XRIJF announces 2010 festival lineup
Live Shot: Annie Sellick at Exodus to Jazz

Jazz Around Town: In anxious anticipation of June, we Spring into April

Click here to go to XRIJF websiteNow that the Xerox Rochester International Jazz Festival has announced another varied lineup for its nine days in June, I have my work cut out for me. Lots to do to prepare (I'm working on a slight redesign and some other enhancements) and, of course, to write as I try to help you find "who you don't know," which is what this festival is all about and what makes it a voyage of discovery every year for me and those I meet during the fest. There are two new venue (Abilene and the Rochester Club), a new series (Italian), and Xerox and the festival have something planned that I'll provide some details on soon. Meanwhile, there is of course live jazz in and around Rochester:

Thursday, April 1, 2010

  • Jazz Dawgs @ Bistro 135, 6:30 pm
  • Dawn Thomson & Special Guests @ Max at Eastman Place, 7:00 pm
  • The Miche Fambro Show @ Little Theatre Cafe, 7:30 pm
  • Matt Valerio @ The Grill at Strathallan, 8:00 pm
  • Dave Rivello Ensemble @ Village Rock Cafe, 8:00 9:00 pm

Friday, April 2, 2010

  • Bobby Dibaudo @ Bistro 135, 6:00 pm
  • Ryan T Carey & El Rojo Jazz Band @ Thali of India, 7:00 pm
  • Exodus to Jazz presents Annie Sellick and Trio @ Radisson Hotel Rochester Riverside, 8:00 pm
  • Watkins & the Rapiers @ Little Theatre Cafe, 8:30 pm
  • Bill Dobbins Quartet @ The Grill at Strathallan, 8:30 pm
  • Todd East & Friends @ Bistro 135, 9:00 pm

Saturday, April 3, 2010

  • Madeline Forster @ Bistro 135, 7:00 pm
  • Ted Nicolosi and Shared Genes @ Jasmine's Asian Fusion Restaurant, 7:30 pm
  • Bob Sneider Quartet @ The Grill at Strathallan, 8:30 pm
  • Nancy Perry @ Little Theatre Cafe, 8:30 pm
  • East End Jazz Boys @ Havana Moes, 9:30 pm

Sunday, April 4, 2010

  • Bill Slater @ The Lodge at Woodcliff, 11:30 am
  • Nick Finzer Quintet @ Lovin' Cup, 7:00 pm

Monday, April 5, 2010

Tuesday, April 6, 2010

  • Ted Nicolosi and Shared Genes @ Bistro 135, 6:00 pm

Wednesday, April 7, 2010

  • David Savine Quartet @ Bistro 135, 6:00 pm
  • Margaret Explosion @ Little Theatre Cafe, 7:30 pm
  • Byron Stripling with the Eastman Jazz Lab Band @ Kilbourn Hall, Eastman School of Music, 8:00 pm
  • Paradigm Shift @ Pomodoro's Grill & Wine Bar, 7:00 pm

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

  • Bop Arts presents Konk Pack (featuring Tim Hodgkinson, Thomas Lehn, & Roger Turner) @ Bop Shop Atrium, 274 N Goodman St. in the Village Gate, April 12, 2010 at 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 a correction 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!

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