Summer doldrums? Jazz in ROC over the next week (July 24-30, 2014)
The lighter side of jazz in summer in the ROC (August 7-13, 2014)

Another week and some more festivals and a bit of jazz in ROC (July 31-August 6, 2014)

jazz signSo it's Park Avenue Festival in my neck of the ROC and there are several others in the city and in Buffalo this coming weekend.  There is some jazz (not much), but that's not too surprising.  If I missed any at Park Ave, let me know as I wasn't familiar with all of the bands. 

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

Thursday, July 31, 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
  • The Swooners @ Woodcliff Hotel & Spa, 5:30 pm
  • Jeff Benatar Duo @ 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
  • Ted Nicolosi & Shared Genes @ Roncone's, 6:00 pm

Friday, August 1, 2014

  • Bobbie DiBaudo Trio @ Bistro 135, 6:00 pm
  • Laura Dubin @ Amore Restaurant, Wegmans East Avenue, 6:30 pm
  • Summer Concert Series with 78 RPM Band @ Carpentar Park 22 North Main St. (Pittsford), 6:30 pm
  • Ted Nicolosi & Shared Genes @ Pultneyville Grill (Pultneyville), 6:30 pm
  • The David Detweiler Trio @ The Next Door Bar & Grill (Pittsford), 8:00 pm

Saturday, August 2, 2014

  • Paradigm Shift @ Park Avenue Festival (Somerton Stage), 2:30 pm
  • Paradigm Shift @ A.B.O.V.E African American Festival, Highland Park Bowl, 5:00 pm
  • Roses & Revolutions @ Bistro 135, 6:00 pm
  • Ted Nicolosi & Shared Genes @ Jasmine's Asian Fusion (Webster), 6:30 pm
  • Mike Kaupa/Mike Frederick Duo @ Victoire, 7:00 pm
  • Special Blend @ Woodcliff Hotel & Spa, 7:30 pm 

Sunday, August 3, 2014

  • Laura Dubin @ Park Avenue Festival (Oxford Stage), 12:30 pm
  • Lap Giraffe @ Park Avenue Festival (Oxford Stage), 1:45 pm
  • Pine Hill Jazz Reunion with Saltman Knowles, Mixon Quartet, Niki Haris and Dr. Lonnie Smith @ Martin Luther King Park (Buffalo), 4:00 pm to 10:00 pm
  • Rochester Contemporary School of Music Concert @ Lovin Cup, 6:00 pm

Monday, August 4, 2014

  • Jeff Benatar Duo @ Bistro 135, 6:30 pm

Tuesday, August 5, 2014

  • Jim Nugent Trio @ Bistro 135, 6:30 pm

Wednesday, August 6, 2014

  • The Swooners @ Bistro 135, 6:00 pm

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

  • Pine Hill Jazz Reunion with The Jazz Example, Evolution, Kenny Woo, The Unity Band, MochaSoule & The Nickel City Ballers @ Martin Luther King Park (Buffalo), Sunday, August 10th, 4:00 pm to 10:00 pm
  • Chris Botti @ Concert at the Lake (Benefit for the Hugs Foundation) @ Private Residence on Lake Ontario, Sunday August 10, 4:30 pm (contact Kim Palumbo at 585.244.1000 or kpalumbo@HelpUsGiveSmiles.org for more information and tickets)
  • Paradigm Shift (and others) @ Ferrario Southern Tier Jazz Festival to benefit Economic Opportunity Program @ Thorne Street Park (Horseheads), Saturday, August 16, 2:00-7:00 pm
  • Clarissa Street Reunion Jazz Stage with: David Spinner & Co., PT's Infusion, Top Notch, Lawrence Doucette, Few Bad Apples and Paradigm Shift w/Melissa Gardiner @ Clarissa Street (Rochester), Saturday, August 16th, 9:00 am to 11:00 pm (link on WDKX)
  • Jazz Greats on the Vineyard Stage with Euge Groove @ Glenora Wine Cellars (Dundee, Lake Seneca),  Sunday, August 17th, 2:00 pm (tickets)
  • Exodus to Jazz presents Tom Harrell Colors of a Dream, featuring Esperanza Spalding @ Hochstein Performance Hall, Saturday, August 23rd, 8:00 pm
  • Billy Cobham @ Tralf Music Hall (Buffalo), Sunday, August 30th, 8:00 pm
  • Fine Tastings, an evening of indulgence and live jazz (to benefit Al Sigl Community) @  Locust Hill Country Club, Wednesday, September 17th, 6:00 to 9:00 pm
  • Onondaga Community College Arts Across Campus Legends of Jazz Series presents Chick Corea & The Vigil @ OCC Storer Auditorium (Syracuse area), Friday, September 19th, 4:30 & 7:00 pm (tickets)
  • WGMC Jazz 90.1 Evening of Wine, Jazz & Art @ Artisan Works (Rochester), Thursday, September 25th, 6:30-9:30 pm (tickets go on sale August 1)

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!  Please share to your favorite network by using the buttons at the bottom of this post. 

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