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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, December 5, 2019

  • Jim Nugent @ Lemoncello (East Rochester), 6:00 pm
  • Hanna PK @ Via Girasole Wine Bar (Schoen Place, Pittsford), 7:00 pm
  • Nazareth College Jazz Ensemble & Lab Band, Brad Batz, Dir. @ Nazareth College Glazer Music Performance Center (Pittsford), 7:30 pm
  • Bop Shop Records presents Christoph Irniger Pilgrim @ Bop Shop Records, 8:00 pm
  • Gene Rogalski & Friends (with Mike Kaupa) @ Starry Nites Cafe, 9:00 pm

Friday, December 6, 2019

  • Trio East @ The Little Theatre Cafe, 7:00 pm
  • Paradigm Shift @ Via Girasole Wine Bar (Schoen Place, Pittsford), 7:00 pm
  • Bill Welch Band Advent Concert @ Immanuel Baptist Church (Park Ave.), Friday, December 6th, 7:00 pm
  • Student Degree Recital: Grace Frarey, jazz saxophone @ ESM, Kilbourn Hall, 7:00 pm
  • Fred Costello & Roger Eckers Jazz Duo @ Charley Brown's (Penfield), 7:30 pm
  • Todd East & The Hot Sweets @ The Penthouse at One East Ave, 8:00 pm
  • White Hot Brass Band @ The Spirit Room, 139 State St. (Rochester), 8:00 pm
  • The Cool Club with the Lipker Sisters @ Hollerhorn Distilling, 8443 Spirit Run (Naples), 8:00 pm
  • Student Degree Recital: Joshua Gagnon, jazz trombone @ ESM, Kilbourn Hall, 9:00 pm

Saturday, December 7, 2019

  • NYSSMA All-State Vocal Jazz Ensemble & All State Instrumental Jazz Ensemble @ Kodak Hall at Eastman Theatre, 3:00 pm
  • Deborah Sorensen @ LeRoy Winterfest, LB Grand (Main Street, LeRoy), 5:30 pm
  • Eastman Open Jazz Jam with Jamal Damien & Friends @ Stromboli's on East Ave., 6:30 pm
  • Isaiah Lee @ Mendon 64 (Mendon), 7:00 pm
  • Jon Seiger and Bobby DiBaudo @ Via Girasole Wine Bar (Schoen Place, Pittsford), 7:00 pm
  • Fred Costello & Roger Eckers Jazz Duo @ Charley Brown's (Penfield), 7:30 pm
  • Laura Dubin Trio @ The Little Theatre Cafe, 8:00 pm

Sunday, December 8, 2019

  • Student Non-Degree Recital: Rafael Enciso, jazz bass @ ESM, Messinger Hall 1, 3:30 pm
  • Laura Dubin Trio @ Musically Fit, 170 Office Park Way (Pittsford), 4:00 pm
  • Dawn Thompson & Mike Kaupa @ Just Poets Jazz It Up at the Historic Calvary Saint Andrews Church, 95 Averill Ave., 4:00 pm
  • Sunday Gumbo featuring Steve Shay @ The Spirit Room, 139 State St. (Rochester), 6:00 pm

Monday, December 9, 2019

  • Bop Shop Records presents John Stowell/Bob Sneider Duo @ Bop Shop Records, 8:00 pm
  • Jazz Combo Performance Class Recital (original music) @ ESM, Ray Wright Room, 9:00 pm

Tuesday, December 10, 2019

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

Wednesday, December 11, 2019

  • Higher Ground with Vince Ercolamento and Joe Chiappone @ 80W, 7:00 pm
  • The Occasional Saints @ The Little Theatre Cafe, 7:00 pm

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  • Steve Grills and the Roadmasters @ Steuben Brewing Company (Hammondsport), Saturday, December 7th, 4:00 pm

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

  • Jane Bunnett & Maqueque: A Latin Christmas @ Nichols Flickinger Performing Arts Center, 1250 Amherst St. (Buffalo), Sunday, December 15th, 3:00 pm (tickets)
  • Big Bad Voodoo Daddy @ Kodak Center, Sunday, December 15th, 7:00 pm
  • 13th Annual Holiday Concert with Chet Catallo and the Cats @ Live at Sticky Lips BBQ Juke Joint (Henrietta), Friday, December 27th, 9:00 pm 
  • Bop Shop Records The Levin Brothers @ Lovin Cup Bistro & Brews, Saturday, January 11th, 8:00 pm
  • 50th Annual Penfield Jazz Fundraiser Concerts with special guest Jeff Coffin @ in the Penfield High School Auditorium, 25 High School Drive (Penfield),  Friday, February 7th & Saturday, February 8th, 7:30 pm (tickets)
  • 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). 

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