You like a bit of jazz with your holidays? What are your favorites?
Ho, ho, ho, there is... Live jazz in ROC, December 22-28

Frazzled by the holiday rush? Go out and relax to some ... Live jazz in ROC, December 15-21

So no one has a favorite jazz holiday album?  Come on people, I reach out and ... crickets (here and on Facebook)!  I understand, though.  You all have a lot on your plate for the holidays. Well, to help you calm down 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 15, 2016

  • Jon Seiger & the All-Stars @ Market Cafe at Wegmans (Calkins Road), 5:30 pm
  • The Swooners @ Woodcliff Hotel & Spa (Victor), 5:30 pm
  • Uptown Groove @ The Rabbit Room (Honeoye Falls), call for time
  • Bossa Nova Bradley Brothers @ Pythodd Jazz Room, 8:00 pm
  • The Joe Santora Trio @ Michael's Valley Grill, call for time

Friday, December 16, 2016

  • The Lance Hoffman Combo @ Harry G's New York Deli & Cafe, 678 South Ave., 6:00 pm
  • Seth Sealfon Latin Jazz @ La Casa Mexican Restaurant Friday December 16, 6:30
  • 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
  • Cold Sweat Band @ Pythodd Jazz Room, 8:00 pm

Saturday, December 17, 2016

  • Eastman Community Music School: Winterfest - Music Educators Jazz Ensemble @ Kilbourn Hall, 1:30 pm
  • Greg Wachala @ Lock 32 (Pittsford), 2:00 pm
  • Special Blend @ Woodcliff Hotel & Spa (Victor), 7:30 pm
  • Fred Costello & Roger Eckers Jazz Duo @ Charley Brown's (Penfield), 7:30 pm
  • Bob Sneider @ Joe Bean Coffee Roasters, 1344 University Ave. (Rochester), 8:00 pm
  • Bobby & Ryan Jazz Quartet @ Pythodd Jazz Room, 8:00 pm
  • Passive Aggressive Anonymous @ The Little Theatre Cafe, 8:00 pm
  • Cousin Vinny & Special Guest Andi Contestable @ Salvatore's Pizzeria and Pub (Webster), 8:00 pm
  • Late Night Jazz Jam hosted by Curtis Kendrick, Joe Santora & Terrance Bruce @ Michael's Valley Grill, 11:15 pm

Sunday, December 18, 2016

  • Bill Slater @ Woodcliff Hotel & Spa, 11:00 am
  • Watercolors @ Pythodd Jazz Room, 5:00 pm
  • Charlie Lindner Holiday Show @ Bop Shop Records, 8:30 pm

Monday, December 19, 2016

  • Flower City Jazz Society presents Roger Eckers' Little Big Band @ Radisson Hotel (Airport), 6:30 pm (PDF with details)
  • Monday Night Jam Session with Tony Hiler Trio @ Pythodd Jazz Room, 7:00 pm

Tuesday, December 20, 2016

Wednesday, December 21, 2016

  • The Glenn Miller Orchestra @ The Riviera Theatre and Performing Arts Center (North Tonawanda), 2:00 pm (tickets)

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

  • Chet Catallo & The Cats 10th Annual Holiday Show @ Sticky Lips BBQ & Juke Joint (Henrietta), Friday, December 30th, 9:00 pm
  • Bop Shop Records and Bop Arts present the Jake Wark Trio @ Bop Shop Records, Tuesday, January 17th, 8:00 pm
  • Bop Arts presents The Ethnic Heritage Ensemble @ Lovin Cup Bistro & Brews, Sunday, January 22nd, 7:30 pm
  • Penfield graduate, Andrés Patrick Forero (drummer for Hamilton: An American Musical) 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 (more info)
  • 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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