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Where is all the ... Live jazz around ROC, October 26th to November 1st?

Jazz Out There

It's pretty light out here ... the City listings only had 5 of the regular gigs they have every week.  But here's what I've found... perhaps you can help me add some more?

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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.  

Thursday, October 26, 2017

  • The Swooners @ Horizons Lounge at Woodcliff Hotel & Spa (Perinton), 5:30 pm
  • John Palocy @ Mendon 64 Restaurant (Mendon), 7:00 pm
  • The Bop Shop and Bop Arts presents The Sandcatchers @ Bop Shop Records, 8:00 pm
  • Salsa Night Presented by Essence of Rhythm @ Lovin Cup Bistro & Brews, 8:00 pm
  • Luke Norris @ Joe Bean Coffee Roasters, 8:00 pm
  • Greg Wachala @ Lake Drum Brewing (Geneva), 8:30 pm

Friday, October 27, 2017

  • Andy Calabrese & Chet Catallo @ Mendon 64 Restaurant (Mendon), 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

Saturday, October 28, 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
  • The Smooth Soulful Music of Jimmie Highsmith Jr. & David Labman @ New City Cafe, 441 Parsells Ave. (Rochester), 6:30 pm
  • Andy Calabrese & Chet Catallo @ 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
  • Richie Cole (joined by the Rich Thompson Trio) @ MusicalFare Theatre (Buffalo), 8:00 pm (tickets)

Sunday, October 29, 2017

Monday, October 30, 2017 

  • Greg Wachala @ Stans (Waterloo), 6:30 pm

Tuesday, October 31, 2017

Wednesday, November 1, 2017

  • 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
  • John McLaughlin & Jimmy Herring: Meeting of the Spirits @ University of Buffalo Center for the Arts, 7:30 pm (tickets

Heads Up ... Look for these Jazz Gigs and Special Jazz Events Coming Soon

  • 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
  • Institute for Creative Music will have a Jazz and Creative Music Making Workshop for students @ The Harley School, Saturday, November 11th, 3:00 to 6:00 pm (Register)
  • The Bop Shop and Bop Arts present the Brian Charette Trio @ Bop Shop Records, Sunday, November 12th, 8:00 pm
  • Spyro Gyra @ Tralf Music Hall (Buffalo), Wednesday, November 15th, 8:00 pm
  • The Daniel Bennett Group @ First Presbyterian Church of Honeoye Falls Music Series, 27 N Main St. (Honeoye Falls), Saturday, November 18th, 7:00 pm added image
  • Bop Shop Records presents The Nathan Kay Group @ Bop Shop Records, Sunday, November 19th, 8:00 pm
  • Bop Shop Records & Bop Arts Inc. present The Joe Policastro Trio @ Bop Shop Records, Monday, November 27th, 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)
  • Bop Shop Records & Bop Arts present the Luke Norris Quartet @ Bop Shop Records, Saturday, December 16th, 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 music start times are listed, so visit or call the venue for more details about when the doors open, etc. (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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