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Where can you find ... Live jazz in ROC, May 17th to 23rd?

Right here!  We collect as much of the live jazz in and around Rochester as we can find so you don't have to do it yourself ... right here, every Wednesday in JazzRochester. I really need your help to grow a more vibrant community for live jazz here in Rochester by sharing this post or this site with those you know who love live jazz.  Share with the buttons! Follow us on Twitter, Facebook or Instagram! Sign up to receive our posts via email (there's a link at the top of the site).  

I'm hearing from some of the artists who play blues and other genres that used to be on WGMC's Club Calendar, so will continue with that portion of the post below for as long as I continue to get gig info.  

As always, let me know if any gigs below are no longer happening, if I got something wrong wrong, or if you have heard of something that's not in these listings that I can add.  To do that just click on the Contact Us button above this post. 

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

Exodus to Jazz press release on the change in venue

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In case you aren't on the Exodus to Jazz mailing list, I thought I'd share their press release on their recent decision to change the venue for upcoming Exodus to Jazz shows from The Penthouse at One East Avenue to Anthology.  Here's the release:

Hello Friends of ETJ,

Exodus To Jazz is pleased about relocating to Anthology; this exciting venue offers considerable flexibility in terms of the groups being considered for concerts following Saturday's Cabo Frio Tribute to "Earth, Wind & Fire" and "Anita Baker".

In addition to the Cabo Frio concert, several groups soon to be announced typically draw audiences larger then The Penthouse can comfortably accommodate without requiring audience "turnover" during intermission. This "turnover" would have compromised the interactions between patrons, musicians and the Friends of ETJ volunteers that are highly valued by everyone.

In addition featuring vocalist Becca Feder on several tunes, the Cabo Frio concert will open with vocalist and ukulele player Cammy Enaharo. We plan to present Rochester's amazing locally-based talent as opening performers for all future concerts.

Thank You for the positive feedback you have given us. The Friends of ETJ volunteers and I look forward to welcoming you to Exodus To Jazz at Anthology. Click if you still need to purchase your tickets; if tickets remain available, they can be purchased at the Anthology box office when the doors open at 6 pm Saturday.

If you have any questions, send a text message to (585) 733-7685 or an email to jose@exodustojazz.com.

Keep Swinging!
Jose

Watch the upcoming events and listings posts for upcoming Exodus to Jazz concerts!

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

Is there ... Live jazz in Rochester, NY, May 10th to May 16th? Yes!

We collect as much of the live jazz in and around Rochester as we can find so you don't have to do it yourself ... right here, every Wednesday in JazzRochester. I really need your help to grow a more vibrant community for live jazz here in Rochester by sharing this post or this site with those you know who love live jazz.  Share with the buttons! Follow us on Twitter, Facebook or Instagram! Sign up to receive our posts via email (there's a link at the top of the site).  

I'm hearing from some of the artists who play blues and other genres that used to be on WGMC's Club Calendar, so will continue with that portion of the post below for as long as I continue to get gig info.  

As always, let me know if any gigs below are no longer happening, if I got something wrong wrong, or if you have heard of something that's not in these listings that I can add.  To do that just click on the Contact Us button above this post. 

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

Got a smartphone? Get XRIJF 2018 on it!

XRIJFappThe Xerox Rochester International Jazz Festival app for iPhone and Android smartphoneswas made available for download at the end of April. With the 17th Edition starting in in less than eight weeks from June 22 to June 30, the app is a great way to set up your schedule for the festival, which features 1,500 artists from around the world performing in 300-plus shows and events at 20 venues. The free app allows festival-goers to experience the festival anytime, anywhere.  The schedule in the app includes all of the music, including the great high school bands and free shows at the library by local artists.  It's a great resource for us XRIJF fanatics.  

Features include:

  • Artist bios, audio excerpts, links to artist web sites and more.
  • Plan your own customized schedule with the Favorites tool, which will send you alerts reminding you that shows are about to start (you have to enable push notifications to do that)
  • Share your favorites with friends by connecting the app to your Facebook account. You can also send your schedule of favorites to your email to copy into the spreadsheets I know a lot of you use as a matrix to figure out how much you can squeeze into your 9 days (or less if you're less of a fanatic than I am....).
  • Multimedia section will feature videos posted during the festival.
  • Easily find venues with Google map links.
  • Browse by artist, day or venue.
  • Convenient search function allows you to search for concerts and artists.
  • Buy tickets and Club Passes. 
  • Get instant alerts of any schedule change, sell-outs or special news. (again, you'll have to enable push notifications.)
  • Get info on getting around the fest, parking, shuttle service, food, street closings, FAQs, travel, sponsor activities and more.
  • Connect to our latest social media latest posts including Facebook, Twitter and Instagram, all in one place.

The 2018 XRIJF app may be downloaded free of charge for either device here or in through the Apple Store or Google Play Store by searching on "Rochester International Jazz Festival."  See you on Jazz Street!

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

Where can I find? ... Live jazz in ROC, May 3rd through May 9th

Eric Alexander-Harold Mabern Qt, Jazz Showcase ChicagoFound it in Chicago last week. While there on business, I had a chance to see the Eric Alexander-Harold Mabern Quartet at Jazz Showcase (see image).  Eric will be here on Monday, June 25th at the XRIJF with the Joe Farnsworth Quartet (Joe was his excellent drummer on Friday). 

We collect as much of the live jazz in and around Rochester as we can find so you don't have to do it yourself ... right here, every Wednesday in JazzRochester. I really need your help to grow a more vibrant community for live jazz here in Rochester by sharing this post or this site with those you know who love live jazz.  Share with the buttons! Follow us on Twitter, Facebook or Instagram! Sign up to receive our posts via email (there's a link at the top of the site).  

I'm hearing from some of the artists who play blues and other genres that used to be on WGMC's Club Calendar, so will continue with that portion of the post below for as long as I continue.  

As always, let me know if any gigs below are no longer happening, if I got something wrong wrong, or if you have heard of something that's not in these listings that I can add.  To do that just click on the Contact Us button above this post. 

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