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DemocratandChronicle Page25A GIANT KITCHEN REMODELING SALE and TOTO OFF By consumer Report WE REPAIR AND INSTALL AO SMITH BRADFORD WHITE STD. 40 GAS NORMAL INSTALLATION OVER 30 ON DISPLAY CUSTOM OR STOCK STAINLESS SINK 8 SIZES SINKS AND FAUCETS ANY SIZE WE INSTALL EXPERT INSTALLATION FAUCETS TOILETS DISPOSALS PUMPS SEPTIC SEWER DRAINS CLEANED- INSTALLED REPAIRED SHOWROOMS FAIRPORT 556 Whitney Rd.W. 377-3434 HENRIETTA 3401 Winton Place 427-2320 OR CASH AND CARRY EXPERT INSTALL SHOWER DOORS OUR 49TH YEAR VISIT OUR SHOWROOMS BEST PRICE IN NEW YORK QUARTZ GRANITE CORIAN MORE RATED Rochester Kitchen Bath Centers Sin ce 1966 OFF COUNTER TOP REPLACEMENT WE DESIGN AND INSTALL FREE 16 GAUGE WE DISCOUNT ALL BATHROOM REMODELING PLUMBING SERVICE WATER HEATERS $759 INSTALLED DESIGN ESTIMATE FREE GRAB BARS CUSTOM TILE BACK SPLASH Our 49th Year WE LISTEN DESIGN INSTALL OR CASH CARRY Day 9, the final night of the Xerox Rochester International Jazz Festival, and people still had energy to dance. And a few thousand had no interest in sacrificing this last opportunity to drink beer while standing in the streets three feet from a cop. Substantial early-evening rain drove the festival indoors for acts like the marvelous ood Brothers.

But by 9 p.m., it was alternating between a mere mist and chill and steadi- rain for the several thousand people at the East Avenue and Chestnut Street Stage as Trombone Shorty Orleans Avenue closed out the 14 th annual event. Really a much big- er crowd than might be expected after an all- day rain. Two big video screens offered a closer look at the fest favorite and blend of rock, and soul, and horn players busting some synchronized moves. he indoor scene was dominated by The ood Brothers, playing two standing-room only shows at the Harro East Ballroom. There seems to have been a great deal of cross pollination between these two brothers.

Older brother hippie folk-rock blues sensi- ility, jazz chops. As empirical evi- ence of this morphing, there was Chris dancing with his double bass. Moves that probably in the New England Conservatory of Music curriculum. The Wood Brothers played a note in heir first set in the Harro East Ballroom hen already gotten their first standing ovation. Apparently this been waiting eagerly for this band.

time for us in Rochester, I Oliver said a few songs in. This is a strong start, thank you for coming Chris said. Opening with About the third member of the trio, percussionist Jano Rix, joined the brothers at the front of the stage with his That rhymes with guitar, hich it once was, although the prefix has been adjusted to a coarse obscenity, properly reflecting the collection of rattling, found percussion of recycling-level merit that acc essorizes an instrument that otherwise looks like it would have a $10 price tag on it if you spotted it in a junk-store window. I think een getting away with writing about it all week because the editors here know how to properly pronounce it. Suitar, suitar, was backed by the ultimate sadness of bowed double bass.

A song about a woman who inspires a muse in her nderwear although is the last hing you want to Throughout the entire set From My The bass was up ront the whole set, fusing with drums for a groove that felt right to fans of Chris other band, the experimental jazz ammers Medeski Martin Wood. Abig knot of dancers was at either side of the stage throughout the show, moving to the eat. And when Oliver announced the last song, that was the invitation or the crowd to stand, and a good number of them to surge toward the stage. can dance Oliver assured hem. For the first time this jazz fest and been a few years since done this at the jazz fest I stayed for the second set.

I he only one. Very few repeats, with Got and My Sweet By the hootenanny cover of Mississippi John Me a Pallet on Your the front of the stage and up into the center aisle was filled with moving bodies. Judging by the ratio of dancers-to-square- oot ratio, this second set was the livelier of he two. And then, all three stepped to the front of the stage to deliver an a cappella that left the cavernous room just a few moments early a cacophony of cheer and chatter completely speechless. Sometimes we feel bad when we play a jazz festival because not really Oliver had said during that first set.

all us Chris said, jazz is a part of American roots jazz haiku Rain-mist evening trombonist interruptus last haiku standing My top shows at the fest 7, Joey Alexander at Lyric Theatre. Eleve years old. I still believe the kid played with such depth and emotion. 6, George Colligan, first show at Hatch Recital Hall. Exquisite room, perfect piano.

But the show-closing piece For which just written for the ine people murdered in their church, was beautiful, brutal and pounded the message home in unforgettable fashion. 5, Jeremy Pelt, first show at Montage Music Hall. Exceptional energy, and each ember of the all-star quartet ontributed exciting moments. 4, Stanley Clarke Band, first show at Xerox Auditorium. The revolutionary bassist gave the packed house what it wanted, some fusion jazz of Return to Forever song.

The en- rgy and interplay between Clarke and his hree very young bandmates, and the joy exuding from the stage, was this special quality. 3, Holly Cole, first show at Harro East Ballroom. Brilliant interpretations of ime Got the and three Tom Waits songs. And her own Got a is a killer torch song. 2, The Wood Brothers, both sets at Harro East.

See above, I hate repeating myself. 1, Joe Locke, first show at Kilbourn Hall. eautiful music, delivered with energy in front of a loudly appreciative crowd. It was a homecoming for the vibraphonist, and he spoke with passion of the effect growing up in ochester had on his music. All of that adds up to the best show of the fest.

Best shows I missed (Non-scientific poll based on things people shouting at me in the street). 3, Dontae Winslow Winslow Dynasty. 2, Herb Alpert and Lani Hall at Kodak Hall at Eastman Theatre. 80 years old, a nd everyone raved about this gracious show- an and his surprisingly contemporary sound. 1, Eric Clapton, Paul Simon and Bruce pringsteen the Street Band at Kodak Hall at the Eastman Theatre In the hours before the show, social media was reporting that lapton had just checked into the Strathallan, someone who was doing work at a house here had heard Simon would be staying there, and band had been spotted in Pittsford.

happen. As if James Taylor help- i ng superstar drummer and Rochester native Steve Gadd celebrate his 70th birthday good enough. SHAWN PHOTOGRAPHER Chris Wood sings the opening song to a packed house at the Harro East Ballroom on the ninth and final day of the Xerox Rochester International Jazz Saturday. Relive the festival Go to look back on nine days of reviews, hotos and videos from the Xerox Rochester International Jazz Festival. SHAWN PHOTOGRAPHER The Wood Brothers play to a packed house at the Harro East Ballroom during the Xerox Rochester International Jazz Festival Saturday.

WOOD BROS. DRAW RAVES Americana sound gets Harro crowds dancing JEFF SPEVAK SHAWN PHOTOGRAPHER GoGo Penguin's bassist Nick Blacka builds up the bands opening number at Christ Churchon the last day of the Xerox Rochester International Jazz.

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