The wandering ears of JazzRochester on the last night of the 2019 Rochester International Jazz Festival
JazzRochester's ears had a great time at the 2019 Rochester International Jazz Festival ... Some final thoughts

Let the other 356 days of the year begin! ... Live jazz in Rochester, July 4-10


The Rochester International Jazz Festival is over until June 19-27 next year. Now that we've had some time to rest and recharge, there is live jazz out there to hear until then. It is still a little light as everyone else, including the musicians are also recharging, I expect.

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, July 4, 2019

  • Gap Mangione Big Band @ Sodus Bay Lighthouse, 7606 N. Ontario St. (Sodus Point), 2:00 pm
  • The Swooners @ The Horizons Lounge at Woodcliff Hotel, 5:30 pm (check first!)

Friday, July 5, 2019

  • Gap Mangione & the New Blues Band @ The Clover Center for Arts & Spirituality, 1101 Clover St. (Brighton), 6:00 pm
  • Summer@Eastman: Jazz Faculty Jam Session @ ESM, Ray Wright Room, 7:30 pm
  • Weege & Sal @ The Spirit Room, 139 State Street (Downtown), 8:00 pm

Saturday, July 6, 2019

  • Greg Wachala @ Lock 32 Brewing (Schoen Place, Pittsford), 2:00 pm
  • Paradigm Shift @ Seneca Falls Canal Festival, 3:00 pm
  • A Taste of Jazz Duo @ Prosecco Italian Restaurant (Farmington), 6:00 pm
  •  Jim Nugent Trio @ Hedges Restaurant (Webster), 6:30 pm
  • Special Blend @ The Horizons Lounge at Woodcliff Hotel, 7:30 pm
  • Paradigm Shift @ Linden Street Social Club, 12 Linden St. (Geneva), 8:00 pm
  • The Cool Club & The Lipker Sisters @ Three Heads Brewing, 8:00 pm

Sunday, July 7, 2019

  • Paradigm Shift @ Seneca Falls Canal Festival, 1:00 pm added image

Monday, July 8, 2019

  • Summer@Eastman: Bob Sneider @ Kilbourn Hall, 7:30 pm

Tuesday, July 9, 2019

  • The White Hots @ Central Library, 115 South Ave. (Rochester), 12 noon
  • Bossa Nova Bradley Brothers @ The Little Theatre Cafe, 7:00 pm
  • Jazz Session Series with the Gray Quartet @ The Spirit Room, 139 State Street (Downtown), 7:30 pm

Wednesday, July 10, 2019

  • Mike Kaupa/Gordon Webster Jazz Duo @ Prosecco Italian Restaurant (Farmington), 5:30 pm
  • Summer@Eastman: Bill Tiberio & ECMS Music Educators Jazz Band @ ESM, Messinger Hall 1, 6:00 pm
  • John Palocy and Friends with Ann Mitchell @ The Little Theatre Cafe, 7:00 pm
  • Hanna PK @ The Spirit Room, 139 State Street (Downtown), 8:00 pm

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

  • Hanna PK & Mike D’Aurizio @ Young Lion Brewing (Canandaigua), Friday, July 5th, 6:00 pm
  • Steve Grills and the Roadmasters @ Club Louie (Greece), Friday, July 5th, 8:00 pm
  • Joe Beard Trio @ Nick’s Chophouse (Canandaigua), Saturday, July 6th, 8:00 pm
  • Steve Grills and the Roadmasters @ The Little Theatre Cafe, Saturday, July 6th, 8:00 pm

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

  • Jazz90.1 Jazz Cruise featuring The Bob Sneider Trio @ Colonial Belle, 400 Packett's Landing (Fairport),  Monday, July 15th @ 6:30 (more info)
  • 12th Annual Webster Jazz Festival @ Downtown Village of Webster, Friday July 19th and Saturday July 20th l (check website for artists, stages and times or wait until I do a separate post a little later...) 
  • Cabo Frio 40th Anniversary Concert @ Anthology, Saturday, July , 8:00 pm (doors at 7:00 pm) (tickets at Record Archive, Bop Shop Records and online)
  • Bop Shop Records and Bop Arts presents the TMT Trio+2 @ Bop Shop Records, Saturday, July 27th, 8:00 pm
  • Daniel Bennett Group @ Spencerport Canal Days Festival, Union Street Stage, Saturday, July 27th, 11:30 am added image
  • Daniel Bennett Group @ First Presbyterian Concert Series, 27 N. Main St (Honeoye Falls), Sunday, July 28th, 6:30 pm added image
  • Bop Shop Records and Bop Arts presents Don Menza Quartet @ More info to come about location, Sunday, August 4th, 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)
  • 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.

This post was originally published on JazzRochester.


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