Yes, Rochester, there is ... Live jazz in ROC on July 27th to August 2nd
Once again, it's Wednesday and there is ... Live jazz in ROC, August 10th through 16th

Somewhere you'll find some ... Live jazz in ROC, August 3rd through August 9th

There is jazz out there

I'm afraid it's pretty light this week.  Summer vacations?  Still there is some live jazz to be found for those who look hard enough...

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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, August 3, 2017

  • The Swooners @ Horizons Lounge at Woodcliff Hotel & Spa (Perinton), 5:30 pm
  • Gian Carlo Cervone @ Mendon 64 Restaurant (Mendon), 5:30 pm
  • 78RPM Big Band @ Clifton Springs Gazebo, 6:30 pm
  • Mel Henderson & Joe Chiappone @ Via Girasole Wine Bar (Pittsford), 7:00 pm
  • Summer Sunset Music Series featuring Herb Smith Freedom Trio @ The Penthouse at One East Avenue (Downtown in The Bank of America Building, across from the Liberty Pole), 7:00 pm
  • Greg Wachala @ Lake Drum Brewing Company (Geneva), 8:00 pm
  • Jazz at Joe Bean with Uptown Groove Latin Jazz Quartet @ Joe Bean Coffee Bar & Roastery, 8:00 pm

Friday, August 4, 2017

  • Gap Mangione New Blues Band @ Horizons Lounge at Woodcliff Hotel & Spa (Perinton), 5:30 pm
  • Holly & Greg @ Mendon 64 Restaurant (Mendon), 6:00 pm
  • Uptown Groove Latin Jazz Quartet @ La Casa Mexican Restaurant (Alexander St.), 6:30 pm

Saturday, August 5, 2017

  • Park Avenue Festival @ Park Avenue (see music schedule, there is some jazz believe it or not!)
  • Greg Wachala @ Lock 32 (Pittsford), 2:00 pm
  • Ott & Davis @ Mendon 64 Restaurant (Mendon), 5:30 pm
  • Greg Wachala @ Beef and Brew (Geneva), 6:00 pm
  • Paradigm Shift @ Label 7 (Pittsford), 7:00 pm
  • Special Blend @ Horizons Lounge at Woodcliff Hotel & Spa (Perinton), 7:30 pm

Sunday, August 6, 2017 

  • Park Avenue Festival @ Park Avenue (see music schedule, there is some jazz believe it or not!)
  • Bill Slater @ Horizons Lounge at Woodcliff Hotel & Spa (Perinton), 11:00 am
  • Greg Wachala @ Branch by Bellangelo (Geneva), 1:00 pm
  • Spencerport High School Jazz Ensemble with the Mambo Kings @ Lovin Cup Bistro & Brews, 5:00 pm
  • Prime Time Funk @ Center Stage at Center Park (Perinton), 6:00 pm
  • Najee @ Afrikan American Festival, Highland Park Bowl
  • 27th Annual Pine Grill Jazz Reunion with Akiko Tsuruga Quartet, Ronnie Foster Trio and others @ MLK Park (Buffalo)

Monday, August 7, 2017

  • No jazz for you?

Tuesday, August 8, 2017

  • Concert in the Garden: Doug Stone Quartet @ Central Library of Monroe County & Rochester, Dorris Carlson Reading Garden, 12:00 pm
  • Grove Place Jazz Project @ Downstairs Cabaret Theatre, 20 Windsor St. (Rochester), 7:00 pm

Wednesday, August 9, 2017

  • Wednesday Happy Hour with the Ted Perry Trio @ The Backroom Lounge at The Record Archive, 5:30 pm
  • Greg Wachala @ Mendon 64 Restaurant (Mendon), 6:00 pm
  • Jazz House with Austin Giorgio @ Brass Bar & Lounge, 6:00 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.

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