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Labor'in to get you the jazz listings: Live jazz in Rochester NY (August 28-September 3)

Tom Harrell

Well, there's no jazz on Labor Day (why would we ask them to work it when we're not?)... However, there are six other days.

Here's the live jazz in and around the ROC for the next seven days:

Thursday, August 28, 2014

  • The David Detweiler Trio @ The Next Door Bar & Grill (Pittsford), 5:00 pm
  • Jon Seiger and the All-Stars @ Market Cafe at Wegmans, Calkins Road in Henrietta, 5:30 pm
  • The Swooners @ Woodcliff Hotel & Spa, 5:30 pm
  • John Palocy Trio @ Bistro 135, 6:00 pm
  • Bossa Nova Jazz Thursdays with the Charles Mitchell Group @ Espada Brazilian Steak, Village Gate, Rochester, 6:00 pm
  • Ryan from El Rojo Jazz @ Lemoncello, 6:00 pm
  • Jim Nugent Trio @ The Summit at Brighton Lawn Concert, 6:30 pm
  • A Taste of Jazz @ The Rabbit Room (Honeoye Falls), 6:30 pm

Friday, August 29, 2014

  • Bobby DiBaudo Trio @ Bistro 135, 6:00 pm
  • Laura Dubin @ Wegmans Amore Restaurant (East Ave. Store, Rochester), 6:00 pm
  • Ted Nicolosi & Shared Genes @ Pultneyville Grill (Pultneyville), 6:30 pm
  • The David Detweiler Trio @ The Next Door Bar & Grill (Pittsford), 8:00 pm
  • Karen Savoca & Pete Heitzman @ Downstairs Cabaret at Winton Place, 3450 Winton Place (North Winton Village), 8:00 pm

Saturday, August 30, 2014

  • Andy Calabrese Trio @ Bistro 135, 6:00 pm
  • Karen Savoca & Pete Heitzman @ Downstairs Cabaret at Winton Place, 3450 Winton Place (North Winton Village), 8:00 pm
  • Special Blend @ Woodcliff Hotel & Spa, 7:30 pm
  • Paradigm Shift @ Pomodoro's Wine Bar & Grill (University Ave., Rochester), 8:00 pm

Sunday, August 31, 2014

  • Starlight Orchestra @ Sodus Bay Lighthouse, 7606 N. Ontario (Sodus Point), 2:00 pm
  • Brockport Big Band @ Summer Serenade Series at Canal at Main Street (Brockport), 7:00 pm
  • Billy Cobham Spectrum 40 with Special Guests @ Tralf Music Hall (Buffalo), 8:00 pm
  • Al Chez and The Brothers of Funk Band @ Sticky Lips BBQ Juke Joint (Henrietta), 11:00 pm

Monday, September 1, 2014

  • Labor Day ... nothing ... doing... unless you know of something?

Tuesday, September 2, 2014

  • Mark Bader @ Bistro 135, 6:30 pm
  • Deborah Branch @ Lemoncello, 6:30 pm

Wednesday, September 3, 2014

  • The Swooners @ Bistro 135, 6:00 pm
  • Presentation Hall Jazz Band @ Turning Stone Resort and Casino, 8:00 pm

Heads Up ... Look for these Jazz Gigs and Special Jazz Events in the Future

  • Eastman Jazz Faculty Showcase with Jeff Campbell, Clay Jenkins, Mark Kellogg, Charles Pillow, Rich Thompson, Harold Danko, Bill Dobbins, Dariusz Terefenko, Christopher Azzara, and Tony Caramia @ Kilbourn Hall, Friday, Sept. 5th, at 8:00 pm
  • Bop Arts presents Ernesto Cervini & Myriad3 @ The Bop Shop, Tuesday, September 9th, 8:00 pm
  • Eastman Jazz Quartet (with Jeff Campbell, Harold Danko, Clay Jenkins and Rich Thompson) @ The College at Brockport (SUNY), Tower Fine Arts Center Mainstage, Friday, September 12th, 7:30 pm
  • Sophie Dunér & Dominic Duval Duo @ The Bop Shop, Monday, September 15th, 8:00 pm
  • Fine Tastings, an evening of indulgence and live jazz (to benefit Al Sigl Community) @  Locust Hill Country Club, Wednesday, September 17th, 6:00 to 9:00 pm
  • Onondaga Community College Arts Across Campus Legends of Jazz Series presents Chick Corea & The Vigil @ OCC Storer Auditorium (Syracuse area), Friday, September 19th, 4:30 & 7:00 pm (tickets)
  • Eastman Jazz Café with Gary Smuylan, Sproull Atrium, Eastman School of Music, Friday, September 19th, 7:00 & 10:00 pm
  • Bop Arts presents Matthew Shipp-Michael Bisio Duo @ The Bop Shop, Friday, September 19th, 9:00 pm
  • Paul Smoker & Ken Filiano @ Wilmot Concert Center, Nazareth College, Sunday, September 21st, 3:00 pm
  • Eastman Jazz Showcase @ Kilbourn Hall, Tuesday, September 23rd, 8:00 pm
  • Bop Arts presents Charlie Hunter & Scott Amendola Duo @ Lovin Cup Brews & Bistro, Wednesday, September 24th, 8:00 pm
  • WGMC Jazz 90.1 Evening of Wine, Jazz & Art @ Artisan Works (Rochester), Thursday, September 25th, 6:30-9:30 pm (tickets go on sale August 1)
  • Bop Arts presents Charlie Parr @ The Bop Shop, Thursday, October 2d, 8:30 pm
  • Bop Arts presents Expansions: The Dave Liebman Group @ Lovin Cup Brews & Bistro, Saturday, October 11th, 8:00 pm
  • Bop Arts presents Ravi Padmanabha's "My Nada Brahma" @ Lovin Cup Brews & Bistro, Sunday, October 26th, 7:00 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. Only start times are listed, visit or call the venue for more details (the websites for many of the venues are in the right panel). Please forgive 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 (click on the "Contact Us" button above). If you go out to hear a performance listed here, feel free to drop a comment to this post to let us know how it went. I want to hear from you!  Please share to your favorite network by using the buttons at the bottom of this post. 

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