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Jazz Club signI'm out of town for awhile, so you'll have to go out and hear live jazz amongst yourselves for the foreseeable future. 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, May 5, 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 Latin Jazz Project @ La Casa, 6:30 pm
  • Snarky Puppy @ The Landmark Theatre (Syracuse), 7:00 pm
  • Djangoners @ The Littel Theatre Cafe, 7:30 pm
  • RPO World-Premiere Tyzik's Jazz Concerto for Violin and Orchestra @ Kodak Hall at Eastman Theatre, 7:30 pm
  • Taylor Ho Bynum Sextet & Buffalo PlusTet @ Halwells (Buffalo), 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, May 6, 2016

  • Jim Nugent Trio @ Hedges Restaurant (Webster), 6:30 pm
  • Mary Ognibene @ Via Girasole Wine Bar (Pittsford), 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 White Hots @ The Little Theatre Cafe, 8:00 pm
  • Laura Dubin Trio @ Pythodd Jazz Room, 8:00 pm
  • Ryan Johnson EP Release Party @ Lovin Cup Bistro & Brews, 8:30 pm
  • Bop Shop Records & Bop Arts presents Twin Talk (Katie Ernst) @ Bop Shop Records, 9:00 pm
  • The Joe Santora Trio @ Michael's Valley Grill, call for time

Saturday, May 7, 2016

  • Greg Wachala @ Lock 32 (Pittsford), 3:00 pm
  • Snarky Puppy @ Town Ballroom (Buffalo), 7:00 pm
  • Fred Costello & Roger Eckers Jazz Duo @ Charley Brown's, 1675 Penfield Rd., 7:30 pm
  • Special Blend @ Woodcliff Hotel & Spa, 7:30 pm
  • RPO World-Premiere Tyzik's Jazz Concerto for Violin and Orchestra @ Kodak Hall at Eastman Theatre, 7:30 pm
  • Jimmie Highsmith Jr Group @ The Charleston House, 8:00 pm
  • Charlie Lindner, Matt Ramerman, and Kyle Vock @ Hochstein Performance 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, May 8, 2016

  • Bill Slater @ Woodcliff Hotel & Spa, 11:00 am
  • Eastman Jazz Students @ Pythodd Jazz Room, 8:00 pm
  • John Palocy and Gary Cummings @ Lemoncello, no time given

Monday, May 9, 2016

  • Kaupa/Greene/Vock @ The Little Theatre Cafe, 7:30 pm
  • Tony Hiler Trio Jam Session @ Pythodd Jazz Room, 8:00 pm

Tuesday, May 10, 2016

  • The Grove Place Jazz Festival (Eastman jazz students, check website for who's playing) @ Downstairs Cabaret Theatre, 20 Windsor Street (Downtown), 7:00pm

Wednesday, May 11, 2016

  • Margaret Explosion @ The Little Theatre Cafe, 7:00 pm
  • MCC Jazz Ensemble & MCC Small Jazz Group with featured artist Alexa Tarantino @ Monroe Community College Theater, Building 4, 7:30 pm
  • Bop Shop Records & Bop Arts presents HERBROBERTSONKENFILIANOHARVEYSORGEN TRIO @ Bop Shop Records, Wednesday, May 11th, 8:30 pm

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

  • Kendrick Scott Oracle @ UB Center For The Arts (Buffalo), Thursday, May 12th at 7:30 pm added image
  • Peter & Will Anderson @ Downstairs Cabaret, 3450 Winton Place, 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 @ 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, Sunday, June 19th, 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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