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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, August 17, 2017

  • The Swooners @ Horizons Lounge at Woodcliff Hotel & Spa (Perinton), 5:30 pm
  • John Palocy and Ann Mitchell @ Mendon 64 Restaurant (Mendon), 6:00 pm
  • Amanda Ashley @ Via Girasole Wine Bar (Pittsford), 7:00 pm
  • Jazz at Joe Bean with Gibbs Street Quartet @ Joe Bean Coffee Bar & Roastery, 8:00 pm
  • Greg Wachala @ Lake Drum Brewing (Geneva), 8:30 pm

Friday, August 18, 2017

  • Chris Ott @ The Argyle Grill at Eagle Vale Golf Club, 4344 Nine Mile Point Rd. (Fairport), 6:00 pm
  • Holly Sweeny & Greg Wachala @ Mendon 64 Restaurant (Mendon), 7:00 pm
  • Gap Mangione New Blues Band @ Horizons Lounge at Woodcliff Hotel & Spa (Perinton), 7:30 pm

Saturday, August 19, 2017

  • Clarissa Street Reunion main stage lineup (although not all jazz) includes Steve Grills, Latriste & Frequency, Gigantosaurus Rex, All in One, Mambo Kings, Jimmie Highsmith Experience, Blake Pattengale, Joe Beard, & Danielle Ponder and the Tomorrow People @ Adams Street Rec Center, 85 Adams Street, Corn Hill (new venue this year due to construction), 10:00 am to 9:30 pm (check their website for times)
  • Greg Wachala @ Lock 32 (Pittsford), 2:00 pm
  • Isaiah @ Mendon 64 Restaurant (Mendon), 6:00 pm
  • Greg Wachala @ Beef N' Brew (Geneva), 6:00 pm
  • Special Blend @ Horizons Lounge at Woodcliff Hotel & Spa (Perinton), 7:30 pm
  • John Palocy Trio @ Sambuca Grill (E. Rochester), 8:00 pm
  • Cousin Vinny @ Salvatore's Pizzeria and Pub, 1217 Bay Rd. (Webster), 8:00 pm
  • Jazz at Joe Bean with Jimmie Highsmith Jr. @ Joe Bean Coffee Bar & Roastery, 9:00 pm

Sunday, August 20, 2017 

  • Bill Slater @ Horizons Lounge at Woodcliff Hotel & Spa (Perinton), 11:00 am
  • Greg Wachala @ Branch By Bellangelo (Geneva), 1:00 pm
  • Grace Kelly with Lindsay Webster @ Glenora Wine Cellars (Dundee), 2:00 pm

Monday, August 21, 2017 

  • Jon Seiger Trio Jam with Jon @ Radisson Hotel (Airport), 175 Jefferson Road (Rochester), 6:30 pm

Tuesday, August 22, 2017

  • Grove Place Jazz Project @ Downstairs Cabaret Theatre, 20 Windsor St. (Rochester), 7:00 pm
  • The White Hots @ Irondequoit Public Library, 1290 Titus Ave (Irondequoit), 7:00 pm

Wednesday, August 23, 2017

  • Greg Wachala @ Mendon 64 Restaurant (Mendon), 6:00 pm
  • Jazz House with Austin Giorgio @ Brass Bar & Lounge, 6:00 pm

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

  • Bop Shop Records presents the Buffalo Jazz Octet @ Bop Shop Records, Thursday, August 24th, 8:00 pm
  • Northwest Jazz Festival @ Lewiston, Saturday-Sunday, August 25 & 26th
  • Bop Arts and Bop Shop Records present Erik Lawrence @ Bop Shop Records, Sunday, August 27th, 8:00 pm
  • A Sweet Night of Jazz: An Evening of Ella, Dessert & Friends to benefit St. John's Home with the RPO conducted by Jeff Tyzik, Carmen Bradford on vocals, Herb Smith on trumpet, and Joe Locke on vibes @ Kodak Hall at Eastman Theatre, Friday, September 15th. A complimentary dessert and wine reception before the concert hosted by  St. John’s. Festivities begin Friday, September 15, 6:30 pm in Eastman Theatre, Ranlet Lounge, concert in Kodak Hall at Eastman Theatre at 8:00 pm
  • Chick Corea/Steve Gadd Band (UR Meliora Weekend) @ Eastman Theatre, 6:30 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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