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There is Jazz Out ThereCan you believe it's September?  I can't.  Still some jazz around though.

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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 7, 2017

  • The Swooners @ Horizons Lounge at Woodcliff Hotel & Spa (Perinton), 5:30 pm
  • The Djangoners @ The Little Theatre Cafe, 7:00 pm
  • John Palocy @ Mendon 64 Restaurant (Mendon), 7:00 pm
  • Mel Henderson & Joe Chiappone Jazz Duo @ Via Girasole Wine Bar (Pittsford), 7:00 pm
  • Bop Shop Records presents Brand X @ Lovin Cup Bistro & Brews, 8:00 pm
  • Greg Wachala @ Lake Drum Brewing (Geneva), 8:30 pm

Friday, September 8, 2017

  • Non-Degree Recital: Aidan O'Connor, jazz saxophone, "The Sound of Stitt" @ ESM, Howard Hanson Hall, 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
  • Greg Wachala @ Cottage Hotel (Mendon), 8:00 pm

Saturday, September 9, 2017

  • Greg Wachala @ Lock 32 (Pittsford), 2:00 pm
  • Greg Wachala @ Beef N' Brew (Geneva), 6:00 pm
  • Gian Carlo Cervone @ Mendon 64 Restaurant (Mendon), 6:00 pm added image
  • Liar's Moon, Chris Wilson, The Bill Tiberio Band @ The Penthouse at One East Avenue (Rochester), 7:00 pm
  • Jimmie Highsmith Jr. @ Via Girasole Wine Bar (Pittsford), 7:30 pm
  • Special Blend @ Horizons Lounge at Woodcliff Hotel & Spa (Perinton), 7:30 pm
  • Fred Costello & Roger Eckers Jazz Duo @ Charlie Brown's, 7:30 pm
  • Prime Time Funk at Lovin' Cup Bistro & Brews, 8:30 pm added image

Sunday, September 10, 2017 

  • Bill Slater @ Horizons Lounge at Woodcliff Hotel & Spa (Perinton), 11:00 am
  • Greg Wachala @ Branch By Bellangelo (Geneva), 1:00 pm

Monday, September 11, 2017 

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

Tuesday, September 12, 2017

Wednesday, September 13, 2017

  • Jim Nugent Trio @ Horizons Lounge at Woodcliff Hotel & Spa (Perinton), 5:30 pm
  • Greg Wachala @ Mendon 64 Restaurant (Mendon), 6:00 pm added image
  • Jazz House with Austin Giorgio @ Brass Bar & Lounge, 6:00 pm
  • Annie Wells @ The Little Theatre Cafe, 7:00 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
  • Bop Shop Records & Bop Arts Inc. present EIO - Ensemble of Irreproducible Outcomes @ Bop Shop Records, Saturday, September 16th, 8:00 pm
  • Alex Skolnick Trio @ Montage Music Hall, Sunday, October 8th, 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
  • 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)

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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Prime Time Funk at Lovin' Cup on Saturday, 9/9 at 8:30.

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