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Greg Bell
Legal publishing professional and jazz blogger
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The listings are still kind of light this week, but that's not too unusual this time of year. It's cold out there! I'm still recovering from a concussion after last week's icy Tuesday (amazed I was able to do the... Continue reading
Posted 4 hours ago at JazzRochester
Thanks for letting me know. Is Santora still playing?
It's light this week. Good thing as I'm limited due to a bump on my noggin after a fall on yesterday's ice and staring at the computer screen is no fun. By the way, last week I was too optimistic... Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago at JazzRochester
While right after the holidays is often light, the few gigs around over the next seven days reminds me how hard it is out there to present live jazz. We're seeing less and possibly more of it around ROC right... Continue reading
Posted Jan 4, 2017 at JazzRochester
As you know, for me 2016 hasn't been the best year. I'm looking forward to 2017 and here it comes. As this is a holiday, please take some of the listings below with a grain of salt. Call the venue... Continue reading
Posted Dec 28, 2016 at JazzRochester
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FYI from an Eastman School of Music Press Release, December 22, 2016: Jazz students and faculty from the Eastman School of Music will perform on the first night of the 8th Annual JEN (Jazz Education Network) Conference, being held in... Continue reading
Posted Dec 26, 2016 at JazzRochester
Christmas is coming and there will be jazz. Here's the next seven days of live jazz in and around Rochester. Of course it is pretty light this week (they have families too!). Additionally, around any holiday it is a good... Continue reading
Posted Dec 21, 2016 at JazzRochester
So no one has a favorite jazz holiday album? Come on people, I reach out and ... crickets (here and on Facebook)! I understand, though. You all have a lot on your plate for the holidays. Well, to help you... Continue reading
Posted Dec 14, 2016 at JazzRochester
Last night I took up Karl Stabnau's offer of a couple of tickets for his 6th annual Charlie Brown Christmas show at the Little Theatre. As Karl's quartet of former Eastman students, who are now professional musicians all over the... Continue reading
Posted Dec 11, 2016 at JazzRochester
Here's the next seven days of live jazz in and around Rochester. Would you like to see more of a community around live jazz here in Rochester? If so, I'd love it if you'd share this site with friends and... Continue reading
Posted Dec 7, 2016 at JazzRochester
Here's the next seven days of live jazz in and around Rochester. By the way, we're trying to build a community of those who love to go out to hear live jazz here in Rochester, so I'd love it if... Continue reading
Posted Nov 30, 2016 at JazzRochester
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JazzRochester has gone through a number of changes of the more than 10 years I've been publishing this blog. I like to try and provide readers with as many different avenues to access what we do here on JazzRochester. To... Continue reading
Posted Nov 26, 2016 at JazzRochester
I hope you all have a wonderful holiday. It is good to be home, just me and the missus this year. We're having turkey (in lasagna, though...). If you want to stay away from the malls on Friday, check out... Continue reading
Posted Nov 23, 2016 at JazzRochester
It's good to be home. I'm starting to get back into the groove here, so looking to get out to hear some music soon. If you're having the same thought, then here's the next seven days of live jazz in... Continue reading
Posted Nov 16, 2016 at JazzRochester
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I wanted to note the passing of one of the voices and long time advocates for the Rochester jazz community, Tom Hampson, who died this week at the age of 87. While I was acquainted with Tom and listened to... Continue reading
Posted Nov 12, 2016 at JazzRochester
OK, the election is over (finally). I'm stunned, but I expect we'll survive the next four years. Whether you're in a celebratory mood or, like me, want some music to soothe your mood, there's probably some live jazz out there... Continue reading
Posted Nov 9, 2016 at JazzRochester
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Hitting the road tomorrow morning to return from Wichita, where I've been for the last six months helping to take care of my father, who passed away on September 24th. It's a long road... but I'm looking forward to being... Continue reading
Posted Nov 2, 2016 at JazzRochester
I'm back in good ole' Rochester at the end of next week, so hope to catch some live jazz again soon! Until then, here's another week of live jazz in and around Rochester, NY. Here it comes again! The Xerox... Continue reading
Posted Oct 26, 2016 at JazzRochester
We're trying to build a community of listeners for live jazz here, so I'd love it if you'd share this site with friends and family who like to get out to hear some of that great music live from time... Continue reading
Posted Oct 19, 2016 at JazzRochester
We're trying to build a community of listeners for live jazz here, so I'd love it if you'd share this site with your friends and family who like to get out to hear some of that great music from time... Continue reading
Posted Oct 12, 2016 at JazzRochester
Things are picking up a bit this coming week, so check out the next seven days of live jazz in and around Rochester. Hope you check out Jazz 90.1's Evening of Jazz, Wine and Art at Artisan Works tomorrow. You... Continue reading
Posted Oct 5, 2016 at JazzRochester
My time in Wichita is coming to a close I'm afraid. On Saturday morning, my father passed away, peacefully, with his wife, my sister and me at his side. He was a wonderful man who touched many during his 80... Continue reading
Posted Sep 28, 2016 at JazzRochester
There is still some jazz at the far fringe of the Fringe. The last festival of the summer (as it sashays into Fall). So I can officially say I missed summer in Rochester this year. That's OK. I'm where I... Continue reading
Posted Sep 21, 2016 at JazzRochester
When I went live with the new design, I told you there might be some hiccups along the way and one suddenly occurred (at least for me) when I updated the last post. On some browsers the new banner image... Continue reading
Posted Sep 16, 2016 at JazzRochester
Jazz at the Fringe. Another festival I'm going to regret missing, but I remain in Wichita, KS for the time-being. There will be jazz and "jazz-like" music presented at the First Niagara Rochester Fringe Festival this year, which I've added... Continue reading
Posted Sep 14, 2016 at JazzRochester