Windy tonight, but they'll be blowin ... Live jazz in ROC, March 9-15
Yes, Rochester, there is jazz not in June, such as the ... Live jazz in ROC, March 23-29

Too much snow for jazz tonight, but there will be ... Live jazz in ROC, March 16-22

WinterWonderlandRochester is pretty much closed down today, Wednesday, but tomorrow we shall leave our shovels and snow blowers behind, go to work, and be ready to get out there and hear some live jazz ... right?  I take no responsibility for the listings for past two days ...   I was going to be writing this from Chicago, where I was heading for a conference. Alas, both my flight and my rebooked flight were cancelled. I gave up and ash-canned the whole thing.

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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, March 16, 2017

  • Jon Seiger & the All-Stars @ Market Cafe at Wegmans (Calkins Road), 5:30 pm
  • The Swooners @ Woodcliff Hotel & Spa (Perinton), 5:30 pm
  • John Palocy and Gary Cummings @ Lemoncello, 6:00 pm
  • Orlando Madrid & Theresa Chen @ Via Girasole Wine Bar, 7:00 pm
  • Eastman New Jazz Ensemble @ ESM, Kilbourn Hall, 8:00 pm

Friday, March 17, 2017

  • Laura Dubin/Antonio Guerrero Duo @ Brass Bar & Lounge, 5:30 pm
  • Gap Mangione New Blues Band @ Woodcliff Hotel & Spa (Perinton), 5:30 pm
  • Jazz @ Immanuel Series presents Jerry Falzone’s and Liar’s Moon with guest Chris Wilson @ Immanuel Baptist Church (Park Ave), 7:00 pm
  • Fred Costello & Roger Eckers Jazz Duo @ Charley Brown's (Penfield), 7:30 pm
  • Jive Street Five @ Monroe’s Restaurant (Pittsford), 7:30pm.

Saturday, March 18, 2017

  • Greg Wachala/Mel Henderson Duo @ Lock 32 (Pittsford), 2:30 pm
  • Chris Ott @ Prosecco Italian Restaurant, 1550 New York 332 (Farmington), 6:00 pm
  • Charlie Ellis @ Via Girasole Wine Bar, 7:00 pm
  • Bob Sneider Quartet @ Woodcliff Hotel & Spa (Perinton), 7:30 pm
  • Fred Costello & Roger Eckers Jazz Duo @ Charley Brown's (Penfield), 7:30 pm
  • Brass Transit @ Andrews B. Hale Auditorium, Roberts Wesleyan University, 7:30 pm

Sunday, March 19, 2017 

  • Bill Slater @ Woodcliff Hotel & Spa (Perinton), 11:00 am
  • Steven Bernstein’s Sexmob @ Art of Jazz at the Albright-Knox Art Gallery (Buffalo), 3:00 pm
  • Rod Blumenau Quartet featuring Gabe Condon @ Norton Chapel of Keuka College, 411 Lake Avenue, Keuka Park,  3:00 pm
  • The Macktet featuring Ralph Lalama, Peter Mack,  Steve Brown, Joe Corello, Dino Losito & Mike Melito @ Lovin Cup Bistro & Brews, 7:00 pm

Monday, March 20, 2017

  • Flower City Jazz Society presents the ROC City Jitterbugs, a special Eastman School of Music sextet @ Radisson Hotel (Airport), 175 Jefferson Road (Rochester), 6:30 pm

Tuesday, March 21, 2017

  • XRIJF 2017 Lineup Announcement @ Live Broadcast on WGMC Jazz 90.1, 11:00 am (I'll be there too... but alas no live broadcast, although my live tweet...)
  • 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 22, 2017

  • Uptown Groove @ Woodcliff Hotel & Spa (Perinton), 5:30 pm
  • Greg Wachala @ Mendon 64 Restaurant (Mendon), 6:00 pm
  • Margaret Explosion @ The Little Theatre Cafe, 7:00 pm

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

  • 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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