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Some listings from the Windy City . . . well I'm there, but this jazz is in Rochester

These listings are brought to you, with the help of the lovely Dianna, from Chicago where I'm at a conference for lawyer nerds. There's some good jazz here this weekend, including the SF Jazz Collective (I'm thinking its possible we may see them this summer...I don't know that they are for sure, but it just seems right). However, some of my favorite jazz haunts in the city seemingly have departed the mortal coil, including the Jazz Showcase, where I first saw (and wrote about) Mulgrew Miller and HotHouse, the dark remnants of which are a mere block from my hotel. Oh well, life is change....

Thursday, March 13th

  • Rachelle Fleming with Dave Mancini, Fred Stone & Rod Blumenau @ Bistro 135, 6:00 pm
  • Matt Valerio @ The Grill at Strathallan, 6:00 pm
  • Lumiere @ Little Theatre Cafe, 7:30 pm
  • Russell Fielder Quintet @ Merchants Grill, 8:00 pm
  • Artisan Jazz Trio @ Starry Nites Cafe, 8:00 pm
  • Swing Dance @ St. Thomas Episcopal Church, 8:30 pm
  • Dave Rivello Ensemble @ Village Rock Cafe, 9:00 pm

Friday, March 14th

  • Bob Sneider and Paul Hofmann @ The Grill at Strathallan, 5:00 pm
  • Bobby DiBaudo Trio @ Bistro 135, 6:00 pm
  • Jazz Jam Night @ Finger Lakes Community College (Canandaigua, NY), 6:00 pm
  • Footnote @ Tasteology, 7:00 pm
  • Freddy Cole Quartet (Exodus to Jazz) @ Rochester Clarion Riverside Hotel, 7:00 & 9:00 pm
  • Mambo Kings @ Immanuel Baptist Church (Jazz at Immanuel Series), 7:00 pm
  • Rochester Rat Pack @ The Lodge at Woodcliff, 7:30 pm
  • Tom Monte Trio @ Pomodoro Grill and Wine Bar, 8:00 pm
  • Swing Dance with John Seiger and the All Stars @ Rochester Museum and Science Center, 8:00 pm
  • Jimmie Highsmith Jr. & Filthy Funk @ Club Network (470 Central St., Rochester), 8:00 pm
  • The Varnish Cooks @ Little Theatre Cafe, 8:30 pm
  • Mark Cassara @ Bistro 135, 9:00 pm
  • Joshua Breakstone Quartet @ The Grill at Strathallan, 9:30pm

Saturday, March 15th

  • Chris Ziemba @ The Grill at Strathallan, 5:00 pm
  • Ralph Scicchitano @ Flat Iron Cafe, 6:00 pm
  • Shared Genes @ Triphammer Grill, 7:00 pm
  • Madeline Forster @ Tasteology, 7:00 pm
  • Jazz Dawgs @ Starry Nites Cafe, 8:00 pm
  • Joshua Breakstone @ The Grill at Strathallan, 8:30 pm
  • Pat Martino Quartet (replaces Dave Holland Quintet) @ Corning Museum of Glass in Corning, NY, 8:00 pm

Sunday, March 16th

  • Quinn Lawrence Trio at the After Hours Jam @ Flat Iron Cafe, 12:00 am
  • Bill Slater @ Lodge at Woodcliff, 11:30 am
  • Musicale Sundays hosted by Ernesto LaBella @ Artisan Works, 12:00-5:00 pm

Monday, March 17th

  • Deborah Branch @ Bistro 135, 6:00 pm
  • The White Hots @ Little Theatre Cafe, 7:30 pm
  • Rick Holland Quartet @ Tasteology, 7:30 pm
  • Rick Holland-Evan Dobbins Big Band @ Tasteology, 8:30 pm

Tuesday, March 18th

  • Steve Curry Trio @ Bistro 135, 5:30 pm

Wednesday, March 19th

  • The Margaret Explosion @ Little Theatre Cafe, 7:30 pm

Click on "Permalink" at the foot of the post and print out the page for a handy guide to jazz in town over the next seven days. Those with "[added]" or that are stricken, if any, 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 going out to see jazz.

This post was originally published on JazzRochester.

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