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Greg Bell
Legal publishing professional and jazz blogger
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Thanks for the heads up! No one reaching out from Rochester's Funk 'N Waffles yet. However, I'm afraid you're hearing about gigs at the original FnW in Syracuse. The calendar at Rochester's FnW shows neither Matthew Stevens nor Charlie Hunter. Was going to start adding December gigs next week (I do have the Albright-Knox calendar. Just added the McLaughlin UB concert.
While there is so much else to hit the Key Bank Rochester Fringe Festival for, there is also jazz. I've continued to compile jazz at the Fringe during its remaining 3 days, plus all of the other live jazz in... Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at JazzRochester
While there is so much else to hit the Key Bank Rochester Fringe Festival for, there is also jazz. I've compiled the jazz at the Fringe for the next seven days, plus all of the other live jazz in and... Continue reading
Posted Sep 13, 2017 at JazzRochester
Can you believe it's September? I can't. Still some jazz around though. We try to find all of the live jazz in and around Rochester so you don't have to ... right here every Wednesday in JazzRochester. Please give me... Continue reading
Posted Sep 6, 2017 at JazzRochester
We try to find all of the live jazz in and around Rochester so you don't have to ... right here every Wednesday in JazzRochester. Please give me a hand in helping to grow a more vibrant community for live... Continue reading
Posted Aug 30, 2017 at JazzRochester
I try to find all of the live jazz in and around Rochester so you don't have to ... right here every Wednesday in JazzRochester. Please give me a hand in helping to grow a more vibrant community for live... Continue reading
Posted Aug 23, 2017 at JazzRochester
I try to find all of the live jazz in and around Rochester so you don't have to ... right here every Wednesday in JazzRochester. Please give me a hand in helping to grow a more vibrant community for live... Continue reading
Posted Aug 16, 2017 at JazzRochester
Every Wednesday you can find all the live jazz around Rochester that I can pull together from my various sources. You can give me a hand in growing a more vibrant community for live jazz here in Rochester by sharing... Continue reading
Posted Aug 9, 2017 at JazzRochester
I'm afraid it's pretty light this week. Summer vacations? Still there is some live jazz to be found for those who look hard enough... You can give me a hand in growing a more vibrant community for live jazz here... Continue reading
Posted Aug 2, 2017 at JazzRochester
You can find it right here, of course. We collect from jazz musicians, artists and others to give you the most complete and, hopefully, accurate listings for live jazz in and around Rochester. If you're a jazz musician or venue,... Continue reading
Posted Jul 26, 2017 at JazzRochester
Right here, of course. Please give me a hand in growing a more vibrant jazz community for live jazz here in Rochester during the 356 days of the year that XRIJF is not in town by sharing this post or... Continue reading
Posted Jul 19, 2017 at JazzRochester
It's still kind of light out there this coming week. Post-XRIJF jazz hangover? I hear "hair of the dog" works for that as well, so get out and hear some! Please give me a hand in growing a more vibrant... Continue reading
Posted Jul 12, 2017 at JazzRochester
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Yes, that would be right here. Please give me a hand in growing a more vibrant jazz community for live jazz here in Rochester during the 356 days of the year that XRIJF is not in town by sharing this... Continue reading
Posted Jul 5, 2017 at JazzRochester
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I know, I know.... this is way late. But, after beating up my body for 9 days straight, on Sunday morning my body struck back and I came down with a summer cold and, after little sleep Sunday night, arose... Continue reading
Posted Jul 4, 2017 at JazzRochester
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Thelonious Monk, two Steinways, Kilbourn Hall and four of the finest interpreters of his music ... how could I go wrong? Started Day 8 with 4 By Monk By 4 featuring Kenny Barron, Benny Green, George Cables and Cyrus Chestnut.... Continue reading
Posted Jul 1, 2017 at JazzRochester
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I write this on the penultimate day of this year's jazz fest. How did that happen? It's all a blur to those of us who "live" down on and around Jazz Street during its nine days. As you can see... Continue reading
Posted Jun 30, 2017 at JazzRochester
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Day 6 of the Rochester International Jazz Festival was one of those nights that epitomizes the festival: Great music, but each uniquely different. Just the way I like it. I flipped my schedule after remembering, well after 4:15, that I... Continue reading
Posted Jun 29, 2017 at JazzRochester
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The first challenge of Day Five of the Rochester International Jazz Festival came at the first set of Kendrick Scott Oracle in Xerox Auditorium, one of my Picks this year. Amidst the great music from Scott's new CD was a... Continue reading
Posted Jun 28, 2017 at JazzRochester
With only four days of XRIJF left to hear the sounds downtown, our eyes and ears turn to the jazz in and around Rochester for the other 356 days of the year. Here are the next seven days of jazz... Continue reading
Posted Jun 28, 2017 at JazzRochester
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My fourth night at the Xerox Rochester International Jazz Festival started out in Kilbourn Hall with Miguel Zenon's Tipico, one of my picks this year. Zenon and his excellent band of Luis Perdomo, Hans Glawischnig on bass and Henry Cole... Continue reading
Posted Jun 27, 2017 at JazzRochester
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This one is going to be short. I may start sounding like a broken record. Again on Day 3 at the XRIJF I hit all my draft plan for the night. Started out in Kilbourn Hall with Bill Frisell and... Continue reading
Posted Jun 26, 2017 at JazzRochester
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Started out the second day of the Rochester International Jazz Festival at my first Kilbourn Hall concert this year and one of my 2017 Picks, the Billy Childs Quartet. Childs and his stellar quartet of Dayna Stephens on saxophone, Ben... Continue reading
Posted Jun 25, 2017 at JazzRochester
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Hit all my itinerary on the first night of the Xerox Rochester International Jazz Festival. It was a great night of music and I went home last night feeling sated. Started off with the solo piano of Gwilym Simcock at... Continue reading
Posted Jun 24, 2017 at JazzRochester
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As I pointed out in a post in early June, during the 2017 XRIJF I intend to focus as I have in more recent years on hearing the music, sharing the great coverage that others are doing and trying to... Continue reading
Posted Jun 23, 2017 at JazzRochester
While I’ve already posted about my picks this year, I’ll be hearing a lot more during the next nine days of the 2017 Xerox Rochester International Jazz Festival. It is theoretically possible for me to hear them all. However, once... Continue reading
Posted Jun 22, 2017 at JazzRochester