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Scouring the interwebs for ... Live jazz in ROC, May 4-10

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I've scoured the interwebs and labored heavily to read all the 10s of emails I receive from artists to aggregate all the live jazz in and around ROC into this one post.  

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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, May 4, 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
  • Uptown Groove Jazz Duo @ The Rabbit Room (Honeoye Falls), 6:30 pm
  • Charlie Ellis @ Via Girasole Wine Bar, 7:00 pm
  • Djangoners @ The Little Theatre Cafe, 7:00 pm
  • Dave Rivello Ensemble @ Sambuca Bar & Grill (E. Rochester), 8:00 pm

Friday, May 5, 2017

  • Ann Mitchell/John Palocy Jazz Duo @ Mendon 64 Restaurant (Mendon), 5:30 pm
  • Uptown Groove Latin Jazz Quartet @ La Casa, 6:30 pm
  • Side Steppin’ Trio @ Label 7 Restaurant (Pittsford), 6:30 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
  • Non-Degree Recital: Jonathan Fagan, jazz theory @ ESM, Messinger Hall 1, 9:00 pm

Saturday, May 6, 2017

  • Greg Wachala/Mel Henderson Duo @ Lock 32 (Pittsford), 2:30 pm
  • Advanced Studies in Improvisation Final Recital with Bill Dobbins, Danny Ziemann, & Chase Ellison @ ESM, Ray Wright Room, 3:30 pm
  • Deborah Sorenson @ Mendon 64 Restaurant (Mendon), 6:00 pm
  • Laura Dubin @ Via Girasole Wine Bar (Pittsford), 7:00 pm
  • Fred Costello & Roger Eckers Jazz Duo @ Charley Brown's (Penfield), 7:30 pm
  • Special Blend @ Horizons Lounge at Woodcliff Hotel & Spa (Perinton), 7:30 pm
  • Jimmie Highsmith Group @ The French Quarter, 8:00 pm added image
  • Dave Mancini & Friends @ Downstairs Cabaret Theatre, 20 Windsor St, Rochester, 8:00 pm

Sunday, May 7, 2017 

  • Bill Slater @ Horizons Lounge at Woodcliff Hotel & Spa (Perinton), 11:00 am
  • The Rita Collective @ Sunday Serenades at the Brighton Memorial Library, 2300 Elmwood Ave. (Brighton), 2:00 pm
  • Laura Dubin/Antonio Guerrero Duo @ Musically Fit, 2851 Clover St, in the Barn Bazaar (Pittsford), 3:00 pm
  • Dave Mancini & Friends @ Downstairs Cabaret Theatre, 20 Windsor St, Rochester, 7:00 pm

Monday, May 8, 2017

  • Non-Degree Recital: Kenny Nunn, jazz saxophone @ ESM, Eastman Commons Ciminelli Lounge, 3:30 pm
  • Hanna PK, Danny Ziemann & Gian Carlo Cervone @ The Little Theatre Cafe, 7:00 pm
  • Non-Degree Recital: Abran Orlando Madrid, jazz saxophone @ ESM, Eastman Commons Ciminelli Lounge, 8:30 pm

Tuesday, May 9, 2017

  • John Palocy @ Mendon 64 Restaurant (Mendon), 5:00 pm
  • Alan Murphy Trio @ Woodcliff Hotel & Spa (Perinton), 5:30 pm
  • Grove Place Jazz Project @ Downstairs Cabaret Theatre, 7:00 pm (check website for who is playing)

Wednesday, May 10, 2017

  • Jazz House with DJ Soultree @ Brass Bar & Lounge, 5:00 pm
  • Alan Murphy 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
  • MCC Jazz 145 & Jazz Ensemble featuring Dr. Carl Atkins (John Nyerges, Dir.) @ Monroe Community College Theater Building 4, 7:30 pm
  • Jazz Theory Experiment @ ESM, Ray Wright Room, 7:30 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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