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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, April 11, 2019

  • The Swooners @ Horizons Lounge at Woodcliff Hotel & Spa, 5:30 pm
  • Bob McGee @ Prosecco Italian Restaurant (Farmington), 6:00 pm
  • Homeless Jazz Trio @ The Little Theatre Cafe, 7:00 pm
  • The Roger Eckers Quartet @ Via Girasole Wine Bar (Pittsford), 7:00 pm

Friday, April 12, 2019

  • Chris Ott @ Prosecco Italian Restaurant (Farmington), 6:00 pm
  • The Occasional Saints @ Abilene Bar & Lounge, 6:00 pm
  • Concerts on Park with the Mambo Kings @ Immanuel Baptist Church (Park Ave., Rochester), 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
  • Billy Harper with the Eastman Jazz Lab Band @ Kilbourn Hall, 7:30 pm
  • The Klick @ Lovin Cup Bistro & Brews, 8:30 pm

Saturday, April 13, 2019

  • Hot Sox Jazz Quintet @ Faith Victory Christian Center, 531 Post Ave. (Rochester), 1:00 pm
  • Greg Wachala @ Lock 32 Brewing Anniversary Party (Pittsford), 2:30 pm
  • El Rojo Jazz @ Prosecco Italian Restaurant (Farmington), 6:00 pm
  • Paradigm Shift @ Starry Night An Evening of Wine and Jazz  to benefit Villa of Hope at Pane Vino On the Avenue, 3400 Monroe Ave., 6:30 pm
  • Jim Nugent Trio @ Hedges Restaurant (Webster), 6:30 pm
  • Jon Seiger and the All-Stars @ Via Girasole Wine Bar (Pittsford), 7:00 pm
  • Special Blend @ Horizons Lounge at Woodcliff Hotel & Spa, 7:30 pm
  • Cousin Vinny @ Salvatore's Pizzeria & Pub, 1217 Bay Rd. (Webster), 7:30 pm
  • Frank McComb, Will Holton @ Brue Coffee Co., 960 Genesee St. (Rochester) , 8:00 pm

Sunday, April 14, 2019

  • Stephane Wrembel @ Bruce Music Academy, 75 Stutson Street (Rochester), 4:00 & 8:00 pm
  • The Cool Club & The Lipker Sisters @ Lovin Cup Bistro & Brews, 6:00 pm
  • Paradigm Shift @ Groove Lounge (Buffalo), 7:00 pm
  • Boney James Honestly Tour @ Performing Arts Center at Buffalo State University, 8:00pm (more info & tickets)

Monday, April 15, 2019

  • The Flower City Jazz Society presents the Barroom Buzzards Plus Two @ Radisson Hotel, 175 Jefferson Rd. (Henrietta), 6:30 pm
  • Cornell Concert Series presents Jack DeJohnette, Joe Lovano, Esperanza Spalding, and Leo Genovese @ Cornell University, Bailey Hall, 8:00 pm (more info & tickets)

Tuesday, April 16, 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
  • Jazz Session Series with the Gray Quartet @ The Spirit Room, 139 State Street (Downtown), 7:00 pm

Wednesday, April 17, 2019

  • Alan Murphy Trio @ Horizons Lounge at Woodcliff Hotel & Spa, 5:30 pm
  • Big Band Dance Series: Music Makers, Al Bruno Trio @ @ Robach Community Center, 180 Beach Ave. (Rochester), 6:00 pm
  • Debbie Kendrick Project @ The Little Theatre Cafe,  7:00pm
  • The Swooners @ 80W, 7:00 pm
  • Doc Severinsen with the Sonic Era Jazz Orchestra, conducted by Jeff Tyzik @ Greece Central Performing Arts Center, 7:30 pm (more info and tickets)

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

  • Hanna and the Blue Hearts @ Beer Hall and Grill, Thursday, April 11th, 7:00 pm
  • Hanna and the Blue Hearts @ Dinosaur BBQ, Friday, April 12th, 10:00 pm
  • Hanna and the Blue Hearts @ RIT, Tuesday, April 16th, 6:00 pm

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

  • Eastman Presents Series, Barbara B. Smith World Music Series with the Afro-Cuban All Stars @ Kodak Hall at Eastman Theatre, Saturday, April 20th, 7:30 pm (more info and tickets)
  • Honeoye Central School presents The Legendary Count Basie Orchestra @ Honeoye Central School Auditorium, Main Street, Honeoye, Thursday, April 25th, 7:00 pm (more info & tickets)
  • Bop Shop Records presents Birth @ Bop Shop Records, Tuesday, April 30th, 8:00 pm
  • 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
  • Pat Bianchi Trio with Bob Sneider and Mike Melito @ UUU Art Collective, 153 State Street (Rochester), Saturday, May 11th, two sets starting at  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 29th, 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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