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Less than a month until the 13th XRIJF gets underway . . .

Where's the jazz out there in ROC? We've got it right here, although it's a bit light ...

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You know the drill ... the Rochester International Jazz Festival is about 30 days away. That and the holiday coming up on Monday has made it a bit light toward the beginning of next week. Watch for an increase in posts here previewing the festival. 

Hey, if you know that any of the gigs I list regularly (and are still listed elsewhere...) are no longer being played, let me know. I try to be as accurate as possible and some of them have been going on for a bit too long, if you ask me.

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

Thursday, May 22, 2014

  • Eastman Community Music School Spring Festival, Nights of Jazz @ Kilbourn Hall, 5:00 pm
  • 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
  • Ryan T. Carey @ Bistro 135, 6:00 pm
  • The Rob Goija Experience @ BLU Bar & Grill 250 Pixley Rd (Gates), 6:00 pm
  • Bossa Nova Jazz Thursdays with the Charles Mitchell Group @ Espada Brazilian Steak, Village Gate, Rochester, 6:00 pm
  • A Taste of Jazz with Maggie Mullen @ The Rabbit Room (Honeoye Falls), 6:30 pm
  • D'Jangoners @ The Little Theatre, 7:30 pm

Friday, May 23, 2014

  • Champagne & The Swoon Daddies @ Bistro 135, 6:00 pm
  • Ted Nicolosi & Shared Genes @ @ The Pultneyville Grille (Pultneyville), 7:00 pm
  • The David Detweiler Trio @ The Next Door Bar & Grill (Pittsford), 8:00 pm
  • Earl Klugh @ Rockwell Hall, Buffalo State College, 8:00 pm
  • Jimmy Bennington's Colour & Sound @ The Bop Shop, 9:00 pm
  • Charlie Mitchell Group @ Little Theatre Cafe, 8:30 pm

Saturday, May 24, 2014

  • Special Blend @ Bistro 135, 6:00 pm
  • The Westview Project @ Amore at Wegmans East Ave., 6:00 pm
  • Ted Nicolosi and Shared Genes @ Hedges Restaurant, 6:30 pm
  • Gian Carlo Cervone Trio @ The Pultneyville Grille (Pultneyville), 7:00 pm 

Sunday, May 25, 2014

  • No jazz for you?!!

Monday, May 26, 2014

  • Perhaps you'll play some jazz at your Memorial Day cookout?  

Tuesday, May 27, 2014

  • Roses & Revolutions @ Woodcliff Hotel & Spa, 5:30 pm
  • Naked Dove Beer Dinner with Ted Nicolosi & Shared Genes @ Bistro 135, 6:00 pm
  • Anthony Gianovola @ Lemoncello, 6:30 pm

Wednesday, May 28, 2014

  • The Swooners @ Bistro 135, 6:00 pm
  • Uptown Groove @ Papaya Restaurant at Marketplace Mall (Henrietta), 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

  • Rob Garcia 4 featuring Noah Preminger @ Lovin Cup Brews & Bistro, Sunday, June 1, 7:00 pm
  • Rachelle Ferrell @ Exodus to Jazz, Hochstein Performance Hall, Friday, June 6th, 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. 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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