Another Jazz in June gets underway... The XRIJF lineup announcement
Is it Spring yet? Heat up with some jazz while you wait . . . .

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!

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