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As we count down to the festival . . . it's time for the jazz in town before RIJF

We're all getting set up for the Xerox Rochester International Jazz Festival that is coming in a mere six days. You've seen the evidence on this blog (and will continue to). Although it's been in the background for awhile on their site, City Newspaper has now issued its paper version of the RIJF Guides as well. I'll try to clue you in as I become aware of them.  By the way, I will be trying to clue you in to jazz that's happening around Rochester IN ADDITION TO the XRIJF.  I will be publishing this post next week and during the festival itself. Artists and venues, if you have gigs outside of the festival, let me know via the email link in the left panel and I'll try to get it out there as well. Well, enough verbiage... here are the listings for the next seven days:

Thursday, June 4th

  • Hochstein at High Falls: Po Boys Brass Band @ Granite Mills Park near the Pont de Rennes Bridge and Jimmy Mac’s Bar and Grill, 12:15 pm
  • Matt Valerio @ Grill at Strathallan, 7:00 pm
  • Jazz Dawgs @ Bistro 135, 7:00 pm
  • Manouche A Trois @ Little Theatre Cafe, 7:30 pm
  • Dave Rivello Ensemble @ Boulder Coffee Co, 8:00 pm
  • Russell Fielder Quintet @ Merchants Grill, 8:00 pm
  • Footnote @ Downstairs at the German House Theatre, 9:30 pm

Friday, June 5th

  • Footnote (first of 14 Fridays at the Village Gate) @ Village Gate, 6:00 pm
  • Bobby Dibaudo Trio @ Bistro 135, 6:00 pm
  • Jazz on the Green @ Jack's Place, 7:00 pm
  • A Night of Hot Jazz & Cool Art with Wycliffe Gordon, Jimmie Highsmith Jr., Tyler Owens, Kenwood Anderson, pianists Paul Boutte and Dave Spinner, and vocalists Lauren Faggiano and Whitney Marchelle among others (benefit for the Advocacy Center) @ Memorial Art Gallery, 7:00 to 10:00 pm
  • Ted Nicolosi with Shared Genes @ Pane Vino, 7:00 pm
  • The Westview Project @ PaRe Bar and Grill, 7:30 pm
  • Tom Monte Trio @ Woodcliff Hotel & Spa, 7:30 pm
  • Mike Kaupa Quartet @ The Grill at Strathallan, 8:30 pm
  • Tom Pesciotta Jazz Quartet @ Little Theatre Cafe, 8:30 pm
  • Hard Logic @ Lovin' Cup, 9:00 pm

Saturday, June 6th

  • Erik Nielsen Group @ Fairport Canal Days Festival, 4:30
  • Gap Mangione New Big Band @ Fairport Canal Days Festival, 6:00
  • Ted Nicolosi w/Shared Genes @ TC Hooligans (Webster), 7:00 pm
  • Sofrito @ Brio Wine Bar & Grill, 7:00 pm
  • Brad Batz Trio @ Pane Vino, 7:00 pm
  • Gap Mangione New Blues Band @ Woodcliff Hotel & Spa, 7:30 pm
  • Nick/Akos Show @ Jasmine's Asian Fusion (Webster), 8:15 pm
  • Bob Sneider Quartet @ The Grill at Strathallan, 8:30 pm
  • Jennifer Marie Heieck Band @ Bistro 135, 9:00 pm
  • Jazz Boys @ Havana Moes, 9:30 pm

Sunday, June 7th

  • Bill Slater @ The Lodge at Woodcliff, 11:30 am
  • Jazz Night with Michael McNeill Quintet @ Lovin' Cup, 7:00 pm

Monday, June 8th

  • The White Hots @ Little Theatre Cafe, 7:30 pm

Tuesday, June 9th

  • Generations Jazz Combo with Walri, Amos & Friends @ Westside Farmers Market, 831 Genesee St, 4:00 pm
  • Joe Santora & Emily Kirchoff @ PaRe Bar and Grill, 7:00 pm
  • Jim Nugent Trio @ Bistro 135, 6:00 pm

Wednesday, June 10th

  • Russell Fielder Trio @ Bistro 135, 6:30 pm
  • Margaret Explosion @ Little Theatre Cafe, 7:30 pm
  • Jazz Jam Session w/Mike Allen & Troup Street @ Clarissa's, 8:30 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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