A week of jazz, every week (Live jazz in ROC, October 1-7 )
Cool enough for you? Here's some cool jazz for the next seven days (Live jazz in ROC, October 15-21)

Jazz music, seven days a week (Live jazz in ROC, October 8-14)

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OK, only six this week.  Check out the new stuff coming up between now and early December, too (and let me know if you know of something I've missed). 

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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 or if any regular gigs below are no longer happening.  Check back later in the week for stragglers.

Thursday, October 8, 2015

  • Jon Seiger & the All-Stars @ Market Cafe at Wegmans (Calkins Road), 5:30 pm
  • Bossa Nova Jazz Thursdays with The Charles Mitchell Group @ Espada Brazilian Steak (Village Gate), 6:00 pm
  • Jazz90.1’s Evening of Wine, Jazz and Art @ Artisan Works, 6:30 to 9:30 pm (a limited number of tickets will be available at the door, otherwise sold out)
  • The Djangoners @ The Little Theatre Cafe, 7:30 pm
  • Bop Shop Records & Bop Arts present The TMT Trio @ Bop Shop Records, 8:30 pm 
  • Dave Rivello Ensemble @ Village Rock Cafe (E. Rochester), 9:00 pm
  • The Joe Santora Trio @ Michael's Valley Grill (call for time)

Friday, October 9, 2015

  • Matthew Sieber Ford Trio @ Tapas 177 Lounge, 4:30 pm
  • Jim Nugent and Kyle Vock @ Pomodoro's, Monroe Ave. (Pittsford), 6:00 pm
  • Solo Genes @ Vino Bistro & Lounge (Webster), 6:30 pm
  • David Detweiler Trio @ The Next Door Bar & Grill (Pittsford), 7:00 pm
  • The Swooners @ Woodcliff Hotel & Spa, 7:30 pm
  • Fred Costello & Roger Eckers Jazz Duo @ Charley Brown's, 1675 Penfield Rd. (Penfield), 7:30 pm 
  • Fresh from XRIJF Ikebe Shakedown with Angela Sheik @ Lovin Cup Bistro & Brews, 9:00 pm
  • The Joe Santora Trio @ Michael's Valley Grill (call for time)

Saturday, October 10, 2015

  • Greg Wachala @ Lock 32 (Pittsford), 3:00 pm
  • Jazz Happy Hour with Fatima & Jimmy Highsmith Jr. @ Record Archive's 40th Anniversary, Record Archive, 5:00 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 
  • Craig Snyder Trio @ Sticky Lips BBQ Juke Joint, 830 Jefferson Rd (Henrietta), 10:00 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, October 11, 2015

Monday, October 12, 2015

  • No jazz for you?

Tuesday, October 13, 2015

  • Uptown Groove @ Woodcliff Hotel & Spa, 5:30 pm
  • The Grove Place Jazz Project (Eastman jazz students, check website for who's playing) @ Downstairs Cabaret Theatre, 20 Windsor Street (Downtown), 7:00pm
  • Faculty Artist Series: Clay Jenkins @ ESM, Kilbourn Hall, 8:00 pm

Wednesday, October 14, 2015

  • The Swooners @ Woodcliff Hotel & Spa, 5:30 pm
  • Jazz and Dancing with various bands @ Roback Community Center, 180 Beach Avenue (Charlotte Beach), 6:00 pm
  • Anthony Giannovola @ Lemoncello (E. Rochester), 6:30 pm
  • Margaret Explosion @ The Little Theatre Cafe, 7:30 pm

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

  • Nancy Kelly (with Dino Losito, Bob Sneider & Mike Melito) @ Jazz at Immanuel, at the Immanuel Baptist Church, Park Ave., Friday, October 16th, 7:00 pm 
  • Bop Shop Records & Bop Arts present RDM (Rosen-Daniel-Marcus), @ Bop Shop Records, Monday, October 19th, 8:30pm
  • John Hollenbeck Large Ensemble @ ESM, Kilbourn Hall, Tuesday, October 20th, 8:00 pm
  • "Pepper Adams in Rochester, 1935-1982" (Lecture by Gary Carner) @ Rochester Institute of Technology, Wednesday, October 21st, 3:00 pm
  • Bop Arts and Bop Shop Records present a book signing and talk by Gary Carner, author of “Pepper Adams’ Joy Road” @ Bop Shop Records, Wednesday, October 21st, 8:30 pm added image
  • Bop Shop Records & Bop Arts present Frode Gjerstad Trio + Steve Swell @ Bop Shop Records, Tuesday, December 1st, 8:30 pm
  • Eastman Presents the Lincoln Center Jazz Orchestra @ Kodak Hall at Eastman Theatre, Tuesday, December 8th, 7:30 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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