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A brisk view of the ... Live jazz in and around ROC, October 17-23

There is Jazz imageNot as much out there this coming week, but I found a few things...

Every Wednesday, every week, you'll find the next seven days of jazz in and around Rochester right here on JazzRochester. Share us with your friends and family who love live jazz.  Check us out on social media (links at the top of the column to the right (on the website if you're getting this via email). Whatever floats your boat....

WGMC Jazz 90.1 is in its Fall Pledge Drive.  Give them some love by donating some cash....

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 to the post. Look for the + for new gigs or changes to existing gigs made after the initial publication of the post. As always, let me know if any gigs below are not happening or if I got something wrong. It's also a good idea to check the site before you head out.

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Where can I find some ... Live jazz in Rochester, October 3-9?

Jazz club neonEvery Wednesday, every week, you'll find the next seven days of jazz in and around Rochester right here on JazzRochester. Share us with your friends and family who love live jazz.  Check us out on social media (links at the top of the column to the right). Whatever floats your boat....

Wanted to tell you about a couple of new venues just coming online that, we hope, will be regularly presenting jazz.  First is one you may be familiar with Stromboli's on East Ave.  With a proximity to  students from the Eastman School of Music and regular appearances by Bill Tiberio and his band, this venue is trying on a more regular thing.  Thursdays will likely jazz from students at ESM and then Sunday Night Live will present music from various genres.  Another entry is food truck, now brick and mortar place, KOCINA Stingray SushiFusion, which will be presenting occasional ticketed concerts for a select number of fans at their space at 1921 South Avenue (starting with the Brazilian sounds of the Bossa Nova Bradley Brothers, on the 19th of October).  Here's their website for more info, but call for more info on the event and $10 tickets (yes, they want to pay the artists with something other than food).

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 to the post. Look for the + for new gigs added after publication. As always, let me know if any gigs below are not happening or if I got something wrong. It's also a good idea to check the site before you head out.

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Fall into some ... Live jazz in Rochester, September 26th to October 2nd

Jazz sign B&WEvery Wednesday, every week, you'll find the next seven days of jazz in and around Rochester right here on JazzRochester. Share us with your friends and family who love live jazz.  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 to the post. Look for the + for new gigs added after publication. As always, let me know if any gigs below are not happening or if I got something wrong. It's also a good idea to check the site before you head out.

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The weather cools, but the jazz stays hot ... Live jazz in ROC, September 19-25

Live ROC jazz imageEvery Wednesday, every week, you'll find the next seven days of jazz in and around Rochester right here on JazzRochester. Share us with your friends and family who love live jazz.  Check us out on social media (links at the top of the column to the right). Whatever floats your boat....

If you're interested in going to one of the jazz or other music at the Rochester Fringe Festival, you may need tickets, so check out their website for more information and tickets if needed

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 to the post. Look for the + for new gigs added after publication. As always, let me know if any gigs below are not happening or if I got something wrong. It's also a good idea to check the site before you head out.

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There is jazz at the Fringe and on the fringe of the Fringe ... Live jazz in Rochester, September 12-18

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. Share us with your friends and family who love live jazz.  Check us out on social media (links at the top of the column to the right). Whatever floats your boat....

If you're interested in going to one of the jazz or other music at the Rochester Fringe Festival, you may need tickets, so check out their website for more information and tickets if needed

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 to the post. Look for the + for new gigs added after publication. As always, let me know if any gigs below are not happening or if I got something wrong. It's also a good idea to check the site before you head out.

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Our September Songs begin ... Live jazz in Rochester, September 5-11

Live jazz here imageEvery Wednesday, every week, you'll find the next seven days of jazz in and around Rochester right here on JazzRochester. Share us with your friends and family who love live jazz.  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 to the post. Look for the + for new gigs added after publication. As always, let me know if any gigs below are not happening or if I got something wrong. It's also a good idea to check the site before you head out.

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It won't be a Labor (Day) to find ... Live jazz in and around ROC, August 29th to September 4th

Jazz sign B&W imageEvery Wednesday, every week, you'll find the next seven days of jazz in and around Rochester right here on JazzRochester. Share us with your friends and family who love live jazz.  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 to the post. Look for the for new gigs added after publication. As always, let me know if any gigs below are not happening or if I got something wrong. It's also a good idea to check the site before you head out.

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It's out there if you look for it ... Live jazz in and around Rochester, NY, August 22-28

There is Live Jazz imageIt's light this week.  Check back later in case I hear about some more...

Congratulations to WGMC Jazz 90.1, Rob, Derrick and all the staff for being named JazzWeek's Station of the Year!

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). Share us with your friends and family who love live jazz.  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 to the post. As always, let me know if any gigs below are not happening or if I got something wrong. It's also a good idea to check the site before you head out.

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Who wants to hear some ... Live jazz in Rochester, August 15-21

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). Share us with your friends and family who love live jazz.  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 to the post. As always, let me know if any gigs below are not happening or if I got something wrong. It's also a good idea to check the site before you head out.

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I'm afraid there is not much (sorry) ... Live jazz in Rochester, August 8-14

Jazz Sign B&W imageJazz artists need vacations, too! I'm sure there is more out there, but this is what's been sent in or I found elsewhere.... Check out the upcoming events at the end as there are some great new entries there. 

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). Share us with your friends and family who love live jazz.  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 to the post. As always, let me know if any gigs below are not happening or if I got something wrong. It's also a good idea to check the site before you head out.

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Another festival weekend and more ... Live jazz in Rochester, August 1-7

Jazz Club imageI can't believe the Park Avenue Arts Festival is this weekend!  This summer is slipping by so fast and us ROCites often measure the summer months by its festivals.  I've tried to pick out the jazz at the festival for you (and there's a link to the whole music lineup down in the Other Genres portion of the post. 

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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 to the post. As always, let me know if any gigs below are not happening or if I got something wrong. It's also a good idea to check the site before you head out.

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Why not get out to hear some ... Live jazz in ROC, July 25th to 31st

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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). Share us with your friends and family who love live jazz.  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 to the post. As always, let me know if any gigs below are not happening or if I got something wrong. It's also a good idea to check the site before you head out.

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As long as there is AC this weekend, you'll love the ... Live jazz in Rochester, NY, July 18-24

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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). Share us with your friends and family who love jazz.  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. It's also a good idea to check the site before you head out.

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Heat getting to you? Cool down with some ... Live jazz in ROC, July 11-17

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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....

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. 

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Let the other 356 days of the year begin! ... Live jazz in Rochester, July 4-10

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The Rochester International Jazz Festival is over until June 19-27 next year. Now that we've had some time to rest and recharge, there is live jazz out there to hear until then. It is still a little light as everyone else, including the musicians are also recharging, I expect.

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....

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. 

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Find some live jazz around Rochester during the last three days of RIJF and beyond .... June 27th through July 3rd

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You know what I'll be up to during the CGI Rochester International Jazz Festival and, if you wish, check out my festival so far here.  While there is some jazz in and around Rochester, I'm afraid I wasn't provided details on too much of it.  I also encourage you to check with venues before heading out to anything as things are sometimes kind of fluid during the RIJF.

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....

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. 

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Yes, dear reader, there is ... Live jazz in ROC (not at the RIJF), June 20-26

You know what I'll be up to during the CGI Rochester International Jazz Festival.  Please note that the Wednesday post will continue during the festival next week, but that will be where I'll try to list some of the live jazz occurring OUTSIDE of the festival around town. 

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....

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. 

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While at the 2019 RIJF check out the artists who play live jazz in and around Rochester the other 356 days of the year...

Rocjazz411For nine days in June the Rochester International Jazz Festival will also be presenting local musicians, Eastman jazz faculty & students, and our great local high school jazz bands.  This year is no different.  As I have in previous years I wanted to bring them to you in one post so you can see the wealth of talent (and talent to come) available for us to hear the other 356 days of the year after the RIJF (watch these pages for that...). I will continue my regular Wednesday posts tomorrow and next Wednesday if you don't get enough at the festival (or want to hear someone else who isn't appearing at the RIJF this year). It's not all jazz, but they're all Rochester....  

Friday, June 21st

  • West Irondequoit High School Jazz Band, 4:30 pm (Jazz Street Stage)
  • Teagan and the Tweets, 4:30 pm (M&T Pavillion Squeezers Stage)
  • Brockport High School Jazz Band, 5:15 pm (Jazz Street Stage)
  • Laura Dubin Plays West Side Story, 6:00 & 10:00 pm (The Wilder Room)
  • The All-In Brass Band, 6:00 pm (Rochester Regional Health Big Tent)
  • Eastman Youth Jazz Orchestra Directed By Colin Gordon and Charlie Carr + Special Guest, 6:00 pm (Jazz Street Stage)
  • Steve Gadd Band, 8:00 pm (Kodak Hall at Eastman Theatre) (yes, he no longer lives here, but he is pretty connected to ROC)

Saturday, June 22nd

  • Webster Schroeder High School Jazz Band, 3:45 pm (Jazz Street Stage)
  • Honeoye Falls-Lima High School Jazz Band, 4:30 pm (Jazz Street Stage)
  • Brighton High High School Jazz Band, 5:15 pm (Jazz Street Stage)
  • Dawn Thomson's Imagine That, 6:00 & 10:00 pm (The Wilder Room)
  • 78 RPM Big Band, 6:00 pm (Rochester Regional Health Big Tent)
  • Eastman-RCSD Jazz Ensemble & Mike Kaupa Junior Jazz Workshop, 6:00 pm (Jazz Street Stage)

Sunday, June 23rd

  • Greece Olympia High School Jazz Band, 3:45 pm (Jazz Street Stage)
  • Webster Thomas High School Jazz Band, 4:30 pm (Jazz Street Stage)
  • Zion Hill Mass Choir, 4:30 pm (M&T Pavillion Squeezers Stage)
  • School of the Arts Jazz Band, 5:15 pm (Jazz Street Stage)
  • Bill Dobbins, 5:45 pm & 7:45 pm (Hatch Recital Hall)
  • Penfield Rotary Big Band, 6:00 pm (Rochester Regional Health Big Tent)
  • ESM Jazz Honors Performance Unit 1, Würtzburg Ensemble, 6:00 pm (Jazz Street Stage)
  • The Campbell Brothers, 7:00 & 8:45 pm (M&T Pavillion Squeezers Stage)

Monday, June 24th

  • Escape Terrain, 12:00 pm (Central Library of Rochester & Monroe County)
  • Fred Costello, 4:30 pm (M&T Pavillion Squeezers Stage)
  • Greece Arcadia High School Jazz Band, 4:30 pm (Jazz Street Stage)
  • Gates-Chili High School Jazz Band, 5:15 pm (Jazz Street Stage)
  • Brockport Big Band, 6:00 pm (Rochester Regional Health Big Tent)
  • ESM Jazz Honors Performance Unit 2, Ethan Cypress and the Eastman Trombones, 6:00 pm (Jazz Street Stage)
  • Sonidos Unidos, 7:00 pm & 9:00 pm (Avangrid Foundation/RG&E/Baclay Damon Fusion Stage)
  • Jazz Scholarship Concert with the Eastman Jazz Ensemble directed by Bill Dobbins and guest Dave Glasser, 8:00 pm (Kodak Hall at Eastman Theatre)

Tuesday, June 25th

  • Billy Petito, 12:00 pm (Central Library of Rochester & Monroe County)
  • Soul Passenger, 4:30 pm (M&T Pavillion Squeezers Stage)
  • Bloomfield High School Jazz Band, 4:30 pm (Jazz Street Stage)
  • Greece Athena High School Jazz Band, 5:15 pm (Jazz Street Stage)
  • New Horizons Big Band, Priscilla Todd Brown, Dir. 6:00 pm (Jazz Street Stage)
  • Rochester Metropolitan Jazz Orchestra, 6:00 pm (Jazz Street Stage)
  • Bill Tiberio Band, 7:30 pm & 9:30 pm (Jazz Street Stage)

Wednesday, June 26th

  • Ryan Barski, 12:00 pm (Central Library of Rochester & Monroe County)
  • Eastridge High School Jazz Band, 4:30 pm (Jazz Street Stage)
  • Herb Smith Freedom Trio, 4:30 pm (M&T Pavillion Squeezers Stage)
  • Spencerport High School Jazz Band, 5:15 pm (Jazz Street Stage)
  • Harold Danko, 5:45 pm & 7:45 pm (Hatch Recital Hall)
  • Prime Time Brass Band, 6:00 pm (Rochester Regional Health Big Tent)
  • New Horizons Vintage Jazz Band, Don Sherman, Dir., 6:00 pm (Jazz Street Stage)
  • Funknut, 7:00 pm & 9:00 pm (Avangrid Foundation/RG&E/Baclay Damon Fusion Stage)
  • Music Educators' Jazz Ensemble, 7:30 pm & 9:30 pm (Jazz Street Stage)

Thursday, June 27th

  • Mike Melito, 12:00 pm (Central Library of Rochester & Monroe County)
  • Waterloo High School Jazz Band, 4:30 pm (Jazz Street Stage)
  • The Buddahood, 4:30 pm (M&T Pavillion Squeezers Stage)
  • Pittsford-Mendon High School Jazz Band, 5:15 pm (Jazz Street Stage)
  • Gary Versace with Scott Robinson, 5:45 & 7:45 pm (Hatch Recital Hall)
  • Junior High Jazz Ensemble, 6:00 pm (Jazz Street Stage)
  • Syndicate Jazz Band, 6:00 pm (Rochester Regional Health Big Tent)
  • Grupo IFE, 7:00 pm & 9:00 pm (Avangrid Foundation/RG&E/Baclay Damon Fusion Stage)

Friday, June 28th

  • Mike Kaupa, 12:00 pm (Central Library of Rochester & Monroe County)
  • Fairport High School Jazz Band, 4:30 pm (Jazz Street Stage)
  • Penfield High School Jazz Band, 5:15 pm (Jazz Street Stage)
  • Bob Sneider's ECMS Jazz Performance Workshops, 6:00 pm (Jazz Street Stage)
  • Greece Jazz Band, 6:00 pm (Rochester Regional Health Big Tent)
  • Jimmie Highsmith Jr., 7:00 pm & 9:00 pm (Avangrid Foundation/RG&E/Baclay Damon Fusion Stage)

Saturday, June 29th

  • Harley School Jazz Band, 3:45 pm (Jazz Street Stage)
  • Greece Odyssey High School Jazz Band, 4:30 pm (Jazz Street Stage)
  • Canandaigua High School Jazz Band, 5:15 pm (Jazz Street Stage)
  • ESM Jazz Honors Performance Unit 3: Aidan O'Connor, 6:00 pm (Jazz Street Stage)
  • New Energy Jazz Orchestra, 6:00 pm (Rochester Regional Health Big Tent)
  • Dirty Bourbon Blues Band, 7:00 pm & 9:00 pm (Avangrid Foundation/RG&E/Baclay Damon Fusion Stage)
  • Al Chez and the Brothers of Funk, 7:30 pm & 9:30 pm (Jazz Street Stage)
  • The Klick, 8:30 & 10:00 pm (Rochester Regional Health Big Tent)

All 9 nights, Bob Sneider and Karl Stabnau will be leading a late night jam session with local artists, students and amateur players at the Hyatt Regency Hotel. You never know who will join in (the artists are staying at the Hyatt and many come up to play. The jam sessions start at 10:30 pm each night and go until whenever they close down. There is no cover and food and beverages are available at The Street Craft Kitchen and Bar. There is free parking from 10:30 p.m. in the South Avenue Garage (connected to the Hyatt Regency Rochester Hotel) courtesy of the City of Rochester. Bring your ticket to The Street Craft Kitchen and Bar for validation. There are discounts for Club Pass and ticket holders. Show your Pass or RIJF headliner ticket stub/receipt.

See what I mean?  To learn more about some of these musicians and bands, see if you can access their websites on JazzRochester's Rochester Jazz Artists & Groups page, which is also available from a link at the top of the site above the banner.  Remember that some of them (and the rest) will be playing outside of the XRIJF. Check out my Wednesday posts on June 20th and 27th for listings during the festival.

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And here we go (in a little over a week) ... Live jazz in Rochester, June 13-19

OK, I've done it yet again, but still have over a week to get in some posts about the upcoming CGI Rochester International Jazz Festival.  Watch for them here over the next 10 days.  Please note that the Wednesday posts will continue throughout the festival, but that will be where I'll try to list some of the live jazz occurring OUTSIDE of the festival around town. Our festival coverage will be separate from that.

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....

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. 

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Where to find ... Live jazz in Rochester, NY, June 6-12

Yes, the RIJF effect is in place and the listings this week are a bit light... don't worry, they'll be back and I'll be letting you know where our local cats are playing both at the festival and outside of it during the nine days at the end of the month.  Until then, here's what I heard about....

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....

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. 

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As we round the corner into the month of the RIJF there is ... Live jazz in and around Rochester, NY, May 30th to June 5th

As we head into the month of June, and on the other end find the CGI Rochester International Jazz Festival, a familiar decline in the amount of jazz out there is showing up, but there is jazz out there.  Just have to look harder.  However, if you count the jazz at Fairport Canal Days, perhaps there is more? I will start my coverage of the RIJF soon (I hope... I always say that but life often intervenes).  

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....

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. 

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Jazz forward at Fairport Canal Days, May 31st through June 2nd

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One of the first local town summer festivals (after the Lilac Festival, of course), Fairport Canal Days, is again going to feature jazz during its 2 days and 2 nights, May 31st through June 2nd. They have assembled a large and expanded jazz lineup (of course, like RIJF, some aren't, but there are over 30 bands that play jazz. Tim Forster, who is heading up the music at the festival likes to think of it as “the jazz festival before the Jazz Festival,” dedicated to some of the Rochester area’s best talent and emerging artists.

Here's the jazz lineup (let me know if I missed anyone or if there are any changes):

Friday, May 31st:

Fairport Junction Stage

  • Eastman Youth Jazz Orchestra (ECMS), 5:30 pm
  • Allegro, 7:00 pm

Saturday, June 1st

Kennelley Gazebo

  • Mike Melito Quartet, 11:00 am
  • Madeline Forster, 12:30 pm
  • Danny Ziemann Trio, 1:30 pm
  • Sofrito Latin Jazz Quartet, 3:30 pm
  • Judah Sealey, 5:00 pm

Fairport Junction

  • SOTA Jazz Combo, Jazz Ensemble and Senior High Jazz Ensemble Bands, 10:00 am
  • ERHS Stage and Jazz Bands, 3:00 pm

Village Hall Stage

  • White Hot Brass Band, 12:15 pm
  • MCC Jazz Combo, 3:30 pm

Fairport Brewing Company Stage

  • Blake Pattengale Band, 5:00 pm

Eastman Community Music School Stage (New!)

  • Jazz Peformance Workshop with the students of Bob Sneider, 1:00 pm
  • RCSD Jazz Performance Workshop, 4:00 pm

Sunday, June 2nd

Kennelley Gazebo

  • Todd Bradley Bossa Nova, 10:00 am
  • Daniel King Quintet, 11:30 am
  • Calabrese Chwazik and Curry, 1:00 pm
  • Mike Kaupa Quartet, 2:30 pm
  • Bill Tiberio Band, 4:00 pm

Fairport Junction

  • FHS Afternoon and Day Jazz Bands, 10:00 am
  • New Horizons Jazz Band, 1:00 pm
  • Spencerport HS Jazz, 2:30 pm
  • Paradigm Shift, 4:00 pm

Village Hall Stage

  • Skylark, 11:30 am
  • FHS Alumni Band, 1:00 pm
  • FHS Jazz Combo, 2:00 pm

Fairport Brewing Company Stage

  • Spencerport Jazz Combo, 11:30 am

Eastman Community Music School Stage (New!)

  • New Horizons Sax Ensemble, 10:00 am
  • Brazilian Percussion, 12:00 pm (in hopes of samba?)
  • Jazz Performance Workshop, 4:00 pm

There's a lot more than jazz at FCD, so if you want to see who else is playing, head over to their website listings. So come down and check it out.  I hope to....

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In the hopes of more jazz later this summer and a successful Clarissa Street Reunion, a fundraiser this week...

Named after a street that has seen a lot of the great jazz history of Rochester and was a center of Rochester's African-American community, the Clarissa Street Reunion festival will be held this year on August 17th to again celebrate that community. In addition to gospel and R&B stages, the main stage will be the Matt McDowell Jazz stage. The 24th Annual Reunion returns to Clarissa Street after being located at the Adam Street Recreation Center field the past two years.

This coming Thursday, May 30th, there will be a fundraiser for the Reunion from 5:00 to 9:00 pm at Skyway, located at 90 South Clinton Avenue (yes, part of THAT Skyway has been made into a hip new spot). Paradigm Shift will be playing (Guitarist Mel Henderson is a co-chair of the Clarissa Street Committee along with Jose DaCosta). There will be a $20 donation at the door and all donations go to the Reunion.  All I can say is the better the funds, the better the jazz... 

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People say you can find ... Live jazz in ROC, May 23rd to May 29th

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Where can you find? ... Live jazz in ROC, May 16-22

Hey, if you Like us on Facebook, head on over there and vote on my recent post asking whether you'd like for me to set up a Facebook Group for JazzRochester so you can "talk amongst yourselves" and with me about live jazz in and around Rochester.  I hear it's all the rage (seriously, it is part of FB's attempts to up its privacy game and I probably should get on that boat as you may never see the content on the page once it goes into effect).  

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Until it starts heating up, heat up with some ... Live jazz in ROC, May 9-15

Will it EVER get warm here? 

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A little harder to find, but there is still some ... Live jazz in Rochester, May 2-8

Live jazz in and around Rochester appears to be following a familiar theme with fewer live gigs around Rochester as "Jazz in June" (the jazz fest) begins to come into view.  I did not include anything at Woodcliff in this post as their calendar shows nothing in May and I haven't heard, but I expect that there may be the usual suspects there... just call first to find out. 

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Are you up for some? ... Live jazz in ROC, April 25th to May 1st

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Helping you find some ... Live jazz in Rochester, NY, April 18-24

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Finding ... Live jazz in ROC, April 11-17

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Don't let Jazz Appreciation Month slip by without hearing some ... Live jazz in Rochester, April 4-10

April is Jazz Appreciation Month, an effort of the Smithsonian Museum to "recognize and celebrate the extraordinary heritage and history of jazz for the entire month of April."  There are special events around the nation for JAM ... maybe we'll get one together for next year's celebration?  In the meantime, you can celebrate by getting out and hearing some live jazz in and around Rochester? Right?

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Where and when to find ... Live jazz in and around ROC, March 28th to April 3rd

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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!

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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

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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

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

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

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

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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....

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

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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....

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

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

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

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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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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.  

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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.  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.

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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.  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

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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.  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! 

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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.  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.  

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