Of course, you can find some ... Live jazz in ROC, February 16-22
But wait, there is some ... Live jazz in ROC, March 2-8

Like always, there will be 7 (well actually 6) days of ... Live jazz in ROC, February 23 to March 1st

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Here are the next seven days of live jazz in and around Rochester and its environs.  Stretch your ears and come out with me on Sunday to see Mostly Other People Do the Killing at the Bop Shop! 

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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, February 23, 2017

  • Jon Seiger & the All-Stars @ Market Cafe at Wegmans (Calkins Road), 5:30 pm
  • The Swooners @ Woodcliff Hotel & Spa (Perinton), 5:30 pm
  • John Palocy and Gary Cummings @ Lemoncello (E. Rochester), 6:00 pm
  • Eastman School of Music Jazz Guitar Studio Showcase @ Bernunzio's Uptown Music, 7:30 pm
  • Thursday Night Jazz  with Dan Sunshine @ Joe Bean Coffee Roasters, 7:30 pm

Friday, February 24, 2017

  • Gap Mangione New Blues Band @ Woodcliff Hotel & Spa (Perinton), 5:30 pm
  • Fred Costello & Roger Eckers Jazz Duo @ Charley Brown's (Penfield), 7:30 pm
  • Trio East @ The Little Theatre Cafe, 8:00 pm
  • Jazz is PHSH @ Anthology, 336 East Ave. (Rochester), 8:00 pm
  • Friday "Max" Jazz Jam @ Max of Eastman Place, 9:00 pm

Saturday, February 25, 2017

  • Amett Branch Library Music Series presents Tony Nichols @ Arnett Branch Library, 310 Arnett Blvd., 19th Ward, 12:00 pm
  • Greg Wachala @ Lock 32 (Pittsford), 2:00 pm
  • Bob Sneider/Tony Padilla Duo @ La Casa (Rochester), 6:30 pm
  • Mike Pullano @ Via Girasole Wine Bar, 7:00 pm
  • Fred Costello & Roger Eckers Jazz Duo @ Charley Brown's (Penfield), 7:30 pm
  • Special Blend @ Woodcliff Hotel & Spa (Perinton), 7:30 pm

Sunday, February 26, 2017 

  • Bill Slater @ Woodcliff Hotel & Spa (Perinton), 11:00 am
  • Jimmie Highsmith Jr Band @ Family Day, Memorial Art Gallery (in the Atrium), 1:30pm
  • Bop Shop Records and Bop Arts present Mostly Other People Do the Killing @ Bop Shop Records, 8:00 pm

Monday, February 27, 2017

  • No jazz for you?

Tuesday, February 28, 2017

  • John Palocy @ Mendon 64 Restaruarnt (Mendon), 5:00 pm
  • Grove Place Jazz Project @ Downstairs Cabaret Theatre, 7:00 pm (check website for who is playing)
  • Eastman Jazz Lab Band @ Kilbourn Hall, 8:00 pm

Wednesday, March 1, 2017

  • Jim Nugent Trio @ Woodcliff Hotel & Spa, 5:30 pm

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

  • Victor Wooten Trio @ Tralf Music Hall (Buffalo), Sunday, March 5th, 8:00 pm
  • Freddie Hendrix @ The Buffalo History Museum (Buffalo), Sunday, March 12th, 2:00 pm
  • Steven Bernstein’s Sexmob @ Art of Jazz at the Albright-Knox Art Gallery (Buffalo), Sunday, March 19th, 3:00 pm
  • The Macktet featuring Ralph Lalama, Peter Mack,  Steve Brown, Joe Corello, Dino Losito & Mike Melito @ Lovin Cup Bistro & Brews, Sunday, March 19th, 7:00 pm
  • Fourplay @ Buffalo State College, Rockwell Hall, Thursday, March 30th, 8:00 pm
  • Bop Shop Records and Bop Arts present The Joe Fielder Quintet, Thursday, March 30th, 8:00 pm
  • Bop Shop Records and Bop Arts present The Levin Brothers with Pete and Tony Levin @ Lovin Cup Bistro & Brews, Saturday, April 1, 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 these listings prove to be wrong, I rely on you, the venues and the artists to let me know when we've got bad information, so don't hesitate to let us know about such departures from reality by clicking on the Contact Us link above.

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