Live Shots: An interlude before the XRIJF 2013 Lineup Press conference
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Yesterday, I headed over to Hatch Hall to catch the press conference announcing the lineup for the 2013 Xerox Rochester International Jazz Festival. It is going to be a great festival ... the Club Pass lineup is going to make it hard for this jazz hound to choose!  

I'll have more thoughts and info here by the weekend, but there are plenty of other places to go (it was a press conference) to get the skinny on the lineup and the new goings on at the festival. Try WHAM's video of the entire press conference here, Jeff Spevak's article in the D&C (that is of course if you have a subscription or haven't run out of your 30 days) and of course the XRIJF's website.

Well, here are the live jazz gigs in and around Rochester that I was able to find (and there are not that many, actually...) over the next 7 days, plus some things coming up in the near future:

Thursday, March 28, 2013

  • Jon Seiger All-Stars Trio @ Market Cafe at Wegmans on Calkins Road, 5:30 pm
  • John Palocy Trio @ Bistro 135, 6:00 pm
  • Ben Waara @ Prosecco Italian Restaurant (Farmington), 6:00 pm
  • Mike Kaupa Duos with Christopher Azzara @ Monroe's Restaurant, 6:00 pm
  • Bill Tiberio & the UR JAZZZZZ @ University of Rochester, Henry Alvah Strong Auditorium, 8:00 pm
  • Phat Cats @ Pane Vino Ristorante, 8:00 pm

Friday, March 29, 2013

  • Champagne & The Swooners @ Bistro 135, 6:00 pm
  • Roses & Revolution @ Pane Vino Ristorante, 6:30 pm
  • Ted Nicolosi & Shared Genes @ Pultneyville Grill (Williamson), 7:00 pm
  • Last Friday Jazz Heritage Series with Dr. Carl Atkins and Culture Clash "...From the Coltrane Songbook" @ Baobab Cultural Center, 7:00 pm
  • Fred Costello & Roger Eckers @ Charlie Browns, 1675 Penfield Rd., 7:30 pm
  • Sofrito @ Litttle Theatre Cafe, 8:30 pm
  • Reid Poole, Student Degree Recital (jazz trumpet) @ ESM, Ray Wright Room, 9:00 pm

Saturday, March 30, 2013

  • ECMS Jazz Studio Recital with students of Bob Sneider, Reuben Allen, and Gabe Condon @ ESM, Main Building 209, 4:00 pm
  • Gap Mangione @ Bistro 135, 6:30 pm
  • White Hots @ Pultneyville Grill (Williamson), 6:30 pm
  • Chris Wilson @ Prosecco Italian Restaurant (Farmington), 7:00 pm
  • Fred Costello & Roger Eckers @ Charlie Browns, 1675 Penfield Rd., 7:30 pm

Sunday, March 31, 2013

  • Michael Vadala Trio @ Prosecco Italian Restaurant (Farmington), 5:00 pm
  • Wendy Eisenberg, Non-Degree Recital (jazz guitar and combo) @ ESM, Ciminelli Formal Lounge, 8:30 pm

Monday, April 1, 2013

  • Alphonso Williams @ Bistro 135, 5:30 pm
  • Kathryn Cufari @ Lemoncello, 6:00 pm

Tuesday, April 2, 2013

  • Bob Henley @ Lemoncello, 6:00 pm

Wednesday, April 3, 2013

  • Roses & Revolutions @ Bistro 135, 5:30 pm
  • Vince Ercolamento & Joe Chiappone Jazz Quartet @ Murph's, 705 Titus Ave., Irondequoit, 8:00 pm

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

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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 websites 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!

This post was originally published on JazzRochester.


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