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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 yesterday 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 3 days ago 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
It's a bit light this week, but you can find something every night in and around Rochester. Let me know if you know of other gigs that aren't represented below. Open the link below (if it's there) to find the... Continue reading
Posted Dec 3, 2014 at Jazz@Rochester
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 ... Although Spring and Summer may seem a long way off (well,... Continue reading
Posted Nov 30, 2014 at Jazz@Rochester
No jazz on Turkey Day, but you can put some on your sound device of choice while you consume your 4,200 calories of sleep inducing poultry (or whatever you're having). As it is a holiday, take the repeat listings with... Continue reading
Posted Nov 26, 2014 at Jazz@Rochester
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 Nov 21, 2014 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 Nov 19, 2014 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