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Jazz Around Town: While it has cooled down in ROC (at least today), the jazz is still hot...

sax image I arrived back in ROC this afternoon and almost need a sweater today (quite a jolt after over 7 days in 100+ degree weather in Kansas. Here are the jazz listings for in and around Rochester for the next seven days. Unfortunately, my DNS issues with City's site have come back and I'm too tired from travel to mess with it, so watch this page later in the week and get any updates (and musicians, please let me know if I've missed anything).

Thursday, August 4, 2011

  • Wine & Jazz Happy Hour with The Swooners @ Woodcliff Hotel & Spa, 5:30 pm
  • Ted Nicolosi & Shared Genes @ Bistro 135, 6:30 pm
  • Joe Santora Trio with Emily Kirchoff @ Michael's Valley Grill, 7:00 pm
  • Tinted Image @ Strathallan Hotel, 7:30 pm

Friday, August 5, 2011

  • ECMS Middle School Instrumental Jazz Participants Concert @ Kilbourn Hall, ESM, 11:00 am
  • Johnny Matt Band with Jon Seiger @ Wegmans, Eastway, 5:30 pm
  • Jimmie Highsmith Jr., Smooth Jazz Trio @ Trinities Restaurant, 6:30 pm
  • Side Project featuring Adrian Dematteo @ Bistro 135, 6:30 pm
  • Andy Stobie and the Greater Finger Lakes Jazz Orchestra @ Commons Park (corner of Coach & Main in Canandaigua), 6:30 pm
  • Ryan T Carey  @ Thali of India, 7:00 pm
  • Ted Nicolosi & Shared Genes @ The Pultneyville Grill, 7:00 pm
  • Joe Santora Trio with Emily Kirchoff @ Michael's Valley Grill, 7:00 pm
  • Adrian DiMatteo @ Hogan's Hideaway, 7:00 pm
  • Greg Chako @ Tala Vera Cantina, 8:00 pm
  • The Westview Project with Nick Brust @ Strathallan Hotel, 8:30 pm

Saturday, August 6, 2011

  • The Freddy Colon Jazz Quartet with The Darin Price Salsa Dancers @ Rochester ABOVE African American Music and Arts Festival at Highland Park Bowl, 12:50 pm
  • Jimmie Highsmith Experience @ Rochester ABOVE African American Music and Arts Festival at Highland Park Bowl, 1:45 pm
  • Will Holton @ Rochester ABOVE African American Music and Arts Festival at Highland Park Bowl, 4:05 pm
  • Bowties @ Park Avenue Festival (Oxford St. Stage), 4:30 pm
  • Simon Fletcher @ Bistro 135, 6:00 pm
  • Joe Santora Trio with Emily Kirchoff @ Michael's Valley Grill, 7:00 pm
  • Ted Nicolosi & Shared Genes @ Henry B's Italian Cuisine, 8:00 pm
  • Hard Logic @ Johnny's Irish Pub, 8:00 pm
  • East End Jazz Boys @ Havana Moes, 9:30 pm
  • Methodical Methods presents La Orquesta Antonetti @ Strathallan Hotel, 10:00 pm

Sunday, August 7, 2011

  • Troup Street Jazz Jam Session with Nikola Tomic, Mike Frederick, Nick Weiser, & Jeff Krol @ Beale Street Cafe, 6:00 pm (cancelled)

Monday, August 8, 2011

  • Happy Hour with Brad Batz @ Woodcliff Hotel & Spa, 5:30 pm
  • The Chris Hollywood Pro-Am Jam @ Abilene, 9:00 pm

Tuesday, August 9, 2011

  • Happy Hour with Andy Calabrese @ Woodcliff Hotel & Spa, 5:30 pm
  • Michael Vidala @ Bistro 135, 6:00 pm
  • Thomas Gravino @ Lemoncello, 6:00 pm

Wednesday, August 10, 2011

  • Uptown Jazz featuring Whitney Marchelle @ Noontime Concert Series at Aqueduct Park (on the river at Main St. bridge), 12:00 pm
  • Uptown Groove @ Bistro 135, 6:00 pm
  • Allegro @ Ontario Beach Park, 7:00 pm
  • Andy Stobie and the Greater Finger Lakes Jazz Orchestra @ Budd Park Gazebo, 37 Water Street, Shortsville, NY, 7:00 pm
  • Rick Holland-Evan Dobbins Little Big Band @ Tala Vera Cantina, 8:00 pm
  • Paradigm Shift @ Pomodoro's Grill & Wine Bar, 7:30 pm

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

  • Nick Finzer Septet @ Tala Vera Cantina, Friday, August 12, 8:00 pm
  • Joey DeFrancesco with Nancy Kelly with Carmen Intorre and Bobby Militello @ Fulton Jazz Festival, Fulton, NY, Saturday, August 13, 7:00 pm
  • Joey DeFrancesco with Bob Sneider and Carmen Intorre @ Abbott's Downtown, 72 St. Paul St., Rochester, Sunday, August 14, 7:00 pm & 9:00 pm
  • Rick Braun @ Glenora Wine Cellars, Sunday, August 21, 2:00 pm
  • 5th Annual Evening of Wine and Jazz gala fundraiser to benefit Jazz90.1 WGMC-FM @ Waterside Room, Pier 45 in the Port of Rochester, Thursday, September 15 from 6:30 – 9:30 p.m (Tickets on sale August 8th)
  • Exodus to Jazz presents the Kenny Garrett Quartet @ Hochstein School of Music, Saturday, September 24, 2011, 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 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 "Contact Us" button above). 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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