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You can find some ... live jazz in and around ROC, August 4-10

As we slide into August, there is ... live jazz in Rochester, July 28th to August 3rd

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Looks like I'm missing the summer in Rochester. Still with my father in Wichita, Kansas. Hope you're all having a great one and getting out to hear some of the live jazz in and around our fine city.  

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 28, 2016

  • Thursday Nite Swing-In Annual Picnic with the King Bees @ White House Lodge at Webster Park 255 Holt Rd. (Webster), 5:00 pm
  • Jon Seiger & the All-Stars @ Market Cafe at Wegmans (Calkins Road), 5:30 pm
  • The Swooners @ Woodcliff Hotel & Spa (Victor), 5:30 pm
  • Uptown Groove Jazz Duo @ The Rabbit Room (Honeoye Falls), 6:30 pm
  • Shared Genes Solo @ Vino Bistro and Lounge (Webster), 6:30 pm
  • Fred Costello with Danny Labbate, Dan Schmitt, Ralph Bushey & Daisy + Special Guest Stars in a salute to Fred’s 40 years with the Red Wings @ Abilene Bar & Lounge, 8:00 pm
  • Bossa Nova Bradley Brothers @ Pythodd Jazz Room, 8:00 pm
  • The Joe Santora Trio @ Michael's Valley Grill, call for time

Friday, July 29, 2016

  • Historic Colored Musicians Club Jazz Festival @ 145 Broadway at Michigan Avenue (Buffalo) (see link for details) added image
  • Jim Nugent Trio @ Hedges Restaurant (Webster), 5:30 pm
  • B.D. Lenz Trio @ Tapas 177, 7:00 pm
  • Ted Nicolosi and Shared Genes @ Lamplighter Restaurant, 7:00 pm
  • Alan Murphy Trio @ Woodcliff Hotel & Spa (Victor), 7:30 pm
  • Annie Wells @ Little Theatre Cafe, 8:00 pm
  • Westview Project @ Pythodd Jazz Room, 8:00 pm

Saturday, July 30, 2016

  • Historic Colored Musicians Club Jazz Festival @ 145 Broadway at Michigan Avenue (Buffalo) (see link for details) added image
  • Greg Wachala @ Lock 32 (PIttsford), 2:00 pm
  • Paradigm Shift @ Via Girasole Wine Bar, 3 Schoen Place (Pittsford), 7:00 pm
  • Jimmie Highsmith Jr. @ Pythodd Jazz Room, 8:00 pm

Sunday, July 31, 2016

  • Bill Slater @ Woodcliff Hotel & Spa, 11:00 am
  • Etienne Charles, Jeremy Pelt with Paradigm Shift and others @ Pappy Martin Legacy and Masten Jazz Festival (Buffalo), 3:00 to 8:00 pm
  • Eastside Swingtet with Eastman Community School Jazz Educators Big Band (Bill Tiberio, Dir.) @ Patricia S. Knapp Amphitheater at Center Park (Perington), 4:00 pm (Facebook Event)
  • John Palocy & Gary Cummings Duo @ Pythodd Jazz Room, 7:00 pm

Monday, August 1, 2016

  • Monday Night Jam Session with Tony HIler Trio @ Pythodd Jazz Room, 7:00 pm
  • Lakeshore at The Little: Miche Fambro, Jim Drew,and Alan Murphy @ The Little Theatre Cafe, 7:00 pm

Tuesday, August 2, 2016

  • Grove Street Jazz Project @ Downstairs Cabaret Theatre, 20 Windsor Street (Rochester), 7:00 pm
  • Summer@Eastman: Trombone Institute Jazz Night @ ESM, Hatch Recital Hall, 7:30 pm

Wednesday, August 3, 2016

  • Alan Murphy Trio @ Woodcliff Hotel & Spa, 5:30 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 ....

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