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.

Eddie Daniels

February 6, 20157:00 pmto9:00 pm

Eddie DanielsThe Hilton Central School District Jazz Department and the Hilton Music Boosters are presenting Eddie Daniels for The 12th Annual Evening of Jazz  on Friday, February 6th at 7 p.m. at the Merton Williams Middle School. He will be joined by the Hilton High School Jazz Ensemble and the Hilton Middle School Jazz Ensemble as well as a Big Band of professional musicians backing him. One of the truly great jazz clarinetists (ranking at the top with Benny Goodman, Artie Shaw, and Buddy DeFranco), Eddie Daniels makes the impossible look effortless. On his first GRP release, Breakthrough, in 1984, Daniels switched back and forth on a second’s notice between jazz and classical and he has since explored Charlie Parker, Roger Kellaway tunes, crossover, and even swing with consistent brilliance. He is also a dazzling (if underrated) tenor player.

Sean Jones

February 6, 20157:30 pmto9:30 pmFebruary 7, 20157:30 pmto9:30 pm

Sean JonesSean Jones will perform in the Penfield High School on Friday and Saturday, February 6th and 7th, at 7:30 p.m. Trumpeter Sean Jones is a firebrand musician with a bent toward muscular post-bop. Born in Warren, Ohio, in 1978, Jones began playing trumpet in the fifth grade, and by high school had developed a strong interest in jazz, especially the music of legendary trumpeter Miles Davis. Gigs at local jazz clubs and performances with the Cleveland Jazz Orchestra followed, and Jones ultimately enrolled in the music school at Youngstown State University in Ohio. Graduating with a bachelor’s degree, Jones then earned a Master’s degree from Rutgers University. Since that time, Jones has performed with a variety of name musicians, including Joe Lovano, Frank Foster, and others.

Stéphane Wrembel

February 6, 20159:30 pmto11:30 pm

Stephane WrembelStéphane Wrembel will perform at the Sportsmen’s Tavern at 9:30 on Friday, February 6th.  Born in Paris, raised in Fontainebleau (home of impressionism, and of Django Reinhardt’s music), classically trained starting at age four, Stephane’s life took a decisive turn in his late teens when he first discovered Django’s music, and the Gypsies. He spent ten years of his life learning, playing, and expanding this tradition. THis life took a second turn when, after studying Contemporary Jazz, Indian, African and Middle Eastern music at Berklee School of Music, he moved to New York City. The unlimited amount of music and incredible musicians, and the jungle lifestyle, gave him an edge and set him in the direction he’s taking now. If you love Django, African grooves, Middle Eastern colors, or Indian moods, and all that played with a breathtaking level of energy, you’ll love Stephane Wrembel’s music.

Stéphane Wrembel

February 7, 20155:00 pmto7:00 pm9:00 pmto11:00 pm

Stephane WrembelStéphane Wrembel will perform at the Lovin’ Cup Bistro at 5 p.m. and 9 p.m.on Saturday, February 7th. Born in Paris, raised in Fontainebleau (home of impressionism, and of Django Reinhardt’s music), classically trained starting at age four, Stephane’s life took a decisive turn in his late teens when he first discovered Django’s music, and the Gypsies. He spent ten years of his life learning, playing, and expanding this tradition. THis life took a second turn when, after studying Contemporary Jazz, Indian, African and Middle Eastern music at Berklee School of Music, he moved to New York City. The unlimited amount of music and incredible musicians, and the jungle lifestyle, gave him an edge and set him in the direction he’s taking now. If you love Django, African grooves, Middle Eastern colors, or Indian moods, and all that played with a breathtaking level of energy, you’ll love Stephane Wrembel’s music.

The Preservation Hall Jazz Band

February 13, 20158:00 pmto10:00 pmFebruary 14, 20158:00 pmto10:00 pm

The Preservation Jazz BandThe Preservation Hall Jazz Band will perform on Friday & Saturday, February 13th & 14th in Kodak Hall at the Eastman Theatre.Preservation Hall Jazz Band derives its name from the Preservation Hall venue located in New OrleansFrench Quarter. The band is known for performing traditional New Orleans-style jazz.The musicians in the groups have varied during the years since the founding of the hall in the early 1960s. Bands of the Preservation Hall Jazz Band perform at Preservation Hall on 726 St. Peter Street in the French Quarter, and tour around the world for more than 150 days a year.

Gregory Porter

February 22, 20158:00 pmto10:00 pm

Gregory PorterGregory Porter will perform in Rockwell Hall at Buffalo State College on Sunday, February 22nd at 8 pm.  Gregory Porter is an American jazz vocalist originally from Los Angeles, California. He attended San Diego State University on a football scholarship until a shoulder injury sidelined him permanently. Performing in local jazz clubs, Porter met saxophonist, pianist, and composer Kamau Kenyatta, whose mentoring played an integral role in Porter’s career trajectory and professional development. His debut album, “Water,” released in 2010 via Motéma Music, was nominated for Best Jazz Vocal album at the 53rd Annual Grammy Awards. His sophomore album, “Be Good,” was released in February 2012, and garnered critical acclaim.