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Where you can find some ... Live jazz in ROC, January 10-16

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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 10, 2019

  • The Swooners @ Horizons Lounge at Woodcliff Hotel & Spa, 5:30 pm
  • Madeleine McQueen and Dave Chisholm @ The Daily Refresher, 7:00 pm

Friday, January 11, 2019

  • Ted Nicolosi & Shared Genes @ Whichcraft Brews , 1900 Empire Blvd. (Webster), 7:00 pm
  • Vince & Joe Jazz Duo @ Via Girasole Wine Bar (Pittsford), 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
  • Hanna PK Duo @ The Little Theatre Cafe, 8:00 pm
  • Hiroya Tsukamoto @ Trumansburg Conservatory of Fine Arts, 5 McLallen St., (Trumansburg-Interlaken), 8:00 pm (tickets)
  • Gordon Webster & Hannah Gill @ The Historic German House Auditorium

Saturday, January 12, 2019

  • Greg Wachala @ Lock 32 Brewing (Pittsford), 2:00 pm
  • Mike Melito Jazz Trio @ 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

Sunday, January 13, 2019

  • John Gabriel @ Horizons Lounge at Woodcliff Hotel & Spa, 11:30 am

Monday, January 14, 2019

  • The White Hots @ The Little Theatre Cafe, 7:00 pm

Tuesday, January 15, 2019

Wednesday, January 16, 2019

  • Alan Murphy Trio @ Horizons Lounge at Woodcliff Hotel & Spa, 5:30 pm
  • Paradigm Shift @ 80W, 7 Lawrence St (Rochester), 7:00 pm
  • Annie Wells Band @ The Little Theatre Cafe, 7:00 pm

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

  • Woody Pines @ Abilene Bar & Lounge, Saturday, January 12th, 9:00 pm (doors at 7:00 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), Wednesday, January 30th, 8:00 pm (tickets)
  • Hot Club of Cowtown @ Auburn Public Theatre, 8 Exchange St  (Auburn), Thursday, January 31st, 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)
  • Bob James Trio featuring Billy Kilson and Michael Palazzolo @ Performing Arts Center, Buffalo State (Buffalo), Friday, February 22nd, 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 present The Ethnic Heritage Ensemble @ Bop Shop Records, Sunday, February 24th, 8:00 pm
  • Bop Shop Records and Bop Arts present The Philippe Lemm Trio @ Bop Shop Records, Thursday, March 14th, 8:00 pm
  • Cornell Concert Series presents Jack DeJohnette, Joe Lovano, Esperanza Spalding, and Leo Genovese @ Cornell University, Bailey Hall, Monday, Apr 15th, 8:00 pm (more info & 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.

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