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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 2 days ago at Jazz@Rochester
So, if you haven't noticed, there's not a lot going on, jazzwise in the ROC. Where is everybody...? Let me know if I've missed something. Here's the live jazz in and around the ROC for the next seven days: Thursday,... Continue reading
Posted Jul 23, 2014 at Jazz@Rochester
Recently, while looking around at the WGMC Jazz 90.1 website, I ran across a video produced by local Rochester filmmaker Dave Esposito, who has recently released a documentary showcasing Jazz90.1. Called “School for Jazz: The Jazz 90.1 Story,” the video... Continue reading
Posted Jul 20, 2014 at Jazz@Rochester
I've given up on doing a post wrapping up the XRIJF for 2014. Not like you've been banging on my virtual doors asking for one ... so I'm taking the hint. Moving on ... here's the live jazz in and... Continue reading
Posted Jul 16, 2014 at Jazz@Rochester
I'm still struggling with writing about the 2014 XRIJF, busy with work and otherwise, so another weekly listings post has come up before I got it posted. While by the time I finally get it posted the XRIJF will be... Continue reading
Posted Jul 9, 2014 at Jazz@Rochester
You might have expected a wrap up post here for the recently departed Xerox Rochester International Jazz Festival before the first of the typical Wednesday listings post was published? Nope, still recovering from nine days of music, food and ....... Continue reading
Posted Jul 2, 2014 at Jazz@Rochester
There are still a few days left of Xerox Rochester International Jazz Festival but that doesn't mean you cannot find jazz elsewhere around town. Remember to check the listed gigs before you go as things jazz in Rochester always get... Continue reading
Posted Jun 25, 2014 at Jazz@Rochester
This blog will continue to let you know about live jazz in Rochester even after the last note is played on June 28th for the Xerox Rochester International Jazz Festival. I thought it would be a good time to reprise... Continue reading
Posted Jun 24, 2014 at Jazz@Rochester
I thought I'd add this feature post at the top of the blog to guide you to my previously published posts for each evening of the XRIJF. As always, these picks reflect my own eclectic tastes in music. I may... Continue reading
Posted Jun 21, 2014 at Jazz@Rochester
Every night of the Xerox Rochester International Jazz Festival, after the last concert is over and they're packing up the stages for overnight, some XRIJF patrons who are not yet ready to call it quits head over to the Rochester... Continue reading
Posted Jun 21, 2014 at Jazz@Rochester
Well, it's here! I have a couple of hours before heading downtown to Jazz Street. Beautiful day here in Rochester, so why am I here inside writing? To record my picks for Friday and Saturday, the last two days of... Continue reading
Posted Jun 20, 2014 at Jazz@Rochester
As the excitement builds for the start of the festival tomorrow, I decided that I should pull out as many of the stops as possible to get these "pre-festival" posts out before the Rochester International Jazz Festival begins (tomorrow), as... Continue reading
Posted Jun 19, 2014 at Jazz@Rochester
Like I wrote last week, the jazz around ROC doesn't stop when the Xerox Rochester International Jazz Festival comes to town, but it does get harder to hear it over the noise generated about the festival. Remember to check the... Continue reading
Posted Jun 18, 2014 at Jazz@Rochester
So, I was getting a bit worried about pounding all these posts (and others I have in the queue) before the festival starts on Friday and then "discovered" (again) that being in this situation is not a new thing for... Continue reading
Posted Jun 17, 2014 at Jazz@Rochester
We have a lot of jazz and other musicians conveniently located right here in Rochester and they will be out in force again this year. The number of local artists (and artists who hail from around here) playing the festival... Continue reading
Posted Jun 17, 2014 at Jazz@Rochester
Some hard bop, perhaps some Creole flavors, a bit of stew from a group of Norwegians and Poles. This is on the menu for me on June 24th of the Xerox Rochester International Jazz Festival. On June 24th, the fifth... Continue reading
Posted Jun 15, 2014 at Jazz@Rochester
One of the things about this being my blog rather than a news outlet is that I am not trying to pick the best for the most. My readers (at least those whom I've met) are all over the board... Continue reading
Posted Jun 14, 2014 at Jazz@Rochester
The jazz around ROC doesn't stop when the Xerox Rochester International Jazz Festival comes to town, but it does get harder to hear it over the noise generated about the festival (including my noise here, which will continue to pick... Continue reading
Posted Jun 11, 2014 at Jazz@Rochester
One of XRIJF Music Producer John Nugent's sayings that I subscribe to wholly is "it's not who you know, it's who you don't know" (even have the t-shirt). Opening your ears to who you don't know, at least for me,... Continue reading
Posted Jun 10, 2014 at Jazz@Rochester
Although there is no way I'm going to get to all of these, here are my picks for Day 2, June 21st, of the Xerox Rochester International Jazz Festival: Jason Marsalis Vibes Quartet: Jason Marsalis is a member of the... Continue reading
Posted Jun 10, 2014 at Jazz@Rochester
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I've set up a Spotify playlist with selected cuts from a number of the artists who will be playing at the Xerox Rochester International Jazz Festival (those who I could find on Spotify, that is). Many of them are my... Continue reading
Posted Jun 9, 2014 at Jazz@Rochester
If you are trying to hear as much music as possible while at the Xerox Rochester International Jazz Festival (June 20-28), you can't really go wrong as there is great music everywhere. Free on the street, in Kilbourn Hall and... Continue reading
Posted Jun 8, 2014 at Jazz@Rochester
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Rachelle Ferrell came into Hochstein Performance Hall to build a community, a family, with the individual artists in her band, with the audience, with Rochester. She then poured out her love for those communities through her voice and her intimate... Continue reading
Posted Jun 6, 2014 at Jazz@Rochester
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Paradigm Shift opening it up for Rachelle Farrell at Hochstein Performance Hall... with the special treat of Gerry Youngman on the B3. Continue reading
Posted Jun 6, 2014 at Jazz@Rochester
The jazz around ROC doesn't stop when the Xerox Rochester International Jazz Festival comes to town, but it does get harder to hear it over the noise generated about the festival (including my noise here, which will continue to pick... Continue reading
Posted Jun 4, 2014 at Jazz@Rochester