Join us here for ... Live jazz in ROC, December 13-19

Find Live Jazz Here imageEvery Wednesday, every week, you'll find your next seven days of jazz in and around Rochester right here on JazzRochester. Sign up for our email list to get your jazz goodness every week (plus, whatever else I publish from time to time).  Check us out on social media (links at the top of the column to the right). Whatever floats your boat....

Start here, but if you hear about something that I haven't added below, please drop me a line (use the Contact Us link above),  give me the deets and I'll add it. As always, let me know if any gigs below are not happening or if I got something wrong. Sh*t happens and I sometimes get it wrong.  Around the holidays, I always suggest that you call the venue first as I'm sometimes the last to hear of changes or "special" music ....

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Gifts of music and ... Live jazz in Rochester, December 6-12

982EB35A-3E0C-426D-B82A-8EB3EB5D4950Last Thursday, I was reminded of one of the great gifts of having the Eastman School of Music in town. Once in a while a great jazz artist comes to town to work with Eastman's jazz students and, sometimes, these visitors also team up with the best of Eastman's jazz faculty and/or students for a great night of jazz available to the public. Last Thursday was one of those times. Danilo Peréz teamed up with the Eastman Jazz Ensemble, directed by Bill Dobbins, to reprise a concert that Peréz and Dobbins presented with the WDR Big Band in Europe a few years back, before a full house in Kilbourn Hall.  Teamed up with the best of ESM's jazz students with arrangements by Dobbins, it was a great night of music.  And it was free to boot! 

Every Wednesday, every week, you'll find your next seven days of jazz in and around Rochester right here on JazzRochester. Sign up for our email list to get your jazz goodness every week (plus, whatever else I publish from time to time).  Check us out on social media (links at the top of the column to the right). Whatever floats your boat....

Start here, but if you hear about something that I haven't added below, please drop me a line (use the Contact Us link above),  give me the deets and I'll add it. As always, let me know if any gigs below are not happening or if I got something wrong. Sh*t happens and I sometimes get it wrong.  Around the holidays, I always suggest that you call the venue first as I'm sometimes the last to hear of changes or "special" music ....

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Enjoy the holiday "Nat"-urally with Johnny O'Neal at Exodus to Jazz on December 13th

JohnnyONealExodus To Jazz has announced the return of Johnny O’Neal to perform his popular “Holiday Tribute to Nat King Cole” on Thursday, December 13, 2018 at Anthology, 336 East Avenue in Rochester. O’Neal opened the 2018 Exodus To Jazz season with a rousing performance in February. Since that concert he has maintained a busy schedule, buoyed by the popularity of his latest CD “In The Moment”.  O’Neal is connected to many jazz pioneers and his piano playing reflects the influences of idols Oscar Peterson and Art Tatum.  O'Neal is a lot of fun and this show will likely be a great celebration of the holidays. Opening will be the spoken word jazz, with bass and trumpet, of DebMaiesha's JassTry, paying tribute to jazz pioneers Charlie Parker, Thelonious Monk, Miles Davis and John Coltrane. 

Doors open at 6:00 pm with the concert from 7:00 to 9:30 pm.

Premium, reserved cabaret-style table seating and high tops along the sides nearest the stage are $40 Advanced Purchase, $45 at the door. General Admission tickets (first come, first seated) are $25 Advance Purchase, $30 at the door.

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Go stretch your ears with the ... Live jazz in and around ROC, November 29th to December 5th

Dave Rivello Ensemble at Bop Shop RecordsOver the past seven days, I attended a 3-fer at Bop Shop Records, hearing some great jazz from the David Rivello Ensemble on Record Store Day (pictured at left...how did they fit them all in there...?), No Fast Food with Dave Liebman, Drew Gress & Phil Haynes, and Barry Altschul and 3dom Factor featuring Joe Fonda and Jon Irabagon. Gave my ears a good stretch.... Hope to catch Danilo Perez with the Eastman Jazz Ensemble tomorrow night at Kilbourn.  

Every Wednesday, every week, you'll find your next seven days of jazz in and around Rochester right here on JazzRochester. Sign up for our email list to get your jazz goodness every week (plus, whatever else I publish from time to time).  Check us out on social media (links at the top of the column to the right). Whatever floats your boat....

Start here, but if you hear about something that I haven't added below, please drop me a line (use the Contact Us link above),  give me the deets and I'll add it. As always, let me know if any gigs below are not happening or if I got something wrong. Sh*t happens and I sometimes get it wrong.  Around the holidays, I always suggest that you call the venue first as I'm sometimes the last to hear of changes or "special" music ....

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