Jazz@Rochester's picks for XRIJF Day Eight (June 18, 2010)
Jazz@Rochester's picks for last day of XRIJF (June 19, 2010)

Jazz Around Town: There is something else out there....

Although the Xerox Rochester Jazz Festival starts Friday and completely sucks the air out of the local jazz scene (one reason is that so many will be playing the festival itself), there is still live jazz elsewhere. It's a bit light, of course. This post and the listings post next week are usually works in progress for their useful lives as I'll often add gigs as I learn of them throughout the week. So check back often, especially fir after hours gigs going on outside of the jazz festival and the "official" after hours. One thing you won't find in these listings are XRIJF listings. Look at the panel in the right to find links to all of the posts where I put my "picks" for what they're worth to you. Here you'll find what else is going on out there ... or at least what I can learn about. If you know of anything else, please send me an email and I'll try to add it (conversely, if there's something up here that you know is off, let me know).

Thursday, June 10, 2010

  • Po'Boys Brass Band @ Granite Mills Park, High Falls, 12:15 pm
  • Jazz Dawgs @ Bistro 135, 6:30 pm
  • Jimmie Highsmith Jr. & Funkbox @ Merchant's Grill, 7:00 pm
  • Roof of the Night @ Little Theatre Cafe, 7:30 pm
  • Matt Valerio @ The Grill at Strathallan, 8:00 pm
  • Dave Rivello Ensemble @ Village Rock Cafe, 9:00 pm

Friday, June 11, 2010 (in addition to the start of the XRIJF)

  • Jon Seiger and Bobby Dibaudo @ Bistro 135, 6:00 pm
  • Jack Allen Big Band @ Port of Pittsford Park, 7:00 pm
  • Ryan T Carey & El Rojo Jazz Band @ Thali of India, 7:00 pm
  • Friday Nights on the Brewdeck: Music Makers Big Band @ Wagner Vineyards, 9322 State Road 414, Lodi, NY 14860, 8:00 pm
  • Deborah Magone @ Little Theatre Cafe, 8:30 pm

Saturday, June 12, 2010

  • Madeline Forster (Live recording) @ Bistro 135, 7:00 pm
  • Steve Green Trio @ Bernunzio Uptown Music, 7:00 pm
  • Nancy Kelly Quartet @ The Grill at Strathallan, 8:30 pm
  • Annie Wells @ Little Theatre Cafe, 8:30 pm

Sunday, June 13, 2010

  • Bill Slater @ The Lodge at Woodcliff, 11:30 am
  • Andy Stobie and the Greater Finger Lakes Jazz Orchestra @ Newark Fest 2010 - Rt. 31 and 88, Newark, NY, 1:00 pm
  • Open Jazz Jam Session with Troup Street @ Beale Street Cafe, 6:00 pm
  • Music on the Canal:Nostalgic Reunion @ Spencerport Canal Park, Downtown Spencerport, 6:30 pm
  • Rick Holland Little Big Band @ Lovin Cup, 7:00 pm

Monday, June 14, 2010

  • The White Hots @ Little Theatre Cafe, 7:30 pm

Tuesday, June 15, 2010

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

Wednesday, June 16, 2010

  • Dave Mancini and Friends @ Bistro 135, 6:00 pm
  • Paradigm Shift @ Pomodoro's Grill & Wine Bar, 8:00 pm

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

  • The Marcus Roberts Trio with RPO in "Red, White & Boom" @ CMAC, July 3, 7:30 pm
  • Najee, Tom Browne, Roy Ayers, and Jimmie Highsmith Jr. in “Sax in the City” @ Riverside Festival Site, Gates, July 21, 5:00 pm, Music, 7:00 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!

This post was originally published on JazzRochester.

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