Rochester's one and only woman and gender-minority jazz group.

Rita Monahan

Drummer / Band Leader

Rita is a masters student at the Eastman School of Music, pursuing a dual degree in viola performance and music education. She fell in love with jazz drums when she first arrived at ESM in 2018 in pursuit of a BA in viola performance. Despite having no prior jazz experience, she decided to pursue the drums. After four years on the instrument, she organized Fallopian Grooves in May of 2022.

Kat Link


Kat Link is a composer and bass performer from Atlanta, Georgia. They focus on bridging the gap between traditional jazz improv and their expressive Southeastern folk/hardcore roots. They are a talented musical adaptive and band leader; their original music can be found on Spotify, Apple Music, and Youtube.

Madelyn Stoklosa


Madelyn Stoklosa is a trombonist from Buffalo, NY. She is pursuing a bachelor’s degree in classical trombone performance at the Eastman School of Music, while fostering a love for jazz on the side. She has performed as lead trombone of the Eastman Jazz Lab Band, and as a member of the Eastman Jazz Workshop Ensemble.

Elizabeth Zusin


Elizabeth is a first year student at the University of Rochester, studying Audio and Music Engineering. She is a jazz guitarist from Westchester, New York and has been playing jazz for the better part of 5 years.

Amelia Snyder

Tenor Saxophone

Amelia Snyder is a saxophonist from the Rochester area. She is finishing up studies in music therapy at Nazareth College. She is passionate about mental health, social justice, and making music with purpose and soul. Her inspirations include Melissa Aldana, Nubya Garcia, and Chelsea Carmichael.

Danica Rebudiao


Danica Rebudiao, 18, is a jazz bassist and vocalist from Madison, Wisconsin. She joined the Fallopian Grooves during the fall of 2022, and is currently pursuing a performance degree in jazz double bass at the Eastman School of Music under the direction of Jeff Campbell.

Annie Orzen


Annie Orzen was born and raised in San Francisco, California. She started playing piano at the age of 12, and was introduced to Jazz as a junior in high school when she joined her school's big band. She is currently pursuing a BM in jazz piano from the Eastman School of music under the direction of Gary Versace.

Jiaxin Ye


Jiaxin started her musical journey with piano at the age of 4, she later transferred to classical guitar at 14. While earning her bachelors degree in engineering, she became obsessed with electric guitar and contemporary instrumental music. She currently studies jazz guitar at the Eastman School of Music under the direction of Bob Sneider.

Rochester’s one and only all woman and gender minority jazz group, The Fallopian Grooves made their debut at the Fairport Canal Days festival in June of 2022. Since then, they have played shows at such venues as The Little Theatre, Boulder Coffee, Abilene, Ghandi Institute for Nonviolence, Westside Farmer's market, and the University of Rochester donor banquet dinner. The group consists of Eastman School of Music, University of Rochester, and Nazareth College students/alumni working to share their passion for jazz music and advocate for a more inclusive jazz world. If you are a woman looking to connect with other jazz musicians interested in gender equity, you can reach out to the bandleader through our contact page.

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Show at the Little Theatre Cafe

We hope to see you at the Little Theatre cafe for an exciting jazz set!

  • Date: 3/30/2024 07:00 PM - 3/30/2024 09:00 PM
  • Location: 240 East Ave, Rochester, NY 14604, USA (Map)