Jazz in the Pubs 2019
Stroll the Village and experience live jazz in all of our pubs.. admission is always free.. from 6:30 to about 11:00
Mel & Gerry
at Good Smoke BBQ.. 6:45PM
The founding members of Rochester's Paradigm Shift ,Mel Henderson and Gerry Youngman capture the fire of classic organ-guitar pairings like Dr. Lonnie Smith and George Benson while also propelling their spirit into the present with a decidedly modern sound. If organ-driven jazz saw its heyday in the late '60s, nobody bothered to tell guitarist Mel Henderson or organist Gerry Youngman. Both men cut their teeth on landmark records during that era but have also since then served as sidemen for some of the giants of the form, including none other than Dr. Lonnie Smith and Jack McDuff. Nonetheless Henderson and Youngman refuse to succumb to preservationism, setting their creative sights squarely forward rather than back with boiling-hot grooves and a gritty attack that pleasantly recaptures the music's rightful street-level ambience.
Carlton Wilcox Live
at The Coach Sports Bar @9.00PM
Carlton Wilcox Live (CWL) is the perfect blend of Smooth Jazz and R&B for the sophisticated music lover. As Rochester’s own musical treasure, CWL is creating a standard of excellence in Live Entertainment that embodies style, quality and lyrical substance that has left audiences wanting more. Resounding melodies accompanied by the rich voice of a seasoned crooner marks the cornerstones of this talented group. Founded by bassist Carlton Wilcox in 2011, CWL has quickly become a popular and sought after talent throughout western NY. Joining Carlton will be Rufus Magee Jr. on keys, Walter Chatman on guitar, 'Lil Carlton Wilcox on drums with Joy Little, Loton Floyd and Imani Hunter on background vocals.. DON'T MISS THESE GUYS!
at Ploty's at 7:15
As an inventive, uniquely talented upcoming group of musicians, it’s no wonder “Escape Terrain” is becoming a known name in the music industry. Starting at an early age, the members became entranced with music. Each studying and acquiring music degrees from various Universities, and building individual music careers, they soon became head turners in Rochester NY. Escape Terrain, at their young age, bring an informed, professional and outgoing attitude as well as beautifully written pieces of music that have caught the ears of many worldwide. The group as individuals have played with, opened for, and collaborated with artists such as, Cabo Frio, Chuck Mangione, Maynard Ferguson, Soulive, Sharon Jones, Gary Clark Jr., and Robert Randolph. Escape Terrain consists of Ryan Johnson on guitar, Dylon Walbridge on keys, Scott Dupra on bass, and John Dupra on drums. Another must see!
at The Brimont Bistro ( on the back patio) 7:00
Always a fun evening at the Brimont with Marco
( inside in the event of rain )
I was born in Rome Italy in 1966 and my parents moved to upstate NY when I was 2 years old. I started singing and playing piano at age 5 and took lessons at the Eastman School of Music from the ages of 10 to 18, coinciding with lessons from local jazz greats. My first band was formed at age 16 and I have been in one ever since. Currently I have a family which truly inspires me to be the best I can be and gives me plenty of life experiences to write about. I’m enjoying the perfect balance of Love, Life and Music and I hope my music can be an inspiration to all. I love to sing in English, Italian or Spanish as each language has it’s own unique characteristics and takes me to a different place mentally and musically. I can only hope to convey what I feel to the audience and only then will I have done what singers/musicians set out to do. Inspiring others to feel good about life, love or even bring back precious memories, is a true gift from above. I've always believed the power of music is one of life’s best medicines.
at Pub 235 at 8:00
Singer-songwriter, National touring/recording artist from Long Island, NY. Amanda Ashley, raised in Holtsville, Long Island, began playing the piano at the age of six, learned guitar and also studied violin for eight years. She began writing and composing at the early age of fourteen, and was performing solo by the age of sixteen in local coffee houses. Among her influences are Elton John, and Billy Joel, Mary J. Blige, Madonna, Mariah Carey, Ella Fitzgerald, Fiona Apple, and Alicia Keys. Amanda completed her undergraduate Bachelors of Fine Arts degree with a concentration in painting and drawing in May 2007 from Fredonia State University in Western New York, where she also performed at local events on and off of campus.
at Barry's Old School Irish Pub 7:00
If you enjoy jazz, soul funk and pop music, than you should come out to hear the Vince Ercolamento and Joe Chiappone Duo, known as Higher Ground. These two musicians who are members of Prime Time Funk, have performed with some of the best musicians in the world. They're a delight ... and really a group worth hearing.
Peter Chwazik and Shark Riot
at The Coach Sports Bar 6:30 PM
Peter Chwazik & Shark Riot
Shark Riot is a guitar-organ-drums trio based in Rochester and led by multi-instrumentalist Peter Chwazik. Known mostly as a bass player, here Chwazik steps out on guitar with a frenzy of funky grooves and familiar melodies, covering eras, styles, and tunes of faves like Stevie Wonder, Steely Dan, The Beatles, and The Meters. A veteran of clubs and concert halls across the US, Canada and Europe, he loves to play just wants everybody to have a good time.