MARCO AMADIO.. THE BRIMONT BISTRO.. 24 W Main St.. 7:00PM
Born in Rome, Italy in 1966 and moved to Rochester, NY when he was two. At the age of five, Marco began singing and playing the piano and discovered that doing both at the same time felt really natural to him. From the ages 10 to 18, He took lessons at the Eastman School of Music as well as lessons from local jazz greats such as Fred Costello and Joey Santora (Cabo Frio).
SARAH DE VALLIERE.. COBBLESTONE ON MAIN.. 109 West Main St.. 6:45PM
Sarah De Vallière is a lot of things – an award winning composer of film and game music, a classically trained pianist, and a performing singer-songwriter. As a graduate of Boston’s Berklee College of Music, it’s no surprise that her talent has taken her further than most independent artists – allowing her to pave a non-traditional path and lifestyle of full-time artistry. In an industry that can often feel oversaturated with stale soundscapes, lifeless lyrics, and predictable patterns, Sarah’s music cuts through the clutter. Drawing comparisons to iconic contemporary pianist such as Tori Amos, Fiona Apple, and Ben Folds, De Vallière’s music is equally thoughtful, quirky, intentional, and honest. It’s a sound she describes as cinematic folk rock with nuances of jazz and pop.
DEEPAK THETTU AND FRIENDS.. THE COACH SPORT BAR.. 17 West Main St.. 8:00PM
Guitarist/Composer Deepak Thettu is an active member of the music scene in Rochester, NY. He performs regularly with his own band as well as with Saxophonist/Producer Judah Sealy. Their collaborations together have yielded the singles “Follow Your Heart” which landed at #21 on the Billboard Smooth Jazz charts, “Can’t Wait (to see you smile)” and Forever (without a doubt)”. His current single "Kissing a Star" can be heard on Sirius XM Watercolors. Deepak is also a graduate of Webster Schroeder HS.
PARADIGM SHIFT.. PLOTY'S HOMETOWN TAVERN.. 27 W Main 7:15PM
In the early 90s, Paradigm Shift was born in Rochester, NY to bring spirit back to neo-jazz with organic, funky grooves and street-level ambiance. After attending Berklee School of Music, Youngman toured with classic R&B icons like The Drifters, The Platters, Martha Reeves, and St. Louis soul legend Walter Scott. Another Berklee grad Henderson has recorded and shared the stage with Al Jarrreau, Roy Ayers, Cheryl Lynn, Harold Melvin & the Blue Notes.
Joe Chiappone and Vince Ercolamento.. now at.. Roc Style Burger .. 5 West Main St. 6:45PM
Joe Chiappone’s desire to play an instrument began at age five during a family jam session. He began guitar lessons when he was eight years old, and went on to study with jazz guitarists Dick Longale and Tom Rizzo (MaynardFerguson/Doc Severinsen). Joe also majored in Jazz Guitar at the University of Miami and studied Jazz Improvisation with Ray Ricker at the Eastman School of Music. He’s also performed with the Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra, Broadway touring shows, and many well-regarded regional bands.
Vince Ercolamento has been playing, performing, and teaching saxophone for over 40 years. Immediately after high school he began composing and arranging with a band. Vince has played with many established artist. Some include, Paul Simon, Steve Gadd, Tony Levin, Joe Locke, Christian McBride, Harold Danko, and Lou Graham from Foreigner along with many others. Vince has performed at the Lionell Hampton jazz club in Paris France. He has done many commercial recordings which include 2 movie scores and an HBO special. Vince has also enjoyed teaching many students at all levels.
|JAZZ GENERATION.. JOJO'S PIZZA AND WINE.. 42 E Main St.. 6:30PM
An instrumental acoustic guitar duo featuring the warm sounds of nylon string guitars. Eli Behlok and Jim Allchin create a welcoming ambiance with a broad mix of popular world jazz music, including popular American jazz standards, melodic Brazilian Bossa Novas, swaying Sambas, Spanish guitars, bluesy French cafe jazz, and surprising originals. Jazz Generation performs in multiple venues, public concerts, and festivals throughout the year.