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Go hear some more jazz amongst yourselves ... live jazz in Rochester, May 5-11

Go hear jazz amongst yourselves ... live jazz in Rochester, April 28th through May 4th

Andys signI'm out of town for awhile, so go hear jazz amongst yourselves. I will be in Wichita, which as you probably know has a thriving jazz scene (irony... although it is not unheard of). But don't worry, I'll still be doing the posts...

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 28, 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 Jazz @ Tavern 135 (E. Rochester), 6:00 pm
  • Rich Thompson Quartet featuring George Caldwell & Doug Stone @ Pythodd Jazz Room, 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 29, 2016

  • Jim Nugent @ Tavern 135 (E. Rochester), 6:30 pm 
  • Hanna PK @ Pane Vino Ristorante, 6:30 pm
  • Special Blend @ Woodcliff Hotel & Spa, 7:30 pm
  • Fred Costello & Roger Eckers Jazz Duo @ Charley Brown's, 1675 Penfield Rd., 7:30 pm
  • The White Hots @ The Little Theatre Cafe, 8:00 pm
  • Laura Dubin Trio @ Pythodd Jazz Room, 8:00 pm
  • East Side Brass Band @ Abilene Bar & Lounge, 10:30 pm
  • The Joe Santora Trio @ Michael's Valley Grill, call for time

Saturday, April 30, 2016

  • Jazz90.1 and The Little Theater celebrate International Jazz Day with a screening of the new Miles Davis biopic “Miles Ahead,” followed by a discussion, with live jazz at The Little Theater Cafe beginning at 2:30 p.m. and the screening at 3:00 (see Little Theatre site for details)
  • Greg Wachala @ Lock 32 (Pittsford), 3:00 pm
  • Spontaneous Duos III: A Free 2016 International Jazz Day Celebration @ ESM, Messinger Hall One, 4:00 pm (in City)
  • Laura Dubin Jazz @ Tavern 135 (E. Rochester), 6:30 pm
  • Mary Ognibene @ Via Girasole Wine Bar, 3 Schoen Place (Pittsford), 7:00 pm
  • Jive Street Five @ Monroe’s Restaurant (Pittsford), 7:00 pm
  • Jazz & Contemporary Media Department Student Recitals @ ESM, Ray Wright Room, 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
  • Jimmie Highsmith Jr Group @ Pythodd Jazz Room, 8:00 pm
  • Jessy Carolina & The Hot Mess @ Abilene Bar & Lounge, 9:30 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, May 1, 2016

  • Bill Slater @ Woodcliff Hotel & Spa, 11:00 am
  • 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), 5:00 pm
  • Bop Shop Records & Bop Arts presents Expansions--The Dave Liebman Group @ Lovin Cup Bistro & Brews, 7:00 pm
  • Eastman Jazz Students @ Pythodd Jazz Room, 8:00 pm
  • Non-Degree Recital: Alan Worcester (jazz saxophone) & Jason Oberman (jazz guitar) @ ESM, Howard Hanson Hall, 9:00 pm

Monday, May 2, 2016

  • No jazz for you?

Tuesday, May 3, 2016

  • The Grove Place Jazz Festival (Eastman jazz students, check website for who's playing) @ Downstairs Cabaret Theatre, 20 Windsor Street (Downtown), 7:00pm
  • Penfield Rotary Big Band Swing Dance @ Penfield Community Center 1985 Baird Rd. (Penfield), 7:30 pm

Wednesday, May 4, 2016

  • Alan Murphy Trio @ Woodcliff Hotel & Spa, 5:30 pm
  • Margaret Explosion @ The Little Theatre Cafe, 7:00 pm
  • Uptown Groove Latin Jazz Project @ Havana Cabana, 8:00 pm

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

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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