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

Well, while I sat here staying warm and listening to the disc Saturn Sings from guitarist Mary Halvorsen's Quintet and somehow the listings of live jazz in and around Rochester for the next seven days came into being. Check out the load of new stuff added to the Heads Up portion of the post as well (including Ms. Halvorsen...with her drummer's band):

Thursday, January 27, 2011

  • Anthony Giannavola @ Lemoncello, 6:00 pm
  • Jazz Dawgs @ Bistro 135, 6:30 pm
  • Joe Santora Trio with Emily Kirchoff @ Michael's Valley Grill, 7:00 pm
  • Jazz and Bluz Cruz @ Little Theatre Cafe, 7:30 pm
  • Todd East & Friends @ Pane Vino, 8:00 pm
  • Dave Rivello Ensemble @ Village Rock Cafe (East Rochester), 9:00 pm

Friday, January 28, 2011

  • Johnny Matt Band with Jon Seiger @ Wegmans, Eastway, 5:30 pm
  • Bobby Dibaudo & Jon Seiger @ Bistro 135, 6:00 pm
  • Ryan T Carey & El Rojo Jazz Band @ Thali of India, 7:00 pm
  • Joe Santora Trio with Emily Kirchoff @ Michael's Valley Grill, 7:00 pm
  • The Westview Project with Doug Stone @ Pomodoro Grill & Wine Bar, 7:00 pm
  • Sofrito @ Little Theatre Cafe, 8:30 pm
  • Gap Mangione & the New Blues Band @ Woodcliff Hotel & Spa, 8:30 pm

Saturday, January 29, 2011

  • Melvin Henderson @ American Music Centre, 1:00 pm
  • Ryan Griffith, James Nichols @ Tala Vera Cantina, 5:30 pm
  • Gap Mangione @ Pier 45, 6:30 pm
  • Westview Project @ 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 @ Jasmine's Asian Fusion, 7:30 pm
  • Barry Tee Trio, Alana Cahoon @ Memorial Art Gallery, 8:00 pm
  • Fred Costello & Co. @ Don's Pub, 2055 Nine Mile Pt., Penfield, 8:00 pm
  • Bob DiBaudo @ Woodcliff Hotel & Spa, 8:30 pm
  • Filthy Funk with Funknut @ Lovin' Cup, 9:00 pm
  • East End Jazz Boys @ Havana Moes, 9:30 pm

Sunday, January 30, 2011

  • Bill Slater @ The Lodge at Woodcliff, 11:30 am
  • Charles Lloyd Quartet @ Albright-Knox Gallery, 4:00 pm
  • Troup Street Jazz Jam Session @ Beale Street Cafe, 6:30 pm
  • Westside Jazz Quartet @ Lovin' Cup, 7:00 pm

Monday, January 31, 2011

  • Tommy Gravino @ Lemoncello, 6:00 pm
  • Paul DeLoria @ Bistro 135, 6:00 pm
  • Russell Fielder Trio @ Little Theatre Cafe, 7:30 pm

Tuesday, February 1, 2011

  • Smugtown Stompers @ Bistro 135, 6:00 pm

Wednesday, February 2, 2011

  • Smugtown Stompers @ 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

  • Tom Politzer and Mic Gillette from Tower of Power @ Hilton Central Schools' Evening of Jazz @ Merton Williams Middle School, Friday, February 4, 2011 (contact Mr. Streiff at 585-392-1000 ext. 2293 or jstreiff@hilton.k12.ny.us for more information)
  • Jake Shimabukuro @ Annual Penfield Jazz Fund Raiser Concerts, Penfield High School Auditorium, Friday-Saturday, February 4-5, 7:30 pm
  • Spencerport High School Jazz Band Presents 13th Annual Evening of Jazz Featuring Special Guest Artist Mic Gillette of Tower of Power (and featuring the Jazz Bands of Cosgrove Middle School, SUNY Fredonia, Fairport High School, and Spencerport High School) @ Spencerport High School Friday Jazz, Saturday, February 5th, 7:00 pm (Call Mr. Viavattine at 585-349-5217 for more information)
  • 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
  • Bop Arts presents Rozanne Levine & Chakra Tuning @ Bop Shop Atrium, Village Gate Square, Thursday, March 3rd, 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
  • Bop Arts presents Ravish Momin @ Bop Shop Atrium, Village Gate Square, Tuesday, March 8th, 8:00 pm
  • Jazz90.1 Presents First-Ever Pancake Breakfast @ Greece Olympia High School Cafeteria, 1139 Maiden Lane, Greece, Saturday, March 12 from 10:00 am to 1:00 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, Saturday, March 26th, 8:00 pm
  • Exodus to Jazz presents Marc Antoine Trio @ Reformation Lutheran Church, Saturday, March 26th, 8:00 pm
  • Bop Arts presents Eugene Chadbourne & Tatsuy Nakatani @ Bop Shop Atrium, Village Gate Square, Monday, March 28th, 8:00 pm
  • Foundation of the Monroe County Bar 1st Jazz For Justice fundraiser @ Harro East, Friday, April 1, 6:00 to 10:00 pm (more info later)
  • Cuong Vu Trio @ Kilbourn Hall, Friday, April 1st, 8:00 pm
  • Bop Arts presents The ICP Orchestra @ Bop Shop Atrium, Village Gate Square, Tuesday, April 5th, 8:00 pm
  • Mostly Other People Do the Killing @ Bug Jar, April 21st, 7:00 pm
  • The Tom Rainey Trio with Mary Halvorson and Ingrid Laubrock @ Bop Shop Atrium, Village Gate Square, Tuesday, May 3rd, 8:00 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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