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.


August 27, 20148:00 pmto10:00 pm

orgoneOrgone will perform at The Montage Music Hall on Wednesday, August 27th at 8 p.m. It started with a boardwalk, a bar, and two kids united by a passion for raw soul recordings.For over a decade, Orgone has been steaming up stages all over the country and drenching the biggest music festivals in sweat. Now, the band is back in its home-grown studio KillionSound crafting and recording its seventh full-length album featuring their new powerhouse singer Adryon de León. Orgone’s sound is a cold-blooded blend of deep soul, rare funk, and afro-disco with a raw rock star edge that is uniquely LA. Shifting effortlessly from slyly slinky to seismically cinematic, the music remains tough and uncluttered. For their heart-pounding live performances and classic, gritty recordings, Orgone has been called by Dusty Groove America, “One of the heaviest acts we’ve heard in years.”

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.

Preservation Hall Jazz Band

September 3, 20148:00 pmto10:00 pm

Presevation Hall Jazz BandThe Preservation Hall Jazz Band will perform at the Turning Stone Resort and Casino on Wednesday, September 3rd at 8 pm. The Preservation Hall Jazz Band derives its name from Preservation Hall, the venerable music venue located in the heart of New Orleans French Quarter, founded in 1961 by Allan and Sandra Jaffe. The band has traveled worldwide spreading their mission to nurture and perpetuate the art form of New Orleans Jazz. Whether performing at Carnegie Hall or Lincoln Center, for British Royalty or the King of Thailand, this music embodies a joyful, timeless spirit. Under the auspices of current director, Ben Jaffe, the son of founders Allan and Sandra, Preservation Hall continues with a deep reverence and consciousness of its greatest attributes in the modern day as a venue, band, and record label.

Steve Winwood

September 7, 20147:00 pmto9:00 pm

Steve WinwoodSteve Winwood joins Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers at Darien Lake Performing Arts Center on Sunday, September 7th at 7 p.m.  His 1977’s solo debut Steve Winwood signaled a bold new artistic direction.  Such a shift should hardly come as a surprise for those who have followed Winwood’s distinguished career.  Beginning with Traffic and extending through such landmark solo albums as the Grammy Award winning Back In The High Life and Roll With It, Winwood has nurtured a restless creative spirit, mining rich musical traditions such as Delta blues, English Folk, R&B, and West African calypso and merging these perse influences within his own unmistakable sound.

Broadway’s Golden Age and Beyond

September 12, 20148:00 pmto10:00 pmSeptember 13, 20148:00 pmto10:00 pm

Lisa VromanBroadway veterans Lisa Vroman and Doug LaBrecque join Jeff Tyzik and the RPO to open the season on Friday and Saturday, September 12th & 13th in Kodak Hall at the Eastman Theater at 8 p.m. They will be performing the ingenious melodies of Cole Porter, George Gershwin, and Irving Berlin. Plus, modern standards from Andrew Lloyd Webber and Marvin Hamlisch will have you humming in your seat.

The Black Keys

September 14, 20148:00 pmto10:00 pm

The Black KeysThe Black Keys will perform at the Blue Cross Arena on Sunday, September 14th at 8 p.m. The Black Keys is an American rock duo formed in Akron, Ohio in 2001. The group consists of Dan Auerbach (guitar, vocals) and Patrick Carney (drums). The duo began as an independent act, recording music in basements and self-producing their records, before they eventually emerged as one of the most popular garage rock artists during a second wave of the genre’s revival in the 2010s. The band’s raw blues rock sound draws heavily from Auerbach’s blues influences, including Junior Kimbrough, Howlin’ Wolf, and Robert Johnson.

Charlie Hunter

September 24, 20148:00 pmto10:00 pm

Charlie HunterThe Bop Shop and Lovin’ Cup Brews and Bistro are presenting Charlie Hunter with Scott Amendola, on Wednesday, September 24th at 8 p.m.Charlie Hunter is a jazz, rock and fusion guitarist. He grew up in Berkeley, California, where he graduated from Berkeley High School.Since the debut of his self-titled Charlie Hunter Trio in 1993, Charlie Hunter has recorded 17 albums. He has recently put out his first self-released record entitled, “Baboon Strength”. The album consists of 9 instrumental tracks with sounds ranging from jazz to funk to 80’s pop. Critics are calling this Hunter’s most interesting and fun release to date.