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Jazz Around Town: Nothing like writing my listings post at a bar...

Putting together the post offsite at the most recent entry to the jazz venue scene here, Tala Vera Cantina, sipping some XX and having some of their habenero based Salsa Verde-Muerta while I wait for Rick Holland Quintet to come in and perform. Oh, and writing this post... I'll have more on Tala Vera in a later post, but artists (not just jazz, too) should link through to their site and contact Bernard Matthews, the owner, about gigging here. They're just getting started ... we need to support new venues! Now to the listings (and me going to try out some of Tala Vera's California-Mexican food):

Thursday, October 28, 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
  • Bop Arts presents Duck Baker @ Bop Shop Atrium in the Village Gate, 8:00 pm
  • Dave Rivello Ensemble @ Village Rock Cafe (East Rochester), 9:00 pm

Friday, October 29, 2010

  • Bobby Dibaudo @ Bistro 135, 6:00 pm
  • Jimmie Highsmith Jr. & Dave Spinner @ Jack's Place at Durand Eastman Park, 6:00 pm
  • The Jim Nugent Trio @ Lillian's Restaurant, 2200 Penfield Rd, 6:30 pm
  • Ryan T Carey & El Rojo Jazz Band @ Thali of India, 7:00 pm
  • The Moho Collective @ Boulder Coffee Company, 8:00 pm
  • Fred Costello & Co. @ Lemoncello (East Rochester), 8:00 pm
  • Ted Nicolosi & Shared Genes Acoustic Alchemy Revue @ The Brighton Restaurant, 8:00 pm
  • Madeline Forster @ Little Theatre Cafe, 8:30 pm
  • Gap Mangione & the New Blues Band @ Woodcliff Hotel & Spa, 8:30 pm
  • Grant Stewart @ The Grill at Strathallan, 8:30 pm
  • Roger Eckers/Fred Costello Duo @ Luna Piena Bistro, 9:00 pm

Saturday, October 30, 2010

  • Grant Stewart Master Class (Sax & improv) @ Eastman School of Music, Rm. 320, 3:30 pm new
  • John Sieger @ Bistro 135, 6:30 pm
  • Robert Chevrier @ Brio Wine Bar & Grill, 7:00 pm
  • Jazz Cafe @ Monty's Korner, 7:30 pm
  • Ted Nicolosi & Shared Genes Acoustic Alchemy Revue @ Jasmine's Asian Fusion, 7:30 pm
  • Paradigm Shift @ Tala Vera Cantina, 8:00 & 10:00 pm
  • Steve Greene Trio @ Little Theatre Cafe, 8:30 pm
  • Grant Stewart @ The Grill at Strathallan, 8:30 pm
  • East End Jazz Boys @ Havana Moes, 9:30 pm
  • Filthy Funk at the Spook-a-licious Dance Party @ Dub Land Underground, 10:00 pm

Sunday, October 31, 2010

  • Bill Slater @ The Lodge at Woodcliff, 11:30 am

Monday, November 1, 2010

  • Monday Night Live (Smooth jazz and R&B) @ Mamooche Bistro, 7:00 pm
  • Lumiere @ Little Theatre Cafe, 7:30 pm
  • The Moho Collective @ Boulder Coffee Company, 8:00 pm

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

  • Simon Fletcher Quintopus @ Bistro 135, 6:00 pm
  • Mike Allen AKOS @ Lemoncello, 7:00 pm

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

  • Kurt Johnson Trio @ Bistro 135, 6:00 pm
  • Robert Chevrier @ Brio Wine Bar & Grill, 6:30 pm
  • Simply Jazz Quartet @ Ciao Baby BBQ and Seafood, 7:00 pm new
  • The Margaret Explosion @ Little Theatre Cafe, 7:30 pm
  • Lindsey Holland with Rick Holland 5tet @ Tala Vera Cantina, 8:00 pm new
  • Paradigm Shift @ Pomodoro's Grill & Wine Bar, 8:00 pm

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

  • Jazz 90.1 Fall Membership Drive is underway. Pledge here.
  • NYC’s Gordon Webster Band and Swing Dance (more at Groove Juice Swing) @ Eisenhart Auditorium, Rochester Museum & Science Center, November 6, 7:30 pm
  • Hot Club of Detroit @ Albright Knox Art Gallery, 1285 Elmwood Ave., Buffalo, November 6, 8:00 pm
  • Bop Arts presents Carl Ludwig Hübsch`s Longrun Development of the Universe @ The Bop Shop Atrium, Village Gate, November 9, 8:00 pm
  • Jazz 90.1 Holiday Show and Sale @ Memorial Art Gallery, November 13, 1-5 pm. Vendors and crafters from around the Rochester area will feature their wonderful products at special holiday prices.
  • Bop Arts presents Jason Kao Hwang "Burning Bridge" Ensemble @ The Bop Shop Atrium, Village Gate, November 15, 8:00 pm
  • John Fedchock @ The Grill at Strathallan, November 19 & 20, 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!

This post was originally published on JazzRochester.


What happened to Vincent Herring at the Strath. I haven't seen a black performer there in the past three years other than Wycliffe Gordon sitting in.. I was looking forward to it. Perhaps I have the dates confused.

Is Whitney Marchelle going to perform at the Strath she is a very good singer also I heard her sit in at the Strath with Nancy Kelly a month ago.

Bob Sneider always brings in great acts at the Strath and he is a great himself.

I love your site when I come to town I ways check your site out before I come.

I enjoy Katie Ernest on the bass as well.
Nice to see some vocalist at the Strath.

Debrah, thanks for your comment. I've been told that Vincent had to cancel and Grant Stewart is filling in on the same dates. According to Bob, they're going to have Vincent back at the as soon as possible.

Thanks for your kind words about the blog.

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