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Riffing the Links: The return (again) of riffing off some jazz links

Riffing The Links imageI'm always finding new links to put out there for you, but sometimes I just don't get them into a post. You can also find occasional links on Twitter and the Jazz@Rochester Facebook page, some of which may be repeated here, but not all. So here are a few more... I'll look at my feeds and find some more soon.

  • At the Tritone Jazz Fantasy Camps, adult "jazz players and singers learn and play in a friendly, non-threatening environment, supported by a faculty of caring, professional jazz musician/educators and surrounded by kindred spirits" at a summer camp. There's one in the Rochester area July 25-30 at Nazareth College ... Jazz at Naz.
  • If you want to know what's up on the Latin jazz scene, check out Chip Boaz's Latin Jazz Corner blog.
  • was created recently to help build community among the growing numbers of folks from the jazz world—jazz fans, musicians, presenters, writers, and promoters (including yours truly)—who have established a presence on Twitter. The blog is being managed by a recent entry from D.C. @MaryamLovesJazz and veteran Pacific Northwest trombonist and jazz tweeter David Marriott (@RedRaspus) to help folks find more Twitter love for jazz. You can track and add to the conversations by using the hashtag #twitjazznet.
  • My friends in the local group Margaret Explosion have been recording their live shows for quite awhile and have made some of those recordings and cuts from some of their CDs available online for streaming and download. If you caught their gigs at The Little or elsewhere you know they are a great group of musicians making some unique sounds.
  • As I noted before, if you were unaware of it April is Jazz Appreciation Month, brought to you by the Smithsonian Institution. One of my jazz friends on Twitter has been doing some great things with it on her new blog Elements of Jazz.

If you have a jazz link to share with the Rochester jazz community and beyond, send me an email by clicking on the Send an email to Jazz@Rochester link in the left panel.

This post was originally published on JazzRochester.


The Rochester Music Hall of Fame is hosting its first event – a Launch Party on Friday, April 30, 2010, at The Historic German House and The Keg, 315 Gregory Street. The doors open to the general public at 6:30 pm, and twelve bands begin performing at 7:00 pm.

Bands scheduled to appear include Paradigm Shift, John Akers, Crescent City Connection, The Cross Roads Project, Redline Zydeco, Small Town, Tinted Image, Spencerport High School Jazz Band, Atlas, Mambo Kings, Prime Time Funk, and The Buddhahood.

Tickets will be $15 in advance/$20 at the door and are on sale beginning April 12, 2010, through Ticketmaster online, Ticketmaster locations at 885 East Main Street, and House of Guitars, 645 Titus Avenue. Tickets will also be available at Aaron’s Alley, the Bop Shop, The Keg, Northfield Music Studios (Pittsford), and The Music Store, Inc. (Webster).

RMHF gratefully acknowledges Senator Joseph Robach, Freetime Magazine, The German House/The Keg, Brother Wease, The House of Guitars and St. Vincent’s Press.

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