Live Shots: ICP Orchestra at Village Gate
Live Shots: Antonio Ciacca at Nazareth College

Jazz Around Town: Comprehensive Rochester live jazz listings for you.... every week

ICP Orchestera image by Greg BellWhile there is live jazz spread across the whole week, I'm focusing my limited time (day job is doggin me) on the two-fer of Antonio Ciacca and Lynne Arriale on Saturday.

Hope you can get out to hear something over the next seven days. And away we go ....

Thursday, April 7, 2011

  • Live Jazz Jam with ESM Students @ Triple Deuces Bar & Grill, 6:00 pm
  • A. 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
  • Artisan Jazz Trio @ Lemoncello, 7:00 pm
  • Dave Rivello Ensemble @ Village Rock Cafe (E. Rochester), 9:00 pm

Friday, April 8, 2011

  • Live Jazz Jam with ESM Students @ Triple Deuces Bar & Grill, 5:00 pm
  • Johnny Matt Band with Jon Seiger @ Wegmans-Eastway, 5:30 pm
  • Bobby Dibaudo @ Bistro 135, 6:00 pm
  • Soul Express @ Woodcliff Hotel & Spa, 6:00 pm
  • Gap Mangione @ Pier 45, 6:30 pm
  • Jazz at Immanuel with The Jimmie Highsmith Jr., Trio and opening act Bakari Smith @ Immanuel Baptist Church, Park Ave., 7:00 pm
  • Ryan T Carey @ Thali of India, 7:00 pm
  • Joe Santora Trio with Emily Kirchoff @ Michael's Valley Grill, 7:00 pm
  • El Rojo Jazz @ Chilango's Mexican Restaurant, 7:00 pm
  • Dominic Drwal recital (jazz bass) @ Eastman School of Music, 7:00 pm
  • Madeline Forster @ Little Theatre Cafe, 8:30 pm
  • Alana Cahoon Band @ The Grill at Strathallan, 8:30 pm
  • Mark Cassara @ Bistro 135, 9:00 pm
  • Cinnamon Jones @ Tala Vera Cantina, 9:00 pm
  • Roger Eckers/Fred Costello Duo @ Charlie Brown's Restaurant, 1675 Penfield Rd., 9:00 pm
  • Michael Pendowski recital (jazz saxophone)@ Eastman School of Music, 9:00 pm

Saturday, April 9, 2011

  • Antonio Ciacca @ Casa Italiana at Nazareth College, 4:00 pm
  • Simon Fletcher Trio @ Tala Vera Cantina, 6:00 pm
  • Gap Mangione @ The Shepherd Home Gala: Black and White Ball @The Lodge at Woodcliff, 6:30 pm
  • Margaret Explosion @ Arts Auction & Spring Carnival at the Genesee Center for the Arts, High Falls, 6:30 pm
  • Shawn Williams recital (jazz trumpet) @ Eastman School of Music, 7:00 pm
  • Jon Seiger @ Bistro 135, 7:00 pm
  • Robert Chevrier @ Brio Wine Bar & Grill, 7:00 pm
  • Joe Santora Trio with Emily Kirchoff @ Michael's Valley Grill, 7:00 pm
  • Ted Nicolosi and Shared Genes @ Jasmine's Asian Fusion, 7:00 pm
  • Jazz Cafe @ Monty's Korner, 7:30 pm
  • Exodus to Jazz presents Lynne Arriale Trio with J.D. Allen, Omer Avitel and Johnathan Blake @ Reformation Lutheran Church, 8:00 pm
  • Fred Stone Quartet @ Little Theatre Cafe, 8:30 pm
  • Garrett Schmidt recital (jazz trumpet) @ Eastman School of Music, 9:00 pm
  • East End Jazz Boys @ Havana Moes, 9:30 pm

Sunday, April 10, 2011

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

Monday, April 11, 2011

  • Ted Nicolosi & Shared Genes @ Bistro 135, 6:00 pm

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

  • Brad Batz @ Bistro 135, 6:00 pm
  • Thomas Gravino @ Lemoncello, 6:00 pm
  • Eastman Jazz & New Jazz Ensembles @ Eastman Theatre, Kodak Hall, 8:00 pm

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

  • The Swooners featuring Kurt Johnson @ Bistro 135, 6:00 pm
  • Robert Chevrier @ Brio Wine Bar & Grill, 6:30 pm
  • Margaret Explosion @ Little Theatre Cafe, 7:30 pm
  • Deanna Witkowski with the Webster-Thomas High School Jazz Band (her alma mater) @ Webster-Thomas High School, 800 Five Mile Line Rd, 7:30 pm (profile on City by Ron Netsky)
  • Rick Holland-Evan Dobbins Little Big Band @ 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

  • Mostly Other People Do the Killing @ Bug Jar, Thursday, April 21st, 7:00 pm
  • Nancy Kelly @ Tala Vera Cantina, Saturday, April 23d, 9:00 pm
  • Daniel Bennett Group @ "Relevent," the Honeoye Falls-Lima High School Alumni Art Exhibition, The Lower Mill, 61 North Main St., Honeoye Falls, Saturday, April 23rd, 6:00-9:00 pm
  • RIT Performing Artists Concert Series presents the "The History of Ragtime" @ Ingle Auditorium, Rochester Institute of Technology-Student Alumni Union, Friday, April 29, 8:00 pm
  • The Tom Rainey Trio with Mary Halvorson and Ingrid Laubrock @ Bop Shop Atrium, Village Gate Square, Tuesday, May 3rd, 8:00 pm
  • Art Loves Jazz 2011, sixth annual gala fundraising event to benefit Jazz90.1 @ Artisan Works, 565 Blossom Road in Rochester, Thursday May 19, 2011 from 6:30-9:30 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 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 to let us know how it went. I want to hear from you!

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