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Jazz over sax

Below you will find the 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 the month and into October.  Note the gigs from the Rochester Fringe Festival, which started yesterday and continues through September 24th.

We compile 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, or check out the venue's website in the right panel if there. Only music start times are listed, call the venue or visit their website for more details about when the doors open, how long the band will be playing, etc. Let me know if I have anything wrong.

Thursday, September 15, 2022

  • Mike Pullano @ Prosecco Italian Restaurant (Farmington), 5:30 pm
  • Jimmie Highsmith Jr. Smooth Jazz Trio @ The French Quarter, 6:00 pm
  • Annie Wells @ The Little Theatre Cafe, 6:30  pm
  • Red Shift @ Faircraft Brauhaus (Fairport), 7:00 
  • Bop Arts presents Stephan Crump @ Bop Shop Records, 8:00 pm (more info & tickets)

Friday, September 16, 2022

  • Mike Sidoti @ Prosecco Italian Restaurant (Farmington), 5:30 pm
  • Jim E. Leggs Trio @ Tin Barn Brewing (Dundee), 5:00 pm
  • Mid-Century Modern Jazz Quartet @ Rochester Fringe Festival, The Little Theatre, 7:00 pm (more info)
  • Hanna and the Blue Hearts @ Ferona Kitchen (Canandaigua), 8:00 pm

Saturday, September 17, 2022

  • Gregory Street Vagabonds @ North Winton Village Festival, 3:00 pm
  • Connie Fredericks-Malone @ Rochester Fringe Festival, Center Stage at the JCC, Dawn Lipson Canalside Stage, 4:00 pm (more info & tickets)
  • Jim E. Leggs Trio @ Center on Main (Canandaigua), 5:00 pm
  • Hanna PK Trio @ Hedges Nine Mile Restaurant (Webster), 6:00 pm
  • BIODANCE/Elemental Forces Redux featuring the music of Dave Rivello Ensemble @ Rochester Fringe Festival, Theater at Innovation Square, 6:30 pm (more info & tickets)
  • The Fallopian Grooves @ The Little Theatre Cafe, 7:00  pm
  • Rochester Fringe Festival: Live Painting, Live Jazz with Herb Smith Freedom Trio @ CenterStage Theatre at the JCC: Dawn Lipson Canalside Stage, 7:00 pm (more info & tickets)
  • Jimmie Highsmith 55th Birthday Bash with Paradigm Shift, Wycliff Gordonnn, Jullie Dellario, Curtis Kendrick, Bakari Smith and other special guests @ 75 Stutson Street, 7:00 pm (tickets)

Sunday, September 18, 2022

  • Paradigm Shift @ Knapp Winnery, 2770 Ernsberger Rd (Romulus), 1:00 pm
  • Gregory Street Vagabonds @ The Little Theatre Cafe, 7:00  pm
  • A Night of Stars with Frank Torcio and the Russell Scarbrough Orchestra @ Rochester Fringe Festival, Theater at Innovation Square, 7:30 pm (more info & tickets)

Monday, September 19, 2022

  • Flower City Jazz Society presents the Jazz Happens Band @ Double Tree Hilton, 111 Jefferson Rd. (Henrietta), 6:00 pm
  • Return to Corea @ Rochester Fringe Festival, Theater at Innovation Square, 8:00 pm (more info & tickets)
  • Monday Jazz at the UUU  @ UUU Art Collective, 153 State St. (Downtown), 8:30 pm (doors open at 8:00, jam starts at 10:30 pm)

Tuesday, September 20, 2022

  • No jazz for you?

Wednesday, September 21, 2022

  • Margaret Explosion @ The Little Theatre Cafe, 6:30  pm
  • Mel Henderson and Gerry Youngman Duo @ Charleston House, 120 East Ave (Downtown), 7:00 pm
  • Nyerges, Smith & Lake @ Faircraft Brauhaus (Fairport), 7:00 pm

Looking ahead to live jazz around ROC ....

September

  • 22nd: Mike Kelly/Dan Vitale Duo @ Prosecco Italian Restaurant (Farmington), 5:30 pm
  • 22nd: Jimmie Highsmith Jr. Smooth Jazz Trio @ The French Quarter, 6:00 pm
  • 22nd: Rich Thompson Trio "Generations" @ The Little Theatre Cafe, 6:30  pm
  • 23rd: Jim E. Leggs Trio @ Bagley’s Vineyard (Hector), 5:00 pm
  • 23rd: Ann Mitchell Duo @ Prosecco Italian Restaurant (Farmington), 5:30 pm
  • 23rd: Trio Los Claveles @ Rochester Fringe Festival, Salenas Event Room, Village Gate, 6:30  pm (more info & tickets)
  • 23rd: Rich Thompson Trio Generations @ Faircraft Brauhaus (Fairport), 7:00 pm
  • 23rd: Pickle Mafia with Light Sensitive Temperature Neutral @ Flour City Station (East End), 8:00 pm
  • 24th: Mel Henderson Duo @ Prosecco Italian Restaurant (Farmington), 5:30 pm
  • 24th: A Night of Stars with Frank Torcio and the Russell Scarbrough Orchestra @ Rochester Fringe Festival, Theater at Innovation Square, 6:30 pm (more info & tickets)
  • 24th: Bob Holz and A Vision Forward @ 75 Stutson Street, 7:00 pm
  • 27th: Faculty Artist Series: Jazz and Contemporary Media Faculty @ ESM, Kilbourn Hall, 7:30 pm
  • 28th: Bangers & Mash @ Faircraft Brauhaus (Fairport), 7:00 pm
  • 29th: Connie Fredericks-Malone @ Prosecco Italian Restaurant (Farmington), 6:00 pm
  • 29th: Mel Henderson and Joe Chiappone @ Via Girasole Wine Bar (Schoen Place, Pittsford), 7:00 pm
  • 30th: Mike Pullano @ Prosecco Italian Restaurant (Farmington), 6:00 pm
  • 30th: Trio East @ The Little Theatre Cafe, 7:00  pm

October

  • 1st: Moondance Trio @ Prosecco Italian Restaurant (Farmington), 5:30 pm
  • 1st: Laura Dubin Trio @ The Little Theatre Cafe, 7:00  pm
  • 2nd: ROVA Saxophone Quartet @ 40th Anniversary Fall Jazz Concert Series at Bop Shop Records, 8:00 pm (more info & tickets)
  • 5th: Mel Henderson and Gerry Youngman Duo @ Charleston House, 120 East Ave (Downtown), 7:00 pm
  • 5th: Hank Roberts Sextet @ 40th Anniversary Fall Jazz Concert Series at Bop Shop Records, 8:00 pm (more info & tickets)
  • 6th: Chris & Korie Duo @ Prosecco Italian Restaurant (Farmington), 5:30 pm
  • 6th: Mike Melito Jazz Trio @ Via Girasole Wine Bar (Schoen Place, Pittsford), 7:00 pm
  • 6th: WGMC Jazz 90.1 presents Bill Tiberio & Friends @ Greece Baptist Church, 1230 Long Pond Road (Greece), 7:00 pm
  • 7th: Jim Nugent @ Prosecco Italian Restaurant (Farmington), 5:30 pm
  • 8th: Ralph DeBergalis Duo @ Prosecco Italian Restaurant (Farmington), 5:30 pm
  • 8th: Craig Snyder Trio @ Lovin Cup Bistro & Brews (Henrietta), 7:00 pm
  • 12th: TRYYO @ 40th Anniversary Fall Jazz Concert Series at Bop Shop Records, 8:00 pm (more info & tickets)
  • 13th: Kate & Dave Duo @ Prosecco Italian Restaurant (Farmington), 5:30 pm
  • 13th: Stephane Wrembel: Django L’Impressionniste @ Lovin Cup Bistro & Brews (Henrietta), 7:00 pm (more info & tickets)
  • 14th: Chris Ott @ Prosecco Italian Restaurant (Farmington), 5:30 pm
  • 14th: Stephane Wrembel: Barbes Brooklyn & Terre Des Homes @ Lovin Cup Bistro & Brews (Henrietta), 7:00 pm (more info & tickets)
  • 15th: Connie Fredericks-Malone @ Prosecco Italian Restaurant (Farmington), 5:30 pm
  • 15th: Stephane Wrembel: Origins & Dreamers of Dreams @ Lovin Cup Bistro & Brews (Henrietta), 7:00 pm (more info & tickets)
  • 16th: Stephane Wrembel: Django Brunch @ Lovin Cup Bistro & Brews (Henrietta), 12:00 pm (more info & tickets)
  • 16th: Bob Sneider Trio @ The Little Theatre Cafe, 6:30  pm
  • 17th: Flower City Jazz Society presents the Ron Joseph's Dixie Five @ Double Tree Hilton, 111 Jefferson Rd. (Henrietta), 6:00 pm
  • 19th: Margaret Explosion @ The Little Theatre Cafe, 6:30  pm
  • 19th: Eastman Jazz Ensemble/Eastman New Jazz Ensemble @ Kilbourn Hall, 7:30 pm
  • 2oth: Mike Pullano @ Prosecco Italian Restaurant (Farmington), 5:30 pm
  • 20th: The White Hots @ The Little Theatre Cafe, 6:30  pm
  • 21st: Mike Sidoti @ Prosecco Italian Restaurant (Farmington), 5:30 pm
  • 21st: Trio East @ The Little Theatre Cafe, 7:00 pm
  • 22nd: Laura Dubin Trio Plays the Music of Bud Powell @ Rochester Academy of Medicine, 4:00 pm (more info & tickets)
  • 22nd: Mel Henderson Duo @ Prosecco Italian Restaurant (Farmington), 5:30 pm
  • 26th: Hanna PK @ The Little Theatre Cafe, 6:30 pm
  • 26th: Faculty Artist Series: Charles Pillow @ ESM, Hatch Recital Hall, 7:30 pm
  • 27th: Mike Kaupa Duo @ Prosecco Italian Restaurant (Farmington), 5:30 pm
  • 27th: Mel Henderson @ Via Girasole Wine Bar (Schoen Place, Pittsford), 7:00 pm
  • 28th: Ann Mitchell @ Prosecco Italian Restaurant (Farmington), 5:30 pm
  • 28th: Monroe County Bar Association Jazz for Justice @ The Commissary, Sibley Square, 250 East Main Street (Rochester), 5:30 pm
  • 29th: Mike Pullano @ Prosecco Italian Restaurant (Farmington), 5:30 pm
  • 29th: Lou Grassi & Ken Filiano @ 40th Anniversary Fall Jazz Concert Series at Bop Shop Records, 8:00 pm (more info & tickets)
This post was originally published on JazzRochester.

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