Live Shots: Bending & Breaking @ Tala Vera in Rochester
Live Shots: Tamir Hendelman @ Exodus To Jazz

Jazz Around Town: So did all the snow come in December .... I doubt it!

So, I hope your 2011 is proceeding well (another way of saying HAPPY NEW YEAR!). A bit sparse out there over the next seven days, but I hope you can come out Sunday to the first concert of the Exodus to Jazz Winter/Spring series with Tamir Hendelman at the Reformation Lutheran Church! Here are the jazz listings around town for the next week.  Let me know if I missed anything....

Thursday, January 6, 2011

  • Anthony Giannavola @ Lemoncello, 6:00 pm
  • Jazz Dawgs @ Bistro 135, 6:30 pm
  • AMP @ Little Theatre Cafe, 7:30 pm
  • Dave Rivello Ensemble @ Village Rock Cafe, 8:00 pm
  • Todd East & Friends @ Pane Vino, 8:00 pm

Friday, January 7, 2011

  • Bobby Dibaudo @ Bistro 135, 6:00 pm
  • Evening of Smooth Jazz with Jimmie Highsmith Jr. @ Trinities Restaurant, 36 W. Main St Rochester in the Executive Building, 7:00 pm
  • Sofrito @ Little Theatre Cafe, 8:30 pm
  • Mark Cassara @ Bistro 135, 9:00 pm
  • Roger Eckers/Fred Costello Duo @ Luna Piena Bistro, 9:00 pm

Saturday, January 8, 2011

  • Ted Nicolosi and Shared Genes @ Pultneyville Grill, 4135 Mill St, Williamson, 6:00 pm
  • Jazz Cafe @ Monty's Korner, 7:30 pm
  • Janet Beaman @ Bistro 135, 7:00 pm
  • Robert Chevrier @ Brio Wine Bar & Grill, 7:00 pm
  • Gap Mangione & the New Blues Band @ Woodcliff Hotel & Spa, 8:30 pm
  • East End Jazz Boys @ Havana Moes, 9:30 pm

Sunday, January 9, 2011

  • Bill Slater @ The Lodge at Woodcliff, 11:30 am
  • Exodus to Jazz presents Tamir Hendelman Trio @ Reformation Lutheran Church, 6:00 pm (profile in City by Ron Netsky, and another of Jose DaCosta and ETJ by Anna Reguero in the D&C)
  • Rick Holland Little Big Band @ Lovin' Cup, 7:00 pm
  • Troup Street Jazz Jam Session @ Beale Street Cafe, 6:30 pm

Monday, January 10, 2011

  • Ted Nicolosi & Shared Genes @ Bistro 135, 5:30 pm

Tuesday, January 11, 2011

  • No jazz for you!?

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

  • Tony Gianavola @ Beale Street Cafe, 6:00 pm
  • Mark Viavattine @ Bistro 135, 6:00 pm
  • Robert Chevrier @ Brio Wine Bar & Grill, 6:30 pm
  • Rick Holland Bill Dobbins Little Big Band @ Tala Vera Cantina, 8:00 pm (cancelled due to weather)
  • Paradigm Shift @ Pomodoro's Grill & Wine Bar, 8:00 pm

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

  • RIT Performing Artists Concert Series presents Transmogrification with ESM Faculty Member Dariusz Terefenko transforming the music of Chopin into jazz @ Ingle Auditorium, RIT, Student Alumni Union, Friday, January 14th, 8:00 pm Added since publishing
  • Groove Juice Swing presents Gordon Webster Band and Swing Dance (lessons provided at 7:00 pm) @ Tango Cafe Dance Studio (3rd floor ballroom), 389 Gregory St, January 21st, 7:00 pm
  • Charles Lloyd Quartet @ Albright-Knox Gallery, January 30, 4:00 pm
  • Jake Shimabukuro @ Annual Penfield Jazz Fund Raiser Concerts, Penfield High School Auditorium, February 4-5, 7:30 pm
  • Exodus to Jazz presents Gerald Clayton Trio @ Reformation Lutheran Church,  February 12th, 8:00 pm
  • Exodus to Jazz presents Four80East @ Reformation Lutheran Church, March 5th, 8:00 pm
  • Victor Wooten Band and Stanley Clarke Trio @ Water Street Music Hall, Monday, March 21st, 7:00 pm Added since publishing
  • Exodus to Jazz presents Somi @ Reformation Lutheran Church, March 26th, 8:00 pm
  • Exodus to Jazz presents Marc Antoine Trio @ Reformation Lutheran Church, March 26th, 8:00 pm
  • Mostly Other People Do the Killing @ Bug Jar, April 21st, 7:00 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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