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Our September Songs begin ... Live jazz in Rochester, September 5-11

Live jazz here 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, September 5, 2019

  • The Swooners @ The Horizons Lounge at Woodcliff Hotel, 5:30 pm
  • Faculty Artist Series - JCM Faculty @ Kilbourn Hall, 7:30 pm

Friday, September 6, 2019

  • Connie Fredericks-Malone @ Prosecco Italian Restaurant (Farmington), 6:00 pm
  • Laura Dubin Trio @ Native Eatery and Bar, 7:00 pm
  • Jimmie Highsmith, Jr. & Friends @ Tower Fine Arts Center, SUNY Brockport, 180 Holley St. (Brockport), 7:30 pm
  • Mike Kaupa Quartet @ The Little Theatre Cafe, 8:00 pm
  • Lost Wax @ Cure at the Public Market, 10:00 pm

Saturday, September 7, 2019

  • Paradigm Shift @ The Linden Social Club (Geneva), 7:00 pm
  • The Jimmie Highsmith Jr., Band @ 2nd Annual Jazz Weekend, The Mug and Musket (Youngstown), 7:00 pm
  • Special Blend @ The Horizons Lounge at Woodcliff Hotel, 7:30 pm

Sunday, September 8, 2019

  • Cool Club and Lipker Sisters @ Seneca Falls Rotary Music Fest at the del Lago Casino, 1:00 pm
  • Celebrating the Music of Women: Faculty Artist Series with Tony Caramia @ ESM, Hatch Recital Hall, 3:00 pm (includes classical and jazz, see program here)
  • The Bobby Militello Quartet @ Lovin Cup Bistro & Brews, Sunday, September 8th, 6:00 pm

Monday, September 9, 2019

  • Bossa Nova Bradley Brothers @ The Little Theatre Cafe, 7:00 pm

Tuesday, September 10, 2019

  • Jazz Session Series with the Gray Quartet @ The Spirit Room, 139 State Street (Downtown), 7:30 pm

Wednesday, September 11, 2019

  • Jon Seiger @ Prosecco Italian Restaurant (Farmington), 5:30 pm
  • Daniel Henry Standards Through the Ages @ Rochester Fringe Festival, Java's Cafe, 6:00 pm
  • Rochester Metropolitan Jazz Orchestra @ Ontario Beach Big Band Series, Roger Robach Community Center, Ontario Beach State Park, 7:00 pm
  • El Rojo Jazz @ 80W, 7:00 pm
  • Margaret Explosion @ The Little Theatre Cafe, 7:00 pm
  • Cool Club and Lipker Sisters @ Iron Smoke Distillery (Fairport), 8:00 pm

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

  • Hanna PK Duo @ The Little Theatre Cafe, Thursday, September 5th, 7:00 pm
  • Steve Grills and the Roadmasters @ Steuben Brewing Company (Hammondsport), Friday, September 6th, 5:00 pm
  • Hanna and the Blue Hearts @ Lovin Cup Bistro & Brews, Friday, September 6th, 8:00 pm
  • Hanna and the Blue Hearts @ Smokin Joe's, Sunday, September 8th, 7:30 pm

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

  • 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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