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Happy New Year!  I hope you all had a great holiday season and some time to recharge after them.  

I collect as much of the live jazz in and around Rochester as I can find so you don't have to do it yourself ... right here, every Wednesday in JazzRochester. I really need your help 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 that I can add.  As this is a holiday, I suggest you call first! Check back here too as I c

Thursday, January 4, 2017

  • The Swooners @ Horizons Lounge at Woodcliff Hotel & Spa (Perinton), 5:30 pm
  • Drew Diekmann @ Mendon 64 Restaurant (Mendon), 6:00 pm
  • Vince and Joe Jazz Duo @ Via Girasole Wine Bar (Pittsford), 7:00 pm
  • Annie Wells Trio @ The Little Theatre Cafe, 7:00 pm
  • Greg Wachala @ Kashong Creek Craft Cider (Geneva), 8:00 pm
  • Chase Ellison @ Joe Bean Coffee Roasters, 8:00 pm
  • Groove For Thought @ Funk 'N Waffles, 8:00 pm

Friday,  January 5, 2017

  • Deborah Sorensen @ Mendon 64 Restaurant (Mendon), 6:00 pm
  • Ted Nicolosi and Shared Genes @ Pultneyville Up Pub, 4120 Lake Rd (Williamson), 7:00 pm (changed venue)
  • 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, January 6, 2017

  • Greg Wachala @ Lock 32 (Pittsford), 2:00 pm
  • Greg Wachala @ Beef N' Brew (Geneva), 6:00 pm
  • Andy Calabrese & Chet Catello @ Mendon 64 Restaurant (Mendon), 6:00 pm
  • Hanna PK @ Via Girasole Wine Bar (Pittsford), 7:00 pm
  • Special Blend @ Horizons Lounge at Woodcliff Hotel & Spa (Perinton), 7:30 pm
  • Fred Costello & Roger Eckers Jazz Duo @ Charlie Brown's, 7:30 pm
  • The White Hots @ The Little Theatre Cafe,  8:00 pm
  • Isaiah @ Lovin Cup Bistro & Brews, 8:00 pm

Sunday, January 7, 2017

  • Greg Wachala @ Lake Drum Brewing (Geneva), 4:30 pm

Monday, January 8, 2018

  • Bill Slater @ Horizons Lounge at Woodcliff Hotel & Spa (Perinton), 11:00 am

Tuesday, January 9, 2018

  • Miche Fambro @ Mendon 64 Restaurant (Mendon), 6:00 pm

Wednesday, January 10, 2018

  • Alan Murphy Trio @ Horizons Lounge at Woodcliff Hotel & Spa (Perinton), 5:30 pm
  • Greg Wachala @ Mendon 64 Restaurant (Mendon), 6:00 pm
  • Mike Kaupa Jazz Quartet @ The Little Theatre Cafe, 7:00 pm

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

  • Pumpkin Prom w/ Folkfaces and Big Jazz Small Band @ Funk 'N Waffles Music Hall, Thursday, January 11th, 9:00 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)
  • Stanley Jordan @ The Geneseo Riviera, 4 Center St. (Geneseo), Saturday, February 3rd, 7:00 pm
  • Jazz90.1 & Hurlbut Care present The Glenn Miller Orchestra @ Greece Central Performing Arts Center, Wednesday, February 14th, 7:30 pm (ticketsadded image
  • Oscar Peterson International Jazz Festival @ St. Catherines & Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario, CA, Friday-Saturday, February 16-18 (see website for more info and tickets)
  • Bop Arts presents the Ethnic Heritage Ensemble with Kahil ElZabar, Cory Wilkes & Alex Harding @ Lovin Cup Bistro & Brews, Sunday, February 25th, 7:30pm

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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