Building the ROC jazz community with a new jam session ... a guest post by Karl Stabnau

While at the Fringe Festival or elsewhere, may we interest you in listening to some ... Live jazz in Rochester, September 13th through 19th?

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 Looking for jazz at the Rochester Fringe Festival next week?  You won't find it in this post, but I've detailed that earlier this week

Every Wednesday, every week, you'll find  your next seven days of jazz in and around Rochester right here on JazzRochester. Sign up for our email list to get your jazz goodness every week (plus, whatever else I publish). 

Start here, but if you hear about something that I haven't added below, please drop me a line (use the Contact Us link above),  give me the deets and I'll add it. As always, let me know if any gigs below are not happening or if I got something wrong. Sh*t happens and I sometimes get it wrong.  

Thursday, September 13, 2018

  • The Swooners @ Horizons Lounge at Woodcliff Hotel & Spa, 5:30 pm
  • Mike Kaupa/ Chris Potter Jazz Duo @ Bristol Harbour Resort and Golf Club, 5410 Seneca Point Rd. (Canandaigua), 6:00 pm
  • Greg Wachala @ Lake Drum Brewing (Geneva), 6:30 pm
  • Vince & Joe Jazz Duo @ Via Girasole Wine Bar, 3 Schoen Place (Pittsford), 7:00 pm
  • Joe Santora with Curtis Kendrick @ Michael's Valley Grill (Penfield),  7:30 pm
  • Jazz & Jam Session: Karl Stabnau Quartet @ Hyatt Regency Rochester, 125 E. Main St., 7:30 to 10:30 (see a post by Karl about this series here)

Friday, September 14, 2018

  • Chris Ott @ Prosecco Italian Restaurant (Farmington), 6:00 pm
  • Marco Amadio @ Pane Vino Ristorante, 6:30 pm
  • Calabrese, Chwazik & Curry @ Via Girasole Wine Bar, 3 Schoen Place (Pittsford), 7:00 pm
  • Gap Mangione New Blues Band @ Horizons Lounge at Woodcliff Hotel & Spa, 7:30 pm
  • Fred Costello & Roger Eckers Jazz Duo @ Charley Brown's Restaurant, 1675 Penfield Rd., 7:30 pm
  • Che Apalache, Jorge T. Cuevas & The Caribe Jazz Allstars @ Smith Opera House, 82 Seneca St. (Geneva), 8:00 pm (tickets)
  • New Energy Jazz Orchestra with RIT faculty member Ryan Gaynor (RPG) @ Ingle Auditorium at RIT, 8:00 pm

Saturday, September 15, 2018

  • Greg Wachala @ Lock 32 Brewing (Pittsford), 2:00 pm
  • Marco Amadio @ Pane Vino Ristorante, 6:30 pm
  • Mel Henderson and Surprise Guests @ Via Girasole Wine Bar, 3 Schoen Place (Pittsford), 7:00 pm
  • Frank Torchio: Sinatra at the Sands @ Hale Auditorium, Roberts Cultural Life Center, Roberts Wesleyan College, 2301 Westside Dr., 7:00 pm
  • Smooth Jazz Birthday Bash with Jimmie Highsmith Jr. @ Photo City Improv: Comedy & Music Venue, 543 Atlantic Ave., 7:00 pm
  • Fred Costello & Roger Eckers Jazz Duo @ Charley Brown's Restaurant, 1675 Penfield Rd., 7:30 pm
  • Special Blend @ Horizons Lounge at Woodcliff Hotel & Spa, 7:30 pm
  • Club Hot-Cha Roaring 20s Party @ The Historic German House Auditorium, 9:00 pm

Sunday, September 16, 2018

  • Jon Seiger and the All-Stars Jazz Jam @ Funk 'N Waffles Rochester, 3:00 pm (live jazz jam... bring your horn, or voice, and sit in with the trio)
  • Bobby Militello Quartet @ Lovin Cup Bistro & Brews, 6:00 pm

Monday, September 17, 2018

  • The Flower City Jazz Society presents The Backroom Jazz Band from Buffalo @ Radisson Hotel (Airport) Ballroom, 6:30pm
  • The Rita Collective @ The Little Theatre Cafe, 7:00 pm

Tuesday, September 18, 2018

  • Grove Street Jazz Project @ Downstairs Cabaret Theatre, 7:00 pm (see link for who's playing)
  • 3X88 @ The Little Theatre Cafe, 7:00 pm

Wednesday, September 19, 2018

  • Altman Trio @ Horizons Lounge at Woodcliff Hotel & Spa, 5:30 pm
  • Uptown Groove Jazz Duo @ Prosecco Italian Restaurant (Farmington), 5:30 pm
  • Soul Express @ Michael's Valley Grill (Penfield), 7:00 pm
  • Margaret Explosion @ The Little Theatre Cafe, 7:00 pm

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

  • Hanna and the Blue Hearts Duo with Alex Disljenkovic @ The Little Theatre Cafe, Thursday, September 13th, 7:00pm
  • Steve Grills and the Roadmasters @ Street partying in Geneva, Linden Street, Friday, September 14th,  6:30pm
  • Steve Grills and the Roadmasters with guest Joe Beard @ Tasting the Blues, Penfield Amphitheatre, Saturday September 15th, 12:00 pm
  • Hanna and the Blue Hearts at the Her Voice Carries Wrap Up Party, Kaleidoscope Collective, 936 Exchange St., Building A (Rochester), Saturday, September 15th, 8:30 pm (FB Event)
  • Rochester Cajun Zydeco Network  2018-19 Music and Dance Series launch with Lil Anne & Hot Cayenne @ The Harmony House (Webster), Saturday September 22nd, 
  • 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

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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