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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 24, 2017

  • The Swooners @ Horizons Lounge at Woodcliff Hotel & Spa (Perinton), 5:30 pm
  • John Palocy and Gary Cummings @ Lemoncello (E. Rochester), 6:00 pm
  • Bop Shop Records presents the Buffalo Jazz Octet @ Bop Shop Records, 8:00 pm
  • Jazz at Joe Bean with Doug Stone Trio @ Joe Bean Coffee Bar & Roastery, 8:00 pm
  • Bad Penny Pleasuremakers (from New Orleans) @ Abilene Bar & Lounge, 8:00 pm
  • Greg Wachala @ Lake Drum Brewing (Geneva), 8:30 pm

Friday, August 25, 2017

  • Northwest Jazz Festival with headliner Dave Stryker Quintet with Eric Alexander @ Lewiston, NY (see link for details)
  • Andy Calabrese & Chet Catallo @ Mendon 64 Restaurant (Mendon), 6:00 pm
  • Oliver Haynes @ The Little Theatre Cafe, 7:00 pm
  • Gap Mangione New Blues Band @ Horizons Lounge at Woodcliff Hotel & Spa (Perinton), 7:30 pm

Saturday, August 26, 2017

  • Northwest Jazz Festival with headliner Hot Sardines @ Lewiston, NY (see link for details, including Paradigm Shift at 6:00 pm and 
  • Greg Wachala @ Lock 32 (Pittsford), 2:00 pm
  • Deborah Sorenson @ Mendon 64 Restaurant (Mendon), 6:00 pm
  • Greg Wachala @ Beef N' Brew (Geneva), 6:00 pm
  • Jim Nugent Trio @ Hedges Restaurant (Webster), 6:30 pm
  • Andy Calabrese & Chet Catallo @ Via Girasole Wine Bar (Pittsford), 7:00 pm
  • Gray Duo @ Victoire (East Ave.), 7:00 pm
  • Jazz Music (artist not listed) @ Horizons Lounge at Woodcliff Hotel & Spa (Perinton), 7:30 pm

Sunday, August 27, 2017 

  • Bill Slater @ Horizons Lounge at Woodcliff Hotel & Spa (Perinton), 11:00 am
  • Greg Wachala @ Branch By Bellangelo (Geneva), 1:00 pm
  • An Evening with Nancy Kelly @ Lovin Cup Bistro & Brews, 7:00 pm
  • Bop Arts and Bop Shop Records present Erik Lawrence @ Bop Shop Records, 8:00 pm

Monday, August 28, 2017 

  • 3x88s: Annie Wells, Paul Nunes, Ken Columbo @ The Little Theatre Cafe, 7:00 pm

Tuesday, August 29, 2017

  • Jazz 90.1 presents Jazz on the Lawn with the Greece Jazz Band @ Olympia High School Auditorium (due to anticipated weather), 6:30 p.m
  • Grove Place Jazz Project @ Downstairs Cabaret Theatre, 20 Windsor St. (Rochester), 7:00 pm

Wednesday, August 30, 2017

  • Uptown Groove @ Horizons Lounge at Woodcliff Hotel & Spa, 5:30 pm
  • 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

  • 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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