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Not much out there in the way of live jazz for you over the next seven days. Just look at Sunday through Wednesday. However, the fact that these run from February 1st to 4th is a clue. Several of my... Continue reading
Posted yesterday at Jazz@Rochester
I know that I don't want to head out into the cold these days and realize that it is having its effect on how much is out there. However, I know there's more out there ... somewhere ... but I'm... Continue reading
Posted Jan 21, 2015 at Jazz@Rochester
In thoughts printed in the program for the 1964 Berlin Jazz Festival, Dr. Martin Luther King wrote eloquently on the role that music, and jazz in particular, played in the Civil Rights movement and, more universally, as a "stepping stone"... Continue reading
Posted Jan 19, 2015 at Jazz@Rochester
What looks to be a full set of great music with the second Quintet in 1967 with Miles Davis joined by Wayne Shorter, Herbie Hancock, Ron Carter and Tony Williams: If you know where this concert was filmed, let us... Continue reading
Posted Jan 18, 2015 at Jazz@Rochester
Thanks, Mike! Let me know via email of any gigs you have. Also, please check out the tab for Rochester Jazz Artists and sign up for my separate email list.
I don't know, but City, one of the sources that I use in addition to direct communication from the artists for jazz listings is really drying up, with mostly repeating gigs (who knows if some of these gigs are still... Continue reading
Posted Jan 14, 2015 at Jazz@Rochester
Jazz at Lincoln Center has just started up a new series of its "Night in the Life" videos, which are short webisodes following a jazz artist or group around for a day. A new one started up with bassist Christian... Continue reading
Posted Jan 11, 2015 at Jazz@Rochester
My 5 minute commute took about 1/2 hour today (and I'm a lucky one!) and I'm still a bit numb in places walking from the office to my car. Now cozy in my apartment, listening to some Afro-Cuban jazz, and... Continue reading
Posted Jan 7, 2015 at Jazz@Rochester
With a new year starting, I thought it would be a good time to let you know how you can get your Jazz@Rochester in addition to here on the interwebs. I like to try and provide readers with as many... Continue reading
Posted Jan 3, 2015 at Jazz@Rochester
Welcome to the year 2015 in jazz in Rochester! Nice how the transition between years fit with my posting schedule. As expected, it's a bit light, but you can always find something out there! Come back to check if you... Continue reading
Posted Dec 31, 2014 at Jazz@Rochester
I'm sure there's more out there, but here's what I have for New Year's Eve (with starting times): Hannah Klau and Gian Carlo Cervone @ Lemoncello, 5:30 pm Alphonso Williams @ Bistro 135, 6:30 pm El Rojo Jazz @ Ox... Continue reading
Posted Dec 30, 2014 at Jazz@Rochester
Sitting here on Christmas Eve, listening to the CBS LP Jingle Bell Jazz (I'm afraid it's only available in vinyl, but still available from Amazon!—click on image—and perhaps other fine purveyors of vinyl...). It's a working holiday for my lovely... Continue reading
Posted Dec 24, 2014 at Jazz@Rochester
Which link are you getting an error on, Dan?
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 ... A Jazz Piano Christmas (via National Public Radio) The 2014 NPR... Continue reading
Posted Dec 23, 2014 at Jazz@Rochester
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 Dec 17, 2014 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 Dec 15, 2014 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