Exodus to Jazz brings Four80East to new venue ... March 8th at Water Street
Live Shots: Four80East with Paradigm Shift

Jazz Around Town: Warming up weather-wise and jazzwise as well....

Geez, it's here already? The Xerox Rochester International Jazz Festival's 2012 lineup will be announced on March 20th. I'll be traveling the next day, but will get out as much about it as I can from the press conference itself and thereafter. Planning on taking the whole week off this time, so will be hoping to bring you more from the festival this year. Well, here are the next seven days of live jazz in and around Rochester:

Thursday, March 8, 2012

  • Jazz & Wine Happy Hour with The Swooners @ Woodcliff Hotel & Spa, 5:00 pm
  • Jon Seiger and the All-Stars @ Market Cafe at Wegmans, Calkins Road in Henrietta, 5:30 pm
  • The John Palocy Trio @ Bistro 135, 6:00 pm
  • Bob Hanley @ Prosecco Italian Restaurant & Bar, 6:00 pm
  • Joe Santora Trio with Emily Kirchoff @ Michael's Valley Grill, 7:00 pm
  • Steve Bartolotta @ Lemoncello, 7:00 pm
  • The Steve Green Trio @ Roncone's Restaurant, 232 Lyell Avenue, Rochester, 7:00 pm
  • The Djangoners @ Little Theatre Cafe, 7:30 pm
  • Exodus to Jazz presents Four80East with Paradigm Shift @ Water Street Music Hall, Thursday, March 8th, 8:00 pm (new date and venue)
  • The Uprising: Anti-Bullying Awareness Concert featuring Tivoli Skye, The Swooners @ Lovin' Cup, 8:00 pm

Friday, March 9, 2012

  • Bobby DiBaudo Trio @ Bistro 135, 5:00 pm
  • Ted Nicolosi and Shared Genes @ Prime Steak House 42 E Main St Webster, 6:30 pm
  • Ryan T Carey @ Thali of India, 7:00 pm
  • Joe Santora Trio with Emily Kirchoff @ Michael's Valley Grill, 7:00 pm
  • Jive Street Five @ Prosecco Italian Restaurant & Bar, 7:00 pm
  • Fred Costello & Roger Eckers Duo @ Charley Brown's Restaurant, Penfield, 7:30 pm
  • Gap Mangione New Blues Band @ Woodcliff Hotel & Spa, 7:30 pm
  • Todd East & Friends @ Bistro 135, 8:00 pm
  • The Meta Accord @ Pub 511, 8:00 pm
  • Holiday @ Lemoncello, 8:00 pm
  • Madeline Forster @ Little Theatre Cafe, 8:30 pm
  • The Po’ Boys Brass Band @ Sticky Lips BBQ Juke Joint, 9:30 pm

Saturday, March 10, 2012

  • Jazz90.1 Presents Annual Pancake Breakfast @ Greece Olympia High School, 10:00 am–1:00 pm
  • Mark Cassara "Just for Dinner" @ Bistro 135, 6:00 pm
  • Gap Mangione & The New Big Band @ Highland Hospital Gala 2012 at Riverside Convention Center, 6:00 pm
  • Ted Nicolosi and Shared Genes @ Jasmine's Asian Fusion, 6:30 pm
  • Cousin Vinny @ Perlo's Italian Grill, 202 North Washington St., E. Rochester, 6:30 pm
  • The Westview Project with Doug Stone @ Pomodoro Grill & Wine Bar, 7:00 pm
  • Shades of Blue @ Prosecco Italian Restaurant & Bar, 7:00 pm
  • Fred Costello & Roger Eckers Duo @ Charley Brown's Restaurant, Penfield, 7:30 pm
  • Bobby DiBaudo Band @ Woodcliff Hotel & Spa, 7:30 pm
  • East End Jazz Boys @ Havana Moes, 9:30 pm

Sunday, March 11, 2012

  • Bill Slater Solo Piano (Brunch) @ Woodcliff Hotel & Spa, call for info
  • Iced Chill @ Prosecco Italian Restaurant & Bar, 5:00 pm

Monday, March 12, 2012

  • Brad Batz Band @ Woodcliff Hotel & Spa, 5:30 pm
  • Mark Bader @ Bistro 135, 5:30 pm
  • Anthony Giannavola @ Beale Street Cafe (South Ave.), 6:00 pm added image
  • Nate Rawl's Group @ Little Theatre Cafe, 7:30 pm

Tuesday, March 13, 2012

  • Tinted Image @Woodcliff Hotel & Spa, 5:30 pm
  • Ted Nicolosi & Shared Genes @ Bistro 135, 6:00 pm
  • Gilad Atzmon with Rich Siegel presents a spoken word and musical dialogue against war and apartheid in the Middle East (benefit for Deir Yassin Remembered Scholarship Fund) @ The Cracker Factory, Geneva, 7:00 pm
  • Scott Krier on Piano @ Prosecco Italian Restaurant & Bar, 7:00 pm
  • White Hots & Tina Albright @ Monroe's Restaurant, 7:00 pm
  • Bob Ames (City of Rochester Ballroom Dance Series) @ Edgerton Community Center, 7:30 pm

Wednesday, March 14, 2012

  • El Rojo Jazz The Westview Project @ Bistro 135, 6:00 pm
  • Jon Greeno Jazz Trio @ Prosecco Italian Restaurant & Bar, 6:00 pm
  • Anthony Giannavola @ Lemoncello, 6:00 pm added image
  • Paradigm Shift @ Pomodoro's Grill & Wine Bar (University Ave.), 7:30 pm
  • Margaret Explosion @ Little Theatre Cafe, 7:30 pm
  • Rick Holland Evan Dobbins Little Big Band @ Tala Vera Cantina, 8:00 pm

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

  • "Jazzography" with the Rod Blumenau Quartet @ Ingle Auditorium, RIT, Friday, March 16th, 8:00 pm
  • Jazz At The M.A.G. with Stephane Wrembel @ Memorial Art Gallery, Friday, March 16th, 6:00 pm
  • David Benoit @ Buffalo State College, Performing Arts Center at Rockwell Hall, Friday, March 16th, 8:00 pm
  • Katie Ernst Quartet & Alexa Tarantino Trio @ Jazz for Justice Benefit at the Harro East, Friday, March 23rd, 6:00 pm (click on the image in center column for more information)
  • Cornell Concert Series presents The Bad Plus @ Barnes Hall, Cornell University, Ithaca, Friday, March 30, 8:00 pm
  • Crescent City Connection @ Groove Juice Swing's 2nd Annual Masquerade Ball, Tango Cafe Dance Studio (3rd Fl Ballroom), 389 Gregory St., Friday, March 30, 7:00-11:00 pm added image
  • Lorraine Desmarais with the New jazz Ensemble, Dave Rivello, Dir. @ Kilbourn Hall, ESM, Saturday, March 31st, 8:00 pm
  • Exodus to Jazz presents The Ulysses Owens Quintet (with Christian McBride, Marcus Printup, Christian Sands, & Jaleel Shaw) @ Hochstein School of Music Performance Hall, Saturday, April 14th, 8:00 pm (replacing Johnny O'Neal)
  • Wayne Bergeron with the Greece Jazz Band (Tribute to Maynard Ferguson to benefit Honeoye Schools music programs) @ Honeoye Central School, Tuesday April 17th, 7:00 pm
  • Hunt Real Estate Art of Jazz Series presents Donald Harrison Quartet@ Albright-Knox Gallery, Buffalo, Saturday, April 28, 8:00 pm
  • Induction Ceremony and Music Gala for 2012 Inductees to Rochester Music Hall of Fame @ Kodak Hall at Eastman School of Music,  Sunday, April 29th, 7:00 pm
  • Exodus to Jazz presents Eric Person & Metamorphosis @ Lutheran Church of the Reformation, Saturday, May 5th, 8:00 pm
  • Monroe Community College Jazz Festival with Wycliffe Gordon @ MCC, Wednesday, May 9th, at 7:30 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!


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