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July 2015 Lyric Opera of Chicago

Saturdays at 1:00 p.m.

"It seems like Lyric Opera can do no wrong this season"- or so says the Chicago Classical Review. (The Los Angeles Opera season begins July 18th.)

July 2015 listings for APM SymphonyCast

Fridays at 8:00 p.m.

This month we hear an encore performance of the Minnesota Orchestra's concert in Cuba (7/17), and we visit the BBC Proms (7/31).  It's a big month on APM SymphonyCast, Friday evenings at 8:00 p.m.

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Frogs and other Summer Music

Frog songs and links are better than boring apologies. Read on. 

Why this dog looks a little sad . . .

 

The reason? This handsome dog will be missing owner Bob Sneider, the hardest-working jazz guitarist during The Xerox Rochester International Jazz Festival.  He (Bob) hosts jam sessions every night with his Trio, among other things.  I caught up with Bob on the interwebs.

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With the Jazz Festival here again, this must be a crazy and fulfilling time for you.  How do you prepare for those late night jam sessions?

 There is no preparing for the jam sessions. Years of practicing and developing a repertoire of several hundred songs and flexibility to play them in other keys / tempos helps. Physically, I am a gym rat. I go to the gym every day during the fest. Swim and cardio vascular stuff. That helps with endurance. Being mentally alert and thinking about planning the sets and working the list of sitters-in is key. I do not drink at all — just water and coffee.

Joey DeFrancesco Trio

Fri, 06/26/2015 - 12:00am - 1:00am

Didn't get enough jazz at the XRIJF tonight? End the night with Grammy-nominated musician Joey DeFrancesco.

Vijay Iyer Trio

Thu, 06/25/2015 - 12:00am - 1:00am

WXXI says good night with another episode of 2014 Xerox Rochester International Jazz Festival.

Diane Schuur

Wed, 06/24/2015 - 12:00am - 1:00am

The perfect night cap to end an evenign at Jazz Fest – a little Diane Schuur. 

Jason Marsalis Vibes Quartet

Tue, 06/23/2015 - 12:00am - 1:00am

Didn't get enough jazz at the XRIJF tonight? End the night with Jason Marsalis. 

Joey DeFrancesco Trio

Tue, 06/16/2015 - 9:00pm - 10:00pm

Grammy-nominated musician Joey DeFrancesco will get you groovin’ as he gives an energizing performance on his organ.

Vijay Iyer Trio

Tue, 06/16/2015 - 8:00pm - 9:00pm

Musician, composer, and producer Vijay Iyer returned home to Rochester for the 2014 Xerox Rochester International Jazz Festival.

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