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.

Boz Scaggs

August 7, 20148:00 pmto10:00 pm

BozBoz Scaggs will perform at the Turning Stone Resort & Casino on Thursday, August 7th at 8 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’s unique voice and trademark sound make plain his abiding respect for a wide spectrum of American roots music.

Steely Dan

August 8, 20148:00 pmto10:00 pm

Steely DanSteely Dan will be performing on Friday, August 8th in the Seneca Niagara Casino and Hotel’s Events Center.   The “musical antiheroes of the ‘70s,” Steely Dan has proven they were definitely on to something with their unique, indefinable sound. Still touring and drawing huge crowds of faithful fans after all these years, the mold-breaking band has shown that their Grammy Award-winning sound invented in the ’70s is more than a passing fad. Allow them to serenade you with smooth classics such as “Reelin’ In The Years,” “Dirty Work,” and “Do It Again.” Steely Dan promises a night of musical perfection.

Chris Botti

August 10, 20144:30 pmto8:30 pm
Chris BottiChris Botti will perform at a  Concert at the Lake (Benefit for the Hugs Foundation) at a Private Residence on Lake Ontario, Sunday August 10, 4:30 pm. Christopher Stephen “Chris” Botti born October 12, 1962), is an American trumpeter and composer.In 2013, Botti won the Grammy Award in the Best Pop Instrumental Album category.[2] He was also nominated in 2008 for his album Italia,[3] and received three nominations in 2010 for the live album Chris Botti In Boston. Four of his albums have reached the No. 1 position on the Billboard jazz albums chart.Coming to prominence with the 2001 recording of his Night Sessions CD, Botti established a reputation as a versatile musician in both jazz and pop music for his ability to fuse both styles together.

Euge Groove

August 17, 20142:00 pmto4:00 pm

Euge GrooveThe Glenora Wine Cellars presents Euge Groove in concert on Sunday, August 17th at 2 pm. Steven Eugene Grove (born November 27, 1962) , better known as Euge Groove, is an American smooth jazz saxophonist with a strong Top-40 background. Euge Groove’s best-known solo hits include “Sneak A Peek (Album Version),” “Slam Dunk,” “Rewind,” “Livin’ Large” and “XXL.” His most recent hits include “Get ‘Em Going” and “Chillaxin’.” Solid albums include; Livin’ Large (2004) and Play Date (2002). Has done world tours with: Joe Cocker (1994 -1995, 1997, 1999, opening act 2005), Tina Turner(2000), Eros Ramazotti (1996, 1998, 2003-2004), Richard Marx (1990 – 1994), Tower of Power (1988 – 1992), and  Huey Lewis & The News (1988).


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.

Billy Cobham

August 31, 20148:00 pmto10:00 pm

Billy Cobham Iconic fusion drummer, Billy Cobham, returns to Tralf Music Hall on Sunday, August 31st for an 8 pm concert.  Billy Cobham’s worldwide tour brings him to Buffalo, NY for an intimate up-close-and-personal performance on the legendary Tralf stage.

Generally acclaimed as fusion’s greatest drummer, Billy Cobham‘s explosive technique powered some of the genre’s most important early recordings — including groundbreaking efforts by Miles Davis and the Mahavishnu Orchestra — before he became an accomplished bandleader in his own right. At his best, Cobham harnessed his amazing dexterity into thundering, high-octane hybrids of jazz complexity and rock & roll aggression. He was capable of subtler, funkier grooves on the one hand, and awe-inspiring solo improvisations on the other; in fact, his technical virtuosity was such that his flash could sometimes overwhelm his music.