Where to find the... Live jazz in ROC, November 30th to December 6th
Do you want to find some ... live jazz in Rochester, December 14th through 20th?

Winter is coming ... Live jazz in Rochester, December 7th through 13th

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Couldn't resist a Game of Thrones thrown in... As you know, I 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, December 7, 2017

  • The Swooners @ Horizons Lounge at Woodcliff Hotel & Spa (Perinton), 5:30 pm
  • Uptown Groove Jazz Duo @ The Rabbit Room Thursday, 6:30 pm
  • Greg Wachala @ Kashong Creek Craft Cider (Geneva), 8:00 pm
  • Mark Kellogg @ Joe Bean Coffee Roasters, 8:00 pm

Friday,  December 8, 2017

  • Mike Kaupa & Chris Potter @ Prosecco Restaurant, 1550 New York 332 (Farmington), 6:00 pm
  • Chris Ott @ The Argyle Grill at Eagle Vale Golf Club, 4344 Nine Mile Point Rd. (Fairport), 6:00 pm
  • Alan Murphy Trio @ Horizons Lounge at Woodcliff Hotel & Spa (Perinton), 7:30 pm
  • Fred Costello & Roger Eckers Jazz Duo @ Charlie Brown's, 7:30 pm
  • Paradigm Shift @ Pausa Art House (Buffalo), 8:00 pm
  • Eastman New Jazz Ensemble @ Kilbourn Hall, 8:00 pm
  • Jimmie Highsmith Jr. @ Joe Bean Coffee Roasters, 8:00 pm 
  • Trio East @ The Little Theatre Cafe, 8:00 pm

Saturday, December 9, 2017

  • Greg Wachala @ Lock 32 (Pittsford), 2:00 pm
  • Greg Wachala @ Beef N' Brew (Geneva), 6:00 pm
  • Bobby DiBaudo Trio @ Hedges Restaurant (Webster), 6:30 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
  • Paradigm Shift @ Via Girasole Wine Bar (Pittsford), 8:00 pm
  • SMEOP: Notes From Underground @ Small World Books, 425 North St. (Rochester), 8:00 pm

Sunday, December 10, 2017

  • Bill Slater @ Horizons Lounge at Woodcliff Hotel & Spa (Perinton), 11:00 am
  • Greg Wachala @ Lake Drum Brewing (Geneva), 4:30 pm
  • Brockport Big Band @ Greece Baptist Church, 7:00 pm.

Monday, December 11, 2017 

  • No jazz for you?

Tuesday, December 12, 2017

  • Theory 205J Class Recital, jazz students of Dariusz Terefenko @ ESM, Ray Wright Room, 8:00 am
  • Grove Place Jazz Project @ Downstairs Cabaret Theatre, 20 Windsor St. (Rochester), 7:00 pm

Wednesday, December 13, 2017

  • Gary Rosenthal Trio @ Horizons Lounge at Woodcliff Hotel & Spa (Perinton), 5:30 pm
  • Greg Wachala @ Mendon 64 Restaurant (Mendon), 6:00 pm
  • The Rita Collective @ The Little Theatre Cafe, 7:00 pm

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

  • Victor Wooten Trio @ Anthology, 336 East Ave (Rochester), Thursday, December 14th, 8:00 pm (soundcheck and artist meet and greet at 5:00 pm) (ticketsadded image
  • 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)
  • Jane Monheit @ 48th Annual Penfield Jazz Fundraiser Concerts (in the Penfield High School Auditorium, 25 High School Drive), Friday, February 2nd and Saturday, February 3d, 7:30 pm (tickets available January 3d)

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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