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

I hope you all have a wonderful holiday.  It is good to be home, just me and the missus this year.  We're having turkey (in lasagna, though...).  If you want to stay away from the malls on Friday, check out Record Store Day Black Friday events at Bop Shop Records and the Record Archive. While there will be no live jazz that I know of, there's plenty of jazz vinyl to be had cheep. 

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Thursday, November 24, 2016 (Happy Thanksgiving!)

  • Call first before heading out to any gig listed here, but I expect you won't be....
  • Jon Seiger & the All-Stars @ Market Cafe at Wegmans (Calkins Road), 5:30 pm
  • The Djangoners @ The Little Theatre Cafe, 7:00 pm
  • The Joe Santora Trio @ Michael's Valley Grill, call for time

Friday, November 25, 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
  • Special Blend @ Woodcliff Hotel & Spa (Victor), 7:30 pm
  • Fred Costello & Roger Eckers Jazz Duo @ Charley Brown's (Penfield), 7:30 pm
  • Laura Dubin Trio @ Pythodd Jazz Room, 8:00 pm

Saturday, November 26, 2016

  • Greg Wachala @ Lock 32 (Pittsford), 2:00 pm
  • Blue Hearts: Hanna PK and Tony Hiler Duo @ Lemoncello, 7:00 pm
  • Paradigm Shift @ Via Girasole Wine Bar (Schoen Place, 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
  • Mike Melito Quartet @ Monroe's Restaurant (Pittsford), 7:30 pm
  • Cousin Vinny @ Salvatore's Pizzeria and Pub (Webster), 8:00 pm
  • Jimmie Highsmith Jr. Trio @ 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, November 27, 2016

  • Bill Slater @ Woodcliff Hotel & Spa, 11:00 am
  • John Palocy Trio @ Pythodd Jazz Room, 5:00 pm
  • An Evening with Nancy Kelly @ Lovin Cup Bistro & Brews, 7:00 pm

Monday, November 28, 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 29, 2016

Wednesday, November 30, 2016

  • Alan Murphy Trio @ Woodcliff Hotel & Spa (Victor), 5:30 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

  • 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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