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The bird is the word ... I am thankful that there is live jazz in ROC, November 23rd to 29th

B&W Jazz SignHappy Thanksgiving!  I have a lot to be thankful for this year. Hope yours is going as well....

Watch it this week. Call your venue before heading out.  Just saying... as the holidays descend upon us, the listings can be come... shall we say... "fluid."  The two listed for tomorrow are for real.  But after you wake up from your indulgences tomorrow, call your favorite venue before heading out for jazz....

We try to collect as much of the live jazz in and around Rochester so you don't have to find it yourself ... right here every Wednesday in JazzRochester. Please give us a hand in helping to grow a more vibrant community for live jazz here in Rochester by sharing this post or this site with those you know who love live jazz.  Share with the buttons! Sign up to receive our posts via email (there's a link at the top of the site). 

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 23, 2017 (Turkey Day)

  • Bill Slater @ Horizons Lounge at Woodcliff Hotel & Spa (Perinton), 5:30 pm
  • Hanna PK & Tony Hiler @ Lemoncello, 7:00 pm

Friday, November 24, 2017

  • Chris Ott @ Prosecco Restaurant, 1550 New York 332 (Farmington), 6:00 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
  • The Pete and Will Anderson Trio Featuring Guitarist Felix Lemerle @ Pausa Art House (Buffalo),8:00 pm

Saturday, November 25, 2017

  • Greg Wachala @ Lock 32 (Pittsford), 2:00 pm
  • Greg Wachala @ Beef N' Brew (Geneva), 6:00 pm
  • Paradigm Shift @ Via Girasole Wine Bar (Pittsford), 7:30 pm
  • Laura Dubin/Antonio Guerrero Duo @ Mendon 64 Restaurant (Mendon), 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
  • Three Leaf @ Joe Bean Coffee Roasters, 9:00 pm

Sunday, November 26, 2017

  • Bill Slater @ Horizons Lounge at Woodcliff Hotel & Spa (Perinton), 11:00 am
  • Greg Wachala @ Lake Drum Brewing (Geneva), 4:30 pm
  • Bill Tiberio Band with Ben Tiberio and Three Leaf @ Lovin Cup Bistro & Brews, 7:00 pm

Monday, November 27, 2017 

  • Greg Wachala @ Stans (Waterloo), 6:30 pm
  • Bop Shop Records & Bop Arts Inc. present The Joe Policastro Trio @ Bop Shop Records, 8:00 pm

Tuesday, November 28, 2017

  • Deborah Sorensen @ Mendon 64 Restaurant (Mendon), 6:00 pm
  • Grove Place Jazz Project @ Downstairs Cabaret Theatre, 20 Windsor St. (Rochester), 7:00 pm
  • 3x88: Mel Muscarella, Jon Tucker, and Alan Murphy @ The Little Theatre Cafe, 7:00 pm
  • Faculty Artist Series with Charles Pillow and Gary Versace @ ESM, Hatch Recital Hall, 8:00 pm
  • Bill Tiberio Band @ Wadsworth Auditorium at SUNY Geneseo, 1 College Circle (Geneseo), 8:00 pm

Wednesday, November 29, 2017

  • Alan Murphy 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

  • 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
  • Bop Shop Records presents Charlie Lindner Holiday Show with guests Matt Ramerman and Kyle Vock @ Bop Shop Records, Sunday, December 17th, 7:30 pm
  • Bop Shop Records & Bop Arts present the NU Band @ Bop Shop Records,  Sunday, January 14th, 8:00 pm
  • Bop Shop Records & Bop Arts present TMT Trio @ Bop Shop Records, Saturday, January 20th, 8:00 pm
  • Bop Shop Records presents Triocity featuring Charlie Pillow, Jeff Campbell & Rich Thompson @ Bop Shop Records, Thursday, January 25th, 8:00 pm
  • Monty Alexander @ Art of Jazz Series at the Albright-Knox Art Gallery (Buffalo), Sunday, January 28th, 3:00 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 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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