Thanks for the ... Live jazz in Rochester, November 22-28
Enjoy the holiday "Nat"-urally with Johnny O'Neal at Exodus to Jazz on December 13th

Go stretch your ears with the ... Live jazz in and around ROC, November 29th to December 5th

Dave Rivello Ensemble at Bop Shop RecordsOver the past seven days, I attended a 3-fer at Bop Shop Records, hearing some great jazz from the David Rivello Ensemble on Record Store Day (pictured at left...how did they fit them all in there...?), No Fast Food with Dave Liebman, Drew Gress & Phil Haynes, and Barry Altschul and 3dom Factor featuring Joe Fonda and Jon Irabagon. Gave my ears a good stretch.... Hope to catch Danilo Perez with the Eastman Jazz Ensemble tomorrow night at Kilbourn.  

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).  Check us out on social media (links at the top of the column to the right). Whatever floats your boat....

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.  Around the holidays, I always suggest that you call the venue first as I'm sometimes the last to hear of changes or "special" music ....

Thursday, November 29, 2018

  • The Swooners @ Horizons Lounge at Woodcliff Hotel & Spa, 5:30 pm
  • Djangoners @ The Little Theatre Cafe, 7:00 pn
  • Uptown Tango @ Via Girasole Wine Bar (Pittsford), 7:00 pm
  • Danilo Pérez with Eastman Jazz Ensemble (Bill Dobbins, Dir.) @ Kilbourn Hall,  7:30 pm

Friday, November 30, 2018

  • Greg Wachala @ Lake Drum Brewing (Geneva), 4:30 pm
  • Seth Sealfon @ Prosecco's Italian Restaurant (Farmington), 6:00 pm
  • Soulful Grooves: Roots Music Series at Immanuel with Chris Bethmann, Eastman Alumnae Jazz Quintet, Blue Dance @ Immanuel Baptist Church (Park Avenue), 7:00 pm
  • Gian Carlo Cervone & Hanna PK @ Native Rochester, 7:00 pm
  • Paradigm Shift @ The Linden Social Club, 12 Linden St (Geneva), 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

Saturday, December 1, 2018

  • Greg Wachala @ Lock 32 Brewing (Pittsford), 2:00 pm
  • NYSSMA All-State Conference with Vocal Jazz/Instrumental Jazz Ensembles @ Kodak Hall at Eastman Theatre, 3:00 pm
  • A Winter Caper with Eastman Lab Band,  vocalists Madeline Forster, Zahyia Rolle, and Blake Pattengale, and the Groove Juice Swing Dancers @ Arbor at the Port, 6:00 pm (more info & tickets)
  • Deborah Sorensen @ Mendon 64 Restaurant (Mendon), 6:00 pm
  • Jon Seiger & the All Stars @ Via Girasole Wine Bar (Pittsford), 7:00 pm
  • Student Non-Degree Recital: Stephen Morris, jazz drumset @ ESM, Howard Hanson Hall, 7:00 pm
  • Paradigm Shift @ The Linden Social Club, 12 Linden St (Geneva), 7:00 pm
  • Jane Monheit with The CNY Jazz Orchestra @ Oneida High School Auditorium, 560 Seneca St. (Oneida), 7:30 pm (more info and tickets)
  • 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
  • Bop Shop Records & Bop Arts present Marilyn Lerner, Lou Grassi & Ken Filiano @ Bop Shop Records, 8:00 pm

Sunday, December 2, 2018

  • No jazz for you?

Monday, December 3, 2018

  • Faculty Artist Series: Bill Dobbins "Classical Music and Jazz: a Common Language" @ ESM, Hatch Recital Hall, 7:30 pm

Tuesday, December 4, 2018

  • Saxology @ ESM, Lowry Hall, 12:00 pm
  • 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
  • Eastman Jazz Lab Band (Rich Thompson, Dir.) @ Kilbourn Hall, 7:30 pm
  • SUNY Geneseo Jazz Ensemble @ Wadsworth Auditorium at SUNY Geneseo, 1 College Circle (Geneseo), 8:00 pm

Wednesday, December 5, 2018

  • Alan Murphy Trio @ Horizons Lounge at Woodcliff Hotel & Spa, 5:30 pm
  • The Rita Collective @ The Little Theatre Cafe, 7:00 pm

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

  • Hanna PK @ Twisted Rail Brewing (Canandaigua), Saturday, December 1st, 7:00 pm

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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