Perhaps shower yourself with ... Live jazz around Rochester, April 18-24, 2024

Live ROC Jazz over keyboardI'm ready for less rain, more sun ... Right.  Your forecast for live jazz is a bit improved.  I aim to provide you with the most comprehensive listings for live jazz gigs in and around our fair city.  I've gathered them for the next seven days immediately below, plus more listings through the rest of April and May. Starting a few in June and beyond. Please continue to let me know when you hear about any gigs that I've may have missed or if I have anything wrong (see the Contact Us link above to send an email if that's how you roll).

Thursday, April 18, 2024

  • Marco Amado @ Prosecco Italian Restaurant (Farmington), 5:30 pm
  • Sound Logic @ Studio Lounge, 6:00 pm
  • Lucas Santana, Mel Henderson & Gerry Youngman @ Jazzboline (Buffalo), 6:00 pm
  • Jazz 90.1 presents Vince Ercolamento Quartet @ Greece Baptist Church, 1230 Long Pond Road (Greece), 7:00 pm (more info)
  • Student Non-Degree Recital: Alvaro Caravaca, jazz trumpet & Erin Famous, jazz bass @ Eastman School of Music, Howard Hanson Recital Hall, 9:30 pm

Friday, April 19, 2024

  • Ralph DeBergalis @ Prosecco Italian Restaurant (Farmington), 5:30 pm
  • Andrew Martelle & Ryan Johnson @ Flight Wine Bar Downtown, 6:30 pm
  • Jazz for Environmental Justice with Jon Randall Octet @ First Unitarian Church, 220 S. Winton Rd., 7:00 pm
  • Steve Grills and the Roadmasters @ Faircraft Brauhaus (Fairport), 7:00 pm
  • Student Non-Degree Recital: Sarah Navratil, jazz saxophone @ Eastman School of Music, Howard Hanson Recital Hall, 7:30 pm

Saturday, April 20, 2024

  • All In Brass Band @ Ataxia Awareness day of Music Family Appreciation Concert @ 75 Stutson Street (Charlotte), 1:00 pm
  • Mike Sidoti @ Prosecco Italian Restaurant (Farmington), 5:30 pm
  • George Miller @ Flight Wine Bar Downtown, 6:30 pm
  • Laura Dubin Trio @ The Little Theatre Cafe, 7:00 pm
  • Paradigm Shift @ Linden Street Social (Geneva), 8:00 pm

Sunday, April 21, 2024 

  • Poetry and Jazz, with the Just Poets @ The Little Theatre Cafe, 6:00 pm
  • JazzBuffalo presents “El Arte del Bolero” featuring Miquel Zenón and Luis Podermo @ Canterbury Wood Performing Arts Center (Williamsville), 7:30 pm (more info & tickets)
  • The Bop Shop presents Mike Baggetta (solo guitar) @ Bop Shop Records, 8:00 pm (more info & tickets)

Monday, April 22, 2024

  • Monday Night Jazz Jam hosted by Jordan Lerner @ The Charleston House, 8:00 pm

Tuesday, April 23, 2024

  • Jazz 90.1 Happy Hour and Fundraiser @ Flight Wine Bar Downtown, 6:30 pm

Wednesday, April 24, 2024

  • Jim Nugent Trio @ Faircraft Brauhaus (Fairport), 6:30 pm

Looking for live jazz later in April? 

  • 25th: Chris Ott Trio @ Rohrbach Brewing Railroad St. Beer Hall (Brunch), 11:30 am
  • 25th: Mike Pullano @ Prosecco Italian Restaurant (Farmington), 5:30 pm
  • 25th: Simon Fletcher Trio @ Studio Lounge, 6:00 pm
  • 26th: Ann Mitchell @ Prosecco Italian Restaurant (Farmington), 5:30 pm
  • 26th: Mel Henderson & Oliver Gomez @ Flight Wine Bar Downtown, 6:30 pm
  • 26th: Craig Snyder Group @ Lovin Cup Bistro & Brews, 7:30 pm
  • 26th-27th: 53rd Annual Penfield Jazz Fundraiser Concerts with Ingrid Jensen @ Penfield High School, 7:30 pm (tickets available April 1 here and at the door)
  • 27th: Mel Henderson @ Prosecco Italian Restaurant (Farmington), 5:30 pm
  • 27th: Ryan Johnson & Glen Cummings @ Flight Wine Bar Downtown, 6:30 pm
  • 27th: The Sonic Alchemists @ The Little Theatre Cafe, 7:00 pm
  • 28th: Bob Sneider Trio @ The Little Theatre Cafe, 7:00 pm
  • 29th: Bossa Nova Bradley Brothers @ The Little Theatre Cafe, 7:00 pm

Looking for live jazz in May? 

  • 1st: Chris Ott Trio @ Faircraft Brauhaus (Fairport), 6:00 pm
  • 3rd: Jim Nugent @ Prosecco Italian Restaurant (Farmington), 5:30 pm
  • 3rd: Vince Ercolamento and Joe Chiappone @ Flight Wine Bar Downtown, 6:30 pm
  • 3rd: The World Famous Glenn Miller Orchestra @ Theater at Innovation Square, 7:00 pm (more info & tickets)
  • 3rd: Bop Arts presents Celebrating Paul Smoker with special guests @ Lovin Cup Bistro & Brews, 7:30 pm (also on the 4th) (more info & tickets)
  • 4th: Chris Ott Trio @ Hedges Nine Mile Point Restaurant, 6:00 pm
  • 4th: Oliver Gomez & Sarah Navratil @ Flight Wine Bar Downtown, 6:30 pm
  • 4th: Laura Dubin Trio @ The Little Theatre Cafe, 7:00 pm
  • 4th: Bop Arts presents Celebrating Paul Smoker with special guests @ Lovin Cup Bistro & Brews, 7:30 pm (more info & tickets)
  • 5th: Daniel King Band @ Lovin Cup Bistro & Brews, 5:30 pm
  • 5th: 2024 Rochester Music Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony @ Eastman Theatre at Kodak Hall, 7:00 pm (tickets)
  • 6th: Mel Henderson and Gerry Youngman @ The Little Theatre Cafe, 7:00 pm
  • 8th: Flower City Trio @ Faircraft Brauhaus (Fairport), 6:00 pm
  • 10th: Chris Ott @ Prosecco Italian Restaurant (Farmington), 5:30 pm
  • 10th: Bob Sneider & Tony Padilla @ Flight Wine Bar Downtown, 6:30 pm
  • 10th: Jim Nugent @ Hedges Nine Mile Point Restaurant, 6:00 pm
  • 11th: Jazz Generation @ Flight Wine Bar Downtown, 6:30 pm
  • 11th: Bob Sneider Trio @ The Little Theatre Cafe, 7:00 pm
  • 11th: Howard Levy 4 @ Fanatics Pub, 7281 W Main St. (Lima), 7:00 pm (more info & tickets)
  • 11th: Butcher Brown @ The Lilac Festival, 7:00 pm (full Music Lineup)
  • 12th: Rich Thompson Trio @ The Little Theatre Cafe, 7:00 pm
  • 12th: Ghost-Note @ The Lilac Festival, 7:00 pm (full Music Lineup)
  • 13th: The Djangoners @ The Little Theatre Cafe, 7:00 pm
  • 14th: Horacio & La Fama Salsa Band @ The Lilac Festival, 5:30 pm (full Music Lineup)
  • 14th: Big Bad Voodoo Daddy @ The Lilac Festival, 7:00 pm (full Music Lineup)
  • 14th: Jazz 90.1 presents Jazz at The Beach featuring The Bill Tiberio Band @ Tropix Nightclub, 4775 Lake Ave (Charlotte), 7:00 pm
  • 15th: Jon Randall Octet @ Faircraft Brauhaus (Fairport), 6:30 pm
  • 16th: Margaret Explosion @ The Little Theatre Cafe, 6:30 pm
  • 17th: Joe Mulroon @ Flight Wine Bar Downtown, 6:30 pm
  • 17th: Hypnotic Brass Ensemble @ The Lilac Festival, 7:00 pm (full Music Lineup)
  • 18th: Kasnter & Vock Duo @ Flight Wine Bar Downtown, 6:30 pm
  • 18th: Annie Wells Band @ The Little Theatre Cafe, 7:00 pm
  • 18th: Redshift @ Faircraft Brauhaus (Fairport), 7:00 pm
  • 18th: Live! Presents: Mark Lettieri Group @ Montage Music Hall, 8:00 pm (more info & tickets)
  • 19th: Dopapod @ The Lilac Festival, 7:00 pm (full Music Lineup)
  • 20th: Bossa Nova Bradley Brothers @ The Little Theatre Cafe, 7:00 pm
  • 21st: Bop Arts presents Charlie Ballantine Quartet @ Bop Shop Records, 8:00 pm (more info & tickets)
  • 22nd: Rich Thompson's Trio Generations @ Faircraft Brauhaus (Fairport), 6:30 pm
  • 24th: Ryan Johnson & Glen Cummings @ Flight Wine Bar Downtown, 6:30 pm
  • 24th: Erin & Ross @ The Little Theatre Cafe, 7:00 pm
  • 25th: Mike Kelly Jazz Duo @ Flight Wine Bar Downtown, 6:30 pm
  • 31st: Maxwell Robbins & Leon Hsu @ Flight Wine Bar Downtown, 6:30 pm
  • 31st: New Jazz Underground with special guest Bill Tiberio @ 75 Stutson Street (Charlotte), 8:00 pm (more info & tickets)

Looking for some live jazz after May? 

  • June 1st: Cool Club & the Lipker Sisters: Summer Kickoff Party @ Lovin Cup Bistro & Brews, 7:00 pm
  • June 10th: Jazz 90.1 Jazz Cruise featuring The Brad Batz Group @ The Colonial Belle, 400 Packett's Landing (Fairport), 6:30 pm
  • June 11th: Jazz 90.1 and The Ontario Beach Park Program Committee present Jazz at The Beach featuring Ann Mitchell Jazz @ Tropix Nightclub, 4775 Lake Ave (Charlotte), 7:00 pm
  • June 14th: Bop Arts presents the Ricky Ford Quartet @ Bop Shop Records, 8:00 pm (more info & tickets)
  • June 21st-29th: Rochester International Jazz Festival, of course
  • July 1st: Bop Arts presents the Aaron Irwin Trio @ Bop Shop Records, 8:00 pm (more info & tickets)
  • July 19th: Bop Arts presents the Joe Fiedler & Erik Lawrence, solo and duo performances @ Bop Shop Records, 8:00 pm (more info & tickets)

We compile these gig and event listings from information obtained from our own knowledge of the jazz scene in and around Rochester, the performing musicians and bands 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 where available for more information on the gig or tickets where needed, or check out the venue's website in the right panel if there. For the most part only start times for the gigs are listed, call the venue or visit their website for more details about when the doors open, how long the band will be playing, etc. Let me know if I have missed anything or have something wrong. If you're out at a venue, please tell them about the site. Sign up for to get all the JazzRochester posts on the About page. Local jazz musicians and venues/promoters can also sign up there.

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