Must go outside ... must hear jazz (Live jazz in ROC, February 19-25, 2015)
The Rita Collective @ The Lovin Cup

Brave the cold ... hear some live jazz! (Live jazz in ROC, February 26th to March 4th, 2015)

jazz sign imageGoing to (try to) brave the cold and snow over the next week to get out and hear some music... been a hermit too long!

In some local news, the Rochester Music Hall Of Fame today announced its class of 2015 inductees, which will be celebrated at the Hall of Fame’s induction ceremony at Eastman Theatre on Sunday, April 26. This year's crop includes a couple of jazz artists—the great bassist Ron Carter and local pianist Gap Mangione.  Congratulations!

The Xerox Rochester International Jazz Festival also announced this week three more Eastman Theatre: Herb Alpert and Lani Hall and the Wheels of Soul Summer Tour with the Susan Tedeschi-Derek Trucks Band and special guests Sharon Jones & the Dap-Kings plus Doyle Bramhall II, and the Steep Canyon Rangers.

Open the link below (if not an email subscriber) to find the live jazz in and around the ROC for the next seven days....  

Thursday, February 26, 2015

  • David Detweiler Trio @ The Next Door Bar & Grill (Pittsford), 5:00 pm
  • Jon Seiger & the All-Stars @ Market Cafe at Wegmans (Calkins Road), 5:30 pm 
  • The Swooners @ Woodcliff Hotel & Spa, 5:30 pm
  • Bossa Nova Jazz featuring Charles Mitchell Group @ Espada Brazillian Steak, 6:00 pm
  • Eastman New Jazz Ensemble @ Kilbourn Hall, 8:00 pm
  • Paradigm Shift @ Flour City Station, 9:00 pm

Friday, February 27, 2015

  • Matthew Sieber Ford Trio @ Tapas 177 Lounge, 4:30 pm
  • The Charlie Mitchell Group @ Abilene Bar & Lounge, 5:30 pm
  • Bobby DiBaudo Trio @ Bistro 135, 6:00 pm
  • Last Friday Jazz Heritage Series with Carl Atkins and Culture Class @ Baobab Cultural Center 728 University Ave. (Rochester), 7:00 pm
  • Ted Nicolosi & Shared Genes @ Vino Bistro and Lounge 27 West Main St. (Webster), 7:00 pm
  • Lovin Art: The art of Rachel Coyne with the Nate Rawls Band and Orchestra @ Lovin Cup Bistro & Brews, 8:00 pm
  • Fred Costello & Roger Eckers Jazz Duo @ Charley Brown's, 1675 Penfield Rd (Penfield), 8:00 pm
  • David Detweiler Trio @ The Next Door Bar & Grill (Pittsford), 8:00 pm

Saturday, February 28, 2015

  • Ted Nicolosi & Shared Genes @ Jasmine's Asian Fusion (Webster), 6:30 pm
  • Frank's Rat Pack @ Bistro 135, 6:45 pm
  • Special Blend @ Woodcliff Hotel & Spa, 7:30 pm
  • Fred Costello & Roger Eckers Jazz Duo @ Charley Brown's, 1675 Penfield Rd (Penfield), 8:00 pm
  • Sofrito @ Havana Cabana (East End), 10:00 pm
  • Late Night Jazz Jam Session (hosted by Curtis Kendrick, Joe Santora, and Terrance Bruce) @ Michael's Valley Grill, 11:15 pm

Sunday, March 1, 2015

Monday, March 2, 2015

  • Ben Waara @ Lemoncello, 6:30 pm

Tuesday, March 3, 2015

Wednesday, March 4, 2015

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

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, so 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 by clicking on the Contact Us button above ....

This post was originally published on JazzRochester.


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