Where can I find? ... Live jazz in ROC, July 26th to August 1st
Hot (and humid?) ... Live jazz in ROC, August 9th through 15th

So, have you heard that there is ... Live jazz in Rochester, August 2nd through 8th?

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If you look hard enough you can find it ... start here, but if you find something that I haven't added below, please drop me a line (use the Contact Us link above) and give me the deets and I'll add it. 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, August 2, 2018

  • Greg Wachala @ Lake Drum Brewing (Geneva), 6:30 pm
  • John Palocy Trio with Maggie Mullen @ The Little Theatre Cafe, 7:00 pm (Sorry... this was from last week and I missed it ... folk music instead... hope you like it)
  • Drew Diekmann @ Via Girasole Wine Bar (Pittsford), 7:00 pm
  • Joe Santora with Curtis Kendrick @ Michael's Valley Grill (Penfield),  7:30 pm
  • Dave Kluge @ Joe Bean Coffee Roasters, 9:00 pm
  • Ocular Panther @ Flour City Station, 170 East Ave., 10:00 pm

Friday, August 3, 2018

  • Greg Wachala @ Seven Story Brewing (Perinton), 6:00 pm
  • Jim Nugent Trio @ Hedges Restaurant (Webster), 6:30 pm
  • Chris Ott @ Mendon 64 Restaurant (Mendon), 7:00 pm
  • The Stan Martinelli Project @ Via Girasole Wine Bar (Pittsford), 7:00 pm
  • Miche Fambro with the Deborah Sorensen Trio @ Farmer's Creekside Inn (LeRoy), 7:30 pm

Saturday, August 4, 2018

  • Al Biles & Gen Jam @ Park Avenue Festival (Oxford Stage), 10:15 am
  • Paradigm Shift @ Park Avenue Festival (Oxford Stage), 1:00 pm
  • Greg Wachala @ Lock 32 Brewing (Pittsford), 2:00 pm
  • Greg Wachala @ Beef & Brew (Geneva), 6:00 pm
  • Miche Fambro @ Mendon 64 Restaurant (Mendon), 7:00 pm
  • Andy Calabrese & Chet Catallo @ Via Girasole Wine Bar (Pittsford), 7:00 pm
  • Cousin Vinny @ Salvatore's Pizzeria & Pub, 1217 Bay Rd. (Webster), 8:00 pm
  • Jerry Weldon @ Pausa Arthouse (Buffalo), 8:30 pm added image

Sunday, August 5, 2018

  • Al Biles & Gen Jam @ Park Avenue Festival (Somerton Stage), 10:30 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, August 6, 2018

Tuesday, August 7, 2018

  • Riverside Soul @ Unter Biergarten (East Ave.), 6:00 pm
  • Grove Street Jazz Project @ Downstairs Cabaret Theatre, 7:00 pm (see link for who's playing)

Wednesday, August 8, 2018

  • Middays at Midtown: Lucas Santana Jazztet @ Midtown Commons, 275 E. Main St. (Rochester), 12:00 pm
  • Uptown Groove Acoustic Jazz Duo @ Hatties, Strathallan Hotel, 6:00 pm
  • Bradley Brothers @ Marge's Lakeside Inn, 4909 Culver Rd. (Irondequoit), 6:00 pm
  • Tia Brazda @ Via Girasole Wine Bar (Pittsford), 7:00 pm
  • Soul Express @ Michael's Valley Grill (Penfield), 7:00 pm

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

  • Park Avenue Festival, Saturday and Sunday, August 4th & 5th, check website for bands and times
  • Hanna & the Blue Hearts @ Lima Crossroads Blues Festival, Friday, August 3rd, 8:00 pm
  • Hanna & the Blue Hearts @ Central NY Wine & Jazz Festival, Northrup Park (Wolcott), Saturday, August 4th, 12:00 pm
  • Jazz90.1 Jazz Cruise featuring Hanna and the Blue Hearts @ The Colonial Belle, 400 Packett's Landing (Fairport), Monday, September 10th, 6:30 pm
  • Bettye LaVette @ Smith Center for the Arts (Geneva), Saturday, October 6th, 8:00 pm (tickets)

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

  • Pine Grill Jazz Reunion @ MLK Park (Buffalo), Monday, August 13th, 3:00-9:00 pm
  • Jazz90.1 Jazz Cruise featuring The Bill Tiberio Band (new 3 Hour Lock Cruise) @ The Colonial Belle, 400 Packett's Landing (Fairport), Monday, August 13th, 6:30 pm
  • Jazz Greats with Jeff Lorber, Everette Harp & Paul Jackson Jr. with Paradigm Shift @ Glenora Wine Cellars (Dundee), Sunday, August 19th, 2:00 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)
  • Veronica Swift with The Benny Green Trio @ Northwest Jazz Festival (Lewiston), Friday, August 24th, 8:30 pm  (check website for more festival info)
  • Elio Villafranca and The Jass Syncopators @ Northwest Jazz Festival (Lewiston), Saturday, August 25th, 8:30 pm  (check website for more festival info)
  • Bop Shop Records presents Nick Finzer @ Bop Shop Records, Sunday, August 26th, 3:00 pm
  • Chick Corea Akoustic Band with John Patitucci & Dave Weckl @ UB Center for the Arts (Buffalo), Monday, August 27th, 7:00 pm (tickets)
  • Bop Shop Records presents Mughal Muesli @ Bop Shop Records, Wednesday, August 29th, 8:00 pm
  • Bop Shop Records & Bop Arts presents Brian Charette Trio featuring Bob Sneider @ Bop Shop Records, Friday, September 28, 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.

This post was originally published on JazzRochester.


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