What jazz this way comes? (Live jazz in ROC, August 27th to September 2nd)
This week's smattering (Live jazz in ROC, September 10-16)

Listen to jazz amongst yourselves this week (Live jazz in ROC, September 3-9)

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Greetings from out of town! I can't hear any jazz in town over the next seven days, but you can!  Really going to miss the Anderson Brothers show at the Bop Shop on Sunday. Update on Thursday: Air must be thin here in the CO mountains as you can see from some mistakes below.

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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, September 3, 2015

  • Jon Seiger & the All-Stars @ Market Cafe at Wegmans (Calkins Road), 5:30 pm
  • The Swooners @ Woodcliff Hotel & Spa, 5:30 pm
  • Bossa Nova Jazz Thursdays with The Charles Mitchell Group @ Espada Brazilian Steak (Village Gate), 6:00 pm
  • Sonny Brown Band @ The Rabbit Room (Honeoye Falls), 6:30 pm
  • Four80East with Jeff Kashiwa @ Le Moyne Plaza (Syracuse), 7:00 pm
  • The Joe Santora Trio @ Michael's Valley Grill (call for time)

Friday, September 4, 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
  • Jimmie Highsmith Jr (Andreas Eastman Demo event) @ Bernunzio's Uptown Music, 7:00 pm
  • Ted Nicolosi & Shared Genes @ Pultneyville Grill (Pultneyville), 7:00 pm
  • Oliver Haynes & Friends @ Victoire Belgian Beer Bar & Bistro, 7:00 pm
  • Gap Mangione New Blues Band @ Woodcliff Hotel & Spa, 7:30 pm
  • Fred Costello & Roger Eckers Jazz Duo @ Charley Brown's, 1675 Penfield Rd. (Penfield), 7:30 pm
  • Jazz Faculty Showcase with Charles Pillow, Clay Jenkins, Mark Kellogg, Bob Sneider, Harold Danko, Bill Dobbins, Dariusz Terefenko, Jeff Campbell & Rich Thompson @ Kilbourn Hall, 8:00 pm
  • The Swooners & Oliver Haynes @ Dinosaur BBQ, 10:00 pm
  • The Joe Santora Trio @ Michael's Valley Grill (call for time)

Saturday, September 5, 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
  • Ted Nicolosi & Shared Genes @ Vino Bistro and Lounge (Webster), 7:00 pm
  • Special Blend @ Woodcliff Hotel & Spa, 7:30 pm
  • Fred Costello & Roger Eckers Jazz Duo @ Charley Brown's, 1675 Penfield Rd. (Penfield), 7:30 pm  added image
  • Laura Dubin @ The Little Theatre Cafe, 8:30 pm
  • Co-Existence (opening for the Mighty High & Dry, and Bridge) @ Lovin Cup, 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, September 6, 2015

Monday, September 7, 2015

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

Tuesday, September 8, 2015

  • The Grove Place Jazz Project (Eastman jazz students, check website for who's playing) @ Downstairs Cabaret Theatre, 20 Windsor Street (Downtown), 7:00pm
  • Trio East (Clay Jenkins, Jeff Campbell & Rich Thompson) @ The Little Theatre Cafe, 7:30 pm added image

Wednesday, September 9, 2015

  • Jim Nugent Trio @ Woodcliff Hotel & Spa, 5:30 pm
  • Uptown Groove Jazz Duo @ Hatties at the Strathallan Hotel, 6:00 pm
  • El Rojo Jazz @ Ox & Stone (Alexander St.), 6:30 pm
  • Margaret Explosion @ The Little Theatre Cafe, 7:30 pm
  • Tony Caramia featuring “Preludes and Improvisations” including music by  Dobbins, Gershwin, Mehegan, and Bach @ Kilbourn Hall, 8:00 pm

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

  • 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
  • Kazzrie Jaxen Quartet @ Stuart Steiner Theatre, Genesee Community College, One College Road, (Batavia), 7:30 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 (tickets now on sale here)
  • 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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