Jingle bell ... Jazz in Rochester, December 20th to 26th ... Happy Holidays!
Here's to the new year of ... Live jazz in Rochester, January 3-9

As we slide from 2018 to 2019, there is ... Live jazz in ROC, December 27th to January 2nd

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Hope you are having a great holiday season and will have a safe and happy New Year's Eve, and are gearing up to hear some live jazz around town in 2019.  

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 local 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 27, 2018

  • The Swooners @ Horizons Lounge at Woodcliff Hotel & Spa, 5:30 pm
  • Mel Henderson & Joe Chiappone @ Via Girasole Wine Bar (Pittsford), 7:00 pm
  • Hanna PK & Gian Carlo Cervone @ Native Eatery, 7:00 pm
  • Annie Wells Band @ Abilene Bar & Lounge, 7:30 pm
  • Salsa Night Presented by Essence of Rhythm @ Lovin Cup Bistro & Brews, 8:00 pm

Friday, December 28, 2018

  • Marco Amadio @ Pane Vino, 175 N. Water St. (Rochester), 6:30 pm
  • Fred Costello & Roger Eckers Jazz Duo @ Charley Brown's Restaurant, 1675 Penfield Rd., 7:30 pm
  • Gap Mangione New Blues Band @ Horizons Lounge at Woodcliff Hotel & Spa, 8:00 pm
  • Trio East @ The Little Theatre Cafe, 8:00 pm
  • Tenth World Orchestra @ Lovin Cup Bistro & Brews, 8:30 pm
  • Chet Catallo & The Cats, Jon Dretto @ Sticky Lips BBQ Juke Joint (Henrietta), 9:00 pm

Saturday, December 29, 2018

  • Greg Wachala @ Lock 32 Brewing (Pittsford), 2:00 pm
  • Ann Mitchell Jazz Duo @ Prosecco's Italian Restaurant, 1550 NY-332 (Farmington), 6:00 pm
  • Ted Nicolosi & Shared Genes @ Embark Craft Cider Works, 6895 Lake Ave (Williamson), 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, 8:00 pm
  • The Sneider Brothers @ The Little Theatre Cafe, 8:00 pm

Sunday, December 30, 2018

  • Bill Slater @ Horizons Lounge at Woodcliff Hotel & Spa, 11:30 am
  • Marco Amadio @ Pane Vino, 175 N. Water St. (Rochester), 5:00 pm
  • Bill Tiberio Band @ Lovin Cup Bistro & Brews, 6:00 pm
  • The Sneider Brothers @ The Little Theatre Cafe, 7:00 pm

Monday, December 31, 2018

  • Hanna PK @ Mendon 64 Restaurant (Mendon), 6:00 to 10:00 pm
  • Deborah Sorensen @ Creekside Tavern and Inn (LeRoy), 6:00 pm added image
  • The Swooners @ Horizons Lounge at Woodcliff Hotel & Spa, 9:00 pm to 1:00 am

Tuesday, January 1, 2019 ... Happy New Year!!!

  • No jazz for you? 

Wednesday, January 2, 2019

  • Alan Murphy Trio @ Horizons Lounge at Woodcliff Hotel & Spa, 5:30 pm
  • Laura Dubin Trio @ 80W, 7 Lawrence St (Rochester), 7:00 pm
  • Mike Kaupa Quartet @ 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  @ Fanatics Pub (Lima), Saturday, December 29th, 8:00 pm
  • Steve Grills with Joe Beard @ Dinosaur BBQ Rochester, Monday December 31st, 9:00 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
  • Scott Bradlee’s Post Modern Jukebox @ Smith Center for the Arts, 82 Seneca St (Geneva), Wednesday, February 20th, 8:00 pm (tickets)

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.

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