Jazz Around Town: Some gigs to check out around Rochester
Freddy Cole will put a “Smile for Christmas” on your face at Exodus to Jazz December 18th

Jazz Around Town: The weather outside is (getting) frightful, but the jazz is so delightful

As the wind begins to howl and the snow swirls, I'm sitting here all warm and toasty listening to some jazz (what, you thought it would be Waylon Jennings?) and preparing my listings of what seems like a lot of jazz gigs in and around Rochester over the next seven days. Yes, again I haven't been able to get to any other post in the past seven days, so disregard the listings post that appears immediately below. That was so last week... 

Thursday, December 10, 2009

  • Todd East @ Brio Wine Bar & Grill, 6:00 pm
  • Mike Allen & the Avatars @ Beale Street Cafe, 7:00 pm
  • Jazz Dawgs @ Bistro 135, 7:00 pm
  • Watkins and the Rapiers @ Little Theatre Cafe, 7:30 pm
  • Dave Rivello Ensemble @ Village Rock Cafe, 8:00 pm
  • Mark Cassara Band @ Pane Vino, 8:00 pm
  • Matt Valerio @ Grill at Strathallan, 8:00 pm
  • Standard Jazz @ Starry Nites Cafe, 8:00 pm

Friday, December 11, 2009

  • The Greg Clark Four @ Flour City Diner, 5:30 pm
  • Bobby Dibaudo Trio @ Bistro 135, 6:00 pm
  • Mike Allen, AKOS @ Starship Night Club, 6:00 pm
  • Steve Tranelli with Scott Bradley, Bill Tiberio and Bill Welch Advent Concert (Jazz at Immanuel Series) @ Immanuel Baptist Church, 7:00 pm
  • Ryan T Carey & El Rojo Jazz Band @ Tandoor Of India, 7:00 pm
  • Gap Mangione New Blues Band @ Woodcliff Hotel & Spa, 7:30 pm
  • The Westview Project @ Little Theatre Cafe, 7:30 pm
  • Jazz Impressions of the Beatles @ Ingle Auditorium at Rochester Institute of Technology, 8:00 pm
  • Coda Combo @ Towpath Cafe, 8:00 pm
  • Frank Basile Quartet @ The Grill at Strathallan, 8:30 pm

Saturday, December 12, 2009

  • Andy Stobie & Greater Finger Lakes Jazz Orchestra @ BonTon Court at Marketplace Mall, 6:00 pm
  • Sofrito @ Bistro 135, 6:30 pm
  • Ryan T Carey & El Rojo Jazz Band @ Tandoor Of India, 7:00 pm
  • Todd East @ Brio Wine Bar & Grill, 7:00 pm
  • Gap Mangione New Blues Band @ Woodcliff Hotel & Spa, 7:30 pm
  • Tom Passamonte @ Pomodoro Grill & Wine Bar, 8:00 pm
  • Frank Basile Quartet @ The Grill at Strathallan, 8:30 pm
  • Fred Stone Progressive Jazz Trio @ Little Theatre Cafe, 8:30 pm
  • East End Jazz Boys @ Havana Moes, 9:30 pm

Sunday, December 13, 2009

  • Bill Slater @ The Lodge at Woodcliff, 11:30 am
  • Latin Jazz Jam @ Tango Cafe, 4:00 pm
  • Bill Welch Band "Love Was Born" Christmas Concert Jazz@111 benefit for In the Loop Ministries @ Lutheran Church of the Reformation, 111 N Chestnut St., Rochester, 4:00 pm
  • Rick Holland Little Big Band @ Lovin' Cup, 8:30 pm

Monday, December 14, 2009

  • Spencerport High School Jazz Band @ County Office Building Atrium, 39 W Main St, Rochester, noon
  • The White Hots "Best Of The Wurst" CD Release Party @ Little Theatre Cafe, 7:30 pm

Tuesday, December 15, 2009

  • Brad Batz Duo @ Bistro 135, 6:00 pm
  • Joe Santora & Emily Kirchoff @ PaRe Bar and Grill, 7:00 pm
  • Ryan T Carey & El Rojo Jazz Band @ Tandoor Of India, 7:00 pm

Wednesday, December 16, 2009

  • Todd East @ Bistro 135, 6:00 pm
  • The Margaret Explosion @ Little Theatre Cafe, 7:30 pm
  • Todd East @ Pub 511, 8:00 pm
  • Mel Henderson and T.S. Trio @ Pomodoro's Grill & Wine Bar, 8:00 pm
  • Todd East @ Pub 511, 8:00 pm
  • Ted Perry Trio “Samba, Swing and the Occasional Sleigh Bell” @ Rochester Academy of Medicine, 8:00 pm
  • Open Jazz Jam Session with Cinnamon Jones @ Clarissa's, 9:00 pm

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

  • Exodus to Jazz presents the Freddy Cole "A Smile for Christmas" Holiday Show, Friday, Dec. 18, 2009 @ Radisson Hotel Rochester Riverside, 8:00 pm
  • Exodus to Jazz presents Monk—The Play by Laurence Holder, featuring Rome Neal, Artistic Director of the Nuyorican Poets' Theatre Cafe, January 29-30, 2010 at 8:00 pm (rescheduled)
  • Exodus to Jazz presents the Cyrus Chestnut Trio @ Radisson Hotel Rochester Riverside, February 5, 2010 at 8:00 pm
  • Exodus to Jazz presents the Jeremy Pelt Quintet @ Radisson Hotel Rochester Riverside, Feb. 21, 2010, 4:00 pm (Sunday matinee)
  • Exodus to Jazz presents the Gabriel Alegria Afro-Peruvian Sextet @ Radisson Hotel Rochester Riverside, March 12, 2010, 8:00 pm
  • Wynton Marsalis and the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra @ Sixth Annual Jazz for the Park benefit for Wilson Commencement Park, Auditorium Theatre, March 22, 2010
  • Exodus to Jazz presents Annie Sellick and Trio @ Radisson Hotel Rochester Riverside, April 2, 2010, 8:00 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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