 26th, 8:00 pm
  • Bop Arts Presents the Cory Weeds Quartet featuring Steve Davis @ Lovin Cup, Sunday, January 27th, 8:00 pm
  • 43rd Annual Penfield Jazz Fundraiser Concerts with Tamir Hendelman @ Penfield High School Auditorium, 25 High School Drive, Penfield, Friday & Saturday, February 1st and 2nd, 7:30 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 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: Take 5 or a Time Out to remember the passing of Dave Brubeck

Although at nearly 92 (his birthday is tomorrow) his passing is not a surprise, today's announcement of Dave Brubeck's death is rippling through the jazz web and beyond tonight. Many people are listening to his iconic West Coast jazz sounds tonight (as am I... and as can you with the video). Rest peacefully, Mr. Brubeck....

Here are the listings live jazz in and around Rochester, New York over the next seven days:

Thursday, December 6, 2012

  • The Swooners @ Woodcliff Hotel & Spa, 5:30 pm
  • Jon Seiger All-Stars Trio @ Market Cafe at Wegmans on Calkins Road, 5:30 pm added image
  • NightTrane Trio @ Bistro 135, 6:00 pm
  • Sonny Brown Band @ The Rabbit Room (Honeoye Falls), 6:00 pm
  • Gary Chudik @ Prosecco Italian Restaurant, 6:00 pm
  • The Public Market Band @ Little Theatre Cafe, 7:30 pm
  • Dave Rivello Ensemble @ Village Rock Cafe, 9:00 pm

Friday, December 7, 2012

  • Bobby DiBaudo Trio @ Bistro 135, 6:00 pm
  • Ted Nicolosi & Shared Genes @ Pultneyville Grill 4135 Mill St, Williamson, 7:00 pm
  • "Leaves of Grass" Walt Whitman and Fred Hersch Song Project, Wendy Eisenberg, guitar @ Eastman School Howard Hanson Hall, 7:00 pm
  • Friday Jazz at Immanuel with the Bill Welch Band @ Immanuel Baptist Church, Park Ave., 7:00 pm
  • Andy Stobie and the Greater Finger Lakes Jazz Orchestra @ Marketplace Mall, 7:00 pm
  • Jim Nugent Trio @ Pomodoro's Monroe Ave., 7:00 pm
  • Uptown Groove @ Prosecco Italian Restaurant, 7:00 pm
  • Gap Mangione and the New Big Band @ Bishop Kearny Auditorium 125 S. Kings Highway, Irondequoit, 7:30 pm
  • Tinted Image @ Woodcliff Hotel & Spa, 7:30 pm
  • Fred Costello & Roger Eckers Jazz Duo @ Charley Brown's, 1675 Penfield Rd., 7:30 pm
  • The Westview Project @ Little Theatre Cafe, 8:30 pm

Saturday, December 8, 2012

  • Chet Catallo and Band @ House of Guitars, 1:00 pm
  • Madeline Forster @ Bistro 135, 6:00 pm
  • Ted Nicolosi & Shared Genes @ Glengarry Inn at Eagle Vale, 4400 Nine Mile Point Road, Rt 250, Fairport, 7:00 pm
  • Sonny Brown Band @ Prosecco Italian Restaurant, 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
  • The GRR Band @ Little Theatre Cafe, 8:30 pm
  • The White Hots @ Pultneyville Grill, 4135 Mill St, Williamson, call for time

Sunday, December 9, 2012

  • Bill Slater Solo Piano @ Woodcliff Hotel & Spa, brunch
  • Day Break @ Prosecco Italian Restaurant 1550 New York 332, Farmington, 5:30 pm

Monday, December 10, 2012

  • Bob DiBaudo Band @ Woodcliff Hotel & Spa, 5:30 pm
  • Mark Bader @ Bistro 135, 5:30 pm
  • Eastman Jazz Ensemble @ Kodak Hall at Eastman Theatre, 8:00 pm

Tuesday, December 11, 2012

  • Tinted Image @ Woodcliff Hotel & Spa, 5:30 pm
  • Ted Nicolosi & Shared Genes @ Bistro 135, 6:00 pm
  • Eastman Jazz Ensemble @ Kodak Hall at Eastman Theatre, 8:00 pm

Wednesday, December 12, 2012

  • Soul Express @ Bistro 135, 6:00 pm
  • Margaret Explosion @ Little Theatre Cafe, 7:30 pm
  • Captain Marvel @ 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

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.