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Jazz Around Town: Don't let the door hit your backside on the way out, 2011 ... Come on in 2012!

Created on Tagxedo.comAs we put the year 2011 behind us (good riddance in many ways), let us pause to reflect on the jazz we've heard this year and will hear in 2012 .... OK, I'm just kidding. However, if you take a look at the archives for 2011, you'll see the wide variety of jazz that is available in Rochester, both from our own great home-based artists and those who drop in from time to time from New York City and other locales. There's something happening almost every night of the week. So I encourage you to get out and hear some in 2012, especially if you haven't done it before. Happy New Year!

Thursday, December 29, 2011

  • Jazz & Wine Happy Hour with The Swooners @ Woodcliff Hotel & Spa, 5:00 pm
  • Anthony Gianavola @ Lemoncello, 6:00 pm
  • Julie Ketchum Duo @ Bistro 135, 6:00 pm
  • Joe Santora Trio with Emily Kirchoff @ Michael's Valley Grill, 7:00 pm
  • Mike Kaupa Duo Project @ Little Theatre Cafe, 7:30 pm
  • Fred Costello & Roger Eckers Duo @ Portobello Restaurant, 8:30 pm

Friday, December 30, 2011

  • Johnny Matt Band with Jon Seiger @ Wegmans-Eastway, 5:30 pm
  • Sofrito @ Bistro 135, 6:30 pm
  • Joe Santora Trio with Emily Kirchoff @ Michael's Valley Grill, 7:00 pm
  • Ted Nicolosi and Shared Genes @ Glengarry Inn at Eagle Vale, Fairport, 7:00 pm
  • Fred Costello & Roger Eckers Duo @ Charlie Brown's Restaurant, 7:30 pm
  • Gap Mangione New Blues Band @ Horizons Lounge at Woodcliff Hotel & Spa, 7:30 pm
  • Simon Fletcher Trio @ Tala Vera Cantina, 8:00 pm
  • Uptown Groove @ Little Theatre Cafe, 8:30 pm
  • Tinted Image @ Grill at Strathallan, 8:30 pm 

Saturday, December 31, 2011

  • If you know of any New Years Eve bashes with jazz music, let us hear about it in the comments or via email.
  • Westview Project @ Bistro 135, 5:00 to 9:00 pm
  • Lovin Cup New Years Eve Bash with The Swooners and DJ Alykhan @ Lovin Cup, 6:00 pm to 2:00 am
  • Steve Greene Trio @ Nazareth Arts Center (intermissions at the Capitol Steps shows), 6:00 pm and 9:00 pm added image
  • Ted Nicolosi and Shared Genes @ Jasmine's Asian Fusion and Jazz Lounge, 6:30 pm
  • Cool Club Jazz @ Prosecco Italian Restaurant, Farmington, 7:00 pm
  • Fred Costello & Roger Eckers Duo @ @ Charlie Brown's Restaurant, 7:30 pm
  • Gap Mangione with Dan Schmitt, Wayne Naylor, Mike Plouffe, Cindy Miller, and Andy Weinzler @ Woodcliff Hotel & Spa, 8:30 pm
  • Orient Express @ Woodcliff Ballroom at Woodcliff Hotel & Spa, 8:30 pm
  • Alana Calhoon with Andy Calabrese, Steve Curry, Peter Chwazik and Vince Ercolomento @ Grill at Strathallan, 8:30 pm
  • Captain Marvel @ Lemoncello, 9:00 pm
  • East End Jazz Boys @ Havana Moes, 9:30 pm (call first to see if anyone will show)
  • Uptown Groove @ Bistro 135, 9:30 to 1:30 am

Sunday, January 1, 2012

  • HAPPY NEW YEAR! What, you thought you'd find some jazz here?  Try again tomorrow....

Monday, January 2, 2012

  • Mark Bader @ Bistro 135, 5:30 pm
  • Tony Gianavola @ Beale Street Cafe, 7:00 pm
  • Mike Kaupa Duo Project @ Little Theatre Cafe, 7:30 pm

Tuesday, January 3, 2012

  • Happy Hour with Tinted Image @ Woodcliff Hotel & Spa, 5:30 pm
  • Eros Guitar Duo @ Bistro 135, 6:00 pm
  • Norman Tibbils @ Lemoncello, 6:00 pm
  • Jazz Supper Club with the White Hots & Tina Albright @ Monroe's Restaurant, 7:00 pm
  • Penfield Rotary Big Band Swing Dance @ Penfield Community Center Gym, 7:30 pm
  • Uptown Groove @ Little Theatre Cafe, 7:30 pm
  • Ballroom Dance with Live Music @ Edgerton Community Center, 7:30 pm

Wednesday, January 4, 2012

  • Soul Express @ Bistro 135, 6:00 pm
  • Bob Hanley @ Lemoncello, 6:00 pm
  • Robert Chevrier @ Pomodoro Monroe Avenue, 6:30 pm
  • Open Jam with The King Bees @ Beale Street Cafe, 7:30 pm
  • Paradigm Shift @ Pomodoro's Grill & Wine Bar (University Ave.), 7:30 pm (my buddies are still trying to raise some scratch for their new disc Sounds Like Us over at IndieGoGo, lots of incentives ... check it out!)
  • Uptown Groove @ Little Theatre Cafe, 7:30 pm
  • Jam with Chet Catallo and The Cats @ Sticky Lips BBQ Juke Joint, Henrietta, 9:00 pm

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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