Is it Spring yet? ... Live jazz in Rochester, NY, April 12th to 18th
While I'm in Chicago, there will be ... Live jazz in Rochester, NY, April 26th through May 2nd

Get out there and hear some ... Live jazz in ROC, April 19th through 25th

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Thursday, April 19, 2018

  • The Swooners @ Horizons Lounge at Woodcliff Hotel & Spa (Perinton), 5:30 pm
  • The Debbie Kendrick Project @ The Little Theatre Cafe, 7:00 pm
  • Joe Santora with Curtis Kendrick @ Michael's Valley Grill (Penfield),  7:30 pm
  • Greg Wachala @ Cottage Hotel (Mendon), 8:00 pm
  • Luke Norris Trio @ Joe Bean Coffee Roasters, 9:00 pm

Friday, April 20, 2018

  • Jazz JPW Performance @ ESM, Eastman Commons Ciminelli Lounge, 11:30 am
  • Greg Wachala @ Lake Drum Brewing (Geneva), 4:30 pm
  • Steve Gates Quartet @ Brue Coffee Co., 960 Genesee St. (19th Ward), 6:30 pm
  • Miché Fambro @ Friday Jazz at 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
  • The White Hots @ The Little Theatre Cafe, 8:00 pm

Saturday, April 21, 2018

  • Greg Wachala @ Lock 32 (Pittsford), 2:00 pm
  • Greg Wachala @ Beef N' Brew (Geneva), 6:00 pm
  • Ann Mitchell Jazz Duo @ Prosecco Italian Restaurant, 1550 New York 332 (Farmington), 6:00 pm
  • Exodus to Jazz presents The Helen Sung Trio @ The Penthouse at One East Avenue, 7:00 pm (doors at 6) (tickets)
  • Bob Sneider Trio @ 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
  • Joe Santora with Curtis Kendrick & Terrance Bruce @ Michael's Valley Grill (Penfield), 7:30 pm
  • Cousin Vinny @ Salvatore's Pizzeria & Pub 1217 Bay Rd. (Webster), 8:00 pm
  • Melissa Aldana Quartet @ Art of Jazz at the Albright-Knox Art Gallery (Buffalo), 8:00 pm (tickets)
  • Bop Shop Records presents: Something Holy--Alex Harding and Lucian Ban @ Bop Shop Records, 8:00 pm

Sunday, April 22, 2018

  • Bill Slater @ Horizons Lounge at Woodcliff Hotel & Spa (Perinton), 11:00 am
  • Jon Seiger & The All-Stars @ Funk 'N Waffles, 3:00 pm
  • Rochester Music Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony @ Kodak Hall at Eastman Theatre, 7:00 pm

Monday, April 23, 2018

  • No jazz for you?

Tuesday, April 24, 2018

  • Grove Street Jazz Project with the Jake Svendson Trio @ Downstairs Cabaret Theatre, 7:00 pm
  • RIT Jazz Ensembles: Spring Concert @ Ingle Auditorium, Rochester Institute of Technology, 7:00 pm

Wednesday, April 25, 2018

  • Alan Murphy Trio @ Horizons Lounge at Woodcliff Hotel & Spa (Perinton), 5:30 pm
  • Soul Express @ Michael's Valley Grill (Penfield), 7:00 pm
  • The Rita Collective @ The Little Theatre Cafe, 7:00 pm

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

  • An Evening with Nancy Kelly @ Lovin Cup Bistro & Brews, Sunday, April 29th, 7:00 pm
  • Exodus to Jazz presents Sylvia Cuenca Latin Quintet @ The Penthouse at One East Avenue, Saturday, May 5th, 7:00 pm (doors at 6) (tickets)
  • 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
  • Exodus to Jazz presents Cabo Frio Tribute to Earth, Wind & Fire and Anita Baker @ The Penthouse at One East Avenue, Saturday, May 19th, 7:00 pm (doors at 6) (tickets)
  • Bop Shop Records and Bop Arts present B's Bees @ Bop Shop Records, Thursday, May 24th, 8:00 pm
  • Saxappeal and Laughs: Jamming for Jimmie (celebrating the life of Jimmie Highsmith Sr.) @ Photo City Improv, 543 Atlantic Ave. (Rochester), Saturday, May 26th, 7:00 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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