A little harder to find, but there is still some ... Live jazz in Rochester, May 2-8
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Until it starts heating up, heat up with some ... Live jazz in ROC, May 9-15

Will it EVER get warm here? 

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).  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, May 9, 2019

  • Alan Murphy Trio @ The Horizons Lounge at Woodcliff Hotel, 5:30 pm
  • Bob McGee @ Prosecco Italian Restaurant (Farmington), 5:30 pm 
  • Gian Carlo Cervone Organ Trio @ The Spirit Room, 139 State St., 8:00 pm
  • The Djangoners @ The Little Theatre Cafe, 7:00 pm
  • Jon Seiger & Scott Kwiatek @ Via Girasole Wine Bar, 7:00 pm

Friday, May 10, 2019

  • Chris Ott @ Prosecco Italian Restaurant (Farmington), 6:00 pm
  • Cool Club & the Lipker Sisters @ Club 86 (Geneva), 7:00 pm
  • The Denin Koch Trio @ Via Girasole Wine Bar, 7:00 pm
  • The Groove Project @ The Lodge at Woodcliff, 7:30 pm
  • Fred Costello & Roger Eckers Jazz Duo @ Charley Brown's Restaurant, 1675 Penfield Rd., 7:30 pm
  • Trio East @ The Little Theatre Cafe, 8:00 pm
  • The Uptown Groove @ Lovin Cup Bistro & Brews, 8:00 pm

Saturday, May 11, 2019

  • Uptown Groove Latin Jazz Duo @ Lulu Taco (Fairport), 2:00 pm
  • Greg Wachala @ Lock 32 Brewing  (Pittsford), 2:30 pm
  • Grace Lipker & the Cool Club Quartet @ Live On Linden St. (Geneva), 6:00 pm
  • El Rojo Jazz Duo @ Prosecco Italian Restaurant (Farmington), 6:00 pm
  • Trio East @ Via Girasole Wine Bar, 7:00 pm
  • Stanley Jordan @ The Geneseo Riviera Theatre (Geneseo), 7:00 pm (more info and tickets) added image
  • Special Blend @ The Horizons Lounge at Woodcliff Hotel, 7:30 pm
  • Paradigm Shift @ Nietzsche's Bar Jazz Fest (Buffalo), 8:00 pm
  • Pat Bianchi Trio with Bob Sneider and Mike Melito @ UUU Art Collective, 153 State Street (Rochester), two sets starting at  8:00 pm
  • Prime Time Funk @ Lovin Cup Bistro & Brews, 8:00 pm

Sunday, May 12, 2019 (say hi to Mom)

  • Bill Slater (Solo Piano) @ Sunday Brunch at Woodcliff Hotel, 11:30 am
  • Ann Mitchell Jazz Duo @ Prosecco Italian Restaurant (Farmington), 4:30 pm

Monday, May 13, 2019

  • The White Hots with Paul Gaspar @ The Little Theatre Cafe, 7:00 pm

Tuesday, May 14, 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, May 15, 2019

  • John Palocy & Gary Cummings @ Prosecco Italian Restaurant (Farmington), 5:30 pm
  • Alan Murphy Trio @ The Horizons Lounge at Woodcliff Hotel, 5:30 pm
  • Rochester Metropolitan Jazz Orchestra @ Ontario Beach Big Band Dance Series, Roger Robach Community Center, Ontario Beach State Park (Charlotte), 7:00 pm
  • The Margaret Explosion @ The Little Theatre Cafe,  7:00 pm
  • Rich Thompson Trio @ 80W, 7:00 pm

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

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

  • 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
  • Sounds of April & Randall @ Geneva Music Festival (Club 86 Venue), Friday, June 7th, 8:00 pm (more info and tickets)
  • Bessie, Billie, Ella and Friends with Ann Hampton Callaway and a guest appearance by S.O.A.R @ Geneva Music Festival (Smith Opera House), Saturday, June 8th, 7:30 pm (more info and tickets)
  • Jazz90.1 Jazz Cruise with Paradigm Shift @ The Colonial Belle, 400 Packett's Landing (Fairport), Monday, June 10th, 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm (more info and tickets)
  • Bop Shop Records and Bop Arts presents the TMT Trio+2 @ Bop Shop Records, Saturday, July 27, 8:00 pm
  • Bop Shop Records and Lovin Cup present Stick Men @ Lovin Cup Bistro & Brews, Tuesday, August 6th, 8:00 pm
  • Pat Metheny Side Eye @ The Smith Opera House (Geneva), Thursday, August 29th, 8:00 pm (more info and tickets)

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.

This post was originally published on JazzRochester.

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