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Fall into jazz next week (Live jazz in ROC, September 24-30)

Now that Autumn is officially here, there is some "cooler" jazz to be had around town and, perhaps, being inside will be a plus?  Make sure you check out my earlier post on the jazz at the Fringe, which will end on Saturday (I'm not adding them 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 24, 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 Huntertones @ Flour City Station, 8:00 pm
  • The Joe Santora Trio @ Michael's Valley Grill (call for time)

Friday, September 25, 2015

  • Matthew Sieber Ford Trio @ Tapas 177 Lounge, 4:30 pm
  • Jim Nugent @ Tavern 135 (East Rochester), 6:00 pm
  • David Detweiler Trio @ The Next Door Bar & Grill (Pittsford), 7:00 pm
  • Oliver Haynes & Friends @ Victoire Belgian Beer Bar and Bistro, 7:00 pm
  • Seth Sealfon Jazz Duo @ Pomodoro's (University Ave.), 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
  • Groove Juice Swing presents Club Hot-Cha with Mike Davis and his Chicago Loopers @ Buta Pub (German House), 8:00 pm added image
  • Salsa Night with Essence of Rhythm @ Lovin Cup Bistro & Brews, 8:00 pm
  • The Joe Santora Trio @ Michael's Valley Grill (call for time)

Saturday, September 26, 2015

  • Greg Wachala @ Lock 32 (Pittsford), 3:00 pm
  • Fourth Annual Taste of Jazz and More dinner with Paradigm Shift @ Riverside Convention Center, 7:00 pm
  • East Side Brass Band @ Bernunzio's Uptown Music (East Ave.), 7:00 pm (may be part of the Fringe?)
  • Doug Stone/Jeff Campbell Duo @ Victoire Belgian Beer Bar and Bistro, 7:00 pm
  • Jon Greeno/Greg Wachala Duo @ Lemoncello, 7:00 pm
  • Jim Nugent Trio @ Monroe's Restaurant (Pittsford), 7:00 pm
  • Alan Murphy Trio @ Woodcliff Hotel & Spa, 7:30 pm
  • Fred Costello & Roger Eckers Jazz Duo @ Charley Brown's, 1675 Penfield Rd. (Penfield), 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, September 27, 2015

  • No jazz for you?

Monday, September 28, 2015

  • No jazz for you?

Tuesday, September 29, 2015

  • The Grove Place Jazz Project (Eastman jazz students, check website for who's playing) @ Downstairs Cabaret Theatre, 20 Windsor Street (Downtown), 7:00pm
  • Jazz and Contemporary Media Showcase Concert @ Kilbourn Hall, 8:00 pm

Wednesday, September 30, 2015

  • Uptown Groove @ Woodcliff Hotel & Spa, 5:30 pm
  • Jazz and Dancing with various bands @ Roback Community Center, 180 Beach Avenue (Charlotte Beach), 6:00 pm
  • El Rojo Jazz @ Ox & Stone (Alexander St.), 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

  • 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
  • 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

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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