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Jazz Around Town: If you venture outside, you can find some live jazz here and there

Jazz Around Town: Baby it's cold outside...

You see a pattern? Yes, this is Rochester...it's January... I should not be surprised should I? But I'm feeling it in my bones (literally, my old knees and their scar tissue are just about fed up with it). There's a bit of jazz being played here and there around Rochester. Here's what I was able to find out (tell me if you know of more...).

Thursday, January 20, 2011

  • Anthony Giannavola @ Lemoncello, 6:00 pm
  • Jazz Dawgs @ Bistro 135, 6:30 pm
  • Mark Cassara @ Pane Vino, 8:00 pm
  • The Agenda @ Tala Vera, 8:00 pm

Friday, January 21, 2011

  • Ted Nicolosi and Shared Genes @ The Pultneyville Grill, 4135 Mill St., Williamson, 6:00 pm
  • Bobby Dibaudo Trio @ Bistro 135, 6:00 pm
  • Ryan T Carey & El Rojo Jazz Band @ Thali of India, 7:00 pm
  • Jimmie Highsmith Jr. and Dave Spinner @ Trinities Restaurant, 36 W Main St., Rochester, 7:00 pm
  • 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, 8:00 pm
  • Sofrito @ Little Theatre Cafe, 8:30 pm
  • Gap Mangione & the New Blues Band @ Woodcliff Hotel & Spa, 8:30 pm
  • Alana Cahoon Band @ The Grill at Strathallan, 8:30 pm
  • Roger Eckers/Fred Costello Duo @ Luna Piena Bistro, 9:00 pm

Saturday, January 22, 2011

  • Mark Cassara Trio @ Bistro 135, 6:00 pm
  • Gap Mangione @ Pier 45, 6:30 pm
  • Robert Chevrier @ Brio Wine Bar & Grill, 7:00 pm
  • Jazz Cafe @ Monty's Korner, 7:30 pm
  • The DjanGoners, Django Reinhardt's 101st Birthday Celebration @ The Grill at Strathallan, 8:30 pm
  • Moho Collective @ Monty's Krown Lounge, 9:00 pm
  • East End Jazz Boys @ Havana Moes, 9:30 pm

Sunday, January 23, 2011

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

Monday, January 24, 2011

  • Ted Nicolosi & Shared Genes @ Bistro 135, 5:30 pm
  • Tommy Gravino @ Lemoncello, 6:00 pm
  • Russell Fielder Trio @ Little Theatre Cafe, 7:30 pm

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

  • Karl Stabnau @ Bistro 135, 6:00 pm

Wednesday, January 26, 2011

  • Tony Gianavola @ Beale Street Cafe, 6:00 pm
  • Kurt Johnson & The Swooners @ Bistro 135, 6:00 pm
  • Robert Chevrier @ Brio Wine Bar & Grill, 6:30 pm
  • Rick Holland Quartet @ Tala Vera Cantina, 8:00 pm
  • Paradigm Shift @ Pomodoro's Grill & Wine Bar, 8:00 pm

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

  • 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 the Gerald Clayton Trio @ Reformation Lutheran Church,  February 12th, 8:00 pm
  • Jimmy Cobb’s “So What” Band @ University of Buffalo, Center for the Art, February 12th, 8:00 pm
  • Annual Gala, “Jazz at the J” with Featuring Bob Sneider Quartet with Special Guest John Nugent (Other acts include Katie Ernst, Latin Jazz with Tony Padilla, Paul Smoker and the Nazareth Faculty Jazz Group, and Loose Change (Nazareth College Jazz Combo) @ Jewish Community Center, February 12, 7:30pm.
  • New Jazz Ensemble Plays Music of Bob Brookmeyer @ Kilbourn Hall, ESM, Tuesday, March 1st, 8:00 pm
  • Eastman Studio Orchestra, Bill Dobbins conducting, with guest artists Bill Holman & Bob Brookmeyer @ Eastman Theatre, Kodak Hall, Friday, March 4, 8:00 pm
  • Exodus to Jazz presents Four80East @ Reformation Lutheran Church, March 5th, 8:00 pm
  • Robert Glasper @ Albright Knox Art Gallery, Buffalo, March 20th, 3:00 pm
  • Victor Wooten Band and Stanley Clarke Trio @ Water Street Music Hall, Monday, March 21st, 7:00 pm
  • 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!

This post was originally published on JazzRochester.


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