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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 from time to time).  

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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, October 18, 2018

  • Alan Murphy Trio @ Horizons Lounge at Woodcliff Hotel & Spa, 5:30 pm
  • PCHO 3rd Annual Walls for All fundraiser supporting Tiny Homes and Housing First Projects with The Swooners @ Lovin Cup Bistro & Brews, 6:00 pm
  • Hanna PK @ The Rabbit Room (Honeoye Falls), 6:00 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

Friday, October 19, 2018

  • Greg Wachala @ Lake Drum Brewing (Geneva), 4:30 pm
  • Jim Nugent Trio @ Hedges Restaurant (Webster), 6:30 pm
  • Andy Calabrese & Chet Catello @ Mendon 64 Restaurant (Mendon), 6:30 pm
  • Isaiah Lee @ Via Girasole Wine Bar, 7:00 pm
  • Friday Jazz at Immanuel: Jimmie Highsmith, Jr @ Immanuel Baptist Church (Park Ave.), 7:00 pm
  • Gap Mangione New Blues Band @ Horizons Lounge at Woodcliff Hotel & Spa, 7:30 pm
  • Fred Costello & Roger Eckers Jazz Duo @ Charley Brown's Restaurant, 1675 Penfield Rd., 7:30 pm
  • FlashBamPow @ Firehouse Saloon, 814 S. Clinton Ave. (Rochester), 9:00 pm

Saturday, October 20, 2018

  • Greg Wachala @ Lock 32 Brewing (Pittsford), 2:00 pm
  • Greg Wachala @ Beef & Brew (Geneva), 6:00 pm
  • Bradley Brothers @ Mendon 64 Restaurant (Mendon), 6:30 pm
  • Bob Sneider 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
  • Special Blend @ Horizons Lounge at Woodcliff Hotel & Spa, 7:30 pm

Sunday, October 21, 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)
  • Bop Shop Records presents The Music of JJ and Kai, a Tribute with John Hasselback & Phil Sims @ Bop Shop Records, 4:00 pm
  • Peter Mack and the Macktet @ Lovin Cup Bistro & Brews, 6:00 pm

Monday, October 22, 2018

  • No jazz for you?

Tuesday, October 23, 2018

Wednesday, October 24, 2018

  • Dinner Dance featuring the Melody Masters Big Band, Marcia Bornhurst Parkes, Dir. @ Perinton Recreation and Parks, 1350 Turk Hill Road (Fairport), 5:00 pm (details and registration in October 55 Plus newsletter at link)
  • The Swooners @ Horizons Lounge at Woodcliff Hotel & Spa, 5:30 pm
  • Big Band Dance: Nate Rawls Band with Al Bruno Trio @ Ontario Beach Park, 4799 Lake Ave (Rochester), 6:00 pm

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

  • Hanna PK @ 140 Alex Bar & Grill, 140 Alexander St. (Rochester), Friday, October 19th, 6:30 pm
  • Hanna and the Blue Hearts @ Farmer's Creekside Tavern & Inn, 1 Main St (Leroy), Saturday, October 20th, 7:30 pm
  • Kendall Community Band benefit supporting the Kendall Food Cupboard @ Kendall Jr. Sr. High School Auditorium,Thursday, November 8th, 7:00 pm

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

  • Branford Marsalis Quartet @ Callaghan Theatre at Nazareth Art Center, Thursday, October 25th, 7:30 pm  (more info and tickets)
  • Bop Shop Records and Bop Arts present Big Tent featuring, Harvey Sorgen, Steve Rust and Jerome Kitzke @ Bop Shop Records, Friday, October 26, 8:00 pm
  • Lee Ritenour @ Buffalo State Performing Arts Center, Rockwell Hall (Buffalo), Friday, October 26th, 8:00 pm
  • Raymond Shiner Jazz Award Big Band @ Wilmot Recital Hall, Nazareth Art Center, Saturday, October 27th, 7:3o pm (more info)
  • Exodus to Jazz presents Karrin Allyson @ Anthology, Thursday, November 1st, Doors at 6:00 (tickets and more information)
  • Stephane Wrembel @ Lovin Cup Bistro & Brews, Thursday-Friday, November 2-3, 8:00 pm
  • Bop Shop Records presents Buffalo Jazz Octet @ Bop Shop Records, Sunday, November 4th, 8:00 pm
  • Ike Sturm Quartet with Brahim @ Small World Books, 425 North St (Rochester), Tuesday, November 6th, 8:00 pm
  • Bop Shop Records presents The Rita Collective with special guest Melissa Gardiner @ Bop Shop Records, Thursday, November 8th, 8:00 pm
  • Quintopus: 9 Year Anniversary Shabingus @ Bop Shop Records, Saturday, November 10th, 8:00 pm
  • Bop Shop Records & Bop Arts Inc. present the Joe Policastro Trio @ Bop Shop Records, Monday, November 12th, 8:00 pm
  • The Sullivan Fortner Trio @ Art of Jazz at the Albright-Knox Art Gallery (Buffalo), Saturday, November 17th, 8:00 pm
  • Bop Shop Records & Bop Arts present No Fast Food (Dave Liebman, Drew Gress & Phil Haynes @ Bop Shop Records, Saturday, November 24th, 8:00 pm
  • Bop Shop Records & Bop Arts present Barry Altschul and 3dom Factor featuring Joe Fonda and Jon Irabagon @ Bop Shop Records, Monday, November 26th, 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.

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