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If it's Wednesday, it must be time for listings! Here they are...

Here are your listings for live jazz here in the clubs and restaurants in and around Rochester, NY. Keep the comments coming on my suggestion on jazz pub crawls; perhaps we can get something started here?

Thursday, October 9th

  • The Jazz Merchants @ Cafe Vas, 6:30 pm
  • Matt Valerio @ The Grill at Strathallan, 7:00 pm
  • Jazz Dawgs @ Bistro 135, 7:00 pm
  • Madeline Forster @ The Rabbit Room (Honeoye Falls), 7:00 pm
  • Nate Rawls Band w/ Dilynda Cassoni @ Triphammer Grill, 7:00 pm
  • Mark Marco @ PaRe Bar & Grill, 7:00 pm
  • Lumiere @ Little Theatre Cafe, 7:30 pm
  • Standard Jazz Quartet @ Starry Nites Cafe, 8:30 pm
  • Dave Rivello Ensemble @ Village Rock Cafe, 9:00 pm

Friday, October 10th

  • Bob Sneider/Paul Hofmann Duo @ The Grill at Strathallan, 5:00 pm
  • Westview Project @ PaRe Bar & Grill, 6:00 pm
  • Bobby DiBaudo Trio @ Bistro 135, 6:00 pm
  • Jim Nugent Trio @ Bodhi's Cafe, 6:30 pm
  • Gap Mangione New Blues Band @ The Lodge at Woodcliff, 7:30 pm
  • Shared Genes @ Cafe Vas, 7:30 pm
  • Artisan Jazz Trio @ Starry Nites Cafe, 8:30 pm
  • Kinetik-flo @ Club Pazzo, 8:00 and 10:00 pm
  • Mike Kaupa Quartet @ The Grill at Strathallan, 8:30 pm
  • Mark Cassara 4-Piece @ Bistro 135, 8:30 pm

Saturday, October 11th

  • Dave Spinner @ PaRe Bar & Grill, 7:00 pm
  • Madeline Forster @ The Lodge at Woodcliff, 7:30 pm
  • Latin Jazz Quartet @ Bistro 135, 7:30 pm
  • Shared Genes @ Triphammer Grill, 7:30 pm
  • Steve Greene Trio featuring Tina Albright @ Little Theatre Cafe, 8:30 pm
  • Bob Sneider Quartet @ The Grill at Strathallan, 8:30 pm
  • East End Boys @ Havana Moes (East Ave.), 9:30 pm
  • MK Groove Orchestra with Filthy Funk @ Dubland Underground, 9:00 pm (check them out on YouTube)
  • Tom Passamonte & Special Blend @ Pomodoro's (no time given)

Sunday, October 12th

  • Bill Slater @ The Lodge at Woodcliff, 11:30 am

Monday, October 13th

  • The White Hots @ Little Theatre Cafe, 7:30 pm
  • Big Apple Mondays Swing Dance Class and Live Jazz with Quinn Lawrence Trio @ Flat Iron Cafe, 8:30 pm

Tuesday, October 14th

  • Jim Nugent Trio @ Bistro 135, 7:00 pm

Wednesday, October 15th

  • Brad Batz Group @ Bistro 135, 6:30 pm
  • D.D. Jackson & George Elliott Clarke ("BeBopera" perform songs from Jackson's two chamber operas, "Quebecite" and "Trudeau: Long March/Shining Path" and in "BeBopera Too" Clarke performs his poetry and writing) @ RIT, Engle Auditorium, 7:00 pm Added image
  • Eastman Jazz Ensemble and New Jazz Ensemble @ Eastman Theatre, 8:00 pm
  • Madeline Forster @ The Rex Jazz & Blues Bar, Toronto, 9:30 pm (in case you're in Toronto, the local vocalist is appearing Toronto’s top jazz club, joined by Chris Ziemba, Dave Baron, Kate Pittman, Mike Kaupa, and Tim Forster)

Looking Ahead....

  • Tickets still on sale for Kurt Elling "Dedicated to You" @ Jazz for the Park (Benefit for Commencement Park), October 19th, 7:00 pm
  • Tickets go on sale on Friday for Grammy Award winning artist Maria Schneider and her Orchestra on January 23rd at the Eastman Theatre. See the D&C for additional information.

We've compiled these listings from information obtained from the performing artists themselves and other sources. The aim is to give you a one stop place to find all your jazz in Rochester. Please forgive me for any discrepancies with reality and feel free to let me know what the problem is, and I'll get the corrections up on the site as soon as possible (click on the "Send an email to Jazz@Rochester" link). 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!

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