Closing out July with jazz gigs in Rochester ... (Live jazz in ROC, July 23-29)
Seven days of summer jazz (Live jazz in ROC, August 6-12)

August beginnings to our local jazz (Live jazz in ROC, July 30-August 5)


Get it? Well, anyway, there is some live jazz out there in the heat we're experiencing, including at the Park Ave Arts Festival down the street from where I live. Putting up the Don't Park Here/Park Here signs for my street tomorrow evening, in fact. 

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After the "fold" (click the link if there is one for you) you will find the next seven days of live jazz in and around Rochester. Let me know if I missed anything.  Check back later in the week for stragglers.

Thursday, July 30, 2015

  • Hochstein at High Falls: The Laura Dubin Trio @ Granite Mills Park 82 Browns Race (Rochester), 12:10 pm
  • Mel Henderson & Gerry Youngman @ Three Brothers Winery, Eastview Mall (Victor), 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
  • Laura Dubin and Antonio Guerrero @ Fiamma Pizza e Vino (Gates), 6:00 pm
  • Ryan Carey @ Lemoncello, 6:30 pm
  • Ted Nicolosi & Shared Genes @ The Pultneyville Grill (Pultneyville), 7:00 pm
  • Institute for Creative Music presents Dancing About Architecture: A Musical Take on Visual Art @ St. Joseph’s Park, corner of Pleasant St and North Clinton Ave (Rochester), 8:00 pm
  • Victor Wooten with Aqueous and others @ Party In the Park, Martin Luther King Park (Rochester)
  • Uptown Groove Trio @ Tango Cafe Dance Studio, 9:30 pm
  • The Joe Santora Trio @ Michael's Valley Grill (call for time)

Friday, July 31, 2015

  • Summer@Eastman presents Basic Jazz Improvisation "Maiden Voyage" @ Ray Wright Room, ESM, 3:30 pm
  • Matthew Sieber Ford Trio @ Tapas 177 Lounge, 4:30 pm
  • Ted Nicolosi & Shared Genes @ Hooligan's Eastside Grill, 809 Ridge Rd. (Webster), 5:30 pm
  • Deborah Branch @ Amaya India Cuisine 1900 S. Clinton Ave (Rochester), 6:30 pm
  • The Gateswingers @ Lakeside Beikirch Care Center, 6:30 pm
  • Gian Carlo Cervone Trio @ The Pultneyville Grill (Pultneyville), 7:00 pm
  • David Detweiler Trio @ The Next Door Bar & Grill (Pittsford), 7:00 pm
  • Mike Allen/AKOS @ Vino Bistro & Lounge (Webster), 7:00 pm
  • Mike Cosco Duo @ Lemoncello, 7:30 pm
  • Soul Express @ Woodcliff Hotel & Spa, 7:30 pm
  • Jimmie Highsmith Jr. @ Celebrating Women of Color, OSAD/BSLF/EOP Reunion, SUNY College at Brockport, Fireside Lounge, 9:00 pm
  • The Joe Santora Trio @ Michael's Valley Grill (call for time)

Saturday, August 1, 2015

  • Jim Nugent (solo piano) @ Tavern 135 (formerly Bistro 135) (E. Rochester), 6:00 pm
  • Paradigm Shift @ A.B.O.V.E. Afrikan-American Festival, Highland Bowl, 5:00 pm
  • Ted Nicolosi & Shared Genes @ Vino Bistro and Lounge (Webster), 6:30 pm
  • Special Blend @ Woodcliff Hotel & Spa, 7:30 pm
  • JoSara @ Lemoncello, 7:30 pm
  • Just Jazz Trio @ Little Theatre Cafe, 8:30 pm
  • Sofrito @ Havana Cabana (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, August 2, 2015

  • Greece Jazz Band @ Park Avenue Arts Festival, Oxford Stage, 11:30 am
  • Paradigm Shift @ Park Avenue Arts Festival, Somerton Stage, 12:15 pm
  • Upward Groove@ Park Avenue Arts Festival, Somerton Stage, 4:15 pm
  • Gateswingers @ Gates Community Center Summer Series, 1605 Buffalo Road (Gates), 6:30 pm
  • The Rita Collective Matt Bevin-Perkins Farewell Show @ Lovin Cup, 7:00 pm

Monday, August 3, 2015

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

Tuesday, August 4, 2015

  • Lunchtime Concert: Fred Vine and Lynn Pigage @ Dorris Carlson Reading Garden, Monroe Cty Central Library, 12:15 pm
  • Mike Allen/AKOS @ Vino Bistro & Lounge (Webster), 6:30 pm
  • The Grove Place Jazz Project (Eastman jazz students, check website for who's playing) @ Downstairs Cabaret Theatre, 20 Windsor Street (Downtown), 7:00pm
  • Summer@Eastman presents Trombone Institute Jazz Night @ Hatch Recital Hall, 7:30 pm

Wednesday, August 5, 2015

  • Artistic License at the Lakeside @ Lakeside Restaurant, 13780 West Lake Rd (Hammondsport), 6:00 pm

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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