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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 jazz 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 30, 2018

  • The Swooners @ Horizons Lounge at Woodcliff Hotel & Spa, 5:30 pm
  • Mike Kaupa/Chris Potter Jazz Duo @ Bristol Harbour Lodge and Golf Club, 5410 Seneca Point Rd. (Canandaigua), 6:00 pm
  • Greg Wachala @ Lake Drum Brewing (Geneva), 6:30 pm
  • Levi Gangi @ The Rabbit Room (Honeoye Falls), 6:30 pm
  • Mel Henderson & Joe Chiappone Jazz Duo @ Via Girasole Wine Bar, 3 Schoen Place (Pittsford), 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

Friday, August 31, 2018

  • Mary Monroe @ Mendon 64 Restaurant, 7:00 pm
  • Trio East @ Via Girasole Wine Bar, 3 Schoen Place (Pittsford), 7:00 pm (oops! forgot to delete last week's)
  • Gap Mangione New Blues Band @ Horizons Lounge at Woodcliff Hotel & Spa, 7:30 pm
  • Trio East @ The Little Theatre Cafe, 8:00 pm

Saturday, September 1, 2018

  • Greg Wachala @ Lock 32 Brewing (Pittsford), 2:00 pm
  • Greg Wachala and Mike Bruno @ Lock 32 Brewing (Pittsford), 6:00 pm
  • Erin Boheme & The Dave Mancini Trio @ The Cabaret at Studio B, 28 B West Bank St. (Albion), 7:00 pm
  • Miche Fambro with the Deborah Sorensen Trio @ Farmer's Creek Inn, 7:00 pm
  • Special Blend @ Horizons Lounge at Woodcliff Hotel & Spa, 7:30 pm
  • The White Hots @ The Little Theatre Cafe, 8:00 pm

Sunday, September 2, 2018

  • Rochester Metropolitan Jazz Orchestra @ Sodus Bay Lighthouse, 7606 N. Ontario St. (Sodus Point), 2:00 pm
  • 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, September 3, 2018

  • Laura Dubin Duo @ The Little Theatre Cafe, 7:00 pm

Tuesday, September 4, 2018

  • Grove Street Jazz Project @ Downstairs Cabaret Theatre, 7:00 pm (see link for who's playing)
  • Uptown Tango @ The Little Theatre Cafe, 7:00 pm
  • Faculty Artist Series: Jazz & Contemporary Media Faculty Concert with Charles Pillow, Clay Jenkins, Mark Kellogg, Bob Sneider, Gary Versace, Bill Dobbins, Dariusz Terefenko,  Jeff Campbell, and Rich Thompson @ Kilbourn Hall, 7:30 pm

Wednesday, September 5, 2018

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