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Find 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 (on the website if you're getting this via email). Whatever floats your boat....

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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 or changes to existing gigs made after the initial publication of 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, October 10, 2019

  • Eastman Jazz Jam Nite @ Stromboli's on East Ave., 6:30 pm (2d set is open jam) +
  • Hanna PK @ @ Via Girasole Wine Bar (Schoen Place, Pittsford), 7:00 pm
  • The New Novelties @ The Spirit Room, 139 State St, (Downtown), 8:00 pm

Friday, October 11, 2019

  • Paradigm Shift @ Kainos Restaurant, 284 Exchange Blvd (Rochester), 5:00 pm (a new venue that will be presenting jazz ... if you get out to see them, that is...)
  • Chris Ott @ Prosecco Italian Restaurant (Farmington), 6:00 pm
  • Steve Greene & Dave Arenius @ Via Girasole Wine Bar (Schoen Place, Pittsford), 7:00 pm
  • Fred Costello & Roger Eckers Jazz Duo @ Charley Brown's (Penfield), 7:30 pm
  • The Moho Collective "Arka" EP Release Party @ Lovin Cup Bistro & Brews, 8:00 pm
  • Trio East @ The Little Theatre Cafe, 8:00 pm
  • Sophistafunk @ Three Heads Brewing, 186 Atlantic Ave (Neighborhood of the Arts), 8:00 pm
  • Jazz From the Prohibition Era with Rod Blumenau and the Upstate Dixieland Jass Band @ RIT Ingle Auditorium, 8:00 pm (more info & tickets)
  • Cool Club and Lipker Sisters @ Johnny's Pub, 8:30 pm +
  • Lost Wax Collective @ Cure, 50 Public Market (Rochester), 10:00 pm

Saturday, October 12, 2019

  • El Rojo Jazz @ Prosecco Italian Restaurant (Farmington), 6:00 pm
  • Bill Tiberio Band with special guest Andy Calabrese @ The Lovin Cup Bistro & Brews, 7:00 pm
  • As One @ Photo City Improv, 543 Atlantic Ave (Rochester), 7:00 pm
  • Jimmie Highsmith Jr. @ Via Girasole Wine Bar (Schoen Place, Pittsford), 7:00 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
  • Cousin Vinny @ Salvatore's Pizzeria & Pub (Webster), 7:30 pm
  • The Joshua Breakstone Trio Tribute to Art Blakey and CD release even @t Jazz Central (Syracuse), Saturday, October 12th, 7:30 pm
  • Bop Shop Records presents The Velvet Gentlemen @ Bop Shop Records, 8:00 pm

Sunday, October 13, 2019

  • 20th Century Vox @ Brighton Memorial Library, 2300 Elmwood Ave. (Brighton), 2:00 pm
  • Sunday Gumbo featuring Steve Shay @ The Spirit Room, 139 State St. (Rochester), 6:00 pm
  • Sunday Nite Live with the Bill Tiberio Band @ Stromboli’s on East Ave., 7:00 pm  +
  • Bop Shop Records and the Little Theatre present the Joe Policastro Trio @ The Little Theatre Cafe, 7:00 pm

Monday, October 14, 2019

  • No jazz for you?

Tuesday, October 15, 2019

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

Wednesday, October 16, 2019

  • Big Band Dance: Music Makers, Al Bruno Trio @ Robach Community Center, 180 Beach Ave. (Rochester), 6:00 pm
  • Bill Tiberio Trio with special guest Alan Pochmara @ 80W, 7:00 pm

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

  • Concerts on Park Proudly Presents Jerry Falzone & Liar’s Moon @ Immanuel Baptist Church, 815 Park Avenue (Rochester), Friday, October 18, 7:00 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

  • 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
  • Raymond Shiner Jazz Award Big Band @ Beston Hall, Glazer Music Performance Center, Nazareth College, Sunday, October 27th, 3:00 pm (tickets)
  • 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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