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Helen Sung Quintet killing it at Exodus To Jazz... and, by the way, the Brother Thelonious ale from North Coast Brewing was killing, too... Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at Jazz@Rochester
In my post on Monday, I intimated that there may be some beer in the offing at the Helen Sung Quintet gig on Friday. In fact there will be and if you want to join me in lifting a sample... Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago at Jazz@Rochester
Riding the critical acclaim of her recently released sixth disc as a leader (and first on Concord Records) Anthem for a New Day (affiliate link), pianist Helen Sung is returning to Exodus to Jazz and Rochester this Friday, November 21st... Continue reading
Posted Nov 17, 2014 at Jazz@Rochester
Paradigm Shift becoming a regular thing here at Moe's ... Mel and I spend enough time in this place as it is, but this time he's workin ... Continue reading
Posted Nov 15, 2014 at Jazz@Rochester
I want to call the attention of both local jazz artists and venues/promoters to the email lists I'm building which I've conveniently linked to at the bottom of this post (and elsewhere). I'm trying to build these lists so we... Continue reading
Posted Nov 12, 2014 at Jazz@Rochester
Eastman grad and Rochester (now in LA) favorite Mike Cottone competed in this year's Thelonius Monk Trumpet Competition and was a semifinalist. Chicagoan Marquis Hill went on to win, but Mike killed it anyway. Here's his performance (Mike starts at... Continue reading
Posted Nov 11, 2014 at Jazz@Rochester
I'll refrain from the rant that I wanted to engage in, but suffice to say that those who made Arturo Sandoval's concert on Sunday at Kodak Hall at Eastman Theatre were treated to great music from a quintet of killer... Continue reading
Posted Nov 5, 2014 at Jazz@Rochester
Sandoval is appearing as part of the Eastman Presents Series that debuted this year .... He's tearing it up! Continue reading
Posted Nov 2, 2014 at Jazz@Rochester
I'm bringing back this feature from a few years ago as search for new ways to connect and provide you with jazz-related links I've either come across or have been sent recently... Local jazz musician Rick Holland has started a... Continue reading
Posted Nov 2, 2014 at Jazz@Rochester
Looking forward to getting out to hear Grammy Award-winning jazz and classical trumpeter Arturo Sandoval, who will be performing in Kodak Hall at the Eastman Theater with his band Sunday as part of the Eastman School of Music’s new “Eastman... Continue reading
Posted Oct 29, 2014 at Jazz@Rochester
From what I hear and can now confirm, the Strathallan Hotel is back in jazz and will apparently commence as it left off this week with Bob Sneider (see Friday). I will have to check it out as I also... Continue reading
Posted Oct 22, 2014 at Jazz@Rochester
The Xerox Rochester International Jazz Festival's Club Pass goes on sale this Friday, October 24 at 10:00 a.m. at the early bird price of $174 plus $6 service charge, $8 if mailed (a $20 savings off the regular price and... Continue reading
Posted Oct 21, 2014 at Jazz@Rochester
At Zeppa Auditorium at German House ... In da Wedge! Continue reading
Posted Oct 18, 2014 at Jazz@Rochester
As you can see from the Live Shots in the last couple of posts, I was out a bit hearing some live music over the past week. It was great getting out again (have been somewhat of a hermit recently... Continue reading
Posted Oct 15, 2014 at Jazz@Rochester
Led by co-founders Rob DeBoer and Tony Grace, Toronto-based Four80East return again to the Exodus To Jazz series on Saturday, October 18th at the Zeppa Auditorium at German House. Since their first release in 1997, Rob DeBoer and Tony Grace... Continue reading
Posted Oct 13, 2014 at Jazz@Rochester
Catching the last set before heading home .... Seems like I've heard these guys before (see Thursday...) Continue reading
Posted Oct 11, 2014 at Jazz@Rochester
Liebman and his new group (well, other than his bassist,Tony Marino, who has played with him for more than two decades), which includes pianist Bobby Avey, reedman Matt Vashlishan and drummer Alex Ritz Brought to us by Bop Arts. Continue reading
Posted Oct 11, 2014 at Jazz@Rochester
Checking out new venue Flour City Station with my friends Paradigm Shift.... Continue reading
Posted Oct 9, 2014 at Jazz@Rochester
FYI, on Thursdays there appears to be a new venue bringing in local jazz groups and artists at least fairly regularly. That venue is Flour City Station on East Avenue (in the space where Milestones used to be). My buddies... Continue reading
Posted Oct 8, 2014 at Jazz@Rochester
This week is an off week as there seems to be a dwindling amount of live jazz in Rochester over the next week. However, perhaps I don't know of some of it? If not, let me know. But for now,... Continue reading
Posted Oct 1, 2014 at Jazz@Rochester
A jazz player goes "into the shed" to practice on their instrument with a focused intensity that helps them to overcome walls or limitations they may be experiencing. A recently online venue helps artists and students do just that, allowing... Continue reading
Posted Sep 26, 2014 at Jazz@Rochester
We're at the other fringe of the Fringe. Hope you got out more than I did for this great festival (hung around and caught a bit of this and that on Saturday before heading to Moes to hear my buddies... Continue reading
Posted Sep 24, 2014 at Jazz@Rochester
At the fringe of the Fringe ... My buddies in Paradigm Shift with Mark Kraszewski sitting I on sax at a hit tonight at one of our favorite haunts ... Havana Moes on East Ave. Continue reading
Posted Sep 20, 2014 at Jazz@Rochester
I've been meaning to publish more posts on Jazz@Rochester for a long time (you'd think after 1170+ of them I'd be tired of it...), but I want to keep these listings posts "front and center" for you and was worried... Continue reading
Posted Sep 17, 2014 at Jazz@Rochester
The 2014 Rochester Fringe Festival, presented by First Niagara Bank, will be hitting the streets and venues across Rochester from September 18-27. In addition to a wide variety of music, dance, performance art, and circus acts, there will be jazz.... Continue reading
Posted Sep 14, 2014 at Jazz@Rochester