For now it's dwindling, but there is ... Live jazz in ROC, April 6-12
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Get out and get you some of that ... Live jazz in ROC, April 13-19

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Here are the next seven days of live jazz in Rochester for you, served up hot....

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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.  The next seven days of jazz in and around Rochester are below....

Thursday, April 13, 2017

  • Jon Seiger & the All-Stars @ Market Cafe at Wegmans (Calkins Road), 5:30 pm
  • The Swooners @ Woodcliff Hotel & Spa (Perinton), 5:30 pm
  • Mike Pullano @ Via Girasole Wine Bar, 7:00 pm
  • Djangoners @ The Little Theatre Cafe, 7:00 pm
  • Tanya Darby with the Eastman Jazz Lab Band @ Kilbourn Hall, 8:00 pm (Choice Concert in City)

Friday, April 14, 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
  • The White Hots @ The Little Theatre Cafe, 8:00 pm

Saturday, April 15, 2017

  • Student Degree Recital: Jon Rarick, jazz composition @ ESM, Ray Wright Room, 1:30 pm
  • Greg Wachala/Mel Henderson Duo @ Lock 32 (Pittsford), 2:30 pm
  • Deborah Sorenson @ Mendon 64 Restaurant (Mendon), 6:00 pm
  • Jim Nugent Trio @ Hedges Restaurant (Webster), 7:00 pm
  • Paradigm Shift @ Via Girasole Wine Bar, 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
  • Jimmie Highsmith Trio @ Joe Bean Coffee Roasters, 8:00 pm added image
  • Student Degree Recital: William Zimmer, jazz trombone @ ESM, Ray Wright Room, 9:00 pm

Sunday, April 16, 2017 

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

Monday, April 17, 2017

  • Flower City Jazz Society presents The Bourbon Street Parade @ Radisson Hotel (Airport), 175 Jefferson Rd., 6:30 pm (see website for details)

Tuesday, April 18, 2017

  • John Palocy @ Mendon 64 Restaurant (Mendon), 5:00 pm
  • Moonshine Rhythm Club @ Little Theatre Cafe, 7:00 pm
  • Grove Place Jazz Project @ Downstairs Cabaret Theatre, 7:00 pm (check website for who is playing)

Wednesday, April 19, 2017

  • Giorgio Austin @ Brass Bar & Lounge, 5:00 pm
  • Greg Wachala @ Mendon 64 Restaurant (Mendon), 6:00 pm
  • The Duo+ (Donny Frauenhofer, Ellen Pieroni with Ryan Campbell) @ Temple Bar & Grille (109 East Ave., downtown), 10:00 pm

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

  • Robert Glasper Experiment @ Performing Arts Center: Buffalo State College (Buffalo), Thursday, April 20th, 8:00pm (tickets)
  • Jazz at Immanuel: A Prelude to 2017 XRIJF with festival Music Producer (and saxophonist) John Nugent, Bob Sneider, Mike Melito and Dino Losito @ Immanuel Baptist Church (Park Ave.), Friday, April 21st, 7:00 pm
  • 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)
  • Jazz It Up! for Rochester Education Foundation's Spring For Music, Benefit & Award Ceremony with Jimmie Highsmith Jr., Jazz ensemble of RCSD music educators & Aliciana LoTemple @ Bernunzio Uptown Music, Wednesday, April 26th, 7:00 pm (tickets)  added image
  • Nick Finzer @ Canandaigua High School (Canandaigua), Thursday, April 27th, 12:00 pm added image
  • 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
  • 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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