The bird is the word ... I am thankful that there is live jazz in ROC, November 23rd to 29th
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Where to find the... Live jazz in ROC, November 30th to December 6th

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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 30, 2017

  • The Swooners @ Horizons Lounge at Woodcliff Hotel & Spa (Perinton), 5:30 pm
  • Hanna on 88 @ Mendon 64 Restaurant (Mendon), 6:30 pm
  • Mel Henderson & Joe Chiappone Jazz Duo @ Via Girasole Wine Bar (Pittsford), 7:00 pm
  • Nazareth College Jazz Ensemble @ Nazareth College, Wilmot Recital Hall (Pittsford), 7:30 pm
  • Dorris @ Joe Bean Coffee Roasters, 8:00 pm

Friday,  December 1, 2017

  • Mike Kaupa & Chris Potter @ Prosecco Restaurant, 1550 New York 332 (Farmington), 6:00 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
  • Eastman Jazz Ensemble @ Kilbourn Hall, 8:00 pm
  • Ryan Johnson Project @ Joe Bean Coffee Roasters, 8:00 pm 

Saturday, December 2, 2017

  • Greg Wachala @ Lock 32 (Pittsford), 2:00 pm
  • NYSSMA All-State Conference: Vocal Jazz/Instrumental Jazz Ensembles @ Kodak Hall at Eastman Theatre, 3:00 pm
  • Greg Wachala @ Beef N' Brew (Geneva), 6:00 pm
  • Uptown Groove Tango Trio @ La Casa Mexican Restaurant, 6:30 pm
  • Jim Nugent Trio @ Hedges Restaurant (Webster), 6:30 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
  • An Evening with Bill Frisell & Thomas Morgan @ Art of Jazz at Albright-Knox Art Gallery (Buffalo), 8:00 pm (tickets)

Sunday, December 3, 2017

  • Bill Slater @ Horizons Lounge at Woodcliff Hotel & Spa (Perinton), 11:00 am
  • Student Non-Degree Recital: Garrett Mader, jazz guitar @ ESM,  Eastman Commons Ciminelli Lounge, 3:30 pm
  • Greg Wachala @ Lake Drum Brewing (Geneva), 4:30 pm

Monday, December 4, 2017 

  • No jazz for you?

Tuesday, December 5, 2017

  • Larry Carlton Quartet with Chet Catallo & The Cats @ Funk N' Waffles--Rochester, 6:00 pm (tickets)
  • Student Non-Degree Recital: Naomi Nakanishi, jazz piano and Grace Frarey, jazz saxophone  @ Eastman Commons Ciminelli Lounge, 6:30 pm
  • Grove Place Jazz Project @ Downstairs Cabaret Theatre, 20 Windsor St. (Rochester), 7:00 pm
  • SUNY Geneseo Jazz Ensemble @ Wadsworth Auditorium at SUNY Geneseo, 1 College Circle (Geneseo), 8:00 pm

Wednesday, December 6, 2017

  • Gary Rosenthal Trio @ Horizons Lounge at Woodcliff Hotel & Spa (Perinton), 5:30 pm
  • Greg Wachala @ Mendon 64 Restaurant (Mendon), 6:00 pm added image
  • The Rita Collective @ The Little Theatre Cafe, 7:00 pm
  • Jimmie Highsmith Jr. Band Live Holiday Concert @ Online, Jazz 90.1 WGMC, 7:00 pm

Heads Up ... Look for these Jazz Gigs and Special Jazz Events Coming Soon

  • Bop Shop Records & Bop Arts present the Luke Norris Quartet @ Bop Shop Records, Saturday, December 16th, 8:00 pm
  • Bop Shop Records presents Charlie Lindner Holiday Show with guests Matt Ramerman and Kyle Vock @ Bop Shop Records, Sunday, December 17th, 7:30 pm
  • Bop Shop Records & Bop Arts present the NU Band @ Bop Shop Records,  Sunday, January 14th, 8:00 pm
  • Bop Shop Records & Bop Arts present TMT Trio @ Bop Shop Records, Saturday, January 20th, 8:00 pm
  • Bop Shop Records presents Triocity featuring Charlie Pillow, Jeff Campbell & Rich Thompson @ Bop Shop Records, Thursday, January 25th, 8:00 pm
  • Monty Alexander @ Art of Jazz Series at the Albright-Knox Art Gallery (Buffalo), Sunday, January 28th, 3:00 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 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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