Live Shots: Stephan Crump's Rosetta Trio at the Bop Shot
Live Shots: Laurenzi/Ernst/Green at The Bop Shop

Finally it is festival time is here in ROC, lots of live music (and yes there is jazz)

While I'm writing this, I'm listening to ESM graduate and Rochester favorite Katie Ernst live on Jazz 90.1 radio. Katie is in town with her band Laurenzi/Ernst/Green from Chicago and is performing live on WGMC. Hope to catch her at one of her 2 other gigs in the ROC area this week (see below).

Believe it or not it's also festival season with the Lilac starting on Friday.  Check out the concert listings here.  I know that Paradigm Shift is playing a number of gigs at the Wine Tent, but those aren't listed. Hope the weather is cooperative!

OK, here's the live jazz in and around the ROC for the next seven days:

Thursday, May 8, 2014

  • The David Detweiler Trio @ The Next Door Bar & Grill (Pittsford), 5:00 pm
  • Jon Seiger and the All-Stars @ Market Cafe at Wegmans, Calkins Road in Henrietta, 5:30 pm
  • Ted Nicolosi & Shared Genes @ Roncone's, 6:00 pm
  • John Palocy Trio @ Bistro 135, 6:00 pm
  • Bossa Nova Jazz Thursdays with the Charles Mitchell Group @ Espada Brazilian Steak, Village Gate, Rochester, 6:00 pm
  • The Earthtones, Dan Schmitt & The Shadows @ Johnny's Irish Pub, 7:00 pm
  • Mike & Mike (Mike Kaupa and Mike Frederick) @ Victoire (East Ave.), 7:00 pm
  • DJangoners @ The Little Theatre, 7:30 pm
  • Uptown Groove @ Richmond's Tavern, 8:30 pm
  • Dave Rivello Ensemble with Nikola Tomic @ The Village Rock Cafe (E. Rochester), 9:00 pm

Friday, May 9, 2014

  • Ann Mitchell Jazz Trio with Michael VanAllen and Bob DeRosa @ Wegmans Market Cafe, 3175 Chili Ave., 5:00 pm added image
  • Mark Cassara Trio @ Bistro 135, 6:00 pm
  • Ted Nicolosi & Shared Genes @ Hedges Restaurant, 6:30 pm
  • A Black & White Affair: A Gala and Dance in Celebration of World Lindy Hop Day! @ Bush Mango Drum & Dance 34 Elton St., Rochester, 7:00 pm
  • Ted Nicolosi and Shared Genes @ The Pultneyville Grill (Williamson), 7:00 pm
  • The David Detweiler Trio @ The Next Door Bar & Grill (Pittsford), 8:00 pm
  • Vintage @ Lemoncello, 8:00 pm
  • Charlie Mitchell Group @ Little Theatre Cafe, 8:30 pm
  • Laurenzi/Ernst/Green @ Bop Shop Records, 9:00 pm

Saturday, May 10, 2014

  • Daniel Bennett Group (Rochester CD Release) @ Henrietta Public Library, 455 Calkins Road, 2:30 pm
  • ECMS Jazz Guitar Studio Recital, students of Bob Sneider@ Eastman School of Music, Main Building Room 305, 4:00 pm
  • Katie Ernst @ Bistro 135, 6:00 pm
  • Ted Nicolosi and Shared Genes @ Hedges Restaurant, 6:30 pm
  • Uptown Groove @ Lemoncello, 7:30 pm
  • Ryan T. Carey @ La Casa, no time given

Sunday, May 11, 2014

  • Mother's Day with the Westview Project @ Bistro 135, 3:00 to 7:00 pm

Monday, May 12, 2014

  • Alphonso Williams @ Bistro 135, 6:00 pm

Tuesday, May 13, 2014

  • Paradigm Shift @ Lilac Festival (Wine & Chocolate Tent), 1:00 to 8:00 pm  added image
  • Roses & Revolutions @ Woodcliff Hotel & Spa, 5:30 pm
  • Ted Nicolosi & Shared Genes @ Bistro 135, 6:00 pm
  • Anthony Gianovola @ Lemoncello, 6:30 pm

Wednesday, May 14, 2014

  • Paradigm Shift @ Lilac Festival (Wine & Chocolate Tent), 1:00 to 8:00 pm  added image
  • Alan Murphy Trio @ Bistro 135, 6:00 pm
  • Antony Gianovola @ Lemoncello, 6:30 pm
  • Margaret Explosion @ The Little Theatre Cafe, 7:30 pm

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

  • Friday Jazz at Immanuel Celebrates with All Star Jam Session Benefit Concert with Bill Tiberio Band, Bill Welch Band, John Nyerges and Rod Blumenau, Vince Ercolamento, John Beck, Jimmie Highsmith Jr., and Paradigm Shift @ Immanuel Baptist Church, 815 Park Ave., Rochester, Friday, May 16th, 7:00 pm
  • Danny Fox Trio @ The Bop Shop, Sunday, May 18th, 8:30 pm
  • Jazz 90.1 Jazz Cruise with the Smugtown Stompers @ Colonial Belle (Erie Canal, Fairport), Monday, May 19th, 6:30 pm
  • Jimmy Bennington's Colour & Sound @ The Bop Shop, Friday, May 23rd, 9:00 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. 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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