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Is it Spring yet? Heat up with some jazz while you wait . . . .

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I'm a member of Jazz 90.1 ... are you?  While many have pledged, they have about $20K to go in their drive this time.  Give them a few ducats and keep the jazz flowing (and the polka ... you gotta love polka!).... and now for the jazz in and around ROC for the next seven days:

Thursday, March 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
  • Ryan from El Rojo Jazz @ Lemoncello @ 6:00 pm
  • John Palocy Trio @ Bistro 135, 6:00 pm
  • Ted Nicolosi & Shared Genes @ Roncone's Italian Restaurant, 6:00 pm
  • Bossa Nova Jazz Thursdays with the Charles Mitchell Group @ Espada Brazilian Steak, Village Gate, Rochester, 6:00 pm
  • The Bradley Brothers @ The Lower Mill (Honeoye Falls), 6:30 pm
  • Dave Rivello Ensemble @ Village Rock Cafe (E. Rochester), 9:00 pm

Friday, March 28, 2014

  • Anne Mitchell Jazz Trio @ Wegmans Market Cafe (Chili Avenue, Rochester), 5:00 pm
  • Bobby DiBaudo Trio @ Bistro 135, 6:00 pm
  • Michael Vadala Jazz Trio @ Prosecco Italian Restaurant (Farmington), 6:30 pm
  • Ted Nicolosi & Shared Genes @ Pultneyville Grill (Williamson), 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
  • Annie Wells @ Little Theatre Cafe, 8:30 pm

Saturday, March 29, 2014

  • Madeline Forster @ Bistro 135, 6:00 pm
  • Ryan from El Rojo Jazz @ Prosecco Italian Restaurant, 6:30 pm
  • Ted Nicolosi & Shared Genes @ Glengarry Inn at Eagle Vale, 7:00 pm
  • Jim Nugent Trio @ Jasmine's Asian Fusion (Webster), 7:00 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
  • Gabe Condon Duo @ Wegman's East Ave. Amore Restaurant, no time given

Sunday, March 30, 2014

  • Rebecca Washington @ Energy on East, 3:00 pm
  • Nazareth College Jazz Combo @ Nazareth College Wilmot Recital Hall (Pittsford), 3:00 pm
  • "Touch of Brass” a Sacred Jazz Ensemble @ Twelve Corners Presbyterian Church, 3:00 pm
  • Michael Vadala Trio @ Prosecco Italian Restaurant, 5:30 pm
  • Rick Holland Little Big Band with Lindsay Holland @ Lovin Cup, 7:00 pm
  • U of R Jazz Combos Concert @ Lower Strong Auditorium, University of Rochester River Campus, 7:00 pm added image

Monday, March 31, 2014

  • Mark Bader @ Bistro 135, 6:00 pm

Tuesday, April 1, 2014

  • Roses & Revolutions @ Woodcliff Hotel & Spa, 5:30 pm

Wednesday, April 2, 2014

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

  • ROC the Arts fundraiser for Rochester Arts Advocates Scholarship & Grant Fund @ ArtisanWorks, Sunday, April 6th, 2:00 to 5:00 pm added image
  • Clarence Hines with the Eastman Jazz Lab Band @ Kilbourn Hall, Thursday, April 10th, 8:00 pm added image
  • 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
  • RIT Performing Artists Concert series presents Blues Got You: From the Mississippi Delta to Tin Pan Alley with Rod Blumenau, Herb Smith, Debbie Kendrick, Peter Chwazik, Paul Mastriani, and Danny Ziemann @ RIT, Ingle Auditorium in the Student Alumni Union, Friday, April 11th, 8:00 pm
  • Groove Juice Swing presents the Perseverance Jazz Band @ Harro East, Friday, April 11th, 8:00 (Dance Lesson at 7:00 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 (see her before the XRIJF!)
  • Stephen Crump's Rosetta Trio @ The Bop Shop, Thursday, May 1st, 8:30 pm
  • Laurenzi/Ernst/Green (yes, that would be bassist Katie Ernst...) @ Bop Shop Records, Friday, May 9th, 8:00 pm
  • Exodus to Jazz presents the Helen Sung Quintet Release Concert for "Anthem for a New Day" CD, Friday, May 16th, 8:00 pm
  • Danny Fox Trio @ The Bop Shop, Sunday, May 18th, 8:30 pm
  • Jimmy Bennington's Colour & Sound @ The Bop Shop, Friday, May 23rd, 9:00 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.

The summer jazz looms, but since we still have some winter to go get in and get some jazz ...

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As you can see from my previous post, the 13th Edition of the Xerox Rochester International Jazz Festival is nigh (well in late June, that is) and you'll be seeing a lot more here about it over the next two months or so. Watch their site as they will be adding more information about the free outdoor shows and the other series that XRIJF puts on, like the series of noontime concerts at the downtown Library (just across the river from my office ... sweet!). Remember that Jazz 90.1 is in the midst of their pledge drive to get support for the great jazz radio they still pump out most hours... Now for the jazz in and around ROC for the next seven days:

Thursday, March 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
  • Ryan from El Rojo Jazz @ Lemoncello @ 6:00 pm
  • John Palocy Trio @ Bistro 135, 6:00 pm
  • Ted Nicolosi & Shared Genes @ Roncone's Italian Restaurant, 6:00 pm
  • Bossa Nova Jazz Thursdays with the Charles Mitchell Group @ Espada Brazilian Steak, Village Gate, Rochester, 6:00 pm
  • Laura Dubin @ The Lower Mill (Honeoye Falls), 6:30 pm
  • Code 5 @ Wylie Chayote's, 7:00 pm
  • Eastman Chamber Jazz, Scott Healy guest conductor @ Kilbourn Hall, 8:00 pm

Friday, March 21, 2014

  • Matthew Sieber Ford Trio @ Tapas 177, 4:30 pm
  • Fourth Annual Jazz For Justice (Foundation of the Monroe County Bar Association) @ Harro East Ballroom, 5:30 pm
  • Soul Express @ Woodcliff Hotel & Spa, 5:30 pm
  • Special Blend @ Bistro 135, 6:00 pm
  • Amanda Montone & the Boyz @ Prosecco Italian Restaurant (Farmington), 6:30 pm
  • Ted Nicolosi & Shared Genes @ Hedges Restaurant, 6:30 pm
  • Gian Carlo Cervone Trio @ Pultneyville Grill (Williamson), 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
  • Annie Wells @ Little Theatre Cafe, 8:30 pm
  • Jim Pugh @ Eastman School of Music’s Jazz Café Series, 10:00 pm

Saturday, March 22, 2014

  • Andy Calabrese Trio @ Bistro 135, 6:00 pm
  • The Uptown Groove Trio featuring Meghan Morono @ Scotland Yard Pub, 6:00 pm added image
  • Ted Nicolosi & Shared Genes @ Jasmine's Asian Kitchen, 6:30 pm
  • Just Jazz Trio @ Prosecco Italian Restaurant, 6:30 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
  • Rachelle Ferrell @ The Tralf (Buffalo),8:00 & 10:00 pm
  • Gabe Condon Duo @ Wegman's East Ave. Amore Restaurant, no time given
  • The White Hots @ Pultneyville Grill (Williamson), no time given

Sunday, March 23, 2014

Monday, March 24, 2014

  • Alphonso Williams @ Bistro 135, 6:00 pm

Tuesday, March 25, 2014

  • Roses & Revolutions @ Woodcliff Hotel & Spa, 5:30 pm
  • Ted Nicolosi & Shared Genes @ Bistro 135, 6:00 pm

Wednesday, March 26, 2014

  • Champagne & The Swoon Daddies @ Bistro 135, 6:00 pm
  • The Margaret Explosion @ The Little Theatre Cafe, 7:30 pm
  • Jazz 90.1 Meet the Artist Concert Series with Bonerama @ Olympia High School Auditorium, Wednesday March 26th, 7:00 pm

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

  • 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
  • RIT Performing Artists Concert series presents Blues Got You: From the Mississippi Delta to Tin Pan Alley with Rod Blumenau, Herb Smith, Debbie Kendrick, Peter Chwazik, Paul Mastriani, and Danny Ziemann @ RIT, Ingle Auditorium in the Student Alumni Union, Friday, April 11th, 8:00 pm
  • Groove Juice Swing presents the Perseverance Jazz Band @ Harro East, Friday, April 11th, 8:00 (Dance Lesson at 7:00 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 (see her before the XRIJF!)
  • Stephen Crump's Rosetta Trio @ The Bop Shop, Thursday, May 1st, 8:30 pm
  • Laurenzi/Ernst/Green (yes, that would be bassist Katie Ernst...) @ Bop Shop Records, Friday, May 9th, 8:00 pm
  • Exodus to Jazz presents the Helen Sung Quintet Release Concert for "Anthem for a New Day" CD, Friday, May 16th, 8:00 pm
  • Danny Fox Trio @ The Bop Shop, Sunday, May 18th, 8:30 pm
  • Jimmy Bennington's Colour & Sound @ The Bop Shop, Friday, May 23rd, 9:00 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.

Another Jazz in June gets underway... The XRIJF lineup announcement

XRIJF2014PressConfI cannot believe it is already that time again, but this morning I was again sitting in the balcony of Eastman School of Music's beautiful Hatch Hall for this year's press conference announcing the full lineup of Club Pass and outdoor music for this year's Xerox Rochester International Jazz Festival, which will run from June 20th through the 28th. After a round of short speeches by XRIJF producer Marc Iacona who thanked the sponsors, followed by a smattering of sponsor representatives and assorted politicians and representatives of politicians, music director John Nugent hit the stage announced the year's lineup.  

There are some real highlights for my eclectic tastes in jazz and music at this year's XRIJF, with some returning and some new sounds to check out, but you'll have to catch my notes on the lineup in later posts (gotta go back to work, man!). Until then, please feel free to check out the XRIJF lineup at their website

 

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

Jazz to weather a blizzard with ... the next seven days of live jazz in ROC

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Jazz 90.1 (WGMC) started its Spring Pledge Drive on March 10th. So get out there and make your pledge for this public jazz station and help keep them around.  

By this time next week, we'll know the schedule for the Club Pass gigs at the Xerox Rochester International Jazz Festival. Looking out my window at the snow blowing sideways I am finding that hard to believe... but it's true.  I hope to start taking a look at them soon after.

Is there live jazz in and around ROC for the next seven days?  Of course there is...:

Thursday, March 13, 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
  • Ted Nicolosi & Shared Genes @ Roncones Italian Restaurant, 6:00 pm
  • Ryan from El Rojo Jazz @ Lemoncello, 6:00 pm
  • Bossa Nova Jazz Thursdays with the Charles Mitchell Group @ Espada Brazilian Steak, Village Gate, Rochester, 6:00 pm
  • Dave Rivello Ensemble @ Village Rock Cafe, 9:00 pm added image
  • Joe Santora Trio @ Michael's Valley Grill (Penfield), no time given

Friday, March 14, 2014

  • Matthew Sieber Ford Trio @ Tapas 177, 4:30 pm
  • Soul Express @ Woodcliff Hotel & Spa, 5:30 pm
  • Vanessa Mangione Quartet @ Bistro 135, 6:00 pm
  • Roses & Revolutions @ Pane Vino Ristorante, 6:30 pm
  • Jive Street Five @ Prosecco Italian Restaurant (Farmington), 6:30 pm
  • Beau Ryan @ Lemoncello, 7:00 pm
  • The Rod Blumenau Quartet (with Gabe Condon, Jeff Campbell & John Beck) Plays “It’s Jazz, by George: The Music of George Gershwin” @ Immanuel Baptist Church, 815 Park Ave., 7:00 pm
  • Ted Nicolosi & Shared Genes @ Pultneyville Grill (Williamson), 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
  • Jim Nugent Trio @ Back Nine Grill (Pittsford), 8:30 pm
  • Annie Wells @ Little Theatre Cafe, 8:30 pm
  • Joe Santora Trio @ Michael's Valley Grill (Penfield), no time given

Saturday, March 15, 2014

  • Dave Rivello Ensemble @ School of the Arts, 45 Prince St. (Rochester), 4:00 pm
  • Bob Sneider Trio @ Bistro 135, 6:00 pm
  • Ted Nicolosi & Shared Genes @ Jasmine's Asian Kitchen, 6:30 pm
  • Marco Amadio @ Lemoncello, 7:00 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
  • Chris Botti and the Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra @ Kleinhans Music Hall (Buffalo), Saturday, March 15th at 8:00 pm
  • Prime Time Funk 18th Birthday with Todd East (so no minor keys ... it's a lawyer joke, sort of) @ Dinosaur Bar-B-Que, 10:00 pm
  • Joe Santora Trio @ Michael's Valley Grill (Penfield), no time given

Sunday, March 16, 2014

Monday, March 17, 2014

  • Alan Murphy @ Bistro 135, 6:00 pm
  • Flower City Jazz Society presents Dixieland with Bourbon Street Parade @ Glendoveers, 2328 Old Browncroft Blvd, 6:30pm

Tuesday, March 18, 2014

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

Wednesday, March 19, 2014

  • Roses & Revolutions @ Bistro 135, 6:00 pm
  • The Margaret Explosion @ The Little Theatre Cafe, 7:30 pm

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

  • 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 bassist Katie Ernst...) @ Bop Shop Records, Friday, May 9th, 8:00 pm
  • Exodus to Jazz presents the Helen Sung Quintet Release Concert for "Anthem for a New Day" CD, Friday, May 16th, 8:00 pm
  • Jimmy Bennington's Colour & Sound @ The Bop Shop, Friday, March 23rd, 9:00 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.

Rest, Mordecai, rest . . . the end of festival week will never be the same

As you may already know, Mordecai Lipshutz, former WXXI radio host and for Rochester jazz listeners, the voice that traditionally has closed the late night jam sessions during the Rochester International Jazz Festival with "We'll Be Together Again," passed away on Sunday following a long illness.  

Here's his last festival closing performance last year:

 

A couple more, made available by WXXI:

Friends and WXXI listeners are invited to celebrate his life and share memories this Sunday, March 16 from 1 to 3 p.m. at ARTISANworks, 565 Blossom Road, Suite L, Rochester, New York 14610. For more information, call ARTISANworks at (585) 288-7170.

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

The next seven days of live jazz in Rochester (and to my email subscribers: I'm working on it...)

jazz sign 2SPECIAL NOTICE TO MY EMAIL SUBSCRIBERS: Still working with MailChimp to find out why the emails of my posts are not formatting in a way they can be read.  I think I know what the problem is and know I'll get an answer and it'll work out, but it just didn't happen in time for this post. Those who receive my posts via email will probably get the same single paragraph without any formatting that came last week. Sorry, but day job got in the way.  

However, there is an easy way to get your Jazz@Rochester fix. Just click on the post title in the email and it should take you to the post on blog itself. In addition to the post, you'll find all sorts of links and other information that some of you (by the emails I get) may not even know existed. But don't worry, it'll get sorted out soon ... I hope. If not, I'll go back to the previous system, I promise. On the other hand, it may work and, in that case, nevermind....

And now for the next seven days of live jazz in Rochester:

Thursday, March 6, 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
  • Dave Chisholm Trio @ Bistro 135, 6:00 pm
  • Ryan from El Rojo Jazz @ Lemoncello, 6:00 pm
  • Marco Amadio @ Prosecco Italian Restaurant (Farmington), 6:00 pm
  • Bossa Nova Jazz Thursdays with the Charles Mitchell Group @ Espada Brazilian Steak, Village Gate, Rochester, 6:00 pm
  • Groove Juice Swing presents the Fourth Annual Mardi Gras Masquerade Ball with the Boilermaker Jazz Band @ Harmony House, Thursday, March 6th, 7:00 pm
  • Dynamics @ Pane Vino Ristorante, 8:00 pm
  • Joe Santora Trio @ Michael's Valley Grill (Penfield), no time given

Friday, March 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
  • Uptown Groove @ Prosecco Italian Restaurant (Farmington), 6:30 pm
  • Mike Pappert @ Lemoncello, 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
  • Annie Wells @ Little Theatre Cafe, 8:30 pm
  • Bop Arts presents Michael Musillami Trio @ The Bop Shop, 9:00 pm
  • Funknut @ Dinosaur Bar-B-Que (Rochester), 10:00 pm
  • Joe Santora Trio @ Michael's Valley Grill (Penfield), no time given

Saturday, March 8, 2014

  • Family Friendly Music Series: Hochstein School of Music Student Ensembles @ Rochester Public Library, Arnett Branch (Rochester), 12:00 pm
  • Mark Cassara Trio @ Bistro 135, 6:00 pm
  • Ted Nicolosi & Shared Genes @ Glengarry Inn at Eagle Vale, 7:00 pm
  • Uptown Groove @ 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
  • The White Hots @ Pultneyville Grill (Pultneyville), no time given
  • Joe Santora Trio @ Michael's Valley Grill (Penfield), no time given

Sunday, March 9, 2014

Monday, March 10, 2014

  • Alphonso Williams @ Bistro 135, 6:00 pm

Tuesday, March 11, 2014

  • Roses & Revolutions @ Woodcliff Hotel & Spa, 5:30 pm
  • Bob Hanley @ Prosecco Italian Restaurant, 5:30 pm
  • Ted Nicolosi & Shared Genes @ Bistro 135, 6:00 pm

Wednesday, March 12, 2014

  • The Swooners @ Bistro 135, 6:00 pm
  • The Institute for Creative Music and The Harley School present "Jammin at the Commons" featuring students from the Harley School and SOTA @ The Harley School Commons (Pittsford), 7:00 pm
  • Jim Nugent Trio @ Monroe's (Pittsford), 7:00 pm added image
  • The Margaret Explosion @ The Little Theatre Cafe, 7:30 pm

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

  • 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.