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Jazz Around Town: Is there? Well, yes there is....

Paradigm Shift at the Webster Jazz Fest 2013There is jazz and "jazz-like" music out there around Rochester for you to enjoy, you just have to look. I'm thinking that I may have missed some, so let me know if I have any gigs in and around ROC that aren't on the listings below (or if you have no intention of playing a gig that is listed below). Kind of a light week, but get out there and enjoy if you can.

Here are the live gigs I found in and around Rochester over the next 7 days:

Thursday, August 1, 2013

  • Summer @ Eastman: Middle School Instrumental Jazz Concert @ Kilbourn Hall, 11:00 am
  • The Swooners @ Woodcliff Hotel & Spa, 5:30 pm
  • Andy Calabrese @ Bistro 135, 6:00 pm
  • Deborah Branch @ Lemoncello, 6:00 pm
  • Ted Nicolosi & Shared Genes @ The Brighton on East, 6:30 pm
  • Greg Turner Quartet @ Brockport Canalfront Welcome Center, 6:30 pm
  • Bill Tiberio Quartet @ 1872 Cafe, 6:30 pm 
  • The Vince Ercolamento Jazz Trio @ The Brighton on East, 7:00 pm
  • The Ghost Peppers @ The Rabbit Room (Honeoye Falls), 8:00 pm

Friday, August 2, 2013

  • Oliver Haynes Jazz Trio @ Victoire Belgian Beer (East & Swan, Rochester), 6:00 pm
  • Bobby DiBaudo Trio @ Bistro 135, 6:00 pm
  • Amanda Montone Duo @ Lemoncello, 6:00 pm
  • Cousin Vinny @ Mannetti's (Canandaigua), 6:00 pm
  • Bill Tiberio Band with Stephanie LaBarge @ Port of Pittsford Concert (across from Schoen Place on Erie Canal), 6:30 pm
  • Ted Nicolosi & Shared Genes @ Pultneyville Grill (Williamson), 7:00 pm
  • Special Blend @ Pomodoro's Wine Bar & Grill, University Ave., 8:00 pm
  • Chick Corea & The Vigil (Christian McBride, Marcus Gilmore, Tim Garland, Charles Altura and Luisito Quintero) @ Artpark of Lewiston, 8:00 pm
  • Hard Logic @ Lovin Cup, 9:00 pm

Saturday, August 3, 2013

  • Charlie Mitchell @ Bistro 135, 6:00 pm
  • Ted Nicolosi & Shared Genes @ Hooligans Eastside Grill (Webster), 6:30 pm
  • The White Hots @ Pultneyville Grill (Williamson), 7:00 pm
  • Special Blend @ Woodcliff Hotel & Spa, 7:30 pm
  • The Westview Project @ Pomodoro's Wine Bar & Grill, University Ave., 7:30 pm
  • Miché Fambro @ Lovin Cup, 9:00 pm

Sunday, August 4, 2013

Monday, August 5, 2013

  • Happy Days @ Bistro 135, 5:30 pm
  • Mark Viavattine Duo @ Tavern 58 on Gibbs, 9:00 pm added image

Tuesday, August 6, 2013

  • PGA Jazz Concert: "Tee Up Tuesday" with Ted Nicolosi & Shared Genes @ The Gazebo At 45 Schoen Place (Pittsford), 6:00 pm
  • Jim Nugent @ Bistro 135, 6:00 pm
  • Ryan from El Rojo Jazz @ Lemoncello, 6:00 pm
  • Summer@Eastman: Trombone Institute: Jazz Night @ Eastman School Ray Wright Room, 7:30 pm
  • Charlie Mitchell @ Flipside Bar & Grill , 8:00 pm
  • Mark Viavattine Duo @ Tavern 58 on Gibbs, 9:00 pm added image

Wednesday, August 7, 2013

  • Roses & Revolutions @ Bistro 135, 6:00 pm
  • Mark Viavattine Duo @ Tavern 58 on Gibbs, 9:00 pm added image

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

  • Jazz 90.1 First Annual Jazz Cruise with Bill Tiberio Trio on The Colonial Belle in Fairport, Monday, August 12th, 7:00-9:00 pm (tickets suspended, but check out their site, plus they've added a second cruise in October)
  • Music & Miles IV: Nohaybandatrio, WorldService Project and 23 Psaegz @ Meddlesome Lab (Rochester), 2:00 pm
  • Lewiston Jazz Festival @ Lewiston New York, Friday, August 23rd to Saturday, August 24th (see Schedule)
  • Larry Ochs & Donald Robinson Duo @ The Bop Shop, Monday, September 29th, 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 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: Summertime! ... and the jazz is easy

Paradigm Shift at the Webster Jazz Fest 2013

I'm sitting in the (finally) cooler (at least for a bit) weather with the windows wide and some Geri Allen on the platter. Actually got out to hear something (first time since XRIJF) last weekend. The vibe at the Webster Jazz Festival was real nice; people seemed to be having a great time just hanging and (at times) listening. Glad I went. Got to hear my buds in Paradigm Shift, too, playing with their buds from Boston (and Soulive horns), Jared Sims and Brian Thomas (see image at right...).

So, I'm sure there is a lot going on around ROC that I'm not hearing about as during the summer artists just forget to mention it, there are more private gigs, and venues that are not familiar with Jazz@Rochester don't let us know.  Please let me know if you find something I missed via the Contact Us tab above.

Coming to you one more time on this one... Jason Crane is more than 3/4 of the way to fund the return of The Jazz Session podcast through Kickstarter. For several years, Jason helped bring a wide assortment of new sounds and thoughts about jazz to the "airwaves" through his interviews of artists and I for one would love to have him back in the podcast saddle. Please help successfully complete the Kickstarter fundraiser by July 31st (not fully funded by then, no $) 

Here are the live gigs I found in and around Rochester over the next 7 days:

Thursday, July 25, 2013

  • The Swooners @ Woodcliff Hotel & Spa, 5:30 pm
  • Ted Nicolosi & Shared Genes @ Roncone's, 6:00 pm
  • John Palocy Trio @ Bistro 135, 6:00 pm
  • Deborah Branch @ Lemoncello, 6:00 pm
  • Brockport Big Band @ Fairport Gazebo, 7:00 pm
  • Arshak Andriasov @ Little Theatre, 7:30 pm
  • Suzanne Monroe @ Starry Nites Cafe, 8:00 pm
  • John Bolger @ Pane Vino Ristorante, 8:00 pm
  • The Uptown Groove @ Sticky Lips BBQ Juke Joint, 9:00 pm

Friday, July 26, 201

  • Summer @ Eastman: Jazz Primer for Classical Musicians Concert @ Eastman School Ray Wright Room, 3:30 pm
  • Paradigm Shift @ Ontario Barn Vinyards Sunset Wine Tasting, 5:00 pm
  • Bobby DiBaudo Trio @ Bistro 135, 6:00 pm
  • Marco Amadio @ Pane Vino Ristorante, 6:30 pm
  • Ted Nicolosi & Shared Genes @ Glengarry Inn at Eagle Vale (Fairport), 7:00 pm
  • Smugtown Stompers @ Pittsford Town Concert (Across the Canal from Schoen Place, 7:00 pm added image
  • Soul Express @ Woodcliff Hotel & Spa, 7:30 pm
  • Debbie Kendricks @ Pomodoro's Wine Bar & Grill, University Ave., 8:00 pm
  • The Music Makers Big Band @ Sonnenberg Gardens and Mansion State Historic Park (Canandaigua), 8:00 pm
  • Russell Fielder Trio @ The Little Theatre Cafe, 8:30 pm

Saturday, July 27, 2013

  • Paradigm Shift @ Oswego Harborfest (Oswego), 1:15 pm
  • Ferrate & Furioso @ The Yummy Garden Restaurant (Henrietta), 5:30 pm
  • Bob Sneider Trio @ Bistro 135, 6:00 pm
  • Ted Nicolosi & Shared Genes @ Jasmine's Asian Fusion (Webster), 6:30 pm
  • Two for the Road @ Pane Vino Ristorante, 6:30 pm
  • Gap Mangione Big Band @ Penfield Amphitheater (Penfield), 7:00 pm
  • The White Hots @ Pultneyville Grill (Williamson), 7:00 pm
  • Just Jazz Trio @ Lemoncello, 7:00 pm
  • Uptown Groove @ Pomodoro's Wine Bar & Grill, University Ave., 7:30 pm
  • Nancy Kelly with Dino Losito, Carmen Intorre and Bob Sneider @ Milkies (Buffalo), 7:30 & 9:00 pm
  • Northeast Funk (N.E.F.) @ Lovin Cup, 9:00 pm

Sunday, July 28, 2013

  • Bill Slater (brunch) @ Woodcliff Hotel & Spa, call for info
  • Buffalo News Summer Jazz Series Concert: Don Rice, with Dan Hull and Friends @ Albright-Knox Gallery (Buffalo), 2:00 pm
  • Joe Santora Trio @ Pultneyville Grill (Williamson), 4:00 pm
  • Paradigm Shift with JD Allen @ Masten Street Jazz Festival (Buffalo), 5:00 pm
  • Nancy Kelly with Dino Losito, Carmen Intorre and Bob Sneider @ Lovin Cup, 7:00 pm

Monday, July 29, 2013

  • Alphonso Williams @ Bistro 135, 5:30 pm
  • Seth Uptown Duo @ Little Theatre, 7:30 pm

Tuesday, July 30, 2013

  • Tinted Image @ Woodcliff Hotel & Spa, 5:30 pm
  • Kyle Vock Duo @ Bistro 135, 6:00 pm
  • The White Hots @ Penfield Amphitheater, 7:00 pm

Wednesday, July 31, 2013

  • The Swooners @ Bistro 135, 6:00 pm

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

  • Chick Corea & The Vigil (Christian McBride, Marcus Gilmore, Tim Garland, Charles Altura and Luisito Quintero) @ Artpark of Lewiston, Friday, August 2nd, 8:00 pm
  • Jazz 90.1 First Annual Jazz Cruise with Bill Tiberio Trio on The Colonial Belle in Fairport, Monday, August 12th, 7:00-9:00 pm (tickets suspended, but check out their site, plus they've added a second cruise in October
  • Lewiston Jazz Festival @ Lewiston New York, Friday, August 23rd to Saturday, August 24th (see Schedule)
  • Larry Ochs & Donald Robinson Duo @ The Bop Shop, Monday, September 29th, 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 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: Gawd it (and the jazz) is hot out there!

jazz club sign image

You have to hand it to the folks who get out there and play for you when it is 80-90+ degrees outside. I'm hoping for a break in temps for the Webster Jazz Festival Friday and Saturday (for the first time in awhile I'm in town for it so I am planning to check it out). See the listings below for more about that festival, along with the rest of the  live gigs I found in and around Rochester over the next 7 days. If you hear of others, let me know, please:

Thursday, July 18, 2013

  • Explorations: Jazz & Improvisation Workshop with Aaron Staebell's Bending & Breaking continues @ Summer Jazz Offerings at Hochstein School of Music, 1:00 pm to 9:00 pm
  • Urban Nights Riverview BBQ with live jazz @ First Federal Building, 28 E. Main St., Rochester, 5:30 pm
  • The Swooners @ Woodcliff Hotel & Spa, 5:30 pm
  • Ted Nicolosi & Shared Genes @ Roncone's, 6:00 pm
  • John Palocy Trio @ Bistro 135, 6:00 pm
  • Deborah Branch @ Lemoncello, 6:00 pm
  • The Vince Ercolamento Jazz Trio @ The Brighton on East, 7:00 pm
  • Arshak Andriasov @ Little Theatre, 7:30 pm
  • Todd East @ Pane Vino Ristorante, 8:00 pm
  • The Uptown Groove @ Sticky Lips BBQ Juke Joint, 9:00 pm

Friday, July 19, 201

  • Explorations: Jazz & Improvisation Workshop with Aaron Staebell's Bending & Breaking continues @ Summer Jazz Offerings at Hochstein School of Music, 1:00 pm to 9:00 pm
  • ZooBrew featuring Funknut, Cold Sweat @ Seneca Park Zoo, 5:30 pm
  • Cousin Vinny @ Manetti's Restaurant (Canandaigua), 6:00 pm
  • Sixth Annual Webster Jazz Festival with Bill Tiberio Band @ Gazebo Park, Village of Webster, 7:00 pm
  • Ted Nicolosi & Shared Genes @ Pultneyville Grill (Williamson), 7:00 pm
  • Bill Furioso @ Vino Lounge (Webster), 7:00 pm
  • Gene Bertoncini @ Bernunzio’s Uptown Music, 112 East Ave, Rochester, 7:00 pm
  • NiteFall @ Lemoncello, 7:00 pm
  • Special Blend @ Schooner's Riverside Pub, 7:00 pm
  • Jim Nugent @ Pomodoro's Wine Bar & Grill, University Ave., 8:00 pm
  • Moonlight Stroll Concert with the Rochester Metropolitan Jazz Orchestra @ Sonnenberg Gardens and Mansion State Historic Park (Canandaigua), 8:00 pm
  • Russell Fielder Trio @ The Little Theatre Cafe, 8:30 pm
  • The Michael Vadala Trio with Upward Groove @ Lovin Cup, 9:00 pm

Saturday, July 20, 2013

  • Ted Nicolosi & Shared Genes @ The Pultneyville Homecoming Festival, on the waterfront grounds of the "Grill"  (Williamson), 1:00 to 4:00 pm added image
  • Jimmie Highsmith Experience @ Pride Festival Family Event, Manhattan Square Park, 2:00-3:30 pm added image
  • Sixth Annual Webster Jazz Festival with Side Steppin, The Mambo Kings, Hard Logic, and Paradigm Shift with Soulive's horns Jared Sims & Brian Thomas as special guests @ Gazebo Park, Village of Webster, 5:30 pm to 10:30 pm (check the link for actual times)
  • Ferrate & Furioso @ The Yummy Garden Restaurant (Henrietta), 5:30 pm
  • "Unplugged Dinner Show Series with the Bill Tiberio Band and special guest Mike MacArthur @ Loving Cup, 6:00 pm
  • Andy Calabrese Trio featuring Chet Catallo @ Bistro 135, 6:00 pm
  • Ted Nicolosi & Shared Genes @ Hedges Restaurant (Webster), 7:00 pm
  • Day Break @ Lemoncello, 7:00 pm
  • Roses & Revolutions @ Pane Vino Ristorante, 6:30 pm
  • The White Hots @ Pultneyville Grill (Williamson), 7:00 pm
  • Special Blend @ Woodcliff Hotel & Spa, 7:30 pm'
  • Higher Standard Big Band @ Pomodoro's Wine Bar & Grill, University Ave., 7:30 pm

Sunday, July 21, 2013

  • Moho Collective "Annica" CD Release Party @ Lovin Cup, 7:00 pm
  • Bill Slater @ Woodcliff Hotel & Spa, call for info

Monday, July 22, 2013

  • Explorations: Jazz & Improvisation Workshop with Aaron Staebell's Bending & Breaking @ Summer Jazz Offerings at Hochstein School of Music, 1:00 pm to 9:00 pm (through July 19th)
  • Mark Bader @ Bistro 135, 5:30 pm
  • Seth Uptown Duo @ Little Theatre, 7:30 pm

Tuesday, July 23, 2013

  • Explorations: Jazz & Improvisation Workshop with Aaron Staebell's Bending & Breaking @ Summer Jazz Offerings at Hochstein School of Music, 1:00 pm to 9:00 pm
  • Roses & Revolutions @ Woodcliff Hotel & Spa, 5:30 pm
  • Ted Nicolosi & Shared Genes @ Bistro 135, 6:00 pm
  • Jim Doser Group @ Penfield Amphitheater, 7:00 pm

Wednesday, July 24, 2013

  • Explorations: Jazz & Improvisation Workshop with Aaron Staebell's Bending & Breaking @ Summer Jazz Offerings at Hochstein School of Music, 1:00 pm to 9:00 pm
  • The Westview Project @ Bistro 135, 6:00 pm
  • Andy Stobie and the Greater Finger Lakes Jazz Orchestra @ Geneva Recreation Dept. Lakefront Concert Series (Geneva), 6:30pm

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

  • Jason Crane is half way there on funding the return of The Jazz Session podcast through Kickstarter. As Jason notes: "If you love jazz ... if you love music ... if you care about documenting history as it happens, please help me bring back The Jazz Session." Help him complete the Kickstarter fundraiser by July 31st.
  • Jazz 90.1 First Annual Jazz Cruise with Bill Tiberio Trio on The Colonial Belle in Fairport, Monday, August 12th, 7:00-9:00 pm (tickets suspended, but check out their site)

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: Who let the dog (days) out? Put them on a leash and get out for some jazz!

jazz club sign image

Well, here we are in the "dog days of summer" and I even have succumbed to the doldrums. I wanted to go out and see Jazz On A Summer's Day at the Dryden Theatre last night, but still couldn't muster the energy to get up and go, even though it was was air-conditioned! I hear we'll be losing the humidity for the weekend... I hope so. 

I used to listen to Jason Crane's The Jazz Session podcast pretty religiously.  Some of you may remember Jason in his various roles at WGMC and around town a while back. Jason's skill at interviewing established and up and coming jazz artists from the perspective of having a past that included being a musician made his interviews engaging, and he always had a good smattering of the artists' music to tempt you to hear more. Having tried an interview of a major jazz artist, I have an idea how much work it is.  A while back, Jason stopped doing the podcast for other pursuits. He'd like to bring it back and has initiated a Kickstarter campaign to get the funding to do a season of the Jazz Session. Chip in a few bucks if you got'em. 

Here are the live gigs I found in and around Rochester over the next 7 days. If you hear of others, let me know, please:

Thursday, July 11, 2013

  • Summer@Eastman Summer Jazz Studies: Small Ensembles @ Kilbourn Hall, Eastman School of Music, 3:00 pm
  • The Swooners @ Woodcliff Hotel & Spa, 5:30 pm
  • John Palocy Trio @ Bistro 135, 6:00 pm
  • Deborah Branch @ Lemoncello, 6:00 pm
  • Arshak Andriasov @ Little Theatre, 7:30 pm
  • Summer@Eastman Jazz Studies Faculty Concert: Rich Thompson Less Is More CD Release Concert with Clay Jenkins, Mike Kaupa, Harold Danko & John Nyerges  @ Kilbourn Hall, 7:30 pm
  • Rhythm Dogs @ Dinosaur Bar-B-Q, 9:00 pm

Friday, July 12, 201

  • Summer@Eastman Summer Jazz Studies: Large Ensembles @ Kilbourn Hall, Eastman School of Music, 3:00 pm
  • Move and Groove and Eat to the Beat with Harvey Possemato and Vinnie Ruggiero’s Jazz Duo @ Long Acre Farms, 1342 Eddy Rd, Macedon, 4:00 to 9:00 pm
  • Vanessa Mangione @ Bistro 135, 6:00 pm
  • Paradigm Shift @ Abilene, 6:00 pm
  • Ted Nicolosi & Shared Genes @ Jasmine's Asian Fusion & Jazz Lounge, 6:30 pm
  • Bill Furioso @ Vino Lounge (Webster), 7:00 pm
  • The White Hots @ Lemoncello, 7:00 pm
  • The Swooners @ Pomodoro's Wine Bar & Grill, University Ave., 7:30 pm
  • Russell Fielder Trio @ The Little Theatre Cafe, 8:30 pm

Saturday, July 13, 2013

  • Ferrate & Furioso @ The Yummy Garden Restaurant (Henrietta), 5:30 pm
  • Jim E Leggs @ Bistro 135, 6:00 pm
  • The White Hots @ Pultneyville Grill (Williamson), 7:00 pm
  • Uptown Groove @ Woodcliff Hotel & Spa, 7:30 pm'
  • Special Blend @ Pomodoro's Wine Bar & Grill, University Ave., 8:00 pm

Sunday, July 14, 2013

  • Rhythm Dogs @ Schooner's Riverside Pub 70 Pattonwood Dr., Rochester, 3:00 pm
  • Joe Santora Trio @ Pultneyville Grill (Williamson), 7:00 pm
  • Bill Slater @ Woodcliff Hotel & Spa, call for info

Monday, July 15, 2013

  • Explorations: Jazz & Improvisation Workshop with Aaron Staebell's Bending & Breaking @ Summer Jazz Offerings at Hochstein School of Music, 1:00 pm to 9:00 pm (through July 19th)
  • Alphonso Williams @ Bistro 135, 6:00 pm
  • Ed Clute's Dixie Five Plus @ Green Lantern Inn One East Church St. (Fairport), 6:30 pm
  • Seth Uptown Duo @ Little Theatre, 7:30 pm

Tuesday, July 16, 2013

  • Explorations: Jazz & Improvisation Workshop with Aaron Staebell's Bending & Breaking @ Summer Jazz Offerings at Hochstein School of Music, 1:00 pm to 9:00 pm
  • Roses & Revolutions @ Woodcliff Hotel & Spa, 5:30 pm
  • Jim Nugent @ Bistro 135, 5:30 pm
  • The River Dogs Dixieland Jazz Band @ Penfield Amphitheater, 7:00 pm

Wednesday, July 17, 2013

  • Explorations: Jazz & Improvisation Workshop with Aaron Staebell's Bending & Breaking @ Summer Jazz Offerings at Hochstein School of Music, 1:00 pm to 9:00 pm
  • Bobby DiBaudo Duo @ Bistro 135, 6:00 pm
  • Quartet Red with Maggie Mullen @ Angus House (Penfield), 6:00 pm added image

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

  • Explorations: Jazz & Improvisation Workshop with Aaron Staebell's Bending & Breaking continues @ Summer Jazz Offerings at Hochstein School of Music, July 18-19, 1:00 pm to 9:00 pm
  • Sixth Annual Webster Jazz Festival with Bill Tiberio Band (Friday) and  Side Steppin, Hard Logic, The Mambo Kings and Paradigm Shift (Saturday) @ Gazebo Park, Village of Webster, Friday-Saturday, July 19-20, 5:30 pm to 10:30 pm
  • Jazz 90.1 First Annual Jazz Cruise with Bill Tiberio Trio on The Colonial Belle in Fairport, Monday, August 12th, 7:00-9:00 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.

Jazz Around Town: It's over, but it's just starting ... jazz around Rochester in the dog days of summer

jazz sign image

Well, another XRIJF has come and gone (I'm still digesting, but hope to have a wrap up post by the weekend) and we're officially in the "dog days of summer," but the jazz doesn't stop then. However, it is much diminished if you know what I mean.  

Jason Crane's The Jazz Session podcast, which showcased Jason's great interviews of well-known and not so well known jazz artists, has been missed by me and others while on what now we know was a hiatus. Jason has started a Kickstarter to try to raise funds to return The Jazz Session to the "airwaves." Help him out at this Kickstarter page.

Here are the live gigs I found in and around Rochester over the next 7 days. If you hear of others, let me know, please:

Thursday, July 4, 2013

  • M&T Syracuse Jazz Festival @ Jamesville Beach Park, 4:00 to 11:00 pm
  • The Swooners @ Woofield Hotel & Spa, 5:30 pm
  • Arshak Andriasov @ Little Theatre, 7:30 pm

Friday, July 5, 2013

  • M&T Syracuse Jazz Festival @ Jamesville Beach Park, 3:00 to 11:00 pm
  • Cousin Vinny @ Manetti's Restaurant (Canandaigua), 6:00 pm
  • Happy Hour wiht Hannah Walpole @ Bug Jar, 6:00 pm
  • Bill Furioso @ Vino Lounge (Webster), 7:00 pm
  • Ted Nicolosi & Shared Genes @ Pultneyville Grill (Pultneyville), 7:00 pm
  • Amanda Montone Duo @ Lemoncello, 7:00 pm
  • Russell Fielder Trio @ The Little Theatre Cafe, 8:30 pm (in Tent)

Saturday, July 6, 2013

  • M&T Syracuse Jazz Festival @ Jamesville Beach Park, 3:00 to 11:00 pm
  • Ferrate & Furioso @ The Yummy Garden Restaurant (Henrietta), 5:30 pm added image
  • Ted Nicolosi & Shared Genes @ Pultneyville Grill (Williamson), 6:30 pm
  • Summer @ Eastman with the Jeff Campbell Trio @ Kilbourn Hall, 7:30 pm
  • Johnny Matt Band @ Pomodoro's Wine Bar & Grill, University Ave., 7:30 pm
  • Marco Amadio @ Bay Side Pub, no time given

Sunday, July 7, 2013

  • Bill Slater @ Woodcliff Hotel & Spa, call for info

Monday, July 8, 2013

  • Ted Nicolosi & Shared Genes @ Bistro 135, 6:00 pm
  • Seth Uptown Duo @ Little Theatre, 7:30 pm
  • Calligraphy @ Bug Jar, 9:00 pm

Tuesday, July 9, 2013

  • Mark Bader @ Bistro 135, 5:30 pn
  • Mark Cassara @ Penfield Amphitheater, 7:00 pm
  • Roses & Revolutions @ Woofield Hotel & Spa, 7:30 pm
  • Jazz on a Summer's Day (movie about the 1958 Newport Jazz Festival) @ Dryden Theatre, 8:00 pm added image

Wednesday, July 10, 2013

  • Roses & Revolutions @ Bistro 135, 6:00 pm

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

  • Summer@Eastman Jazz Studies Faculty Concert with Rich Thompson Less Is More CD Release Concert @ Kilbourn Hall, Thursday, July 11th, 7:30 pm added image
  • Sixth Annual Webster Jazz Festival with Bill Tiberio Band (Friday) and  Side Steppin, Hard Logic, The Mambo Kings and Paradigm Shift (Saturday) @ Gazebo Park, Village of Webster, Friday-Saturday, July 19-20, 7:00-9:00 pm
  • Jazz 90.1 First Annual Jazz Cruise with Bill Tiberio Trio on The Colonial Belle in Fairport, Monday, August 12th, 7:00-9:00 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.