Tom Harrell's Colors of a Dream at Exodus to Jazz on August 23rd ... Go Hear This!
Live Shots: Tom Harrell's Colors of a Dream in Rochester

Use it (live jazz) or lose it ... Next seven days of live jazz in Rochester

Tom Harrell

I know it's summer (well, it's starting to look and feel like fall a bit...), but like lightning bugs in a bottle, live jazz will fade away if it is not provided some air. To that end (and because ETJ promoter Jose DaCosta is a friend), I wanted to plug Exodus to Jazz concert with Tom Harrell and Colors of a Dream on Saturday one more time.

Like any live jazz in Rochester, we need to support it or it will go away.... Hope to see you there! Now, here's the live jazz in and around the ROC for the next seven days:

Thursday, August 21, 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
  • Bossa Nova Jazz Thursdays with the Charles Mitchell Group @ Espada Brazilian Steak, Village Gate, Rochester, 6:00 pm
  • Ryan from El Rojo Jazz @ Lemoncello, 6:00 pm
  • Ted Nicolosi & Shared Genes @ Roncone's, 6:00 pm

Friday, August 22, 2014

  • Champagne Brown & the Swoon Daddies @ Bistro 135, 6:00 pm
  • Laura Dubin @ Wegmans Amore Restaurant (East Ave. Store, Rochester), 6:00 pm
  • Ted Nicolosi & Shared Genes @ Pultneyville Grill (Pultneyville), 6:30 pm
  • ECMS Special Concert: Bill Tiberio Band @ Eastman School of Music, Messinger Hall 1, 7:30 pm
  • The David Detweiler Trio @ The Next Door Bar & Grill (Pittsford), 8:00 pm
  • The Mack Attack with Peter Mack, Pete Levin, Bob Sneider, and Harvey Sorgen @ Auburn Public Theater (Auburn), 8:00 pm

Saturday, August 23, 2014

  • Jeff Benatar Trio @ Bistro 135, 6:00 pm
  • Ted Nicolosi & Shared Genes @ Jasmine's Asian Fusion (Webster), 6:30 pm
  • Exodus to Jazz presents Tom Harrell Colors of a Dream, featuring Esperanza Spalding @ Hochstein Performance Hall, 8:00 pm (Listen to the group live at the Village Vanguard via NPR)

Sunday, August 24, 2014

  • No jazz for you (see what I mean?)!

Monday, August 25, 2014

  • Jeff Benatar @ Bistro 135, 6:30 pm

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

  • Ted Nicolosi & Shared Genes @ Bistro 135, 6:30 pm
  • Deborah Branch @ Lemoncello, 6:30 pm

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

  • The Rita Collective @ Bistro 135, 6:00 pm

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

  • 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
  • Eastman Jazz Quartet (with Jeff Campbell, Harold Danko, Clay Jenkins and Rich Thompson) @ The College at Brockport (SUNY), Tower Fine Arts Center Mainstage, Friday, September 12th, 7:30 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
  • Paul Smoker & Ken Filiano @ Wilmot Concert Center, Nazareth College, Sunday, September 21st, 3:00 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, Sunday, October 26th, 7:00 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!  Please share to your favorite network by using the buttons at the bottom of this post. 

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