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There's one place to find all of the ... Live jazz in Rochester, NY, February 8th to 14th

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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, February 8, 2018

  • The Swooners @ Horizons Lounge at Woodcliff Hotel & Spa (Perinton), 5:30 pm
  • Vince and Joe Jazz Duo @ Via Girasole Wine Bar (Pittsford), 7:00 pm 
  • Greg Wachala @ Cottage Hotel (Mendon), 8:00 pm
  • Eastman Saxophone Project with Vincent David @ Hatch Recital Hall, ESM, 8:00 pm
  • Danny Ziemann with Chris Potter, Chase Ellison, & Gordon Webster @ Joe Bean Coffee Roasters, 8:00 pm

Friday, February 9, 2018

  • Greg Wachala @ Waterside Wine Bar (Phelps), 4:30 pm
  • Nate Coffee and Tom Gravino @ Mendon 64 Restaurant (Mendon), 6:30 pm
  • Blue Hearts Duo @ Lemoncello, 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
  • Bob Sneider Trio @ Little Theatre Cafe, 8:00 pm

Saturday, February 10, 2018

  • Greg Wachala @ Lock 32 (Pittsford), 2:00 pm
  • Greg Wachala @ Beef N' Brew (Geneva), 6:00 pm
  • Vince Ercolanento and Joe Chiappone Jazz Duo @ Mendon 64 Restaurant (Mendon), 6:00 pm
  • Jimmie Highsmith Jr. @ Via Girasole Wine Bar (Pittsford), 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
  • Hanna PK with Gian Carlo Cervone @ Nick's Chophouse (Canandaigua), 7:30 pm
  • Cinnamon Jones @ Lovin Cup, 8:00 pm
  • The White Hots @ The Little Theatre Cafe, 8:00 pm
  • Alicia Olatuja @ Bailey Hall, Cornell University (Ithaca), 8:00 pm (tickets)
  • Tiempo Libre @ Callahan Theatre, Nazareth College Arts Center, 8:00 pm (tickets)

Sunday, February 11, 2017

  • Bill Slater @ Horizons Lounge at Woodcliff Hotel & Spa (Perinton), 11:00 am
  • Ann Mitchell Trio @ Brighton Library "Sunday Serenades," 2300 Elmwood Ave. (Brighton), 2:00 pm 
  • Laura Dubin Trio with guest speaker Jack Garner @ George Eastman Museum, 3:00 pm
  • Common Ground with fivebyfive and The Rita Collective @ Clover Center, 1101 Clover Street (Rochester), 3:00 pm

Monday, February 12, 2018

  • Bossa Nova Bradley Brothers @ The Little Theatre Cafe, 7:00 pm
  • Eastman Jazz Workshop @ Kilbourn Hall, 8:00 pm

Tuesday, February 13, 2018

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

  • Alan Murphy Trio @ Horizons Lounge at Woodcliff Hotel & Spa (Perinton), 5:30 pm
  • Uptown Groove Acoustic Jazz Duo @ Rabbit Room (Honeoye Falls), 6:00 pm
  • Nightfall @ Mendon 64 Restaurant (Mendon), 6:30 pn
  • Mike Kaupa Quartet @ The Little Theatre Cafe, 7:00 pm
  • Jazz90.1 & Hurlbut Care present The Glenn Miller Orchestra @ Greece Central Performing Arts Center, 7:30 pm (tickets)
  • Eastman Jazz Ensemble @ Kilbourn Hall, 8:00 pm

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

  • 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)
  • Hilton School District Jazz Department and Hilton Music Boosters the 15th Annual Hilton Evening of Jazz with Allen Vizzutti @ Merton Williams Middle School, Friday, February 16th at 7:00 pm added image
  • 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 tickets)
  • 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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