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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.

Thursday, January 9, 2020

  • Mark Kellogg Quartet @ The Little Theatre Cafe, 7:00 pm
  • Roger Eckers Quartet @ Via Girasole Wine Bar (Schoen Place, Pittsford), 7:00 pm

Friday, January 10, 2020

  • Chris Ott @ Prosecco Italian Restaurant & Jazz Bar (Farmington), 6:00 pm
  • Chris Potter Jazz Trio @ Via Girasole Wine Bar (Schoen Place, Pittsford), 7:00 pm
  • Fred Costello & Roger Eckers Jazz Duo @ Charley Brown's (Penfield), 7:30 pm
  • Lost Wax Collective trio residency @ Cure (Rochester Public Market), 10:30 pm

Saturday, January 11, 2020

  • Paradigm Shift @ Via Girasole Wine Bar (Schoen Place, Pittsford), 7:00 pm
  • Fred Costello & Roger Eckers Jazz Duo @ Charley Brown's (Penfield), 7:30 pm
  • Bop Shop Records The Levin Brothers @ Lovin Cup Bistro & Brews, 8:00 pm
  • Buffalo Brass Machine @ Abilene Bar & Lounge, 9:30 pm

Sunday, January 12, 2020

  • No jazz for you?  

Monday, January 13, 2020

  • Are you kidding ... two days in a row?

Tuesday, January 14, 2020

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

Wednesday, January 15, 2020

  • The Rita Collective @ 80W, 7:00 pm

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

  • Jazz 90.1 Mardi Gras Party with Bill Schmitt and The Bluesmasters and Hanna PK @ Barnard Restaurant and Party House, 360 Maiden Lane (Rochester), Saturday, February 29th, 6:00 pm (tickets)

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

  • 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.


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