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Jazz Around Town: Just because Jazz Appreciation Month is ending doesn't mean you can't hear some live jazz in Rochester

I realize the monotony of one listings post after another is getting . . . well . . . monotonous. Just having a hard time getting online to update the blog the past few weeks. Happens sometimes.

By the way the time to add your video to the Rochester Jazz Star competition, brought to you by Xerox in conjunction with the Xerox Rochester International Jazz Festival, is coming to an end. Hope they get some last minute entries as there are but a few in there now.  But they're worth a watch.  Lots of talent out there.  Start voting for your favorite on Xerox's Rochester Jazz Star search for the "new jazz sensation" on the RochesterJazzStar.com site on Monday. Jazz Appreciation Month is almost over, so you just have a few days to get out there and appreciate some!

Thursday, April 29, 2010

  • Jazz Dawgs @ Bistro 135, 6:30 pm
  • Dawn Thomson & Special Guests @ Max at Eastman Place, 7:00 pm
  • Mike Allen & the Avatars @ Beale Street Cafe, 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 pm
  • Debra Branch @ Lemoncello, 8:30 pm
  • The Filthy Funk All-Star Jam @ Lovin' Cup, 9:30 pm

Friday, April 30, 2010

  • Mark Cassara Band @ Bistro 135, 6:00 pm
  • Rochester Music Hall of Fame Launch Party (including 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, The Buddhahood, and more) @ German House/The Keg, Doors open 6:30, music at 7:00 pm (Facebook invite)
  • Bill Dobbins Quartet @ The Grill at Strathallan, 7:00 pm
  • Ryan T Carey & El Rojo Jazz Band @ Thali of India, 7:00 pm
  • Jeff Tyzik with guest artists Clay Jenkins, Bob Sneider, Mark Kellogg, and Eastman Community School faculty member José Encarnacion at the 40th Annual Penfield Jazz Fund Raiser Concerts @ Penfield High School Auditorium, 7:30 pm
  • Watkins & the Rapiers @ Little Theatre Cafe, 8:30 pm

Saturday, May 1, 2010

  • Hard Logic @ Bistro 135, 7:00 pm
  • Jeff Tyzik with guest artists Clay Jenkins, Bob Sneider, Mark Kellogg, and Eastman Community School faculty member José Encarnacion at the 40th Annual Penfield Jazz Fund Raiser Concerts @ Penfield High School Auditorium, 7:30 pm
  • Ted Nicolosi & Shared Genes @ Jasmine's Asian Fusion, 7:30 pm
  • Kris Jensen with Mike Melito Quartet @ The Grill at Strathallan, 8:30 pm
  • Nancy Perry @ Little Theatre Cafe, 8:30 pm
  • Roger Eckers Trio @ McArdle's Restaurant, 1355 Fairport Road (31F), Fairport, NY, 8:30 pm
  • East End Jazz Boys @ Havana Moes, 9:30 pm

Sunday, May 2, 2010

  • Bill Slater @ The Lodge at Woodcliff, 11:30 am
  • Bop Shop Spring 2010 Record Show (for the love of vinyl, check out the Dollar Store, too!) @ The Bop Shop at the Village Gate 274 N Goodman St., 10:00 am to 4:00 pm
  • The Westview Project w Nick Brust and Mike Vanbebber @ Lovin' Cup, 7:00 pm

Monday, May 3, 2010

  • The Bowties Brad Batz Group @ Little Theatre Cafe, 7:30 pm
  • Quinn Lawrence & Anna Reguero (Swing dance, instruction & jazz) @ Flat Iron Cafe, 9:00 pm

Tuesday, May 4, 2010

  • Michael Sinicropi Duo @ Bistro 135, 6:00 pm
  • Quintopus @ Boulder Coffee Co (Brooks Landing), 955 Genesee Street, 7:00 pm

Wednesday, May 5, 2010

  • Dave Mancini @ Bistro 135, 6:00 pm
  • Rochester Metropolitan Jazz Orchestra, Al Bruno Trio w/Tom Monte @ Roger Robach Community Center, 6:00 pm
  • Margaret Explosion @ Little Theatre Cafe, 7:30 pm
  • Paradigm Shift @ Pomodoro's Grill & Wine Bar, 7:00 pm
  • Former Jazz90.1 host and The Jazz Session podcast guy Jason Crane reads from Unexpected Sunlight, his first collection of poetry (including some about jazz) @ Hughes Rotunda in the Wilson Education Building at St. John Fisher College, 7:30 pm
  • Making American Music Series: Women of Jazz with the Ladies First Jazz Big Band @ Strong National Museum of Play, 7:30 pm

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

  • Canandaigua Academy Jazz at the Academy "Night Club Night" with saxophonist Dean Keller guest artist, with the Canandaigua Middle School Jazz Band, New Jazz and Jazz Ensembles, May 7, 2010, 7:30 pm
  • Exodus to Jazz presents Four80East @ Radisson Hotel Rochester Riverside, Saturday, May 15, 2010, two shows 8:00 & 10:00 pm
  • Art Loves Jazz 2010 to support Jazz 90.1 @ Artisan Works, May 20, 2010, 6:30-9:30 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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