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Even though the RIJF is coming, there is still some ... Live jazz around ROC, June 1-7

glowing there is Jazz out there

After the fold you will find the listings for live jazz gigs in and around Rochester for the next seven days, plus listings through the rest of June and now into July. Please note that the regular listings posts I do on Wednesdays will focus on those gigs outside of the Rochester International Jazz Fest toward the end of June. I'll have other coverage of the RIJF before and throughout the festival.

Let me know when you hear about things... and let your friends and family know where you go to find live jazz around Rochester. Right here....

Continue reading "Even though the RIJF is coming, there is still some ... Live jazz around ROC, June 1-7" »

This post was originally published on JazzRochester.

Fairport Canal Days 2023 coming next weekend

Fcd_logo_2023Fairport's Canal Days is coming soon on June 2-4. Spread out over the village of Fairport, Tim Forster and the others responsible for the music at FCD usually serve up a healthy helping of jazz from local musicians and often describe it as the "jazz festival before the jazz festival."  If we get good weather, this is a great place to hang and hear some great music and stretch those RIJF muscles a bit (it's only 3 weeks away!). So, here's the jazz that will be presented during FCD:

When

Who's Playing?

What Stage?

Friday, June 2nd    
5:30 pm  Eastman Youth Jazz Orchestra     Fairport Junction (FJ)
Saturday, June 3rd    
10:00 am

SOTA MS Jazz Ensemble, SOTA Senior High Jazz Ensemble

FJ
10:30 am

FHS Jazz Combo

Village Hall (VH) 
11:00 am New Horizons Jazz Band Kennelley Gazebo (KG)
12:00 pm  The Blue Room FJ
12:30 pm Bob Sneider Quartet     KG

1:30 pm

ER Jazz Band

FJ

2:00 pm

Madeline Forster

KG

3:00 pm

Mid-Century Jazz Quartet 

VH

3:00 pm

Big Blue House

Fairport Brewing Company (FBC)

4:30 pm

Daniel King Band

 VH

5:00 pm

Deepak Thettu & Friends

KG

Sunday, June 4th

 

 

10:00 am

New Horizons Jazz Band

KG

11:00 am

Jazz Generation

VH

11:30 am

JP Middle School & 9th Grade Jazz Bands

KG

11:30 am

Higher Ground Quartet

FJ

12:30 pm

Mid-Century Jazz Quartet

VH

1:00 pm

Solar Energy +1

KG

1:00 pm

FHS Day Jazz Band

FJ

1:00 pm

Paradigm Shift

FBC

2:30 pm

Bill Tiberio Band

FJ

2:30 pm

Dean Keller's Soul Jazz Joint

FBC

4:00 pm

Harley Jazz Band

KG

4:00 pm

Sofrito

FJ  

4:00 pm

The Blue Room

FBC

There is other music at Fairport Canal Days, so check out the lineup when you hit the festival to catch other great local musicians. I'm hoping to get out one of the two days, so look for me in a JazzRochester t-shirt (I'm taking orders if you're interested). 

This post was originally published on JazzRochester.

Need some ... Live jazz from May 25-31? Here it is...

Black & white Jazz sign

After the fold you will find the listings for live jazz gigs in and around Rochester for the next seven days, plus listings through the rest of May and June. Please note that the regular listings posts I do on Wednesdays will focus on those gigs outside of the Rochester International Jazz Fest toward the end of June. I'll have other coverage of the RIJF before and throughout the festival.

Let me know when you hear about things... and let your friends and family know where you go to find live jazz around Rochester. Right here....

Continue reading "Need some ... Live jazz from May 25-31? Here it is..." »

This post was originally published on JazzRochester.

Between rounds of PGA golf, perhaps catch some ... Live ROC jazz, May 18-24?

Neon Jazz Club sign

Yes, the post title is a blatant attempt at grabbing some of that PGA attention on the interwebs.... On the jazz front, the Jazz Journalists Association has announced its JJA Jazz Awards.  Congratulations go to Charles Lloyd (Lifetime Achievement in Jazz), Ashley Kahn (Lifetime Achievement in Jazz Journalism), Terri Lyne Carrington (Musician of the Year, Record of the Year for New Standards, Vol. 1), Samara Joy (Up and Coming Musician of the Year, Female Vocalist of the Year), Lauren Deutsch, Aidan Levy, Willard Jenkins, Bob Perkins and all the recipients of Awards in 49 categories of excellence in music and music journalism, voted by professional members of the JJA (as well as the finalists and the voters themselves). See the complete list of winners at JJAJazzAwards.org

After the fold you will find the listings for live jazz gigs in and around Rochester for the next seven days, plus listings through the rest of May and June. Please note that the regular listings posts I do on Wednesdays will focus on those gigs outside of the Rochester International Jazz Fest toward the end of June. 

Let me know when you hear about things... and let your friends and family know where you go to find live jazz around Rochester. Right here....

Continue reading "Between rounds of PGA golf, perhaps catch some ... Live ROC jazz, May 18-24?" »

This post was originally published on JazzRochester.

Let others know where you find ... Live jazz in and around Rochester, NY, May 11-17

Live ROC jazz over keyboard

Things are picking up a bit in the listings, but I'd like to see more gigs from closer the Rochester area ... It is JazzROCHESTER after all. Let me know when you hear about things... and let your friends and family know where you go to find live jazz around Rochester. Right here....

After the fold you will find the listings for live jazz gigs in and around Rochester for the next seven days, plus listings through May and into June. Please note that the regular listings posts I do on Wednesdays will focus on those gigs outside of the Rochester International Jazz Fest toward the end of June. My RIJF coverage should start soon. 

Continue reading "Let others know where you find ... Live jazz in and around Rochester, NY, May 11-17" »

This post was originally published on JazzRochester.

Let other RIJF festival goers know where you find your live jazz in Rochester the other 356 days of the year ... Put JazzRochester on your bod!

I had JazzRochester t-shirts made just a few months before the 2020 Rochester International Jazz Festival ... yeah that one. They've been sitting in my closet since. Please help me to let other jazz listeners and RIJF festival goers where you find out about live jazz in and around Rochester during the 356 days of the year you're not at the RIJF. Show your love for JazzRochester (as much as you can "love" a website/blog, that is...) and wear it proudly at this year's RIJF!

The t-shirts are all black with the JazzRochester logo on front and the URL on the back as shown below. They are high quality, 100% cotton Next Level Apparel t-shirts.  I have limited quantities of the following sizes: XS, S, M, L, XL, XXL, and 3XL.  Here's how they look....

JazzRochester T-shirt
JazzRochester T-shirt

You can take them off my hands for $15, which includes shipment by U.S. Mail. No international orders. You can pay by Venmo, PayPal, Apple Cash (I'll provide the handles after order), or by personal check sent to JazzRochester c/o Gregory V. Bell, P.O. Box 10165, Rochester, NY 14610-0165. 

To buy, click here or aim your phone's camera at the QR code below for a link to an order form...

Qrcode_RIJFjrTshirt

This post was originally published on JazzRochester.

Still waiting for the warm up, but there's some ... Live jazz around Rochester, May 4-10

Live jazz with 1-way sign

Although Facebook keeps reminding me that cold is not out of the ordinary, even this late, I'm getting a bit tired of it.  Tonight I'm publishing a little late as I was at an "influencer" event at the new jazz venue in Rochester, Astor on Main.  Good food, craft cocktails, new friends and some live jazz guitar by El Rojo Jazz. Most of my new friends were food folks. Looking forward to more at this venue. 

After the fold you will find the listings for live jazz gigs in and around Rochester for the next seven days, plus listings through May and into June. Please note that the June posts will focus on those gigs outside of the Rochester International Jazz Fest toward the end of the month. Let me know when you hear about things... and let your friends and family know where you go to find live jazz around Rochester.

Continue reading "Still waiting for the warm up, but there's some ... Live jazz around Rochester, May 4-10" »

This post was originally published on JazzRochester.

Yes, there's an app for that ... The 2023 RIJF app has been released

image from www.rochesterjazz.comLast week, the CGI Rochester International Jazz Festival released its app for iPhone and Android smartphones, which is now available here. The RIJF app allows users to access festival information anywhere, anytime, and is loaded with more features than ever to customize and enhance the user's festival experience. The app's features include:

  • The entire line-up and 2023 Festival schedule.
  • Browse the schedule by When, Where and Type of show (Free, Club Pass, Headliners, etc.).
  • Browse by artists, read about them, visit their websites and listen to tracks.
  • Create and plan your own personal schedule, set reminders, view venues on the map, and get travel times. You can share this with your friends).
  • Buy tickets, and see FAQs.
  • Stay in touch with the latest news and alerts and important info on getting around the festival.
  • Connect with the Festival's Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, and Instagram accounts to keep up with the latest posts.
  • Sign up for official festival alerts and email news for important, timely messages about artist changes, cancellations and other issues.
  • Never miss a show. Set up notifications so you get alerted about the upcoming events in your schedule, including an estimate on how long it will take to get there.
  • Find out during the festival what others are recommending you get out and hear.
  • Share your favorites with others.

The app is sponsored this year by Harris Beach LLC. 

This post was originally published on JazzRochester.