Hear that? Or this? Or something else at the 2015 XRIJF
How about some lunchtime jazz? Our 2015 XRIJF jazz starts here (at the Central LIbrary)

As we slide toward nine days of jazz in June (Live jazz in ROC, June 11-17)

FairportTryptich1The music was great at Fairport Canal Days over the weekend, with great weather on Sunday, and the great trio to the right of Bill Dobbins, Frank Pullara and Mike Melito. Lots of great sounds all around....

XRIJF has announced that a shuttle service will be offered all nine days during the festival free of charge, courtesy of Harris Beach PLLC. The trolley will run continuously stopping at select festival venues. You can see the list of stops here.

The Institute for Creative Music wanted me to let you know about their IfCM Creative Music Camp. Campers can learn to improvise, compose music, use recording technology, and play different styles together (regardless of instrument or genre). You can get more information and register your child here.

Finally, my appeal for some more of you to follow us on Twitter at @jazzrochester worked. We reached the 10,000 follower mark over the weekend. It's hovering back and forth right now as we just hit it. Thanks! 

Below you will find the next seven days of live jazz in and around Rochester below the fold (if there is one). Yes, it's light, but that's to be expected as everyone gears up for XRIJF.  Let me know if something is missing and I'll add it in. 

Thursday, June 11, 2015

  • Jon Seiger & the All-Stars @ Market Cafe at Wegmans (Calkins Road), 5:30 pm
  • The Swooners @ Woodcliff Hotel & Spa, 5:30 pm
  • Laura Dubin & Antonio Guerrero @ Fiamma, 1308 Buffalo Rd. (Gates), 6:00 pm
  • Serge & Friends @ The Rabbit Room (Honeoye Falls), 6:30 pm
  • Argentine Tango Practica with the Uptown Groove Trio @ Tango Cafe Dance Studio, 35 South Washington St. (Rochester), 9:30 pm
  • The Joe Santora Trio @ Michael's Valley Grill (call for time)

Friday, June 12, 2015

  • Casey MacFarlane with Bob Sneider @ Amore Italian Restaurant & Wine Bar, 6:00 pm
  • Summer Concert Series: Gap Mangione Big Band @ Carpentar Park, 22 North Main St. (Pittsford), 6:30 pm
  • Ted Nicolosi & Shared Genes @ Pultneyville Grill (Pultneyville), 7:00 pm
  • David Detweiler Trio @ The Next Door Bar & Grill (Pittsford), 7:00 pm
  • Soul Express @ Woodcliff Hotel & Spa, 7:30 pm
  • Laura Dubin Plays the Great American Songbook (CD Release Concert) @ Wilmot Recital Hall at Nazareth College, 8:00 pm
  • DJ Logic @ Lovin Cup Bistro & Brews, 8:00 pm
  • The Joe Santora Trio @ Michael's Valley Grill (call for time)

Saturday, June 13, 2015

  • Darryl Parker Trio & Phil de Chateauvieux @ Maplewood Rose Celebration, 1:00 to 5:00 pm
  • Gian Carlo Cervone Trio @ Pultneyville Grill (Pultneyville), 7:00 pm
  • Gap Mangione New Blues Band @ Woodcliff Hotel & Spa, 7:30 pm
  • Alex Patrick @ The Little Theatre Cafe, 8:30 pm
  • Uptown Groove @ Lovin Cup, 9:00 pm
  • Sofrito @ Havana Cabana, 289 Alexander St (Rochester), 10:00 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, June 14, 2015

  • Bossa Nova Bradley Brothers @ Tango Cafe, 35 South Washington St. (Rochester), 7:30 pm

Monday, June 15, 2015

  • David Detweiler Trio @ The Next Door Bar & Grill (Pittsford), 6:00 pm
  • Joe Cavallaro's Dixie Jazz Band @ Glendoveers, 2328 Old Browncroft Blvd (Rochester), 6:30 pm

Tuesday, June 16, 2015

  • June Jazz Duets with Doug Stone & Paul Hofmann @ Central Library of Rochester & Monroe County, Dorris Carlson Reading Garden (Gleason Auditorium rain location), 12 noon 
  • The Grove Place Jazz Project (Eastman jazz students, check website for who's playing) @ Downstairs Cabaret Theatre, 20 Windsor Street (Downtown), 7:00pm

Wednesday, June 17, 2015

  • Rod Blumenau Quartet “Jazz As You Like It” @ Maplewood Estates Retirement Community, 55 Ayrault Road, Fairport, 3:30 pm
  • Alan Murphy Trio @ Woodcliff Hotel & Spa, 5:30 pm
  • Anthony Giannovola @ Lemoncello, 6:30 pm
  • Margaret Explosion @ Little Theatre Cafe, 7:30 pm

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

  • XRIJF, June 19-27th (click on the XRIJF 2015 category in the middle column for our coverage or on the XRIJF image above to go to their site)

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).  Check back as I will add any gigs I hear about. Look for the added image next to the listing. 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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