It's now February and there is ... Live jazz in ROC, February 2-8
Of course, you can find some ... Live jazz in ROC, February 16-22

Yes, in addition to a garbage plate, you can get ... Live jazz in Rochester, February 9-15

There is jazz out there

 Here are the next seven days of live jazz in and around our fine city, despite how short this  weekly post is becoming.  Hope you can get out to enjoy some!

Would you like to hear more jazz outside of June? Would you like to help grow a more vibrant jazz community for live jazz here in Rochester?   I'm trying to help to build one here, so please give me a hand and share this site.  Find out all the ways to get you some JazzRochester goodness by checking my post laying it out for you.  

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, February 9, 2017

  • Jon Seiger & the All-Stars @ Market Cafe at Wegmans (Calkins Road), 5:30 pm
  • The Swooners @ Woodcliff Hotel & Spa (Perinton), 5:30 pm
  • Serge and Friends @ The Rabbit Room (Honeoye Falls), 6:30 pm
  • Thursday Night Jazz  with Dan Sunshine @ Joe Bean Coffee Roasters, 7:30 pm
  • Eastman Jazz Ensemble @ Kilbourn Hall, 8:00 pm
  • The Joe Santora Trio @ Michael's Valley Grill, call for time

Friday, February 10, 2017

  • Oliver Haynes @ Brass Bar & Lounge, 5:00 pm
  • Ott & Davis @ Via Girasole Wine Bar (Pittsford), 5:00 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 with Charles Pillow @ The Little Theatre Cafe, 8:00 pm
  • Friday "Max" Jazz Jam @ Max of Eastman Place, 9:00 pm

Saturday, February 11, 2017

  • Greg Wachala @ Lock 32 (Pittsford), 2:00 pm
  • Fred Costello & Roger Eckers Jazz Duo @ Charley Brown's (Penfield), 7:30 pm
  • Special Blend @ Woodcliff Hotel & Spa (Perinton), 7:30 pm
  • The White Hots @ The Little Theatre Cafe, 8:00 pm
  • The Sweetheart Ball featuring the Swooners @ The Historic German House Auditorium, 315 Gregory Street (Rochester), 8:00 pm

Sunday, February 12, 2017 

  • Bill Slater @ Woodcliff Hotel & Spa (Perinton), 11:00 am
  • Faculty Recital with Mark Kellog @ ESM, Hatch Hall, 3:00 pm
  • Nick Finzer’s Hear & Now Album Release Tour @ Lovin Cup Bistro & Brews, 6:00 pm (doors), music at 7:00 pm

Monday, February 13, 2017

  • No jazz for you?

Tuesday, February 14, 2017

  • Touch of Jazz @ The Rabbit Room (Honeoye Falls), 6:45 pm

Wednesday, February 15, 2017

  • Jazz Workshop Ensemble @ Kilbourn Hall, 8:00 pm

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

  • 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
  • The Macktet featuring Ralph Lalama, Peter Mack,  Steve Brown, Joe Corello, Dino Losito & Mike Melito @ Lovin Cup Bistro & Brews, Sunday, March 19th, 7:00 pm
  • Fourplay @ Buffalo State College, Rockwell Hall, Thursday, March 30th, 8:00 pm
  • Bop Shop Records and Bop Arts present The Joe Fielder Quintet, 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.

This post was originally published on JazzRochester. © Gregory V. Bell. All rights reserved.

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