Jazz Events Calendar

The Jazz Events Calendar is a free service from Jazz90.1 reserved for national jazz and blues acts coming to the Rochester, Buffalo and Syracuse areas. Jazz90.1 makes no guarantee of event posting, and all event information must be received 30 days in advance of desired posting date to Marie Farruggia at marie@jazz901.org. Local musicians are invited to submit event information to the JazzList, and also to Joëlle VanBuren at joelle@jazz901.org for inclusion on the Daily Club Calendar.

Macy Gray

August 31, 20162:00 pmto4:00 pm

Macy GrayMacy Gray will perform at the New York State Fair on Wednesday, August 31st at 2 pm. Singer-songwriter Macy Gray is widely known for her 1999 hit single, “I Try.” She is also an actress and philanthropist. Gray released her debut album, On How Life Is, in 1999 to great success. In 2001 she won a Grammy for the Best Female Pop Vocal Performance for her second single, “I Try,” which was also nominated for Song of the Year. Her second and third studio albums, The Id and The Trouble with Being Myself, didn’t perform well in the United States but fared better in Great Britain. She then released a greatest hits album, Very Best of Macy Gray, in 2004, and a live album in 2005. Justin Timberlake, Fergie and Natalie Cole all collaborated with Gray on her sixth album, Big, which was heralded as a comeback album, receiving much critical praise.

The Robert Cray Band

September 4, 20162:00 pmto4:00 pm

The Robert Cray BandThe Robert Cray Band will perform at the New York State Fairgrounds on Sunday, September 4th at 2 pm. Open ears and an open mind are the essence of singer, guitarist and songwriter Robert Cray’s approach to writing, recording and playing music. He has created a sound that rises from American roots and arrives today both fresh and familiar. In just over 40 years Cray and his band have recorded 20 studio releases, 15 of which have been on the Billboard charts, and played bars, concert halls, festivals and arenas around the world. There are five Grammys with Cray’s name on them, and he has a suitcase full of W.C. Handy blues awards. Four years ago Cray was inducted into the Blues Hall of Fame.

Coco Montoya

September 17, 20168:00 pmto10:00 pm

Coco MontoyaCoco Montoya will perform in the Bear’s Den Showroom at the Seneca Niagara Casino on Saturday, September 17th at 8 p.m. He’s been called “the hottest southpaw in blues” and now the red-hot lefty is bringing his incredible skills to the Bear’s Den. Playing a right-handed guitar upside down and left-handed, he generates a blues-rock sound that’s instantly recognizable and fully charged with passion. See Coco Montoya as he performs from his stellar collection of hits like “Love Jail,” “Gotta Mind To Travel,” “I Won’t Beg,” and more.