Jazz music, seven days a week (Live jazz in ROC, October 8-14)
Live Shots: RDM (Rosen-Daniel-Marcus) @ Bop Shop Records

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

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There are some interesting options this coming week. Also, coming off their boffo fundraiser with art and jazz, WGMC Jazz 90.1 is starting their fall pledge drive.  If you're ready to make a pledge, please call 585-966-5299 or donate online at www.jazz901.org.

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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 15, 2015

  • Eastman Community Music School Guest Artist Masterclass with Tony Miceli (jazz mallets) @ ESM, Messinger Hall, 4:00 pm
  • The Swooners @ Woodcliff Hotel & Spa, 5:30 pm
  • Jon Seiger & the All-Stars @ Market Cafe at Wegmans (Calkins Road), 5:30 pm
  • Jim Nugent @ Tavern 135 (E. Rochester), 6:00 pm
  • Bossa Nova Jazz Thursdays with The Charles Mitchell Group @ Espada Brazilian Steak (Village Gate), 6:00 pm
  • Seth Sealfon Duo @ Daily Refresher, 6:00 pm
  • The Djangoners @ The Little Theatre Cafe, 7:30 pm
  • Eastman Jazz Ensemble and New Jazz Ensemble @ ESM, Kilbourn Hall, 8:00 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 16, 2015

  • Matthew Sieber Ford Trio @ Tapas 177 Lounge, 4:30 pm
  • Hanna Klau @ Pomodoro's, Monroe Ave. (Pittsford), 6:30 pm
  • David Detweiler Trio @ The Next Door Bar & Grill (Pittsford), 7:00 pm
  • Spotlight on Faculty: Body and Soul @ Hochstein School of Music & Dance, 7:00 pm
  • Jazz Café with Scott Wendholt @ ESM, Miller Center Sproull (Max's) Atrium, 7:00 & 10:00 pm
  • Nancy Kelly (with Dino Losito, Bob Sneider & Mike Melito) @ Jazz at Immanuel, at the Immanuel Baptist Church, Park Ave., 7:00 pm 
  • Seth Sealfon Duo @ Lemoncello, 6:00 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 
  • The Joe Santora Trio @ Michael's Valley Grill (call for time)

Saturday, October 17, 2015

  • 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 
  • 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 18, 2015

  • Melissa Gardiner with Paradigm Shift @ Public Library, Carman Community Room (Liverpool, NY), 2:00 pm
  • Sarah Spencer's TransAtlantic Band @ Downstairs Cabaret at Winton Place, 3450 Winton Place, (Rochester), 6:00 pm

Monday, October 19, 2015

  • Sarah Spencer's TransAtlantic Band @ Glendoveers, 6:30 pm
  • Bop Shop Records & Bop Arts present RDM (Rosen-Daniel-Marcus), @ Bop Shop Records, 8:30pm

Tuesday, October 20, 2015

  • Alan Murphy Trio @ 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
  • John Hollenbeck Large Ensemble @ ESM, Kilbourn Hall, 8:00 pm

Wednesday, October 21, 2015

  • "Pepper Adams in Rochester, 1935-1982" (a lecture by Gary Carner) @ Rochester Institute of Technology, 3:00 pm
  • Jim Nugent Trio @ 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
  • Bop Arts and Bop Shop Records present a book signing and talk by Gary Carner, author of “Pepper Adams’ Joy Road” @ Bop Shop Records, 8:30 pm

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

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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