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Do you go out to hear? ... Live jazz in ROC, December 8-14

With your leftover turkey and stuffing, you can have some ... live jazz in ROC, December 1-7

Here's the next seven days of live jazz in and around Rochester.  By the way, we're trying to build a community of those who love to go out to hear live jazz here in Rochester, so I'd love it if you'd share this site with friends and family who are similarly inclined. You can find out all the ways you can get you some JazzRochester goodness by checking my post laying it out for you.  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. 

Thursday, December 1, 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 Duo @ The Little Theatre Cafe, 7:00 pm
  • John Palocy & Gary Cummings Duo @ Pythodd Jazz Room, 7:008:00 pm
  • Danny Ziemann & Friends @ Joe Bean Coffee Roasters, 1344 University Ave. (Rochester), 7:30 pm
  • Eastman Jazz Ensemble @ Kilbourn Hall, 8:00 pm
  • Bop Shop Records presents Mike Bagetta Trio @ Bop Shop Records, 8:00 pm
  • The Joe Santora Trio @ Michael's Valley Grill, call for time

Friday, December 2, 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
  • Alan Murphy Trio @ 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
  • GCC Trio @ Pythodd Jazz Room, 8:00 pm
  • Star People: The Miles Davis Project (with John Bacon, Danny Ziemann, George Caldwell, 
    Brian Tervo, Bobby Militello and Mike Kaupa) @ The Pausa Art House (Buffalo), 8:00 pm added image

Saturday, December 3, 2016

  • Greg Wachala @ Lock 32 (Pittsford), 2:00 pm
  • Friends and Family Open House with the D House Trio @ The Penthouse at One East Ave., 3:30 to 6:00 pm (RSVP and more info)
  • NYSSMA All-State Conference, Vocal Jazz/Instrumental Jazz Ensembles @ Kodak Hall at Eastman Theatre, 3:00 pm
  • Hanna PK @ Nick's Chophouse, 5 Beeman St. (Canandaigua), 7:00 pm
  • Non-Degree Recital: Nathan Kay, jazz trumpet and Rowan Wolf, jazz saxophone @ ESM, Howard Hanson Hall, 7:00 pm
  • Charlie Ellis @ Via Girasole Wine Bar, 7:00 pm
  • Ahren Hemby Trio @ Woodcliff Hotel & Spa (Victor), 7:30 pm
  • Fred Costello & Roger Eckers Jazz Duo @ Charley Brown's (Penfield), 7:30 pm
  • Bob Sneider 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, December 4, 2016

  • Bill Slater @ Woodcliff Hotel & Spa, 11:00 am
  • Watercolors @ Pythodd Jazz Room, 5:00 pm
  • Non-Degree Recital: Theresa Chen, jazz piano @ ESM, Ray Wright Room, 7:00 pm

Monday, December 5, 2016

  • Monday Night Jam Session with Tony Hiler Trio @ Pythodd Jazz Room, 7:00 pm
  • Jazzy Holidays @ Penfield High School 25 High School Dr. (Penfield), 7:30 pm
  • Geneseo Jazz Ensemble @ Doty Recital Hall, SUNY Geneseo, 1 College Circle (Geneseo), 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, 8:00 pm
  • Student Degree Lecture Recital: Colin Gordon, jazz piano @ ESM, Eastman Commons Ciminelli Lounge, 8:30 pm

Tuesday, December 6, 2016

  • Grove Street Jazz Project @ Downstairs Cabaret Theatre, 20 Windsor Street (Rochester), 7:00 pm
  • Penfield Rotary Big Band commemorating the 75th anniversary of Pearl Harbor @ Penfield Community Center, 7:30 pm added image

Wednesday, December 7, 2016

  • The Tasty Parker Trio @ The Little Theatre Cafe, 7:00 pm
  • Just Jazz Trio @ Pythodd Jazz Room, 7:00 pm
  • XRIJF presents Big Bad Voodoo Daddy "Wild & Swingin' Holiday Party" Show @ Kodak Hall at Eastman Theatre, 8:00 pm

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

  • WGMC Jazz 90.1 Christmas Party @ Lovin Cup Bistro & Brews, Thursday, December 8th, 6:00 pm
  • Annual Jazz @ Immanuel Christmas Concert with the Bill Welch Band @ Immanuel Baptist Church (Park Ave, Rochester), Friday, December 9th, 7:00 pm added image
  • A Charlie Brown Christmas with the Karl Stabnau Quartet @ The Little Theatre Cafe, Saturday, December 10th, 7:00 pm (tickets & info)
  • Advent Lessons & Carols Service with 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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