Hiccup ...
I'm coming home, but while I'm still away there's ... live jazz in Rochester, September 29th to October 5th

Summer ends Friday, but there is ... still live jazz in Rochester, NY, September 22-28

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There is still some jazz at the far fringe of the Fringe.  The last festival of the summer (as it sashays into Fall).  So I can officially say I missed summer in Rochester this year. That's OK. I'm where I need to be.  Too bad the pickings for jazz here in Wichita are pretty slim....

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. Watch this page for updates.

Thursday, September 22, 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 Sounds of Sinatra and Friends....Continued @ Fringe Festival, Java's Cafe, 6:00 pm
  • Mary Ognibene @ Via Girasole Wine Bar, 7:00 pm
  • Bossa Nova Bradley Brothers @ Pythodd Jazz Room, 8:00 pm
  • The Joe Santora Trio @ Michael's Valley Grill, call for time

Friday, September 23, 2016

  • Cigars on Ice with live jazz and featuring hand rolled cigars from Santiago and premium liquor tastings from Iron Smoke Whiskey, Black Button Distillery and O'Begleys Spirits @The Penthouse at One East Avenue, 5:00 pm
  • Al Biles and Gen Jam @ Fringe Festival, Little Theatre Cafe, 5:30 pm
  • Paradigm Shift @ The Charleston House,1733 Norton St (Rochester), 5:30 pm
  • Uptown Groove Latin Quartet @ La Casa (Rochester), 6:30
  • Funknut @ Fringe Festival, Gibbs St. Main Stage, 6:40 pm
  • Jim Nugent Trio @ Hedges Restaurant (Webster), 6:30 pm
  • Soul Express @ Woodcliff Hotel & Spa (Victor), 7:30 pm
  • Fred Costello & Roger Eckers Jazz Duo @ Charley Brown's (Penfield), 7:30 pm
  • Mike Melito, Bob Sneider & Dan Vitale @ The French Quarter, 8:00 pm added image
  • Cold Sweat Band @ Pythodd Jazz Room, 8:00 pm
  • The Bop Shop and Bop Arts present EIO (Ensemble of Irreproducible Outcomes) @ Bop Shop Records, 8:30 pm
  • The Jazz Man Trio @ The French Quarter, 10:00 pm 

Saturday, September 24, 2016

  • Greg Wachala @ Lock 32 (PIttsford), 2:00 pm
  • Gigantosaurus Rex @ Fringe Festival, Gibbs Street Main Stage, Saturday, September 24th, 5:10 pm
  • Paradigm Shift @ Via Girasole Wine Bar (Pittsford), 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. @ Pythodd Jazz Room, 8:00 pm
  • Mike Melito with George Caldwell and Dan Vitale @ The French Quarter, 10:00 pm

Sunday, September 25, 2016

  • Bill Slater @ Woodcliff Hotel & Spa, 11:00 am
  • John Palocy/Gary Cummings Duo @ Pythodd Jazz Room, 7:00 pm
  • The Bop Shop and Bop Arts present Barry Atlschul and 3dom Factor @ Lovin Cup Bistro & Brews, 7:30 pm

Monday, September 26, 2016

  • Monday Night Jam Session with Tony Hiler Trio @ Pythodd Jazz Room, 7:00 pm
  • The Uptown Groove Jazz Duo @ The Little Theatre Cafe, 7:00 pm
  • The Eric Schmitz Sextet @ Abilene Bar & Lounge, 8:00 pm

Tuesday, September 27, 2016

Wednesday, September 28, 2016

  • Mike Melito Trio @ Monroe's Restaurant (Pittsford), 6:00 pm
  • El Rojo Jazz @ The Little Theatre Cafe, 7:30 pm
  • Eastman Jazz Showcase @ Kilbourn Hall, 8:00 pm
  • Bobby & Ryan Jazz Duo @ Pythodd Jazz Room, 8:00 pm

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

  • Groove Juice Swing presents The Club Hot-Cha Roaring 20s Party @ The Historic German House, Friday, September 30, 8:00 pm
  • Dilla Day ROC (A Live Band Tribute to Hip-Hop Legend & Jazz Pioneer J. Dilla) @ The Bug Jar, Saturday, October 1st, 9:00 pm
  • Annual Jazz 90.1 Evening of Wine, Jazz and Art @ Artisan Works, Tuesday, October 6th, 6:30-9:00 pm
  • Tony Bennett @ Kodak Hall at the Eastman Theatre, Saturday, October 8th, 8:30 p.m
  • 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
  • Bria Skonberg @ Center for the Arts, University of Buffalo, Friday, October 14th, 7:00 pm
  • The Bop Shop presents Lucian Ban & Matt Maneri @ Bop Shop Records, Monday, October 17th, 8:00 pm
  • Monroe County Bar Association Jazz for Justice Fundraiser @ Harro East Ballroom, Friday, October 21, 5:30-9:00 p.m
  • Bop Shop Records & Bop Arts Inc. present The Ernie Krivda Trio @ Bop Shop Records, Sunday, October 23rd, 7:30 pm
  • The Bop Shop presents Conference Call Quartet @ Bop Shop Records, Monday, October 30th, 8:30 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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