Live Shots: Ulysses S Owens at Exodus To Jazz
Rochester Music Hall of Fame getting its gala induction thang goin on April 29th

Jazz Around Town: As one door closes to jazz another opens ....

USO Quintet at ETJIt'll be impossible this week to beat last week's jazz experience, hanging with the Ulysses S. Owens Quintet before and after their incredible performance for Exodus to Jazz, but here are the live jazz listings for the next seven days. These include several at what I'm hearing is a "new" venue with some regular jazz gigs to replace the loss of Pomodoro's (only as a jazz venue for the time being, not as a restaurant), the Brighton Restaurant on East Ave., where local favorites Paradigm Shift kick off a regular gig tonight. [Update: I may have been premature on the loss of Pomodoro's as a venue, but would welcome someone from the Pomo restaurants letting me know what the deal is as I'm not seeing any listings for them.]

Thursday, April 19, 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
  • Sonny Brown Band @ Prosecco Italian Restaurant & Bar, 6:00 pm
  • Joe Santora Trio with Emily Kirchoff @ Michael's Valley Grill, 7:00 pm
  • The Mike Kaupa Trio Project @ Roncone's, 232 Lyell Ave., 7:00 pm
  • Anthony Gianovola Solo Guitar @ Lemoncello, 7:00 pm
  • The Bowties @ Little Theatre Cafe, 7:30 pm
  • The Uptown Groove @ The Brighton Restaurant, 8:00 pm
  • Dave Rivello Ensemble @ Village Rock (E. Rochester), 9:00 pm
  • Mark Cassara @ Pane Vino, call for time

Friday, April 20, 2012

  • Bobby DiBaudo Trio @ Bistro 135, 6:00 pm
  • Jive Street Five @ Prosecco Italian Restaurant & Bar, 6:00 pm
  • Steve Greene and Aleks Disljenkovic ("Two Magic Guitar Cats") @ Vino Lounge, 27 W. Main Street, Webster, 7:00 pm
  • Joe Santora Trio with Emily Kirchoff @ Michael's Valley Grill, 7:00 pm
  • Ryan T Carey @ Thali of India, 7:00 pm
  • Madeline Forster with John Nyerges, Dan Vitale, Chris Teal, and Tim Forster @ Woodcliff Hotel & Spa, 8:00 pm
  • Chris Wilson @ Lemoncello, 8:00 pm
  • Eastman Jazz Ensemble and New Jazz Ensemble @ Kilbourn Hall, 8:00 pm
  • SUNY Geneseo Monday Night Jazz Ensemble featuring Kiku Collins @ SUNY Geneseo, Wadsworth Auditorium, 8:00 pm
  • The Westview Project with Doug Stone @ Little Theatre Cafe, 8:30 pm
  • Carlton Wilcox LIVE @ Tala Vera Cantina, 9:00 pm

Saturday, April 21, 2012

  • Record Store Day Celebration of the Beloved Vinyl LP with music by Fugs/Holy Modal Rounder Peter Stampfel, art poetry and stories by Wammo, and a killer set from the Djangoners @ The Bop Shop, 9:00 am to 5:00 pm
  • Record Store Day at the Record Archive with Inner Loop, The Po' Boys Brass Band, Anonymous Willpower, The Driftwood Sailors, Revengineers, The Tombstone Hands @ Record Archive
  • Bob Sneider @ Bistro 135, 6:30 pm
  • Ted Nicolosi and Shared Genes Acoustic Alchemy Review @ Jasmine's Asian Fusion, 6:30 pm
  • Fred Costello & Roger Eckers Duo @ Charley Brown's Restaurant, 7:00 pm
  • Jive Street Five at Monroe's, 3001 Monroe Ave. (formerly the Spring House), 7:00 pm
  • Gap Mangione New Blues Band @ Woodcliff Hotel & Spa, 7:30 pm
  • Jam Level 3 @ Boulder Coffee (South Wedge), 8:00 pm
  • Amanda Ashley @ Little Theatre Cafe, 8:30 pm
  • The Jimmie Highsmith Experience @ Tala Vera Cantina, 9:00 pm
  • East End Jazz Boys @ Havana Moes, 9:30 pm

Sunday, April 22, 2012

  • Reuben Allen & Gabe Condon (Brunch) @ Next Door Bar & Grill, 10:30 am
  • Bill Slater Solo Piano (Brunch) @ Woodcliff Hotel & Spa, call for info
  • The Smugtown Stompers @ Lovin' Cup, 3:00 pm
  • Institute for Creative Music's "Blank Tape Series" featuring the Tomorrow Music Orchestra with encore by Quintopus @ Boulder Coffee (Brooks Ave.), 5:00 pm added image
  • "An Evening of Jazz with Dave Mancini and Friends" with Madeline Forster, Chet Catallo, John Nyerges, Peter Chwazik, and Lynn Ligammari @ Downstairs Cabaret Theatre (Winton Place location), 7:00 pm

Monday, April 23, 2012

  • The Westview Project @ Woodcliff Hotel & Spa, 5:30 pm
  • Mark Bader @ Bistro 135, 5:30 pm
  • Iced Chill @ Prosecco Italian Restaurant & Bar, 6:00 pm
  • Anthony Gianovola @ Beale Street Cafe, 7:00 pm
  • Calligraphy (Dave Chisolm with Noah Berman, Aaron Staebell, Mike Conrad and Ivan Trevino) @ The Bug Jar, 10:00 pm added image

Tuesday, April 24, 2012

  • Tinted Image @ Woodcliff Hotel & Spa, 5:30 pm
  • Jim Nugent @ Bistro 135, 6:00 pm
  • Scott Krier @ Prosecco Italian Restaurant & Bar, 6:00 pm
  • Beau @ Lemoncello, 8:00 pm
  • The Johnny Matt Band (City of Rochester Stardust Open Ballroom Dance Series) @ Edgerton Community Center, 7:30 pm
  • The Chris Hollywood Pro-Am Jam @ Abilene, 9:30 pm

Wednesday, April 25, 2012

  • El Rojo Jazz @ Bistro 135, 6:00 pm
  • Cool Club 3 @ Prosecco Italian Restaurant & Bar, 6:00 pm
  • Margaret Explosion @ Little Theatre Cafe, 7:30 pm
  • Paradigm Shift @ The Brighton RestaurantTala Vera Cantina, 8:00 pm
  • Iced Chill @ Lemoncello, 8:00 pm

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

  • Rochester Historical Society presents "Tom Hampson Remembers Rochester's 1950's Jazz Scenes," a talk featuring striking photographs of jazz artists in Rochester from the Paul Hoeffler Collection. Hosted by Derrick Lucas @ Rundel Memorial Library Building, 2nd Floor 115 South Avenue (lots of parking across the street), Thursday, April 26, 7:00 pm
  • The Gerry Nasca-John Montgomery-Dave Arenius Trio with Mike DiMartino @ Tala Vera Cantina, Friday, April 27th, 8:00 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
  • Groove Juice Swing presents NYC's Gordon Webster CD Release Party @ Friday, May 11, Memorial Art Gallery, 7:30 pm
  • 1032K (Frank Lacy, trombone; Kevin Ray, bass; and Andrew Drury, drums) @ Tala Vera Cantina, Monday, May 14, 8:00 pm
  • Seventh Annual "Art Loves Jazz 2012", a gala fundraising event to benefit Jazz90.1 @ Artisan Works, Thursday May 24th, 6:30-9:30 pm
  • An Evening of Art & Jazz with Tia Fuller, Wycliffe Gordon, Jimmie Highsmith Jr., Will Holton & Bobby Floyd (Benefit for the Advocacy Center) @ George Eastman House, Saturday, June 2nd, 6:00 to 11:00 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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