On April 2, 2010, the Exodus to Jazz series will be bringing back vocalist Annie Sellick to Rochester. She previously appeared on the Exodus to Jazz stage in September 2007. An engaging singer from Nashville, Sellick is touring her fifth CD Street of Dreams, which has been moving up the JazzWeek charts. Street of Dreams has Sellick backed up by Gerald Clayton, who contributed some arrangements, and the rhythm section from the Clayton-Hamilton Jazz Orchestra, with Jeff Hamilton on drums, pianist Tamir Hendelman (who has also appeared as a leader on the ETJ stage), and bassist Christoph Luty. Sellick will be appearing here with Rob Allgeyer on piano, Elisa Pruitt on bass, and Justin Varnes on drums.
The show starts at 8:00 pm (one show with two one-hour sets), at Frontier Hall, Radisson Hotel Rochester Riverside, 120 Main Street East, Rochester, NY. Reserved tickets (tables): $25; General Admission (seats): $20; Students: $10. Get your tickets at all Wegman's That's the Ticket outlets, on Ticketweb.com, by e-mail or by phone at (585)733-7685.
Come out and check out Exodus to Jazz if you haven't before. Jose DaCosta, the man behind ETJ is doing what he can to keep jazz alive in downtown Rochester.