Live Shots: Arturo Sandoval in Kodak Hall at Eastman Theatre
While Mike Cottone didn't win in the end ... he killed it at the TS Monk Trumpet Semifinals

We missed on Arturo, and yet theyr'e still coming to play (Live jazz in ROC, November 6-12)

Jazz 1-wayI'll refrain from the rant that I wanted to engage in, but suffice to say that those who made Arturo Sandoval's concert on Sunday at Kodak Hall at Eastman Theatre were treated to great music from a quintet of killer musicians that ranged, like Sandoval's mentor Dizzy, all over the spectrum of jazz and other music. But many of you didn't make it.... While I don't know the official figures, Eastman Theatre was probably about one quarter filled for this 10-time Grammy winner. Sure it was Sunday afternoon, but it was kind of sad (if the music hadn't been so great, that is....) and he did notice.  

But they keep coming back.... Perhaps because I don't scour the local pages every day, I missed that Pat Metheny is bringing his Unity Group here on November 18th (see Heads up below).  I just heard about it on Tuesday!  Perhaps the Auditorium just booked it? It's quite possible they don't know that this blog exists, but WGMC doesn't have it on their listings as of this writing either, so it is more likely they just don't know the jazz scene.  Because this happens occasionally as I'm doing this in addition to my regular job, always feel free to drop me a line through the Contact Us button above and let me know about gigs that you don't see here that you think should be.  

Here's the live jazz in and around the ROC for the next seven days... if you see an underline it is a link with more information

Thursday, November 6, 2014

  • The David Detweiler Trio (perhaps outdoors at the restaurant's Party by the Fire event) @ The Next Door Bar & Grill (Pittsford), 4:00-9:00 pm
  • The Deceivers Duo @ Market Cafe at Wegmans (Chili), 5:00 pm
  • Jon Seiger and the All-Stars @ Market Cafe at Wegmans, Calkins Road (Henrietta), 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
  • John Palocy Trio @ Bistro 135, 6:00 pm
  • Sonny Brown Band @ The Rabbit Room (Honeoye Falls), 6:30 pm
  • D'Jangoners @ The Little Theatre, 7:30 pm

Friday, November 7, 2014

  • Laura Dubin and Antonio Guerrero @ Wegmans Amore Restaurant (East Ave.), 6:00 pm
  • Bobby DiBaudo Trio @ Bistro 135, 6:00 pm
  • Ted Nicolosi & Shared Genes @ Pultneyville Grill (Pultneyville), 6:30 pm
  • Bob Derosa @ Prosecco Italian Restaurant (Farmington), 7:00 pm
  • Fred Costello & Roger Eckers Jazz Duo @ Charley Brown's, 1675 Penfield Rd (Penfield), 8:00 pm
  • David Detweiler Trio @ The Next Door Bar & Grill (Pittsford), 8:00 pm

Saturday, November 8, 2014

  • Andy Calabrese featuring Chet Catallo @ Bistro 135, 6:00 pm
  • Ted Nicolosi & Shared Genes @ MoMa Italian Ristorante & Cafe (Webster), 7:00 pm
  • Bob Derosa @ Wegmans Market Cafe/Amore Restaurant (East Ave), 7:00 pm
  • Fred Costello & Roger Eckers Jazz Duo @ Charley Brown's, 1675 Penfield Rd (Penfield), 8:00 pm
  • The Westview Project with Doug Stone @ The Little Theatre, 8:30 pm
  • Late Night Jazz Jam Session (hosted by Curtis Kendrick, Joe Santora, and Terrance Bruce) @ Michael's Valley Grill, 11:15 pm

Sunday, November 9, 2014

  • Ann Mitchell Trio @ Brighton Memorial Library Sundary Serenades (1940s Tribute for Veterans Day), 2:00 pm
  • David Detweiler (Student Degree Recital, jazz saxophone) @ ESM, Howard Hanson Hall, 3:30 pm
  • Laura Dubin Sextet (Laura's new band premiere) @ Lovin Cup, 7:00 pm

Monday, November 10, 2014

  • Henry Kearse @ Bistro 135, 6:30 pm
  • Deborah Branch @ Lemoncello, 6:30 pm

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

  • Ted Nicolosi & Shared Genes @ Bistro 135, 6:00 pm
  • Anthony Giannovola @ Lemoncello, 6:30 pm
  • Deborah Branch @ Lemoncello, 6:30 pm

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

  • The Swooners @ Bistro 135, 6:30 pm
  • Quintopus @ Live concert on WGMC Jazz 90.1, 7:00-8:00 pm (streamed)
  • Margaret Explosion @ The Little Theatre, 7:30 pm

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

  • Groove Juice Swing's 17th Annual Steven and Virginie Lindy Hop Workshop Weekend with Gordon Webster Big Band @ Memorial Art Gallery, Friday-Saturday, November 14-16 (see website for times)
  • Pat Metheny Unity Band @ Auditorium Theatre, Tuesday, November 18th, 7:30 pm (yeah, I know, but this was the first I heard about it!) (tickets)
  • Exodus to Jazz presents Helen Sung Quintet @ Hochstein Performance Hall, Friday, November 21st, 8:00 pm
  • ESM Jazz Cafe with Vic Juris @ Max at Eastman Place Atrium (Sproull Atrium), Friday, November 21st, 7:00 & 10:00 pm
  • Record Store Day @ Bop Shop, Record Archive and other fine independent establishments, Friday, November 28th
  • Bop Arts presents The Fortuna Quartet @ The Bop Shop, Sunday, November 30th, 8:00 pm
  • 7th Annual Headz Up Hats Fall Fashion Preview "The Great Gatsby Celebration" @ Zeppa Auditorium at German House, Saturday November 29th, 6:00 to 10:00 pm (tickets)

We've compiled these listings from information obtained from our own knowledge of the jazz scene in and around Rochester, the performing artists themselves and other sources. The aim is to give you a one-stop place to find all your live jazz in Rochester. Click on the links (underlined words or phrases) where available in the post for more information on the gig.  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). Lastly, please forgive any discrepancies with reality.  Let us know about such departures from reality if you can ....

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