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Changes are a'comin to Jazz@Rochester, but there will still be ... live jazz music in Rochester, NY, September 1-7

Andy's Chicago jazz club sign

I've been working on some changes to the look and feel of Jazz@Rochester. I hope to go live with them over the Labor Day weekend if I can find the time here in Wichita to finish the work. After the switchover, the site will be "responsive" and should be easier to navigate in whatever device that you're checking us out on. One thing you'll notice off the bat is that I'm losing the ampersand. I'll be removing some of the gunk that has built up over the years, too, including the adverts for now (they don't make me much scratch anyway), focusing on the links and other material that help you find new ways to experience jazz here in Rochester and elsewhere. I expect there will be some hiccups along the way, so bear with me. More about the changes later.... let me know what you think!

Wish I was in town to get over to The Bop Shop for their Groovy Sidewalk Sale, September 1st through the 10th. There's always some great jazz sounds for cheap....

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, September 1, 2016

  • Jon Seiger & the All-Stars @ Market Cafe at Wegmans (Calkins Road), 5:30 pm
  • The Swooners @ Woodcliff Hotel & Spa (Victor), 5:30 pm
  • The Joe Santora Trio @ Michael's Valley Grill, call for time

Friday, September 2, 2016

  • Laura Dubin Trio @ Pythodd Jazz Room, 8:00 pm
  • Gap Mangione New Blues Band @ Woodcliff Hotel & Spa (Victor), 7:30 pm
  • Faculty Artist Series with the Eastman Jazz Faculty @ ESM, Kilbourn Hall, 8:00 pm

Saturday, September 3, 2016

  • Greg Wachala @ Lock 32 (PIttsford), 2:00 pm
  • Tom McDermott (NOLA jazz pianist) @ House Concert at home of Dick & Sandy Beery, 7:00 pm (RSVP to Dick at dbeery AT for more details, seating is limited)
  • Gap Mangione New Blues Band @ Woodcliff Hotel & Spa (Victor), 7:30 pm
  • Mike Melito Trio @ Pythodd Jazz Room, 8:00 pm

Sunday, September 4, 2016

  • Bill Slater @ Woodcliff Hotel & Spa, 11:00 am
  • Penfield Rotary Big Band @ Sodus Lighthouse (Sodus), 2:00 pm
  • Bobby DiBaudo Trio @ Pythodd Jazz Room, 7:00 pm

Monday, September 5, 2016

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

Tuesday, September 6, 2016

  • Grove Street Jazz Project @ Downstairs Cabaret Theatre, 20 Windsor Street (Rochester), 7:00 pm
  • Uptown Groove Latin Jazz Quartet @ Linden Social Club (Geneva), 7:00 pm
  • Rotary Big Band Swing Dance @ Penfield Community Center 1985 Baird Rd. (Penfield), 7:30 pm

Wednesday, September 7, 2016

  • Alan Murphy Trio @ Woodcliff Hotel & Spa (Victor), 5:30 pm
  • Uptown Groove Acoustic Jazz Trio @ Strathallan Rooftop (Hattie's) 6:00 pm
  • El Rojo Jazz @ The Little Theatre Cafe, 7:30 pm

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

  • 15th Annual Albany Jazz Festival @ Washington Park Parade Grounds (Albany), Saturday, September 10th (see this post at NYS Music for more details)
  • Jazz90.1 Jazz Cruises @ The Colonial Belle in Fairport, Monday, September 12th (tickets)
  • Fred Hersch @ Cornell Concert Series, Barnes Hall Auditorium, Cornell University (Ithaca), Wednesday, September 14th, 8:00 pm
  • The Bop Shop and Bop Arts present EIO (Ensemble of Irreproducible Outcomes) @ The Bop Shop, Friday, September 23rd, 8:30 pm
  • The Bop Shop and Bop Arts present Barry Atlschul and 3dom Factor @ Lovin Cup Bistro & Brews, Sunday, September 25th @ 7:30 pm
  • Annual Jazz 90.1 Evening of Wine, Jazz and Art @ Artisan Works, Tuesday, October 6th, 6:30-9:00 pm
  • The Bop Shop and Bop Arts present Project/Object featuring Don Preston and Ike Willis @ Lovin Cup Bistro & Brews, Monday, October 10th, 8:00 pm
  • Annual Jazz 90.1 Open House & Party @ Jazz 90.1 Studios, Greece Olympia School, 1139 Maiden Lane (Greece), Friday, October 14th, 5:00 to 7:00 pm

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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