Keeping that summertime jam going (Live jazz in ROC, August 20-27)
Listen to jazz amongst yourselves this week (Live jazz in ROC, September 3-9)

What jazz this way comes? (Live jazz in ROC, August 27th to September 2nd)

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Pretty light on the live jazz front this week ... some new arrivals on the future events portion. 

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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 27, 2015

  • Jon Seiger & the All-Stars @ Market Cafe at Wegmans (Calkins Road), 5:30 pm
  • The Swooners @ Woodcliff Hotel & Spa, 5:30 pm
  • The Joe Santora Trio @ Michael's Valley Grill (call for time)

Friday, August 28, 2015

  • Matthew Sieber Ford Trio @ Tapas 177 Lounge, 4:30 pm
  • Greg Wachala @ Towpath Cafe (Fairport), 5:30 pm
  • Deborah Branch @ Amaya India Cuisine 1900 S. Clinton Ave (Rochester), 6:30 pm
  • David Detweiler Trio @ The Next Door Bar & Grill (Pittsford), 7:00 pm
  • Jim Nugent Trio @ Pomodoro Wine Bar & Grill (University Ave.), 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 29, 2015

  • Greg Wachala @ Lock 32 Brewing (Pittsford), 3:00 pm
  • Jim Nugent (solo piano) @ Tavern 135 (formerly Bistro 135) (E. Rochester), 6:00 pm
  • Ann Mitchell Jazz Trio @ Pomodoro Grill and Wine Bar (Monroe Ave., Pittsford), 6:30 pm
  • Greg Wachala & Mel Henderson @ Lock 32 Brewing (Pittsford), 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 30, 2015

  • Artisan Jazz Trio @ Towpath Cafe, 4:00 pm
  • Rick Holland Little Big Band @ Lovin Cup, 7:00 pm

Monday, August 31, 2015

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

Tuesday, September 1, 2015

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

Wednesday, September 2, 2015

  • Alan Murphy Trio @ Woodcliff Hotel & Spa, 5:30 pm
  • Artistic License at the Lakeside @ Lakeside Restaurant, 13780 West Lake Rd (Hammondsport), 6:00 pm
  • El Rojo Jazz @ Ox & Stone (Alexander St.), 6:30 pm
  • Rochester Metropolitan Jazz Orchestra @ Roger Rohbach Community Center, 7:00 pm

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

  • Four80East with Jeff Kashiwa @ Le Moyne Plaza (Syracuse), Thursday, September 3rd, 7:00 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
  • Gretchen Parlato @ University of Buffalo Center for the Arts, Saturday, September 19th, 8:00 pm
  • Fourth Annual Taste of Jazz and More dinner with Paradigm Shift @ Riverside Convention Center, Saturday, September 26, 7:00 pm
  • Rochester Fringe Festival presents “Jazz On Tap” @ RAPA @ School of the Arts (45 Prince St., Rochester), Saturday, September 26th, noon
  • Bop Shop Records & Lovin Cup present The Charlie Hunter Trio @ Lovin Cup Bistro & Brews, Thursday, 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 ....

This post was originally published on JazzRochester.


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