With your leftover turkey and stuffing, you can have some ... live jazz in ROC, December 1-7
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Do you go out to hear? ... Live jazz in ROC, December 8-14

Here's the next seven days of live jazz in and around Rochester.  Would you like to see more of a community around live jazz here in Rochester? If 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 8, 2016

  • Jon Seiger & the All-Stars @ Market Cafe at Wegmans (Calkins Road), 5:30 pm
  • The Swooners @ Woodcliff Hotel & Spa (Victor), 5:30 pm
  • Serge & Friends @ The Rabbit Room (Honeoye Falls), call for time
  • WGMC Jazz 90.1 Christmas Party @ Lovin Cup Bistro & Brews, 6:00 pm
  • The Uptown Groove Duo @ The Little Theatre Cafe, 7:00 pm
  • Danny Ziemann & Friends @ Joe Bean Coffee Roasters, 1344 University Ave. (Rochester), 7:30 pm
  • Eastman Jazz Ensemble @ Kilbourn Hall, 8:00 pm
  • The Joe Santora Trio @ Michael's Valley Grill, call for time

Friday, December 9, 2016

  • The Lance Hoffman Combo @ Harry G's New York Deli & Cafe, 678 South Ave., 6:00 pm
  • Jazz Theory Experiment (Final projects by students enrolled in ESM class TH205J) @ ESM, Ray Wright Room, 6:00 pm
  • Annual Jazz @ Immanuel Christmas Concert with the Bill Welch Band @ Immanuel Baptist Church (Park Ave, Rochester), 7:00 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 Swing presents the 10th Annual Red Hot Holiday Ball @ The Historic German House Auditorium, 8:00 pm
  • Eastman New Jazz Ensemble @ Kodak Hall at Eastman Theatre, 8:00 pm
  • Trio East @ The Little Theatre Cafe, 8:00 pm (rebooked to 12/30)
  • Laura Dubin Trio @ Pythodd Jazz Room, 8:00 pm
  • Uptown Groove @ Dinosaur BBQ (Downtown), 10:00 pm

Saturday, December 10, 2016

  • Greg Wachala @ Lock 32 (Pittsford), 2:00 pm
  • Bob DiBaudo Trio with Rich Thompson @ Hedges Restaurant (Webster), 6:30 pm
  • Jimmie Highsmith Jr. @ Via Girasole Wine Bar, 7:00 pm
  • A Charlie Brown Christmas with the Karl Stabnau Quartet @ The Little Theatre Cafe, 7:00 pm (tickets & info)
  • 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
  • Mike Melito Trio @ Pythodd Jazz Room, 8:00 pm
  • The White Hots @ The Little Theatre Cafe, 8:00 pm
  • Late Night Jazz Jam hosted by Curtis Kendrick, Joe Santora & Terrance Bruce @ Michael's Valley Grill, 11:15 pm

Sunday, December 11, 2016

  • Bill Slater @ Woodcliff Hotel & Spa, 11:00 am
  • Advent Lessons & Carols Service with a Jazz Twist with the Kieran Hanlon Quintet@ Atonement Lutheran Church (Brighton), 4:00 pm
  • Watercolors @ Pythodd Jazz Room, 5:00 pm
  • John Palocy Duo @ Lemoncello, 5:30 pm
  • Bop Shop Records and Bop Arts presents Secret Keeper with Mary Halvorson & Stephan Crump @ Bop Shop Records, 8:00 pm

Monday, December 12, 2016

  • Monday Night Jam Session with Tony Hiler Trio @ Pythodd Jazz Room, 7:00 pm

Tuesday, December 13, 2016

Wednesday, December 14, 2016

  • The Rita Collective @ The Little Theatre Cafe, 7:00 pm
  • Just Jazz Trio @ Pythodd Jazz Room, 7:00 pm (I'm told there will be no more live jazz on Wednesdays through the end of 2016)

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

  • The Glenn Miller Orchestra @ The Riviera Theatre and Performing Arts Center (North Tonawanda), Wednesday, December 21st, 2:00 pm (tickets)
  • Bop Shop Records and Bop Arts present the Jake Wark Trio @ Bop Shop Records, Tuesday, January 17th, 8:00 pm
  • Jazz drummer and Penfield graduate, Andrés Patrick Forero headlines the 47th Annual Penfield Jazz Fundraiser Concerts @ Penfield High School Auditorium, 25 High School Drive, Friday, February 3rd & Saturday, February 4th, 7:30 pm
  • Bop Shop Records and Bop Arts present Old Growth Forest @ Bop Shop Records, Monday, February 6th, 8:00 pm
  • Bop Shop Records and Bop Arts present Mostly Other People Do the Killing @ Bop Shop Records, Sunday, February 26th, 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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