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.

Delfeayo Marsalis

April 22, 20147:00 pmto9:00 pm

Delfeayo MarsalisOn Tuesday, April 22, 2014 at 7:00 PM, Honeoye Central School will host Delfeayo Marsalis for one evening performance only! Delfeayo Marsalis is one of the top trombonists, composers and producers in jazz today. Known for his “technical excellence, inventive mind and frequent touches of humor…” (Leonard Feather, Los Angeles Times), he is “…one of the best, most imaginative and musical of the trombonists of his generation.” (Philip Elwood, San Francisco Examiner.) In January 2011, Delfeayo and the Marsalis family (father Ellis and brothers Branford, Wynton and Jason) earned the nationʼs highest jazz honor – a National Endowment for the Arts Jazz Masters Award.


Curtis Stigers

April 25, 2014 8:00 pmtoApril 26, 2014 10:00 pm

curtis stigersCurtis Stigers joins the Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra in Kodak Hall at the Eastman Theater on Friday and Saturday evening, April 25th and 26th, at 8 pm.  Singer/songwriter Curtis Stigers‘ interest in music began as a teen in Boise, playing in punk and blues bands as well as receiving classical training in clarinet and saxophone in high school. After graduation, Stigers moved to New York to pursue rock music, but soon found himself more at home in the city’s blues and jazz clubs. He attracted label attention as the saxophonist/vocalist of a jazz trio, signing a deal with Arista and releasing two albums for the label: 1991′s self-titled, multi-platinum debut and 1995′s Time Was. His smooth, ballad-heavy blend of soul and rock translated into commercial appeal, particularly on his cover of Nick Lowe‘s “Peace, Love, & Understanding” on The Bodyguard soundtrack. He has continued releasing music with Secret Heart (2002), You Inspire Me (2003) and I Think It’s Going to Rain Today (2005), Real Emotion (2007) and Lost in Dreams (2009). In 2012, Stigers released the country-tinged album Let’s Go Out Tonight featuring covers of songs by such artists as Steve Earle, Hayes Carll and Richard Thompson, among others.

Cècile McLorin Salvant

April 26, 20148:00 pmto10:00 pm

Cecile McLorin SalvantAlbright-Knox Art Gallery welcomes Cécile McLorin Salvant on Saturday, April 26th at 8 pm. Cécile performs unique interpretations of unknown and scarcely recorded jazz and blues compositions. She focuses on a theatrical portrayal of the jazz standard and composes music and lyrics which she also sings in French, her native language as well as in Spanish. She enjoys popularity in Europe and in the United States, performing in clubs, concert halls, and festivals accompanied by renowned musicians like Jean-Francois Bonnel, Rodney Whitaker, Aaron Diehl, Dan Nimmer, Sadao Watanabe, Jacky Terrasson (with an a noted collaboration in his “Gouache” Universal CD), Archie Shepp, and Jonathan Batiste.

Boz Scaggs

May 12, 20147:30 pmto9:30 pm

BozBoz Scaggs will perform at the in the Main Theatre at the University at Buffalo Center for the Arts on Monday, May 12th at 7:30 pm. Boz Scaggs is both a musical seeker and a man of sizable talent as a singer, songwriter and guitarist. His explorations in blues and R&B, Rock and Jazz have produced lasting work and a career that has brought with it acclaim, a loyal following, and an enduring respect among musicians. In addition to touring extensively with his own band, Scaggs continues to work with Donald Fagen and Michael McDonald as The Dukes of September, most recently a playing a 47-city tour to rave reviews, performing their own material along with R&B and Soul classics. Within that collaboration, throughout his career and especially evident in MEMPHIS, Scaggs’ unique voice and trademark sound make plain his abiding respect for a wide spectrum of American roots music.

Carlos Santana

May 31, 20147:30 pmto9:30 pm

Carlos SantanaCarlos Santana joins Rod Stewart at the First Niagara Center on Saturday, May 31st at 7:30 pm. Carlos Santana is a guitarist, composer, singer and band-leader who helped to shape the concept of “world music” by his experiments with blending many styles of music from a multitude of ethnic sources. During the four decades of his career Santana has been a true multi-cultural artist with blending many styles and genres of music from a multitude of ethnic sources. His instantly identifiable blend of Latin, salsa, blues, rock, and Afro-Cuban styles has been evolving with the inclusion of elements from jazz, fusion, and world beat. Santana’s high-pitched and clean guitar sound has been coming out of his custom-made PRS guitars. His unique and instantly recognizable sound is legendary: “With one note people know me…” says Carlos Santana.

Tom Harrell

August 23, 20148:00 pmto10:00 pm

Tom HarrellExodus to Jazz presents Tom Harrell on Saturday, August 23rd in the Hochstein Performance Hall at 8 pm. Tom Harrell returns to Rochester with “Colors of a Dream”, a piano-less ensemble with two bassists and the addition of Jaleel Shaw on alto saxophone.  Joining Ugonna Okegwo, Harrell’s bassist for 14 years, is bassist/vocalist Esperanza Spalding who contributes vocals on some of Harrell’s original tunes.  Regular Band members Wayne Escoffery on tenor saxophone and Johnathan Blake on drums, complete this stellar group.  Recognized as one of the most creative instrumentalists and composers, Tom Harrell is a frequent winner in Down Beat and Jazz Times magazines’ Critics and Readers Polls and Grammy nominee.