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.

Tedeschi Trucks Band

September 23, 20147:30 pmto9:30 pm

Tedeschi Trucks BandThe Tedeschi Trucks Band will perform  at the OnCenter Crouse Hinds Theater on Tuesday, September 23rd at 7:30 pm.   The Tedeschi Trucks Band was founded in 2010 after both Derek Trucks and Susan Tedeschi put their solo bands on hiatus to form a new group that lets the married couple focus on making music together, and allows them to spend more time together while touring and recording.Derek Trucks and Susan Tedeschi had toured together in 2007, under the name Derek Trucks & Susan Tedeschi’s Soul Stew Revival; this group’s material was largely culled from Derek and Susan’s solo projects, while the Tedeschi Trucks Band mostly focuses on performing original songs.

Charlie Hunter

September 24, 20148:00 pmto10:00 pm

Charlie HunterThe Bop Shop and Lovin’ Cup Brews and Bistro are presenting Charlie Hunter with Scott Amendola, on Wednesday, September 24th at 8 p.m.Charlie Hunter is a jazz, rock and fusion guitarist. He grew up in Berkeley, California, where he graduated from Berkeley High School.Since the debut of his self-titled Charlie Hunter Trio in 1993, Charlie Hunter has recorded 17 albums. He has recently put out his first self-released record entitled, “Baboon Strength”. The album consists of 9 instrumental tracks with sounds ranging from jazz to funk to 80’s pop. Critics are calling this Hunter’s most interesting and fun release to date.

Tedeschi Trucks Band

September 25, 20147:30 pmto9:30 pm

Tedeschi Trucks BandThe Tedeschi Trucks Band will perform at the Rochester Auditorium Theatre on Thursday, September 25th at 7:30 pm. The Tedeschi Trucks Band was founded in 2010 after both Derek Trucks and Susan Tedeschi put their solo bands on hiatus to form a new group that lets the married couple focus on making music together, and allows them to spend more time together while touring and recording.[1] Derek Trucks and Susan Tedeschi had toured together in 2007, under the name Derek Trucks & Susan Tedeschi’s Soul Stew Revival; this group’s material was largely culled from Derek and Susan’s solo projects, while the Tedeschi Trucks Band mostly focuses on performing original songs.

Esperanza Spalding

October 9, 20147:30 pmto9:30 pm

Esperanza SpaldingEsperanza Spalding will be performing at Thursday, October 9th at the University of Buffalo at 7:30 pm.Born in 1984, bassist, singer and composer Esperanza Spalding began playing in small jazz and blues venues around her hometown of Portland, Oregon. Soon after picking up the acoustic bass at the late age of 14, she helped form , an eclectic band fusing jazz and pop for which she sang and played bass (often simultaneously). The group signed with indie rock imprint Hush Records, which released two albums of their original compositions. Spalding continued to branch out, playing with jazz groups as well as leading her own septet and trio. In 2002 she joined the hip-hop group Black Science Tribe, which gained a sizable following touring along the West Coast.

Eastman Wind Ensemble with Andre Previn

October 10, 20148:00 pmto10:00 pm

Andre PrevinAndre Previn will appear in Kilbourn Hall with the Eastman Wind Ensemble on Friday, October 10th at 8 pm. André George Previn, KBE is a German-American pianist, conductor, and composer. He is considered one of the most versatile musicians in the world and is the winner of four Academy Awards for his film work. Previn has made dozens of jazz recordings as leader and sideman, primarily in two periods of his career: from 1945 to 1967, and then again from 1989 to 2001, with just a handful recordings in between and afterwards (while he focused his career on conducting/recording classical music, and later on composing contemporary art music). Previn did several crossover recordings with classical singers like Eileen Farrell, Leontyne Price or Kiri Te Kanawa, too, as well as several records with piano and orchestra in the 1960s (beginning with Like Young. Secret Songs for Young Lovers, 1959. with David Rose and His Orchestra).

Santana

October 11, 20148:00 pmto10:00 pm

SantanaSantana will perform on Saturday, October 11th in the Seneca Niagara Events Center at 8 pm. Santana is a rock band based around Carlos Santana, the talented guitarist and founded in the late 1960s. The band first came to public attention after their performing the song “Soul Sacrifice” at the Woodstock Festival in 1969, when their Latin rock provided a contrast to other acts on the bill. This initial exposure made their first, eponymous album a hit at the time, followed in the next two years by successful follow-ups Abraxas and Santana III. Over the years, and despite a constantly changing line-up, Santana has achieved a total of eight Grammy Awards.

Preservation Hall Jazz Band & Allen Toussaint

October 15, 20147:30 pmto9:30 pm

Presevation Hall Jazz BandThe Preservation Hall Jazz Band and Allen Toussaint will perform at the Shea’s Performing Arts Center on Wednesday, October 15th at 7:30 pm. The Preservation Hall Jazz Band derives its name from Preservation Hall, the venerable music venue located in the heart of New Orleans French Quarter, founded in 1961 by Allan and Sandra Jaffe. The band has traveled worldwide spreading their mission to nurture and perpetuate the art form of New Orleans Jazz. Whether performing at Carnegie Hall or Lincoln Center, for British Royalty or the King of Thailand, this music embodies a joyful, timeless spirit. Under the auspices of current director, Ben Jaffe, the son of founders Allan and Sandra, Preservation Hall continues with a deep reverence and consciousness of its greatest attributes in the modern day as a venue, band, and record label.

Stanley Clarke Band

October 17, 20147:00 pmto9:00 pm10:00 pmto11:59 pm

Stanley ClarkeStanley Clarke will perform at the Tralf Music Hall on Friday, October 17th at 7 & 10 pm. Exploding into the jazz world in 1971, Stanley was a lanky teenager from the Philadelphia Academy of Music. He arrived in New York City and immediately landed jobs with famous bandleaders such as: Horace Silver, Art Blakey, Dexter Gordon, Joe Henderson, Pharaoh Saunders, Gil Evans, Stan Getz, and a budding young pianist composer named Chick Corea. His artistry has spanned classical, jazz, R&B and pop idioms.  He has already succeeded in a multitude of diverse careers, any one of which would be satisfactory to anyone else.  Yet he still pushes on, as invigorated and as passionate about music as that teenage prodigy from Philadelphia with a dream.

Mindy Adair

October 17, 20148:00 pmto10:00 pm

Mindy AdairMindy Adair will perform at Buffalo State University on Friday, October 17th at 8 pm. Mindi Abair is one of the most dynamic performers on the music scene today. In addition to her acclaimed solo work, she was the featured saxophonist on the 2011 and 2012 seasons of American Idol, jammed with Paul Shaffer on the Late Show with David Letterman and joined rock legends Aerosmith for their 2012 summer tour. More recently, Abair received a 2014 GRAMMY® nomination in the Best Pop Instrumental Album category for Summer Horns, a #1 recording with her friends Dave Koz, Gerald Albright and Richard Elliot, four of the most pre-eminent saxophonists in contemporary music.

Lettuce

October 23, 20148:00 pmto10:00 pm

LettuceLettuce will perform at the Water Street Music Hall on Thursday, October 23rd at 8 pm. After celebrating their 20th anniversary as modern day rulers of old school funk, the Brooklyn-based juggernaut Lettuce is not showing any signs of slowing. Having blown up stages from coast to coast last year, ranging from The Fillmore in San Francisco to Terminal 5 in NYC, Bonnaroo to Pemberton and all points in-between, Lettuce is poised to continue their rapid growth throughout 2014.