Until it starts heating up, heat up with some ... Live jazz in ROC, May 9-15
People say you can find ... Live jazz in ROC, May 23rd to May 29th

Where can you find? ... Live jazz in ROC, May 16-22

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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 16, 2019

  • The Swooners @ The Horizons Lounge at Woodcliff Hotel, 5:30 pm
  • The Djangoners @ The Little Theatre Cafe, 7:00 pm

Friday, May 17, 2019

  • Seth Sealfon Solo Jazz Guitar @ Prosecco Italian Restaurant (Farmington), 6:00 pm
  • Paradigm Shift @ "Jazz on the Street," Linden Street Social (Geneva), 6:00 pm
  • Shared Genes @ Hedges Nine Mile Point Restaurant (Webster), 6:30 pm
  • Concerts On Park presents The Rita Collective with Bill Tibero @ Immanuel Baptist Church (Park Ave), 7:00 pm
  • Gap Mangione New Blues Band @ The Lodge at Woodcliff, 7:30 pm
  • Fred Costello & Roger Eckers Jazz Duo @ Charley Brown's Restaurant, 1675 Penfield Rd., 7:30 pm

Saturday, May 18, 2019

  • Diana Leigh Trio @ Prosecco Italian Restaurant (Farmington), 6:00 pm
  • Paradigm Shift @ Via Girasole Wine Bar, 7:00 pm
  • Shared Genes @ Embark Tap Room (Williamson), 7:00 pm
  • Special Blend @ The Horizons Lounge at Woodcliff Hotel, 7:30 pm
  • Hanna PK Duo @ The Little Theatre Cafe, 8:00 pm
  • Herb Smith and Freedom Trio @ 3Heads Brewing, 186 Atlantic (Rochester), 8:00 pm

Sunday, May 19, 2019

  • Bill Slater (Solo Piano) @ Sunday Brunch at Woodcliff Hotel, 11:30 am
  • Bop Shop Records presents The Brian Krock Quartet @ Bop Shop Records, 8:00 pm

Monday, May 20, 2019

  • Flower City Jazz Society presents Dixieland Jazz Jam with Jon Seiger All-Stars @ Radisson Airport Hotel, 175 Jefferson (Henrietta), 6:30 pm
  • Kodak Band @ Greece Baptist Church, 7:00 pm

Tuesday, May 21, 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
  • Archive Raves @ Abilene Bar & Lounge, 8:00 pm

Wednesday, May 22, 2019

  • Grupo Ife @ The Backroom Lounge at the Record Archive, 5:00 pm
  • Alan Murphy Trio @ The Horizons Lounge at Woodcliff Hotel, 5:30 pm
  • Greece Jazz Band with the Al Bruno Trio  @ 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
  • Trio East @ Live on WGMC Jazz 90.1, 7:00 pm
  • Laura Dubin @ 80W, 7:00 pm

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

  • Joe Beard with Gordon Munding @ Abilene Bar & Lounge, Wednesday, May 29th, 8:00 pm

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

  • Bop Shop Records presents Pat Labarbera 5tet @ Bop Shop Records, Wednesday, May 29th, 8:00 pm (cancelled)
  • Fairport Canal Days (over 70 separate music shows, almost half are jazz) @ Downtown Fairport, Friday, May31st through Sunday, June 2
  • 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.

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