Summer ends Friday, but there is ... still live jazz in Rochester, NY, September 22-28
It's time to Fall into some ... live jazz in Rochester, October 6-12

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

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My time in Wichita is coming to a close I'm afraid. On Saturday morning, my father passed away, peacefully, with his wife, my sister and me at his side. He was a wonderful man who touched many during his 80 years on this earth. I'm here for October to help with arrangements and the aftermath. I look forward to getting back to Rochester, but would not have traded the last five months here for anything. 

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 29, 2016

  • Jon Seiger & the All-Stars @ Market Cafe at Wegmans (Calkins Road), 5:30 pm
  • The Swooners @ Woodcliff Hotel & Spa (Victor), 5:30 pm
  • Danny Ziemann Jazz Night @ Joe Bean Coffee Roasters, 1344 University Ave. (Rochester), 7:30 pm
  • The Joe Santora Trio @ Michael's Valley Grill, call for time

Friday, September 30, 2016

  • The Lance Hoffman Combo @ Harry G's New York Deli & Cafe, 678 South Ave. (Rochester), 6:00 pm
  • Gap Mangione New Blues Band @ Woodcliff Hotel & Spa (Victor), 7:30 pm
  • Fred Costello & Roger Eckers Jazz Duo @ Charley Brown's (Penfield), 7:30 pm
  • Trio East @ The Little Theatre Cafe, 8:00 pm
  • Groove Juice Swing presents The Club Hot-Cha Roaring 20s Party @ The Historic German House, 8:00 pm
  • Busted Valentines with the Swooners @ Lovin Cup Bistro & Brews, 8:00 pm
  • Laura Dubin Trio @ Pythodd Jazz Room, 8:00 pm

Saturday, October 1, 2016

  • Greg Wachala @ Lock 32 (Pittsford), 2:00 pm
  • Special Blend @ Woodcliff Hotel & Spa (Victor), 7:30 pm
  • Fred Costello & Roger Eckers Jazz Duo @ Charley Brown's (Penfield), 7:30 pm
  • Nick Brust Trio @ Pythodd Jazz Room, 8:00 pm
  • Dilla Day ROC (A Live Band Tribute to Hip-Hop Legend & Jazz Pioneer J. Dilla) @ The Bug Jar, 9:00 pm
  • The Jimmie Highsmith Jr. Group @ The French Quarter, 10:00 pm
  • Late Night Jazz Jam hosted by Curtis Kendrick, Joe Santora & Terrance Bruce @ Michael's Valley Grill, 11:15 pm  added image

Sunday, October 2, 2016

  • Bill Slater @ Woodcliff Hotel & Spa, 11:00 am
  • John Palocy Trio @ Pythodd Jazz Room, 7:00 pm

Monday, October 3, 2016

  • Monday Night Jam Session with Tony Hiler Trio @ Pythodd Jazz Room, 7:00 pm
  • Trombone Shorty @ Center for the Arts at the University at Buffalo, 7:30 pm

Tuesday, October 4, 2016

Wednesday, October 5, 2016

  • Call or check website later for band @ Pythodd Jazz Room, 8:00 pm (or I'll add as they didn't have their October listings up yet....)

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 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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