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Club Passes for the 2016 XRIJF are on sale now with some new options

We've got yer jazz right here for the next seven days (Live jazz in ROC, October 22-28)

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The Xerox Rochester International Jazz Festival has announced that Club Passes for the 2016 XRIJF will go on sale on Friday, October 23rd at 10:00 am.  Check out the XRIJF website and watch this blog for more details on the new 3-Day pass and other changes coming for next year's XRIJF.  Some sound pretty intriguing....

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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 22, 2015

  • Smugtown Stompers @ Rocfish Restaurant (Henrietta), 5:00 pm
  • Greg Walchela & Mel Henderson @ 3 Brothers Winery, Eastview Mall (Victor), 5:00 pm
  • Laura Dubin Duo @ Tavern 135, 5:30 pm
  • Alan Murphy Trio @ 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
  • A Taste of Jazz @ The Rabbit Room (Honeoye Falls), 6:30 pm
  • Fred Costello & Roger Eckers Jazz Duo @ Compane Bistro, 80 N. Main St (Fairport), 6:30 pm
  • The Djangoners @ The Little Theatre Cafe, 7:30 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 23, 2015

  • Matthew Sieber Ford Trio @ Tapas 177 Lounge, 4:30 pm
  • David Detweiler Trio @ The Next Door Bar & Grill (Pittsford), 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 
  • Mike Allen @ Vino Bistro & Lounge (Webster), 8:00 pm
  • Paradigm Shift @ ButaPub, 315 Gregory St. (Rochester), 10:00 pm
  • The Joe Santora Trio @ Michael's Valley Grill (call for time)

Saturday, October 24, 2015

  • Greg Wachala @ Lock 32 (Pittsford), 3:00 pm
  • The UUU Jazz Collective and The House of Mercy Gospel Choir @ Fundraiser for St. Joseph's House of Hospitality, 402 South Ave. (Rochester), 4:00 pm
  • Solo Genes @ Vino Bistro & Lounge (Webster), 6:30 pm
  • Fatima with Jimmie Highsmith Jr. @ Lemoncello, 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 
  • 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 25, 2015

  • Mike Forfia, Graduate Recital @ ESM, Ray Wright Room 3:00 pm

Monday, October 26, 2015

  • No jazz for you? Say it ain't so!

Tuesday, October 27, 2015

  • Jim Nugent 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
  • Saxology @ ESM, Hatch Recital Hall, 8:00 pm

Wednesday, October 28, 2015

  • 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
  • El Rojo Jazz @ Ox & Stone, 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

  • Holy Crow Jazz Band featuring Jessy Carolina @ Abilene Bar & Lounge, Thursday, October 29th, 8:30 pm
  • Bop Shop Records & Bop Arts present The Sun Ra Arkestra directed by Marshall Allen @ Lovin Cup, Thursday, November 5th, 8:30 pm
  • Stephane Wrembel @ Lovin Cup, Friday, November 6th, 9:00 pm & Satudray, November 7th, 8:00 pm
  • Dmitri Matheny Group @ Abilene Bar & Lounge, Saturday, November 14th, 9:30pm
  • David Sanborn @ Performing Arts Center, Rockwell Hall, Buffalo State (Buffalo), Thursday, November 5th, 8:00 pm
  • Larry Coryell with Bob Holz @ Pensabene's Casa Grande, 135 State Fair Blvd (Syracuse), 6:30 pm (tickets)
  • 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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