Where can you find? ... Live jazz in ROC, May 16-22
In the hopes of more jazz later this summer and a successful Clarissa Street Reunion, a fundraiser this week...

People say you can find ... Live jazz in ROC, May 23rd to May 29th

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 23, 2019

  • The Swooners @ The Horizons Lounge at Woodcliff Hotel, 5:30 pm
  • Bossa Nova Bradley Brothers Duo @ Prosecco Italian Restaurant (Farmington), 6:00 pm
  • The Djangoners @ The Little Theatre Cafe, 7:00 pm
  • Salsa Night presented by Essence of Rhythm @ Lovin Cup Bistro & Brews, 8:00 pm
  • Gian Carlo Cervone Organ Trio @ The Spirit Room, 139 State Street (Downtown), 8:00 pm

Friday, May 24, 2019

  • Ann Mitchell Jazz Duo @ Prosecco Italian Restaurant (Farmington), 6:00 pm
  • Steve Greene @ Via Girasole Wine Bar, 7:00 pm
  • The Klick @ Three Heads Brewing, 7:00 pm added image
  • 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
  • Jazz on Joseph: Herb Smith & The Freedom Trio @ The Avenue Blackbox Theatre, 780 Joseph Ave. (Rochester), 7:30 pm

Saturday, May 25, 2019

  • Paradigm Shift Jazz Trio @ Prosecco Italian Restaurant (Farmington), 6:00 pm
  • Shared Genes @ Whichcraft Brews, 1900 Empire Blvd (Webster), 7:00 pm
  • Special Blend @ The Horizons Lounge at Woodcliff Hotel, 7:30 pm
  • The White Hots @ The Little Theatre Cafe, 8:00 pm

Sunday, May 26, 2019

  • Bill Slater (Solo Piano) @ Sunday Brunch at Woodcliff Hotel, 11:30 am

Monday, May 27, 2019

  • Gregory Street Vagabonds @ The Little Theatre Cafe, 8:00 pm

Tuesday, May 28, 2019

  • Eastman Community Music School Night of Jazz #1 @ Kilbourn Hall, 5:30 pm
  • Uptown Groove Jazz Duo @ Label 7 Bistro (Schoen Place, Pittsford), 6:00 pm
  • 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 29, 2019

  • Please note that the Pat Labarbara concert at Bop Shop Records scheduled for Wednesday has been postponed.
  • Isaiah @ Backroom Lounge at the Record Archive, 5:30 pm
  • Ott/Davis Jazz Duo @ Prosecco Italian Restaurant (Farmington), 5:30 pm
  • Eastman Community Music School Night of Jazz #2 @ Kilbourn Hall, 5:30 pm
  • Alan Murphy Trio @ The Horizons Lounge at Woodcliff Hotel, 5:30 pm
  • Andy Stobie Greater Finger Lakes Jazz Band with the Al Bruno Trio  @ Ontario Beach Big Band Dance Series, Roger Robach Community Center, Ontario Beach State Park (Charlotte), 6:00 pm
  • The Margaret Explosion @ The Little Theatre Cafe,  7:00 pm
  • Higher Ground @ 80W, 7:00 pm

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

  • Steve Grills and the Roadmasters @ Zoo Brew, Seneca Park Zoo, Friday, May 24th, 5:30 pm
  • Steve Grills and the Roadmasters @ ROC City Rib Fest, 360 Maiden Lane, Sunday, May 26th, 3:30 pm
  • 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

  • Paradigm Shift @ Clarissa Street Reunion Fundraiser at Skyway, 90 S. Clinton Ave. (Rochester), Thursday, May 30th, 5:00 pm ($20 donation at the door, all proceeds to the reunion) added image
  • Fairport Canal Days (over 70 separate music shows, almost half are jazz) @ Downtown Fairport, Friday, May31st through Sunday, June 2nd
  • Concerts on Park presents Lorraine Feather with the Bob Sneider Quartet @ Immanuel Baptist Church, 815 Park Ave. (Rochester), Friday, June 7th, 7:00 pm added image
  • 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)
  • Bop Shop Records and Bop Arts presents the TMT Trio+2 @ Bop Shop Records, Saturday, July 27, 8:00 pm
  • Cabo Frio 40th Anniversary Concert @ Anthology, Saturday, July 27th, 8:00 pm (doors at 7:00 pm) (tickets at Record Archive, Bop Shop Records and online)
  • 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)
  • 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) (postponed from June 10)

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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