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Greg Bell
Legal publishing professional and jazz blogger
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Clarissa Street Reunion is coming up on Saturday. Help the Reunion Committee raise money for their Vision Fund for a new Pythodd Club Amphitheater and other things to celebrate the jazz and other history of Clarissa Street and this community... Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago at Jazz@Rochester
No live jazz for me here in Wichita, Kansas, but you'll find some in and around Rochester this week. After the "fold" (click the link if there is one for you) you will find the next seven days of live... Continue reading
Posted Aug 10, 2016 at Jazz@Rochester
It's a bit light this week. Doldrums of summer in ROC I guess. Hope you are having a great one. I'm in a jazz desert out here in Wichita... After the "fold" (click the link if there is one for... Continue reading
Posted Aug 3, 2016 at Jazz@Rochester
Looks like I'm missing the summer in Rochester. Still with my father in Wichita, Kansas. Hope you're all having a great one and getting out to hear some of the live jazz in and around our fine city. After the... Continue reading
Posted Jul 27, 2016 at Jazz@Rochester
The town of Webster's motto is "Where Live is Worth Living." I guess that leaves the rest of us out in the cold (or the heat this time of year). This weekend is the annual Webster Jazz Festival. This year... Continue reading
Posted Jul 20, 2016 at Jazz@Rochester
I hear it's hot in Rochester. I'm sorry, but you don't know hot until you've been in Wichita for June & July. It's been in the 90s (with 100 heat indexes) for it seems a month. I think you need... Continue reading
Posted Jul 13, 2016 at Jazz@Rochester
Yes, it is over. Yes, I missed it this year (first time in over 10 years) and don't need reminding how great it was this year (I was watching from Wichita and it was painful enough). Now that the XRIJF... Continue reading
Posted Jul 6, 2016 at Jazz@Rochester
Before the week covered below ends, the 15th Annual Xerox Rochester International Jazz Festival will be history. It looks like it has been fun for those of you who were able to go. I will continue to watch for special... Continue reading
Posted Jun 29, 2016 at Jazz@Rochester
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As I've said in previous posts, I am not going to be a the Xerox Rochester International Jazz Festival this year. I'm in Wichita, Kansas, helping to take care of my father, who is on home hospice. While I'll miss... Continue reading
Posted Jun 24, 2016 at Jazz@Rochester
Hard to believe it's the day after tomorrow. Hard to believe I'm still in Kansas and won't be joining you at XRIJF this year. As I noted last week, my coverage during this year's festival will necessarily be limited. I... Continue reading
Posted Jun 22, 2016 at Jazz@Rochester
There are fewer than 10 days left until Rochester's streets fill up and the Xerox Rochester International Jazz Festival gets underway. I'm still in Kansas with my father, who is on home hospice. I won't be joining you at the... Continue reading
Posted Jun 15, 2016 at Jazz@Rochester
You are correct, sir. Confirmed it with one of the promoters after you (unfortunately, after my post and email went out). Thanks for the heads up!
This happens every year as folks gear up for the Xerox Rochester International Jazz Festival.... Part of it is probably that a lot of folks are involved in the festival itself; but for others it may be a time they... Continue reading
Posted Jun 8, 2016 at Jazz@Rochester
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Having heard Paul Smoker play a number of times since moving to Rochester, I knew the intensity and beauty of his playing and compositions. I felt that his recent passing on May 14th should be noted here in these pages,... Continue reading
Posted Jun 4, 2016 at Jazz@Rochester
Highlighting the jazz at Fairport Canal Days Friday-Sunday, but you won't find it below as it has it's own post below with all the deets. There's not a lot of new stuff out there. As I noted last year the... Continue reading
Posted Jun 1, 2016 at Jazz@Rochester
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This year's Fairport Canal Days is coming next Friday-Sunday, June 3-5. The music at FCD continues to skew well toward jazz and featuring local jazz artists. FCD remains committed to featuring local talent—from school bands to emerging local artists and... Continue reading
Posted May 31, 2016 at Jazz@Rochester
I'm in Wichita, Kansas, indefinitely with my father who is on home hospice. So far have dodged the tornadoes that are hitting this area of the country a bit too much for my taste. A month out now, I am... Continue reading
Posted May 25, 2016 at Jazz@Rochester
Sorry to start off with bad news, but as I'm sure many of you know, local jazz trumpeter Paul Smoker died Saturday afternoon at 75. He played right up to the end as Jeff Spevak noted in his profile in... Continue reading
Posted May 18, 2016 at Jazz@Rochester
Well, I'm still out of town, but things are pretty good jazz-wise in ROC. Apologies to my email and feed subscribers for the glitch in the coding last week, which caused the feed not to fire and I didn't notice... Continue reading
Posted May 11, 2016 at Jazz@Rochester
I'm out of town for awhile, so you'll have to go out and hear live jazz amongst yourselves for the foreseeable future. But don't worry, I'll still be doing the posts... After the "fold" (click the link if there is... Continue reading
Posted May 4, 2016 at Jazz@Rochester
I'm out of town for awhile, so go hear jazz amongst yourselves. I will be in Wichita, which as you probably know has a thriving jazz scene (irony... although it is not unheard of). But don't worry, I'll still be... Continue reading
Posted Apr 27, 2016 at Jazz@Rochester
Jazz@Rochester has been on Twitter for a long time and is closing in on 11,000 followers. We follow local jazz artists, jazz artists from elsewhere with a local connection, and more than a few of my favorite artists, websites, blogs... Continue reading
Posted Apr 23, 2016 at Jazz@Rochester
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It is rare that I don't get the post out on Wednesday night, but I was traveling back from attending a conference for the day job in NYC yesterday and used the hour I planned to write the post at... Continue reading
Posted Apr 21, 2016 at Jazz@Rochester
It's still pretty cold outside (hopefully to improve soon?), but there's some hot jazz out there over the next seven days. Plus, for those of us who still like to paw through record bins, Record Store Day will be going... Continue reading
Posted Apr 13, 2016 at Jazz@Rochester
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The Rochester Music Hall of Hame celebrated its first inductees in 2012, recognizing those with ties to Rochester whose talents, efforts, perseverance, and creativity have contributed to the creation of musical excellence. Every year new members are honored through ceremony... Continue reading
Posted Apr 11, 2016 at Jazz@Rochester