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Try to get out and hear some live jazz over the next seven days.  There is a boatload in town over the next seven days.   

Thursday, April 17th

  • Dave Spinner @ The Rabbit Room, 5:30 pm
  • Matt Valerio @ The Grill at Strathallan, 6:00 pm
  • Shades of Grey @ Bistro 135, 7:00 pm
  • Joe Santora and Emily Kirchoff @ Michael's Valley Grill, 7:00 pm
  • Lumiere @ Little Theatre Cafe, 7:30 pm
  • Swing Dance @ St. Thomas Episcopal Church, 8:30 pm
  • Dave Rivello Ensemble @ Village Rock Cafe, 9:00 pm
  • Salsa Dance Class @ Flat Iron Cafe, 9:00 pm
  • Salsa Dance Lessons @ Tapas 177, 9:30 pm

Friday, April 18th

  • Bob Sneider and Paul Hofman @ The Grill at Strathallan, 5:00 pm
  • John Nyerges/Vince Ercolamento Duo @ Wegmans Market CafĂ© (345 Eastern Blvd (Rt 5&20), Canandaigua), 5:00 pm
  • Bobby DiBaudo Trio @ Bistro 135, 7:00 pm
  • Madeline Forster @ Tasteology, 7:00 pm
  • Kind of Blue + Two and Nazareth College Jazz Combo with Paul Smoker, Director @ Immanuel Baptist Church (Jazz at Immanuel Concert Series), 7:00 pm
  • Joe Santora and Emily Kirchoff @ Michael's Valley Grill, 7:00 pm
  • Tom Passamonte and Special Blend @ Horizons at the Lodge at Woodcliff, 7:30 pm
  • Eastman Jazz Ensemble and New Jazz Ensemble with Dave Rivello and Bill Dobbins conducting @ Kilbourn Hall, 8:00 pm
  • Geneseo Jazz Ensemble with David Gibson and Jonathan Kruger, directors @ SUNY Geneseo, Wadsworth Auditorium, 8:00 pm
  • Dino Losito with Bob Sneider Quartet @ The Grill at Strathallan, 8:30 pm
  • Varnish Cooks @ Little Theatre Cafe, 8:30 pm
  • Black August with T-Dash @ Pazzo Cucina, 9:00 pm
  • Mark Cassara @ Bistro 135, 9:00 pm

Saturday, April 19th

  • Mambo Kings, Jimmie Highsmith Jr., Atomic Swindlers and others @ Record Archive (Grand Opening Celebration of their new location and Record Store Day), call or check the website for times (although I know Jimmie's playing from 6:00 to 8:00 pm)
  • 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
  • Rachelle Fleming Quartet @ Bistro 135, 7:00 pm
  • Tom Passamonte and Special Blend @ Horizons at the Lodge at Woodcliff, 7:30 pm
  • Jazz Dawgs @ Starry Nites Cafe, 8:00 pm
  • Dino Losito with Bob Sneider Quartet @ The Grill at Strathallan, 8:30 pm
  • Steve Greene Trio featuring Tina Albright @ Little Theatre Cafe, 8:30 pm
  • Tribute to Thelonious Monk with Ben Britton, Aaron Stabell and Jeff McCloud @ Flat Iron Cafe, 9:00 pm
  • East End Jazz Boys @ Havana Moe's, 9:30 pm
  • After Hours Jam Session with the Quinn Lawrence Trio @ Flat Iron Cafe, 12:00 am (OK, it's actually Sunday, but you know you were looking for it here).

Sunday, April 20th

  • 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
  • Taylor Ho Bynum Quartet @ Bop Shop Atrium at Village Gate, 8:00 pm

Monday, April 21st

  • 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 22nd

     
  • Joe Santora and Emily Kirchoff @ Virtu, 6:30 pm
  • Greg Pattillo and Project @ School of the Arts, 7:30 pm

Wednesday, April 23rd

  • Steve Curry Trio with Todd East @ Bistro 135, 5:30 pm
  • Big Band Dance featuring Rochester Metropolitan Jazz Orchestra @ Ontario Beach Park Robach Community Center, 6:00 pm
  • Mambo Kings: An Evening of Latin Music @ Finger Lakes Community College, 7:00 pm
  • Rochester Metropolitan Jazz Orchestra @ Ontario Beach Park Roger Robach Community Center, 7:15 pm
  • Margaret Explosion @ Little Theatre Cafe, 7:30 pm
  • Monroe Community College Jazz Festival featuring the New Energy Jazz Orchestra with the MCC Jazz Ensemble @ the MCC Theatre, 7:30 pm

I'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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