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The bells will not be the only thing jingling . . . Holiday season jazz in Rochester

Well, it's time for the holidays and while there's snow in the air, caroling and other holiday trimmings, you can still find some jazz here and there in Rochester clubs and restaurants (and other places as well). Others will catch it at parties, I expect. Crappy image, I know, but it was one of the first image I tried to "Photoshop" back in the days when there was no such thing.  I've become a bit better at it than that now.

Thursday, December 18th

  • Matt Valerio @ The Grill at Strathallan, 7:00 pm
  • Jazz Dawgs @ Bistro 135, 7:00 pm
  • Lumiere @ Little Theatre Café, 8:00 pm
  • Artisan Jazz @ Starry Nites Café, 8:00 pm

Friday, December 19th

  • Joe Pera @ Edgerton Community Center, 2:00 pm
  • Ryan T Carey and Tommy Gravino with the El Rojo Jazz Band @ Thali of India, 7:00 pm
  • Jimmie Highsmith Jr. & Friends @ Charlie Brown's on the Green, Durand Eastman Park, 7:00 pm [CANCELED DUE TO WEATHER]
  • Bobby Dibaudo Trio @ Bistro 135, 7:00 pm
  • Gap Mangione New Blues Band @ Woodcliff Hotel & Spa, 7:30 pm
  • Hot Jazz on a Cold Winter Night with Ted Poor, Clay Jenkins with the Eastman Allstars, Gabe Condon Septet & the Honeoye Falls-Lima Jazz Ensemble @ Westminster Hall & Chapel, 3886 Rush Mendon Road, Mendon, 7:30 pm
  • Susan Pereira & Sabor Brasil (Exodus to Jazz) @ Hyatt Regency Hotel Rochester, 8:00 & 10:00 pm [CANCELED DUE TO WEATHER]
  • Ted Nicolosi and Shared Genes @ Mona Lisa Café, 8:00 pm
  • Mike Kaupa Quartet @ The Grill at Strathallan, 8:30 pm
  • Jennifer Heieck Band @ Bistro 135, 9:00 pm
  • Filthy Funk @ Dub Land Underground, 10:00 pm

Saturday, December 20th

  • Dave Spinner @ Bistro 135, 6:00 pm
  • Red Hot Holiday Ball (Groove Juice Swing) @ Tango Café Dance Studio, Beginner lesson at 7pm, Music starts at 8pm
  • Ryan T. Carey and Tommy Gravino with the El Rojo Jazz Band @ Thali of India, 7:00 pm
  • Gap Mangione New Blues Band @ Woodcliff Hotel & Spa, 7:30 pm
  • Ted Nicolosi and Shared Genes @ Pane Vino Restaurant, 8:00 pm
  • Jazz Dawgs @ Starry Nites Café, 8:00 pm
  • Madeline Forster @ Little Theatre Café, 8:30 pm
  • Paul Hofmann Quartet @ The Grill at Strathallan, 8:30 pm
  • Mark Cassara 4-piece @ Bistro 135, 9:00 pm
  • East End Boys @ Havana Moes, 9:30 pm

Sunday, December 21st

  • Bill Slater @ The Lodge at Woodcliff, 11:30 am
  • Jazz Night & Open Jam Session w/ Mike Allen @ Lovin Cup, 7:00 pm

Monday, December 22nd

  • The White Hots @ Little Theatre Café, 8:00 pm
  • Big Apple Mondays Swing Dance Class and Live Jazz with Quinn Lawrence Trio @ Flat Iron Café, 8:30 pm

Tuesday, December 23rd

  • Jim Nugent Trio @ Bistro 135, 7:00 pm
  • Nate Rawls @ Edgerton Community Center, 7:30 pm

Wednesday, December 24th

  • Christmas Eve with Bill Slater @ Woodcliff Hotel & Spa, 5:00 pm

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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