Sneider Brothers highlight other acts with Rochester ties
05:00 AM, Jun 16, 2013
Local artists will be highlighted in free concerts at noon weekdays at the Rochester Public Library and most nights on the RG&E-LiDestri Spirits stage. These are some of the Rochester or Rochester-raised artists playing the club pass series:
Robin McKelle, a returning Rochester native who blends soul and jazz into an engrossing vocal mix. 8:30 and 10 p.m. Friday at the Big Tent; 7:30 and 9:30 p.m. Saturday at the Jazz Street Stage.
Mario Romano Quartet, a fine Canadian foursome led by pianist Romano and featuring Mount Morris native Pat LaBarbera on tenor sax. 6 and 10 p.m. June 29 at The Rochester Club.
John Mooney, a Rochester native who has become a New Orleans staple, thanks to his bayou rhythms combined with Delta blues (learned at the feet of the legendary Son House in Rochester). 7:45 and 9:45 p.m. Saturday at Abilene.
Bill Dobbins, one of the pianists extraordinaire at Eastman School of Music, is doing a complete set of music by the legendary Bill Evans. 5:45 and 7:45 p.m. Friday at Hatch Recital Hall.
The Sneider Brothers, consisting of Bob (Eastman guitar professor and leader of the jazz festival’s late-night jams) and John (who tours with Curtis Stigers), have paired on The Brockton Beat, an album dedicated to their father. 7 and 9:15 p.m. next Sunday at The Little.
Mike Cottone grew up in Rochester, went to the Eastman School of Music then Juilliard. Currently, the trumpeter is at the Thelonius Monk Institute studying with Herbie Hancock, playing with many greats and touring the world with top-notch ensembles. 6 and 10 p.m. Saturday at The Rochester Club.
The Gonzalez family has been a mainstay in the local Latin music scene for several decades. The four brothers hit the top of the national salsa scene in 2008 as Ritmo Seis (or Rhythm Six) with the album Palente y Sin Meedo. 8:30 and 10 p.m. Friday in the Big Tent.
Vince Ercolamento is the sax player for Prime Time Funk, considered one of the best on the local scene, and has played on national commercials and soundtracks and with plenty of the best on the jazz scene, including Bo Didley. He’s playing music from his debut album with Sidesteppin. 7 and 9:15 p.m. June 25 at The Little.
Carl Atkins is one of the most storied local jazz musicians, having led the Hochstein School of Music and Dance and the Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra, as well as being on the Rochester Institute of Technology faculty and recording with Herbie Hancock. He brings his ensemble Culture Clash to the fest. 6 and 10 p.m. June 27 at The Rochester Club.