So, have you heard that there is ... Live jazz in Rochester, August 2nd through 8th?
We're drenched, but alas not drowning in ... Live jazz in and around Rochester, August 16th through 22nd

Hot (and humid?) ... Live jazz in ROC, August 9th through 15th

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 Here's your next seven days of jazz in and around Rochester. Served up hot and humid, like the weather....

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, August 9, 2018

  • The Swooners @ Horizons Lounge at Woodcliff Hotel & Spa, 5:30 pm
  • Ann Mitchell & John Palocy Duo @ Prosecco Italian Restaurant, 1550 New York 332 (Farmington), 5:30 pm
  • Greg Wachala @ Lake Drum Brewing (Geneva), 6:30 pm
  • Summer Serenades: The John Nyerges Quartet @ St. Luke's Episcopal Church, 14 State St. (Brockport), 6:30 pm
  • Roger Eckers Quartet @ Via Girasole Wine Bar (Pittsford), 7:00 pm
  • Joe Santora with Curtis Kendrick @ Michael's Valley Grill (Penfield),  7:30 pm

Friday, August 10, 2018

  • Greg Wachala @ Seven Story Brewing (Perinton), 6:00 pm
  • Chris Ott @ Prosecco Italian Restaurant, 1550 New York 332 (Farmington), 6:00 pm
  • Jim Nugent Trio @ Hedges Restaurant (Webster), 6:30 pm
  • Vince & Joe Jazz Duo @ Via Girasole Wine Bar (Pittsford), 7:00 pm
  • Chet Catallo & Andy Calabrese @ Mendon 64 Restaurant, 7:00 pm
  • Gap Mangione New Blues Band @ Horizons Lounge at Woodcliff Hotel & Spa, 7:30 pm
  • The White Hots @ The Little Theatre Cafe, 8:00 pm
  • Vanishing Sun @ Three Heads Brewing, 8:00 pm
  • FlashBamPow Audio/Video Freakout @ Firehouse Saloon, 814 S. Clinton Ave. (Rochester), 9:00 pm

Saturday, August 11, 2018

  • Greg Wachala @ Lock 32 Brewing (Pittsford), 2:00 pm
  • Greg Wachala @ Beef & Brew (Geneva), 6:00 pm
  • Deborah Sorensen @ Mendon 64 Restaurant (Mendon), 6:00 pm
  • Uptown Groove Latin Trio @ La Casa Mexican Restaurant, 6:30 pm
  • Jimmie Highsmith Jr. @ Via Girasole Wine Bar (Pittsford), 7:00 pm

Sunday, August 12, 2018

  • Dan Elliott Quartet @ Sodus Bay Lighthouse, 7606 N. Ontario St. (Sodus Point), 2:00 pm
  • Pine Grill Jazz Reunion @ MLK Park (Buffalo), 3:00-9:00 pm (check website for details)
  • 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, August 13, 2018

Tuesday, August 14, 2018

Wednesday, August 15, 2018

  • Wednesday Happy Hour with the San Gabriel Social Club @ Record Archive, 5:00 pm
  • Uptown Groove Acoustic Jazz Duo @ Prosecco Italian Restaurant, 1550 New York 332 (Farmington), 5:30 pm
  • Alan Murphy Trio @ Horizons Lounge at Woodcliff Hotel & Spa, 5:30 pm
  • Herb Smith @ Unter Biergarten, 6:00 pm
  • Soul Express @ Michael's Valley Grill (Penfield), 7:00 pm
  • Concerts by the Shore: Rochester Metropolitan Jazz Band @ Ontario Beach Park, 7:00 pm

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

  • Hanna and the Blue Hearts @ Johnny's Irish Pub, Friday, August 10th, 8:00 pm
  • Hanna and the Blue Hearts @ Brockport Arts Festival, Morgan Manning Stage, South and Main Streets (Brockport), Saturday, August 11th, 3:15 pm
  • Hanna and the Blue Hearts @ Wayne County Fair, W Jackson St. (Palmyra), Tuesday, August 14th, 5:00 pm
  • Jazz90.1 Jazz Cruise featuring Hanna and the Blue Hearts @ The Colonial Belle, 400 Packett's Landing (Fairport), Monday, September 10th, 6:30 pm
  • Bettye LaVette @ Smith Center for the Arts (Geneva), Saturday, October 6th, 8:00 pm (tickets)

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

  • 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)
  • Veronica Swift with The Benny Green Trio @ Northwest Jazz Festival (Lewiston), Friday, August 24th, 8:30 pm  (check website for more festival info)
  • Elio Villafranca and The Jass Syncopators @ Northwest Jazz Festival (Lewiston), Saturday, August 25th, 8:30 pm  (check website for more festival info)
  • 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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