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Helping you find some ... Live jazz around ROC July 29th through August 4th

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Yes, you can find it if you look for it.  Below are the live jazz gigs in and around Rochester (those I know about, at least) for the next seven days, plus a whole bunch that I know about through the rest of July, August and into September. I will try to update as things change so check back and check with the venue before you go. HELP ME!  If you hear about live jazz that I haven't added below or something I have listed has changed, please drop me a line (using the Contact Us link above or otherwise). If you're a jazz musician and haven't signed up for my local jazz musician's email list, click here. Venue and want to get on my list, then click here.

Thursday, July 29, 2021

  • Mike Kaupa and Gordon Webster @ Prosecco Italian Restaurant & Jazz Bar, 5:30 pm
  • Bossa Nova Bradley Brothers @ 75 Stutson Street (Charlotte), doors at 7:30 pm
  • Mike Melito Jazz Duo @ Brown Hound Bistro at the MAG, 6:00 pm

Friday, July 30, 2021

  • Cool Club with the Lipker Sisters @ 75 Stutson Street (Charlotte), doors at 7:30 pm

Saturday, July 31, 2021

  • 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)
  • Craig Snyder Trio @ Lovin Cup Bistro & Brews, 6:30 pm
  • Bobby DiBaudo Trio with Ronny France and Rich Thompson @ Hedges Nine Mile Restaurant (Webster), 6:30 pm

Sunday, August 1, 2021 

  • Sofrito Latin Jazz Quintet @ Perinton Center Stage, 6:00 pm
  • Rod Blumenau Dixie 6tet @ Perinton Amphitheater, 1350 Turk Hill Rd (Fairport), 7:15 pm

Monday, August 2, 2021

  • 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)
  • Monday Jazz at the UUU  @ UUU Art Collective, 153 State St. (Downtown), jam session around 10:00pm

Tuesday, August 3, 2021

  • No jazz for you!

Wednesday, August 4, 2021

  • Summer@Eastman Concerts 2021, Trombone Workshop Jazz Night @ Hatch Recital Hall, 7:30 pm

Looking ahead to live jazz later in July, August and September...

August 2021

  • 6th: Jimmie Highsmith Jazz Trio @ Friday Flight Night at The Penthouse at One East Avenue (Doors open at 5:00 pm, music 6:00-9:00 pm (more info and tickets  here)
  • 6th: Hanna PK Trio (Tony Hiler on drums, Lochlan Boebel on bass) @ Hedges Nine Mile Restaurant (Webster), 6:30 pm
  • 7th: Laura Dubin and Antonio Guerrero @ The Little Theatre, 6:30 pm
  • 11th: The Greece Jazz Band @ Jazz90.1 Jazz On The Lawn Concert, 6:30 pm
  • 11th: Scott Dennis with Joe Cortini and his Jazz Mafia @ Fulton Jazz Fest, Tavern on the Lock (Fulton, NY), 6:00 pm (see website or Facebook for details)
  • 12th: Oswego County Musicians' Union Swinging Big Band @ Fulton Jazz Fest, Bullhead Point (Fulton, NY), 7:00 pm
  • 12th: Melody Masters Big Band @ Fairport Gazebo Series, Perinton Park, 99 O’Connor Road (Fairport), 7:00 pm (more info)
  • 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 "NOROC" Quartet @ Bop Shop Records, 8:00 pm
  • 13th: Unity Street Band @ Fulton Jazz Fest, Bullhead Point (Fulton, NY), 5:00 pm
  • 13th: Longwood Jazz Project @ Fulton Jazz Fest, Bullhead Point (Fulton, NY), 6:00 pm
  • 13th: Brass Inc. @ Fulton Jazz Fest, Bullhead Point (Fulton, NY), 8:00 pm
  • 13th & 14th: Bill Charlap Trio @ Skaneateles Festival. 8:00 pm (more info)
  • 14th: ESP with Kirsten Tegtmeyer @ Fulton Jazz Fest, Bullhead Point (Fulton, NY), 4:00 pm (see website or Facebook for details)
  • 14th: Nancy Kelly with Joe Magnarelli, Akiko Tsuruga, Bob Sneider and Carmen Intorre @ Fulton Jazz Fest, Bullhead Point (Fulton, NY), 6:00 pm
  • 14th: The Fabulous Ripcords with The Boneyard Horns @ Fulton Jazz Fest, Bullhead Point (Fulton, NY), 8:00 pm
  • 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: Ted Perry Trio +1 (live streamed and in person concert @ Rochester Academy of Medicine on East Ave., 5:00 pm (more info on Ted's site)
  • 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)
  • 25th: Ted Perry Trio @ The Little Theatre, 6:30 pm
  • 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
  • 28th: Chris Dingman @ Bop Shop Records, 8:00 pm
  • 29th: An Evening with Nancy Kelly with Dino Losito, Carmen Intorre & Bob Sneider @ Lovin Cup Bistro & Brews, 6:00 pm (more info)

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)
  • 10th: Moho Collective @ 3 Heads Brewing, 7:30 pm
  • 15th: Amir Elsaffar and the Two Rivers Ensemble @ Cornell Concert Virtual Series, 7:00 pm (more information)

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)

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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