XRIJF Day 4: Where were you, JazzRochester?
And on the 5th night of XRIJF, there was a wide variety of music (go figure)

There is still more jazz in June (and July) than XRIJF... Live jazz in ROC outside of the festival, June 28th to July 4th

Jazz 411 for other 356 Days imageThis post features 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 still be posting on what I'll be doing during the festival. Check back as I will be updating these listings as I learn more. 

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 28, 2018

  • Hochstein at High Falls: The White Hots @ Granite Mills Park 82 Browns Race. (Rochester), 12 noon
  • The Swooners @ Horizons Lounge at Woodcliff Hotel & Spa (Perinton), 5:30 pm
  • Riverside Soul @ Unter Biergarten (East Ave), 6:00-9:00 pm
  • Greg Wachala @ Lake Drum Brewing (Geneva), 7:00 pm
  • Joe Santora with Curtis Kendrick @ Michael's Valley Grill (Penfield),  7:30 pm
  • Salsa Night: Presented by Essence of Rhythm @ Lovin Cup Bistro & Brews, 8:00 pm
  • Ben Tiberio @ Joe Bean Coffee Roasters, 9:00 pm

Friday, June 29, 2018

  • Riverside Soul @ Unter Biergarten (East Ave), 6:00-9:00 pm
  • John Palocy and Gary Cummings @ Sambucas (E. Rochester), 6:30 pm
  • Jim Nugent Trio @ Hedges Restaurant (Webster), 6:30 pm
  • Mary Monroe @ Mendon 64 Restaurant (Mendon), 6:30 pm
  • Gap Mangione New Blues Band @ Horizons Lounge at Woodcliff Hotel & Spa (Perinton), 7:30 pm
  • Roger Eckers & Tony Caramia @ Charley Brown's Restaurant, 7:30 pm
  • Trio East @ The Little Theatre Cafe, 8:00 pm
  • Nathan Kay @ Joe Bean Coffee Roasters, 9:00 pm
  • Vanishing Sun @ Lux Lounge, 9:00 pm

Saturday, June 30, 2018

  • Greg Wachala @ Lock 32 Brewing (Pittsford), 2:00 pm
  • Greg Wachala with Bradley Stewart, Mike Bruno and Jasper White@ Unter Biergarten (East Ave), 6:00-9:00 pm
  • Isaiah Lee @ 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
  • Deborah Sorensen Trio with featured vocalist Miche Fambro @ Farmer's Creekside Inn (LeRoy), 8:00 pm added image
  • Bob Sneider Trio & Friends: Tribute to Mordecai Lipshutz @ The Little Theatre, 8:00 pm

Sunday, July 1, 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)

Monday, July 2, 2018

  • Summer@Eastman Faculty Concert: Dave Rivello Ensemble @ Kilbourn Hall, 7:30 pm
  • Annie Wells Quartet @ The Little Theatre Cafe, 7:00 pm

Tuesday, July 3, 2018

  • No jazz for you?  Perhaps fireworks?

Wednesday, July 4, 2018

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

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

  • Nothing for you this week... sorry

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 Don Menza @ Bop Shop Records, Monday, August 6th, 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 here)
  • Bop Shop Records presents Nick Finzer @ Bop Shop Records, Sunday, August 26th, 3:00 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.

This post was originally published on JazzRochester. © 2018, Gregory V. Bell. All rights reserved.

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