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Not much, but there's still some ... Live jazz in ROC, May 26-31

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Here's the next seven days of live jazz in and around Rochester, such as they are.  Yes, we're getting into the pre-XRIJF slump, perhaps?  

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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, May 25, 2017

  • ECMS Spring Festival: Nights of Jazz II @ Kilbourn Hall, 5:00 pm
  • Jon Seiger & The All-Stars @ Market Cafe at Wegmans (Calkins Road), 5:30 pm
  • The Swooners @ Horizons Lounge at Woodcliff Hotel & Spa (Perinton), 5:30 pm
  • Ryan Carey @ Via Girasole Wine Bar, 7:00 pm (replaced by Daniel King, flamenco guitar)
  • The Djangoners @ The Little Theatre Cafe, 7:00 pm
  • Jazz at Joe Bean with Melissa Gardiner Jazz Organ Trio @ Joe Bean Coffee Roasters, 7:30 pm
  • Salsa Night presented by Essence of Rhythm Dance @ Lovin Cup Bistro & Brews, 8:00 pm

Friday, May 26, 2017

  • Gap Mangione New Blues Band @ Horizons Lounge at Woodcliff Hotel & Spa (Perinton), 7:30 pm
  • Fred Costello & Roger Eckers Jazz Duo @ Charley Brown's (Penfield), 7:30 pm

Saturday, May 27, 2017

  • Mel Henderson/Greg Wachala @ Mullers' Cider House, 1344 University Ave., 2:00 pm added image 
  • Fred Costello & Roger Eckers Jazz Duo @ Charley Brown's (Penfield), 7:30 pm
  • Special Blend @ Horizons Lounge at Woodcliff Hotel & Spa (Perinton), 7:30 pm
  • The White Hots @ The Little Theatre Cafe, 8:00 pm

Sunday, May 28, 2017 

  • Bill Slater @ Horizons Lounge at Woodcliff Hotel & Spa (Perinton), 11:00 am
  • Annie Wells @ The Little Theatre Cafe, 7:00 pm added image

Monday, May 29, 2017

  • No jazz for you?

Tuesday, May 30, 2017

Wednesday, May 31, 2017

  • Jazz House with DJ Soultree @ Brass Bar & Lounge, 5:00 pm
  • Uptown Groove @ Woodcliff Hotel & Spa (Perinton), 5:30 pm
  • Big Band Dance Series (various bands) @ Robach Community Center, 180 Beach Ave., 6:00 pm
  • Greg Wachala @ Mendon 64 Restaurant (Mendon), 6:00 pm
  • Signing/Listening Party/Hang for Dave Chisholm's Instrumental @ Rochester Central Library, 6:30 to 8:00pm
  • Margaret Explosion @ The Little Theatre Cafe, 7:00 pm

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

  • Fairport Canal Days (with 60 bands) @ Fairport at the Canal, June 3 & 4, see schedule for times
  • Bop Shop Records and Bop Arts present David Murray & Kahil El’Zabar Duo @ Bop Shop Records, Monday, June 5th, 8:00 pm
  • Diana Krall @ CMAC, Saturday, June 10th, 7:00 pm (ticketsadded image
  • Bop Shop Records and Bop Arts present Michael Bates Trio @ Bop Shop Records, Sunday, June 11th, 8:00 pm
  • CNY Jazz presents Gary Smulyan with the Macktet @ CNY Jazz Central, 441 E Washington St. (Syracuse), Saturday, June 21, 8:00 pm (tickets)

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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