Jazz Around Town: Live (jazz) from Kansas....
A quick note from Kansas...

Jazz Around Town: Missing a lot while out of town, but you don't have to....

Still in Wichita, Kansas, helping my parents move, but thinking of what I'm missing at home, especially my wife, but also getting out to see some music.... 

I recently checked out the videos submitted by the mostly young artists to the Rochester Jazz Star contest. Geez there's a lot of talent out there. According to the RocJazzStar tweeter, over 98,000 votes were cast during Round 1! Round 2 started on May 17th and continues through to the 28th. There will be a gala awards presentation on June 9th (you can buy tickets on their site). Check out the semi-finalists on their site.

Thursday, May 20, 2010

  • Jazz Dawgs @ Bistro 135, 6:30 pm
  • Art Loves Jazz 2010 to support Jazz 90.1 @ Artisan Works, 6:30-9:30 pm
  • New Horizons Big Band and Brasso Profundo @ Kilbourn Hall, Eastman School of Music, 7:00 pm
  • Mike Allen & the Avatars @ Beale Street Cafe, 7:00 pm
  • DjanGoners @ Little Theatre Cafe, 7:30 pm
  • Dawn Thomson Duo @ The Grill at Strathallan, 8:00 pm

Friday, May 21, 2010

  • Dave Savine Quartet @ Bistro 135, 6:00 pm
  • The Revelers, Jazz Contingent @ Abilene, 6:00 pm
  • Ryan T Carey & El Rojo Jazz Band @ Thali of India, 7:00 pm
  • Mark Cassara @ Pane Vino, 7:00 pm
  • Paradigm Shift with Mark Collins @ Immanuel Baptist Church, Park Ave., Rochester, 7:00 pm
  • Bop Arts presents the Penfield High School Monday-Wednesday Jazz Ensemble at the Bop Shop Atrium, 274 North Goodman Street in the Village Gate, 7:30 pm (Facebook event)
  • Jim Nugent Trio @ Boulder Coffee Company (Alexander Street), 8:00 pm
  • Bob Sneider Quartet @ The Grill at Strathallan, 8:30 pm
  • Madeline Forster @ Little Theatre Cafe, 8:30 pm

Saturday, May 22, 2010

  • Sofrito @ Bistro 135, 6:00 pm
  • The Westview Project with Nick Brust @ Pomodoro Grill & Wine Bar, 7:00 pm
  • Ted Nicolosi and Shared Genes @ Jasmine's Asian Fusion, 7:30
  • Mike Kaupa Quartet @ The Grill at Strathallan, 8:30 pm
  • Kinloch Nelson Trio @ Little Theatre Cafe, 8:30 pm
  • The Po' Boys Brass Band @ Lovin Cup, 9:30 pm
  • East End Jazz Boys @ Havana Moes, 9:30 pm

Sunday, May 23, 2010

  • Open Jazz Jam Session with Mike Allen with Troup Street Band @ Beale Street Cafe, 6:00 pm
  • Nick Finzer Quintet @ Boulder Coffee Co-Brooks Landing, 7:00 pm
  • Ryan Barclay Quintet @ Lovin' Cup, 7:00 pm

Monday, May 24, 2010

  • New Horizons Concert Band, Symphonic Band and Combined Bands @ Kodak Hall, Kodak Hall at Eastman Theatre, 7:00 pm
  • The Bowties @ Little Theatre Cafe, 7:30 pm

Tuesday, May 25, 2010

  • Ted Nicolosi and Shared Genes @ Bistro 135, 5:30 pm  

Wednesday, May 26, 2010

  • Music Makers Big Band, Al Bruno Trio with Tom Monte @ Roger Robach Community Center, 6:00 pm
  • Todd East @ Bistro 135, 6:00 pm
  • Eastman Community Music School Jazz @ Boulder Coffee Co-Brooks Landing, 7:00 pm
  • Margaret Explosion @ Little Theatre Cafe, 7:30 pm
  • Paradigm Shift @ Pomodoro's Grill & Wine Bar, 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.The aim is to give you a one stop place to find all your jazz in Rochester. Only start times are listed, visit or call the venue for more details (the sites for many are in the right panel). 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!

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