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JazzRochester at the 2018 XRIJF

There is more jazz in June than XRIJF... Live jazz outside of the festival, June 21st to 27th

Jazz 411 for other 356 Days imageThis post and next Wednesday's will feature other live jazz gigs in and around Rochester (at least those that I've heard about). Yes, live jazz continues during the Xerox Rochester International Jazz Festival.  Not everyone is given a berth on the XRIJF ship each year, and those who are may have some extra time to do a gig here and there, so here are some more.  You should, of course, refer to the XRIJF website listings for finding something to hear at the festival. I will be posting tomorrow on what I'll be doing during the festival.

I will add to this post and next week's as I hear of more, so check back.  It's going to be a bit light... as it always is as the big festival sucks all the jazz out of the air. But that's not a bad thing...!

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.  To do that just click on the Contact Us link above this post. 

Thursday, June 21, 2018

  • Hochstein at High Falls: Boss Nova Bradley Brothers @ Granite Mills Park 82 Browns Race. (Rochester), 12 noon
  • Make Music Day: Al Biles and GenJam @ Central Library, Kate Gleason Auditorium 115 South Ave. (Rochester), 2:00 pm
  • Make Music Day: Al Biles & GenJam @ Patio of the Strathallan, 5:30 pm
  • The Swooners @ Horizons Lounge at Woodcliff Hotel & Spa (Perinton), 5:30 pm
  • Greg Wachala @ Lake Drum Brewing (Geneva), 7:00 pm
  • Amanda Ashley @ Via Girasole Wine Bar, 7:00 pm
  • Joe Santora with Curtis Kendrick @ Michael's Valley Grill (Penfield),  7:30 pm
  • Thursday Jazz with Luke Norris @ Joe Bean Coffee Roasters, 9:00 pm
  • The Jake Svendsen Quartet @ The Spirit Room 139 State St. (Rochester), 10:00 pm

Friday, June 22, 2018

  • Uptown Groove Latin Jazz Quartet @ Rio Tomatlan (Canandaigua), 5:00 pm
  • Greg Wachala with Joe Chiappone @ Unter Biergarten (East Ave), 6:00-9:00 pm
  • Uptown Groove Jazz Duo @ New York Wine and Culinary Center (Canandaigua), 7:00 pm
  • Mel Henderson/Joe Chiappone Jazz Duo @ Via Girasole Wine Bar, 7:00 pm added image
  • Music on the Lawn: Trio East @ St. Thomas' Episcopal Church, 2000 Highland Ave. (Rochester), 7:00 pm
  • Gap Mangione New Blues Band @ Horizons Lounge at Woodcliff Hotel & Spa (Perinton), 7:30 pm
  • Ben Tiberio @ Joe Bean Coffee Roasters, 7:30 pm
  • Trio East @ The Little Theatre Cafe, 8:15 pm
  • The Buffalo Brass Machine @ Abilene Bar & Lounge, 9:30 pm

Saturday, June 23, 2018

  • Greg Wachala @ Lock 32 Brewing (Pittsford), 2:00 pm
  • Eastman Guitars Showcase with Bob Sneider and Friends @ Bernunzio’s Uptown Music, 3:30 pm
  • Seth Sealfon Solo Jazz Guitar @ Prosecco Restaurant (Farmington), 6:00 pm
  • Bradley Steward @ Beef & Brew (Geneva), 6:00 pm
  • Greg Wachala @ Unter Biergarten (East Ave), 6:00-9:00 pm added image
  • Deb Sorensen @ Mendon 64 Restaurant, 6:30 pm
  • Special Blend @ Horizons Lounge at Woodcliff Hotel & Spa (Perinton), 7:30 pm
  • Cousin Vinny @ Salvatore's Pizzeria & Pub 1217 Bay Rd. (Webster), 8:00 pm

Sunday, June 24, 2018

  • Bill Slater @ Horizons Lounge at Woodcliff Hotel & Spa (Perinton), 11:00 am
  • Jon Seiger and the All-Stars Jazz Jam @ Funk 'N Waffles Rochester, 3:00 pm (Rochester's only ongoing live jazz jam... bring your horn, or voice, and sit in with the trio)
  • Uptown Groove Jazz Duo @ Strombolli’s, East Ave (Rochester), 5:00 pm

Monday, June 25, 2018

  • Greg Wachala @ Unter Biergarten (East Ave), 6:00-9:00 pm added image 

Tuesday, June 26, 2018

  • Uptown Groove Jazz Duo @ Strombolli’s on East Ave (Rochester), 5:30 pm

Wednesday, June 27, 2018

  • Alan Murphy Trio @ Horizons Lounge at Woodcliff Hotel & Spa (Perinton), 5:30 pm
  • Greg Wachala Duo @ Unter Biergarten (East Ave), 6:00-9:00 pm added image 
  • Soul Express @ Michael's Valley Grill (Penfield), 7:00 pm

Miss the Blues on WGMC? Here is a little something for you....

  • Steve Grills and the Roadmasters @ Club 86 (Geneva), Friday, June 22nd, 7:00 pm
  • Steve Grills and the Roadmasters @ Rose Hill Mansion (Geneva), Saturday, June 23rd, 5:00 pm
  • Steve Grills and the Roadmasters @ Little Theatre Cafe, Monday, June 25th, 7:00 pm
  • Hanna PK and the Blue Hearts Duo with special guest Carla Denise Stinson from Chicago @ The Little Cafe, Tuesday, June 26th, 7:00 pm
  • Steve Grills and the Roadmasters @ Tounados at the Inn On Broadway, Wednesday June 27th, 6:00 pm

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

  • Exodus To Jazz presents Marc Antoine with Paradigm Shift and JD Allen @ Anthology, Thursday, July 19th, 6:00 (more info and tickets)
  • Bop Shop Records presents the Ben Goldberg & Kirk Knuffke Duo @ Bop Shop Records, Saturday, July 21st 8:00 pm
  • Dave Koz and Friends Summer Horns Tour featuring Gerald Albright Music, Rick Braun, Richard Elliot, and introducing Aubrey Logan @ Kodak Center, 200 W Ridge Rd. (Rochester), Wednesday, August 22nd, 7:30 pm (tickets went on sale 6/21, get them hereadded image

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.

This post was originally published on JazzRochester.


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