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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 go out to hear 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). Sign up for our email updates! 

If you hear about something that I haven't added below, please drop me a line (usinb the Contact Us link above or otherwise), give me the details, and I'll try to add it to the post. Look for the + for new gigs or changes to existing gigs made after the initial publication of the post (if you're receiving by email, we can't update the email, but will let you know of major corrections). As always, let me know if any repeating gigs below are no longer happening, or if I got something wrong of a gig that is.


Thursday, February 20, 2020

  • Curtis Kendrick with John Nyerges @ Michael's Valley Grill (Penfield), 7:30 pm

Friday, February 21, 2020

  • The Occasional Saints @ Abilene Bar & Lounge, 5:30 pm
  • Kate Brewer @ Prosecco Italian Restaurant & Jazz Bar (Farmington), 6:00 pm
  • Audition Day Concerts: Classical and Jazz Trombone @ ESM, Ray Wright Room, 7:00 pm
  • Vince & Joe Jazz Duo @ Via Girasole Wine Bar (Schoen Place, Pittsford), 7:00 pm
  • Fred Costello & Roger Eckers Jazz Duo @ Charley Brown's (Penfield), 7:30 pm
  • Curtis Kendrick with John Nyerges @ Michael's Valley Grill (Penfield), 7:30 pm
  • Jon Lehning Band @ The Spirit Room, 139 State Street (Downtown), 8:00 pm
  • Trio East @ The Little Theatre Cafe, 8:00 pm
  • Audition Day Concerts: Jazz Department @ ESM, Ray Wright Room, 8:30 pm
  • Lost Wax Collective Trio residency @ Cure (Rochester Public Market), 10:30 pm

Saturday, February 22, 2020

  • Connie Fredericks-Malone @ Prosecco Italian Restaurant & Jazz Bar (Farmington), 6:00 pm
  • Curtis Kendrick with John Nyerges @ Michael's Valley Grill (Penfield), 6:00 pm
  • Paradigm Shift @ Bottomless Brewing (Geneva), 6:00 pm
  • Fred Costello & Roger Eckers Jazz Duo @ Charley Brown's (Penfield), 7:30 pm
  • Student Non-Degree Recital: Rahul Shah, jazz saxophone @ ESM, Eastman Commons Ciminelli Lounge, 8:30 pm

Sunday, February 23, 2020

  • Sixth Annual Bronze Collective Theatre Festival @ MuCCC, 142 Atlantic Ave (Rochester), 2:00 pm-4:00 pm
  • Bring your child (3-10) to Bebop to Bach @ The Harley School, Lower School Centrum, 1981 Clover Street, 3:00 pm
  • Jazz Department Masterclass: Ryan Keberle, jazz trombone @ ESM, Messinger Hall 1, 3:00 pm
  • Bop Shop Records and Bop Arts presents The Ethnic Heritage Ensemble @ Bop Shop Records, 8:00 pm

Monday, February 24, 2020

  • Liar's MoonThe Occasional Saints @ The Little Theatre Cafe, 7:00 pm
  • Eastman Studio Orchestra @ Kodak Hall at Eastman Theatre, 7:30 pm
  • Penfield Symphony Orchestra: Our Favorite Valentines @ Penfield High School, 25 High School Dr. (Penfield), 7:30 pm (more info & tickets)

Tuesday, February 25, 2020

  • Jazz Night at the Spirit Room with the Gray Quartet @ The Spirit Room, 139 State Street (Downtown), 7:30 pm
  • New Jazz Ensemble @ ESM, Kilbourn Hall, 7:30 pm
  • Mardi Gras Party: White Hot Brass Band @ Flour City Station, 170 East Ave (East End), 7:30 pm

Wednesday, February 26, 2020

  • Bossa Nova Bradley Brothers @ The Record Archive, 33 1/3 Rockwood St. (Rochester), 6:00 pm
  • Miche Fambro @ The Little Theatre Cafe, 7:00 pm
  • Soul Express @ Michael's Valley Grill, 7:00 pm

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

  • Steve Grills and the Roadmasters @ 80W, Wednesday, February 26th, 7:00 pm
  • 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

  • Kamasi Washington @ State Theatre (Ithaca), February 28th, 8:00 pn (tickets)
  • Harold Danko “Quadrennial Event” (solo piano concert) @ Piano Works Mall Atrium, 349 West Commercial Street (East Rochester), Saturday, February 29th, 7:30 pm
  • Bop Shop Records presents Twin Talk @ Bop Shop Records, Saturday, March 7, 8:00 pm
  • Bop Shop Records presents Steve Swell's Kende Dreams @ Bop Shop Records, Thursday, March 12, 8:00 pm
  • Spencerport High School Evening of Jazz with John Fedchock @ Spencerport High School West Cafeteria, Saturday, March 14th, 6:30 pm (Facebook Event) +
  • Art of Jazz: Ethan Iverson & Tom Harrell Duo @ Klienhans Music Hall (Buffalo), Sunday, March 15th, 2:00 pm (more info & tickets)
  • Bop Shop Records presents Joseph Daley Tuba Trio @ Bop Shop Records, Saturday, March 21, 8:00 pm
  • JazzBuffalo Premier Concert with The Tierney Sutton Band @ Glen and Awdry Flickinger Peforming Arts Center (Buffalo), Sunday, March 29th, 3:00 pm (more info & tickets)
  • Jazz 90.1 Listener Party with Rich Thompson Quartet with Bobby Militello @ Jazz 90.1 Studios (Greece Olympia School, 1139 Maiden Lane), Friday, April 3rd, 5:00 pm
  • Jazz90.1 and Sonic Era Present Cyrille Aimée and the Sonic Era Jazz Orchestra (Jeff Tyzik, Dir.) @ Greece Central Performing Arts Center, Saturday, April 4th, 7:30 pm (more info & tickets)
  • Boney James @ Kodak Center for the Arts, Saturday, April 4th, 8:00 pm (tickets)
  • Bop Shop Records presents the Phillippe Lemm Trio @ Bop Shop Records, Friday, April 3rd, 8:00 pm
  • Bop Shop Records presents the Ricky Ford Quartet @ Bop Shop Records, Saturday, April 11th, 8:00 pm
  • The World Famous Glenn Miller Orchestra @ Honeoye Central School Auditorium, 8528 Main St. (Honeoye), Thursday, April 23rd, 7:00 pm
  • Sinatra with Matt Dusk @ The Lyric Theatre, Thursday, April 23rd, 8:00 pm (more info & tickets)

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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