Jeff Spevak's picks for Day 3

05:00 AM, Jun 23, 2013

Christine Tobin plays the Made in the UK series Sunday at the Xerox Rochester International Jazz Festival. (Tim Dickeson/Photo provided by XRIJF)/


With the Eastman Theatre quiet for the night, the focus is on the Louis Armstrong Society Jazz Band, 6 and 10 p.m. at Kilbourn Hall. For fans of vintage jazz, and anyone who appreciates a guy trying to sound like Armstrong on “Hello Dolly.”

Christine Tobin’s Road to Byzantium, Christ Church, 6:45 and 8:45 p.m.This is an unusual project, with the Irish singer interpreting the poems of W.B. Yeats, and her ethereal whispers of “that is no country for old men.”

Stretch Orchestra, Montage, 6 and 10 p.m. Toronto string wizard Kevin Breit has played the festival a handful of times, always with a different band. This is a pretty dynamic sound, from a trio whose average height is 6 feet, 5 inches (Hence the name).

The Sneider Brothers, The Little, 7 and 9:15 p.m. Bob Sneider, the Rochester guitarist, teams up with his brother John, a New York City trumpet player who spends some time in Curtis Stigers’ band. Bob hosts the after-fest jam session at the State Street Bar & Grill, so expect the two to meet up again there.

Marti Brom Band, Abilene Bar & Lounge, 7:45 and 9:45 p.m. Just in case you haven’t had a Texas honky-tonk fix yet, she’s the one.