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Join us here for ... Live jazz in ROC, December 13-19

Find Live Jazz Here imageEvery 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, December 13, 2018

  • Exodus to Jazz presents Johnny O'Neal's Holiday Tribute to Nat King Cole @ Anthology,  doors open 6:00 pm (more info and tickets)
  • Hanna PK, Gian Carlo & Tony Hiler @ Spirit Room, 8:00 pm

Friday, December 14, 2018

  • Greg Wachala @ Lake Drum Brewing (Geneva), 4:30 pm
  • Hanna PK & Tony Hiler @ Lemoncello (East Rochester), 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
  • The White Hots @ The Little Theatre Cafe, 8:00 pm
  • It's A Charlie Lindner Christmas @ Anthology, 8:00 pm

Saturday, December 15, 2018

  • Winterfest 2018: New Horizons Vintage Jazz @ ESM, Lowry Hall, 9:50 am
  • Winterfest 2018: Music Educators Jazz Ensemble @ ESM, Kilbourn Hall, 12:30 pm
  • Winterfest 2018: Jazz Guitar Duo @ ESM, Lowry Hall, 1:00 pm
  • Greg Wachala @ Lock 32 Brewing (Pittsford), 2:00 p
  • Mike Kaupa/Dino Losito Jazz Duo  @ Prosecco's Italian Restaurant (Farmington), 6:00 pm
  • Hanna PK @ Mendon 64 Restaurant (Mendon), 6:00 pm
  • The Stan Martinelli Project @ Via Girasole Wine Bar (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
  • Bop Shop Records and Bop Arts present Pete McCann Quartet @ Bop Shop Records, 8:00 pm

Sunday, December 16, 2018

  • Bill Slater @ Horizons Lounge at Woodcliff Hotel & Spa, 11:30 am
  • Rick Holland Little Big Band @ Lovin Cup Bistro & Brews, 6:00 pm
  • Bop Shop Records and The Rochester Indie Musician Spotlight present The Merry Gentlemen Holiday Show featuring Bob Sneider @ Bop Shop Records, 8:00 pm

Monday, December 17, 2018

  • Flower City Jazz Society presents the Roger Eckers Little Big Band @ Radisson Hotel, 175 Jefferson Rd. (Henrietta), 6:30 pm

Tuesday, December 18, 2018

Wednesday, December 19, 2018

  • Ted Perry Trio @ The Record Archive, 5:00 pm
  • Alan Murphy Trio @ Horizons Lounge at Woodcliff Hotel & Spa, 5:30 pm
  • Bob Sneider Jazz Trio @ 80W, 7 Lawrence St (Rochester), 7:00 pm added image
  • Hanna PK & Gian Carlo “Swing & Blues Holiday” @ The Little Theatre Cafe, 7:00 pm

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

  • Steve Grills & the Roadmasters @ Abilene Bar and Lounge, Friday, December 14th, 9:00 pm
  • Hanna and the Blue Hearts @ Dinosaur BBQ, Saturday, December 15th, 10:00 pm

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

  • Joe Lovano “Trio Tapestry” featuring Marilyn Crispell and Carmen Castaldi @ AKG Art of Jazz Series, Albright-Knox Art Gallery (Buffalo), Sunday, January 27th, 3:00 pm (more info and tickets)
  • Diego Figueiredo & Camille Bertault @ MusicalFare Theatre, Daemen College, 4380 Main Street, Suite 123 (Amherst), 8:00 pm (tickets)
  • Bop Shop Records and Bop Arts present Joe Fiedler’s Open Sesame—Playing Sesame Street Classics @ Bop Shop Records, Sunday, February 3rd, 8:00 pm
  • Jazz Violinist Christian Howes @ 49th Annual Penfield Jazz Fundraiser Concerts, Penfield High School Auditorium, 25 High School Drive (Penfield, Friday, Feb. 8th and Saturday, Feb 9th, 7:3o pm (tickets available January 7th here or at the high school)
  • Oscar Peterson International Jazz Festival @ Niagara-On-The-Lake, Ontario Canada, Friday, February 15th to Sunday, February 17th

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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