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Click on the link below (if you see one) and you will find the next seven days of live jazz in and around Rochester. As always, let me know if any gigs below are no longer happening or if you have heard of anything that's not in these listings so I can add it. 

Thursday, September 8, 2016

  • Jon Seiger & the All-Stars @ Market Cafe at Wegmans (Calkins Road), 5:30 pm
  • The Swooners @ Woodcliff Hotel & Spa (Victor), 5:30 pm
  • Frank's Rat Pack @ Pythodd Jazz Room, 8:00 pm
  • The Joe Santora Trio @ Michael's Valley Grill, call for time

Friday, September 9, 2016

  • The Swooners @ Woodcliff Hotel & Spa (Victor), 7:30 pm
  • Fred Costello & Roger Eckers Jazz Duo @ Charley Brown's (Penfield), 7:30 pm
  • Gian Carlo Cervone Trio @ Pythodd Jazz Room, 8:00 pm
  • The Nightflys @ The Little Theatre Cafe, 8:00 pm
  • Paradigm Shift @ The French Quarter, 130 Spring St (Rochester), 8:00 pm
  • Mike Kaupa with the Phil Marshall Band (following Lydia Lunch's spoken word set) @ Abilene Bar & Lounge, 9:00 pm (doors at 7)

Saturday, September 10, 2016

  • 15th Annual Albany Jazz Festival @ Washington Park Parade Grounds (Albany) (see this post at NYS Music for more details)
  • Greg Wachala @ Lock 32 (PIttsford), 2:00 pm
  • Hanna PK & Gian Carlo Cervone @ Nick's Chophouse 5 Beeman St. (Canandaigua), 7:00 pm
  • Special Blend @ Woodcliff Hotel & Spa (Victor), 7:30 pm
  • Fred Costello & Roger Eckers Jazz Duo @ Charley Brown's (Penfield), 7:30 pm
  • Jimmie Highsmith Jr. and David Labman @ Via Girasole Wine Bar, 3 Schoen Place (Pittsford), 7:30 pm
  • Mike Melito with Bill Dobbins & Dan VitaleBob Sneider Trio @ Pythodd Jazz Room, 8:00 pm
  • Ife @ The French Quarter, 130 Spring St (Rochester), 9:00 pm

Sunday, September 11, 2016

  • Bill Slater @ Woodcliff Hotel & Spa, 11:00 am
  • Bobby DiBaudo Trio @ Pythodd Jazz Room, 7:00 pm
  • Bossa Nova Bradley Brothers @ Tango Cafe, 35 South Washington St. (Rochester), 7:30 pm

Monday, September 12, 2016

  • Jazz90.1 Jazz Cruises @ The Colonial Belle in Fairport, (tickets, if still available)
  • Monday Night Jam Session with Tony HIler Trio @ Pythodd Jazz Room, 7:00 pm
  • The Rita Collective @ The Little Theatre Cafe, 7:00 pm

Tuesday, September 13, 2016

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

Wednesday, September 14, 2016

  • El Rojo Jazz @ The Little Theatre Cafe, 7:30 pm
  • Fred Hersch @ Cornell Concert Series, Barnes Hall Auditorium, Cornell University (Ithaca), 8:00 pm

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

  • Tribute to Miles Davis with Joe Magnarelli, Pat LaBarbera, Andy Calabrese, Dave Mancini and Fred Stone @ Lovin Cup Bistro & Brews, Sunday, September 18th, 7:00 pm
  • Flower City Jazz Society presents The Chicago Hot Six @ Radisson Hotel (Airport), 175 Jefferson Road, Monday, September 19th,  6:30pm
  • The Bop Shop and Bop Arts present EIO (Ensemble of Irreproducible Outcomes) @ Bop Shop Records, Friday, September 23rd, 8:30 pm
  • 150th Celebration Concert with the Daniel Bennett Group @ Roberts Wesleyan College, Shewan Recital Hall, Friday, September 23rd, 7:30 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
  • John Pizzarelli Quartet @ Oneida High School Auditorium, Saturday, October 8th at 7:30 pm (tickets)
  • 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
  • The Bop Shop presents Lucian Ban & Matt Maneri @ Bop Shop Records, Monday, October 17th, 8:00 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 and around 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 after publication. Look for the added image  graphic next to the listing. Lastly, please forgive me where my listings prove to be wrong, I rely on you, the venues and the artists to let me know when I'm wrong, so don't hesitate to let us know about such departures from reality if you can by clicking on the Contact Us link above.

This post was originally published on JazzRochester.


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