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The town of Webster's motto is "Where Live is Worth Living."  I guess that leaves the rest of us out in the cold (or the heat this time of year).  This weekend is the annual Webster Jazz Festival. This year they're splitting it up on Friday and Saturday, with Friday being in various venues around the Village of Webster and Saturday on the street. While this time of year usually has fewer gigs in and around Rochester, there's still lots to pick from, so check them out.

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, July 21, 2016

  • Jon Seiger & the All-Stars @ Market Cafe at Wegmans (Calkins Road), 5:30 pm
  • The Swooners @ Woodcliff Hotel & Spa (Victor), 5:30 pm
  • Shared Genes Solo @ Vino Bistro and Lounge (Webster), 6:30 pm
  • Norah Jones with The Preservation Hall Jazz Band @ Brewery Ommegang, 7:00 pm (this was listed first as a Canalside concert in Buffalo)
  • CJ Ziarniak and Emiliano Lasansky @ Via Girasole Wine Bar, 3 Schoen Place (Pittsford), 7:30 pm
  • Rich Thompson Trio @ Pythodd Jazz Room, 8:00 pm
  • The Joe Santora Trio @ Michael's Valley Grill, call for time

Friday, July 22, 2016

  • Jim Nugent Trio @ Hedges Restaurant (Webster), 5:30 pm
  • Bill Tiberio Band, Paradigm Shift, Amanda Ashley, Marco Amadio, Fatima, Skeleton Keys, Ted Nicolosi and Shared Genes, and more at the Webster Jazz Festival @ Downtown Webster: Jazz in the Pubs, 6:00 to ? (click on link for more details)
  • Uptown Groove Latin Quartet @ La Casa, 6:30 pm
  • Soul Express @ Woodcliff Hotel & Spa, 7:30 pm
  • The White Hots @ Little Theatre Cafe, 8:00 pm
  • Laura Dubin Trio @ Pythodd Jazz Room, 8:00 pm

Saturday, July 23, 2016

  • Greg Wachala @ Lock 32 (PIttsford), 2:00 pm
  • Prime Time Funk, Walter Chatman's Joyful Music Experience, Jimmie Highsmith Jr. and more at the Webster Jazz Festival @ Downtown Webster, NY: Jazz in the Street, 6:00 to ? (click on link for more details)
  • Uptown Groove Jazz Duo @ Belhurst Castle (Geneva), 7:00 pm
  • Special Blend @ Woodcliff Hotel & Spa, 7:30 pm
  • Bob Sneider Trio @ Pythodd Jazz Room, 8:00 pm

Sunday, July 24, 2016

  • Bill Slater @ Woodcliff Hotel & Spa, 11:00 am
  • Etienne Charles @ Pappy Martin Legacy and Masten Jazz Festival (Buffalo), 3:00 to 8:00 pm added image
  • Cousin Vinny @ Inn on the Lake, 770 South Main St. (Rochester), 4:00 pm
  • Vince Ercolamento CD Release Party @ Lovin Cup Bistro & Brews, 6:00 pm
  • Bobbie DiBaudo Trio @ Pythodd Jazz Room, 8:00 pm

Monday, July 25, 2016

  • Monday Night Jam Session with Tony HIler Trio @ Pythodd Jazz Room, 7:00 pm

Tuesday, July 26, 2016

  • Grove Street Jazz Project @ Downstairs Cabaret Theatre, 20 Windsor Street (Rochester), 7:00 pm

Wednesday, July 27, 2016

  • Uptown Groove Latin Duo @ Havana Cabana, 7:00 pm
  • Maria Gillard Trio @ The Little Theatre Cafe, 7:00 pm
  • John Palocy & Gary Cummings Duo @ Pythodd Jazz Room, 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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