Finding ... Live jazz in ROC, April 11-17
Are you up for some? ... Live jazz in ROC, April 25th to May 1st

Helping you find some ... Live jazz in Rochester, NY, April 18-24

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).  We just hit 500 subscribers (but always could use some more...). Check us out on social media (links at the top of the column to the right). Whatever floats your boat....

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. 

Thursday, April 18, 2019

  • The Swooners @ Horizons Lounge at Woodcliff Hotel & Spa, 5:30 pm
  • Homeless Jazz Trio @ The Little Theatre Cafe, 7:00 pm
  • Amanda Ashley @ Via Girasole Wine Bar (Pittsford), 7:00 pm
  • Dave Rivello Ensemble @ Sambuca Bar & Grill (East Rochester), 8:30 pm added image

Friday, April 19, 2019

  • Kidd Kyle & The Big Deal @ Abilene Bar & Lounge, 5:30 pm
  • Uptown Tango @ Prosecco Italian Restaurant (Farmington), 6:00 pm
  • Student Degree Recital: Samuel Hill, jazz trumpet @ ESM, Ray Wright Room, 7:00 pm
  • Herb Smith & The Freedom Trio @ Faith Victory Christian Center, 531 Post Ave, Rochester JOSANA, 7:30 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
  • Trio East @ The Little Theatre Cafe, 8:00 pm

Saturday, April 20, 2019

  • Greg Wachala @ Lock 32 Brewing Anniversary Party (Pittsford), 2:30 pm
  • Connie Fredericks-Malone @ Prosecco Italian Restaurant (Farmington), 6:00 pm
  • Andy Calabrese & Chet Catallo @ Via Girasole Wine Bar (Pittsford), 7:00 pm
  • Special Blend @ Horizons Lounge at Woodcliff Hotel & Spa, 7:30 pm
  • Eastman Presents Series, Barbara B. Smith World Music Series with the Afro-Cuban All Stars @ Kodak Hall at Eastman Theatre, 7:30 pm (more info and tickets)
  • Laura Dubin-Antonio Guerrero Duo @ The Little Theatre Cafe, 8:00 pm
  • Significant Other @ B-Side, 5 Liftbridge Lane (Fairport), 8:00 pm
  • The Cool Club & The Lipker Sisters‎ with the Viavattine Horns @ Iron Smoke Distillery (Fairport), 8:00 pm
  • Student Non-Degree Recital: Joshua Achiron, classical and jazz guitar @ ESM, Ray Wright Room, 9:00 pm

Sunday, April 21, 2019

  • Jon Seiger and the All-Stars Trio with Al Bruno @ Easter Brunch at the New York Beer Project, 300 High St. (Victor), 11:30 am-2:30 pm
  • Bill Slater (solo piano) @ Horizons Lounge at Woodcliff Hotel & Spa, 11:30 am
  • Connie Fredericks-Malone @ Prosecco Italian Restaurant (Farmington), 4:30 pm

Monday, April 22, 2019

  • No jazz for you?

Tuesday, April 23, 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
  • Vanessa Collier @ Fanatics Pub & Pizza, 7281 W Main St. (Lima), 7:00 pm
  • RIT Jazz Ensembles @ Ingle Auditorium at RIT (Henrietta), 7:00 pm

Wednesday, April 24, 2019

  • Nancy Kelly @ The Backroom Lounge at the Record Archive, 5:30 pmc
  • Alan Murphy Trio @ Horizons Lounge at Woodcliff Hotel & Spa, 5:30 pm
  • Big Band Dance Series: Nate Rawls Band, Al Bruno Trio @ Robach Community Center, 180 Beach Ave. (Rochester), 6:00 pm
  • Debbie Kendrick Project @ The Little Theatre Cafe,  7:00pm

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

  • There's blues and other stuff out there, but no one contacted me this week....

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

  • The Legendary Count Basie Orchestra @ Honeoye Central School Auditorium, Main Street, Honeoye, Thursday, April 25th, 7:00 pm (more info & tickets)
  • The Edmar Castaneda Trio @ Art of Jazz Series, Albright-Knox Art Gallery (Buffalo), Saturday, April 27th, 8:00 pm (more info & tickets) added image
  • Melody Masters Big Band (Marcia Bornhurst Parkes, Dir.), "Lovin' Education" Benefit Concert with Nancy Boone, baritone saxophone, Clay Jenkins, trumpet, and Mark Kellogg, trombone @ Lovin Cup Bistro & Brews, Sunday, April 28th, 6:00 pm (more info on Facebook)
  • 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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