Has it been a year already? ... XRIJF for live jazz in June, this post for live jazz in ROC for the next 7 days
We got yer Rochester jazz gigs right here (Live jazz in ROC, April 9-15, 2015)

When will the heat come? (Live jazz in ROC, April 2-8, 2015)

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Despite the (finally) rising temperatures, it seems to be getting a bit cold out there for live jazz in town. What with the apparent closing of Bistro 135 and just an all round paucity of live gigs in town. Here's to hoping that it is just the calm before the storm of Spring & Summer.  If you know of something out there that I'm missing in these posts, click on the Contact Us button above and let us know....  

So, here's the next seven days in live jazz in and around Rochester.  

Thursday, April 2, 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
  • Mark Kraszewski Quartet @ The Daily Refresher (Alexander St., Rochester), 6:00 pm
  • Laura Dubin and Antonio Guerrero @ Fiamma, 1308 Buffalo Rd. (Gates), 6:00 pm 
  • Bossa Nova Jazz featuring Charles Mitchell Group @ Espada Brazillian Steak, 6:00 pm
  • Miche Fambro @ The Rabbit Room (Honeoye Falls), 6:30 pm
  • D'Jangoners @ Little Theatre Cafe, 7:30 pm
  • Eastman Chamber Jazz @ Kilbourn Hall, 8:00 pm
  • Bop Shop Records and Bop Arts presents Secret Keepers with Mary Halvorsen & Stephan Crump @ The Bop Shop, 8:30 pm
  • The Joe Santora Trio @ Michael's Valley Grill (call for time)

Friday, April 3, 2015

  • Matthew Sieber Ford Trio @ Tapas 177 Lounge, 4:30 pm
  • Ann Mitchell Jazz with Michael VanAllen and Bob DeRosa @ Wegmans Market Cafe' - Chili Paul Plaza, 5:00 pm 
  • The Charlie Mitchell Group @ Abilene Bar & Lounge, 5:30 pm
  • Gap Mangione Quintet (Geneva Night Out event honoring Scott LaFaro) @ Smith Opera House (Geneva), 6:00 pm added image
  • Ted Nicolosi & Shared Genes @ Pultneyville Grill (Pultneyville), 6:30 pm
  • The Swooners @ Woodcliff Hotel & Lounge, 7:00 pm
  • Little Vikings @ Boulder Coffee Co. 100 Alexander St. (Rochester), 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
  • Bop Shop Records & Bop Arts presents Omar Tamez & Angie Sanchez “Jazz meets Mexico and Latin america, an improvised approach to Mexican and Latin american folk music” @ Bop Shop Records, 8:30 pm
  • The Joe Santora Trio @ Michael's Valley Grill (call for time)

Saturday, April 4, 2015

  • Bop Shop Records, Bop Arts and the Institute for Creative Music present "Jazz is Ugly...Jazz is Beautiful," a symposium on the music of jazz, what drives us to create, play, present and listen to jazz in the 21st century and including workshops, lectures and live music @ Bop Shop Records, 2:00 pm to 10:00 pm (See my previous post for more)
  • Laura Dubin and Antonio Guerrero @ Wegmans Amore Italian Restaurant and Wine Bar (East Ave., Rochester), 6:00 pm
  • Ted Nicolosi & Shared Genes @ Hedges Restaurant (Webster), 6:30 pm
  • Hannah Klau @ Prime Steakhouse (Webster), 6:45 pm
  • Special Blend @ Woodcliff Hotel & Spa, 7:00 pm
  • Fred Costello & Roger Eckers Jazz Duo @ Charley Brown's, 1675 Penfield Rd (Penfield), 8:00 pm
  • Sofrito @ Havana Cabana, 289 Alexander St (Rochester), 10:00 pm
  • Late Night Jazz Jam Session (hosted by Curtis Kendrick, Joe Santora, and Terrance Bruce) @ Michael's Valley Grill, 11:15 pm
  • The Joe Santora Trio @ Michael's Valley Grill (call for time, earlier than above)

Sunday, April 5, 2015

  • No jazz for you?

Monday, April 6, 2015

  • No jazz for you?

Tuesday, April 7, 2015

  • The Grove Place Jazz Project (check site for Eastman students playing) @ Downstairs Cabaret Theatre, 20 Windsor Street (Downtown), 7:00pm

Wednesday, April 8, 2015

  • Anthony Gianovola @ Lemoncello, 6:30 pm
  • Margaret Explosion @ Little Theatre Cafe, 7:30 pm
  • Honeoye Central School District presents Benny Golson @ Honeoye Central School Auditorium, 8528 Main St. (Honeoye), 7:00 pm
  • Eastman Jazz Ensemble and New Jazz Ensemble @ Kilbourn Hall, 8:00 pm

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

  • Eastman Jazz Cafe with Joe Martin @ Max at Eastman Place, Friday, April 10th, 7:00 & 10:00 pm
  • Gerald Albright @ Performing Arts Center at the Rockwell Stage, Buffalo State, Saturday, April 11th, 8:00 pm
  • Organissimo @ Flour City Station, Wednesday, May 27th, 8:00 pm

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).  Check back as I will add any gigs I hear about. Look for the added image next to the listing. 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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