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.

The Hot Sardines

March 24, 20178:00 pmto10:00 pmMarch 25, 20178:00 pmto10:00 pm

the-hot-sardinesThe Hot Sardines will appear with the RPO in Kodak Hall at the Eastman Theatre on Friday and Saturday, March 24th and 25th at 8 pm. Dubbed the “charismatic front-runners of vintage jazz” (The Guardian), the Hot Sardines’ sound feels like a 1920s speakeasy or a pre-war dance hall, with an edge. The eight-piece band, featuring a powerhouse female lead vocalist (and a tap dancer for added percussion!), breathes new life into the hottest jazz of the 20s, 30s, and 40s, updated for a 21st century palate.

Fourplay

March 30, 20178:00 pmto10:00 pm

fourplayFourplay will perform at Buffalo State on Thursday, March 3th at 8 pm. For more than two decades, the contemporary jazz quartet known as Fourplay has enjoyed consistent artistic and commercial success by grafting elements of R&B, pop and a variety of other sounds to their unwavering jazz foundations. In the course of a dozen recordings – six of which have climbed to the top of Billboard’s Contemporary Jazz Album charts – the supergroup has continued to explore the limitless dimensions and permutations of jazz while at the same time appealing to a broad mainstream audience.

Joe Fielder Quintet presented by Bop Arts

March 30, 20178:00 pmto10:00 pm

Influenced by two older cousins who both played trumpet, trombonist/composer Joe Fiedler, born and raised in Pittsburgh, PA, and based in NYC since 1993, desperately wanted to become a trumpet player himself, but was instead given a trombone by his fourth grade music teacher who saw Fiedler and the trombone as a good match. The young, shy musician accepted the “arranged marriage”, and the fourth grade music teacher has since been proven prophetic. Fiedler and the trombone finding each other coincided with the young musician falling under the abiding influence of two albums from his father’s collection, The Cannonball Adderley Sextet-Mercy, Mercy, Mercy, and Oscar Peterson’s Night Train.


John Hammond at the JCC

April 2, 20177:30 amto9:30 am

Blues legend and virtuoso  John Hammond is a member of the Blues Hall of Fame, as well as a Grammy and Blues Award winner. Over his career, he has recorded thirty-four albums. Since his debut in 1962, he has performed or recorded with Jimi Hendrix, Eric Clapton, Muddy Waters, Duane Allman, Tom Waits, The Band, John Lee Hooker, Dr. John and many more. His most recent album, Timeless won the 2015 Blues Award for Best Acoustic Album and Hammond was named Artist of the Year. It was his fourth award for Artist of the Year. John’s last appearance in Rochester (at Geva Theatre Center) sold out, so get your tickets early!


  • Address: Louis S. Wolk Jewish Community Center. 1200 Edgewood Ave, Rochester, NY 14618
  • Show time: April 2nd, 7:30pm
  • Tickets: Available at www.jcccenterstage.org & (585) 461-2000
    $45 Reserved Seating/$75 Priority Section and Post-Show Meet & Greet

Carolyn Wonderland at Abilene

April 13, 20177:00 pmto9:00 pm

CAROLYN WONDERLAND is a Houston-based blues artist. A singer, songwriter, and guitarist, Wonderland has released 10 records since 1993 on a number of labels – as well as independent releases – and has collaborated with other Houston musicians on a handful of records. Wonderland has received many Houston-area music awards. Daniel Gewertz of the Boston Herald says of her: “A dollop of Janis Joplin, a slice of Stevie Ray Vaughan, and a big load of soulful individuality… that’s Wonderland, a seething-hot Texas singer-guitarist.”


Buddy Guy

April 21, 20178:00 pmto10:00 pm

buddy-guyBuddy Guy will perform at the University of Buffalo on Friday, April 21st at 8 pm. At age 80, Buddy Guy is a Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee, a major influence on rock titans like Jimi Hendrix, Eric Clapton, and Stevie Ray Vaughan, a pioneer of Chicago’s fabled West Side sound, and a living link to the city’s halcyon days of electric blues. Buddy Guy has received 7 GRAMMY Awards, a 2015 Lifetime Achievement GRAMMY Award, 34 Blues Music Awards (the most any artist has received), the Billboard Magazine Century Award for distinguished artistic achievement, a Kennedy Center Honor, and the Presidential National Medal of Arts. Rolling Stone magazine ranked him #23 in its “100 Greatest Guitarists of All Time.”

Duke Robillard at the JCC

May 7, 20177:30 amto9:30 am

Guitarist. Bandleader. Songwriter. Singer. Producer. Session musician. And a one-man cheering section for the blues! Duke’s his first exposure to a wide public as a founder of Roomful of Blues. 40 Years later, his vast credits include Blues Music Awards as “Best Blues Guitarist” (2000, 2001, 2003, 2004) and a 2007 Grammy nomination for Guitar Groove-a-rama. The great BB King called Duke “One of the great players,” The Houston Post called him “one of God’s guitarists. Don’t miss his rare Rochester appearance at the JCC Hart Theater!


  • Address: Louis S. Wolk Jewish Community Center. 1200 Edgewood Ave, Rochester, NY 14618
  • Show time: May 7th, 7:30pm
  • Tickets: Available at www.jcccenterstage.org & (585) 461-2000
    $30 Reserved Seating/$50 Priority Section and Post-Show Meet & Greet