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Jazz Around Town: My Spidey sense says it's time to say "Happy International Jazz Day!" Oops, missed it ....

IJD logoUNESCO's International Jazz Day included events all over the world, including a 2+ hour concert in Istanbul, Turkey (on YouTube, but move it to @18:15 for start), but nothing here. Hmmmmm....  I guess having an International Jazz Festival is all we can muster... well, maybe next year?  We do have Spiderman... 

Well, here's what live jazz gigs I found in and around Rochester over the next 7 days, plus some things coming up in the near future:

Thursday, May 2, 2013

  • Jon Seiger All-Stars Trio @ Market Cafe at Wegmans on Calkins Road, 5:30 pm
  • John Palocy Trio @ Bistro 135, 6:00 pm
  • Deborah Branch @ Lemoncello, 6:00 pm
  • Mike Kaupa Duo Project with John Montgomery & Kyle Vock (OK, that's a Trio...) @ Monroe's Restaurant, 6:00 pm
  • Ted Nicolosi & Shared Genes @ Vino Bistro and Lounge (Webster), 6:30 pm
  • Michael Vadala @ 1872 Cafe (Susan B. Anthony neighborhood), 6:30 pm
  • Sonny Brown Band @ The Rabbit Room (Honeoye Falls), 7:00 pm
  • Djangoners @ The Little Theatre Cafe, 7:30 pm
  • The Joe Santora Trio with Cabo Frio's Curtis Kendrick & Emily Kirchoff @ Michael's Valley Grill, 7:30 pm
  • JazzSpacesIthaca presents Anat Cohen  @ The Carriage House, Ithaca, 8:00 pm (coming to XRIJF in June)
  • Marbin @ Dinosaur Bar-B-Que (Rochester), 9:00 pm
  • Dave Rivello Ensemble @ Village Rock Cafe (E. Rochester), 9:00 pm

Friday, May 3, 2013

  • Paradigm Shift @ Ontario Barn Yard Vineyards, 513 Whitney Road, Ontario, 5:00 pm
  • The Music of Ferrante & Furioso @ Yummy Garden Hot Pot (Brighton), 5:30 pm
  • Champagne & The Swoon Daddies @ Bistro 135, 6:00 pm
  • Ted Nicolosi & Shared Genes @ Hedges Restaurant (Webster), 6:30 pm
  • Amanda Montone Duo @ Lemoncello, 7:00 pm
  • Fred Costello & Roger Eckers @ Charlie Browns, 1675 Penfield Rd., 7:30 pm
  • Groove Juice Swing presents the Djangoners @ Tango Cafe Dance Studio, 3rd Floor Ballroom (Rochester), 7:30 pm
  • Annex Society with Northeast Funk (N.E.F.) @ Tala Vera Cantina, 8:00 pm
  • Colossus @ The Bug Jar, 9:00 pm

Saturday, May 4, 2013

  • The Music of Ferrante & Furioso @ Yummy Garden Hot Pot (Brighton), 5:30 pm
  • Sofrito @ Bistro 135, 6:00 pm
  • White Hots @ Pultneyville Grill (Williamson), 6:30 pm
  • Ted Nicolosi & Shared Genes @ Glengarry Inn at Eagle Vale (Fairport), 7:00 pm
  • El Rojo Jazz @ Lemoncello, 7:00 pm
  • Gretchen Parlato @ Albright-Knox Art Gallery, Buffalo, Saturday, May 4th, 7:00 pm (coming to XRIJF in June)
  • The Westview Project with Doug Stone @ Pomodoro's Wine Bar & Grill (University Ave., Rochester), 7:00 pm
  • Fred Costello & Roger Eckers @ Charlie Browns (Penfield), 7:30 pm
  • Tinted Image @ Woodcliff Hotel & Spa, 7:30 pm
  • Annie Wells @ Litttle Theatre Cafe, 8:30 pm
  • Paulo Perfeito, ESM Jazz Studies Student Lecture Recital @ ESM Main Building 120, 9:00 pm

Sunday, May 5, 2013

  • Marc Schwartz, tenor saxophone & Alistair Duncan, trombone, ESM Jazz Studies Student Degree Recital @ Kilbourn Hall, 12:00 pm (it says 12:00 am in the calendar, but I doubt it....)
  • New Energy Jazz Orchestra, directed by Carl Atkins and Jonathan Kruger @ Ingle Auditorium, RIT, 3:00 pm
  • The Penfield High School Jazz Ensemble: Steppin' Out @ Lovin' Cup, 4:00 pm
  • Bill Slater @ Woodcliff Hotel & Spa, 7:30 pm

Monday, May 6, 2013

  • Alphonso Williams @ Bistro 135, 5:30 pm
  • The Bow ties @ Little Theatre Cafe, 7:30 pm

Tuesday, May 7, 2013

  • Tinted Image @ Woodcliff Hotel & Spa, 5:30 pm
  • Ryan from El Rojo Jazz @ Lemoncello, 6:00 pm
  • Kyle Vock  @ Bistro 135, 6:00 pm
  • Penfield Rotary Big Band Swing Dance @ Penfield Community Center 1985 Baird Rd, 7:30 pm

Wednesday, May 8, 2013

  • Big Band Dance Spring Series @ Charlotte Beach, Roger Robach Community Center, 6:00 to 9:00 pm
  • Charlie Mitchell Group @ Bistro 135, 6:00 pm
  • Margaret Explosion @ The Little Theatre Cafe, 7:30 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

  • Art Loves Jazz (Benefit for WGMC Jazz 90.1) @ Artisan Works, Thursday, May 23rd, 6:30-9:30 pm (tickets)
  • Michael Formanek Quartet with Tim Berne, Craig Taborn and Gerald Cleaver @ Bernunzio Uptown Music, 122 East Ave., Rochester, 10:30 pm 
  • Tessa Souter with John Nyerges Trio @ Lovin Cup, Saturday, June 8th, 9:00 pm

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 (see the Comment link at the bottom). I want to hear from you! Please share the post with your friends who love jazz.

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!

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