Mapping out the ... Live jazz in Rochester, NY, March 8th through 14th
And it begins again ... Jazz in June and for now ... Jazz in ROC, March 22nd through 28th

As the snow swirls, there is still ... Live jazz in ROC, March 15th to 21st

Find Live Jazz Here imageHere's the next seven days of live jazz in Rochester.  By the way, my partner in listings Jazz90.1 has started its Spring membership campaign. You can pledge by calling 585-966-5299 or by clicking here.

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! Follow us on Twitter, Facebook or Instagram! 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, March 15, 2018

  • Eastman at Washington Square presents Saxology @ First Universalist Church of Rochester, 12:15 pm
  • The Swooners @ Horizons Lounge at Woodcliff Hotel & Spa (Perinton), 5:30 pm
  • Joe Santora Trio @ Michael's Valley Grill (Penfield), 6:00 pm
  • Uptown Groove Jazz Duo @ The Rabbit Room (Honeoye Falls) 6:30
  • Drew Dieckman @ Via Girasole Wine Bar (Pittsford),  7:00 pm
  • Joe Santora with Curtis Kendrick @ Michael's Valley Grill (Penfield),  7:30 pm
  • Greg Wachala @ Cottage Hotel (Mendon), 8:00 pm
  • Blake Pattengale with Chase Ellison, Max Greenberg, and Scott Kwiatek @ Joe Bean Coffee Roasters, 8:00 pm

Friday, March 16, 2018

  • Greg Wachala @ Lake Drum Brewing (Geneva), 4:30 pm
  • Jazz 90.1 Listener Party with the Laura Dubin Duo @ Greece Olympia School, 1139 Maiden Lane (Greece), 5:00 pm
  • Hannah PK @ Mendon 64 Restaurant (Mendon), 6:00 pm
  • Alex Goettel Trio @ Prosecco Italian Restaurant & Jazz Bar (Farmington), 6:00 pm
  • Friday Jazz at Immanuel with the Herb Smith Freedom Trio @ Immanuel Baptist Church (Park Ave), 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
  • Joe Santora with Curtis Kendrick @ Michael's Valley Grill (Penfield),  7:30 pm
  • Trio East @ The Little Theatre Cafe, 8:00 pm

Saturday, March 17, 2018

  • Greg Wachala @ Lock 32 (Pittsford), 2:00 pm
  • Greg Wachala @ Beef N' Brew (Geneva), 6:00 pm
  • Chris Ott @ Mendon 64 Restaurant (Mendon), 6:00 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
  • Joe Santora with Curtis Kendrick & Terrance Bruce @ Michael's Valley Grill (Penfield), 8:00 pm
  • Cousin Vinny @ Salvatore's Pizzeria and Pub, 1217 Bay Rd. (Webster), 8:00 pm

Sunday, March 18, 2018

Monday, March 19, 2018

  • Flower City Jazz Society presents The Bourbon Street Parade @ Radisson Hotel Rochester Airport, 175 Jefferson Rd., 6:30 pm

Tuesday, March 20, 2018

  • Student Degree Lecture Recital: Theresa Chen, jazz piano @ ESM, Eastman Commons, Ciminelli Lounge, 6:30 pm
  • Grove Street Jazz Project @ Downstairs Cabaret Theatre, 7:00 pm

Wednesday, March 21, 2018

  • Alan Murphy Trio @ Horizons Lounge at Woodcliff Hotel & Spa (Perinton), 5:30 pm
  • Paradigm Shift @ The Rock Shrimp Co., 4775 Lake Ave (Charlotte), 6:00 pm
  • Margaret Explosion @ The Little Theatre Cafe, 7:00 pm

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

  • Marian McPartland Centennial Celebration: A Night of Jazz Honoring one of the Great Pioneers, including The Monty Alexander Trio and a piano duo with Bill Charlap & Renee Rosnes @ Kodak Hall at Eastman Theatre, Friday, March 23, 8:00 pm (tickets)
  • Bop Shop presents Loren Stillman Quartet featuring Gary Versace @ Bop Shop Records, Tuesday March 27th, 8:00 pm
  • Cornell A. D. White Professor-at-Large Wynton Marsalis performs with Cornell University Jazz Band and Wind Symphony, and the Cornell Symphony Orchestra performs Marsalis’ Blues Symphony @ Cornell University, Bailey Hall, Wednesday, March 28th, 8:00 pm (free, more info)
  • The Lovin’ Cup & Bop Shop Records present Charlie Hunter Trio featuring Silvana Estrada @ Lovin Cup Bistro & Brews, Thursday, March 29th, 8:00 pm
  • Exodus to Jazz presents the Gabriel Alegria Afro-Peruvian Sextet @ The Penthouse at One East Avenue, Saturday, March 31st, 7:00 pm
  • Rod Blumenau and the Upstate Dixieland Jass Band @ RIT’s Ingle Auditorium, Friday April 6th, 8:00 pm (tickets)
  • Bop Shop Records presents the Aaron Irwin Trio @ Bop Shop Records, Saturday, April 7th, 8:00 pm
  • The Smith Center for the Arts presents the 5th Annual Scott LaFaro Day Celebration Concert: Marc Johnson with Eliane Elias @ The Smith Center for the Arts (Geneva), Saturday, April 7th, 8:00 pm (tickets)
  • The Rippingtons featuring Russ Freeman, @ Kodak Center for the Arts, Thursday, April 12th, 7:30 pm (tickets)
  • An Evening of Creative Music Making with The Rita Collective and special guest RPO violinist, Perrin Yang @ Lovin Cup Bistro & Brews, Sunday April 15th, 7:00 pm
  • Melissa Aldana Quartet @ Art of Jazz at the Albright-Knox Art Gallery (Buffalo), Saturday, April 21st, 8:00 pm (tickets)
  • Exodus to Jazz presents The Helen Sung Trio@ The Penthouse at One East Avenue, Saturday, April 21st, 7:00 pm (doors at 6) (tickets)
  • Bop Shop Records presents: Something Holy--Alex Harding and Lucian Ban @ Bop Shop Records, Saturday, April 21st, 8:00 pm
  • Bop Shop Records presents: Karuna--Hamid Drake and Adam Rudolph Duet @ Bop Shop Records, Saturday, May 5th, 8:00 pm
  • Bop Shop Records & Bop Arts Inc. present Expansions: The Dave Liebman Group @ Lovin Cup Bistro & Brews, Sunday, May 6th, 7:00 pm

For Visitors from WGMC Jazz 90.1 Looking for Blues, Roots and Other Music

  • Taylor & Zydeco Trouble @ Harmony House, Saturday, March 10th, 7:15 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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