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Jazz Around Town: 2011 Anyone?

Now, on to the listings. If there's a big jazz thing out there for New Year's Eve, no one has bothered to let the only jazz blog in town know about it. Let me know if I missed something and I'll add it tomorrow.

So Happy New Year!!!  I'm going to be here at home, listening to music and spending NYE with my lovely wife. See you in 2011! Here's what I was able to find for jazz over the next seven days:

Thursday, December 30, 2010

  • Jazz Dawgs @ Bistro 135, 6:30 pm
  • Lumiere @ Little Theatre Cafe, 7:30 pm
  • Whitney Marchelle & Uptown Jazz @ Memorial Art Gallery, 7:30 pm

Friday, December 31, 2010 (Happy New Year!)

  • Westview Project @ Bistro 135, 5:30 pm
  • Jim Lane & Tommy Gravino @ Lemoncello, 6:00 pm
  • Ted Nicolosi & Shared Genes @ Pultneyville Grill, 4135 Mill St, Williamson, 6:00 pm
  • Ryan T Carey & El Rojo Jazz Band @ Thali of India, 7:00 pm
  • Mark Cassara Band @ Pane Vino, 8:00 pm
  • Don Mancuso & Jeff Cosco @ Little Theatre Cafe, 8:30 pm
  • Gap Mangione & the New Blues Band @ Woodcliff Hotel & Spa, 8:30 pm (reservations only!)
  • Expecting to see The Grill at Strathallan here? We're hearing that Bob Sneider has decided to check out of the Strathallan (or at least in programming the music there). Ron Netsky recently let us know. No Strath for you, at least not in the listings I've accessed
  • Roger Eckers/Fred Costello Duo @ Luna Piena Bistro, 9:00 pm
  • New Year's Eve Midnight Brunch (Free to all TNT Members and Sponsors $30.00 Non-TNT Members Brunch Menu includes: Waffles & Fried chicken, Bacon & Beef Sausage, Eggs w/toppings, Grits, Salmon Patties, Mac & Cheese, String Beans & Potatoes, Biscuits, and a Mimosa Toast Featuring Jimmie Highsmith Jr., from 9:30pm – Midnight Come before church, after church or if you don't go to church) @ Trinities, 36 West Main Street, Rochester, 9:00pm to 2:00am
  • Allegro @ Bistro 135, 9:30 pm

Saturday, January 1, 2011

  • Robert Chevrier @ Brio Wine Bar & Grill, 7:00 pm
  • Jimmie Highsmith Jr., with Dave Spinner @ LJ's Restaurant, 360 Thurston Road, Rochester, 7:00 pm
  • Jazz Cafe @ Monty's Korner, 7:30 pm
  • Ted Nicolosi & Shared Genes @ Jasmine's Asian Fusion, 7:30 pm
  • Meta Accord @ Canandaigua Inn On The Lake, 9:00 pm

Sunday, January 2, 2011

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

Monday, January 3, 2011

  • Brad Batz @ Bistro 135, 6:00 pm
  • Tommy Gravino @ Lemoncello, 6:00 pm

Tuesday, January 4, 2011

  • Mark Viavattine @ Bistro 135, 6:00 pm
  • Bending and Breaking @ Tala Vera Cantina, 7:00 pm

Wednesday, January 5, 2011

  • Jim Nugent Trio @ Bistro 135, 6:00 pm
  • Robert Chevrier @ Brio Wine Bar & Grill, 6:30 pm
  • Paradigm Shift @ Pomodoro's Grill & Wine Bar, 8:00 pm

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

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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