How I Learned to Love Jazz ...A guest post by Frank A. Salamone
After the melting, there is ... Live jazz in ROC, March 1st-7th

We have the ... live jazz in Rochester, February 22nd to 28th

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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 that I can add.   NOTE: An alert reader noticed my not so alert mislabeling of the dates below (I do realize it is not possible for a date to repeat... I hope there was no confusion).

Thursday, February 22, 2018

  • The Swooners @ Horizons Lounge at Woodcliff Hotel & Spa (Perinton), 5:30 pm
  • Joe Santora Trio @ Michael's Valley Grill (Penfield), 6:00 pm
  •  Chet Catello and Andy Calabrese @ Mendon 64 Restaurant, 6:30 pm
  • Hanna and the Blue Hearts Duo @ The Little Theatre Cafe, 7:00 pm
  • Mel Henderson & Joe Chiappone Jazz Duo @ Via Girasole Wine Bar (Pittsford),  7:00 pm
  • Greg Wachala @ Cottage Hotel (Mendon), 8:00 pm
  • Laura Dubin Duo @ Joe Bean Coffee Roasters, 8:00 pm
  • Salsa Night with Essence of Rhythm @ Lovin Cup Bistro & Brews, 8:00 pm

Friday, February 23, 2018

  • Greg Wachala @ Waterside Wine Bar (Phelps)Lake Drum Brewing (Geneva), 4:30 pm
  • Uptown Groove Tango Duo @ La Casa Restaurant, 6:30
  • 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
  • Joe Santora Trio @ Michael's Valley Grill (Penfield), 7:30 pm
  • Trio East @ The Little Theatre Cafe, 8:00 pm
  • Latin Heat with the Mambo Kings and the Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra, Jeff Tyzik conducting @ Kodak Hall at Eastman Theatre 8:00 pm (tickets)

Saturday, February 24, 2018

  • Greg Wachala @ Lock 32 (Pittsford), 2:00 pm
  • Greg Wachala @ Beef N' Brew (Geneva), 6:00 pm
  • Hanna and the Blue Hearts Duo @ The Little Theatre Cafe, 7:00 pm
  • Deborah Sorensen @ Mendon 64 Restaurant (Mendon), 6:00 pm
  • Greg Chako and Unity trio @ 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
  • Trio East @ The Little Theatre Cafe, 8:00 pm
  • Joe Santora Trio @ Michael's Valley Grill (Penfield), 8:00 pm added image
  • Latin Heat with the Mambo Kings and the Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra, Jeff Tyzik conducting @ Kodak Hall at Eastman Theatre, 8:00  pm (tickets)

Sunday, February 25, 2018

  • Bill Slater @ Horizons Lounge at Woodcliff Hotel & Spa (Perinton), 11:00 am
  • RIT Jazz Ensembles: Winter Concert @ RIT, Ingle Auditorium, 5:00 pm
  • Bop Arts presents the Ethnic Heritage Ensemble with Kahil ElZabar, Cory Wilkes & Alex Harding @ Lovin Cup Bistro & Brews, ]7:30pm

Monday, February 26, 201

  • Student Degree Recital: Benjamin Bird, jazz trumpet @ Kilbourn Hall, 8:00 pm
  • Student Degree Recital: Matthew Bent, jazz drums @ Kilbourn Hall, 9:00 pm

Tuesday, February 27, 2018

  • Grove Street Jazz Project @ Downstairs Cabaret Theatre, 7:00 pm
  • Bossa Nova Bradley Brothers @ The Little Theatre Cafe, 7:00 pm
  • Eastman New Jazz Ensemble @ Kilbourn Hall, 8:00 pm

Wednesday, February 28, 2018

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

  • Herb Ellis Freedom Trio CD Recording @ The Penthouse at One East Avenue, Friday, March 2, Doors 7:00 pm (tickets)
  • Billy Childs Quartet @ Art of Jazz at the Albright-Knox Art Gallery (Buffalo), Sunday, March 18th, 3:00 pm (ticketsadded image
  • Bop Arts presents the Joseph Daly Tuba Trio withWarren Smith and Scott Robinson @ Bop Shop Records, Sunday, March 18th, 8:00 pm
  • Marian McPartland Centennial Celebration: A Night of Jazz Honoring one of the Great Pioneers, including The Monty Alexander Trio and a piano duo with Bill Charlap & Renee Rosnes @ Kodak Hall at Eastman Theatre, Friday, March 23, 8:00 pm (tickets)
  • Bop Shop presents Loren Stillman Quartet featuring Gary Versace @ Bop Shop Records, Tuesday March 27th, 8:00 pm
  • The Lovin’ Cup & Bop Shop Records present Charlie Hunter Trio featuring Silvana Estrada @ Lovin Cup Bistro & Brews, Thursday, March 29th, 8:00 pm
  • Rod Blumenau and the Upstate Dixieland Jass Band @ RIT’s Ingle Auditorium, Friday April 6th, 8:00 pm (tickets)
  • Bop Shop Records presents the Aaron Irwin Trio @ Bop Shop Records, Saturday, April 7th, 8:00 pm
  • An Evening of Creative Music Making with The Rita Collective and special guest R.P.O. violinist, Perrin Yang @ Lovin Cup Bistro & Brews, Sunday April 15th, 7:00 pm
  • Melissa Aldana Quartet @ Art of Jazz at the Albright-Knox Art Gallery (Buffalo), Saturday, April 21st, 8:00 pm (ticketsadded image

For Visitors from WGMC Jazz 90.1 Looking for Blues, Roots and Other Music

  • Son House Blues Night with Genesee Johnny and Guests @ The Backroom Lounge @RecordArchive, February 22nd, 5:00 pm (and every last Thursday of the month
  • B-Side Singer/Songwriter Showcase @ B-Side, 5 Lift Bridge Lane (Fairport), February 22nd, 7:00 pm
  • Shemekia Copeland @ The Little Theatre Cafe, Saturday, February 24th, 8:00 pm added image
  • Kevin Naquin & the Ossun Playboys Lousiana Mardi Gras Party @ Harmony House, Saturday, February 24th, 7:15 pm
  • Curley Taylor & Zydeco Trouble @ Harmony House, Saturday, March 10th, 7:15 pm
  • Bear with us and check back as this portion will grow, including listings for the week and beyond.

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. © 2018, Gregory V. Bell. All rights reserved.

Comments

Days and Date in Feb are incorrect.

Thanks. Fixed now.

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