Sitting out the rest of XRIJF, I'm afraid ... go fest amongst yourselves!
Remembering the Ridgecrest Inn and Stan ... A guest post by Frank A. Salamone

No fireworks for me, gotta write the post letting you know about ... Live jazz in ROC from July 5th through July 11th

Jazz 411 for other 356 Days imageSo, another XRIJF is over and we go back to the other 356 days of live jazz in and around Rochester for the rest of the year.  This is where you'll find it.  Hope you enjoyed the coverage of the festival while I was there (had to miss a few days due to health reasons).  Let me know in the comments how your XRIJF was this year!

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 link above this post. 

Thursday, July 5, 2018

  • Bradley Stewart @ Lake Drum Brewing (Geneva), 4:30 pm
  • Gabe Condon Solidarity Band @ Baldwinsville Canal Art Festival (Baldwinsville), 5:00 pm
  • The Swooners @ Horizons Lounge at Woodcliff Hotel & Spa (Perinton), 5:30 pm
  • Mike Kaupa with Chris Potter @ Bristol Harbour Lodge & Golf Club, 6:00 pm
  • Greg Wachala @ Lake Drum Brewing (Geneva), 6:30 pm
  • San Gabriel Social Club @ The Little Theatre Cafe, 7:00 pm
  • Joe Santora with Curtis Kendrick @ Michael's Valley Grill (Penfield),  7:30 pm
  • Summer@Eastman Faculty Concert: Bob Sneider @ Kilbourn Hall, 7:30 pm

Friday, July 6, 2018

  • Greg Wachala @ Waterside Wine Bar (Phelps), 7:00 pm
  • Vince Ercolamento and Joe Chiappone Duo @ Via Girasole Wine Bar (Pittsford), 7:00 pm
  • Gap Mangione New Blues Band @ Horizons Lounge at Woodcliff Hotel & Spa (Perinton), 7:30 pm

Saturday, July 7, 2018

  • Greg Wachala @ Lock 32 Brewing (Pittsford), 2:00 pm
  • ROC the Park with Chantell Collado, Banda Light, Sonidos Unidos, Tipico, & more @ MLK Park, 1 Manhattan Square Park (Rochester), 3:00 pm
  • Greg Wachala with Bradley Stewart @ Beef & Brew (Geneva), 6:00 pm
  • Isaiah @ Lovin Cup Bistro & Brews, 7:00 pm
  • Special Blend @ Horizons Lounge at Woodcliff Hotel & Spa (Perinton), 7:30 pm

Sunday, July 8, 2018

  • Bill Slater @ Horizons Lounge at Woodcliff Hotel & Spa (Perinton), 11:00 am
  • Smugtown Stompers @ Sodus Bay Lighthouse 7606 N. Ontario St. (Sodus Point), 2:00 pm
  • Jon Seiger and the All-Stars Jazz Jam @ Funk 'N Waffles Rochester, 3:00 pm (Rochester's only ongoing live jazz jam... bring your horn, or voice, and sit in with the trio)

Monday, July 9, 2018

  • Summer@Eastman Faculty Concert: Clay Jenkins @ Kilbourn Hall, 7:30 pm

Tuesday, July 10, 2018

  • Summer@Eastman Faculty Concert: Charles Pillow @ Kilbourn Hall, 7:30 pm

Wednesday, July 11, 2018

  • Alan Murphy Trio @ Horizons Lounge at Woodcliff Hotel & Spa (Perinton), 5:30 pm
  • Soul Express @ Michael's Valley Grill (Penfield), 7:00 pm
  • Summer@Eastman Faculty Concert: Trio East and Friends @ Kilbourn Hall, 7:30 pm

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

  • Hanna PK & Aleks Disljenkovic @ Marlin’s (Sodus Point), Friday, July 6th, 5:30 pm
  • Hanna PK @ Sambuca, Saturday, July 7th, 7:00 pm

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

  • Jazz Greats with Peter White @ Glenora Wine Cellars (Dundee), Sunday, July 15th, 2:00 pm
  • Exodus To Jazz presents Marc Antoine with Paradigm Shift and JD Allen @ Anthology, Thursday, July 19th, 6:00 (more info and tickets)
  • 11th Annual Webster Jazz Festival @ Webster Township, Friday & Saturday, July 20th to 21st 
  • Bop Shop Records presents the Ben Goldberg & Kirk Knuffke Duo @ Bop Shop Records, Friday, July 27th, 8:00 pm
  • Northeast Jazz & Wine Festival @ Clinton Square (Syracuse), Friday & Saturday, July 27th-28th
  • Bop Shop Records presents Don Menza @ Bop Shop Records, Monday, August 6th, 8:00 pm
  • Jazz Greats with Jeff Lorber, Everette Harp & Paul Jackson Jr. @ Glenora Wine Cellars (Dundee), Sunday, August 19th, 2:00 pm
  • Dave Koz and Friends Summer Horns Tour featuring Gerald Albright Music, Rick Braun, Richard Elliot, and introducing Aubrey Logan @ Kodak Center, 200 W Ridge Rd. (Rochester), Wednesday, August 22nd, 7:30 pm (tickets went on sale 6/21, get them here)
  • Bop Shop Records presents Nick Finzer @ Bop Shop Records, Sunday, August 26th, 3:00 pm
  • Chick Corea Akoustic Band with John Patitucci & Dave Weckl @ UB Center for the Arts (Buffalo), Monday, August 27th, 7:00 pm (ticketsadded image

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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