Exodus to Jazz offering Bobby Watson and the Live & Learn Sextet
Tracy got out on Friday . . . I didn't

While the lilacs bloom . . . jazz does too.

Jazz Club signI've been so busy this week, I've lost track of the jazz around Rochester, but managed to find some in and around town. Hope to see you at some of these gigs!

Thursday, May 15th

  • Just Jazz @ Lilac Festival (Main Stage), 2:30 pm
  • John Viviani and Filthy Funk @ Lilac Festival (Main Stage), 4:00 pm
  • Matt Valerio @ The Grill at Strathallan, 6:00 pm
  • Shared Genes @ Tastings (Pittsford), 6:30 pm
  • Art Loves Jazz (Benefit for Jazz 90.1) @ Artisan Works, 7:00 pm to 10:00 pm
  • Lumiere @ Little Theatre Cafe, 7:30 pm
  • Funk Nut @ Spot Coffee, 8:00 pm
  • Dave Rivello Ensemble @ Village Rock Cafe, 9:00 pm

Friday, May 16th

  • Brockport Jazz Ensemble @ Lilac Festival (Main Stage), 1:00 pm
  • Po Boys Brass Band @ Lilac Festival (Main Stage), 4:00 pm
  • Bob Sneider/Paul Hofmann @ The Grill at Strathallan, 5:00 pm
  • Madeline Forster @ Bodhi's Cafe, 6:30 pm
  • Steve Greene Trio @ Immanuel Baptist Church, 7:00 pm
  • Bobby Watson & The Live and Learn Sextet (Exodus to Jazz) @ Clarion Hotel Riverside, 7:00 pm  & 9:00 pm
  • Tom Pasamonte and Special Blend @ Lodge at Woodcliff Hotel & Spa, 7:30 pm
  • Mike Kaupa Quartet @ The Grill at Strathallan, 8:30 pm
  • Filthy Funk @ Dub Land Underground, 10:00 pm
  • Brad Batz @ Pomodoro's, no time given

Saturday, May 17th

  • Chris Ziemba @ The Grill at Strathallan, 5:00 pm
  • Ralph Scicchitano @ Flat Iron Cafe, 6:00 pm
  • Shared Genes @ Triphammer Grill, 7:00 pm
  • Tom Pasamonte and Special Blend @ Lodge at Woodcliff Hotel & Spa, 7:30 pm
  • John Nugent w/Bob Sneider Quartet @ The Grill at Strathallan, 8:30 pm
  • Jim Nugent Trio @ Little Theatre Cafe, 8:30 pm
  • Dan Drohan Quartet @ Flat Iron Cafe, 9:00 pm
  • East End Boys @ Havana Moes (East Ave.), 9:30 pm
  • After Hours Jam Session with the Quinn Lawrence Trio @ Flat Iron Cafe, 12:00 am

Sunday, May 18th

  • Bill Slater @ The Lodge at Woodcliff, 11:30 am
  • Musicale Sundays @ Artisan Works, 12:00 pm (call or check out their website for artists)
  • Erik Nielsen/Lisa Winter CD release concert @ Charles Finney School Auditorium (2070 Five Mile Line Road, Penfield, NY), 3:00 pm
  • Tinted Image @ Lilac Festival (Main Stage), 5:30 pm
  • White Hots @ Little Theatre Cafe, 7:30 pm
  • Allan Holdsworth @ German House Theatre, 8:00 pm

Monday, May 19th

  • George Pierce's Bourbon Street Jazz @ Green Lantern Inn (One East Church St., Fairport, NY), 6:30 pm
  • The Rick Holland Evan Dobbins Little Big Band @ Tasteology, 8:00 pm
  • Big Apple Mondays Swing Dance Class and Live Jazz with Quinn Lawrence Trio @ Flat Iron Cafe, 8:30 pm

Tuesday, May 20th

  • No jazz for you!
  • Rachelle Fleming (vocals) with Quinn Lawrence @ Bistro 135, 5:30 pm Added image

Wednesday, May 21st

  • Johnny Matt @ Roger Robach Community Center, 7:15 pm
  • Margaret Explosion @ Little Theatre Cafe, 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. Any list items that contain an Added image 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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