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Is there ... Live jazz in Rochester, NY, May 10th to May 16th? Yes!

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).  

I'm hearing from some of the artists who play blues and other genres that used to be on WGMC's Club Calendar, so will continue with that portion of the post below for as long as I continue to get gig info.  

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, May 10, 2018

  • The Swooners @ Horizons Lounge at Woodcliff Hotel & Spa (Perinton), 5:30 pm
  • The Djangoners @ The Little Theatre Cafe, 7:00 pm
  • Hanna PK @ Via Girasole Wine Bar (Pittsford), 7:00 pm
  • Joe Santora with Curtis Kendrick @ Michael's Valley Grill (Penfield),  7:30 pm
  • Greg Wachala @ Cottage Hotel (Mendon), 8:00 pm
  • Scott Kwiatek @ Joe Bean Coffee Roasters, 9:00 pm

Friday, May 11, 2018

  • Greg Wachala @ Lake Drum Brewing (Geneva), 4:30 pm
  • Jazzapalooza: Al Chez & the Brothers of Funk @ Painted Post High School 201 Cantigney Street (Corning), 4:30 pm
  • Chris Ott @ Prosecco Italian Restaurant (Farmington), 6:00 pm
  • Miche Fambro @ 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
  • Perinton Concert Band @ Minerva DeLand Auditorium, 140 Hulburt Rd. (Fairport), 7:30 pm
  • Todd East & Friends @ Sticky Lips BBQ Juke Joint, 830 Jefferson Rd. (Henrietta), 8:30 pm
  • Bob Sneider Trio @ Joe Bean Coffee Roasters, 9:00 pm

Saturday, May 12, 2018

  • Greg Wachala @ Lock 32 (Pittsford), 2:00 pm
  • Uptown Groove Latin Jazz Quartet @ Bitter Honey, 127 Railroad St #110 (Rochester), 4:30 pm
  • Greg Wachala @ Beef N' Brew (Geneva), 6:00 pm
  • Em K Jazz @ Via Girasole Wine Bar (Pittsford), 7:00 pm
  • Mark Cassara @ Mendon 64 Restaurant (Mendon), 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
  • Joe Santora with Curtis Kendrick & Terrance Bruce @ Michael's Valley Grill (Penfield), 7:30 pm
  • Cousin Vinny @ Salvatore's Pizzeria & Pub, 1217 Bay Rd. (Webster), 8:00 pm
  • The Cool Club with the Lipker Sisters @ Sticky Lips Pit BBQ City Music Hall, 625 Culver Rd. (Rochester), 9:00 pm
  • An Evening with TODD EAST and Hot Sweets @ The Beer Hall Grill + Taps (Webster), 9:00 pm added image

Sunday, May 13, 2018

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

Monday, May 14, 2018

  • Bossa Nova Bradley Brothers @ The Little Theatre Cafe, 7:00 pm

Tuesday, May 15, 2018

  • Grove Street Jazz Project @ Downstairs Cabaret Theatre, 7:00 pm (see link for who's playing)
  • Uptown Groove Jazz Duo @ The Little Theatre Cafe, 7:00 pm

Wednesday, May 16, 2018

  • Annie Wells Quartet  @ Backroom Lounge at The Record Archive, 5:00 pm added image
  • Alan Murphy Trio @ Horizons Lounge at Woodcliff Hotel & Spa (Perinton), 5:30 pm
  • Soul Express @ Michael's Valley Grill (Penfield), 7:00 pm
  • The Margaret Explosion @ The Little Theatre Cafe, 7:00 pm
  • Bop Shop Records presents Brand X @ Lovin Cup Bistro & Brews, 8:00 pm

Miss the Blues on WGMC? Here is a little something for you....

  • Nothing received this week....Let me know and I'll add it.

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

  • Bop Shop Records presents Duck Baker Plays Monk @ Bop Shop Records, Thursday, May 17th, 8:00 pm added image
  • Jazz at Immanuel with the Gregg Herman quartet with Bill Tiberio, Matt Bevan-Perkins, and Kyle Vock @ Immanuel Baptist Church (Park Ave.), Friday, May 18th, 7:00 pm
  • Exodus to Jazz presents Cabo Frio Tribute to Earth, Wind & Fire and Anita Baker @ Anthology, Saturday, May 19th, 7:00 pm (doors at 6:00 pm) (tickets)
  • Bop Shop Records and Bop Arts present B's Bees @ Bop Shop Records, Thursday, May 24th, 8:00 pm
  • Saxappeal and Laughs: Jamming for Jimmie (celebrating the life of Jimmie Highsmith Sr.) with Jimmie Highsmith Jr. with Wycliff Gordon, Dan Kusz and others @ Photo City Improv, 543 Atlantic Ave. (Rochester), Saturday, May 26th, 7:00 pm
  • Bobby Militello Quartet @ Lovin Cup Bistro & Brews, Sunday, May 27th, 7:00 pm
  • Jazz 90.1 presents U.S. Air Force Airmen of Note @ Online on WGMC Jazz 90.1, Memorial Day, Monday, May 28th from 1:00 to 4:00 pm
  • Bop Shop Records presents David Murray and Kahil El'Zabar Duo @ Bop Shop Records, Monday, June 4th, 8:00 pm
  • Hoffman-Lemish Quartet @ Jewish Community Center, Hart Theatre (Edgewood Avenue), Wednesday, June 6th, 7:00 pm
  • 2018 Xerox Rochester International Jazz Festival Launch Party with Significant Other @ The Backroom at the Record Archive, Wednesday, June 6th, 5:00-8:00 pm added image
  • Bop Shop Records presents the Samuel Blaser Trio @ Bop Shop Records, Tuesday, June 12th, 8:00 pm
  • Bop Shop Records and Bop Arts present the Todd Marcus Quintet @ Bop Shop Records, Sunday, June 17th, 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.

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