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Now that we know it for 9 days in June, back to the other 356 days of ... Live jazz in ROC, March 21-27

Live ROC Jazz imageWhile you're looking for jazz here for the other 356 days of the year, the CGI Rochester International Jazz Festival announced their lineup on Tuesday.  As usual there is are some gems and a lot for someone like me, who loves to explore music, to dig into.  More later ... but now we return to your regularly scheduled (jazz) programming!

Every Wednesday, every week, you'll find the next seven days of jazz in and around Rochester right here on JazzRochester. Sign up for our email list to get your local jazz goodness every week (plus, whatever else I publish from time to time).  We just hit 500 subscribers (but always could use some more...). Check us out on social media (links at the top of the column to the right). Whatever floats your boat....

By the way, Jazz 90.1 began their Spring Pledge Drive is still on. If you're ready to take the plunge make a pledge, please call 585-966-5299 or donate online

If you hear about something that I haven't added below, please drop me a line (use the Contact Us link above),  give me the deets and I'll add it. As always, let me know if any gigs below are not happening or if I got something wrong. Sh*t happens and I sometimes get it wrong. 

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In case you're looking, you can find ... Live jazz music in and around ROC, March 14-20

Find Live Jazz Here imageEvery Wednesday, every week, you'll find the next seven days of jazz in and around Rochester right here on JazzRochester. Sign up for our email list to get your local jazz goodness every week (plus, whatever else I publish from time to time).  We just hit 500 subscribers (but always could use some more...). Check us out on social media (links at the top of the column to the right). Whatever floats your boat....

By the way, Jazz 90.1 began their Spring Pledge Drive on Monday. If you're ready to take the plunge make a pledge, please call 585-966-5299 or donate online

If you hear about something that I haven't added below, please drop me a line (use the Contact Us link above),  give me the deets and I'll add it. As always, let me know if any gigs below are not happening or if I got something wrong. Sh*t happens and I sometimes get it wrong. 

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If you look (here) you'll find some ... Live jazz in Rochester, March 7th-13th

Jazz Club imageEvery Wednesday, every week, you'll find the next seven days of jazz in and around Rochester right here on JazzRochester. Sign up for our email list to get your local jazz goodness every week (plus, whatever else I publish from time to time).  We just hit 500 subscribers (but always could use some more...). Check us out on social media (links at the top of the column to the right). Whatever floats your boat....

If you hear about something that I haven't added below, please drop me a line (use the Contact Us link above),  give me the deets and I'll add it. As always, let me know if any gigs below are not happening or if I got something wrong. Sh*t happens and I sometimes get it wrong. 

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Howsaboutsum ... Live jazz in Rochester, NY, February 28th-March 6th?

There Is Jazz Out there imageEvery Wednesday, every week, you'll find the next seven days of jazz in and around Rochester right here on JazzRochester. Sign up for our email list to get your local jazz goodness every week (plus, whatever else I publish from time to time).  We just hit 500 subscribers (but always could use some more...). Check us out on social media (links at the top of the column to the right). Whatever floats your boat....

Start here, but if you hear about something that I haven't added below, please drop me a line (use the Contact Us link above),  give me the deets and I'll add it. As always, let me know if any gigs below are not happening or if I got something wrong. Sh*t happens and I sometimes get it wrong. 

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Git yer listings for ... Live jazz in ROC, February 21-27

b&w jazz sign imageEvery Wednesday, every week, you'll find the next seven days of jazz in and around Rochester right here on JazzRochester. Sign up for our email list to get your local jazz goodness every week (plus, whatever else I publish from time to time).  We just hit 500 subscribers (but always could use some more...). Check us out on social media (links at the top of the column to the right). Whatever floats your boat....

Start here, but if you hear about something that I haven't added below, please drop me a line (use the Contact Us link above),  give me the deets and I'll add it. As always, let me know if any gigs below are not happening or if I got something wrong. Sh*t happens and I sometimes get it wrong. 

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Guess what? There is ... Live jazz in Rochester, NY, February 14-20

Live ROC Jazz imageEvery Wednesday, every week, you'll find the next seven days of jazz in and around Rochester right here on JazzRochester. Sign up for our email list to get your local jazz goodness every week (plus, whatever else I publish from time to time).  We just hit 500 subscribers (but always could use some more...). Check us out on social media (links at the top of the column to the right). Whatever floats your boat....

Start here, but if you hear about something that I haven't added below, please drop me a line (use the Contact Us link above),  give me the deets and I'll add it. As always, let me know if any gigs below are not happening or if I got something wrong. Sh*t happens and I sometimes get it wrong. 

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It's out there if you look hard enough ... Live jazz in ROC, February 7-13

Find Live Jazz Here image Every Wednesday, every week, you'll find the next seven days of jazz in and around Rochester right here on JazzRochester. Sign up for our email list to get your local jazz goodness every week (plus, whatever else I publish from time to time).  Check us out on social media (links at the top of the column to the right). Whatever floats your boat....

Start here, but if you hear about something that I haven't added below, please drop me a line (use the Contact Us link above),  give me the deets and I'll add it. As always, let me know if any gigs below are not happening or if I got something wrong. Sh*t happens and I sometimes get it wrong. 

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Cold enough for you? If you brave it, you can get warmer with some ... Live jazz in ROC, January 31st to February 6th

Fullsizeoutput_1341It is really cold out there and of little comfort that it is worse in the Midwest.  Please try to stay warm and keep all your fingers.  If you're going out anyway, until the cold abates, it is probably a good idea to call the venue before you go out. As if they knew it was coming, it's a little light the coming seven days anyway....

Every Wednesday, every week, you'll find the next seven days of jazz in and around Rochester right here on JazzRochester. Sign up for our email list to get your local jazz goodness every week (plus, whatever else I publish from time to time).  Check us out on social media (links at the top of the column to the right). Whatever floats your boat....

Start here, but if you hear about something that I haven't added below, please drop me a line (use the Contact Us link above),  give me the deets and I'll add it. As always, let me know if any gigs below are not happening or if I got something wrong. Sh*t happens and I sometimes get it wrong. 

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We are your source for ... Live jazz in ROC, January 24-30

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Every Wednesday, every week, you'll find the next seven days of jazz in and around Rochester right here on JazzRochester. Sign up for our email list to get your local jazz goodness every week (plus, whatever else I publish from time to time).  Check us out on social media (links at the top of the column to the right). Whatever floats your boat....

Start here, but if you hear about something that I haven't added below, please drop me a line (use the Contact Us link above),  give me the deets and I'll add it. As always, let me know if any gigs below are not happening or if I got something wrong. Sh*t happens and I sometimes get it wrong. 

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How does one find? ... Live jazz in Rochester, NY, January 17-23

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Every Wednesday, every week, you'll find the next seven days of jazz in and around Rochester right here on JazzRochester. Sign up for our email list to get your local jazz goodness every week (plus, whatever else I publish from time to time).  Check us out on social media (links at the top of the column to the right). Whatever floats your boat....

Start here, but if you hear about something that I haven't added below, please drop me a line (use the Contact Us link above),  give me the deets and I'll add it. As always, let me know if any gigs below are not happening or if I got something wrong. Sh*t happens and I sometimes get it wrong. 

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Where you can find some ... Live jazz in ROC, January 10-16

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Every Wednesday, every week, you'll find the next seven days of jazz in and around Rochester right here on JazzRochester. Sign up for our email list to get your local jazz goodness every week (plus, whatever else I publish from time to time).  Check us out on social media (links at the top of the column to the right). Whatever floats your boat....

Start here, but if you hear about something that I haven't added below, please drop me a line (use the Contact Us link above),  give me the deets and I'll add it. As always, let me know if any gigs below are not happening or if I got something wrong. Sh*t happens and I sometimes get it wrong. 

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Here's to the new year of ... Live jazz in Rochester, January 3-9

IMG_7394Now that we're heading back to work, one thing hasn't changed.  There's still some live jazz in and around Rochester, New York. Not a lot this coming week, but that's to be expected after the holidays.  Here's to a great 2019 (I need some of that myself...)!!!

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Start here, but if you hear about something that I haven't added below, please drop me a line (use the Contact Us link above),  give me the deets and I'll add it. As always, let me know if any gigs below are not happening or if I got something wrong. Sh*t happens and I sometimes get it wrong. 

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As we slide from 2018 to 2019, there is ... Live jazz in ROC, December 27th to January 2nd

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Hope you are having a great holiday season and will have a safe and happy New Year's Eve, and are gearing up to hear some live jazz around town in 2019.  

Every Wednesday, every week, you'll find your next seven days of jazz in and around Rochester right here on JazzRochester. Sign up for our email list to get your local jazz goodness every week (plus, whatever else I publish from time to time).  Check us out on social media (links at the top of the column to the right). Whatever floats your boat....

Start here, but if you hear about something that I haven't added below, please drop me a line (use the Contact Us link above),  give me the deets and I'll add it. As always, let me know if any gigs below are not happening or if I got something wrong. Sh*t happens and I sometimes get it wrong.  Around the holidays, I always suggest that you call the venue first as I'm sometimes the last to hear of changes or "special" music ....

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Jingle bell ... Jazz in Rochester, December 20th to 26th ... Happy Holidays!

Dexter Gordon Xmas imageHope you and yours have (or are already having) a wonderful holiday season.  JazzRochester is staying home for the holidays.  Take all of the regular listings below with a healthy skepticism as I rely on artists and venues to let me know of changes. Let me know if there is something you know is not happening and I'll 86 it from the post. I would call the venue before heading out.  Also, let me know if there are any New Years Eve events that will be featuring jazz (those that will be open to the public, that is....).

Jazz 90.1 has a couple of special holiday programs to check out, including a holiday performance by Bob Sneider and his Merry Gentleman, recorded at a performance at Bop Shop Records last week on Christmas Eve at 6:00 pm, and then Rob Linton presenting the 14th Annual Christmas Eve Celebration on Christmas Eve from 8:00 pm to midnight.

Every Wednesday, every week, you'll find your next seven days of jazz in and around Rochester right here on JazzRochester. Sign up for our email list to get your jazz goodness every week (plus, whatever else I publish from time to time).  Check us out on social media (links at the top of the column to the right). Whatever floats your boat....

Start here, but if you hear about something that I haven't added below, please drop me a line (use the Contact Us link above),  give me the deets and I'll add it. As always, let me know if any gigs below are not happening or if I got something wrong. Sh*t happens and I sometimes get it wrong.  Around the holidays, I always suggest that you call the venue first as I'm sometimes the last to hear of changes or "special" music ....

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Join us here for ... Live jazz in ROC, December 13-19

Find Live Jazz Here imageEvery Wednesday, every week, you'll find your next seven days of jazz in and around Rochester right here on JazzRochester. Sign up for our email list to get your jazz goodness every week (plus, whatever else I publish from time to time).  Check us out on social media (links at the top of the column to the right). Whatever floats your boat....

Start here, but if you hear about something that I haven't added below, please drop me a line (use the Contact Us link above),  give me the deets and I'll add it. As always, let me know if any gigs below are not happening or if I got something wrong. Sh*t happens and I sometimes get it wrong.  Around the holidays, I always suggest that you call the venue first as I'm sometimes the last to hear of changes or "special" music ....

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Gifts of music and ... Live jazz in Rochester, December 6-12

982EB35A-3E0C-426D-B82A-8EB3EB5D4950Last Thursday, I was reminded of one of the great gifts of having the Eastman School of Music in town. Once in a while a great jazz artist comes to town to work with Eastman's jazz students and, sometimes, these visitors also team up with the best of Eastman's jazz faculty and/or students for a great night of jazz available to the public. Last Thursday was one of those times. Danilo Peréz teamed up with the Eastman Jazz Ensemble, directed by Bill Dobbins, to reprise a concert that Peréz and Dobbins presented with the WDR Big Band in Europe a few years back, before a full house in Kilbourn Hall.  Teamed up with the best of ESM's jazz students with arrangements by Dobbins, it was a great night of music.  And it was free to boot! 

Every Wednesday, every week, you'll find your next seven days of jazz in and around Rochester right here on JazzRochester. Sign up for our email list to get your jazz goodness every week (plus, whatever else I publish from time to time).  Check us out on social media (links at the top of the column to the right). Whatever floats your boat....

Start here, but if you hear about something that I haven't added below, please drop me a line (use the Contact Us link above),  give me the deets and I'll add it. As always, let me know if any gigs below are not happening or if I got something wrong. Sh*t happens and I sometimes get it wrong.  Around the holidays, I always suggest that you call the venue first as I'm sometimes the last to hear of changes or "special" music ....

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Enjoy the holiday "Nat"-urally with Johnny O'Neal at Exodus to Jazz on December 13th

JohnnyONealExodus To Jazz has announced the return of Johnny O’Neal to perform his popular “Holiday Tribute to Nat King Cole” on Thursday, December 13, 2018 at Anthology, 336 East Avenue in Rochester. O’Neal opened the 2018 Exodus To Jazz season with a rousing performance in February. Since that concert he has maintained a busy schedule, buoyed by the popularity of his latest CD “In The Moment”.  O’Neal is connected to many jazz pioneers and his piano playing reflects the influences of idols Oscar Peterson and Art Tatum.  O'Neal is a lot of fun and this show will likely be a great celebration of the holidays. Opening will be the spoken word jazz, with bass and trumpet, of DebMaiesha's JassTry, paying tribute to jazz pioneers Charlie Parker, Thelonious Monk, Miles Davis and John Coltrane. 

Doors open at 6:00 pm with the concert from 7:00 to 9:30 pm.

Premium, reserved cabaret-style table seating and high tops along the sides nearest the stage are $40 Advanced Purchase, $45 at the door. General Admission tickets (first come, first seated) are $25 Advance Purchase, $30 at the door.

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Go stretch your ears with the ... Live jazz in and around ROC, November 29th to December 5th

Dave Rivello Ensemble at Bop Shop RecordsOver the past seven days, I attended a 3-fer at Bop Shop Records, hearing some great jazz from the David Rivello Ensemble on Record Store Day (pictured at left...how did they fit them all in there...?), No Fast Food with Dave Liebman, Drew Gress & Phil Haynes, and Barry Altschul and 3dom Factor featuring Joe Fonda and Jon Irabagon. Gave my ears a good stretch.... Hope to catch Danilo Perez with the Eastman Jazz Ensemble tomorrow night at Kilbourn.  

Every Wednesday, every week, you'll find your next seven days of jazz in and around Rochester right here on JazzRochester. Sign up for our email list to get your jazz goodness every week (plus, whatever else I publish from time to time).  Check us out on social media (links at the top of the column to the right). Whatever floats your boat....

Start here, but if you hear about something that I haven't added below, please drop me a line (use the Contact Us link above),  give me the deets and I'll add it. As always, let me know if any gigs below are not happening or if I got something wrong. Sh*t happens and I sometimes get it wrong.  Around the holidays, I always suggest that you call the venue first as I'm sometimes the last to hear of changes or "special" music ....

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Thanks for the ... Live jazz in Rochester, November 22-28

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Hope you and yours are having a great time on this holiday, if Thanksgiving is your thing.  At least we can all agree to be thankful for some live jazz to hear over the next seven days.

Every Wednesday, every week, you'll find your next seven days of jazz in and around Rochester right here on JazzRochester. Sign up for our email list to get your jazz goodness every week (plus, whatever else I publish from time to time).  Check us out on social media. Whatever floats your boat....

Start here, but if you hear about something that I haven't added below, please drop me a line (use the Contact Us link above),  give me the deets and I'll add it. As always, let me know if any gigs below are not happening or if I got something wrong. Sh*t happens and I sometimes get it wrong.  Around holidays, I always suggest that you call the venue first as I'm often the last to hear....

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As you get ready for Turkey Day ... Live jazz in ROC, November 15-21

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Every Wednesday, every week, you'll find your next seven days of jazz in and around Rochester right here on JazzRochester. Sign up for our email list to get your jazz goodness every week (plus, whatever else I publish from time to time).  Check us out on social media. Whatever floats your boat....

Start here, but if you hear about something that I haven't added below, please drop me a line (use the Contact Us link above),  give me the deets and I'll add it. As always, let me know if any gigs below are not happening or if I got something wrong. Sh*t happens and I sometimes get it wrong.  

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A little less ... Live jazz in ROC, November 8-14

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The jazz jam series at the downtown Hyatt, announced on this blog here, is either on hiatus or has been cancelled. While I hope it returns, it may be just another in a long line of attempts to bring people downtown for jazz that just couldn't overcome the perceptions that prevent it.  I wish it had more of a chance to get established before the rug was inevitably pulled.  If you have thoughts on what needs to happen, please hit the Comment link at the bottom of the post and share them.

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Start here, but if you hear about something that I haven't added below, please drop me a line (use the Contact Us link above),  give me the deets and I'll add it. As always, let me know if any gigs below are not happening or if I got something wrong. Sh*t happens and I sometimes get it wrong.  

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It's where to find ... Live jazz in ROC, November 1-7

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Every Wednesday, every week, you'll find  your next seven days of jazz in and around Rochester right here on JazzRochester. Sign up for our email list to get your jazz goodness every week (plus, whatever else I publish from time to time).  

Start here, but if you hear about something that I haven't added below, please drop me a line (use the Contact Us link above),  give me the deets and I'll add it. As always, let me know if any gigs below are not happening or if I got something wrong. Sh*t happens and I sometimes get it wrong.  

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This is your 411 for ... Live jazz in and around Rochester, NY, October 25-31

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Every Wednesday, every week, you'll find  your next seven days of jazz in and around Rochester right here on JazzRochester. Sign up for our email list to get your jazz goodness every week (plus, whatever else I publish from time to time).  

If you haven't heard yet, early-bird Club Passes will go on Sale Friday, October 26th, for the 2019 CGI Rochester International Jazz Festival (no more XRIJF...). All Club Passes will now be shareable. There are some venue changes coming, too. More info here on the RIJF website.

Jazz 90.1 has announced its 2019 Jazz Cruise dates and lineup. More info here. The Jazz90.1 fall pledge drive began on Monday October 8th. They need your help to keep the great jazz, blues and big band music going strong by making a pledge of financial support.

Start here, but if you hear about something that I haven't added below, please drop me a line (use the Contact Us link above),  give me the deets and I'll add it. As always, let me know if any gigs below are not happening or if I got something wrong. Sh*t happens and I sometimes get it wrong.  

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Fifteen hundred and counting ... Live jazz in Rochester, NY, October 11-17

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Believe it or not, this is the 1,500th post on this blog! Every Wednesday, every week, you'll find  your next seven days of jazz in and around Rochester right here on JazzRochester. Sign up for our email list to get your jazz goodness every week (plus, whatever else I publish from time to time).  

The Jazz90.1 fall pledge drive began on Monday October 8th. They need your help to keep the great jazz, blues and big band music going strong by making a pledge of financial support.

Start here, but if you hear about something that I haven't added below, please drop me a line (use the Contact Us link above),  give me the deets and I'll add it. As always, let me know if any gigs below are not happening or if I got something wrong. Sh*t happens and I sometimes get it wrong.  

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It's getting cool for ... Live jazz in ROC, October 4-10

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Every Wednesday, every week, you'll find  your next seven days of jazz in and around Rochester right here on JazzRochester. Sign up for our email list to get your jazz goodness every week (plus, whatever else I publish). 

The Jazz90.1 fall pledge drive begins Monday October 8 at 7 a.m., and they need your help to keep the great jazz, blues and big band music going strong by making a pledge of financial support.

Start here, but if you hear about something that I haven't added below, please drop me a line (use the Contact Us link above),  give me the deets and I'll add it. As always, let me know if any gigs below are not happening or if I got something wrong. Sh*t happens and I sometimes get it wrong.  

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There is ... Live jazz in Rochester, September 27th through October 3rd

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Every Wednesday, every week, you'll find  your next seven days of jazz in and around Rochester right here on JazzRochester. Sign up for our email list to get your jazz goodness every week (plus, whatever else I publish). 

Start here, but if you hear about something that I haven't added below, please drop me a line (use the Contact Us link above),  give me the deets and I'll add it. As always, let me know if any gigs below are not happening or if I got something wrong. Sh*t happens and I sometimes get it wrong.  

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Where to find ... Live jazz in ROC, September 20th to 26th

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Right here, that's where... Looking for jazz at the Rochester Fringe Festival next week? There's still a bit left. You won't find it in this post, but I've detailed that last week

Every Wednesday, every week, you'll find  your next seven days of jazz in and around Rochester right here on JazzRochester. Sign up for our email list to get your jazz goodness every week (plus, whatever else I publish). 

Start here, but if you hear about something that I haven't added below, please drop me a line (use the Contact Us link above),  give me the deets and I'll add it. As always, let me know if any gigs below are not happening or if I got something wrong. Sh*t happens and I sometimes get it wrong.  

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While at the Fringe Festival or elsewhere, may we interest you in listening to some ... Live jazz in Rochester, September 13th through 19th?

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 Looking for jazz at the Rochester Fringe Festival next week?  You won't find it in this post, but I've detailed that earlier this week

Every Wednesday, every week, you'll find  your next seven days of jazz in and around Rochester right here on JazzRochester. Sign up for our email list to get your jazz goodness every week (plus, whatever else I publish). 

Start here, but if you hear about something that I haven't added below, please drop me a line (use the Contact Us link above),  give me the deets and I'll add it. As always, let me know if any gigs below are not happening or if I got something wrong. Sh*t happens and I sometimes get it wrong.  

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Building the ROC jazz community with a new jam session ... a guest post by Karl Stabnau

This is a guest post by Rochester jazz musician Karl Stabnau. Leave your thoughts in the Comments below and I'll make sure Karl sees them to continue the conversation:

HyattJazzJamI’ve been a jazz musician in Rochester all of my musical life and know that we as Rochesterians are very fortunate to have such strong community support for the arts. From public school music programs through area colleges to professional organizations like the Rochester International Jazz Festival and the Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra, our community is surrounded by institutions and opportunities to both listen to and perform music. On any given night there can be a dozen small clubs and restaurants that have live music around town that contribute to a musical culture that is rare a find outside of bigger cities such as New York City, Los Angeles, and Nashville.

We are also very fortunate to have a thriving jazz scene in Rochester with so many great musicians, listeners, and one of the country’s last full 24-7 jazz stations, Jazz 90.1 FM. As a part of this community I’ve been fortunate to perform with many different musicians and catch different artists and club shows all over town. While we are unique in our support for jazz in Rochester, I believe one of the things that we need to continue to strive for is a greater sense of community. Jazz is a very delicate art form. Its existence relies on collaborations between musicians from diverse backgrounds as well as inclusion of the community as a whole. I’ve seen quite often that both musicians and listeners tend to fall into their own familiar “circles” and miss out on great music happening outside that "circle." I’m always surprised that even though I’ve lived in Rochester my whole life I’m still coming across local musicians and jazz lovers I’ve never met before!

While we are all bound by the three certainties of this world (death, taxes, and more concerts than we can ever hope to attend), I also believe that as jazz lovers it is our duty to support a unified musical community. This means that in addition to going out and hearing your favorite Rochester jazz artists, set aside time to hear someone new or experience a new venue that is supporting music. If you are a musician, go to other musicians shows and invite musicians you haven’t played with before to sit in on on your shows (historically this is way most of the jazz greats got their start!). The well-being and longevity of this music requires that each of us invest a little of our time and energy into working to knit together the various “jazz-factions” into a unified community supporting live jazz.

This Fall, I am excited to announce the beginning of a Thursday night jam session series at the Hyatt Downtown from 7:30 to 10:00pm at the Kraft Kitchen and Bar (overlooking Main Street on the lobby level). Instead of having the same band, each week will feature a different Rochester jazz artist where they will perform their own music as well as serve as the “house band” for a jam session. There is no cover charge and Jazz 90.1 and JazzRochester will be onsite for what I hope will be a true bi-weekly coming together of the Rochester jazz community. If you are a musician, I encourage you to come and sit in and meet other musicians in the community. If you are just looking to hear great jazz, the series will serve as both a portrait of the many great artists in town as well as a chance to hear and discover new ones.

You can watch these pages for new events in this series.  I hope to see many new faces this Thursday as the series kicks off and look forward to continuing to help build a thriving Rochester jazz community! 

Downbeat award winning baritone saxophonist Karl Stabnau currently lives in Rochester where he teaches jazz and music business at SUNY Brockport College. With musical styles spanning from jazz and blues to soul, funk, gospel and R&B he has made a name for himself as both a soloist and sideman. He has performed throughout the US and overseas sharing the stage with artists that include: Phil Woods, Lew Soloff, Chuck Mangione, Adam Niewood, Marvin Stamm, Pat LaBarbera, the Gil Evans Centennial Project, and the Glenn Miller Orchestra. In addition to being an active performer, Karl is director of Sonic Era where he oversees concert promotion and artist management in Western, NY. You may also recognize Karl as one of the managers of the "After-Hours" jazz jam sessions during the Rochester International Jazz Festival the past two years. 

NOTE: Sorry, we're not there yet.  The Hyatt Series has since been cancelled.   

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There will be a Fringe of jazz at the Rochester Fringe Festival.... September 12th through the 22nd

Fringe Festival Jazz While there is so much else to hit the Key Bank Rochester Fringe Festival for, there is also jazz.  I've compiled the jazz at the Fringe for the next seven days, plus all of the other live jazz in and around Rochester.  Most of the acts have second sets later, so if you can't make it over  the next week, check the link to see when else the group will be playing.  As with the Fringe in general, I'm taking a broad view of what is "jazz at the Fringe" here.  You may not agree, so I suggest you look them up on the Fringe's site to make sure it's something you really want to check out.  I wish I was going to be here for the Dave Rivello Ensemble's "plugged-in" RED performance on Saturday. On my regular listings posts during the Fringe Festival, I'm going to refer to this post rather than list them, so bookmark this post if you want to hear some jazz at the Fringe

Wednesday, September 12th

  • Sinatra: "Straight Up" with Daniel Henry @ Java's Cafe, 7:00 pm
  • Josephine, a burlesque cabaret dream play (about Josephine Baker) @ School of the Arts: Allen Main Stage Theatre, 9:00 pm

Friday, September 14th

  • La Muralla @ Parcel 5, 6:00 pm
  • Vanishing Sun @ Parcel 5, 7:00 pm
  • Josephine, a burlesque cabaret dream play (about Josephine Baker) @ School of the Arts: Allen Main Stage Theatre, 9:00 pm

Saturday, September 15th

  • Norm & The Outliers @ The Little Theatre Cave, 6:00 pm
  • DRE/Red (Dave Rivello Ensemble) @ Eastman School of Music, Kibourn Hall, 7:00 pm
  • Leah and the Upheaval @ Java's Cafe, 6:00 pm

Sunday, September 16th

  • Ann Mitchell's Fabulous Females (music of Rosemary Clooney, Patti Page, Doris Day, Peggy Lee, Kay Starr, and more) @ Lyric Theatre, Cabaret Hall, 5:00 pm
  • Sinatra: "Straight Up" with Daniel Henry @ Java's Cafe, 6:00 pm
  • DRE/Red (Dave Rivello Ensemble) @ Eastman School of Music, Kibourn Hall, 7:00 pm

Monday, September 17th

  • No jazz for you?

Tuesday, September 18th

  • Ann Mitchell's Fabulous Females (music of Rosemary Clooney, Patti Page, Doris Day, Peggy Lee, Kay Starr, and more) @ Lyric Theatre, Cabaret Hall, 5:00 pm

Wednesday, September 19th

  • Ann Mitchell's Fabulous Females (music of Rosemary Clooney, Patti Page, Doris Day, Peggy Lee, Kay Starr, and more) @ Lyric Theatre, Cabaret Hall, 7:00 pm

Thursday, September 20th

  • Leah and the Upheaval @ Java's Cafe, 7:00 pm

Friday, September 21st

  • The Uptown Groove @ Gibbs Street Main Stage, 5:00 pm
  • Josephine, a burlesque cabaret dream play (about Josephine Baker) @ School of the Arts: Allen Main Stage Theatre, 9:00 pm

Saturday, September 22d

  • Al Biles and GenJam @ The Little Theatre Cafe, 6:00 pm
  • The Saplings @ Gibb Street Main Stage, 8:10 pm
  • Josephine, a burlesque cabaret dream play (about Josephine Baker) @ School of the Arts: Allen Main Stage Theatre, 9:00 pm
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At the fringe of the Fringe, there is ... Live jazz in ROC, September 6th through 12th

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Fringe festival starts next week.  I'll try to get the jazz there here or in a separate post. Always check out what Dave Rivello is doing, though! 

Every Wednesday, every week, you'll find  your next seven days of jazz in and around Rochester right here on JazzRochester. Sign up for our email list to get your jazz goodness every week (plus, whatever else I publish). 

Start here, but if you hear about something that I haven't added below, please drop me a line (use the Contact Us link above),  give me the deets and I'll add it. As always, let me know if any gigs below are not happening or if I got something wrong. Sh*t happens and I sometimes get it wrong.  

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Find live jazz here ... In Rochester, August 30th through September 5th

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Every Wednesday, every week, you'll find  your next seven days of jazz in and around Rochester right here on JazzRochester. Sign up for our email list to get your jazz goodness every week (plus, whatever else I publish). 

Start here, but if you hear about something that I haven't added below, please drop me a line (use the Contact Us link above),  give me the deets and I'll add it. As always, let me know if any gigs below are not happening or if I got something wrong. Sh*t happens and I sometimes get it wrong.  

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Check out JazzRochester to find ... Live jazz in ROC, August 23-29

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Every Wednesday, every week, you'll find  your next seven days of jazz in and around Rochester right here on JazzRochester. Sign up for our email list to get your jazzy goodness every week (plus whatever else I publish). 

Start here, but if you hear about something that I haven't added below, please drop me a line (use the Contact Us link above),  give me the deets and I'll add it. As always, let me know if any gigs below are not happening or if I got something wrong. Sh*t happens and I sometimes get it wrong.  

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We're drenched, but alas not drowning in ... Live jazz in and around Rochester, August 16th through 22nd

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But there is some if you look for it ... right here! Here's your next seven days of jazz in and around Rochester. Served up hot and humid, like the weather....

Start here, but if you hear about something that I haven't added below, please drop me a line (use the Contact Us link above) and give me the deets and I'll add it. As always, let me know if any gigs below are no longer happening, if I got something wrong. 

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Hot (and humid?) ... Live jazz in ROC, August 9th through 15th

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 Here's your next seven days of jazz in and around Rochester. Served up hot and humid, like the weather....

If you look hard enough you can find it ... start here, but if you find something that I haven't added below, please drop me a line (use the Contact Us link above) and give me the deets and I'll add it. As always, let me know if any gigs below are no longer happening, if I got something wrong wrong, or if you have heard of something that's not in these listings that I can add.  To do that just click on the Contact Us link above this post. 

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So, have you heard that there is ... Live jazz in Rochester, August 2nd through 8th?

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If you look hard enough you can find it ... start here, but if you find something that I haven't added below, please drop me a line (use the Contact Us link above) and give me the deets and I'll add it. As always, let me know if any gigs below are no longer happening, if I got something wrong wrong, or if you have heard of something that's not in these listings that I can add.  To do that just click on the Contact Us link above this post. 

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Where can I find? ... Live jazz in ROC, July 26th to August 1st

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If you look hard enough you can find it ... start here, but if you find something that I haven't added below, please drop me a line (use the Contact Us link above) and give me the deets and I'll add it. 

As always, let me know if any gigs below are no longer happening, if I got something wrong wrong, or if you have heard of something that's not in these listings that I can add.  To do that just click on the Contact Us link above this post. 

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Yes, even with the heat there is ... Live jazz in and around Rochester, July 19th through 25th

Jazz 1-way imageYes, it's been very hot (we here at the home of JazzRochester were very aware of it with our HVAC going out during the last heat wave that hit the XRIJF).  But this week we found out there will be a new name sponsor for the Rochester International Jazz Festival.  We all knew it was coming with Xerox leaving the Rochester area for the most part, didn't we?  Who's the new sponsor? Local media group CGI Communications will be taking on the sponsorship starting next year, for the festival running from June 21-29.  I guess we go back to calling it the RIJF? Welcome... we at JazzRochester look forward to working with you in promoting this great festival of music that brings thousands downtown for 9 days in June. 

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Webster, NY, where jazz is worth hearing ... The Webster Jazz Festival, July 20-21

image from pg1.b5z.netEvery year there is a jazz festival, chock full of ROC area artists, in the Village of Webster. This year is no different, it'e their 11th.  It's usually a family-friendly, laid-back event. On Friday night, the action is in restaurants and pubs in the Village.  On Saturday, the festival and music moves to the street.  Check out Webster's jazz festival site for more information on the the Pubs (and their menus) and where to park, etc.

Friday July 20th, Jazz in the Pubs

  • Carlton Wilcox @ Sweet Wood BBQ, 6:15 pm
  • El Rojo Jazz @ The Coach Sports Bar, 6:30 pm
  • Higher Ground with Vince Ercolamento and Joe Chiappone @ Barry's Old School Pub, 7:00 pm
  • Marco Amadio @ The Brimont Bistro, 7:00 pm
  • Paradigm Shift @ Plotty's Bar, 7:30 pm
  • Amanda Ashley @ Pub 235, 8:00 pm
  • Jimmie Highsmith Jr. @ Coach Sports Bar, 9:15pm

Saturday July 21st Jazz on the Street (All on the West Main Street Main Stage)

  • The Klick, 6:00 to 7:15 pm
  • The Bill Tiberio Band, 7:30 to 8:45 pm
  • Prime Time Funk, 9:15 to 11:00 pm
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Exodus to Jazz brings a double whammy of jazz to Anthology, July 19th

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Exodus To Jazz is bringing internationally-known contemporary jazz guitarist Marc Antoine this Thursday, July 19th to Anthology. Following his popular 2017 CD with David Benoit (So Nice!), Antoine’s quartet will be playing a selection of Latin and contemporary jazz. Antoine has produced a number of studio albums, as well as working with a variety of contemporary jazz and other artists, including Sting, Basia, Selena, rappers like Guru's Jazzmatazz project and Queen Latifah, and the acid jazz hipsters the Solsonics and DJ Greyboy.  He gets around...

Opening for Antoine will be local soul  Paradigm Shift, joined by tenor sax great JD Allen. Tickets are available here, which includes a floor plan of Anthology so you can score the good seats...  Doors open at 6:00 pm with Paradigm Shift and JD Allen hitting the stage at 7 and Marc Antoine's Quartet taking it at 7:50.  

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Here come the summer and festivals ... Live jazz in and around ROC, July 12th through 18th

Find Live Jazz Here imageYes, it's festival season here in Rochester.  First up after XRIJF, the Corn Hill Arts Festival, and yes there will be some jazz there.  I've pulled what's on offer out below.  Of course, there's lots of other good music at the festival, so check out the complete schedule here.

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No fireworks for me, gotta write the post letting you know about ... Live jazz in ROC from July 5th through July 11th

Jazz 411 for other 356 Days imageSo, another XRIJF is over and we go back to the other 356 days of live jazz in and around Rochester for the rest of the year.  This is where you'll find it.  Hope you enjoyed the coverage of the festival while I was there (had to miss a few days due to health reasons).  Let me know in the comments how your XRIJF was this year!

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There is still more jazz in June (and July) than XRIJF... Live jazz in ROC outside of the festival, June 28th to July 4th

Jazz 411 for other 356 Days imageThis post features other live jazz gigs in and around Rochester (at least those that I've heard about). Yes, live jazz continues during the Xerox Rochester International Jazz Festival.  Not everyone is given a berth on the XRIJF ship each year, and those who are may have some extra time to do a gig here and there, so here are some more.  You should, of course, refer to the XRIJF website listings for finding something to hear at the festival. I will still be posting on what I'll be doing during the festival. Check back as I will be updating these listings as I learn more. 

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There is more jazz in June than XRIJF... Live jazz outside of the festival, June 21st to 27th

Jazz 411 for other 356 Days imageThis post and next Wednesday's will feature other live jazz gigs in and around Rochester (at least those that I've heard about). Yes, live jazz continues during the Xerox Rochester International Jazz Festival.  Not everyone is given a berth on the XRIJF ship each year, and those who are may have some extra time to do a gig here and there, so here are some more.  You should, of course, refer to the XRIJF website listings for finding something to hear at the festival. I will be posting tomorrow on what I'll be doing during the festival.

I will add to this post and next week's as I hear of more, so check back.  It's going to be a bit light... as it always is as the big festival sucks all the jazz out of the air. But that's not a bad thing...!

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Do you want to hear some ... Live jazz in and around ROC, June 14th through 20th?

There Is Live Jazz Out There imageHere are the live jazz gigs for the next week, served up hot. Hope you get out and hear some before the nine days of XRIJF begin.  City has published their Jazz Festival Guide 2018

We collect as much of the live jazz in and around Rochester as we can find so you don't have to do it yourself ... right here, every Wednesday in JazzRochester. I really need your help to grow a more vibrant community for live jazz here in Rochester by sharing this post or this site with those you know who love live jazz.  Share with the buttons! Follow us on Twitter, Facebook or Instagram! Sign up to receive our posts via email (there's a link at the top of the site).  

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Although the anticipation of the jazz fest is taking a toll, there is still ... Live jazz in Rochester, June 7th through 13th

Jazz club sign imageIt's June! Just a few weeks until the Xerox Rochester International Jazz Festival begins. Until then, you can continue to feast your ears on the jazz you can hear throughout the year! Check out the goings on in Geneva this coming weekend!

We collect as much of the live jazz in and around Rochester as we can find so you don't have to do it yourself ... right here, every Wednesday in JazzRochester. I really need your help to grow a more vibrant community for live jazz here in Rochester by sharing this post or this site with those you know who love live jazz.  Share with the buttons! Follow us on Twitter, Facebook or Instagram! Sign up to receive our posts via email (there's a link at the top of the site).  

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As we slide toward XRIJF, there is ... Live jazz around Rochester, May 31st to June 6th

Live jazz here imageIt's June! just over 20 days until the Xerox Rochester International Jazz Festival begins. Until then, feast your ears on the jazz you can hear throughout the year! Lots of it out in Fairport this weekend....

We collect as much of the live jazz in and around Rochester as we can find so you don't have to do it yourself ... right here, every Wednesday in JazzRochester. I really need your help to grow a more vibrant community for live jazz here in Rochester by sharing this post or this site with those you know who love live jazz.  Share with the buttons! Follow us on Twitter, Facebook or Instagram! Sign up to receive our posts via email (there's a link at the top of the site).  

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Sun (we hope), Erie Canal, Jazz ... Fairport Canal Days

image from www.fairportcanaldays.comThis year's Fairport Canal Days is coming up Friday-Sunday, June 1-3. FCD prides itself as being the "jazz festival before the jazz festival," with the vast majority of its music during the three day event being local jazz musicians on 4 stages spread across Fairport's downtown area near the canal.  When the weather cooperates it's a great place to hear them. 

According to the website, this year the music lineup has a broader spectrum, including bluegrass, barbershop quartet, and an extraordinary elementary school jazz band.  You can get the music schedule for Canal Days here (and here for Canal Nights on Saturday).  

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Jazz in June is coming, but is there ... Live jazz in Rochester, NY, May 24th through 30th?

Jazz 1 way imageYes, there is! XRIJF is right around the corner (and as a result gigs are thinning out a bit). 

We collect as much of the live jazz in and around Rochester as we can find so you don't have to do it yourself ... right here, every Wednesday in JazzRochester. I really need your help to grow a more vibrant community for live jazz here in Rochester by sharing this post or this site with those you know who love live jazz.  Share with the buttons! Follow us on Twitter, Facebook or Instagram! Sign up to receive our posts via email (there's a link at the top of the site).  

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Where can you find ... Live jazz in ROC, May 17th to 23rd?

Right here!  We collect as much of the live jazz in and around Rochester as we can find so you don't have to do it yourself ... right here, every Wednesday in JazzRochester. I really need your help to grow a more vibrant community for live jazz here in Rochester by sharing this post or this site with those you know who love live jazz.  Share with the buttons! Follow us on Twitter, Facebook or Instagram! Sign up to receive our posts via email (there's a link at the top of the site).  

I'm hearing from some of the artists who play blues and other genres that used to be on WGMC's Club Calendar, so will continue with that portion of the post below for as long as I continue to get gig info.  

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