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Got our ears to the ground for ... Live jazz in and around ROC, October 14-20

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Read on to find live jazz (and some selected blues) gigs in and around Rochester for the next seven days, plus those I know about through October/November.  HELP ME! If you hear about live jazz around ROC 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. Venues that want to get on my list for them should click here

Thursday, October 14, 2021

  • Mike Pappert @ Prosecco Italian Restaurant & Jazz Bar (Farmington), 5:30 pm
  • Steve Grills and the Roadmasters @ The Little Theatre, 6:30 pm (Blues)
  • Mel Henderson and Joe Chiappone @ Via Girasole Wine Bar (Schoen Place, Pittsford), 7:00 pm

Friday, October 15, 2021

  • Jazz 90.1 Fall Listener Party with Laura Dubin and Antonio Guerrero @ Jazz90.1 Studios, 1139 Maiden Lane (Greece), 5:0o pm
  • Connie Fredericks-Malone @ Prosecco Italian Restaurant & Jazz Bar (Farmington), 5:30 pm
  • Jon Seiger and Bobby DiBaudo @ Veneto’s Woodfired Pizza and Pasta, 1308 Buffalo Road (Rochester), 6:00 pm
  • Cool Club with the Lipker Sisters @ Colonial Belle Canal Cruise, Packett's Landing (Fairport), 6:30 pm
  • Jim Nugent & Kyle Vock @ Lemoncello Italian Restaurant & Bar (East Rochester), 6:30 pm
  • The Swooners @ Penthouse at One East Ave, 7:00 pm (info and tickets)
  • Bill Tiberio Band @ 75 Stutson Street (Charlotte), 8:00 pm

Saturday, October 16, 2021

  • Moon Dance Trio @ Prosecco Italian Restaurant & Jazz Bar (Farmington), 5:30 pm
  • Jon Seiger and Zach Walgren @ Veneto’s Woodfired Pizza and Pasta, 1308 Buffalo Road (Rochester), 6:00 pm
  • Jim Nugent Trio @ Hedges Nine Mile Restaurant (Webster), 6:30 pm
  • Cool Club with the Lipker Sisters @ Johnny's Pub, 1382 Culver Road (Rochester), 8:00 pm

Sunday, October 17, 2021

  • JazzBuffalo presents Tierney Sutton Band @ Seneca One Auditorium (Buffalo), 4:00 pm (info and tickets)
  • Annie Wells Trio @ The Little Theatre, 6:30 pm

Monday, October 18, 2021

  • Monday Jazz at the UUU hosted by Jordan Lerner @ UUU Art Collective, 153 State St. (Downtown), 8:00 pm, jam starts @ 9:00 pm

Tuesday, October 19, 2021

  • Eastman Jazz Lab Band @ ESM, Kilbourn Hall, 7:30 pm

Wednesday, October 20, 2021

  • John Nyerges/Vince Ercolamento Duo @ Live on WGMC Jazz 90.1, 7:00 pm
  • Mike "Cotton Toe" Scrivens @ Faircraft Brauhaus, 7:00 pm (blues)
  • Eastman New Jazz Ensemble and Eastman Jazz Ensemble @ ESM, Kilbourn Hall, 7:30 pm

 

Looking ahead to live jazz later in October and November ...

October 2021

  • 21st: Mike Pullano @ Prosecco Italian Restaurant & Jazz Bar (Farmington), 5:30 pm
  • 21st: Mike Melito @ Via Girasole Wine Bar (Schoen Place, Pittsford), 7:00 pm
  • 21st: Lexi Weege @ The Cottage Hotel (Mendon), TBD
  • 22nd: Ann Mitchell @ Prosecco Italian Restaurant & Jazz Bar (Farmington), 5:30 pm
  • 22nd: Jon Seiger and Bobby DiBaudo @ Veneto’s Woodfired Pizza and Pasta, 1308 Buffalo Road (Rochester), 6:00 pm
  • 22nd: Joe Beard with Hanna PK and Big Mike D’Aurizio @ The Little Theatre, Theatre 1, 7:30 pm (info and tickets) (Blues)
  • 22nd: Innovation Jazz Orchestra presents "Grateful: The Music of Our Mentors" @ The Theater at innovation Square (formerly Xerox Auditorium), 7:30 pm (more info and tickets)
  • 23rd: Mel Henderson Duo @ Prosecco Italian Restaurant & Jazz Bar (Farmington), 5:30 pm
  • 23rd: Jon Seiger and Zach Walgren @ Veneto’s Woodfired Pizza and Pasta, 1308 Buffalo Road (Rochester), 6:00 pm
  • 23rd: The White Hots @ The Little Theatre, 6:30 pm
  • 23rd: Hanna PK Trio @ Hedges Nine Mile Point Restaurant, 6:30 pm
  • 24th: John Palocy Trio @ The Little Theatre, 6:30 pm
  • 26th: Postmodern Jukebox: The Grand Reopening Tour @ Kodak Center Main Theater, 7:30 pm (info and tickets)
  • 27th: Mid-Century Modern Jazz Quartet @ The Little Theatre, 6:30 pm
  • 27th: John Nyerges/Vince Ercolamento Duo @ Faircraft Brauhaus (Fairport), 7:00 pm
  • 27th: Boney James @ Kodak Center Main Theater, 8:00 pm (info and tickets)
  • 28th: Mike Kaupa/Gordon Webster Duo @ Prosecco Italian Restaurant & Jazz Bar (Farmington), 5:30 pm
  • 29th: Alex Goettel @ Prosecco Italian Restaurant & Jazz Bar (Farmington), 5:30 pm
  • 29th: Jon Seiger and Bobby DiBaudo @ Veneto’s Woodfired Pizza and Pasta, 1308 Buffalo Road (Rochester), 6:00 pm
  • 30th: Mike Sidotti @ Prosecco Italian Restaurant & Jazz Bar (Farmington), 5:30 pm
  • 30th: Jon Seiger and Zach Walgren @ Veneto’s Woodfired Pizza and Pasta, 1308 Buffalo Road (Rochester), 6:00 pm
  • 30th: Halloween Party with Cool Club with the Lipker Sisters @ Lovin Cup Bistro & Brews, 8:00 pm

November 2021

  • 3rd:  Laura Dubin and Antonio Guerrero @ Faircraft Brauhaus (Fairport), 7:00 pm
  • 4th: Mike Sidotti @ Prosecco Italian Restaurant & Jazz Bar (Farmington), 5:30 pm
  • 4th: Vince Ercolamento and Joe Chiappone @ Via Girasole Wine Bar (Schoen Place, Pittsford), 7:00 pm
  • 5th: Jim Nugent @ Prosecco Italian Restaurant & Jazz Bar (Farmington), 5:30 pm 
  • 6th: Connie Fredericks-Malone @ Prosecco Italian Restaurant & Jazz Bar (Farmington), 5:30 pm
  • 6th: Steve Grills and the Roadmasters @ The Little Theatre, 6:30 pm
  • 6th: Ricky Ford Quartet @ Bop Shop Records, 8:00 pm (info and tickets)
  • 8th: Faculty Artist Series with Clay Jenkins (jazz trumpet) @ ESM Hatch Hall, 7:30 pm
  • 11th: Mike Pappert @ Prosecco Italian Restaurant & Jazz Bar (Farmington), 5:30 pm
  • 12th: Chris Ott @ Prosecco Italian Restaurant & Jazz Bar (Farmington), 5:30 pm
  • 12th: Hanna and the Blue Hearts CD release party for "Blues All Over My Shoes" @ The Little Theatre, 6:30 pm
  • 13th: Ralph Debergalis @ Prosecco Italian Restaurant & Jazz Bar (Farmington), 5:30 pm
  • 13th: Laura Dubin and Antonio Guerrero @ The Little Theatre, 6:30 pm
  • 14th: Trio Generations @ The Little Theatre, 6:30 pm
  • 14th: Bop Arts presents the Joe Fonda Quartet @ Bop Shop Records, 8:00 pm (info and tickets)
  • 18th: Mike Pullano @ Prosecco Italian Restaurant & Jazz Bar (Farmington), 5:30 pm
  • 18th:  Mike Kaupa @ Via Girasole Wine Bar (Schoen Place, Pittsford), 7:00 pm
  • 18th: WGMC Jazz 90.1 presents the Brockport Big Band @ Greece Baptist Church, 7:00 pm (more info)
  • 18th: Pat Metheny Side Eye with James Francies and Joe Dyson @ Kodak Center Main Theater, 8:00 pm (info and tickets)
  • 19th: Connie Fredericks-Malone @ Prosecco Italian Restaurant & Jazz Bar (Farmington), 5:30 pm
  • 19th: Trio East @ The Little Theatre, 6:30 pm
  • 19th: Innovation Jazz Orchestra presents "Grits and Gravy: A Swinging Thanksgiving" featuring Mike LeDonne on organ @ The Theater at innovation Square (formerly Xerox Auditorium), 7:30 pm (more info and tickets)
  • 20th: Moon Dance Trio @ Prosecco Italian Restaurant & Jazz Bar (Farmington), 5:30 pm
  • 20th: Hanna and the Blue Hearts CD release party @ Fanatics PuB (Lima), 7:00 pm
  • 20th: Bop Arts presents the Joe Fielder's Open Sesame @ Bop Shop Records, 8:00 pm (info and tickets)
  • 22nd: Loose Change Jazz Combo presents Blue Trane and Other 'Trane Tracks @ Nazareth College, 7:30 pm 
  • 24th: Mel Henderson- Greg Wachala Duo @ The Little Theatre, 6:30 pm
  • 26th: Ann Mitchell @ Prosecco Italian Restaurant & Jazz Bar (Farmington), 5:30 pm
  • 26th: Max Robbins Quintet @ The Little Theatre, 6:30 pm
  • 26th: Bop Arts presentsMark McGrain's "NOROC" Quartet @ Bop Shop Records, 8:00 pm (info and tickets)
  • 27th: Mel Henderson Duo @ Prosecco Italian Restaurant & Jazz Bar (Farmington), 5:30 pm
  • 27th: Ted Perry Quartet @ The Little Theatre, 6:30 pm
  • 28th: Mike Scrivens @ Via Girasole Wine Bar (Schoen Place, Pittsford), 7:00 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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