And now for something completely different on Monday at the XRIJF....
A sweet Suite to Afro-Cuban Jazz... Day 6 at the XRIJF

A little mix of XRIJF and the other live jazz in town (Live jazz in ROC, June 25-July 1)

MoutinFactoryQtRather than write a second post about Day 5 of the Rochester International Jazz Festival, I'll do a limited one here with the thing I do all year round.  As I hit day five, the wear and tear of days of work and nights of music, street food (actually mostly food trucks), beer and cigars started to take its inevitable effect. Moving a bit slower... zombie like, saying hello to passer after they've passed... you know the drill. But the other drill you know too, is that it was another night of great music.

My night was again filled with very different music, from the light touch and amazing musicianship of the Fred Hersch and his trio in Kilbourn, through German jazz pianist Julia Hulismann and her Trio playing in a more European/ECM vein, to the Moutin twins and their Moutin Factory Quintet. The latter was a blistering set that went almost 30 minutes past usual closing time. 

Just to be clear, the listings below DO NOT include those for the jazz festival.  You will find that elsewhere on this site and on the XRIJF website or on the XRIJF App.

Don't forget the noontime Jazz Starts Here concerts at the Central Library, which will be running the remainder of the week. I provided the details below here. Also, there's a lot of jazz happening near the XRIJF that I haven't covered here (because I wasn't advised it was happening). Check out the following and other venues in the area for more listings (or let me know if you can).

After the "fold" (if there is one) you will find the next seven days of live jazz in and around Rochester. Let me know if something is missing and I'll add it in.

Thursday, June 25, 2015

  • Jon Seiger & the All-Stars @ Market Cafe at Wegmans (Calkins Road), 5:30 pm
  • The Swooners @ Woodcliff Hotel & Spa, 5:30 pm
  • Uptown Groove (opening for Taj Mahal @ Party in the Park, Manhattan Square Park (Rochester), 5:30 pm
  • Ryan Carey @ Lemoncello, 6:30 pm
  • Karl Stabnau Trio @ Joe Bean Coffee Roasters, 1344 University Ave. (Rochester), 7:00 pm
  • Ted Nicolosi & Shared Genes @ Pultneyville Grill (Pultneyville), 7:00 pm
  • Argentine Tango Practica with the Uptown Groove Trio @ Tango Cafe Dance Studio (Rochester), 9:30 pm
  • The Joe Santora Trio @ Michael's Valley Grill (call for time)

Friday, June 26, 2015

  • Summer Concert Series: Doug Stone & Friends @ Carpentar Park, 22 North Main St. (Pittsford), 6:30 pm
  • Deborah Branch @ Amaya India Cuisine 1900 S. Clinton Ave (Rochester), 6:30 pm
  • David Detweiler Trio @ The Next Door Bar & Grill (Pittsford), 7:00 pm
  • Just Jazz Trio with Steve Greene @ Bernunzio's Uptown Music, 7:00 pm
  • Alan Murphy Trio @ Woodcliff Hotel & Spa, 7:30 pm
  • The Joe Santora Trio @ Michael's Valley Grill (call for time)

Saturday, June 27, 2015

  • Urban Transit @ Mayers Lake Ontario Winery & Vineyards Strawberry and Wine Festival, 1593 Hamlin Parma Townline Rd (Hilton), 3:00 pm
  • Casey MacFarlane/Seth Sealfon Duo @ Amore Italian Restaurant and Wine Bar (East Ave Wegmans), 6:00 pm
  • Special Blend @ Woodcliff Hotel & Spa, 7:30 pm
  • Alex Patrick @ The Little Theatre Cafe, 8:30 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 28, 2015

  • Urban Transit @ Mayers Lake Ontario Winery & Vineyards Strawberry and Wine Festival, 1593 Hamlin Parma Townline Rd (Hilton), 3:00 pm

Monday, June 29, 2015

  • David Detweiler Trio @ The Next Door Bar & Grill (Pittsford), 6:00 pm
  • Deborah Branch @ Lemoncello, 6:30 pm
  • Summer at Eastman: Doug Stone @ Kodak Hall at Eastman Theater, 7:30 pm

Tuesday, June 30, 2015

  • The Grove Place Jazz Project (Eastman jazz students, check website for who's playing) @ Downstairs Cabaret Theatre, 20 Windsor Street (Downtown), 7:00pm (special series during XRIJF)
  • Mike Allen/AKOS @ Vino Bistro & Lounge (Webster), 6:30 pm
  • Summer at Eastman: American Saxophone Academy Faculty Concert @ Kodak Hall at Eastman Theater, 7:30 pm

Wednesday, July 1, 2015

  • Artistic License at the Lakeside @ Lakeside Restaurant, 13780 West Lake Rd (Hammondsport), 6:00 pm
  • Anthony Giannovola @ Lemoncello, 6:30 pm

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

  • Not surprisingly, there is nothing to see here due to the XRIJF, running 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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