Chill out with some ... Live jazz in Rochester, December 12-18
My Christmas gift to you is ... Live jazz in Rochester, December 26th to January 1st

Jazzin up the holidays ... Live jazz in ROC, December 19-25

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There's some great holiday jazz out there on CD (and LP in my case), but not as much in and around ROC. So, what's your favorite collection of holiday jazz? Let us know in the comments either below or comments on the post on Facebook.

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, especially during the holidays....

Thursday, December 19, 2019

  • George Miller Duo @ Via Girasole Wine Bar (Schoen Place, Pittsford), 7:00 pm
  • Al Biles and GenJam Holiday Jazzapalooza @ Boulder Coffee (Alexander St.), 7:30 pm

Friday, December 20, 2019

  • Alex Goettel Trio @ Via Girasole Wine Bar (Schoen Place, Pittsford), 7:00 pm
  • French ConéXion @ 75 Stutson Street, 7:00 pm
  • Hanna PK @ Mendon 64 Restaurant (Mendon), 7:00 pm
  • Fred Costello & Roger Eckers Jazz Duo @ Charley Brown's (Penfield), 7:30 pm
  • Steve Gates Quartet @ Boulder Coffee (Alexander St.), 7:30 pm
  • The Cool Club & The Lipker Sisters @ Three Heads Brewing, 8:00 pm
  • The Swooners @ Dinosaur BBQ, 10:00 pm

Saturday, December 21, 2019

  • Laura Dubin Trio @ Native Eatery, 6:00 pm
  • Connie Fredericks-Malone @ Prosecco Italian Restaurant, 1550 State Rt. 332 (Farmington), 6:00 pm
  • Andy Calabrese & Chet Catallo @ Via Girasole Wine Bar (Schoen Place, Pittsford), 7:30 pm
  • Fred Costello & Roger Eckers Jazz Duo @ Charley Brown's (Penfield), 7:30 pm
  • Gregory Street Vagabonds @ The Little Theatre Cafe, 8:00 pm
  • Mike Joseph @ Mendon 64 Restaurant (Mendon), 7:00 pm

Sunday, December 22, 2019

  • The Duo+ @ The Daily Refresher, 293 Alexander (Rochester), 5:00 pm
  • Sunday Gumbo featuring Steve Shay @ The Spirit Room, 139 State St. (Rochester), 6:00 pm

Monday, December 23, 2019

  • No jazz for you?

Tuesday, December 24, 2019

  • A Taste of Jazz Duo @ Prosecco Italian Restaurant, 1550 State Rt. 332 (Farmington), 4:30 pm
  • Jazz Session Series with the Gray Quartet @ The Spirit Room, 139 State Street (Downtown), 7:30 pm

Wednesday, December 25, 2019

  • No jazz for you?  Are you surprised?  Since we're having a staycation holiday at Casa Bell, I wouldn't mind some so if you hear anything, let me know....

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

  • Steve Grills and the Roadmasters @ Skylark Lounge (40 Union St., Rochester), Saturday, December 21st, 9:30 pm

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

  • 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
  • Terri Lyne Carrington with Russell Scarbrough's SOUL-JAZZ Big Band and the Gates Chili H.S. Jazz Ensembles @ Gates Chili High School Auditorium, 1 Spartan Way (Gates), Friday, January 31st, 6:00 pm (Call 585-247-5050 x20711 for more info)
  • 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). 

This post was originally published on JazzRochester.


They also had some Jazz at the ROC Holiday. Do you have a Facebook page?

Nancy K, there There is a Facebook Page. Just click on the Facebook icon at the top of the right column. No one let me know about jazz at the ROC Holiday Village. If there is more, let me know and I'll add it to this post and next week's post, or you can add an Event to the Facebook page.

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