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Wanted to tell you about a couple of new venues just coming online that, we hope, will be regularly presenting jazz.  First is one you may be familiar with Stromboli's on East Ave.  With a proximity to  students from the Eastman School of Music and regular appearances by Bill Tiberio and his band, this venue is trying on a more regular thing.  Thursdays will likely jazz from students at ESM and then Sunday Night Live will present music from various genres.  Another entry is food truck, now brick and mortar place, KOCINA Stingray SushiFusion, which will be presenting occasional ticketed concerts for a select number of fans at their space at 1921 South Avenue (starting with the Brazilian sounds of the Bossa Nova Bradley Brothers, on the 19th of October).  Here's their website for more info, but call for more info on the event and $10 tickets (yes, they want to pay the artists with something other than food).

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, October 3, 2019

  • The Swooners @ The Horizons Lounge at Woodcliff Hotel, 5:30 pm
  • Josh Achiron Quartet & Eastman Jazz Jam Nite @ Stromboli's on East Ave., 6:30 pm
  • Hanna PK @ Via Girasole Wine Bar (Schoen Place, Pittsford), 7:00 pm
  • Bonerama with After Funk @ Flour City Station, 170 East Ave., 8:00 pm

Friday, October 4, 2019

  • Connie Fredericks-Malone  @ Prosecco Italian Restaurant (Farmington), 6:00 pm
  • Mike Kaupa with with Austin Giorgio @ Lyric Theatre, 7:00 pm
  • Jon Seiger and the All Stars @ Via Girasole Wine Bar (Schoen Place, Pittsford), 7:00 pm
  • Laura Dubin Duo @ Native Eatery & Bar, 7:00 pm
  • Fred Costello & Roger Eckers Jazz Duo @ Charley Brown's (Penfield), 7:30 pm
  • Cool Club and The Lipker Sisters CD Release Party @ Iron Smoke Distillery (Fairport), 8:30 pm (Free swing dance lessons 7-8 and raffle drawings and $2.00 from every CD is going to the Bahama Hurricane Relief Fund)

Saturday, October 5, 2019

  • Hanna PK @ Stever Hill Vinyard, 3:00 pm
  • A Taste of Jazz Duo @ Prosecco Italian Restaurant (Farmington), 6:00 pm
  • Special Blend @ The Horizons Lounge at Woodcliff Hotel, 7:30 pm
  • Fred Costello & Roger Eckers Jazz Duo @ Charley Brown's (Penfield), 7:30 pm
  • Al Biles & GenJam @ Starry Nites Cafe, 7:30 pm
  • Jamal Damien & Eastman Jazz Trio with Open Jam @ Stromboli's on East Ave., 7:30 pm
  • Jon Batiste @ Kodak Hall at Eastman Theatre, 8:00 pm (tickets)
  • Meliora/Eastman Weekend: Late-night Jazz at Eastman @ ESM, Miller Center Sproull Atrium, 9:00 pm
  • Paradigm Shift @ Linden Street Social Club, 12 Linden St (Geneva), 9:00 pm

Sunday, October 6, 2019

  • Sunday Nite Live with the Bill Tiberio Band @ Stromboli’s on East Ave., 7:00 pm

Monday, October 7, 2019

  • Eastman Chamber Jazz Ensemble: The Music of Gerry Mulligan @ Kilbourn Hall, 7:00 pm

Tuesday, October 8, 2019

  • Jazz Session Series with the Gray Quartet @ The Spirit Room, 139 State Street (Downtown), 7:30 pm
  • Bop Shop Records presents Lucian Ban & Alex Harding Dark Blue @ Bop Shop Records, 8:00 pm

Wednesday, October 9, 2019

  • Mike Kaupa/Gordon Webster Duo @ Prosecco Italian Restaurant (Farmington), 6:00 pm
  • Higher Ground @ 80W, 7:00 pm
  • Stephen Morris Quartet @ The Little Theatre Cafe, 7:00 pm

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

  • William Tyler @ Three Heads Brewing, Thursday, October 3rd, Doors at 7:00 pm
  • Shamarr Allen & The Underdawgs @ Abilene Bar & Lounge, Tuesday, October 8th, 8:00 pm
  • Buddy Guy with special guest Tom Hambridge @ Kodak Center for the Performing Arts, Saturday, November 9th, 8:00 pm (more info & tickets)

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

  • 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)
  • The Joshua Breakstone Trio Tribute to Art Blakey and CD release even @t Jazz Central (Syracuse), Saturday, October 12th, 7:30 pm
  • Shop Records presents The Velvet Gentlemen @ Bop Shop Records, Saturday, October 12th, 8:00 pm
  • Bop Shop Records and the Little Theatre present the Joe Policastro Trio @ The Little Theatre Cafe, Sunday, October 13, 7:00 pm
  • Bop Shop Records presents Thomas Heberer's X Marks the Spot @ Bop Shop Records, Saturday, October 19th, 8:00 pm
  • Harlem 100 Celebrating the 100th anniversary of the Harlem Renaissance with Mwenso & The Shakes @ Callahan Theater, Arts Center, Nazareth College (Pittsford), Thursday, October 24th, 7:30 pm (more info & tickets)
  • Kenny G @ Kodak Center for the Performing Arts, Thursday, October 24th, 8:00 pm (more info & tickets)
  • Art of Jazz presents the Bill Charlap Trio @ Albright-Knox Art Gallery (Buffalo), Saturday, October 26th, 8:00 pm
  • Mike Kaupa with Austin Giorgio @ Lyric Theatre, Rochester, 7:00 pm 
  • The Skalny Center for Polish and Central European Studies, Consulate General of the Republic of Poland in New York,
    and the Polish Heritage Society of Rochester present "Grand Piano" by Wlodek Pawlik @ ESM, Hatch Recital Hall, Tuesday, October 29th, 7:00 pm
  • Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis @ Kodak Hall at Eastman Theatre, Wednesday, October 30, 7:30 pm (tickets)
  • Bop Shop Records presents Robert Berry's 3.2 @ Lovin Cup Bistro & Brews, Friday, November 1st, 8:00 pm
  • Bop Shop Records presents Olli Hirvonen New Helsinki @ Bop Shop Records, Wednesday, November 6th, 8:00 pm
  • Bop Shop Records presents Simon Jermyn & Charlotte Greve @ Bop Shop Records, Sunday, November 10th, 8:00 pm
  • Kat Edmonson @ Kilbourn Hall, Wednesday, November 13, 2019 (tickets)
  • Gap Mangione and Jimmie Highsmith Jr. @ Home, Heart & Harmony: A Forever Family for the Holidays Gala for Children Awaiting Parents, Joseph A. Floreano Riverside Convention Center, Saturday, November 30th, 6:00—11:00 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 (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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