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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 that I can add.

Thursday, January 25, 2017

  • The Swooners @ Horizons Lounge at Woodcliff Hotel & Spa (Perinton), 5:30 pm
  • Gian @ Mendon 64 Restaurant (Mendon), 6:00 pm
  • John Palocy and Gary Cummings @ Lemoncello, 6:30 pm
  • Hanna and the Blue Hearts Duo @ Little Theatre Cafe, 7:00 pm
  • Greg Wachala @ Cottage Hotel (Mendon), 8:00 pm
  • D House Trio @ Joe Bean Coffee Roasters, 8:00 pm
  • Salsa with Essence of Rhythm @ Lovin Cup Bistro & Brews, 8:00 pm

Friday,  January 26, 2017

  • Greg Wachala @ Waterside Wine Bar (Phelps), 4:30 pm
  • Andy Calabrese and Chet Catello Jazz Duo @ Mendon 64 Restaurant (Mendon), 6:00 pm
  • Student Non-Degree Recital: Livio Fasullo, jazz saxophone @ Eastman Commons Ciminelli Lounge, 6:30 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 @ Little Theatre Cafe, 8:00 pm
  • Brahim @ Joe Bean Coffee Roasters, 8:00 pm

Saturday, January 27, 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
  • Rochester Indie Musician Spotlight featuring Laura Dubin, hosted by Dan Gross @ Bop Shop Records, 7:00 pm
  • Blake Pattengale @ Via Girasole Wine Bar (Pittsford), 7:00 pm
  • Wesley Franklin with Gary Lamaar @ Little Theatre Cafe, 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

Sunday, January 28, 2017

  • Ron Wilkins and Ronnie Leigh + others at January Jazz Fest to benefit CNY Jazz @ Mohegan Manor (Baldwinsville), 1:00-9:00 pm
  • Monty Alexander @ Art of Jazz Series at the Albright-Knox Art Gallery (Buffalo), 3:00 pm (tickets)

Monday, January 29, 2018

  • Bill Slater @ Horizons Lounge at Woodcliff Hotel & Spa (Perinton), 11:00 am

Tuesday, January 30, 2018

Wednesday, January 31, 2018

  • Alan Murphy Trio @ Horizons Lounge at Woodcliff Hotel & Spa (Perinton), 5:30 pm

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

  • 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 (tickets)
  • Tiempo Libre @ Callahan Theatre, Nazareth College Arts Center, 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-Sunday, February 16th-18th (see website for more info and tickets)
  • Exodus to Jazz presents the Johnny O'Neal Trio @ The Penthouse at One East Avenue, Saturday, February 17th, 7:30 and 9:30 sets (more info and ticketsadded image
  • Bop Arts presents the Ethnic Heritage Ensemble with Kahil ElZabar, Cory Wilkes & Alex Harding @ Lovin Cup Bistro & Brews, Sunday, February 25th, 7:30pm
  • Bop Arts presents the Joe Daly Tuba Trio @ Bop Shop Records, Sunday, March 18th, 8:00 pm
  • 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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