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The jazz hit parade...Top 40 jazz?

As we hit our summer stride, listings to help you find some jazz in the clutter....

We're hitting that part of the summer, as short as it is, that there are just too many choices for what to do. I don't know if you all have noticed, but there is a sh*tload of music around town this weekend, so if you have a hankering for jazz amidst all this blues, BBQ, Corn Hill Arts Festival, Party in the Park, Big City Music Festival, etc., then you've come to the right place.  Here are the listings for jazz over the next seven days...catch some if you can!

Thursday, July 10th

  • Matt Valerio @ The Grill at Strathallan, 6:00 pm
  • Tcheka @ George Eastman House lawn, 6:00 pm
  • Jazz Dawgs @ Bistro 135, 7:00 pm
  • Trio East @ Lttle Theatre Cafe, 7:30 pm
  • Harold Danko & Friends @ Kilbourn Hall, ESM, 7:30pm
  • Standard Jazz Quartet @ Starry Nites Cafe, 8:00 pm
  • Russell Fielder Quintet @ Merchants Grill, 8:00 pm

Friday, July 11th

  • Bob Sneider/Paul Hofmann Duo Jazz Happy Hour @ The Grill at Strathallan, 5:00 pm
  • The White Hots @ Corn Hill Landing between Exchange Blvd. & the Genesee River at Plymouth Ave., 5:30 pm
  • The Varnish Cooks @ Bop Shop 14 Fridays, 6:00 pm
  • Bobby DiBaudo Trio @ Bistro 135, 6:00 pm
  • Footnote @ The Commons (Canandaigua), 6:30 pm
  • Madeline Forster @ Bodhi's Cafe & Lounge, 7:00 pm
  • Blue Sky @ Port of Pittsford Park, 7:00 pm
  • Paulsen, Baker and Garvey @ Honeyoye Gazebo, Honeyoye Falls, 7:00 pm
  • Steve Greene Quartet with Tina Albright @ Corn Hill Landing, 7:30 pm
  • Tom Passamonte Special Blend @ Woodcliff Hotel & Spa, 7:30 pm
  • Harlow & Dream Engine @ The Mez, 8:00 pm
  • Kinetik~flo @ Club Pazzo, 8:00 & 10:00 pm
  • Ronnie Leigh with the Bob Sneider Quartet @ The Grill at Strathallan, 8:30 pm
  • Lauren Faggiano/Jimmie Highsmith Project @ Clarissa's, 9:00 pm
  • Mark Cassaro 4-Piece @ Bistro 135, 9:00 pm

Saturday, July 12th

  • Po' Boys Brass Band @ Big Rib BBQ and Blues Festival, Highland Park, 2:30 pm
  • Metropolitan Jazz Orchestra @ Penfield Ampitheater, 7:00 pm
  • Latin Jazz Quartet @ Bistro 135, 7:30 pm
  • Madeline Forster @ Little Theatre Cafe, 8:30 pm
  • Paul Hofmann Quartet @ The Grill at Strathallan, 8:30 pm
  • East End Boys @ Havana Moes (East Ave.), 9:30 pm
  • The After Hours Jam Session with the Quinn Lawrence Trio @ Flat Iron Cafe is on vacation

Sunday, July 13th

  • Bill Slater @ The Lodge at Woodcliff, 11:30 am
  • Finger Lakes Jazz @ Irondequoit Gazebo, 2:30 pm
  • Roger Eckers with Kim Westcott @ Perinton Center Stage, 6:00 pm

Monday, July 14th

  • Nostalgic Reunion Jazz Ensemble @  Post-Movie Concert, Terrace Gardens, George Eastman House, 3:00 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, July 15th

  • Joe Santora & Emily Kirchoff @ Virtu, 6:30 pm
  • The Rod Blumenau Sextet @ Penfield Ampitheater, 7:00 pm
  • Groove Juice Swing presents Intro to Swing Dance Class @ Tango Cafe Dance Studio, 389 Gregory Street, South Wedge, 8:00 pm

Wednesday, July 16th

  • Jim Nugent Trio @ Bistro 135, 6:30 pm
  • Nostalgic Reunion Jazz Ensemble @ Lakefront Gazebo Concert, Geneva, NY, 7:00 pm
  • Noa Bursie @ Little Theatre Cafe, 7:30 pm
  • The Deep Blue Dream @ Mickey Finn's, 8:00 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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