Jazz artists need vacations, too! I'm sure there is more out there, but this is what's been sent in or I found elsewhere.... Check out the upcoming events at the end as there are some great new entries there.
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). Share us with your friends and family who love live jazz. 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 to the post. As always, let me know if any gigs below are not happening or if I got something wrong. It's also a good idea to check the site before you head out.
Thursday, August 8, 2019
- The Swooners @ The Horizons Lounge at Woodcliff Hotel, 5:30 pm
- The Quintuple Jazz Ensemble @ Lovin Cup Bistro & Brews, 8:00 pm
Friday, August 9, 2019
- Chris Ott @ Prosecco Italian Restaurant (Farmington), 6:00 pm
- Cool Club & the Lipker Sisters @ Bottomless Brewing, 3543 E Lake Rd (Geneva), 6:00 pm
Saturday, August 10, 2019
- El Rojo Jazz @ Prosecco Italian Restaurant (Farmington), 6:00 pm
- Jim Nugent Trio @ Hedges Restaurant (Webster), 6:30 pm
- Jimmie Highsmith Jr. @ Via Girasole Wine Bar (Schoen Place, Pittsford), 7:00 pm
- Laura Dubin Trio @ Native Eatery and Bar, 80 S. Clinton Ave (near Geva Theatre), 7:00 pm
- Special Blend @ The Horizons Lounge at Woodcliff Hotel, 7:30 pm
- The White Hots with Tina Albright @ The Little Theatre Cafe, 8:00 pm
- Bobbie Henrie & the Henhouse Boppers @ Three Heads Brewing, 8:00 pm
- Cool Club & the Lipker Sisters @ Dinosaur BBQ (Rochester), 10:00 pm
Sunday, August 11, 2019
- No jazz for you?
Monday, August 12, 2019
- No jazz for you? Two nights in a row? Say it ain't so!
Tuesday, August 13, 2019
- Jazz Session Series with the Gray Quartet @ The Spirit Room, 139 State Street (Downtown), 7:30 pm
Wednesday, August 14, 2019
- Bill Tiberio Band with Ted Perry @ 80W, 7:00 pm
Miss the Blues and Other Genres on WGMC? Here is a little something for you....
- Steve Grills and The Roadmasters @ Deer Run Winery Geneseo), Thursday, August 8th, 6:00 pm
- Steve Grills and The Roadmasters @ Dinosaur BBQ (Rochester), Friday, August 9th 10:00 pn
- Steve Grills and The Roadmasters @ Beer Hall Grills and Taps (Webster), Saturday, August 10th, 8:00 pm
- Steve Grills and The Roadmasters @ Corn Hill Gazebo, Sunday, August 11th, 4:00 pm
- Jazz90.1 Jazz Cruise with Steve Grills and The Roadmasters @ The Colonial Belle, 400 Packett's Landing (Fairport), Monday, August 19th, 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm (more info and tickets)
Heads Up ... Look for these Jazz Gigs and Special Jazz Events Coming Soon
- Euge Groove @ Jazz Greats at Glenora Wine Cellars, Sunday, August 18th, 2:00 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)
- Pat Metheny Side Eye @ The Smith Opera House (Geneva), Thursday, August 29th, 8:00 pm (more info and tickets)
- John Medeski's Mad Skillet @ Three Heads Brewing, Thursday, September 12th, 8:00 pm (Facebook event)
- Terri Lyne Carrington and Social Science @ Cornell Concert Series: Bailey Hall (Ithaca), Friday, September 13th, 8:00 pm (tickets)
- Bop Shop Records presents the Sorgen/Bisio/Lawrence Trio @ Bop Shop Records, Saturday, September 21st, 8:00 pm
- Bop Shop Records presents Steve Greene: A Retrospective @ Bop Shop Records, Saturday, September 28th, 8:00 pm
- Bop Shop Records presents Karuna: Hamid Drake and Adam Rudolph Duet @ Bop Shop Records, Tuesday, October 1st, 8:00 pm
- Jon Batiste @ Kodak Hall at Eastman Theatre, Saturday, October 5th, 8:00 pm (tickets)
- Bop Shop Records presents Lucian Ban & Alex Harding Dark Blue @ Bop Shop Records, Tuesday, October 8th, 8:00 pm
- Mwenso & The Shakes @ Callahan Theater, Arts Center, Nazareth College (Pittsford), Thursday, October 24th, 7:30 pm (more info & tickets)
- Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis @ Kodak Hall at Eastman Theatre, Wednesday, October 30, 7:30 pm (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 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.