When will the heat come? (Live jazz in ROC, April 2-8, 2015)
Listen amongst yourselves (Live jazz in ROC, April 16-22, 2015)

We got yer Rochester jazz gigs right here (Live jazz in ROC, April 9-15, 2015)

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While it is still somewhat light, I'm beginning to hear from more local jazz musicians about gigs, so here's to hoping it will pick up as we wait for the 2015 XRIJF (which, surprisingly enough, doesn't actually suck ALL of the air out of the local jazz scene... but does have an effect). 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....

While there is not a lot of jazz to be found, there is some and, if you squint your ears, some more at this year's Lilac Festival from Friday, May 8, through Sunday, May 17.  Check out the music schedule at at their website here.

Below you will find the next seven days in live jazz in and around Rochester. Enjoy! 

Thursday, April 9, 2015

  • Matt Krol-Colin Gordon Duo @ Memorial Art Gallery, 5:00 pm
  • 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
  • Bossa Nova Jazz featuring Charles Mitchell Group @ Espada Brazillian Steak, 6:00 pm
  • Serge & Friends @ The Lower Mill, 61 N. Main St. (Honeoye Falls), 6:30 pm
  • D'Jangoners @ Little Theatre Cafe, 7:30 pm
  • Dave Rivello Ensemble @ Village Rock Cafe (E. Rochester), 9:00 pm
  • The Joe Santora Trio @ Michael's Valley Grill (call for time)

Friday, April 10, 2015

  • Matthew Sieber Ford Trio @ Tapas 177 Lounge, 4:30 pm
  • Ted Nicolosi & Shared Genes @ Vino Bistro and Lounge (Webster), 6:30 pm
  • Eastman Jazz Cafe with Joe Martin @ Max at Eastman Place, 7:00 & 10:00 pm
  • The Swooners @ Woodcliff Hotel & Lounge, 7:00 pm
  • Uptown Groove @ Lemoncello, 7:30 pm
  • Dariusz Terefenko & Alexa Tarantino: Dialogues @ Ingle Auditorium at RIT, 1 Lomb Memorial Drive (Henrietta), 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
  • The Joe Santora Trio @ Michael's Valley Grill (call for time)

Saturday, April 11, 2015

  • Student Degree Recital: Brendan Lanighan (jazz trombone) @ Kilbourn Hall, 1:30 pm
  • Ted Nicolosi & Shared Genes @ Jasmine's Asian Fusion (Webster), 6:30 pm
  • Special Blend @ Woodcliff Hotel & Spa, 7:00 pm
  • Gian Carlo Cervone Trio @ Pultneyville Grill (Pultneyville), 7:00 pm
  • Gerald Albright @ Performing Arts Center at the Rockwell Stage, Buffalo State (Buffalo), 8:00 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 12, 2015

  • Student Degree Recital: Michael Craig (jazz drums) @ ESM, Ray Wright Room, 9:00 pm

Monday, April 13, 2015

  • Saxology @ ESM, Hatch Recital Hall, 8:00 pm

Tuesday, April 14, 2015

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

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

  • Jazz Masterclasses with Jeff Beal @ ESM, Howard Hanson Hall, 1:30 & 3:30 pm
  • Casey MacFarlane Jazz Duo with Seth Sealfon @ Wegmans Amore Italian Restaurant and Wine Bar, 5:30 pm added image
  • Anthony Gianovola @ Lemoncello, 6:30 pm
  • Margaret Explosion @ Little Theatre Cafe, 7:30 pm
  • Eastman Jazz Ensemble and New Jazz Ensemble @ Kilbourn Hall, 8:00 pm (had this one wrong...)

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).  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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