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Jazz Around Town: Could XRIJF really be around the corner? ... Oh yes it could!

Yesterday, I headed over to Hatch Hall to catch the press conference announcing the lineup for the 2013 Xerox Rochester International Jazz Festival. It is going to be a great festival ... the Club Pass lineup is going to make it hard for this jazz hound to choose!  

I'll have more thoughts and info here by the weekend, but there are plenty of other places to go (it was a press conference) to get the skinny on the lineup and the new goings on at the festival. Try WHAM's video of the entire press conference here, Jeff Spevak's article in the D&C (that is of course if you have a subscription or haven't run out of your 30 days) and of course the XRIJF's website.

Well, here are the live jazz gigs in and around Rochester that I was able to find (and there are not that many, actually...) over the next 7 days, plus some things coming up in the near future:

Thursday, March 28, 2013

  • Jon Seiger All-Stars Trio @ Market Cafe at Wegmans on Calkins Road, 5:30 pm
  • John Palocy Trio @ Bistro 135, 6:00 pm
  • Ben Waara @ Prosecco Italian Restaurant (Farmington), 6:00 pm
  • Mike Kaupa Duos with Christopher Azzara @ Monroe's Restaurant, 6:00 pm
  • Bill Tiberio & the UR JAZZZZZ @ University of Rochester, Henry Alvah Strong Auditorium, 8:00 pm
  • Phat Cats @ Pane Vino Ristorante, 8:00 pm

Friday, March 29, 2013

  • Champagne & The Swooners @ Bistro 135, 6:00 pm
  • Roses & Revolution @ Pane Vino Ristorante, 6:30 pm
  • Ted Nicolosi & Shared Genes @ Pultneyville Grill (Williamson), 7:00 pm
  • Last Friday Jazz Heritage Series with Dr. Carl Atkins and Culture Clash "...From the Coltrane Songbook" @ Baobab Cultural Center, 7:00 pm
  • Fred Costello & Roger Eckers @ Charlie Browns, 1675 Penfield Rd., 7:30 pm
  • Sofrito @ Litttle Theatre Cafe, 8:30 pm
  • Reid Poole, Student Degree Recital (jazz trumpet) @ ESM, Ray Wright Room, 9:00 pm

Saturday, March 30, 2013

  • ECMS Jazz Studio Recital with students of Bob Sneider, Reuben Allen, and Gabe Condon @ ESM, Main Building 209, 4:00 pm
  • Gap Mangione @ Bistro 135, 6:30 pm
  • White Hots @ Pultneyville Grill (Williamson), 6:30 pm
  • Chris Wilson @ Prosecco Italian Restaurant (Farmington), 7:00 pm
  • Fred Costello & Roger Eckers @ Charlie Browns, 1675 Penfield Rd., 7:30 pm

Sunday, March 31, 2013

  • Michael Vadala Trio @ Prosecco Italian Restaurant (Farmington), 5:00 pm
  • Wendy Eisenberg, Non-Degree Recital (jazz guitar and combo) @ ESM, Ciminelli Formal Lounge, 8:30 pm

Monday, April 1, 2013

  • Alphonso Williams @ Bistro 135, 5:30 pm
  • Kathryn Cufari @ Lemoncello, 6:00 pm

Tuesday, April 2, 2013

  • Bob Henley @ Lemoncello, 6:00 pm

Wednesday, April 3, 2013

  • Roses & Revolutions @ Bistro 135, 5:30 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: Sold out? ... go somewhere else to hear jazz!

It looks like I'm going to miss WGMC's Jazz 90.1's presentation of saxman Houston Person tomorrow... yes, through procrastination. Despite warnings, I kept putting off getting tickets and now they are sold out.... I'm sad. However, I'm heading out twice before the weekend is out ... Jazz for Justice (hey, I'm a lawyer, not a NY lawyer, but a lawyer...) Friday and Bill Frisell's gig on Sunday at Water Street. 

On other fronts, the press conference announcing the lineup for the 2013 Xerox Rochester Jazz Festival has been set for next week and I'm looking forward to getting the information out to you soon (although you can always look to the XRIJF website to get the skinny). 

Well, here are the live jazz gigs in and around Rocheter that I was able to find over the next seven days, plus some things coming up in the the near future:

Thursday, March 21, 2013

  • Jon Seiger All-Stars Trio @ Market Cafe at Wegmans on Calkins Road, 5:30 pm
  • John Palocy Trio @ Bistro 135, 6:00 pm
  • Jim Nelson @ Prosecco Italian Restaurant (Farmington), 6:00 pm
  • Ted Nicolosi & Shared Genes @ Roncoes Italian Restaurant, 6:00 pm
  • Mike Kaupa Duos with Mike Frederick @ Monroe's Restaurant, 6:00 pm
  • Virtual Trio @ Rabbit Room (Honeoye Falls), 7:00 pm
  • Ben Bishop Doctoral Recital @ ESM, Hatch Recital Hall, 7:00 pm
  • Funk in the Box @ Pane Vino Ristorante, 8:00 pm
  • Jazz 90.1 Meet the Artist Concert Series presents Houston Person @ Radisson Hotel Rochester Riverside, 8:00 pm (SOLD OUT)
  • Dave Rivello Ensemble @ Village Rock Cafe (E. Rochester), 9:00 pm

Friday, March 22, 2013

  • Greg Chako DMA Lecture Recital @ ESM, Howard Hanson Hall, 3:30 pm
  • Bobby DiBaudo Trio @ Bistro 135, 6:00 pm
  • Monroe County Bar Association 3d Annual Jazz For Justice with the Reuben Allen Trio and the David Detweiler Trio @ Harro East Ballroom, 6:00 to 9:00 pm
  • Shades of Blue @ Lemoncello, 6:00 pm
  • Marco Amadio @ Pane Vino Ristorante, 6:30 pm
  • Ted Nicolosi & Shared Genes @ Hedges Restaurant (Webster), 7:00 pm
  • The Evn Bri Duo @ Prosecco Italian Restaurant (Farmington), 7:00 pm
  • The Westview Project with Doug Stone @ Pomodoro's Wine Bar & Grill (University Ave.), 7:00 pm
  • Fred Costello & Roger Eckers @ Charlie Browns, 1675 Penfield Rd., 7:30 pm
  • Chamber Jazz @ Kilbourn Hall, 8:00 pm
  • Sofrito @ Litttle Theatre Cafe, 8:30 pm

Saturday, March 23, 2013

  • Frank's Rat Pack @ Bistro 135, 6:30 pm
  • Ted Nicolosi & Shared Genes @ The Glengarry Inn at Eagle Vale (Fairport), 6:30 pm
  • White Hots @ Pultneyville Grill, 6:30 pm
  • 5th Annual CURE Dance Benefit featuring Gap Mangione & The New Big Band @ Temple B'rith Kodesh 2131 Elmwood Ave, Rochester, 7:00 pm
  • El Rojo Jazz @ Lemoncello, 7:00 pm
  • Marco Amadio @ Prosecco Italian Restaurant (Farmington), 7:00 pm
  • Adam Crosse, Student Degree Recital, jazz trumpet @ Eastman School Howard Hanson Hall, 7:00 pm
  • Fred Costello & Roger Eckers @ Charlie Browns, 1675 Penfield Rd., 7:30 pm

Sunday, March 24, 2013

  • Nazareth College Jazz Combo @ Nazareth College, Wilmot Recital Hall (Pittsford), 3:00 pm
  • ECMS Jazz Combo Recital @ ESM, Messinger Hall 1, 4:30 pm
  • Day Break @ Prosecco Italian Restaurant (Farmington), 5:00 pm
  • Rochester Contemporary Arts Foundation presents Bill Frisell (2012-2013 Scholarship Concert Series) @ Water Street Music Hall, 6:30 pm
  • Mark Viavattine, Student Degree Recital, saxophone @ ESM, East Wing Hatch Recital Hall, 7:00 pm

Monday, March 25, 2013

  • Kyle Vock Duo @ Bistro 135, 5:30 pm

Tuesday, March 26, 2013

  • Scott Krier @ Prosecco Italian Restaurant (Farmington), 5:30 pm
  • Kristopher Sullivan Quartet  @ Bistro 135, 6:00 pm

Wednesday, March 27, 2013

  • Mark Bader @ Prosecco Italian Restaurant (Farmington), 5:30 pm
  • Ryan T. Carey @ Lemoncello, 6:00 pm
  • Jim E Leggs @ 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
  • Bop Arts presents Juanito Pascual New Flamenco Trio @ Lovin Cup, 8:00 pm added image

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: Can there be too much music to hear? No, not really ....

Jazz club sign

I wanted to get out to hear Michael Musillami Trio tonight out at Lovin Cup, but I'm here writing this post out for you my dear readers (sorry Tom!) ... I'm also saving what little energy I have for tomorrow night's Exodus to Jazz show with Toronto's Four80East with my buddies in Paradigm Shift opening at 7:00 pm. 

Here is the live jazz in and around Rocheter for the next seven days, plus some things coming up in the the near future:

Thursday, March 14, 2013

  • Jon Seiger All-Stars Trio @ Market Cafe at Wegmans on Calkins Road, 5:30 pm
  • Jazz Trane @ Bistro 135, 6:00 pm
  • Deborah Branch @ Lemoncello, 6:00 pm
  • Jeff Slutsky @& Prosecco Italian Restaurant (Farmington), 6:00 pm
  • Steve West with Steve Melcher & Drew Moore @ Rabbit Room (Honeoye Falls), 6:00 pm
  • Ted Nicolosi & Shared Genes @ Roncones Italian Restaurant, 6:00 pm
  • Exodus to Jazz presents Four80East with Paradigm Shift @ Water Street Music Hall, Thursday, March 14th, 8:00 pm (Paradigm Shift when doors open at 7:00 pm)
  • Todd East @ Pane Vino Ristorante, 8:00 pm
  • AudioInflux with Gang of Thieves @ Sticky Lips BBQ Juke Joint (Henrietta), 8:00 pm

Friday, March 15, 2013

  • Bobby DiBaudo Duo @ Bistro 135, 5:30 pm
  • The Westview Project @ The Mendon House, 6:00 pm
  • Midnight City @ Pane Vino Ristorante, 6:30 pm
  • Ted Nicolosi & Shared Genes  @ Pultneyville Grill, 7:00 pm
  • Luca Foresta & Electro Kings @ Lemoncello, 7:00 pm
  • Sunny Brown Band @ Prosecco Italian Restaurant (Farmington), 7:00 pm
  • The Westview Project with Doug Stone @ Pomodoro's University Ave, 7:00 pm
  • Jim Nugent Trio @ Pomodoro's Monroe Ave, 7:00 pm
  • Fred Costello & Roger Eckers @ Charlie Browns, 1675 Penfield Rd., 7:30 pm
  • Mark Cassara Band @ Bistro 135, 8:00 pm
  • Sofrito @ Litttle Theatre Cafe, 8:30 pm
  • Todd East @ Finger Lakes Casino & Racetrack 5857 Rt. 96, Farmington, call for info

Saturday, March 16, 2013

  • Madeline Forster @ Bistro 135, 6:30 pm
  • Ted Nicolosi & Shared Genes @ Jasmine's Asian Fusion (Webster), 6:30 pm
  • White Hots @ Pultneyville Grill, 6:30 pm
  • Jim Drew & Humble Soul with Jeff Riales & the Silvertone Express in benefit for National Center for Missing & Exploited Children @ Sodus Central High School Auditorium, 6:30 pm (Facebook event)
  • Jim Nugent Trio  @ Pomodoro's University Ave, 7:00 pm
  • JazZ aFter worK with Paradigm Shift @ Sanibel Cottage Restaurant, 1517 Empire Blvd (Webster), 7:00 pm
  • Fred Costello & Roger Eckers @ Charlie Browns, 1675 Penfield Rd., 7:30 pm
  • Cousin Vinny @ Corner Sports Bar, 8:00 pm

Sunday, March 17, 2013

  • Jim Cullum Jazz Band @ Albright-Knox Art Gallery, Buffalo, Sunday, March 17th, 2:00 pm
  • Michael Vadala Trio @ Prosecco Italian Restaurant (Farmington), 5:00 pm
  • Todd East and Hot Sweets @ Richmond's Tavern (Rochester), call for info

Monday, March 18, 2013

  • Alphonso Williams @ Bistro 135, 5:30 pm
  • Ben Waara @ Lemoncello, 6:00 pm
  • Flower City Jazz presents Rod Blumenau, Peter Ferran and the King's Swingers @ Green Lantern Inn (Fairport), 6:30 pm

Tuesday, March 19, 2013

Wednesday, March 20, 2013

  • Gary Chudyk @ Prosecco Italian Restaurant (Farmington), 5:30 pm
  • Steve Green Trio with Maggie Mullen @ Pomodoro's University Avenue, 6:00 pm
  • Tinted Image (Roses & Revolutions) @ Bistro 135, 6:00 pm
  • The Jimmie Highsmith Experience @ Tala Vera Cantina, 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.

Four80East coming to Rochester this Thursday at Water Street Music Hall

480East photoToronto-based Four80East is making another appearance at the Exodus To Jazz series at Water Street this Thursday, March 14th at Water Street Music Hall. Led by creative co-founders Rob DeBoer and Tony Grace, the group’s fourth Exodus To Jazz engagement is part of a tour to promote their much-anticipated new CD entitled “Off Duty”; it is currently in the top 50 of the SmoothJazz.com. In addition to garnering a Smooth Jazz Awards nomination for “Best International Group," the group was honored by being invited to perform at the Smooth Jazz Awards ceremony in 2010. 

But wait there's more... opening for Four80East will be my buddies in Paradigm Shift with their signature groove jazz sound. This Grammy-nominated group of leader/guitarist Mel Henderson, keyboardist Gerry Youngman and drummer Sean Jefferson, maintains an active national and international touring schedule, featuring  tunes from their new CD Sounds Like the Shift featuring trumpeter Jeremy Pelt.

Here are the particulars for Thursday's concert:

  • Date: Thursday, March 14, 2013
  • Location: Water Street Music Hall
  • Time: 8:00pm. Doors open and Paradigm Shift starts playing @ 7:00 pm
  • Advanced Sales: Patron - $40; Premium - $30; General Admission - $25 At the Door: Patron - $42; Premium - $32; General Admission - $27. Advances Sales tickets: Onsite at all Wegmans stores (Rochester, Buffalo, Syracuse). Get tickets online at Brownpapertickets.com. At the Door: At each venue beginning 7:00pm, night of concert. Advance sale tickets are available until 4:00pm on Thursday for both online purchases at Brownpapertickets.com and onsite purchases at all Wegmans stores. After that time, tickets are only available at the door. 
  • In addition to parking spaces available behind Water Street Music Hall and on the street, click here for nearby parking locations. 
  • Paradigm Shift with begin the “Welcome Performance” shortly after the doors open at 7:00 pm, so plan to arrive early!
This post was originally published on JazzRochester. © Gregory V. Bell. All rights reserved.

Jazz Around Town: Live jazz gigs in and around Rochester

Jazz club signBy the end of the month we'll know the lineup for XRIJF. Do you have you Club Pass yet?  

Until then, here is the live jazz in and around Rocheter for the next seven days, plus some things coming up in the the near future:

Thursday, March 7, 2013

  • Jon Seiger All-Stars Trio @ Market Cafe at Wegmans on Calkins Road, 5:30 pm
  • John Palocy Trio @ Bistro 135, 6:00 pm
  • Bob Henley @& Prosecco Italian Restaurant (Farmington), 6:00 pm
  • Deborah Branch @ Lemoncello, 6:00 pm
  • Mike Kaupa Duets (with Gabe Condon, guitar) @ Monroe's Restaurant, 3001 Monroe St., 6:00 pm
  • Sonny Brown Band @ Bernuzio Uptown Music 122 East Ave., Rochester, 7:00 pm
  • JazzSpacesIthaca presents Bobby Sanabria @ Carriage House Loft, 8:00 pm 
  • Northeast Funk with DJs Jane & Lynch @ Tala Vera Cantina, 8:00 pm
  • Todd East @ Pane Vino Ristorante, 8:00 pm
  • Dave Rivello Ensemble @ Village Rock Cafe, 9:00 pm

Friday, March 8, 2013

  • Vanessa Mangione Quartet @ Bistro 135, 6:00 pm
  • The Westview Project @ The Mendon House, 6:00 pm
  • Ted Nicolosi & Shared Genes@ Prime Steakhouse (Webster), 6:30 pm
  • Marco Amadio @ Pane Vino Ristorante, 6:30 pm
  • JazZ aFter worK with Paradigm Shift @ Sanibel Cottage Restaurant, 1517 Empire Blvd (Webster), 7:00 pm
  • Jim Nugent Trio @ Pomodoro's University Ave., Rochester, 7:00 pm
  • Jim Lane @ Prosecco Italian Restaurant (Farmington), 7:00 pm
  • Fred Costello & Roger Eckers @ Charlie Browns, 1675 Penfield Rd., 7:30 pm
  • SUNY Geneseo Wind Ensemble & Jazz Ensemble @ Wadsworth Auditorium 1 College Circle, Geneseo, 8:00 pm
  • Poncho Sanchez Latin Jazz Band featuring Christian Scott @ Cornell Concert Series, Bailey Hall, Cornell University, Ithaca, 8:00 pm
  • Sofrito @ Litttle Theatre Cafe, 8:30 pm

Saturday, March 9, 2013

  • Gap Mangione @ Bistro 135, 6:30 pm
  • Ted Nicolosi & Shared Genes @ Jasmine's Asian Fusion (Webster), 6:30 pm
  • The Swooners @ Prosecco Italian Restaurant (Farmington), 7:00 pm
  • Fred Costello & Roger Eckers @ Charlie Browns, 1675 Penfield Rd., 7:30 pm
  • The Hot Sweets featuring Todd East @ Lovin Cup, 9:00 pm

Sunday, March 10, 2013

  • Day Break @ Prosecco Italian Restaurant (Farmington), 5:00 pm

Monday, March 11, 2013

  • Kyle Vock Duo @ Bistro 135, 6:00 pm
  • Monday Night Live Smooth Jazz hosted by Tony Boler @ Vibe Lounge, Village Gate, 7:00 pm

Tuesday, March 12, 2013

  • Scott Krier @ Prosecco Italian Restaurant (Farmington), 6:00 pm
  • Jim Nugent Trio @ Bistro 135, 6:00 pm

Wednesday, March 13, 2013

  • Mark Bader @ Prosecco Italian Restaurant (Farmington), 5:30 pm
  • Steve Green Trio with Maggie Mullen @ Pomodoro's University Avenue, 6:00 pm
  • Soul Express @ Bistro 135, 6:00 pm
  • Quartet Red (Maggie Mullen, Tim Sullivan, Ron Alessi and Steve Greene) @ Pomodoro's Grill & Wine Bar, University Ave., 6:00 pm added image
  • The Westview Project Live on the radio @ Jazz 90.1, 7:00 pm
  • Margaret Explosion @ Little Theatre Cafe, 7:30 pm
  • Vince Ercolamento & Joe Chiappone Jazz Quartet @ Murph's, 705 Titus Ave., Irondequoit, 8:00 pm
  • Bop Arts presents The Michael Musillami Trio @ Lovin Cup, 9:00 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.