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Jazz Around Town: ROC the Day and then Jazz the Week

RocTheDay_LogoTag_Web_RGB_FIf you can spare the change, make a change. ROC the Day is a one-day giving event that will be held this year tomorrow, Thursday, December 8th (in just a few hours at midnight) and ending at 11:59 p.m. Thursday night. The entire nine-county Greater Rochester community can ROC the Day by giving to the causes that matter most to them. Visit ROCtheDay.org (just click on the image) on December 8th for an easy, one-stop way to make a difference in Rochester!

Thursday, December 8, 2011

  • Jazz & Wine Happy Hour with The Swooners @ Woodcliff Hotel & Spa, 5:00 pm
  • The John Palocy Trio @ Bistro 135, 6:30 pm
  • Joe Santora Trio with Emily Kirchoff @ Michael's Valley Grill, 7:00 pm
  • Mike Kaupa Duo Project @ Little Theatre Cafe, 7:30 pm
  • Alex Skolnick Trio @ Abilene, Thursday, 8:00 pm 
  • Fred Costello & Roger Eckers Duo @ Portobello Restaurant, 8:30 pm
  • Soul Express @ Pane Vino, 8:30 pm
  • Dave Rivello Ensemble @ Village Rock, East Rochester, 9:00 pm

Friday, December 9, 2011

  • Bobby DiBaudo Duo @ Bistro 135, 5:00 pm
  • Johnny Matt Band with Jon Seiger @ Wegmans Eastway, 5:30 pm
  • Artisan Jazz Trio @ Benefit for Alternatives for Battered Women, StudioMove, Mendon, 7:00 pm
  • Ted Nicolosi & Shared Genes @ Pultneyville Grill, Williamson, 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
  • Friday Jazz @ Immanuel with the Bill Welch Band @ Immanuel Baptist Church, Park Ave., 7:00 pm
  • Barry Tee Jazz Trio @ Pomodoro's Pittsford, 7:00 pm
  • Ted Perry Trio +1 @ Rochester Academy of Medicine, 1441 East Avenue, Rochester, 8:00 pm
  • Mark Cassara Band @ Bistro 135, 8:00 pm
  • Special Blend @ Woodcliff Hotel & Spa, 7:30 pm
  • Fred Costello & Roger Eckers Duo @ Charlie Brown's Restaurant, 7:30 pm
  • The Westview Project with Doug Stone @ Little Theatre Cafe, 8:30 pm
  • Alana Calhoun @ Grill at Strathallan, 8:30 pm

Saturday, December 10, 2011

  • Ted Nicolosi and Shared Genes @ Jasmine's Asian Fusion, 6:30 pm
  • The Swingin' Big Band Christmas Celebration by Guy Lombardo's Royal Canadians @ Smith Opera House, Geneva, 7:00 pm
  • Hard Logic @ Bistro 135, 7:00 pm
  • Joe Santora Trio with Emily Kirchoff @ Michael's Valley Grill, 7:00 pm
  • The Westview Project @ Pomodoro Grill & Wine Bar, 7:00 pm
  • Fred Costello & Roger Eckers Duo @ @ Charlie Brown's Restaurant, 7:30 pm
  • Special Blend @ Woodcliff Hotel & Spa, 7:30 pm
  • The Swooners @ Grill at Strathallan, 8:30 pm 
  • Miss Jay @ The Blue Room, 9:00 pm
  • East End Jazz Boys @ Havana Moes, 9:30 pm

Sunday, December 11, 2011

  • Organ Jazz Brunch @ Abbott's Downtown, 72 St. Paul St., 10:00 am to 2:00 pm
  • Anthony Gianavola @ Lemoncello, 6:00 pm
  • Jazz@Lovin’cup presents Sunday Night Jazz Showcase and Jam Session hosted by The Lovin' Cup Jazz Orchestra @ Lovin Cup, 7:00 pm

Monday, December 12, 2011

  • Jazz & Wine Happy Hour with The Westview Project @ Woodcliff Hotel & Spa, 5:30 pm
  • Mark Bader @ Bistro 135, 5:30 pm
  • The Miché Fambro Show @ MuCCC Theater, 7:00 pm
  • Tony Gianavola @ Beale Street Cafe, 7:00 pm
  • Brad Batz Group @ Little Theatre Cafe, 7:30 pm

Tuesday, December 13, 2011

  • Happy Hour with Tinted Image @ Woodcliff Hotel & Spa, 5:30 pm
  • Ted Nicolosi & Shared Genes @ Bistro 135, 6:00 pm
  • Jazz Supper Club with the White Hots & Tina Albright @ Monroe's Restaurant, 7:00 pm
  • Ballroom Dance with Live Music @ Edgerton Community Center, 7:30 pm
  • Judah Sealy Project @ Tala Vera Cantina, 8:00 pm
  • Miss Jay @ Boulder Coffee (Alexander), 8:00 pm

Wednesday, December 14, 2011

  • Todd East Duo @ Bistro 135, 6:00 pm
  • Mike Gentile Jazz Standards @ Lemoncello, 6:00 pm
  • Robert Chevrier @ Pomodoro Monroe Avenue, 6:30 pm
  • Paradigm Shift @ Pomodoro's Grill & Wine Bar (University Ave.), 7:30 pm (my buddies in Paradigm Shift are trying this new fangled Interwebs thingee to raise some scratch for their new disc Sounds Like Us over at IndieGoGo, lots of incentives including them cooking for you... check it out!)
  • The Margaret Explosion @ Little Theatre Cafe, 7:30 pm
  • Dave Chisolm's Calligraphy Album Release with Trio Chomp, A Victory For Upfish @ Bug Jar, 8:00 pm
  • Rick Holland-Evan Dobbins Little Big Band Christmas Show @ Tala Vera Cantina, 8:00 pm

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

  • Bop Shop presents Matt Wilson's Christmas Tree-O @ Lovin Cup, Thursday, December 15th, at 8:00 pm
  • Exodus to Jazz presents Tamir Hendelman & Gerald Clayton: “ A Duet for MoKA” Benefit Concert for the Museum of Kids Art @ Hochstein Performance Hall, January 22nd at 5:00 pm (PDF of the David Cowles poster for the concert, please put it up around town)
  • Exodus to Jazz Presents Houston Person Quartet @ Lutheran Church of the Reformation, Saturday, February 11, 8:00 pm (two 1-hour sets)
  • Jazz90.1 Presents Annual Pancake Breakfast @ Greece Olympia High School, Saturday, March 10th, 10:00 am–1:00 pm (tickets go on sale February 6th)

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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