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This CD and a number of others are on my current rotation ... what's on yours?  I would like to wish you and yours a wonderful holiday season and hope during this time of celebration you'll have an opportunity to listen to some live jazz.  As with all holidays, please call the venue to make sure that the gigs listed below are actually happening. If you're out over the 25th and 26th, be especially careful. 

I collect as much of the live jazz in and around Rochester as I can find so you don't have to do it yourself ... right here, every Wednesday in JazzRochester. I really need your help to grow a more vibrant community for live jazz here in Rochester by sharing this post or this site with those you know who love live jazz.  Share with the buttons! Sign up to receive our posts via email (there's a link at the top of the site).  

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 that I can add.  

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Thursday, December 21, 2017

  • The Swooners @ Horizons Lounge at Woodcliff Hotel & Spa (Perinton), 5:30 pm
  • Gian Carlo Cervone & Hanna PK @ Mendon 64 Restaurant (Mendon), 6:30 pm
  • Greg Wachala @ Kashong Creek Craft Cider (Geneva), 8:00 pm
  • Champagne Sound Machine Christmas Extravaganza @ Joe Bean Coffee Roasters, 8:00 pm

Friday,  December 22, 2017

  • Uptown Groove Acoustic Jazz Duo @ Prosecco Restaurant (Farmington), 6:00 pm
  • Ott & Davis @ The Argyle Grill at Eagle Vale Golf Club, 4344 Nine Mile Point Rd. (Fairport) , 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
  • Trio East @ The Little Theatre Cafe, 8:00 pm

Saturday, December 23, 2017

  • Greg Wachala @ Lock 32 (Pittsford), 2:00 pm
  • Greg Wachala @ Beef N' Brew (Geneva), 6:00 pm
  • Bob Sneider @ La Casa Restaurant, 6:30 pm
  • Andy Calabrese & Chet Catallo @ Via Girasole Wine Bar (Pittsford), 7:00 pm
  • Ted Nicolosi and Shared Genes @ Embark Craft Cider Works, 6895 Lake Ave (Williamson), 7:00 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
  • Laura Dubin/Antonio Guerrero Holiday Jazz @ The Little Theatre Cafe, 8:00 pm

Sunday, December 24, 2017

  • Bill Slater @ Horizons Lounge at Woodcliff Hotel & Spa (Perinton), 11:00 am
  • Greg Wachala @ Lake Drum Brewing (Geneva), 4:30 pm

Monday, December 25, 2017 

  • No jazz for you?

Tuesday, December 26, 2017

  • No jazz for you... are you surprised?  Merry Christmas!

Wednesday, December 27, 2017

  • Alan Murphy Trio @ Horizons Lounge at Woodcliff Hotel & Spa (Perinton), 5:30 pm
  • Greg Wachala @ Mendon 64 Restaurant (Mendon), 6:00 pm

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

  • 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)
  • Jane Monheit @ 48th Annual Penfield Jazz Fundraiser Concerts (in the Penfield High School Auditorium, 25 High School Drive), Friday, February 2nd and Saturday, February 3d, 7:30 pm (tickets available January 3d)
  • Pumpkin Prom w/ Folkfaces and Big Jazz Small Band @ Funk 'N Waffles Music Hall, Thursday, January 11th, 9:00 pm
  • Bop Arts presents the Ethnic Heritage Ensemble with Kahil ElZabar, Cory Wilkes & Alex Harding @ Lovin Cup Bistro & Brews, Sunday, February 25th, 7:30pm

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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