You can find it here ... Live jazz in ROC, March 30th to April 5th
Get out and get you some of that ... Live jazz in ROC, April 13-19

For now it's dwindling, but there is ... Live jazz in ROC, April 6-12

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Again, it's pretty light out there over the next seven days.  I went out for live jazz twice last week (I know, like my wife, you're saying ... "so what do you want, a cookie...?"), but I am as bad as most as it doesn't happen as often as I'd like. Please support it by hearing it....

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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, April 6, 2017

  • Jon Seiger & the All-Stars @ Market Cafe at Wegmans (Calkins Road), 5:30 pm
  • The Swooners @ Woodcliff Hotel & Spa (Perinton), 5:30 pm
  • Non-Degree Recital: Matthew Bent (jazz drums) @ ESM, Eastman Commons Ciminelli Lounge, 6:30 pm
  • A Taste of Jazz @ The Rabbit Room (Honeoye Falls), 6:30 pm
  • Djangoners @ The Little Theatre, 7:00 pm
  • Ryan Carey @ Via Girasole Wine Bar, 7:00 pm
  • Dave Rivello Ensemble @ Sambuca Bar & Grill (E. Rochester)

Friday, April 7, 2017

  • Gap Mangione New Blues Band @ Woodcliff Hotel & Spa (Perinton), 5:30 pm
  • Herb Smith Freedom Trio @ The Penthouse at One East Ave., 5:30 & 7:30 pm
  • Fred Costello & Roger Eckers Jazz Duo @ Charley Brown's (Penfield), 7:30 pm
  • Eastman Jazz Ensemble/New Jazz Ensemble @ Kilbourn Hall, 8:00 pm
  • 4th Annual Scott LaFaro Day Celebration with the Eddie Gomez Trio @ Smith Opera House (Geneva), 8:00pm
  • Student Degree Recital: William (Billy) Petito (jazz guitar) @ ESM, Hatch Recital Hall, 9:00 pm

Saturday, April 8, 2017

  • Student Degree Recital: Jonathan Fagan (jazz piano) @ ESM, East Wing Hatch Recital Hall, 1:30 pm
  • Greg Wachala/Mel Henderson Duo @ Lock 32 (Pittsford), 2:30 pm
  • Deborah Sorenson @ Mendon 64 Restaurant (Mendon), 6:00 pm
  • Em K Jazz @ Via Girasole Wine Bar, 7:00 pm
  • Special Blend @ Woodcliff Hotel & Spa (Perinton), 7:30 pm
  • Student Degree Recital: Abran Orlando Madrid (jazz saxophone) @ ESM, Hatch Recital Hall, 7:00 pm
  • Special Blend @ Woodcliff Hotel & Spa (Perinton), 7:30 pm
  • Fred Costello & Roger Eckers Jazz Duo @ Charley Brown's (Penfield), 7:30 pm

Sunday, April 9, 2017 

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

Monday, April 10, 2017

  • No jazz for you?

Tuesday, April 11, 2017

Wednesday, April 12, 2017

  • Giorgio Austin @ Brass Bar & Lounge, 5:00 pm
  • Jim Nugent Trio @ Woodcliff Hotel & Spa (Perinton), 5:30 pm
  • Greg Wachala @ Mendon 64 Restaurant (Mendon), 6:00 pm
  • Mike Kaupa, Steve Greene Chris Potter & Kyle Vock @ The Little Theatre Cafe, 7:00 pm

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

  • Performing Artists Concert Series presents Jazz of the Silver Screen with the Rod Blumenau Quartet @ Ingle Auditorium, Rochester Institute of Technology, Friday, April 21st, 8:00 pm (tickets at University Arenas Box Office, 585-475-4121, or
  • Bob Holz and A Vision Forward featuring Ralphe Armstrong and Chet Catallo (Tribute to Larry Coryell) @ Sticky Lips BBQ Juke Joint , 830 Jefferson Rd. (Henrietta), Saturday, April 22nd, 2017, 9:00 pm (tickets)
  • 70th Birthday Celebration: The Music of Bill Dobbins by Bill Dobbins @ ESM, Hatch Recital Hall, Wednesday, May 3d, 8:00 pm (tickets)
  • Bop Shop Records and bop Arts present B’s Bees @ Bop Shop Records, Wednesday, May 3rd, 8:00 pm
  • Joe Magnarelli & Akiko Tsuruga @ Jazz Central (Syracuse), Sunday, May 21st added image
  • Bop Shop Records and Bop Arts present In the Sea:Tristan Honsinger, Nicolas Caloia & Josh Zubot @ Bop Shop Records, Wednesday, May 24th , 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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