Opening up a bit of jazz ... Live jazz in ROC for July 8-14, 2021
Believe it or not, there is ... Live jazz around Rochester, July 22-28, 2021

Don't Pan(dem)ic, there is ... Live jazz around Rochester for July 15-21, 2021

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I'm hearing about more and more, but I need to get out of my pandemic habits of staying at home and get out to hear more.  Below you will find the live jazz gigs (those I know about it) for the next seven days, plus a whole bunch that I know about through the rest of July and August.  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 15, 2021

  • Bob Sneider @ Noontime Concert at St. Joseph's Park (brought to you by Eastman School of Music and the Landmark Society of WNY), noon (more info)
  • The Evolution of the Arm @ Bop Shop Records, 8:00 pm

Friday, July 16, 2021

  • Cool Club and The Lipker Sisters @ Kainos Restaurant, 6:00 pm

Saturday, July 17, 2021

  • Bob Sneider Trio with Mike Kaupa and Zach Walgren @ A Little Night Music at the Little Theatre, 6:30 pm (inside)
  • Jim Nugent Trio @ Hedges Nine Mile Point Restaurant, 6:30 pm

Sunday, July 18, 2021 

  • Mel Henderson with the WMY Trio @ Duende at Silo City (Buffalo), 6:30 pm

Monday, July 19, 2021

  • Cool Club and The Lipker Sisters @ Riesling Crawl on Linden St. (Geneva),  6:30 pm
  • Monday Jazz at the UUU  @ UUU Art Collective, 153 State St. (Downtown), jam session around 10:00pm

Tuesday, July 20, 2021

  • Jazz 404 here....

Wednesday, July 21, 2021

  • No jazz for you! Check back later....


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)

Later in July 2021

  • 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
  • 23rd: Hanna PK Trio @ Hedges Restaurant (Webster), 6:30 pm
  • 23rd: Opening showing of No Ordinary Man (documentary film on the life of midcentury trans jazz musician Billy Tipton) @ The Little Theatre (more info on film)
  • 24th: Cool Club and The Lipker Sisters @ Zugfest at Zugibe Winery, Geneva 3:00 pm
  • 24th: Bill Tiberio @ Webster Waterfront Arts Festival (Webster), 3:00 pm (more info)
  • 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)
  • 24th: Fred Costello & Roger Eckers Jazz Duo @ Northside Inn, 6:30 pm
  • 25th: Cool Club and The Lipker Sisters @ Webster Waterfront Arts Festival (Webster), 2:30 pm (more info)
  • 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 Kaupa and Gordon Webster @ Prosecco Italian Restaurant & Jazz Bar, 5:30 pm
  • 29th: Mike Melito Trio with Mike Kelly and Dan Vitale @ The Brownhound Bistro (at the MAG), 6:00 pm
  • 29th: Bossa Nova Bradley Brothers @ 75 Stutson Street (Charlotte), doors at 7:30 pm
  • 30th: Cool Club with the Lipker Sisters @ 75 Stutson Street (Charlotte), doors at 7:30 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
  • 1st: Rod Blumenau Dixie 6tet @ Perinton Amphitheater, 1350 Turk Hill Rd (Fairport), 7:15 pm
  • 2nd: Cool Club with the Lipker Sisters @ Jazz 90.1 Jazz Cruise on the Colonial Belle (sailing from Fairport), 6:30 pm (there may be tickets still available, so check here)
  • 11th: The Greece Jazz Band @ Jazz90.1 Jazz On The Lawn Concert, 6:30 pm
  • 12th: Melody Masters Big Band @ Fairport Gazebo Series, Perinton Park, 99 O’Connor Road (Fairport), 7:00 pm
  • 12th: Gian Carlo Cervone spinning jazz and blues music from the 1920s through 1950s on original 78 rpm records @ The Spirit Room, 139 State Street, 7:00 pm
  • 12th: Mark McGrain Quartet @ Bop Shop 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 @ Fulton Jazz Fest (Fulton, NY) (see website or Facebook for details)
  • 14th: Bill Tiberio, Marco Amadio, Hanna PK, Jimmie Highsmith, Jr., Freelance, Fatima, Ayla Huff, and other special guests @ Sounds of Music on the Lawn, Part 2 (supporting the American Red Cross), Martin Luther King, Jr. Park, Gates at 12:00 pm, music at 1:00 pm (more info and tickets)
  • 15th: Bob Sneider Quartet and the Mambo Kings @ JCC Canalside Stage, 7:00 pm (more info and tickets)
  • 16th: The Bill Tiberio Band @ Jazz 90.1 Jazz Cruise on the Colonial Belle (sailing from Fairport), 6:30 pm (there may be tickets still available, so check here)
  • 26th: Rich Thompson Trio @ 75 Stutson Street (Charlotte), 8:00 pm (in Auditorium)
  • 26th: Laura Dubin Duo @ 75 Stutson Street (Charlotte), 7:00 pm (in Sanctuary)
  • 27th: Trio East @ The Little Theatre, 6:30 pm (inside)
  • 28th: Chris Dingman @ Bop Shop Records, 8:00 pm
  • 29th: Nancy Kelly with Dino Losito, Carmen Intorre & Bob Sneider @ Lovin Cup Bistro & Brews, 6:00 pm

September 2021

  • 4th: Trombone Shorty with Gov't Mule @ Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Park at Manhattan Square, 5:00 gates open, 6:30 concert (more info and purchase tickets starting July 16th for the public here)

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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