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Jazz Around Town: What's a Meliora? So much music, so little time...

University of Rochester badgeThis weekend there's lots of music of all kinds around town due to the University of Rochester's Meliora Weekend, including the Eastman School of Music. Of course, the main event is bassist Ron Carter's appearance here on Saturday afternoon with his Quartet (you bet I have tickets and am grooving to Carter's Dear Miles album while I write this). Later in the week there's chances to hear the Mikolaj Trzaska, Steve Swell Duo, Bobby Militello Quartet with Gap Mangione, and Bob Brookmeyer with the Eastman Jazz ensembles. So much jazz, so little time....

Thursday, 0ctober 14, 2010

  • Jazz Dawgs @ Bistro 135, 6:30 pm
  • Mike Allen AKOS' Avatars @ Beale Street Cafe, 7:00 pm
  • The Russell Fielder Trio @ Little Theatre Cafe, 7:30 pm
  • Katie Ernst Duo @ The Grill at Strathallan, 8:00 pm

Friday, October 15, 2010

  • Bobby Dibaudo @ Bistro 135, 6:00 pm
  • Deanna Witkowski and Filó Machado @ Tapas 177 Lounge, 6:00 pm
  • Jimmie Highsmith Jr. @ Jack's Place at Durand Eastman Golf Club, 1200 Kings Hwy Rochester, 6:00 pm
  • The Westview Project @ Pane Vino, 6:30 pm
  • Kevin McCarthy @ TC Rileys Park Point, 6:30 pm
  • Ryan T Carey & El Rojo Jazz Band @ Thali of India, 7:00 pm
  • Ted Nicolosi & Shared Genes @ The Brighton Restaurant, 7:00 pm
  • The Meta Accord @ Boulder Coffee, 8:00 pm
  • Madeline Forster @ Little Theatre Cafe, 8:30 pm
  • Bill Dobbins Quartet @ The Grill at Strathallan, 8:30 pm
  • Mark Cassara Band @ Bistro 135, 9:00 pm
  • Jim Lane @ Lemoncello (E. Rochester), 9:30 pm

Saturday, October 16, 2010

  • Ron Carter Quartet @ Kilbourn Hall, ESM, 2:30 pm (part of Eastman Weekend 2010 (Master class and conversation at 10:30 am). For you Ron Carter fans & aficionados Sibley Library has just installed a new exhibit of Ron Carter materials, in recognition of the honorary doctorate he will be receiving during Meliora Weekend. The exhibit, in the second floor display case near the circulation desk, features recordings, scores, photographs, yearbooks, and other material that touch on his years here at Eastman, as well as highlighting Carter's illustrious career (Ron Netsky profile here).
  • Jimmie Highsmith Jr. celebrating his Mother Sharon Highsmith's 60th, featuring WDKX's Memory Lane co-host Tony Boler, the spoken word of Jimmie's wife Lu, and a concert by The Jimmie Highsmith Jr. Experience @ Mamooche Bistro on East Avenue at Alexander, 5:00 pm
  • Hard Logic @ Bistro 135, 7:00 pm
  • Marco Amadio @ Brio Wine Bar & Grill, 7:00 pm
  • The Westview Project with Doug Stone @ Pomodoro Grill & Wine Bar, 7:00 pm
  • Russell Fielder & Jim Rhody Duet @ Jasmine's Asian Fusion, 7:30 pm
  • Pat Metheny @ University of Buffalo Center for the Arts, Mainstage Theatre, Buffalo, 8:00 pm
  • Steve Greene Trio @ Little Theatre Cafe, 8:30 pm
  • Bob Sneider Quartet @ The Grill at Strathallan, 8:30 pm
  • Gap Mangione & the New Blues Band @ Woodcliff Hotel & Spa, 8:30 pm
  • East End Jazz Boys @ Havana Moes, 9:30 pm

Sunday, October 17, 2010

  • Bill Slater @ The Lodge at Woodcliff, 11:30 am
  • Tina Signorelli (flute) @ Events@111 N Chestnut (Reformation Lutheran Church) to support Loop Ministries and their Music After Skool programs, 4:00 pm (Tina's not going to be plaing jazz—OK she may—but please consider coming out to support this great program get off the ground).
  • Mikolaj Trzaska, Steve Swell Workshop @ Nazareth College, Wilmot Music Hall, 7:00 pm
  • Ben Thomas @ Lemoncello, 6:00 pm
  • Moondance @ Lovin' Cup, 7:00 pm
  • Troup Street Jazz Jam Session @ Beale Street Cafe, 6:30 pm

Monday, October 18, 2010

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

  • Simon Fletcher @ Bistro 135, 6:00 pm
  • Bobby Militello Quartet with special guest Gap Mangione @ Nola's, 4775 Lake Ave., 7:30 pm

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

  • Dave Savine @ Bistro 135, 6:00 pm
  • Robert Chevrier @ Brio Wine Bar & Grill, 6:30 pm
  • The Margaret Explosion @ Little Theatre Cafe, 7:30 pm
  • Paradigm Shift @ Pomodoro's Grill & Wine Bar, 8:00 pm
  • Bob Brookmeyer with the Eastman Jazz Ensemble and New Jazz Ensemble @ Kodak Hall at Eastman Theatre, 8:00 pm

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

  • Bop Arts presents Duck Baker @ Bop Shop Atrium in the Village Gate, October 28, 8:00 pm
  • Vincent Herring @ The Grill at Strathallan, October 29 & 30, 8:30 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.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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