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 Back in town and still no snow? Perhaps my memory is failing, but is this unusual or did I miss a dusting while out of town?  Well, no snow, but there is a bit of jazz in and around Rochester 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 any regular gigs below are no longer happening.  Check back later in the week for stragglers.

Thursday, December 3, 2015

  • Uptown Groove Jazz Trio @ Woodcliff Hotel & Spa, 5:30 pm
  • Jon Seiger & the All-Stars @ Market Cafe at Wegmans (Calkins Road), 5:30 pm
  • Hannah Klau @ Lemoncello (E. Rochester), 6:30 pm
  • IfCM Collective featuring Chris Ziemba Holiday Special @ Lovin Cup Bistro & Brews, 8:00 pm
  • Dave Rivello Ensemble with Clay Jenkins and Aaron Staebell @ Village Rock Cafe (E. Rochester), 9:00 pm
  • The Joe Santora Trio @ Michael's Valley Grill, call for time

Friday, December 4, 2015

  • Matthew Sieber Ford Trio @ Tapas 177 Lounge, 4:30 pm
  • Laura Dubin Duo @ Tavern 135, 6:30 pm added image
  • Advent Lessons and Carols with The Rita Collective @ Atonement Lutheran Church, 1900 Westfall Rd. (Brighton), 7:00 pm
  • Jive Street Five @ Monroe’s Restaurant (Pittsford), 7:00 pm
  • Uptown Groove Jazz Duo @ Lemoncello (E. Rochester), 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
  • Sneider Brothers @ The Holiday Inn Downtown, 9:30 pm added image
  • The Joe Santora Trio @ Michael's Valley Grill, call for time

Saturday, December 5, 2015

  • NYSSMA All-State Conference - Vocal Jazz and All State Instrumental Jazz @ Kodak Hall at Eastman Theatre, 3:00 pm
  • Ted Nicolosi and Shared Genes @ Vino Bistro & Lounge (Webster), 6:30 pm
  • Ann Mitchell Jazz @ Pomodoro's Monroe Ave. (Pittsford), 6:30 pm
  • Laura Dubin Duo @ Tavern 135, 6:30 pm added image
  • 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
  • Danny Ziemann Quartet presents A Charlie Brown Christmas @ Joe Bean Coffee Roasters, 1344 University Ave. (Rochester), 8:00 pm
  • Sofrito @ Havana Cabana, 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, December 6, 2015

  • No jazz for you?

Monday, December 7, 2015

  • Geneseo Jazz Ensemble (David Gibson and Mark Collins, Dirs.) @ Doty Recital Hall, SUNY Geneseo, 1 College Circle (Geneseo), 8:00 pm

Tuesday, December 8, 2015

  • The Grove Place Jazz Project (Eastman jazz students, check website for who's playing) @ Downstairs Cabaret Theatre, 20 Windsor Street (Downtown), 7:00pm
  • Karl Stabnau Quartet presents "A Charlie Brown Christmas" @ The College At Brockport Mainstage, 180 Holley Street (Brockport), 7:30 pm
  • Eastman Presents the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra @ Kodak Hall at Eastman Theatre, 8:00 pm

Wednesday, December 9, 2015

  • Jimmie Highsmith Jr. with Fatima @ Gallery 384, 384 East Ave. (Rochester), 6:00 pm
  • Mike Melito with Bob Sneider & Jeff Campbell @ Monroe's Restaurant (Pittsford), 6:00 pm
  • El Rojo Jazz @ Ox and 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

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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