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.

Mingo Fishtrap

October 5, 20148:00 pmto10:00 pm

Mingo Fishtra[Mingo Fishtrap  will perform in concert  at 8 pm at The Water Street Music Hall on Sunday, October 5. What started as a casual jam session with friends blossomed over time into an impressive eight-piece ensemble that evokes fond memories of listening to soul music as a kid. While the band’s name comes from a crossroads just outside of Denton, TX, Mingo has long since extended its reach onto the national music scene, sharing stages with the likes
of Trombone Shorty, Parliament, Sting, Little Feat, Earth Wind & Fire, Robert Randolph, Galactic, and MOFRO — but they still experience their fair share of humbling moments.

Esperanza Spalding

October 9, 20147:30 pmto9:30 pm

Esperanza SpaldingEsperanza Spalding will be performing at Thursday, October 9th at the University of Buffalo at 7:30 pm.Born in 1984, bassist, singer and composer Esperanza Spalding began playing in small jazz and blues venues around her hometown of Portland, Oregon. Soon after picking up the acoustic bass at the late age of 14, she helped form , an eclectic band fusing jazz and pop for which she sang and played bass (often simultaneously). The group signed with indie rock imprint Hush Records, which released two albums of their original compositions. Spalding continued to branch out, playing with jazz groups as well as leading her own septet and trio. In 2002 she joined the hip-hop group Black Science Tribe, which gained a sizable following touring along the West Coast.

Eastman Wind Ensemble with Andre Previn

October 10, 20148:00 pmto10:00 pm

Andre PrevinAndre Previn will appear in Kilbourn Hall with the Eastman Wind Ensemble on Friday, October 10th at 8 pm. André George Previn, KBE is a German-American pianist, conductor, and composer. He is considered one of the most versatile musicians in the world and is the winner of four Academy Awards for his film work. Previn has made dozens of jazz recordings as leader and sideman, primarily in two periods of his career: from 1945 to 1967, and then again from 1989 to 2001, with just a handful recordings in between and afterwards (while he focused his career on conducting/recording classical music, and later on composing contemporary art music). Previn did several crossover recordings with classical singers like Eileen Farrell, Leontyne Price or Kiri Te Kanawa, too, as well as several records with piano and orchestra in the 1960s (beginning with Like Young. Secret Songs for Young Lovers, 1959. with David Rose and His Orchestra).


October 11, 20148:00 pmto10:00 pm

SantanaSantana will perform on Saturday, October 11th in the Seneca Niagara Events Center at 8 pm. Santana is a rock band based around Carlos Santana, the talented guitarist and founded in the late 1960s. The band first came to public attention after their performing the song “Soul Sacrifice” at the Woodstock Festival in 1969, when their Latin rock provided a contrast to other acts on the bill. This initial exposure made their first, eponymous album a hit at the time, followed in the next two years by successful follow-ups Abraxas and Santana III. Over the years, and despite a constantly changing line-up, Santana has achieved a total of eight Grammy Awards.

Preservation Hall Jazz Band & Allen Toussaint

October 15, 20147:30 pmto9:30 pm

Presevation Hall Jazz BandThe Preservation Hall Jazz Band and Allen Toussaint will perform at the Shea’s Performing Arts Center on Wednesday, October 15th at 7:30 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.

Stanley Clarke Band

October 17, 20147:00 pmto9:00 pm10:00 pmto11:59 pm

Stanley ClarkeStanley Clarke will perform at the Tralf Music Hall on Friday, October 17th at 7 & 10 pm. Exploding into the jazz world in 1971, Stanley was a lanky teenager from the Philadelphia Academy of Music. He arrived in New York City and immediately landed jobs with famous bandleaders such as: Horace Silver, Art Blakey, Dexter Gordon, Joe Henderson, Pharaoh Saunders, Gil Evans, Stan Getz, and a budding young pianist composer named Chick Corea. His artistry has spanned classical, jazz, R&B and pop idioms.  He has already succeeded in a multitude of diverse careers, any one of which would be satisfactory to anyone else.  Yet he still pushes on, as invigorated and as passionate about music as that teenage prodigy from Philadelphia with a dream.

Mindy Adair

October 17, 20148:00 pmto10:00 pm

Mindy AdairMindy Adair will perform at Buffalo State University on Friday, October 17th at 8 pm. Mindi Abair is one of the most dynamic performers on the music scene today. In addition to her acclaimed solo work, she was the featured saxophonist on the 2011 and 2012 seasons of American Idol, jammed with Paul Shaffer on the Late Show with David Letterman and joined rock legends Aerosmith for their 2012 summer tour. More recently, Abair received a 2014 GRAMMY® nomination in the Best Pop Instrumental Album category for Summer Horns, a #1 recording with her friends Dave Koz, Gerald Albright and Richard Elliot, four of the most pre-eminent saxophonists in contemporary music.


October 18, 20148:00 pmto10:00 pm

Four80EastExodus to Jazz presents Four80East at Zeppa Bistro & Auditorium on Saturday, October 18 at 8 pm. Four80East is an electro-jazz collective that’s all about the groove. Mixing jazz with soul music and electronic production, the Canadian producer duo of Rob DeBoer and Tony Grace have created a signature bass-propelled sound that entrances listeners of their recordings and enthralls audiences at their live shows.Since breaking out with their critically acclaimed first release “The Album,” in 1997, Four80East has been a mainstay on contemporary jazz radio and touring circuits with hits like “Eastside” and “Noodle Soup” and five subsequent albums. They will be joined by saxophonist Jeff Kashiwa and guitarist Matt Marshak, acclaimed contemporary jazz musicians in their own right.


October 23, 20148:00 pmto10:00 pm

LettuceLettuce will perform at the Water Street Music Hall on Thursday, October 23rd at 8 pm. After celebrating their 20th anniversary as modern day rulers of old school funk, the Brooklyn-based juggernaut Lettuce is not showing any signs of slowing. Having blown up stages from coast to coast last year, ranging from The Fillmore in San Francisco to Terminal 5 in NYC, Bonnaroo to Pemberton and all points in-between, Lettuce is poised to continue their rapid growth throughout 2014.

Arturo Sandoval

November 2, 20143:00 pmto5:00 pm

Arturo SandovalArturo Sandoval will perform in Kodak Hall at The Eastman Theatre on Sunday on November 2 at 3 pm. A blazing, technically flawless trumpeter from Cuba, Arturo Sandoval has been dazzling audiences all over the world with his supercharged tone and bop-flavored flurries way up in the trumpet’s highest register. In slower numbers, he sports a golden, mellow tone on the flügelhorn, marked with a sure, subtle sense of swing. He is capable of playing anything, proving it more than once by tackling classical repertoire as well as jazz in the same concert, and he has enough curiosity to search far beyond his Cubop base for repertoire.