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While the wind screams outside, I'm hurrying to get this done while I still have power!  So, here are the next seven days of live jazz in and around Rochester, NY.  Get out there and hear 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 post or this site. Use the buttons! Find out all the ways to get you some JazzRochester goodness by checking out 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, March 9, 2017

  • Dave Liebman ESM residency, Saxophone Master Class @ ESM, Ray Wright Room, 12:45 pm
  • Dave Liebman ESM residency, work with small groups @ ESM, room TBA, 2:30 pm
  • Dave Liebman ESM residency, Discussion on jazz composing and arranging @ ESM, Room A708
  • Jon Seiger & the All-Stars @ Market Cafe at Wegmans (Calkins Road), 5:30 pm
  • The Swooners @ Woodcliff Hotel & Spa (Perinton), 5:30 pm
  • Jim Nugent and Al Biles Jazz Duo @ Via Girasole Wine Bar, 7:00 pm
  • Jazz at Joe Bean with Vanishing Sun @ Joe Bean Coffee Roasters, 7:30 pm
  • Gigantosaurus Rex at the Beer Garden @ Three Heads Brewing, 186 Atlantic Ave (Rochester), 8:00 pm
  • Eastman New Jazz Ensemble @ ESM, Kilbourn Hall, 8:00 pm

Friday, March 10, 2017

  • Dave Liebman ESM residency, rehearsal with Eastman Studio Orchestra @ Kodak Hall at Eastman Theatre, 3:45 pm
  • Mike Melito Trio @ Brass Bar & Lounge, 5:30 pm
  • Gap Mangione New Blues Band @ Woodcliff Hotel & Spa (Perinton), 5:30 pm
  • Chris Ott @ The Argyle Grill at Eagle Vale Golf Club, 4344 Nine Mile Point Rd. (Fairport), 6:00 pm 
  • Fred Costello & Roger Eckers Jazz Duo @ Charley Brown's (Penfield), 7:30 pm
  • Dave Liebman with Eastman Studio Orchestra @ Kodak Hall at Eastman Theatre, 8:00 pm
  • Friday "Max" Jazz Jam @ Max of Eastman Place, 9:00 pm

Saturday, March 11, 2017

  • Greg Wachala @ Lock 32 (Pittsford), 12:30 pm
  • Special Blend @ Woodcliff Hotel & Spa (Perinton), 7:00 pm
  • Fred Costello & Roger Eckers Jazz Duo @ Charley Brown's (Penfield), 7:30 pm
  • Jimmie Highsmith Jr. @ Via Girasole Wine Bar, 7:30 pm
  • Saturday Night Jazz at Joe Bean with Bob Sneider @ Joe Bean Coffee Roasters, 8:30 pm
  • Chet Catallo's Big Birthday Bash Concert @ Sticky Lips BBQ Juke Joint 830 Jefferson Rd. (Henrietta), 9:00 pm

Sunday, March 12, 2017 

  • Bill Slater @ Woodcliff Hotel & Spa (Perinton), 11:00 am
  • Freddie Hendrix @ The Buffalo History Museum (Buffalo), 2:00 pm
  • The Rita Collective with Herb Smith @ Lovin Cup Bistro & Brews, 7:00 pm (cancelled as Lovin Cup is w/o power)
  • Jimmie Highsmith Jr. @ Via Girasole Wine Bar, 7:00 pm

Monday, March 13, 2017

  • No jazz for you?  This is getting repetitive.... 

Tuesday, March 14, 2017

  • John Palocy @ Mendon 64 Restaurant (Mendon), 5:00 pm
  • Grove Place Jazz Project @ Downstairs Cabaret Theatre, 7:00 pm (check website for who is playing)

Wednesday, March 15, 2017

  • Greg Wachala @ Mendon 64 Restaurant (Mendon), 6:00 pm
  • Margaret Explosion @ The Little Theatre Cafe, 7:00 pm
  • Jazz at Joe Bean featuring Vanishing Sun @ Joe Bean Roasters, 7:30 pm

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

  • 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
  • Bop Shop Records and Bop Arts present The Levin Brothers with Pete and Tony Levin @ Lovin Cup Bistro & Brews, Saturday, April 1, 8:00 pm
  • Bop Shop Records presents Joe Santora & Curtis Kendrick Concert with Emily Kirchoff, Sunday, April 30th, 7:30pm

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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