Falling Leaves.... but we have the jazz for you (live Jazz in ROC, October 23rd-29th)
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Boo Who? Halloween jazz and more (Live Jazz in ROC, October 30th-November 3rd)

image from upload.wikimedia.orgLooking forward to getting out to hear Grammy Award-winning jazz and classical trumpeter Arturo Sandoval, who will be performing in Kodak Hall at the Eastman Theater with his band Sunday as part of the Eastman School of Music’s new “Eastman Presents” series of guest artists.  Check out the interview and profile in City,

Hey, local jazz radio WGMC Jazz 90.1 still has their Fall pledge drive and they're hoping to get over the hump on their $50K goal.  Please click on the Donate Now button on the Jazz 90.1 website to give'em some scratch to keep the jazz going.

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

Thursday, October 30, 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
  • The Swooners @ Woodcliff Hotel & Spa, 5:30 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
  • John Palocy Trio @ Bistro 135, 6:00 pm
  • D'Jangoners @ The Little Theatre, 7:30 pm
  • Dave Rivello Ensemble @ Village Rock Cafe (East Rochester), 9:00 pm
  • Uptown Groove @ Sticky Lips BBQ Juke Joint (Henrietta), 9:00 pm

Friday, October 31, 2014 ... Booo!

  • Laura Dubin and Antonio Guerrero @ Wegmans Amore Restaurant (East Ave.), 6:00 pm
  • Mark Cassara Trio @ Bistro 135, 6:00 pm
  • Halloween jazz with Kaupa/Frederick Duo @ Victoire (East Ave.), 7:00 pm
  • Midnight City Duo @ Lemoncello, 7:00 pm
  • Fred Costello & Roger Eckers Jazz Duo @ Charley Brown's, 1675 Penfield Rd (Penfield), 7:30 pm
  • David Detweiler Trio @ The Next Door Bar & Grill (Pittsford), 8:00 pm
  • Annie Wells @ The Little Theatre, 8:30 pm

Saturday, November 1, 2014

  • Roses & Revolution @ Bistro 135, 6:00 pm
  • Jim Nugent Trio @ Monroe's Restaurant & Bar, 7:00 pm
  • Evan Burrus (Degree Recital, jazz saxophone) @ Hatch Recital Hall, ESM, 7:00 pm
  • Special Blend @ Woodcliff Hotel & Spa, 7:30 pm
  • Fred Costello & Roger Eckers Jazz Duo @ Charley Brown's, 1675 Penfield Rd (Penfield), 7:30 pm
  • Cousin Vinny @ Salvatore's Pizzeria and Pub (Webster), 8:00 pm
  • University of Rochester Jazz Band (Bill Tiberio, Dir.) @ Strong Auditorium, UofR, 8:00 pm
  • The Westview Project with Doug Stone @ The Little Theatre, 8:30 pm
  • Late Night Jazz Jam Session (hosted by Curtis Kendrick, Joe Santora, and Terrance Bruce) @ Michael's Valley Grill, 11:15 pm

Sunday, November 2, 2014

  • Eastman Presents: An Afternoon with Arturo Sandoval @ Kodak Hall at Eastman Threatre, 3:00 pm
  • Nazareth College Jazz Combo (Paul Smoker, Dir.) @ Wilmot Recital Hall, Nazareth College, 3:00 pm
  • Institute for Creative Music Collective Blank Tape Series performing music by IfCM's Teaching Artist ensemble & premiering Matthew Golombisky's "Gathering Tomorrow," a comment events in Ferguson, Missouri @ The Harley School, 1981 Clover Street (Rochester), 5:00 pm added image
  • Bop Arts presents Trio X @ Bop Shop Records, 8:00 pm

Monday, November 3, 2014

  • Henry Kearse @ Bistro 135, 6:30 pm

Tuesday, November 4, 2014

  • Mark Bader @ Bistro 135, 6:30 pm
  • U.S. Navy Commodores @ Hale Auditorium, Roberts Cultural Life Center, Roberts Wesleyan College, 7:30 pm

Wednesday, November 5, 2014

  • Rita Collective @ Bistro 135, 6:30 pm
  • Margaret Explosion @ The Little Theatre, 7:30 pm

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

  • Groove Juice Swing's 17th Annual Steven and Virginie Lindy Hop Workshop Weekend with Gordon Webster Big Band @ Memorial Art Gallery, Friday-Saturday, November 14-16 (see website for times)
  • Pat Metheny Unity Band @ Auditorium Theatre, Tuesday, November 18th, 7:30 pm (yeah, I know, but this was the first I heard about it!) (tickets)  added image
  • Exodus to Jazz presents Helen Sung Quintet @ Hochstein Performance Hall, Friday, November 21st, 8:00 pm
  • ESM Jazz Cafe with Vic Juris @ Max at Eastman Place Atrium (Sproull Atrium), Friday, November 21st, 7:00 & 10:00 pm
  • Record Store Day @ Bop Shop, Record Archive and other fine independent establishments, Friday, November 28th
  • Bop Arts presents The Fortuna Quartet @ The Bop Shop, Sunday, November 30th, 8:00 pm
  • 7th Annual Headz Up Hats Fall Fashion Preview "The Great Gatsby Celebration" @ Zeppa Auditorium at German House, Saturday November 29th, 6:00 to 10:00 pm (tickets)

We've compiled these listings from information obtained from our own knowledge of the jazz scene in and around Rochester, the performing artists themselves and other sources. The aim is to give you a one-stop place to find all your live jazz in Rochester. Click on the links (underlined words or phrases) where available in the post for more information on the gig.  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). Lastly, please forgive any discrepancies with reality.  Let us know about such departures from reality if you can ....

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