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A little less, a little more ... Live jazz in ROC, January 5-11

2016 see ya! Now I wonder whether there will be ... live jazz in ROC December 29th to January 4, 2017?

As you know, for me 2016 hasn't been the best year.  I'm looking forward to 2017 and here it comes.  As this is a holiday, please take some of the listings below with a grain of salt. Call the venue first to make sure.  I'm sure there's some jazz out there at various New Years Eve parties, but have listed the ones I'm aware of. 

Listen on January 3d (starting early, like 6:00 am) to our local jazz radio spot, Jazz90.1, as they bring you the Top 40 CD’s from the Top 100 of 2016, as voted on by their staff and volunteers.  Also, check out their lineup changes for 2017.

Would you like to see more of a community around live jazz here in Rochester?  I'm trying to build one here. If so, I'd love it if you'd share this site with friends and family who are similarly inclined. They 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, if I got something wrong wrong, or if you have heard of something that's not in these listings so I can add it. 

Thursday, December 29, 2016

  • Jon Seiger & the All-Stars @ Market Cafe at Wegmans (Calkins Road), 5:30 pm
  • The Swooners @ Woodcliff Hotel & Spa (Victor), 5:30 pm
  • San Gabriel Social Club @ Pythodd Jazz Room, 7:00 pm
  • The Joe Santora Trio @ Michael's Valley Grill, call for time

Friday, December 30, 2016

  • The Lance Hoffman Combo @ Harry G's New York Deli & Cafe, 678 South Ave., 6:00 pm
  • Shared Genes @ The Prime Steak House, 42 E Main St. (Webster), call for time
  • 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
  • Trio East @ The Little Theatre Cafe, 8:00 pm
  • Dave Mancini Jazz Quartet @ Downstairs Cabaret at Winton Place, 3450 Winton Place, 8:00 pm
  • Chet Catallo & The Cats 10th Annual Holiday Show @ Sticky Lips BBQ & Juke Joint (Henrietta), 9:00 pm

Saturday, December 31, 2016 ... HAPPY NEW YEAR!

  • Greg Wachala @ Lock 32 (Pittsford), 2:00 pm
  • Fred Costello & Roger Eckers Jazz Duo @ Charley Brown's (Penfield), 7:30 pm
  • Bob Sneider Trio @ Little Theatre Cafe, 8:00 pm
  • Dave Mancini Jazz Quartet @ Downstairs Cabaret at Winton Place, 3450 Winton Place, 8:00 pm
  • Jimmie Highsmith Jr. Trio @ Pythodd Jazz Room, 9:00 pm
  • Late Night Jazz Jam hosted by Curtis Kendrick, Joe Santora & Terrance Bruce @ Michael's Valley Grill, 11:15 pm

Sunday, January 1, 2017 

  • Bill Slater @ Woodcliff Hotel & Spa (Victor), 11:00 am

Monday, January 2, 2017

  • Bossa Nova Bradley Brothers @ The Little Theatre Cafe, 7:00 pm
  • Monday Night Jam Session with Tony Hiler Trio @ Pythodd Jazz Room, 7:00 pm

Tuesday, January 3, 2017

Wednesday, January 4, 2017

  • Laura Dubin Duo @ The Little Theatre Cafe, 7:00 pm

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

  • 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.


Hey, thank you for sharing this information of Jazz music parties. I appreciate your frankness in your post. I shall definitely attend any of these with my family. Thank you for sharing this. :~)

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