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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!

UPDATE: As we try to bend the curve again and enter another period of restriction it changes the calculations for venues and there are already cancellations starting. Please check with the venue before heading out to any of the gigs. I'll try to keep up with them here.

December 2020

  • 3rd: Bossa Nova Bradley Brothers @ Thursday Night Jazz at 75 Stutson Street, Charlotte (Doors open at 7:30 pm, music from 8:00 pm to 10:00 pm. There is a $20 suggested donation.).  [canceled]
  • 9th: Chris Potter @ 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)
  • 10th: Bill Tiberio Band @ Thursday Night Jazz at 75 Stutson Street, Charlotte (Doors open at 7:30 pm, music from 8:00 pm to 10:00 pm. There is a $20 suggested donation.) 75 Stutson Street is now live-streaming at Twitch TV.
  • 11th: Cool Club & the Lipker Sisters Social Distance Tour @ 75 Stutson Street, Charlotte, 6:30 pm  (Doors open at 7:30 pm, music from 8:00 pm to 10:00 pm. There is a $20 suggested donation.)
  • 11th: Trio East, with special guest Harold Danko @ Front Row at the Bop Shop, 8:00 pm
  • 16th: 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)
  • 17th: Jimmie Highsmith Jr. @ Thursday Night Jazz at 75 Stutson Street, Charlotte (Doors open at 7:30 pm, music from 8:00 pm to 10:00 pm. There is a $20 suggested donation.)
  • 19th: John Viviani Quartet plays the music of Vince Guaraldi @ Front Row at the Bop Shop, 8:00 pm
  • 20th: Bob Sneider’s Merry Gentlemen Holiday Show, benefiting Tempro, providing emergency shelter and support in Rochester @ Front Row at the Bop Shop, 8:00 pm

January 2021

  • 7th: Jon Seiger and the All-Stars @ Thursday Night Jazz at 75 Stutson Street, Charlotte (Doors open at 7:30 pm, music from 8:00 pm to 10:00 pm. There is a $20 suggested donation.)
  • 14th: Joe Chiappone @ Thursday Night Jazz at 75 Stutson Street, Charlotte (Doors open at 7:30 pm, music from 8:00 pm to 10:00 pm. There is a $20 suggested donation.)
  • 21st: Hanna and the Blue Hearts @ Thursday Night Jazz at 75 Stutson Street, Charlotte (Doors open at 7:30 pm, music from 8:00 pm to 10:00 pm. There is a $20 suggested donation.)

Ongoing Live Streams

  • Laura Dubin/Antonio Guerrero Duo, Almost nightly at 8:30 (see Laura's website for details)
This post was originally published on JazzRochester.