Jazz Around Town: Tonight we're the windy city, but there will be music blowin all next week.
Wycliffe Gordon is "Home for the Holidays" to help Commencement Park with some friends

Jazz Around Town: After turkey and football, perhaps try some jazz?

Wycliffe_color_03 Writing the listings post from Kansas this week. Been here since Saturday spending some time with my Dad and family. Missing my mother, who passed this summer (and will be missing her even more tomorrow... Thanksgiving was one of her times). Please try to come out to support continuing jazz at the Little Theater on Friday and Wycliffe Gordon and friends at the "Home for the Holidays" concert to benefit Commencement Park on Sunday.

Thursday, November 25, 2010 (Happy Thanksgiving!)

  • Gap Mangione (Solo Piano) @ Conference Center, Lodge at Woodcliff, 12:00 pm

Friday, November 26, 2010

  • Black Friday Music Marathon @ The Little Theater, Noon to 10:00 pm. Cuts in state funding have put the Little’s live music program in jeopardy, so come out and help some of the best musicians in town to help raise some money to be sure the program stays alive. Ticket are $10-20 pay-what-you-can. They are available at the door and you can stay for as much music as you wish. Jazz acts include Margaret Explosion appearing at 7:45 to 8:30 and Madeline Forster will be appearing with guests including Bob Snyder, Bill Tiberio, Evan Dobbins, Doug Stone, Chris Ziemba, Dave Arenius, and The Bowties from 8:45 to 10:15 pm. See Jeff Spevak's recent D&C article here.
  • Brad Batz @ Bistro 135, 5:30 pm
  • Ryan T Carey & El Rojo Jazz Band @ Thali of India, 7:00 pm
  • Mike Kaupa Quartet @ The Grill at Strathallan, 8:30 pm
  • Roger Eckers/Fred Costello Duo @ Luna Piena Bistro, 9:00 pm

Saturday, November 27, 2010

  • The Jim Nugent Trio @ TC Riley's, 6:30 pm
  • Westview Project @ Bistro 135, 6:30 pm
  • Alana Cahoon @ Brio Wine Bar & Grill, 7:30 pm
  • Jazz Cafe @ Monty's Korner, 7:30 pm
  • Maggie Mullen @ Luna Piena Bistro, 8:30 pm
  • Kinloch Nelson Trio @ Little Theatre Cafe, 8:30 pm
  • Kyle Athayde with the Bob Sneider Trio @ The Grill at Strathallan, 8:30 pm
  • East End Jazz Boys @ Havana Moes, 9:30 pm
  • Po Boys Brass Band @ Abilene, 9:30 pm

Sunday, November 28, 2010

  • Bill Slater @ The Lodge at Woodcliff, 11:30 am
  • Troup Street Jazz Jam Session @ Beale Street Cafe, 6:30 pm
  • Wycliffe Gordon Quintet, "Home For the Holidays" with George Caldwell, Sabu Adeyola, Melvin Henderson, Sean Jefferson & Herb Smith, Benefit concert for Commencement Park @ Reformation Lutheran Church, 7:00 pm
  • Fred Costello and Company @ Lovin' Cup, 7:00 pm
  • Gap Mangione New Blues Band @ The Lodge at Woodcliff, 8:30 pm

Monday, November 29, 2010

  • Anthony Giannavola @ Lemoncello, 6:00 pm
  • The White Hots @ Little Theatre Cafe, 7:30 pm

Tuesday, November 30, 2010

  • Paul DeLoria @ Bistro 135, 6:00 pm
  • Mike Allen @ Lemoncello, 6:00 pm

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

  • Brad Batz @ 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

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

  • Adam Niewood Quartet @ The Grill at Strathallan, December 3 & 4, 8:30 pm
  • Pat Bianchi B3 Trio CD Release Party @ The Grill at Strathallan, December 10 & 11, 8:30 pm
  • Esperanza Spalding @ Buffalo State Performing Arts Center, Saturday, December 11 at 8:00 p.m
  • Charles Lloyd New Quartet (with Jason Moran, Reuban Rogers, and Eric Harland) @ Albright-Knox Gallery, Buffalo, Sunday, January 30, 3:00 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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