They call the winds pariah ... Live jazz in ROC, April 5th through April 11th
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Is it Spring yet? ... Live jazz in Rochester, NY, April 12th to 18th

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An emphatic NO!!!! (It has seemed "around the corner" for WAY too long.)  But as usual there is some live jazz out there to heat you up.  

By the way, Jazz 90.1 is giving you until June 3rd to prove you are the biggest jazz fan in ROC.  Get the deets here about the contest and the prizes.  While I'm a pretty big jazz fan, I'm going to let others grab the limelight ... I have this blog that grabs whatever of that I deserve (which is not that much...).  

We collect as much of the live jazz in and around Rochester as we 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! Follow us on Twitter, Facebook or Instagram! 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.  To do that just click on the Contact Us button above this post. 

Thursday, April 12, 2018

  • The Swooners @ Horizons Lounge at Woodcliff Hotel & Spa (Perinton), 5:30 pm
  • Drew Dieckman @ Via Girasole Wine Bar (Pittsford), 7:00 pm
  • The Debbie Kendrick Project @ The Little Theatre Cafe, 7:00 pm
  • Joe Santora with Curtis Kendrick @ Michael's Valley Grill (Penfield),  7:30 pm
  • The Rippingtons featuring Russ Freeman, @ Kodak Center for the Arts, 7:30 pm (tickets)
  • Greg Wachala @ Cottage Hotel (Mendon), 8:00 pm
  • Aidan O'Connor Quartet @ Joe Bean Coffee Roasters, 8:00 pm

Friday, April 13, 2018

  • Greg Wachala @ Lake Drum Brewing (Geneva), 4:30 pm
  • Daddy Longleg's Homegrown Revival @ Abilene Bar & Lounge, 6:00 pm
  • Chris Ott @ Prosecco Italian Restaurant, 1550 New York 332 (Farmington), 6:00 pm
  • Nate Coffey & Matt Sauer @ Via Girasole Wine Bar (Pittsford), 7:00 pm
  • Paradigm Shift @ The French Quarter, 7:00 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
  • Joe Santora with Curtis Kendrick @ Michael's Valley Grill (Penfield),  7:30 pm
  • Trio East with Doug Stone @ The Little Theatre Cafe, 8:00 pm
  • Passive Aggressives Anonymous (with Escape Terrain and Juicy Connotation) @ Lovin Cup Bistro & Brews, 8:30 pm

Saturday, April 14, 2018

  • Greg Wachala @ Lock 32 (Pittsford), 2:00 pm
  • Greg Wachala @ Beef N' Brew (Geneva), 6:00 pm
  • Jim Nugent @ Mendon 64 Restaurant (Mendon), 6:30 pm 
  • Jimmie Highsmith Jr. @ Via Girasole Wine Bar (Pittsford), 7:30 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
  • Joe Santora with Curtis Kendrick & Terrance Bruce @ Michael's Valley Grill (Penfield), 7:30 pm

Sunday, April 15, 2018

  • Bill Slater @ Horizons Lounge at Woodcliff Hotel & Spa (Perinton), 11:00 am
  • Student Degree Recital: Blake Pattengale, jazz guitar @ ESM, Hatch Recital Hall, 1:30 pm
  • Jon Seiger & The All-Stars @ Funk 'N Waffles, 3:00 pm
  • Student Degree Recital: Abraham "Abe" Nouri, jazz trombone @ ESM, Hatch Recital Hall, 7:00 pm
  • An Evening of Creative Music Making with The Rita Collective and special guest RPO violinist, Perrin Yang @ Lovin Cup Bistro & Brews, 7:00 pm
  • Bop Shop Records and Bop Arts, Inc. present Eastern Boundary Quartet @ Bop Shop Records, 8:00 pm
  • Student Degree Recital: Max Greenberg, jazz piano @ ESM, Hatch Recital Hall, 9:00 pm

Monday, April 16, 2018

  • Flower City Jazz Society presents the Fredtown Stompers @ Radisson Hotel (Airport), 175 Jefferson Road, 6:30 pm

Tuesday, April 17, 2018

Wednesday, April 18, 2018

  • Alan Murphy Trio @ Horizons Lounge at Woodcliff Hotel & Spa (Perinton), 5:30 pm

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

  • 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
  • An Evening with Nancy Kelly @ Lovin Cup Bistro & Brews, Sunday, April 29th, 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)
  • Bop Shop Records and Bop Arts present B's Bees @ Bop Shop Records, Thursday, May 24th, 8:00 pm

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.

Comments

Steve Gates Quartet plays jazz standards at Brue Coffee House, Brooks Ave. and Genesee St., Friday April 20, 6:30pm.

Thank you!

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