Another week and some more festivals and a bit of jazz in ROC (July 31-August 6, 2014)
Another week of summer, another week of jazz in Rochester (August 14-20, 2014)

The lighter side of jazz in summer in the ROC (August 7-13, 2014)

jazz one wayThe summer is upon us and jazz musicians turn to gigs elsewhere or just kick up their heels for a break at a lake or some other clime. There's not much around and I expect that some of the gigs below may not actually be continuing, but they're still being listed and no one has contacted me to tell me otherwise... so call first on those you see repeating week to week.

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

Thursday, August 7, 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
  • 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
  • Jimmie HIghsmith Jr. @ The Underground at BLU, 6:30 pm
  • Ted Nicolosi & Shared Genes @ Roncone's, 6:00 pm

Friday, August 8, 2014

  • Summer@Eastman: Middle School Instrumental Jazz Participants @ Kilbourn Hall, 9:00 am
  • Kyle Vock Trio @ Bistro 135, 6:00 pm
  • Laura Dubin @ Amore Restaurant, Wegmans East Avenue, 6:30 pm
  • Summer Concert Series withThe White Hots @ Carpentar Park 22 North Main St. (Pittsford), 6:30 pm
  • Ted Nicolosi & Shared Genes @ Hedges Restaurant (Webster), 6:30 pm
  • Sara with Joe-Joe Keys @ Lemoncello, 7:30 pm
  • The David Detweiler Trio @ The Next Door Bar & Grill (Pittsford), 8:00 pm

Saturday, August 9, 2014

  • Mark Cassara Band @ Bistro 135, 6:00 pm
  • Lawn Chair Concert: Taste of Jazz @ Eastside Family YMCA 1835 Fairport Nine Mile Point Rd (Penfield), 6:00 pm
  • Ted Nicolosi & Shared Genes @ Jasmine's Asian Fusion (Webster), 6:30 pm
  • Special Blend @ Woodcliff Hotel & Spa, 7:30 pm 
  • Paradigm Shift @ Pomodoro Grill & WIne Bar (University Ave.), 8:00 pm

Sunday, August 10, 2014

  • Pine Hill Jazz Reunion with The Jazz Example, Evolution, Kenny Woo, The Unity Band, MochaSoule & The Nickel City Ballers @ Martin Luther King Park (Buffalo), 4:00 pm to 10:00 pm
  • Chris Botti @ Concert at the Lake (Benefit for the Hugs Foundation) @ Private Residence on Lake Ontario, 4:30 pm (contact Kim Palumbo at 585.244.1000 or for more information and tickets)

Monday, August 11, 2014

  • Alphonso Williams @ Bistro 135, 6:30 pm

Tuesday, August 12, 2014

  • Mark Bader @ Bistro 135, 6:30 pm
  • Deborah Branch @ Lemoncello, 6:30 pm

Wednesday, August 13, 2014

  • Henry Kearse @ Bistro 135, 6:00 pm

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

  • 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 (Listen to the group live at the Village Vanguard via NPR)
  • Billy Cobham @ Tralf Music Hall (Buffalo), Sunday, August 30th, 8:00 pm
  • Eastman Jazz Faculty Showcase with Jeff Campbell, Clay Jenkins, Mark Kellogg, Charles Pillow, Rich Thompson, Harold Danko, Bill Dobbins, Dariusz Terefenko, Christopher Azzara, and Tony Caramia @ Kilbourn Hall, Friday, Sept. 5th, at 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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