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A week of jazz, every week (Live jazz in ROC, October 1-7 )

Added some new things from our friends at the Bop Shop in case you hadn't seen them yet. Not much else to report... 

Please give us some love and help me get the word out about Jazz@Rochester! Let those you know who love hearing live jazz in and around Rochester about the site and suggest they join us here, or on Twitter, Facebook or Instagram. If you prefer, sign up to get our posts via email by clicking on the image of the site coming out of the envelope in the middle column. 

After the "fold" (click the link if there is one for you) you will find the next seven days of live jazz in and around Rochester. Let me know if I missed anything or if any regular gigs below are no longer happening.  Check back later in the week for stragglers.

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Fall into jazz next week (Live jazz in ROC, September 24-30)

Now that Autumn is officially here, there is some "cooler" jazz to be had around town and, perhaps, being inside will be a plus?  Make sure you check out my earlier post on the jazz at the Fringe, which will end on Saturday (I'm not adding them below).

Please help me get the word out about Jazz@Rochester! Let those you know who love hearing live jazz in and around Rochester about the site and suggest they join us here, or on Twitter, Facebook or Instagram. If you prefer, sign up to get our posts via email by clicking on the image of the site coming out of the envelope in the middle column. 

After the "fold" (click the link if there is one for you) you will find the next seven days of live jazz in and around Rochester. Let me know if I missed anything.  Check back later in the week for stragglers.

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On the Fringe of summer (Live jazz in ROC, September 17-23)

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The Fringe Festival starts on Friday. In addition to the jazz at the Fringe (check out this post as I'm not adding them below), I encourage you all to check out as much as you can of this new capstone to Rochester's summer festival season. It still feels a bit like summer here...

Please help me get the word out about Jazz@Rochester! Let those you know who love hearing live jazz in and around Rochester about the site and suggest they join us here, or on Twitter, Facebook or Instagram. If you prefer, sign up to get the posts via email by clicking on the image of the site coming out of the envelope in the middle column. 

After the "fold" (click the link if there is one for you) you will find the next seven days of live jazz in and around Rochester. Let me know if I missed anything.  Check back later in the week for stragglers.

Continue reading "On the Fringe of summer (Live jazz in ROC, September 17-23)" »

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Jazz on the "fringe" at the Rochester Fringe Festival, September 17-26

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The  2015 Rochester Fringe Festival, presented by First Niagara Bank, will be hitting the streets and venues across Rochester from September 17-26. In addition to over 500 performances aross 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 (wouldn't be the first time for us to do that here...), we're assembling below the music that will be presented during the Fringe that is at least at the "fringe" of jazz. I hope you join me while I get out and stretch my ears a bit.

I want to highlight one of the performances first. On 20 December 2013, the UN General Assembly proclaimed 2015 as the International Year of Light and Light-based Technologies. So, in conjunction with Rochester Institute of Technology and Photonics, jazz composer and Eastman School of Music professor Dave Rivello has formed a new ensemble of 37 top-flight Eastman jazz and classical musicians to perform the world premiere of a concert-length original composition An Exploration of Music and Light, commissioned by Rick Williams, exploring the connections and concepts of light and music in collaboration with W. Michelle Harris, a renowned lighting artist from RIT. As he noted in an email announcing the performance, Rivello has been "dreaming about forming this ensemble and writing for it for three years, and I can't believe that it's actually happening! This is a BIG one and I promise it will be a special evening of music and visuals." The performances will be in Eastman's Kilbourn Hall on Friday, September 18th at 7:00 and 9:00 pm.

Here's what's happening around the Fringe, jazz-wise....

Friday, September 18, 2015

Saturday, September 19, 2015

  • Matthew Cochran Trio @ RAPA at School of the Arts: Ensemble Theatre, 1:00 pm
  • Passive Aggressives Anonymous @ Bernunzio's Uptown Music, 8:00 pm
  • The Music of Steve Hahn @ RAPA at School of the Arts: Ensemble Theatre, 9:00 pm

Sunday, September 20, 2015

Monday, September 21, 2015

Wednesday, September 23, 2015

Thursday, September 24, 2015

  • The Peter Torpey Trio @ Java's Cafe, 7:00 pm

Friday, September 25, 2015

  • Al Biles and Gen Jam @ The Little Theatre Cafe, 5:30 pm
  • Prime Time Funk @ Gibbs Street Main Stage, 9:30 pm

Saturday, September 26, 2015

  • Rochester Fringe Festival presents “Jazz On Tap” @ RAPA @ School of the Arts (45 Prince St., Rochester), noon  added image
  • Matthew Cochran Trio @ RAPA at School of the Arts: Ensemble Theatre, 1:00 pm
  • Normal People @ Gibbs Street Main Stage, 4:40 pm added image
  • The STEEL Double Trio @ Bernunzio's Uptown Music, 8:30 pm
  • The Music of Steve Hahn @ RAPA at School of the Arts: Ensemble Theatre, 9:00 pm

Now of course there is much, much more, so check out their site. Hope to see you at the Fringe!

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

This week's smattering (Live jazz in ROC, September 10-16)

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This post is coming to you from the great Midwest prairie in Wichita, Kansas! Coming home soon (I hope), though. I'm afraid it's a bit light over the next seven days. Sorry about that. Let your local restauranteur or club owner know that we need more JAZZ!

Please help me get the word out about Jazz@Rochester! Let those you know who love hearing live jazz in and around Rochester about the site and suggest they join us here, or on Twitter, Facebook or Instagram. If you prefer, sign up to get the posts via email by clicking on the image of the site coming out of the envelope in the middle column. 

After the "fold" (click the link if there is one for you) you will find the next seven days of live jazz in and around Rochester. Let me know if I missed anything.  Check back later in the week for stragglers.

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Listen to jazz amongst yourselves this week (Live jazz in ROC, September 3-9)

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Greetings from out of town! I can't hear any jazz in town over the next seven days, but you can!  Really going to miss the Anderson Brothers show at the Bop Shop on Sunday. Update on Thursday: Air must be thin here in the CO mountains as you can see from some mistakes below.

Please help me get the word out about Jazz@Rochester! Let those you know who love hearing live jazz in and around Rochester about the site and suggest they join us here, or on Twitter, Facebook or Instagram. If you prefer, sign up to get the posts via email by clicking on the image of the site coming out of the envelope in the middle column. 

After the "fold" (click the link if there is one for you) you will find the next seven days of live jazz in and around Rochester. Let me know if I missed anything.  Check back later in the week for stragglers.

Continue reading "Listen to jazz amongst yourselves this week (Live jazz in ROC, September 3-9)" »

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