Check out the Clarissa Street Reunion this Saturday ... great music for this 20th Anniversary celebration of a community!
Keeping that summertime jam going (Live jazz in ROC, August 20-27)

See and hear it live (Live jazz in ROC, August 13-19)

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I encourage you all to come out and hear the great jazz (including a generous helping of Hammond B3...) that will be at the Clarissa Street Reunion on Saturday.  I hope to be there for much of it. Look for the Jazz@Rochester banner and say hi!

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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 13, 2015

  • Jon Seiger & the All-Stars @ Market Cafe at Wegmans (Calkins Road), 5:30 pm
  • The Swooners @ Woodcliff Hotel & Spa, 5:30 pm
  • Rochester Metropolitan Jazz Orchestra @ Pittsford Farmer's Market (Pittsford), 5:30 pm
  • Uptown Groove Trio plays Tango! @ Tango Cafe Dance Studio, 9:30 pm
  • The Joe Santora Trio @ Michael's Valley Grill (call for time)

Friday, August 14, 2015

  • Matthew Sieber Ford Trio @ Tapas 177 Lounge, 4:30 pm
  • Jazz Duo with Seth Sealfon @ Amore by Wegmans (East Ave.), 5:45 pm 
  • Deborah Branch @ Amaya India Cuisine 1900 S. Clinton Ave (Rochester), 6:30 pm
  • House Concert with Joshua Paxton and Marc Stone @ Home of Dick and Sandy Beery,1400 East Ave., Sutton Park,Unit 204, 7:00 pm (Donation of $15 appreciated; seating will be limited, so RSVP at 330-465-7196 or via email
  • 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, August 15, 2015

  • Jazz at the Clarissa Street 20th Anniversary Reunion @ Clarissa & Troup Streets, Corn Hill, 12:15 to 9:30 pm (see my post from August 11th for details)
  • Jim Nugent (solo piano) @ Tavern 135 (formerly Bistro 135) (E. Rochester), 6:00 pm
  • Oliver Haynes & Friends @ Victoire Belgian Beer Bar and Bistro, 7:00 pm
  • Special Blend @ Woodcliff Hotel & Spa, 7:30 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 16, 2015

Monday, August 17, 2015

  • David Detweiler Trio @ The Next Door Bar & Grill (Pittsford), 6:00 pm 
  • Flower City Jazz Society presents Dixieland Jazz Jam Session with the John Seiger Trio @ Glendoveers, 6:30 pm (check their website in the right column for details)

Tuesday, August 18, 2015

Wednesday, August 19, 2015

  • Artistic License at the Lakeside @ Lakeside Restaurant, 13780 West Lake Rd (Hammondsport), 6:00 pm
  • Bop Shop Records & Bop Arts Inc present Mike Kaupa & Sam Snyder, @ Bop Shop Records, Wednesday, 8:30 pm

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

  • Jon Greeno “Catharsis” CD Release Party @ The Record Archive, Friday, August 21st, 6:00 pm
  • Marco Panascia with Bob Sneider & Mike Melito @ Lovin Cup, Friday, August 21st, 8:00 pm
  • Bop Shop Records and Bop Arts present the Peter & Will Anderson Trio @ Bop Shop Records, Sunday, September 6th, 8:30 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 Taste of Jazz and More dinner with Paradigm Shift @ Riverside Convention Center, Saturday, September 26, 7:00 pm
  • Bop Shop Records & Lovin Cup present The Charlie Hunter Trio @ Lovin Cup Bistro & Brews, Sunday, October 1st, 8:00 pm
  • Bop Shop Records & Lovin Cup present The TMT Trio @ Bop Shop Records, Thursday, October 8th, 8:30 pm 
  • Jazz90.1’s Evening of Wine, Jazz and Art @ Thursday, October 8th, 6:30 to 9:30 pm
  • Bop Shop Records & Lovin Cup present RDM (Rosen-Daniel-Marcus), Monday, October 19th, 8:30pm

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 ....

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