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Live jazz in and around Rochester ... the Pandemic Edition

There is no denying that the COVID-19 pandemic has been a kick in the head for the jazz scene in Rochester.  I haven't published a listings post since March 11th.  However, some limited live jazz gigs have begun appearing as we enter Fall 2020, so I'm going to try something new to get them in one place until we get back to a place where hearing jazz live is not a health decision.  It's a bit different than the way things have been done around here.  

I'll try to add new gigs as I hear about them. If you hear about something that I haven't added below, please drop me a line (using the Contact Us link above or otherwise), give me the details, and I'll add it to this post. If you're receiving JazzRochester by email, you won't see the updates in a new email, so check back here if you want to know what's out there. Some will not be live jazz, but streaming by local jazz musicians. Others may not be jazz at all, but this is about supporting our local musicians and the venues that are taking an expensive risk by trying to create a safe space, pandemic-wise (including the cover charge you're likely to pay). For now, this post will be locked to the top of the front page of the blog so you can easily find it.  

If you can and feel safe, get out and support live jazz (and jazz musicians) and other music. Otherwise, click on the Livestream tab (or follow JazzRochester on Facebook where I also share livestream jazz) and listen from your own digs!

Please check with the venue before heading out to any of the gigs as you know they can change giving the current times. I'll try to keep up with them here.

February 2021

  • 17th: Bob Sneider Trio @ Live On-Air on WGMC Jazz 90.1, 7:00 pm
  • 18th: Thursday Night Jazz with Jon Seiger & the All-Stars @ 75 Stutson Street, 7:30 pm (more info here)
  • 20th: Joe Locke Album Release Concert for "Subtle Disguise" @ Streamed by South Florida Jazz, 8:00 pm (get tickets here)
  • 23rd: Dave Rivello Ensemble's 25th Anniversary Concert (2018) @ The Bop Shop, stream it on on WGMC Jazz 90.1, 8:00 pm
  • 24th: Quartet Anagram with Greg Wachala, Mark Olivieri, Kyle Vock and Dennis Mariano @ Wine Down Wednesday at The Penthouse at One East Avenue (Doors open at 5:00 pm, music 6:00-9:00 pm.  Get more info and reserve your table here)
  • 24th: Regina Carter @ Cornell Concert Series (Virtual, episode will premiere on CornellConcertSeries.com at 7:00 pm, where it will remain viewable for 14 days).
  • 26th: Bill Tiberio Band @ 75 Stutson Street, 7:30 pm (more info here)
  • 27th: Annie Wells @ The Virtual Little Theatre Cafe, 8:00 pm
  • 27th: Higher Ground Quartet @ 75 Stutson Street, 7:30 pm (more info here)

March 2021

  • 3rd: Bill Tiberio Band @ Wine Down Wednesday at The Penthouse at One East Avenue (Doors open at 5:00 pm, music 6:00-9:00 pm.  Get more info and reserve your table here)
  • 12th: The Cool Club & the Lipker Sisters @ 75 Stutson Street, 7:30 pm (more info here)
  • 17th: Mike Melito @ Wine Down Wednesday at The Penthouse at One East Avenue (Doors open at 5:00 pm, music 6:00-9:00 pm.  Get more info and reserve your table here)
  • 24th: Uptown Groove @ Wine Down Wednesday at The Penthouse at One East Avenue (Doors open at 5:00 pm, music 6:00-9:00 pm.  Get more info and reserve your table here)
  • 25th: Philippe Lemm Trio @ Front Row at Bop Shop Records, 8:00 pm
  • 27th: Annie Wells @ The Virtual Little Theatre Cafe, 8:00 pm

April 2021

  • 7th: Christian Sands @ Cornell Concert Series (Virtual, episode will premiere on CornellConcertSeries.com at 7:00 pm, where it will remain viewable for 14 days)

Ongoing Live Streams and Recordings

This post was originally published on JazzRochester.