Exodus to Jazz presents Cyrus Chestnut at the "Heartbreak Hotel" (OK, it's at the Clarion Riverside...he may be playing that Elvis tune)
What's on the radio? In June, jazz.... and the JazzWeek Summit

Did'ya know that . . . . (there is jazz in Roch-cha-cha and here are the listings)?

... on April 25th in 1960, Hammond B3 organist Jimmy Smith recorded two albums in one day? According to AllAboutJazz.com, at the Rudy Van Gelder Studio in Englewood Cliffs, NJ, Jimmy Smith—accompanied by Stanley Turrentine, Kenny Burrell and Donald Bailey—recorded two classic albums: Back at the Chicken Shack and Midnight Special. Now, if Mr. Smith could squeeze that much jazz into a single day, imagine how much you might be able to catch in this final week of Jazz Appreciation Month. Of course, to advance that cause, I gladly provide your Rochester area jazz listings for the next seven days—the last seven days of Jazz Appreciation Month. Enjoy!

Thursday, April 24th

  • Nick Humphrey @ The Rabbit Room, 5:30 pm
  • Matt Valerio @ The Grill at Strathallan, 6:00 pm
  • Joe Santora and Emily Kirchoff @ Michael's Valley Grill, 7:00 pm
  • Jim Nugent Trio @ Bistro 135, 7:00 pm
  • Lumiere @ The Little Theatre Cafe, 7:30 pm
  • Nazareth College Jazz Ensemble with Paul Smoker, director @ Nazareth College Wilmot Recital Hall, 7:30 pm
  • Rick Holland-Evan Dobbins Little Big Band with Honeoye Falls-Lima High School and Middle School jazz ensembles (see article here) @ Honeoye Falls-Lima High School, 7:30 pm
  • Russell Fielder Quintet @ Merchants Grill, 8:00 pm
  • Fay Victor Ensemble @ Bop Shop Atrium at Village Gate, 8:00 pm [Sorry, Tom...]
  • Swing Dance @ St. Thomas Episcopal Church, 8:30 pm
  • Dave Rivello Ensemble @ Village Rock Cafe, 9:00 pm

Friday, April 25th

  • 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), 5:00 pm
  • Shared Genes @ Sanibel Restaurant, 5:30 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
  • Hard Logic @ Smokin Joes, 7:30 pm
  • Madeline Forster @ Tasteology, 7:30 pm [added]
  • Bill Dobbins/Mike Kaupa Quartet @ The Grill at Strathallan, 8:30 pm 
  • Cyrus Chestnut Trio (Exodus to Jazz) @ Clarion Riverside Hotel, 7:00 & 9:00 pm (free jam session with local musicians following second set, around 10:45 pm)
  • Nazareth College Jazz Ensemble w/ The School of the Arts Band @ School of the Arts, 7:00 pm
  • Geneseo Wind Ensemble with James Walker, conductor, and Geneseo Jazz Ensemble with J. David Gibson, director @ SUNY Geneseo Wadsworth Auditorium, 8:00 pm
  • Fay Victor Ensemble @ Bop Shop Atrium at Village Gate, 8:00 pm
  • Filthy Funk @ Dub Land Underground, 10:00 pm

Saturday, April 26th

  • Chris Ziemba @ The Grill at Strathallan, 5:00 pm
  • Ralph Scicchitano @ Flat Iron Cafe, 6:00 pm
  • Joe Santora and Emily Kirchoff @ Michael's Valley Grill, 7:00 pm
  • Shared Genes @ Triphammer Grill, 7:00 pm
  • Madeline Forster @ Pane Vino, 7:00 pm [added]
  • Bobby DiBaudo Quartet @ Horizons at the Lodge at Woodcliff, 7:30 pm
  • Westview Project with Nick Brust @ Brio Mediterranean Bistro, 7:30 pm
  • Bob Sneider Quartet @ The Grill at Strathallan, 8:30 pm
  • Mike Cottone Trio @ Flat Iron Cafe, 9:00 pm
  • East End Jazz Boys @ Havana Moe's, 9:30 pm
  • Kinetik-Flo w/ Freddy Colons, Cinnamon & DJ Selecta Preece @ Club Pazzo (Main St. near State), no time given
  • After Hours Jam Session with the Quinn Lawrence Trio @ Flat Iron Cafe, 12:00 am (OK, it's Sunday)

Sunday, April 27th

  • Bill Slater @ The Lodge at Woodcliff, 11:30 am
  • Musicale Sundays Third Sunday Dance featuring Moondance, Ernesto LaBella and others @ Artisan Works, 12:00 pm

Monday, April 28th

  • The Rick Holland Evan Dobbins Little Big Band & The Rick Holland Quartet @ Tasteology, starting at 7:15 pm
  • White Hots @ Little Theatre Cafe, 7:30 pm
  • Big Apple Mondays Swing Dance Class and Live Jazz with Quinn Lawrence Trio @ Flat Iron Cafe, 8:30 pm

Tuesday, April 29th

  • Joe Santora and Emily Kirchoff @ Virtu, 6:30 pm

Wednesday, April 30th

  • Jack Allen @ Roger Robach Community Center Ontario Beach Park, 7:15 pm
  • Margaret Explosion @ Little Theatre Cafe, 7:30 pm
  • Dubblestuff @ Jazz 90.1 (Live Studio Concert Series), 8:00 pm (listen live on the radio or online) [added]

We've compiled these listings from information obtained from the performing artists themselves and from other 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), you may want to check the artist or venue web sites listed in the right panel of this weblog.

If you go out to hear a performance listed here, feel free to drop a comment to this post about how it went. I want to hear from you!

This post was originally published on JazzRochester.


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