Byron Stripling joins the Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra in A Night at the Cotton Club II on Friday, May 27th and Saturday, May 28th in Kodak Hall at Eastman Theatre at 8 p.m. Byron Stripling’s electrifying and heartfelt tribute to Louis Armstrong has become America’s most popular orchestral pops program. With his engaging rapport, jazzy vocals and virtuosic trumpet sounds, Byron dazzles audiences wherever he goes. With his signature version of “When The Saints Go Marchin’ In” to close the show, Byron celebrates the spirit of New Orleans and always leaves ’em dancing in the aisles!
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Dr. John will appear in the Showroom at the Turning Stone Resort & Casino on Saturday, June 4th at 8 p.m.Although he didn’t become widely known until the 1970s, Dr. John had been active in the music industry since the late ’50s, when the teenager was still known as Mac Rebenbach. A formidable boogie and blues pianist with a lovable growl of a voice, his most enduring achievements fused with New Orleans R&B, rock, and Mardi Gras craziness to come up with his own brand of “voodoo” music. He’s also quite accomplished and enjoyable when sticking to purely traditional forms of blues and R&B. On record, he veers between the two approaches, making for an inconsistent and frequently frustrating legacy that often makes the listener feel as if “the Night Tripper” (as he’s nicknamed himself) has been underachieving.
The Rob Garcia 4 will appear at the Bop Shop on Friday, June 10th at 8:30 p.m. “A prime mover in the current Brooklyn jazz scene” (Time Out-New York) and “one of New York’s great jazz drummers and composers.” (Capital New York), Rob Garcia continues to be an strong presence in the New York and international jazz scene as a sideman and bandleader. He has performed and/or recorded with bandleaders such as Wynton Marsalis, Joseph Jarman, Anat Cohen, Sam Newsome, Judi Silvano, Woody Allen, Howard Alden, Lynne Arriale, Brad Shepik, John Benitez, John Bunch, Dena DeRose, Chris Cheek, Daniel Kelly, and Vince Giordano. Rob has also collaborated with other top musicians such as: Joe Lovano, Dave Liebman, Diana Krall, Myra Melford, Dave Binney, Ben Monder, Donny McCaslin, Marty Erhlich, Mark Helias, Jerome Richardson, Reggie Workman, Bob Berg, Dave Kikoski, Mike Formanek, Bill McHenry, Gary Versace, Loren Stillman, John Hebert, Ken Peplowski, Scott Robinson, Howard Johnson, Sonny Fortune, Bruce Barth, Wycliffe Gordon, Warren Vache, Ted Nash, and Chris Potter, among others. He has played on over 40 albums including grammy winners.
Jackie Dozier presents the Robert Glasper Trio in concert on Friday June 17, 2016 at The Lyric Theater in Rochester. The opening act will be Paradigm Shift. Breakthrough success can often be a tough act to follow. But with a little help from some notable friends, Robert Glasper Experiment is set to up the ante with the follow-up to his successful GRAMMY-winning album Black Radio. Flaunting a diverse array of featured guests including Common,Patrick Stump of Fall Out Boy, Brandy, Jill Scott, Dwele, Marsha Ambrosius, Anthony Hamilton,Faith Evans, Norah Jones, Snoop Dogg, Lupe Fiasco, Luke James, Emeli Sandé, Lalah Hathaway, andMalcolm-Jamal Warner, Black Radio 2 is certain to surprise and delight critics and fans alike. With a unique fusion of R&B, jazz, and hip-hop that brazenly traverses the boundaries of all three genres,Black Radio 2 finds Glasper and his musical cohorts creating in a vibrant new chasm, brilliantly contrasting its predecessor in the process.
Enoch Smith Jr. will appear at the Pythodd Jazz Room on Saturday, June 25th at 7 pm. Pianist-composer Enoch Smith Jr.’s music doesn’t fit handily into any narrowly defined stylistic category. While the jazz mainstream and the influences of piano giants from Oscar Peterson to Keith Jarrett are readily apparent, Smith’s unique musical approach is also steeped in his ongoing work as a church pianist and the sounds of such late gospel keyboard greats as James Cleveland and Thomas Whitfield. On his newly released third album, Misfits II: Pop, the Rochester, New York-born, Allentown, New Jersey-based musician delves into some of the pop and R&B songs that impacted him while he was growing up, shining new light on hits associated with the Beatles, Joan Osborne, Amerie, and the Roots. Beats derived from hip-hop continue to inform his arrangements, much as they did on 2011’s critically acclaimed Misfits, but this time around Smith has added an actual rapper, inspirational New Orleans MC Dee-1, for the second of his two imaginative treatments of the Shirley Caesar gospel classic “Sweepin through the City.”
The Tedeschi Trucks Band will perform at Highland Bowl on Friday, July 8th at 7 p.m. 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. The couple began writing new material, working out of their home studio in Jacksonville with a rotating cast of friends and musicians. On January 11, 2016, the band announced a 2016 Wheels of Soul summer tour, featuring Los Lobos and North Mississippi Allstars.