A little light, but there's ... Live jazz in ROC, November 14-20
We're thankful that there is ... Live jazz in Rochester, November 28th through December 4th

Before the turkey, there may be some ... Live jazz in Rochester, November 21-27

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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). 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 21, 2019

  • Jim Nugent (solo piano) @ Lemoncello (East Rochester), 6:00 pm
  • Josh Martin Achiron & Friends @ Stromboli's on East Ave., 6:30 pm (2d set is open jam)
  • Djangoners @ The Little Theatre Cafe, 7:00 pm
  • Mike Kaupa/Gordon Webster Jazz Duo @ Via Girasole Wine Bar (Schoen Place, Pittsford), 7:00 pm
  • Salsa Night: Presented by Essence of Rhythm @ Lovin Cup Bistro & Brews, 8:00 pm
  • Cool Club and Lipker Sisters @ Swing In at St. Thomas Episcopal Church Rochester, 8:00 pm

Friday, November 22, 2019

  • Al Biles & GenJam @ S.T.E.A.M. Fest, Rochester Convention Center, various times
  • Ann Mitchell Jazz Duo @ Prosecco Italian Restaurant (Farmington), 6:00 pm
  • Concerts on Park presents Charlie Lindner Trio @ Immanuel Baptist Church (Park Ave.), 7:00 pm
  • Riverside Soul @ Via Girasole Wine Bar (Schoen Place, Pittsford), 7:00 pm
  • Hanna PK and Tony @ Lemoncello (East Rochester), 7:00 pm
  • Cool Club and the Lipker Sisters @ CD release & Tribute to Bill Legott, Club 86 (Geneva), 7:00 pm
  • Fred Costello & Roger Eckers Jazz Duo @ Charley Brown's (Penfield), 7:30 pm
  • Joe Locke @ The Little Concert Series, The Little Theatre, Theatre 1, 8:00 pm (VIP event at 5:30 pm) (more info and tickets)

Saturday, November 23, 2019

  • Al Biles & GenJam @ Rochester Maker Faire, Rochester Convention Center, various times
  • Paradigm Shift Jazz Trio @ Prosecco Italian Restaurant (Farmington), 6:00 pm
  • Eastman Open Jazz Jam with Jamal Damien & Friends @ Stromboli's on East Ave., 6:30 pm 
  • Fred Costello & Roger Eckers Jazz Duo @ Charley Brown's (Penfield), 7:30 pm
  • The Klick @ Lovin Cup Bistro & Brews, 8:30 pm

Sunday, November 24, 2019

  • Sunday Gumbo featuring Steve Shay @ The Spirit Room, 139 State St. (Rochester), 6:00 pm
  • Mark Kellogg Trio @ Stromboli's on East Ave., 7:00 pm +
  • Bop Shop Records presents Big Sackbutt @ Bop Shop Records, Sunday, November 24th, 8:00 pm

Monday, November 25, 2019

  • Nazareth College Jazz Combos @ Nazareth College, Wilmot Recital Hall (Pittsford), 7:30 pm
  • Jazz Combo Performance, Class Recital (original music) @ Eastman School of Music, Ray Wright Room, 9:00 pm

Tuesday, November 26, 2019

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

Wednesday, November 27, 2019

  • Bossa Nova Bradley Brotehrs @ 80W, 7:00 pm
  • Margaret Explosion @ The Little Theatre Cafe, 7:00 pm
  • The Cool Club with the Lipker Sisters @ Abilene Bar & Lounge, 9:30 pm +

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

  • I got nothin for you, but I expect there is a lot of it out there!

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

  • 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)
  • 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, Saturday, November 30th, 7:30 pm (tickets)
  • Bop Shop Records presents Christoph Irniger Pilgrim @ Bop Shop Records, Thursday, December 5th, 8:00 pm
  • Big Bad Voodoo Daddy @ Kodak Center, Sunday, December 15th, 7:00 pm
  • 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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