From Turkey Day to December, there is ... Live jazz in Rochester, November 25-December 1, 2021
As the snow begins to fly in ROC, there is ... Live jazz around Rochester, December 9-15

Here we are at the last month of the year and there is ... Live jazz December 2-8

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With a surge and the variant news, I'm seeing a clear trend and it ain't good. However, despite there is still some live jazz out there... but if you go, be safe!   Below are the gigs in and around Rochester for the next seven days, plus those I know about through the rest of December and into January.

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, December 2, 2021

  • Mike Sidotti @ Prosecco Italian Restaurant & Jazz Bar (Farmington), 5:30 pm
  • Dream Float @ Bicycle Brothers, 162 Arnett Blvd., 6:30 pm
  • Mel Henderso/Greg Wachala Duo @ Via Girasole Wine Bar (Schoen Place, Pittsford), 7:00 pm
  • Ann Mitchell Jazz Trio @ Faircraft Brauhaus, 7:00 pm
  • Eastman New Jazz Ensemble @ ESM, Kilbourn Hall, 7:30 pm
  • Bop Arts presents Dan Weiss with Miles Okazaki @ Bop Shop Records, 8:00 pm (more info & tickets)

Friday, December 3, 2021

  • Ralph Debergalis @ Prosecco Italian Restaurant & Jazz Bar (Farmington), 5:30 pm 
  • Mel Henderson @ Ventosa Vineyard, 3440 NY-96A (Geneva), 5:30 pm
  • The White Hots @ The Little Theatre, 6:30 pm
  • Greg Wachala @ Ventosa Vineyards, 6:30 pm

Saturday, December 4, 2021

  • Connie Fredericks-Malone @ Prosecco Italian Restaurant & Jazz Bar (Farmington), 5:30 pm
  • Steve Grills and the Roadmasters @ The Little Theatre, 6:30 pm
  • NYSSMA All-State Vocal Jazz Ensemble, Instrumental Jazz Ensemble, and Mixed Chorus Concert
    @ Kodak Hall at Eastman Theatre, 7:30 pm

Sunday, December 5, 2021

  • Jazz Brunch with the Simon Fletcher Trio @ Strange Design Public House (Geneseo), 11:00 am

Monday, December 6, 2021

  • Eastman Jazz Lab Band @ ESM, Kilbourn Hall, 7:30 pm
  • Monday Jazz at the UUU hosted by Jordan Lerner @ UUU Art Collective, 153 State St. (Downtown), 8:30 pm, jam starts @ 10:00 pm

Tuesday, December 7, 2021

  • No jazz for you?

Wednesday, December 8, 2021

  • Hanna PK Holiday Music with Ed Croft and Tony Hiler @ Faircraft Brauhaus, 7:00 pm 
  • MCC "Little Big" Band with special guests Colin Gordon, Geoffrey Smith, Nancy Boone-Bahr and Sean Joseph (John Nyerges, Dir.) @ Monroe Community College, MCC Theater, 7:30 pm

Looking ahead to jazz in December and into January ...

December 2021

  • 9th: Mike Pappert @ Prosecco Italian Restaurant & Jazz Bar (Farmington), 5:30 pm
  • 9th: Generations Trio @ The Little Theatre, 6:30 pm
  • 9th: The Newton Brothers @ Faircraft Brauhaus, 7:00 pm 
  • 10th: Chris Ott @ Prosecco Italian Restaurant & Jazz Bar (Farmington), 5:30 pm
  • 10th: Trio East @ The Little Theatre, 6:30 pm
  • 10th: Greg Wachala @ Ventosa Vineyards, 6:30 pm
  • 10th: Jim Nugent & Kyle Vock @ Lemoncello Italian Restaurant & Bar (East Rochester), 6:30 pm
  • 11th: Ralph Debergalis @ Prosecco Italian Restaurant & Jazz Bar (Farmington), 5:30 pm
  • 11th: Hanna PK Trio with Jeff Campbell and Abdul-Rahman Qadir @ Hedges Restaurant  (Webster), 6:30 pm
  • 12th: Jazz Brunch with the Ann Mitchell Jazz Trio @ Mansion on Delaware Avenue, 414 Delaware Ave. (Buffalo), 11:15 am
  • 13th: Bop Shop Records presents PAKT @ The Lovin Cup Bistro & Brews, 7:00 pm (info and tickets)
  • 15th: Bob Sneider Trio @ Faircraft Brauhaus, 7:00 pm
  • 16th: Mike Pullano @ Prosecco Italian Restaurant & Jazz Bar (Farmington), 5:30 pm
  • 16th: Brad Batz Duo @ Faircraft Brauhaus, 7:00 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: Greg Wachala @ Ventosa Vineyards, 6:30 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
  • 18th: Laura Dubin and Antonio Guerrero Trio @ The Little Theatre, 6:30
  • 18th: Bop Arts presents David Clapp Quintet @ Bop Shop Records, 8:00 pm (more info & tickets
  • 19th: Holiday Jazz with Ann Mitchell @ Pittsford Community Library, 2:00 pm
  • 19th: The Archive Ravens @ The Little Theatre, 6:30 pm
  • 21st: John Nyerges Trio Holiday Show @ 3Heads Brewery, 6:00 pm
  • 22nd: Margaret Explosion @ The Little Theatre, 6:30 pm
  • 22nd: Laura Dubin Trio @ Faircraft Brauhaus, 7:00 pm 
  • 23rd: Bob McGee @ Prosecco Italian Restaurant & Jazz Bar (Farmington), 5:30 pm
  • 23rd: Greg Wachala @ Ventosa Vineyards, 6:30 pm
  • 24th: Ann Mitchell @ Prosecco Italian Restaurant & Jazz Bar (Farmington), 4:30 pm
  • 23rd: Chris Cady Duo @ Via Girasole Wine Bar (Schoen Place, Pittsford), 7:00 pm
  • 26th: Raphael Enciso Group @ The Little Theatre, 6:30 pm
  • 29th: Paradigm Shift @ Faircraft Brauhaus, 7:00 pm 
  • 30th: Mike Kaupa/Gordon Webster @ Prosecco Italian Restaurant & Jazz Bar (Farmington), 5:30 pm
  • 30th: Jim Nugent Trio @ Faircraft Brauhaus, 7:00 pm 
  • 30th: Greg Wachala @ Ventosa Vineyards, 6:30 pm
  • 31st: Alexandra Barbara @ Prosecco Italian Restaurant & Jazz Bar (Farmington), 5:30 pm
  • 31st: Bob Sneider Trio @ The Little Theatre, 6:30 pm

January 2022

  • 5th: Brad Batz Duo @ Faircraft Brauhaus, 7:00 pm
  • 6th: Ted Perry @ Faircraft Brauhaus, 7:00 pm
  • 12th: CMD @ Faircraft Brauhaus, 7:00 pm
  • 13th: Jazz 90.1 presents Mike Kaupa Trio @ Greece Baptist Church, 7:00 pm
  • 13th: Dean Keller Soul @ Faircraft Brauhaus, 7:00 pm
  • 19th: Bob Sneider Trio @ Faircraft Brauhaus, 7:00 pm
  • 20th: Big Blue House @ Faircraft Brauhaus, 7:00 pm
  • 26th: Hanna PK @ Faircraft Brauhaus, 7:00 pm
  • 27th: Eric Heveron Smith Trio @ Faircraft Brauhaus, 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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