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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 2 days ago 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
We're here every week with the live jazz listings for in and around Rochester, New York. If you know a jazz lover in the ROC area, let them know about us and have them join us here. So here's the... Continue reading
Posted Sep 10, 2014 at Jazz@Rochester
Damn... is it over already? Although the temperature is still up there (especially the next couple of days), the light is fading... OK, enough with the depressing stuff about our coming winter. One of Jazz@Rochester's goals is to support live... Continue reading
Posted Sep 3, 2014 at Jazz@Rochester
Well, there's no jazz on Labor Day (why would we ask them to work it when we're not?)... However, there are six other days. Here's the live jazz in and around the ROC for the next seven days: Thursday, August... Continue reading
Posted Aug 27, 2014 at Jazz@Rochester
Tom Harrell's Colors of a Dream to Rochester's tearing it up in the first set Hochstein Performance Hall with leader Tom Harrell on trumpet and flugelhorn, Ugonna Okegwo and Grammy winner Esperanza Spalding on bass (with Spalding also on vocals),... Continue reading
Posted Aug 23, 2014 at Jazz@Rochester
I know it's summer (well, it's starting to look and feel like fall a bit...), but like lightning bugs in a bottle, live jazz will fade away if it is not provided some air. To that end (and because ETJ... Continue reading
Posted Aug 20, 2014 at Jazz@Rochester
Exodus to Jazz is bringing Tom Harrell's Colors of a Dream project to Rochester's Hochstein Performance Hall on Saturday, August 23rd at 8:00 pm at Hochstein Performance Hall in Rochester. Photo: Angela Harrell Another innovative exploration by trumpeter and composer... Continue reading
Posted Aug 16, 2014 at Jazz@Rochester
This coming week there's a farewell, a lot of local talent at the Clarissa Street Jazz Stage and new, upcoming gigs in the Heads Up section below, brought to you by The Bop Shop and Bop Arts. Here's the live... Continue reading
Posted Aug 13, 2014 at Jazz@Rochester
The summer is upon us and jazz musicians turn to gigs elsewhere or just kick up their heels for a break at a lake or some other clime. There's not much around and I expect that some of the gigs... Continue reading
Posted Aug 6, 2014 at Jazz@Rochester
So it's Park Avenue Festival in my neck of the ROC and there are several others in the city and in Buffalo this coming weekend. There is some jazz (not much), but that's not too surprising. If I missed any... Continue reading
Posted Jul 30, 2014 at Jazz@Rochester