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XRIJF coverage coming soon ... really.  Until then, here's the next seven days of live jazz in and around Rochester.

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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 18, 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
  • Jim Nugent & Al Biles Jazz Duo @ Via Girasole Wine Bar, 7:00 pm
  • The Djangoners @ The Little Theatre Cafe, 7:00 pm
  • Jazz at Joe Bean with Luke Norris @ Joe Bean Coffee Roasters, 7:30 pm

Friday, May 19, 2017

  • Maggie Mullen and John Palocy @ Mendon 64 Restaurant (Mendon), 5:30 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
  • Immanuel Friday Night Jazz with The Gabe Condon Band @ Immanuel Baptist Church (Park Ave.), 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
  • Blue Hearts Trio @ Towpath Cafe, 6 N. Main St. (Fairport), 8:00 pm
  • The Gregory Street Vagabonds @ Abilene Bar & Lounge, 9:30 pm

Saturday, May 20, 2017

  • Greg Wachala/Mel Henderson Duo @ Lock 32 (Pittsford), 2:30 pm
  • Debrah Sorenson @ Mendon 64 Restaurant (Mendon), 5:30 pm
  • Chris Ott @ Prosecco Italian Restaurant, 1550 New York 332 (Farmington), 6:00 pm
  • Jimmie Highsmith Jr. @ Via Girasole Wine Bar (Pittsford), 7:00 pm
  • The Bobby Watson Quartet @ The Sanctuary, 360 Genesee Street (Buffalo), 7:15 pm added image
  • 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
  • Hanna and the Blue Hearts @ The Little Theatre Cafe, 8:00 pm
  • Saturday Night Jazz with Bob Sneider @ Joe Bean Coffee Roasters, 9:00 pm

Sunday, May 21, 2017 

  • Bill Slater @ Horizons Lounge at Woodcliff Hotel & Spa (Perinton), 11:00 am
  • CNY Jazz Presents The Joe Magnarelli/Akiko Tsuruga Quartet @ CNY Jazz Central, 441 E Washington St. (Syracuse), 5:00pm (Tickets)

Monday, May 22, 2017

  • The Rita Collective @ The Little Theatre Cafe, 7:00 pm
  • The Kodak Band @ Greece Baptist Church 1230 Long Pond Rd., 7:30 pm

Tuesday, May 23, 2017

  • ECMS Spring Festival: New Horizons Vintage Jazz and Big Band @ Kilbourn Hall, 4:30 pm
  • 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)
  • ECMS Spring Festival: Music Educator's Jazz Ensemble @ Kilbourn Hall, 7:00 pm

Wednesday, May 24, 2017

  • Jazz House with DJ Soultree @ Brass Bar & Lounge, 5:00 pm
  • ECMS Spring Festival: Nights of Jazz I @ Kilbourn Hall, 5:00 pm
  • Alan Murphy Trio @ 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
  • Regina Carter, Williamsville East HS Legends of Jazz Series (Buffalo), 7:30 pm added image
  • Bop Shop Records and Bop Arts present In the Sea:Tristan Honsinger, Nicolas Caloia & Josh Zubot @ Bop Shop Records, 8:00 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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