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A month of live jazz in Rochester until XRIJF... here's the next week (Live jazz in ROC, May 21-27)

piano keys imageI can't believe that the 2015 XRIJF is only one month way, but isn't that they way it always happens. The nine days of non-stop music just sneaks up on you! I've started my coverage, which you can see in the posts below.

But for now, see below to find the next seven days of live jazz in and around Rochester. Let me know if something is missing and I'll add it in.

Thursday, May 21, 2015

  • 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
  • Ted Nicolosi & Shared Genes @ Barbato's Italian/American Restaurant, 807 Ridge Rd (Webster), 6:30 pm
  • D'Jangoners @ Little Theatre Cafe, 7:30 pm
  • The Joe Santora Trio @ Michael's Valley Grill (call for time)

Friday, May 22, 2015

  • Matthew Sieber Ford Trio @ Tapas 177 Lounge, 4:30 pm
  • Ted Nicolosi & Shared Genes @ Vino Bistro and Lounge (Webster), 6:30 pm
  • David Detweiler Trio @ The Next Door Bar & Grill (Pittsford), 7:00 pm
  • Gap Mangione New Blues Band @ Woodcliff Hotel & Spa, 7:30 pm
  • The Rita Collective @ Bernunzio's Uptown Music (East Ave), 8:00 pm added image
  • Jim Nugent Trio @ Little Theatre Cafe, 8:30 pm
  • Hard Logic @ Lovin Cup, 9:00 pm
  • The Joe Santora Trio @ Michael's Valley Grill (call for time)

Saturday, May 23, 2015

  • Hannah Klau @ Prime Steakhouse (Webster), 6:45 pm
  • Doug Stone/Bob Sneider Duo @ Victoire (East Ave.), 7:00 pm
  • Soul Express @ Woodcliff Hotel & Spa, 7:30 pm
  • Chester Gromley @ Boulder Coffee (Alexander St.), 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, May 24, 2015

  • No jazz for you?

Monday, May 25, 2015

  • David Detweiler Trio @ The Next Door Bar & Grill (Pittsford), 6:00 pm

Tuesday, May 26, 2015

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

Wednesday, May 27, 2015

  • Jim Nugent Trio @ Woodcliff Hotel & Spa, 5:30 pm
  • Margaret Explosion @ Little Theatre Cafe, 7:30 pm
  • Organissimo @ Flour City Station, 8:00 pm

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

  • Bop Shop Records and Bop Arts, Inc present the William Parker, Daniel Carter, Federico Ughi and Watson Jennison Quartet @ Bop Shop Records, Sunday, May 31st, 8:30 pm
  • June Jazz Duets with Bob Sneider & Jeff Campbell @ Central Library of Rochester & Monroe County, Dorris Carlson Reading Garden (Gleason Auditorium rain location), Tuesday, June 2nd, 12 noon
  • Jimmie Highsmith Jr. and Bob Sneider play at Jazz It Up!, a benefit concert and reception for Rochester Education Foundation and its Spring for Music Opportunities program @ Bernunzio Uptown Music (Downtown), Friday, June 5th, 7:00 pm (tickets)
  • Fairport Canal Days (90% jazz this year!), Friday-Sunday, June 5-7 (more later on the full lineup)
  • Groove Juice Swing presents Stompology X: Authentic Solo Jazz Workshop Weekend @ Memorial Art Gallery, June 5-7
  • Jazz 90.1 Jazz Cruise with the Smugtown Stompers @ The Colonial Belle, Monday, June 8th (tickets)
  • June Jazz Duets with Kristen Shiner McGuire & Vince Ercolamento @ Central Library of Rochester & Monroe County, Dorris Carlson Reading Garden (Gleason Auditorium rain location), Tuesday, June 9th, 12 noon
  • June Jazz Duets with Doug Stone & Paul Hofmann @ Central Library of Rochester & Monroe County, Dorris Carlson Reading Garden (Gleason Auditorium rain location), Tuesday, June 16th, 12 noon 
  • XRIJF, June 19-27th (click on the logo in the panel to the right and you'll be magically transported to their site, where you can peruse the listings....)

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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