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We're baaaaack ... sorta... Live jazz in ROC for July 1-7, 2021

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Throwing caution to the wind, I've decided to reboot the listings post! Rochester and our neck of the woods is opening up and restrictions are being dropped. There are early signs of more live jazz on the horizon and I wanted to get back in the groove of weekly posts. However, while it appears I may have started a bit early based on the empty dates below, I'm filling that out with the longer "Heads Up" portion of the post, which I've adapted to give our local jazz musicians as much coverage as possible once they have a gig scheduled (and let me know about it).  This is going to be a work in progress so bear with me.

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 try to add it to the post. 


Thursday, July 1, 2021

  • Summer@Eastman: Clay Jenkins with Charles Pillow, Bob Sneider, Jeff Campbell, Darius Terefenko & Rich Thompson @ Kilbourn Hall, ESM, 7:30 pm
  • Mid-Century Modern Jazz Quartet @ 75 Stutson Street (Charlotte), 8:00 pm (more information and reservations here)

Friday, July 2, 2021

  • Jim Nugent @ Prosecco Italian Restaurant & Jazz Bar, 5:30 pm

Saturday, July 3, 2021

  • Cool Club & The Lipker Sisters @ @ Linden Street Social (Geneva), 6:30 pm
  • Paradigm Shift @ Linden Street Social (Geneva), 9:00 pm

Sunday, July 4, 2021 

  • Gap Mangione Big Band @ Sodus Bay Lighthouse, 2:00 pm

Monday, July 5, 2021

  • Monday Jazz at the UUU (groups led by Rafael Enciso) @ UUU Art Collective, 153 State St. (Downtown), 8:00 pm ("Late Night Secession" at 10:00pm)

Tuesday, July 6, 2021

  • Help me fill this in!

Wednesday, July 7, 2021

  • 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)
  • Summer@Eastman: Tribute to Chick Corea with Bob Sneider and Paul Hofmann @ Kilbourn Hall, ESM, 7:30 pm

Heads Up ... Looking ahead for live jazz gigs and special jazz events?\

Ongoing Live Streams

  • Laura Dubin/Antonio Guerrero Duo, nightly  (see Laura's website for details)
  • Jon Seiger: Piano Bar & Trumpet Happy Hour, Saturdays, 5:00 pm (check Jon's Facebook page for details)

July 2021

  • 8th: 3DOM Factor (Barry Altschul, Jon Irabagon, and Joe Fonda @ Bop Shops Records, 8:00 pm
  • 9th: Judah Sealy @ Friday Night Gazebo Series @ Webster Village Gazebo Park, 27 North Ave. (Webster), 7:00 pm (details)
  • 9th: Paradigm Shift @ Jazz on the Plaza, Seneca One Tower (Buffalo), 5:00 pm 
  • 10th: Riverside Soul @ Ridgemont Country Club, 5:00 pm 
  • 11th: Barry Altschul @ Bop Shops Records, 8:00 pm
  • 14th: Higher Ground @ 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)
  • 15th: Mike McNeill Quartet @ Bop Shop Records, 8:00 pm
  • 17th: Jim Nugent Trio @ Hedges Nine Mile Point Restaurant, 6:30 pm
  • 18th: Mel Henderson with the WMY Trio @ Duende at Silo City (Buffalo), 6:30 pm
  • 22nd: Ann Mitchell Jazz Trio with John Palocy and Sheldon Tripi @ Carpenter Park at the Port of Pittsford (Pittsford), 7:00 pm
  • 23rd: Ann Mitchell Jazz Duo @ Prosecco Italian Restaurant & Jazz Bar, 5:30 pm
  • 24th: Mel Henderon/Bob Vosteen Duo @ Prosecco Italian Restaurant & Jazz Bar, 6:00 pm
  • 24th: The White Hots @ A Little Night Music at the Little Theatre, 6:30 pm (A Little Night Music runs through July)
  • 25th: The Occasional Saints @ A Little Night Music at the Little Theatre, 6:30 pm
  • 25th: Paradigm Shift @ Bottomless Brewing (Geneva), 2:00 pm
  • 27th: Melody Masters Big Band @ 2021 Jazz 90.1 Lawn Series on the Lawn at Olympia High School (Greece), 6:30 pm
  • 28th: Jimmie Highsmith Jazz Trio @ 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)
  • 29th: Mike Melito Jazz Duo @ The Brownhound Bistro (at the MAG), 6:00 pm
  • 31st: Saxy Smooth Jazz & Laughs with Jimmie Highsmith Jr., Will Holton and Judah Sealy and comedy by Eddie Flipp English @ 75 Stutson Street (Charlotte), Two shows, 6:00 pm & 9:00 pm (for tickets call or text 585-666-0019)
  • 31st: Craig Snyder Trio @ Lovin Cup Bistro & Brews, 6:30 pm

August 2021

  • 1st: Sofrito Latin Jazz Quintet @ Perinton Center Stage, 6:00 pm
  • 12th: Melody Masters Big Band @ Fairport Gazebo Series, Perinton Park, 99 O’Connor Road (Fairport), 7:00 pm
  • 12th: Mark McGrain Quartet @ Bop Shops Records, 8:00 pm
  • 13th & 14th: Bill Charlap Trio @ Skaneateles Festival. 8:00 pm (more info)
  • 14th: Nancy Kelly with Joe Magnarelli, Akiko Tsuruga, Bob Sneider and Carmen Intorre
  • 28th: Chris Dingman @ Bop Shops Records, 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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