Got our ears to the ground for ... Live jazz in and around ROC, October 14-20
If it's not too scary out there you'll find ... Live jazz around Rochester, October 28th through November 3rd

Digging up more ... Live jazz in Rochester, October 21-27 (and beyond...)

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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 the rest of October and into November/December. Some notable additions include Pat Metheny's Side Eye project at the Kodak Theater on November 18th and the Glenn Miller Orchestra at the Theater at Innovation Square on December 17th.

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Thursday, October 21, 2021

  • Mike Pullano @ Prosecco Italian Restaurant & Jazz Bar (Farmington), 5:30 pm
  • Mike Melito @ Via Girasole Wine Bar (Schoen Place, Pittsford), 7:00 pm
  • Lexi Weege @ The Cottage Hotel (Mendon), call for time

Friday, October 22, 2021

  • Ann Mitchell @ 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
  • Joe Beard with Hanna PK and Big Mike D’Aurizio @ The Little Theatre, Theatre 1, 7:30 pm (info and tickets) (Blues)
  • 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)

Saturday, October 23, 2021

  • Mel Henderson/Greg Wachala Duo @ 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
  • The White Hots @ The Little Theatre, 6:30 pm
  • Hanna PK Trio @ Hedges Nine Mile Point Restaurant, 6:30 pm
  • Austin Giorgio, The Swooners, Brianna Collichio @ Anthology, 336 East Ave (East End), 7:00 pm

Sunday, October 24, 2021

  • Music for Mission Jazz Concert (with Doug Blackall on piano and vocalist Kate Mulberry) and a Silent Auction @ Sodus Bay Heights Golf Club, 7030 Bayview Dr., 2:00 pm
  • John Palocy Trio @ The Little Theatre, 6:30 pm

Monday, October 25, 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 26, 2021

  • Postmodern Jukebox: The Grand Reopening Tour @ Kodak Center Main Theater, 7:30 pm (info and tickets)

Wednesday, October 27, 2021

  • Occasional Saints @ The Backroom Lounge at The Record Archive, 6:00 pm
  • Mid-Century Modern Jazz Quartet @ The Little Theatre, 6:30 pm
  • John Nyerges/Vince Ercolamento Duo CD Release of "Friends" @ Faircraft Brauhaus (Fairport), 7:00 pm
  • Boney James @ Kodak Center Main Theater, 8:00 pm (info and tickets)

Looking ahead to live jazz remaining in October and on into November/December ...

October 2021

  • 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
  • 31st: Bop Arts presents Legacy X (Joe McPhee & Jay Rosen) @ Bop Shop Records, 8:00 pm (info and tickets)

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)
  • 17th: John Nyerges Trio with Geoff Smith and Phil Lake @ Faircraft Brauhaus, 7:00 pm
  • 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: Pickle Mafia @ Flour City Station (East End), 8:00 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

December 2021

  • 1st: John Nyerges Trio with Geoff Smith and Phil Lake @ Faircraft Brauhaus, 7:00 pm
  • 2nd: Mike Sidotti @ Prosecco Italian Restaurant & Jazz Bar (Farmington), 5:30 pm
  • 2nd: Mel Henderson and Greg Wachala @ Via Girasole Wine Bar (Schoen Place, Pittsford), 7:00 pm
  • 2nd: Bop Arts presents Dan Weiss with Miles Okazaki @ Bop Shop Records, 8:00 pm
  • 3rd: Jim Nugent @ Prosecco Italian Restaurant & Jazz Bar (Farmington), 5:30 pm 
  • 4th: Connie Fredericks-Malone @ Prosecco Italian Restaurant & Jazz Bar (Farmington), 5:30 pm
  • 9th: Mike Pappert @ Prosecco Italian Restaurant & Jazz Bar (Farmington), 5:30 pm
  • 10th: Chris Ott @ Prosecco Italian Restaurant & Jazz Bar (Farmington), 5:30 pm
  • 11th: Ralph Debergalis @ Prosecco Italian Restaurant & Jazz Bar (Farmington), 5:30 pm
  • 16th: Mike Pullano @ Prosecco Italian Restaurant & Jazz Bar (Farmington), 5:30 pm
  • 16th: Roger Eckert Quartet @ Via Girasole Wine Bar (Schoen Place, Pittsford), 7:00 pm
  • 17th: Connie Fredericks-Malone @ Prosecco Italian Restaurant & Jazz Bar (Farmington), 5:30 pm
  • 17th: Glenn Miller Orchestra "In The Holiday Mood" @ The Theater at Innovation Square, 7:30 pm (info and tickets)
  • 18th: Moon Dance Trio @ Prosecco Italian Restaurant & Jazz Bar (Farmington), 5:30 pm
  • 23rd: Bob McGee @ Prosecco Italian Restaurant & Jazz Bar (Farmington), 5:30 pm
  • 24th: Ann Mitchell @ Prosecco Italian Restaurant & Jazz Bar (Farmington), 5:30 pm
  • 23rd: Chris Cady Duo @ Via Girasole Wine Bar (Schoen Place, Pittsford), 7:00 pm
  • 30th: Mike Kaupa/Gordon Webster @ Prosecco Italian Restaurant & Jazz Bar (Farmington), 5:30 pm
  • 31st: Alexandra Barbara @ Prosecco Italian Restaurant & Jazz Bar (Farmington), 5:30 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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