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Where you will find ... live jazz in Rochester, January 14-20, 2016

Andys Jazz Club SignAs cold as it is, you'll still find a lot of live jazz around the Rochester area. 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 or if you have heard of anything that's not in the listings. Check back later in the week for stragglers.

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Thursday, January 14, 2016

  • Eastman at Washington Square Lunchtime Concert with Mike Melito Trio @ First Universalist Church (corner of South Clinton and Court Streets, Rochester), 12:15 pm
  • The Swooners @ Woodcliff Hotel & Spa, 5:30 pm
  • Jon Seiger & the All-Stars @ Market Cafe at Wegmans (Calkins Road), 5:30 pm
  • Uptown Groove @ Daily Refresher, 6:00 pm
  • The Joe Santora Trio @ Michael's Valley Grill, call for time

Friday, January 15, 2016

  • Matthew Sieber Ford Trio @ Tapas 177 Lounge, 4:30 pm
  • Ann Mitchell Jazz Trio @ Wegmans, 3175 Chili Ave, 5:00 pm
  • Paradigm Shift @ Pomodoro Grill & Wine Bar (University Avenue), 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., 7:30 pm
  • The Joe Santora Trio @ Michael's Valley Grill, call for time

Saturday, January 16, 2016

  • Greg Wachala @  Lock 32 Brewing,10 Schoen Place (Pittsford), 3:00 pm
  • Jim Nugent Trio @ Pomodoro Grill & Wine Bar (University Avenue), 7:00 pm added image
  • Fred Costello & Roger Eckers Jazz Duo @ Charley Brown's, 1675 Penfield Rd., 7:30 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 17, 2016

  • No jazz for you?

Monday, January 18, 2016

  • Flower City Jazz Society presents a Dixieland evening with the Smugtown Stompers and Carol Mulligan @ Radisson Hotel (Airport), 175 Jefferson Road (Henrietta), 6:30 pm
  • Bossa Nova Bradley Brothers @ Little Theatre Cafe, 7:00 pm

Tuesday, January 19, 2016

  • 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 20, 2016

  • The Swooners @ 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, 7:30 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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