Time to riff on some links... the Holidays edition
Jazz in ROC to ring in 2015... Not much listed, but I'm sure there's more out there

There is some jazz around ROC even during the holidays!

Sitting here on Christmas Eve, listening to the CBS LP Jingle Bell Jazz (I'm afraid it's only available in vinyl, but still available from Amazon!—click on image—and perhaps other fine purveyors of vinyl...). It's a working holiday for my lovely wife and I, so have some time to bang out the listings post tonight. 

Like all holiday times, I expect I'm missing a lot of special holiday stuff the artists and venues both think the other are advertising, so check back here and I'll add any that I find later. It also means that some of the ones listed, especially tomorrow and on New Years Eve, will not be happening, so it is good to call first before heading out. Anything listed for Christmas Day is something I actually saw a listing for elsewhere or heard about directly from the venue or artist.

Oh, and remember that you have until the end of the year to buy a Club Pass for the 2015 Xerox Rochester International Jazz Festival at the lowest price it will be available.  Click here to buy....

Open the link below (if you're not reading this in an email) to find the live jazz in and around the ROC for the next seven days...

Thursday, December 25, 2014

  • Good luck!  Jazz musicians have families too!

Friday, December 26, 2014

  • Champagne & the Swoon Daddies @ Bistro 135, 6:00 pm
  • Rod Blumenau & Gabe Condon @ Wegmans Amore Restaurant (East Ave.), 6:00 pm added image
  • 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
  • Eighth Annual Holiday Concert with Chet Catallo & the Cats @ Sticky Lips BBQ Juke Joint (Henrietta), 9:30 pm

Saturday, December 27, 2014

  • Special Blend @ Bistro 135, 6:00 pm
  • Ted Nicolosi & Shared Genes @ Jasmine's Asian Fusion (Webster) 6:30 pm
  • The Swooners @ Woodcliff Hotel & Spa, 7:30 pm
  • Dave Mancini & Friends @ Downstairs Cabaret Theatre, 540 East Main St. (Rochester), 8:00 pm
  • Fred Costello & Roger Eckers Jazz Duo @ Charley Brown's, 1675 Penfield Rd (Penfield), 8:00 pm
  • Charlie Mitchell Group @ 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, December 28, 2014

  • Kate Cufari @ Lemoncello, 6:00 pm
  • Rick Holland Little Big Band @ Lovin Cup, 7:00 pm added image

Monday, December 29, 2014

  • Henry Kearse @ Bistro 135, 6:30 pm

Tuesday, December 30, 2014

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

Wednesday, Happy New Year (come back as I expect I might find something else for here...)

  • Alphonso Williams @ Bistro 135, 6:30 pm
  • Andy Calabrese Band @ Pomodoro's (University Ave.), 8:00 pm
  • Paradigm Shift @ Havana Moe's (East Ave), 9:00 pm  added image
  • Upward Groove CD Release Party with MVT @ Lovin Cup's New Year's Eve Bash, 10:00 pm added image

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

  • Bop Shop and Bop Arts presents Jen Chapin and Stephan Crump @ Bop Shop Records, Saturday January 24th, 8:30pm
  • Sean Jones @ 45th Annual Penfield Jazz Fundraiser Concerts,  Penfield High School Auditorium, 25 High School Drive, Friday-Saturday, February 6th & 7th, 7:30 pm (Tickets available January 5th at The Bop Shop, Music and Arts,vPenfield High School, and the Canandaigua National Bank (Penfield Branch)
  • Preservation Hall Jazz Band @ Kodak Hall at Eastman Theatre, Friday, February 13th & Saturday, February 14th, 8:00 pm
  • Exodus to Jazz presents Ulysses Owen Jr. & Friends in a Valentine's Day Concert @ Performance Hall, Hochstein School of Music, Saturday, February 14th, 8:00 pm

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, so 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 by clicking on the Contact Us button above ....

This post was originally published on JazzRochester.


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