Jazz forward at Fairport Canal Days, May 31st through June 2nd
June is here and it's time to start our coverage of the CGI Rochester International Jazz Festival!

As we round the corner into the month of the RIJF there is ... Live jazz in and around Rochester, NY, May 30th to June 5th

As we head into the month of June, and on the other end find the CGI Rochester International Jazz Festival, a familiar decline in the amount of jazz out there is showing up, but there is jazz out there.  Just have to look harder.  However, if you count the jazz at Fairport Canal Days, perhaps there is more? I will start my coverage of the RIJF soon (I hope... I always say that but life often intervenes).  

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 30, 2019

  • 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) (see previous post for more info and links)
  • The Swooners @ The Horizons Lounge at Woodcliff Hotel, 5:30 pm
  • Bill Tiberio Band @ Stromboli's (East Ave.), 6:00 pm (sorry, this is next week!)
  • Jim Nugent @ Lemoncello (East Rochester), 6:00 pm
  • Saskia Laroo and the Afro-Semitic Experience @ Abilene Bar & Lounge, 6:30 pm (doors at 4:00 pm)
  • Cool Club with the Lipker Sisters @ Seneca Falls Gazebo Series, People's Park (Seneca Falls), 6:30 pm
  • The Djangoners @ The Little Theatre Cafe, 7:00 pm

Friday, May 31, 2019

  • Hanna PK Duo @ Prosecco Italian Restaurant (Farmington), 6:00 pm
  • Cool Club with the Lipker Sisters @ Billsboro Winery, Rt 14 on Seneca Lake (Geneva), 6:30 pm
  • Jim Nugent Trio @ Hedges Restaurant (Webster), 7:00 pm
  • Vince and Joe Jazz Duo @ Via Girasole Wine Bar, 7:00 pm
  • Fairport Canal Days (over 70 separate music shows, almost half are jazz) @ Downtown Fairport (See separate post for jazz listings)
  • 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
  • Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra: Lush Life: The Music of Duke Ellington and Billy Strayhorn @ Kodak Hall at Eastman Theatre, 8:00 pm
  • Weege & The Wondertwins @ Mendon 64 Restaurant (Mendon), 8:00 pm

Saturday, June 1, 2019

  • Fairport Canal Days (over 70 separate music shows, almost half are jazz) @ Downtown Fairport (See separate post for jazz listings)
  • Cool Club with the Lipker Sisters @ Sulfer Springs Fest (Clifton Springs), 3:00 pm
  • Dr. Ted Nicolosi & Shared Genes @ Knucklehead Craft Brewing, 426 Ridge Rd. (Webster), 5:30 pm
  • A Taste of Jazz Duo @ Prosecco Italian Restaurant (Farmington), 6:00 pm
  • Mike Kaupa, Matt Landon Jazz Duo @ Via Girasole Wine Bar, 7:00 pm
  • Cool Club with the Lipker Sisters @ Rose Soiree Linen St. (Geneva), 7:00 pm
  • Moonglow @ Mendon 64 Restaurant (Mendon), 7:00 pm
  • Paradigm Shift @ The Linden Social Club (Geneva), 7:00 pm
  • Special Blend @ The Horizons Lounge at Woodcliff Hotel, 7:30 pm
  • Al Biles & GenJam @ Starry Nites Cafe (University Ave.), 8:00 pm

Sunday, June 2, 2019

  • Fairport Canal Days (over 70 separate music shows, almost half are jazz) @ Downtown Fairport (See separate post for jazz listings)
  • Cool Club with the Lipker Sisters @ Fairport Canal Days at Iron Smoke Distillery, 3:00 pm
  • Bill Slater (Solo Piano) @ Sunday Brunch at Woodcliff Hotel, 11:30 am

Monday, June 3, 2019

  • Kinloch Nelson @ The Little Theatre Cafe, 7:00 pm

Tuesday, June 4, 2019

  • ECMS: New Horizons Vintage Jazz and Big Band @ Kilbourn Hall, 5:00 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
  • Uptown Tango @ The Little Theatre Cafe, 7:30 pm

Wednesday, June 5, 2019

  • Jon Seiger with Steve Parisi @ Prosecco Italian Restaurant (Farmington), 6:00 pm
  • Uptown Groove @ 80W, 7:00 pm

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

  • Son House Blues Night with Ken Luk & Hanna Brown @ Backroom Lounge at The Record Archive, Thursday, May 30th, 5:00 pm
  • Steve Grills and The Roadmasters @ Dinosaur BBQ, Saturday, June 1st, 10:00 pm

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

  • Concerts on Park presents Lorraine Feather with the Bob Sneider Quartet @ Immanuel Baptist Church, 815 Park Ave. (Rochester), Friday, June 7th, 7:00 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)
  • CGI Rochester International Jazz Festival, Friday, June 21st through Saturday, June 29th (click on the image link for the website for more information)
  • 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.

This post was originally published on JazzRochester.

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