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.

Charlie Musselwhite, James Cotton & John Hammond

April 27, 20157:00 pmto8:30 pm10:00 pmto11:30 pm

Charlie Musselwhite, James Cotton, John HammondCharlie Musselwhite, James Cotton and John Hammond will perform two shows at the Tralf Music Hall on Monday, April 27th at 7 and 10 p.m. With 27 Blues Music Awards to his credit and 8 Grammy nominations, harmonica virtuoso Charlie Musselwhite has truly earned legendary status as one of Blues music’s most important artists. He recently teamed up with Ben Harper on the new studio album Get Up!

Grammy Award-winning Blues legend and harmonica master, James Cotton has recorded almost thirty solo albums throughout his career – his latest CD Cotton Mouth Man (2013) features guests Gregg Allman, Joe Bonamassa, Ruthie Foster, Warren Haynes, Delbert McClinton and Keb Mo.

The legendary John Hammond has won the Blues Music Award for Acoustic Artist of the Year a record six times. He is generally regarded as one of the world’s most important acoustic Blues musicians and Blues Revue named his Wicked Grin album one of the top 25 albums of the decade.


Nick Finzer

May 3, 20157:00 pmto9:00 pm

Nick FinzerNick Finzer will appear at Lovin’ Cup on  Sunday, May 3rd at 7 p.m. for the CD release party of his new ablum, “The Chase”. Nick Finzer is one of the hottest young jazz musicians on the scene in New York City today. The award-winning Juilliard-trained trombonist and composer draws from the past as he reaches out to the millennials of his generation hungry for new expressions. His current project, “The Chase,” will be his second album of original compositions recorded by one of the hottest quintets of young Jazz musicians working the New York City scene.

Michael Feinstein

May 29, 20158:00 pmto10:00 pmMay 30, 20158:00 pmto10:00 pm

Michael FeinsteinMichael Feinstein will perform with the Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra in Kodak Hall at the Eastman Theatre on Friday, May 29th and Saturday, May 30th at 8 p.m.Michael Feinstein, the multi-platinum-selling, two-time Emmy and five-time Grammy Award-nominated entertainer dubbed “The Ambassador of the Great American Songbook,” is considered one of the premier interpreters of American standards. His 200-plus shows a year have included performances at Carnegie Hall, Sydney Opera House and the Hollywood Bowl as well as the White House and Buckingham Palace.

More than simply a performer, Feinstein has received national recognition for his commitment to celebrating America’s popular song and preserving its legacy for the next generation. In 2007, he founded the Michael Feinstein Great American Songbook Initiative, dedicated to celebrating the art form and preserving it through educational programs, Master Classes, and the annual High School Vocal Academy and Competition, which awards scholarships and prizes to students across the country. Michael serves on the Library of Congress’ National Recording Preservation Board, an organization dedicated to ensuring the survival, conservation and increased public availability of America’s sound recording heritage.

Boz Scaggs

July 28, 20158:00 pmto10:00 pm

Boz ScaggsBoz Scaggs will perform at the Turning Stone Resort & Casino  0n  Tuesday, July 28th at 8 p.m. Boz Scaggs (born William Royce Scaggs on 8 June 1944 in Canton, Ohio) is an American singer, songwriter and guitarist. He gained fame in the 1960s as a guitarist and sometimes lead singer with the Steve Miller Band and in the 1970s with several solo Top 20 hit singles in the United States, along with the #2 album, Silk Degrees. Scaggs continues to write, record music and tour.