The lighter side of jazz in summer in the ROC (August 7-13, 2014)
Tom Harrell's Colors of a Dream at Exodus to Jazz on August 23rd ... Go Hear This!

Another week of summer, another week of jazz in Rochester (August 14-20, 2014)

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This coming week there's a farewell, a lot of local talent at the Clarissa Street Jazz Stage and new, upcoming gigs in the Heads Up section below, brought to you by The Bop Shop and Bop Arts.

Here's the live jazz in and around the ROC for the next seven days:

Thursday, August 14, 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
  • Ted Nicolosi & Shared Genes @ Roncone's, 6:00 pm

Friday, August 15, 2014

  • Ann Mitchell Jazz with John Gabriele and Bob DeRosa @ Wegmans Market Cafe (Chili), 5:00 pm
  • Jim Nugent Trio @ Bistro 135, 6:00 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 16, 2014

  • 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), 9:00 am to 11:00 pm (link on WDKX)
  • Soul Brunch: The August Groove Juice Special @ Tango Cafe Dance Studio, 11:30 am
  • Paradigm Shift (and others) @ Ferrario Southern Tier Jazz Festival to benefit Economic Opportunity Program @ Thorne Street Park (Horseheads), 2:00-7:00 pm
  • Madeline Forster with Bill Dobbins, Danny Ziemann, and Chris Teal (final performance in ROC for a while as Madeline's leaving town for grad school in London and beyond) @ Bistro 135, 6:00 pm
  • Ted Nicolosi & Shared Genes @ The Angus Steak House Restaurant,  2126 Five Mile Line Rd (Penfield, 6:00 pm
  • Rick Holland Little Big Band @ Lovin Cup, 7:00 pm
  • Special Blend @ Woodcliff Hotel & Spa, 7:30 pm
  • Dave Mancini Quartet @ Pomodoro's, 8:00 pm added image

Sunday, August 17, 2014

  • Jazz Greats on the Vineyard Stage with Euge Groove @ Glenora Wine Cellars (Dundee, Lake Seneca),  2:00 pm (tickets)

Monday, August 18, 2014

  • Ted Nicolosi & Shared Genes @ Bistro 135, 6:30 pm
  • Dixieland with Jon Sieger & The All-Stars @ Glendoveers, 6:30 pm

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

  • Alphonso Williams @ Bistro 135, 6:30 pm
  • Deborah Branch @ Lemoncello, 6:30 pm

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

  • Ted Nicolosi & Shared Genes @ Bistro 135, 6:00 pm

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

  • 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
  • Presentation Hall Jazz Band @ Turning Stone Resort and Casino, Wednesday, September 3d at 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
  • Bop Arts presents Ernesto Cervini & Myriad3 @ The Bop Shop, Tuesday, September 9th, 8:00 pm
  • Sophie Dunér & Dominic Duval Duo @ The Bop Shop, Monday, September 15th, 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)
  • Eastman Jazz Café with Gary Smuylan, Sproull Atrium, Eastman School of Music, Friday, September 19th, 7:00 & 10:00 pm
  • Bop Arts presents Matthew Shipp-Michael Bisio Duo @ The Bop Shop, Friday, September 19th, 9:00 pm
  • Eastman Jazz Showcase @ Kilbourn Hall, Tuesday, September 23rd, 8:00 pm
  • Bop Arts presents Charlie Hunter & Scott Amendola Duo @ Lovin Cup Brews & Bistro, Wednesday, September 24th, 8:00 pm
  • 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)
  • Bop Arts presents Charlie Parr @ The Bop Shop, Thursday, October 2d, 8:30 pm
  • Bop Arts presents Expansions: The Dave Liebman Group @ Lovin Cup Brews & Bistro, Saturday, October 11th, 8:00 pm
  • Bop Arts presents Ravi Padmanabha's "My Nada Brahma" @ Lovin Cup Brews & Bistro

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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