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Jazz Around Town: Cooling it down ... but still hot!

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Supposed to get a break in the heat this evening and I'm ready for it!  Despite our "rolling airconditioners," the ol' apartment has been heating up something fierce last few days. Cats are walking around in a daze with their tongues hanging out (oh, and the feline variety are, too).  Here's the live jazz for the next seven days in and around Rochester:

Thursday, July 19, 2012

  • The John Palocy Trio @ Bistro 135, 6:00 pm
  • Ted Nicolosi and Shared Genes @ Roncones Italian Restaurant, 6:00 pm
  • El Rojo Jazz @ Lemoncello, 7:00 pm
  • Soul on Tap @ Sully’s Brickyard Pub, 10:00 pm

Friday, July 20, 2012

  • Sofrito @ Bistro 135, 6:00 pm
  • Ted Nicolosi & Shared Genes @ Hooligans East Side Grill (Webster), 6:00 pm
  • Gap Mangione Solo Piano @ Pier 45, Port Terminal Building, 6:00 pm (call)
  • Ted Nicolosi & Shared Genes @ The Pultneyville Grill, Williamson, 7:00 pm
  • Barry Tee Jazz Trio @ Pomodoro's (Pittsford), 7:00 pm
  • Tinted Image @ Woodcliff Hotel & Spa, 7:30 pm
  • Moonlight Stroll Music Series with the Rochester Metropolitan Jazz Orchestra @ Sonnenberg Gardens, 151 Charlotte St., Canandaigua, 8:00 to 10:00 pm
  • Norman Tibbils Trio @ Lemoncello, 8:00 pm
  • The Swooners @ The Brighton Restaurant, 8:00 pm
  • Michael Vadala Trio @ Lovin Cup, 11:00 pm

Saturday, July 21, 2012

  • Gap Mangione Solo Piano @ Pier 45, Port Terminal Building, 6:00 pm (call)
  • Side Project @ Bistro 135, 6:30 pm
  • Jimmie Highsmith Jr. @ Vibe Jazz Lounge, Village Gate, 6:30 pm
  • Artisan Jazz Trio @ Lemoncello, 7:00 pm
  • Barry Tee Jazz Trio @ Pomodoro's (Pittsford), 7:00 pm
  • Ted Nicolosi & Shared Genes @ Glengarry Inn at Eagle Vale, Fairport, 7:00 pm
  • The Westview Project @ Pomodoro (University Ave.), 7:00 pm
  • Evolution Trio @ The Brighton Restaurant, 8:00 pm
  • Annie Wells & Friends @ Little Theatre Cafe, 8:30 pm

Sunday, July 22, 2012

  • Bill Slater Solo Piano @ Woodcliff Hotel & Spa, brunch
  • John Legend with Everette Harp and Rick Braun, Bitchin Kitchen and ESM musicians @ Jazz on the Pond to benefit scholarships to ESM, 2:30pm (doors open)
  • Wora @ Lemoncello, 5:00 pm
  • Dave Mancici and Friends@ @ Downstairs Cabaret Theatre, 3450 Winton Place, 7:00 pm
  • 78 RPM Big Band @ Center Stage at Center Park, Perinton, 7:30 pm
  • Open Jam Session with Rotating Themes @ Tango Cafe, 389 Gregory St., 10:00 pm

Monday, July 23, 2012

  • Wora @ Lemoncello, 5:00 pm
  • Mark Bader @ Bistro 135, 5:30 pm
  • Gap Mangione & The Solo Piano Series @ Woodcliff Hotel & Spa, 5:30 pm

Tuesday, July 24, 2012

  • Tinted Image @ Woodcliff Hotel & Spa, 5:30 pm
  • Andy Calabrese Duo @ Bistro 135, 6:00 pm
  • Mark Cassara @ Penfield Amphitheater, 3100 Atlantic Ave., Penfield, 7:00 pm
  • Amanda Ashley @ Lemoncello, 8:00 pm

Wednesday, July 25, 2012

  • Mike Melito Quartet @ Aqueduct Park (just off Main St. Bridge at the Genesee River, Noon (my employer Thomson Reuters sponsors this series)
  • El Rojo Jazz @ Bistro 135, 6:00 pm
  • Art St Halaire Duo @ Pier 45, Port Terminal Building, 6:00 pm
  • Andrew Marks @ Lemoncello, 6:30 pm
  • Jimmie Highsmith Jr. @ Vibe Jazz Lounge, Village Gate, 6:30 pm
  • Captain Marvel Trio @ Tala Vera Cantina, 7:30 pm
  • Tritone Fantasy Jazz Camp Jam Session @ 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
  • 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
  • Jony James Band @ Stockman's Tavern (East Amherst, NY), Sunday, July 29th, 3:00 pm
  • Central New York Wine & Jazz Fest @ Wolcott, NY, Saturday, August 4th, 11:00 am to 8:00 pm
  • Nick Finzer Quintet @ Tala Vera Cantina, Thursday, August 16th, 8:30 pm
  • Pat Metheny with Chris Potter Antonio Sanchez, & Ben Williams @ German House, Saturday, September 1st, 8:00 pm
  • Exodus to Jazz presents the Wallace Roney Septet @ Lutheran Church of the Reformation, Saturday, September 8th, 8:00 pm
  • Sixth Annual Evening of Wine and Jazz 2012 (fundraiser to benefit Jazz90.1 WGMC-FM) @ Waterside Room, Pier 45 at Port of Rochester, Charlotte, Thursday, September 20th, 6:30 to 9:30 pm (Tickets go on sale on August 6th)
  • Exodus to Jazz presents Bucky Pizzarelli Trio @ Hochstein Performance Hall, Saturday, September 22nd, 8:00 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 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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