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Chill out and find ... Live jazz around Rochester, November 4-10

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Chilly? Read on to find some hot 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 November and into December.

 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, November 4, 2021

  • Mike Sidotti @ Prosecco Italian Restaurant & Jazz Bar (Farmington), 5:30 pm
  • Vince Ercolamento and Joe Chiappone @ Via Girasole Wine Bar (Schoen Place, Pittsford), 7:00 pm
  • Jazz is Phish @ Flour City Station (East End), 8:00 pm

Friday, November 5, 2021

  • Jim Nugent @ Prosecco Italian Restaurant & Jazz Bar (Farmington), 5:30 pm 
  • JazzBuffalo Presents "Jazz in the Pan Am Room" with Ann Mitchell Jazz Trio @ The Terrace at Delaware Park (Buffalo), 6:30 pm (tickets)
  • Hanna PK Trio with a special guest, Russell Fielder on vocals @ Hedges Nine Mile Restaurant (Webster), 6:30 pm

Saturday, November 6, 2021

  • Connie Fredericks-Malone @ Prosecco Italian Restaurant & Jazz Bar (Farmington), 5:30 pm
  • Steve Grills and the Roadmasters @ The Little Theatre, 6:30 pm
  • Ricky Ford Quartet @ Bop Shop Records, 8:00 pm (info and tickets)

Sunday, November 7, 2021

  • ESM Jazz Faculty with special guest Gene Bertoncini to benefit Family Promise of Rochester @ St Thomas Episcopal Church (Corner of Winton & Highland), 4:00 pm
  • Student Non-Degree Recital: Dylan Knowles, jazz saxophone and Aaron Ouellette, jazz trumpet @ ESM, Ciminelli Formal Lounge, 7:00 pm

Monday, November 8, 2021

  • Faculty Artist Series with Clay Jenkins (jazz trumpet) @ ESM Hatch Hall, 7:30 pm
  • 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, November 9, 2021

  • Eastman Centennial presents Chamber Jazz featuring guest, Gene Bertoncini @ Kilbourn Hall, 7:30 pm

Wednesday, November 10, 2021

  • Jim Nugent & Kyle Vock @ Lemoncello Italian Restaurant and Bar (East Rochester), 6:30 pm
  • Eric Heveron-Smith @ The Little Theatre, 6:30 pm

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

November 2021

  • 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: The Mambo Kings @ Waterman Theater at SUNY Oswego, 7:00 pm (more info and tickets)
  • 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)
  • 19th: Steve Grills,ans the Roadmasters @ Lux Bar (Rochester), 9:00 pm
  • 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: Ann Mitchell Jazz Trio @ Faircraft Brauhaus, 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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