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Where were you at 3:00 a.m. on Sunday? A night of jazz for Jazz@Rochester...

RIJF may be coming soon, but there's always jazz in town . . . .

Jazz club signDespite the chill in the air that never seems to leave, the jazz over the next seven days will be hot! Yes there are only a couple of weeks until the Rochester International Jazz Festival, but there is jazz about now. 

Watch these pages as I begin my 2008 Jazz Fest coverage. I'm also going to be making a few changes in the look of the site, mostly organization. Please bear with me as I make the changes.

Thursday, May 29th

  • New Horizons Ensemble (Eastman Community Orchestra) @ Kilbourn Hall, 2:30 pm
  • Matt Valerio @ The Grill at Strathallan, 6:00 pm
  • Jazz Dawgs @ Bistro 135, 7:00 pm
  • Lumieré @ Little Theatre Café, 7:30 pm

Friday, May 30th

  • Jazz Happy Hour with Bob Sneider / Paul Hofmann Duo @ The Grill at Strathallan, 5:00 pm
  • John Nyerges Quartet (“Summer Jazz Series On The Patio”) @ Wegmans Market Café, 345 Eastern Blvd (Rt 5&20), Canandaigua, NY, 5:00 pm
  • Freddy Colon Latin Jazz Quartet @ Pazzo Cucina, 36 W. Main St., Rochester, 6:00 pm
  • Po Boys Brass Band @ Bop Shop (Friday Nights at the Village Gate), 6:00 pm
  • Bobby DiBaudo Trio @ Bistro 135, 7:00 pm
  • Madeline Forster @ Pane Vino (175 N. Water Street), 7:00 pm
  • Gap Mangione New Blues Band @ Woodcliff Hotel & Spa, 7:30 pm
  • 85 Years of Jazz (RPO with Jeff Tyzik (conducting), Byron Stripling (trumpet), Wycliffe Gordon (trombone), Peter Appleyard (vibraphone), and Chris Vadala (saxophone) @ Eastman Theatre, 8:00 pm
  • Mike Kaupa Quartet @ The Grill at Strathallan, 8:30 pm

Saturday, May 31st

  • Steve Greene & Tina Albright @ Bodhi's CafÈ & Lounge, 6:30 pm
  • Joe Santora & Emily Kirchoff @ Michael's Valley Grill, 7:00 pm
  • Bobby Dibaudo @ Woodcliff Hotel & Spa, 7:30 pm
  • 85 Years of Jazz (RPO with Jeff Tyzik (conducting), Byron Stripling (trumpet), Wycliffe Gordon (trombone), Peter Appleyard (vibraphone), and Chris Vadala (saxophone) @ Eastman Theatre, 8:00 pm
  • Po Boys Brass Band @ Boulder Coffee Company, 8:00 pm
  •  John Eckert (guest artist from NYC) with the Bob Sneider Quartet @ The Grill at Strathallan, 8:30 pm (Bob will arrive after the RPO gig)
  • Jim Nugent Trio @ Little Theatre Café, 8:30 pm
  • Jennifer Heieck Trio @ Bistro 135, 9:00 pm
  • East End Boys @ Havana Moes (East Ave.), 9:30 pm
  • After Hours Jam Session with the Quinn Lawrence Trio @ Flat Iron Café, 12:00 am

Sunday, June 1st

  • Bill Slater @ The Lodge at Woodcliff, 11:30 am
  • Musicale Sundays @ Artisan Works, 12:00 pm (call or check out their website for artists)
  • Concert of Hope @ Willowbrook Christian Church, 619 High St., Victor, NY, 3:00 pm
  • Mambo Kings @ New Life Fellowship Church, 330 Wellington Ave., Rochester, no time given

Monday, June 2nd

  • New Horizons Ensemble (Eastman Community Orchestra) @ Kilbourn Hall, 7:00 pm
  • Rick Holland Quartet @ Tasteology, 7:30 pm Added image
  • Rick Holland Evan Dobbins Little Big Band @ Tasteology, 8:30 pm Added image
  • Big Apple Mondays Swing Dance Class and Live Jazz with Quinn Lawrence Trio @ Flat Iron Café, 8:30 pm

Tuesday, June 3rd

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

Wednesday, June 4th

  • Steve Curry Trio w/ Todd East @ Bistro 135, 5:30 pm
  • The Westview Project @ Little Theatre Café, 7:30 pm

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. 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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