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OK, it's a bad pun, but there's sure a lot of snow and ice to melt before the next snow comes  (all too soon) .... but you can still get inside and hear some live jazz to take your mind off it.

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. 

Thursday, January 11, 2017

  • The Swooners @ Horizons Lounge at Woodcliff Hotel & Spa (Perinton), 5:30 pm
  • Kadin @ Mendon 64 Restaurant (Mendon), 6:00 pm
  • Greg Wachala @ Kashong Creek Craft Cider (Geneva), 8:00 pm
  • Chase Ellison @ Joe Bean Coffee Roasters, 8:00 pm
  • The Pumpkin Prom w/ Folkfaces and Big Jazz Small Band @ Funk 'N Waffles Music Hall, 9:00 pm

Friday,  January 12, 2017

  • Greg Wachala @ Lake Drum Brewing (Geneva), 4:30 pm
  • Vince and Joe Jazz Duo @ Via Girasole Wine Bar (Pittsford), 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\

Saturday, January 13, 2017

  • Greg Wachala @ Lock 32 (Pittsford), 2:00 pm
  • Greg Wachala @ Beef N' Brew (Geneva), 6:00 pm
  • Isaiah @ Mendon 64 Restaurant (Mendon), 6:00 pm
  • Nate Coffey @ Via Girasole Wine Bar (Pittsford), 7:00 pm added image
  • Special Blend @ Horizons Lounge at Woodcliff Hotel & Spa (Perinton), 7:30 pm
  • Fred Costello & Roger Eckers Jazz Duo @ Charlie Brown's, 7:30 pm

Sunday, January 14, 2017

  • Laura Dubin Trio @ Lovin Cup Bistro & Brews, 6:00 pm (two sets) (tickets)
  • Bop Shop Records & Bop Arts present the NU Band @ Bop Shop Records,  8:00 pm

Monday, January 15, 2018

  • Bill Slater @ Horizons Lounge at Woodcliff Hotel & Spa (Perinton), 11:00 am
  • Flower City Jazz Society presents Dixieland with Rod Ham's Black Diamond Express @ Radisson Hotel (Airport), 175 Jefferson Road, 6:30 pm

Tuesday, January 16, 2018

  • 3x88: Annie Wells, Katie Preston, and Amanda Ashley @ The Little Theatre Cafe, 7:00 pm

Wednesday, January 17, 2018

  • The Swooners @ Horizons Lounge at Woodcliff Hotel & Spa (Perinton), 5:30 pm
  • Student Degree Recital: Colin Gordon, jazz saxophone @ Hatch Recital Hall, 7:00 pm
  • Flash Bam Pow" Live Studio Concert Series @ WGMC Jazz 90.1 radio, 7:00 pm added image

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

  • Bop Shop Records & Bop Arts present TMT Trio @ Bop Shop Records, Saturday, January 20th, 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 at Penfield High School, Canandaigua National Bank (Penfield Branch), Bop Shop Records, and Music and Arts Center)
  • Stanley Jordan @ The Geneseo Riviera, 4 Center St. (Geneseo), Saturday, February 3rd, 7:00 pm
  • Eastman Wind Ensemble with jazz saxophonist James Carter@ Kodak Hall at Eastman Theatre, Monday, February 5 at 8:00 pm (it's a classical program, but thought I'd include it for Carter fans... and who knows?)
  • Alicia Olatuja @ Bailey Hall, Cornell University (Ithaca), Saturday February 10th (ticketsadded image
  • Jazz90.1 & Hurlbut Care present The Glenn Miller Orchestra @ Greece Central Performing Arts Center, Wednesday, February 14th, 7:30 pm (tickets)
  • Oscar Peterson International Jazz Festival @ St. Catherines & Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario, CA, Friday-Saturday, February 16-18 (see website for more info and tickets)
  • Bop Arts presents the Ethnic Heritage Ensemble with Kahil ElZabar, Cory Wilkes & Alex Harding @ Lovin Cup Bistro & Brews, Sunday, February 25th, 7:30pm
  • The Lovin’ Cup & Bop Shop Records present Charlie Hunter Trio featuring Silvana Estrada @ Lovin Cup Bistro & Brews, Thursday, March 29th, 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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