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Can you see the light at the end of this winter tunnel we've been in? I'm starting to.... Coming later this month is the announcement of the Club Pass lineup for the Xerox Rochester International Jazz Festival, which is a... Continue reading
Posted yesterday at Jazz@Rochester
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I've been meaning to catch The Rita Collective for awhile and the weather gods (barely) and my schedule finally aligned. Anyone who knows me knows I like music coming from many influences. Rita Collective revels in that. Starting with a... Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at Jazz@Rochester
Going to (try to) brave the cold and snow over the next week to get out and hear some music... been a hermit too long! In some local news, the Rochester Music Hall Of Fame today announced its class of... Continue reading
Posted Feb 25, 2015 at Jazz@Rochester
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I don't know about you, but I have no claim to give anyone grief for not getting out to hear some jazz around town. I'm sure there are many of you who are doing much better than I! Hope to... Continue reading
Posted Feb 18, 2015 at Jazz@Rochester
Our Point of View, a supergroup of contemporary Blue Note Records artists—including Robert Glasper, Lionel Loueke and Ambrose Akinmusire—gathered together at Le Poussin Rouge in NYC for a program of originals and Blue Note classics, and NPR captured it for... Continue reading
Posted Feb 16, 2015 at Jazz@Rochester
Well, I almost have a ski-able mountain on our parkway here in the city (OK for little GI Joe skiers, but you know what I mean...). I am finding it increasingly difficult to get out to do anything. But try... Continue reading
Posted Feb 11, 2015 at Jazz@Rochester
Trumpeter Mike Kaupa recently threw a couple of YouTube videos over Jazz@Rochester's virtual threshold. First up is one with the Institute for Creative Music as Mike shows his chops in the DIY community: Next up is a questionable clip advertising... Continue reading
Posted Feb 6, 2015 at Jazz@Rochester
Well, things appear to be picking up on the live jazz scene around Rochester, despite the snow and cold that are holding us in their clutches. I was beginning to worry... Lots of great stuff around, so check something out... Continue reading
Posted Feb 4, 2015 at Jazz@Rochester
Not much out there in the way of live jazz for you over the next seven days. Just look at Sunday through Wednesday. However, the fact that these run from February 1st to 4th is a clue. Several of my... Continue reading
Posted Jan 28, 2015 at Jazz@Rochester
I know that I don't want to head out into the cold these days and realize that it is having its effect on how much is out there. However, I know there's more out there ... somewhere ... but I'm... Continue reading
Posted Jan 21, 2015 at Jazz@Rochester
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In thoughts printed in the program for the 1964 Berlin Jazz Festival, Dr. Martin Luther King wrote eloquently on the role that music, and jazz in particular, played in the Civil Rights movement and, more universally, as a "stepping stone"... Continue reading
Posted Jan 19, 2015 at Jazz@Rochester
What looks to be a full set of great music with the second Quintet in 1967 with Miles Davis joined by Wayne Shorter, Herbie Hancock, Ron Carter and Tony Williams: If you know where this concert was filmed, let us... Continue reading
Posted Jan 18, 2015 at Jazz@Rochester
Thanks, Mike! Let me know via email of any gigs you have. Also, please check out the tab for Rochester Jazz Artists and sign up for my separate email list.
I don't know, but City, one of the sources that I use in addition to direct communication from the artists for jazz listings is really drying up, with mostly repeating gigs (who knows if some of these gigs are still... Continue reading
Posted Jan 14, 2015 at Jazz@Rochester
Jazz at Lincoln Center has just started up a new series of its "Night in the Life" videos, which are short webisodes following a jazz artist or group around for a day. A new one started up with bassist Christian... Continue reading
Posted Jan 11, 2015 at Jazz@Rochester
My 5 minute commute took about 1/2 hour today (and I'm a lucky one!) and I'm still a bit numb in places walking from the office to my car. Now cozy in my apartment, listening to some Afro-Cuban jazz, and... Continue reading
Posted Jan 7, 2015 at Jazz@Rochester
With a new year starting, I thought it would be a good time to let you know how you can get your Jazz@Rochester in addition to here on the interwebs. I like to try and provide readers with as many... Continue reading
Posted Jan 3, 2015 at Jazz@Rochester
Welcome to the year 2015 in jazz in Rochester! Nice how the transition between years fit with my posting schedule. As expected, it's a bit light, but you can always find something out there! Come back to check if you... Continue reading
Posted Dec 31, 2014 at Jazz@Rochester
I'm sure there's more out there, but here's what I have for New Year's Eve (with starting times): Hannah Klau and Gian Carlo Cervone @ Lemoncello, 5:30 pm Alphonso Williams @ Bistro 135, 6:30 pm El Rojo Jazz @ Ox... Continue reading
Posted Dec 30, 2014 at Jazz@Rochester
Sitting here on Christmas Eve, listening to the CBS LP Jingle Bell Jazz (I'm afraid it's only available in vinyl, but still available from Amazon!—click on image—and perhaps other fine purveyors of vinyl...). It's a working holiday for my lovely... Continue reading
Posted Dec 24, 2014 at Jazz@Rochester
Which link are you getting an error on, Dan?
I'm always on the prowl for new ways to connect and provide you with jazz-related links that I've either come across or have been made hip to recently ... A Jazz Piano Christmas (via National Public Radio) The 2014 NPR... Continue reading
Posted Dec 23, 2014 at Jazz@Rochester
Well, it's time to break out the Christmas jazz albums. One of my favorites is the Blue Note album to the right (affiliate link). What are yours (leave a comment...)? Like all holidays, I expect I'm missing a lot of... Continue reading
Posted Dec 17, 2014 at Jazz@Rochester
The Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis and Cécile McLorin Salvant turned up at the Jefferson Regional Medical Center to serenade jazz legend Clark Terry, who turned 94 yesterday with a swingin version of the birthday song: Continue reading
Posted Dec 15, 2014 at Jazz@Rochester
As our first appreciable snowfall drifts outside as I write this, the mind turns to staying indoors. Guess what, in the winter I hear that's where the jazz is! If you want to hear Dianna Krall in the Big House... Continue reading
Posted Dec 10, 2014 at Jazz@Rochester