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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 17, 2019

  • Mike Kaupa & Gordon Webster Jazz Duo @ Via Girasole Wine Bar (Pittsford), 7:00 pm

Friday, January 18, 2019

  • Calabrese, Chwazik & Curry @ 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
  • My Vegan Uncle with Raf's Experiment @ Abilene Bar & Lounge, 9:00 pm added image

Saturday, January 19, 2019

  • Greg Wachala @ Lock 32 Brewing (Pittsford), 2:00 pm
  • Jimmie Highsmith Jr. @ 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 20, 2019

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

Monday, January 21, 2019

  • Flower City Jazz Society presents The Smugtown Stompers with Carol Mulligan @ Radisson Hotel, 175 Jefferson Rd. (Henrietta), 6:30 pm
  • Ted Perry Ibeji Quartet @ The Little Theatre Cafe, 7:00 pm

Tuesday, January 22, 2019

Wednesday, January 23, 2019

  • Alan Murphy Trio @ Horizons Lounge at Woodcliff Hotel & Spa, 5:30 pm
  • The Swooners @ 80W, 7 Lawrence St (Rochester), 7:00 pm
  • Kinloch Nelson @ The Little Theatre Cafe, 7:00 pm
  • Melody Masters Big Band @ Live on WGMC Jazz 90.1, 7:00 pm (more info here)

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

  • Nothing to see here this week.... 

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)
  • Hilton School District Jazz Department and Hilton Music Boosters present the Marcus Roberts Trio @ 16th Annual Hilton Evening of Jazz, Merton Williams Middle School, Friday, February 8th, 7:00 pm (more info)
  • 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
  • Jazz 90.1 Mardi Gras Party and Fundraiser with Steve Grills and the Roadmasters & Hanna and The Blue Hearts @ Barnard Restaurant and Party House, 360 Maiden Lane (Rochester) (more info and tickets at Jazz 90.1 website or by calling 585-966 5299)
  • Bop Shop Records presents Mark McGrain Quartet @ Bop Shop Records, Sunday, April 7th, 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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