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Is it over yet? You can still heat up your life with ... Live jazz in ROC, March 29th thru April 4th

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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.   

Thursday, March 29, 2018

  • The Swooners @ Horizons Lounge at Woodcliff Hotel & Spa (Perinton), 5:30 pm
  • Joe Santora Trio @ Michael's Valley Grill (Penfield), 6:00 pm
  • Gary Cummings-John Palocy Duo @ Lemoncello (E. Rochester), 6:00 pm
  • Joe Santora with Curtis Kendrick @ Michael's Valley Grill (Penfield),  7:30 pm
  • Greg Wachala @ Cottage Hotel (Mendon), 8:00 pm
  • Nathan Kay @ Joe Bean Coffee Roasters, 8:00 pm
  • The Lovin’ Cup & Bop Shop Records present Charlie Hunter Trio featuring Silvana Estrada @ Lovin Cup Bistro & Brews, 8:00 pm

Friday, March 30, 2018

  • Greg Wachala @ Lake Drum Brewing (Geneva), 4:30 pm
  • John Palocy @ Mendon 64 Restaurant (Mendon), 6:30 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
  • Joe Santora with Curtis Kendrick @ Michael's Valley Grill (Penfield),  7:30 pm
  • Laura Dubin Duo @ The Little Theatre Cafe, 8:00 pm

Saturday, March 31, 2018

  • Greg Wachala @ Lock 32 (Pittsford), 2:00 pm
  • Greg Wachala @ Beef N' Brew (Geneva), 6:00 pm
  • Rochester Indie Musician Spotlight with Jimmie Highsmith Jr. @ Bop Shop Records, 7:00 pm
  • Paradigm Shift @ Via Girasole Wine Bar (Pittsford), 7:00 pm
  • Exodus to Jazz presents the Gabriel Alegria Afro-Peruvian Sextet @ The Penthouse at One East Avenue, 7:00 pm (doors at 6) (tickets)
  • 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
  • Isaiah @ Mendon 64 Restaurant (Mendon), 8:00 pm
  • Joe Santora with Curtis Kendrick & Terrance Bruce @ Michael's Valley Grill (Penfield), 8:00 pm
  • Bob Sneider Trio @ The Little Theatre Cafe, 8:00 pm

Sunday, April 1, 2018

  • Bill Slater @ Horizons Lounge at Woodcliff Hotel & Spa (Perinton), 11:00 am
  • Jon Seiger & The All-Stars @ Funk 'N Waffles, 3:00 pm

Monday, April 2, 2018

  • No jazz for you?

Tuesday, April 3, 2018

  • Grove Street Jazz Project @ Downstairs Cabaret Theatre, 7:00 pm
  • Mike Kaupa Jazz Quartet @ The Amherst Anchor Bar, 4300 Maple Rd (Amherst), 7:30 pm
  • Eastman Jazz Lab Band/Eastman Jazz Workshop Ensemble @ Kilbourn Hall, 8:00 pm

Wednesday, April 4, 2018

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

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

  • 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
  • The Smith Center for the Arts presents the 5th Annual Scott LaFaro Day Celebration Concert: Marc Johnson with Eliane Elias @ The Smith Center for the Arts (Geneva), Saturday, April 7th, 8:00 pm (tickets)
  • The Rippingtons featuring Russ Freeman, @ Kodak Center for the Arts, Thursday, April 12th, 7:30 pm (tickets)
  • An Evening of Creative Music Making with The Rita Collective and special guest RPO 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 (tickets)
  • Exodus to Jazz presents The Helen Sung Trio@ The Penthouse at One East Avenue, Saturday, April 21st, 7:00 pm (doors at 6) (tickets)
  • Bop Shop Records presents: Something Holy--Alex Harding and Lucian Ban @ Bop Shop Records, Saturday, April 21st, 8:00 pm
  • Rochester Music Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony @ Kodak Hall at Eastman Theatre, Sunday, April 22nd,  7:00 pm
  • Exodus to Jazz presents Sylvia Cuenca Latin Quintet @ The Penthouse at One East Avenue, Saturday, May 5th, 7:00 pm (doors at 6) (tickets)
  • Bop Shop Records presents: Karuna--Hamid Drake and Adam Rudolph Duet @ Bop Shop Records, Saturday, May 5th, 8:00 pm
  • Bop Shop Records & Bop Arts Inc. present Expansions: The Dave Liebman Group @ Lovin Cup Bistro & Brews, Sunday, May 6th, 7:00 pm
  • Exodus to Jazz presents Cabo Frio Tribute to Earth, Wind & Fire and Anita Baker @ The Penthouse at One East Avenue, Saturday, May 19th, 7:00 pm (doors at 6) (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. © 2018, Gregory V. Bell. All rights reserved.

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