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Time to riff on some links... the Holidays edition

Live jazz from now until right up to when the fat man comes (Jazz in ROC, December 17-24)

Amazon cover imageWell, it's time to break out the Christmas jazz albums. One of my favorites is the Blue Note album to the right (affiliate link). What are yours (leave a comment...)?

Like all holidays, 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 those next week, will not be happening, so it is good to call first before heading out.  Oh, as expected, it's pretty light....

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 18, 2014

  • The David Detweiler Trio @ The Next Door Bar & Grill (Pittsford), 5:00 pm
  • The Swooners @ Woodcliff Hotel & Spa (Victor), 5:30 pm
  • Bossa Nova Jazz Thursdays with the Charles Mitchell Group @ Espada Brazilian Steak, Village Gate, Rochester, 6:00 pm
  • John Palocy Trio @ Bistro 135, 6:00 pm
  • Dave Rivello Ensemble @ Village Rock Cafe (East Rochester), 9:00 pm added image

Friday, December 19, 2014

  • Laura Dubin & Antonio Guerrero @ Wegmans Amore Restaurant (East Ave.), 6:00 pm
  • Mark Cassara @ Bistro 135, 6:00 pm
  • Hot Jazz on a Cold Winter Night with the Honeoye Falls-Lima High School Jazz Ensemble @ Westminster Chapel in Mendon, 6:30 pm
  • Ted Nicolosi & Shared Genes @ Pultneyville Grill (Pultneyville), 6:30 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, December 20, 2014

  • Music Educators Jazz Ensemble, Bill Tiberio, Dir. (ECMS) @ Kilbourn Hall, 12:00 pm
  • Kyle Vock featuring Alan Murphy @ Bistro 135, 6:00 pm
  • Ted Nicolosi & Shared Genes @ Jasmine's Asian Fusion (Webster) 6:30 pm
  • Jim Nugent Trio @ Monroe's Restaurant (Pittsford), 7:00 pm added image
  • 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 21, 2014

  • No jazz for you?

Monday, December 22, 2014

  • Henry Kearse @ Bistro 135, 6:30 pm

Tuesday, December 23, 2014

  • Jim Nugent Trio @ Bistro 135, 6:30 pm

Wednesday, December 24, 2014

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  added image
  • 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.


Hipster's Holiday by Rhino Records. All-time fav... awesome picks for compilation album.

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