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Below are the listings for live jazz (and some blues) gigs in and around Rochester for the next seven days, plus a bunch I know about through the rest of April and into May.  Please let me know about anything I may have missed or that you know have been cancelled. I 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, April 21, 2022

  • Mike Pullano @ Prosecco Italian Restaurant (Farmington), 5:30 pm
  • Simon Fletcher Trio @ The French Quarter, 6:00 pm
  • Gregory Street Vagabonds @ The Little Theatre Cafe, 6:30 pm
  • Bobby DiBaudo Trio @ Faircraft Brauhaus, 7:00 pm
  • The Bobby Militello Quartet @ Abilene Bar & Lounge, 7:00 pm
  • Nazareth College Jazz Ensemble and Lab Band (Brad Batz, director) with guests Ken Peplowski and NazJazz Alumni Quartet @ Nazareth College Glazer Music Performance Center, 4245 East Ave. (Pittsford), 7:30 pm
  • Paradigm Shift with Brian Thomas @ Linden Street Social, 12 Linden St. (Geneva), 7:30 pm
  • Nicole Mitchell’s Black Earth Ensemble @ Hallwalls Contemporary Arts Center, 341 Delaware Ave. (Buffalo), 8:00 pm (more info & tickets)

Friday, April 22, 2022

  • Ann Mitchell @ Prosecco Italian Restaurant (Farmington), 5:30 pm
  • Jazz 90.1 Spring Listener Party with Jimmie Highsmith, Jr. @ Jazz90.1 Studios (Greece Olympia School, 1139 Maiden Lane), 5:30 pm
  • Jon Seiger with Gordon Webster @ @ Veneto's (Buffalo Road), 6:00 pm
  • Kinloch Nelson @ The Little Theatre Cafe, 7:00 pm
  • Craig Snyder Trio @ Lovin Cup Bistro & Brews, 7:30 pm

Saturday, April 23, 2022

  • Mel Henderson-Bob Vosteen Duo @ Prosecco Italian Restaurant (Farmington), 5:30 pm
  • Jon Seiger with Gordon Webster @ @ Veneto's (Buffalo Road), 6:00 pm

Sunday,  April 24, 2022

  • Craig Snyder & Collective Force @ Fort Hill Performing Arts Center, 20 Fort Hill Ave. (Canandaigua), 1:00 pm
  • Hanna and the Blue Hearts @ The Little Theatre Cafe, 6:30 pm

Monday, April 25, 2022

  • Monday Jazz at the UUU @ UUU Art Collective, 153 State St. (Downtown), 8:30 pm (doors open at 8:00)

Tuesday, April 26, 2022

  • Eastman Centennial Celebration presents Eastman Jazz Lab Band with guest artist Carmen Bradford @ ESM, Kilbourn Hall, 7:30 pm
  • Bop Arts presents Jon Irabagon Quartet @ Bop Shop Records, 8:00 pm (more info & tickets)

Wednesday, April 27, 2022

  • The Margaret Explosion @ The Little Theatre Cafe, 6:30 pm
  • 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 Falls), 7:00 pm
  • Hanna PK Trio @ Faircraft Brauhaus, 7:00 pm
  • 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

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

April

  • 28th: Mike Kaupa/Gordon Webster Duo @ Prosecco Italian Restaurant (Farmington), 5:30 pm
  • 28th: Paradigm Shift @ Faircraft Brauhaus, 7:00 pm
  • 28th: WGMC Jazz 90.1 presents the Melody Masters Big Band @ Greece Baptist Church, 1230 Long Pond Road (Greece), 7:00 pm
  • 28th: Mike Melito Trio @ Via Girasole Wine Bar, 7:00 pm
  • 29th: Jon Seiger with Gordon Webster @ @ Veneto's (Buffalo Road), 6:00 pm
  • 29th: Mike Kaupa Jazz Quartet @ The Little Theatre Cafe, 7:00 pm
  • 29th: Eastman Centennial Celebration presents Eastman Chamber Jazz with guest artist John Clayton @ ESM, Kilbourn Hall, 7:30 pm
  • 30th: Diana Leigh Duo @ Prosecco Italian Restaurant (Farmington), 5:30 pm
  • 30th: Jon Seiger with Gordon Webster @ @ Veneto's (Buffalo Road), 6:00 pm
  • 30th: The White Hots @ The Little Theatre Cafe, 6:30 pm
  • 30th: Bob Holz and A Vision Forward @ PAUSA Art House (Buffalo), 7:00 pm
  • 30th: Bop Arts presents Remedy Trio @ Bop Shop Records, 8:00 pm (more info & tickets)

May

  • 2nd: Eastman Jazz Ensemble featuring guest artist John Clayton and Brian Stripling @ Kodak Hall at Eastman Theatre, 7:30 pm
  • 5th: Riverside Soul Trio @ Via Girasole Wine Bar, 7:00 pm
  • 6th: Jim Nugent @ Prosecco Italian Restaurant (Farmington), 5:30 pm
  • 6th: Jon Seiger with Gordon Webster @ @ Veneto's (Buffalo Road), 6:00 pm
  • 7th: Jon Seiger with Gordon Webster @ @ Veneto's (Buffalo Road), 6:00 pm
  • 7th: Jim Nugent Trio @ Hedges Nine Mile Point Restaurant, 6:00 pm
  • 8th: Ann Mitchell and Andy Calabrese @ Prosecco Italian Restaurant (Farmington), 5:30 pm
  • 8th: Poetry & Jazz for Mother's Day @ The Little Theatre Cafe, 6:00 pm
  • 8th: The Rita Collective presents "Three In One" @ South Wedge Mission, 125 Caroline St. (Rochester), 7:00 pm  
  • 13th: Jon Seiger with Gordon Webster @ @ Veneto's (Buffalo Road), 6:00 pm
  • 13th: Catherine Russell @ Art of Jazz at the Philharmonic, Kleinhaus Music Hall (Buffalo), 8:00 pm (music & tickets)
  • 14th: Jon Seiger with Gordon Webster @ @ Veneto's (Buffalo Road), 6:00 pm
  • 14th: The Cool Club with the Lipker Sisters @ Lovin Cup Bistro & Brews, 7:00
  • 14th: Chocolate & Jazz Fundraiser for Rochester A.B.O.V.E featuring Paradigm Shift @ 75 Stutson Street, 7:00 pm (more info & tickets)
  • 14th: An Evening with Veronica Swift @ The Theatre at Innovation Square, 7:30 pm (more info & tickets)
  • 15th: Theresa Chen Trio @ The Little Theatre Cafe, 6:30 pm
  • 15th: Bop Arts presents Ember Trio @ Bop Shop Records, 8:00 pm (more info & tickets)
  • 18th: Steve Grills and the Roadmasters @ The Little Theatre Cafe, 6:30 pm
  • 19th: Jim Nugent Trio @ Faircraft Brauhaus, 7:00 pm
  • 19th: Mel Henderson and Joe Chiappone Duo @ Via Girasole Wine Bar, 7:00 pm
  • 2oth: Jon Seiger with Gordon Webster @ @ Veneto's (Buffalo Road), 6:00 pm
  • 20th: Trio Ghidorah @ The Little Theatre Cafe, 7:00 pm
  • 21st: Jon Seiger with Gordon Webster @ @ Veneto's (Buffalo Road), 6:00 pm
  • 22nd: Bop Arts presents Chris Pasin's Ornettiquette @ Bop Shop Records, 8:00 pm (more info & tickets)
  • 23rd: Kodak Concert Band @ Greece Baptist Church, 1230 Long Pond Road (Greece), 7:00 pm
  • 26th: Jon Seiger @ Via Girasole Wine Bar, 7:00 pm
  • 26th: Bop Arts presents Lucian Ban @ Bop Shop Records, 8:00 pm (more info & tickets)
  • 27th: Jon Seiger with Gordon Webster @ @ Veneto's (Buffalo Road), 6:00 pm
  • 28th: Jon Seiger with Gordon Webster @ @ Veneto's (Buffalo Road), 6:00 pm
  • 29th: The White Hots @ The Little Theatre Cafe, 6:30 pm
  • 30th: Bop Arts presents Skeeter Shelton's Spectrum 3 @ 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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