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It's late, but I had a good excuse ... live jazz in ROC April 21-27

VV_ACEDStrip_smIt is rare that I don't get the post out on Wednesday night, but I was traveling back from attending a conference for the day job in NYC yesterday and used the hour I planned to write the post at the gate waiting for my plane at JFK last night standing in an hour-plus line to get through security. By the time I got home near midnight, I was too pooped after a three day conference on ediscovery and cybersecurity to even open the computer. Refreshed, I'm taking a break from work this afternoon to bang it out now. I apologize to those with gigs tonight, but will make sure my email subscribers get this as soon after it is published as possible. While in NYC I had a chance to catch a killing first set by the Eric Reed Quartet (no pics allowed during the show, so I just took one outside, tarted it up some, and have spared you the selfie version ....).

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, April 21, 2016

  • Jon Seiger & the All-Stars @ Market Cafe at Wegmans (Calkins Road), 5:30 pm
  • The Swooners @ Woodcliff Hotel & Spa, 5:30 pm
  • Laura Dubin @ Tavern 135 (E. Rochester), 6:00 pm
  • Shared Genes Solo @ Vino Bistro & Lounge (Webster), 6:30 pm
  • Touch of Jazz Duo @ The Rabbit Room (Honeoye Falls), 6:30 pm
  • The Adventures of Charlie and Charlie @ Pythodd Jazz Room, 8:00 pm
  • The Joe Santora Trio @ Michael's Valley Grill, call for time

Friday, April 22, 2016

  • Ann Mitchell Jazz Trio @ Wegman's Market Cafe (Chili/Paul Plaza), 5:00 pm
  • Seth Sealfon @ Prosecco Italian Restaurant (Farmington), 6:00 pm
  • Bobby DiBaudo @ Tavern 135 (E. Rochester), 6:30 pm 
  • Hanna PK @ Pane Vino Ristorante, 6:30 pm
  • Jim Nugent Trio @ Hedges Restaurant (Webster), 7:00 pm
  • Groove Juice Swing presents Gatsby Gala @ The Historic German House (Rochester), 7:00 pm
  • The Swooners @ Woodcliff Hotel & Spa, 7:30 pm
  • Fred Costello & Roger Eckers Jazz Duo @ Charley Brown's, 1675 Penfield Rd., 7:30 pm
  • Rich Thompson's Trio Generations II @ The Little Theatre Cafe, 8:00 pm
  • The Bad Plus with Joshua Redman @ Performing Arts Center at Rockwell Hall at Buffalo State, 8:00 pm
  • Laura Dubin Trio @ Pythodd Jazz Room, 8:00 pm
  • The Joe Santora Trio @ Michael's Valley Grill, call for time

Saturday, April 23, 2016

  • Greg Wachala @ Lock 32 (Pittsford), 3:00 pm
  • Uptown Groove Duo @ Via Girasole Wine Bar, 3 Schoen Place (Pittsford), 6:00 pm
  • Special Blend @ Woodcliff Hotel & Spa, 7:30 pm
  • Jimmie Highsmith Jr. @ Via Girasole Wine Bar (Pittsford), 7:30 pm
  • Fred Costello & Roger Eckers Jazz Duo @ Charley Brown's, 1675 Penfield Rd., 7:30 pm
  • Mike Melito Trio @ Pythodd Jazz Room, 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 24, 2016

Monday, April 25, 2016

  • Flower City Jazz Society presents Fredtown Stompers @ Radisson Hotel, 175 Jefferson Rd. (Henrietta), 6:30 pm
  • Bop Shop Records and Bop Arts present The Stick Men @ Lovin Cup, 8:00 pm 
  • Geneseo Jazz Ensemble @ Doty Recital Hall, SUNY Geneseo, 1 College Circle (Geneseo), 8:00 pm

Tuesday, April 26, 2016

  • The Grove Place Jazz Festival (Eastman jazz students, check website for who's playing) @ Downstairs Cabaret Theatre, 20 Windsor Street (Downtown), 7:00pm
  • Mel Henderson & Greg Wachala Duo @ Hobart College, 7:00 pm

Wednesday, April 27, 2016

  • Institute for Creative Music residency with Mike Kaupa, Alexa Tarantino, Brendan Lanighan, Danny Ziemann &  Chris Teal @ The Little Theatre Cafe, 7:00 pm
  • Groove Line Trio @ Pythodd Jazz Room, 8:00 pm

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

  • CNY Jazz 20th Anniversary Concert with Manhattan Transfer's Janis Siegel and the CNY Jazz Orchestra @ Sheraton Syracuse University Grand Ballroom
    801 University Ave. (Syracuse), Sunday, May 1st, 5:00 pm
  • 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
  • Peter & Will Anderson @ Downstairs Cabaret, 3450 Winton Pl, Sunday, May 22nd, 7:00 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 
  • 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 (tickets)
  • 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 ....

This post was originally published on JazzRochester.


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