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It's time for listings already? Here is your jazz for the next seven days...

Come out to Clarissa Street Reunion on Saturday or check out some of the other great jazz in and around Rochester over the next seven days.

Thursday, August 14th

  • Mike Cottone Trio @ PaRe Bar and Grill, 6:00 pm
  • Matt Valerio @ The Grill at Strathallan, 6:30 pm
  • Vas Jazz Quartet @ Cafe Vas, 6:30 pm
  • Jazz Dawgs @ Bistro 135, 7:00 pm
  • Renier Eschbach @ Starry Nites Cafe, 7:30 pm

Friday, August 15th

  • Jazz Ensemble Camp Performance @ Hochstein Performance Hall, 4:00 pm
  • Bob Sneider Duo @ The Grill at Strathallan, 5:00 pm
  • Elle Trio @ PaRe Bar and Grill, 6:00 pm
  • Jazz Happy Hour with Jimmie Highsmith Jr. & Friends @ Club Network, 6:00 pm
  • The Flower City Society Orchestra @ Gazebo @ Honeoye Public Library, 8708 Main St, Honeoye Falls, 7:00 pm
  • Ancient Youth Jazz Trio @ Beale Street Cafe, 7:00 pm
  • Bobby DiBaudo Trio @ Bistro 135, 7:00 pm
  • Gap Mangione New Blues Band @ Woodcliff Hotel & Spa, 7:30 pm
  • Rochester Metropolitan Jazz Orchestra @ Sonnenberg Gardens & Mansion State Historic Park, 8:00 pm
  • Footnote @ New York Wine & Culinary Center, Canandaigua, 8:00 pm
  • Artisan Jazz Trio @ Starry Nites Cafe, 8:00 pm
  • Al Jarreau performs @ Turningstone Event Center, Verona, NY, 8:00 pm
  • Nancy Kelly and Don Menza with the DIno Losito Trio @ The Grill at Strathallan, 8:30 pm
  • Filthy Funk @ Dub Land Underground, 10:00 pm

Saturday, August 16th

  • Footnote @ Clarissa Street Reunion, 1:00 pm
  • Gap Mangione Jazz Sextet in Concert @ Clarissa Street Reunion, 2:45 pm
  • Jimmie Highsmith Jr. @ G.R.U.B. (Greater Rochester Urban Bounty) Vineyard, 4:00 pm (Black August at 6:00 pm) Added image
  • Nate Rawls @ Clarissa Street Reunion, 4:30 pm
  • Sonny Miles @ Clarissa Street Reunion, 6:30 ish (couldn't find a schedule and Sonny doesn't have a website)
  • Deborah Sorensen @ PaRe Bar and Grill, 7:00 pm
  • Madeline Forster @ Woodcliff Hotel & Spa, 7:30 pm
  • Janet Beaman & Te´Naj @ Clarissa Street Reunion, 8:00 pm
  • Jazz Dawgs @ Starry Nites Cafe, 8:00 pm
  • Don Menza with the Bill Dobbins Trio @ The Grill at Strathallan, 8:30 pm
  • Jennifer Heieck @ Bistro 135, 9:00 pm
  • Nancy Kelly with Dino Losito, Mike Mellito, and Bob Snieder @ Clarissa Street Reunion, 9:30 pm
  • East End Boys @ Havana Moes (East Ave.), 9:30 pm
  • Deep Blue Dream @ Dr's Inn Grill & Tap Room, 10:00 pm

Sunday, August 17th

  • Bill Slater @ The Lodge at Woodcliff, 11:30 am
  • Ken Navarro with the Bill Tiberio Group @ Glenora Wine Cellars, Dundee, NY, 2:00 pm
  • The After Party: Jazz on the Water @ Glenora Wine Cellars, 6:00 pm

Monday, August 18th

  • Joe Cavallaro's Dixieland Band @ Green Lantern Inn, 1 Church St, Fairport, 6:30 pm
  • Big Apple Mondays Swing Dance Class and Live Jazz with Quinn Lawrence Trio @ Flat Iron Cafe, 8:30 pm

Tuesday, August 19th

  • GateSwingers Big Band @ Tom Wahl's Pavilion, Avon, 7:00 pm Added image

Wednesday, August 20th

  • Todd East @ Bistro 135, 6:00 pm
  • The Deep Blue Dream @ Mickey Finn's, 8:00 pm

We've compiled these listings from information obtained from the performing artists themselves and from other sources. Please forgive me for any discrepancies with reality; feel free to let me know what the problem is, and I'll get the corrections up on the site as soon as possible. Any list items that contain an Added image or struck-through text reflect corrections implemented after initial publication of this post. Email subscribers should check the listings post online for updates or revisions before making decisions based on the information in this post. For additional information regarding a particular performance (where I haven't previewed it in a separate post in advance) you may want to check the artist or venue links in the right panel of this weblog. If you go out to hear a performance listed here, feel free to drop a comment to this post about how it went. I want to hear from you!

This post was originally published on JazzRochester.


It's the new Bill Tiberio Band playing with Ken Navarro tomorrow. Bill, Joe Chiappone, Geoff Smith, Scott Bradley and Phil Lake. See you there?

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