How to hear ... Live jazz around Rochester, October 24-30
We hope you get to hear some ... Live jazz in Rochester, November 7-13

Scared you won't find ... Live jazz in ROC, October 31st to November 6th?

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Every 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....

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 31, 2019

  • Josh Martin Achiron & Friends @ Stromboli's on East Ave., 6:30 pm (2d set is open jam)
  • Salsa Night presented by Essence of Rhythm @ Lovin Cup Bistro & Brews, 7:00 pm

Friday, November 1, 2019

  • Connie Fredericks-Malone @ Prosecco Italian Restaurant (Farmington), 6:00 pm
  • Laura Dubin Trio @ Native Eatery and Bar, 6:00 pm + 
  • Fred Costello & Roger Eckers Jazz Duo @ Charley Brown's (Penfield), 7:30 pm
  • Dueling Pianos @ NY Beer Project (Victor), 8:30 pm 

Saturday, November 2, 2019

  • Ron Bowks Tribute Concert including Kodak Concert Band, Gateswindres, Rochester Metropolitan Jazz Orchestra @ Greece Baptist Church, 1230 Long Pond Rd (Greece), 2:00 pm
  • Taste of Jazz Duo @ Prosecco Italian Restaurant (Farmington), 6:00 pm
  • Jim Nugent Trio @ Hedges Restaurant (Webster), 6:30 pm
  • Eastman Open Jazz Jam with Jamal Damien & Friends @ Stromboli's on East Ave., 6:30 pm 
  • Bob Sneider Jazz Trio @ Via Girasole Wine Bar (Schoen Place, Pittsford), 7:00 pm
  • Steve Gates Quartet @ Starry Nites Cafe (University Ave.), 7:30 pm
  • Fred Costello & Roger Eckers Jazz Duo @ Charley Brown's (Penfield), 7:30 pm
  • The Cool Club and the Lipker Sisters @ Iron Smoke Distillery (Fairport), 8:30 pm
  • Paradigm Shift with Brian Thomas and Jared Sims @ Linden Street Social (Geneva), 9:00 pm

Sunday, November 3, 2019

  • Sunday Gumbo featuring Steve Shay @ The Spirit Room, 139 State St. (Rochester), 6:00 pm
  • The Cool Club and the Lipker Sisters @ Lovin Cup Bistro & Brews, 6:00 pm
  • Sunday Night Live with Mark Kellogg Kinloch Nelson @ Stromboli's on East Ave., 7:00 pm

Monday, November 4, 2019

  • The Rita Collective @ The Little Theatre Cafe, 7:00 pm

Tuesday, November 5, 2019

  • Uptown Tango Orchestra @ The Little Theatre Cafe, 7:00 pm
  • Jazz Session Series with the Gray Quartet @ The Spirit Room, 139 State Street (Downtown), 7:30 pm
  • Bill Tiberio Band @ Wadsworth Auditorium, 1 College Circle (Geneseo), 7:30 pm
  • Bop Shop Records presents Olli Hirvonen New Helsinki @ Bop Shop Records, 8:00 pm

Wednesday, November 6, 2019

  • Miche Fambro @ Prosecco Italian Restaurant (Farmington), 5:30 pm
  • Laura Dubin Trio @ 80W, 7:00 pm
  • Margaret Explosion @ The Little Theatre Cafe, 7:00 pm
  • Bop Shop Records presents Olli Hirvonen New Helsinki @ Bop Shop Records, 8:00 pm

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

  • Son House Blues Night, hosted by Genesee Johnny @ The Record Archive, Thursday, October 31st, 6:00 pm
  • Community Concert Series with Celtic group Arise & Go @ First Baptist Church of Rochester, 175 Allens Creek Road, Friday, November 1st, 7:30 pm +
  • Steve Grills & The Roadmasters @ Fanatics Pub (Lima), Saturday, November 2nd, 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

  • Stephane Wrembel @ Lovin Cup Bistro & Brews, Friday & Saturday, November 8th & 9th, 8:00 pm
  • Sesame Street Party for Grown-Ups! with Joe Fiedler's Open Sesame @ WXXI Studios, Sunday, November 10th, 4:00-6:00 pm (more info & tickets+
  • 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)
  • Concerts on Park presents Charlie Linder Trio @ Immanuel Baptist Church (Park Ave.), Friday, November 22nd, 7:00 pm
  • Bop Shop Records presents Big Sackbutt @ Bop Shop Records, Sunday, November 24th, 8:00 pm
  • 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)
  • Bop Shop Records presents Christoph Irniger Pilgrim @ Bop Shop Records, Thursday, December 5th, 8:00 pm

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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