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After the turkey gets cold, go get something hot ... jazz in Rochester, November 24-30

Cool outside, cooler inside with ... live jazz in Rochester, November 17-23, 2016

It's good to be home.  I'm starting to get back into the groove here, so looking to get out to hear some music soon. If you're having the same thought, then here's the next seven days of live jazz in and around Rochester.

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Thursday, November 17, 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 Djangoners @ The Little Theatre Cafe, 7:00 pm
  • Eastman Jazz Lab Band @ Kilbourn Hall, 8:00 pm
  • The Joe Santora Trio @ Michael's Valley Grill, call for time

Friday, November 18, 2016

  • The Lance Hoffman Combo @ Harry G's New York Deli & Cafe, 678 South Ave., 6:00 pm
  • Chris Ott @ Prosecco Italian Restaurant (Farmington), 6:30 pm
  • Friday Jazz at Immanuel: Vince Ercolamento Quartet with John Nyerges @ Immanueal Baptist Church (Park Ave., Rochester), 7:00 pm
  • Re-Bending and Breaking: Staebell, Chisholm, and Lanighan @ Hochstein Performance Hall (Rochester), 7:00 pm
  • Nazareth College Jazz Ensemble @ Nazareth College, Wilmot Recital Hall (Pittsford), 7:30 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
  • Groove Juice Special with the Djangoners @ The Historic German House Auditorium (Rochester), 8:00 pm
  • Performing Artists Concert series "Such Sweet Thunder" (Suite of selections from Duke Ellington and Billy Strayhorn) performed by the New Energy Jazz Orchestra @ Rochester Institute of Technology Ingle Auditorium, 8:00 pm
  • Gian Carlo Cervone Trio @ Pythodd Jazz Room, 8:00 pm

Saturday, November 19, 2016

  • Paradigm Shift @ Headz Up Hats, 1:00-4:00 pm
  • Greg Wachala @ Lock 32 (Pittsford), 2:00 pm
  • Non-Degree Recital: Mikailo Kasha, jazz bass, Stephen Morris, jazz drums, and Seiji Yamashita, jazz piano @ ESM, Howard Hanson Hall, 7:00 pm
  • Alan Murphy Trio @ Woodcliff Hotel & Spa (Victor), 7:30 pm
  • Fred Costello & Roger Eckers Jazz Duo @ Charley Brown's (Penfield), 7:30 pm
  • Dafnis Prieto Sextet @ Art of Jazz, Albright-Knox Gallery (Buffalo), 7:30 pm
  • Bohemia Tzigane Gypsy Jazz with The Rita Collective @ Lyric Theatre, 7:30 pm (tickets)
  • Mike Melito Trio @ Pythodd Jazz Room, 8:00 pm
  • Student Degree Recital: Charlie Carr, jazz piano @ ESM, Ray Wright Room, 9:00 pm
  • Late Night Jazz Jam hosted by Curtis Kendrick, Joe Santora & Terrance Bruce @ Michael's Valley Grill, 11:15 pm

Sunday, November 20, 2016

  • Bill Slater @ Woodcliff Hotel & Spa, 11:00 am
  • Eastman-Ranlet Series/Eastman Piano Series, Ying Quartet with Billy Childs @ Kilbourn Hall, 3:00 pm
  • Non-Degree Recital: Emiel De Jaegher, jazz trumpet, and CJ Ziarniak, jazz saxophone @ ESM, Ray Wright Room, 3:30 pm
  • Watercolors @ Pythodd Jazz Room, 5:00 pm

Monday, November 21, 2016

  • Flower City Jazz Society: The Barroom Buzzards @ Radisson Hotel Rochester Airport, 6:30 pm
  • 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 22, 2016

Wednesday, November 23, 2016

  • Soul Express @ @ Woodcliff Hotel & Spa (Victor), 5:30 pm
  • Paradigm Shift @ The French Quarter Cafe, 6:00 pm 
  • The Margaret Explosion @ The Little Theatre Cafe, 7:00 pm
  • Just Jazz Trio @ Pythodd Jazz Room, 7:00 pm

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

  • An Evening with Nancy Kelly @ Lovin Cup Bistro & Brews, Sunday, November 27th, 7:00 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, 8:00 pm
  • Bop Shop Records and Bop Arts presents Kahil El’Zabar’s Allstar Ritual Trio featuring David Murray and Harrison Bankhead @ Bop Shop Records, Monday, December 5th, 8:00 pm
  • XRIJF presents Big Bad Voodoo Daddy "Wild & Swingin' Holiday Party" Show @ Kodak Hall at Eastman Theatre, Wednesday, December 7th, 8:00 pm
  • Advent Lessons & Carols Servicewith a Jazz Twist with the Kieran Hanlon Quintet@ Atonement Lutheran Church (Brighton), Sunday, December 11th, 4:00 pm
  • Bop Shop Records and Bop Arts presents Secret Keeper with Mary Halvorson & Stephan Crump @ Bop Shop Records, Sunday, December 11th, 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.

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