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Greg Bell
Legal publishing professional and jazz blogger
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I'm going to take an optimistic view and list those live jazz gigs that we've had and some I've heard about recently, but we're all worried about where things are heading given the Delta variant of COVID and increasing cases... Continue reading
Posted yesterday at JazzRochester
Yes, you can find it if you look for it. Below are the live jazz gigs in and around Rochester (those I know about, at least) for the next seven days, plus a whole bunch that I know about through... Continue reading
Posted Jul 28, 2021 at JazzRochester
The listings remain a bit spotty and we're all watching and worrying as the Delta variant of COVID-19 may threaten the progress we've made toward a relatively normal life. Still mostly out of the city, but if you're able and... Continue reading
Posted Jul 21, 2021 at JazzRochester
I'm hearing about more and more, but I need to get out of my pandemic habits of staying at home and get out to hear more. Below you will find the live jazz gigs (those I know about it) for... Continue reading
Posted Jul 14, 2021 at JazzRochester
Still a bit slow, but still seeing signs it is growing. Also, I forgot to send out my usual reminder to local jazz artists and venues (at least those on my email list) this weekend, and Monday, and yesterday.... Below... Continue reading
Posted Jul 7, 2021 at JazzRochester
JazzRochester has gone through a number of changes of the more than 15 years I've been publishing this blog and continues to change. It has been two years since I published a prior "where to find us" post, so I... Continue reading
Posted Jul 5, 2021 at JazzRochester
Throwing caution to the wind, I've decided to reboot the listings post! Rochester and our neck of the woods is opening up and restrictions are being dropped. There are early signs of more live jazz on the horizon and I... Continue reading
Posted Jun 30, 2021 at JazzRochester
As part of the small efforts I can contribute to rebuilding a community around live jazz in Rochester as the pandemic (hopefully) recedes and we all begin to get back out in the world, I’ve started publishing a series of... Continue reading
Posted Jun 5, 2021 at JazzRochester
Fairport's Canal Days, which always has quite a lot of jazz in its music lineup is back this weekend, June 5th & 6th from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm. They are celebrating their 44th year of this two day, early... Continue reading
Posted Jun 4, 2021 at JazzRochester
CGI Rochester International Jazz Festival producers Marc Iacona and John Nugent announced today that, despite intensive work and holding onto a hope that a socially-distanced festival could take place this year at the more spacious location at RIT, they have... Continue reading
Posted May 3, 2021 at JazzRochester
The live music scene all over the world changed dramatically on March 16, 2020, when all the music venues across New York suddenly closed due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Rochester’s bout with the pandemic has been brutal, but it has... Continue reading
Posted Apr 26, 2021 at JazzRochester
Heads up that I'll be joining the other 21 Jazz Journalist Association 2021 Jazz Heroes from across the country for what is promised to be a brisk, engaged and guided conversational "town hall" presented by "Jazz Video Guy" Bret Primack... Continue reading
Posted Apr 16, 2021 at JazzRochester
See anyone you know (hint, lower corner...)? Yes, as announced yesterday by the Jazz Journalist Association, I've been honored to have been named a 2021 Jazz Hero by the JJA this year for my work over the years and during... Continue reading
Posted Apr 2, 2021 at JazzRochester
In case you haven't heard elsewhere, Marc Iacona and John Nugent, producers of the CGI Rochester International Jazz Festival, t0day announced that planning is underway to present the RIJF's 19th edition this year from July 30th to August 7th at... Continue reading
Posted Feb 11, 2021 at JazzRochester
Now that the dumpster fire that was 2020 is behind us, I thought I'd write and let you know we're still here and wish everyone a 2021 full of hope and opportunity, a year that at least starts to bring... Continue reading
Posted Jan 1, 2021 at JazzRochester
There is no denying that the COVID-19 pandemic has been a kick in the head for the jazz scene in Rochester. I haven't published a regular Wednesday listings post since March 11, 2020. I'll try to add new gigs as... Continue reading
Posted Oct 7, 2020 at JazzRochester
No, it's not streaming... it's live! Opening just before the pandemic caused closures of jazz venues throughout the area, the 75 Stutson Street multi-event facility, located in an old church at that namesake address in Charlotte, is dipping its toes... Continue reading
Posted Sep 22, 2020 at JazzRochester
Dave Chisholm straddles a number of arts. He is an accomplished trumpet player, composer, and educator who lives and gigs in several genres around Rochester (well, pre-pandemic, that is...), where he received his doctorate in jazz trumpet from the Eastman... Continue reading
Posted Sep 15, 2020 at JazzRochester
Marc Iacona and John Nugent, producers of the CGI Rochester International Jazz Festival, announced today that the RIJF's nine-day 19th edition, first rescheduled from June 19-27 to October 2–10 because of thepandemic, will now be postponed to June 18–26, 2021.... Continue reading
Posted Jul 10, 2020 at JazzRochester
JazzRochester, the blog at least, has been on "radio silence" for over 2 months. Of course, I don't need to tell you why. I've been sharing global live streams from AllAboutJazz on a tab above, and other global and local... Continue reading
Posted Jun 28, 2020 at JazzRochester
Marc Iacona and John Nugent, producers of the CGI Rochester International Jazz Festival, released an updated statement on April 27th on the status of their plan for a rescheduled event as previously announced. Greetings from our RIJF team. This is... Continue reading
Posted Apr 27, 2020 at JazzRochester
The jazz website has create a Project Livestream Jazz, including a global jazz livestream calendar to help you jazz cats get your fill of live jazz while maintaining social distance, but more importantly to help support jazz artists in... Continue reading
Posted Apr 3, 2020 at JazzRochester
The CGI Rochester International Jazz Festival producers Marc Iacona and John Nugent announced today that the RIJF's 19th edition, originally scheduled for June 19-27, will be canceled due to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, but that they are working hard to... Continue reading
Posted Apr 2, 2020 at JazzRochester
Laura Dubin and her husband are inviting you into their "virtual jazz club" to hear them play have been live-streaming concerts from Laura's Facebook music page every night at 8:30 pm EST. You do not need to have a Facebook... Continue reading
Posted Mar 31, 2020 at JazzRochester
The Jon Seiger Trio (featuring Stephen Parisi and Eric Metzgar) will be performing a Facebook Live livestreaming happy hour concert on Friday, April 3rd from 4:00 to 6:00 pm (EDT) at Jon Seiger's Facebook Page for two hours of great... Continue reading
Posted Mar 29, 2020 at JazzRochester