Jazz Around Town: If you venture outside, you can find some live jazz here and there
Grammy nominee Gerald Clayton and his Trio coming to the Exodus to Jazz stage February 12th

Jazz Around Town: Dodged a bullet (yes...the snow theme continues!), so no excuses .....

image from memory.loc.gov A snow bullet, that is. While overall we've had more snow than usual here in ROC, we seem to be blessed when these monster storms threaten. Problem is, we've still got months to go...

In addition to the jazz in and around Rochester, please check out Jazz 90.1's Black History Month Celebration  featuring African-American artist each day. Art Tatum (shown on the right in Rochester circa 1946...notice the film signature? So fitting....) is featured on February 23rd. 

Thursday, February 3, 2011

  • A Giannavola @ Lemoncello, 6:00 pm
  • Jazz Dawgs @ Bistro 135, 6:00 pm
  • Joe Santora Trio with Emily Kirchoff @ Michael's Valley Grill, 7:00 pm
  • Jazz and Bluz Cruz @ Little Theatre Cafe, 7:30 pm
  • Chris Ziemba's Master's Recital @ Kilbourn Hall, ESM, 9:00 pm

Friday, February 4, 2011

  • Johnny Matt Band with Jon Seiger @ Wegmans, Eastway, 5:30 pm
  • Bobby Dibaudo Trio @ Bistro 135, 6:00 pm
  • Tom Politzer and Mic Gillette from Tower of Power @ Hilton Central Schools' Evening of Jazz @ Merton Williams Middle School, 7:00 pm (contact Mr. Streiff at 585-392-1000 ext. 2293 or jstreiff@hilton.k12.ny.us for more information)
  • Ryan T Carey & El Rojo Jazz Band @ Thali of India, 7:00 pm
  • Jimmie Highsmith, Dave Spinner and Steve Curry @ Trinities, 36 West Main St Rochester, 7:00 pm
  • Joe Santora Trio with Emily Kirchoff @ Michael's Valley Grill, 7:00 pm
  • Jake Shimabukuro @ Annual Penfield Jazz Fund Raiser Concerts, Penfield High School Auditorium, 7:30 pm
  • Madeline Forster @ Little Theatre Cafe, 8:30 pm
  • Gap Mangione & the New Blues Band @ Woodcliff Hotel & Spa, 8:30 pm

Saturday, February 5, 2011

  • Sofrito @ Bistro 135, 6:00 pm
  • Ted Nicolosi & Shared Genes @ The Pultneyville Grill, 6:30 pm
  • Robert Chevrier @ Brio Wine Bar & Grill, 7:00 pm
  • Joe Santora Trio with Emily Kirchoff @ Michael's Valley Grill, 7:00 pm
  • Jazz Cafe @ Monty's Korner, 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, 7:00 pm (Call Mr. Viavattine at 585-349-5217 for more information)
  • Jake Shimabukuro @ Annual Penfield Jazz Fund Raiser Concerts, Penfield High School Auditorium, 7:30 pm
  • Whitney Marchelle & Uptown Jazz @ Tala Vera Cantina, 8:00 pm
  • Cool Club @ Little Theatre Cafe, 8:30 pm
  • Gap Mangione & the New Blues Band @ Woodcliff Hotel & Spa, 8:30 pm
  • East End Jazz Boys @ Havana Moes, 9:30 pm

Sunday, February 6, 2011

  • Bill Slater @ The Lodge at Woodcliff, 11:30 am
  • Katie Ernst in Bebop to Bach Kids Concert @ The Harley School, 1:00 pm
  • Troup Street Jazz Jam Session @ Beale Street Cafe, 6:30 pm

Monday, February 7, 2011

  • The Britton Duo @ Bistro 135, 6:00 pm
  • Annie Wells @ Little Theatre Cafe, 7:30 pm
  • Frank Barbato and Sounds of Sinatra @ Keenans Restaurant, 8:30 pm

Tuesday, February 8, 2011

  • Ted Nicolosi & Shared Genes @ Bistro 135, 6:00 pm
  • Inda Cut @ Tala Vera Cantina, 7:00 pm
  • Eastman Jazz Ensemble @ Eastman School of Music-Kilbourn Hall, 8:00 pm

Wednesday, February 9, 2011

  • Tony Gianavola @ Beale Street Cafe, 6:00 pm
  • Brad Batz Trio @ Bistro 135, 6:00 pm
  • Robert Chevrier @ Brio Wine Bar & Grill, 6:30 pm
  • It's Jazz, by George! with Rod Blumenau Quartet @ Strong National Museum of Play, 7:00 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

  • 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
  • Al Di Meola New World Sinfonia @ Buffalo State Performing Arts Center, Saturday, March 26th
  • 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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