Yes, even with the heat there is ... Live jazz in and around Rochester, July 19th through 25th
So, have you heard that there is ... Live jazz in Rochester, August 2nd through 8th?

Where can I find? ... Live jazz in ROC, July 26th to August 1st

There is live jazz image

If you look hard enough you can find it ... start here, but if you find something that I haven't added below, please drop me a line (use the Contact Us link above) and give me the deets and I'll add it. 

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 26, 2018

  • Hochstein at High Falls: Mambo Kings @ Granite Mills Park, 82 Browns Race (Rochester), 12:00 pm
  • The Swooners @ Horizons Lounge at Woodcliff Hotel & Spa (Perinton), 5:30 pm
  • Greg Wachala @ Lake Drum Brewing (Geneva), 6:30 pm
  • John Palocy Trio with Maggie Mullen @ The Little Theatre Cafe, 7:00 pm
  • Joe Santora with Curtis Kendrick @ Michael's Valley Grill (Penfield),  7:30 pm
  • Salsa Night presented by Essence of Rhythm @ Lovin Cup Bistro & Brews, 8:00 pm

Friday, July 27, 2018

  • Northeast Jazz & Wine Festival @ Clinton Square (Syracuse), check link for times and lineup
  • Jim Nugent Trio @ Hedges Restaurant (Webster), 6:30 pm
  • Greg Wachala @ Mendon 64 Restaurant (Mendon), 7:00 pm
  • Gap Mangione New Blues Band @ Horizons Lounge at Woodcliff Hotel & Spa (Perinton), 7:30 pm
  • Bop Shop Records presents the Ben Goldberg & Kirk Knuffke Duo @ Bop Shop Records, 8:00 pm

Saturday, July 28, 2018

  • Northeast Jazz & Wine Festival @ Clinton Square (Syracuse), check link for times and lineup
  • Ann Mitchell Jazz Trio with guitarist Ralph DeBergalis and bassist Sheldon Tripi @ Spencerport Canal Days, 11:30 am
  • Mel Henderson & Gerry Youngman Duo @ Kathy’s Cafe, Ellicottville Jazz and Blues Festival, 12:00 pm
  • Greg Wachala @ Lock 32 Brewing (Pittsford), 2:00 pm
  • Greg Wachala @ Beef & Brew (Geneva), 6:00 pm
  • John Palocy and Gary Cummings @ Sambucas (E. Rochester), 6:30 pm
  • Paradigm Shift @ Via Girasole Wine Bar (Pittsford), 7:00 pm
  • Gap Mangione New Blues Band @ Horizons Lounge at Woodcliff Hotel & Spa (Perinton), 7:30 pm
  • Dave Mancini Quartet @ Pomodoro Grill & Wine Bar (University Ave, Rochester), 8:00 pm added image

Sunday, July 29, 2018

  • Bill Slater @ Horizons Lounge at Woodcliff Hotel & Spa (Perinton), 11:00 am
  • Jazz & Jambalaya with the Nate Rawls Band to benefit The Baobab Cultural Center & Ujima Rochester, Inc. @ The French Quarter Cafe, 2:00 pm
  • Adult Supervision @ Waterfront Art Festival (Webster), 2:30 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 30, 2018

  • No jazz for you?

Tuesday, July 31, 2018

  • Vanishing Sun @ Central Library of Rochester & Monroe County, 115 South Avenue, 12:00 pm
  • Grove Street Jazz Project @ Downstairs Cabaret Theatre, 7:00 pm (see link for who's playing)
  • Summer@Eastman Trombone Institute Jazz Night @ ESM, Hatch Recital Hall, 7:30 pm

Wednesday, August 1, 2018

  • Alan Murphy Trio @ Horizons Lounge at Woodcliff Hotel & Spa (Perinton), 5:30 pm
  • Rod Blumenau with Dixieland 5tet @ Yates Co Courthouse Lawn (Penn Yan), 6:30 pm
  • Soul Express @ Michael's Valley Grill (Penfield), 7:00 pm

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

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

  • Bop Shop Records presents Don Menza @ Bop Shop Records, Monday, August 6th, 8:00 pm
  • Pine Grill Jazz Reunion @ MLK Park (Buffalo), August 6th & 13th, 3:00-9:00 pm
  • Jazz90.1 Jazz Cruise featuring The Bill Tiberio Band (new 3 Hour Lock Cruise) @ The Colonial Belle, 400 Packett's Landing (Fairport), Monday, August 13th, 6:30 pm
  • Jazz Greats with Jeff Lorber, Everette Harp & Paul Jackson Jr. with Paradigm Shift @ 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 (tickets)
  • Bop Shop Records presents Mughal Muesli @ Bop Shop Records, Wednesday, August 29th, 8:00 pm
  • Bop Shop Records & Bop Arts presents Brian Charette Trio featuring Bob Sneider @ Bop Shop Records, Friday, September 28, 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. © 2018, Gregory V. Bell. All rights reserved.

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