As we get ready to leap into March there is ... Live jazz in Rochester, February 25th to March 2nd
Got to get out for some ... Live jazz in Rochester, March 10-16

So, wanna hear some ... live jazz in Rochester, March 3-9?

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Achooo!! Sniff, sniff... I've been under the weather, which is why I couldn't get out for a couple of gigs I really wanted to hear in the past week. I don't get sick often, but it seems to occur when I have already made plans.  

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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. As always, 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.

Thursday, March 3, 2016

  • Jon Seiger & the All-Stars @ Market Cafe at Wegmans (Calkins Road), 5:30 pm
  • The Swooners @ Woodcliff Hotel & Spa, 5:30 pm
  • Bobby DiBaudo @ Tavern 135 (E. Rochester), 6:00 pm
  • Sam's Shared Genes Solo Show @ Vino Bistro & Lounge (Webster), 6:30 pm
  • The Rita Collective @ The Little Theatre Cafe, 7:00 pm
  • Chuck Fries & Charlie Linder @ Pythodd Jazz Room, 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, March 4, 2016

  • Scott Kreyer @ Tavern 135 (E. Rochester), 6:00 pm
  • Laura Dubin Trio @ Pythodd Jazz Room, 7:30 pm
  • Gap Mangione New Blues Band @ Woodcliff Hotel & Spa, 7:30 pm
  • Fred Costello & Roger Eckers Jazz Duo @ Charley Brown's, 1675 Penfield Rd., 7:30 pm
  • Rod Blumenau Trio presents Pieces of Cole: The Music of Cole Porter and Nat “King” Cole @ Rochester Institute of Technology, Ingle Auditorium, 8:00 pm
  • Gigantosaurus Rex with OHS @ Lovin Cup Bistro & Brews, 8:00 pm
  • Al Biles & Gen Jam @ The Little Theatre, 8:00 pm
  • The Joe Santora Trio @ Michael's Valley Grill, call for time

Saturday, March 5, 2016

  • Greg Wachala @ Lock 32 (Pittsford), 3:00 pm
  • Andy Calabrese @ Tavern 135 (E. Rochester), 6:00 pm
  • Chris Ott @ Prosecco Restaurant (Farmington), 6:30 pm
  • Bob Sneider Trio @ Pythodd Jazz Room, 7:30 pm
  • Special Blend @ Woodcliff Hotel & Spa, 7:30 pm
  • 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, March 6, 2016

  • Sunday Serenade: East Coast Jazz Duo @ Brighton Memorial Library, 2300 Elmwood Ave. (Brighton), 2:00 pm
  • Laura Dubin Jazz Duo @ Tavern 135 (E. Rochester), 6:00 pm
  • Eastman School of Music Jazz Students @ Pythodd Jazz Room, 7:30 pm

Monday, March 7, 2016

  • No jazz for you?

Tuesday, March 8, 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, March 9, 2016

  • The Swooners @ Woodcliff Hotel & Spa, 5:30 pm
  • Margaret Explosion @ The Little Theatre Cafe, 7:00 pm
  • Nazareth College Jazz Combo @ Pythodd Jazz Room, 7:30 pm

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

  • Jazz90.1 Open House & Party with The White Hots and Tina Albright @ Jazz 90.1 Studios (Greece), Friday, March 18th, 5:00-7:00 pm
  • CNY Jazz presents Jazz Cabaret with Ola Onabule @ Sheraton Syracuse University, 801 University Ave. (Syracuse), 5:00 pm
  • Bop Shop Records and Bop Arts presents the Ensemble of Irreproducible Outcomes @ Bop Shop Records, Tuesday, March 29th, 8:00 pm & Wednesday, March 30th, 10:00 pm
  • Bop Shop Records and Bop Arts presents the Michael Vlatkovich Trio @ Bop Shop Records, Wednesday, April 6th, 8:30 pm
  • Honeoye Central School Special Musical Tribute to Mic Gillette, featuring the trumpet of Al Chez with the Honeoye Junior & Senior High Jazz Ensembles and the Greek Jazz Band @ Honeoye Central School District, 8528 Main St. (Honeoye), Thursday, April 7th, 7:00 pm (tickets online)
  • The Bad Plus with Joshua Redman @ Performing Arts Center at Rockwell Hall at Buffalo State, Friday, April 22nd at 8:00 pm
  • Bop Shop Records & Bop Arts presents Expansions--The Dave Liebman Group @ Lovin Cup Bistro & Brews, Sunday, May 1st, 7:00 pm
  • Bop Shop Records & Bop Arts presents Twin Talk (Katie Ernst) @ Bop Shop Records, Friday, May 6th, 9:00 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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