Jazz on the "fringe" at the Rochester Fringe Festival, September 17-26
Live shots: Dave Rivello's An Exploration of Music & Light @ Kilbourn Hall at the Rochester Fringe

On the Fringe of summer (Live jazz in ROC, September 17-23)

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The Fringe Festival starts on Friday. In addition to the jazz at the Fringe (check out this post as I'm not adding them below), I encourage you all to check out as much as you can of this new capstone to Rochester's summer festival season. It still feels a bit like summer here...

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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 17, 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
  • The Joe Santora Trio @ Michael's Valley Grill (call for time)

Friday, September 18, 2015

  • Matthew Sieber Ford Trio @ Tapas 177 Lounge, 4:30 pm
  • David Detweiler Trio @ The Next Door Bar & Grill (Pittsford), 7:00 pm
  • Oliver Haynes & Friends @ Victoire Belgian Beer Bar & Bistro, 7:00 pm
  • Bill Tiberio Band @ Immanuel Baptist Church (Park Ave., Rochester), 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
  • 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, 8:00 pm
  • The Joe Santora Trio @ Michael's Valley Grill (call for time)

Saturday, September 19, 2015

  • Charles Lambert History of Jazz Concert @ Lincoln Branch Library, 851 Joseph Ave. (Rochester), 2:00 pm
  • Greg Wachala @ Lock 32 (Pittsford), 3:00 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 
  • Gretchen Parlato @ University of Buffalo Center for the Arts, 8:00 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 20, 2015

  • Vince Ercolamento Side Steppin' Quartet @ Nazareth College Wilmot Recital Hall (Pittsford), 3:00 pm
  • Nick Brust Quartet @ Lovin Cup Bistro & Brews, 7:00 pm
  • Non-Degree Recital: Julian Garvue and Andrew Links, jazz piano @ Eastman School of Music, Ray Wright Room, 9:00 pm

Monday, September 21, 2015

  • Flower City Jazz Society presents Al Bruno and his Bourbon Street Parade @ Glendoveers, 6:30 pm

Tuesday, September 22, 2015

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

Wednesday, September 23, 2015

  • Alan Murphy Trio @ Woodcliff Hotel & Spa, 5:30 pm
  • Mike Melito Trio @ Monroe's Restaurant (Pittsford), 6:00 pm  added image
  • Jazz and Dancing with Jon Sieger & Al Bruno @ Roback Community Center, 180 Beach Avenue (Charlotte Beach), 6:00 pm
  • The Open Circle with The Freedom Trio @ The Clover Center for Arts and Spirituality, 1101 Clover St. (Brighton), 7:00 pm
  • Margaret Explosion @ The Little Theatre Cafe, 7:30 pm

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

  • The Huntertones @ Flour City Station, Thursday, September 24th, 8:00 pm  added image
  • 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, Thursday, October 1st, 8:00 pm
  • Jazz Funk Soul (Jeff Lorber, Everett Harp & Chuck Loeb) @ Buffalo State Performing Arts Center, Friday, October 2nd, 8:00 pm 
  • Kazzrie Jaxen Quartet @ Stuart Steiner Theatre, Genesee Community College, One College Road, (Batavia), Friday, October 2nd, 7:30 pm
  • Jack DeJohnette's Made in Chicago @ Bailey Hall, Cornell University (Ithaca), Sunday, October 4th, 8:00 pm added image
  • 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
  • "Pepper Adams in Rochester, 1935-1982" (Lecture by Gary Carner) @ Rochester Institute of Technology, Wednesday, October 21st, 3:00 pm  added image

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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