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Get your jazz live in Rochester . . . October 20-26, 2016

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As always, let me know if any gigs below are no longer happening, stuff I got wrong, or if you have heard of something that's not in these listings so I can add it. Watch this page for updates.

Thursday, October 20, 2016

  • Jon Seiger & the All-Stars @ Market Cafe at Wegmans (Calkins Road), 5:30 pm
  • The Swooners @ Woodcliff Hotel & Spa (Victor), 5:30 pm
  • Laura Dubin Trio @ The French Quarter, 6:00 pm
  • Jazz Concert featuring School of the Arts Middle School and High School Jazz Bands with special guests SUNY Purchase Students and Faculty @ The School of the Arts, 45 Prince St. (Rochester), 7: 00 pm
  • The Djangoners @ The Little Theatre Cafe, 7:00 pm
  • Michael Sherman @ Joe Bean Coffee Roasters, 1344 University Ave. (Rochester), 7:30 pm
  • The Joe Santora Trio @ Michael's Valley Grill, call for time

Friday, October 21, 2016

  • Monroe County Bar Association Jazz for Justice Fundraiser @ Harro East Ballroom, Friday, October 21, 5:30-9:00 p.m
  • The Lance Hoffman Combo @ Harry G's New York Deli & Cafe, 678 South Ave., 6:00 pm
  • Uptown Groove Latin Quartet @ La Casa, 6:30 pm
  • Alan Murphy Trio  @ Woodcliff Hotel & Spa (Victor), 7:30 pm
  • Fred Costello & Roger Eckers Jazz Duo @ Charley Brown's (Penfield), 7:30 pm
  • Laura Dubin Trio "Laura Dubin Trio Live at the Xerox International Jazz Festival" CD Release Party @ Pythodd Jazz Room, 8:00 pm
  • The Rippingtons, featuring Russ Freeman @  Buffalo State, Rockwell Hall, 8:00 pm

Saturday, October 22, 2016

  • Greg Wachala @ Lock 32 (Pittsford), 2:00 pm
  • A Concert of Vocal Jazz, featuring Patti Dunham with Tony Caramia @ ESM, Eastman Commons Ciminelli Lounge, 3:30 pm
  • Seth Sealfon @ Prosecco Restaurant (Farmington), 6:30 pm
  • Soul Express @ Woodcliff Hotel & Spa (Victor), 7:30 pm
  • Cabo Frio 37th Year Anniversary Concert @ Montage Music Hall (Rochester), 7:30 pm
  • Fred Costello & Roger Eckers Jazz Duo @ Charley Brown's (Penfield), 7:30 pm
  • Marye Lobb @ The Little Theatre Cafe, 8:00 pm
  • Rich Thompson Trio @ Pythodd Jazz Room, 8:00 pm
  • Craig Snyder Trio @ Sticky Lips BBQ Juke Joint 830 Jefferson Rd. (Rochester), 10:00 pm
  • Late Night Jazz Jam hosted by Curtis Kendrick, Joe Santora & Terrance Bruce @ Michael's Valley Grill, 11:15 pm

Sunday, October 23, 2016

  • Bill Slater @ Woodcliff Hotel & Spa, 11:00 am
  • John Palocy Trio @ Pythodd Jazz Room, 5:00 pm
  • Bop Shop Records & Bop Arts Inc. present The Ernie Krivda Trio @ Bop Shop Records, 7:30 pm

Monday, October 24, 2016

  • Lunchtime Concert: Mike Kaupa Trio @ Central Library, Kate Gleason Auditorium, Bausch and Lomb Public Library Building (Rochester), 12:00 pm
  • Monday Night Jam Session with Tony Hiler Trio @ Pythodd Jazz Room, 7:00 pm

Tuesday, October 25, 2016

Wednesday, October 26, 2016

  • The Swooners @ Woodcliff Hotel & Spa (Victor), 5:30 pm
  • The Margaret Explosion @ The Little Theatre Cafe, 7:00 pm
  • Just Jazz Trio @ Pythodd Jazz Room, 8:00 pm

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

  • Bach to Bop and Back: Classical to Jazz @ RIT Ingle Auditorium, Friday, October 28, 8:00 pm
  • The Bop Shop presents Conference Call Quartet @ Bop Shop Records, Monday, October 30th, 8:30 pm
  • Stephane Wrembel CD release of “Live in Rochester” (recorded at Lovin Cup in 2015) @ Lovin Cup Bistro & Brews, Friday & Saturday, November 4-5, 8:00 pm
  • The Bop Shop presents Eric Lawrence & Stephen Bernstein @ Bop Shop Records, Sunday, November 27th, 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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