On New Year's Eve (and in 2016) there will be ... live jazz in ROC, December 31st-January 6th
Where you will find ... live jazz in Rochester, January 14-20, 2016

Is it winter in ROC yet? Yes, but there's still ... live jazz in Rochester, January 7-13

Live Jazz 1-way signIt's still light, but we're still getting out of our holiday stupor, I expect.  

If you haven't heard about the new, community radio station in Rochester called WAYO, which started broadcasting yesterday on 104.3 FM, you should check them out. There's at least a couple of jazz shows already (and more to come once those of you out there with a burning desire to spin jazz on the radio sign up) and a bunch of other eclectic offerings. Find out more and help them raise some funds for their first year out on the WAYO Kickstarter (hurry as they have only 5 days left and some more to go). 

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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, January 7, 2016

  • The Swooners @ Woodcliff Hotel & Spa, 5:30 pm
  • Jon Seiger & the All-Stars @ Market Cafe at Wegmans (Calkins Road), 5:30 pm
  • Laura Dubin Duo @ Tavern 135 (E. Rochester), 6:00 pm
  • The Joe Santora Trio @ Michael's Valley Grill, call for time

Friday, January 8, 2016

  • Matthew Sieber Ford Trio @ Tapas 177 Lounge, 4:30 pm
  • Charlie Lindner Duo @ Black Sheep Restaurant, 280 Exchange Blvd. (Rochester), 6:00 pm
  • Bobby DiBaudo @ Tavern 135 (E. Rochester), 6:00 pm
  • Jim Nugent and Kyle Vock Duo @ Pomodoro Grill, 3400 Monroe Ave (Pittsford), 7:00 pm
  • Soul Express @ Woodcliff Hotel & Spa, 7:30 pm
  • Laura Dubin Duo @ Little Theatre Cafe, 8:00 pm
  • Steve West @ Lemoncello, 8:00 pm
  • Bop Shop Records and Bop Arts presents The Beaumonts Album Release Show @ Lovin Cup Bistro & Brews, 8:30pm
  • The Joe Santora Trio @ Michael's Valley Grill, call for time

Saturday, January 9, 2016

  • Andy Calabrese @ Tavern 135, 6:00 pm
  • Special Blend @ Woodcliff Hotel & Spa, 7:30 pm
  • Double Standard @ Lemoncello, 8:00 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, January 10, 2016

  • No jazz for you?

Monday, January 11, 2016

  • Bossa Nova Bradley Brothers @ Little Theatre Cafe, 7:00 pm

Tuesday, January 12, 2016

  • Stardust Ballroom Dance Series: Jack Allen Band  @ Stardust Ballroom 41 Backus St. (Rochester), 1:00 pm
  • The Grove Place Jazz Project (Eastman jazz students, check website for who's playing) @ Downstairs Cabaret Theatre, 20 Windsor Street (Downtown), 7:00pm

Wednesday, January 13, 2016

  • Alan Murphy Trio @ Woodcliff Hotel & Spa, 5:30 pm
  • Mike Melito & Friends @ Monroe's Restaurant (Pittsford), 6:00 pm

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

  • Eddie Daniels @ 46th Annual Penfield Jazz Fundraiser Concerts in the Penfield High School Auditorium, 25 High School Drive (Penfield),, Friday, February 5th & Saturday, February 6th, 7:30 pm (tickets available at Bop Shop Records, Music and Arts, Penfield High School, and Canandaigua National Bank (Penfield Branch)).
  • Bop Arts presents The Midwestern Swing @ Bop Shop Records, Friday, February 12th, 8:30 pm
  • Bop Arts presents the Ethnic Heritage Ensemble @ Bop Shop Records, Sunday, February 28th, 7:00 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 ....

This post was originally published on JazzRochester.

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