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.

Cyrille Aimée

December 5, 20148:00 pmto10:00 pm

Cyrille AimeeCyrille Aimée will perform at the University of Buffalo on Thursday, December 5th  at 8 pm. Cyrille Aimée has consistently proven herself to be an unstoppable, undeniable talent in the modern age of jazz. Internationally renowned and praised for her unparalleled abilities, Cyrille’s vocal stylings are synonymous with musical genius. She has won many awards such as the 2007 Montreux Jazz Festival Competition, the 2010 International Theleonious Monk Competition and the 2012 International Sarah Vaughan Competition. The Washington Post reports, “[Aimée’s] voice is like fine whiskey – oaky and smooth, with a hint of smokiness.” Her vocals are featured in the award-winning French documentary Kings of Pastry. In a much cherished encounter with Bobby McFerrin, Aimée is inspired to develop her loop-pedal solo performance.


Ulysses Owens Jr. & Friends

February 14, 20158:00 pmto10:30 pm

Ullysses Owns Jr.Exodus to Jazz presents Ulysses Owen Jr. & Friends at the Hochstein School of Music on Saturday, February 14th at 8 pm. Returning with him are pianist Christian Sands and altoist Jaleel Shaw, both of whom impressed during their last Exodus To Jazz appearances – Christian Sands and Jaleel Shaw with the Ulysses Owens led group that featured Christian McBride; Jaleel Shaw most recently with Tom Harrell’s “Colors of a Dream” ensemble.Owens’ remaining “Friends” include Rochester native, trumpeter Mike Cattone, whose local popularity is fueled by stellar musicianship not merely hometown ties. Owing to his commitment to give Western New York jazz fans a memorial Valentine’s Day experience, bassist Yasushi Nakamura and vocalist Brianna Thomas round out Owens’ “Friends”. Like the other members of the ensemble, Nakamura and Thomas are rapidly becoming   Brianna Thomas bright spots on the national / international jazz radar screen.