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

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 25, 2019

  • The Swooners @ Horizons Lounge at Woodcliff Hotel & Spa, 5:30 pm
  • John Palocy and Gary Cummings @ Prosecco Italian Restaurant (Farmington), 5:30 pm
  • Homeless Jazz Trio @ The Little Theatre Cafe, 7:00 pm
  • Mel Henderson & Joe Chiappone Greg Wachala Jazz Duo @ Via Girasole Wine Bar (Pittsford), 7:00 pm
  • SUNY Geneseo Chamber & Jazz Combos @ Doty Recital Hall, 1 College Circle (Geneseo), 7:00 pm
  • The Almighty Vibration @ Three Heads Brewing (Rochester), 7:00 pm
  • The Legendary Count Basie Orchestra @ Honeoye Central School Auditorium, Main Street, Honeoye, 7:00 pm (more info & tickets)
  • Nazareth College Jazz Ensemble & Lab Band @ Nazareth College, Glazer Music Performance Center (Pittsford), 7:30 pm

Friday, April 26, 2019

  • Guy Higgins and Spontaneous Combustion @ The Little Theatre Cafe, 5:45 pm
  • Ann Mitchell Jazz Duo @ Prosecco Italian Restaurant (Farmington), 6:00 pm
  • Higher Ground with Joe Chiappone and Vince Ercolamento @ Mendon 64 Restaurant (Mendon), 6:30 pm
  • Dr. Ted Nicolosi & Shared Genes @ Whichcraft Brews, Baytowne Plaza (Webster), 7:00 pm
  • Riverside Soul @ 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
  • Mike Kaupa Jazz Quartet @ The Little Theatre Cafe, 8:00 pm

Saturday, April 27, 2019

  • Al Biles & GenJam with special guests Bob Keller & Impro-Visor @ ImagineRIT, Golisano Auditorium, 10:00 am to 5:00 pm (more info)
  • Greg Wachala @ Lock 32 Brewing Anniversary Party (Pittsford), 2:30 pm
  • Dr. Ted Nicolosi & Shared Genes @ Knucklehead Craft Brewing, 426 Ridge Rd. (Webster), 5:30 pm
  • Isaiah Lee @ Via Girasole Wine Bar (Pittsford), 7:00 pm
  • Robert Varon Jazz Trio @ Mendon 64 Restaurant (Mendon), 7:30 pm
  • Special Blend @ Horizons Lounge at Woodcliff Hotel & Spa, 7:30 pm
  • Allen Vizzutti and the Roberts-Wesleyan Community Orchestra @ Cultural Life Center at Roberts Wesleyan College, 7:30 pm (tickets)
  • The Edmar Castaneda Trio @ Art of Jazz Series, Albright-Knox Art Gallery (Buffalo), 8:00 pm (more info & tickets

Sunday, April 28, 2019

  • Charlie Lindner Trio Bad Pickle Album Release Show @ Immanuel Baptist Church, 815 Park Ave., 2:00 pm (tickets)
  • Bill Slater (solo piano) @ Horizons Lounge at Woodcliff Hotel & Spa, 11:30 am
  • 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, 6:00 pm (more info on Facebook)
  • Rochester Music Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony @ Kodak Hall at Eastman Theatre, 7:00 pm

Monday, April 29, 2019

  • No jazz for you?

Tuesday, April 30, 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
  • The Rita Collective @ The Little Theatre Cafe, 8:00 pm
  • Bop Shop Records presents Birth @ Bop Shop Records, 8:00 pm
  • SUNY Geneseo Jazz Ensemble @ Wadsworth Auditorium, 1 College Circle (Geneseo), 8:00 pm

Wednesday, May 1, 2019

  • Alan Murphy Trio @ Horizons Lounge at Woodcliff Hotel & Spa, 5:30 pm
  • Big Band Dance Series: Johnny Matt Band, Al Bruno Trio @ Robach Community Center, 180 Beach Ave. (Rochester), 6:00 pm
  • Debbie Kendrick Project @ The Little Theatre Cafe,  7:00 pm
  • Brockport Jazz Ensemble @ Tower Fine Arts Center, SUNY Brockport (Brockport), 7:30 pm

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

  • Son House Blues Night with Aleks Disljenkovic & Joe Fornieri @ Backroom Lounge at the Record Archive, Thursday, April 25th, 5:00 pm
  • Steve Grills and the Roadmasters @ Farmers Creekside Tavern, 1 Main Street (LeRoy), Friday, April 26th, 7:30 pm
  • Phoebe Legere with the Crawdiddies @ Abilene Bar & Lounge, Thursday, May 2nd, 7:30 pm

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

  • 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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