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The days dwindle until XRIJF, but there is ... (Live jazz in ROC, May 28-June 3)

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Just applied for my 2015 credentials to the XRIJF, which puts the dwindling number of days until the Rochester jazz festival begins in stark relief. Lots to do before I jazz.... Who are you looking forward to hearing. Go to our Facebook page or give @jazzrochester a holler on Twitter (will you following us on Twitter push us over 10K?), or let us know in the comments!  

Below you will find the next seven days of live jazz in and around Rochester. Let me know if something is missing and I'll add it in.

Thursday, May 28, 2015

  • ECMS New Horizons Vintage Jazz Ensemble & New Horizons Big Band @ Kilbourn Hall, 5:00 pm
  • Jon Seiger & the All-Stars @ Market Cafe at Wegmans (Calkins Road), 5:30 pm
  • The Swooners @ Woodcliff Hotel & Spa, 5:30 pm
  • Bossa Nova Jazz featuring Charles Mitchell Group @ Espada Brazillian Steak, 6:00 pm
  • Drew Moore & Steve Melcher @ The Rabbit Room (Honeoye Falls), 6:30 pm
  • Nicolosi & Shared Genes @ Barbato's Italian/American Restaurant, 807 Ridge Rd (Webster), 6:30 pm
  • D'Jangoners @ Little Theatre Cafe, 7:30 pm
  • The Joe Santora Trio @ Michael's Valley Grill (call for time)

Friday, May 29, 2015

  • Matthew Sieber Ford Trio @ Tapas 177 Lounge, 4:30 pm
  • Ted Nicolosi & Shared Genes @ Hooligan's Eastside Grill (Webster), 6:00 pm
  • Casey MacFarlane with special guest @ Amore Italian Restaurant & Wine Bar, 6:00 pm
  • David Detweiler Trio @ The Next Door Bar & Grill (Pittsford), 7:00 pm
  • Gap Mangione New Blues Band @ Woodcliff Hotel & Spa, 7:30 pm
  • Jim Nugent Trio @ Little Theatre Cafe, 8:30 pm
  • The Joe Santora Trio @ Michael's Valley Grill (call for time)

Saturday, May 30, 2015

  • Hannah Klau @ Prime Steakhouse (Webster), 6:45 pm
  • Special Blend @ Woodcliff Hotel & Spa, 7:30 pm
  • The Moho Collective @ Lovin Cup, 8:00 pm
  • Sofrito @ Havana Cabana, 289 Alexander St (Rochester), 10:00 pm
  • Late Night Jazz Jam Session (hosted by Curtis Kendrick, Joe Santora, and Terrance Bruce) @ Michael's Valley Grill, 11:15 pm
  • The Joe Santora Trio @ Michael's Valley Grill (call for time, earlier than above)

Sunday, May 31, 2015

  • U. S. Air Force Rhythm in Blue Jazz Ensemble @ Hale Auditorium, Roberts Cultural Life Center Roberts Wesleyan College, 2301 Westside Dr, 3:00 pm
  • ECMS Jazz Guitar Studio Recital with students of Bob Sneider & Gabe Condon @ ESM, Howard Hanson Hall, 3:30 pm
  • Bop Shop Records and Bop Arts, Inc present the William Parker, Daniel Carter, Federico Ughi and Watson Jennison Quartet @ Bop Shop Records, 8:30 pm

Monday, June 1, 2015

  • David Detweiler Trio @ The Next Door Bar & Grill (Pittsford), 6:00 pm

Tuesday, June 2, 2015

  • June Jazz Duets with Bob Sneider & Jeff Campbell @ Central Library of Rochester & Monroe County, Dorris Carlson Reading Garden (Gleason Auditorium rain location), 12 noon
  • The Grove Place Jazz Project (Eastman jazz students, check website for who's playing) @ Downstairs Cabaret Theatre, 20 Windsor Street (Downtown), 7:00pm

Wednesday, June 3, 2015

  • Margaret Explosion @ Little Theatre Cafe, 7:30 pm

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

  • Jimmie Highsmith Jr. and Bob Sneider at Jazz It Up!, a benefit concert and reception for Rochester Education Foundation and its Spring for Music Opportunities program @ Bernunzio Uptown Music (Downtown), Friday, June 5th, 7:00 pm (tickets)
  • Fairport Canal Days (90% jazz this year!), Friday-Sunday, June 5-7 (more coming on the full lineup)
  • Groove Juice Swing presents Stompology X: Authentic Solo Jazz Workshop Weekend @ Memorial Art Gallery, June 5-7
  • Jazz 90.1 Jazz Cruise with the Smugtown Stompers @ The Colonial Belle, Monday, June 8th (tickets)
  • June Jazz Duets with Kristen Shiner McGuire & Vince Ercolamento @ Central Library of Rochester & Monroe County, Dorris Carlson Reading Garden (Gleason Auditorium rain location), Tuesday, June 9th, 12 noon
  • June Jazz Duets with Doug Stone & Paul Hofmann @ Central Library of Rochester & Monroe County, Dorris Carlson Reading Garden (Gleason Auditorium rain location), Tuesday, June 16th, 12 noon 
  • XRIJF, June 19-27th (click on the logo in the panel to the right and you'll be magically transported to their site, where you can peruse the listings....)

We've compiled these listings from information obtained from our own knowledge of the jazz scene in and around Rochester, the performing artists themselves and other sources. The aim is to give you a one-stop place to find all your live jazz in Rochester. Click on the links (underlined words or phrases) where available in the post for more information on the gig.  Only start times are listed, so visit or call the venue for more details (the websites for many of the venues are in the right panel).  Check back as I will add any gigs I hear about. Look for the added image next to the listing. Lastly, please forgive any discrepancies with reality.  Let us know about such departures from reality if you can by clicking on the Contact Us button above ....

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