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I'm back in good ole' Rochester at the end of next week, so hope to catch some live jazz again soon!  Until then, here's another week of live jazz in and around Rochester, NY. Here it comes again! The Xerox Rochester International Jazz Festival Three and Nine-day Club Passes Go on Sale Friday October 28 at 10:00 am at early bird prices.

We're trying to build a community of listeners for live jazz here, so I'd love it if you'd share this site with friends and family who like to get out to hear some of that great music live from time to time. 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 27, 2016

  • Jon Seiger & the All-Stars @ Market Cafe at Wegmans (Calkins Road), 5:30 pm
  • Alan Murphy Trio @ Woodcliff Hotel & Spa (Victor), 5:30 pm
  • Mel Henderson & Bob Vosteen @ Via Girasole Wine Bar (Pittsford), 7:00 pm
  • The Djangoners @ The Little Theatre Cafe, 7:00 pm
  • Joe Parker & Friends @ Joe Bean Coffee Roasters, 1344 University Ave. (Rochester), 7:30 pm
  • GCC Trio @ Pythodd Jazz Room, 8:00 pm
  • The Joe Santora Trio @ Michael's Valley Grill, call for time

Friday, October 28, 2016

  • 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
  • Chris Ott @ Prosecco Italian Restaurant (Farmington), 6:30 pm
  • Friday Jazz at Immanuel with Bill Tiberio Band and vocalist Stephanie LaBarge @ Immanuel Baptist Church (Park Ave., Rochester), 7:00 pm added image
  • 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
  • Bach to Bop and Back: Classical to Jazz @ RIT Ingle Auditorium, Friday, October 28, 8:00 pm
  • The Westview Project @ Pythodd Jazz Room, 8:00 pm

Saturday, October 29, 2016

  • Greg Wachala @ Lock 32 (Pittsford), 2:00 pm
  • Spook-tronica with Gigantosaurus Rex @ Joe Bean Coffee Roasters, 1344 University Ave. (Rochester), 6:00 pm
  • Special Blend @ Woodcliff Hotel & Spa (Victor), 7:30 pm
  • Fred Costello & Roger Eckers Jazz Duo @ Charley Brown's (Penfield), 7:30 pm
  • Ann Mitchell Jazz Trio @ Monroe's Restaurant (Pittsford), 7:30 pm
  • Cousin Vinny @ Salvatore's Pizzeria and Pub (Webster), 8:00 pm
  • Jimmie Highsmith Jr. @ Pythodd Jazz Room, 8:00 pm
  • Late Night Jazz Jam hosted by Curtis Kendrick, Joe Santora & Terrance Bruce @ Michael's Valley Grill, 11:15 pm

Sunday, October 30, 2016

  • Bill Slater @ Woodcliff Hotel & Spa, 11:00 am
  • Faculty Artist Series with Tony Caramia @ ESM, Hatch Recital Hall, 3:00 pm
  • Nazareth College Jazz Combos @ Nazareth College Wilmot Recital Hall 4, 3:00 pm
  • Watercolors @ Pythodd Jazz Room, 5:00 pm
  • The Bop Shop presents Conference Call Quartet @ Bop Shop Records, 8:30 pm

Monday, October 31, 2016

  • Monday Night Jam Session with Tony Hiler Trio @ Pythodd Jazz Room, 7:00 pm
  • Bossa Nova Bradley Brothers @ The Little Theatre Cafe, 7:00 pm

Tuesday, November 1, 2016

Wednesday, November 2, 2016

  • The Margaret Explosion @ The Little Theatre Cafe, 7:00 pm
  • WGMC Live Concert Series with The Rita Collective @ FM 90.1 or online www.jazz901.org, 7:00 pm

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

  • 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
  • Bop Shop Records presents Eric Lawrence & Stephen Bernstein @ Bop Shop Records, Sunday, November 27th, 8:00 pm
  • Bop Shop Records presents Mike Bagetta Trio @ Bop Shop Records, Thursday, December 1st, 8:30 pm
  • XRIJF presents Big Bad Voodoo Daddy "Wild & Swingin' Holiday Party" Show @ Kodak Hall at Eastman Theatre, Wednesday, December 7th, 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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