It's still kind of light out there this coming week. Post-XRIJF jazz hangover? I hear "hair of the dog" works for that as well, so get out and hear some!
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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. You can get more information about the venue by following the links in the right column of the site (if I have one... if I don't I'll try to provide one or an address). The next seven days of jazz in and around Rochester are below....
Thursday, July 13, 2017
- Summer@Eastman: Summer Jazz Studies Small Ensembles @ ESM, Ray Wright Room, 1:00 pm
- Summer@Eastman: Summer Jazz Studies Small Ensembles @ Kilbourn Hall, 3:00 pm
- Hannah PK @ Mendon 64 Restaurant (Mendon), 6:00 pm
- The Swooners @ Horizons Lounge at Woodcliff Hotel & Spa (Perinton), 5:30 pm
- Six String Swing: Gypsy Jazz à la Django Reinhardt @ Ox & Stone (Alexander St., East End), 6:00 pm
- John Palocy Trio & San Gabriel Social Club @ Little Theatre Cafe, 7:00 pm
- Brockport Big Band @ Fairport Gazebo, 7:00 pm.
- CJ & Taylor @ Via Girasole Wine Bar, 7:30 pm
- Summer@Eastman: Jazz Studies Faculty Concert II @ Kilbourn Hall, 7:30 pm
- Jazz at Joe Bean with Ted Perry @ Joe Bean Coffee Bar & Roastery, 7:30 pm
Friday, July 14, 2017
- Summer@Eastman: Jazz Studies Large Ensembles @ Kilbourn Hall, 3:30 pm
- Ann Mitchell and John Palocy @ Mendon 64 Restaurant (Mendon), 5:30 pm
- Gap Mangione New Blues Band @ Horizons Lounge at Woodcliff Hotel & Spa (Perinton), 7:30 pm
- Dynamo with STIG @ Funk and Waffles, 9:00 pm
Saturday, July 15, 2017
- Greg Wachala @ Lock 32 (Pittsford), 3:00 pm
- Special Blend @ Horizons Lounge at Woodcliff Hotel & Spa (Perinton), 7:30 pm
- Andy Calabrese & Chet Catallo @ Via Girasole Wine Bar (Pittsford), 7:00 pm
- Saturday Night Jazz with Bob Sneider Trio @ Joe Bean Coffee Bar & Roastery, 8:00 pm
Sunday, July 16, 2017
- Bill Slater @ Horizons Lounge at Woodcliff Hotel & Spa (Perinton), 11:00 am
- Roc City Fusion Fest with Tenth World Orchestra, The English Project, Kire Najdovski Trio, Jared Tinkham Trio, and the Craig Snyder Trio @ Lovin Cup Bistro & Brews, 2:00-9:30 pm
- Tom McDermott:New Orleans Piano Master @ Mission Hall, 125 Caroline St. (Rochester), 7:30 pm
Monday, July 17, 2017
- Uptown Groove Duo @ The Little Theatre Cafe, 7:00 pm
- Summer@Eastman with Bob Sneider & Paul Hofmann @ Kilbourn Hall, 7:30 pm
Tuesday, July 18, 2017
- No jazz for you?
Wednesday, July 19, 2017
- Jazz House with DJ Soultree @ Brass Bar & Lounge, 5:00 pm
- Uptown Groove @ Horizons Lounge at Woodcliff Hotel & Spa (Perinton), 5:30 pm
- Greg Wachala @ Mendon 64 Restaurant (Mendon), 5:30 pm
- Summer@Eastman: Summer Jazz Studies Faculty Concert I @ Kilbourn Hall, 7:30 pm
Heads Up ... Look for these Jazz Gigs and Special Jazz Events in the Future
- The Spirit of Nina Simone Returns with Drea D’Nur @ Kleinhans Music Hall (Buffalo), Saturday, July 22nd, 7:00 pm
- CMC Jazz Fest @ Historic Colored Music Club and other venues (Buffalo), Monday July 24-29th
- 27th Annual Pine Grill Jazz Reunion with Akiko Tsuruga Quartet, Ronnie Foster Trio and others @ MLK Park (Buffalo), Sunday, August 6th & Sunday, August 13th
- Bop Shop Records presents the Buffalo Jazz Octet @ Bop Shop Records, Thursday, August 24th, 8:00 pm
- Northwest Jazz Festival @ Lewiston, Saturday-Sunday, August 25 & 26th
- Bop Arts and Bop Shop Records present Erik Lawrence @ Bop Shop Records, Sunday, August 27th, 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 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.