Less than a month until the 13th XRIJF gets underway . . .
The dynamic Rachelle Ferrell comes to Exodus to Jazz on June 6th

Coming home to some jazz around ROC ... I hope!

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I've been in Kansas for the past week, but the jazz goes on here in ROC (I'm traveling back today ... did ya miss me?)

Wanted to call your attention to the first of a new weekly radio series on WGMC Jazz 90.1 featuring Eastman School of Music jazz performances on Jazz@Eastman: Past, Present and Future, the programs will feature performances as well as works by Eastman faculty, students, and alumni. A collaboration between Eastman and Jazz 90.1 the series is underwritten in part by RG&E and will be hosted and co-produced by saxophonist Alexa Tarantino. The premiere on June 4 gives listeners an inside look at Eastman’s jazz department with Campbell. 

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

Thursday, May 29, 2014

  • ECMS Spring Festival- Night of Big Bands featuring New Horizons Vintage Jazz, New Horizons Big Band and Music Educators Jazz Ensembles @ 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
  • John Palocy Trio @ Bistro 135, 6:00 pm
  • Ryan from El Rojo Jazz @ Lemoncello, 6:00 pm
  • Bossa Nova Jazz Thursdays with the Charles Mitchell Group @ Espada Brazilian Steak, Village Gate, Rochester, 6:00 pm
  • Innerloop @ The Rabbit Room (Honeoye Falls), 6:30 pm
  • D'Jangoners @ The Little Theatre, 7:30 pm

Friday, May 30, 2014

  • John Akers Happy Hour @ BLU Bar & Grill 250 Pixley Rd (Gates), 5:30 pm
  • Vanessa Mangione Quartet @ Bistro 135, 6:00 pm
  • Ted Nicolosi & Shared Genes @ Hedges Restaurant (Webster), 7:00 pm
  • Jim Nugent Trio @ The Pultneyville Grille (Pultneyville), 7:00 pm 
  • The David Detweiler Trio @ The Next Door Bar & Grill (Pittsford), 8:00 pm
  • Jimmie Highsmith Jr. @ The Underground at BLU Bar & Grill 250 Pixley Rd (Gates), 5:30 pm
  • Charlie Mitchell Group @ Little Theatre Cafe, 8:30 pm

Saturday, May 31, 2014

  • Frank's Rat Pack @ Bistro 135, 6:00 pm
  • The Westview Project @ Amore at Wegmans East Ave., 6:00 pm
  • Ted Nicolosi and Shared Genes @ Jasmine's Asian Fusion, 6:30 pm
  • Emily Champlain and Laura Dubin Jazz Duo @ The Beal (South Wedge), 7:30 pm
  • Cousin Vinny @ Corner Sports Bar, 8:00 pm

Sunday, June 1, 2014

  • Lessons & Jazz Service with the Kieran Hanlon Quintet (with Andy Calabrese, Gabe Condon, Vince Ercolamento and Rich Thompson) @ Atonement Lutheran Church, 9:30 am
  • Mike Pullano @ Lemoncello, 5:30 pm
  • Bop Arts presents Rob Garcia 4 featuring Noah Preminger @ Lovin Cup Brews & Bistro, 7:00 pm

Monday, June 2, 2014

  • Alphonso Williams @ Bistro 135, 6:00 pm  

Tuesday, June 3, 2014

  • Roses & Revolutions @ Woodcliff Hotel & Spa, 5:30 pm
  • Mark Bader @ Bistro 135, 6:00 pm
  • Deborah Branch @ Lemoncello, 6:30 pm

Wednesday, June 4, 2014

  • Roses & Revolutions @ Bistro 135, 6:00 pm
  • Uptown Groove @ Papaya Restaurant at Marketplace Mall (Henrietta), 6:00 pm
  • East End Jazz Jam with the Gomes Quartet @ Abilene Bar & Lounge, 8:00 10:00 pm (late notice)
  • Jazz@Eastman @ WGMC Jazz 90.1, 9:00 pm

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

  • 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. 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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