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Believe it or not, there is ... Live jazz in ROC, January 26-February 1

Jazz with SaxDon't have much else to say this time, other than you'll find the next seven days of live jazz in and around Rochester below. Plus the usual stuff I say in all these posts, which follows...

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As always, let me know if any gigs below are no longer happening, if I got something wrong wrong, or if you have heard of something that's not in these listings so I can add it. 

Thursday, January 26, 2017

  • Eastman at Washington Square - Jazz Performance Workshop (ESM Students of Clay Jenkins) @ First Universalist Church of Rochester, 12:15 pm
  • Jon Seiger & the All-Stars @ Market Cafe at Wegmans (Calkins Road), 5:30 pm
  • The Swooners @ Woodcliff Hotel & Spa (Perinton), 5:30 pm
  • Uptown Groove Jazz Duo @ The Rabbit Room (Honeoye Falls), 6:30 pm
  • Amanda Ashley @ Via Girasole Wine Bar, 7:00 pm
  • The Occasional Saints @ The Little Theatre Cafe, 7:00 pm
  • Star People: The Miles Davis Project (with Bobby Militello, John Bacon, Andy Weinzler, Bobby Jones, Danny Ziemann and Mike Kaupa) @
    Pausa Art House, 19 Wadsworth St. (Buffalo), 7:00 pm
  • Salsa Night with Essence of Rhythm @ Lovin Cup Bistro & Brews, 8:00 pm
  • The Joe Santora Trio @ Michael's Valley Grill, call for time

Friday, January 27, 2017

  • Duo Latino @ Brass Bar & Lounge, 5:00 pm
  • Uptown Groove Jazz Duo @ Lemoncello, 7:00 pm
  • Gap Mangione New Blues Band @ Woodcliff Hotel & Spa (Perinton), 7:30 pm
  • Fred Costello & Roger Eckers Jazz Duo @ Charley Brown's (Penfield), 7:30 pm
  • Trio East @ The Little Theatre Cafe, 8:00 pm
  • Friday Jazz Jam @ Max of Eastman Place, 9:00 pm

Saturday, January 28, 2017

  • Greg Wachala @ Lock 32 (Pittsford), 2:00 pm
  • Shared Genes @ he Prime Steak House, 42 E Main St, in Webster, 7:00 pm
  • Fred Costello & Roger Eckers Jazz Duo @ Charley Brown's (Penfield), 7:30 pm
  • Special Blend @ Woodcliff Hotel & Spa (Perinton), 7:30 pm
  • Cousin Vinny @ Salvatore's Pizzeria and Pub (Webster), 8:00 pm
  • Non-Degree Recital: Max Berlin, jazz piano @ ESM, Ray Wright Room, 9:00 pm

Sunday, January 29, 2017 

  • Bill Slater @ Woodcliff Hotel & Spa (Perinton), 11:00 am
  • Mary Halvorson’s Reverse Blue @ Art of Jazz at the Albright-Knox Art Gallery (Buffalo), 3:00 pm

Monday, January 30, 2017

  • Bossa Nova Bradley Brothers @ The Little Theatre Cafe, 7:00 pm

Tuesday, January 31, 2017

  • No jazz for you?

Wednesday, February 1, 2017

  • The Rita Collective @ The Little Theatre Cafe, 7:00 pm

Heads Up ... Look for these Jazz Gigs and Special Jazz Events in the Future

  • Christian McBride and Edgar Meyer @ Bailey Hall, Cornell University, Friday, February 3rd, 8:00 pm
  • Penfield graduate, Andrés Patrick Forero (drummer for Hamilton: An American Musical) headlines the 47th Annual Penfield Jazz Fundraiser Concerts @ Penfield High School Auditorium, 25 High School Drive, Friday, February 3rd & Saturday, February 4th, 7:30 pm (more info)
  • Bop Shop Records and Bop Arts present Old Growth Forest @ Bop Shop Records, Monday, February 6th, 8:00 pm
  • East Rochester Jazz Night with Al Chez & the Brothers of Funk with E. Rochester High Jazz Bands @ East Rochester High School, 200 Woodbine Ave. (East Rochester), Wednesday, February 8th, 7:00 pm (more info)
  • Nick Finzer’s Hear & Now @ Lovin Cup Bistro & Brews, Sunday, February 12th, 6:00 pm
  • Bop Arts presents The Ethnic Heritage Ensemble @ Lovin Cup Bistro & Brews, Sunday, February 19th, 7:30 pm
  • Bop Shop Records and Bop Arts present Mostly Other People Do the Killing @ Bop Shop Records, Sunday, February 26th, 8:00 pm
  • Victor Wooten Trio @ Tralf Music Hall (Buffalo), Sunday, March 5th, 8:00 pm
  • Steven Bernstein’s Sexmob @ Art of Jazz at the Albright-Knox Art Gallery (Buffalo), Sunday, March 19th, 3:00 pm
  • Fourplay @ Buffalo State College, Rockwell Hall, Thursday, March 30th, 8:00 pm

We've compiled these listings from information obtained from our own knowledge of the jazz scene in and around Rochester, the performing artists themselves and other sources. The aim is to give you a one-stop place to find all your live jazz in and around Rochester. Click on the links (underlined words or phrases) where available in the post for more information on the gig.  Only start times are listed, so visit or call the venue for more details (the websites for many of the venues are in the right panel). Check back as I will add any gigs I hear about after publication (look for the added image  graphic next to the listing). Lastly, please forgive me where these listings prove to be wrong, I rely on you, the venues and the artists to let me know when we've got bad information, so don't hesitate to let us know about such departures from reality by clicking on the Contact Us link above.

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