As the heat subsides, you can still find hot ... Live jazz in ROC, September 28th to October 4th
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Time to Fall into some ... Live jazz in ROC, October 5th through 11th

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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, October 5, 2017

  • The Swooners @ Horizons Lounge at Woodcliff Hotel & Spa (Perinton), 5:30 pm
  • Uptown Groove Jazz Duo @ The Rabbit Room (Honeoye Falls), 6:30 pm
  • Mel Henderson & Joe Chiappone Jazz Duo @ Via Girasole Wine Bar (Pittsford), 7:00 pm
  • Hannah PK @ Mendon 64 Restaurant (Mendon), 7:00 pm
  • Greg Wachala @ Lake Drum Brewing (Geneva), 8:30 pm

Friday, October 6, 2017

  • Joe Chiappone & Chet Catallo @ Mendon 64 Restaurant (Mendon), 6:00 pm
  • Chris Ott @ The Argyle Grill at Eagle Vale Golf Club (Fairport), 6:00 pm
  • Jim Nugent Trio @ Hedges Restaurant (Webster), 6:30 pm
  • Gap Mangione New Blues Band @ Horizons Lounge at Woodcliff Hotel & Spa (Perinton), 7:30 pm
  • Fred Costello & Roger Eckers Jazz Duo @ Charlie Brown's, 7:30 pm
  • Charlie Lindner Trio and guests @ Three Heads Beer Garden,  Jazz Set at 7:45 pm & Electronic Jazz set at 9:15pm
  • Eastman Jazz Ensemble and Eastman New Jazz Ensemble @ Kilbourn Hall, 8:00 pm

Saturday, October 7, 2017

  • Greg Wachala @ Lock 32 (Pittsford), 2:00 pm
  • Greg Wachala @ Beef N' Brew (Geneva), 6:00 pm
  • Deborah Sorensen @ Mendon 64 Restaurant (Mendon), 6:00 pm
  • Charlie Ellis @ Via Girasole Wine Bar (Pittsford), 7:00 pm
  • Fred Costello & Roger Eckers Jazz Duo @ Charlie Brown's, 7:30 pm
  • Special Blend @ Horizons Lounge at Woodcliff Hotel & Spa (Perinton), 7:30 pm
  • Bop Arts & Bop Shop Records present: Spin Cycle with Tom Christensen & Scott Neumann @ Bop Shop Records, 8:00 pm
  • Orlando Madrid Quartet @ OTR College Town Tavern, 8:00 pm (jam session after first set)

Sunday, October 8, 2017 

  • Bill Slater @ Horizons Lounge at Woodcliff Hotel & Spa (Perinton), 11:00 am
  • Greg Wachala @ Branch By Bellangelo (Geneva), 1:00 pm
  • Alex Skolnick Trio @ Montage Music Hall, 8:00 pm

Monday, October 9, 2017 

  • Bossa Nova Bradley Brothers @ The Little Theatre Cafe, 7:00 pm

Tuesday, October 10, 2017

Wednesday, October 11, 2017

  • Jim Nugent Trio @ Horizons Lounge at Woodcliff Hotel & Spa (Perinton), 5:30 pm
  • Greg Wachala @ Mendon 64 Restaurant (Mendon), 6:00 pm
  • Jazz House with Austin Giorgio @ Brass Bar & Lounge, 6:00 pm
  • Margaret Explosion @ The Little Theatre Cafe, 7:00 pm
  • Eastman Chamber Jazz Ensemble @ Kilbourn Hall, 8:00 pm
  • Michael Sarian & The Chabones with with Dave Chisholm's Calligraphy @ The Bug Jar, 8:00 pm

Heads Up ... Look for these Jazz Gigs and Special Jazz Events in the Future

  • Chick Corea/Steve Gadd Band (UR Meliora Weekend) @ Eastman Theatre, Friday, October 13, 6:30 pm (tickets)
  • Dmitri Matheny Group @ Abilene Bar & Lounge, Saturday, October 14th, 7:30 pm
  • Cowboys & Frenchmen @ Three Heads Brewing, Saturday, October 21st, 8:00 pm 
  • Pat Martino Trio @ Shea's Smith Theatre (Buffalo), Sunday, October 22nd, 7:00 pm (tickets)
  • The Bop Shop and Bop Arts presents The Sandcatchers @ Bop Shop Records, Thursday, October 26th, 8:00 pm
  • Richie Cole (joined by the Rich Thompson Trio) @ MusicalFare Theatre (Buffalo), Saturday, October 28th, 8:00 pm (tickets)
  • John McLaughlin & Jimmy Herring: Meeting of the Spirits @ University of Buffalo Center for the Arts, Wednesday, November 1st, 7:30 pm (tickets
  • Jazz for Justice to Benefit the Foundation of the Monroe County Bar with Max Greenberg Quartet, Blake Pattengale Quartet & Rowan Wolf Trio @ Harro East Ballroom, Friday, November 3rd, 5:30 pm to 9:00 pm (tickets)
  • Stephane Wrembel @ Loving Cup Bistro & Brews, Friday & Saturday, November 3-4, 8:00 pm
  • Bop Shop Records and the Institute for Creative Music present The Bjork Project @ Bop Shop Records, Saturday, November 11th, 8:00 pm
  • The Bop Shop and Bop Arts present the Brian Charette Trio @ Bop Shop Records, Sunday, November 12th, 8:00 pm
  • An Evening with Bill Frisell & Thomas Morgan @ Art of Jazz at Albright-Knox Art Gallery (Buffalo), Saturday, December 2nd, 8:00 pm (tickets)

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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