In the last year or so, those in and around Western New York may have seen some of Freed Maxick’s unique advertising in cities such as Buffalo and Rochester. Some of those ads showed off one of our very talented employees and his love for music… which he’ll be exploring this week at the Rochester International Jazz Fest June 21-29th.

International Jazz Festival

Freed Maxick CPAs Director Tom Chiavetta has been playing bass guitar for about 15 years. You can see his passion for music in some of our past Firm ad campaign photos (check out his awesome red bass guitar!), and it all stems from a very musical background. Besides working for the Firm as a very talented and deciated CPA, helping dynamic local Rochester businesses with their tax and accounting needs,Tom also has an undergraduate degree in music education and taught Junior High music for 2 years!

Tom’s picks during Jazz Fest
When asked to share some of his top picks for this week’s festivities in Rochester Tom mentioned, “All of the shows at the Eastman Theatre venue are great. I have tickets for Pink Martini. However, we can’t forget the great musicians who will be playing in the Club Pass venue.  Here are just a few of the names:  Christian McBride, Dr. Lonnie Smith, John Patitucci, Ravi Coltrane, Kurt Elling, Nikki Yanofsky and many many others.  What great musical talent will be in Rochester!”

With his favorite genres of music including jazz and classical, Tom is looking forward to a great week of music and culture in and around Rochester.

When asked about his best concert experience to date, Tom had this to share, “Years ago, I had the privilege to sit at a front table at a Rochester Jazz Club and listen to Dizzie Gillespie, one of the greatest Jazz trumpet players of all time. What a great experience!”

We hope that you get a chance to enjoy all that the week of music festivities brings to the Rochester area as well. Freed Maxick is getting involved as well, joining WXXI and the Little Theater celebrate the 2013 Xerox Rochester International Jazz Festival with special events and programming throughout the week.

Rochester Jazz Fest - Freed Maxick CPAsCheck out the “Freed Maxick Jazz Tent” tent behind The Little Theatre during the Festival June 21st-29th. Anyone is invited to stop by for live music, food, and a cash bar. Keep in mind that the Little is also a club venue for the Festival, so there will be ticketed events inside all week as well.


  • Fri., June 21, 5:30-7:30: Josh Netsky l 8:30-10:30: GRR Band
  • Sat., June 22, 5:30-7:30: Connie Deming l 8:30-10:30:  Annie Wells
  • Sun., June 23, 5:30-7:30: Stoney Lonesome Band l 8:30-10:30: Harmonica Lewinsky
  • Mon., June 24, 5:30-7:30: Maria Gillard l 8:30-10:30: The Jane Mutiny
  • Tues., June 25, 5:30-7:30: Steve Grills and The Roadmasters l 8:30-10:30: Significant Other
  • Wed., June 26, 5:30-7:30: The Russell Fielder Trio l 8:30-10:30: Margaret Explosion
  • Thur., June 27, (PRIVATE EVENT ONLY) l 8:30-10:30: The Pickpockets
  • Fri., June 28, 5:30-7:30: Josh Netsky l 8:30-10:30: GRR Band
  • Sat., June 29, 5:30-7:30: Michalea Davis l 8:30-10:30: Annie Wells

Browse their blog below to learn all that is planned, or visit the WXXI booth on Jazz Street (aka Gibbs Street) during the fest for complete details.

WXXI/Little Jazz site:

We hope you enjoy this week’s festivities and enjoy some amazing music. Here are some great resources below to help you navigate through all the events and connect on social media.



Program Listings Guide (June issue):