Counting down to Turkey Day, but there is ... Live jazz in ROC, November 19-25
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Starting out with Thanksgiving there is ... live jazz in ROC, November 26th to December 2nd

Andy's Jazz ClubI'm in Kansas, but you can find some jazz around town. On our way to have turkey with the fam, our flight from Chicago to Wichita was cancelled on Saturday and we made lemonade from lemons, got a room in the city, and had a chance to hear some live jazz at one of my old haunts, Andy's Jazz Club.  To be expected, there's not much going on this week and, as with any holiday, please call first to the venue (check out the right panel to see if I have their website) as some of the "regular" gigs might not be happening.

Remember that Tuesday is ROC the Day, an opportunity to direct some cash to local nonprofits. TwoThree come to mind for today's post: Jazz 90.1, the Eastman Community Music School, and Loop Ministries.  Check out their ROC the Day pages and, at midnight on December 1st, start giving!  

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

Thursday, November 26, 2015

  • Bill Slater @ Woodcliff Hotel & Spa, 5:30 pm
  • Jon Seiger & the All-Stars @ Market Cafe at Wegmans (Calkins Road), 5:30 pm
  • Ryan Carey @ Lemoncello (E. Rochester), 6:30 pm
  • Fred Costello & Roger Eckers Jazz Duo @ Compane Bistro, 80 N. Main St (Fairport), 6:30 pm
  • The Joe Santora Trio @ Michael's Valley Grill, call for time

Friday, November 27, 2015

  • Matthew Sieber Ford Trio @ Tapas 177 Lounge, 4:30 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
  • The Joe Santora Trio @ Michael's Valley Grill, call for time

Saturday, November 28, 2015

  • Ted Nicolosi and Shared Genes @ Vino Bistro & Lounge (Webster), 6:30 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
  • Prime Time Funk @ Lovin Cup Bistro & Brews, 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, November 29, 2015

  • Rick Holland Little Big Band Holiday Show @ Lovin Cup, 7:00 pm

Monday, November 30, 2015

  • No jazz for you? Say it ain't so!

Tuesday, December 1, 2015 (ROC the Day!)

  • The Grove Place Jazz Project (Eastman jazz students, check website for who's playing) @ Downstairs Cabaret Theatre, 20 Windsor Street (Downtown), 7:00pm
  • Rotary Big Band Swing Dance @ Penfield Community Center 1985 Baird Rd. (Penfield), 7:30 pm
  • Eastman Jazz Ensemble @ ESM, Kilbourn Hall, 8:00 pm
  • Bop Shop Records & Bop Arts present Frode Gjerstad Trio + Steve Swell @ Bop Shop Records, 8:30 pm

Wednesday, December 2, 2015

  • Uptown Groove @ Woodcliff Hotel & Spa, 5:30 pm
  • Anthony Giannovola @ Lemoncello, 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

  • IfCM Collective featuring Chris Ziemba Holiday Special @ Lovin Cup, Thursday, December 3rd, 8:00 pm
  • Eastman Presents the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra @ Kodak Hall at Eastman Theatre, Tuesday, December 8th, 7:30 pm
  • Glenn Miller Orchestra @ The Riviera Theatre (Tonawanda), Thursday, December 17th, 2:00 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 ....

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