Remembering one of the first fallen of 2009 .... bassist Ralph Ortiz
It's Friday, so let's Take Five . . . more jazz links for you

Only prairie winds here...but there's jazz in Rochester

No jazz here in Kansas where I'm at right now (tornadoes, yes...), but you'll find some here and there in Rochester over the next seven days.

Thursday, February 12th

  • Henry Kearse @ Brio Wine Bar & Grill, 6:30 pm
  • Jazz Dawgs @ Bistro 135, 7:00 pm
  • Trio East @ Little Theatre Cafe, 7:30 pm
  • Dave Rivello Ensemble @ Village Rock Cafe, 9:00 pm

Friday, February 13th

  • Madeline Forster @ Boulder Coffee Co at Brooks Landing, 5:30 pm
  • The Jimmie Highsmith Group @ Charlie Browns on the Green, 6:00pm
  • Bobby Dibaudo Trio @ Bistro 135, 7:00 pm
  • Gap Mangione New Blues Band @ Woodcliff Hotel & Spa, 7:30 pm
  • Jen Heiek @ Brio Wine Bar & Grill, 7:30 pm
  • Robin McKelle @ Nazareth College Arts Center, 8:00 pm
  • Shared Genes with Ted Nicolosi @ Mona Lisa Cafe, 8:00 pm
  • Bill Dobbins Quartet @ The Grill at Strathallan, 8:30 pm
  • Madeline Forster @ Little Theatre Cafe, 8:30 pm
  • Mark Cassara Band @ Bistro 135, 9:00 pm

Saturday, February 14th

  • A Few Bad Apples @ Charlie Browns on the Green, 6:00 pm
  • Tony Giannavola @ PaRe and Grill, 7:00 pm
  • Phillip Freeman 4 piece Jazz @ Bistro 135, 7:30 pm
  • Gap Mangione New Blues Band @ Woodcliff Hotel & Spa, 7:30 pm
  • Mike Allen w/The Greg Wachala Band @ The Mez, 8:00 pm
  • Jazz Dawgs @ Starry Nites Cafe, 8:00 pm
  • Nate Rawls Band @ Triphammer Grill, 8:00 pm
  • Bob Sneider Quartet @ The Grill at Strathallan, 8:30 pm
  • East End Boys @ Havana Moes (East Ave.), 9:30 pm

Sunday, February 15th

  • Bill Slater @ The Lodge at Woodcliff, 11:30 am
  • Jazz Night & Open Jam Session w/ Mike Allen @ Lovin Cup, 7:00 pm

Monday, February 16th

  • Flower City Jazz presents an Evening of Dixieland Jazz by Jon Seiger and the All Stars at Green Lantern Inn, One East Church St, Fairport, 6:30pm

Tuesday, February 17th

  • Joe Santora & Emily Kirchoff @ PaRe Bar and Grill, 7:00 pm

Wednesday, February 18th

  • Jim Nugent Trio @ Bistro 135, 6:30 pm
  • AMP @ Little Theatre Cafe, 7:30 pm
  • Jazz Jam Session w/Mike Allen & Troup Street @ Clarissa's, 9:30 pm

We've compiled these listings from information obtained from the performing artists themselves and other sources. The aim is to give you a one stop place to find all your jazz in Rochester. Please forgive me for any discrepancies with reality and feel free to let me know what the problem is, and I'll get the corrections up on the site as soon as possible (click on the "Send an email to Jazz@Rochester" link). 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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