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The next 7 days of live jazz in Rochester, served up hot and cool (Live jazz in ROC, October 29-November 4)

B&W jazz sign

Here's the next seven days of live jazz in Rochester, served up both hot and cool for your pleasure. Note some new upcoming events, including the return of jazz at the Albright-Knox Gallery in Buffalo which is back after a hiatus.  I'll be adding some more soon. 

Please give us some love and help get the word out about Jazz@Rochester! Do you know someone who loves going out to hear live jazz? Share this site and suggest they join us here, or on Twitter, Facebook or Instagram. If they prefer, they 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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This post was originally published on JazzRochester. © Gregory V. Bell. All rights reserved.

Club Passes for the 2016 XRIJF are on sale now with some new options

“XRIJFThe Xerox Rochester International Jazz Festival, which will be bringing Rochester a smorgasbord of live jazz and other music from June 24th to July 2nd next year has put its Club Passes on sale as of 10:00 am today. The Club Pass provides you at-the-door admission and the freedom to sample the more than 230 Club Pass shows at 13 venues during the XRIJF. 

This year there is a new option, a 3-Day Pass that saves you $40-50 off the full 9-Day Pass.  You'll get the card punched on each day you use it and it becomes invalid after 3 punches.  The early-bird price on the 3-Day Club Pass is $134 (goes to regular $154 on January 1st).  The 9-Day will be early-bird priced at $174 ($204 after January 1st). Service charges will apply, of course.  While there's not a huge difference in the price point between these two options, if you're one of the many people who do not come out all 9 days, the 3-Day will save you some scratch. 

In announcing when that Club Passes would go on sale, the XRIJF also set out some other news about the 2016 XRIJF Club Pass Series:

  • The Squeezers stage will move to a larger 900-capacity club, "Anthology" at 336 East Avenue at the corner of Lawrence Street in Rochester's popular East End. Two sets will be presented there nightly at 7:30 and 9:30 pm
  • An "Oh, Canada!" Series will be presented at the Rochester Club featuring two performances nightly at 6:00 and 10:00 pm by leading emerging artists from our friends to the North.
  • Kilbourn Hall show times will now be 6:00 and 9:00 pm.
  • An intriguing system using wristbands will be implemented at two very popular venues—Kilbourn Hall and Max of Eastman Place—to help reduce our line time (and get people out there people to enjoy other shows and/or spend their money on food and beverages). No details yet about how this will work, but they indicate that more details will follow.
  • Single entry to any Club Pass Series show without a 3-day or 9-day Club Pass will now be $30 cash at the door for all venues, $35 at Kilbourn Hall. According to the XRIJF, this is the first increase in admission prices at the door in 8 years.

I'm looking forward to hearing more about the Kilbourn/Max wristband approach. While I have had some great times standing in line with my fellow XRIJF fanatics, I would love to hear more music and I know that for many people it is a major pain point.  So, what do you think?  

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

We've got yer jazz right here for the next seven days (Live jazz in ROC, October 22-28)

jazz club sign

The Xerox Rochester International Jazz Festival has announced that Club Passes for the 2016 XRIJF will go on sale on Friday, October 23rd at 10:00 am.  Check out the XRIJF website and watch this blog for more details on the new 3-Day pass and other changes coming for next year's XRIJF.  Some sound pretty intriguing....

Remember to support our local jazz station, WGMC Jazz 90.1, which is in the middle of their fall pledge drive.  If you're ready to make a pledge, please call 585-966-5299 or donate online at www.jazz901.org.

Please give us some love and help get the word out about Jazz@Rochester! Do you know someone who loves going out to hear live jazz? Share this site and suggest they join us here, or on Twitter, Facebook or Instagram. If they prefer, they 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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This post was originally published on JazzRochester. © Gregory V. Bell. All rights reserved.

Cool enough for you? Here's some cool jazz for the next seven days (Live jazz in ROC, October 15-21)

jazz with 1-way sign

There are some interesting options this coming week. Also, coming off their boffo fundraiser with art and jazz, WGMC Jazz 90.1 is starting their fall pledge drive.  If you're ready to make a pledge, please call 585-966-5299 or donate online at www.jazz901.org.

Please give us some love and help get the word out about Jazz@Rochester! Do you know someone who loves going out to hear live jazz? Share this site and suggest they join us here, or on Twitter, Facebook or Instagram. If they prefer, they 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.

Continue reading "Cool enough for you? Here's some cool jazz for the next seven days (Live jazz in ROC, October 15-21)" »

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

Jazz music, seven days a week (Live jazz in ROC, October 8-14)

jazz with sax image

OK, only six this week.  Check out the new stuff coming up between now and early December, too (and let me know if you know of something I've missed). 

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.

Continue reading "Jazz music, seven days a week (Live jazz in ROC, October 8-14)" »

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