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Labor'in to get you the jazz listings: Live jazz in Rochester NY (August 28-September 3)

Tom Harrell

Well, there's no jazz on Labor Day (why would we ask them to work it when we're not?)... However, there are six other days.

Here's the live jazz in and around the ROC for the next seven days:

Thursday, August 28, 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
  • Ryan from El Rojo Jazz @ Lemoncello, 6:00 pm
  • Jim Nugent Trio @ The Summit at Brighton Lawn Concert, 6:30 pm
  • A Taste of Jazz @ The Rabbit Room (Honeoye Falls), 6:30 pm

Friday, August 29, 2014

  • Bobby DiBaudo Trio @ Bistro 135, 6:00 pm
  • Laura Dubin @ Wegmans Amore Restaurant (East Ave. Store, Rochester), 6:00 pm
  • Ted Nicolosi & Shared Genes @ Pultneyville Grill (Pultneyville), 6:30 pm
  • The David Detweiler Trio @ The Next Door Bar & Grill (Pittsford), 8:00 pm
  • Karen Savoca & Pete Heitzman @ Downstairs Cabaret at Winton Place, 3450 Winton Place (North Winton Village), 8:00 pm

Saturday, August 30, 2014

  • Andy Calabrese Trio @ Bistro 135, 6:00 pm
  • Karen Savoca & Pete Heitzman @ Downstairs Cabaret at Winton Place, 3450 Winton Place (North Winton Village), 8:00 pm
  • Special Blend @ Woodcliff Hotel & Spa, 7:30 pm
  • Paradigm Shift @ Pomodoro's Wine Bar & Grill (University Ave., Rochester), 8:00 pm

Sunday, August 31, 2014

  • Starlight Orchestra @ Sodus Bay Lighthouse, 7606 N. Ontario (Sodus Point), 2:00 pm
  • Brockport Big Band @ Summer Serenade Series at Canal at Main Street (Brockport), 7:00 pm
  • Billy Cobham Spectrum 40 with Special Guests @ Tralf Music Hall (Buffalo), 8:00 pm
  • Al Chez and The Brothers of Funk Band @ Sticky Lips BBQ Juke Joint (Henrietta), 11:00 pm

Monday, September 1, 2014

  • Labor Day ... nothing ... doing... unless you know of something?

Tuesday, September 2, 2014

  • Mark Bader @ Bistro 135, 6:30 pm
  • Deborah Branch @ Lemoncello, 6:30 pm

Wednesday, September 3, 2014

  • The Swooners @ Bistro 135, 6:00 pm
  • Presentation Hall Jazz Band @ Turning Stone Resort and Casino, 8:00 pm

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

  • Eastman Jazz Faculty Showcase with Jeff Campbell, Clay Jenkins, Mark Kellogg, Charles Pillow, Rich Thompson, Harold Danko, Bill Dobbins, Dariusz Terefenko, Christopher Azzara, and Tony Caramia @ Kilbourn Hall, Friday, Sept. 5th, at 8:00 pm
  • Bop Arts presents Ernesto Cervini & Myriad3 @ The Bop Shop, Tuesday, September 9th, 8:00 pm
  • Eastman Jazz Quartet (with Jeff Campbell, Harold Danko, Clay Jenkins and Rich Thompson) @ The College at Brockport (SUNY), Tower Fine Arts Center Mainstage, Friday, September 12th, 7:30 pm
  • Sophie Dunér & Dominic Duval Duo @ The Bop Shop, Monday, September 15th, 8:00 pm
  • Fine Tastings, an evening of indulgence and live jazz (to benefit Al Sigl Community) @  Locust Hill Country Club, Wednesday, September 17th, 6:00 to 9:00 pm
  • Onondaga Community College Arts Across Campus Legends of Jazz Series presents Chick Corea & The Vigil @ OCC Storer Auditorium (Syracuse area), Friday, September 19th, 4:30 & 7:00 pm (tickets)
  • Eastman Jazz Café with Gary Smuylan, Sproull Atrium, Eastman School of Music, Friday, September 19th, 7:00 & 10:00 pm
  • Bop Arts presents Matthew Shipp-Michael Bisio Duo @ The Bop Shop, Friday, September 19th, 9:00 pm
  • Paul Smoker & Ken Filiano @ Wilmot Concert Center, Nazareth College, Sunday, September 21st, 3:00 pm
  • Eastman Jazz Showcase @ Kilbourn Hall, Tuesday, September 23rd, 8:00 pm
  • Bop Arts presents Charlie Hunter & Scott Amendola Duo @ Lovin Cup Brews & Bistro, Wednesday, September 24th, 8:00 pm
  • WGMC Jazz 90.1 Evening of Wine, Jazz & Art @ Artisan Works (Rochester), Thursday, September 25th, 6:30-9:30 pm (tickets go on sale August 1)
  • Bop Arts presents Charlie Parr @ The Bop Shop, Thursday, October 2d, 8:30 pm
  • Bop Arts presents Expansions: The Dave Liebman Group @ Lovin Cup Brews & Bistro, Saturday, October 11th, 8:00 pm
  • Bop Arts presents Ravi Padmanabha's "My Nada Brahma" @ Lovin Cup Brews & Bistro, Sunday, October 26th, 7:00 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. 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!  Please share to your favorite network by using the buttons at the bottom of this post. 

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

Live Shots: Tom Harrell's Colors of a Dream in Rochester

Tom Harrell's Colors of a Dream to Rochester's tearing it up in the first set Hochstein Performance Hall with leader Tom Harrell on trumpet and flugelhorn, Ugonna Okegwo and Grammy winner Esperanza Spalding on bass (with Spalding also on vocals), Jaleel Shaw on alto saxophone, Wayne Escoffery on tenor saxophone, and Johnathan Blake on drums.

Live Shots: Tom Harrell's Colors of a Dream in Rochester

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

Use it (live jazz) or lose it ... Next seven days of live jazz in Rochester

Tom Harrell

I know it's summer (well, it's starting to look and feel like fall a bit...), but like lightning bugs in a bottle, live jazz will fade away if it is not provided some air. To that end (and because ETJ promoter Jose DaCosta is a friend), I wanted to plug Exodus to Jazz concert with Tom Harrell and Colors of a Dream on Saturday one more time.

Like any live jazz in Rochester, we need to support it or it will go away.... Hope to see you there! Now, here's the live jazz in and around the ROC for the next seven days:

Thursday, August 21, 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
  • Bossa Nova Jazz Thursdays with the Charles Mitchell Group @ Espada Brazilian Steak, Village Gate, Rochester, 6:00 pm
  • Ryan from El Rojo Jazz @ Lemoncello, 6:00 pm
  • Ted Nicolosi & Shared Genes @ Roncone's, 6:00 pm

Friday, August 22, 2014

  • Champagne Brown & the Swoon Daddies @ Bistro 135, 6:00 pm
  • Laura Dubin @ Wegmans Amore Restaurant (East Ave. Store, Rochester), 6:00 pm
  • Ted Nicolosi & Shared Genes @ Pultneyville Grill (Pultneyville), 6:30 pm
  • ECMS Special Concert: Bill Tiberio Band @ Eastman School of Music, Messinger Hall 1, 7:30 pm
  • The David Detweiler Trio @ The Next Door Bar & Grill (Pittsford), 8:00 pm
  • The Mack Attack with Peter Mack, Pete Levin, Bob Sneider, and Harvey Sorgen @ Auburn Public Theater (Auburn), 8:00 pm

Saturday, August 23, 2014

  • Jeff Benatar Trio @ Bistro 135, 6:00 pm
  • Ted Nicolosi & Shared Genes @ Jasmine's Asian Fusion (Webster), 6:30 pm
  • Exodus to Jazz presents Tom Harrell Colors of a Dream, featuring Esperanza Spalding @ Hochstein Performance Hall, 8:00 pm (Listen to the group live at the Village Vanguard via NPR)

Sunday, August 24, 2014

  • No jazz for you (see what I mean?)!

Monday, August 25, 2014

  • Jeff Benatar @ Bistro 135, 6:30 pm

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

  • Ted Nicolosi & Shared Genes @ Bistro 135, 6:30 pm
  • Deborah Branch @ Lemoncello, 6:30 pm

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

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

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

  • Billy Cobham @ Tralf Music Hall (Buffalo), Sunday, August 30th, 8:00 pm
  • Presentation Hall Jazz Band @ Turning Stone Resort and Casino, Wednesday, September 3d at 8:00 pm
  • Eastman Jazz Faculty Showcase with Jeff Campbell, Clay Jenkins, Mark Kellogg, Charles Pillow, Rich Thompson, Harold Danko, Bill Dobbins, Dariusz Terefenko, Christopher Azzara, and Tony Caramia @ Kilbourn Hall, Friday, Sept. 5th, at 8:00 pm
  • Bop Arts presents Ernesto Cervini & Myriad3 @ The Bop Shop, Tuesday, September 9th, 8:00 pm
  • Eastman Jazz Quartet (with Jeff Campbell, Harold Danko, Clay Jenkins and Rich Thompson) @ The College at Brockport (SUNY), Tower Fine Arts Center Mainstage, Friday, September 12th, 7:30 pm
  • Sophie Dunér & Dominic Duval Duo @ The Bop Shop, Monday, September 15th, 8:00 pm
  • Fine Tastings, an evening of indulgence and live jazz (to benefit Al Sigl Community) @  Locust Hill Country Club, Wednesday, September 17th, 6:00 to 9:00 pm
  • Onondaga Community College Arts Across Campus Legends of Jazz Series presents Chick Corea & The Vigil @ OCC Storer Auditorium (Syracuse area), Friday, September 19th, 4:30 & 7:00 pm (tickets)
  • Eastman Jazz Café with Gary Smuylan, Sproull Atrium, Eastman School of Music, Friday, September 19th, 7:00 & 10:00 pm
  • Bop Arts presents Matthew Shipp-Michael Bisio Duo @ The Bop Shop, Friday, September 19th, 9:00 pm
  • Paul Smoker & Ken Filiano @ Wilmot Concert Center, Nazareth College, Sunday, September 21st, 3:00 pm
  • Eastman Jazz Showcase @ Kilbourn Hall, Tuesday, September 23rd, 8:00 pm
  • Bop Arts presents Charlie Hunter & Scott Amendola Duo @ Lovin Cup Brews & Bistro, Wednesday, September 24th, 8:00 pm
  • WGMC Jazz 90.1 Evening of Wine, Jazz & Art @ Artisan Works (Rochester), Thursday, September 25th, 6:30-9:30 pm (tickets go on sale August 1)
  • Bop Arts presents Charlie Parr @ The Bop Shop, Thursday, October 2d, 8:30 pm
  • Bop Arts presents Expansions: The Dave Liebman Group @ Lovin Cup Brews & Bistro, Saturday, October 11th, 8:00 pm
  • Bop Arts presents Ravi Padmanabha's "My Nada Brahma" @ Lovin Cup Brews & Bistro, Sunday, October 26th, 7:00 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. 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!  Please share to your favorite network by using the buttons at the bottom of this post. 

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

Tom Harrell's Colors of a Dream at Exodus to Jazz on August 23rd ... Go Hear This!

Exodus to Jazz is bringing Tom Harrell's Colors of a Dream project to Rochester's Hochstein Performance Hall on Saturday, August 23rd at 8:00 pm at Hochstein Performance Hall in Rochester.  

COLORS OF A DREAM album cover photo
Photo: Angela Harrell

Another innovative exploration by trumpeter and composer Harrell, Colors of a Dream includes some of the best talent in jazz in a pianoless sextet featuring two basses played by Ugonna Okegwo and Grammy winner Esperanza Spalding, with Spalding doubling on vocal, along with Jaleel Shaw on alto saxophone, Wayne Escoffery on tenor saxophone, and Johnathan Blake on drums. I have to agree with music critic  Howard Reich from my former stomping grounds Chicago, who wrote in the Chicago Tribune that Harrell:

Neither aggressively avant-garde nor focused on the past, neither steeped in the language of bebop nor entirely free from it. Harrell's music simply celebrates sonic beauty for its own sake.

As a writer, Harrell is always exploring the combination of beautiful melodies and compelling grooves to push at the edges of jazz while keeping it real. He works with the best musicians in bringing that music to the world and now to you....

Here's the skinny on the concert:

  • Venue: Hochstein School of Music, 50 N. Plymouth Ave., downtown Rochester
  • Concert Time: 8:00 pm, doors at 7:00 pm (2 one-hour sets with 20-minute intermission)
  • Ticket Prices: Patron-$45; Premium-$35; General Admission-$30; Student-$15.  At the door all tickets will be $3.00 more. Tickets are available at Brownpapertickets.com and at the door.
  • Please note that Patron and Premium tickets are now assigned seating (a seat chart is available on Brown Paper Tickets when you purchase to show you where the seats are available), so purchase your tickets sooner rather than later as they are going fast. This is a change from previous ETJ shows.

I am really looking forward to this!  I hope you'll come out to hear this music, support Exodus to Jazz and live jazz in Rochester!

I'll leave you with a performance of Harrell and Colors of a Dream:

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

Another week of summer, another week of jazz in Rochester (August 14-20, 2014)

jazz sign

This coming week there's a farewell, a lot of local talent at the Clarissa Street Jazz Stage and new, upcoming gigs in the Heads Up section below, brought to you by The Bop Shop and Bop Arts.

Here's the live jazz in and around the ROC for the next seven days:

Thursday, August 14, 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

Friday, August 15, 2014

  • Ann Mitchell Jazz with John Gabriele and Bob DeRosa @ Wegmans Market Cafe (Chili), 5:00 pm
  • Jim Nugent Trio @ Bistro 135, 6:00 pm
  • Ted Nicolosi & Shared Genes @ Pultneyville Grill (Pultneyville), 6:30 pm
  • The David Detweiler Trio @ The Next Door Bar & Grill (Pittsford), 8:00 pm

Saturday, August 16, 2014

  • Clarissa Street Reunion Jazz Stage with: David Spinner & Co., PT's Infusion, Top Notch, Lawrence Doucette, Few Bad Apples and Paradigm Shift w/Melissa Gardiner @ Clarissa Street (Rochester), 9:00 am to 11:00 pm (link on WDKX)
  • Soul Brunch: The August Groove Juice Special @ Tango Cafe Dance Studio, 11:30 am
  • Paradigm Shift (and others) @ Ferrario Southern Tier Jazz Festival to benefit Economic Opportunity Program @ Thorne Street Park (Horseheads), 2:00-7:00 pm
  • Madeline Forster with Bill Dobbins, Danny Ziemann, and Chris Teal (final performance in ROC for a while as Madeline's leaving town for grad school in London and beyond) @ Bistro 135, 6:00 pm
  • Ted Nicolosi & Shared Genes @ The Angus Steak House Restaurant,  2126 Five Mile Line Rd (Penfield, 6:00 pm
  • Rick Holland Little Big Band @ Lovin Cup, 7:00 pm
  • Special Blend @ Woodcliff Hotel & Spa, 7:30 pm
  • Dave Mancini Quartet @ Pomodoro's, 8:00 pm added image

Sunday, August 17, 2014

  • Jazz Greats on the Vineyard Stage with Euge Groove @ Glenora Wine Cellars (Dundee, Lake Seneca),  2:00 pm (tickets)

Monday, August 18, 2014

  • Ted Nicolosi & Shared Genes @ Bistro 135, 6:30 pm
  • Dixieland with Jon Sieger & The All-Stars @ Glendoveers, 6:30 pm

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

  • Alphonso Williams @ Bistro 135, 6:30 pm
  • Deborah Branch @ Lemoncello, 6:30 pm

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

  • Ted Nicolosi & Shared Genes @ Bistro 135, 6:00 pm

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

  • Exodus to Jazz presents Tom Harrell Colors of a Dream, featuring Esperanza Spalding @ Hochstein Performance Hall, Saturday, August 23rd, 8:00 pm (Listen to the group live at the Village Vanguard via NPR)
  • Billy Cobham @ Tralf Music Hall (Buffalo), Sunday, August 30th, 8:00 pm
  • Presentation Hall Jazz Band @ Turning Stone Resort and Casino, Wednesday, September 3d at 8:00 pm
  • Eastman Jazz Faculty Showcase with Jeff Campbell, Clay Jenkins, Mark Kellogg, Charles Pillow, Rich Thompson, Harold Danko, Bill Dobbins, Dariusz Terefenko, Christopher Azzara, and Tony Caramia @ Kilbourn Hall, Friday, Sept. 5th, at 8:00 pm
  • Bop Arts presents Ernesto Cervini & Myriad3 @ The Bop Shop, Tuesday, September 9th, 8:00 pm
  • Sophie Dunér & Dominic Duval Duo @ The Bop Shop, Monday, September 15th, 8:00 pm
  • Fine Tastings, an evening of indulgence and live jazz (to benefit Al Sigl Community) @  Locust Hill Country Club, Wednesday, September 17th, 6:00 to 9:00 pm
  • Onondaga Community College Arts Across Campus Legends of Jazz Series presents Chick Corea & The Vigil @ OCC Storer Auditorium (Syracuse area), Friday, September 19th, 4:30 & 7:00 pm (tickets)
  • Eastman Jazz Café with Gary Smuylan, Sproull Atrium, Eastman School of Music, Friday, September 19th, 7:00 & 10:00 pm
  • Bop Arts presents Matthew Shipp-Michael Bisio Duo @ The Bop Shop, Friday, September 19th, 9:00 pm
  • Eastman Jazz Showcase @ Kilbourn Hall, Tuesday, September 23rd, 8:00 pm
  • Bop Arts presents Charlie Hunter & Scott Amendola Duo @ Lovin Cup Brews & Bistro, Wednesday, September 24th, 8:00 pm
  • WGMC Jazz 90.1 Evening of Wine, Jazz & Art @ Artisan Works (Rochester), Thursday, September 25th, 6:30-9:30 pm (tickets go on sale August 1)
  • Bop Arts presents Charlie Parr @ The Bop Shop, Thursday, October 2d, 8:30 pm
  • Bop Arts presents Expansions: The Dave Liebman Group @ Lovin Cup Brews & Bistro, Saturday, October 11th, 8:00 pm
  • Bop Arts presents Ravi Padmanabha's "My Nada Brahma" @ Lovin Cup Brews & Bistro

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. 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!  Please share to your favorite network by using the buttons at the bottom of this post. 

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

The lighter side of jazz in summer in the ROC (August 7-13, 2014)

jazz one wayThe summer is upon us and jazz musicians turn to gigs elsewhere or just kick up their heels for a break at a lake or some other clime. There's not much around and I expect that some of the gigs below may not actually be continuing, but they're still being listed and no one has contacted me to tell me otherwise... so call first on those you see repeating week to week.

Well, here's the live jazz in and around the ROC for the next seven days:

Thursday, August 7, 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
  • Jimmie HIghsmith Jr. @ The Underground at BLU, 6:30 pm
  • Ted Nicolosi & Shared Genes @ Roncone's, 6:00 pm

Friday, August 8, 2014

  • Summer@Eastman: Middle School Instrumental Jazz Participants @ Kilbourn Hall, 9:00 am
  • Kyle Vock Trio @ Bistro 135, 6:00 pm
  • Laura Dubin @ Amore Restaurant, Wegmans East Avenue, 6:30 pm
  • Summer Concert Series withThe White Hots @ Carpentar Park 22 North Main St. (Pittsford), 6:30 pm
  • Ted Nicolosi & Shared Genes @ Hedges Restaurant (Webster), 6:30 pm
  • Sara with Joe-Joe Keys @ Lemoncello, 7:30 pm
  • The David Detweiler Trio @ The Next Door Bar & Grill (Pittsford), 8:00 pm

Saturday, August 9, 2014

  • Mark Cassara Band @ Bistro 135, 6:00 pm
  • Lawn Chair Concert: Taste of Jazz @ Eastside Family YMCA 1835 Fairport Nine Mile Point Rd (Penfield), 6:00 pm
  • Ted Nicolosi & Shared Genes @ Jasmine's Asian Fusion (Webster), 6:30 pm
  • Special Blend @ Woodcliff Hotel & Spa, 7:30 pm 
  • Paradigm Shift @ Pomodoro Grill & WIne Bar (University Ave.), 8:00 pm

Sunday, August 10, 2014

  • Pine Hill Jazz Reunion with The Jazz Example, Evolution, Kenny Woo, The Unity Band, MochaSoule & The Nickel City Ballers @ Martin Luther King Park (Buffalo), 4:00 pm to 10:00 pm
  • Chris Botti @ Concert at the Lake (Benefit for the Hugs Foundation) @ Private Residence on Lake Ontario, 4:30 pm (contact Kim Palumbo at 585.244.1000 or kpalumbo@HelpUsGiveSmiles.org for more information and tickets)

Monday, August 11, 2014

  • Alphonso Williams @ Bistro 135, 6:30 pm

Tuesday, August 12, 2014

  • Mark Bader @ Bistro 135, 6:30 pm
  • Deborah Branch @ Lemoncello, 6:30 pm

Wednesday, August 13, 2014

  • Henry Kearse @ Bistro 135, 6:00 pm

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

  • Paradigm Shift (and others) @ Ferrario Southern Tier Jazz Festival to benefit Economic Opportunity Program @ Thorne Street Park (Horseheads), Saturday, August 16, 2:00-7:00 pm
  • Clarissa Street Reunion Jazz Stage with: David Spinner & Co., PT's Infusion, Top Notch, Lawrence Doucette, Few Bad Apples and Paradigm Shift w/Melissa Gardiner @ Clarissa Street (Rochester), Saturday, August 16th, 9:00 am to 11:00 pm (link on WDKX)
  • Jazz Greats on the Vineyard Stage with Euge Groove @ Glenora Wine Cellars (Dundee, Lake Seneca),  Sunday, August 17th, 2:00 pm (tickets)
  • Exodus to Jazz presents Tom Harrell Colors of a Dream, featuring Esperanza Spalding @ Hochstein Performance Hall, Saturday, August 23rd, 8:00 pm (Listen to the group live at the Village Vanguard via NPR)
  • Billy Cobham @ Tralf Music Hall (Buffalo), Sunday, August 30th, 8:00 pm
  • Eastman Jazz Faculty Showcase with Jeff Campbell, Clay Jenkins, Mark Kellogg, Charles Pillow, Rich Thompson, Harold Danko, Bill Dobbins, Dariusz Terefenko, Christopher Azzara, and Tony Caramia @ Kilbourn Hall, Friday, Sept. 5th, at 8:00 pm
  • Fine Tastings, an evening of indulgence and live jazz (to benefit Al Sigl Community) @  Locust Hill Country Club, Wednesday, September 17th, 6:00 to 9:00 pm
  • Onondaga Community College Arts Across Campus Legends of Jazz Series presents Chick Corea & The Vigil @ OCC Storer Auditorium (Syracuse area), Friday, September 19th, 4:30 & 7:00 pm (tickets)
  • WGMC Jazz 90.1 Evening of Wine, Jazz & Art @ Artisan Works (Rochester), Thursday, September 25th, 6:30-9:30 pm (tickets go on sale August 1)

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. 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!  Please share to your favorite network by using the buttons at the bottom of this post. 

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