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Jazz Around Town: The countdown begins to 2014... celebrate with some jazz

New Year imageBy the end of this post we'll be in 2014... geez where has the time gone! Taking a bit of time out of my Christmas Day to bring you the live jazz gigs I found in and about Rochester, NY, over the next 7 days (given it's the holidays, I would call first as this time of year it's hard to be sure my sources are accurate when they're not direct):  

Thursday, December 26, 2013

  • The David Detweiler Trio @ The Next Door Bar & Grill (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
  • Bossa Nova Jazz Thursdays featuring The Charles Mitchell Group @ Espada Brazilian Steak, Village Gate, 6:00 pm
  • Ted Nicolosi & Shared Genes @ Roncone's, 6:00 pm
  • Chet Catallo & The Cats 7th Annual Holiday Concert @ Sticky Lips BBQ Juke Joint (Henrietta), 7:00 pm
  • Virtual Trio @ The Rabbit Room (Honeoye Falls), 7:00 pm
  • The D'Jangoners @ Little Theatre Cafe, 7:30 pm
  • Mark Cassara @ Pane Vino Ristorante, 8:00 pm
  • Joe Santora Trio @ Michael's Valley Grill (Penfield), no time given

Friday, December 27, 2013

  • Matthew Sieber Ford Trio @ Tapas 177, 4:30 pm
  • The David Detweiler Trio @ The Next Door Bar & Grill (Pittsford), 5:00 pm
  • Bobby DiBaudo Trio @ Bistro 135, 6:00 pm
  • Two for the Road @ Pane Vino Ristorante, 6:30 pm
  • Ted Nicolosi & Shared Genes @ Glengarry Inn at Eagle Vale (Fairport), 7:00 pm
  • Dave Berger @ Victoire, 7:00 pm
  • Mansfield Trio @ The Beale (Webster), 7:00 pm
  • Fred Costello & Roger Eckers Jazz Duo @ Charley Brown's, 1675 Penfield Rd., 7:30 pm
  • James Draught @ Lemoncello, 8:00 pm
  • Lovin' Art with the Teagan Taylor Trio (and art of Rob Jensen) @ Lovin Cup, 9:00 pm
  • Lap Giraffe @ Temple Bar & Grille, no time given
  • Joe Santora Trio @ Michael's Valley Grill (Penfield), no time given

Saturday, December 28, 2013

  • Bob Sneider Trio @ Bistro 135, 6:00 pm
  • Just Jazz @ Pane Vino Ristorante, 6:30 pm
  • Dave Berger @ Victoire, 7:00 pm
  • Amanda Montone Jazz Duo @ Lemoncello, 7:00 pm
  • Ted Nicolosi & Shared Genes @ Jasmine's Asian Fusion (Webster), 6:30 pm added image
  • Smugtown Stompers @ McGraw's Irish Pub (East Rochester), 7:30 pm
  • Special Blend @ Woodcliff Hotel & Spa, 7:30 pm
  • Fred Costello & Roger Eckers Jazz Duo @ Charley Brown's, 1675 Penfield Rd., 7:30 pm
  • Joe Santora Trio @ Michael's Valley Grill (Penfield), no time given

Sunday, December 29, 2013

  • Bill Slater Solo @ Woodcliff Hotel & Spa, brunch 
  • Dave Mancini & Friends @ Downstairs Cabaret Theatre Center, 7:00 pm added image

Monday, December 30, 2013

  • Kyle Vock Duo @ Bistro 135, 6:00 pm

New Years Eve

  • White Hots @ Pultneyville Grill (Pultneyville), 4:00 pm
  • Andy Calabrese Trio @ Bistro 135, 5:00 pm
  • Bill Slater Solo @ Woodcliff Hotel & Spa, 5:30 pm
  • Ted Nicolosi & Shared Genes @ Jasmine's Asian Fusion (Webster), 6:30 pm
  • Sony Brown Band @ The Rabbit Room (Honeoye Falls), 6:30 pm
  • Mel Henderson-Greg Walchela Duo @ Oak Hill Country Club, 7:00 pm added image
  • Fred Costello & Roger Eckers Jazz Duo @ Charley Brown's, 1675 Penfield Rd., 8:30 pm
  • The Swooners featuring Champagne @ Bistro 135, 9:00 pm

Wednesday, January 1, 2014! Happy New Year!

  • No jazz for you! 

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: Have a Yule that's Cool...

Dexter Gordon with Santa Hat

Well as we wind down to the end of the year, I'm listening to some holiday jazz while I write this post. Heading out to be with family for the holidays, so next one will come from the sun and fun in Wichita, Kansas!

Lots of ways to win stufff at WGMC these days while helping them to keep pumping out the jazz radio. Now through December 22nd, you can win a stocking full of great jazz CD’s as part of the Jazz90.1 stocking stuffer giveaway!  Check it out here. Then there's their 12 Days of Christmas, too.

Hope you all have a wonderful holiday season. This week's listings end up with the usual crickets on December 25th, but there's some music out there the rest of the week! Here are the live jazz gigs I found in and about Rochester, NY, over the next 7 days (given its the holidays, I would call first as some of these are possibly not happening):  

Thursday, December 19, 2013

  • The David Detweiler Trio @ The Next Door Bar & Grill (Pittsford), 5:00 pm
  • The Swooners @ Woodcliff Hotel & Spa, 5:30 pm
  • Andy Calabrese Duo @ Bistro 135, 6:00 pm
  • Ryan from El Rojo Jazz @ Lemoncello, 6:00 pm
  • Bossa Nova Jazz Thursdays featuring The Charles Mitchell Group @ Espada Brazilian Steak, Village Gate, 6:00 pm
  • Ted Nicolosi & Shared Genes @ Roncone's, 6:00 pm
  • The D'Jangoners @ Little Theatre Cafe, 7:30 pm
  • Dave Rivello Ensemble @ Village Rock Cafe, 9:00 pm added image
  • Joe Santora Trio @ Michael's Valley Grill (Penfield), no time given

Friday, December 20, 2013

  • Matthew Sieber Ford Trio @ Tapas 177, 4:30 pm
  • The David Detweiler Trio @ The Next Door Bar & Grill (Pittsford), 5:00 pm
  • Bobby DiBaudo Trio @ Bistro 135, 6:00 pm
  • Roses & Revolutions @ Pane Vino Ristorante, 6:30 pm
  • Ted Nicolosi & Shared Genes @ Pultneyville Grill (Pultneyville), 7:00 pm
  • Seth Sealfon Trio @ Lemoncello, 7:00 pm
  • The Jimmie Highsmith Jr. Duo @ The Arnett Cafe, 332 Armett Blvd., Rochester, 7:00 pm added image
  • Soul Express @ Woodcliff Hotel & Spa, 7:30 pm
  • Fred Costello & Roger Eckers Jazz Duo @ Charley Brown's, 1675 Penfield Rd., 7:30 pm
  • Special Blend @ Pomodoro's Wine Bar & Grill (University), 8:00 pm
  • Joe Santora Trio @ Michael's Valley Grill (Penfield), no time given

Saturday, December 21, 2013

  • ECMS Youth Jazz Orchestra, directed by Howard Potter @ Messinger Hall 1, Eastman School of Music, 10:00 am
  • Frank's Rat Pack @ Bistro 135, 6:00 pm
  • Fornieri Brothers @ Pane Vino Ristorante, 6:30 pm
  • Ted Nicolosi & Shared Genes @ Jasmine's Asian Fusion (Webster), 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
  • Joe Santora Trio @ Michael's Valley Grill (Penfield), no time given

Sunday, December 22, 2013

  • Bill Slater Solo @ Woodcliff Hotel & Spa, brunch 

Monday, December 23, 2013

  • The White Hots @ Bistro 135, 6:00 pm
  • Roger Eckers Little Big Band @ Green Lantern Inn (Fairport), 6:30 pm

Tuesday, December 24, 2013

  • Ted Nicolosi & Shared Genes @ Bistro 135, 5:00 pm
  • Bill Slater Solo @ Woodcliff Hotel & Spa, 5:30 pm

Wednesday, December 25, 2013

  • No jazz for you! It's Christmas Day and if there is anything happening, no one has let me know.../li>

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: Did you ROC the Day? Now will you jazz the week?

Jazz with saxWhen this post comes out you'll still have a very few hours to participate in ROC the Day, so support those nonprofits that help us hear live jazz during the year, including Jazz 90.1 and the Little Theatre. Or choose your favorite charity by clicking on the icon to the right (which will disappear tomorrow....).

Hat tip to ESM. Grammy nominations are out and four Eastman graduates are nominees this year: John Hollenbeck, Bob Ludwig, Maria Schneider, and David Slonaker. Most of them are jazzers (guess which....).

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

Thursday, December 12, 2013

  • The David Detweiler Trio @ The Next Door Bar & Grill (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
  • Bossa Nova Jazz Thursdays featuring The Charles Mitchell Group @ Espada Brazilian Steak, Village Gate, 6:00 pm
  • Ted Nicolosi & Shared Genes @ Roncone's, 6:00 pm
  • The D'Jangoners @ Little Theatre Cafe, 7:30 pm
  • New Jazz Ensemble @ Kilbourn Hall, 8:00 pm
  • Phat Cats @ Pane Vino Ristorante, 8:00 pm
  • Rhythm Dogs @ Dinosaur BBQ (Rochester), 9:00 pm
  • Joe Santora Trio @ Michael's Valley Grill (Penfield), no time given

Friday, December 13, 2013 (watch for guys with hockey masks...)

  • Matthew Sieber Ford Trio @ Tapas 177, 4:30 pm
  • The David Detweiler Trio @ The Next Door Bar & Grill (Pittsford), 5:00 pm added image
  • Champagne & the Swoon Daddies @ Bistro 135, 6:00 pm
  • Ted Nicolosi & Shared Genes @ Glengarry Inn at Eagle Vale (Fairport), 7:00 pm
  • Fred Costello & Roger Eckers Jazz Duo @ Charley Brown's, 1675 Penfield Rd., 7:30 pm
  • Special Blend @ Pomodoro's Wine Bar & Grill (University), 8:00 pm
  • Sofrito Latin Jazz Quartet @ Havana Cabana, 10:00 pm
  • Joe Santora Trio @ Michael's Valley Grill (Penfield), no time given

Saturday, December 14, 2013

  • Madeline Forster with Bill Dobbins @ Bistro 135, 6:00 pm
  • Two for the Road @ Pane Vino Ristorante, 6:30 pm
  • Ted Nicolosi & Shared Genes @ Jasmine's Asian Fusion (Webster), 6:30 pm
  • The White Hots @ Pultneyville Grill (Pultneyville), 7:00 pm
  • Special Blend @ Woodcliff Hotel & Spa, 7:30 pm
  • Mike Pappert @ Lemoncello, 7:00 pm
  • Fred Costello & Roger Eckers Jazz Duo @ Charley Brown's, 1675 Penfield Rd., 7:30 pm
  • Paradigm Shift @ Pomodoro's Wine Bar & Grill (University), 8:00 pm
  • Soul On Tap @ Dinosaur BBQ (Rochester), 10:00 pm
  • Sofrito Latin Jazz Quartet @ Havana Cabana, 10:00 pm
  • Joe Santora Trio @ Michael's Valley Grill (Penfield), no time given

Sunday, December 15, 2013

  • Bill Slater Solo @ Woodcliff Hotel & Spa, brunch
  • Rochester Contemporary School of Music's Holiday Concert @ Lovin Cup, 3:00 pm
  • RIJF & Eastman School of Music Present an Afternoon with Natalie Cole @ Kodak Hall at Eastman Theatre, Sunday, December 15, 4:00 pm (tickets here)
  • 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
  • Eastman Jazz Cafe: Pat Bianchi on organ @ Eastman School of Music, Sproull Atrium Miller Center, 7:00 pm
  • Rhythm Dogs @ Smokin' Joe's Bar & Grill, no time provided 

Monday, December 16, 2013

  • Ted Nicolosi & Shared Genes @ Bistro 135, 6:00 pm
  • Roger Eckers Little Big Band @ Green Lantern Inn (Fairport), 6:30 pm

Tuesday, December 17, 2013

  • Roses & Revolutions @ Woodcliff Hotel & Spa, 5:30 pm
  • Jim Nugent Trio @ Bistro 135, 6:00 pm
  • Norman Tibbils @ Lemoncello, 6:30 pm

Wednesday, December 18, 2013

  • John Nugent, Dawn Thomson & Mike Melito @ The Midtown Athletic Club, 5:30 pm  added image
  • The Swooners @ Bistro 135, 6:00 pm
  • Dave Mancini and Friends @ Downstairs Cabaret Theatre, 540 East Main St. Rochester (near Eastman Theatre), 7:00 pm added image
  • Bob Sneider, Mike Melito & Dan Vitale @ The Angus House (Penfield), 7:30 pm  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: Live jazz in Rochester NY over the next seven days

Jazz 1 wayA bit light this week. Looking forward to the holidays and to next year and the XRIJF, you may want to get a Club Pass for you and yours. Remember they are on sale for the lowest price of $174 (plus service charges), a $20 savings off the regular price, only until 12 Midnight December 31st. You can buy them online through the XRIJF website

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

Thursday, December 5, 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
  • Bossa Nova Jazz Thursdays featuring The Charles Mitchell Group @ Espada Brazilian Steak, Village Gate, 6:00 pm
  • Sonny Brown Band @ Bernunzio’s Uptown Music, 112 East Ave. (Rochester), 7:00 pm
  • The D'Jangoners @ Little Theatre Cafe, 7:30 pm
  • Dynamics @ 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, December 6, 2013

  • Matthew Sieber Ford Trio @ Tapas 177, 4:30 pm
  • Kyle Vock Trio @ Bistro 135, 6:00 pm
  • Ted Nicolosi & Shared Genes @ Pultneyville Grill (Pultneyville), 6:30 pm
  • Marco Amadio @ Pane Vino Ristorante, 6:30 pm
  • Soul Express @ Woodcliff Hotel & Spa, 7:30 pm
  • Fred Costello & Roger Eckers Jazz Duo @ Charley Brown's, 1675 Penfield Rd., 7:30 pm
  • Special Blend @ Pomodoro's Wine Bar & Grill (University), 8:00 pm
  • Joe Santora Trio @ Michael's Valley Grill (Penfield), no time given

Saturday, December 7, 2013

  • Jim Nugent Trio @ Bistro 135, 6:00 pm
  • Oliver Haynes Jazz Trio @ Victoire Belgian Beer, 6:30 pm
  • Night Trane @ Pane Vino Ristorante, 6:30 pm
  • Ted Nicolosi & Shared Genes @ Hedges Restaurant (Webster), 6:30 pm
  • The White Hots @ Pultneyville Grill (Pultneyville), 7:00 pm
  • Special Blend @ Woodcliff Hotel & Spa, 7:30 pm
  • Norman Tibbils @ Lemoncello, 7:00 pm
  • Fred Costello & Roger Eckers Jazz Duo @ Charley Brown's, 1675 Penfield Rd., 7:30 pm
  • The Swooners @ Pomodoro's Wine Bar & Grill (University), 8:00 pm
  • Joe Santora Trio @ Michael's Valley Grill (Penfield), no time given

Sunday, December 8, 2013

  • Bill Slater Solo @ Woodcliff Hotel & Spa, brunch
  • A Jazzy Christmas with the Mark Viavattine Trio @ Brighton Memorial Library, 2300 Elmwood Ave. (Rochester), 2:00 pm
  • 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, December 9, 2013

  • Roses & Revolutions @ Bistro 135, 6:00 pm
  • Cool Club Quintet @ Little Theatre Cafe, 7:00 pm

Tuesday, December 10, 2013

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

Wednesday, December 11, 2013

  • Special Blend @ 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.