Rather than write a second post about Day 5 of the Rochester International Jazz Festival, I'll do a limited one here with the thing I do all year round. As I hit day five, the wear and tear of days of work and nights of music, street food (actually mostly food trucks), beer and cigars started to take its inevitable effect. Moving a bit slower... zombie like, saying hello to passer after they've passed... you know the drill. But the other drill you know too, is that it was another night of great music.
My night was again filled with very different music, from the light touch and amazing musicianship of the Fred Hersch and his trio in Kilbourn, through German jazz pianist Julia Hulismann and her Trio playing in a more European/ECM vein, to the Moutin twins and their Moutin Factory Quintet. The latter was a blistering set that went almost 30 minutes past usual closing time.
Don't forget the noontime Jazz Starts Here concerts at the Central Library, which will be running the remainder of the week. I provided the details below here. Also, there's a lot of jazz happening near the XRIJF that I haven't covered here (because I wasn't advised it was happening). Check out the following and other venues in the area for more listings (or let me know if you can).
After the "fold" (if there is one) 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.