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JazzRochester at the 2019 CGI Rochester International Jazz Festival

And here we go (in a little over a week) ... Live jazz in Rochester, June 13-19

OK, I've done it yet again, but still have over a week to get in some posts about the upcoming CGI Rochester International Jazz Festival.  Watch for them here over the next 10 days.  Please note that the Wednesday posts will continue throughout the festival, but that will be where I'll try to list some of the live jazz occurring OUTSIDE of the festival around town. Our festival coverage will be separate from that.

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, June 13, 2019

  • The Swooners @ The Horizons Lounge at Woodcliff Hotel, 5:30 pm
  • Amanda Ashley @ @ Via Girasole Wine Bar, 7:00 pm
  • The Mojo Mob @ The Spirit Room, 139 State Street (Downtown), 7:00 pm
  • Marbin @ Flour City Station (East Avenue), 9:30 pm

Friday, June 14, 2019

  • "Jazz in the Park" featuring  the Music Educators Jazz Ensemble directed by Bill Tiberio, with the Williamson Middle and High School jazz bands, and the Wayne High School Jazz Band, @ Williamson High School, 5:00 pm
  • Chris Ott @ Prosecco Italian Restaurant (Farmington), 6:00 pm
  • Fred Costello & Roger Eckers Jazz Duo @ Charley Brown's Restaurant, 1675 Penfield Rd., 7:30 pm
  • The Annie Wells Band @ The Little Theatre Cafe, 8:00 pm

Saturday, June 15, 2019

  • Paradigm Shift @ Mi Viejo San Juan (at Nortons Pub ), 1730 Goodman St N  (Rochester), 3:00 pm
  • Andrew Delnagro Trio @ B-Side, 5 Liftbridge Lane (Fairport), 5:00 pm
  • Andy Calabrese & Chet Catallo @ Via Girasole Wine Bar, 7:30 pm
  • Special Blend @ The Horizons Lounge at Woodcliff Hotel, 7:30 pm

Sunday, June 16, 2019

  • Bill Slater (Solo Piano) @ Sunday Brunch at Woodcliff Hotel, 11:30 am
  • A Taste of Jazz Duo @ Prosecco Italian Restaurant (Farmington), 5:00 pm

Monday, June 17, 2019

  • The Flower City Jazz Society presents The Fredtown Stompers @ Radisson Hotel, 175 Jefferson Rd. (Henrietta), 6:30 pm
  • Jazz90.1 Concerts on the Lawn: Greece Jazz Band @ Olympia High School, 1139 Maiden Ln. (Greece), 6:30 pm

Tuesday, June 18, 2019

  • Chris Azzara Trio @ Central Library, Carlson Reading Garden, 115 South Ave. (Rochester), 12:00 noon
  • Eastside Swingtet @ Penfield Amphitheater, 3100 Atlantic Ave. (Penfield), 6:30 pm
  • Jazz Session Series with the Gray Quartet @ The Spirit Room, 139 State Street (Downtown), 7:00 pm

Wednesday, June 19, 2019

  • Ott & Davis @ Prosecco Italian Restaurant (Farmington), 5:30 pm
  • Bob Sneider Trio @ The Little Theatre Cafe, 7:00 pm
  • The Swooners @ 80W, 7:00 pm
  • Donny Frauenhofer Trio @ Abilene Bar & Lounge, 8:00 pm

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

  • Didn't hear about anything, but I'm sure there's some out there!

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

  • 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, August 19th, 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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