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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!

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