Picks for the rest of the XRIJF before I run out of time...
A few final thoughts before we get this XRIJF party started...

Jazz Around Town: Where to find live jazz around town OTHER than (or in addition to) XRIJF

Yes, Virginia, there is jazz in town other than in and around "Jazz Street" (Gibbs) in the East End of downtown Rochester, where the Xerox Rochester International Jazz Festival will begin its 10th Anniversary 9-day run this Friday. There are more local artists appearing at the festival this year than in my recent memory, but there are still some who will be plying the usual venues and many local artists who will be at the festival are also playing gigs elsewhere in town. If you can't get to the festival this year, perhaps support our local folks at one of these gigs?  I would call venues first to make sure that the listed gigs are actually going on.  Additionally, I'll try to capture as many of those as possible and will update this page as I hear about more gigs "on the street" and otherwise.

Thursday, June 9, 2011

  • Dave Chisolm Trio @ Tala Vera Cantina, 6:00 pm
  • Dave Rivello Ensemble @ Lemoncello, 6:00 pm
  • Jazz Dawgs @ Bistro 135, 6:30 pm
  • Joe Santora Trio with Emily Kirchoff @ Michael's Valley Grill, 7:00 pm
  • The Jimmie Highsmith Jr., Experience @ Carribean Chateua (104 Platt St., High Falls District, 7:00 pm
  • Jim Nugent Trio @ Little Theatre Cafe, 7:30 pm
  • Fred Costello & Co. @ Abilene, 8:00 pm
  • Mark Cassara @ Pane Vino, 8:30 pm
  • Paradigm Shift & RIJF Alumni @ Scotland Yard Pub, 187 St Paul St., Rochester, 9:30 pm

Friday, June 10, 2011

  • Johnny Matt Band with Jon Seiger @ Wegmans-Eastway, 5:30 pm
  • Bobby DiBaudo Trio @ 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
  • Ted Nicolosi and Shared Genes @ Pultneyville Grill, 4135 Mill St Williamson, 7:00 pm
  • Adrian DiMatteo @ Hogan's Hideaway, 7:00 pm
  • Amanda Ashley @ Little Theatre Cafe, 8:30 pm
  • Soul Express @ Woodcliff Hotel & Spa, 8:30 pm
  • Alana Calhoon @ The Grill at Strathallan, 8:30 pm
  • Mark Viavattine Quartet @ Tavern58 at Gibbs, 9:00 pm
  • Quintopus @ Tala Vera Cantina, 9:00 pm (just down the street from the XRIJF after hours party)

Saturday, June 11, 2011

  • Madeline Forster with Chris Ziemba, Dave Mancini & Geoff Saunders @ Bistro 135, 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 and Jazz Lounge, 7:00 pm
  • Jazz Contingent @ Tala Vera Cantina, 8:00 pm
  • Connie Deming @ Little Theatre Cafe, 8:30 pm
  • Tinted Image @ The Grill at Strathallan, 8:30 pm
  • John Cole Band @ Pane Vino, 8:30 pm
  • Jive Street Five @ Lemoncello, 9:00 pm
  • Might be some action @ Havana Moes in the East End

Sunday, June 12, 2011

  • New Jazz Mass and Jazz Concert: Composer Karen Noble Hanson and Metro Connection @ Christ Church, East Ave., 10:45 am
  • Jazz Concert @ St. Paul's Church, 25 Westminster Road & East Avenue, 3:45 pm
  • Mike Allen @ Lemoncello, 6:00 pm
  • Troup Street Jazz Jam Session @ Beale Street Cafe, 6:30 pm
  • Footnote @ Lovin' Cup, 7:00 pm

Monday, June 13, 2011

  • Simon Fletcher @ Bistro 135, 6:00 pm
  • The Uptown Groove @ Little Theatre Cafe, 7:30 pm

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

  • Barry Tee Jazz Trio @ Wegmans-Pittsford, 5:30 pm
  • Thomas Gravino @ Lemoncello, 6:00 pm
  • Gabe Condon @ Bistro 135, 6:00 pm
  • Thomas Gravino @ Lemoncello, 6:00 pm
  • Quatro @ Tala Vera Cantina, 8:00 pm

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

  • The Swooners @ Bistro 135, 6:00 pm
  • Jeff Elliot @ Havana Moe's, 6:15 pm
  • Paradigm Shift & RIJF alumni @ Pomodoro's Grill & Wine Bar, 7:30 pm
  • The Bowties @ Little Theatre Cafe, 7:30 pm
  • Rick Holland-Evan Dobbins Little Big Band @ Tala Vera Cantina, 8:00 pm

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

  • Groove Juice Swing and Stompology present Authentic Solo Jazz Dance Weekend with Crescent City Connection on Friday night and Gordon's Grand Street Stompers from New York City on Saturday night, Friday to Sunday, June 17-19.

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!

This post was originally published on JazzRochester.

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