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Just one of those nights . . . .

Seven days of jazz in Rochester . . . served with a smile (well if you could see me, I'm smiling)

Serving up some live jazz around Rochester, but not nearly enough this week. Why you say? I'm seeing a trend in some of the sources I turn to (City Newspaper, Freetime, etc.) of not finding a listing for a number of venues that where live jazz is sometimes or often heard. Could be the time of year, the cold, the rain, a whole bunch of things. I just hope it's not less music. Freetime's site calendar was down altogether (I may be adding some stuff from that if they get their act together.

Thursday, February 7th

  • An Evening of Smooth Sophisticated Jazz with Jimmie Highsmith, Jr. and Friends @ Merchant's Grill, 7:00 pm

Friday, February 8th

  • Bob Sneider / Paul Hofmann Duo @ Grill at the Strathallan, 5:00 pm [added]
  • Winter 2008 Jazz Concert with over 60 student musicians from Fairport High School and Minerva DeLand School @ Minerva DeLand School (140 Hulburt Road, Fairport), 6:00 pm
  • Madeline Forster @ Tasteology, 7:00 pm
  • Hilton Evening of Jazz with Wycliffe Gordon @ Merton Williams Middle School (Call 585-392-1000 x2293 for more information and reserve tickets), 7:00 pm
  • Terell Stafford @ Penfield high School (25 High School Drive, Penfield), 7:30 pm
  • Jimmie Highsmith, Jr., and Filthy Funk @ Club Network (420 Central Ave, Rochester 14605), 8:00 pm
  • Shared Genes @ Little Theatre Cafe, 8:00 pm
  • Swing Dance w/Dave Davies and the Hot Foot Club @ Rochester Museum and Science Center, 8:00 pm
  • Clay Jenkins (trumpet)  with the Bill Dobbins Quartet @ Grill at the Strathallan, 8:30 pm [added]

Saturday, February 9th

  • Chris Ziemba @ Grill at the Strathallan, 5:00 pm [added]
  • Rick Wahlers and the Boogiemen @ Tasteology, 7:00 pm
  • Gap Mangione New Blues Band @ Horizons at the Lodge at Woodcliff, 7:30 pm
  • Terell Stafford @ Penfield High School (25 High School Drive, Penfield), 7:30 pm
  • Bob Sneider Quartet @ Grill at the Strathallan, 8:30 pm [added]
  • Tom Pesciotta Quartet w/ John Nyerges @ The Little Theatre Cafe, 8:30 pm [added]
  • Madeline Forster @ Bistro 135, 9:00 pm
  • Steve Greene Trio with Tina Albright @ Equal Grounds Coffee House (750 South Ave, Rochester), 9:00 pm [added--Thanks Tracy]
  • John Viviani & Filthy Funk @ Bodhi's CafĂ© & Lounge, 10:00 pm

Sunday, February 10th

  • Quinn Lawrence Trio at the After Hours Jam @ Flat Iron Cafe, 12:00 am
  • Annual Valentine's Day Gift Baskets Raffle Party and Wine Tasting Event with Mike Cottone Quartet @ Flat Iron Cafe, 5:00 pm
  • Musicale Sundays hosted by Ernesto LaBella @ Artisan Works, 12:00-5:00 pm

Monday, February 11th

  • Eastman Chamber Jazz (composer/percussionist Roland Vasquez with guest Walt 
    Weiskpof with Bill Dobbins, conductor @ Kilbourn Hall, 8:00 pm
  • Big Apple Monday (Swing Dance Class and Live Jazz with Quinn Lawrence Trio) @ Flat Iron Cafe, 8:30 pm

Tuesday, February 12th

  • Len Hawley Swing Dance @ Edgerton Community Center, 7:30 pm

Wednesday, February 13th

  • Chris Ziemba ESM Senior Recital @ Kilbourn Hall, 3:30 pm
  • The Westview Project @ Little Theatre Cafe, 7:30 pm
  • Eastman Jazz Ensemble, Bill Dobbins, conductor @ Kilbourn Hall, 8:00 pm

Some of above below were sent direct to me by the artists or venues. Artists and groups, if you don't already do so, feel free to do so if you don't get something up on one of the aforementioned sources or let me know where your placing listings of your gigs so I can find out where you're playing (other than your website--I just can't check all of those).

Those with "[added]" or that are stricken were changes found after initial publication of the post. Check the venue sites or call for more information. I've compiled these from other sources and from the artists themselves, so please forgive me if there are any discrepancies with reality and feel free to let me know if something is wrong and I'll get the change up on the site as soon as possible. Email subscribers should check back here to see if there has been an update or revision before you make decisions on jazz to see (subscribers won't get an update email or posting).

This post was originally published on JazzRochester.


Here's one for you: Saturday, February 9
8PM Free Concert with Steve Greene Trio at Equal Grounds Coffee House 750 South Ave Rochester 14620
"the best damn jazz in Rochester" (a quote from Equal Grounds myspace)
Tina Albright will be singing with the Trio. I guess that makes it a quatro. ;-)

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