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When will the heat come? (Live jazz in ROC, April 2-8, 2015)

Has it been a year already? ... XRIJF for live jazz in June, this post for live jazz in ROC for the next 7 days

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Every year it sneaks up on me and then I get the "media alert" setting the time. And it is here again.... Yesterday morning at Hatch Hall in the Eastman School of Music, the Xerox Rochester International Jazz Festival announced its lineup for this year's festival, which will take place June 19-27. As usual it is a great smorgasbord of music, with a lot of new sounds that I'm looking forward to tasting during those 9 days in June.

There are new venues and some other changes, plus the last of the headliners, Steve Gadd with a special guest (do you think it might be Chuck?). As the media is all over this, I would check out the XRIJF's site and the D&C's Jeff Spevak's coverage of the presser(with a video of Music Director John Nugent's announcement of the lineup). 

Thursday, March 26, 2015

  • David Detweiler Trio @ The Next Door Bar & Grill (Pittsford), 5:00 pm
  • Jon Seiger & the All-Stars @ Market Cafe at Wegmans (Calkins Road), 5:30 pm
  • The Swooners @ Woodcliff Hotel & Spa, 5:30 pm
  • Laura Dubin and Antonio Guerrero @ Fiamma 1308 Buffalo Rd. (Gates), 6:00 pm
  • Bossa Nova Jazz featuring Charles Mitchell Group @ Espada Brazillian Steak, 6:00 pm
  • Table Top Three @ The Rabbit Room (Honeoye Falls), 6:30 pm
  • Eastman Jazz Lab Band with John Nugent @ Kilbourn Hall, 8:00 pm
  • Consider the Source @ Flour City Station, 170 East Ave (Rochester), 8:00 pm
  • The Joe Santora Trio @ Michael's Valley Grill (call for time)

Friday, March 27, 2015

  • Matthew Sieber Ford Trio @ Tapas 177 Lounge, 4:30 pm
  • The Charlie Mitchell Group @ Abilene Bar & Lounge, 5:30 pm
  • Ted Nicolosi & Shared Genes @ Hedges (Webster), 6:30 pm
  • Eastman Jazz Cafe with John Mosca @ Sproull Atrium (Max's), Miller Center, 7:00 & 10:00 pm
  • Nitefall @ Lemoncello, 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 Joe Santora Trio @ Michael's Valley Grill (call for time)

Saturday, March 28, 2015

  • Jazz Duo with Casey MacFarlane and Joe Chiappone @ Wegmans Amore Italian Restaurant and Wine Bar (East Ave., Rochester), 6:00 pm
  • Ted Nicolosi & Shared Genes @ Jasmine's Asian Fusion (Webster), 6:30 pm
  • Student Degree Recital with Theresa Chen (jazz piano) @ Eastman East Wing Hatch Recital Hall, 7:00 pm
  • Special Blend @ Woodcliff Hotel & Spa, 7:00 pm
  • Fred Costello & Roger Eckers Jazz Duo @ Charley Brown's, 1675 Penfield Rd (Penfield), 8:00 pm
  • Bop Shop Records and Bop Arts presents the Respect Sextet @ Lovin Cup Bistro & Brews, 8:30 pm
  • Paradigm Shift @ Havana Moe's (East Ave.), 9:00 pm
  • Non-Degree Recital with Julian Garvue (jazz piano) @ ESM, Ray Wright Room, 9:00 pm
  • The Infrared Radiation Orchestra and Anonymous Willpower @ Sticky Lips BBQ Juke Joint (Henrietta), 9:00 pm
  • Late Night Jazz Jam Session (hosted by Curtis Kendrick, Joe Santora, and Terrance Bruce) @ Michael's Valley Grill, 11:15 pm
  • The Joe Santora Trio @ Michael's Valley Grill (call for time, earlier than above)

Sunday, March 29, 2015

  • Nazareth College Jazz Combo @ Wilmot Recital Hall, Nazareth College (Pittsford)

Monday, March 30, 2015

  • No jazz for you?

Tuesday, March 31, 2015

  • The Grove Place Jazz Project (check site for Eastman students playing) @ Downstairs Cabaret Theatre, 20 Windsor Street (Downtown), 7:00pm

Wednesday, April 1, 2015

  • No jazz for you?

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

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