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.

Jim Brickman

December 20, 20148:00 pmto10:00 pm

Jim BrickmanJim Brickman will perform at SUNY Buffalo State on Saturday, December 20th at 8 pm. He will bring together the sounds of the season with On A Winter’s Night. Hailed by the Boston Herald as a “crowd-pleaser,” Jim celebrates this in a one-of-a-kind concert event filled with lush instrumentals and soaring vocals, showcasing new music, along with holiday favorites and the hits that made him the most charted (30) Billboard Adult Contemporary artist, earning him two Grammy nods and four gold albums. With featured musical guests, feelings of hope and joy are fused together with Jim’s most beloved hits like “Valentine,” “If You Believe,” “The Gift,” “Angel Eyes,” and “Sending You A Little Christmas.” You’ll be reminded of what we cherish during the most wonderful time of the year. . . Togetherness. Musical guests for the evening will be singer Anne Cochran and Tracy Silverman on the electric violin.


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.