Matt Wilson's Christmas Tree-O jingling all the way to Lovin Cup on December 15th
Jazz Around Town: (Not) Home for the Holidays

Jazz Around Town: While I'm heading to the jazz capital of Wichita, KS, you can get some around here while I'm away ...

Heading out to Kansas to spend the holiday with my father. I'm really going to attempt to get out and hear some jazz while I'm there (yes, Virginia, there is jazz in Wichita).

I'll only be gone for a short while and will bring you the listings next week. Go listen to jazz amongst yourselves....

Thursday, December 15, 2011

  • Jazz & Wine Happy Hour with The Swooners @ Woodcliff Hotel & Spa, 5:00 pm
  • Artizan Jazz Trio @ Lemoncello, 6:00 pm
  • The Sonny Brown Band @ Rabbit Room Restaurant, Honeoye Falls, 6:00 pm
  • The John Palocy Trio @ Bistro 135, 6:30 pm
  • Joe Santora Trio with Emily Kirchoff @ Michael's Valley Grill, 7:00 pm
  • Johnny's Christmas Party with Shades Of Grey @ Johnny's Irish Pub, 7:00 pm
  • Mike Kaupa Duo Project @ Little Theatre Cafe, 7:30 pm
  • Bop Shop presents Matt Wilson's Christmas Tree-O @ Lovin Cup, 8:00 pm (Ron Netsky profile in City)
  • Fred Costello & Roger Eckers Duo @ Portobello Restaurant, 8:30 pm

Friday, December 16, 2011

  • Bobby DiBaudo Trio @ Bistro 135, 5:00 pm
  • Cousin Vinny @ Lemoncello, 6:00 pm
  • Artisan Jazz Quartet @ Prosecco Italian Restaurant & Jazz Bar, Farmington, 6:00 pm
  • Ryan T Carey @ Thali of India, 7:00 pm
  • Joe Santora Trio with Emily Kirchoff @ Michael's Valley Grill, 7:00 pm
  • Mark Cassara @ Woodcliff Hotel & Spa, 7:30 pm
  • Fred Costello & Roger Eckers Duo @ Charlie Brown's Restaurant, 7:30 pm
  • Gap Mangione New Blues Band @ Woodcliff Hotel & Spa, 7:30 pm
  • Funknut @ Lovin' Cup, 8:00 pm
  • Miss Jay @ Blue Room, 8:30 pm added image
  • The Westview Project with Doug Stone @ Little Theatre Cafe, 8:30 pm
  • The Po' Boys Brass Band @ Sticky Lips BBQ Juke Joint, 9:30 pm

Saturday, December 17, 2011

  • Chet Catallo @ H.O.G. (House of Guitars), noon
  • Ted Nicolosi and Shared Genes @ Jasmine's Asian Fusion, 6:30 pm
  • Madeline Forster @ 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
  • Gap Mangione New Blues Band @ Woodcliff Hotel & Spa, 7:30 pm
  • Andie Stobie & Greater Finger Lakes Jazz Orchestra Christmas program @ Tala Vera Cantina, 8:00 pm
  • Miss Jay @ Boulder Coffee Co. (Park Ave.)Blue Room, 8:30 pm
  • The Swooners @ Grill at Strathallan, 8:30 pm 
  • The Cool Club Quartet @ Lemoncello, 9:00 pm
  • East End Jazz Boys @ Havana Moes, 9:30 pm

Sunday, December 18, 2011

  • Bill Slater Solo Piano (Brunch) @ Woodcliff Hotel & Spa, call for details
  • Organ Jazz Brunch @ Abbott's Downtown, 72 St. Paul St., 10:00 am to 2:00 pm
  • Anthony Gianavola @ Lemoncello, 6:00 pm
  • Carlton Wilcox Live Christmas Show @ Lovin Cup, 7:00 pm

Monday, December 19, 2011

  • Jazz & Wine Happy Hour with The Westview Project @ Woodcliff Hotel & Spa, 5:30 pm
  • Mark Bader @ Bistro 135, 5:30 pm
  • Flower City Jazz Society Christmas Party Dinner/Dance with Gap Mangione & The New Big Band @ Green Lantern Inn, Fairport, 6:30 pm (by reservation only)
  • Tony Gianavola @ Beale Street Cafe, 7:00 pm
  • Brad Batz Group @ Little Theatre Cafe, 7:30 pm

Tuesday, December 20, 2011

  • Happy Hour with Tinted Image @ Woodcliff Hotel & Spa, 5:30 pm
  • Greg Gilmore Duo @ 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

Wednesday, December 21, 2011

  • The Swooners @ 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 (Paradigm Shift is still trying 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
  • Lindsey Holland with the Rick Holland Quartet @ Tala Vera Cantina, 8:00 pm added image

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

  • 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!

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