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Jazz Around Town: It's getting hot out there...

Jazz 1 way imageIn addition to a mini-jazz fest in Fairport, there are ample opportunities to go out and hear live jazz, even outside!  Please let me know if I've missed some. This time of year there is a lot of music being put on by people who don't know about Jazz@Rochester. Let them know about us (and me) know about things to add by sending me an email through Contact Us. 

So, here are the live gigs I found in and around Rochester over the next 7 days, plus some things coming up in the near future:

Thursday, May 30, 2013

  • Eastman Community Music School Spring Festival, Nights of Jazz @ Kilbourn Hall, 4:30 pm
  • Jon Seiger All-Stars Trio @ Market Cafe at Wegmans on Calkins Road, 5:30 pm
  • The Swooners @ Woodcliff Hotel & Spa, 5:30 pm
  • John Palocy Trio @ Bistro 135, 6:00 pm
  • Gary Chudyk @ Lemoncello, 6:00 pm
  • Steve Geraci @ The Rabbit Room (Honeoye Falls), 7:00 pm
  • Djangoners @ The Little Theatre Cafe, 7:30 pm
  • The Joe Santora Trio with Cabo Frio's Curtis Kendrick & Emily Kirchoff @ Michael's Valley Grill, 7:30 pm

Friday, May 31, 2013

  • Fairport Canal Days (see my post below)
  • Jazz and Food Rodeo @ Penfield Amphitheater, 3100 Atlantic Ave., 4:30 pm
  • Jim E Leggs @ Bistro 135, 5:30 pm
  • The Music of Ferrante & Furioso @ Yummy Garden Hot Pot (Brighton), 5:30 pm
  • The Westview Project @ The Mendon House (Mendon), 6:00 pm
  • Marco Amadio @ Pane Vino Ristorante, 6:30 pm
  • Three's A Crowd @ Pultneyville Grill (Williamson), 7:00 pm
  • The Swooners @ Woodcliff Hotel & Spa, 7:30 pm
  • Last Friday Heritage Jazz Series: “Some of Our Favorite Things” with Culture Clash @ Baobob Cultural Center, 7:30 pm added image
  • Lovin' Art Release: Mary Moore featuring The Moho Collective with DJ Holloway @ Lovin Cup, 9:00 pm

Saturday, June 1, 2013

  • Fairport Canal Days (see my post below)
  • The Music of Ferrante & Furioso @ Yummy Garden Hot Pot (Brighton), 5:30 pm
  • John Nyerges @ Bistro 135, 6:30 pm
  • White Hots @ Pultneyville Grill (Williamson), 6:30 pm
  • Roses and Revolutions @ Pane Vino Ristorante, 6:30 pm
  • Paradigm Shift @ Seneca Park Zoo, 7:00 pm
  • Jimmie Highsmith Jr. "Awakenings CD Release Party" with Teressa Wilcox @ Tala Vera Cantina, 8:00 pm
  • Chris Wilson @ Lemoncello, 8:30 pm
  • Annie Wells @ Litttle Theatre Cafe, 8:30 pm

Sunday, June 2, 2013

  • Fairport Canal Days (see my post below)
  • Rhythm Dogs @ Schooner's Riverside Pub 70 Pattonwood Dr., Rochester, 3:00 pm
  • Bop Arts presents The Mack Goldsbury Quartet @ Lovin' Cup Brews & Bistro, 8:00 pm
  • Bill Slater @ Woodcliff Hotel & Spa, call for info

Monday, June 3, 2013

  • Alphonso Williams @ Bistro 135, 6:00 pm
  • Sofrito @ Little Theatre Cafe, 7:30 pm

Tuesday, June 4, 2013

  • Dave Rivello Ensemble Xerox/XRIJF video filming (be an extra!) @ Max's at Eastman Place, 4:00 to 9:00 pm (If you want to be an extra please be there between 4:00 and 4:30, with filming tol begin @ 5:00. DRE will be playing excepts for the filming, but will then do a full set to end the evening. Wear an XRIJF tee-shirt or what you normally would to the fest, but avoid black, white, pinstripes, logos or neon colors) added image
  • Kyle Vock Duo @ Bistro 135, 6:00 pm
  • Charlie Mitchell Group @ Flipside Bar & Grill (Rochester), 8:00 pm
  • International Society of Bassists Concert: Eastman alumni Brett Shurtliffe, Yung-Chiao Wei, and Ron Carter with Russell Malone & Donald Vega @ Kodak Hall at Eastman Theatre, 8:00 pm

Wednesday, June 5, 2013

  • Roses & Revolutions @ Bistro 135, 6:00 pm
  • Quintopus Live on radio @ Jazz 90.1 (or stream jazz901.org), 7:00 pm
  • Margaret Explosion @ The Little Theatre Cafe, 7:30 pm
  • International Society of Bassists Concert: Thomas Martin; Jazz Bass Supergroup “Talking Hands” with John Clayton, Rufus Reid, Lynn Seaton and Martin Wind @ Kodak Hall at Eastman Theatre, Wednesday, June 5th, 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

  •  International Society of Bassists Concert:  Diana Gannett performs new works; Chuck Israels, bassist with the Bill Evans Trio, pays tribute to a master of bebop with “Oscar Pettiford Octet and Beyond” @ Kodak Hall at Eastman Theatre, Thursday, June 6th, 8:00 pm
  • International Society of Bassists Concert:  Orchestral and chamber music bassist Szymon Marciniak and Grammy-winning Dave Holland @ Kodak Hall at Eastman Theatre, Friday, June 7th, 8:00 pm
  • Michael Formanek Quartet with Tim Berne, Craig Taborn and Gerald Cleaver @ Bernunzio Uptown Music, 122 East Ave., Rochester, Friday, June 7th, 10:30 pm 
  • International Society of Bassists Concert: Joel Quarrington, new principal bassist of the London Symphony Orchestra, and Victor Wooten @ Kodak Hall at Eastman Theatre, Saturday, June 8th, 8:00 pm
  • Groove Juice Swing presents Stompology Swing Dances with the The Careless Lovers (Seattle, WA), Friday, June 7th, 8:00 pm; The Low Down Sires (Asheville, NC), Saturday, June 8th, 8:30 pm and June 9th, 7:30 pm
  • Tessa Souter with John Nyerges Trio @ Lovin Cup, Saturday, June 8th, 9:00 pm
  • Xerox Rochester International Jazz Festival, Friday, June 21st to Saturday, June 29th

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.

Fairport jazzes it up during Canal Days May 31st - June 2nd

 

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Fairport Canal Days Poster
According to the page on the Fairport Canal Days music on the Find it In Fairport site, "[m]usic has been an integral part of Fairport Canal Days since its inception, and this year is no exception." There has always been a lot of local jazz talent at the Canal Days festival, but this year, June 1-2, they have even more, as the site says festival goers "can expect a huge variety of music from traditional standards, bebop, contemporary, funk, smooth, big band, and Latin jazz, as well as some popular favorites outside of the jazz realm." Although I'm not in town to join you, I wanted to get the schedule out for my readers as it is wide selection of the local jazz scene. I'm including all the bands (not just the jazz) below:

 

Friday, May 31st

Fairport Junction Stage

  • 6:00 - 9:00 pm It's My Party

Saturday, June 1st

Kennelley Gazebo Stage

  • 10:30 - 11:30: Jeff Mcleod Organ Trio 
  •  12:00 - 1:00: Mighty High & Dry 
  •  1:30 - 2:30: Mike Melito Quartet
  •  3:00 - 4:00: Dave Mancini Quartet
  •  4:30 - 5:30: Westview Project with Doug Stone 

Fairport Junction Stage

  • 10:00 – 10:50: SOTA Jazz Band 
  •  11:15 - 12:15: Greater Rochester Jazz Orchestra with Madeline Forster 
  • 12:30 1:30: Fairport Fire Dept. Band 
  •  1:45 - 2:45: Perinton Concert Band 
  •  3:00 - 5:30: Battle of the Teen Bands 

Village Hall Stage

  • 10:00 – 11:00: IfCM Community Band 
  •  11:30 – 12:30: SOTA Jazz Combo 
  •  1:00 – 2:00: Sofrito Latin Jazz Quartet 
  •  2:30 – 3:30: SOTA Soul-Jazz Combo 
  •  4:00 – 5:00: Almost Jazz 

Canal Nights Stage  

  • 7:00 – 9:00: Chet Catallo & The Cats
  • 9:00 – 11:00: Mr. Mustard

Sunday, June 2d

Kennelley Gazebo Stage

  • 11:00 - 12:00: John Nyerges Quartet
  • 12:30 - 1:30: Paradigm Shift
  • 2:00 - 3:00: Jon Seiger & The Allstars 
  • 3:30 - 4:30: Bill Tiberio Band 

Fairport Junction Stage

  • 10:00 - 11:00: FHS Alumni Jazz Band
  • 11:30 - 12:30: FHS Day Jazz 
  • 1:00 - 2:00: Harley Jazz Band 
  • 2:30 - 3:30: Spencerport HS Jazz 
  • 4:00 - 5:00: Jimmie Highsmith Experience 

Village Hall Stage

  • 10:30 - 11:30: TBA 
  •  12:00 - 1:00: MCC Jazz Combo 
  •  1:30 - 2:30: FHS Jazz Combo 
  •  3:00 – 5:00: RCSM Combos 
Plus all that other festival-y stuff.  Hope the weather is fine and you can get out and enjoy some in this mini-jazz fest. Wish I could join you....
This post was originally published on JazzRochester. © Gregory V. Bell. All rights reserved.

Jazz Around Town: I won't be, but plenty of jazz going on and coming up....

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Image: XRIJF

I won't be around town, that is... heading out soon for another trip to Kansas (hopefully free of tornadoes) and some time in Chicago for my 30th Reunion at the University of Chicago.  So what's going on around here?

"Snaps," the first retrospective of images from the Xerox Rochester International Jazz Festival opens tomorrow, May 23rd at the Center at High Falls Fine Art Gallery downtown. The exhibit features almost 200 select works of 13 photographers who have covered the festival from 2002 to 2012 , including: Frank DeBlase, Jim Dolan, Mark Druziak, Tom Flint, Tom Frizelle, Tim Fuss, Garry Geer, Kelli Marsh, Peter Parts, Michael Riebesehl, Fred SanFilipo, Don Ver Ploeg and Kelley Yost. More here.  "Snaps" runs though June 30th and is free and open to the public. The Center at High Falls Gallery located at 60 Brown's Race in Rochester, NY is open Wednesdaythrough Friday from 11 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., Saturday from 12 noon to 5:30 p.m. and Sunday 1-5 p.m. It is closed Monday and Tuesday.

I'm going to the opening tomorrow, I hope, along with the Art Loves Jazz benefit at Artisan's Loft too (I managed to procrastinate on tickets and the online purchase option was eliminated while I was trying to checkout).  No I don't get free tickets... It's a benefit for Jazz 90.1. Hope to see you there! Update 5-23: Unfortunately, something came up and I'm going to miss both, but the images and jazz (and, I hope the benefit in $ to Jazz 90.1 radio, will go on).  

So, here are the live gigs I found in and around Rochester over the next 7 days, plus some things coming up in the near future:

Thursday, May 23, 2013

  • Jon Seiger All-Stars Trio @ Market Cafe at Wegmans on Calkins Road, 5:30 pm
  • The Swooners @ Woodcliff Hotel & Spa, 5:30 pm
  • NightTrane @ Bistro 135, 6:00 pm
  • Deborah Branch @ Lemoncello, 6:00 pm
  • Ted Nicolosi & Shared Genes @ Roncones, 6:00 pm
  • Mike Kaupa Duo Project with Mike Conrad @ Monroe's, 6:00 pm
  • Art Loves Jazz (Benefit for WGMC Jazz 90.1) @ Artisan Works, 6:30-9:30 pm (tickets, if available at the door)
  • EROS Guitar Duo @ The Rabbit Room (Honeoye Falls), 7:00 pm
  • Djangoners @ The Little Theatre Cafe, 7:30 pm
  • The Joe Santora Trio with Cabo Frio's Curtis Kendrick & Emily Kirchoff @ Michael's Valley Grill, 7:30 pm

Friday, May 24, 2013

  • Mark Cassara Band @ Bistro 135, 5:30 pm
  • The Music of Ferrante & Furioso @ Yummy Garden Hot Pot (Brighton), 5:30 pm
  • The Westview Project @ The Mendon House (Mendon), 6:00 pm
  • Brent Bond @ Pane Vino Ristorante, 6:30 pm
  • Ted Nicolosi & Shared Genes @ Pultneyville Grill (Williamson), 7:00 pm
  • The Swooners @ Woodcliff Hotel & Spa, 7:30 pm

Saturday, May 25, 2013

  • Eastman Community Music School Honor Recital by Conrad Ziarniak, jazz saxophone @ Hatch Recital Hall, ESM, 2:00 pm
  • The Music of Ferrante & Furioso @ Yummy Garden Hot Pot (Brighton), 5:30 pm
  • Madeline Forster @ Bistro 135, 6:30 pm
  • White Hots @ Pultneyville Grill (Williamson), 6:30 pm
  • Ted Nicolosi & Shared Genes @ Jasmine's Asian Fusion (Webster), 6:30 pm
  • Roses and Revolutions @ Pane Vino Ristorante, 6:30 pm
  • Ryan T. Carey/Tony Padilla Duo @ Lemoncello, 7:00 pm
  • Special Blend @ Woodcliff Hotel & Spa, 7:30 pm
  • Annie Wells @ Litttle Theatre Cafe, 8:30 pm

Sunday, May 26, 2013

  • Rhythm Dogs @ Schooner's Riverside Pub 70 Pattonwood Dr., Rochester, 3:00 pm
  • Bill Slater @ Woodcliff Hotel & Spa, call for info

Monday, May 27, 2013

  • Sofrito @ Little Theatre Cafe, 7:30 pm

Tuesday, May 28, 2013

  • Tinted Image @ Woodcliff Hotel & Spa, 5:30 pm
  • Ted Nicolosi & Shared Genes @ Bistro 135, 6:00 pm
  • Charlie Mitchell Group @ Flipside Bar & Grill (Rochester), 8:00 pm

Wednesday, May 29, 2013

  • Big Band Dance Spring Series @ Charlotte Beach, Roger Robach Community Center, 6:00 to 9:00 pm
  • The Swooners @ Bistro 135, 6:00 pm
  • Mic Gillette, formerly of Tower of Power with the Aquinas Jazz Ensemble, Greece Jazz Band and the Viavattines @ The Aquinas Institute Auditorium, 1127 Dewey Ave., Rochester, 7:00 pm (see here for more info)
  • Margaret Explosion @ The 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

  • Fairport Canal Days does its own local jazz festival with Paradigm Shift, John Nyerges Quartet, Mike Melito Quartet, Jeff Mcleod Organ Trio, Westview Project, Sofrito Latin Jazz Quartet, Jimmie Highsmith Experience, Dave Mancini Quartet, John Seiger & The All Stars, Greater Rochester Jazz Orchestra, Mighty High & Dry, and the Bill Tiberio Band @ Fairport Canal Days (Fairport), Friday, May 31st through June 2nd (see the Find It In Fairport site for more info, and watch here for more as well)
  • Bop Arts presents The Mack Goldsbury Quartet @ Lovin' Cup Brews & Bistro, Sunday, June 2d, 8:00 pm
  • International Society of Bassists Convention @ Eastman School of Music (in addition to the concerts below, there may be others open to the public, so check the schedule)
  • International Society of Bassists Concert: Eastman alumni Brett Shurtliffe, Yung-Chiao Wei, and Ron Carter with Russell Malone & Donald Vega @ Kodak Hall at Eastman Theatre, Tuesday, June 4th, 8:00 pm
  • International Society of Bassists Concert: Thomas Martin; Jazz Bass Supergroup “Talking Hands” with John Clayton, Rufus Reid, Lynn Seaton and Martin Wind @ Kodak Hall at Eastman Theatre, Wednesday, June 5th, 8:00 pm 
  • International Society of Bassists Concert:  Diana Gannett performs new works; Chuck Israels, bassist with the Bill Evans Trio, pays tribute to a master of bebop with “Oscar Pettiford Octet and Beyond” @ Kodak Hall at Eastman Theatre, Thursday, June 6th, 8:00 pm
  • International Society of Bassists Concert:  Orchestral and chamber music bassist Szymon Marciniak and Grammy-winning Dave Holland @ Kodak Hall at Eastman Theatre, Friday, June 7th, 8:00 pm
  • Michael Formanek Quartet with Tim Berne, Craig Taborn and Gerald Cleaver @ Bernunzio Uptown Music, 122 East Ave., Rochester, Friday, June 7th, 10:30 pm 
  • International Society of Bassists Concert: Joel Quarrington, new principal bassist of the London Symphony Orchestra, and Victor Wooten @ Kodak Hall at Eastman Theatre, Saturday, June 8th, 8:00 pm
  • Groove Juice Swing presents Stompology Swing Dances with the The Careless Lovers (Seattle, WA), Friday, June 7th, 8:00 pm; The Low Down Sires (Asheville, NC), Saturday, June 8th, 8:30 pm and June 9th, 7:30 pm
  • Tessa Souter with John Nyerges Trio @ Lovin Cup, Saturday, June 8th, 9:00 pm
  • Xerox Rochester International Jazz Festival, Friday, June 21st to Saturday, June 29th

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.

We need to start 'em early ... Jazz learnin at the Hochstein School of Music this summer

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The Hochstein School of Music and dance has announced a bunch of summer programming to help inculcate your kids in this music we call jazz. Gotta start 'em early...

Here's the lineup:

  • Hep Kids! Jazz Celebration: Music & Fun for Families, Saturday, June 29th from 10am-2pm
  • Jazz Ensembles I & II, Richard DeLaney, Director, Wednesdays, July 10-August 14 • Ensemble I: 7:00-8:00 pm • Ensemble II: 8:00-9:00 pm; Entering grades 7-12 and adults, NYSSMA Level 5-6, or the equivalent.
  • Explorations: Jazz & Improvisation Workshop, Aaron Staebell, Director, July 15-19 • 9:00 am-1:00 pm. Entering grades 7-12 and graduating seniors, NYSSMA Level 3-6.
  • Children's Jazz: So We Know You Can Dance!, Cheryl Johnson, Instructor. Thursdays, 5:00-6:00 pm. Ages 7-12.
  • Arts in Action Summer Camp for ages 4-10, Session 3: Jazz It Up! July 22-26, 9:00 am-12:00 noon or 9:00 am-3:30 pm. Ages 4-10

Check out the Hochstein School's website for more information about these programs. Do your part to grow the audience for live jazz.

 

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

Jazz Around Town: Allergy season and jazz outdoors around the corner...

jazzsign2Achoo, sniff, scratch, scratch... damn thing about being in the Flower City is the bloomin allergies! As I get older they seem to be getting worse. Here at Jazz@Rochester, we'll try to get some inside line on live jazz at the various festivals as they are made known to us. Sorry about forgetting about the jazz at the Lilac Festival during the week up to now, but they get their information out pretty well themselves (and it has been raining a bit anyway...). 

Here's the live gigs I found in and around Rochester over the next 7 days, plus some things coming up in the near future:

Thursday, May 16, 2013

  • The Moho Collective @ Lilac Festival, Highland Park, 4:00 pm
  • Jon Seiger All-Stars Trio @ Market Cafe at Wegmans on Calkins Road, 5:30 pm
  • The Swooners @ Woodcliff Hotel & Spa, 5:30 pm
  • John Palocy Trio @ Bistro 135, 6:00 pm
  • Deborah Branch @ Lemoncello, 6:00 pm
  • Ted Nicolosi & Shared Genes @ Roncones, 6:00 pm
  • Mike Kaupa Duo Project @ Monroe's, 6:30 pm
  • John Nyerges Quartet Live @ WGMC Jazz 90.1, 7:00 to 8:00 pm
  • Djangoners @ The Little Theatre Cafe, 7:30 pm
  • The Joe Santora Trio with Cabo Frio's Curtis Kendrick & Emily Kirchoff @ Michael's Valley Grill, 7:30 pm
  • John Akers & Erik Welsh @ Pane Vino Ristorante, 8:00 pm

Friday, May 17, 2013

  • Bobby DiBaudo Trio @ Bistro 135, 5:30 pm
  • The Music of Ferrante & Furioso @ Yummy Garden Hot Pot (Brighton), 5:30 pm
  • Ted Nicolosi & Shared Genes @ Hedges Restaurant, 6:30 pm
  • Marco Amadio @ Pane Vino Ristorante, 6:30 pm
  • Aleks & Ted @ Pultneyville Grill (Williamson), call for info
  • NiteFall @ Lemoncello, 7:00 pm 

Saturday, May 18, 2013

  • Celebration of National Tap Dance Day (free Lecture/Demonstration featuring the Hochstein Jazz Ensemble directed by Richard Delaney and guest artist Bill Evans of Bill Evans Dance) @ Hochstein Performance Hall, School of Music & Dance, 1:30 pm added image
  • The Music of Ferrante & Furioso @ Yummy Garden Hot Pot (Brighton), 5:30 pm
  • Bob Sneider @ Bistro 135, 6:00 pm
  • White Hots @ Pultneyville Grill (Williamson), 6:30 pm
  • Ted Nicolosi & Shared Genes @ Jasmine's Asian Fusion (Webster), 6:30 pm
  • Brent Bond @ Pane Vino Ristorante, 6:30 pm
  • Ryan T. Carey/Tony Padilla Duo @ Pomodoro (Monroe Avenue), 7:00 pm
  • Day Break @ Lemoncello, 7:00 pm
  • Special Blend @ Woodcliff Hotel & Spa, 7:30 pm
  • Annie Wells @ Litttle Theatre Cafe, 8:30 pm
  • Upward Groove with Kneptune @ Lovin Cup, 9:00 pm
  • Family Funktion and the Sitar Jams @ Abilene Bar & Lounge, 9:30 pm

Sunday, May 19, 2013

  • Scott Bradley @ The Rabbit Room (Honeoye Falls), 12:00 pm
  • Live Music & Tap Dance Jam Session @ Tango Cafe, 2:30 pm
  • Prime Time Funk @ The Lilac Festival, Highland Park, 5:30 pm
  • Bill Slater @ Woodcliff Hotel & Spa, call for info

Monday, May 20, 2013

  • Alphonso Williams @ Bistro 135, 5:30 pm
  • JazzHappens Band @ Green Lantern Inn (Fairport), 6:30 pm
  • The Bowties @ Little Theatre Cafe, 7:30 pm

Tuesday, May 21, 2013

  • Tinted Image @ Woodcliff Hotel & Spa, 5:30 pm
  • Jim Nugent @ Bistro 135, 6:00 pm
  • Charlie Mitchell Group @ Flipside Bar & Grill (Rochester), 8:00 pm

Wednesday, May 22, 2013

  • Big Band Dance Spring Series @ Charlotte Beach, Roger Robach Community Center, 6:00 to 9:00 pm
  • Jim E Leggs @ Bistro 135, 6:00 pm
  • ECMS Spring Festival with the New Horizons Vintage Jazz Ensemble and New Horizons Big Band @ Kilbourn Hall, ESM, 7:00 pm
  • Margaret Explosion @ The Little Theatre Cafe, 7:30 pm
  • John Pizzarelli with Williamsville East High School Jazz Orchestra and local jazz musicians @ Williamsville East High School, 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

  • Art Loves Jazz (Benefit for WGMC Jazz 90.1) @ Artisan Works, Thursday, May 23rd, 6:30-9:30 pm (tickets)
  • Retrospective Exhibit of Photos from Xerox Rochester International Jazz Festival Opens @ Center at High Falls Gallery, 60 Brown's Race, Rochester, Thursday, May 23rd (Gallery is open Wednesday through Friday from 11 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., Saturday from 12 noon to 5:30 p.m. and Sunday 1-5 p.m; closed Monday and Tuesday)
  • Bop Arts presents The Mack Goldsbury Quartet @ Lovin' Cup Brews & Bistro, Sunday, June 2d, 8:00 pm added image
  • International Society of Bassists Convention @ Eastman School of Music (in addition to the concerts below, there may be others open to the public, so check the schedule)
  • International Society of Bassists Concert: Eastman alumni Brett Shurtliffe, Yung-Chiao Wei, and Ron Carter with Russell Malone & Donald Vega @ Kodak Hall at Eastman Theatre, Tuesday, June 4th, 8:00 pm added image
  • International Society of Bassists Concert: Thomas Martin; Jazz Bass Supergroup “Talking Hands” with John Clayton, Rufus Reid, Lynn Seaton and Martin Wind @ Kodak Hall at Eastman Theatre, Wednesday, June 5th, 8:00 pm added image
  • International Society of Bassists Concert:  Diana Gannett performs new works; Chuck Israels, bassist with the Bill Evans Trio, pays tribute to a master of bebop with “Oscar Pettiford Octet and Beyond” @ Kodak Hall at Eastman Theatre, Thursday, June 6th, 8:00 pm added image
  • International Society of Bassists Concert:  Orchestral and chamber music bassist Szymon Marciniak and Grammy-winning Dave Holland @ Kodak Hall at Eastman Theatre, Friday, June 7th, 8:00 pm added image
  • Michael Formanek Quartet with Tim Berne, Craig Taborn and Gerald Cleaver @ Bernunzio Uptown Music, 122 East Ave., Rochester, Friday, June 7th, 10:30 pm 
  • International Society of Bassists Concert: Joel Quarrington, new principal bassist of the London Symphony Orchestra, and Victor Wooten, acclaimed soloist and bassist for Bela Fleck and the Flecktones @ Kodak Hall at Eastman Theatre, Saturday, June 8th, 8:00 pm added image
  • Groove Juice Swing presents Stompology Swing Dances with the The Careless Lovers (Seattle, WA), Friday, June 7th, 8:00 pm; The Low Down Sires (Asheville, NC), Saturday, June 8th, 8:30 pm and June 9th, 7:30 pm
  • Tessa Souter with John Nyerges Trio @ Lovin Cup, Saturday, June 8th, 9:00 pm
  • Xerox Rochester International Jazz Festival, Friday, June 21st to Saturday, June 29th

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.

Learning about jazz, young and old and in-between, at XRIJF

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Last week, the Xerox Rochester International Jazz Festival announced two great opportunities to learn more about jazz during the festival.

XRIJF Jazz Workshops for Aspiring Young Music Students

Room 120, Ray Wright Room, Eastman School of Music 1:00-2:30 p.m. No registration is required.

Open to all aspiring grade school and high school music students. This new series of five structured jazz workshops, sponsored by Wegmans, will be hosted by Bob Sneider, Eastman School of Music Assistant Professor of Jazz Studies and Contemporary Media and Senior Instructor of Jazz Guitar, and led by five visiting international musicians who are performing at the XRIJF. Students will be playing and have the exceptional opportunity to meet, listen to and learn from professional jazz musicians from overseas. In keeping with the festival's international festival focus, all five are based in the United Kingdom and will be performing in the festival's Made in the UK Series at Christ Church, including:

  • Saturday, June 22: Cleveland Watkiss, Voice
  • Sunday, June 23: Yolanda Brown, Saxophone
  • Thursday, June 27: Ryan Quigley, Trumpet
  • Friday, June 28: Jasper Hoiby of Phronesis, Acoustic Bass
  • Saturday, June 29 Gwylim Simcock, piano

ESM Offering Introduction to Jazz History During Festival

Room 305, Eastman School of Music | June 24-29, Mon. – Sat., 3:00 – 4:30 p.m. For more information and to register contact Paul Hofmann, instructor and pianist. No materials required. No prior knowledge of jazz needed, just a general love of music. Tuition: $150/noncredit.

Offered during six days of XRIJF, the class will highlight (in chronological/historical order) a particular style/era of jazz, including some of the major personalities and works each day, including:

  • Day One: Early New Orleans Jazz, including the Jazz Age (1920s); Louis Armstrong, Duke Ellington, et al.
  • Day Two: The Swing Era (1930s), including Benny Goodman, Count Basie, Art Tatum, et al.
  • Day Three: Modern Jazz. part one (1940s and early 1950s), including Bebop (Charlie Parker, Dizzy Gillespie, Thelonious Monk, Bud Powell) and other schools which were offshoots from that (Lennie Tristano, Dave Brubeck, Bill Evans, et al.).
  • Day Four: Modern Jazz, part two (mid-1950s through late 1960s), including Sonny Rollins, Miles Davis, Gil Evans, Ornette Coleman, John Coltrane, Jackie McLean, Charles Mingus.
  • Day Five: Jazz since 1970, including Chamber Jazz (especially the West German record label ECM), Jazz-Rock(Weather Report, Herbie Hancock, Chick Corea, Pat Methany Group) and the resurgence of Hard Bop (Winton Marsalis).
  • Day Six: Week's wrap up & jazz piano performance.

 

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

XRIJF's got an App for that....

XRIJF image

On Wednesday the Xerox Rochester International Jazz Festival introduced a new app for Android and an enhanced app for iPhone. Both are free and available now for download. One new feature is a photo booth function that allows you to take photos at the festival and share them with your network. The XRIJF apps bring you the latest news, schedule, artist information, photos, maps, venues, travel information and you can buy tickets
(of course). Other options include:

  • Select your favorite artists.
  • Share information on Facebook and Twitter, or email.
  • Create a personal lineup of who you want to hear and share it. No more spreadsheets!
  • Use the search tool for easy browsing through concert files and artist profiles.
  • During the fest, click on any venue or artist and get a quick map of how to get there from where you are.
  • Get concert reminder alerts for to shows about to start.

You can download the apps from iTunes or GooglePlay.

 

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

Jazz Around Town: Is it over yet? Jazz marches on despite Spiderman's departure...

Jazz 1 way imageFor those of us who work downtown, the shooting of Spiderman 2 has been both interesting and frustrating as we negotiate the crazy changes. My office is right next to the Broad Street bridge, which is now the downtown bus stop for pretty much all of Main Street downtown. While it was a bit more convenient, us bus riders (I ride 1-3 times a week) really lucked out with the weather. I hope you got a chance to check it out while it was here, but we're pretty happy their packing up tomorrow. But as usual, the live jazz around Rochester marches on and here's the live gigs I found in and around Rochester over the next 7 days, plus some things coming up in the near future:

Thursday, May 9, 2013

  • Jon Seiger All-Stars Trio @ Market Cafe at Wegmans on Calkins Road, 5:30 pm
  • The Swooners @ Woodcliff Hotel & Spa, 5:30 pm
  • Andy Calabrese Duo @ Bistro 135, 6:00 pm
  • Michael Vadala Trio @ Lemoncello, 6:00 pm
  • Ted Nicolosi & Shared Genes @ Roncones, 6:00 pm
  • Djangoners @ The Little Theatre Cafe, 7:30 pm
  • The Joe Santora Trio with Cabo Frio's Curtis Kendrick & Emily Kirchoff @ Michael's Valley Grill, 7:30 pm
  • Dave Rivello Ensemble @ Village Rock Cafe (E. Rochester), 9:00 pm
  • AudioInFlux with Project Weather Machine @ Sticky Lips BBQ Juke Joint (Henrietta), 9:00 pm

Friday, May 10, 2013

  • Bobby DiBaudo Duo @ Bistro 135, 5:30 pm
  • The Music of Ferrante & Furioso @ Yummy Garden Hot Pot (Brighton), 5:30 pm
  • The Westview Project with Doug Stone @ The Mendon House (Mendon), 6:00 pm
  • Ted Nicolosi & Shared Genes @ Pultneyville Grill (Williamson), 7:00 pm
  • The White Hots @ Lemoncello, 7:00 pm
  • The Midnight City @ Bistro 135, 8:00 pm

Saturday, May 11, 2013

  • The Music of Ferrante & Furioso @ Yummy Garden Hot Pot (Brighton), 5:30 pm
  • Gap Mangione @ Bistro 135, 6:00 pm
  • White Hots @ Pultneyville Grill (Williamson), 6:30 pm
  • Ted Nicolosi & Shared Genes @ Jasmine's Asian Fusion (Webster), 6:30 pm
  • Norman Tibbils Solo @ Lemoncello, 7:00 pm
  • Special Blend @ Woodcliff Hotel & Spa, 7:30 pm
  • Annie Wells @ Litttle Theatre Cafe, 8:30 pm
  • John Payton Project @ Sticky Lips BBQ Juke Joint (Henrietta), 10:00 pm

Sunday, May 12, 2013

  • Scott Bradley @ The Rabbit Room (Honeoye Falls), 12:00 pm
  • Mother's Day with Kyle Vock Trio @ Bistro 135, 3:00 to 6:00 pm
  • Bill Slater @ Woodcliff Hotel & Spa, call for info

Monday, May 13, 2013

  • Jim Nugent @ Bistro 135, 5:30 pm
  • The Bowties @ Little Theatre Cafe, 7:30 pm

Tuesday, May 14, 2013

  • Tinted Image @ Woodcliff Hotel & Spa, 5:30 pm
  • Ryan from El Rojo Jazz @ Lemoncello, 6:00 pm
  • Ted Nicolosi & Shared Genes @ Bistro 135, 6:00 pm

Wednesday, May 15, 2013

  • Big Band Dance Spring Series @ Charlotte Beach, Roger Robach Community Center, 6:00 to 9:00 pm
  • Roses & Revolutions @ Bistro 135, 6:00 pm
  • ECMS Spring Festival with the New Horizons Vintage Jazz Ensemble and New Horizons Big Band @ Kilbourn Hall, ESM, 7:00 pm
  • Margaret Explosion @ The 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

  • John Pizzarelli with Williamsville East High School Jazz Orchestra and local jazz musicians @ Williamsville East High School, May 22, 7:30 pm 
  • Art Loves Jazz (Benefit for WGMC Jazz 90.1) @ Artisan Works, Thursday, May 23rd, 6:30-9:30 pm (tickets)
  • Michael Formanek Quartet with Tim Berne, Craig Taborn and Gerald Cleaver @ Bernunzio Uptown Music, 122 East Ave., Rochester, Friday, June 7th, 10:30 pm 
  • Tessa Souter with John Nyerges Trio @ Lovin Cup, Saturday, June 8th, 9:00 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 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.

Connect with Jazz@Rochester the way you want it ...

Jazz@Rochester imageI like to try and provide you with as many different avenues for you to access Jazz@Rochester and what I hope is useful information about live jazz in and around Rochester.  You can get the content of this blog in a number of ways, including:

  • Visiting the Site Itself. You may have reached this blog by searching for "jazz in Rochester" or for a gig you've heard about, via word of mouth, an image, or merely by accident through your favorite search engine.  You may just check in once in awhile, or check on Wednesday or Thursday to see what's coming in the next seven days. However, it is not the only way to visit. 
  • Jazz@Rochester via Email. About 300 of you get your Jazz@Rochester via email. By doing so, you receive every post that we publish via an email, with links and, usually, the image. If you'd like to receive the posts via an email, enter the email address you'd like to receive it on in the box to the right under "Connect with Jazz@Rochester" that is labeled "Enter your email address:" I do not sell, spam or otherwise use the email addresses entered in there. You will receive an email to confirm your email address. Click on the link and you're subscribed. You can quit your subscription at any time by clicking on a link at the bottom of each email.
  • Jazz@Rochester via a Feed. More than 200 of you have put the feed for Jazz@Rochester in a feed reader, receiving a feed of the posts as they are published. To do that, you can click on the orange RSS feed icon directly under the "Connect with Jazz@Rochester" heading. Choose the reader you use and it will pull the feed as they are published.
  • Jazz@Rochester on Twitter. Jazz@Rochester is on Twitter under the handle @jazzrochester  and almost 5,500 Twitter users are following the blog there. In addition to "tweets" that have a link to the posts published on the blog, I follow the jazz artists locally who are on Twitter (at least those who I know are on Twitter) and others in the jazz community here. They are in the Rochester Jazz Artist Twitter list.  I also have a list of the artists appearing at the 2013 Xerox Rochester International Jazz Festival. On my Jazz@Rochester Twitter feed you'll also find a vibrant jazz community on Twitter with artists, jazz bloggers and jazz organizations from all over the world and I try to bring them to you as well. Please let me know if there are other Rochester jazz artists who "tweet" so I can add them to the list and follow them. You can access the feed on Twitter by clicking on the Twitter icon in the "Connect with Jazz@Rochester" area in the center column.
  • Jazz@Rochester Page on Facebook. Over 500 folks have "liked" the Jazz@Rochester page on Facebook. I added this for the many of you who find Facebook your platform of choice, so you could would have access to the posts published on the blog as well as jazz links and for the local artists on FB to let you know what's going on with them. Feel free to add your two cents in about the Rochester jazz scene. I'd appreciate it if you'd head over to the page and "like" us there, even if you're getting the content some other way. You can get to the page by clicking on the Facebook icon in the "Connect with Jazz@Rochester" area in the center column or the link above.
  • Jazz@Rochester YouTube Channel. On this channel I'm beginning to collect video of Rochester jazz artists performances and performances from the Rochester International Jazz Festival. I also subscribe to several jazz-related video feeds.  Feel free to let me know about video you've found that can be added there.  Access it by clicking on the YouTube icon in the "Connect with Jazz@Rochester" area in the center column. 
  • Jazz@Rochester is Mobile. The site is mobile enabled and it should send you to the mobile site if you connect from a smartphone.  If not, point it to m.jazzrochester.com.  Please note that this sometimes does not update as quickly as the page itself.
  • Rochester Jazz Artists & Groups.  I try to link to the websites of local jazz artists and groups. Just click on the tab at the top of this post.
  • Rochester Sounds. I'm trying to hook you up with recent CDs from local Rochester artists.  Just click on the Rochester Jazz Sounds button above.
  • Links. I've collected a number of links over the years to jazz information, media and other resources.  I also try to add other resources that feed links to other jazz-related information. 
  • Looking Backward? You can use the search box just under the "Connect with Jazz@Rochester" to find posts that include a particular artist or click on a category or monthly archive link in the left column to browse through posts.

So subscribe, "like," or otherwise consume the content here any way that works for you.  I'll just focus on getting you information about live jazz in Rochester. 

Feel free to send us a question or information via email by "Contact Us" button at the top of the blog under the banner. If you have any questions, don't hesitate to ask... here, via email, on Twitter, on Facebook, by commenting on a post, or even if you see me at a gig.

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

Jazz Around Town: My Spidey sense says it's time to say "Happy International Jazz Day!" Oops, missed it ....

IJD logoUNESCO's International Jazz Day included events all over the world, including a 2+ hour concert in Istanbul, Turkey (on YouTube, but move it to @18:15 for start), but nothing here. Hmmmmm....  I guess having an International Jazz Festival is all we can muster... well, maybe next year?  We do have Spiderman... 

Well, here's what live jazz gigs I found in and around Rochester over the next 7 days, plus some things coming up in the near future:

Thursday, May 2, 2013

  • Jon Seiger All-Stars Trio @ Market Cafe at Wegmans on Calkins Road, 5:30 pm
  • John Palocy Trio @ Bistro 135, 6:00 pm
  • Deborah Branch @ Lemoncello, 6:00 pm
  • Mike Kaupa Duo Project with John Montgomery & Kyle Vock (OK, that's a Trio...) @ Monroe's Restaurant, 6:00 pm
  • Ted Nicolosi & Shared Genes @ Vino Bistro and Lounge (Webster), 6:30 pm
  • Michael Vadala @ 1872 Cafe (Susan B. Anthony neighborhood), 6:30 pm
  • Sonny Brown Band @ The Rabbit Room (Honeoye Falls), 7:00 pm
  • Djangoners @ The Little Theatre Cafe, 7:30 pm
  • The Joe Santora Trio with Cabo Frio's Curtis Kendrick & Emily Kirchoff @ Michael's Valley Grill, 7:30 pm
  • JazzSpacesIthaca presents Anat Cohen  @ The Carriage House, Ithaca, 8:00 pm (coming to XRIJF in June)
  • Marbin @ Dinosaur Bar-B-Que (Rochester), 9:00 pm
  • Dave Rivello Ensemble @ Village Rock Cafe (E. Rochester), 9:00 pm

Friday, May 3, 2013

  • Paradigm Shift @ Ontario Barn Yard Vineyards, 513 Whitney Road, Ontario, 5:00 pm
  • The Music of Ferrante & Furioso @ Yummy Garden Hot Pot (Brighton), 5:30 pm
  • Champagne & The Swoon Daddies @ Bistro 135, 6:00 pm
  • Ted Nicolosi & Shared Genes @ Hedges Restaurant (Webster), 6:30 pm
  • Amanda Montone Duo @ Lemoncello, 7:00 pm
  • Fred Costello & Roger Eckers @ Charlie Browns, 1675 Penfield Rd., 7:30 pm
  • Groove Juice Swing presents the Djangoners @ Tango Cafe Dance Studio, 3rd Floor Ballroom (Rochester), 7:30 pm
  • Annex Society with Northeast Funk (N.E.F.) @ Tala Vera Cantina, 8:00 pm
  • Colossus @ The Bug Jar, 9:00 pm

Saturday, May 4, 2013

  • The Music of Ferrante & Furioso @ Yummy Garden Hot Pot (Brighton), 5:30 pm
  • Sofrito @ Bistro 135, 6:00 pm
  • White Hots @ Pultneyville Grill (Williamson), 6:30 pm
  • Ted Nicolosi & Shared Genes @ Glengarry Inn at Eagle Vale (Fairport), 7:00 pm
  • El Rojo Jazz @ Lemoncello, 7:00 pm
  • Gretchen Parlato @ Albright-Knox Art Gallery, Buffalo, Saturday, May 4th, 7:00 pm (coming to XRIJF in June)
  • The Westview Project with Doug Stone @ Pomodoro's Wine Bar & Grill (University Ave., Rochester), 7:00 pm
  • Fred Costello & Roger Eckers @ Charlie Browns (Penfield), 7:30 pm
  • Tinted Image @ Woodcliff Hotel & Spa, 7:30 pm
  • Annie Wells @ Litttle Theatre Cafe, 8:30 pm
  • Paulo Perfeito, ESM Jazz Studies Student Lecture Recital @ ESM Main Building 120, 9:00 pm

Sunday, May 5, 2013

  • Marc Schwartz, tenor saxophone & Alistair Duncan, trombone, ESM Jazz Studies Student Degree Recital @ Kilbourn Hall, 12:00 pm (it says 12:00 am in the calendar, but I doubt it....)
  • New Energy Jazz Orchestra, directed by Carl Atkins and Jonathan Kruger @ Ingle Auditorium, RIT, 3:00 pm
  • The Penfield High School Jazz Ensemble: Steppin' Out @ Lovin' Cup, 4:00 pm
  • Bill Slater @ Woodcliff Hotel & Spa, 7:30 pm

Monday, May 6, 2013

  • Alphonso Williams @ Bistro 135, 5:30 pm
  • The Bow ties @ Little Theatre Cafe, 7:30 pm

Tuesday, May 7, 2013

  • Tinted Image @ Woodcliff Hotel & Spa, 5:30 pm
  • Ryan from El Rojo Jazz @ Lemoncello, 6:00 pm
  • Kyle Vock  @ Bistro 135, 6:00 pm
  • Penfield Rotary Big Band Swing Dance @ Penfield Community Center 1985 Baird Rd, 7:30 pm

Wednesday, May 8, 2013

  • Big Band Dance Spring Series @ Charlotte Beach, Roger Robach Community Center, 6:00 to 9:00 pm
  • Charlie Mitchell Group @ Bistro 135, 6:00 pm
  • Margaret Explosion @ The 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

  • Art Loves Jazz (Benefit for WGMC Jazz 90.1) @ Artisan Works, Thursday, May 23rd, 6:30-9:30 pm (tickets)
  • Michael Formanek Quartet with Tim Berne, Craig Taborn and Gerald Cleaver @ Bernunzio Uptown Music, 122 East Ave., Rochester, 10:30 pm 
  • Tessa Souter with John Nyerges Trio @ Lovin Cup, Saturday, June 8th, 9:00 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 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.