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On New Year's Eve (and in 2016) there will be ... live jazz in ROC, December 31st-January 6th

party

Happy New Year!  So what will you be doing when the ball drops tomorrow?  I'll be enjoying my buds in Paradigm Shift at Havana Moe's on East (seems like a patter developing....). Below you'll find the (small amount of) live jazz in and around Rochester that I was able to find. There is probably more that isn't listed, so let me in on the secret if you know of one that is not below. Like all holidays, you should check with the venue for those listings below that repeat each week to make sure they're actually happening, especially on New Years Eve.

Remember that you have until midnight on NYE to buy a Club Pass for the 2016 Xerox Rochester International Jazz Festival.  Get them here.

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 can sign up to get our posts via email by clicking on the image 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 any regular gigs below are no longer happening. Check back later in the week for stragglers.

Continue reading "On New Year's Eve (and in 2016) there will be ... live jazz in ROC, December 31st-January 6th" »

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It's the holidays, so there is not so much ... live jazz in ROC, December 24-30

Yule Be Boppin cover

We start the listings on Christmas Eve, so yes, Virginia, jazz musicians have families, too (plus there's a lot of private parties around), so there's not so much live jazz in and around Rochester over the next seven days.  Hope, however, that "Yule Be Boppin" anyway.  Like all holidays, you should check those listings below that repeat each week to make sure they're actually happening. For the most part, you'll find links to many of the venues in the right panel. Happy Holidays from Jazz@Rochester!

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 can sign up to get our posts via email by clicking on the image 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 any regular gigs below are no longer happening. Check back later in the week for stragglers.

Continue reading "It's the holidays, so there is not so much ... live jazz in ROC, December 24-30" »

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

Leading up to your cool Yule ... live jazz in ROC, December 17-23

Andy's Jazz Club sign

As we wind down December into the Christmas holiday, it is not unexpected that the pickings will be somewhat light. However, I've found a few things here and there.... Like time around any holiday, it is probably a good idea to check those that repeat to see if the gig is actually on.  

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 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 any regular gigs below are no longer happening. Check back later in the week for stragglers.

Continue reading "Leading up to your cool Yule ... live jazz in ROC, December 17-23" »

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Still warm(ish) after all these months but there is hot ... live jazz in ROC, December 10-16

Jazz 1 way wall

The current El Nino is keeping it quite nice here in ROC, I've found some live jazz in and and around Rochester for you to get out to hear. Get out before the snow sets in! 

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 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 any regular gigs below are no longer happening. Check back later in the week for stragglers.

Continue reading "Still warm(ish) after all these months but there is hot ... live jazz in ROC, December 10-16" »

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Nominations for The Grammys are in .... So what do YOU think of these 2016 jazz picks?

grammy logoThe Grammy nominations are in and among the 25 nominees in 5 categories I'm happy to say I've heard a number of them, but will need to add the others to my list to check out. As you can see, the "way beyond his years" Joey Alexander, who played at the 2015 XRIJF garnered 2 nominations. There are other faces familiar to Rochester audiences in there as well.  

I'm sure there are many of you who are saying "where the heck is ...!" and encourage you to leave a comment by clicking on the link at the end of this post, or by starting a conversation on the Facebook page or by aiming a tweet at Jazz@Rochester

Best Improvised Jazz Solo (Category 31):

  • "Giant Steps," Joey Alexander on My Favorite Things (Motema)
  • "Cherokee," Christian McBride on Live At The Village Vanguard (Christian McBride Trio) (Mack Avenue)
  • "Arbiters of Evolution," Donny McCaslin on The Thompson Fields (Maria Schneider Orchestra) (ArtistShare)
  • "Friend or Foe," Joshua Redman on The Bad Plus Joshua Redman (Nonesuch)
  • "Past Present," John Scofield on Past Present (Impulse!)

Best Jazz Vocal Album (Category 32):

  • Karin Allyson, Many A New Day: Karrin Allyson Sings Rodgers & Hammerstein (Motema)
  • Denise Donatelli, Find A Heart (Savant)
  • Lorraine Feather, Flirting With Disaster (Jazzed Media)
  • Jamison Ross, Jamison (Concord Jazz)
  • Cécile McLorin Savant, For One To Love (Mack Avenue)

Best Jazz Instrumental Album (Category 33)

  • Joey Alexander, My Favorite Things    (Motema)
  • Terence Blanchard Featuring The E-Collective, Breathless (Blue Note)
  • Robert Glasper & The Robert Glasper Trio, Covered: Recorded Live at Capitol Studios (Blue Note)
  • Jimmy Greene, Beautiful Life (Mack Avenue)
  • John Scofield, Past Present (Impulse!)

Best Large Jazz Ensemble (Category 34)

  • Gil Evans Project, Lines Of Color (Blue Note/ArtistShare)
  • Marshall Gilkes & WDR Big Band, Köln (Alternate Side)
  • Arturo O'Farrill & The Afro Latin Jazz Orchestra, Cuba: The Conversation Continues (Motema)
  • Maria Schneider Orchestra, The Thompson Fields (ArtistShare)
  • Patrick Williams, Home Suite Home (BFM Jazz)

Best Latin Jazz Album (Category 35)

  • Eliane Elias, Made In Brazil (Concord Jazz)
  • The Rodriguez Brothers, Impromptu (Criss Cross Jazz)
  • Gonzalo Rubalcaba, Suite Caminos (5Passion)
  • Wayne Wallace Latin Jazz Quintet, Intercambio (Patois)
  • Miguel Zenón, Identities Are Changeable (Miel Music)

Also, we should mention that Snarky Puppy, which came to the 2014 XRIJF, was nominated in the contemporary instrumental category along with Bill Frisell, Marcus Miller, South African flautist Wouter Kellerman and Kirk Whalum.

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

There's no snow yet, but there is ... live jazz in ROC, December 3-9

B&W Jazz Sign

 Back in town and still no snow? Perhaps my memory is failing, but is this unusual or did I miss a dusting while out of town?  Well, no snow, but there is a bit of jazz in and around Rochester below.  

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 any regular gigs below are no longer happening.  Check back later in the week for stragglers.

Continue reading "There's no snow yet, but there is ... live jazz in ROC, December 3-9" »

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