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Yes, it's again time for ... Live jazz in ROC, May 11-17

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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 11, 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
  • Serge and Friends @ The Rabbit Room (Honeoye Falls), 6:30 pm
  • Jim Nugent & Al Biles Jazz Duo @ Via Girasole Wine Bar, 7:00 pm
  • Djangoners @ The Little Theatre Cafe, 7:00 pm
  • Jazz at Joe Bean with Dave Kluge @ Joe Bean Coffee Roasters, 7:30 pm

Friday, May 12, 2017

  • Andy Calabrese @ Mendon 64 Restaurant (Mendon), 5:00 pm
  • Chris Ott @ The Argyle Grill at Eagle Vale Golf Club, 4344 Nine Mile Point Rd. (Fairport), 6:00 pm
  • The Jim Nugent Trio @ Hedges Restaurant (Webster), 6:30 pm
  • Gap Mangione New Blues Band @ Horizons Lounge at Woodcliff Hotel & Spa (Perinton), 7:30 pm
  • Jive Street Five @ Monroe’s Restaurant (Pittsford), 7:30 pm
  • Fred Costello & Roger Eckers Jazz Duo @ Charley Brown's (Penfield), 7:30 pm
  • Laura Dubin/Antonio Guerrero Duo @ The Little Theatre Cafe, 8:00 pm
  • Friday Night Jazz with Gigantosaurus Rex @ Joe Bean Coffee Roasters, 8:00 pm

Saturday, May 13, 2017

  • Greg Wachala/Mel Henderson Duo @ Lock 32 (Pittsford), 2:30 pm
  • Deborah Sorenson @ Mendon 64 Restaurant (Mendon), 5:00 pm
  • Jimmie Highsmith Jr. @ Via Girasole Wine Bar (Pittsford), 7:00 pm
  • Hanna & Aleks Blue Hearts Duo @ Lemoncello, 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
  • Cousin Vinny @ Salvatore's Pizzeria and Pub 1217 Bay Rd. (Webster), 8:00 pm
  • Saturday Night Jazz with The Neighbor's Car @ Joe Bean Coffee Roasters, 9:00 pm

Sunday, May 14, 2017 

  • Bill Slater @ Horizons Lounge at Woodcliff Hotel & Spa (Perinton), 11:00 am

Monday, May 15, 2017

  • Flower City Jazz Society presents The Fredtown Stompers @ Radisson Hotel Rochester Airport, 175 Jefferson Rd (Rochester), 6:30 pm
  • The Rita Collective @ Irondequoit Public Library 1290 Titus Ave (Rochester), 7:00 pm

Tuesday, May 16, 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 17, 2017

  • Jazz House with DJ Soultree @ Brass Bar & Lounge, 5:00 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

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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