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Hope you and yours enjoy the holiday!  As Dianna and I will be home this year, I'll be cooking our traditional Thanksgiving Lasagna (turkey lasagna, that is...). The whole feast thing is just too much work!

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). Let your friends know we're here! 

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 details, 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, November 28, 2019 (Happy Thanksgiving!)

  • Deborah Sorensen @ The Creekside Inn (LeRoy), Noon

Friday, November 29, 2019

  • Diana Leigh Trio @ Prosecco Italian Restaurant (Farmington), 6:00 pm
  • Joe Chiappone and Vince Ercolamento @ Mendon 64 (Mendon), 7:00 pm
  • Steve Gates Quartet @ Boulder Coffee (South Wedge), 7:00 pm
  • Fred Costello & Roger Eckers Jazz Duo @ Charley Brown's (Penfield), 7:30 pm
  • Cool Club and Lipker Sisters with Fairport Canal Authority @ Water Street 2020, 8:00 pm

Saturday, November 30, 2019

  • Mike Kaupa/Peter Chwazik Duo @ Prosecco Italian Restaurant (Farmington), 6:00 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, 6:00—11:00 pm (tickets)
  • Eastman Open Jazz Jam with Jamal Damien & Friends @ Stromboli's on East Ave., 6:30 pm
  • Shared Genes @ Hedges Nine Mile Point Restaurant (Webster), 6:30 pm
  • Isaiah Lee @ Mendon 64 (Mendon), 7:00 pm
  • Fred Costello & Roger Eckers Jazz Duo @ Charley Brown's (Penfield), 7:30 pm
  • The Music of Linda Ronstadt and the Nelson Riddle Orchestra: A Torch Song Tribute with Susan Delly Cotroneo and The Lance Hoffman Orchestra @ The Lyric Theatre, 7:30 pm (tickets)

Sunday, December 1, 2019

  • Gap Mangione & The New Big Band: Holiday Concert, 75 Stutson, 75 Stutson St. (Charlotte), 5:00 pm (tickets)
  • Sunday Gumbo featuring Steve Shay @ The Spirit Room, 139 State St. (Rochester), 6:00 pm
  • Bop Shop Records presents Mark McGrain's NOROC Quartet @ Bop Shop Records, 8:00 pm (cancelled due to weather... stay safe!)

Monday, December 2, 2019

  •  No jazz for you?

Tuesday, December 3, 2019

  • Kinloch Nelson @ The Little Theatre Cafe, 7:00 pm
  • Jazz Session Series with the Gray Quartet @ The Spirit Room, 139 State Street (Downtown), 7:30 pm
  • Eastman Jazz Lab Band @ ESM, Kilbourn Hall, 7:30 pm
  • Geneseo Jazz Ensemble @ SUNY Geneseo, Wadsworth Auditorium, 1 College Circle (Geneseo), 7:30 pm

Wednesday, December 4, 2019

  • Laura Dubin Trio @ 80W, 7:00 pm
  • The Rita Collective @ The Little Theatre Cafe, 7:00 pm
  • New Jazz Ensemble with Lynn Ligammari @ ESM, Kilbourn Hall, 7:30 pm
  • MCC Smalll Group with Vince Ercolamento and MCC Jazz Ensemble with Andy Weinzler and Mike Kaupa @ Monroe Community College Theatre (Bldg 4), 7:30pm +

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

  • Steve Grills and the Roadmasters @ Black Friday Record Store Day, Record Archive, Friday, November 29th, 2:00 pm
  • Mike "Cotton Toe" Scrivens @ Via Girasole Wine Bar (Schoen Place, Pittsford), Friday, November 29th, 7:00 pm

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

  • Bop Shop Records presents Christoph Irniger Pilgrim @ Bop Shop Records, Thursday, December 5th, 8:00 pm
  • Bill Welch Band Advent Concert @ Immanuel Baptist Church (Park Ave.), Friday, December 6th, 7:00 pm
  • Big Bad Voodoo Daddy @ Kodak Center, Sunday, December 15th, 7:00 pm
  • Jane Bunnett & Maqueque: A Latin Christmas @ Nichols Flickinger Performing Arts Center, 1250 Amherst St. (Buffalo), 3:00 pm (tickets)
  • Bop Shop Records The Levin Brothers @ Lovin Cup Bistro & Brews, Saturday, January 11th, 8:00 pm
  • Bop Shop Records and Bop Arts presents The Ethnic Heritage Ensemble @ Bop Shop Records, Sunday, February 23rd, 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). 

This post was originally published on JazzRochester.


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