Time to venture out for some? ... Live Rochester jazz, March 3-9
It's baaack... the Rochester International Jazz Festival comes back to downtown ROC, June 17-25

Can't wait until June? Then get some ... Live jazz in Rochester, March 10-16

Image of crowd at Jazz Fest on Gibbs Street in 2009

So, guess what?  After a long hiatus, it looks like we're going to have Jazz in June downtown again. Next week,  I'm heading over to the Theater at Innovation Square for the CGI Rochester International Jazz Festival presser on the line up for the 2022 RIJF in downtown Rochester, June 17-25.  I'll try to start my pre-festival coverage soon thereafter. Until then, below are listings for live jazz (and some blues) gigs in and around Rochester for the next seven days, plus those I know about through the rest of  March and into April.  Still kind of light over the next week ....

Please let me know about anything I may have missed or that you know have been cancelled. I'll try to note cancellations as well so check back here, but I still suggest you call venues before heading out (the websites for some of them are available in the right panel of the blog... for those of you reading the email you have to come to the site to find the "right panel"). 

 

Thursday, March 10, 2022

  • Mike Pappert @ Prosecco Italian Restaurant (Farmington), 5:30 pm
  • Jazz 90.1 presents Greece Jazz Band @ Greece Baptist Church, 1230 Long Pond Road, 7:00 pm
  • Mike Pullano @ Via Girasole Wine Bar (Pittsford), 7:00 pm
  • Jimmie Highsmith Trio @ Faircraft Brauhaus (Fairport), 7:00 pm
  • Bop Arts presents The White Hots @ Bop Shop Records, 8:00 pm

Friday, March 11, 2022

  • Chris Ott @ Prosecco Italian Restaurant (Farmington), 5:30 pm
  • Jon Seiger and Gordon Webster Duo @ Veneto’s Gourmet Italian Restaurant, 1308 Buffalo Road (Rochester), 6:00 pm
  • Laura Dubin Trio @ SUNY Brockport, Tower Fine Arts Center, 180 Holley Street (Brockport), 7:30 pm (more info & tickets)

Saturday, March 12, 2022

  • Mel Henderson @ Ventosa Vineyards, 3440 NY-96A (Geneva), 5:30 pm
  • Ralph Debergalis @ Prosecco Italian Restaurant (Farmington), 5:30 pm
  • Jon Seiger and Gordon Webster Duo @ Veneto’s Gourmet Italian Restaurant, 1308 Buffalo Road (Rochester), 6:00 pm

Sunday,  March 13, 2022

  • No jazz for you!

Monday, March 14, 2022

  • Monday Jazz at the UUU @ UUU Art Collective, 153 State St. (Downtown), 8:00 to 11:00 pm

Tuesday, March 15, 2022

Wednesday, March 16, 2022

  • Student Degree Recital: Jacobo Vega-Albela, jazz drums @ ESM, Kilbourn Hall, 3:30 pm
  • Kinloch Nelson @ The Little Theatre Cafe, 6:30 pm
  • Student Degree Recital: Wade McClung, jazz guitar @ ESM, Kilbourn Hall, 7:00 pm
  • Bob Sneider Mike Melito Trio @ Faircraft Brauhaus (Fairport), 7:00 pm

Looking ahead to jazz through March and into April...

March

  • 17th: Mike Pullano @ Prosecco Italian Restaurant (Farmington), 5:30 pm
  • 17th: Robert Varon & Gavin Gray Jazz Duo @ Memorial Art Gallery of the University of Rochester, 6:00 pm
  • 17th: Steve Grills and the Roadmasters @ The Little Theatre Cafe, 6:30 pm
  • 17th: Brad Batz Trio @ Faircraft Brauhaus (Fairport), 7:00 pm
  • 18th: Roger Eckers & Andy Calabrese @ Prosecco Italian Restaurant (Farmington), 5:30 pm
  • 18th: Jon Seiger and Gordon Webster Duo @ Veneto’s Gourmet Italian Restaurant, 1308 Buffalo Road (Rochester), 6:00 pm
  • 18th: Bob Sneider Trio @ The Little Theatre Cafe, 6:30 pm
  • 18th: The Uptown Groove Lovin Cup Bistro & Brews, 7:00 pm
  • 18th: The Remy Le Boeuf Quartet @ Seneca One Theater (Buffalo), 8:00 pm (more info & tickets)
  • 19th: Alexandra Hine @ Prosecco Italian Restaurant (Farmington), 5:30 pm
  • 19th: Jon Seiger and Gordon Webster Duo @ Veneto’s Gourmet Italian Restaurant, 1308 Buffalo Road (Rochester), 6:00 pm
  • 20th: Jim E Leggs Trio @ New York Beer Project (Victor), 10:00 am to 2:00 pm
  • 20th: Ann Mitchell presents the music of Judy Garland in "Judy! A Song is Born," with Andy Calabrese @ Cabaret at Studio B (Albion), 2:00 pm
  • 20th: Rich Thompson Trio "Generations" @ The Little Theatre Cafe, 6:30 pm
  • 23rd: Happy Hour with The Cool Club & the Lipker Sisters @ The Backroom Lounge at The Record Archive, 5:00 pm
  • 23rd: Hanna PK Trio @ Faircraft Brauhouse (Fairport), 7:00 pm
  • 24th: Kaupa/Webster Duo @ Prosecco Italian Restaurant (Farmington), 5:30 pm
  • 24th: Dean Keller's Soul Jazz Joint @ The Little Theatre Cafe, 6:30 pm
  • 24th: Bop Arts presents AfroHORN Project @ Lovin Cup Bistro & Brews, 7:00 pm
  • 24th: Mel Henderson and Joe Chiappone @ Via Girasole Wine Bar (Pittsford), 7:00 pm
  • 24th: Jimmie Highsmith Trio @ Faircraft Brauhaus (Fairport), 7:00 pm
  • 25th: Ann Mitchell @ Prosecco Italian Restaurant (Farmington), 5:30 pm
  • 25th: Jon Seiger and Gordon Webster Duo @ Veneto’s Gourmet Italian Restaurant, 1308 Buffalo Road (Rochester), 6:00 pm
  • 25th: The White Hots @ The Little Theatre Cafe, 6:30 pm
  • 25th: Jim Nugent Trio @ Hedges 9 Mile Point Restaurant, 6:30 pm
  • 25th: Dean Keller’s Soul Jazz Joint @ Lovin Cup Bistro & Brews, 8:00 pm
  • 26th: Mel Henderson Duo @ Prosecco Italian Restaurant (Farmington), 5:30 pm
  • 26th: Jon Seiger and Gordon Webster Duo @ Veneto’s Gourmet Italian Restaurant, 1308 Buffalo Road (Rochester), 6:00 pm
  • 26th: Laura Dubin Quintet presents: Tribute to the Clifford Brown-Max Roach Quintet @ Lovin Cup Bistro & Brews, 6:30 pm
  • 26th: Hanna and the Blue Hearts @ The Little Theatre Cafe, 6:30 pm
  • 26th: Jim Nugent & Kyle Vock @ Lemoncello (E. Rochester), 6:30 pm
  • 28th: Bop Arts presents Michael Formanek Drome Trio with Chet Doxas and Vinnie Sperrazza @ Bop Shop Records, 8:00 pm (more info & tickets)
  • 30th: Diana Krall @ Auditorium Theatre, 7:30 pm (tickets)
  • 31st: Bop Arts presents Stick Men @ Lovin Cup Bistro & Brews, 7:00 pm (more info & tickets)
  • 31st: Andy Calabrese Trio @ Via Girasole Wine Bar (Pittsford), 7:00 pm
  • 31st: Jim Nugent Trio @ Faircraft Brauhaus, 7:00 pm

April

  • 1st: Bop Arts presents Stick Men @ Lovin Cup Bistro & Brews, 7:00 pm (more info & tickets)
  • 6th: The Margaret Explosion @ The Little Theatre Cafe, 6:30 pm
  • 7th: The Occasional Saints @ The Little Theatre Cafe, 6:30 pm
  • 7th: Bop Shop Records presents MSSV (Mike Baggetta, Stephen Hodges, and Mike Watt) @ Lovin Cup Bistro & Brews, 8:00 pm (more info & tickets)
  • 8th: Trio East @ The Little Theatre Cafe, 7:00 pm
  • 8th: Bop Arts presents Spin Cycle @ Bop Shop Records, 8:00 pm (more info & tickets)
  • 9th: Sean Pfeiffer Quartet @ The Little Theatre Cafe, 7:00 pm
  • 10th: Steve Grills and the Roadmasters @ The Little Theatre Cafe, 6:30 pm
  • 13th: The Margaret Explosion @ The Little Theatre Cafe, 6:30 pm
  • 20th: The Penthouse presents Jazz on Eleven Dinner Series featuring Paradigm Shift with special guest Boston-based Trombonist Brian Thomas @ The Penthouse at One East Avenue, 6:00 pm (tickets)
  • 20th: The Margaret Explosion @ The Little Theatre Cafe, 6:30 pm
  • 20th: Bop Arts presents Nate Wooley, Ken Vandermark & Laul Pitton @ Bop Shop Records, 8:00 pm (more info & tickets)
  • 21st: Gregory Street Vagabonds @ The Little Theatre Cafe, 6:30 pm
  • 22nd: Kinloch Nelson @ The Little Theatre Cafe, 6:30 pm
  • 22nd: Craig Snyder Trio Lovin Cup Bistro & Brews, 7:30 pm
  • 24th: Hanna and the Blue Hearts @ The Little Theatre Cafe, 6:30 pm
  • 26th: Eastman Centennial Celebration presents Eastman Jazz Lab Band with guest artist Carmen Bradford @ ESM, Kilbourn Hall, 7:30 pm
  • 27th: The Margaret Explosion @ The Little Theatre Cafe, 6:30 pm
  • 27th: An Evening of Jazz with the Mike Kaupa Quartet (with opening performances by the Honeoye Middle and Senior High Jazz Ensembles) @ Honeoye High School, 8528 Main Street (Honeoye), 7:00 pm
  • 27th: Eastman Centennial Celebration presents Eastman New Jazz Ensemble featuring Maria Schneider, conductor (Premiere of Maria Schneider’s Centennial Commission) @ ESM, Kilbourn Hall, 7:30 pm
  • 28th: Mike Kaupa/Gordon Webster Duo @ Prosecco Italian Restaurant (Farmington), 5:30 pm
  • 28th: WGMC Jazz 90.1 presents the Melody Masters Big Band @ Greece Baptist Church, 1230 Long Pond Road (Greece), 7:00 pm
  • 29th: Mike Kaupa Jazz Quartet @ The Little Theatre Cafe, 6:30 pm
  • 29th: Eastman Centennial Celebration presents Eastman Chamber Jazz with guest artist John Clayton @ ESM, Kilbourn Hall, 7:30 pm
  • 30th: The White Hots @ The Little Theatre Cafe, 6:30 pm
  • 30th: Bop Arts presents Remedy Trio @ Bop Shop Records, 8:00 pm (more info & tickets)

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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