We're drenched, but alas not drowning in ... Live jazz in and around Rochester, August 16th through 22nd
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Every Wednesday, every week, you'll find  your next seven days of jazz in and around Rochester right here on JazzRochester. Sign up for our email list to get your jazzy goodness every week (plus whatever else I publish). 

Start here, but if you hear about something that I haven't added below, please drop me a line (use the Contact Us link above),  give me the deets and I'll add it. As always, let me know if any gigs below are not happening or if I got something wrong. Sh*t happens and I sometimes get it wrong.  

Thursday, August 23, 2018

  • The Swooners @ Horizons Lounge at Woodcliff Hotel & Spa, 5:30 pm
  • Greg Wachala @ Lake Drum Brewing (Geneva), 6:30 pm
  • The Stan Martinelli Project @ The Little Theatre Cafe, 7:00 pm
  • Ryan Carey @ Via Girasole Wine Bar, 3 Schoen Place (Pittsford), 7:00 pm
  • Beats at Brooks @ Brooks Landing, 1500 S Plymouth Ave (19th Ward), 7:00 pm
  • Joe Santora with Curtis Kendrick @ Michael's Valley Grill (Penfield),  7:30 pm
  • Holy Hand Grenade @ Joe Bean Coffee Roasters, 9:00 pm (this is the first of the last performances this week at Joe Bean's current location on University Ave.

Friday, August 24, 2018

  • Paradigm Shift @ New York State Fair (Pan African Village), 6:00 pm
  • Veronica Swift with The Benny Green Trio @ Northwest Jazz Festival (Lewiston), 8:30 pm  (check website for more festival info)
  • Chet Catallo & Andy Calabrese @ Mendon 64 Restaurant, 7:00 pm
  • Trio East @ Via Girasole Wine Bar, 3 Schoen Place (Pittsford), 7:00 pm
  • Gap Mangione New Blues Band @ Horizons Lounge at Woodcliff Hotel & Spa, 7:30 pm
  • Veronica Swift with The Benny Green Trio @ Northwest Jazz Festival (Lewiston), Friday, August 24th, 8:30 pm  (check website for more festival info)
  • Mark Kellogg & Friends @ Joe Bean Coffee Roasters, 9:00 pm

Saturday, August 25, 2018

  • Greg Wachala @ Lock 32 Brewing (Pittsford), 2:00 pm
  • Greg Wachala and Mike Bruno @ Lock 32 Brewing (Pittsford), 6:00 pm
  • Mark Cassara @ Mendon 64 Restaurant (Mendon), 7:00 pm
  • Riverside Soul @ Via Girasole Wine Bar, 3 Schoen Place (Pittsford), 7:00 pm
  • Erin Boheme & The Dave Mancini Trio @ The Cabaret at Studio B, 28 B West Bank St. (Albion), 7:00 pm
  • Special Blend @ Horizons Lounge at Woodcliff Hotel & Spa, 7:30 pm
  • Cousin Vinny @ Salvatore's Pizzeria & Pub, 1217 Bay Rd. (Webster), 8:00 pm
  • Natalie Douglas, Free to Be Me: Four Woman Cabaret (Nena, Lena, Abbey & Billie) @ Lyric Theatre, 440 East Ave., 8:00 pm (tickets)
  • Elio Villafranca and The Jazz Syncopators @ Northwest Jazz Festival (Lewiston), 8:30 pm  (check website for more festival info)
  • Danny Ziemann All-Star Band @ Joe Bean Coffee Roasters, 9:00 pm
  • Desmond Jones with Electric Orange Peel @ Flour City Station (East End), 9:00 pm

Sunday, August 26, 2018

  • 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)
  • Bop Shop Records presents Nick Finzer @ Bop Shop Records, 3:00 pm
  • Erin Boheme & The Dave Mancini Trio @ The Cabaret at Studio B, 28 B West Bank St. (Albion), 7:00 pm

Monday, August 27, 2018

  • Chick Corea Akoustic Band with John Patitucci & Dave Weckl @ UB Center for the Arts (Buffalo), Monday, August 27th, 7:00 pm (tickets)

Tuesday, August 28, 2018

  • Herb Smith Freedom Trio @ Central Library of Rochester & Monroe County (Downtown), 12:00 pm
  • Grove Street Jazz Project @ Downstairs Cabaret Theatre, 7:00 pm (see link for who's playing)
  • 3X88 with Katy Wright, Charlie Linder & Alan Murphy @ The Little Theatre Cafe, 7:00 pm

Wednesday, August 29, 2018

  • Alan Murphy Trio @ Horizons Lounge at Woodcliff Hotel & Spa, 5:30 pm
  • Soul Express @ Michael's Valley Grill (Penfield), 7:00 pm
  • Bop Shop Records presents Mughal Muesli @ Bop Shop Records, 8:00 pm

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

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

  • Bobby Militello Quartet @ Lovin Cup Bistro & Brews, Sunday, September 16th, 6:00 pm
  • Bop Shop Records & Bop Arts presents Brian Charette Trio featuring Bob Sneider @ Bop Shop Records, Friday, September 28, 8:00 pm
  • Branford Marsalis Quartet @ Callaghan Theatre at Nazareth Art Center, Thursday, October 25th (more info and tickets)
  • Bop Shop Records and Bop Arts present Big Tent featuring, Harvey Sorgen, Steve Rust and Jerome Kitzke @ Bop Shop Records, Thursday, October 25, 8:00 pm
  • Bop Shop Records presents Buffalo Jazz Octet @ Bop Shop Records, Sunday, November 4th, 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. © 2018, Gregory V. Bell. All rights reserved.

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