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For those of you who don't already know through other channels, my almost unprecedented absence from this blog last Wednesday was due to a major and tragic development in my life. My wonderful mother, who fell down the stairs in my parents' new home in Wichita on July 18th, sustaining massive head injuries, passed from this world on Sunday, July 25th, at the Harry Hynes Memorial Hospice in Wichita (a wonderful place who treated her with dignity and deep care in her final days and hours). I'm still in Kansas with my family. I need distractions, so have done the listings for live jazz in and around Rochester for the next seven days to help keep my mind off this devastating loss.

Thursday, July 29, 2010

  • Ted Nicolosi & Shared Genes @ Holy Cross, 4492 Lake Ave, 6:00 pm
  • Andie Stobie & the Greater Finger Lakes Jazz Orchestra @ Jazz at the Landing, Steamboat Landing, Canandaigua, 6:00 pm
  • Brass Magic @ Irondequoit Performing Arts Gazebo, 1280 Titus Ave., 6:30 pm
  • Jazz Dawgs @ Bistro 135, 6:30 pm
  • Robert Chevrier @ Brio Wine Bar & Grill, 6:30 pm
  • Mike Allen, AKOS featuring Graham Kier @ Lemoncello, 7:00 pm
  • Trio East @ Little Theatre Cafe, 7:30 pm
  • Matt Valerio @ The Grill at Strathallan, 8:00 pm
  • Mark Cassara @ Pane Vino, 8:00 pm

Friday, July 30, 2010

  • Bobby Dibaudo @ Bistro 135, 6:00 pm
  • Mark Cassara @ TC Riley's Park Point, 6:00 pm
  • Ted Nicolosi & Shared Genes @ Holy Cross, 4492 Lake Ave, 6:00 pm
  • Smugtown Stompers @ Port of Pittsford Park, 7:00 pm
  • Ryan T Carey & El Rojo Jazz Band @ Thali of India, 7:00 pm
  • Letterpress @ Boulder Coffee Co., 8:00 pm
  • Mike Allen & the Avatars @ Pomodoro Grill & Wine Bar, 8:00 pm
  • Moonlight Stroll Music Series: Rochester Metropolitan Jazz Orchestra @ Sonnenberg Gardens & Mansion State Historic Park, Canandaigua, 8:00 pm
  • Ted Nicolosi & Shared Genes @ Bistro 135, 8:00 pm (patio)
  • Jim Nugent Trio @ Little Theatre Cafe, 8:30 pm
  • Jay Leonhart Trio @ The Grill at Strathallan, 8:30 pm

Saturday, July 31, 2010

  • Mark Cassara @ Bistro 135, 6:00 pm
  • Robert Chevrier @ Brio Wine Bar & Grill, 6:30 pm
  • Ted Nicolosi & Shared Genes @ Jasmine's Asian Fusion, 7:30 pm
  • Jay Leonhart Trio @ The Grill at Strathallan, 8:30 pm
  • East End Jazz Boys @ Havana Moes, 9:30 pm

Sunday, August 1, 2010

  • Bill Slater @ The Lodge at Woodcliff, 11:30 am
  • Troup Street Jazz Jam Session @ Beale Street Cafe, 6:00 pm
  • The Westview Project @ Lovin' Cup, 7:00 pm

Monday, August 2, 2010

  • "Monday Night Live (6 Minute Monday)," Smooth Jazz and R&B featuring Jimmie Highsmith Jr., with Funkbox and Kinetik Flo, Open Jam/Open Mic to follow. @ Mamooche Bistro 384 East Ave., Rochester, 7:00 pm
  • The White Hots @ Little Theatre Cafe, 7:30 pm
  • Quinn Lawrence & Anna Reguero (swing dance instruction, too) @ Flat Iron Cafe, 9:00 pm

Tuesday, August 3, 2010

  • Graham Keir and John Britton @ Bistro 135, 6:00 pm
  • Jack Allen Big Band @ Pavilion at Buckland Park, Brighton, 6:30 pm
  • Paradigm Shift @ Veterans' Memorial Park, 3100 Atlantic Ave, Penfield, 7:00 pm

Wednesday, August 4, 2010

  • Todd East and Friends @ Aqueduct Park, 23 E. Main St., noon
  • Todd East @ Bistro 135, 6:00 pm
  • Geneva Lakefront Concerts: MusicMakers Big Band @ Lakefront Park Gazebo, 1 Lakefront Drive, Geneva, 7:00 pm
  • Greece Choral Society with Greece Jazz Band @ Ontario Beach Park, 7:00 pm
  • Stringplicity @ 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!

This post was originally published on JazzRochester.


Thank you for the blog post and I am very sorry for your loss.

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