As we slide from 2018 to 2019, there is ... Live jazz in ROC, December 27th to January 2nd
Where you can find some ... Live jazz in ROC, January 10-16

Here's to the new year of ... Live jazz in Rochester, January 3-9

IMG_7394Now that we're heading back to work, one thing hasn't changed.  There's still some live jazz in and around Rochester, New York. Not a lot this coming week, but that's to be expected after the holidays.  Here's to a great 2019 (I need some of that myself...)!!!

Every Wednesday, every week, you'll find the 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. 

Thursday, January 3, 2019

  • The Swooners @ Horizons Lounge at Woodcliff Hotel & Spa, 5:30 pm
  • Roger Eckers Quartet @ Via Girasole Wine Bar (Pittsford), 7:00 pm

Friday, January 4, 2019

  • Ted Nicolosi & Shared Genes @ Whichcraft Brews , 1900 Empire Blvd. (Webster), 7:00 pm
  • Steve Gates Quartet with Al Biles @ Boulder Coffee, 100 Alexander, 7:00 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, 7:30 pm

Saturday, January 5, 2019

  • Greg Wachala @ Lock 32 Brewing (Pittsford), 2:00 pm
  • Scott Kwiatek @ Via Girasole Wine Bar (Pittsford), 7:00 pm
  • Ted Nicolosi & Shared Genes @ Embark Tap Room & Grill, 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, 7:30 pm
  • The Cool Club with the Lipker Sisters @ 3Heads Brewing, 186 Atlantic Ave. (Rochester), 8:00 pm
  • The Uptown Groove @ Lovin Cup Bistro & Brews, 8:00 pm
  • Paradigm Shift @ Linden Street Social (Geneva), 8:00 pm added image

Sunday, January 6, 2019

  • Bill Slater @ Horizons Lounge at Woodcliff Hotel & Spa, 11:30 am

Monday, January 7, 2019

  • The Swooners @ Horizons Lounge at Woodcliff Hotel & Spa, 9:00 pm to 1:00 am

Tuesday, January 8, 2019

  • No jazz for you? 

Wednesday, January 9, 2019

  • Alan Murphy Trio @ Horizons Lounge at Woodcliff Hotel & Spa, 5:30 pm
  • Bill Tiberio Jazz Trio @ 80W, 7 Lawrence St (Rochester), 7:00 pm
  • Laura Dubin Trio @ The Little Theatre Cafe, 7:00 pm

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

  • Hanna and the Blue Hearts @ Lovin Cup Bistro & Brews, Friday, January 4th, 8:30 pm
  • Steve Grills and the Roadmasters @ The Little Theatre Cafe, Saturday, January 5th, 8:00 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)
  • Bop Shop Records presents Mostly Other People Do the Killing @ Bop Shop Records, Saturday, February 23rd, 8:00 pm
  • Bop Shop Records and Bop Arts presents The Ethnic Heritage Ensemble @ Bop Shop Records, Sunday, February 24th, 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.

This post was originally published on JazzRochester.

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