It's out there if you look for it ... Live jazz in and around Rochester, NY, August 22-28
Our September Songs begin ... Live jazz in Rochester, September 5-11

It won't be a Labor (Day) to find ... Live jazz in and around ROC, August 29th to September 4th

Jazz sign B&W imageEvery Wednesday, every week, you'll find the next seven days of jazz in and around Rochester right here on JazzRochester. 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. Look for the for new gigs added after publication. 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 29, 2019

  • The Swooners @ The Horizons Lounge at Woodcliff Hotel, 5:30 pm
  • Scott Bradley @ Prosecco Italian Restaurant (Farmington), 5:30 pm
  • Mambo Kings @ Brooks Landing (19th Ward), 6:00 pm
  • Mel Henderson & Joe Chiappone Jazz Duo @ Via Girasole Wine Bar (Schoen Place, Pittsford), 7:00 pm
  • Pat Metheny Side Eye @ The Smith Opera House (Geneva), 8:00 pm (more info and tickets)

Friday, August 30, 2019

  • Stringplicity @ Mendon 64 Restaurant (Mendon), 4:00 pm
  • Diana Leigh Trio @ Prosecco Italian Restaurant (Farmington), 6:00 pm
  • The Pickle Mafia Duo (Marco Cirigliano and Charlie Lindner) @ Lemoncello (East Rochester), 6:00 pm
  • Paradigm Shift @ The Linden Social Club (Geneva), 7:00 pm
  • Dave Toliver Band @ Sager Beer Works, 46 Sager Dr. Suite E, 7:30 pm
  • Cool Club and Lipker Sisters @ Iron Smoke Distillery (Fairport), 8:30 pm
  • The Swooners @ Dinosaur BBQ, 10:00 pm

Saturday, August 31, 2019

  • Paradigm Shift @ Deerfield Golf & Country Club, 100 Craig Hill Drive (Brockport), 5:00 pm
  • Mike Kaupa/Nick Weiser Jazz Duo @ Prosecco Italian Restaurant (Farmington), 6:00 pm
  • The Annie Wells Trio @ Via Girasole Wine Bar (Schoen Place, Pittsford), 7:00 pm
  • Nate Coffey and Mary Monroe @ Mendon 64 Restaurant (Mendon), 7:00 pm
  • Special Blend @ The Horizons Lounge at Woodcliff Hotel, 7:30 pm

Sunday, September 1, 2019

  • Nancy Kelly Trio, with the Joe Cortini Bop Trio and the Anthony Joseph Swingtet @ 5th Annual Lake Ontario Food, Wine and Jazz Fest, Colloca Estate and Winery, noon to 6:00 pm (more info)
  • Hanna PK @ White Springs Winery, 1:00 pm

Monday, September 2, 2019

  • No jazz for you?

Tuesday, September 3, 2019

  • Jazz Session Series with the Gray Quartet @ The Spirit Room, 139 State Street (Downtown), 7:30 pm
  • Penfield Rotary Big Band @ Penfield Recreation Center, 1985 Baird Rd. (Penfield), 7:3o pm

Wednesday, September 4, 2019

  • Jon Seiger @ Prosecco Italian Restaurant (Farmington), 5:30 pm
  • Laura Dubin Trio @ 80W, 7:00 pm
  • Margaret Explosion @ The Little Theatre Cafe, 7:00 pm

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

  • Hanna and the Blues Hearts @ Mi Viejo San Jose at Norton Pub, Thursday, August 29th, 10:00 pm
  • Hanna PK @ Marlin’s Sodus Point, Friday, August 30th, 5:30 pm
  • Hanna & Aleks @ The Little Theatre Cafe, Saturday, August 31st, 8:00 pm

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

  • The Bobby Militello Quartet @ Lovin Cup Bistro & Brews, Sunday, September 8th, 6:00 pm 
  • 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
  • Exodus To Jazz Presents Four80East @ Anthology, Friday, September 27th, 7:30 pm (more info & tickets)
  • 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
  • Jazz From the Prohibition Era with Rod Blumenau and the Upstate Dixieland Jass Band @ RIT Ingle Auditorium, Friday, October 11th, 8:00 pm (more info & tickets)
  • Shop Records presents The Velvet Gentlemen @ Bop Shop Records, Saturday, October 12th, 8:00 pm
  • Bop Shop Records presents Thomas Heberer, Michael Bates, Terrence McManus, and Jeff Davis @ Bop Shop Records, Saturday, October 19th, 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)
  • Kat Edmonson @ Kilbourn Hall, Wednesday, November 13, 2019 (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 (you'll see a tag indicating it was added). 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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