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Jonesing for some jazz? Get out to hear some in Rochester...

Has the Rochester International Jazz Festival lineup announcement got you jonesing for jazz, but you can't wait until June? Check out this week's Rochester area jazz listings, then go on out and get a dose.

Thursday, April 10th

  • Eastman at Washington Square: Noontime Jazz (ESM Thursday Lunchtime Concert Series) @ First Universalist Church, 12:15 pm
  • Matt Valerio @ The Grill at Strathallan, 6:00 pm
  • Bobby DiBaudo Trio @ Bistro 135, 7:00 pm
  • Joe Santora and Emily Kirchoff @ Michael's Valley Grill, 7:00 pm
  • Lumiere @ Little Theatre Cafe, 7:30 pm
  • Roberts Wesleyan Jazz Ensemble @ Roberts Cultural Life Center, Roberts Wesleyan College, 7:30pm
  • Ryan Shaw with Jimmie Highsmith Jr. @ Water Street Music Hall, 8:00 pm
  • Russell Fielder Quintet @ Merchants Grill, 8:00 pm
  • Swing Dance @ St. Thomas Episcopal Church, 8:30 pm
  • Larry Ham Trio @ The Grill at Strathallan, 8:00 pm
  • Salsa Dance Class @ Flat Iron Cafe, 9:00 pm
  • Dave Rivello Ensemble @ Village Rock Cafe (East Rochester), 9:00 pm
  • Salsa Dance Lessons @ Tapas 177, 9:30 pm

Friday, April 11th

  • John Nyerges/Vince Ercolamento Duo @ Wegmans Market Café (345 Eastern Blvd (Rt 5&20), Canandaigua), 5:00 pm
  • Mike Kaupa/Paul Hofmann Duo @ The Grill at Strathallan, 5:00 pm
  • Madeline Forster @ Bodhi's Café & Lounge, 6:30 pm
  • Kinetik-Flo, Pazzo Cucina, 7:00 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
  • Dubble Stuff @ Tasteology, 8:00 pm
  • The Varnish Cooks @ Little Theatre Cafe, 8:30 pm
  • Jim Rotondi w/ Bob Sneider, Bill Dobbins, Lee Hudson & Tom Melito @ The Grill at Strathallan, 8:30 pm

Saturday, April 12th

  • Jim Rotondi with ECMS jazz combo and Eastman Youth Jazz Orchestra @ Eastman School of Music, Messinger One and A624, 9:00 am
  • Jazz Trumpet and Improv Masterclass with Jim Rotondi @ Eastman School of Music (Messinger Hall, MSH 1), 1:30 pm 
  • Larry Ham Trio with Rich Thompson @ Tasteology, 6:00 pm [changed]
  • Ralph Scicchitano @ Flat Iron Cafe, 6:00 pm
  • Madeline Forster @ Bistro 135, 7:00 pm
  • Shared Genes @ Triphammer Grill, 7:00 pm
  • Joe Santora and Emily Kirchoff @ Michael's Valley Grill, 7:00 pm
  • Henderson/Owens Trio featuring Dr. Lonnie Smith (Exodus to Jazz) @ Clarion Riverside Hotel, 7:00 & 9:00 pm
  • Westview Project @ Memorial Art Gallery "American Impressionism" Opening Party 8:00 pm
  • Matt Millecchia and The Erie Saxophone Quartet @ The Mez (House of Hamez), 8:00 pm
  • Jim Rotondi w/ Bob Sneider, Paul Hoffmann, Lee Hudson & Tom Melito @ The Grill at Strathallan, 8:30 pm [venue added, but you knew this already]
  • Steve Greene Trio featuring Tina Albright @ Little Theatre Cafe, 8:30 pm   
  • David Goebel (jazz percussion Student Degree Recital) @ Eastman School of Music (ESM 120), 9:00 pm
  • The East End Jazz Boys @ Havana Moe's (125 East Ave., 325-1030), 9:30 pm

Sunday, April 13th

  • After Hours Jam Session with the Quinn Lawrence Trio @ Flat Iron Cafe, 12:00 am
  • Bill Slater @ The Lodge at Woodcliff, 11:30 am
  • Jimmie Highsmith Jr. @ Clarissa's, 8:30 pm [changed]
  • David Tedeschi (jazz percussion, Student Degree Recital) @ Eastman School of Music (ESM 120), 9:00 pm

Monday, April 14th

  • The Rick Holland Evan Dobbins Little Big Band & The Rick Holland Quartet @ Tasteology, 7:15 pm-10:00 pm
  • The 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 15th

  • No jazz for you!!!?

Wednesday, April 16th

  • Big Band Dance featuring Tedo D'Aurizio @ Robach Community Center at Ontario Beach Park, 6:00 pm
  • The Margaret Explosion @ Little Theatre Cafe, 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 in the right panel.

If you go out to hear something 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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