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In case you're looking, you can find ... Live jazz music in and around ROC, March 14-20

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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, March 14, 2019

  • The Swooners @ Horizons Lounge at Woodcliff Hotel & Spa, 5:30 pm
  • Serge & Friends @ The Rabbit Room, 61 N. Main St. (Honeoye Falls), 6:30 pm
  • Bop Shop Records and Bop Arts present The Philippe Lemm Trio @ Bop Shop Records, 8:00 pm

Friday, March 15, 2019

  • Jazz90.1 Spring Listener Party with the Hanna PK Duo with Tony Hiler @ Greece Olympia School, 1139 Maiden Lane (Greece), 5:00 to 7:00 pm
  • Alex Goettel @ Prosecco Italian Restaurant (Farmington), 6:00 pm
  • Marco Amadio @ Pane Vino Ristorante, 6:30 pm
  • The Rod Blumenau Quartet @ Concerts on Park at Immanuel Baptist Church, 815 Park Ave. (Rochester), 7:00 pm
  • The White Hots @ The Little Theatre Cafe, 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
  • Vanishing Sun @ Lux Lounge, 666 South Ave. (South Wedge, Rochester), 9:00 pm

Saturday, March 16, 2019

  • Greg Wachala @ Lock 32 Brewing Anniversary Party (Pittsford), 2:30 pm
  • Connie Fredericks-Malone @ Prosecco Italian Restaurant (Farmington), 6:00 pm
  • Jimmie Highsmith Jr. @ Via Girasole Wine Bar (Pittsford), 7:30 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 17, 2019

  • Bill Slater Solo Piano @ Horizons Lounge at Woodcliff Hotel & Spa, 11:30 am
  • Carla Bley "Trios' @ Art of Jazz: Albright Knox Art Gallery (Buffalo), 3:00 pm (more info & tickets)
  • Marco Amadio @ Pane Vino Ristorante, 5:00 pm

Monday, March 18, 2019

  • Flower City Jazz Society presents The Bourbon Street Parade @ Radisson Hotel, 175 Jefferson Rd. (Henrietta), 6:30 pm

Tuesday, March 19, 2019

  • Grove Street Jazz Project presented by Rochester Music Hall of Fame in association with the Eastman School of Music @ RMHF, 25 Gibbs St., 7:00 pm
  • Ted Perry Ibeji Quartet @ The Little Theatre Cafe,  7:00 pm
  • Saxology @ ESM Hatch Recital Hall, 7:30 pm

Wednesday, March 20, 2019

  • Alan Murphy Trio @ Horizons Lounge at Woodcliff Hotel & Spa, 5:30 pm
  • Higher Ground @ 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....

  • Steve Grills and the Roadmasters @ Cabaret at Club 86 (Geneva), Saturday, March 16th, 7:00pm
  • Connie Deming @ The Little Theatre Cafe,  Saturday, March 16th, 8:00 pm
  • Watkins and the Rapiers @ The Little Theatre Cafe,  Monday, March 18th, 7:00pm

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

  • Fundraiser for Spencerport High School with Chet Catallo and the Cats with special guests Nelson Rangell and John Viavattine, Sr. @  Timothy Patrick's (Penfield), 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 with Paradigm Shift @ 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
  • Boney James Honestly Tour @ Performing Arts Center at Buffalo State University, Sunday, April 14th, 8:00pm (more info & tickets)
  • 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 (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
  • Bop Shop Records presents The Brian Krock Quartet @ Bop Shop Records, Sunday, May 19th, 8:00 pm
  • Bop Shop Records presents Pat Labarbera Quartet @ Bop Shop Records, Wednesday, May 27th, 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 where available in the post for more information on the gig or tickets where needed. 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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