There is only one way to find all the ... Live jazz in ROC, November 9th through 15th
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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, November 16, 2017

  • The Swooners @ Horizons Lounge at Woodcliff Hotel & Spa (Perinton), 5:30 pm
  • Gary Cummings and John Palocy @ Lemoncello, 6:00 pm
  • Katie Preston and Friends @ The Little Theatre Cafe, 7:00 pm
  • Uptown Grove Latin Jazz Quartet @ Joe Bean Coffee Roasters, 8:00 pm
  • Eastman Jazz Workshop Ensemble @ Kilbourn Hall, 8:00 pm

Friday, November 17, 2017

  • Greg Chako @ Via Girasole Wine Bar (Pittsford), 6:00 pm added image
  • RIT Performing Artists Concert Series presents The RPO Marimba Band @ Rochester Institute of Technology, Ingle Auditorium, 7:00 pm (tickets)
  • Student Non-Degree Recital: Jamal Kemp (jazz trumpet) and Cole Summers (jazz saxophone) @ ESM, Ray Wright Room, 7:00 pm
  • Vince Ercolamento Quintet (with trumpeter Clay Jenkins, Andy Calabrese on the piano, Steve Curry on drums and Frank Pullara on bass) @ 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 @ Charlie Brown's, 7:30 pm
  • JazzBuffalo Presents: "El Coco" with Michel Ferre and Vladimir Espinosa CD Release Concert @ Pausa Art House (Buffalo), 8:00 pm

Saturday, November 18, 2017

  • Greg Wachala @ Lock 32 (Pittsford), 2:00 pm
  • Greg Wachala @ Beef N' Brew (Geneva), 6:00 pm
  • The Daniel Bennett Group @ First Presbyterian Church of Honeoye Falls Music Series, 27 N Main St. (Honeoye Falls),  7:00 pm
  • Ott & Davis @ Via Girasole Wine Bar (Pittsford), 7:30 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
  • Annie Wells with Cammy Enaharo @ Lovin Cup Bistro & Brews, 8:00 pm
  • The Moho Collective @ Three Heads Brewing, 8:00 pm

Sunday, November 19, 2017

  • Bill Slater @ Horizons Lounge at Woodcliff Hotel & Spa (Perinton), 11:00 am
  • Jazz Workshop with guitarist Greg Chako @ Newport Yacht Club, 694 Seneca Road (Irondequoit Bay), 4:00 pm 
  • RIT Jazz Ensembles Fall Concert @ Ingle Auditorium at RIT, 1 Lomb Memorial Drive (Henrietta), 1:00 pm
  • Greg Wachala @ Lake Drum Brewing (Geneva), 4:30 pm
  • Peter Mack and the Macktet with special guest Ralph Lalama @ Lovin Cup Bistro & Brews, 7:00 pm
  • Bop Shop Records presents The Nathan Kay Group @ Bop Shop Records, 8:00 pm

Monday, November 20, 2017 

  • Greg Wachala @ Stans (Waterloo), 6:30 pm
  • Flower City Jazz Society presents The Morgan Street Stompers @ Radisson Hotel (Airport), 175 Jefferson Road, 6:30pm

Tuesday, November 21, 2017

Wednesday, November 22, 2017

  • San Gabriel Social Club @ Record Archive Backroom Lounge, 5:00 pm
  • Jim Nugent Trio @ Horizons Lounge at Woodcliff Hotel & Spa (Perinton), 5:30 pm
  • Jazz House with Austin Giorgio @ Brass Bar & Lounge, 6:00 pm
  • Margaret Explosion @ The Little Theatre Cafe, 7:00 pm

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

  • The Pete and Will Anderson Trio Featuring Guitarist Felix Lemerle @ Pausa Art House, Friday, November 24th, 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.

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