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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 12, 2019

  • No jazz for you?

Friday, December 13, 2019

  • Ott & Davis Jazz Duo @ Prosecco Italian Restaurant, 1550 State Rt. 332 (Farmington), 6:00 pm
  • Just Jazz Trio @ Lemoncello (East Rochester), 6:30 pm
  • Trio East @ Via Girasole Wine Bar (Schoen Place, Pittsford), 7:00 pm
  • Fred Costello & Roger Eckers Jazz Duo @ Charley Brown's (Penfield), 7:30 pm
  • The Cool Club with the Lipker Sisters @ Dinosaur BBQ (Rochester), 10:00 pm

Saturday, December 14, 2019

  • ECMS Winterfest: New Horizons Jazz Ensemble @ ESM, Kilbourn Hall, 2:00 pm
  • ECMS Winterfest: Music Educator's Jazz Ensemble @ ESM, Kilbourn Hall, 2:45 pm
  • Eastman Open Jazz Jam with Jamal Damien & Friends @ Stromboli's on East Ave., 6:30 pm
  • El Rojo Jazz @ Prosecco Italian Restaurant, 1550 State Rt. 332 (Farmington), 6:00 pm
  • My Vegan Uncle @ Abilene Bar and Lounge, 7:00 pm
  • Jimmie Highsmith Jr. @ Via Girasole Wine Bar (Schoen Place, Pittsford), 7:30 pm
  • Fred Costello & Roger Eckers Jazz Duo @ Charley Brown's (Penfield), 7:30 pm
  • The Music of Charlie Brown: A Tribute to Vince Guaraldi with John Viviani, Kyle Vock, Alan Murphy, Mike Edwards and Chase Ellison @ Bop Shop Records, 8:00 pm

Sunday, December 15, 2019

  • Jane Bunnett & Maqueque: A Latin Christmas @ Nichols Flickinger Performing Arts Center, 1250 Amherst St. (Buffalo), 3:00 pm (tickets)
  • Terry Dunphy Trio @ George Eastman Museum, 900 East Ave. (Rochester), 3:00 pm
  • Hanna PK @ The Daily Refresher, 293 Alexander (Rochester), 5:00 pm
  • Sunday Gumbo featuring Steve Shay @ The Spirit Room, 139 State St. (Rochester), 6:00 pm
  • Big Bad Voodoo Daddy @ Kodak Center, 7:00 pm

Monday, December 16, 2019

  • Flower City Jazz Society presents the Roger Eckers Little Big Band @ Radisson Hotel (Airport), 6:30 pm

Tuesday, December 17, 2019

  • Jazz Session Series with the Gray Quartet @ The Spirit Room, 139 State Street (Downtown), 7:30 pm
  • Annie Wells Band @ Abilene Bar and Lounge, 7:30 pm

Wednesday, December 18, 2019

  • Ott & Davis Jazz Duo @ Prosecco Italian Restaurant, 1550 State Rt. 332 (Farmington), 5:30 pm
  • The Swooners @ 80W, 7:00 pm

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  • Nothing to see here this week... 

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

  • French ConéXion @ 75 Stutson Street, Friday, December 20th, 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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