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We're here every week with the live jazz listings for in and around Rochester, New York.  If you know a jazz lover in the ROC area, let them know about us and have them join us here.  So here's the live jazz in and around ROC over the next seven days:

Thursday, September 11, 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 (Henrietta), 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
  • Ted Nicolosi & Shared Genes @ Roncone's Restaurant, 6:00 pm
  • Ryan from El Rojo Jazz @ Lemoncello, 6:00 pm
  • Ann Mitchell Jazz @ Irondequoit Farmer's Market Gazebo, 6:00 pm
  • Serge & Friends @ The Rabbit Room at The Lower Mill (Honeoye Falls), 6:30 pm
  • Jim Nugent Trio @ Pomodoro's Wine Bar & Grill (University Ave, Rochester), 7:00 pm
  • Woody Pines @ Abilene Bar & Lounge, 8:30 pm
  • Uptown Groove @ Flour City Station (East Ave.), 9:00pm

Friday, September 12, 2014

  • Mark Cassara Band @ Bistro 135, 6:00 pm
  • Casey MacFarlane @ Wegmans Amore Restaurant, 6:00 pm
  • Midnight City Duo @ Lemoncello, 7:00 pm
  • Ted Nicolosi & Shared Genes @ Pultneyville Grill (Pultneyville), 7:00 pm
  • Fred Costello & Roger Eckers Jazz Duo @ Charley Brown's, 1675 Penfield Rd (Penfield), 7:30 pm
  • Eastman Jazz Quartet (with Jeff Campbell, Harold Danko, Clay Jenkins and Rich Thompson) @ The College at Brockport (SUNY), Tower Fine Arts Center Mainstage, 7:30 pm
  • David Detweiler Trio @ The Next Door Bar & Grill (Pittsford), 8:00 pm
  • Annie Wells @ The Little Theatre, 8:30 pm
  • Meghan Morono Trio @ Victoire (East Ave.), 10:00pm
  • The Deceivers @ Wegmans Market Cafe (Chili), no time provided

Saturday, September 13, 2014

  • Paradigm Shift @ Heron Hill Winery, 1:00 pm added image
  • Andy Calabrese featuring Chet Catallo @ Bistro 135, 6:00 pm
  • The Westview Project @ Wegmans Amore Restaurant, East Ave (Rochester), 6:30 pm
  • Ted Nicolosi & Shared Genes @  MoMa Ristorante Italiano, 807 Ridge Rd. (Webster), 6:30 pm  added image
  • Student Degree Lecture Recital (Paul Merrill, jazz trumpet) @ Eastman School of Music, Ciminelli Formal Lounge, 7:00 pm
  • Ryan from El Rojo Jazz @ Lemoncello, 7:00 pm
  • Mike Pullano @ The Argyle Grill at Eagle Vale Golf Club 4344 Nine Mile Point Rd (Fairport), 7:00 pm
  • Jim Nugent Trio @ Jasmine’s Asian Fusion (Webster), 7:15 pm
  • Fred Costello & Roger Eckers Jazz Duo @ Charley Brown's, 1675 Penfield Rd (Penfield), 7:30 pm
  • Paradigm Shift @ Pomodoro's Wine Bar & Grill (University Ave., Rochester), 8:00 pm
  • Late Night Jazz Jam Session @ Michael's Valley Grill (Penfield), 11:00 pm

Sunday, September 14, 2014

  • No jazz for you?

Monday, September 15, 2014

  • Henry Kearse @ Bistro 135, 6:00 pm
  • Flower City Jazz presents Dixieland Evening with Joe Cavallaro's Dixieland Jazz Band @ Glendoveers,  2328 Old Browncroft Blvd, 6:30 pm
  • Sophie Dunér & Dominic Duval Duo @ The Bop Shop, 8:00 pm

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

  • Ted Nicolosi & Shared Genes @ Bistro 135, 6:30 pm

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

  • The Swooners @ Bistro 135, 6:00 pm
  • Fine Tastings, an evening of indulgence and live jazz with the Kyle Vock Trio (to benefit Al Sigl Community) @  Locust Hill Country Club, 6:00 to 9:00 pm
  • The Bob Sneider Trio @ Live Studio Concert Series, WGMC Jazz 90.1 FM, 7:00 pm
  • Margaret Explosion @ The Little Theatre, 7:30 pm
  • Uptown Groove @ Richmonds, 9:00 pm

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

  • 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)
  • Jazz Noir with Dmitry Matheny @ Abilene Bar & Lounge, Saturday, September 27th, 9:30 pm added image
  • 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
  • Exodus to Jazz presents Four80East @ Zeppa Bistro & Auditorium (the old German House), Saturday, October 18th, 8:00 pm (tickets)  added image
  • 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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