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If so, then here is the next seven days of live jazz in and around Rochester, NY, for your listening pleasure.  

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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.  The next seven days of jazz in and around Rochester are below....

Thursday, April 27, 2017

  • Nick Finzer @ Canandaigua High School (Canandaigua), 12:00 pm
  • 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
  • Mel Henderson & Greg Wachala Jazz Duo @ Via Girasole Wine Bar, 7:00 pm
  • Djangoners @ The Little Theatre Cafe, 7:00 pm
  • Nazareth College Jazz Ensemble @ Nazareth College, Wilmot Recital Hall, 7:30 pm
  • Jazz at Joe Bean with Emiliano Lasansky @ Joe Bean Coffee Roasters, 7:30 pm
  • Uptown Groove Jazz/Tango Duo @ Tango Cafe, 9:30 pm 

Friday, April 28, 2017

  • Chris Ott @ The Argyle Grill at Eagle Vale Golf Club, 4344 Nine Mile Point Rd. (Fairport), 6:00 pm
  • Uptown Groove Solo Jazz Guitar @ Prosecco Restaurant (Farmington), 6:00 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
  • Gregory Street Vagabonds @ The Little Theatre Cafe, 8:00 pm

Saturday, April 29, 2017

  • Greg Wachala/Mel Henderson Duo @ Lock 32 (Pittsford), 2:30 pm
  • Deborah Sorenson @ Mendon 64 Restaurant (Mendon), 6:00 pm
  • Ott & Davis @ Via Girasole Wine Bar, 7:00 pm
  • Fred Costello & Roger Eckers Jazz Duo @ Charley Brown's (Penfield), 7:30 pm
  • Bob Sneider Quartet @ Horizons Lounge at Woodcliff Hotel & Spa (Perinton), 7:30 pm

Sunday, April 30, 2017 

  • Bill Slater @ Horizons Lounge at Woodcliff Hotel & Spa (Perinton), 11:00 am
  • Non-Degree Recital: Theresa Chen, jazz piano @ ESM, Ray Wright Room, 7:00 pm
  • Rochester Music Hall of Fame 6th Annual Induction Ceremony@ Kodak Hall at Eastman Theatre, 7:00 pm
  • Reggie Harris @ Greece Baptist Church, 1230 Long Pond Rd. (Greece), 7:30 pm 
  • Non-Degree Recital: Geraldo Marshall, jazz trumpet & Andrew Tachine, drumset @ ESM, Messinger Hall 1, 9:00 pm

Monday, May 1, 2017

  • No jazz for you?

Tuesday, May 2, 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, May 3, 2017

  • Giorgio Austin @ Brass Bar & Lounge, 5:00 pm
  • Jim Nugent Trio @ Horizons Lounge at Woodcliff Hotel & Spa (Perinton), 5:30 pm
  • Big Band Dance Series @ Robach Community Center, 180 Beach Ave., 6:00 pm
  • Greg Wachala @ Mendon 64 Restaurant (Mendon), 6:00 pm
  • Margaret Explosion @ The Little Theatre Cafe, 7:00 pm
  • Bop Shop Records and bop Arts present B’s Bees @ Bop Shop Records, 8:00 pm
  • 70th Birthday Celebration: The Music of Bill Dobbins by Bill Dobbins @ ESM, Hatch Recital Hall, 8:00 pm (tickets)
  • Jazz House with DJ Soultree @ Brass Bar & Lounge, 9:00 pm

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

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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