Eastman celebrates the legacy of saxophonist Gerry Niewood with an all-star concert on October 14th
Exodus to Jazz continues with Johnny O'Neal on Friday

Jazz Around Town: Come out and hear some jazz in Rochester

Getting this in just under the wire on Wednesday a I just got back in the house from the event at the Kodak Theater at Eastman honoring saxman Gerry Niewood and his music. It was a full house (for jazz...that's right) and a lot of great arrangements of Niewood's music, including some that had never been performed before, played by his friends, family (son and jazz reedman Adam and Adam's wife), fellow musicians, all backed up by the Eastman New Jazz Ensemble and the Eastman Jazz Ensemble. Great night of music and the sound of jazz in the newly renovated hall didn't suck!

So, here are the listings of live jazz in and around Rochester for through next Wednesday:

Thursday, October 15, 2009

  • "Munch n Music" with UofR River Campus Jazz Ensemble @ Lutheran Church of the Reformation, 111 Chestnut St, 12 noon
  • Jazz Dawgs @ Bistro 135, 7:00 pm
  • Matt Valerio @ The Grill at Strathallan, 7:00 pm
  • Dawn Thompson with John Nugent & Jeff Campbell @ Max's Bar at Eastman Place, 7:00 pm
  • Trio East @ Little Theatre Cafe, 7:30 pm
  • Jimmie Highsmith Jr., & Friends @ Merchant's Grill, 7:30 pm
  • Ted Perry @ Rochester Academy of Medicine, 8:00 pm
  • Dave Rivello Ensemble @ Village Rock Cafe, 8:00 pm
  • Filthy Funk All Star Jam @ Lovin' Cup, 9:30 pm

Friday, October 16, 2009

  • Mike Allen, AKOS @ Starship Night Club, 6:00 pm
  • Bobby Dibaudo Trio @ Bistro 135, 6:00 pm
  • Sofrito @ Brio Wine Bar & Grill, 7:00 pm
  • Ted Nicolosi @ Roberts Wesleyan College-Auditorium, 7:00 pm
  • The Mambo Kings @ Immanuel Baptist Church, 7:00 pm
  • Tom Passamonte @ Woodcliff Hotel & Spa, 7:30 pm
  • Whitney Marchelle & Paradigm Shift @ Pomodoro Grill & Wine Bar, 8:00 pm
  • Jay Ashby with Bob Sneider Quartet @ The Grill at Strathallan, 8:30 pm
  • Deborah Magone @ Little Theatre Cafe, 8:30 pm
  • Mark Cassara Band @ Bistro 135, 9:00 pm

Saturday, October 17, 2009

  • Gabe Condon Duo @ Genesee Valley Country Club, 1000 E River Rd, 5:30 pm
  • The Westview Project @ Pane Vino, 7:00 pm
  • Tim Sullivan Trio @ Bistro 135, 7:00 pm Added image
  • Tom Passamonte @ Woodcliff Hotel & Spa, 7:30 pm
  • Whitney Marchelle & Paradigm Shift @ Pomodoro Grill & Wine Bar, 8:00 pm
  • Jay Ashby with Bob Sneider Quartet @ The Grill at Strathallan, 8:30 pm
  • Fred Stone Progressive Trio @ Little Theatre Cafe, 8:30 pm
  • East End Jazz Boys @ Havana Moes, 9:30 pm

Sunday, October 18, 2009

  • Bill Slater @ The Lodge at Woodcliff, 11:30 am
  • Footnote with special guest Harold Pannell @ Lovin' Cup, 7:00 pm
  • Branford Marsalis Quartet @ Benefit for Lifetime Assistance Foundation, Kodak Theatre at Eastman, 7:00 pm

Monday, October 19, 2009

  • Watkins & the Rapiers @ Little Theatre Cafe, 7:30 pm
  • John Beck's Versatile Six @ Green Lantern Inn, One East Church St, Fairport, 6:30 pm

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

  • Brad Batz Duo @ Bistro 135, 6:00 pm
  • Joe Santora & Emily Kirchoff @ PaRe Bar and Grill, 7:00 pm
  • Jeff Campbell @ Kilbourn Hall, ESM, 8:00 pm

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

  • Todd East @ Bistro 135, 6:00 pm
  • Todd East @ Pub 511, 8:00 pm
  • The Margaret Explosion @ Little Theatre Cafe, 7:30 pm
  • Open Jazz Jam Session with Cinnamon Jones @ Clarissa's, 9:00 pm

Heads Up ... Look for these Jazz Gigs in the Future

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.


Thank you very much Mr. Bell for posting my event. I always look forward in seeing your reviews and interesting topics on the jazz beat here in Rochester.

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