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Some buzz around the new Pythodd Jazz Room in Charlotte (I hope to get out there, but it's looking doubtful before a trip to visit my father next week). XRIJF just announced that there would be a new venue at... Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago at Jazz@Rochester
It's not every day (or year ... or years) that a new club intending to present live jazz comes around in the Rochester area. In fact, I can count them on one hand since I arrived here in 2002. Well,... Continue reading
Posted Jan 27, 2016 at Jazz@Rochester
OK, I admit it, the headline is a bit aspirational given there are no jazz clubs in Rochester proper (that's why it's in parens). After the "fold" (click the link if there is one for you) you will find the... Continue reading
Posted Jan 20, 2016 at Jazz@Rochester
As cold as it is, you'll still find a lot of live jazz around the Rochester area. After the "fold" (click the link if there is one for you) you will find the next seven days of live jazz in... Continue reading
Posted Jan 13, 2016 at Jazz@Rochester
It's still light, but we're still getting out of our holiday stupor, I expect. If you haven't heard about the new, community radio station in Rochester called WAYO, which started broadcasting yesterday on 104.3 FM, you should check them out.... Continue reading
Posted Jan 6, 2016 at Jazz@Rochester
Happy New Year! So what will you be doing when the ball drops tomorrow? I'll be enjoying my buds in Paradigm Shift at Havana Moe's on East (seems like a patter developing....). Below you'll find the (small amount of) live... Continue reading
Posted Dec 30, 2015 at Jazz@Rochester
We start the listings on Christmas Eve, so yes, Virginia, jazz musicians have families, too (plus there's a lot of private parties around), so there's not so much live jazz in and around Rochester over the next seven days. Hope,... Continue reading
Posted Dec 23, 2015 at Jazz@Rochester
As we wind down December into the Christmas holiday, it is not unexpected that the pickings will be somewhat light. However, I've found a few things here and there.... Like time around any holiday, it is probably a good idea... Continue reading
Posted Dec 16, 2015 at Jazz@Rochester
The current El Nino is keeping it quite nice here in ROC, I've found some live jazz in and and around Rochester for you to get out to hear. Get out before the snow sets in! Please give us some... Continue reading
Posted Dec 9, 2015 at Jazz@Rochester
The Grammy nominations are in and among the 25 nominees in 5 categories I'm happy to say I've heard a number of them, but will need to add the others to my list to check out. As you can see,... Continue reading
Posted Dec 7, 2015 at Jazz@Rochester
Back in town and still no snow? Perhaps my memory is failing, but is this unusual or did I miss a dusting while out of town? Well, no snow, but there is a bit of jazz in and around Rochester... Continue reading
Posted Dec 2, 2015 at Jazz@Rochester
I'm in Kansas, but you can find some jazz around town. On our way to have turkey with the fam, our flight from Chicago to Wichita was cancelled on Saturday and we made lemonade from lemons, got a room in... Continue reading
Posted Nov 25, 2015 at Jazz@Rochester
Again, it is pretty light out there over the next seven days, but there is live jazz to be had out there. Let me know if I missed anything.... Please give us some love and help get the word out... Continue reading
Posted Nov 18, 2015 at Jazz@Rochester
I know there's more out there, but if no one lets me know what can I do? When you're out hearing some live jazz, let the band or the venue know what we do here. Here's the next seven days... Continue reading
Posted Nov 11, 2015 at Jazz@Rochester
The Sun Ra Arkestra, directed by Marshall Allen, is tearing it up all over the Lovin Cup stage. Continue reading
Posted Nov 5, 2015 at Jazz@Rochester
Not a lot to report this week. I'm hitting the Sun Ra Arkestra gig tomorrow. See you there? Let me know if you know of something I can fill my "empty" spaces. No jazz for you? Two days? That's not... Continue reading
Posted Nov 4, 2015 at Jazz@Rochester
Here's the next seven days of live jazz in Rochester, served up both hot and cool for your pleasure. Note some new upcoming events, including the return of jazz at the Albright-Knox Gallery in Buffalo which is back after a... Continue reading
Posted Oct 28, 2015 at Jazz@Rochester
The Xerox Rochester International Jazz Festival, which will be bringing Rochester a smorgasbord of live jazz and other music from June 24th to July 2nd next year has put its Club Passes on sale as of 10:00 am today. The... Continue reading
Posted Oct 23, 2015 at Jazz@Rochester
The Xerox Rochester International Jazz Festival has announced that Club Passes for the 2016 XRIJF will go on sale on Friday, October 23rd at 10:00 am. Check out the XRIJF website and watch this blog for more details on the... Continue reading
Posted Oct 21, 2015 at Jazz@Rochester
Although so few of my fellow jazz heads made it out tonight (sad face...) ... I pulled my tired a** out of the house to stretch my ears a bit with RDM and my friends at The Bop Shop .... Continue reading
Posted Oct 19, 2015 at Jazz@Rochester
There are some interesting options this coming week. Also, coming off their boffo fundraiser with art and jazz, WGMC Jazz 90.1 is starting their fall pledge drive. If you're ready to make a pledge, please call 585-966-5299 or donate online... Continue reading
Posted Oct 14, 2015 at Jazz@Rochester
OK, only six this week. Check out the new stuff coming up between now and early December, too (and let me know if you know of something I've missed). Please give us some love and help me get the word... Continue reading
Posted Oct 7, 2015 at Jazz@Rochester
Added some new things from our friends at the Bop Shop in case you hadn't seen them yet. Not much else to report... Please give us some love and help me get the word out about Jazz@Rochester! Let those you... Continue reading
Posted Sep 30, 2015 at Jazz@Rochester
Now that Autumn is officially here, there is some "cooler" jazz to be had around town and, perhaps, being inside will be a plus? Make sure you check out my earlier post on the jazz at the Fringe, which will... Continue reading
Posted Sep 23, 2015 at Jazz@Rochester
IfCM Collective stretches ears a bit on S.N.A.F.U. at the Rochester Fringe fest Sunday afternoon.... Continue reading
Posted Sep 20, 2015 at Jazz@Rochester