August beginnings to our local jazz (Live jazz in ROC, July 30-August 5)
Check out the Clarissa Street Reunion this Saturday ... great music for this 20th Anniversary celebration of a community!

Seven days of summer jazz (Live jazz in ROC, August 6-12)


I want to highlight that the former Bistro 135 has been reincarnated into Tavern 135 and we're starting to see some gigs. If you drop in there, let the management know about Jazz@Rochester. You know where to find me... 

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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, August 6, 2015

  • 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
  • Rochester Metropolitan Jazz Orchestra @ Irondequoit Town Gazebo, 6:30 pm
  • Sonny Brown Band @ The Rabbit Room (Honeoye Falls), 6:30 pm
  • Ted Nicolosi & Shared Genes @ The Pultneyville Grill (Pultneyville), 7:00 pm
  • The Joe Santora Trio @ Michael's Valley Grill (call for time)

Friday, August 7, 2015

  • Summer@Eastman with Middle School Instrumental Jazz @ Kilbourn Hall, 11:00 am
  • Matthew Sieber Ford Trio @ Tapas 177 Lounge, 4:30 pm
  • Ann Mitchell Jazz @ Wegmans Market Café’ (Chili), 5:30 pm
  • Deborah Branch @ Amaya India Cuisine 1900 S. Clinton Ave (Rochester), 6:30 pm
  • Rochester Metropolitan Jazz Orchestra @ Webster Town Gazebo, 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
  • SCQ (Snyder, Chwazik, Quagliata) Fusion Group with Ryan Johnson Project @ Lovin Cup, 8:30 pm
  • The Joe Santora Trio @ Michael's Valley Grill (call for time)

Saturday, August 8, 2015

  • Groove Juice Special with Jon Seiger @ Corn Hill Landing, 2:00 pm
  • Jim Nugent (solo piano) @ Tavern 135 (formerly Bistro 135) (E. Rochester), 5:30 pm
  • Oliver Haynes & Friends @ Victoire Belgian Beer Bar and Bistro, 7:00 pm
  • Special Blend @ Woodcliff Hotel & Spa, 7:30 pm
  • The Miles Davis Repertoire Ensemble (with Mike Kaupa, George Caldwell, Bobby Militello, Danny Zieman, Miles Tucker and John Bacon @ Pausa Art House,19 Wadsworth St. (Buffalo), 8:00 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 9, 2015

  • No jazz for you?

Monday, August 10, 2015

  • David Detweiler Trio @ The Next Door Bar & Grill (Pittsford), 6:00 pm
  • Ann Mitchell Jazz @ Henrietta Library Lawn Concert, 7:00 pm

Tuesday, August 11, 2015

Wednesday, August 12, 2015

  • Uptown Groove @ Woodcliff Hotel & Spa, 5:30 pm
  • 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

  • House Concert with Joshua Paxton and Marc Stone @ Home of Dick and Sandy Beery,1400 East Ave., Sutton Park,Unit 204, Friday, August 14th, 7:00 pm (Donation of $15 appreciated; seating will be limited, so RSVP at 330-465-7196 or via email
  • Pat Bianchi Trio  and more @ Clarissa Street Reunion & Jazz Festival, Saturday, August 15th, 8:00 pm
  • Gerald Albright @ Glenora Wine Cellars, Sunday, August 16th, 2:00 pm
  • Bop Shop Records & Bop Arts Inc present Mike Kaupa & Sam Snyder, @ Bop Shop Records, Wednesday, August 19th, 8:30 pm
  • Marco Panascia with Bob Sneider & Mike Melito @ Lovin Cup, Friday, August 21st, 8:00 pm
  • RIT Performing Artists Concert Series with Carl Atkins & Culture Clash "Africa in Jazz with guest artist West African Master Drummer Martin Kwaku Kwaakye Obeng @ Ingle Auditorium, Rochester Institute of Technology- Student Alumni Union, Friday, September 18th, 8:00 pm
  • Fourth Annual A Taste of Jazz and More dinner with Paradigm Shift @ Riverside Convention Center, Saturday, September 26, 7:00 pm
  • Jazz90.1’s Evening of Wine, Jazz and Art @ Thursday, October 8th, 6:30 to 9:30 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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