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April showers some jazz on Rochester, but you don't need an umbrella . . . just your ears

It's raining jazz in Rochester over the next seven days . . . Go check it out! Remember, next week on Wednesday, April 9th we'll finally be hearing about the lineup for the Rochester International Jazz Festival. There has been some "leakage," but overall they've kept the lineup pretty close to the vest. While the folks at RIJF do a pretty good job with the details, watch this site for some highlights and for some special material for the Seventh Annual RIJF.

Thursday, April 3rd

  • Steve West @ The Rabbit Room, contact venue for time
  • Matt Valerio @ The Grill at Strathallan, 6:00 pm
  • Jazz Dawgs @ Bistro 135, 7:00 pm
  • Joe Santora and Emily Kirchoff @ Michael's Valley Grill, 7:00 pm
  • Dream Engine @ Finger Lakes Community College, 7:00 pm
  • Lumiere @ Little Theatre Cafe, 7:30 pm
  • Madeline Forster @ Pane Vino (on Water Street), 8:00 pm
  • Footnote (does Footnote Lite) @ Merchant's Grill, 8:00 pm
  • Standard Jazz Quartet @ Starry Nites Cafe, 8:00 pm
  • Swing Dance @ St. Thomas Episcopal Church, 8:30 pm
  • Salsa Dance Class @ Flat Iron Cafe, 9:00 pm
  • Salsa Dance Lessons @ Tapas 177, 9:30 pm
  • Filthy Funk with Thought @ High Fidelity, 10:00 pm

Friday, April 4th

  • Bob Sneider and Paul Hofmann @ The Grill at Strathallan, 5:00 pm
  • John Nyerges/Vince Ercolamento Duo @ Wegmans Market Café (345 Eastern Blvd (Rt 5&20), Canandaigua)
  • Bobby DiBaudo Trio @ Bistro 135, 6:00 pm
  • First Friday Rochester, the monthly citywide gallery night featuring art, music and discussion (see web site for participating galleries and featured artists each month), 6:00 pm
  • Madeline Forster @ Bodhi's Café & Lounge, 6:30 pm
  • Joe Santora and Emily Kirchoff @ Michael's Valley Grill, 7:00 pm
  • Gap Mangione New Blues Band @ The Lodge at Woodcliff, 7:30 pm
  • Rich Thompson Trio featuring Steve Brown @ Tasteology, 8:00 pm
  • University of Rochester Jazz Ensemble with directors Matt Stuver and Mike Van Bebber @ University of Rochester Strong Auditorium, 8:00 pm
  • Victor Wooten @ Roberts Wesleyan College, 8:00 pm
  • Bill Dobbins/Mike Kaupa Quartet @ The Grill at Strathallan, 8:30 pm
  • The Varnish Cooks @ Little Theatre Cafe, 8:30 pm
  • Mark Cassara Band @ Bistro 135, 9:00 pm

Saturday, April 5th

  • Costello Music Expo & Concert featuring Fred Costello & His All Star Band, Greg Townson & Cruelty Free @ H.O.G. (that's House of Guitars for the uninitiated), 12:00 pm
  • Graham Keir (jazz guitar) and Quintet (Eastman School of Music Non-Degree Recital) @ Eastman Commons Ciminelli Lounge, 1:30 pm
  • Chris Ziemba @ The Grill at Strathallan, 5:00 pm
  • Fred Costello @ Red Fedele's Brook House Restaurant, 6:00 pm
  • Ralph Scicchitano @ Flat Iron Cafe, 6:00 pm
  • Squeaky Chair Jazz Trio @ Bistro 135, 7:00 pm
  • Madeline Forster @ Brio Mediterranean Bistro, 7:30 pm
  • The Westview Project @ Pomodoro Grill & Wine Bar, 8:00 pm
  • David Pope (Saxophone) with Bob Sneider Quartet @ The Grill at Strathallan, 8:30 pm
  • Steve Greene Trio featuring Tina Albright @ Little Theatre Cafe, 8:30 pm
  • Ben Britton Quartet @ Flat Iron Cafe, 9:00 pm
  • John Viviani & Filthy Funk @ Bodhi's Café & Lounge, 10:00 pm
  • Ritmo Seis @ Salena's Mexican Restaurant, 10:00 pm
  • After Hours Jam Session with the Quinn Lawrence Trio @ Flat Iron Cafe, 12:00 am  (yes, it's actually on Sunday, but you were looking for it first here, weren't you....)

Sunday, April 6th

  • Bill Slater @ The Lodge at Woodcliff, 11:30 am
  • Musicale Sundays hosted by Ernesto LaBella @ Artisan Works, 12:00 pm

Monday, April 7th

  • The White Hots @ Little Theatre Cafe, 7:30 pm
  • Buddy Guy w/Joe Beard @ Water Street Music Hall, 8:00 pm (yes, it's blues but dammit, it's Buddy Guy!!!!)
  • Open Mic/Jazz Jam Nite w/Reflecshunz @ Clarrisa's, 8:00 pm
  • Big Apple Mondays Swing Dance Class and Live Jazz with Quinn Lawrence Trio @ Flat Iron Cafe, 8:30 pm

Tuesday, April 8th

  • Joe Santora and Emily Kirchoff @ Michael's Valley Grill, 7:00 pm

Wednesday, April 9th

  • Lineup for the Rochester International Jazz Festival is announced!
  • Big Band Dance featuring The Music Makers and The Al Bruno Trio with Tom Monte @ Robach Community Center at Ontario Beach Park, 6:00 pm
  • Todd East Trio @ Bistro 135, 6:00 pm
  • The Margaret Explosion @ Little Theatre Cafe, 7:30 pm
  • ESM Jazz Lab Band @ Kilbourn Hall, Eastman School of Music, 8:00 pm

I've compiled these listings from information obtained from the performing artists themselves and from other listings sources. Please forgive me for any discrepancies with reality; feel free to let me know what the problem is, and I'll get the corrections up on the site as soon as possible. Any list items that contain the notation "[added]" or struck-through text reflect corrections implemented after initial publication of this post. Email subscribers should check the listings post online for updates or revisions before making decisions based on the information in this post.

For additional information regarding a particular performance (where I haven't previewed it in a separate post in advance), check the artist or venue web sites in the right panel.

This post was originally published on JazzRochester.


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