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Jazz Around Town: Jazz gig listings for your next seven days ....

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Cold has been hanging on a bit, but I'm pumping out this post so I can get out of the house and head over to hear my buddies in Paradigm Shift play at Vibe.  Missed their gig at the Clarissa Street Reunion this weekend.  So what are you planning on going out to hear this weekend.

Here's the listings of live jazz in and around Rochester for the next seven days. As usual, let me know about anything I missed or have wrong....

Thursday, August 23, 2012

  • The Swooners @ Woodcliff Hotel & Spa, 5:30 pm
  • La Dolce Night with Mike Kornrich Band @ Casa Larga Vineyards, Fairport, 5:30 pm
  • John Palocy Trio @ Bistro 135, 6:00 pm
  • Ted Nicolosi and Shared Genes @ Roncones Italian Restaurant, 6:00 pm
  • Deborah Branch @ Lemoncello, 6:00 pm

Friday, August 24, 2012

  • Paradigm Shift @ Sunset Wine Tasting Party at Ontario Barn Vineyards, 513 Whitney Road, Ontario, 5:00 pm added image
  • Andy Calabrese Trio @ Bistro 135, 6:00 pm
  • Gap Mangione Solo Piano Series  @ Pier 45 at the Port of Rochester, 6:30 pm
  • Ted Nicolosi & Shared Genes @ Hedges Restaurant, 1290 Lake Rd. (Webster), 7:00 pm
  • The Jimmie Highsmith Experience @ Vibe Lounge, 7:00 pm
  • Soul Express @ Woodcliff Hotel & Spa, 7:30 pm
  • Uptown Groove @ Brighton Restaurant, 8:00 pm
  • Preservation Hall Jazz Band @ Seneca Niagara Casino & Hotel, Bears Den, 8:00 pm

Saturday, August 25, 2012

  • Art St. Halarie @ Pier 45 at the Port of Rochester, 6:30 pm
  • Madeline Forster with Chris Ziemba @ Bistro 135, 7:00 pm
  • Full Moon Concert Series with Nostalgic Reunion @ Smith Warren Post 367 American Legion, 61 Main St., Scottsville, 7:00 p.m.
  • The Westview Project @ Brighton Restaurant, 3400 Monroe Ave., 8:00 pm
  • Amanda Ashley Trio @ Johnny’s Irish Pub, 8:00 pm
  • Larry Garlington Crossing Jordan CD Release Party @ Vibe Lounge, 302 North Goodman St., 8:00 pm
  • Norman Tibbils Trio @ Lemoncello, 8:00 pm
  • Gap Mangione and the New Blues Band @ Woodcliff Hotel & Spa, 8:30 pm

Sunday, August 26, 2012

  • Bill Slater Solo Piano @ Woodcliff Hotel & Spa, brunch
  • Artisan Jazz Trio @ Towpath Cafe (Fairport), 2:00 pm
  • Rich Thompson Trio Generations CD release Party @ The Bop Shop, 3:00 pm
  • Uptown Groove @ Pane Vino Restaurant, 5:00 pm
  • Wora @ Lemoncello, 5:00 pm
  • Ryan Barclay Jazz Ensemble @ Lovin’ Cup, 8:00 pm
  • Dave Chisholm/Chris Ziemba Duo @ Spot Coffee, 200 East Ave., 8:00 pm

Monday, August 27, 2012

  • Gap Mangione Solo Piano @ Woodcliff Hotel & Spa, 5:30 pm
  • Mark Bader @ Bistro 135, 5:30 pm
  • Musician Showcase @ Lemoncello, 8:00 pm

Tuesday, August 28, 2012

  • Tinted Image @ Woodcliff Hotel & Spa, 5:30 pm
  • Eros Guitar Duo @ Bistro 135, 6:00 pm
  • Andrew Marks @ Lemoncello, 6:30 pm

Wednesday, August 29, 2012

  • The Swooners @ Bistro 135, 6:00 pm
  • Gap Mangione Solo Piano Series  @ Pier 45 at the Port of Rochester, 6:30 pm
  • Paradigm Shift Jimmie Highsmith Jr. @ Vibe Jazz Lounge, Village Gate, 7:30 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

  • 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
  • Various (see schedule) @ Rochester Fringe Festival, September 19-23, various times and venues  added image
  • 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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