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Temps and snow may be falling, but we've got some hot jazz for you (Jazz in ROC, January 8-14, 2015)

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My 5 minute commute took about 1/2 hour today (and I'm a lucky one!) and I'm still a bit numb in places walking from the office to my car. Now cozy in my apartment, listening to some Afro-Cuban jazz, and writing a post.  While it's still a bit light after the holidays, the live jazz around ROC is beginning to pick up.  Let me know if you hear of anything.... 

 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, January 8, 2015

  • David Detweiler Trio @ The Next Door Bar & Grill (Pittsford), 5:00 pm
  • The Swooners @ Woodcliff Hotel & Spa, 5:30 pm
  • Bossa Nova Jazz featuring Charles Mitchell Group @ Espada Brazillian Steak, 6:00 pm

Friday, January 9, 2015

  • Matthew Sieber Ford Trio @ Tapas 177 Lounge, 4:30 pm
  • John Palocy Trio @ Bistro 135, 6:00 pm
  • Ted Nicolosi & Shared Genes @ Pultneyville Grill (Pultneyville) 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
  • The Westview Project @ The Little Theatre, 8:30 pm

Saturday, January 10, 2015

  • Andy Calebrese featuring Chet Catallo @ Bistro 135, 6:00 pm
  • Ted Nicolosi & Shared Genes @ Jasmine's Asian Fusion (Webster) 6:30 pm
  • Fred Costello & Roger Eckers Jazz Duo @ Charley Brown's, 1675 Penfield Rd (Penfield), 8:00 pm
  • "Winter Jazz" with Paradigm Shift and special guests Lynn Ligammari & Melissa Gardiner @ Newark High School, 625 Peirson Ave (Newark), 8:00 pm
  • Charles Mitchell Group @ The Little Theatre, 8:30 pm
  • Sofrito @ Havana Cabana (East End), 10:00 pm
  • Late Night Jazz Jam Session (hosted by Curtis Kendrick, Joe Santora, and Terrance Bruce) @ Michael's Valley Grill, 11:15 pm

Sunday, January 11, 2015

  • Gay Alliance of the Genesee Valley presents Tara Reunion @ Abilene Bar & Lounge, 6:00 pm

Monday, January 12, 2015

  • No jazz for you?

Tuesday, January 13, 2015

  • Ted Nicolosi & Shared Genes @ Bistro 135, 6:00 pm
  • Seth @ Lemoncello, 6:30 pm
  • Nostalgic Reunion @ Stardust Ballroom (41 Backus St., Rochester), 7:00 pm

Wednesday, January 14, 2015

  • Side Project @ Bistro 135, 6:00 pm
  • Anthony Giannovola @ Lemoncello, 6:30 pm 

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, Penfield 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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