This is Greg Bell's Typepad Profile.
Join Typepad and start following Greg Bell's activity
Join Now!
Already a member? Sign In
Greg Bell
Recent Activity
Before the week covered below ends, the 15th Annual Xerox Rochester International Jazz Festival will be history. It looks like it has been fun for those of you who were able to go. I will continue to watch for special... Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at Jazz@Rochester
Image
As I've said in previous posts, I am not going to be a the Xerox Rochester International Jazz Festival this year. I'm in Wichita, Kansas, helping to take care of my father, who is on home hospice. While I'll miss... Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago at Jazz@Rochester
Hard to believe it's the day after tomorrow. Hard to believe I'm still in Kansas and won't be joining you at XRIJF this year. As I noted last week, my coverage during this year's festival will necessarily be limited. I... Continue reading
Posted Jun 22, 2016 at Jazz@Rochester
There are fewer than 10 days left until Rochester's streets fill up and the Xerox Rochester International Jazz Festival gets underway. I'm still in Kansas with my father, who is on home hospice. I won't be joining you at the... Continue reading
Posted Jun 15, 2016 at Jazz@Rochester
You are correct, sir. Confirmed it with one of the promoters after you (unfortunately, after my post and email went out). Thanks for the heads up!
This happens every year as folks gear up for the Xerox Rochester International Jazz Festival.... Part of it is probably that a lot of folks are involved in the festival itself; but for others it may be a time they... Continue reading
Posted Jun 8, 2016 at Jazz@Rochester
Image
Having heard Paul Smoker play a number of times since moving to Rochester, I knew the intensity and beauty of his playing and compositions. I felt that his recent passing on May 14th should be noted here in these pages,... Continue reading
Posted Jun 4, 2016 at Jazz@Rochester
Highlighting the jazz at Fairport Canal Days Friday-Sunday, but you won't find it below as it has it's own post below with all the deets. There's not a lot of new stuff out there. As I noted last year the... Continue reading
Posted Jun 1, 2016 at Jazz@Rochester
Image
This year's Fairport Canal Days is coming next Friday-Sunday, June 3-5. The music at FCD continues to skew well toward jazz and featuring local jazz artists. FCD remains committed to featuring local talent—from school bands to emerging local artists and... Continue reading
Posted May 31, 2016 at Jazz@Rochester
I'm in Wichita, Kansas, indefinitely with my father who is on home hospice. So far have dodged the tornadoes that are hitting this area of the country a bit too much for my taste. A month out now, I am... Continue reading
Posted May 25, 2016 at Jazz@Rochester
Sorry to start off with bad news, but as I'm sure many of you know, local jazz trumpeter Paul Smoker died Saturday afternoon at 75. He played right up to the end as Jeff Spevak noted in his profile in... Continue reading
Posted May 18, 2016 at Jazz@Rochester
Well, I'm still out of town, but things are pretty good jazz-wise in ROC. Apologies to my email and feed subscribers for the glitch in the coding last week, which caused the feed not to fire and I didn't notice... Continue reading
Posted May 11, 2016 at Jazz@Rochester
I'm out of town for awhile, so you'll have to go out and hear live jazz amongst yourselves for the foreseeable future. But don't worry, I'll still be doing the posts... After the "fold" (click the link if there is... Continue reading
Posted May 4, 2016 at Jazz@Rochester
I'm out of town for awhile, so go hear jazz amongst yourselves. I will be in Wichita, which as you probably know has a thriving jazz scene (irony... although it is not unheard of). But don't worry, I'll still be... Continue reading
Posted Apr 27, 2016 at Jazz@Rochester
Jazz@Rochester has been on Twitter for a long time and is closing in on 11,000 followers. We follow local jazz artists, jazz artists from elsewhere with a local connection, and more than a few of my favorite artists, websites, blogs... Continue reading
Posted Apr 23, 2016 at Jazz@Rochester
Image
It is rare that I don't get the post out on Wednesday night, but I was traveling back from attending a conference for the day job in NYC yesterday and used the hour I planned to write the post at... Continue reading
Posted Apr 21, 2016 at Jazz@Rochester
It's still pretty cold outside (hopefully to improve soon?), but there's some hot jazz out there over the next seven days. Plus, for those of us who still like to paw through record bins, Record Store Day will be going... Continue reading
Posted Apr 13, 2016 at Jazz@Rochester
Image
The Rochester Music Hall of Hame celebrated its first inductees in 2012, recognizing those with ties to Rochester whose talents, efforts, perseverance, and creativity have contributed to the creation of musical excellence. Every year new members are honored through ceremony... Continue reading
Posted Apr 11, 2016 at Jazz@Rochester
Image
I was recently contacted by LA graphic designer Gage Nguyen who has designed the Evolution of Jazz infographic poster below for Jazz Appreciation Month (that's April if you weren't already aware) and is using Kickstarter to fund its production and... Continue reading
Posted Apr 9, 2016 at Jazz@Rochester
April is Jazz Appreciation Month, according to the Smithsonian at least. While I don't think there are any "official" events here in Rochester (tell me if I'm wrong), there is some great jazz out there this week and coming later... Continue reading
Posted Apr 6, 2016 at Jazz@Rochester
Listings are kind of light this week. However, added some things in the Upcoming Events portion below (a number for Bop Shop Records and the Pythodd is going to bring in saxophonist Jim Snidero later. Also, tickets go on sale... Continue reading
Posted Mar 30, 2016 at Jazz@Rochester
As you see in the post below, yesterday I attended the press conference for the announcement of the 2016 XRIJF lineup. Jazz in June (and a bit of July) looks pretty good. Lots of new music to check out. But... Continue reading
Posted Mar 23, 2016 at Jazz@Rochester
Image
It always sneaks up on me. I'm going along through the Rochester winter (although not so much this year) and all of a sudden, I get the email that the lineup for the XRIJF is coming up soon. I'm not... Continue reading
Posted Mar 22, 2016 at Jazz@Rochester
Of course you do.... Hope to see some of you out over the next seven days as I'm planning on hitting at least two gigs. Your local jazz station Jazz 90.1 WGMC's Spring Pledge Drive started on the 14th. You... Continue reading
Posted Mar 16, 2016 at Jazz@Rochester
I feel terrible (well not like last week, cold is over)! I keep hearing great things about the reimagined Pythodd Jazz Room in Charlotte. Lots of folks are really giving the place and the music great reviews and yet I... Continue reading
Posted Mar 9, 2016 at Jazz@Rochester