Jazz Around Town: You think it's hot in Rochester, try Wichita... although at least you've got the jazz
Trumpeter Jeremy Pelt with Paradigm Shift headline Clarissa Street Reunion with Jimmie Highsmith Jr. & Co., Joe Beard and much more

Jazz Around Town: Seven days of live jazz in Rochester ... sniff, sniff... Achoo!

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I came back from Wichita with a wicked summer cold and have been down for the count since Sunday. Just starting to come out of it today, so this will be short and sweet as possible so I can get in bed and relax.

While I do that, here's the listings of live jazz in and around Rochester for the next seven days:

Thursday, August 16, 2012

  • The Swooners @ Woodcliff Hotel & Spa, 5:30 pm
  • La Dolce Night with Gabe Condon @ Casa Larga Vineyards, Fairport, 5:30 pm
  • John Palocy Trio @ Bistro 135, 6:00 pm
  • Sonny Brown Band @ The Rabbit Room (Honeoye Falls), 6:00 pm
  • Ted Nicolosi and Shared Genes @ Roncones Italian Restaurant, 6:00 pm
  • Deborah Branch @ Lemoncello, 6:00 pm
  • The White Hots @ Pultneyville Grill, 7:00 pm
  • Nightrane @ Brighton Restaurant, 7:30 pm
  • Nick Finzer Quintet @ Tala Vera Cantina, Thursday,  8:30 pm
  • Mark Cassara & Friends @ Pane Vino Restaurant, 8:30 pm

Friday, August 17, 2012

  • Mark Cassara Trio @ Bistro 135, 6:00 pm
  • Gap Mangione: The Solo Piano Series @ Pier 45 at the Port of Rochester, 6:30 pm
  • Ted Nicolosi & Shared Genes @ The Pultneyville Grill, Williamson, 7:00 pm
  • Mike Kelly Trio with Dan Vitale and Mike Melito @ The Brook House, 930 Elmridge Center Dr., 7:00 pm added image
  • The Swooners @ Woodcliff Hotel & Spa, 7:30 pm
  • Bernie Worrell Orchestra with Funknut and Meta Accord @ Water Street Music Hall, 8:00 pm
  • Nitefall @ Lemoncello, 8:00 pm

Saturday, August 18, 2012

  • Swan Band @ Clarissa Street Reunion, 12:30 pm added image
  • Footnote @ Clarissa Street Reunion, 2:00 pm added image
  • Jimmie Highsmith Jr. & Co. @ Clarissa Street Reunion, 4:00 pm added image
  • A Few Bad Apples @ Clarissa Street Reunion, 6:00 pm added image
  • Kieran Hanlon Trio @ Bistro 135, 6:30 pm
  • Art St. Halarie @ Pier 45 at the Port of Rochester, 6:30 pm
  • Ted Nicolosi and Shared Genes @ Jasmine's Asian Fusion and Jazz Lounge, 6:30 pm
  • The Westview Project @ Pomodoro's, 3400 Monroe Ave., 7:00 pm
  • The White Hots @ Brighton Restaurant, 8:00 pm
  • Jeremy Pelt with Paradigm Shift @ Clarissa Street Reunion, 6:00 pm added image
  • Gap Mangione and the New Blues Band @ Woodcliff Hotel & Spa, 8:30 pm

Sunday, August 19, 2012

  • Bill Slater Solo Piano @ Woodcliff Hotel & Spa, brunch
  • 2011 Jazz Greats at Glenora Concert Series presents Richard Elliot with Paradigm Shift @ Glenora Wine Cellars, Dundee (Seneca Lake), Gates Open at 12:30 pm, Concert starts at 2:00 pm
  • Artisan Jazz Trio @ Towpath Cafe (Fairport), 2:00 pm
  • Nighttrane @ Music and Art Fair Festival, Monroe Ave and Rosedale, 2:00 pm
  • Ted Nicolosi and Shared Genes @ Hooligan’s Eastside Grill, Webster, 3:00 pm
  • Jazz Trio @ Bayside Pub (Webster), 4:00 pm
  • Mark Cassara @ Pane Vino Restaurant, 5:00 pm
  • Wora @ Lemoncello, 5:00 pm
  • Kieran Hanlon Trio @ Bistro 135, 6:00 
  • Lovin Art Local Artist Release Party with The Moho Collective @ Lovin’ Cup, 8:00 pm
  • Joe Santora and Curtis Kendrick @ The Pultneyville Grill, 4135 Mill St., Williamson, call for time 

Monday, August 20, 2012

  • Bobbie DiBaudo Band @ Woodcliff Hotel & Spa, 5:30 pm
  • Mark Bader @ Bistro 135, 5:30 pm
  • Flower City Jazz Society presents Ed Clute's Dixie Five Plus @ Green Lantern Inn (Fairport), 6:30 pm
  • Gap Mangione & The New Blues Band @ Babcock Park, Dansville, 6:30 pm
  • Jeff Slutsky @ Lemoncello, 8:00 pm

Tuesday, August 21, 2012

  • Tinted Image @ Woodcliff Hotel & Spa, 5:30 pm
  • Ted Nicolosi & Shared Genes @ Bistro 135, 6:00 pm

Wednesday, August 22, 2012

  • El Rojo Jazz @ Bistro 135, 6:00 pm
  • Paradigm Shift @ Vibe Jazz Lounge, Village Gate, 6:30 pm
  • Art St. Halarie Duo @ Pier 45. Port Terminal Building, 6:30 pm
  • Lindsay Holland @ Tala Vera Cantina, 8:00 pm
  • Sidesteppin' with Joe Chiappone, Vince Ercolamento, Paul Mastroiani and Peter Chwazik @ Murph's, 705 Titus Ave., Irondequoit, 8:00 pm

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

  • Preservation Hall Jazz Band @ Seneca Niagara Casino & Hotel, Bears Den, Friday, August 24th, 8:00 pm
  • Pat Metheny with Chris Potter Antonio Sanchez, & Ben Williams @ German House, Saturday, September 1st, 8:00 pm
  • Bop Arts presents Phil Haynes' No Fast Food with Dave Liebman & Drew Gress @ Lovin' Cup, Thursday, September 6th, 8:00 pm
  • Exodus to Jazz presents the Wallace Roney Septet @ Lutheran Church of the Reformation, Saturday, September 8th, 8:00 pm
  • Jazz At The M.A.G. Series with Cyrille Aimee & Diego Figueiredo @ The Rochester Memorial Art Gallery, Thursday, September 13th, 6:00 pm
  • Ramsey Lewis Electric Band @ Seneca Niagara Casino & Hotel, Bears Den, Saturday, September 15th, 8:00 pm
  • Marcus Miller @ Tralf Music Hall, Buffalo, Saturday, September 15th, 8:00 pm
  • Sixth Annual Evening of Wine and Jazz, a fundraiser to benefit Jazz 90.1 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
  • Bop Arts presents a The Willem Breuker Kollektief “A Tribute to Willem” @ Lutheran Church of the Reformation, Wednesday September 26th, 8:00 pm
  • The Rippingtons, Featuring Russ Freeman @ Seneca Niagara Casino & Hotel, Bears Den, Saturday, September 29th, 3:00 & 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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