The first of the jazz New Year celebrations has arrived in the Jazz@Rochester inbox. Saxman Jimmy Highsmith Jr. is inviting everyone to come celebrate New Years Eve with him and his band for an evening of smooth jazz, gospel and moving spoken word at the Julius Café. The Café will be serving dinner and breakfast buffet. The Julius Café is located in the 19th Ward at 543 Thurston Rd, Rochester, NY 14619. The party starts at 9:00pm and will go until 1:00am. Price is $20 per person, plus the first 20 couples will receive a free bottle of sparkling cider. For more info call (585) 279-9285. This is the first, I'll post more as I run across them. If you know of other jazz-oriented New Year's Eve celebration, please let me know via email link on the left panel.