Three months to go before XRIJF #15, but there is still ... live jazz in Rochester, NY for March 24-30
Are you appreciating it this month? ... live jazz in Rochester, April 7th through 13th

You coming out to hear? ... live jazz in Rochester for March 31st to April 6th

Jazz SignListings are kind of light this week. However, added some things in the Upcoming Events portion below (a number for Bop Shop Records and the Pythodd is going to bring in saxophonist Jim Snidero later. Also, tickets go on sale for the WGMC Jazz 90.1 Jazz Cruises this Friday. They're also still looking for some cash. Help'em out here. Happy jazzin over the next week.  I hope to get out to a couple of shows on this week's roster. See you there?S

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 31, 2016

  • Jon Seiger & the All-Stars @ Market Cafe at Wegmans (Calkins Road), 5:30 pm
  • The Swooners @ Woodcliff Hotel & Spa, 5:30 pm
  • Uptown Groove @ Daily Refresher, 6:00 pm
  • Shared Genes Solo @ Vino Wine & Jazz Lounge (Webster), 6:30 pm
  • Mambo Kings Trio @ Pythodd Jazz Room, 7:30 pm
  • Ryan from El Rojo Jazz @ Lemoncello, 8:00 pm
  • Dave Rivello Ensemble @ Village Rock Cafe (E. Rochester), 9:00 pm
  • The Joe Santora Trio @ Michael's Valley Grill, call for time

Friday, April 1, 2016

  • Eastman Jazz Cafe guest Scott Colley @ ESM, Miller Center MC 1, 3:30 pm
  • Uptown Groove Duo @ Prosecco Italian Restaurant, 6:30 pm
  • Eastman Jazz Café with Scott Colley @ ESM, Miller Center Sproull Atrium (Max's), 7:00 & 10:00 pm
  • Laura Dubin Trio @ Pythodd Jazz Room, 7:30 pm
  • Steve Greene's Magic Band @ The Little Theatre Cafe, 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
  • The Joe Santora Trio @ Michael's Valley Grill, call for time

Saturday, April 2, 2016

  • Jimmie Highsmith Jr. Group at 1-year Anniversary of Gallery Seventy Four, 215 Tremont St, Bldg 3, 3rd floor, 2:00 pm
  • Greg Wachala @ Lock 32 (Pittsford), 3:00 pm
  • Andy Calabrese @ Tavern 135 (E. Rochester), 6:30 pm  added image
  • Rich Thompson Quartet with George Caldwell @ Pythodd Jazz Room, 7:30 pm
  • Fred Costello & Roger Eckers Jazz Duo @ Charley Brown's, 1675 Penfield Rd., 7:30 pm
  • Faculty Artist Series with Bill Dobbins @ ESM, Hatch Recital Hall, 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, April 3, 2016

  • Non-Degree Recital with Jonathan Fagan (jazz piano) @ ESM, Ray Wright Room, 1:30 pm
  • Nazareth College Jazz Combo @ Nazareth College Wilmot Recital Hall (Pittsford), 3:00 pm
  • Eastman School of Music Jazz Students @ Pythodd Jazz Room, 7:30 pm

Monday, April 4, 2016

  • No jazz for you?

Tuesday, April 5, 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, April 6, 2016

  • Alan Murphy Trio @ Woodcliff Hotel & Spa, 5:30 pm
  • Institute for Creative Music @ The Little Theatre Cafe, 7:00 pm
  • Nazareth College Jazz Combo @ Pythodd Jazz Room, 7:30 pm
  • Bop Shop Records and Bop Arts presents the Michael Vlatkovich Trio @ Bop Shop Records, 8:30 pm

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

  • 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)
  • Jim Snidero with Bob Sneider, Clay Jenkins, Rich Thompson and Jeff Campbell @ Pythodd Jazz Room, Sunday, April 10th, 8:00-11:00 pm
  • The Rita Collective CD Release Celebration @ Bop Shop Records, Sunday, April 17th, 7:30 pm
  • A Tribute to Joe Romano with Pat Labarbera, Joe Magnarelli, Andy Calabrese, Fred Stone & Mike Melito @ Lovin Cup Bistro & Brews, Sunday, April 17th, 7:00 pm (tickets go on sale April 1 at the Cup and TicketWebadded image
  • The Bad Plus with Joshua Redman @ Performing Arts Center at Rockwell Hall at Buffalo State, Friday, April 22nd at 8:00 pm
  • Rochester Music Hall of Fame “Class of 2016” Induction Ceremony @ Kodak Hall at Eastman Theatre, Sunday, April 24th, 7:00 pm (honoring Alfred "Pee Wee" Willis and Joe Locke among others this year... more later) 
  • Bop Shop Records & Bop Arts presents Expansions--The Dave Liebman Group @ Lovin Cup Bistro & Brews, Sunday, May 1st, 7:00 pm
  • Snarky Puppy @ The Landmark Theatre (Syracuse), Thursday, May 5th, 7:00 pm
  • Bop Shop Records & Bop Arts presents Twin Talk (Katie Ernst) @ Bop Shop Records, Friday, May 6th, 9:00 pm
  • Bop Shop Records & Bop Arts presents Harvey Sorgen Band @ Bop Shop Records, Wednesday, May 11th, 8:00 pm
  • Bop Shop Records & Bop Arts presents Michael McNeil’s resAUnance @ Bop Shop Records, Tuesday, May 24th, 8:30 pm
  • Pat Bianchi Organ Trio featuring Carmen Intorre and Bob Sneider @ Pythodd Jazz Room, Tuesday, May 24th, 8:00 pm added image
  • Bop Shop Records & Bop Arts presents Rob Garcia 4  (with Noah Preminger, John Stetch and Masa Kamaguchi) @ Bop Shop Records, Friday, June 10th, 8:30 pm
  • Robert Glasper Trio with Paradigm Shift & Amanda Ashley @ Lyric Theatre, Friday, June 17th, 7:30 pm (ticketsadded image
  • Bop Shop Records & Bop Arts presents The Out Louds (featuring Mary Halvorson, Ben Goldberg and Tomas Fujiwara) @ Bop Shop Records, Friday, June 20th, 8:30 pm
  • Xerox Rochester International Jazz Festival in Downtown Rochester, June 24th to July 2nd

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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