Get out and get you some of that ... Live jazz in ROC, April 13-19

Why not go out and hear some ... Live jazz in ROC, April 20-26

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Greetings from Chicago (I'm here for a conference, but you just might see some live jazz pics on the Instagram account....). Here are the next seven days of live jazz in Rochester for you, served with relish ....

Would you like to help grow a more vibrant jazz community for live jazz here in Rochester the other 356 days of the year?  Please give me a hand in helping out with that 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.  The next seven days of jazz in and around Rochester are below....

Thursday, April 20, 2017

  • Jon Seiger & the All-Stars @ Market Cafe at Wegmans (Calkins Road), 5:30 pm
  • The Swooners @ Horizons Lounge at Woodcliff Hotel & Spa (Perinton), 5:30 pm
  • Mike Pullano @ Via Girasole Wine Bar, 7:00 pm
  • Djangoners @ The Little Theatre Cafe, 7:00 pm
  • Jazz at Joe Bean featuring Quinn Lawrence @ Joe Bean Coffee Roasters, 7:30 pm
  • Robert Glasper Experiment @ Performing Arts Center: Buffalo State College (Buffalo), 8:00pm (tickets)

Friday, April 21, 2017

  • Jazz at Immanuel: A Prelude to 2017 XRIJF with festival Music Producer (and saxophonist) John Nugent, Bob Sneider, Mike Melito and Dino Losito @ Immanuel Baptist Church (Park Ave.), Friday, April 21st, 7:00 pm
  • Student Degree Recital: George Darrah, jazz composition @ ESM, Ray Wright Room, 7:00 pm
  • Gap Mangione New Blues Band @Horizons Lounge at Woodcliff Hotel & Spa (Perinton), 7:30 pm
  • Fred Costello & Roger Eckers Jazz Duo @ Charley Brown's (Penfield), 7:30 pm
  • Hanna and the Blue Hearts @ The Little Theatre Cafe, 8:00 pm
  • Performing Artists Concert Series presents Jazz of the Silver Screen with the Rod Blumenau Quartet @ Ingle Auditorium, Rochester Institute of Technology, 8:00 pm (tickets at University Arenas Box Office, 585-475-4121, or
  • Student Degree Recital: Chase Ellison, jazz drums @ ESM, Ray Wright Room, 9:00 pm

Saturday, April 22, 2017

  • Greg Wachala/Mel Henderson Duo @ Lock 32 (Pittsford), 2:30 pm
  • Deborah Sorenson @ Mendon 64 Restaurant (Mendon), 6:00 pm
  • Paradigm Shift with special guests Brian Thomas & Jared Sims @ Buta Pub in the Historic German House, 8:007:00 pm
  • Ott & Davis @ Via Girasole Wine Bar, 7:00 pm
  • Special Blend @Horizons Lounge at Woodcliff Hotel & Spa (Perinton), 7:30 pm
  • Fred Costello & Roger Eckers Jazz Duo @ Charley Brown's (Penfield), 7:30 pm
  • Cousin Vinny @ Salvatore's Pizzeria and Pub, 1217 Bay Rd. (Webster), 8:00 pm
  • Bob Holz and A Vision Forward featuring Ralphe Armstrong and Chet Catallo (Tribute to Larry Coryell) @ Sticky Lips BBQ Juke Joint , 830 Jefferson Rd. (Henrietta), Saturday, April 22nd, 2017, 9:00 pm (tickets)

Sunday, April 23, 2017 

  • Bill Slater @Horizons Lounge at Woodcliff Hotel & Spa (Perinton), 11:00 am
  • Student Degree Recital: Christopher Xu, jazz guitar @ ESM, Ray Wright Room, 1:30 pm
  • Student Degree Recital: Luke Norris, jazz saxophone @ ESM, Ray Wright Room, 3:30 pm
  • Peter Mack and The Macktet featuring Peter Mack, Joe Salzano, Steve Brown, Dino Losito and Mike Melito @ Tbe Carriage House (Ithaca), 6:00 pm
  • Student Degree Recital: Clarence Tyrone Allen II, jazz bass @ ESM, Ray Wright Room, 7:00 pm
  • Student Degree Recital: Daniel Sunshine, jazz drums @ ESM, Ray Wright Room, 9:00 pm

Monday, April 24, 2017

  • Geneseo Jazz Ensemble @ Doty Recital Hall, SUNY Geneseo, 1 College Circle (Geneseo), 8:00 pm

Tuesday, April 25, 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, April 26, 2017

  • Giorgio Austin @ Brass Bar & Lounge, 5:00 pm
  • Uptown Groove @Horizons Lounge at Woodcliff Hotel & Spa (Perinton), 5:30 pm
  • Greg Wachala @ Mendon 64 Restaurant (Mendon), 6:00 pm
  • The Rita Collective @ The Little Theatre Cafe, 7:00 pm
  • Jazz It Up! for Rochester Education Foundation's Spring For Music, Benefit & Award Ceremony with Jimmie Highsmith Jr., Jazz ensemble of RCSD music educators & Aliciana LoTemple @ Bernunzio Uptown Music, Wednesday, April 26th, 7:00 pm (tickets)

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

  • Nick Finzer @ Canandaigua High School (Canandaigua), Thursday, April 27th, 12:00 pm
  • 70th Birthday Celebration: The Music of Bill Dobbins by Bill Dobbins @ ESM, Hatch Recital Hall, Wednesday, May 3d, 8:00 pm (tickets)
  • Bop Shop Records and bop Arts present B’s Bees @ Bop Shop Records, Wednesday, May 3rd, 8:00 pm
  • Bop Shop Records and Bop Arts present In the Sea:Tristan Honsinger, Nicolas Caloia & Josh Zubot @ Bop Shop Records, Wednesday, May 24th , 8:00 pm
  • Bop Shop Records and Bop Arts present David Murray & Kahil El’Zabar Duo @ Bop Shop Records, Monday, June 5th, 8:00 pm
  • Bop Shop Records and Bop Arts present Michael Bates Trio @ Bop Shop Records, Sunday, June 11th, 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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