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Jazz Around Town: Hope you don't hear turkeys when you go out for live jazz

Jazz sign imagePlease note that anything listed for Thursday although they were in my sources may be suspect given the holiday (jazz artists have families too!), so I suggest you call the venue first. 

Here are the live jazz gigs I found in and about Rochester, NY, over the next 7 days, oh and hope you and yours are having a great Thanksgiving and Hanukkah!  

Thursday, November 28, 2013

  • Jazz Thursdays featuring The David Detweiler Trio @ The Food Bar at Wegmans (Pittsford), 5:00 pm
  • Bill Slater @ Woodcliff Hotel & Spa, 5:30 pm
  • Ted Nicolosi & Shared Genes @ Roncone's, 6:00 pm
  • Ryan from El Rojo Jazz @ Lemoncello, 6:00 pm
  • John & Eric @ Pane Vino Ristorante, 8:00 pm
  • Dave Rivello Ensemble @ Village Rock Cafe (E. Rochester), 9:00 pm
  • Joe Santora Trio @ Michael's Valley Grill (Penfield), no time given

Friday, November 29, 2013

  • Black Friday/Record Store Day Celebration @ The Bop Shop, 9:00 am to ? (also see below)
  • Matthew Sieber Ford Trio @ Tapas 177, 4:30 pm
  • Soul On Tap with Rob Gioia Experience @ Johnny's Irish Pub, 5:00 pm
  • Bob Sneider Trio @ Bistro 135, 6:00 pm
  • Ted Nicolosi & Shared Genes @ Pultneyville Grill (Pultneyville), 6:30 pm
  • Two for the Road @ Pane Vino Ristorante, 6:30 pm
  • The White Hots @ Lemoncello, 7:00 pm
  • Fred Costello & Roger Eckers Jazz Duo @ Charley Brown's, 1675 Penfield Rd., 7:30 pm
  • Bop Shop Black Friday Celebration continues with the Asylum Street Spankers @ Lovin Cup, 8:00 pm
  • Russell Fielder Trio @ Little Theatre Cafe, 8:00 pm
  • Brad Batz Trio @ Pomodoro's Wine Bar & Grill (University), 8:00 pm
  • Funknut @ Dinosaur BBQ (Downtown), 10:00 pm
  • Joe Santora Trio @ Michael's Valley Grill (Penfield), no time given

Saturday, November 30, 2013

  • Lap Giraffe @ Bistro 135, 6:00 pm
  • "Hatucation" Annual Headz Up Hats Fall Fashion Preview Party with Paradigm Shift @ The German House, 6:00 pm
  • Oliver Haynes Jazz Trio @ Victoire Belgian Beer, 6:30 pm
  • Roses & Revolutions @ Pane Vino Ristorante, 6:30 pm
  • The White Hots @ Pultneyville Grill (Pultneyville), 7:00 pm
  • Special Blend @ Woodcliff Hotel & Spa, 7:30 pm
  • Fred Costello & Roger Eckers Jazz Duo @ Charley Brown's, 1675 Penfield Rd., 7:30 pm
  • Dave Mancini & Friends @ Downstairs Cabaret Theatre Center, 540 E. Main St, Rochester, 8:00 pm
  • Paradigm Shift @ Pomodoro's Wine Bar & Grill (University), 8:00 pm
  • Dave Chisholm @ Next Door Bar & Grill (Pittsford), 8:00 pm added image
  • Joe Santora Trio @ Michael's Valley Grill (Penfield), no time given

Sunday, December 1, 2013

  • Bill Slater Solo @ Woodcliff Hotel & Spa, brunch
  • Clarissa's Jam Night with Terrance Bruce (a nod to the Jenks & Jones Jam Sessions on Genesee St,) @ Club Clarissas, Corn Hill, 7:00 pm
  • Doing the [Positive] Thing presents the 13th Annual World AIDS Day Benefit Concert to benefit the MOCHA Center with Jimmie Highsmith Jr., Thomas Warfield and others @ Third Presbyterian Church, 4 Meigs St. (Downtown), 7:00 pm

Monday, December 2, 2013

  • Kyle Vock Duo @ Bistro 135, 6:00 pm
  • Cool Club Quintet @ Little Theatre Cafe, 7:00 pm

Tuesday, December 3, 2013

  • Roses & Revolutions @ Woodcliff Hotel & Spa, 5:30 pm
  • Ted Nicolosi & Shared Genes @ Bistro 135, 6:00 pm
  • Norman Tibbils @ Lemoncello, 6:30 pm
  • Penfield Rotary Big Band Swing Dance @ Penfield Community Center, 1985 Baird Rd. (Penfield), 7:30 pm

Wednesday, December 4, 2013

  • The White Hots @ Bistro 135, 6:00 pm
  • Eastman Jazz Ensemble @ Kilbourn Hall, 8:00 pm
  • Smugtown Stompers with Carol Mulligan, Traditional Dixieland Jazz @ McGraws Irish Pub, 7:30pm added image
  • Margaret Explosion @ The Little Theatre Cafe, 8:30 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: Try some Bird before you gorge on bird...

Jazz sign

I need your help to find out what's going on during the holidays, which are a prime time to miss all the extra gigging going on around town.  Artists, venues, let me know what you're up to!

Here are the live jazz gigs I found in and about Rochester, NY, over the next 7 days.

Thursday, November 21, 2013

  • Jazz Thursdays featuring The David Detweiler Trio @ The Food Bar at Wegmans (Pittsford), 5:00 pm
  • The Swooners @ Woodcliff Hotel & Spa, 5:30 pm
  • John Palocy Trio @ Bistro 135, 6:00 pm
  • Ted Nicolosi & Shared Genes @ Roncone's, 6:00 pm
  • Charlie Mitchell Group @ Espada Steak House in Village Gate, 6:00 pm
  • Ryan from El Rojo Jazz @ Lemoncello, 6:00 pm
  • Wayne Shorter @ Buffalo Center For The Arts, Buffalo, 7:30 pm
  • D'Jangoners @ Little Theatre Cafe, 7:30 
  • Nazareth College Jazz Ensemble @ Wilmot Recital Hall, Nazareth College (Pittsford), 7:30 pm
  • Jazz Lab Band @ Kilbourn Hall, ESM, 8:00 pm
  • John & Eric @ Pane Vino Ristorante, 8:00 pm
  • Dave Rivello Ensemble @ Village Rock Cafe (E. Rochester), 9:00 pm
  • Genny and Jazz weekly late-night jam session @ Richmond's, 11:00 pm
  • Joe Santora Trio @ Michael's Valley Grill (Penfield), no time given

Friday, November 22, 2013

  • Matthew Sieber Ford Trio @ Tapas 177 Lounge, 4:30 pm
  • Bobby DiBaudo Trio @ Bistro 135, 6:00 pm
  • Ted Nicolosi & Shared Genes @ Pultneyville Grill (Pultneyville), 6:30 pm
  • Marco Amadio @ Pane Vino Ristorante, 6:30 pm
  • Shades of Blue @ Lemoncello, 7:00 pm
  • The Bill Tiberio Band with Stephanie LeBarge @ Immanual Baptist Church on Park Ave., 7:00 pm
  • Soul Express @ Woodcliff Hotel & Spa, 7:30 pm
  • Fred Costello & Roger Eckers Jazz Duo @ Charley Brown's, 1675 Penfield Rd., 7:30 pm
  • Laura Dubin Trio CD Release Concert @ Hochstein Performance Hall, 8:00 pm
  • Russell Fielder Trio @ Little Theatre Cafe, 8:00 pm
  • Special Blend @ Pomodoro's Wine Bar & Grill (University), 8:00 pm
  • Joe Santora Trio @ Michael's Valley Grill (Penfield), no time given

Saturday, November 23, 2013

  • Andy Calabrese Trio @ Bistro 135, 6:00 pm
  • Oliver Haynes Jazz Trio @ Victoire Belgian Beer, 6:30 pm
  • Ted Nicolosi & Shared Genes @ Hedge's (Webster), 7:00 pm
  • The White Hots @ Pultneyville Grill (Pultneyville), 7:00 pm
  • Gap Mangione New Blues Band @ Woodcliff Hotel & Spa, 7:30 pm
  • Fred Costello & Roger Eckers Jazz Duo @ Charley Brown's, 1675 Penfield Rd., 7:30 pm
  • Seth Sealfon Trio @ Pomodoro's Wine Bar & Grill (University), 8:00 pm
  • Joe Santora Trio @ Michael's Valley Grill (Penfield), no time given

Sunday, November 24, 2013

  • Bill Slater Solo @ Woodcliff Hotel & Spa, brunch
  • Clarissa's Jam Night with Terrance Bruce (a nod to the Jenks & Jones Jam Sessions on Genesee St,) @ Club Clarissas, Corn Hill, 7:00 pm
  • An Evening with Nancy Kelly @ Lovin Cup, 7:00 pm

Monday, November 25, 2013

  • Mark Bader @ Bistro 135, 6:00 pm
  • Cool Club Quintet @ Little Theatre Cafe, 7:00 pm

Tuesday, November 26, 2013

  • Roses & Revolutions @ Woodcliff Hotel & Spa, 5:30 pm
  • Kyle Vock Duo @ Bistro 135, 6:00 pm

Wednesday, November 27, 2013

  • The Swooners @ Bistro 135, 6:00 pm
  • Margaret Explosion @ The Little Theatre Cafe, 8:30 pm

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

  • RIJF & Eastman School of Music Present an Afternoon with Natalie Cole @ Kodak Hall at Eastman Theatre, Sunday, December 15, 4:00 pm (Tickets went on sale on the RIJF site)
  • ECM Recording Artist Tim Berne & Snakeoil @ Art of Jazz at the Albright-Knox Gallery, Buffalo, Sunday, January 26th, 3:00 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: A busy week of live jazz here in Rochester

Jazz signI'm getting this out early today due to another commitment.  Beantown was fun, but no jazz was heard (not that there wasn't any to hear, just no time in my schedule to hear it).  Sorry to cut this short, but gotta go...!

Here are the live jazz gigs I found in and about Rochester, NY, over the next 7 days.

Thursday, November 14, 2013

  • Jazz Thursdays featuring The David Detweiler Trio @ The Food Bar at Wegmans (Pittsford), 5:00 pm
  • The Swooners @ Woodcliff Hotel & Spa, 5:30 pm
  • Jim Nugent Trio @ Bistro 135, 6:00 pm
  • Ted Nicolosi & Shared Genes @ Roncone's, 6:00 pm
  • Charlie Mitchell Group @ Espada Steak House in Village Gate, 6:00 pm
  • Ryan from El Rojo Jazz @ Lemoncello, 6:00 pm
  • D'Jangoners @ Little Theatre Cafe, 7:30 
  • Phat Cats @ Pane Vino Ristorante, 8:00 pm
  • Dave Rivello Ensemble @ Village Rock Cafe (E. Rochester), 9:00 pm
  • Genny and Jazz weekly late-night jam session @ Richmond's, 11:00 pm

Friday, November 15, 2013

  • Ann Mitchell Jazz Trio @ Wegmans (Chili), 5:00 pm
  • Vanessa Mangione Quartet @ Bistro 135, 6:00 pm
  • Ted Nicolosi & Shared Genes @ Glengarry In at Eagle Vale (Fairport), 6:30 pm
  • Marco Amadio @ Pane Vino Ristorante, 6:30 pm
  • Vintage @ Lemoncello, 7:00 pm
  • Soul Express @ Woodcliff Hotel & Spa, 7:30 pm
  • 16th Annual Steven & Virginie Lindy Hop Workshop Weekend @ Memorial Art Gallery, 7:30 pm
  • Fred Costello & Roger Eckers Jazz Duo @ Charley Brown's, 1675 Penfield Rd., 7:30 pm
  • Russell Fielder Trio @ Little Theatre Cafe, 8:00 pm
  • Just Jazz Trio @ Pomodoro's Wine Bar & Grill (University), 8:00 pm
  • Michael Vidala Trio @ Temple Bar & Grille, 9:00 pm
  • The Midnight City Band @ TC Riley's (Henrietta), no time provided

Saturday, November 16, 2013

  • Madeline Forster @ Bistro 135, 6:00 pm
  • Night Trane @ Pane Vino Ristorante, 6:30 pm
  • Oliver Haynes Jazz Trio @ Victoire Belgian Beer, 6:30 pm
  • Ted Nicolosi & Shared Genes @ Hedge's (Webster), 7:00 pm
  • The White Hots @ Pultneyville Grill (Pultneyville), 7:00 pm
  • Deborah Branch @ Lemoncello, 7:00 pm
  • Institute for Creative Music Concert featuring the IfCM Collective with the Alexa Tarantino Quintet (part of Upstate Residency mentioned last week, see link below) @ Lovin Cup, 7:00 pm
  • Fred Costello & Roger Eckers Jazz Duo @ Charley Brown's, 1675 Penfield Rd., 7:30 pm
  • 16th Annual Steven & Virginie Lindy Hop Workshop Weekend continues @ Memorial Art Gallery, 7:30
  • The Swooners @ Pomodoro's Wine Bar & Grill (University), 8:00 pm
  • Family Funktion and the Sitar Jams @ Abilene Bar & Lounge, 9:30 pm
  • Jon Greeno's Juke Jazz with Mike Kaupa & Bill Tiberio @ Sticky Lips BBQ Juke Joint (Henrietta), 10:00 pm

Sunday, November 17, 2013

  • Bill Slater Solo @ Woodcliff Hotel & Spa, brunch
  • 16th Annual Steven & Virginie Lindy Hop Workshop Weekend continues @ Memorial Art Gallery, 6:00
  • Clarissa's Jam Night with Terrance Bruce (a nod to the Jenks & Jones Jam Sessions on Genesee St,) @ Club Clarissas, Corn Hill, 7:00 pm
  • 10³²K with Kevin Ray, Frank Lacy and Andrew Drury @ The Bop Shop, 7:00  pm
  • Rhythm Dogs @ Smokin Joe's Bar & Grill, no time given

Monday, November 18, 2013

  • Alphonso Williams @ Bistro 135, 6:00 pm
  • Flower City Jazz Society presents the River Dogs Jazz Band @ Green Lantern Inn (Fairport), 6:30 pm
  • Cool Club Quintet @ Little Theatre Cafe, 7:00 pm

Tuesday, November 19, 2013

  • Instore Meet & Greet with Acoustic Alchemy @ House of Guitars, 1:00 pm added image
  • Roses & Revolutions @ Woodcliff Hotel & Spa, 5:30 pm
  • Kyle Vock Duo @ Bistro 135, 6:00 pm
  • Norman Tibbils @ Lemoncello, 7:00 pm
  • Acoustic Alchemy @ German House Zeppa Auditorium, 8:00 pm
  • Colossus with Chello Show @ The Bug Jar, 9:00 pm

Wednesday, November 20, 2013

  • Jim Nugent Trio @ Bistro 135, 6:00 pm
  • Margaret Explosion @ The Little Theatre Cafe, 8:30 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: While I'm in Beantown ... listen amongst yourselves

Jazz signHeading out to Boston on business for a few days, but have some time in the airport to bang this out for you and let you know about jazz in Rochester.  Won't have much time this time around to find some jazz in Beantown, but who knows....?

So, here are the live jazz gigs I found in and about Rochester, NY, over the next 7 days.

Thursday, November 7, 2013

  • Jazz Thursdays featuring The David Detweiler Trio @ The Food Bar at Wegmans (Pittsford), 5:00 pm
  • The Swooners @ Woodcliff Hotel & Spa, 5:30 pm
  • John Palocy Trio @ Bistro 135, 6:00 pm
  • Ryan from El Rojo Jazz @ Lemoncello, 6:00 pm
  • An Evening of Wine and Jazz 2013 Benefit for Jazz 90.1 @ The Waterside Room of Pier 45, 6:30 to 9:30 pm 
  • Sonny Brown Band @ The Rabbit Room (Honeoye Falls), 7:00 pm
  • D'Jangoners @ Little Theatre Cafe, 7:30 
  • Dave Rivello Ensemble @ Village Rock Cafe (E. Rochester), 9:00 pm
  • AudioInFlux presents a Tribute to James Brown and J Dilla w/DJ Tim Tones @ Lovin Cup, 9:00 pm
  • Genny and Jazz weekly late-night jam session @ Richmond's, 11:00 pm

Friday, November 8, 2013

  • Ann Mitchell Jazz Trio @ Wegmans (Chili), 5:00 pm
  • Lap Giraffe @ Bistro 135, 6:00 pm
  • Oliver Haynes Jazz Trio @ Victoire Belgian Beer, 6:30 pm
  • Ted Nicolosi & Shared Genes@ Pultneyville Grill (Pultneyville), 6:30 pm
  • Just Jazz Trio @ Lemoncello, 7:00 pm
  • Soul Express @ Woodcliff Hotel & Spa, 7:00 pm
  • Fred Costello & Roger Eckers Jazz Duo @ Charley Brown's, 1675 Penfield Rd., 7:30 pm
  • Russell Fielder Trio @ Little Theatre Cafe, 8:00 pm
  • Special Blend @ Pomodoro's Wine Bar & Grill (University), 8:00 pm
  • Paradigm Shift with Greg Wachala @ Temple Bar & Grill, 9:00 pm added image
  • Eastman School of Music Presents Jazz Cafe featuring Alex Norris, trumpet @ Sproull Atrium, Miller Center, 10:00 pm

Saturday, November 9, 2013

  • Jim Nugent Trio @ Bistro 135, 6:00 pm
  • Oliver Haynes Jazz Trio @ Victoire Belgian Beer, 6:30 pm
  • Ted Nicolosi & Shared Genes @ Jasmine's Asian Fusion (Webster), 7:00 pm
  • The White Hots @ Pultneyville Grill (Pultneyville), 7:00 pm
  • Norman Tibbels @ Lemoncello, 7:00 pm
  • Fred Costello & Roger Eckers Jazz Duo @ Charley Brown's, 1675 Penfield Rd., 7:30 pm
  • Seth Sealfon Trio @ Pomodoro's Wine Bar & Grill (University), 8:00 pm
  • Lap Giraffe @ Dubland Underground, 10:00 pm added image

Sunday, November 10, 2013

  • Bill Slater Solo @ Woodcliff Hotel & Spa, brunch
  • Gian Carlo Cervone Trio @ Pultneyville Grill (Pultneyville), 4:00 pm
  • Clarissa's Jam Night with Terrance Bruce (a nod to the Jenks & Jones Jam Sessions on Genesee St,) @ Club Clarissas, Corn Hill, 7:00 pm

Monday, November 11, 2013

  • Institute for Creative Music Upstate New York Residency (Rochester, Buffalo, Ithaca) starts and continues with workshops and peformances through November 17th @ Various venues (See the IfCM Collective's info page)
  • The Swooners @ Bistro 135, 6:00 pm
  • Cool Club Quintet @ Little Theatre Cafe, 7:00 pm

Tuesday, November 12, 2013

  • Roses & Revolutions @ Woodcliff Hotel & Spa, 5:30 pm
  • Alphonso Williams @ Bistro 135, 6:00 pm
  • Norman Tibbils @ Lemoncello, 7:00 pm

Wednesday, November 13, 2013

  • Ted Nicolosi & Shared Genes @ Bistro 135, 6:00 pm
  • Margaret Explosion @ The Little Theatre Cafe, 8:30 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.