Where to find ... Live jazz in ROC, September 20th to 26th
It's getting cool for ... Live jazz in ROC, October 4-10

There is ... Live jazz in Rochester, September 27th through October 3rd

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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, September 27, 2018

  • Happy Hour Jazz & Blues with Hanna PK @ Native Eatery & Bar, 180 South Clinton Ave, 5:00 pm
  • The Swooners @ Horizons Lounge at Woodcliff Hotel & Spa, 5:30 pm
  • Gary Cummings and John Palocy @ Lemoncello (East Rochester), 6:00 pm
  • Greg Wachala @ Lake Drum Brewing (Geneva), 6:30 pm
  • Joe Santora with Curtis Kendrick @ Michael's Valley Grill (Penfield),  7:30 pm
  • Jazz & Jam Session: Trio East @ Hyatt Regency Rochester, 125 E. Main St., 7:30 to 10:30 (see a post by jazz musician Karl Stabnau about this series here)

Friday, September 28, 2018

  • Uptown Groove Jazz Duo @ Prosecco Italian Restaurant (Farmington), 6:00 pm
  • Marco Amadio @ Pane Vino Ristorante, 6:30 pm
  • Mike Melito Jazz Trio @ Via Girasole Wine Bar, 3 Schoen Place (Pittsford), 7:00 pm
  • Fred Costello & Roger Eckers Jazz Duo @ Charley Brown's Restaurant, 1675 Penfield Rd., 7:30 pm
  • Annie Wells Quartet @ The Little Theatre Cafe, 8:00 pm
  • Bop Shop Records & Bop Arts presents Brian Charette Trio featuring Bob Sneider @ Bop Shop Records, 8:00 pm
  • The Klick! @ Sticky Lips Pit BBQ City Music Hall, 625 Culver Rd., 8:30 pm

Saturday, September 29, 2018

  • Greg Wachala @ Lock 32 Brewing (Pittsford), 2:00 pm
  • Hanna PK @ Tupelo Interior, 215 Norris Drive (Rochester), 2:00 pm
  • Jon Seiger and the All-Stars Trio, with the great Al Bruno @ Prosecco Italian Restaurant (Farmington), 6:00 pm added image
  • Paradigm Shift @ Via Girasole Wine Bar, 3 Schoen Place (Pittsford), 7:00 pm
  • Fred Costello & Roger Eckers Jazz Duo @ Charley Brown's Restaurant, 1675 Penfield Rd., 7:30 pm
  • Special Blend @ Horizons Lounge at Woodcliff Hotel & Spa, 7:30 pm
  • Student Non-Degree Recital: Ian Carle, jazz drumset @ ESM, Howard Hanson Hall, 9:00 pm

Sunday, September 30, 2018

  • Bill Slater @ Horizons Lounge at Woodcliff Hotel & Spa, 11:30 am
  • Jon Seiger and the All-Stars Jazz Jam @ Funk 'N Waffles Rochester, 3:00 pm (live jazz jam... bring your horn, or voice, and sit in with the trio)
  • Faculty Artist Series: A European Travelogue with Tony Caramia, Bob Sneider, Mike Kaupa, Jeff Campbell and Rich Thompson @ Kilbourn Hall, 3:00 pm
  • The Rita Collective @ Wilmot Concert Hall, Nazareth College Arts Center, 4245 East Ave, Rochester (Pittsford), 3:00 pm
  • Laura Dubin Trio @ George Eastman Museum, 900 East Ave., (Rochester), 3:00 pm
  • Marco Amadio @ Pane Vino Ristorante, 5:00 pm
  • Rick Holland Little Big Band @ Lovin Cup Bistro & Brews, 6:00 pm

Monday, October 1, 2018

  • Jim Nugent Trio @ Horizons Lounge at Woodcliff Hotel & Spa, 5:30 pm

Tuesday, October 2, 2018

Wednesday, October 3, 2018

  • Happy Hour with the Cool Club & The Lipker Sisters @ The Backgroom Lounge at the Record Archive, 5:00 pm added image
  • Soul Express @ Michael's Valley Grill (Penfield), 7:00 pm
  • The Rita Collective @ The Little Theatre Cafe, 7:00 pm
  • Eastman Jazz Ensemble and Eastman New Jazz Ensemble @ Kilbourn Hall, 7:30 pm

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

  • Son House Night featuring Big Mike D'Aurizio and from Memphis, Andrew Cohen @ Backroom Lounge at The Record Archive, Thursday, September 27th, 5:00 pm
  • Joe Beard and Friends @ Nick's Chophouse, 5 Beeman St (Canandaigua), Friday, September 28th, 8:00 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.

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