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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.  

Thursday, November 2, 2017

  • The Swooners @ Horizons Lounge at Woodcliff Hotel & Spa (Perinton), 5:30 pm
  • Ted Perry @ Joe Bean Coffee Roasters, 8:00 pm

Friday, November 3, 2017

  • 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, 5:30 pm to 9:00 pm (tickets)
  • Student Non-Degree Recital: Emiel De Jaegher, jazz trumpet, & Seiji Yamashita, jazz piano @ ESM, Howard Hanson Hall, 7:00 pm
  • Paradigm Shift @ Wine and Jazz at Knights of Columbus (North Tonawanda), 7:00 pm (For tickets call Fred at 716-694-7046)
  • 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
  • Stephane Wrembel @ Loving Cup Bistro & Brews, 8:00 pm

Saturday, November 4, 2017

  • Greg Wachala @ Lock 32 (Pittsford), 2:00 pm
  • Greg Wachala @ Beef N' Brew (Geneva), 6:00 pm
  • Student Non-Degree Recital: Avery Scanlon, jazz guitar, and Ian Carle, jazz drumset @ ESM, Eastman Commons Ciminelli Lounge, 6:30 pm
  • Andy Calabrese & Chet Catallo @ Via Girasole Wine Bar (Pittsford), 7:00 pm
  • Uptown Groove Acoustic Jazz Duo @ Lemoncello, 7:00 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
  • Stephane Wrembel @ Loving Cup Bistro & Brews, 8:00 pm

Sunday, November 5, 2017

  • Bill Slater @ Horizons Lounge at Woodcliff Hotel & Spa (Perinton), 11:00 am
  • Nazareth College Jazz Combos (Brad Batz, Dir.) @ Nazareth College, Wilmot Recital Hall, 4245 East Ave. (Pittsford), 3:00 pm
  • Greg Wachala @ Lake Drum Brewing (Geneva), 4:30 pm

Monday, November 6, 2017 

  • Greg Wachala @ Stans (Waterloo), 6:30 pm
  • The Rita Collective @ The Little Theatre Cafe, 7:00 pm
  • Eastman Jazz Lab Band @ Kilbourn Hall, 8:00 pm

Tuesday, November 7, 2017

  • Grove Place Jazz Project @ Downstairs Cabaret Theatre, 20 Windsor St. (Rochester), 7:00 pm
  • The Occasional Saints @ The Little Theatre Cafe, 7:00 pm

Wednesday, November 8, 2017

  • Gary Rosenthal Trio @ Horizons Lounge at Woodcliff Hotel & Spa (Perinton), 5:30 pm
  • 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 Coming Soon

  • Bop Shop Records and the Institute for Creative Music present The Bjork Project @ Bop Shop Records, Saturday, November 11th, 8:00 pm
  • Institute for Creative Music will have a Jazz and Creative Music Making Workshop for students @ The Harley School, Saturday, November 11th, 3:00 to 6:00 pm (Register)
  • The Bop Shop and Bop Arts present the Brian Charette Trio @ Bop Shop Records, Sunday, November 12th, 8:00 pm
  • Spyro Gyra @ Tralf Music Hall (Buffalo), Wednesday, November 15th, 8:00 pm
  • The Daniel Bennett Group @ First Presbyterian Church of Honeoye Falls Music Series, 27 N Main St. (Honeoye Falls), Saturday, November 18th, 7:00 pm
  • Peter Mack and the Macktet @ Lovin Cup Bistro & Brews, Sunday, November 19th, 7:00 pm
  • Bop Shop Records presents The Nathan Kay Group @ Bop Shop Records, Sunday, November 19th, 8:00 pm
  • Bop Shop Records & Bop Arts Inc. present The Joe Policastro Trio @ Bop Shop Records, Monday, November 27th, 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)
  • Bop Shop Records & Bop Arts present the Luke Norris Quartet @ Bop Shop Records, Saturday, December 16th, 8:00 pm

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 music start times are listed, so visit or call the venue for more details about when the doors open, etc. (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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