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Nine days of live jazz right around the corner, but 7 days in this post (Live jazz in ROC, June 18-24)


I dropped by the "Jazz Street" area on my way home from work to check out the progress on setting up for the Xerox Rochester International Jazz Festival, which starts up on Friday (can't believe it is here...). As you can see, it's starting to take shape....

While at the festival (you ARE going to the XRIJF are you not?), check out WGMC, Jazz 90.1's live coverage.

Just to be clear, the listings below DO NOT include those for the jazz festival.  You will find that elsewhere on this site and on the XRIJF website or on the XRIJF App.

Don't forget the noontime Jazz Starts Here concerts at the Central Library, which will be running all next week. I provided the details below here.

After the "fold" (if there is one) you will 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, June 18, 2015

  • Hochstein at High Falls: Mambo Kings @ Granite Mills Park, High Falls, 12:15 pm
  • ParadigmShift @ "All That Jazz" MDA fundraiser, Locust Hill CC, 5:30 pm
  • Jon Seiger & the All-Stars @ Market Cafe at Wegmans (Calkins Road), 5:30 pm
  • The Swooners @ Woodcliff Hotel & Spa, 5:30 pm
  • Summer Concert Series: Mark Mazur and The Little Big Band @ St. Anne's Community at Cherry Ridge, 900 Cherry Ridge Blvd (Webster), 6:30 pm
  • A Taste of Jazz @ The Rabbit Room (Honeoye Falls), 7:00 pm
  • Ted Nicolosi & Shared Genes @ Pultneyville Grill (Pultneyville), 7:00 pm
  • Argentine Tango Practica with the Uptown Groove Trio @ Tango Cafe Dance Studio, 35 South Washington St. (Rochester), 9:30 pm
  • The Joe Santora Trio @ Michael's Valley Grill (call for time)

Friday, June 19, 2015

  • Ann Mitchell Trio @ Wegmans Market Cafe (Chili Ave), 5:00 pm 
  • Summer Concert Series: Gap Mangione Big Band @ Carpentar Park, 22 North Main St. (Pittsford), 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 Joe Santora Trio @ Michael's Valley Grill (call for time)

Saturday, June 20, 2015

  • Bossa Nova Bradley Brothers @ Bernuzio's Uptown Music (East Ave.), 3:00 pm
  • Summer Serenade with the Greece Concert Band, Bobby and the Brass & Rochester Metropolitan Jazz Orchestra @ Greece Town Hall, 1 Vince Tofany Blvd. (Greece), 3:00 pm
  • Ted Nicolosi & Shared Genes @ Vino Bistro & Lounge (Webster), 6:30 pm
  • Ann Mitchell Trio @ Monroe's Restaurant & Bar, 7:00 pm 
  • Gap Mangione New Blues Band @ Woodcliff Hotel & Spa, 7:30 pm
  • Geneva Music Festival presents Thomas Bergeron Jazz Ensemble @ Smith Center for the Arts, 82 Seneca St. (Geneva), 7:30 pm
  • The Skiffle Minstrels CD Release Party @ Lovin Cup, 8:00 pm
  • Alex Patrick @ The Little Theatre Cafe, 8:30 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, June 21, 2015

  • Busted Valentine @ Bernuzio's Uptown Music (East Ave.), 7:30 pm

Monday, June 22, 2015

  • David Detweiler Trio @ The Next Door Bar & Grill (Pittsford), 6:00 pm
  • Deborah Branch @ Lemoncello, 6:30 pm
  • Kinloch Nelson, Dave Areneas & Pete Monacelli @ Bernuzio's Uptown Music (East Ave.), 7:00 pm

Tuesday, June 23, 2015

  • The Grove Place Jazz Project (Eastman jazz students, check website for who's playing) @ Downstairs Cabaret Theatre, 20 Windsor Street (Downtown), 7:00pm (special series during XRIJF)
  • AKOS @ Vino Bistro & Lounge (Webster), 6:30 pm

Wednesday, June 24, 2015

  • Jim Nugent Trio @ Woodcliff Hotel & Spa, 5:30 pm
  • Artistic License @ Lakeside Restaurant 13780 West Lake Road (Hammondsport)
  • The Open Circle with The Freedom Trio @ The Clover Center for Arts and Spirituality, 1101 Clover St. (Brighton), 7:00 pm

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

  • Not surprisingly, there is nothing to see here due to the XRIJF, running June 19-27th (click on the XRIJF 2015 category in the middle column for our coverage or on the XRIJF image above to go to their site)

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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