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Yes, my copy of the email was, shall we say, hard to read...

When I saw it on my phone after it went live at midnight I thought it might just be a mobile issue, but for those of you who receive the posts via email, you saw it was much worse than that. All my lovely bullets and other formatting were gone, leaving a single block of text containing ALL of the listings. My test posts using one of the listings posts worked, so I'm not sure what happened. 

While I'd like to keep using MailChimp to send out the email, I obviously need to go back to the drawing board. I'll figure it out, hopefully before next Wednesday. In the meantime, you'll find a link at the bottom of the text that says Read in Browser. Click on that and come see the post on the blog (looks a lot better there). Or you can click on this link here

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

Sliding (on ice) toward spring . . . live jazz in Rochester over the next seven days

jazz 1 way signOK, it's still really cold out there.  But we're starting to at least think about Spring now (and Summer...). 

The Xerox Rochester International Jazz Festival has teased us with three more announcements for Eastman Theatre shows: Janelle Monae on June 20th, Fourplay with Bob James on June 24th, and Michael McDonald on June 25th. Pre-sale tickets go on sale tomorrow (Thursday) with a code you can get on the XRIJF site and go on regular sale on Friday.  We'll know about the 100s of jazz shows in the Club Pass venues on March 18th so watch here and elsewhere for that.

For those of you who get these via email, check out my previous post on the new email service I started using this week!

Now for the next seven days of live jazz in Rochester:

Thursday, February 27, 2014

  • The David Detweiler Trio @ The Next Door Bar & Grill (Pittsford), 5:00 pm
  • Jon Seiger and the All-Stars @ Market Cafe at Wegmans, Calkins Road in Henrietta, 5:30 pm
  • The Swooners @ Woodcliff Hotel & Spa, 5:30 pm
  • John Palocy Trio @ Bistro 135, 6:00 pm
  • Bossa Nova Jazz Thursdays with the Charles Mitchell Group @ Espada Brazilian Steak, Village Gate, Rochester, 6:00 pm
  • Ted Nicolosi & Shared Genes @ Roncone's, 6:00 pm
  • Virtual Trio @ The Rabbit Room (Honeoye Falls), 6:30 pm
  • Me & Ella @ @ Downstairs Cabaret Theatre Center, 3450 Winton Place (Brighton), 7:00 pm
  • The Swooners @ Woodcliff Hotel & Spa, 7:30 pm
  • Phat Cats @ Pane Vino Ristorante, 8:00 pm
  • Dave Rivello Ensemble @ Village Rock Cafe (E. Rochester), 9:00 pm added image
  • Joe Santora Trio @ Michael's Valley Grill (Penfield), no time given

Friday, February 28, 2014

  • Matthew Sieber Ford Trio @ Tapas 177, 4:30 pm
  • Bobby DiBaudo Trio @ Bistro 135, 6:00 pm
  • Marco Amadio @ Pane Vino Ristorante, 6:30 pm
  • Anthony Giannavola @ Lemoncello, 7:00 pm
  • Last Friday Jazz Heritage Series with Dr. Carl Atkins and Culture Clash @ Baobab Cultural Center, 7:00 pm
  • Fred Costello & Roger Eckers Jazz Duo @ Charley Brown's (Penfield), 7:30 pm
  • Soul Express @ Woodcliff Hotel & Spa, 7:30 pm
  • The David Detweiler Trio @ The Next Door Bar & Grill (Pittsford), 8:00 pm
  • Me & Ella @ @ Downstairs Cabaret Theatre Center, 3450 Winton Place (Brighton), 8:00 pm
  • Sofrito Latin Jazz Quartet with Dariuzs Terefenko @ Little Theatre Cafe, 8:30 pm
  • Joe Santora Trio @ Michael's Valley Grill (Penfield), no time given

Saturday, March 1, 2014

  • Me & Ella @ @ Downstairs Cabaret Theatre Center, 3450 Winton Place (Brighton), 4:00 & 8:00 pm
  • Scott Wright Duo @ Wegmans East Ave, 6:00 pm
  • Kristopher Sullivan Trio @ Bistro 135, 6:00 pm
  • Two for the Road @ Pane Vino Ristorante, 6:30 pm
  • Marco Amadio @ Prosecco Italian Restaurant (Farmington), 6:30 pm
  • Ted Nicolosi & Shared Genes @ Jasmine's Asian Fusion (Webster), 6:30 pm
  • Ryan from El Rojo Jazz @ Lemoncello, 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
  • Jessy Carolina & the Hot Mess with the Charlie Mitchell Group @ Abilene Bar & Lounge, 8:00 pm
  • The David Detweiler Trio @ The Next Door Bar & Grill (Pittsford), 8:00 pm
  • Joe Santora Trio @ Michael's Valley Grill (Penfield), no time given

Sunday, March 2, 2014

Monday, March 3, 2014

  • Jim Nugent Trio @ Bistro 135, 6:00 pm

Tuesday, March 4, 2014

  • Roses & Revolutions @ Woodcliff Hotel & Spa, 5:30 pm
  • Bob Hanley @ Prosecco Italian Restaurant, 5:30 pm
  • Mark Bader at Bistro 135, 6:00 pm

Wednesday, March 5, 2014

  • The Rita Collective @ Bistro 135, 6:00 pm

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

  • Groove Juice Swing presents the Fourth Annual Mardi Gras Masquerade Ball with the Boilermaker Jazz Band @ Harmony House, Thursday, March 6th, 7:00 pm
  • Bop Arts presents Michael Musillami Trio @ The Bop Shop, Friday, March 7th, 9:00 pm
  • Bop Arts presents the Steve Swell Trio @ The Bop Shop, Sunday, March 9th, 8:00 pm
  • Chris Botti and the Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra @ Kleinhans Music Hall (Buffalo), Saturday, March 15th at 8:00 pm
  • Bop Arts presents Brandon Terzic Xalam Project @ Bop Shop Records, Sunday, March 16th, 8:00 pm 
  • Pat Metheny Unity Group @ Mainstage, Center for the Arts, University of Buffalo, Wednesday, March 19th, 7:30 pm
  • Jim Pugh @ Eastman School of Music’s Jazz Café Series, Friday, March 21st, 10:00 pm 
  • Fourth Annual Jazz For Justice (Foundation of the Monroe County Bar Association) @ Harro East Ballroom, Friday, March 21st, 5:30 pm
  • Rachelle Ferrell @ The Tralf (Buffalo), Saturday, March 22nd, 8:00 & 10:00 pm
  • Ambrose Akinmusire @ Art of Jazz Series, Albright-Knox Gallery (Buffalo), Sunday, March 23rd, 3:00 pm
  • Jazz 90.1 Meet the Artist Concert Series with Bonerama @ Olympia High School Auditorium, Wednesday March 26th, 7:00 pm
  • Jazz 90.1 Meet the Artist Concert Series with Lou Donaldson Quartet @ at the Radisson Hotel Rochester Riverside, Thursday, April 3 at 7:30 pm
  • Jimmie Greene @ Eastman School of Music’s Jazz Café Series, Friday, April 11th, 10:00 pm
  • Exodus to Jazz presents the Gabriel Alegria Afro-Peruvian Sextet @ Hochstein Performance Hall, Friday, April 11th, 8:00 pm
  • Delfeayo Marsalis @ Honeoye Central School, Tuesday, April 22, 8:00 pm
  • Roby Lakatos Ensemble @ Cornell Concert Series, Bailey Hall, Thursday, April 24th, 8:00 pm
  • Cécil McLorin Salvant @ Art of Jazz Series, Albright-Knox Gallery (Buffalo), Saturday, April 26th, 8:00 pm
  • Laurenzi/Ernst/Green (yes, that would be Katie Ernst...) @ Bop Shop Records, Friday, May 9th, 8:00 pm

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. 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.

A change for our email subscribers ...

Freddie_winkFor some of you (right now about 385), getting Jazz@Rochester via email is just how you roll. From some of the comments I get out and about in Rochester, there are some of you who perhaps have signed up and never really visited the website itself. I encourage you to do so as there is much more than the posts on Jazz@Rochester.

Nonetheless, I respect your preference for email and thus try to offer email as one of the ways you can connect to Jazz@Rochester by feeding out posts to the blog to email subscribers over Feedburner, which since I began using them was bought by Google.  While Feedburner has been a pretty good service over the years, there have been too many glitches and they are clearly not really supporting its improvement. In addition, it gave me very little tools to learn how my email subscribers are interacting with the site and how I might serve them better. To that end, I'm switching to using MailChimp for email subscriptions (and thus my friend Freddie to the left). I will temporarily stop the Feedburner email service until I'm sure this is working. 

So, starting with this post, I hope all of my current subscribers will be receiving the post in their inbox via MailChimp. It will look much more like the post on the blog itself and there is much more in the way of options available to my subscribers. Some may not and I encourage them to click on the link in the top of the middle column of the blog and re-subscribe. 

Now, I could use your help to give me a better idea of who my subscribers are and how they interact with the email and the blog. The email subscription form I created for the new service asks for first and last names and requests that you identify yourself as a ROC Jazz Listener, a ROC Jazz Musician, a Venue, or someone from Outside of ROC. The prior service didn't support that kind of interaction, but MailChimp does. At the bottom of this email (I hope) will be a link to a form to update your preferences. I'm hoping that when you select that, you'll be able to fill in your name (if you wish) and select one of the options in the "Who Are You?" field. I am not requiring it, but it would really help me out.  You can also unsubscribe from a link at the bottom of the email. If that's your wish, I'll be sad to see you go, but feel free.

Let me know what you think about the new look in the comments to this post.   

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

We're forecasting some jazz with those warmer temperatures (even if only fleeting, at least it's not sleeting!)

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Jazz@Rochester is a sponsor for the Exodus to Jazz series of concerts, so I encourage you to come out for one or both of the shows this weekend. We want to make sure that Jose DaCosta can continue to bring Rochester the great artists that we've come to expect from ETJ.  

Can you believe that the first Eastman concert at the XRIJF with Steve Martin and The Steep Canyon Rangers featuring Edie Brickell sold out in @ 7 seconds minutes? If your jazz fest will be bereft without hearing this "Wild & Crazy Guy" strumming the banjo, then you'll be happy to hear that our friends at XRIJF are, of course, going to present another show. Tickets on sale this Friday at 10:00 am.  More information here.

Thursday, February 20, 2014

  • The David Detweiler Trio @ The Next Door Bar & Grill (Pittsford), 5:00 pm
  • Jon Seiger and the All-Stars @ Market Cafe at Wegmans, Calkins Road in Henrietta, 5:30 pm
  • The Swooners @ Woodcliff Hotel & Spa, 5:30 pm
  • John Palocy Trio @ Bistro 135, 6:00 pm
  • Bossa Nova Jazz Thursdays with the Charles Mitchell Group @ Espada Brazilian Steak, Village Gate, Rochester, 6:00 pm
  • Ted Nicolosi & Shared Genes @ Roncone's, 6:00 pm
  • Me & Ella @ @ Downstairs Cabaret Theatre Center, 3450 Winton Place (Brighton), 7:00 pm
  • Eastman Jazz Lab Band featuring Clay Jenkins, Jeff Campbell, and Rich Thompson @ Kilbourn Hall, ESM, 8:00 pm
  • Soul Express @ Pane Vino Ristorante, 8:00 pm
  • Paradigm Shift @ Bar Louie, 98 Greece Ridge Center Dr., 8:00 pm
  • Joe Santora Trio @ Michael's Valley Grill (Penfield), no time given

Friday, February 21, 2014

  • Matthew Sieber Ford Trio @ Tapas 177, 4:30 pm
  • Special Blend @ Bistro 135, 6:00 pm
  • Two for the Road @ Pane Vino Ristorante, 6:30 pm
  • Nitefall @ Lemoncello, 7:00 pm
  • "The Sanctuary" Music of The Jimmie Highsmith Experience w/Tjari featuring Fatima and Wycliffe Gordon (Fundraiser for Baobab) @ The Baobab Cultural Center, 7 and 8:45 pm (limited tickets here)
  • Exodus to Jazz presents Monk: The Play (Laurence Holder & Rome Neal) @ RAPA Theatre, 727 E. Main Street, Rochester, 8:00 pm
  • Fred Costello & Roger Eckers Jazz Duo @ Charley Brown's (Penfield), 7:30 pm
  • 3rd Friday Jazz Night: March Edition with Doug Stone Quartet and special guest vocalist Meghan Koch @ Spectrum Creative Arts, 3300 Monroe Ave. (Pittsford), 7:30 pm
  • Soul Express @ Woodcliff Hotel & Spa, 7:30 pm
  • The David Detweiler Trio @ The Next Door Bar & Grill (Pittsford), 8:00 pm
  • Me & Ella @ @ Downstairs Cabaret Theatre Center, 3450 Winton Place (Brighton), 8:00 pm
  • Sofrito Latin Jazz Quartet with Dariuzs Terefenko @ Little Theatre Cafe, 8:30 pm
  • Joe Santora Trio @ Michael's Valley Grill (Penfield), no time given

Saturday, February 22, 2014

  • Gabe Condon Duo with Mike DiMartino @ Wegmans East Ave, 6:00 pm
  • Roses & Revolutions @ Pane Vino Ristorante, 6:30 pm
  • Ted Nicolosi & Shared Genes @ Glengarry Inn at Eagle Vale (Fairport), 6:30 pm
  • Just Jazz @ Pane Vino Ristorante, 6:30 pm
  • Ryan Carey @ La Casa, 93 Alexander St. (Rochester), 7:00 pm
  • Beau Ryan @ Lemoncello, 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
  • Exodus to Jazz presents the Eric Reed Trio @ Hochstein Performance Hall, Hochstein School of Music, Saturday, 8:00 pm
  • The David Detweiler Trio @ The Next Door Bar & Grill (Pittsford), 8:00 pm
  • Smooth Talkers @ Johnny's Irish Pub (Rochester), 8:00 pm
  • Joe Santora Trio @ Michael's Valley Grill (Penfield), no time given

Sunday, February 23, 2014

  • Me & Ella @ @ Downstairs Cabaret Theatre Center, 3450 Winton Place (Brighton), 8:00 pm
  • Bill Slater @ Woodcliff Hotel & Spa, 7:30 pm

Monday, February 24, 2014

  • Gabe Condon Duo @ Bistro 135, 6:00 pm
  • Uptown Groove  @ Little Theatre Cafe, 7:30 pm

Tuesday, February 25, 2014

  • Roses & Revolutions @ Woodcliff Hotel & Spa, 5:30 pm
  • Ted Nicolosi & Shared Genes (plus a Bourbon & Whiskey tasting) @ Bistro 135, 6:00 pm

Wednesday, February 26, 2014

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

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

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. 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.

Live jazz for those with Valentines and those without . . . .

Jazz sign image

I know how it is when there's all this lovey-dovey stuff going on and you're a bit short on the romance front (in the past of course, honey...) so feel free to go out to these live jazz flying solo.  Here's the live jazz in and around Rochester for the next seven days.  Happy Valentines Day on Friday and, if you're into that sort of thing, President's Day on Monday!

Thursday, February 13, 2014

  • The David Detweiler Trio @ The Next Door Bar & Grill (Pittsford), 5:00 pm
  • The Swooners @ Woodcliff Hotel & Spa, 5:30 pm
  • Serge & Friends with Steve Melcher @ The Rabbit Room (Honeoye Falls), 5:30 pm
  • Jim Nugent Trio @ Bistro 135, 6:00 pm
  • Bossa Nova Jazz Thursdays with the Charles Mitchell Group @ Espada Brazilian Steak, Village Gate, 6:00 pm
  • Ted Nicolosi & Shared Genes @ Roncone's, 6:00 pm
  • Me & Ella @ @ Downstairs Cabaret Theatre Center, 3450 Winton Place (Brighton), 7:00 pm
  • Upward Groove, MVT and Lap Giraffe @ Lovin Cup, 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, February 14, 2014

  • Matthew Sieber Ford Trio @ Tapas 177, 4:30 pm
  • Willy O'Riley @ Bistro 135, 5:00 pm
  • The Swooners featuring Special Guest @ Bistro 135, 6:00 pm
  • Marco Amadio @ Pane Vino Ristorante, 6:30 pm
  • Gian Carlo Cervone Trio @ Pultneyville Grill (Pultneyville), 7:00 pm
  • Ben Waara @ Lemoncello, 7:00 pm
  • Vic Juris @ Eastman School of Music’s Jazz Café Series, Sproul Auditorium, 7:00 & 10:00 pm
  • Groove Juice Swing presents the 4th Annual Sweetheart Swing Dance @ Visual Studies Workshop, 7:00 pm
  • Miche Fambro: Concert of Love @ Bernunzio's Uptown Music, 7:00 pm
  • Ted Nicolosi & Shared Genes @ Glengarry Inn at Eagle Vale (Fairport), 7:00 pm
  • Fred Costello & Roger Eckers Jazz Duo @ Charley Brown's (Penfield), 7:30 pm
  • The David Detweiler Trio @ The Next Door Bar & Grill (Pittsford), 8:00 pm
  • Sofrito Latin Jazz Quartet with Dariuzs Terefenko @ Little Theatre Cafe, 8:30 pm
  • Bop Arts presents the Ethnic Heritage Ensemble @ Bop Shop Records, Friday, February 14th, 9:00pm 
  • Joe Santora Trio @ Michael's Valley Grill (Penfield), no time given

Saturday, February 15, 2014

  • Madeline Forster @ Bistro 135, 6:00 pm
  • Roses & Revolutions @ Pane Vino Ristorante, 6:30 pm
  • Ted Nicolosi & Shared Genes @ Jasmine's Asian Fusion, 6:30 pm
  • The White Hots @ Pultneyville Grill (Pultneyville), 7:00 pm
  • Jim Lane @ Lemoncello, 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
  • The David Detweiler Trio @ The Next Door Bar & Grill (Pittsford), 8:00 pm
  • Chocolate & Jazz with Paradigm Shift (fundraiser for Rochester A.B.O.V.E) @ Clarissa Room, 293 Clarissa St., Rochester, 9:00 pm added image
  • Joe Santora Trio @ Michael's Valley Grill (Penfield), no time given

Sunday, February 16, 2014

  • Bill Slater @ Woodcliff Hotel & Spa, 7:30 pm

Monday, February 17, 2014

  • Alphonso Williams @ Bistro 135, 6:00 pm
  • Uptown Groove  @ Little Theatre Cafe, 7:30 pm
  • Flower City Jazz Society presents Black Diamond Express @ Glendoveers, 2328 Old Browncroft Blvd (Rochester), 6:30 pm

Tuesday, February 18, 2014

  • Roses & Revolutions @ Woodcliff Hotel & Spa, 5:30 pm
  • Mark Bader @ Bistro 135, 6:00 pm

Wednesday, February 19, 2014

  • Champagne & The Swoon Daddies @ Bistro 135, 6:00 pm
  • Eastman Jazz Ensemble @ Kilbourn Hall, ESM, 8:00 pm

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

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. 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.

Exodus to Jazz returns with a two-part tribute to Monk

Etj_reed-monkExodus To Jazz is back and launching its upcoming series of concerts with a tribute to Thelonious Sphere Monk’s immense impact on American culture and Jazz. This tribute will span two days and venues and include both theatre and a concert on February 21st and 22nd. 

"Monk" The Play

This one-man play by multi-Audelco Award winning actor and director Rome Neal is an intense and gripping portrait of Thelonious Monk's journey through life. The play was written by Laurence Holder and directed by Neal & Holder. Music was composed & Arranged by Bill Lee. I saw the play in 2010 when ETJ last presented it and it provides a lot of insight into the man and his music.

Here's the skinny:

  • Venue: RAPA Theatre 727 E. Main Street, Rochester, NY 14605
  • Concert Time: Friday, February 21st at 8:00 pm; doors at 7:00 pm
  • Ticket Prices: $25 online at Brownpapertickets until 4:00 pm, Friday, February 21st. $28 @ RAPA Box Office, night of the show beginning 7:00 pm

The Concert: The Eric Reed Trio

Eric Reed is a hard-driving and swinging jazz pianist out of Philly who's most recent recording Dancing Monk (affiliate link) will be a loving tribute to Monk's music. His trio will also include emerging bassist Russell Hall and renown drummer Willie Jones III.  

Here's the skinny:

  • Venue: Hochstein School of Music, 50 N. Plymouth Ave., Rochester, NY 14614
  • Concert Time: Saturday, February 22nd at 8:00 pm; doors at 7:00 pm
  • Ticket Prices: Patron: $40/$43 Door, Premium: $30/$33 Door, General Admission: $25/$28 Door, Students: $15/$17 Door
  • Tickets available at Brownpapertickets.com
This post was originally published on JazzRochester. © Gregory V. Bell. All rights reserved.

The "jazz" in June starts to bud ... and the snow continues to fall

Jazz club imageWith the blizzard raging outside it may be hard, but believe it or not, it is already time for the the Xerox Rochester International Jazz Festival to beghin announcing the headliners for the Big House (Eastman Theatre), which began yesterday with the announcement of the first two: Earth, Wind & Fire, and the return of Steve Martin & The Steep Canyon Rangers with Edie Brickell. Tickets go on sale on Friday at 10:00 am (more info here), if you're so inclined (yeah, I know it's not jazz, but it helps pay for the actual jazz that is all over the XRIJF so quit yer complainin....).   The Club Pass acts will be announced in March some time, but you can expect these headliners to keep coming out over the next month....

Well here's the live jazz in and around Rochester for the next seven days.  Enjoy!

Thursday, February 6, 2014

  • The David Detweiler Trio @ The Next Door Bar & Grill (Pittsford), 5:00 pm
  • The Swooners @ Woodcliff Hotel & Spa, 5:30 pm (profile by Frank DeBlase in City)
  • John Palocy Trio @ Bistro 135, 6:00 pm
  • Bossa Nova Jazz Thursdays with the Charles Mitchell Group @ Espada Brazilian Steak, Village Gate, 6:00 pm
  • Ted Nicolosi & Shared Genes @ Roncone's, 6:00 pm
  • Sonny Brown Band @ The Rabbit Room (Honeoye Falls), 6:30 pm
  • Me & Ella @ @ Downstairs Cabaret Theatre Center, 3450 Winton Place (Brighton), 7:00 pm (preview)
  • Dynamics @ Pane Vino Ristorante, 8:00 pm
  • Mike Kaupa in duos with Michael McNeill and Jon Nelson @ PAUSA Art House, 19 Wadsworth St (Buffalo), 8:00 pm
  • Joe Santora Trio @ Michael's Valley Grill (Penfield), no time given

Friday, February 7, 2014

  • Matthew Sieber Ford Trio @ Tapas 177, 4:30 pm
  • Bobby DiBaudo Trio @ Bistro 135, 6:00 pm
  • Marco Amadio @ Pane Vino Ristorante, 6:30 pm
  • The Eleventh Annual Evening of Jazz with Jon Faddis @ Hilton High School, Merton Williams Multipurpose Room, 200 School Lane, 7:00 pm
  • Ted Nicolosi & Shared Genes @ Pultneyville Grill (Pultneyville), 7:00 pm
  • Rockwood Ferry Trio @ Bernunzio's Uptown Music (East End), 7:00 pm
  • 44th Annual Penfield Jazz Fundraiser Concerts with New York Voices founder Darmon Meader meeting the "Penfield New York Voices" @ Penfield High School Auditorium, 25 High School Drive (Penfield), 7:30 pm
  • Fred Costello & Roger Eckers Jazz Duo @ Charley Brown's (Penfield), 7:30 pm
  • Soul Express @ Woodcliff Hotel & Spa, 7:30 pm
  • Alfredo Rodriguez @ Cornell Concert Series, Barnes Hall, Cornell University (Ithaca), 8:00 pm
  • Me & Ella @ @ Downstairs Cabaret Theatre Center, 3450 Winton Place (Brighton), 7:00 pm  (preview)
  • The David Detweiler Trio @ The Next Door Bar & Grill (Pittsford), 8:00 pm
  • Sofrito Latin Jazz Quartet with Dariuzs Terefenko @ Little Theatre Cafe, 8:30 pm
  • Joe Santora Trio @ Michael's Valley Grill (Penfield), no time given

Saturday, February 8, 2014

  • The White Hots @ Bistro 135, 6:00 pm
  • Roses & Revolutions @ Pane Vino Ristorante, 6:30 pm
  • Ryan from El Rojo Jazz @ Lemoncello (E. Rochester), 6:30 pm
  • Ted Nicolosi & Shared Genes @ Jasmine's Asian Fusion, 6:30 pm
  • The White Hots @ Pultneyville Grill (Pultneyville), 7:00 pm
  • 44th Annual Penfield Jazz Fundraiser Concerts with New York Voices founder Darmon Meader meeting the "Penfield New York Voices" @ Penfield High School Auditorium, 25 High School Drive (Penfield), 7:30 pm
  • Special Blend @ Woodcliff Hotel & Spa, 7:30 pm
  • Uptown Groove @ Lemoncello, 7:30 pm
  • Fred Costello & Roger Eckers Jazz Duo @ Charley Brown's, 1675 Penfield Rd., 7:30 pm
  • Me & Ella @ @ Downstairs Cabaret Theatre Center, 3450 Winton Place (Brighton), 7:00 pm  (Press Opening, continuing through Feb. 23rd)
  • The David Detweiler Trio @ The Next Door Bar & Grill (Pittsford), 8:00 pm
  • Wills McKenna Quartet @ Boulder Coffee Co. (Alexander St.), 8:00 pm
  • Soul on Tap @ Dinosaur Bar-B-Que, 10:00 pm
  • Joe Santora Trio @ Michael's Valley Grill (Penfield), no time given

Sunday, February 9, 2014

  • Dave Mancini & Friends @ Downstairs Cabaret Theatre Center, 3450 Winton Place, Brighton, 7:00 pm
  • Bill Slater @ Woodcliff Hotel & Spa, 7:30 pm
  • Bop Arts presents the Barry Altschul Trio with Jon Irabagon & Joe Fonda @ Lovin Cup, 7:00 pm

Monday, February 10, 2014

  • Gabe Condon Duo @ Bistro 135, 6:00 pm
  • Uptown Groove  @ Little Theatre Cafe, 7:30 pm

Tuesday, February 11, 2014

  • Roses & Revolutions @ Woodcliff Hotel & Spa, 5:30 pm
  • Ted Nicolosi & Shared Genes @ Bistro 135, 6:00 pm
  • Jazz 90.1 Meet the Artist Concert Series with Eldar Djangirov Trio @ Athena Performing Arts Center (Greece), 7:00 pm (tickets on sale on Jazz 90.1 site)

Wednesday, February 12, 2014

  • The Rita Collective @ Bistro 135, 5:00 pm
  • Eastman Jazz Ensemble @ Kilbourn Hall, ESM, 8:00 pm

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

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. 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.