End of the XRIJF road for another year ... Can you believe it?
Live Shots: Rick Holland's Uptown Society Orchestra at Corn Hill festival

Jazz Around Town: Now that XRIJF is over, there's still jazz to hear in Rochester ...

jazz signWell, I've finally caught my breath and caught up at work a bit after the frenzy of the XRIJF. Now that it's over and so many of you enjoyed yourselves, why not continue the experience and see some live jazz around town?

Thursday, July 5, 2012

  • Jazz & Wine Happy Hour with The Swooners @ Woodcliff Hotel & Spa, 5:30 pm
  • Ben Torres @ Bistro 135, 6:00 pm
  • El Rojo Jazz @ Lemoncello, 7:00 pm
  • Summer Jazz Studies Faculty Recital with Paul Hofmann performing Keith Jarrett @ Kilbourn Hall, 7:30 pm
  • The Uptown Groove @ Sticky Lips BBQ Juke Joint, 9:00 pm

Friday, July 6, 2012

  • Soul Express @ Bistro 135, 6:00 pm
  • Ted Nicolosi & Shared Genes @ The Pultneyville Grill, Williamson, 6:00 pm
  • Captain Marvel, Last Note @ Lemoncello, 7:00 pm
  • Tinted Image @ Woodcliff Hotel & Spa, 7:30 pm
  • Summer Jazz Studies Faculty Recital with Mike Kaupa @ Kilbourn Hall, 7:30 pm
  • Artisan Jazz Trio @ Quaker Steak and Lube, 9:00 pm
  • Gap Mangione Solo Piano. Pier 45. Port Terminal Building, call for time

Saturday, July 7, 2012

  • Lao Tizer with Paradigm Shift and the Bill Tiberio Band @ Webster Jazz Festival, 5:30 to 10:30 pm
  • Ted Nicolosi & Shared Genes @ Hooligans Eastside Grill, Webster, 6:00 pm
  • Frank's Rat Pack @ Bistro 135, 6:30 pm
  • Teagan Taylor Trio @ Rush Creekside Inn, 7:00 pm
  • Barry Tee Jazz Trio @ Pomodoro (Pittsford), 7:00 pm
  • Annie Wells & Friends @ Little Theatre Cafe, 8:30 pm
  • Art St Halarie, solo piano @ Pier 45 at the Port of Rochester, call for time

Sunday, July 8, 2012

  • Rick Holland’s Uptown Society Orchestra featuring vocalist Lindsey Holland @ Corn Hill Arts Festival, Main Stage, 1:10 pm
  • The Djangoners @ Corn Hill Arts Festival, Avery Mall, 2:35 pm

Monday, July 9, 2012

  • Mark Bader @ Bistro 135, 5:30 pm
  • Gap Mangione & The Solo Piano Series @ Woodcliff Hotel & Spa, 5:30 pm
  • Jeff Slutsky @ Lemoncello, 7:00 pm
  • Summer@Eastman Community Concert with Eastman Faculty Jazz Quartet @ Kilbourn Hall, 7:30 pm

Tuesday, July 10, 2012

  • Tinted Image @ Woodcliff Hotel & Spa, 5:30 pm
  • Jim Nugent @ Bistro 135, 6:00 pm
  • Paradigm Shift with Dino Losito Trio @ Green Pastures, 723 Madison Ave., Elmira, 7:30 to 10:30 pm added image
  • Andrew Marks @ Lemoncello, 8:00 pm

Wednesday, July 11, 2012

  • The Swooners @ Bistro 135, 6:00 pm
  • Just Jazz Trio @ Lemoncello, 6:00 pm
  • JaZz AfTeR WoRk with Paradigm Shift @ Vibe Jazz Lounge, Village Gate, 6:30 pm added image
  • Craig Snyder Fusion Quartet & Tenth World Orchestra @ Lovin’ Cup, 8:00 pm

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

  • The Buffalo News Summer Jazz Series @ Albright-Knox Art Gallery, Buffalo, Sundays, July 8th through August 5th, Concerts begin at 2:00 pm
  • Bop Arts presents the Paul Smoker Nonet @ Lovin Cup, Sunday July 15th 7:30 pm
  • John Legend with Everette Harp and Rick Braun, Bitchin Kitchen and ESM musicians @ Jazz on the Pond to benefit scholarships to ESM, Sunday, July 22nd,  2:30pm (doors open)
  • Northeast Jazz & Wine Festival @ Clinton Square, Syracuse, July 27-28th, 5:00 pm-?
  • John Bacon/Michael McNeill Quartet @ Physikos Movement & Dance, Sunday, July 29th, 8:00 pm
  • Central New York Wine & Jazz Fest @ Wolcott, NY, Saturday, August 4th, 11am - 8pm

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 of the venues 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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