In and out the Fringe there will still be ... Jazz in ROC, September 21st to 27th
Time to Fall into some ... Live jazz in ROC, October 5th through 11th

As the heat subsides, you can still find hot ... Live jazz in ROC, September 28th to October 4th

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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, September 28, 2017

  • The Swooners @ Horizons Lounge at Woodcliff Hotel & Spa (Perinton), 5:30 pm
  • The Djangoners @ The Little Theatre Cafe, 7:00 pm
  • Vince and Joe Jazz Duo @ Via Girasole Wine Bar (Pittsford), 7:00 pm
  • John Palocy & Maggie Mullen @ Mendon 64 Restaurant (Mendon), 7:00 pm
  • Salsa Night Presented by Essence of Rhythm @ Lovin Cup Bistro & Brews, 8:00 pm
  • Sterling Cozza @ Joe Bean Coffee Roasters, 8:00 pm
  • Greg Wachala @ Lake Drum Brewing (Geneva), 8:30 pm

Friday, September 29, 2017

  • Joe Chiappone & Vince Ercolamento @ Mendon 64 Restaurant (Mendon), 6:00 pm
  • Chris Ott @ Prosecco Italian Restaurant, 1550 NY 332 (Farmington), 6:00 pm
  • Mark Cassara Jazz Duo @ Lemoncello, 7:00 pm
  • The Cool Club & the Lipker Sisters @ Club 86 Cabaret Lounge (Geneva), 7:00 pm 
  • Jazz at Immanuel with Bossa Nova Bradley Brothers & The Rita Collective @ Immanuel Baptist Church, Park Ave., 7:00 pm
  • Gap Mangione New Blues Band @ Horizons Lounge at Woodcliff Hotel & Spa (Perinton), 7:30 pm
  • Fred Costello & Roger Eckers Jazz Duo @ Charlie Brown's, 7:30 pm
  • Trio East @ The Little Theatre Cafe, 8:00 pm

Saturday, September 30, 2017

  • Greg Wachala @ Lock 32 (Pittsford), 2:00 pm
  • Greg Wachala @ Beef N' Brew (Geneva), 6:00 pm
  • Fred Costello & Roger Eckers Jazz Duo @ Charlie Brown's, 7:30 pm
  • Special Blend @ Horizons Lounge at Woodcliff Hotel & Spa (Perinton), 7:30 pm
  • Bob Sneider Trio @ Joe Bean Coffee Roasters, 8:00 pm
  • Orlando Madrid Quartet @ OTR College Town Tavern, 8:00 pm (jam session after first set)
  • Rochester City Ballet presents All That Jazz dance series @ Nazareth College, Callahan Theatre, 8:00 pm (tickets)

Sunday, October 1, 2017 

  • Rochester City Ballet presents All That Jazz dance series @ Nazareth College, Callahan Theatre, 2:00 pm (tickets)
  • Bill Slater @ Horizons Lounge at Woodcliff Hotel & Spa (Perinton), 11:00 am
  • Greg Wachala @ Branch By Bellangelo (Geneva), 1:00 pm

Monday, October 2, 2017 

  • Bossa Nova Bradley Brothers @ The Little Theatre Cafe, 7:00 pm

Tuesday, October 3, 2017

Wednesday, October 4, 2017

  • Greg Wachala @ Mendon 64 Restaurant (Mendon), 6:00 pm
  • Jazz House with Austin Giorgio @ Brass Bar & Lounge, 6:00 pm
  • Margaret Explosion @ The Little Theatre Cafe, 7:00 pm

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

  • Bop Arts & Bop Shop Records present: Spin Cycle with Tom Christensen & Scott Neumann @ Bop Shop Records, Saturday, October 7th, 8:00 pm
  • Alex Skolnick Trio @ Montage Music Hall, Sunday, October 8th, 8:00 pm
  • Michael Sarian & The Chabones with with Dave Chisholm's Calligraphy @ The Bug Jar, Wednesday, October 11th, 8:00 pm
  • Chick Corea/Steve Gadd Band (UR Meliora Weekend) @ Eastman Theatre, Friday, October 13, 6:30 pm (tickets)
  • Dmitri Matheny Group @ Abilene Bar & Lounge, Saturday, October 14th, 7:30 pm
  • Cowboys & Frenchmen @ Three Heads Brewing, Saturday, October 21st, 8:00 pm 
  • Pat Martino Trio @ Shea's Smith Theatre (Buffalo), Sunday, October 22nd, 7:00 pm (tickets)
  • Richie Cole (joined by the Rich Thompson Trio) @ MusicalFare Theatre (Buffalo), Saturday, October 28th (tickets)
  • John McLaughlin & Jimmy Herring: Meeting of the Spirits @ University of Buffalo Center for the Arts, Wednesday, November 1st, 7:30 pm (tickets
  • Jazz for Justice to Benefit the Foundation of the Monroe County Bar with Max Greenberg Quartet, Blake Pattengale Quartet & Rowan Wolf Trio @ Harro East Ballroom, Friday, November 3rd, 5:30 pm to 9:00 pm (tickets)
  • Stephane Wrembel @ Loving Cup Bistro & Brews, Friday & Saturday, November 3-4, 8:00 pm
  • The Bop Shop and Bop Arts present the Brian Charette Trio @ Bop Shop Records, Sunday, November 12th, 8:00 pm
  • An Evening with Bill Frisell & Thomas Morgan @ Art of Jazz at Albright-Knox Art Gallery (Buffalo), Saturday, December 2nd, 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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