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Howsaboutsum ... Live jazz in Rochester, NY, February 28th-March 6th?

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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, February 28, 2019

  • The Swooners @ Horizons Lounge at Woodcliff Hotel & Spa, 5:30 pm
  • Hanna PK Duo @ Native Eatery & Bar, 180 South Clinton Ave. (Rochester), 7:00 pm
  • Mel Henderson & Joe Chiappone Jazz Duo @ Via Girasole Wine Bar (Pittsford), 7:00 pm
  • Salsa Night Presented by Essence of Rhythm @ Lovin Cup Bistro & Brews, 8:00 pm

Friday, March 1, 2019

  • Greg Wachala @ Lake Drum Brewing (Geneva), 4:30 pm
  • Hanna PK @ The Rabbit Room, 61 N. Main St. (Honeoye Falls), 6:00 pm
  • Connie Fredericks-Malone @ Prosecco Italian Restaurant (Farmington), 6:00 pm
  • Vince & Joe Jazz Duo @ Via Girasole Wine Bar (Pittsford), 7:00 pm
  • Steve Gates Quartet @ Boulder Cafe on Clinton St., 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
  • Craig Snyder Trio @ 585 Rockin Burger Bar, 250 Pixley Rd. (Gates), 8:00 pm
  • RIT Performing Arts Concert Series presents Harlem Renaissance: A Centennial Celebration with Herb Smith, Rod Blumenau & Michael Lasser, 8:00 pm (more info & tickets)
  • Erin & Ross @ Michael’s Valley Grill (Penfield), 10:30 pm

Saturday, March 2, 2019

  • Greg Wachala @ Lock 32 Brewing (Pittsford), 2:00 pm
  • A Taste of Jazz Duo @ Prosecco Italian Restaurant (Farmington), 6:00 pm
  • Hanna PK @ Mendon 64 Restaurant (Mendon), 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, March 3, 2019

  • Bill Slater Solo Piano @ Horizons Lounge at Woodcliff Hotel & Spa, 11:30 am
  • Bill Tiberio Band with guest saxophonist Mike MacArthur @ Stromboli’s Restaurant, East Avenue, 4:00 pm

Monday, March 4, 2019

  • No jazz for you?

Tuesday, March 5, 2019

Wednesday, March 6, 2019

  • Alan Murphy Trio @ Horizons Lounge at Woodcliff Hotel & Spa, 5:30 pm
  • Laura Dubin Trio “Classical Jazz” CD release @ 80W, 7 Lawrence St (Rochester), 7:00 pm
  • Margaret Explosion @ The Little Theatre Cafe,  7:00pm

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

  • Son House Blues Night @ The Backroom Lounge at the Record Archive, 5:00 pm
  • Big Blue House @ The Little Theatre Cafe, Thursday, February 28th, 7:00 pm
  • Black Night Blues Band @ Abilene Bar & Lounge,  Friday, March 1st, 6:00 pm
  • The Lonely Ones @ The Little Theatre Cafe, Friday, March 1st, 8:00 pm
  • Hanna and the Blue Hearts @ East End Tavern, 37 Charlotte St. (Rochester), Friday, March 1st, 8:00 pm
  • Steve Grills and the Roadmasters @ The Little Theatre Cafe, Saturday, March 2nd, 8:00 pm
  • Hanna and the Blue Hearts @ Newark Elks Bluesfest 2019, Newark Elks Club, 223 South Main St. [Rt.88] (Newark), Sunday, March 3rd, 2:00 pm
  • Watkins and the Rapiers @ The Little Theatre Cafe, Monday, March 4th, 7:00pm
  • Spring Chickens (Steve Piper, Scott Regan, Connie Deming) @ The Little Theatre Cafe, Tuesday, March 5th, 7:00 pm
  • The Bureau Cats Benefit Concert for St. Joseph's Neighborhood Center @ Brue Coffee, Brooks Landing, 960 Genesee St., Friday, March 8th, 6:00 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), Saturday, March 9th, 7:00 pm (more info and tickets at Jazz 90.1 website or by calling 585-966 5299)

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

  • Cornell Concert Series presents John Scofield's Combo 66 with Gerald Clayton, Vicente Archer, and Bill Stewart @ Cornell University, Bailey Hall, Friday, March 8th, 8:00 pm (more info & tickets)
  • An Evening with Nancy Kelly @ Lovin Cup Bistro & Brews, Sunday, March 10th, 6:00 pm
  • Bop Shop Records and Bop Arts present The Philippe Lemm Trio @ Bop Shop Records, Thursday, March 14th, 8:00 pm
  • Jazz90.1 Spring Listener Party with the Hanna PK Duo with Tony Hiler @ Greece Olympia School, 1139 Maiden Lane (Greece), Friday, March 15th, 5:00 to 7:00 pm
  • Carla Bley "Trios' @ Art of Jazz: Albright Knox Art Gallery (Buffalo), Sunday, March 17, 3:00 pm (more info & tickets)
  • Fundraiser for Spencerport High School with Chet Catallo and the Cats with special guests Nelson Rangell and John Viavattine, Sr. @  Timothy Patrick's , Friday, March 22nd , 10:00 pm (more info and tickets)
  • Pat Metheny Side Eye @ Babeville Buffalo, 341 Delaware Ave (Buffalo), Sunday, March 31st, 8:00 pm (more info & tickets)
  • Kenny Barron and Dave Holland @ The Smith Center for the Arts (Geneva), Saturday, April 6th, 8:00 pm (more info & tickets)
  • Exodus to Jazz presents the Lao Tizer Band featuring Eric Marienthal and Chieli Minucci @ Anthology, Thursday, April 4th, Doors at 7:00 pm (more info & tickets)
  • Bop Shop Records presents Mark McGrain Noroc 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)
  • Doc Severinsen with the Sonic Era Jazz Orchestra, conducted by Jeff Tyzik @ Greece Central Performing Arts Center, Wednesday, April 17th, 7:30 pm (tickets on sale February 28th at 10:00 am, more info and tickets)
  • Honeoye Central School is hosting The Legendary Count Basie Orchestra @ Honeoye Central School auditorium, 8528 Main Street, Honeoye, Thursday, April 25th, 7:00 pm (more info & tickets)
  • Bop Shop Records and Bop Arts present: In The Sea (Tristan Honsinger, Nicolas Caloia, Josh Zubot) @ Bop Shop Records, Thursday, May 9th, 8:00 pm

We've compiled these gig and event 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 anything 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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