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Going "into the shed" ... virtually

Intotheshed logoA jazz player goes "into the shed" to practice on their instrument with a focused intensity that helps them to overcome walls or limitations they may be experiencing. A recently online venue helps artists and students do just that, allowing them to meet virtually "in the shed" and it is named, aptly intotheShed.com.

For students, intotheShed.com bills itself as a "marketplace to connect and study with the best and to find artists you would not have imagined possible to reach." For jazz artists who also teach (and most of you do, don't you?) the site offers tools to make it simple and secure to schedule, organize, promote and sell lesson times, providing live video lessons to students, either 1-on-1 or grougs, wherever they are ... at home, on tour or between the soundcheck and the gig. Oh, and they help you get paid.... (yes, of course, they take a cut...).

Although I'm neither a jazz artist, nor do I play, so I haven't actually used their service, intotheShed.com was different from other similar sites that have contacted me before and seems to be leveraging technology in an exciting way, so I thought I'd share them with my readers who are. Both artists and students in Rochester will be familiar many of the jazz artist/educators who already are teaching through intotheShed on a host of instruments, including trombonist Wycliffe Gordon, saxophonists JD Allen and Wayne Escoffery, pianist Eldar Djangirov, bassist Essiet Okon Essiet, B3 player Larry Goldings, trumpeters Jeremy Pelt and Lew Soloff, vocalist Sachal Vasandani, and vibraphone player Warren Wolf, to name a few.

Here's their introductory video. Take a look and decide for yourselves:


intotheShed Introduction from intotheShed on Vimeo.

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

You can find jazz on the other side of the Fringe (Live jazz in ROC, September 25th to October 1st)

jazz 1 wayWe're at the other fringe of the Fringe.  Hope you got out more than I did for this great festival (hung around and caught a bit of this and that on Saturday before heading to Moes to hear my buddies in Paradigm Shift play (great sets, by the way....!). Sure was great to see so many people out and about in the East End and the other locations. 

The live jazz I've found in and around Rochester, NY, for September 25th through October 1st is "below the fold"....

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And now for something completely different, but still the same (Live jazz in ROC, September 18-24)

jazzsign 2

I've been meaning to publish more posts on Jazz@Rochester for a long time (you'd think after 1170+ of them I'd be tired of it...), but I want to keep these listings posts "front and center" for you and was worried that the new posts would push the current listings off the page if I didn't watch it.  To try to accommodate more posts, the current listings post will be featured at the top of the front page of the blog in the future. Other posts will, I hope, follow it in the ensuing 7 days. When I publish a new Wednesday jazz listings post, it will move to the top and the other will go where it belongs. So, in the future, you'll find the listings by following the "Continue reading..." link that (like below) follows the introductory stuff I usually write at the beginning of the post and it will take you to the permanent location of the page. Click on the header at top to come back home to check out the new stuff that may lurk below as well. 

We'll see how it goes (and whether I indeed start posting some more...). For email and other subscribers, let me know if this causes any trouble with you getting the post (it shouldn't as I'm not changing the feeds for those).

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

At the Fringes of jazz in Rochester ... Jazz at the Fringe Festival

jazz at the Fringe image

The  2014 Rochester Fringe Festival, presented by First Niagara Bank, will be hitting the streets and venues across Rochester from September 18-27. In addition to a wide variety of music, dance, performance art, and circus acts, there will be jazz.

While some of of the choices may stretch your definition of jazz (that wouldn't be the first time I do that...), I'm assembling here the music that will be presented during the Fringe below that is at least at the "fringe."

I hope you join me while I get out and stretch my ears a bit:

Thursday, September 18, 2013

Friday, September 19, 2013

Saturday, September 20, 2013

Sunday, September 21, 2013

Monday, September 22, 2013

  • Aaron Staebell Solo Drum Solo @ Bernunzio Uptown Music, 6:30 pm
  • The Peter Torpey Trio @ MuCC, 7:30 pm
  • The STEEL Double Trio @ Bernunzio Uptown Music, 8:00 pm

Tuesday, September 23, 2013

  • PerCepTION @ Java's Cafe, 6:00 pm

Wednesday, September 24, 2013

Friday, September 26, 2013

  • Al Biles and Gen Jam @ The Little Theatre Cafe, 5:30 pm

Saturday, September 27, 2013

  • The Little Vikings @ Geva Theatre Next Stage, 7:30 pm
  • 23 Psaegz @ Bernunzio Uptown Music, 8:00 pm
  • Thunder Body @ Gibbs St. Main Stage, 9:45 pm

Now of course there is much, much more, so check out their site or the Fringe Festival Guide put out by City Newspaper, which you'll find in its recent edition Let me know if I missed anything.  I'll add these to the appropriate dates on the usual Wednesday post as well. 

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

You can find yer live jazz in Rochester, New York right here (September 11-17)

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We're here every week with the live jazz listings for in and around Rochester, New York.  If you know a jazz lover in the ROC area, let them know about us and have them join us here.  So here's the live jazz in and around ROC over the next seven days:

Thursday, September 11, 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 (Henrietta), 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 Restaurant, 6:00 pm
  • Ryan from El Rojo Jazz @ Lemoncello, 6:00 pm
  • Ann Mitchell Jazz @ Irondequoit Farmer's Market Gazebo, 6:00 pm
  • Serge & Friends @ The Rabbit Room at The Lower Mill (Honeoye Falls), 6:30 pm
  • Jim Nugent Trio @ Pomodoro's Wine Bar & Grill (University Ave, Rochester), 7:00 pm
  • Woody Pines @ Abilene Bar & Lounge, 8:30 pm
  • Uptown Groove @ Flour City Station (East Ave.), 9:00pm

Friday, September 12, 2014

  • Mark Cassara Band @ Bistro 135, 6:00 pm
  • Casey MacFarlane @ Wegmans Amore Restaurant, 6:00 pm
  • Midnight City Duo @ Lemoncello, 7:00 pm
  • Ted Nicolosi & Shared Genes @ Pultneyville Grill (Pultneyville), 7:00 pm
  • Fred Costello & Roger Eckers Jazz Duo @ Charley Brown's, 1675 Penfield Rd (Penfield), 7:30 pm
  • Eastman Jazz Quartet (with Jeff Campbell, Harold Danko, Clay Jenkins and Rich Thompson) @ The College at Brockport (SUNY), Tower Fine Arts Center Mainstage, 7:30 pm
  • David Detweiler Trio @ The Next Door Bar & Grill (Pittsford), 8:00 pm
  • Annie Wells @ The Little Theatre, 8:30 pm
  • Meghan Morono Trio @ Victoire (East Ave.), 10:00pm
  • The Deceivers @ Wegmans Market Cafe (Chili), no time provided

Saturday, September 13, 2014

  • Paradigm Shift @ Heron Hill Winery, 1:00 pm added image
  • Andy Calabrese featuring Chet Catallo @ Bistro 135, 6:00 pm
  • The Westview Project @ Wegmans Amore Restaurant, East Ave (Rochester), 6:30 pm
  • Ted Nicolosi & Shared Genes @  MoMa Ristorante Italiano, 807 Ridge Rd. (Webster), 6:30 pm  added image
  • Student Degree Lecture Recital (Paul Merrill, jazz trumpet) @ Eastman School of Music, Ciminelli Formal Lounge, 7:00 pm
  • Ryan from El Rojo Jazz @ Lemoncello, 7:00 pm
  • Mike Pullano @ The Argyle Grill at Eagle Vale Golf Club 4344 Nine Mile Point Rd (Fairport), 7:00 pm
  • Jim Nugent Trio @ Jasmine’s Asian Fusion (Webster), 7:15 pm
  • Fred Costello & Roger Eckers Jazz Duo @ Charley Brown's, 1675 Penfield Rd (Penfield), 7:30 pm
  • Paradigm Shift @ Pomodoro's Wine Bar & Grill (University Ave., Rochester), 8:00 pm
  • Late Night Jazz Jam Session @ Michael's Valley Grill (Penfield), 11:00 pm

Sunday, September 14, 2014

  • No jazz for you?

Monday, September 15, 2014

  • Henry Kearse @ Bistro 135, 6:00 pm
  • Flower City Jazz presents Dixieland Evening with Joe Cavallaro's Dixieland Jazz Band @ Glendoveers,  2328 Old Browncroft Blvd, 6:30 pm
  • Sophie Dunér & Dominic Duval Duo @ The Bop Shop, 8:00 pm

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

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

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

  • The Swooners @ Bistro 135, 6:00 pm
  • Fine Tastings, an evening of indulgence and live jazz with the Kyle Vock Trio (to benefit Al Sigl Community) @  Locust Hill Country Club, 6:00 to 9:00 pm
  • The Bob Sneider Trio @ Live Studio Concert Series, WGMC Jazz 90.1 FM, 7:00 pm
  • Margaret Explosion @ The Little Theatre, 7:30 pm
  • Uptown Groove @ Richmonds, 9:00 pm

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

  • 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)
  • Jazz Noir with Dmitry Matheny @ Abilene Bar & Lounge, Saturday, September 27th, 9:30 pm added image
  • 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
  • Exodus to Jazz presents Four80East @ Zeppa Bistro & Auditorium (the old German House), Saturday, October 18th, 8:00 pm (tickets)  added image
  • 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.

"Summer" may be over, but live jazz in the ROC is not (September 4-10)

jazz sign

Damn... is it over already?  Although the temperature is still up there (especially the next couple of days), the light is fading... OK, enough with the depressing stuff about our coming winter. 

One of Jazz@Rochester's goals is to support live jazz in Rochester. To that end, if you're reading this post and are either a local ROC area jazz musician or are presenting live jazz in and around Rochester, I hope you'll consider signing up on our email list (one for each...). If you're interested, just click on the For Jazz Artists & Venues button above or click here and follow the directions to join (and pass it on...).

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

Thursday, September 4, 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
  • Anthony Giannovola @ Lemoncello, 6:00 pm
  • Jim Nugent Trio @ Pomodoro's Wine Bar & Grill (University Ave, Rochester), 7:00 pm
  • Sonny Brown Band @ The Rabbit Room at The Lower Mill (Honeoye Falls), Call 582-1830 for time

Friday, September 5, 2014

  • Greg Townson @ Johnny's Irish Pub (Rochester), 5:00 pm
  • The Swooners @ Woodcliff Hotel & Spa, 5:30 pm
  • Bobby DiBaudo @ Bistro 135, 6:00 pm
  • Fred Costello & Roger Eckers Jazz Duo @ Charley Brown's, 1675 Penfield Rd (Penfield), 7:30 pm
  • David Detweiler Trio @ The Next Door Bar & Grill (Pittsford), 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, 8:00 pm
  • Annie Wells @ The Little Theatre, 8:30 pm
  • 7 Sense @ Johnny's Irish Pub (Rochester), 8:30 pm

Saturday, September 6, 2014

  • Bob Sneider Trio @ Bistro 135, 6:00 pm
  • Fred Costello & Roger Eckers Jazz Duo @ Charley Brown's, 1675 Penfield Rd (Penfield), 7:30 pm
  • Paradigm Shift @ Pomodoro's Wine Bar & Grill (University Ave., Rochester), 8:00 pm

Sunday, September 7, 2014

  • No jazz for you?

Monday, September 8, 2014

  • Alphonso Williams @ Bistro 135, 6:00 pm

Tuesday, September 9, 2014

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

  • The Rita Collective @ Bistro 135, 6:00 pm
  • Margaret Explosion @ The Little Theatre, 7:30 pm

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

  • 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 with the Kyle Vock Trio (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.