Jazz Around Town: New Year's "resolutions" and live jazz in Rochester
Gerald Clayton & Tamir Hendelman will play one for the kids (at MoKa) next Sunday

Jazz Around Town: Bopping around Rochester over the next 7 days...

Bop Shop logoOne of the tireless supporters of great music and that jazz with that twist around Rochester has always been Tom Kohn and The Bop Shop. As you may already know, The Bop Shop has moved out of the Village Gate, where it has been located for years (and where we've gone often for jazz and other music). It's a long story, but suffice to say that the Village Gate owner wanted restaurants, not records, so after Tom looked around other locations in the city, they settled on a storefront just into Brighton at 1460 Monroe Avenue. I encourage you to head over past Cobbs Hill and check out his new gigs (and perhaps catch some live music or at least get a CD).

So, here are your live jazz listings for the next seven days. Enjoy!

Thursday, January 12, 2011

  • Jazz & Wine Happy Hour with The Swooners @ Woodcliff Hotel & Spa, 5:00 pm
  • Anthony Gianavola @ Lemoncello, 6:00 pm
  • The John Palocy Trio @ Bistro 135, 6:00 pm
  • Joe Santora Trio with Emily Kirchoff @ Michael's Valley Grill, 7:00 pm
  • Nate Rawls Group @ Little Theatre Cafe, 7:30 pm
  • Fred Costello & Roger Eckers Duo @ Portobello, 1369 Pittsford-Mendon Rd., 7:30 pm

Friday, January 13, 2011

  • Johnny Matt Band with Jon Seiger @ Wegmans-Eastway, 5:30 pm
  • Bobby DiBaudo Trio @ 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, 4400 Nine Mile Point Road, Rt 250, Fairport, 6:30 pm
  • Ryan T Carey @ Thali of India, 3259 S Winton Rd, 7:00 pm
  • Soul Express @ Horizons Lounge at Woodcliff Hotel & Spa, 7:30 pm
  • Fred Costello & Roger Eckers Duo @ Charley Brown's Restaurant, 1675 Penfield Rd., 7:30 pm 
  • Sofrito @ Little Theatre Cafe, 8:30 pm
  • Alana Calhoon @ Grill at Strathallan, 8:30 pm
  • Smooth Groove @ The Blue Room, 293 Alexander, Rochester, 9:00 pm
  • The Po' Boys Brass Band @ Sticky Lips BBQ Juke Joint, Henrietta, 9:30 pm

Saturday, January 14, 2011

  • Homegrown (featuring beer from local breweries Three Heads Brewing, Custom Brewcrafters, Rohrbachs, Naked Dove, Roc Brewing and Rogers Beer) with Moho Collective, AudioInflux & many others @ Lovin Cup, all day
  • Mel Henderson, Gerry Youngman and Carmen Intorre @ Duke's Bohemian Grove Bar, 253 Allen St., Buffalo, 6:00 pm
  • Ted Nicolosi and Shared Genes @ Jasmine's Asian Fusion and Jazz Lounge, 6:30 pm
  • Madeline Forster @ Bistro 135, 7:00 pm
  • The Westview Project @ Pomodoro Monroe Ave., 7:00 pm
  • Amanda Montone Jazz Trio @ Lemoncello, 7:00 pm
  • Fred Costello & Roger Eckers Duo @ Charley Brown's Restaurant, 1675 Penfield Rd., 7:30 pm
  • Adrian DiMatteo @ Grill at Strathallan, 8:30 pm
  • East End Jazz Boys @ Havana Moes, 9:30 pm

Sunday, January 15, 2012

  • Bill Slater Solo Piano (Brunch) @ Woodcliff Hotel, call for time

Monday, January 16, 2012

  • Gap Mangione Solo Piano Series @ Woodcliff Hotel & Spa, 5:30 pm
  • Mark Bader @ Bistro 135, 5:30 pm
  • Flower City Jazz Society presents Smugtown Stompers @ Green Lantern Inn, 1 E Church St., Fairport, 6:30 pm
  • Tony Gianavola @ Beale Street Cafe, 7:00 pm
  • Mike Kaupa Duo Project @ Little Theatre Cafe, 7:30 pm

Tuesday, January 17, 2012

  • Happy Hour with Tinted Image @ Woodcliff Hotel & Spa, 5:30 pm
  • Ted Nicolosi & Shared Genes @ 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

Wednesday, January 18, 2012

  • Michael Vidala @ Bistro 135, 6:00 pm
  • Bob Hanley @ Lemoncello, 6:00 pm
  • Robert Chevrier @ Pomodoro Monroe Avenue, 6:30 pm
  • Paradigm Shift @ Pomodoro's Grill & Wine Bar (University Ave.), 7:30 pm
  • The Westview ProjectUptown Groove  @ Little Theatre Cafe, 7:30 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)
  • Cornell Concert Series presents an evening with Jason Moran and special guest Dave Holland @ Barnes Hall, Cornell University, Ithaca, Saturday, January 28, 8:00 pm
  • Gregory Porter @ Hunt Real Estate Jazz Series at Albright-Knox Gallery (Buffalo), Sunday, January 29, 2:00 pm
  • Tia Fuller @ 42nd Annual Penfield Jazz Fund Raiser Concerts, Penfield High School, Friday-Saturday, February 3-4, 7:30 pm (more info on Penfield's website)
  • 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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