Find live jazz here ... In Rochester, August 30th through September 5th
There will be a Fringe of jazz at the Rochester Fringe Festival.... September 12th through the 22nd

At the fringe of the Fringe, there is ... Live jazz in ROC, September 6th through 12th

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Fringe festival starts next week.  I'll try to get the jazz there here or in a separate post. Always check out what Dave Rivello is doing, though! 

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, September 6, 2018

  • The Swooners @ Horizons Lounge at Woodcliff Hotel & Spa, 5:30 pm
  • Greg Wachala @ Lake Drum Brewing (Geneva), 6:30 pm
  • Blake Pattengale @ Via Girasole Wine Bar, 3 Schoen Place (Pittsford), 7:00 pm
  • Joe Santora with Curtis Kendrick @ Michael's Valley Grill (Penfield),  7:30 pm

Friday, September 7, 2018

  • JimNugent Trio @ Hedges Restaurant (Webster), 6:30 pm
  • The Steve Gates Quartet @ Boulder Coffee, 100 Alexander St. (Rochester), 7:00 pm
  • Gap Mangione New Blues Band @ Horizons Lounge at Woodcliff Hotel & Spa, 7:30 pm
  • Freedom Trio @ Three Heads Brewing, 186 Atlantic Ave (Neighborhood of the Arts), 8:00 pm

Saturday, September 8, 2018

  • Greg Wachala @ Lock 32 Brewing (Pittsford), 2:00 pm
  • Greg Wachala and Mike Bruno @ Lock 32 Brewing (Pittsford), 6:00 pm
  • Hanna PK @ Sambuca Bar & Grill, 146 W. Commercial St. (East Rochester), 7:00 pm
  • Special Blend @ Horizons Lounge at Woodcliff Hotel & Spa, 7:30 pm
  • Wesley Franklin @ The Little Theatre Cafe, 8:00 pm

Sunday, September 9, 2018

  • Jake Svendsen @ George Eastman Museum, 3:00 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)
  • The White Hots @ Lovin Cup Bistro & Brews, 7:00 pm

Monday, September 10, 2018

  • Mike Kaupa/Gordon Webster/Chris Potter/Danny Ziemann Jazz Quartet @ The Little Theatre Cafe, 7:00 pm

Tuesday, September 11, 2018

Wednesday, September 12, 2018

  • Altman Trio @ Horizons Lounge at Woodcliff Hotel & Spa, 5:30 pm
  • Kaupa/Gordon Webster Jazz Duo @ Prosecco Restaurant and Jazz Bar, 1550 NY 332 (Farmington), 6:00 pm
  • Soul Express @ Michael's Valley Grill (Penfield), 7:00 pm
  • Margaret Explosion @ The Little Theatre Cafe, 7:00 pm
  • Philippe Lemm Trio @ Hotel Henry Jazz Concert Series (Buffalo), 7:30 pm added image

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

  • Steve Grills and the Roadmasters @ The Little Theatre, Friday, September 7th, 7:00 pm
  • Coco Montoya @ Funk N Waffles Rochester, Tuesday, September 11th, 8:00 pm (ticketsadded image
  • Jazz 90.1 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

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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