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So, do you wanna hear some ... Live jazz around Rochester, July 18-24, 2024?

Neon jazz club sign

JazzRochester aims at providing you with the most comprehensive listings for live jazz gigs in and around our fair city.  I've gathered them for the next seven days immediately below, but also for the rest of July, August and a few beyond that.  Please continue to let me know when you hear about any gigs that I've may have missed or if I have anything wrong (see the Contact Us link above to send an email if that's how you roll). I'm going to be out of service for a bit (getting a new knee...) starting next Wednesday, so let me know about anything new or wrong by next Monday.

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It's summertime and there's more ... live jazz around Rochester, July 11-17, 2024

Black and white jazz sign

I know it. You're jonesin again for some live jazz.  So get out there and get some!  JazzRochester aims at providing you with the most comprehensive listings for live jazz gigs in and around our fair city.  I've gathered them for the next seven days immediately below, but also for the rest of July, August and beyond.  Please continue to let me know when you hear about any gigs that I've may have missed or if I have anything wrong (see the Contact Us link above to send an email if that's how you roll).  

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Resting up, but nearly ready for some more ... Live jazz around ROC, July 4-10, 2024

Live ROC Jazz over piano keysNine days took it out of me, but the Rochester International Jazz Festival was a great time!  I saw some friends, heard great music from new jazz artists who were new to me and others who I knew well. I'll be writing a wrap up soon.  Plus, just after it was heartening to get a profile published shortly after the RIJF in Rochester City Magazine with my new title ... Jazz Concierge. I appreciate the notice and hope it helps us keep building a community here at JazzRochester (it is already... welcome to those who are seeing this after signing up after seeing the City post). 

JazzRochester aims at providing you with the most comprehensive listings for live jazz gigs in and around our fair city.  I've gathered them for the next seven days immediately below, but also for the rest of July and now into August and beyond.  Please continue to let me know when you hear about any gigs that I've may have missed or if I have anything wrong (see the Contact Us link above to send an email if that's how you roll).  

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While the RIJF wraps it up, there is still ... Live jazz around Rochester, June 27-July 3, 2024 and beyond

One Way sign pointing toward Live Jazz written on a wallThere are now just 4 nights (including tonight) left of the Rochester International Jazz Festival, so it will only be noisy here and on the other JazzRochester channels for a bit longer then we'll return to our regularly scheduled programming. You will only find those gigs I know about outside of the RIJF in this post, which is always a bit light during the festival. 

We aim here to provide you with the most comprehensive listings for live jazz gigs in and around our fair city.  I've gathered them for the next seven days immediately below and also for the last few days June, July and a growing list later than that.  Please continue to let me know when you hear about any gigs that I've may have missed or if I have anything wrong (see the Contact Us link above to send an email if that's how you roll).  

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Even while the jazz fest is at full tilt you'll still find ... Live jazz around ROC (but outside RIJF), June 20-26, 2024

Find Live Jazz Here over piano keysYes, it's going to be a little noisy around downtown Rochester starting Friday (a good kind of noise, though...).  For those of you who get our posts via email and otherwise, it may be a bit more "noisy" here as well (haven't decided how much I'll write during the festival as I try to focus on listening ....). We'll be back to our regularly scheduled programming after the 29th and I will be publishing the posts (tonight and next Wednesday) with the live jazz by local folks outside of the CGI Rochester International Jazz Festival footprint. I have a few more nights of RIJF picks to post. Then I'll see whether I write much during the festival. Check out the things I'm sharing on Facebook, X (or Twitter, if you will...) and Instagram, though. 

We aim here to provide you with the most comprehensive listings for live jazz gigs in and around our fair city.  I've gathered them for the next seven days immediately below and also for the last few days June, July and a growing list later than that.  Please continue to let me know when you hear about any gigs that I've may have missed or if I have anything wrong (see the Contact Us link above to send an email if that's how you roll).  

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Down the block, right around the corner and beyond, there's ... Live jazz around ROC, June 13-19, 2024

Live ROC Jazz over hands playing pianoTraveling yesterday, so a bit late in publishing the post ... again. Please check out the current posts in our coverage of the 2024 Rochester International Jazz Festival, including my picks (i.e., who I'll be listening to) for each night (3 down, 6 more nights to go...!).  Jazz 90.1 will be live at the Inn on Broadway on Friday starting at 3:00-5:00 pm. Join them for a happy hour with Laura Dubin and Antonio Guerrero from 5:00-7:00 pm. Yes, it's right around the corner....

We aim here to provide you with the most comprehensive listings for live jazz gigs in and around our fair city.  I've gathered them for the next seven days immediately below and  for the rest June and July (and a few in August).  Please continue to let me know when you hear about any gigs that I've may have missed or if I have anything wrong (see the Contact Us link above to send an email if that's how you roll).  

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It's Wednesday (really) and there is ... Live jazz around Rochester, June 6-12, 2024

Black and white jazz signApparently, my blogging software likes to push code the same night I'm trying to publish my listings posts... go figure. So it's a bit delayed again, but at least it's still Wednesday ... I'm getting it in just under the wire

Now that the Fairport Canal Days jazz is over, the inevitable slowdown before RIJF appears to be taking hold, but there's still a lot to go out to hear.. Check out the posts in our coverage of the 2024 Rochester International Jazz Festival, including my picks (i.e., who I'll be listening to) for each night (2 down, 7 more nights to go...!). One more thing ... WGMC Jazz 90.1 ran a bit short on their last fund drive and could use your help. Click here to dig into the wallet.

We aim here to provide you with the most comprehensive listings for live jazz gigs in and around our fair city.  I've gathered them for the next seven days immediately below and  for the rest June and July (and a few in August).  Please remember I will not be listing jazz festival gigs for local artists here ... they will have their own special post, which I published yesterday. Please continue to let me know when you hear about any gigs that I've may have missed or if I have anything wrong (see the Contact Us link above to send an email if that's how you roll).  

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Delayed gratification of your jazz habit . . . Live jazz in and around ROC, May 30-June 5, 2024

Live ROC Jazz over piano keysSorry we're late. My site's platform had a hiccup last night that prevented me from doing the post after I finished up work last night. But it's coming out in time for tonight's jazz should you be looking .... 

A few notes... Fairport Canal Days will have a number of local jazz musicians and students providing sounds as you hit one of the first festivals of the summer, weather permitting. You can get the skinny on who, when and where in this post.  You may also want to check out the posts in our coverage of the 2024 Rochester International Jazz Festival, including my picks (i.e., who I'll be listening to) for each night (2 down, 7 more nights to go...!).  Now that it's summer (or nearly so), you'll also notice quite a few new items appearing in the listings from the Finger Lakes, some of which have been shared with us by FLX Music 24/7.

We aim here to provide you with the most comprehensive listings for live jazz gigs in and around our fair city.  I've gathered them for the next seven days immediately below and  for the rest June and July (and a few in August).  Please remember I will not be listing jazz festival gigs for local artists here ... they will have their own special post, which will be published soon so look for it. Please continue to let me know when you hear about any gigs that I've may have missed or if I have anything wrong (see the Contact Us link above to send an email if that's how you roll).  

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Let the summer jazz begin at Fairport Canal Days 2024

FCD_2024Fairport's Canal Days is coming at the end of next week. Spread out over the village of Fairport, Tim Forster and the others responsible for the music at FCD will as usual serve up a healthy helping of jazz from local musicians and often describe it as the "jazz festival before the jazz festival."  If we get good weather, this is a great place to hang and hear some great music by local jazz musicians and stretch those RIJF muscles a bit (yes, it is now less than a month before those nine days of music begin). While there's lots of other music at FCD, here's the jazz that will be presented during FCD:

When

Who's Playing?

What Stage?

  Friday, May 31st  
5:30 pm  Eastman Youth Jazz Orchestra (ECMS)   Fairport Junction (FJ)
7:00 pm Occassional Saints FJ
  Saturday, June 1st  
10:00 am

SOTA MS Jazz Ensemble, SOTA Senior High Jazz Ensemble

FJ
11:00 am Mid-Century Modern Jazz Quartet     Kennelley Gazebo (KG)
12:00 pm  New Horizons Jazz Ensemble (ECMS) North Stage (NS)
12:30 pm Deepak Thettu     KG

1:30 pm

ER Jazz Band FJ

2:00 pm

Bob Sneider Quartet

KG

3:00 pm

Ruckus Juice Jug Stompers

Village Hall Stage (VH)

3:15 pm

Madeline Forster

KG

4:30 pm

Mike Kaupa Kuartet

 VH

4:30 pm

Daniel King Band

FJ

4:45 pm

JP Middle School Jazz Band & Fairport 9th Grade Jazz Band

KG

 

Sunday, June 2nd

 

10:00 am

FHS Jazz Combo 

VH

11:30 am

Jazz Generation

KG

11:30 am

Harley Jazz Band

VH

11:30 am

Higher Ground Quartet

FJ

1:00 pm

Mid-Century Modern Jazz Quartet

VH

1:00 pm

Peter Chwazik Trio

KG

1:00 pm

FHS Day Jazz Band

FJ

1:00 pm

ECMS Jazz Performance Workshop

NS

2:00 pm

ECMS Jazz Performance Workshop

NS

2:30 pm

Bill Tiberio Band

FJ

2:30 pm

Dean Keller's Soul Jazz Joint

FBC

4:00 pm

Funkyard Brass Band

KG

4:00 pm

Sofrito Latin Jazz Quintet

FJ  

4:00 pm

Djangoners Duo

VH

Check out the full lineup for all of the music at FCD look here. I'm hoping to get out to Fairport at least one of the two days, so look for me in a JazzRochester T-Shirt. If you're having trouble seeing all of the post on your mobile device, take a look on the JazzRochester site itself. I've tried to reduce the size to accommodate (sorry I missed that before), but different mobile settings may make it hard to see the right column of the above table.

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Turning up the heat on ... Live jazz around Rochester, NY, May 23-29, 2024

Live ROC Jazz over fingers playing pianoCheck out the first posts in JazzRochester's coverage of the 2024 Rochester International Jazz Festival below. When you want to see it all (so far), check out the Category "RIJF 2024" in the right panel. One down, 8 more nights to go...!

We aim here to provide you with the most comprehensive listings for live jazz gigs in and around our fair city.  I've gathered them for the next seven days immediately below, plus more listings through the few days left of  May and June (I will not be listing RIJF gigs here ... they have they're own special post). Please continue to let me know when you hear about any gigs that I've may have missed or if I have anything wrong (see the Contact Us link above to send an email if that's how you roll).  

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So, do ya want to go hear some ... Live ROC jazz, May 16-22?

Neon jazz club signCheck out the first post in my coverage of the 2024 Rochester International Jazz Festival below. Now that it's May, I hope there will be more soon... I'm making some headway on completing my picks.  When you want to see it all, check out the Category "RIJF 2024" in the right panel. WGMC Jazz 90.1 is giving away a passes. Register for Jazz90.1’s annual jazz festival giveaway!

We aim here to provide you with the most comprehensive listings for live jazz gigs in and around our fair city.  I've gathered them for the next seven days immediately below, plus more listings through the few days left of  May and June (I will not be listing RIJF gigs here ... they have they're own special post). Please continue to let me know when you hear about any gigs that I've may have missed or if I have anything wrong (see the Contact Us link above to send an email if that's how you roll).  

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As the lilacs bloom, here's some ... Live jazz around Rochester, May 9-15

Live ROC Jazz over keyboardCheck out the first post in my coverage of the 2024 Rochester International Jazz Festival below. Now that it's May, there will be more soon.  When you want to see it all, check out the Category "RIJF 2024" in the right panel. WGMC Jazz 90.1 is giving away a passes. Register for Jazz90.1’s annual jazz festival giveaway!

We aim here to provide you with the most comprehensive listings for live jazz gigs in and around our fair city.  I've gathered them for the next seven days immediately below, plus more listings through the few days left of April, May, and now June is filling out a bit (I will not be listing RIJF gigs here ... they have they're own place). Please continue to let me know when you hear about any gigs that I've may have missed or if I have anything wrong (see the Contact Us link above to send an email if that's how you roll).  

Thursday, May 9, 2024

  • Ryan Johnson Duo @ Prosecco Italian Restaurant (Farmington), 5:30 pm
  • Simon Fletcher Trio @ Studio Lounge, 6:00 pm
  • Bob Vosteen & Mel Henderson @ Zambistro's (Medina), 6:00 pm

Friday, May 10, 2024

  • Chris Ott @ Prosecco Italian Restaurant (Farmington), 5:30 pm
  • Jim Nugent @ Hedges Nine Mile Point Restaurant, 6:00 pm
  • Bob Sneider & Tony Padilla @ Flight Wine Bar Downtown, 6:30 pm
  • Bangers and Mash @ The Little Theatre Cafe, 7:00 pm
  • Steve Grills and the Roadmasters @ Fanatics Pub (Lima), 7:00 pm

Saturday, May 11, 2024

  • Moon Dance Trio @ Prosecco Italian Restaurant (Farmington), 5:30 pm
  • Paradigm Shift @ Fundraiser for Elmira Jazz festival, Ill Legal Tap House (Elmira), 6:00 pm
  • Jazz Generation @ Flight Wine Bar Downtown, 6:30 pm
  • Bob Sneider Trio @ The Little Theatre Cafe, 7:00 pm
  • Howard Levy 4 @ Fanatics Pub, 7281 W Main St. (Lima), 7:00 pm (more info & tickets)
  • Butcher Brown @ The Lilac Festival, 7:00 pm (full Music Lineup)

Sunday, May 12, 2024 

  • The Simon Fletcher Trio performing live in studio @ Online on WAYO-FM.org to support Live@WAYO, 2:00-3:00 pm
  • Rich Thompson's Trio Generations @ The Little Theatre Cafe, 7:00 pm
  • Ghost-Note @ The Lilac Festival, 7:00 pm (full Music Lineup)

Monday, May 13, 2024

  • The Djangoners @ The Little Theatre Cafe, 7:00 pm

Tuesday, May 14, 2024

  • Horacio & La Fama Salsa Band @ The Lilac Festival, 5:30 pm (full Music Lineup)
  • Big Bad Voodoo Daddy @ The Lilac Festival, 7:00 pm (full Music Lineup)
  • Jazz 90.1 presents Jazz at The Beach featuring The Bill Tiberio Band @ Tropix Nightclub, 4775 Lake Ave (Charlotte), 7:00 pm

Wednesday, May 15, 2024

  • Jon Randall Octet @ Faircraft Brauhaus (Fairport), 6:30 pm

Looking for live jazz later in May? 

  • 16th: Marco Amado @ Prosecco Italian Restaurant (Farmington), 5:30 pm
  • 16th: Sound Logic @ Studio Lounge, 6:00 pm
  • 16th: Margaret Explosion @ The Little Theatre Cafe, 6:30 pm
  • 17th: Ralph De Bergalis @ Prosecco Italian Restaurant (Farmington), 5:30 pm
  • 17th: Jimmie Highsmith Jr. @ Legacy Wine Bar (State Street), 5:30 pm
  • 17th: Joe Mulroon @ Flight Wine Bar Downtown, 6:30 pm
  • 17th: Hypnotic Brass Ensemble @ The Lilac Festival, 7:00 pm (full Music Lineup)
  • 18th: Kastner & Vock Duo @ Flight Wine Bar Downtown, 6:30 pm
  • 18th: Annie Wells Band @ The Little Theatre Cafe, 7:00 pm
  • 18th: Hard Logic @ Faircraft Brauhaus (Fairport), 7:00 pm
  • 18th: Cool Club & The Lipker Sisters 10 Year Anniversary Party @ Fairport Brewing Cmpany, 1044 University Ave (Rochester), 7:00 pm (Tickets)
  • 18th: Live! Presents: Mark Lettieri Group @ Montage Music Hall, 8:00 pm (more & info and tickets, including a $5.00 discount from Live! (CANCELLED)
  • 19th: Dopapod @ The Lilac Festival, 7:00 pm (full Music Lineup)
  • 20th: Bossa Nova Bradley Brothers @ The Little Theatre Cafe, 7:00 pm
  • 21st: Bop Arts presents Charlie Ballantine Quartet @ Bop Shop Records, 8:00 pm (more info & tickets)
  • 22nd: Rich Thompson's Trio Generations @ Faircraft Brauhaus (Fairport), 6:30 pm
  • 23rd: Mike Pullano @ Prosecco Italian Restaurant (Farmington), 5:30 pm
  • 23rd: Simon Fletcher Trio @ Studio Lounge, 6:00 pm
  • 23rd: Rochester Metropolitan Jazz Orchestra "Just Friends" Album Release Party @ 3Heads Brewing Company, 8:00 pm
  • 24th: Ann Mitchell Duo @ Prosecco Italian Restaurant (Farmington), 5:30 pm
  • 24th: Andrew Greider @ Legacy Wine Bar (State Street), 5:30 pm
  • 24th: Ryan Johnson & Glen Cummings @ Flight Wine Bar Downtown, 6:30 pm
  • 24th: Erin & Ross @ The Little Theatre Cafe, 7:00 pm
  • 25th: Mel Henderson @ Prosecco Italian Restaurant (Farmington), 5:30 pm
  • 25th: Mike Kelly Jazz Duo @ Flight Wine Bar Downtown, 6:30 pm
  • 30th: Simon Fletcher @ Prosecco Italian Restaurant (Farmington), 5:30 pm
  • 30th: Eric Heveron Trio @ Studio Lounge, 6:00 pm
  • 30th: Jazz is Phsh @ 3 Heads Brewing, 8:00 pm (more info & tickets)
  • 31st: Special Blend Trio @ Prosecco Italian Restaurant (Farmington), 5:30 pm
  • 31st: Maxwell Robbins & Leon Hsu @ Flight Wine Bar Downtown, 6:30 pm

Looking for live jazz in June? Other than RIJF, that is....

  • 1st: Rochester Metropolitan Jazz Orchestra @ Trains and Trolleys at Twilight, 282 Rush-Scottsville Rd (Rush), 4:00-8:00 pm
  • 1st: Daniel King & Keith Dudinski @ Flight Wine Bar Downtown, 6:30 pm
  • 1st: Cool Club & the Lipker Sisters: Summer Kickoff Party @ Lovin Cup Bistro & Brews, 7:00 pm
  • 2nd: The GateSwingers Big Band @ The Gables of Brighton, 12:30 pm
  • 2nd: Bop Arts presents Michael Bisio/Timothy Hill Inside Voice/Outside Voice @ Bop Shop Records, 8:30 pm (more info & tickets)
  • 4th: Penfield Big Band @ Penfield Community Center, 7:30 pm
  • 5th: Bangers and Mash @ Faircraft Brauhaus (Fairport), 6:00 pm
  • 6th: Nancy Kelly @ The Backroom Lounge at the Record Archive, 6:00 pm
  • 7th: Vince Ercolamento & Joe Chiappone @ Flight Wine Bar Downtown, 6:30 pm
  • 8th: The GateSwingers Big Band @ Seneca Falls Canal Fest (People's Park Gazebo), 4:30 pm
  • 8th: George Miller @ Flight Wine Bar Downtown, 6:30 pm
  • 9th: Rochester Metropolitan Jazz Orchestra @ Brasstacular, 344 Dorsey (Greece), 12:00-1:00 pm
  • 9th: Rochester Metropolitan Jazz Orchestra @ Gates-Chili Performing Arts Center, 4:45 pm
  • 10th: Jazz 90.1 Jazz Cruise featuring ROC City Jazz @ The Colonial Belle, 400 Packett's Landing (Fairport), 6:30 pm
  • 11th: Jazz 90.1 and The Ontario Beach Park Program Committee present Jazz at The Beach featuring Ann Mitchell Jazz @ Tropix Nightclub, 4775 Lake Ave (Charlotte), 7:00 pm
  • 12th: Bob Sneider Quartet @ Faircraft Brauhaus (Fairport), 6:30 pm
  • 14th: Chris Ott @ Prosecco Italian Restaurant (Farmington), 5:30
  • 14th: Andrew Martelle Jazz Duo @ Flight Wine Bar Downtown, 6:30 pm
  • 14th: Bop Arts presents the Ricky Ford Quartet @ Bop Shop Records, 8:00 pm (more info & tickets)
  • 15th: Chris Ott Trio @ Rohrbach Brewing Railroad St. Beer Hall (Brunch), 11:30 am
  • 18th: Penfield Big Band @ Penfield Amphitheater, 6:30 pm
  • 19th: Tritone Jazz Camp Performance @ Faircraft Brauhaus (Fairport), 6:30 pm
  • 19th: Rochester Metropolitan Jazz Orchestra @ Cherry Ridge, 900 Cherry Ridge Blvd (Webster), 6:30 pm
  • 20th: Joe Barna & Sketches of Influence @ Lovin Cup Bistro & Brews, 7:00 pm
  • 21st-29th: Rochester International Jazz Festival, of course! You'll see listings for that elsewhere...

Looking for live jazz later than June?

  • July 1st: Bop Arts presents the Aaron Irwin Trio @ Bop Shop Records, 8:00 pm (more info & tickets)
  • July 19th: Bop Arts presents the Joe Fiedler & Erik Lawrence, solo and duo performances @ Bop Shop Records, 8:00 pm (more info & tickets)
  • August 9th: Live! Summer Concert Series presents the Ron Carter Trio @ The Hochstein School Performance Hall, 8:00 pm (more info & tickets)
  • September 21st: Brandee Younger Trio @ Kilbourn Hall, 7:30 pm

Click on the links where available for more information on the gig or tickets where needed, or check out the venue's website in the right panel if there. For the most part only start times for the gigs 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 missed anything or have something wrong. If you're out at a venue, please tell them about the site. 

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MAY I get you out to hear some... Live ROC jazz, May 2-8, 2024?

Find Live Jazz Here over keyboardCheck out the first post in my coverage of the 2024 Rochester International Jazz Festival below. Now that it's May, there will be more soon.  When you want to see it all, see the Category "RIJF 2024" in the right panel.

We aim here to provide you with the most comprehensive listings for live jazz gigs in and around our fair city.  I've gathered them for the next seven days immediately below, plus more listings through the few days left of April, May, and now June is filling out a bit (I will not be listing RIJF gigs here ... they have they're own place). Please continue to let me know when you hear about any gigs that I've may have missed or if I have anything wrong (see the Contact Us link above to send an email if that's how you roll).  

Thursday, May 2, 2024

  • Ralph De Bergalis Duo @ Prosecco Italian Restaurant (Farmington), 5:30 pm
  • Simon Fletcher Trio @ Carmel Bakery and Bar (Park Ave), 6:00 pm
  • The Swooners @ Studio Lounge, 6:00 pm
  • Erin & Ross present Musical Alchemy No. 2 @ Rochester Music Hall of Fame, 25 Gibbs St. (East End), 7:00 pm (more info & tickets)
  • Steve Grills and the Roadmasters @ The Little Theatre Cafe, 7:00 pm
  • Chamber Jazz Ensemble @ Kilbourn Hall, 7:30 pm pm

Friday, May 3, 2024

  • Jim Nugent @ Prosecco Italian Restaurant (Farmington), 5:30 pm
  • Marvin Dolly & Mel Henderson @ Legacy Wine Bar, 51 State Street, 5:30 pm
  • Steve Grills and the Roadmasters @ Twisted Rail Brewing (Honeoye), 6:00 pm
  • Vince Ercolamento and Joe Chiappone @ Flight Wine Bar Downtown, 6:30 pm
  • Eshaan Sood Quartet The Sonic Alchemists@ The Little Theatre Cafe, 7:00 pm
  • The World Famous Glenn Miller Orchestra @ Theater at Innovation Square, 7:00 pm (more info & tickets)
  • Bop Arts presents Celebrating Paul Smoker with special guests @ Lovin Cup Bistro & Brews, 7:30 pm (also on the 4th) (more info & tickets)
  • Judah with special guests present Scoulive: A Tribute to John Scofield and Soulive @ Abilene Bar & Lounge, 9:15 pm

Saturday, May 4, 2024

  • Chris Ott Trio @ Hedges Nine Mile Point Restaurant, 6:00 pm
  • Oliver Gomez & Sarah Navratil @ Flight Wine Bar Downtown, 6:30 pm
  • Laura Dubin Trio @ The Little Theatre Cafe, 7:00 pm
  • Bop Arts presents Celebrating Paul Smoker with special guests @ Lovin Cup Bistro & Brews, 7:30 pm (more info & tickets)

Sunday, May 5, 2024 

  • Celebrating Paul Smoker continues with a jam session @ Bop Shop Records, 1:00-5:00 pm (more info)
  • Daniel King Band @ Lovin Cup Bistro & Brews, 5:30 pm
  • 2024 Rochester Music Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony @ Eastman Theatre at Kodak Hall, 7:00 pm (tickets)

Monday, May 6, 2024

  • Mel Henderson and Gerry Youngman @ The Little Theatre Cafe, 7:00 pm

Tuesday, May 7, 2024

  • No jazz for you?

Wednesday, May 8, 2024

  • Erin & Ross @ Backroom Lounge at the Record Archive, 6:00 pm
  • Flower City Trio @ Faircraft Brauhaus (Fairport), 6:00 pm

Looking for live jazz later in May? 

  • 9th: Ryan Johnson Duo @ Prosecco Italian Restaurant (Farmington), 5:30 pm
  • 9th: Simon Fletcher Trio @ Studio Lounge, 6:00 pm
  • 9th: Bob Vosteen & Mel Henderson @ Zambistro's (Medina), 6:00 pm
  • 10th: Chris Ott @ Prosecco Italian Restaurant (Farmington), 5:30 pm
  • 10th: Jim Nugent @ Hedges Nine Mile Point Restaurant, 6:00 pm
  • 10th: Bob Sneider & Tony Padilla @ Flight Wine Bar Downtown, 6:30 pm
  • 10th: Bangers and Mash @ The Little Theatre Cafe, 7:00 pm
  • 11th: Moon Dance Trio @ Prosecco Italian Restaurant (Farmington), 5:30 pm
  • 11th: Jazz Generation @ Flight Wine Bar Downtown, 6:30 pm
  • 11th: Bob Sneider Trio @ The Little Theatre Cafe, 7:00 pm
  • 11th: Howard Levy 4 @ Fanatics Pub, 7281 W Main St. (Lima), 7:00 pm (more info & tickets)
  • 11th: Butcher Brown @ The Lilac Festival, 7:00 pm (full Music Lineup)
  • 12th: Rich Thompson's Trio Generations @ The Little Theatre Cafe, 7:00 pm
  • 12th: Ghost-Note @ The Lilac Festival, 7:00 pm (full Music Lineup)
  • 13th: The Djangoners @ The Little Theatre Cafe, 7:00 pm
  • 14th: Horacio & La Fama Salsa Band @ The Lilac Festival, 5:30 pm (full Music Lineup)
  • 14th: Big Bad Voodoo Daddy @ The Lilac Festival, 7:00 pm (full Music Lineup)
  • 14th: Jazz 90.1 presents Jazz at The Beach featuring The Bill Tiberio Band @ Tropix Nightclub, 4775 Lake Ave (Charlotte), 7:00 pm
  • 15th: Jon Randall Octet @ Faircraft Brauhaus (Fairport), 6:30 pm'
  • 16th: Marco Amado @ Prosecco Italian Restaurant (Farmington), 5:30 pm
  • 16th: Sound Logic @ Studio Lounge, 6:00 pm
  • 16th: Margaret Explosion @ The Little Theatre Cafe, 6:30 pm
  • 17th: Ralph De Bergalis @ Prosecco Italian Restaurant (Farmington), 5:30 pm
  • 17th: Joe Mulroon @ Flight Wine Bar Downtown, 6:30 pm
  • 17th: Hypnotic Brass Ensemble @ The Lilac Festival, 7:00 pm (full Music Lineup)
  • 18th: Kastner & Vock Duo @ Flight Wine Bar Downtown, 6:30 pm
  • 18th: Annie Wells Band @ The Little Theatre Cafe, 7:00 pm
  • 18th: Hard Logic @ Faircraft Brauhaus (Fairport), 7:00 pm
  • 18th: Live! Presents: Mark Lettieri Group @ Montage Music Hall, 8:00 pm (more & info and tickets, including a $5.00 discount from Live!)
  • 19th: Dopapod @ The Lilac Festival, 7:00 pm (full Music Lineup)
  • 20th: Bossa Nova Bradley Brothers @ The Little Theatre Cafe, 7:00 pm
  • 21st: Bop Arts presents Charlie Ballantine Quartet @ Bop Shop Records, 8:00 pm (more info & tickets)
  • 22nd: Rich Thompson's Trio Generations @ Faircraft Brauhaus (Fairport), 6:30 pm
  • 23rd: Mike Pullano @ Prosecco Italian Restaurant (Farmington), 5:30 pm
  • 23rd: Simon Fletcher Trio @ Studio Lounge, 6:00 pm
  • 23rd: Rochester Metropolitan Jazz Orchestra "Just Friends" Album Release Party @ 3Heads Brewing Company, 8:00 pm
  • 24th: Ann Mitchell Duo @ Prosecco Italian Restaurant (Farmington), 5:30 pm
  • 24th: Ryan Johnson & Glen Cummings @ Flight Wine Bar Downtown, 6:30 pm
  • 24th: Erin & Ross @ The Little Theatre Cafe, 7:00 pm
  • 25th: Mel Henderson @ Prosecco Italian Restaurant (Farmington), 5:30 pm
  • 25th: Mike Kelly Jazz Duo @ Flight Wine Bar Downtown, 6:30 pm
  • 30th: Simon Fletcher @ Prosecco Italian Restaurant (Farmington), 5:30 pm
  • 30th: Eric Heveron Trio @ Studio Lounge, 6:00 pm
  • 30th: Jazz is Phsh @ 3 Heads Brewing, 8:00 pm (more info & tickets)
  • 31st: Special Blend Trio @ Prosecco Italian Restaurant (Farmington), 5:30 pm
  • 31st: Maxwell Robbins & Leon Hsu @ Flight Wine Bar Downtown, 6:30 pm
  • 31st:New Jazz Underground with special guest Bill Tiberio @ 75 Stutson Street (Charlotte), 8:00 pm (more info & tickets)

Looking for live jazz in June? Other than RIJF, that is....

  • 1st: Rochester Metropolitan Jazz Orchestra @ Trains and Trolleys at Twilight, 282 Rush-Scottsville Rd (Rush), 4:00-8:00 pm
  • 1st: Daniel King & Keith Dudinski @ Flight Wine Bar Downtown, 6:30 pm
  • 1st: Cool Club & the Lipker Sisters: Summer Kickoff Party @ Lovin Cup Bistro & Brews, 7:00 pm
  • 2nd: Bop Arts presents Michael Bisio/Timothy Hill Inside Voice/Outside Voice @ Bop Shop Records, 8:30 pm (more info & tickets)
  • 5th: Bangers and Mash @ Faircraft Brauhaus (Fairport), 6:00 pm
  • 7th: Vince Ercolamento & Joe Chiappone @ Flight Wine Bar Downtown, 6:30 pm
  • 8th: The GateSwingers Big Band @ Seneca Falls Canal Fest (People's Park Gazebo), 4:30 pm
  • 8th: George Miller @ Flight Wine Bar Downtown, 6:30 pm
  • 9th: Rochester Metropolitan Jazz Orchestra @ Brasstacular, 344 Dorsey (Greece), 12:00-1:00 pm
  • 9th: Rochester Metropolitan Jazz Orchestra @ Gates-Chili Performing Arts Center, 4:45 pm
  • 10th: Jazz 90.1 Jazz Cruise featuring ROC City Jazz @ The Colonial Belle, 400 Packett's Landing (Fairport), 6:30 pm
  • 11th: Jazz 90.1 and The Ontario Beach Park Program Committee present Jazz at The Beach featuring Ann Mitchell Jazz @ Tropix Nightclub, 4775 Lake Ave (Charlotte), 7:00 pm
  • 12th: Bob Sneider Quartet @ Faircraft Brauhaus (Fairport), 6:30 pm
  • 14th: Chris Ott @ Prosecco Italian Restaurant (Farmington), 5:30
  • 14th: Andrew Martelle Jazz Duo @ Flight Wine Bar Downtown, 6:30 pm
  • 14th: Bop Arts presents the Ricky Ford Quartet @ Bop Shop Records, 8:00 pm (more info & tickets)
  • 15th: Chris Ott Trio @ Rohrbach Brewing Railroad St. Beer Hall (Brunch), 11:30 am
  • 19th: Tritone Jazz Camp Performance @ Faircraft Brauhaus (Fairport), 6:30 pm
  • 19th: Rochester Metropolitan Jazz Orchestra @ Cherry Ridge, 900 Cherry Ridge Blvd (Webster), 6:30 pm
  • 21st-29th: Rochester International Jazz Festival, of course! You'll see listings for that elsewhere...

Looking for live jazz later than June?

  • July 1st: Bop Arts presents the Aaron Irwin Trio @ Bop Shop Records, 8:00 pm (more info & tickets)
  • July 19th: Bop Arts presents the Joe Fiedler & Erik Lawrence, solo and duo performances @ Bop Shop Records, 8:00 pm (more info & tickets)
  • August 9th: Live! Summer Concert Series presents the Ron Carter Trio @ The Hochstein School Performance Hall, 8:00 pm (more info & tickets)
  • September 21st: Brandee Younger Trio @ Kilbourn Hall, 7:30 pm

Click on the links where available for more information on the gig or tickets where needed, or check out the venue's website in the right panel if there. For the most part only start times for the gigs 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 missed anything or have something wrong. If you're out at a venue, please tell them about the site. 

This post was originally published on JazzRochester.

Put some Spring in your step and get out to hear some ... Live Rochester jazz, April 25-May 1, 2024

Black and white jazz signAs you can see below, I've begun my coverage of the 2024 Rochester International Jazz Festival, and the RIJF released its app for iOS and Android today.  Finally, there are a few days left for you to open up the purse or wallet and give our local jazz radio station, Jazz 90.1 WGMC, Spring Pledge Drive

I aim to provide you with the most comprehensive listings for live jazz gigs in and around our fair city.  I've gathered them for the next seven days immediately below, plus more listings through the few days left of April, May, and now June is filling out a bit (I will not be listing RIJF gigs here ... they have they're own place). Please continue to let me know when you hear about any gigs that I've may have missed or if I have anything wrong (see the Contact Us link above to send an email if that's how you roll).  

Thursday, April 25, 2024

  • Chris Ott Trio @ Rohrbach Brewing Railroad St. Beer Hall (Brunch), 11:30 am
  • Mike Pullano @ Prosecco Italian Restaurant (Farmington), 5:30 pm
  • Simon Fletcher Trio @ Studio Lounge, 6:00 pm

Friday, April 26, 2024

  • Ann Mitchell @ Prosecco Italian Restaurant (Farmington), 5:30 pm
  • Mel Henderson & Oliver Gomez @ Flight Wine Bar Downtown, 6:30 pm
  • Erin & Ross present Musical Alchemy No. 1 @ Rochester Music Hall of Fame, 25 Gibbs St. (East End), 7:00 pm (more info & tickets)
  • Craig Snyder Group @ Lovin Cup Bistro & Brews, 7:30 pm
  • 53rd Annual Penfield Jazz Fundraiser Concerts with Ingrid Jensen @ Penfield High School, 7:30 pm (tickets available April 1 here and at the door)

Saturday, April 27, 2024

  • Mel Henderson @ Prosecco Italian Restaurant (Farmington), 5:30 pm
  • Ryan Johnson & Glen Cummings @ Flight Wine Bar Downtown, 6:30 pm
  • The Sonic Alchemists @ The Little Theatre Cafe, 6:30 pm
  • 53rd Annual Penfield Jazz Fundraiser Concerts with Ingrid Jensen @ Penfield High School, 7:30 pm (tickets available April 1 here and at the door)

Sunday, April 28, 2024 

  • Craig Snyder & Collective Force @ Fort Hill Performing Arts Center (Canandaigua), 1:00 pm
  • Bob Sneider Trio @ The Little Theatre Cafe, 7:00 pm
  • Livestream of Collins/Miller Quartet (sets at 6:00 and 7:00 pm) & Third Motion Studs (sets at 8:00 and 9:00 pm) @ Grand Opening of Third Motion Studios (Facebook Event)
  • Student Non-Degree Recital: Sebastian Claas, jazz bass @ ESM, Howard Hanson Recital Hall, 8:30 pm

Monday, April 29, 2024

  • Bossa Nova Bradley Brothers @ The Little Theatre Cafe, 7:00 pm
  • Eastman New Jazz Ensemble with special guest Michael Gibbs @ Kilbourn Hall, 7:30 pm
  • Monday Night Jazz Jam hosted by Jordan Lerner @ The Charleston House, 8:00 pm

Tuesday, April 30, 2024

Wednesday, May 1, 2024

  • Guest Lecture: Todd Williams, jazz saxophone @ Kilbourn Hall, 3:30 pm
  • Chris Ott Trio @ Faircraft Brauhaus (Fairport), 6:00 pm
  • Ben Miller Trio @ MicroClimate (Geneva), 7:00 pm
  • Eastman Jazz Lab Band with special guest Todd Williams   @ Kilbourn Hall, 7:30 pm

Looking for live jazz in May? 

  • 2nd: Ralph De Bergalis Duo @ Prosecco Italian Restaurant (Farmington), 5:30 pm
  • 2nd: Erin & Ross present Musical Alchemy No. 2 @ Rochester Music Hall of Fame, 25 Gibbs St. (East End), 7:00 pm (more info & tickets)
  • 2nd: Steve Grills and the Roadmasters @ The Little Theatre Cafe, 7:00 pm
  • 3rd: Jim Nugent @ Prosecco Italian Restaurant (Farmington), 5:30 pm
  • 3rd: Vince Ercolamento and Joe Chiappone @ Flight Wine Bar Downtown, 6:30 pm
  • 3rd: The Sonic Alchemists @ The Little Theatre Cafe, 7:00 pm
  • 3rd: The World Famous Glenn Miller Orchestra @ Theater at Innovation Square, 7:00 pm (more info & tickets)
  • 3rd: Bop Arts presents Celebrating Paul Smoker with special guests @ Lovin Cup Bistro & Brews, 7:30 pm (also on the 4th) (more info & tickets)
  • 3rd: Judah with special guests present Scoulive: A Tribute to John Scofield and Soulive @ Abilene Bar & Lounge, 9:15 pm
  • 4th: Chris Ott Trio @ Hedges Nine Mile Point Restaurant, 6:00 pm
  • 4th: Oliver Gomez & Sarah Navratil @ Flight Wine Bar Downtown, 6:30 pm
  • 4th: Laura Dubin Trio @ The Little Theatre Cafe, 7:00 pm
  • 4th: Bop Arts presents Celebrating Paul Smoker with special guests @ Lovin Cup Bistro & Brews, 7:30 pm (more info & tickets)
  • 5th: Daniel King Band @ Lovin Cup Bistro & Brews, 5:30 pm
  • 5th: 2024 Rochester Music Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony @ Eastman Theatre at Kodak Hall, 7:00 pm (tickets)
  • 6th: Mel Henderson and Gerry Youngman @ The Little Theatre Cafe, 7:00 pm
  • 8th: Erin & Ross @ Backroom Lounge at the Record Archive, 6:00 pm
  • 8th: Flower City Trio @ Faircraft Brauhaus (Fairport), 6:00 pm
  • 9th: Ryan Johnson Duo @ Prosecco Italian Restaurant (Farmington), 5:30 pm
  • 10th: Chris Ott @ Prosecco Italian Restaurant (Farmington), 5:30 pm
  • 10th: Jim Nugent @ Hedges Nine Mile Point Restaurant, 6:00 pm
  • 10th: Bob Sneider & Tony Padilla @ Flight Wine Bar Downtown, 6:30 pm
  • 10th: Bangers and Mash @ The Little Theatre Cafe, 7:00 pm
  • 11th: Moon Dance Trio @ Prosecco Italian Restaurant (Farmington), 5:30 pm
  • 11th: Jazz Generation @ Flight Wine Bar Downtown, 6:30 pm
  • 11th: Bob Sneider Trio @ The Little Theatre Cafe, 7:00 pm
  • 11th: Howard Levy 4 @ Fanatics Pub, 7281 W Main St. (Lima), 7:00 pm (more info & tickets)
  • 11th: Butcher Brown @ The Lilac Festival, 7:00 pm (full Music Lineup)
  • 12th: Rich Thompson Trio @ The Little Theatre Cafe, 7:00 pm
  • 12th: Ghost-Note @ The Lilac Festival, 7:00 pm (full Music Lineup)
  • 13th: The Djangoners @ The Little Theatre Cafe, 7:00 pm
  • 14th: Horacio & La Fama Salsa Band @ The Lilac Festival, 5:30 pm (full Music Lineup)
  • 14th: Big Bad Voodoo Daddy @ The Lilac Festival, 7:00 pm (full Music Lineup)
  • 14th: Jazz 90.1 presents Jazz at The Beach featuring The Bill Tiberio Band @ Tropix Nightclub, 4775 Lake Ave (Charlotte), 7:00 pm
  • 15th: Jon Randall Octet @ Faircraft Brauhaus (Fairport), 6:30 pm'
  • 16th: Marco Amado @ Prosecco Italian Restaurant (Farmington), 5:30 pm
  • 16th: Margaret Explosion @ The Little Theatre Cafe, 6:30 pm
  • 17th: Ralph De Bergalis @ Prosecco Italian Restaurant (Farmington), 5:30 pm
  • 17th: Joe Mulroon @ Flight Wine Bar Downtown, 6:30 pm
  • 17th: Hypnotic Brass Ensemble @ The Lilac Festival, 7:00 pm (full Music Lineup)
  • 18th: Kasnter & Vock Duo @ Flight Wine Bar Downtown, 6:30 pm
  • 18th: Annie Wells Band @ The Little Theatre Cafe, 7:00 pm
  • 18th: Redshift @ Faircraft Brauhaus (Fairport), 7:00 pm
  • 18th: Live! Presents: Mark Lettieri Group @ Montage Music Hall, 8:00 pm (more info & tickets)
  • 19th: Dopapod @ The Lilac Festival, 7:00 pm (full Music Lineup)
  • 20th: Bossa Nova Bradley Brothers @ The Little Theatre Cafe, 7:00 pm
  • 21st: Bop Arts presents Charlie Ballantine Quartet @ Bop Shop Records, 8:00 pm (more info & tickets)
  • 22nd: Rich Thompson's Trio Generations @ Faircraft Brauhaus (Fairport), 6:30 pm
  • 23rd: Mike Pullano @ Prosecco Italian Restaurant (Farmington), 5:30 pm
  • 24th: Ann Mitchell Duo @ Prosecco Italian Restaurant (Farmington), 5:30 pm
  • 24th: Ryan Johnson & Glen Cummings @ Flight Wine Bar Downtown, 6:30 pm
  • 24th: Erin & Ross @ The Little Theatre Cafe, 7:00 pm
  • 25th: Mel Henderson @ Prosecco Italian Restaurant (Farmington), 5:30 pm
  • 25th: Mike Kelly Jazz Duo @ Flight Wine Bar Downtown, 6:30 pm
  • 30th: Simon Fletcher @ Prosecco Italian Restaurant (Farmington), 5:30 pm
  • 30th: Jazz is Phsh @ 3 Heads Brewing, 8:00 pm (more info & tickets)
  • 31st: Special Blend Trio @ Prosecco Italian Restaurant (Farmington), 5:30 pm
  • 31st: Maxwell Robbins & Leon Hsu @ Flight Wine Bar Downtown, 6:30 pm
  • 31st: New Jazz Underground with special guest Bill Tiberio @ 75 Stutson Street (Charlotte), 8:00 pm (more info & tickets)

Looking for some live jazz after May? 

  • June 1st: Cool Club & the Lipker Sisters: Summer Kickoff Party @ Lovin Cup Bistro & Brews, 7:00 pm
  • June 2nd: Bop Arts presents Michael Bisio/Timothy Hill Inside Voice/Outside Voice @ Bop Shop Records, 8:30 pm (more info & tickets)
  • June 5th: Bangers and Mash @ Faircraft Brauhaus (Fairport), 6:00 pm
  • June 10th: Jazz 90.1 Jazz Cruise featuring ROC City Jazz @ The Colonial Belle, 400 Packett's Landing (Fairport), 6:30 pm
  • June 11th: Jazz 90.1 and The Ontario Beach Park Program Committee present Jazz at The Beach featuring Ann Mitchell Jazz @ Tropix Nightclub, 4775 Lake Ave (Charlotte), 7:00 pm
  • June 12th: Bob Sneider Quartet @ Faircraft Brauhaus (Fairport), 6:30 pm
  • June 14th: Bop Arts presents the Ricky Ford Quartet @ Bop Shop Records, 8:00 pm (more info & tickets)
  • June 19th: Tritone Jazz Camp Performance @ Faircraft Brauhaus (Fairport), 6:30 pm
  • June 21st-29th: Rochester International Jazz Festival, of course
  • July 1st: Bop Arts presents the Aaron Irwin Trio @ Bop Shop Records, 8:00 pm (more info & tickets)
  • July 19th: Bop Arts presents the Joe Fiedler & Erik Lawrence, solo and duo performances @ Bop Shop Records, 8:00 pm (more info & tickets)

We compile these gig and event listings from information obtained from our own knowledge of the jazz scene in and around Rochester, the performing musicians and bands 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 for more information on the gig or tickets where needed, or check out the venue's website in the right panel if there. For the most part only start times for the gigs 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 missed anything or have something wrong. If you're out at a venue, please tell them about the site. Sign up for to get all the JazzRochester posts on the About page. Local jazz musicians and venues/promoters can also sign up there.

This post was originally published on JazzRochester.

Perhaps shower yourself with ... Live jazz around Rochester, April 18-24, 2024

Live ROC Jazz over keyboardI'm ready for less rain, more sun ... Right?  Your forecast for live jazz is a bit improved.  I aim to provide you with the most comprehensive listings for live jazz gigs in and around our fair city.  I've gathered them for the next seven days immediately below, plus more listings through the rest of April and May. Starting a few in June and beyond. Please continue to let me know when you hear about any gigs that I've may have missed or if I have anything wrong (see the Contact Us link above to send an email if that's how you roll).  

See the listings for the next seven days and beyond ... after the "fold" below...

 

Thursday, April 18, 2024

  • Marco Amado @ Prosecco Italian Restaurant (Farmington), 5:30 pm
  • Sound Logic @ Studio Lounge, 6:00 pm
  • Lucas Santana, Mel Henderson & Gerry Youngman @ Jazzboline (Buffalo), 6:00 pm
  • Jazz 90.1 presents Vince Ercolamento Quartet @ Greece Baptist Church, 1230 Long Pond Road (Greece), 7:00 pm (more info)
  • Student Non-Degree Recital: Alvaro Caravaca, jazz trumpet & Erin Famous, jazz bass @ Eastman School of Music, Howard Hanson Recital Hall, 9:30 pm

Friday, April 19, 2024

  • Ralph DeBergalis @ Prosecco Italian Restaurant (Farmington), 5:30 pm
  • Andrew Martelle & Ryan Johnson @ Flight Wine Bar Downtown, 6:30 pm
  • Jazz for Environmental Justice with Jon Randall Octet @ First Unitarian Church, 220 S. Winton Rd., 7:00 pm
  • Steve Grills and the Roadmasters @ Faircraft Brauhaus (Fairport), 7:00 pm
  • Student Non-Degree Recital: Sarah Navratil, jazz saxophone @ Eastman School of Music, Howard Hanson Recital Hall, 7:30 pm

Saturday, April 20, 2024

  • All In Brass Band @ Ataxia Awareness day of Music Family Appreciation Concert @ 75 Stutson Street (Charlotte), 1:00 pm
  • Mike Sidoti @ Prosecco Italian Restaurant (Farmington), 5:30 pm
  • George Miller @ Flight Wine Bar Downtown, 6:30 pm
  • Laura Dubin Trio @ The Little Theatre Cafe, 7:00 pm
  • Paradigm Shift @ Linden Street Social (Geneva), 8:00 pm

Sunday, April 21, 2024 

  • Poetry and Jazz, with the Just Poets @ The Little Theatre Cafe, 5:30 pm
  • JazzBuffalo presents “El Arte del Bolero” featuring Miquel Zenón and Luis Podermo @ Canterbury Wood Performing Arts Center (Williamsville), 7:30 pm (more info & tickets)
  • The Bop Shop presents Mike Baggetta (solo guitar) @ Bop Shop Records, 8:00 pm (more info & tickets)

Monday, April 22, 2024

  • Monday Night Jazz Jam hosted by Jordan Lerner @ The Charleston House, 8:00 pm

Tuesday, April 23, 2024

  • Jazz 90.1 Happy Hour and Fundraiser @ Flight Wine Bar Downtown, 6:30 pm

Wednesday, April 24, 2024

  • Jim Nugent Trio @ Faircraft Brauhaus (Fairport), 6:30 pm

Looking for live jazz later in April? 

  • 25th: Chris Ott Trio @ Rohrbach Brewing Railroad St. Beer Hall (Brunch), 11:30 am
  • 25th: Mike Pullano @ Prosecco Italian Restaurant (Farmington), 5:30 pm
  • 25th: Simon Fletcher Trio @ Studio Lounge, 6:00 pm
  • 26th: Ann Mitchell @ Prosecco Italian Restaurant (Farmington), 5:30 pm
  • 26th: Mel Henderson & Oliver Gomez @ Flight Wine Bar Downtown, 6:30 pm
  • 26th: Craig Snyder Group @ Lovin Cup Bistro & Brews, 7:30 pm
  • 26th-27th: 53rd Annual Penfield Jazz Fundraiser Concerts with Ingrid Jensen @ Penfield High School, 7:30 pm (tickets available April 1 here and at the door)
  • 27th: Mel Henderson @ Prosecco Italian Restaurant (Farmington), 5:30 pm
  • 27th: Ryan Johnson & Glen Cummings @ Flight Wine Bar Downtown, 6:30 pm
  • 27th: The Sonic Alchemists @ The Little Theatre Cafe, 6:30 pm
  • 28th: Bob Sneider Trio @ The Little Theatre Cafe, 7:00 pm
  • 28th: Livestream of Collins/Miller Quartet & Third Motion Studs sets @ Grand Opening of Third Motion Studios (Facebook Event)
  • 29th: Bossa Nova Bradley Brothers @ The Little Theatre Cafe, 7:00 pm
  • 30th: Moises Borges @ 75 Stutson Street (Charlotte), 8:00 pm (more info & tickets)

Looking for live jazz in May? 

  • 1st: Chris Ott Trio @ Faircraft Brauhaus (Fairport), 6:00 pm
  • 1st: Ben Miller Trio @ MicroClimate (Geneva), 7:00 pm
  • 2nd: Steve Grills and the Roadmasters @ The Little Theatre Cafe, 7:00 pm
  • 3rd: Jim Nugent @ Prosecco Italian Restaurant (Farmington), 5:30 pm
  • 3rd: Vince Ercolamento and Joe Chiappone @ Flight Wine Bar Downtown, 6:30 pm
  • 3rd: The Sonic Alchemists @ The Little Theatre Cafe, 7:00 pm
  • 3rd: The World Famous Glenn Miller Orchestra @ Theater at Innovation Square, 7:00 pm (more info & tickets)
  • 3rd: Bop Arts presents Celebrating Paul Smoker with special guests @ Lovin Cup Bistro & Brews, 7:30 pm (also on the 4th) (more info & tickets)
  • 4th: Chris Ott Trio @ Hedges Nine Mile Point Restaurant, 6:00 pm
  • 4th: Oliver Gomez & Sarah Navratil @ Flight Wine Bar Downtown, 6:30 pm
  • 4th: Laura Dubin Trio @ The Little Theatre Cafe, 7:00 pm
  • 4th: Bop Arts presents Celebrating Paul Smoker with special guests @ Lovin Cup Bistro & Brews, 7:30 pm (more info & tickets)
  • 5th: Daniel King Band @ Lovin Cup Bistro & Brews, 5:30 pm
  • 5th: 2024 Rochester Music Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony @ Eastman Theatre at Kodak Hall, 7:00 pm (tickets)
  • 6th: Mel Henderson and Gerry Youngman @ The Little Theatre Cafe, 7:00 pm
  • 8th: Flower City Trio @ Faircraft Brauhaus (Fairport), 6:00 pm
  • 10th: Chris Ott @ Prosecco Italian Restaurant (Farmington), 5:30 pm
  • 10th: Jim Nugent @ Hedges Nine Mile Point Restaurant, 6:00 pm
  • 10th: Bob Sneider & Tony Padilla @ Flight Wine Bar Downtown, 6:30 pm
  • 10th: Bangers and Mash @ The Little Theatre Cafe, 7:00 pm
  • 11th: Jazz Generation @ Flight Wine Bar Downtown, 6:30 pm
  • 11th: Bob Sneider Trio @ The Little Theatre Cafe, 7:00 pm
  • 11th: Howard Levy 4 @ Fanatics Pub, 7281 W Main St. (Lima), 7:00 pm (more info & tickets)
  • 11th: Butcher Brown @ The Lilac Festival, 7:00 pm (full Music Lineup)
  • 12th: Rich Thompson Trio @ The Little Theatre Cafe, 7:00 pm
  • 12th: Ghost-Note @ The Lilac Festival, 7:00 pm (full Music Lineup)
  • 13th: The Djangoners @ The Little Theatre Cafe, 7:00 pm
  • 14th: Horacio & La Fama Salsa Band @ The Lilac Festival, 5:30 pm (full Music Lineup)
  • 14th: Big Bad Voodoo Daddy @ The Lilac Festival, 7:00 pm (full Music Lineup)
  • 14th: Jazz 90.1 presents Jazz at The Beach featuring The Bill Tiberio Band @ Tropix Nightclub, 4775 Lake Ave (Charlotte), 7:00 pm
  • 15th: Jon Randall Octet @ Faircraft Brauhaus (Fairport), 6:30 pm
  • 16th: Margaret Explosion @ The Little Theatre Cafe, 6:30 pm
  • 17th: Joe Mulroon @ Flight Wine Bar Downtown, 6:30 pm
  • 17th: Hypnotic Brass Ensemble @ The Lilac Festival, 7:00 pm (full Music Lineup)
  • 18th: Kasnter & Vock Duo @ Flight Wine Bar Downtown, 6:30 pm
  • 18th: Annie Wells Band @ The Little Theatre Cafe, 7:00 pm
  • 18th: Redshift @ Faircraft Brauhaus (Fairport), 7:00 pm
  • 18th: Live! Presents: Mark Lettieri Group @ Montage Music Hall, 8:00 pm (more info & tickets)
  • 19th: Dopapod @ The Lilac Festival, 7:00 pm (full Music Lineup)
  • 20th: Bossa Nova Bradley Brothers @ The Little Theatre Cafe, 7:00 pm
  • 21st: Bop Arts presents Charlie Ballantine Quartet @ Bop Shop Records, 8:00 pm (more info & tickets)
  • 22nd: Rich Thompson's Trio Generations @ Faircraft Brauhaus (Fairport), 6:30 pm
  • 24th: Ryan Johnson & Glen Cummings @ Flight Wine Bar Downtown, 6:30 pm
  • 24th: Erin & Ross @ The Little Theatre Cafe, 7:00 pm
  • 25th: Mike Kelly Jazz Duo @ Flight Wine Bar Downtown, 6:30 pm
  • 30th: Jazz is Phsh @ 3 Heads Brewing, 8:00 pm (more info & tickets)
  • 31st: Maxwell Robbins & Leon Hsu @ Flight Wine Bar Downtown, 6:30 pm
  • 31st: New Jazz Underground with special guest Bill Tiberio @ 75 Stutson Street (Charlotte), 8:00 pm (more info & tickets)

Looking for some live jazz after May? 

  • June 1st: Cool Club & the Lipker Sisters: Summer Kickoff Party @ Lovin Cup Bistro & Brews, 7:00 pm
  • June 10th: Jazz 90.1 Jazz Cruise featuring The Brad Batz Group @ The Colonial Belle, 400 Packett's Landing (Fairport), 6:30 pm
  • June 11th: Jazz 90.1 and The Ontario Beach Park Program Committee present Jazz at The Beach featuring Ann Mitchell Jazz @ Tropix Nightclub, 4775 Lake Ave (Charlotte), 7:00 pm
  • June 14th: Bop Arts presents the Ricky Ford Quartet @ Bop Shop Records, 8:00 pm (more info & tickets)
  • June 21st-29th: Rochester International Jazz Festival, of course
  • July 1st: Bop Arts presents the Aaron Irwin Trio @ Bop Shop Records, 8:00 pm (more info & tickets)
  • July 19th: Bop Arts presents the Joe Fiedler & Erik Lawrence, solo and duo performances @ Bop Shop Records, 8:00 pm (more info & tickets)

We compile these gig and event listings from information obtained from our own knowledge of the jazz scene in and around Rochester, the performing musicians and bands 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 for more information on the gig or tickets where needed, or check out the venue's website in the right panel if there. For the most part only start times for the gigs 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 missed anything or have something wrong. If you're out at a venue, please tell them about the site. Sign up for to get all the JazzRochester posts on the About page. Local jazz musicians and venues/promoters can also sign up there.

This post was originally published on JazzRochester.

Experience the totality of ... Live jazz around ROC, April 11-17

Black and white jazz signThe path of totality went astray here in Rochester, but are you surprised? As we continue through Jazz Appreciation Month we're trying here to provide the most comprehensive listings for live jazz gigs in and around our fair city.  I've gathered them for the next seven days immediately below, plus more listings through the rest of April and May.  Due to the mass of gigs from Geneva in last week's post, this one is going to look ... lean.

Please continue to let me know when you hear about any gigs that I've may have missed or if I have anything wrong (see the Contact Us link above to send an email if that's how you roll).

Thursday, April 11, 2024

  • Ryan Johnson @ Prosecco Italian Restaurant (Farmington), 5:30 pm
  • Chris Ott Trio @ Strange Design Public House (Geneseo), 5:30 pm
  • Swordfish Trio @ Studio Lounge, 6:00 pm
  • Jazz 90.1 University: RIJF 2024 Preview  @ Jazz90.1 Studios (Greece Olympia School), 1139 Maiden Lane, 6:30 pm 

Friday, April 12, 2024

  • Art of Jazz: Rodney Whitaker—"Oasis: The Music of Gregg Hill" @ Buffalo AKG Art Museum, 3:00 pm (more info & tickets)
  • Chris Ott @ Prosecco Italian Restaurant (Farmington), 5:30 pm
  • The Djangoners @ The Little Theatre Cafe, 7:00 pm
  • Steve Grills and the Roadmasters @ Engine 14 Brewery (Naples), 7:00 pm
  • Sofrito Latin Jazz Quintet @ Lovin Cup Bistro & Brews, 8:00 pm
  • Jazz Performance Workshops Recital: Dan Mach-Holt @ ESM, Howard Hanson Recital Hall, 8:30 pm

Saturday, April 13, 2024

  • Chris Ott Trio @ Rohrbach Brewing Railroad St. Beer Hall (Brunch), 11:30 am
  • Moondance Trio @ Prosecco Italian Restaurant (Farmington), 5:30 pm
  • Oliver Gomez & Rob Varon @ Flight Wine Bar Downtown, 6:30 pm
  • Groove Juice Swing presents the Gatsby Gala with Gavin Rice and his Famous Collegiates @ The Rose Room, 295 Gregory Street, 7:30 pm (Lessons at 6:30) (more info & registration)

Sunday, April 14, 2024 

  • Student Non-Degree Recital: Annie Orzen, jazz piano & Aidan Bartholet, jazz guitar @ ESM, Howard Hanson Recital Hall, 4:30 pm
  • Cyrus Chestnut Trio Concert to Benefit the Pearls of Grace Charitable Foundation of Rochester @ Mt. Olivet Baptist Church, 141 Adams Street, Jazz Ministry 3:30-4:30 pm, Gospel Ministry 4:50 to 5:50 pm (more info & tickets)

Monday, April 15, 2024

  • Monday Night Jazz Jam hosted by Jordan Lerner @ The Charleston House, 8:00 pm

Tuesday, April 16, 2024

  • No jazz for you?

Wednesday, April 17, 2024

  • Mid-Century Modern Jazz Quartet @ Faircraft Brauhaus (Fairport), 6:30 pm

Looking for live jazz later in April? 

  • 18th: Marco Amado @ Prosecco Italian Restaurant (Farmington), 5:30 pm
  • 18th: Sound Logic @ Studio Lounge, 6:00 pm
  • 18th: Jazz 90.1 presents Vince Ercolamento Quartet @ Greece Baptist Church, 1230 Long Pond Road (Greece), 7:00 pm (more info)
  • 19th: Ralph DeBergalis @ Prosecco Italian Restaurant (Farmington), 5:30 pm
  • 19th: Andrew Martelle & Ryan Johnson @ Flight Wine Bar Downtown, 6:30 pm
  • 20th: Mike Sidoti @ Prosecco Italian Restaurant (Farmington), 5:30 pm
  • 20th: George Miller @ Flight Wine Bar Downtown, 6:30 pm
  • 20th: Laura Dubin Trio @ The Little Theatre Cafe, 7:00 pm
  • 21st: Poetry and Jazz, with the Just Poets @ The Little Theatre Cafe, 6:00 pm
  • 21st: JazzBuffalo presents “El Arte del Bolero” featuring Miquel Zenón and Luis Podermo @ Canterbury Wood Performing Arts Center (Williamsville), 7:30 pm (more info & tickets)
  • 21st: The Bop Shop presents Mike Baggetta (solo guitar) @ Bop Shop Records, 8:00 pm (more info & tickets)
  • 23rd: Jazz 90.1 Happy Hour and Fundraiser @ Flight Wine Bar Downtown, 6:30 pm
  • 24th: Jim Nugent Trio @ Faircraft Brauhaus (Fairport), 6:00 pm
  • 25th: Chris Ott Trio @ Rohrbach Brewing Railroad St. Beer Hall (Brunch), 11:30 am
  • 25th: Mike Pullano @ Prosecco Italian Restaurant (Farmington), 5:30 pm
  • 25th: Simon Fletcher Trio @ Studio Lounge, 6:00 pm
  • 26th: Ann Mitchell @ Prosecco Italian Restaurant (Farmington), 5:30 pm
  • 26th: Mel Henderson & Oliver Gomez @ Flight Wine Bar Downtown, 6:30 pm
  • 26th: Craig Snyder Group @ Lovin Cup Bistro & Brews, 7:30 pm
  • 26th-27th: 53rd Annual Penfield Jazz Fundraiser Concerts with Ingrid Jensen @ Penfield High School, 7:30 pm (tickets available April 1 here and at the door)
  • 27th: Mel Henderson @ Prosecco Italian Restaurant (Farmington), 5:30 pm
  • 27th: Ryan Johnson & Glen Cummings @ Flight Wine Bar Downtown, 6:30 pm
  • 27th: The Sonic Alchemists @ The Little Theatre Cafe, 7:00 pm
  • 28th: Bob Sneider Trio @ The Little Theatre Cafe, 7:00 pm
  • 29th: Bossa Nova Bradley Brothers @ The Little Theatre Cafe, 7:00 pm

Looking for live jazz in May? 

  • 1st: Chris Ott Trio @ Faircraft Brauhaus (Fairport), 6:00 pm
  • 3rd: Jim Nugent @ Prosecco Italian Restaurant (Farmington), 5:30 pm
  • 3rd: Vince Ercolamento and Joe Chiappone @ Flight Wine Bar Downtown, 6:30 pm
  • 3rd: The World Famous Glenn Miller Orchestra @ Theater at Innovation Square, 7:00 pm (more info & tickets)
  • 3rd: Bop Arts presents Celebrating Paul Smoker with special guests @ Lovin Cup Bistro & Brews, 7:30 pm 
  • 4th: Chris Ott Trio @ Hedges Nine Mile Point Restaurant, 6:00 pm
  • 4th: Oliver Gomez & Rob Varon @ Flight Wine Bar Downtown, 6:30 pm
  • 4th: Bop Arts presents Celebrating Paul Smoker with special guests @ Lovin Cup Bistro & Brews, 7:30 pm 
  • 5th: Daniel King Band @ Lovin Cup Bistro & Brews, 5:30 pm
  • 5th: 2024 Rochester Music Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony @ Eastman Theatre at Kodak Hall, 7:00 pm (tickets)
  • 10th: Chris Ott @ Prosecco Italian Restaurant (Farmington), 5:30 pm
  • 10th: Bob Sneider & Tony Padilla @ Flight Wine Bar Downtown, 6:30 pm
  • 10th: Jim Nugent @ Hedges Nine Mile Point Restaurant, 6:00 pm
  • 11th: Jazz Generation @ Flight Wine Bar Downtown, 6:30 pm
  • 11th: Howard Levy 4 @ Fanatics Pub, 7281 W Main St. (Lima), 7:00 pm (more info & tickets)
  • 11th: Butcher Brown @ The Lilac Festival, 7:00 pm (full Music Lineup)
  • 12th: Ghost-Note @ The Lilac Festival, 7:00 pm (full Music Lineup)
  • 14th: Horacio & La Fama Salsa Band @ The Lilac Festival, 5:30 pm (full Music Lineup)
  • 14th: Big Bad Voodoo Daddy @ The Lilac Festival, 7:00 pm (full Music Lineup)
  • 14th: Jazz 90.1 presents Jazz at The Beach featuring The Bill Tiberio Band @ Tropix Nightclub, 4775 Lake Ave (Charlotte), 7:00 pm
  • 17th: Joe Mulroon @ Flight Wine Bar Downtown, 6:30 pm
  • 17th: Hypnotic Brass Ensemble @ The Lilac Festival, 7:00 pm (full Music Lineup)
  • 18th: Kasnter & Vock Duo @ Flight Wine Bar Downtown, 6:30 pm
  • 18th: Live! Presents: Mark Lettieri Group @ Montage Music Hall, 8:00 pm (more info & tickets)
  • 19th: Dopapod @ The Lilac Festival, 7:00 pm (full Music Lineup)
  • 21st: Bop Arts presents Charlie Ballantine Quartet @ Bop Shop Records, 8:00 pm (more info & tickets)
  • 24th: Ryan Johnson & Glen Cummings @ Flight Wine Bar Downtown, 6:30 pm
  • 25th: Mike Kelly Jazz Duo @ Flight Wine Bar Downtown, 6:30 pm
  • 31st: Maxwell Robbins & Leon Hsu @ Flight Wine Bar Downtown, 6:30 pm
  • 31st: New Jazz Underground with special guest Bill Tiberio @ 75 Stutson Street (Charlotte), 8:00 pm (more info & tickets)

Looking for some live jazz after May? 

  • June 1st: Cool Club & the Lipker Sisters: Summer Kickoff Party @ Lovin Cup Bistro & Brews, 7:00 pm
  • June 10th: Jazz 90.1 Jazz Cruise featuring The Brad Batz Group @ The Colonial Belle, 400 Packett's Landing (Fairport), 6:30 pm
  • June 11th: Jazz 90.1 and The Ontario Beach Park Program Committee present Jazz at The Beach featuring Ann Mitchell Jazz @ Tropix Nightclub, 4775 Lake Ave (Charlotte), 7:00 pm
  • June 21st-29th: Rochester International Jazz Festival, of course

We compile these gig and event listings from information obtained from our own knowledge of the jazz scene in and around Rochester, the performing musicians and bands 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 for more information on the gig or tickets where needed, or check out the venue's website in the right panel if there. For the most part only start times for the gigs 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 missed anything or have something wrong. If you're out at a venue, please tell them about the site. Sign up for to get all the JazzRochester posts on the About page. Local jazz musicians and venues/promoters can also sign up there.

This post was originally published on JazzRochester.

It's April, so get out there and appreciate some ... Live jazz around Rochester, April 4-10

Live ROC Jazz over piano keysDid you know that April is Jazz Appreciation Month? So get out there and appreciate some!  This week there is jazz here in ROC, but there is a LOT of a it southwest of town in Geneva at the 2nd Annual Rocco Scott LaFaro Geneva Jazz Festival, which will include 20 Concerts in 9 Venues, tomorrow through Sunday. A number of our local jazz musicians are strutting their stuff down there. Shows at Club 86 require a festival 4-day or day pass ticket (see website for more. I've incorporated the gigs below.  Additionally, Jazz 90.1's Spring Pledge Drive is going on ... open up the wallets to keep jazz alive on ROC's airwaves!  

Here are Rochester's most comprehensive listings for live jazz gigs in and around our fair city.  I've gathered them for the next seven days immediately below, plus more listings through the rest of April and into May and beyond. Please continue to let me know when you hear about any gigs that I've may have missed or if I have anything wrong (see the Contact Us link above to send an email if you need).

Thursday, April 4, 2024

  • Ellen Pieroni and Encyclopedia of Soul @ Geneva Jazz Festival: Club 86, 4:00 pm
  • Annie Wells Trio @ Geneva Jazz Festival, Ventosa Vineyards, 5:00 pm
  • Ralph DeBergalis @ Prosecco Italian Restaurant (Farmington), 5:30 pm
  • Simon Fletcher Trio @ Studio Lounge, 6:00 pm
  • Vanessa Vacanti and Jazz Mafia @ Geneva Jazz Festival: Club 86, 6:00 pm
  • Melissa Gardiner’s MG3 Organ Trio @ Geneva Jazz Festival: Club 86, 8:00 pm
  • Open Jazz Jam @ Geneva Jazz Festival: Linden Social Club, 9:30 pm. to close (open to all, including students (with an adult if under age), and there will be a house trio getting things going)

Friday, April 5, 2024

  • Ryan Johnson Duo @ Geneva Jazz Festival: White Springs Winery, 2:00 pm 
  • The Mello Warblers @ @ Geneva Jazz Festival: Brewery Ardennes, 4:30 pm
  • A Tribute to Sam Venuti @ Geneva Jazz Festival: Club 86, 5:00 pm
  • Craig Snyder Group @ Geneva Jazz Festival: Watershed Brewing, 5:00 pm
  • Tony Hiler + Giancarlo @ Geneva Jazz Festival: Big Alice Brewing, 5:00 pm
  • Todd East featuring Jim Richmond @ Geneva Jazz Festival: Microclimate Wine Bar, 5:00 pm
  • Jim Nugent @ Prosecco Italian Restaurant (Farmington), 5:30 pm
  • Jazz 90.1 Spring Listeners' Party with the Nyerges, Smith & Lake Trio @ WGMC studios at Greece Olympia School, 1139 Maiden Lane (Greece), 5:30 pm
  • Simon Fletcher Duo with Monk Catallo @ 20 Deep Winery, 187 Mendon Ionia Road (Mendon), 6:00 pm
  • Dean Keller's Soul Jazz Joint @ Heroes Brewing Company, 6:00 pm
  • Vince Ercolamento and Joe Chiappone @ Flight Wine Bar Downtown, 6:30 pm
  • Mike Melito Quartet featuring John & David Sneider @ Geneva Jazz Festival: Club 86, 8:00 pm
  • Open Jazz Jam @ Geneva Jazz Festival, Linden Social Club, 9:30 pm. to close

Saturday, April 6, 2024

  • Greg Locarno Quartet @ Geneva Jazz Festival: Zugibe Vineyards, 1:00 pm
  • Derrick Lucas and Ken Kelbaugh Book Store Jazz Party @ Before Your Quiet Eyes Bookstore, 439 Monroe Ave., 1:00-6:00ish pm 
  • Mike Titlebaum Quartet @ Geneva Jazz Festival: Ravines Wine Cellars, 2:00 pm
  • Banjo Juice Jazz Band featuring Tyler Westcott @ Geneva Jazz Festival: Club 86, 3:00 pm
  • Swordfish Trio featuring Eric Heveron-Smith @ Geneva Jazz Festival: Brewery Ardennes, 4:30 pm (reservations required)
  • Special Blend Trio @ Prosecco Italian Restaurant (Farmington), 5:30 pm
  • The Sneider Brothers @ Flight Wine Bar Downtown, 6:30 pm
  • The Sonic Alchemists & Aaron Ouellette Quintet @ Small World Books, 425 North St. (Rochester), 7:00 pm
  • Eastman Presents: säje @ ESM, Kilbourn Hall, 7:30 pm (more info & tickets)
  • Spyro Gyra 50th Anniversary Tour @ Theater at Innovation Square, 8:00 pm (more info & tickets)
  • Christian McBride @ Center for the Arts of Homer, 72 S Main St. (Homer), 8:00 pm (more info & tickets)
  • Bill Tiberio Sextet @ Geneva Jazz Festival: @ Geneva Jazz Festival: Club 86, 8:00 pm
  • Open Jazz Jam @ Geneva Jazz Festival, Linden Social Club, 9:30 pm. to close

Sunday, April 7, 2024 

  • Evan Dobbins Quartet featuring Bill Dobbins @ Geneva Jazz Festival:  Geneva On the Lake, 11:00 am (reservations recommended)
  • Dave Solazzo Duo @ Geneva Jazz Festival: Brewery Ardennes (reservations recommended), 12:00 pm
  • Discussion of the life of Miche Fambro with Wendy Fambro @ Geneva Jazz Festival: Club 86, 1:00 pm
  • Dennis Winge + John Viavattine @ Geneva Jazz Festival: Big Alice Brewing, 2:00 pm
  • Nancy Kelly Quartet @ Geneva Jazz Festival: Club 86, 3:00 pm
  • Ryan Peterson Duo @ Geneva Jazz Festival: Microclimate Wine Bar, 5:00 pm
  • Pickle Mafia @ Geneva Jazz Festival: Club 86, 6:00 pm
  • Open Jazz Jam @ Geneva Jazz Festival, Linden Social Club, 7:00 pm. to close

Monday, April 8, 2024

  • Monday Night Jazz Jam hosted by Jordan Lerner @ The Charleston House, 8:00 pm

Tuesday, April 9, 2024

  • Jazz 90.1 presents Jazz at The Beach featuring The Greece Jazz Band @ Tropix Nightclub, 4775 Lake Ave. (Charlotte), 7:00 pm

Wednesday, April 10, 2024

  • Dan & Eric's Dynamic Duo @ Faircraft Brauhaus (Fairport), 6:00 pm
  • Joe Mulrooney @ Flight Wine Bar Downtown, 6:30 pm
  • Margaret Explosion @ The Little Theatre Cafe, 7:00 pm
  • Eastman Jazz Ensemble @ Kilbourn Hall, 7:30 pm

Looking for live jazz in April? 

  • 11th: Ryan Johnson @ Prosecco Italian Restaurant (Farmington), 5:30 pm
  • 11th: Swordfish Trio @ Studio Lounge, 6:00 pm
  • 11th: Oliver Gomez & Rob Varon @ Flight Wine Bar Downtown, 6:30 pm
  • 11th: Jazz 90.1 University: RIJF 2024 Preview  @ Jazz90.1 Studios (Greece Olympia School), 1139 Maiden Lane, 6:30 pm 
  • 12th: Art of Jazz: Rodney Whitaker—"Oasis: The Music of Gregg Hill" @ Buffalo AKG Art Museum, 3:00 pm (more info & tickets)
  • 12th: Chris Ott @ Prosecco Italian Restaurant (Farmington), 5:30 pm
  • 12th: Sofrito Latin Jazz Quintet @ Lovin Cup Bistro & Brews, 7:00 pm
  • 12th: The Djangoners @ The Little Theatre Cafe, 7:00 pm
  • 13th: Moondance Trio @ Prosecco Italian Restaurant (Farmington), 5:30 pm
  • 13th: Oliver Gomez & Rob Varon @ Flight Wine Bar Downtown, 6:30 pm
  • 13th: Groove Juice Swing presents the Gatsby Gala with Gavin Rice and his Famous Collegiates @ The Rose Room, 295 Gregory Street, 7:30 pm (Lessons at 6:30) (more info & registration)
  • 14th: Cyrus Chestnut Trio Concert to Benefit the Pearls of Grace Charitable Foundation of Rochester @ Mt. Olivet Baptist Church, 141 Adams Street, Jazz Ministry 3:30-4:30 pm, Gospel Ministry 4:50 to 5:50 pm (more info & tickets)
  • 17th: Mid-Century Modern Jazz Quartet @ Faircraft Brauhaus (Fairport), 6:30 pm
  • 18th: Marco Amado @ Prosecco Italian Restaurant (Farmington), 5:30 pm
  • 18th: Sound Logic @ Studio Lounge, 6:00 pm
  • 18th: Jazz 90.1 presents Vince Ercolamento Quartet @ Greece Baptist Church, 1230 Long Pond Road (Greece), 7:00 pm (more info)
  • 19th: Ralph DeBergalis @ Prosecco Italian Restaurant (Farmington), 5:30 pm
  • 19th: Andrew Martelle & Ryan Johnson @ Flight Wine Bar Downtown, 6:30 pm
  • 20th: Mike Sidoti @ Prosecco Italian Restaurant (Farmington), 5:30 pm
  • 20th: George Miller @ Flight Wine Bar Downtown, 6:30 pm
  • 20th: Laura Dubin Trio @ The Little Theatre Cafe, 7:00 pm
  • 21st: Poetry and Jazz, with the Just Poets @ The Little Theatre Cafe, 6:00 pm
  • 21st: JazzBuffalo presents “El arte Del Bolero” featuring Miquel Zenón and Luis Podermo @ Canterbury Wood Performing Arts Center (Williamsville), 7:30 pm (more info & tickets)
  • 21st: The Bop Shop presents Mike Baggetta (solo guitar) @ Bop Shop Records, 8:00 pm (more info & tickets)
  • 23rd: Jazz 90.1 Happy Hour and Fundraiser @ Flight Wine Bar Downtown, 6:30 pm
  • 24th: Jim Nugent Trio @ Faircraft Brauhaus (Fairport), 6:00 pm
  • 25th: Mike Pullano @ Prosecco Italian Restaurant (Farmington), 5:30 pm
  • 25th: Simon Fletcher Trio @ Studio Lounge, 6:00 pm
  • 26th: Ann Mitchell @ Prosecco Italian Restaurant (Farmington), 5:30 pm
  • 26th: Mel Henderson & Oliver Gomez @ Flight Wine Bar Downtown, 6:30 pm
  • 26th: Craig Snyder Group @ Lovin Cup Bistro & Brews, 7:30 pm
  • 26th-27th: 53rd Annual Penfield Jazz Fundraiser Concerts with Ingrid Jensen @ Penfield High School, 7:30 pm (tickets available April 1 here and at the door)
  • 27th: Mel Henderson @ Prosecco Italian Restaurant (Farmington), 5:30 pm
  • 27th: Ryan Johnson & Glen Cummings @ Flight Wine Bar Downtown, 6:30 pm
  • 27th: The Sonic Alchemists @ The Little Theatre Cafe, 7:00 pm
  • 28th: Bob Sneider Trio @ The Little Theatre Cafe, 7:00 pm
  • 29th: Bossa Nova Bradley Brothers @ The Little Theatre Cafe, 7:00 pm

Looking for live jazz in May? 

  • 3rd: Jim Nugent @ Prosecco Italian Restaurant (Farmington), 5:30 pm
  • 3rd: Vince Ercolamento and Joe Chiappone @ Flight Wine Bar Downtown, 6:30 pm
  • 3rd: The World Famous Glenn Miller Orchestra @ Theater at Innovation Square, 7:00 pm (more info & tickets)
  • 3rd: Bop Arts presents Celebrating Paul Smoker with special guests @ Lovin Cup Bistro & Brews, 7:30 pm 
  • 4th: Chris Ott Trio @ Hedges Nine Mile Point Restaurant, 6:00 pm
  • 4th: Oliver Gomez & Rob Varon @ Flight Wine Bar Downtown, 6:30 pm
  • 4th: Bop Arts presents Celebrating Paul Smoker with special guests @ Lovin Cup Bistro & Brews, 7:30 pm 
  • 5th: Daniel King Band @ Lovin Cup Bistro & Brews, 5:30 pm
  • 5th: 2024 Rochester Music Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony @ Eastman Theatre at Kodak Hall, 7:00 pm (tickets)
  • 10th: Chris Ott @ Prosecco Italian Restaurant (Farmington), 5:30 pm
  • 10th: Bob Sneider & Tony Padilla @ Flight Wine Bar Downtown, 6:30 pm
  • 10th: Jim Nugent @ Hedges Nine Mile Point Restaurant, 6:00 pm
  • 11th: Jazz Generation @ Flight Wine Bar Downtown, 6:30 pm
  • 11th: Howard Levy 4 @ Fanatics Pub, 7281 W Main St. (Lima), 7:00 pm (more info & tickets)
  • 11th: Butcher Brown @ The Lilac Festival, 7:00 pm (full Music Lineup)
  • 12th: Ghost-Note @ The Lilac Festival, 7:00 pm (full Music Lineup)
  • 14th: Horacio & La Fama Salsa Band @ The Lilac Festival, 5:30 pm (full Music Lineup)
  • 14th: Big Bad Voodoo Daddy @ The Lilac Festival, 7:00 pm (full Music Lineup)
  • 14th: Jazz 90.1 presents Jazz at The Beach featuring The Bill Tiberio Band @ Tropix Nightclub, 4775 Lake Ave (Charlotte), 7:00 pm
  • 17th: Joe Mulroon @ Flight Wine Bar Downtown, 6:30 pm
  • 17th: Hypnotic Brass Ensemble @ The Lilac Festival, 7:00 pm (full Music Lineup)
  • 18th: Kasnter & Vock Duo @ Flight Wine Bar Downtown, 6:30 pm
  • 18th: Live! Presents: Mark Lettieri Group @ Montage Music Hall, 8:00 pm (more info & tickets)
  • 19th: Dopapod @ The Lilac Festival, 7:00 pm (full Music Lineup)
  • 21st: Bop Arts presents Charlie Ballantine Quartet @ Bop Shop Records, 8:00 pm (more info & tickets)
  • 24th: Ryan Johnson & Glen Cummings @ Flight Wine Bar Downtown, 6:30 pm
  • 25th: Mike Kelly Jazz Duo @ Flight Wine Bar Downtown, 6:30 pm
  • 31st: Maxwell Robbins & Leon Hsu @ Flight Wine Bar Downtown, 6:30 pm
  • 31st: New Jazz Underground with special guest Bill Tiberio @ 75 Stutson Street (Charlotte), 8:00 pm (more info & tickets)

Looking for some live jazz after May? 

We compile these gig and event listings from information obtained from our own knowledge of the jazz scene in and around Rochester, the performing musicians and bands 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 for more information on the gig or tickets where needed, or check out the venue's website in the right panel if there. For the most part only start times for the gigs 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 missed anything or have something wrong. If you're out at a venue, please tell them about the site. Sign up for to get all the JazzRochester posts on the About page. Local jazz musicians and venues/promoters can also sign up there.

This post was originally published on JazzRochester.

Where is it? Right here . . . Live jazz around Rochester, March 28-April 3, 2024

Find Live Jazz Here over piano keysHere are Rochester's most comprehensive listings for live jazz gigs in and around our fair city.  I've gathered them for the next seven days immediately below, plus more listings through the rest of April, a start on May, and beyond. Please continue to let me know when you hear about any gigs that I've may have missed or if I have anything wrong (see the Contact Us link above to send an email if you need).

Please share JazzRochester with the ROC area folks you know who love live jazz and if you go out to hear some live jazz at a venue, make sure they know about us, too! All they have to do is type "jazz" and "Rochester" in their favorite browser and there we are!

Thursday, March 28, 2024

  • Eric Heveron-Smith @ Prosecco Italian Restaurant (Farmington), 5:30 pm
  • Chris Ott Trio @ Rohrbach Railroad Street Beer Hall , 6:00 pm
  • Sound Logic @ Studio Lounge, 6:00 pm
  • Bob Vosteen & Mel Henderson @ Zambistro's (Medina), 6:00 pm
  • Einstein's Dreams @ The Little Theatre Cafe, 7:00 pm
  • The Bop Shop presents Stew Cutler Trio @ Abilene Bar & Lounge, 7:30 pm (more info & tickets)

Friday, March 29, 2024

  • Vince Ercolamento & Joe Chiappone @ Flight Wine Bar Downtown, 6:30 pm
  • Brass Garden @ The Little Theatre Cafe, 7:00 pm

Saturday, March 30, 2024

  • Chris Ott Trio @ Rohrbach Brewing Railroad St. Beer Hall (Brunch), 11:00 am
  • Special Blend Trio @ Prosecco Italian Restaurant (Farmington), 5:30 pm
  • Mel Henderson & Joe Chiappone @ Flight Wine Bar Downtown, 6:30 pm
  • Laura Dubin Trio @ Faircraft Brauhaus (Fairport), 6:30 pm
  • Fallopian Grooves @ The Little Theatre Cafe, 7:00 pm
  • Student Non-Degree Recital: Ian Gleissner, jazz bass @ ESM, Ray Wright Room, 8:30 pm

Sunday, March 31, 2024 

  • Craig Snyder & Collective Force @ Fort Hill Performing Arts Center, 20 Fort Hill Ave. (Canandaigua), 1:00 pm
  • Rich Thompson Trio "Generations" @ The Little Theatre Cafe, 7:00 pm

Monday, April 1, 2024

  • Robert Varon Trio @ The Little Theatre Cafe, 7:00 pm

Tuesday, April 2, 2024

  • No jazz for you?

Wednesday, April 3, 2024

  • Rich Thompson Trio "Generations" @ Faircraft Brauhaus (Fairport), 6:30 pm
  • Charlie Linder @ The Little Theatre Cafe, 7:00 pm

Looking for live jazz in April? 

  • 4th-7th:  2nd Annual Rocco Scott LaFaro Geneva Jazz Festival @ 20 Concerts at 9 Venues in Geneva (more info & tickets)
  • 4th: Ralph DeBergalis @ Prosecco Italian Restaurant (Farmington), 5:30 pm
  • 4th: Simon Fletcher Trio @ Studio Lounge, 6:00 pm
  • 5th: Jim Nugent @ Prosecco Italian Restaurant (Farmington), 5:30 pm
  • 5th: Jazz 90.1 Spring Listeners' Party with the Nyerges, Smith & Lake Trio @ WGMC studios at Greece Olympia School, 1139 Maiden Lane (Greece), 5:30 pm
  • 5th: Simon Fletcher Duo with Monk Catallo @ 20 Deep Winery, 187 Mendon Ionia Road (Mendon), 6:00 pm
  • 5th: Vince Ercolamento and Joe Chiappone @ Flight Wine Bar Downtown, 6:30 pm
  • 6th: Special Blend Trio @ Prosecco Italian Restaurant (Farmington), 5:30 pm
  • 6th: Bob Sneider Duo @ Flight Wine Bar Downtown, 6:30 pm
  • 6th: The Sonic Alchemists & Aaron Ouellette Quintet @ Small World Books, 425 North St. (Rochester), 7:00 pm
  • 6th: Eastman Presents: säje @ ESM, Kilbourn Hall, 7:30 pm (more info & tickets)
  • 6th: Spyro Gyra 50th Anniversary Tour @ Theater at Innovation Square, 8:00 pm (more info & tickets)
  • 6th: Christian McBride @ Center for the Arts of Homer, 72 S Main St. (Homer), 8:00 pm (more info & tickets)
  • 9th: Jazz 90.1 presents Jazz at The Beach featuring The Greece Jazz Band @ Tropix Nightclub, 4775 Lake Ave. (Charlotte), 7:00 pm
  • 1oth: Dan & Eric's Dynamic Duo @ Faircraft Brauhaus (Fairport), 6:00 pm
  • 10th: Margaret Explosion @ The Little Theatre Cafe, 7:00 pm
  • 11th: Ryan Johnson @ Prosecco Italian Restaurant (Farmington), 5:30 pm
  • 11th: Swordfish Trio @ Studio Lounge, 6:00 pm
  • 11th: Jazz 90.1 University: RIJF 2024 Preview  @ Jazz90.1 Studios (Greece Olympia School), 1139 Maiden Lane, 6:30 pm 
  • 12th: Art of Jazz: Rodney Whitaker—"Oasis: The Music of Gregg Hill" @ Buffalo AKG Art Museum, 3:00 pm (more info & tickets)
  • 12th: Chris Ott @ Prosecco Italian Restaurant (Farmington), 5:30 pm
  • 12th: Sofrito Latin Jazz Quintet @ Lovin Cup Bistro & Brews, 7:00 pm
  • 12th: The Djangoners @ The Little Theatre Cafe, 7:00 pm
  • 13th: Moondance Trio @ Prosecco Italian Restaurant (Farmington), 5:30 pm
  • 13th: Oliver Gomez & Rob Varon @ Flight Wine Bar Downtown, 6:30 pm
  • 14th: Cyrus Chestnut Trio Concert to Benefit the Pearls of Grace Charitable Foundation of Rochester @ Mt. Olivet Baptist Church, 141 Adams Street, Jazz Ministry 3:30-4:30 pm, Gospel Ministry 4:50 to 5:50 pm (more info & tickets)
  • 17th: Mid-Century Modern Jazz Quartet @ Faircraft Brauhaus (Fairport), 6:30 pm
  • 18th: Marco Amado @ Prosecco Italian Restaurant (Farmington), 5:30 pm
  • 18th: Sound Logic @ Studio Lounge, 6:00 pm
  • 18th: Jazz 90.1 presents Vince Ercolamento Quartet @ Greece Baptist Church, 1230 Long Pond Road (Greece), 7:00 pm (more info)
  • 19th: Ralph DeBergalis @ Prosecco Italian Restaurant (Farmington), 5:30 pm
  • 19th: Andrew Martelle Duo @ Flight Wine Bar Downtown, 6:30 pm
  • 20th: Mike Sidoti @ Prosecco Italian Restaurant (Farmington), 5:30 pm
  • 20th: George Miller @ Flight Wine Bar Downtown, 6:30 pm
  • 20th: Laura Dubin Trio @ The Little Theatre Cafe, 7:00 pm
  • 21st: Poetry and Jazz, with the Just Poets @ The Little Theatre Cafe, 6:00 pm
  • 21st: JazzBuffalo presents “El arte Del Bolero” featuring Miquel Zenón and Luis Podermo @ Canterbury Wood Performing Arts Center (Williamsville), 7:30 pm (more info & tickets)
  • 21st: The Bop Shop presents Mike Baggetta (solo guitar) @ Bop Shop Records, 8:00 pm (more info & tickets)
  • 25th: Mike Pullano @ Prosecco Italian Restaurant (Farmington), 5:30 pm
  • 25th: Simon Fletcher Trio @ Studio Lounge, 6:00 pm
  • 26th: Ann Mitchell @ Prosecco Italian Restaurant (Farmington), 5:30 pm
  • 26th: Mel Henderson & Oliver Gomez @ Flight Wine Bar Downtown, 6:30 pm
  • 26th: Craig Snyder Group @ Lovin Cup Bistro & Brews, 7:30 pm
  • 26th-27th: 53rd Annual Penfield Jazz Fundraiser Concerts with Ingrid Jensen @ Penfield High School, 7:30 pm (tickets available April 1 here and at the door)
  • 27th: Mel Henderson @ Prosecco Italian Restaurant (Farmington), 5:30 pm
  • 27th: Ryan Johnson & Glen Cummings @ Flight Wine Bar Downtown, 6:30 pm
  • 27th: The Sonic Alchemists @ The Little Theatre Cafe, 7:00 pm
  • 28th: Bob Sneider Trio @ The Little Theatre Cafe, 7:00 pm
  • 29th: Bossa Nova Bradley Brothers @ The Little Theatre Cafe, 7:00 pm

Looking for live jazz in May? 

  • May 3rd-4th: Bop Arts presents Celebrating Paul Smoker with special guests @ Lovin Cup Bistro & Brews, 7:30 pm 
  • May 3rd: The World Famous Glenn Miller Orchestra @ Theater at Innovation Square, 7:00 pm (more info & tickets)
  • May 4th: Chris Ott Trio @ Hedges Nine Mile Point Restaurant, 6:00 pm
  • May 5th: Daniel King Band @ Lovin Cup Bistro & Brews, 5:30 pm
  • May 5th: 2024 Rochester Music Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony @ Eastman Theatre at Kodak Hall, 7:00 pm (tickets)
  • May 10th: Chris Ott @ Prosecco Italian Restaurant (Farmington), 5:30 pm
  • May 11th: Howard Levy 4 @ Fanatics Pub, 7281 W Main St. (Lima), 7:00 pm (more info & tickets)
  • May 11th: Butcher Brown @ The Lilac Festival, 7:00 pm (full Music Lineup)
  • May 12th: Ghost-Note @ The Lilac Festival, 7:00 pm (full Music Lineup)
  • May 14th: Horacio & La Fama Salsa Band @ The Lilac Festival, 5:30 pm (full Music Lineup)
  • May 14th: Big Bad Voodoo Daddy @ The Lilac Festival, 7:00 pm (full Music Lineup)
  • May 14th: Jazz 90.1 presents Jazz at The Beach featuring The Bill Tiberio Band @ Tropix Nightclub, 4775 Lake Ave (Charlotte), 7:00 pm
  • May 17th: Hypnotic Brass Ensemble @ The Lilac Festival, 7:00 pm (full Music Lineup)
  • May 18th: Live! Presents: Mark Lettieri Group @ Montage Music Hall, 8:00 pm (more info & tickets)
  • May 19th: Dopapod @ The Lilac Festival, 7:00 pm (full Music Lineup)
  • May 21st: Bop Arts presents Charlie Ballantine Quartet @ Bop Shop Records, 8:00 pm (more info & tickets)

Looking for some live jazz after May? 

We compile these gig and event listings from information obtained from our own knowledge of the jazz scene in and around Rochester, the performing musicians and bands 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 for more information on the gig or tickets where needed, or check out the venue's website in the right panel if there. For the most part only start times for the gigs 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 missed anything or have something wrong. If you're out at a venue, please tell them about the site. Sign up for to get all the JazzRochester posts on the About page. Local jazz musicians and venues/promoters can also sign up there.

This post was originally published on JazzRochester.

Listen to some jazz in March before Jazz in June ... Live jazz around Rochester, March 21-27

CGI Rochester International Jazz Festival logoYesterday's announcement of the lineup for the 21st CGI Rochester International Jazz Festival gave me hope that we're soon going to be out in the streets with thousands of our neighbors from here and beyond, listening to great music and generally having a good time. The nine-day festival running from June 21 to 29 is, now one of the leading and largest jazz festivals in the world, with live jazz and other music being heard in 20 indoor and outdoor venues, all within walking distance of ROC's East End. There will be 1750 artists coming from sixteen countries, playing 326 concerts (100 plus of them free).  I'll go into more detail in a separate post, hit RIJF site to check out the lineup, details on the Club Pass, and other information. 

But for now, here are Rochester's most comprehensive listings for live jazz gigs in and around our fair city.  I've gathered them for the next seven days immediately below, plus more listings through the rest of March, April, and a start on May and beyond. Please continue to let me know when you hear about any gigs that I've may have missed or if I have anything wrong (see the Contact Us link above to send an email if you need).

Please share JazzRochester with the ROC area folks you know who love live jazz and if you go out to hear some live jazz at a venue, make sure they know about us, too! All they have to do is type "jazz" and "Rochester" in their favorite browser and there we are!

Thursday, March 21, 2024

  • Marco Amadio @ Prosecco Italian Restaurant (Farmington), 5:30 pm
  • Simon Fletcher Trio @ Studio Lounge, 6:00 pm
  • Lucas Santana, Mel Henderson & Gerry Youngman @ Jazzboline (Buffalo), 6:00 pm
  • Student Non-Degree Recital: Annie Orzen, jazz piano & Aidan Bartholet, jazz guitar @ ESM, Howard Hanson Hall, 6:30 pm
  • Mid-Century Modern Jazz Quartet @ Music at St. Marks, 1 East Main Street, LeRoy, 7:00 pm 
  • Swordfish Trio @ The Little Theatre Cafe, 7:00 pm
  • WGMC Jazz 90.1 presents Rich Thompson Trio Generations @ Greece Baptist Church, 1230 Long Pond Road (Greece), 7:00 pm (more info)

Friday, March 22, 2024

  • Ann Mitchell @ Prosecco Italian Restaurant (Farmington), 5:30 pm
  • Zach Walgren & Rob Varon @ Flight Wine Bar Downtown, 6:30 pm

Saturday, March 23, 2024

  • 70 Years of Nina Simone: A Gala Celebration of Jazz with Herbert Smith narrating and playing with the Freedom Trio, Brockport Symphony Orchestra, the Bach Children's Chorus and others @ Mt. Olivet Baptist Church, 141. Adams Street, 3:00 pm
  • Marvin Dolly & Mel Henderson @ Prosecco Italian Restaurant (Farmington),  5:30 pm
  • Oliver Gomez and Sarah Navratil @ Flight Wine Bar Downtown, 6:30 pm
  • Misha Studenkov Quartet Laura Dubin Trio @ The Little Theatre Cafe, 7:00 pm

Sunday, March 24, 2024 

  • Bob Sneider Trio @ The Little Theatre Cafe, 7:00 pm

Monday, March 25, 2024

  • Dean Keller's Soul Jazz Joint @ The Little Theatre Cafe, 7:00 pm
  • Loose Change Jazz Combo @ Wilmot Hall, Nazareth University (Pittsford), 7:30 pm
  • Monday Night Jazz Jam hosted by Jordan Lerner @ The Charleston House, 8:00 pm

Tuesday, March 26, 2024

  • Arts for All Music Festival presents High Falls Quartet @ Iron Smoke Distillery (Fairport), 6:00 pm
  • Saxology @ ESM, Hatch Recital Hall, 7:30 pm

Wednesday, March 27, 2024

  • Sofrito Latin Jazz Quintet @ The Backroom Lounge at the Record Archive, 6:00 pm
  • Ken Foster's Game Night Quartet @ Faircraft Brauhaus (Fairport), 6:30 pm

Looking for live jazz during the last few days of March? 

  • 28th: Eric Heveron-Smith @ Prosecco Italian Restaurant (Farmington), 5:30 pm
  • 28th: Chris Ott Trio @ Rohrbach Railroad Street Beer Hall , 6:00 pm
  • 28th: Sound Logic @ Studio Lounge, 6:00 pm
  • 28th: Bob Vosteen & Mel Henderson @ Zambistro's (Medina), 6:00 pm
  • 28th: Einstein's Dreams @ The Little Theatre Cafe, 7:00 pm
  • 28th: The Bop Shop presents Stew Cutler Trio @ Abilene Bar & Lounge, 7:30 pm (more info & tickets)
  • 29th:  Vince Ercolamento & Joe Chiappone @ Flight Wine Bar Downtown, 6:30 pm
  • 29th: Brass Garden @ The Little Theatre Cafe, 7:00 pm
  • 30th: Chris Ott Trio @ Rohrbach Brewing Railroad St. Beer Hall (Brunch), 11:00 am
  • 30th: Special Blend Trio @ Prosecco Italian Restaurant (Farmington), 5:30 pm
  • 30th:  Mel Henderson & Joe Chiappone @ Flight Wine Bar Downtown, 6:30 pm
  • 30th: Laura Dubin Trio @ Faircraft Brauhaus (Fairport), 6:30 pm
  • 30th: Fallopian Grooves @ The Little Theatre Cafe, 7:00 pm
  • 31st: Rich Thompson Trio "Generations" @ The Little Theatre Cafe, 7:00 pm

Looking for live jazz in April? 

  • 3rd: Rich Thompson Trio "Generations" @ Faircraft Brauhaus (Fairport), 6:30 pm
  • 4th-7th:  2nd Annual Rocco Scott LaFaro Geneva Jazz Festival @ 20 Concerts at 9 Venues in Geneva (more info & tickets)
  • 4th: Ralph DeBergalis @ Prosecco Italian Restaurant (Farmington), 5:30 pm
  • 4th: Simon Fletcher Trio @ Studio Lounge, 6:00 pm
  • 5th: Jim Nugent @ Prosecco Italian Restaurant (Farmington), 5:30 pm
  • 5th: Jazz 90.1 Spring Listeners' Party with the Nyerges, Smith & Lake Trio @ WGMC studios at Greece Olympia School, 1139 Maiden Lane (Greece), 5:30 pm
  • 5th: Vince Ercolamento and Joe Chiappone @ Flight Wine Bar Downtown, 6:30 pm
  • 6th: Special Blend Trio @ Prosecco Italian Restaurant (Farmington), 5:30 pm
  • 6th: Simon Fletcher Duo @ 20 Deep Winery, 187 Mendon Ionia Road (Mendon), 6:00 pm
  • 6th: Bob Sneider Duo @ Flight Wine Bar Downtown, 6:30 pm
  • 6th: Eastman Presents: säje @ ESM, Kilbourn Hall, 7:30 pm (more info & tickets)
  • 6th: Spyro Gyra 50th Anniversary Tour @ Theater at Innovation Square, 8:00 pm (more info & tickets)
  • 6th: Christian McBride @ Center for the Arts of Homer, 72 S Main St. (Homer), 8:00 pm (more info & tickets)
  • 9th: Jazz 90.1 presents Jazz at The Beach featuring The Greece Jazz Band @ Tropix Nightclub, 4775 Lake Ave. (Charlotte), 7:00 pm
  • 1oth: Dan & Eric's Dynamic Duo @ Faircraft Brauhaus (Fairport), 6:00 pm
  • 11th: Ryan Johnson @ Prosecco Italian Restaurant (Farmington), 5:30 pm
  • 11th: Swordfish Trio @ Studio Lounge, 6:00 pm
  • 11th: Jazz 90.1 University: RIJF 2024 Preview  @ Jazz90.1 Studios (Greece Olympia School), 1139 Maiden Lane, 6:30 pm 
  • 12th: Art of Jazz: Rodney Whitaker—"Oasis: The Music of Gregg Hill" @ Buffalo AKG Art Museum, 3:00 pm (more info & tickets)
  • 12th: Chris Ott @ Prosecco Italian Restaurant (Farmington), 5:30 pm
  • 12th: Sofrito Latin Jazz Quintet @ Lovin Cup Bistro & Brews, 7:00 pm
  • 13th: Moondance Trio @ Prosecco Italian Restaurant (Farmington), 5:30 pm
  • 13th: Oliver Gomez & Rob Varon @ Flight Wine Bar Downtown, 6:30 pm
  • 14th: Cyrus Chestnut Trio Concert to Benefit the Pearls of Grace Charitable Foundation of Rochester @ Mt. Olivet Baptist Church, 141 Adams Street, Jazz Ministry 3:30-4:30 pm, Gospel Ministry 4:50 to 5:50 pm (more info & tickets)
  • 17th: Mid-Century Modern Jazz Quartet @ Faircraft Brauhaus (Fairport), 6:30 pm
  • 18th: Marco Amado @ Prosecco Italian Restaurant (Farmington), 5:30 pm
  • 18th: Sound Logic @ Studio Lounge, 6:00 pm
  • 18th: WGMC Jazz 90.1 presents Vince Ercolamento Quartet @ Greece Baptist Church, 1230 Long Pond Road (Greece), 7:00 pm (more info)
  • 19th: Ralph DeBergalis @ Prosecco Italian Restaurant (Farmington), 5:30 pm
  • 19th: Andrew Martelle Duo @ Flight Wine Bar Downtown, 6:30 pm
  • 20th: Mike Sidoti @ Prosecco Italian Restaurant (Farmington), 5:30 pm
  • 20th: George Miller @ Flight Wine Bar Downtown, 6:30 pm
  • 21st: JazzBuffalo presents “El arte Del Bolero” featuring Miquel Zenón and Luis Podermo @ Canterbury Wood Performing Arts Center (Williamsville), 7:30 pm (more info & tickets)
  • 21st: The Bop Shop presents Mike Baggetta (solo guitar) @ Bop Shop Records, 8:00 pm (more info & tickets)
  • 25th: Mike Pullano @ Prosecco Italian Restaurant (Farmington), 5:30 pm
  • 25th: Simon Fletcher Trio @ Studio Lounge, 6:00 pm
  • 26th: Ann Mitchell @ Prosecco Italian Restaurant (Farmington), 5:30 pm
  • 26th: Mel Henderson & Oliver Gomez @ Flight Wine Bar Downtown, 6:30 pm
  • 26th: Craig Snyder Trio @ Lovin Cup Bistro & Brews, 7:30 pm
  • 26th-27th: 53rd Annual Penfield Jazz Fundraiser Concerts with Ingrid Jensen @ Penfield High School, 7:30 pm (tickets available April 1 here and at the door)
  • 27th: Mel Henderson @ Prosecco Italian Restaurant (Farmington), 5:30 pm
  • 27th: Ryan Johnson & Glen Cummings @ Flight Wine Bar Downtown, 6:30 pm

Looking for some live jazz after April? 

We compile these gig and event listings from information obtained from our own knowledge of the jazz scene in and around Rochester, the performing musicians and bands 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 for more information on the gig or tickets where needed, or check out the venue's website in the right panel if there. For the most part only start times for the gigs 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 missed anything or have something wrong. If you're out at a venue, please tell them about the site. Sign up for to get all the JazzRochester posts on the About page. Local jazz musicians and venues/promoters can also sign up there.

This post was originally published on JazzRochester.

Is Jazz in June just around the corner? Really? For now, here's your ... Live jazz around ROC, March 14-20, 2024

SamaraJoy_KilbournBelieve it or not, the presser for announcing the full line up for the 2024 Rochester International Jazz Festival, June 21-29th, is next week!  I'll be there and hope to recap some of the highlights of the RIJF here soon thereafter.  But, for now, here are the most comprehensive listings for live jazz gigs in and around Rochester right now.  I've gathered them for the next seven days, plus more listings through the rest of March, April, and a start on May and beyond. Please continue to let me know when you hear about any gigs that I've may have missed or if I have anything wrong (see the Contact Us link above to send an email if you need).

Please share JazzRochester with the ROC area folks you know who love live jazz and if you go out to hear some live jazz at a venue, make sure they know about us, too! All they have to do is type "jazz" and "Rochester" in their favorite browser and there we are!

Thursday, March 14, 2024

  • Ryan Johnson @ Prosecco Italian Restaurant (Farmington), 5:30 pm
  • Bob Sneider Trio @ Studio Lounge, 6:00 pm
  • Eric Heveron-Smith and Gordon Webster @ The Little Theatre Cafe, 7:00 pm
  • Lakeview Hot Record Club with Gian Carlo Cervone playing original 78's of jazz and blues recordings from the 1920s through 1950s @ The Spirit Room, 139 State St. (Downtown), 7:00 pm

Friday, March 15, 2024

  • Connie Fredericks-Malone @ Prosecco Italian Restaurant (Farmington), 5:30 pm
  • Bob Sneider Duo @ Flight Wine Bar Downtown, 6:30 pm
  • Steve Grills and the Roadmasters @ The Little Theatre Cafe, 7:00 pm
  • The Bop Shop presents TuBari  @ Bop Shop Records, 8:00 pm (more info & tickets)

Saturday, March 16, 2024

  • Michael Sidoti @ Prosecco Italian Restaurant (Farmington), 5:30 pm
  • Annie Wells and Dave Arenius @ Flight Wine Bar Downtown, 6:30 pm
  • Gerry Youngman & Mel Henderson @ The Little Theatre Cafe, 7:00 pm
  • Nancy Kelly with Andy Calabrese Trio @ Faircraft Brauhaus (Fairport), 6:30 pm (FYI, Nancy needs your help to cut a new album)
  • The Bop Shop presents Anna Webber's Shimmer Wince @ Bop Shop Records, 8:00 pm (more info & tickets)

Sunday, March 17, 2024 

  • No jazz for you?

Monday, March 18, 2024

  • Robert Varon Trio @ The Little Theatre Cafe, 7:00 pm
  • Monday Night Jazz Jam hosted by Jordan Lerner @ The Charleston House, 8:00 pm

Tuesday, March 19, 2024

  • No jazz for you?

Wednesday, March 20, 2024

  • Bob Sneider Quartet @ Faircraft Brauhaus (Fairport), 6:30 pm
  • Margaret Explosion @ The Little Theatre Cafe, 7:00 pm
  • Prime Time Funk @ The Theatre at Innovation Square, 7:30 pm (more info & tickets)

Looking for live jazz during the rest of March? 

  • 21st: Marco Amadio @ Prosecco Italian Restaurant (Farmington), 5:30 pm
  • 21st: Simon Fletcher Trio @ Studio Lounge, 6:00 pm
  • 21st: Lucas Santana Mel Henderson & Gerry Youngman @ Jazzboline (Buffalo), 6:00 pm
  • 21st: Mid-Century Modern Jazz Quartet @ Music at St. Marks, 1 East Main Street, LeRoy, 7:00 pm 
  • 21st: Swordfish Trio @ The Little Theatre Cafe, 7:00 pm
  • 21st: WGMC Jazz 90.1 presents Rich Thompson Trio Generations @ Greece Baptist Church, 1230 Long Pond Road (Greece), 7:00 pm (more info)
  • 22nd: Ann Mitchell @ Prosecco Italian Restaurant (Farmington), 5:30 pm
  • 22nd:  Oliver Gomez & Rob Varon @ Flight Wine Bar Downtown, 6:30 pm
  • 23rd: 70 Years of Nina Simone: A Gala Celebration of Jazz with Herbert Smith narrating and playing with the Freedom Trio, Brockport Symphony Orchestra, the Bach Children's Chorus and others @ Mt. Olivet Baptist Church, 141. Adams Street, 3:00 pm
  • 23rd:  Mel Henderson & Marvin Dolly @ Flight Wine Bar Downtown, 6:30 pm
  • 23rd:  Laura Dubin Trio @ The Little Theatre Cafe, 7:00 pm
  • 25th: Dean Keller's Soul Jazz Joint @ The Little Theatre Cafe, 7:00 pm
  • 25th: Loose Change Jazz Combo @ Wilmot Hall, Nazareth University (Pittsford), 7:30 pm
  • 26th: Saxology @ ESM, Hatch Recital Hall, 7:30 pm
  • 27th: Sofrito Latin Jazz Quintet @ The Backroom Lounge at the Record Archive, 6:00 pm
  • 27th: Ken Foster's Game Night Quartet @ Faircraft Brauhaus (Fairport), 6:30 pm
  • 28th: Eric Heveron-Smith @ Prosecco Italian Restaurant (Farmington), 5:30 pm
  • 28th: Chris Ott Trio @ Rohrbach Railroad Street Beer Hall , 6:00 pm
  • 28th: Sound Logic @ Studio Lounge, 6:00 pm
  • 28th: Bob Vosteen & Mel Henderson @ Zambistro's (Medina), 6:00 pm
  • 28th: Einstein's Dreams @ The Little Theatre Cafe, 7:00 pm
  • 28th: The Bop Shop presents Stew Cutler Trio @ Abilene Bar & Lounge, 7:30 pm (more info & tickets)
  • 29th:  Vince Ercolamento & Joe Chiappone @ Flight Wine Bar Downtown, 6:30 pm
  • 29th: Brass Garden @ The Little Theatre Cafe, 7:00 pm
  • 30th: Chris Ott Trio @ Rohrbach Brewing Railroad St. Beer Hall (Brunch), 11:00 am
  • 30th: Special Blend Trio @ Prosecco Italian Restaurant (Farmington), 5:30 pm
  • 30th:  Mel Henderson & Joe Chiappone @ Flight Wine Bar Downtown, 6:30 pm
  • 30th: Laura Dubin Trio @ Faircraft Brauhaus (Fairport), 6:30 pm
  • 30th: Fallopian Grooves @ The Little Theatre Cafe, 7:00 pm
  • 31st: Rich Thompson Trio "Generations" @ The Little Theatre Cafe, 7:00 pm

Looking for something in April? 

  • 3rd: Rich Thompson Trio "Generations" @ Faircraft Brauhaus (Fairport), 6:30 pm
  • 4th-7th:  2nd Annual Rocco Scott LaFaro Geneva Jazz Festival @ 20 Concerts at 9 Venues in Geneva (more info & tickets)
  • 4th: Ralph DeBergalis @ Prosecco Italian Restaurant (Farmington), 5:30 pm
  • 4th: Simon Fletcher Trio @ Studio Lounge, 6:00 pm
  • 5th: Jim Nugent @ Prosecco Italian Restaurant (Farmington), 5:30 pm
  • 5th: Vince Ercolamento and Joe Chiappone @ Flight Wine Bar Downtown, 6:30 pm
  • 6th: Special Blend Trio @ Prosecco Italian Restaurant (Farmington), 5:30 pm
  • 6th: Simon Fletcher Duo @ 20 Deep Winery, 187 Mendon Ionia Road (Mendon), 6:00 pm
  • 6th: Bob Sneider Duo @ Flight Wine Bar Downtown, 6:30 pm
  • 6th: Eastman Presents: säje @ ESM, Kilbourn Hall, 7:30 pm (more info & tickets)
  • 6th: Spyro Gyra 50th Anniversary Tour @ Theater at Innovation Square, 8:00 pm (more info & tickets)
  • 6th: Christian McBride @ Center for the Arts of Homer, 72 S Main St. (Homer), 8:00 pm (more info & tickets)
  • 9th: Jazz 90.1 presents Jazz at The Beach featuring The Greece Jazz Band @ Tropix Nightclub, 4775 Lake Ave. (Charlotte), 7:00 pm
  • 1oth: Dan & Eric's Dynamic Duo @ Faircraft Brauhaus (Fairport), 6:00 pm
  • 11th: Ryan Johnson @ Prosecco Italian Restaurant (Farmington), 5:30 pm
  • 11th: Swordfish Trio @ Studio Lounge, 6:00 pm
  • 11th: Jazz 90.1 University: RIJF 2024 Preview  @ Jazz90.1 Studios (Greece Olympia School), 1139 Maiden Lane, 6:30 pm 
  • 12th: Art of Jazz: Rodney Whitaker—"Oasis: The Music of Gregg Hill" @ Buffalo AKG Art Museum, 3:00 pm (more info & tickets)
  • 12th: Chris Ott @ Prosecco Italian Restaurant (Farmington), 5:30 pm
  • 12th: Sofrito Latin Jazz Quintet @ Lovin Cup Bistro & Brews, 7:00 pm
  • 13th: Moondance Trio @ Prosecco Italian Restaurant (Farmington), 5:30 pm
  • 13th: Oliver Gomez & Rob Varon @ Flight Wine Bar Downtown, 6:30 pm
  • 14th: Cyrus Chestnut Trio Concert to Benefit the Pearls of Grace Charitable Foundation of Rochester @ Mt. Olivet Baptist Church, 141 Adams Street, Jazz Ministry 3:30-4:30 pm, Gospel Ministry 4:50 to 5:50 pm (more info & tickets)
  • 17th: Mid-Century Modern Jazz Quartet @ Faircraft Brauhaus (Fairport), 6:30 pm
  • 18th: Marco Amado @ Prosecco Italian Restaurant (Farmington), 5:30 pm
  • 18th: Sound Logic @ Studio Lounge, 6:00 pm
  • 18th: WGMC Jazz 90.1 presents Vince Ercolamento Quartet @ Greece Baptist Church, 1230 Long Pond Road (Greece), 7:00 pm (more info)
  • 19th: Ralph DeBergalis @ Prosecco Italian Restaurant (Farmington), 5:30 pm
  • 19th: Andrew Martelle Duo @ Flight Wine Bar Downtown, 6:30 pm
  • 20th: Mike Sidoti @ Prosecco Italian Restaurant (Farmington), 5:30 pm
  • 20th: George Miller @ Flight Wine Bar Downtown, 6:30 pm
  • 21st: JazzBuffalo presents “El arte Del Bolero” featuring Miquel Zenón and Luis Podermo @ Canterbury Wood Performing Arts Center (Williamsville), 7:30 pm (more info & tickets)
  • 21st: The Bop Shop presents Mike Baggetta (solo guitar) @ Bop Shop Records, 8:00 pm (more info & tickets)
  • 25th: Mike Pullano @ Prosecco Italian Restaurant (Farmington), 5:30 pm
  • 25th: Simon Fletcher Trio @ Studio Lounge, 6:00 pm
  • 26th: Ann Mitchell @ Prosecco Italian Restaurant (Farmington), 5:30 pm
  • 26th: Mel Henderson & Oliver Gomez @ Flight Wine Bar Downtown, 6:30 pm
  • 26th: Craig Snyder Trio @ Lovin Cup Bistro & Brews, 7:30 pm
  • 26th-27th: 53rd Annual Penfield Jazz Fundraiser Concerts with Ingrid Jensen @ Penfield High School, 7:30 pm (tickets available April 1 here and at the door)
  • 27th: Mel Henderson @ Prosecco Italian Restaurant (Farmington), 5:30 pm
  • 27th: Ryan Johnson & Glen Cummings @ Flight Wine Bar Downtown, 6:30 pm

Looking for some live jazz after April? 

We compile these gig and event listings from information obtained from our own knowledge of the jazz scene in and around Rochester, the performing musicians and bands 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 for more information on the gig or tickets where needed, or check out the venue's website in the right panel if there. For the most part only start times for the gigs 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 missed anything or have something wrong. If you're out at a venue, please tell them about the site. Sign up for to get all the JazzRochester posts on the About page. Local jazz musicians and venues/promoters can also sign up there.

This post was originally published on JazzRochester.

Warm enough for you? Or would you like some heat hearing ... Live jazz around Rochester, NY, March 7-13

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Here are the live jazz gigs in and around Rochester that I've gathered for the next seven days, plus more listings through March and a start on April and beyond. Please continue to let me know when you hear about any gigs that I've missed here or if I have listed anything wrong (see the Contact Us link above to send an email).

Please share us with the ROC area folks you know who love live jazz and if you go out to hear some live jazz at a venue, make sure they know about us, too! All they have to do is type "jazz" and "Rochester" in their favorite browser and there we are!

Thursday, March 7, 2024

  • Thursday Night Jazz with Dan Montgomery @ The Backroom Lounge at the Record Archive, 5:00 pm 
  • Ralph Debergalis @ Prosecco Italian Restaurant (Farmington), 5:30 pm
  • Simon Fletcher Trio @ Carmel Bakery and Bar, 645 Park Ave. (Rochester), 6:00 pm
  • Ryan Barski Trio @ Studio Lounge, 6:00 pm
  • Eric Heveron-Smith solo @ The Little Theatre Cafe, 7:00 pm

Friday, March 8, 2024

  • Chris Ott @ Prosecco Italian Restaurant (Farmington), 5:30 pm
  • Ryan Johnson & Glen Cummings @ Flight Wine Bar Downtown, 6:30 pm
  • Groove Juice Special: Hot Toddies Band @ The Rose Room, 295 Gregory St (Rochester), 8:00 pm
  • Cool Club & the Lipker Sisters  @ Iron Smoke Distillery (Fairport), 8:30 pm

Saturday, March 9, 2024

  • Chris Ott Trio @ Rohrbach Brewing Railroad St. Beer Hall (Brunch), 11:00 am
  • Moondance Trio @ Prosecco Italian Restaurant (Farmington), 5:30 pm
  • Dave Wright & John Randal @ Flight Wine Bar Downtown, 6:30 pm

Sunday, March 10, 2024 

  • Art of Jazz: Dan Wilson, "Things Eternal" @ Buffalo AKG Art Museum, 3:00 pm (more info & tickets)
  • The Djangoners @ The Little Theatre Cafe, 7:00 pm
  • Grupo Ife Salsa & Bowling @ Radio Social, 8:00 pm

Monday, March 11, 2024

  • History of Jazz Class with Mel Henderson @ Flight Wine Bar Downtown, 6:00 pm (more info & tickets)
  • Monday Night Jazz Jam hosted by Jordan Lerner @ The Charleston House, 8:00 pm

Tuesday, March 12, 2024

Wednesday, March 13, 2024

  • Dean Keller's Soul Jazz Joint @ Faircraft Brauhaus (Fairport), 6:30 pm

Looking for live jazz during the rest of March? 

  • 14th: Ryan Johnson @ Prosecco Italian Restaurant (Farmington), 5:30 pm
  • 14th: Bob Sneider Trio @ Studio Lounge, 6:00 pm
  • 14th: Eric Heveron-Smith and Gordon Webster @ The Little Theatre Cafe, 7:00 pm
  • 15th: Connie Fredericks-Malone @ Prosecco Italian Restaurant (Farmington), 5:30 pm
  • 15th: Bob Sneider Duo @ Flight Wine Bar Downtown, 6:30 pm
  • 15th: The Bop Shop presents TuBari  @ Bop Shop Records, 8:00 pm (more info & tickets)
  • 16th: Michael Sidoti @ Prosecco Italian Restaurant (Farmington), 5:30 pm
  • 16th: Annie Wells and Dave Arenius @ Flight Wine Bar Downtown, 6:30 pm
  • 16th: Mel Henderson & Gerry Youngman @ The Little Theatre Cafe, 7:00 pm
  • 16th: Nancy Kelly with Andy Calabrese @ Faircraft Brauhaus (Fairport), 6:30 pm (FYI, Nancy needs your help to cut a new album)
  • 16th: The Bop Shop presents Anna Webber's Shimmer Wince @ Bop Shop Records, 8:00 pm (more info & tickets)
  • 17th: Brunch with the Greg Chako Trio @ Linden Social Club (Geneva), 11:00 am
  • 18th: Robert Varon Trio @ The Little Theatre Cafe, 7:00 pm
  • 20th: Bob Sneider Quartet @ Faircraft Brauhaus (Fairport), 6:30 pm
  • 20th: Margaret Explosion @ The Little Theatre Cafe, 7:00 pm
  • 20th: Prime Time Funk @ The Theatre at Innovation Square, 7:30 pm (more info & tickets)
  • 21st: Marco Amadio @ Prosecco Italian Restaurant (Farmington), 5:30 pm
  • 21st: Simon Fletcher Trio @ Studio Lounge, 6:00 pm
  • 21st: Mid-Century Modern Jazz Quartet @ Music at St. Marks, 1 East Main Street, LeRoy, 7:00 pm 
  • 21st: Swordfish Trio @ The Little Theatre Cafe, 7:00 pm
  • 21st: WGMC Jazz 90.1 presents Rich Thompson Trio Generations @ Greece Baptist Church, 1230 Long Pond Road (Greece), 7:00 pm (more info)
  • 22nd: Ann Mitchell @ Prosecco Italian Restaurant (Farmington), 5:30 pm
  • 22nd:  Oliver Gomez & Rob Varon @ Flight Wine Bar Downtown, 6:30 pm
  • 23rd:  Mel Henderson & Oliver Gomez @ Flight Wine Bar Downtown, 6:30 pm
  • 25th: Sofrito Latin Jazz Quintet @ The Backroom Lounge at the Record Archive, 5:00 pm
  • 25th: Dean Keller's Soul Jazz Joint @ The Little Theatre Cafe, 7:00 pm
  • 26th: Saxology @ ESM, Hatch Recital Hall, 7:30 pm
  • 27th: Game Night Quartet @ Faircraft Brauhaus (Fairport), 6:30 pm
  • 28th: Eric Heveron-Smith @ Prosecco Italian Restaurant (Farmington), 5:30 pm
  • 28th: Chris Ott Trio @ Rohrbach Railroad Street Beer Hall , 6:00 pm
  • 28th: Sound Logic @ Studio Lounge, 6:00 pm
  • 28th: Einstein's Dreams @ The Little Theatre Cafe, 7:00 pm
  • 28th: The Bop Shop presents Stew Cutler Trio @ Abilene Bar & Lounge, 7:30 pm (more info & tickets)
  • 29th:  Vince Ercolamento & Joe Chiappone @ Flight Wine Bar Downtown, 6:30 pm
  • 29th: Brass Garden @ The Little Theatre Cafe, 7:00 pm
  • 30th: Chris Ott Trio @ Rohrbach Brewing Railroad St. Beer Hall (Brunch), 11:00 am
  • 30th: Special Blend Trio @ Prosecco Italian Restaurant (Farmington), 5:30 pm
  • 30th:  Mel Henderson & Joe Chiappone @ Flight Wine Bar Downtown, 6:30 pm
  • 30th: Laura Dubin Trio @ Faircraft Brauhaus (Fairport), 6:30 pm
  • 30th: Fallopian Grooves @ The Little Theatre Cafe, 7:00 pm
  • 31st: Rich Thompson Trio "Generations" @ The Little Theatre Cafe, 7:00 pm

Looking for something in April? 

  • 3rd: Rich Thompson Trio "Generations" @ Faircraft Brauhaus (Fairport), 6:30 pm
  • 4th-7th:  2nd Annual Rocco Scott LaFaro Geneva Jazz Festival @ 20 Concerts at 9 Venues in Geneva (more info & tickets)
  • 4th: Ralph DeBergalis @ Prosecco Italian Restaurant (Farmington), 5:30 pm
  • 4th: Simon Fletcher Trio @ Studio Lounge, 6:00 pm
  • 5th: Jim Nugent @ Prosecco Italian Restaurant (Farmington), 5:30 pm
  • 5th: Vince Ercolamento and Joe Chiappone @ Flight Wine Bar Downtown, 6:30 pm
  • 6th: Special Blend Trio @ Prosecco Italian Restaurant (Farmington), 5:30 pm
  • 6th: Simon Fletcher Duo @ 20 Deep Winery, 187 Mendon Ionia Road (Mendon), 6:00 pm
  • 6th: Bob Sneider Duo @ Flight Wine Bar Downtown, 6:30 pm
  • 6th: Eastman Presents: säje @ ESM, Kilbourn Hall, 7:30 pm (more info & tickets)
  • 6th: Spyro Gyra 50th Anniversary Tour @ Theater at Innovation Square, 8:00 pm (more info & tickets)
  • 6th: Christian McBride @ Center for the Arts of Homer, 72 S Main St. (Homer), 8:00 pm (more info & tickets)
  • 9th: Jazz 90.1 presents Jazz at The Beach featuring The Greece Jazz Band @ Tropix Nightclub, 4775 Lake Ave. (Charlotte), 7:00 pm
  • 1oth: Dan & Eric's Dynamic Duo @ Faircraft Brauhaus (Fairport), 6:00 pm
  • 11th: Ryan Johnson @ Prosecco Italian Restaurant (Farmington), 5:30 pm
  • 11th: Swordfish Trio @ Studio Lounge, 6:00 pm
  • 11th: Jazz 90.1 University: RIJF 2024 Preview  @ Jazz90.1 Studios (Greece Olympia School), 1139 Maiden Lane, 6:30 pm 
  • 12th: Art of Jazz: Rodney Whitaker—"Oasis: The Music of Gregg Hill" @ Buffalo AKG Art Museum, 3:00 pm (more info & tickets)
  • 12th: Chris Ott @ Prosecco Italian Restaurant (Farmington), 5:30 pm
  • 12th: Sofrito Latin Jazz Quintet @ Lovin Cup Bistro & Brews, 7:00 pm
  • 13th: Moondance Trio @ Prosecco Italian Restaurant (Farmington), 5:30 pm
  • 13th: Oliver Gomez & Rob Varon @ Flight Wine Bar Downtown, 6:30 pm
  • 14th: Cyrus Chestnut Trio Concert to Benefit the Pearls of Grace Charitable Foundation of Rochester @ Mt. Olivet Baptist Church, 141 Adams Street, Jazz Ministry 3:30-4:30 pm, Gospel Ministry 4:50 to 5:50 pm (more info & tickets)
  • 17th: Mid Century Modern Jazz Quartet @ Faircraft Brauhaus (Fairport), 6:30 pm
  • 18th: Marco Amado @ Prosecco Italian Restaurant (Farmington), 5:30 pm
  • 18th: Sound Logic @ Studio Lounge, 6:00 pm
  • 19th: Ralph DeBergalis @ Prosecco Italian Restaurant (Farmington), 5:30 pm
  • 19th: Andrew Martelle Duo @ Flight Wine Bar Downtown, 6:30 pm
  • 20th: Mike Sidoti @ Prosecco Italian Restaurant (Farmington), 5:30 pm
  • 20th: George Miller @ Flight Wine Bar Downtown, 6:30 pm
  • 21st: JazzBuffalo presents “El arte Del Bolero” featuring Miquel Zenón and Luis Podermo @ Canterbury Wood Performing Arts Center (Williamsville), 7:30 pm (more info & tickets)
  • 25th: Mike Pullano @ Prosecco Italian Restaurant (Farmington), 5:30 pm
  • 25th: Simon Fletcher Trio @ Studio Lounge, 6:00 pm
  • 26th: Ann Mitchell @ Prosecco Italian Restaurant (Farmington), 5:30 pm
  • 26th: Mel Henderson & Oliver Gomez @ Flight Wine Bar Downtown, 6:30 pm
  • 26th-27th: 53rd Annual Penfield Jazz Fundraiser Concerts with Ingrid Jensen @ Penfield High School, 7:30 pm (tickets available April 1 here and at the door)
  • 27th: Mel Henderson @ Prosecco Italian Restaurant (Farmington), 5:30 pm
  • 27th: Ryan Johnson & Glen Cummings @ Flight Wine Bar Downtown, 6:30 pm

Looking for some live jazz after April? 

We compile these gig and event listings from information obtained from our own knowledge of the jazz scene in and around Rochester, the performing musicians and bands 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 for more information on the gig or tickets where needed, or check out the venue's website in the right panel if there. For the most part only start times for the gigs 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 missed anything or have something wrong. If you're out at a venue, please tell them about the site. Sign up for to get all the JazzRochester posts on the About page. Local jazz musicians and venues/promoters can also sign up there.

This post was originally published on JazzRochester.

This way to ... Live jazz around Rochester, February 29th through March 6th

Image with jazz written on wall over One Way sign

Here are the live jazz gigs in and around Rochester that I've gathered for the next seven days, plus more listings through March and a start on April and beyond. Please continue to let me know when you hear about any gigs that I've missed here or if I have listed anything wrong (see the Contact Us link above to send an email).

Hey, I need your help to spread the word about Jazz Rochester, so please share us with the ROC area folks you know who love live jazz and if you go out to hear some live jazz at a venue, make sure they know about us, too! All they have to do is type "jazz" and "Rochester" in their favorite browser and there we are!

Thursday, February 29, 2024

  • Special Blend Trio @ Prosecco Italian Restaurant (Farmington), 5:30 pm
  • Jazz & Desserts @ Roberts Wesleyan Department of Music and Performing Arts. 2301 Westside Drive (North Chili), 7:00 pm
  • Quadrennial Leap Year with Harold Danko @ ESM, Kilbourn Hall, 7:30 pm (more info)
  • Groove Juice Swing presents the Leap Day Dance featuring Paul Cosentino's Boilermaker Jazz Band featuring Naomi Uyama @ The Rose Room, 295 Gregory St (Rochester), 7:30 pm (more info & tickets)

Friday, March 1, 2024

  • Jim Nugent @ Prosecco Italian Restaurant (Farmington), 5:30 pm
  • Steve Grills and the Roadmasters @ Abilene Bar & Lounge, 5:30 pm
  • Chris Murtha and Bill Tiberio @ Flight Wine Bar Downtown, 6:30 pm
  • Sonic Alchemists @ The Little Theatre Cafe, 7:00 pm
  • Indigo Breeze @ Faircraft Brauhaus (Fairport), 7:00 pm

Saturday, March 2, 2024

  • Connie Fredericks-Malone @ Prosecco Italian Restaurant (Farmington), 5:30 pm
  • Melvin Henderson & Eric Heveron-Smith @ Flight Wine Bar Downtown, 6:30 pm

Sunday, March 3, 20 

  • Mike McArthur & Friends (his friends include Bill Tiberio, Mike Titlebaum, Mike Dubaniewicz and Tom E Politzer with a rhythm section including John Nyerges, Ben Tiberio and Matt Bevan-Perkins) @ Lovin Cup Bistro & Brews, 5:30 pm 
  • The Bop Shop presents the Remedy Trio @ Bop Shop Records, 8:00 pm (more info & tickets)

Monday, March 4, 2024

  • Dean Keller's Soul Jazz Joint @ The Little Theatre Cafe, 7:00 pm

Tuesday, March 5, 2024

  • Penfield Big Band @ Penfield Community Center, 1985 Baird Rd. (Penfield), 7:30 pm

Wednesday, March 6, 2024

  • Higher Ground @ Faircraft Brauhaus (Fairport), 6:30 pm
  • Eastman Jazz Workshop Ensemble/Eastman Jazz Lab Band @ ESM, Kilbourn Hall, 7:30 pm

Looking for live jazz during the rest of March? 

  • 7th: Thursday Night Jazz with Dan Montgomery @ The Backroom Lounge at the Record Archive, 5:00 pm 
  • 7th: Ralph Debergalis @ Prosecco Italian Restaurant (Farmington), 5:30 pm
  • 7th: Simon Fletcher Trio @ Carmel Bakery and Bar, 645 Park Ave. (Rochester), 6:00 pm
  • 7th: Eric Heveron-Smith solo @ The Little Theatre Cafe, 7:00 pm
  • 8th: Chris Ott @ Prosecco Italian Restaurant (Farmington), 5:30 pm
  • 8th: Ryan Johnson & Glen Cummings @ Flight Wine Bar Downtown, 6:30 pm
  • 8th: Groove Juice Special: Hot Toddies Band @ The Rose Room, 295 Gregory St (Rochester), 8:00 pm
  • 8th: Cool Club & the Lipker Sisters  @ Iron Smoke Distillery (Fairport), 8:30 pm
  • 9th: Chris Ott Trio @ Rohrbach Brewing Railroad St. Beer Hall (Brunch), 11:00 am
  • 9th: Moondance Trio @ Prosecco Italian Restaurant (Farmington), 5:30 pm
  • 9th: Dave Wright & John Randal @ Flight Wine Bar Downtown, 6:30 pm
  • 10th: Art of Jazz: Dan Wilson, "Things Eternal" @ Buffalo AKG Art Museum, 3:00 pm (more info & tickets)
  • 10th: The Djangoners @ The Little Theatre Cafe, 7:00 pm
  • 10th: Grupo Ife Salsa & Bowling @ Radio Social, 8:00 pm
  • 11th: History of Jazz Class with Mel Henderson @ Flight Wine Bar Downtown, 6:00 pm (more info & tickets)
  • 11th: Monday Night Jazz Jam hosted by Jordan Lerner @ The Charleston House, 8:00 pm
  • 12th: Meshell Ndegeocello @ Electric City (Buffalo), 8:00 pm (more info & tickets)
  • 13th: Dean Keller's Soul Jazz Joint @ Faircraft Brauhaus (Fairport), 6:30 pm
  • 14th: Ryan Johnson @ Prosecco Italian Restaurant (Farmington), 5:30 pm
  • 14th: Eric Heveron-Smith and Gordon Webster @ The Little Theatre Cafe, 7:00 pm
  • 15th: Connie Fredericks-Malone @ Prosecco Italian Restaurant (Farmington), 5:30 pm
  • 15th: Jazz Generation @ Flight Wine Bar Downtown, 6:30 pm
  • 15th: The Bop Shop presents TuBari  @ Bop Shop Records, 8:00 pm (more info & tickets)
  • 16th: Michael Sidoti @ Prosecco Italian Restaurant (Farmington), 5:30 pm
  • 16th: Annie Wells and Dave Arenius @ Flight Wine Bar Downtown, 6:30 pm
  • 16th: Mel Henderson & Gerry Youngman @ The Little Theatre Cafe, 7:00 pm
  • 16th: Nancy Kelly with Andy Calabrese @ Faircraft Brauhaus (Fairport), 6:30 pm (FYI, Nancy needs your help to cut a new album)
  • 16th: The Bop Shop presents Anna Webber's Shimmer Wince @ Bop Shop Records, 8:00 pm (more info & tickets)
  • 18th: Robert Varon Trio @ The Little Theatre Cafe, 7:00 pm
  • 20th: Bob Sneider Quartet @ Faircraft Brauhaus (Fairport), 6:30 pm
  • 20th: Margaret Explosion @ The Little Theatre Cafe, 7:00 pm
  • 20th: Prime Time Funk @ The Theatre at Innovation Square, 7:30 pm (more info & tickets)
  • 21st: Marco Amadio @ Prosecco Italian Restaurant (Farmington), 5:30 pm
  • 21st: Mid-Century Modern Jazz Quartet @ Music at St. Marks, 1 East Main Street, LeRoy, 7:00 pm 
  • 21st: Swordfish Trio @ The Little Theatre Cafe, 7:00 pm
  • 21st: WGMC Jazz 90.1 presents Rich Thompson Trio Generations @ Greece Baptist Church, 1230 Long Pond Road (Greece), 7:00 pm (more info)
  • 22nd: Ann Mitchell @ Prosecco Italian Restaurant (Farmington), 5:30 pm
  • 22nd:  Oliver Gomez & Rob Varon @ Flight Wine Bar Downtown, 6:30 pm
  • 23rd:  Mel Henderson & Oliver Gomez @ Flight Wine Bar Downtown, 6:30 pm
  • 25th: Sofrito Latin Jazz Quintet @ The Backroom Lounge at the Record Archive, 5:00 pm
  • 25th: Dean Keller's Soul Jazz Joint @ The Little Theatre Cafe, 7:00 pm
  • 26th: Saxology @ ESM, Hatch Recital Hall, 7:30 pm
  • 27th: Game Night Quartet @ Faircraft Brauhaus (Fairport), 6:30 pm
  • 28th: Eric Heveron-Smith @ Prosecco Italian Restaurant (Farmington), 5:30 pm
  • 28th: Chris Ott Trio @ Rohrbach Railroad Street Beer Hall , 6:00 pm
  • 28th: Einstein's Dreams @ The Little Theatre Cafe, 7:00 pm
  • 28th: The Bop Shop presents Stew Cutler Trio @ Abilene Bar & Lounge, 7:30 pm (more info & tickets)
  • 29th:  Vince Ercolamento & Joe Chiappone @ Flight Wine Bar Downtown, 6:30 pm
  • 29th: Brass Garden @ The Little Theatre Cafe, 7:00 pm
  • 30th: Chris Ott Trio @ Rohrbach Brewing Railroad St. Beer Hall (Brunch), 11:00 am
  • 30th: Special Blend Trio @ Prosecco Italian Restaurant (Farmington), 5:30 pm
  • 30th:  Mel Henderson & Joe Chiappone @ Flight Wine Bar Downtown, 6:30 pm
  • 30th: Laura Dubin Trio @ Faircraft Brauhaus (Fairport), 6:30 pm
  • 30th: Fallopian Grooves @ The Little Theatre Cafe, 7:00 pm
  • 31st: Rich Thompson Trio "Generations" @ The Little Theatre Cafe, 7:00 pm

Looking for something in April? 

  • 3rd: Rich Thompson Trio "Generations" @ Faircraft Brauhaus (Fairport), 6:30 pm
  • 4th-7th:  2nd Annual Rocco Scott LaFaro Geneva Jazz Festival @ 20 Concerts at 9 Venues in Geneva (more info & tickets)
  • 4th: Ralph DeBergalis @ Prosecco Italian Restaurant (Farmington), 5:30 pm
  • 5th: Jim Nugent @ Prosecco Italian Restaurant (Farmington), 5:30 pm
  • 5th: Vince Ercolamento and Joe Chiappone @ Flight Wine Bar Downtown, 6:30 pm
  • 6th: Special Blend Trio @ Prosecco Italian Restaurant (Farmington), 5:30 pm
  • 6th: Simon Fletcher Duo @ 20 Deep Winery, 187 Mendon Ionia Road (Mendon), 6:00 pm
  • 6th: Bob Sneider Duo @ Flight Wine Bar Downtown, 6:30 pm
  • 6th: Eastman Presents: säje @ ESM, Kilbourn Hall, 7:30 pm (more info & tickets)
  • 6th: Spyro Gyra 50th Anniversary Tour @ Theater at Innovation Square, 8:00 pm (more info & tickets)
  • 6th: Christian McBride @ Center for the Arts of Homer, 72 S Main St. (Homer), 8:00 pm (more info & tickets)
  • 1oth: Dan & Eric's Dynamic Duo @ Faircraft Brauhaus (Fairport), 6:00 pm
  • 11th: Ryan Johnson @ Prosecco Italian Restaurant (Farmington), 5:30 pm
  • 11th: Jazz90.1 University: RIJF 2024 Preview  @ Jazz90.1 Studios (Greece Olympia School), 1139 Maiden Lane, 6:30 pm 
  • 12th: Art of Jazz: Rodney Whitaker—"Oasis: The Music of Gregg Hill" @ Buffalo AKG Art Museum, 3:00 pm (more info & tickets)
  • 12th: Chris Ott @ Prosecco Italian Restaurant (Farmington), 5:30 pm
  • 12th: Sofrito Latin Jazz Quintet @ Lovin Cup Bistro & Brews, 7:00 pm
  • 13th: Moondance Trio @ Prosecco Italian Restaurant (Farmington), 5:30 pm
  • 13th: Oliver Gomez & Rob Varon @ Flight Wine Bar Downtown, 6:30 pm
  • 17th: Mid Century Modern Jazz Quartet @ Faircraft Brauhaus (Fairport), 6:30 pm
  • 18th: Marco Amado @ Prosecco Italian Restaurant (Farmington), 5:30 pm
  • 19th: Ralph DeBergalis @ Prosecco Italian Restaurant (Farmington), 5:30 pm
  • 19th: Andrew Martelle Duo @ Flight Wine Bar Downtown, 6:30 pm
  • 20th: Mike Sidoti @ Prosecco Italian Restaurant (Farmington), 5:30 pm
  • 20th: George Miller @ Flight Wine Bar Downtown, 6:30 pm
  • 21st: JazzBuffalo presents “El arte Del Bolero” featuring Miquel Zenón and Luis Podermo @ Canterbury Wood Performing Arts Center (Williamsville), 7:30 pm (more info & tickets)
  • 25th: Mike Pullano @ Prosecco Italian Restaurant (Farmington), 5:30 pm
  • 26th: Ann Mitchell @ Prosecco Italian Restaurant (Farmington), 5:30 pm
  • 26th: Mel Henderson & Oliver Gomez @ Flight Wine Bar Downtown, 6:30 pm
  • 27th: Mel Henderson @ Prosecco Italian Restaurant (Farmington), 5:30 pm
  • 27th: Ryan Johnson & Glen Cummings @ Flight Wine Bar Downtown, 6:30 pm

Looking for some live jazz after April? 

We compile these gig and event listings from information obtained from our own knowledge of the jazz scene in and around Rochester, the performing musicians and bands 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 for more information on the gig or tickets where needed, or check out the venue's website in the right panel if there. For the most part only start times for the gigs 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 missed anything or have something wrong. If you're out at a venue, please tell them about the site. Sign up for to get all the JazzRochester posts on the About page. Local jazz musicians and venues/promoters can also sign up there.

This post was originally published on JazzRochester.

Open your ears and get out to hear some ... Live jazz around ROC, February 22-28, 2024

Live ROC Jazz over piano being played

Here are the live jazz gigs in and around Rochester that I've gathered for the next seven days, plus more listings through the rest of  February, March and a start on April and beyond. Please continue to let me know when you hear about any gigs that I've missed here or if I have listed anything wrong (see the Contact Us link above to send an email). I need your help to spread the word about Jazz Rochester, so please share us with the ROC area folks you know who love live jazz and if you go out to hear some live jazz at a venue, make sure they know about us, too! All they have to do is type "jazz" and "Rochester" in their favorite browser and there we are!

Thursday, February 22, 2024

  • Student Degree Recital: Nicholas Vermilye, jazz saxophone @ ESM, Hatch Recital Hall, 3:30 pm
  • Simon Fletcher Trio @ The Studio Lounge, 6:00 pm
  • Bob Vosteen & Mel Henderson @ Zambistro (Medina), 6:00 pm
  • Student Degree Recital: Ryan Barski, jazz drums @ ESM, Hatch Recital Hall, 6:30 pm
  • Kilbourn Concert Series presents Lady Blackbird @ Kilbourn Hall, 7:30 pm (more info & tickets)
  • Student Degree Recital: Mitchell Danis, jazz saxophone @ ESM, Hatch Recital Hall, 9:30 pm 

Friday, February 23, 2024

  • Andy Grieder @ Legacy Wine Bar, 51 State St. (Downtown), 5:30 pm
  • Mel Henderson & Marvin Dolly @ Flight Wine Bar Downtown, 6:30 pm
  • Joan Matthews @ Boulder Coffee Cafe and Lounge, 6:30 pm
  • Trio East @ The Little Theatre Cafe, 7:00 pm
  • Freshman Jazz Performance Workshops Recital @ ESM, Howard Hanson Hall, 7:30 pm
  •  The Bop Shop presents the Mostly Other People Do the Killing @ Bop Shop Records, 8:00 pm (more info & tickets)

Saturday, February 24, 2024

  • Vince Ercolamento & Joe Chiappone @ Flight Wine Bar Downtown, 6:30 pm
  • Fallopian Grooves @ The Little Theatre Cafe, 7:00 pm
  • Cool Club & the Lipker Sisters 10 Year Anniversary Tour @ Lovin Cup Bistro & Brews, 7:00 pm
  • Paradigm Shift @ Linden Street Social Club (Geneva), 8:00 pm

Sunday, February 25, 2024

  • Craig Snyder & Collective Force @ Fort Hill Performing Arts Center (Canandaigua), 1:00 pm
  • Rich Thompson Trio "Generations" @ The Little Theatre Cafe, 7:00 pm

Monday, February 26, 2024

  • The Bop Shop presents Kristin Korb with Bob Sneider @ Bop Shop Records, 8:00 pm (more info & tickets)
  • Monday Night Jazz Jam @ UUU Art Collective, 8:00 pm (this is the last one at this location ... watch here for the new digs for the jam)

Tuesday, February 27, 2024

  • No jazz for you?

Wednesday, February 28, 2024

  • Cool Club & the Lipker Sisters @ The Backroom Lounge at the Record Archive, 6:00 pm
  • Dave Wright and the Band of Opportunity @ Faircraft Brauhaus (Fairport), 6:30 pm
  • Veronica Swift @ Kleinhans Music Hall (Buffalo), 7:30 pm (more info & tickets)

And Leap Day jazz ...

  • Special Blend Trio @ Prosecco Italian Restaurant (Farmington), 5:30 pm
  • Quadrennial Leap Year with Harold Danko @ ESM, Kilbourn Hall, 7:30 pm (more info)
  • Groove Juice Swing presents the Leap Day Dance featuring Paul Cosentino's Boilermaker Jazz Band featuring Naomi Uyama @ The Rose Room, 295 Gregory St (Rochester), 7:30 pm (more info & tickets)

Looking for live jazz in March? 

  • 1st: Jim Nugent @ Prosecco Italian Restaurant (Farmington), 5:30 pm
  • 1st: Chris Murtha @ Flight Wine Bar Downtown, 6:30 pm
  • 1st: Indigo Breeze @ Faircraft Brauhaus (Fairport), 7:00 pm
  • 2nd: Connie Fredericks-Malone @ Prosecco Italian Restaurant (Farmington), 5:30 pm
  • 2nd: Melvin Henderson & Eric Heveron-Smith @ Flight Wine Bar Downtown, 6:30 pm
  • 3rd:  Mike McArthur & Friends (his friends include Bill Tiberio, Mike Titlebaum, Mike Dubaniewicz and Tom E Politzer with a rhythm section including John Nyerges, Ben Tiberio and Matt Bevan-Perkins) @ Lovin Cup Bistro & Brews, 5:30 pm 
  • 3rd: The Bop Shop presents the Remedy Trio @ Bop Shop Records, 8:00 pm (more info & tickets)
  • 4th: Dean Keller's Soul Jazz Joint @ The Little Theatre Cafe, 7:00 pm
  • 6th: Higher Ground @ Faircraft Brauhaus (Fairport), 6:30 pm
  • 6th: Eastman Jazz Workshop Ensemble/Eastman Jazz Lab Band @ ESM, Kilbourn Hall, 7:30 pm
  • 7th: Ralph Debergalis @ Prosecco Italian Restaurant (Farmington), 5:30 pm
  • 7th: Eric Heveron-Smith residency @ The Little Theatre Cafe, 7:00 pm
  • 8th: Chris Ott @ Prosecco Italian Restaurant (Farmington), 5:30 pm
  • 8th: Ryan Johnson & Glen Cummings @ Flight Wine Bar Downtown, 6:30 pm
  • 8th: Groove Juice Special: Hot Toddies Band @ The Rose Room, 295 Gregory St (Rochester), 8:00 pm
  • 8th: Cool Club & the Lipker Sisters  @ Iron Smoke Distillery (Fairport), 8:30 pm
  • 9th: Chris Ott Trio @ Rohrbach Brewing Railroad St. Beer Hall (Brunch), 11:00 am
  • 9th: Moondance Trio @ Prosecco Italian Restaurant (Farmington), 5:30 pm
  • 9th: Dave Wright & John Randal @ Flight Wine Bar Downtown, 6:30 pm
  • 10th: Art of Jazz: Dan Wilson, "Things Eternal" @ Buffalo AKG Art Museum, 3:00 pm (more info & tickets)
  • 10th: Bossa Nova Bradley Brothers @ The Little Theatre Cafe, 7:00 pm
  • 10th: Grupo Ife Salsa & Bowling @ Radio Social, 8:00 pm
  • 11th: History of Jazz Class with Mel Henderson @ Flight Wine Bar Downtown, 6:00 pm (more info & tickets)
  • 12th: Meshell Ndegeocello @ Electric City (Buffalo), 8:00 pm (more info & tickets)
  • 13th: Dean Keller's Soul Jazz Joint @ Faircraft Brauhaus (Fairport), 6:30 pm
  • 14th: Ryan Johnson @ Prosecco Italian Restaurant (Farmington), 5:30 pm
  • 14th: Eric Heveron-Smith residency @ The Little Theatre Cafe, 7:00 pm
  • 15th: Connie Fredericks-Malone @ Prosecco Italian Restaurant (Farmington), 5:30 pm
  • 15th: Jazz Generation @ Flight Wine Bar Downtown, 6:30 pm
  • 15th: The Bop Shop presents TuBari  @ Bop Shop Records, 8:00 pm (more info & tickets)
  • 16th: Michael Sidoti @ Prosecco Italian Restaurant (Farmington), 5:30 pm
  • 16th: Annie Wells and Dave Arenius @ Flight Wine Bar Downtown, 6:30 pm
  • 16th: Mel Henderson & Gerry Youngman @ The Little Theatre Cafe, 7:00 pm
  • 16th: Nancy Kelly with Andy Calabrese @ Faircraft Brauhaus (Fairport), 6:30 pm
  • 16th: The Bop Shop presents Anna Webber's Shimmer Wince @ Bop Shop Records, 8:00 pm (more info & tickets)
  • 18th: Robert Varon Trio @ The Little Theatre Cafe, 7:00 pm
  • 20th: Bob Sneider Quartet @ Faircraft Brauhaus (Fairport), 6:30 pm
  • 20th: Margaret Explosion @ The Little Theatre Cafe, 7:00 pm
  • 21st: Marco Amadio @ Prosecco Italian Restaurant (Farmington), 5:30 pm
  • 21st: WGMC Jazz 90.1 presents Rich Thompson Trio Generations @ Greece Baptist Church, 1230 Long Pond Road (Greece), 7:00 pm (more info)
  • 22nd: Ann Mitchell @ Prosecco Italian Restaurant (Farmington), 5:30 pm
  • 22nd:  Oliver Gomez & Rob Varon @ Flight Wine Bar Downtown, 6:30 pm
  • 23rd:  Mel Henderson & Oliver Gomez @ Flight Wine Bar Downtown, 6:30 pm
  • 25th: Sofrito Latin Jazz Quintet @ The Backroom Lounge at the Record Archive, 5:00 pm
  • 25th: Dean Keller's Soul Jazz Joint @ The Little Theatre Cafe, 7:00 pm
  • 26th: Sexology @ ESM, Hatch Recital Hall, 7:30 pm
  • 27th: Game Night Quartet @ Faircraft Brauhaus (Fairport), 6:30 pm
  • 28th: Mike Pullano  @ Prosecco Italian Restaurant (Farmington), 5:30 pm
  • 28th: Chris Ott Trio @ Rohrbach Railroad Street Beer Hall , 6:00 pm
  • 28th: Eric Heveron-Smith residency @ The Little Theatre Cafe, 7:00 pm
  • 28th: The Bop Shop presents Stew Cutler Trio @ Abilene Bar & Lounge, 7:30 pm (more info & tickets)
  • 29th: Simon Fletcher @ Prosecco Italian Restaurant (Farmington), 5:30 pm
  • 29th:  Vince Ercolamento & Joe Chiappone @ Flight Wine Bar Downtown, 6:30 pm
  • 29th: Brass Garden @ The Little Theatre Cafe, 7:00 pm
  • 30th: Chris Ott Trio @ Rohrbach Brewing Railroad St. Beer Hall (Brunch), 11:00 am
  • 30th: Special Blend Trio @ Prosecco Italian Restaurant (Farmington), 5:30 pm
  • 30th:  Mel Henderson & Joe Chiappone @ Flight Wine Bar Downtown, 6:30 pm
  • 30th: Laura Dubin Trio @ Faircraft Brauhaus (Fairport), 6:30 pm
  • 30th: Fallopian Grooves @ The Little Theatre Cafe, 7:00 pm
  • 31st: Rich Thompson Trio "Generations" @ The Little Theatre Cafe, 7:00 pm

Looking for something in April? 

  • 3rd: Rich Thompson Trio "Generations" @ Faircraft Brauhaus (Fairport), 6:30 pm
  • 4th-7th:  2nd Annual Rocco Scott LaFaro Geneva Jazz Festival @ 20 Concerts at 9 Venues in Geneva (more info & tickets)
  • 6th: Eastman Presents: säje @ ESM, Kilbourn Hall, 7:30 pm (more info & tickets)
  • 6th: Spyro Gyra 50th Anniversary Tour @ Theater at Innovation Square, 8:00 pm (more info & tickets)
  • 6th: Christian McBride @ Center for the Arts of Homer, 72 S Main St. (Homer), 8:00 pm (more info & tickets)
  • 1oth: Dan & Eric's Dynamic Duo @ Faircraft Brauhaus (Fairport), 6:00 pm
  • 11th: Jazz90.1 University: RIJF 2024 Preview  @ Jazz90.1 Studios (Greece Olympia School), 1139 Maiden Lane, 6:30 pm 
  • 12th: Art of Jazz: Rodney Whitaker—"Oasis: The Music of Gregg Hill" @ Buffalo AKG Art Museum, 3:00 pm (more info & tickets)
  • 12th: Chris Ott @ Prosecco Italian Restaurant (Farmington), 5:30 pm
  • 12th: Sofrito Latin Jazz Quintet @ Lovin Cup Bistro & Brews, 7:00 pm
  • 17th: Mid Century Modern Jazz Quartet @ Faircraft Brauhaus (Fairport), 6:30 pm
  • 21st: JazzBuffalo presents “El arte Del Bolero” featuring Miquel Zenón and Luis Podermo @ Canterbury Wood Performing Arts Center (Williamsville), 7:30 pm (more info & tickets)

Looking for some live jazz after April? 

  • May 3rd-4th: Bop Arts presents Celebrating Paul Smoker with special guests @ Lovin Cup Bistro & Brews, 7:30 pm 
  • May 3rd: The World Famous Glenn Miller Orchestra @ Theater at Innovation Square, 7:00 pm (more info & tickets)

We compile these gig and event listings from information obtained from our own knowledge of the jazz scene in and around Rochester, the performing musicians and bands 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 for more information on the gig or tickets where needed, or check out the venue's website in the right panel if there. For the most part only start times for the gigs 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 missed anything or have something wrong. If you're out at a venue, please tell them about the site. Sign up for to get all the JazzRochester posts on the About page. Local jazz musicians and venues/promoters can also sign up there.

This post was originally published on JazzRochester.

Serving up your ... Live Rochester jazz, February 15-21

Live ROC Jazz over piano being playedGreat time at the Bop Shop on Monday celebrating with Kahil El Zabar the 50 years of music he has been creating with the Ethnic Heritage Ensemble!  Trying to get out to hear more music . . . how about you?

Here are the live jazz gigs in and around Rochester that I've gathered for the next seven days, plus more listings through the rest of  February, March and a start on April. Please continue to let me know when you hear about any gigs that I've missed here or if I have listed anything wrong (see the Contact Us link above to send an email). Please share JazzRochester with the ROC area folks you know who love live jazz....

Thursday, February 15, 2024

  • Marco Amadio @ Prosecco Italian Restaurant (Farmington), 5:30 pm
  • Dean Keller Soul Jazz Joint @ The Studio Lounge, 6:00 pm
  • Chris Ott Trio @ Strange Design Public House (Geneseo), 6:00 pm
  • Bob Vosteen, Lucas Santana, and Mel Henderson @ Jazzboline’s, 5010 Main St (Amherst), 6:00 pm
  • WGMC Jazz 90.1 presents Ann Mitchell Jazz Live @ Greece Baptist Church, 1230 Long Pond Road (Greece), 7:00 pm

Friday, February 16, 2024

  • Connie Fredericks-Malone @ Prosecco Italian Restaurant (Farmington), 5:30 pm
  • Friday Smooth Jazz Happy Hour with Jimmie Highsmith Jr. @ Legacy Wine Bar, 51 State Street (Downtown), 5:30 pm
  • Jazz Night with Deepakk Thettu & Friends @ Heroes Brewing Company, 543 Atlantic Ave. (Rochester), 6:00 pm
  • Chris Ott @ Flight Wine Bar Downtown, 6:30 pm
  • Trio East @ The Little Theatre Cafe, 7:00 pm

Saturday, February 17, 2024

  • Ann Mitchell and Mike Van Allen @ Prosecco Italian Restaurant (Farmington), 5:30 pm
  • El Rojo Jazz @ Legacy Wine Bar, 51 State St. (Downtown), 5:30 pm
  • Mel Henderson & Joe Chiappone @ Flight Wine Bar Downtown, 6:30 pm
  • Laura Dubin Trio @ The Little Theatre Cafe, 7:00 pm

Sunday, February 18, 2024

  • Mel Henderson & Gerry Youngman @ The Little Theatre Cafe, 7:00 pm

Monday, February 19, 2024

  • Faculty Artist Series: Charles Pillow, jazz saxophone @ ESM, Hatch Recital Hall, 7:30 pm
  • FYI, the UUU jazz jam will have its last meet up later in February and then will be moving. Watch here for more.

Tuesday, February 20, 2024

Wednesday, February 21, 2024

  • Jazz Generation @ Faircraft Brauhaus (Fairport), 6:00 pm
  • Eastman New Jazz Ensemble @ ESM, Kilbourn Hall, 7:30 pm

Live jazz during the rest of February...

  • 22nd: Simon Fletcher Trio @ The Studio Lounge, 6:00 pm
  • 22nd: Kilbourn Concert Series presents Lady Blackbird @ Kilbourn Hall, 7:30 pm (more info & tickets)
  • 23rd: Andy Grieder @ Legacy Wine Bar, 51 State St. (Downtown), 5:30 pm
  • 23rd: Mel Henderson & Marvin Dolly @ Flight Wine Bar Downtown, 6:30 pm
  • 23rd: Joan Matthews @ Boulder Coffee Cafe and Lounge, 6:30 pm
  • 23rd: Trio East @ The Little Theatre Cafe, 7:00 pm
  • 23rd: The Bop Shop presents the Mostly Other People Do the Killing @ Bop Shop Records, 8:00 pm (more info & tickets)
  • 24th: Vince Ercolamento & Joe Chiappone @ Flight Wine Bar Downtown, 6:30 pm
  • 24th: Fallopian Grooves @ The Little Theatre Cafe, 7:00 pm
  • 24th: Cool Club & the Lipker Sisters 10 Year Anniversary Tour @ Lovin Cup Bistro & Brews, 7:00 pm
  • 25th: Rich Thompson Trio "Generations" @ The Little Theatre Cafe, 7:00 pm
  • 26th: The Bop Shop presents Kristin Korb with Bob Sneider @ Bop Shop Records, 8:00 pm (more info & tickets)
  • 28th: Cool Club & the Lipker Sisters @ The Backroom Lounge at the Record Archive, 6:00 pm
  • 28th: Dave Wright and the Band of Opportunity @ Faircraft Brauhaus (Fairport), 6:30 pm
  • 28th: Veronica Swift @ Kleinhans Music Hall (Buffalo), 7:30 pm (more info & tickets)
  • 29th: Special Blend Trio @ Prosecco Italian Restaurant (Farmington), 5:30 pm
  • 29th: Quadrennial Leap Year with Harold Danko @ ESM, Kilbourn Hall, 7:30 pm (more info)
  • 29th: Groove Juice Swing presents the Leap Day Dance featuring Paul Cosentino's Boilermaker Jazz Band featuring Naomi Uyama @ The Rose Room, 295 Gregory St (Rochester), 7:30 pm (more info & tickets)

Looking for live jazz in March? 

  • 1st: Jim Nugent @ Prosecco Italian Restaurant (Farmington), 5:30 pm
  • 1st: Chris Murtha @ Flight Wine Bar Downtown, 6:30 pm
  • 1st: Indigo Breeze @ Faircraft Brauhaus (Fairport), 7:00 pm
  • 2nd: Connie Fredericks-Malone @ Prosecco Italian Restaurant (Farmington), 5:30 pm
  • 2nd: Melvin Henderson & Eric Heveron-Smith @ Flight Wine Bar Downtown, 6:30 pm
  • 3rd:  Mike McArthur & Friends (his friends include Bill Tiberio, Mike Titlebaum, Mike Dubaniewicz and Tom E Politzer with a rhythm section including John Nyerges, Ben Tiberio and Matt Bevan-Perkins) @ Lovin Cup Bistro & Brews, 5:30 pm 
  • 3rd: The Bop Shop presents the Remedy Trio @ Bop Shop Records, 8:00 pm (more info & tickets)
  • 6th: Higher Ground @ Faircraft Brauhaus (Fairport), 6:30 pm
  • 6th: Eastman Jazz Workshop Ensemble/Eastman Jazz Lab Band @ ESM, Kilbourn Hall, 7:30 pm
  • 7th: Ralph Debergalis @ Prosecco Italian Restaurant (Farmington), 5:30 pm
  • 8th: Chris Ott @ Prosecco Italian Restaurant (Farmington), 5:30 pm
  • 8th: Ryan Johnson Duo @ Flight Wine Bar Downtown, 6:30 pm
  • 8th: Groove Juice Special: Hot Toddies Band @ The Rose Room, 295 Gregory St (Rochester), 8:00 pm
  • 8th: Cool Club & the Lipker Sisters  @ Iron Smoke Distillery (Fairport), 8:30 pm
  • 9th: Chris Ott Trio @ Rohrbach Brewing Railroad St. Beer Hall (Brunch), 11:00 am
  • 9th: Moondance Trio @ Prosecco Italian Restaurant (Farmington), 5:30 pm
  • 9th: Dave Wright @ Flight Wine Bar Downtown, 6:30 pm
  • 10th: Art of Jazz: Dan Wilson, "Things Eternal" @ Buffalo AKG Art Museum, 3:00 pm (more info & tickets)
  • 12th: Meshell Ndegeocello @ Electric City (Buffalo), 8:00 pm (more info & tickets)
  • 13th: Dean Keller's Soul Jazz Joint @ Faircraft Brauhaus (Fairport), 6:30 pm
  • 14th: Ryan Johnson @ Prosecco Italian Restaurant (Farmington), 5:30 pm
  • 15th: Connie Fredericks-Malone @ Prosecco Italian Restaurant (Farmington), 5:30 pm
  • 15th: Jazz Generation @ Flight Wine Bar Downtown, 6:30 pm
  • 15th: The Bop Shop presents TuBari  @ Bop Shop Records, 8:00 pm (more info & tickets)
  • 16th: Michael Sidoti @ Prosecco Italian Restaurant (Farmington), 5:30 pm
  • 16th: Annie Wells and Dave Arenius @ Flight Wine Bar Downtown, 6:30 pm
  • 16th: Nancy Kelly with Andy Calabrese @ Faircraft Brauhaus (Fairport), 6:30 pm
  • 16th: The Bop Shop presents Anna Webber's Shimmer Wince @ Bop Shop Records, 8:00 pm (more info & tickets)
  • 20th: Bob Sneider Quartet @ Faircraft Brauhaus (Fairport), 6:30 pm
  • 21st: Marco Amadio @ Prosecco Italian Restaurant (Farmington), 5:30 pm
  • 21st: WGMC Jazz 90.1 presents Rich Thompson Trio Generations @ Greece Baptist Church, 1230 Long Pond Road (Greece), 7:00 pm (more info)
  • 22nd: Ann Mitchell @ Prosecco Italian Restaurant (Farmington), 5:30 pm
  • 22nd:  Oliver Gomez & Rob Varon @ Flight Wine Bar Downtown, 6:30 pm
  • 23rd:  Mel Henderson & Oliver Gomez @ Flight Wine Bar Downtown, 6:30 pm
  • 25th: Sofrito Latin Jazz Quintet @ The Backroom Lounge at the Record Archive, 5:00 pm
  • 27th: Game Night Quartet @ Faircraft Brauhaus (Fairport), 6:30 pm
  • 28th: Mike Pullano  @ Prosecco Italian Restaurant (Farmington), 5:30 pm
  • 28th: Chris Ott Trio @ Rohrbach Railroad Street Beer Hall , 6:00 pm
  • 28th: The Bop Shop presents Stew Cutler Trio @ Abilene Bar & Lounge, 7:30 pm (more info & tickets)
  • 29th: Simon Fletcher @ Prosecco Italian Restaurant (Farmington), 5:30 pm
  • 29th:  Vince Ercolamento & Joe Chiappone @ Flight Wine Bar Downtown, 6:30 pm
  • 30th: Chris Ott Trio @ Rohrbach Brewing Railroad St. Beer Hall (Brunch), 11:00 am
  • 30th: Special Blend Trio @ Prosecco Italian Restaurant (Farmington), 5:30 pm
  • 30th:  Mel Henderson & Joe Chiappone @ Flight Wine Bar Downtown, 6:30 pm
  • 30th: Laura Dubin Trio @ Faircraft Brauhaus (Fairport), 6:30 pm
  • 31st: Rich Thompson Trio "Generations" @ The Little Theatre Cafe, 7:00 pm

Looking for something special in live jazz after March? 

  • April 4-7:  2nd Annual Rocco Scott LaFaro Geneva Jazz Festival @ 20 Concerts at 9 Venues in Geneva (more info & tickets)
  • April 6th: Spyro Gyra 50th Anniversary Tour @ Theater at Innovation Square, 8:00 pm (more info & tickets)
  • April 6th: Christian McBride @ Center for the Arts of Homer, 72 S Main St. (Homer), 8:00 pm (more info & tickets)
  • April 11th: Jazz90.1 University: RIJF 2024 Preview  @ Jazz90.1 Studios (Greece Olympia School), 1139 Maiden Lane, 6:30 pm 
  • April 12th: Art of Jazz: Rodney Whitaker—"Oasis: The Music of Gregg Hill" @ Buffalo AKG Art Museum, 3:00 pm (more info & tickets)
  • April 21st: JazzBuffalo presents “El arte Del Bolero” featuring Miquel Zenón and Luis Podermo @ Canterbury Wood Performing Arts Center (Williamsville), 7:30 pm (more info & tickets)
  • May 3rd: The World Famous Glenn Miller Orchestra @ Theater at Innovation Square, 7:00 pm (more info & tickets)

We compile these gig and event listings from information obtained from our own knowledge of the jazz scene in and around Rochester, the performing musicians and bands 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 for more information on the gig or tickets where needed, or check out the venue's website in the right panel if there. For the most part only start times for the gigs 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 missed anything or have something wrong. If you're out at a venue, please tell them about the site. Sign up for to get all the JazzRochester posts on the About page. Local jazz musicians and venues/promoters can also sign up there.

This post was originally published on JazzRochester.

Are you getting out to hear ... Live ROC area jazz, February 8-14?

Live ROC Jazz over piano being playedHere are the live jazz gigs around Rochester that I've gathered for the next seven days, plus more listings through February, March and a start on April (and a few special events even further out). Please continue to let me know when you hear about any gigs that I've missed here or if I have listed anything wrong (see the Contact Us link above to send an email). Please share JazzRochester with the ROC area folks you know who love live jazz....

Thursday, February 8, 2024

  • Ryan Johnson @ Prosecco Italian Restaurant (Farmington), 5:30 pm
  • Sound Logic @ The Studio Lounge, 6:00 pm

Friday, February 9, 2024

  • Chris Ott @ Prosecco Italian Restaurant (Farmington), 5:30 pm
  • Oliver Gomez & Rob Baron @ Flight Wine Bar Downtown, 6:30 pm
  • 20th Annual “Hilton Evening of Jazz” featuring Chris Minh Doky All Stars Band featuring Dennis Chambers and Bill Evans @ Hilton High School, 400 East Ave. (Hilton), 7:00 (more info & tickets)
  • Cécile McLorin Salvant @ Center for the Arts: Lippes Concert Hall in Slee Hall, University of Buffalo, 7:30 pm (more info & tickets)

Saturday, February 10, 2024

  • Moondance Trio @ Prosecco Italian Restaurant (Farmington), 5:30 pm
  • Ann Mitchell Jazz Duo with John Gabriele @ Flight Wine Bar Downtown, 6:30 pm
  • Cool Club with the Lipker Sisters Valentines Party @ Club 86 (Geneva), 7:00 pm
  • Groove Juice Swing presents the Sweetheart Ball featuring Gretta and the Heartbreakers from NYC @ The Rose Room, 295 Gregory St (Rochester), 7:30 (more info & tickets)

Sunday, February 11, 2024

  • Student Degree Recital: Steven Sharp, jazz trumpet @ ESM, Ray Wright Room, 2:30 pm
  • Student Degree Recital: Hunter Krolow, jazz writing @ ESM, Ray Wright Room, 5:30 pm

Monday, February 12, 2024

  • The Bop Shop presents the Ethnic Heritage Ensemble @ Bop Shop Records,  8:00 pm (more info & tickets . . . moved from Lovin Cup)
  • Monday Night Jazz @ UUU Art Collective (Downtown), 8:00 pm (Jam at 9:00 pm)

Tuesday, February 13, 2024

  • Mardi Gras Party + Open Jam @ Twisted Rail Brewery (Geneva), 6:00 pm
  • Eastman Jazz Ensemble @ ESM, Kilbourn Hall, 7:30 pm

Wednesday, February 14, 2024

  • Daniel King Band @ Native Eatery & Bar, 6:00 pm
  • Milt Masher (solo) @ Faircraft Brauhaus (Fairport), 6:00 pm
  • Jazz Generation @ Next Door (Pittsford), 6:00 pm
  • Erin & Ross @ The Little Theatre Cafe, 7:00 pm

Live jazz during the rest of February...

  • 15th: Marco Amadio @ Prosecco Italian Restaurant (Farmington), 5:30 pm
  • 15th: Dean Keller Soul Jazz Joint @ The Studio Lounge, 6:00 pm
  • 15th: Chris Ott Trio @ Strange Design Public House (Geneseo), 6:00 pm
  • 15th: WGMC Jazz 90.1 presents Ann Mitchell Jazz Live @ Greece Baptist Church, 1230 Long Pond Road (Greece), 7:00 pm
  • 16th: Connie Fredericks-Malone @ Prosecco Italian Restaurant (Farmington), 5:30 pm
  • 16th: Friday Smooth Jazz Happy Hour with Jimmie Highsmith Jr. @ Legacy Wine Bar, 51 State Street (Downtown), 5:30 pm
  • 16th: Jazz Night with Deepakk Thettu & Friends @ Heroes Brewing Company, 543 Atlantic Ave. (Rochester), 6:00 pm
  • 16th: Chris Ott @ Flight Wine Bar Downtown, 6:30 pm
  • 16th: Trio East @ The Little Theatre Cafe, 7:00 pm
  • 16th: The  Bop Shop presents Anna Webber's Shimmer Wince @ Bop Shop Records, 8:00 pm (more info & tickets)
  • 17th: Michael Sidoti @ Prosecco Italian Restaurant (Farmington), 5:30 pm
  • 17th: El Rojo Jazz @ Legacy Wine Bar, 51 State St. (Downtown), 5:30 pm
  • 17th: Mel Henderson & Joe Chiappone @ Flight Wine Bar Downtown, 6:30 pm
  • 17th: Laura Dubin Trio @ The Little Theatre Cafe, 7:00 pm
  • 18th: Mel Henderson & Gerry Youngman @ The Little Theatre Cafe, 7:00 pm
  • 20th: The Bop Shop presents Stick Men @ Lovin Cup Bistro & Brews, 8:00 pm (more info & tickets)
  • 21st: Jazz Generation @ Faircraft Brauhaus (Fairport), 6:00 pm
  • 21st: Eastman New Jazz Ensemble @ ESM, Kilbourn Hall, 7:30 pm
  • 22nd: Simon Fletcher Trio @ The Studio Lounge, 6:00 pm
  • 22nd: Kilbourn Concert Series presents Lady Blackbird @ Kilbourn Hall, 7:30 pm (more info & tickets)
  • 23rd: Andy Grieder @ Legacy Wine Bar, 51 State St. (Downtown), 5:30 pm
  • 23rd: Mel Henderson & Marvin Dolly @ Flight Wine Bar Downtown, 6:30 pm
  • 23rd: Trio East @ The Little Theatre Cafe, 7:00 pm
  • 23rd: The Bop Shop presents the Mostly Other People Do the Killing @ Bop Shop Records, 8:00 pm (more info & tickets)
  • 24th: Vince Ercolamento & Joe Chiappone @ Flight Wine Bar Downtown, 6:30 pm
  • 24th: Fallopian Grooves @ The Little Theatre Cafe, 7:00 pm
  • 25th: Rich Thompson Trio "Generations" @ The Little Theatre Cafe, 7:00 pm
  • 26th: The Bop Shop presents Kristin Korb with Bob Sneider @ Bop Shop Records, 8:00 pm (more info & tickets)
  • 28th: Dave Wright and the Band of Opportunity @ Faircraft Brauhaus (Fairport), 6:30 pm
  • 28th: Veronica Swift @ Kleinhans Music Hall (Buffalo), 7:30 pm (more info & tickets)
  • 29th: Special Blend Trio @ Prosecco Italian Restaurant (Farmington), 5:30 pm
  • 29th: Quadrennial Leap Year with Harold Danko @ ESM, Kilbourn Hall, 7:30 pm
  • 29th: Groove Juice Swing presents the Leap Day Dance featuring Paul Cosentino's Boilermaker Jazz Band featuring Naomi Uyama @ The Rose Room, 295 Gregory St (Rochester), 7:30 pm (more info & tickets)

Looking for live jazz in March? 

  • 1st: Jim Nugent @ Prosecco Italian Restaurant (Farmington), 5:30 pm
  • 1st: Chris Murtha @ Flight Wine Bar Downtown, 6:30 pm
  • 1st: Indigo Breeze @ Faircraft Brauhaus (Fairport), 7:00 pm
  • 2nd: Connie Fredericks-Malone @ Prosecco Italian Restaurant (Farmington), 5:30 pm
  • 2nd: Melvin Henderson & Eric Heveron-Smith @ Flight Wine Bar Downtown, 6:30 pm
  • 3rd:  Mike McArthur & Friends (his friends include Bill Tiberio, Mike Titlebaum, Mike Dubaniewicz and Tom E Politzer with a rhythm section including John Nyerges, Ben Tiberio and Matt Bevan-Perkins) @ Lovin Cup Bistro & Brews, 5:30 pm 
  • 3rd: The Bop Shop presents the Remedy Trio @ Bop Shop Records, 8:00 pm (more info & tickets)
  • 6th: Higher Ground @ Faircraft Brauhaus (Fairport), 6:30 pm
  • 6th: Eastman Jazz Workshop Ensemble/Eastman Jazz Lab Band @ ESM, Kilbourn Hall, 7:30 pm
  • 7th: Ralph Debergalis @ Prosecco Italian Restaurant (Farmington), 5:30 pm
  • 8th: Chris Ott @ Prosecco Italian Restaurant (Farmington), 5:30 pm
  • 8th: Ryan Johnson Duo @ Flight Wine Bar Downtown, 6:30 pm
  • 8th: Groove Juice Special: Hot Toddies Band @ The Rose Room, 295 Gregory St (Rochester), 8:00 pm
  • 9th: Chris Ott Trio @ Rohrbach Brewing Railroad St. Beer Hall (Brunch), 11:00 am
  • 9th: Moondance Trio @ Prosecco Italian Restaurant (Farmington), 5:30 pm
  • 9th: Dave Wright @ Flight Wine Bar Downtown, 6:30 pm
  • 10th: Art of Jazz: Dan Wilson, "Things Eternal" @ Buffalo AKG Art Museum, 3:00 pm (more info & tickets)
  • 12th: Meshell Ndegeocello @ Electric City (Buffalo), 8:00 pm (more info & tickets)
  • 13th: Dean Keller's Soul Jazz Joint @ Faircraft Brauhaus (Fairport), 6:30 pm
  • 14th: Ryan Johnson @ Prosecco Italian Restaurant (Farmington), 5:30 pm
  • 15th: Connie Fredericks-Malone @ Prosecco Italian Restaurant (Farmington), 5:30 pm
  • 15th: Jazz Generation @ Flight Wine Bar Downtown, 6:30 pm
  • 15th: The Bop Shop presents TuBari  @ Bop Shop Records, 8:00 pm (more info & tickets)
  • 16th: Michael Sidoti @ Prosecco Italian Restaurant (Farmington), 5:30 pm
  • 16th: Annie Wells and Dave Arenius @ Flight Wine Bar Downtown, 6:30 pm
  • 16th: Nancy Kelly with Andy Calabrese @ Faircraft Brauhaus (Fairport), 6:30 pm
  • 16th: The Bop Shop presents Anna Webber's Shimmer Wince @ Bop Shop Records, 8:00 pm (more info & tickets)
  • 20th: Bob Sneider Quartet @ Faircraft Brauhaus (Fairport), 6:30 pm
  • 21st: Marco Amadio @ Prosecco Italian Restaurant (Farmington), 5:30 pm
  • 21st: WGMC Jazz 90.1 presents Rich Thompson Trio Generations @ Greece Baptist Church, 1230 Long Pond Road (Greece), 7:00 pm (more info)
  • 22nd: Ann Mitchell @ Prosecco Italian Restaurant (Farmington), 5:30 pm
  • 22nd:  Oliver Gomez & Rob Varon @ Flight Wine Bar Downtown, 6:30 pm
  • 23rd:  Mel Henderson & Oliver Gomez @ Flight Wine Bar Downtown, 6:30 pm
  • 25th: Sofrito Latin Jazz Quintet @ The Backroom Lounge at the Record Archive, 5:00 pm
  • 27th: Game Night Quartet @ Faircraft Brauhaus (Fairport), 6:30 pm
  • 28th: Mike Pullano  @ Prosecco Italian Restaurant (Farmington), 5:30 pm
  • 28th: Chris Ott Trio @ Rohrbach Railroad Street Beer Hall , 6:00 pm
  • 28th: The Bop Shop presents Stew Cutler Trio @ Abilene Bar & Lounge, 7:30 pm (more info & tickets)
  • 29th: Simon Fletcher @ Prosecco Italian Restaurant (Farmington), 5:30 pm
  • 29th:  Vince Ercolamento & Joe Chiappone @ Flight Wine Bar Downtown, 6:30 pm
  • 30th: Chris Ott Trio @ Rohrbach Brewing Railroad St. Beer Hall (Brunch), 11:00 am
  • 30th: Special Blend Trio @ Prosecco Italian Restaurant (Farmington), 5:30 pm
  • 30th:  Mel Henderson & Joe Chiappone @ Flight Wine Bar Downtown, 6:30 pm
  • 30th: Laura Dubin Trio @ Faircraft Brauhaus (Fairport), 6:30 pm
  • 31st: Rich Thompson Trio "Generations" @ The Little Theatre Cafe, 7:00 pm

Looking for something special in live jazz after March? 

  • April 4-7:  2nd Annual Rocco Scott LaFaro Geneva Jazz Festival @ 20 Concerts at 9 Venues in Geneva (more info & tickets)
  • April 6th: Spyro Gyra 50th Anniversary Tour @ Theater at Innovation Square, 8:00 pm (more info & tickets)
  • April 6th: Christian McBride @ Center for the Arts of Homer, 72 S Main St. (Homer), 8:00 pm (more info & tickets)
  • April 11th: Jazz90.1 University: RIJF 2024 Preview  @ Jazz90.1 Studios (Greece Olympia School), 1139 Maiden Lane, 6:30 pm 
  • April 12th: Art of Jazz: Rodney Whitaker—"Oasis: The Music of Gregg Hill" @ Buffalo AKG Art Museum, 3:00 pm (more info & tickets)
  • April 21st: JazzBuffalo presents “El arte Del Bolero” featuring Miquel Zenón and Luis Podermo @ Canterbury Wood Performing Arts Center (Williamsville), 7:30 pm (more info & tickets)
  • May 3rd: The World Famous Glenn Miller Orchestra @ Theater at Innovation Square, 7:00 pm (more info & tickets)

We compile these gig and event listings from information obtained from our own knowledge of the jazz scene in and around Rochester, the performing musicians and bands 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 for more information on the gig or tickets where needed, or check out the venue's website in the right panel if there. For the most part only start times for the gigs 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 missed anything or have something wrong. If you're out at a venue, please tell them about the site. Sign up for to get all the JazzRochester posts on the About page. Local jazz musicians and venues/promoters can also sign up there.

This post was originally published on JazzRochester.

Say brother, can you spare some ... Live jazz around Rochester, February 1-7

Find Live Jazz HereSee below for the live jazz gigs around Rochester that I've gathered for the next seven days, plus more listings through February, March and getting a start on April (and a few special events even further out). Please continue to let me know when you hear about any gigs that I've missed here or if I have listed anything wrong (see the Contact Us link above to send an email). Please share JazzRochester with the ROC area folks you know who love live jazz....

Thursday, February 1, 2024

  • Ralph Debergalis @ Prosecco Italian Restaurant (Farmington), 5:30 pm
  • Max Robbins and Leon Hsu @ The Little Theatre Cafe, 7:00 pm
  • The Joshua Redman Group featuring Gabrielle Cavassa @ Hochstein School of Music, 8:00 pm (more info & tickets). See you there?

Friday, February 2, 2024

  • Jim Nugent @ Prosecco Italian Restaurant (Farmington), 5:30 pm
  • Mel Henderson & Gerry Youngman @ Legacy Wine Bar, 51 State St. (Downtown), 5:30 pm
  • Mike Kelly Duo @ Flight Wine Bar Downtown, 6:30 pm
  • Blue Barn Cats @ The Little Theatre Cafe, 7:00 pm

Saturday, February 3, 2024

  • Connie Fredericks-Malone @ Prosecco Italian Restaurant (Farmington), 5:30 pm
  • An Evening of Jazz with Clay Jenkins @ Spencerport High School, 6:30 pm (more info & tickets)
  • Ryan Johnson Duo @ Flight Wine Bar Downtown, 6:30 pm
  • Sonic Alchemists @ The Little Theatre Cafe, 7:00 pm
  • Paradigm Shift @ Linden Social (Geneva), 8:00 pm

Sunday, February 4, 2024

  • Winter Serenades with the Laura Dubin Trio @ St. Luke's Episcopal Church, 14 State St. (Brockport), 3:00 pm
  • Art of Jazz: Diego Rivera Quintet, "Bridges" @ Buffalo AKG Art Museum, 3:00 pm (more info & tickets)
  • Faculty Artist Series: Bob Sneider & Paul Hofmann Play the Music of Wayne Shorter @ ESM, Hatch Recital Hall, 3:30 pm

Monday, February 5, 2024

  •  The Bop Shop presents Wes Lewis Quartet @ Bop Shop Records, 8:00 pm (more info & tickets)
  • Monday Night Jazz @ UUU Art Collective (Downtown), 8:00 pm (Jam at 9:00 pm)

Tuesday, February 6, 2024

  • No jazz for you?

Wednesday, February 7, 2024

  • Helium Bubble @ The Backroom Lounge at The Record Archive, 6:00 pm
  • Jon Randall Octet @ Faircraft Brauhaus (Fairport), 6:30 pm
  • Margaret Explosion @ The Little Theatre Cafe, 7:00 pm

Live jazz during the rest of February...

  • 8th: Ryan Johnson @ Prosecco Italian Restaurant (Farmington), 5:30 pm
  • 8th: Sound Logic @ The Studio Lounge, 6:00 pm
  • 9th: Chris Ott @ Prosecco Italian Restaurant (Farmington), 5:30 pm
  • 9th: Oliver Gomez & Rob Baron @ Flight Wine Bar Downtown, 6:30 pm
  • 9th: 20th Annual “Hilton Evening of Jazz” featuring Chris Minh Doky All Stars Band featuring Dennis Chambers and Bill Evans @ Hilton High School, 400 East Ave. (Hilton), 7:00 (more info & tickets)
  • 9th: Cécile McLorin Salvant @ Center for the Arts: Lippes Concert Hall in Slee Hall, University of Buffalo, 7:30 pm (more info & tickets)
  • 10th: Moondance Trio @ Prosecco Italian Restaurant (Farmington), 5:30 pm
  • 10th: Ann Mitchell Jazz Duo with John Gabriele @ Flight Wine Bar Downtown, 6:30 pm
  • 1oth: Cool Club with the Lipker Sisters Valentines Party @ Club 86 (Geneva), 7:00 pm
  • 10th: Groove Juice Swing presents the Sweetheart Ball featuring Gretta and the Heartbreakers from NYC @ The Rose Room, 295 Gregory St (Rochester), 7:30 (more info & tickets)
  • 12th: The Bop Shop presents the Ethnic Heritage Ensemble @ Bop Shop Records,  8:00 pm (more info & tickets . . . moved from Lovin Cup)
  • 13th: Eastman Jazz Ensemble @ ESM, Kilbourn Hall, 7:30 pm
  • 14th: Daniel King Band @ Native Eatery & Bar, 6:00 pm
  • 14th: Milt Masher (solo) @ Faircraft Brauhaus (Fairport), 6:00 pm
  • 14th: Jazz Generation @ Next Door (Pittsford), 6:00 pm
  • 14th: Erin & Ross @ The Little Theatre Cafe, 7:00 pm
  • 15th: Marco Amadio @ Prosecco Italian Restaurant (Farmington), 5:30 pm
  • 15th: Dean Keller Soul Jazz Joint @ The Studio Lounge, 6:00 pm
  • 15th: WGMC Jazz 90.1 presents Ann Mitchell Jazz Live @ Greece Baptist Church, 1230 Long Pond Road (Greece), 7:00 pm
  • 16th: Connie Fredericks-Malone @ Prosecco Italian Restaurant (Farmington), 5:30 pm
  • 16th: Friday Smooth Jazz Happy Hour with Jimmie Highsmith Jr. @ Legacy Wine Bar, 51 State Street (Downtown), 5:30 pm
  • 16th: Chris Ott @ Flight Wine Bar Downtown, 6:30 pm
  • 16th: Trio East @ The Little Theatre Cafe, 7:00 pm
  • 16th: The  Bop Shop presents Anna Webber's Shimmer Wince @ Bop Shop Records, 8:00 pm (more info & tickets)
  • 17th: Michael Sidoti @ Prosecco Italian Restaurant (Farmington), 5:30 pm
  • 17th: El Rojo Jazz @ Legacy Wine Bar, 51 State St. (Downtown), 5:30 pm
  • 17th: Mel Henderson & Greg Wachala @ Flight Wine Bar Downtown, 6:30 pm
  • 17th: Laura Dubin Trio @ The Little Theatre Cafe, 7:00 pm
  • 18th: Mel Henderson & Greg Wachala @ The Little Theatre Cafe, 7:00 pm
  • 20th: The Bop Shop presents Stick Men @ Lovin Cup Bistro & Brews, 8:00 pm (more info & tickets)
  • 21st: Jazz Generation @ Faircraft Brauhaus (Fairport), 6:00 pm
  • 21st: Eastman New Jazz Ensemble @ ESM, Kilbourn Hall, 7:30 pm
  • 22nd: Simon Fletcher Trio @ The Studio Lounge, 6:00 pm
  • 22nd: Kilbourn Concert Series presents Lady Blackbird @ Kilbourn Hall, 7:30 pm (more info & tickets)
  • 23rd: Andy Grieder @ Legacy Wine Bar, 51 State St. (Downtown), 5:30 pm
  • 23rd: Mel Henderson & Marvin Dolly @ Flight Wine Bar Downtown, 6:30 pm
  • 23rd: Trio East @ The Little Theatre Cafe, 7:00 pm
  • 23rd: The Bop Shop presents the Mostly Other People Do the Killing @ Bop Shop Records, 8:00 pm (more info & tickets)
  • 24th: Vince Ercolamento & Joe Chiappone @ Flight Wine Bar Downtown, 6:30 pm
  • 24th: Fallopian Grooves @ The Little Theatre Cafe, 7:00 pm
  • 25th: Rich Thompson Trio "Generations" @ The Little Theatre Cafe, 7:00 pm
  • 26th: The Bop Shop presents Kristin Korb with Bob Sneider @ Bop Shop Records, 8:00 pm (more info & tickets)
  • 28th: Dave Wright and the Band of Opportunity @ Faircraft Brauhaus (Fairport), 6:30 pm
  • 28th: The Bop Shop presents Stew Cutler Trio @ Bop Shop Records, 8:00 pm (more info & tickets)
  • 29th: Special Blend Trio @ Prosecco Italian Restaurant (Farmington), 5:30 pm
  • 29th: Quadrennial Leap Year with Harold Danko @ ESM, Kilbourn Hall, 7:30 pm
  • 10th: Groove Juice Swing presents the Leap Day Dance featuring Paul Cosentino's Boilermaker Jazz Band featuring Naomi Uyama @ The Rose Room, 295 Gregory St (Rochester), 7:30 pm (more info & tickets)

Looking for live jazz in March? 

  • 1st: Jim Nugent @ Prosecco Italian Restaurant (Farmington), 5:30 pm
  • 1st: Chris Murtha @ Flight Wine Bar Downtown, 6:30 pm
  • 1st: Indigo Breeze @ Faircraft Brauhaus (Fairport), 7:00 pm
  • 2nd: Connie Fredericks-Malone @ Prosecco Italian Restaurant (Farmington), 5:30 pm
  • 2nd: Melvin Henderson & Eric Heveron-Smith @ Flight Wine Bar Downtown, 6:30 pm
  • 3rd:  Mike McArthur & Friends (his friends include Bill Tiberio, Mike Titlebaum, Mike Dubaniewicz and Tom E Politzer with a rhythm section including John Nyerges, Ben Tiberio and Matt Bevan-Perkins) @ Lovin Cup Bistro & Brews, 5:30 pm 
  • 3rd: The Bop Shop presents the Remedy Trio @ Bop Shop Records, 8:00 pm (more info & tickets)
  • 6th: Higher Ground @ Faircraft Brauhaus (Fairport), 6:30 pm
  • 6th: Eastman Jazz Workshop Ensemble/Eastman Jazz Lab Band @ ESM, Kilbourn Hall, 7:30 pm
  • 7th: Ralph Debergalis @ Prosecco Italian Restaurant (Farmington), 5:30 pm
  • 8th: Chris Ott @ Prosecco Italian Restaurant (Farmington), 5:30 pm
  • 8th: Ryan Johnson Duo @ Flight Wine Bar Downtown, 6:30 pm
  • 8th: Groove Juice Special: Hot Toddies Band @ The Rose Room, 295 Gregory St (Rochester), 8:00 pm
  • 9th: Moondance Trio @ Prosecco Italian Restaurant (Farmington), 5:30 pm
  • 9th: Dave Wright @ Flight Wine Bar Downtown, 6:30 pm
  • 10th: Art of Jazz: Dan Wilson, "Things Eternal" @ Buffalo AKG Art Museum, 3:00 pm (more info & tickets)
  • 12th: Meshell Ndegeocello @ Electric City (Buffalo), 8:00 pm (more info & tickets)
  • 13th: Dean Keller's Soul Jazz Joint @ Faircraft Brauhaus (Fairport), 6:30 pm
  • 14th: Ryan Johnson @ Prosecco Italian Restaurant (Farmington), 5:30 pm
  • 15th: Connie Fredericks-Malone @ Prosecco Italian Restaurant (Farmington), 5:30 pm
  • 15th: Jazz Generation @ Flight Wine Bar Downtown, 6:30 pm
  • 15th: The Bop Shop presents TuBari  @ Bop Shop Records, 8:00 pm (more info & tickets)
  • 16th: Michael Sidoti @ Prosecco Italian Restaurant (Farmington), 5:30 pm
  • 16th: Annie Wells and Dave Arenius @ Flight Wine Bar Downtown, 6:30 pm
  • 16th: Nancy Kelly with Andy Calabrese @ Faircraft Brauhaus (Fairport), 6:30 pm
  • 16th: The Bop Shop presents Anna Webber's Shimmer Wince @ Bop Shop Records, 8:00 pm (more info & tickets)
  • 20th: Bob Sneider Quartet @ Faircraft Brauhaus (Fairport), 6:30 pm
  • 21st: Marco Amadio @ Prosecco Italian Restaurant (Farmington), 5:30 pm
  • 21st: WGMC Jazz 90.1 presents Rich Thompson Trio Generations @ Greece Baptist Church, 1230 Long Pond Road (Greece), 7:00 pm (more info)
  • 22nd: Ann Mitchell @ Prosecco Italian Restaurant (Farmington), 5:30 pm
  • 22nd:  Oliver Gomez & Rob Varon @ Flight Wine Bar Downtown, 6:30 pm
  • 23rd:  Mel Henderson & Oliver Gomez @ Flight Wine Bar Downtown, 6:30 pm
  • 25th: Sofrito Latin Jazz Quintet @ The Backroom Lounge at the Record Archive, 5:00 pm
  • 27th: Game Night Quartet @ Faircraft Brauhaus (Fairport), 6:30 pm
  • 28th: Mike Pullano  @ Prosecco Italian Restaurant (Farmington), 5:30 pm
  • 28th: Chris Ott Trio @ Rohrbach Railroad Street Beer Hall , 6:00 pm
  • 28th: The Bop Shop presents Stew Cutler Trio @ Bop Shop Records, 8:00 pm (more info & tickets)
  • 29th: Simon Fletcher @ Prosecco Italian Restaurant (Farmington), 5:30 pm
  • 29th:  Vince Ercolamento & Joe Chiappone @ Flight Wine Bar Downtown, 6:30 pm
  • 30th: Special Blend Trio @ Prosecco Italian Restaurant (Farmington), 5:30 pm
  • 30th:  Mel Henderson & Joe Chiappone @ Flight Wine Bar Downtown, 6:30 pm
  • 30th: Laura Dubin Trio @ Faircraft Brauhaus (Fairport), 6:30 pm
  • 31st: Rich Thompson Trio "Generations" @ The Little Theatre Cafe, 7:00 pm

Looking for something special in live jazz after March? 

  • April 4-7:  Geneva Jazz (details later)
  • April 6th: Spyro Gyra 50th Anniversary Tour @ Theater at Innovation Square, 8:00 pm (more info & tickets)
  • April 6th: Christian McBride @ Center for the Arts of Homer, 72 S Main St. (Homer), 8:00 pm (more info & tickets)
  • April 11th: Jazz90.1 University: RIJF 2024 Preview  @ Jazz90.1 Studios (Greece Olympia School), 1139 Maiden Lane, 6:30 pm 
  • April 12th: Art of Jazz: Rodney Whitaker—"Oasis: The Music of Gregg Hill" @ Buffalo AKG Art Museum, 3:00 pm (more info & tickets)
  • April 12th: Diane Schuur at 70: An Evening of Sounds and Stories @ Smith Opera House (Geneva), 8:00 pm (more info & tickets)
  • April 21st: JazzBuffalo presents “El arte Del Bolero” featuring Miquel Zenón and Luis Podermo @ Canterbury Wood Performing Arts Center (Williamsville), 7:30 pm (more info & tickets)

We compile these gig and event listings from information obtained from our own knowledge of the jazz scene in and around Rochester, the performing musicians and bands 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 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 missed anything or have something wrong. If you're out at a venue, make sure they know about the site. If you're a local jazz musician or venue/promoter, please sign up for the email lists I maintain for reminders and other information. You can do that through the About link at the top of the site.

This post was originally published on JazzRochester.

While still light, there is still some ... Live jazz around ROC, January 25-31, 2024

Black and white jazz signIt's still pretty light out there, but starting to fill in.  Here are the listings for live jazz that I've gathered for the next seven days, plus more listings through the rest of January, February and now starting to fill in March (and a few special events even further out). Please continue to let me know when you hear about any gigs that I've missed here or if I have listed anything wrong (see the Contact Us link above to send an email). Please share JazzRochester with the ROC area folks you know who love live jazz....

Thursday, January 25, 2024

  • Simon Fletcher @ Prosecco Italian Restaurant (Farmington), 5:30 pm
  • Sound Logic @ The Studio Lounge, 6:00 pm
  • Mel Henderson and Bob Vosteen @ Zambistro's (Medina), 6:00 pm
  • Chris Ott Trio @ Rohrbach Railroad Street Beer Hall , 6:00 pm
  • Tyler Wescott with Bobby Henrie (playing Django) @ The Little Theatre Cafe, 6:30 pm

Friday, January 26, 2024

  • Ann Mitchell @ Prosecco Italian Restaurant (Farmington), 5:30 pm
  • Bob Sneider @ Legacy Wine Bar, 51 State St. (Downtown), 5:30 pm 
  • Parker Story Jazz Duo @ Flight Wine Bar Downtown, 6:30 pm

Saturday, January 27, 2024

  • Bob Sneider and Charles Pillow @ FLX On Ice, Point on the Bluff Vineyard, 3:00 pm
  • Mel Henderson with Marvin Dolly @ Prosecco Italian Restaurant (Farmington), 5:30 pm
  • Dave Wright @ Flight Wine Bar Downtown, 6:30 pm
  • Annie Wells Band @ The Little Theatre Cafe, 7:00 pm
  • The Bop Shop presents the John Bacon Quintet @ Bop Shop Records, 8:00 pm (more info & tickets)
  • Al Chez & The Brothers of Funk Big Band @ Auburn High School, 250 Lake Ave. (Auburn), 7:00 pm (more info & tickets)
  • Django Reinhardt's 114th Birthday with the Hot Club of Buffalo, Tyler Westcott's Paper Roses, Carina and the Six String Preacher (and a surprise special guest) @ The Cave, 71 Military Road (Buffalo), 7:00 pm

Sunday, January 28, 2024

  • Craig Snyder & Collective Force @ Fort Hill Performing Arts Center (Canandaigua), 1:00 pm

Monday, January 29, 2024

  • Monday Night Jazz @ UUU Art Collective (Downtown), 8:00 pm (Jam at 9:00 pm)

Tuesday, January 30, 2024

  • Student Degree Recital: Sarah Navratil, jazz saxophone @ ESM, Hatch Recital Hall, 6:30 pm
  • Student Degree Recital: Thomas McCloskey, jazz saxophone @ ESM, Hatch Recital Hall, 9:30 pm

Wednesday, January 31, 2024

  • Dean Keller's Soul Jazz Joint @ Faircraft Brauhaus (Fairport), 6:30 pm

Live jazz in February 2024 

  • 1st: Ralph Debergalis @ Prosecco Italian Restaurant (Farmington), 5:30 pm
  • 1st: Mel Henderson @ Legacy Wine Bar, 51 State St. (Downtown), 5:30 pm
  • 1st: Max Robbins and Leon Hsu @ The Little Theatre Cafe, 7:00 pm
  • 1st: The Joshua Redman Group featuring Gabrielle Cavassa @ Hochstein School of Music, 8:00 pm (more info & tickets)
  • 2nd: Jim Nugent @ Prosecco Italian Restaurant (Farmington), 5:30 pm
  • 2nd: Mike Kelly Duo @ Flight Wine Bar Downtown, 6:30 pm
  • 2nd: Blue Barn Cats @ The Little Theatre Cafe, 7:00 pm
  • 3rd: Connie Fredericks-Malone @ Prosecco Italian Restaurant (Farmington), 5:30 pm
  • 3rd: An Evening of Jazz with Clay Jenkins @ Spencerport High School, 6:30 pm (more info & tickets)
  • 3rd: Ryan Johnson Duo @ Flight Wine Bar Downtown, 6:30 pm
  • 3rd: Sonic Alchemists @ The Little Theatre Cafe, 7:00 pm
  • 4th: Art of Jazz: Diego Rivera Quintet, "Bridges" @ Buffalo AKG Art Museum, 3:00 pm (more info & tickets)
  • 4th: Faculty Artist Series: Bob Sneider & Paul Hofmann Play the Music of Wayne Shorter @ ESM, Hatch Recital Hall, 3:30 pm
  • 5th: The Bop Shop presents Wes Lewis Quartet @ Bop Shop Records, 8:00 pm (more info & tickets)
  • 7th: Helium Bubble @ The Backroom Lounge at The Record Archive, 6:00 pm
  • 7th: Jon Randall Octet @ Faircraft Brauhaus (Fairport), 6:30 pm
  • 7th: Margaret Explosion @ The Little Theatre Cafe, 7:00 pm
  • 8th: Ryan Johnson @ Prosecco Italian Restaurant (Farmington), 5:30 pm
  • 8th: Sound Logic @ The Studio Lounge, 6:00 pm
  • 9th: Chris Ott @ Prosecco Italian Restaurant (Farmington), 5:30 pm
  • 9th: Oliver Gomez & Rob Baron @ Flight Wine Bar Downtown, 6:30 pm
  • 9th: 20th Annual “Hilton Evening of Jazz” featuring Chris Minh Doky All Stars Band featuring Dennis Chambers and Bill Evans @ Hilton High School, 400 East Ave. (Hilton), 7:00 (more info & tickets)
  • 9th: Cécile McLorin Salvant @ Center for the Arts: Lippes Concert Hall in Slee Hall, University of Buffalo, 7:30 pm (more info & tickets)
  • 10th: Moondance Trio @ Prosecco Italian Restaurant (Farmington), 5:30 pm
  • 10th: Ann Mitchell Jazz Duo with John Gabriele @ Flight Wine Bar Downtown, 6:30 pm
  • 1oth: Cool Club with the Lipker Sisters Valentines Party @ Club 86 (Geneva), 7:00 pm
  • 12th: The Bop Shop presents the Ethnic Heritage Ensemble @ Lovin Cup Bistro & Brews, 7:30 pm (more info & tickets)
  • 13th: Eastman Jazz Ensemble @ ESM, Kilbourn Hall, 7:30 pm
  • 14th: Daniel King Band @ Native Eatery & Bar, 6:00 pm
  • 14th: Milt Masher (solo) @ Faircraft Brauhaus (Fairport), 6:00 pm
  • 14th: Erin & Ross @ The Little Theatre Cafe, 7:00 pm
  • 15th: Marco Amadio @ Prosecco Italian Restaurant (Farmington), 5:30 pm
  • 15th: Dean Keller Soul Jazz Joint @ The Studio Lounge, 6:00 pm
  • 15th: WGMC Jazz 90.1 presents Ann Mitchell Jazz Live @ Greece Baptist Church, 1230 Long Pond Road (Greece), 7:00 pm
  • 16th: Connie Fredericks-Malone @ Prosecco Italian Restaurant (Farmington), 5:30 pm
  • 16th: Friday Smooth Jazz Happy Hour with Jimmie Highsmith Jr. @ Legacy Wine Bar, 51 State Street (Downtown), 5:30 pm
  • 16th: Chris Ott @ Flight Wine Bar Downtown, 6:30 pm
  • 16th: Trio East @ The Little Theatre Cafe, 7:00 pm
  • 17th: Michael Sidoti @ Prosecco Italian Restaurant (Farmington), 5:30 pm
  • 17th: El Rojo Jazz @ Legacy Wine Bar, 51 State St. (Downtown), 5:30 pm
  • 17th: Mel Henderson & Greg Wachala @ Flight Wine Bar Downtown, 6:30 pm
  • 17th: Laura Dubin Trio @ The Little Theatre Cafe, 7:00 pm
  • 18th: Mel Henderson & Greg Wachala @ The Little Theatre Cafe, 7:00 pm
  • 20th: The Bop Shop presents Stick Men @ Lovin Cup Bistro & Brews, 8:00 pm (more info & tickets)
  • 21st: Jazz Generation @ Faircraft Brauhaus (Fairport), 6:00 pm
  • 21st: Eastman New Jazz Ensemble @ ESM, Kilbourn Hall, 7:30 pm
  • 22nd: Simon Fletcher Trio @ The Studio Lounge, 6:00 pm
  • 22nd: Kilbourn Concert Series presents Lady Blackbird @ Kilbourn Hall, 7:30 pm (more info & tickets)
  • 23rd: Andy Grieder @ Legacy Wine Bar, 51 State St. (Downtown), 5:30 pm
  • 23rd: Mel Henderson & Marvin Dolly @ Flight Wine Bar Downtown, 6:30 pm
  • 23rd: Trio East @ The Little Theatre Cafe, 7:00 pm
  • 23rd: The Bop Shop presents the Mostly Other People Do the Killing @ Bop Shop Records, 8:00 pm (more info & tickets)
  • 24th: Vince Ercolamento & Joe Chiappone @ Flight Wine Bar Downtown, 6:30 pm
  • 24th: Fallopian Grooves @ The Little Theatre Cafe, 7:00 pm
  • 25th: Rich Thompson Trio "Generations" @ The Little Theatre Cafe, 7:00 pm
  • 26th: The Bop Shop presents Kristin Korb with Bob Sneider @ Bop Shop Records, 8:00 pm (more info & tickets)
  • 28th: Dave Wright and the Band of Opportunity @ Faircraft Brauhaus (Fairport), 6:30 pm
  • 29th: Special Blend Trio @ Prosecco Italian Restaurant (Farmington), 5:30 pm
  • 29th: Quadrennial Leap Year with Harold Danko @ ESM, Kilbourn Hall, 7:30 pm

Looking for live jazz in March? 

  • 1st: Chris Murtha @ Flight Wine Bar Downtown, 6:30 pm
  • 1st: Indigo Breeze @ Faircraft Brauhaus (Fairport), 7:00 pm
  • 2nd: Melvin Henderson & Eric Heveron-Smith @ Flight Wine Bar Downtown, 6:30 pm
  • 3rd:  Mike McArthur & Friends (his friends include Bill Tiberio, Mike Titlebaum, Mike Dubaniewicz and Tom E Politzer with a rhythm section including John Nyerges, Ben Tiberio and Matt Bevan-Perkins) @ Lovin Cup Bistro & Brews, 5:30 pm 
  • 3rd: The Bop Shop presents the Remedy Trio @ Bop Shop Records, 8:00 pm (more info & tickets)
  • 6th: Higher Ground @ Faircraft Brauhaus (Fairport), 6:30 pm
  • 6th: Eastman Jazz Workshop Ensemble/Eastman Jazz Lab Band @ ESM, Kilbourn Hall, 7:30 pm
  • 8th: Ryan Johnson Duo @ Flight Wine Bar Downtown, 6:30 pm
  • 9th: Dave Wright @ Flight Wine Bar Downtown, 6:30 pm
  • 10th: Art of Jazz: Dan Wilson, "Things Eternal" @ Buffalo AKG Art Museum, 3:00 pm (more info & tickets)
  • 12th: Meshell Ndegeocello @ Electric City (Buffalo), 8:00 pm (more info & tickets)
  • 13th: Dean Keller's Soul Jazz Joint @ Faircraft Brauhaus (Fairport), 6:30 pm
  • 15th: Jazz Generation @ Flight Wine Bar Downtown, 6:30 pm
  • 15th: The Bop Shop presents TuBari  @ Bop Shop Records, 8:00 pm (more info & tickets)
  • 16th: Annie Wells and Dave Arenius @ Flight Wine Bar Downtown, 6:30 pm
  • 16th: Nancy Kelly with Andy Calabrese @ Faircraft Brauhaus (Fairport), 6:30 pm
  • 16th: The Bop Shop presents Anna Webber's Shimmer Wince @ Bop Shop Records, 8:00 pm (more info & tickets)
  • 20th: Bob Sneider Quartet @ Faircraft Brauhaus (Fairport), 6:30 pm
  • 21st: WGMC Jazz 90.1 presents Rich Thompson Trio Generations @ Greece Baptist Church, 1230 Long Pond Road (Greece), 7:00 pm (more info)
  • 22nd:  Oliver Gomez & Rob Varon @ Flight Wine Bar Downtown, 6:30 pm
  • 23rd:  Mel Henderson & Oliver Gomez @ Flight Wine Bar Downtown, 6:30 pm
  • 25th: Sofrito Latin Jazz Quintet @ The Backroom Lounge at the Record Archive, 5:00 pm
  • 27th: Game Night Quartet @ Faircraft Brauhaus (Fairport), 6:30 pm
  • 28th: Chris Ott Trio @ Rohrbach Railroad Street Beer Hall , 6:00 pm
  • 28th: The Bop Shop presents Stew Cutler Trio @ Bop Shop Records, 8:00 pm (more info & tickets)
  • 29th:  Vince Ercolamento & Joe Chiappone @ Flight Wine Bar Downtown, 6:30 pm
  • 30th:  Mel Henderson & Joe Chiappone @ Flight Wine Bar Downtown, 6:30 pm
  • 30th: Laura Dubin Trio @ Faircraft Brauhaus (Fairport), 6:30 pm
  • 31st: Rich Thompson Trio "Generations" @ The Little Theatre Cafe, 7:00 pm

Looking for something special in live jazz after March? 

  • April 6th: Spyro Gyra 50th Anniversary Tour @ Theater at Innovation Square, 8:00 pm (more info & tickets)
  • April 6th: Christian McBride @ Center for the Arts of Homer, 72 S Main St. (Homer), 8:00 pm (more info & tickets)
  • April 11th: Jazz90.1 University: RIJF 2024 Preview  @ Jazz90.1 Studios (Greece Olympia School), 1139 Maiden Lane, 6:30 pm 
  • April 12th: Art of Jazz: Rodney Whitaker—"Oasis: The Music of Gregg Hill" @ Buffalo AKG Art Museum, 3:00 pm (more info & tickets)
  • April 12th: Diane Schuur at 70: An Evening of Sounds and Stories @ Smith Opera House (Geneva), 8:00 pm (more info & tickets)
  • April 21st: JazzBuffalo presents “El arte Del Bolero” featuring Miquel Zenón and Luis Podermo @ Canterbury Wood Performing Arts Center (Williamsville), 7:30 pm (more info & tickets)

We compile these gig and event listings from information obtained from our own knowledge of the jazz scene in and around Rochester, the performing musicians and bands 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 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 missed anything or have something wrong. If you're out at a venue, make sure they know about the site. If you're a local jazz musician or venue/promoter, please sign up for the email lists I maintain for reminders and other information. You can do that through the About link at the top of the site.

This post was originally published on JazzRochester.

Perhaps you can brave the cold and warm up with some ... Live jazz around Rochester, January 18-24?

Live ROC Jazz over piano keysHere are the listings for live jazz that I've gathered for the next seven days, plus more listings through the rest of January, February and now starting to fill in March (a few even further out). Please continue to let me know when you hear about any gigs that I've missed here or if I have listed anything wrong (see the Contact Us link above to send an email). Please share JazzRochester with the ROC area folks you know who love live jazz....

Thursday, January 18, 2024

  • Marco Amadio @ Prosecco Italian Restaurant (Farmington), 5:30 pm
  • Dean Keller Soul Jazz Joint @ The Studio Lounge, 6:00 pm
  • Tyler Wescott Trio with Tim Clarke and Eric Heveron-Smith (early jazz, swing & blues) @ The Little Theatre Cafe, 6:30 pm
  • Lucas Santana, Melvin Henderson, Gerry Youngman @ Jazzboline 5010 Main St (Amherst), 6:30 pm
  • Jazz 90.1 presents Brockport Big Band Live @ Greece Baptist Church, 1230 Long Pond Road (Greece), 7:00 pm (more info)

Friday, January 19, 2024

  • Connie Fredericks-Malone @ Prosecco Italian Restaurant (Farmington), 5:30 pm
  • Friday Smooth Jazz Happy Hour with Jimmie Highsmith Jr. @ Legacy Wine Bar, 51 State Street (Downtown), 5:30 pm
  • Mel Henderson & Bill Tiberio @ Flight Wine Bar Downtown, 6:30 pm

Saturday, January 20, 2024

  • Michael Sidoti @ Prosecco Italian Restaurant (Farmington), 5:30 pBill Tiberio & Mike MacArthur @ Strombolis (on East), 5:30 pm
  • Indigo Breeze @ Faircraft Brauhaus (Fairport), 7:00 pm
  • Steve Grills & the Roadmasters @ The Little Theatre Cafe, 7:00 pm
  • Paradigm Shift 8pm @ Linden Street Social (Geneva), 8:00 pm

Sunday, January 21, 2024

  • Mid-Century Modern Jazz Quartet @ The Little Theatre Cafe, 7:00 pm

Monday, January 22, 2024

  • Monday Night Jazz @ UUU Art Collective (Downtown), 8:00 pm (Jam at 9:00 pm)

Tuesday, January 23, 2024

  • No jazz for you?

Wednesday, January 24, 2024

  • Flower City Trio @ Faircraft Brauhaus (Fairport), 6:00 pm
  • Django Reinhardt's Birthday with the Djangoners @ Abilene Bar & Lounge, 7:30 pm

The rest of January ...

  • 25th: Simon Fletcher @ Prosecco Italian Restaurant (Farmington), 5:30 pm
  • 25th: Sound Logic @ The Studio Lounge, 6:00 pm
  • 25th: Chris Ott Trio @ Rohrbach Railroad Street Beer Hall , 6:00 pm
  • 25th: Tyler Wescott with Bobby Henrie (playing Django) @ The Little Theatre Cafe, 6:30 pm
  • 26th: Ann Mitchell @ Prosecco Italian Restaurant (Farmington), 5:30 pm
  • 26th: Parker Story Jazz Duo @ Flight Wine Bar Downtown, 6:30 pm
  • 27th: Mel Henderson @ Prosecco Italian Restaurant (Farmington), 5:30 pm
  • 27th: Dave Wright @ Flight Wine Bar Downtown, 6:30 pm
  • 27th: Annie Wells Band @ The Little Theatre Cafe, 7:00 pm
  • 27th: The Bop Shop presents the John Bacon Quintet @ Bop Shop Records, 8:00 pm (more info & tickets)
  • 27th: Al Chez & The Brothers of Funk Big Band @ Auburn High School, 250 Lake Ave. (Auburn), 7:00 pm (more info & tickets)
  • 27th: Django Reinhardt's 114th Birthday with the Hot Club of Buffalo, Tyler Westcott's Paper Roses, Carina and the Six String Preacher (and a surprise special guest) @ The Cave, 71 Military Road (Buffalo), 7:00 pm
  • 31st: Dean Keller's Soul Jazz Joint @ Faircraft Brauhaus (Fairport), 6:30 pm

Looking for jazz in February? 

  • 1st: Ralph Debergalis @ Prosecco Italian Restaurant (Farmington), 5:30 pm
  • 1st: Mel Henderson & Greg Wachala @ The Little Theatre Cafe, 7:00 pm
  • 1st: The Joshua Redman Group featuring Gabrielle Cavassa @ Hochstein School of Music, 8:00 pm (more info & tickets)
  • 2nd: Jim Nugent @ Prosecco Italian Restaurant (Farmington), 5:30 pm
  • 2nd: Mike Kelly Duo @ Flight Wine Bar Downtown, 6:30 pm
  • 2nd: Blue Barn Cats @ The Little Theatre Cafe, 7:00 pm
  • 3rd: Connie Fredericks-Malone @ Prosecco Italian Restaurant (Farmington), 5:30 pm
  • 3rd: An Evening of Jazz with Clay Jenkins @ Spencerport High School, 6:30 pm (more info & tickets)
  • 3rd: Ryan Johnson Duo @ Flight Wine Bar Downtown, 6:30 pm
  • 4th: Art of Jazz: Diego Rivera Quintet, "Bridges" @ Buffalo AKG Art Museum, 3:00 pm (more info & tickets)
  • 4th: Faculty Artist Series: Bob Sneider & Paul Hofmann Play the Music of Wayne Shorter @ ESM, Hatch Recital Hall, 3:30 pm
  • 5th: The Bop Shop presents Wes Lewis Quartet @ Bop Shop Records, 8:00 pm (more info & tickets)
  • 7th: Helium Bubble @ The Backroom Lounge at The Record Archive, 6:00 pm
  • 7th: Margaret Explosion @ The Little Theatre Cafe, 7:00 pm
  • 8th: Ryan Johnson @ Prosecco Italian Restaurant (Farmington), 5:30 pm
  • 8th: Sound Logic @ The Studio Lounge, 6:00 pm
  • 9th: Chris Ott @ Prosecco Italian Restaurant (Farmington), 5:30 pm
  • 9th: Oliver Gomez & Rob Baron @ Flight Wine Bar Downtown, 6:30 pm
  • 9th: 20th Annual “Hilton Evening of Jazz” featuring Chris Minh Doky All Stars Band featuring Dennis Chambers and Bill Evans @ Hilton High School, 400 East Ave. (Hilton), 7:00 (more info & tickets)
  • 9th: Cécile McLorin Salvant @ Center for the Arts: Lippes Concert Hall in Slee Hall, University of Buffalo, 7:30 pm (more info & tickets)
  • 10th: Moondance Trio @ Prosecco Italian Restaurant (Farmington), 5:30 pm
  • 10th: Ann Mitchell Jazz Duo with John Gabriele @ Flight Wine Bar Downtown, 6:30 pm
  • 1oth: Cool Club with the Lipker Sisters Valentines Party @ Club 86 (Geneva), 7:00 pm
  • 12th: The Bop Shop presents the Ethnic Heritage Ensemble @ Lovin Cup Bistro & Brews, 7:30 pm (more info & tickets)
  • 13th: Eastman Jazz Ensemble @ ESM, Kilbourn Hall, 7:30 pm
  • 14th: Daniel King Band @ Native Eatery & Bar, 6:00 pm
  • 14th: Eshaan Sood Jazz Quintet @ The Little Theatre Cafe, 7:00 pm
  • 15th: Marco Amadio @ Prosecco Italian Restaurant (Farmington), 5:30 pm
  • 15th: Dean Keller Soul Jazz Joint @ The Studio Lounge, 6:00 pm
  • 15th: WGMC Jazz 90.1 presents Ann Mitchell Jazz Live @ Greece Baptist Church, 1230 Long Pond Road (Greece), 7:00 pm
  • 16th: Connie Fredericks-Malone @ Prosecco Italian Restaurant (Farmington), 5:30 pm
  • 16th: Friday Smooth Jazz Happy Hour with Jimmie Highsmith Jr. @ Legacy Wine Bar, 51 State Street (Downtown), 5:30 pm
  • 16th: Chris Ott @ Flight Wine Bar Downtown, 6:30 pm
  • 16th: Trio East @ The Little Theatre Cafe, 7:00 pm
  • 17th: Michael Sidoti @ Prosecco Italian Restaurant (Farmington), 5:30 pm
  • 17th: Mel Henderson & Greg Wachala @ Flight Wine Bar Downtown, 6:30 pm
  • 17th: Laura Dubin Trio @ The Little Theatre Cafe, 7:00 pm
  • 18th: Mel Henderson & Greg Wachala @ The Little Theatre Cafe, 7:00 pm
  • 20th: The Bop Shop presents Stick Men @ Lovin Cup Bistro & Brews, 8:00 pm (more info & tickets)
  • 21st: Eastman New Jazz Ensemble @ ESM, Kilbourn Hall, 7:30 pm
  • 22nd: Simon Fletcher Trio @ The Studio Lounge, 6:00 pm
  • 22nd: Kilbourn Concert Series presents Lady Blackbird @ Kilbourn Hall, 7:30 pm (more info & tickets)
  • 23rd: Mel Henderson & Marvin Dolly @ Flight Wine Bar Downtown, 6:30 pm
  • 23rd: Trio East @ The Little Theatre Cafe, 7:00 pm
  • 23rd: The Bop Shop presents the Mostly Other People Do the Killing @ Bop Shop Records, 8:00 pm (more info & tickets)
  • 24th: Vince Ercolamento & Joe Chiappone @ Flight Wine Bar Downtown, 6:30 pm
  • 24th: Fallopian Grooves @ The Little Theatre Cafe, 7:00 pm
  • 25th: Rich Thompson Trio "Generations" @ The Little Theatre Cafe, 7:00 pm
  • 26th: The Bop Shop presents Kristin Korb with Bob Sneider @ Bop Shop Records, 8:00 pm (more info & tickets)
  • 29th: Special Blend Trio @ Prosecco Italian Restaurant (Farmington), 5:30 pm
  • 29th: Quadrennial Leap Year with Harold Danko @ ESM, Kilbourn Hall, 7:30 pm

Looking for jazz after February? 

  • March 1st: Chris Murtha @ Flight Wine Bar Downtown, 6:30 pm
  • March 2nd: Melvin Henderson & Eric Heveron-Smith @ Flight Wine Bar Downtown, 6:30 pm
  • March 3rd:  Mike McArthur & Friends (his friends include Bill Tiberio, Mike Titlebaum, Mike Dubaniewicz and Tom E Politzer with a rhythm section including John Nyerges, Ben Tiberio and Matt Bevan-Perkins) @ Lovin Cup Bistro & Brews, 5:30 pm 
  • March 3rd: The Bop Shop presents the Remedy Trio @ Bop Shop Records, 8:00 pm (more info & tickets)
  • March 6th: Eastman Jazz Workshop Ensemble/Eastman Jazz Lab Band @ ESM, Kilbourn Hall, 7:30 pm
  • March 8th: Ryan Johnson Duo @ Flight Wine Bar Downtown, 6:30 pm
  • March 9th: Dave Wright @ Flight Wine Bar Downtown, 6:30 pm
  • March 10th: Art of Jazz: Dan Wilson, "Things Eternal" @ Buffalo AKG Art Museum, 3:00 pm (more info & tickets)
  • March 12th: Meshell Ndegeocello @ Electric City (Buffalo), 8:00 pm (more info & tickets)
  • March 15th: Jazz Generation @ Flight Wine Bar Downtown, 6:30 pm
  • March 15th: The Bop Shop presents TuBari  @ Bop Shop Records, 8:00 pm (more info & tickets)
  • March 16th: Annie Wells and Dave Arenius @ Flight Wine Bar Downtown, 6:30 pm
  • March 16th: The Bop Shop presents Anna Webber's Shimmer Wince @ Bop Shop Records, 8:00 pm (more info & tickets)
  • March 21st: WGMC Jazz 90.1 presents Rich Thompson Trio Generations @ Greece Baptist Church, 1230 Long Pond Road (Greece), 7:00 pm (more info)
  • March 22nd:  Oliver Gomez & Rob Varon @ Flight Wine Bar Downtown, 6:30 pm
  • March 23rd:  Mel Henderson & Oliver Gomez @ Flight Wine Bar Downtown, 6:30 pm
  • March 25th: Sofrito Latin Jazz Quintet @ The Backroom Lounge at the Record Archive, 5:00 pm
  • March 28th: Chris Ott Trio @ Rohrbach Railroad Street Beer Hall , 6:00 pm
  • March 28th: The Bop Shop presents Stew Cutler Trio @ Bop Shop Records, 8:00 pm (more info & tickets)
  • March 29th:  Vince Ercolamento & Joe Chiappone @ Flight Wine Bar Downtown, 6:30 pm
  • March 30th:  Mel Henderson & Joe Chiappone @ Flight Wine Bar Downtown, 6:30 pm
  • March 31st: Rich Thompson Trio "Generations" @ The Little Theatre Cafe, 7:00 pm
  • April 6th: Spyro Gyra 50th Anniversary Tour @ Theater at Innovation Square, 8:00 pm (more info & tickets)
  • April 12th: Art of Jazz: Rodney Whitaker—"Oasis: The Music of Gregg Hill" @ Buffalo AKG Art Museum, 3:00 pm (more info & tickets)
  • April 12th: Diane Schuur at 70: An Evening of Sounds and Stories @ Smith Opera House (Geneva), 8:00 pm (more info & tickets)
  • April 21st: JazzBuffalo presents “El arte Del Bolero” featuring Miquel Zenón and Luis Podermo @ Canterbury Wood Performing Arts Center (Williamsville), 7:30 pm (more info & tickets)

We compile these gig and event listings from information obtained from our own knowledge of the jazz scene in and around Rochester, the performing musicians and bands 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 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 missed anything or have something wrong. If you're out at a venue, make sure they know about the site. If you're a local jazz musician or venue/promoter, please sign up for the email lists I maintain for reminders and other information. You can do that through the About link at the top of the site.

This post was originally published on JazzRochester.

As 2024 gets fully under way there is ... Live jazz around Rochester, January 11-17

There is Jazz Out ThereThings are starting to pick up out there.  I've been holed up at home for a week as the pandemic finally caught up with me.  On the mend and can now get out of the house (with a mask), but I'm afraid no jazz for me for awhile longer.  But for you, see below for gig listings for live jazz being presented in and around Rochester that I've gathered for the next seven days, plus listings through the rest of January, February and a few further out in the year.  Please let me know when you hear about any gigs that I've missed here (see the Contact Us link above). Please share JazzRochester with the people you know who love live jazz....

Thursday, January 11, 2024

  • Ryan Johnson @ Prosecco Italian Restaurant (Farmington), 5:30 pm
  • Julie & Seth Duo @ Faircraft Brauhaus (Fairport), 6:00 pm
  • Lakeview Hot Record Club with Gian Carlo Cervone spinning original 78's of jazz and blues recordings from the 1920s through 1950s@ The Spirit Room (Downtown), 7:00 pm

Friday, January 12, 2024

  • Chris Ott @ Prosecco Italian Restaurant (Farmington), 5:30 pm
  • Groove Project Duo @ Faircraft Brauhaus (Fairport), 6:00 pm
  • Jaesic Wade Duo @ Flight Wine Bar Downtown, 6:30 pm
  • Erin & Ross with the Blue Barn Cats @ The Spirit Room (Downtown), 7:00 pm

Saturday, January 13, 2024

  • Jazz Generation @ Penfield Public Library, 1985 Baird Rd. (Penfield), 2:00 pm
  • Moondance Trio @ Prosecco Italian Restaurant (Farmington), 5:30 pm
  • Daniel King & Keith Dudinski @ Flight Wine Bar Downtown, 6:30 pm
  • Bob Sneider Trio @ The Little Theatre Cafe, 7:00 pm

Sunday, January 14, 2024

  • Poetry & Jazz (with the Just Poets) @ The Little Theatre Cafe, 7:00 pm

Monday, January 15, 2024

  • Monday Night Jazz @ UUU Art Collective (Downtown), 8:00 pm (Jam at 9:00 pm)

Tuesday, January 16, 2024

  • No jazz for you?

Wednesday, January 17, 2024

  • Bill Tiberio Band with Deepak Theetu @ Faircraft Brauhaus (Fairport), 6:00 pm
  • Margaret Explosion @ The Little Theatre Cafe, 7:00 pm

The rest of January ...

  • 18th: Marco Amadio @ Prosecco Italian Restaurant (Farmington), 5:30 pm
  • 18th: Dean Keller Soul Jazz Joint @ The Studio Lounge, 6:00 pm
  • 18th:  Tyler Wescott Trio with Tim Clarke and Eric Heveron-Smith (early jazz, swing & blues) @ The Little Theatre Cafe, 6:30 pm
  • 18th: Jazz 90.1 presents Brockport Big Band Live @ Greece Baptist Church, 1230 Long Pond Road (Greece), 7:00 pm (more info)
  • 19th: Connie Fredericks-Malone @ Prosecco Italian Restaurant (Farmington), 5:30 pm
  • 19th: Friday Smooth Jazz Happy Hour with Jimmie Highsmith Jr. @ Legacy Wine Bar, 51 State Street (Downtown), 5:30 pm
  • 19th: Mel Henderson & Bill Tiberio @ Flight Wine Bar Downtown, 6:30 pm
  • 20th: Michael Sidoti @ Prosecco Italian Restaurant (Farmington), 5:30 pm
  • 20th: Bill Tiberio & Mike MacArthur @ Strombolis (on East), 5:30 pm
  • 20th: Indigo Breeze @ Faircraft Brauhaus (Fairport), 7:00 pm
  • 20th: Steve Grills & the Roadmasters @ The Little Theatre Cafe, 7:00 pm
  • 21st: Mid-Century Modern Jazz Quartet @ The Little Theatre Cafe, 7:00 pm
  • 24th: Flower City Trio @ Faircraft Brauhaus (Fairport), 6:00 pm
  • 25th: Simon Fletcher @ Prosecco Italian Restaurant (Farmington), 5:30 pm
  • 25th: Sound Logic @ The Studio Lounge, 6:00 pm
  • 25th: Chris Ott Trio @ Rohrbach Railroad Street Beer Hall , 6:00 pm
  • 25th: Tyler Wescott with Bobby Henrie (playing Django) @ The Little Theatre Cafe, 6:30 pm
  • 26th: Ann Mitchell @ Prosecco Italian Restaurant (Farmington), 5:30 pm
  • 26th: Parker Story Jazz Duo @ Flight Wine Bar Downtown, 6:30 pm
  • 27th: Mel Henderson @ Prosecco Italian Restaurant (Farmington), 5:30 pm
  • 27th: Dave Wright @ Flight Wine Bar Downtown, 6:30 pm
  • 27th: Annie Wells Band @ The Little Theatre Cafe, 7:00 pm
  • 27th: The Bop Shop presents the John Bacon Quintet @ Bop Shop Records, 8:00 pm (more info & tickets)
  • 27th: Al Chez & The Brothers of Funk Big Band @ Auburn High School, 250 Lake Ave. (Auburn), 7:00 pm (more info & tickets)
  • 27th: Django Reinhardt's 114th Birthday with the Hot Club of Buffalo, Tyler Westcott's Paper Roses, Carina and the Six String Preacher (and a surprise special guest) @ The Cave, 71 Military Road (Buffalo), 7:00 pm
  • 28th: Chris Ott Trio @ Rohrbach Railroad Street Beer Hall , 6:00 pm
  • 31st: Dean Keller's Soul Jazz Joint @ Faircraft Brauhaus (Fairport), 6:30 pm

Looking for jazz in February? 

  • 1st: Ralph Debergalis @ Prosecco Italian Restaurant (Farmington), 5:30 pm
  • 1st: Mel Henderson & Greg Wachala @ The Little Theatre Cafe, 7:00 pm
  • 1st: The Joshua Redman Group featuring Gabrielle Cavassa @ Hochstein School of Music, 8:00 pm (more info & tickets)
  • 2nd: Jim Nugent @ Prosecco Italian Restaurant (Farmington), 5:30 pm
  • 2nd: Mike Kelly Duo @ Flight Wine Bar Downtown, 6:30 pm
  • 2nd: Blue Barn Cats @ The Little Theatre Cafe, 7:00 pm
  • 3rd: Connie Fredericks-Malone @ Prosecco Italian Restaurant (Farmington), 5:30 pm
  • 3rd: An Evening of Jazz with Clay Jenkins @ Spencerport High School, 6:30 pm (more info & tickets)
  • 3rd: Ryan Johnson Duo @ Flight Wine Bar Downtown, 6:30 pm
  • 4th: Art of Jazz: Diego Rivera Quintet, "Bridges" @ Buffalo AKG Art Museum, 3:00 pm (more info & tickets)
  • 4th: Faculty Artist Series: Bob Sneider & Paul Hofmann Play the Music of Wayne Shorter @ ESM, Hatch Recital Hall, 3:30 pm
  • 5th: The Bop Shop presents Wes Lewis Quartet @ Bop Shop Records, 8:00 pm (more info & tickets)
  • 7th: Helium Bubble @ The Backroom Lounge at The Record Archive, 6:00 pm
  • 7th: Margaret Explosion @ The Little Theatre Cafe, 7:00 pm
  • 8th: Ryan Johnson @ Prosecco Italian Restaurant (Farmington), 5:30 pm
  • 8th: Sound Logic @ The Studio Lounge, 6:00 pm
  • 9th: Chris Ott @ Prosecco Italian Restaurant (Farmington), 5:30 pm
  • 9th: Oliver Gomez & Rob Baron @ Flight Wine Bar Downtown, 6:30 pm
  • 9th: 20th Annual “Hilton Evening of Jazz” featuring Chris Minh Doky All Stars Band featuring Dennis Chambers and Bill Evans @ Hilton High School, 400 East Ave. (Hilton), 7:00 (more info & tickets)
  • 10th: Moondance Trio @ Prosecco Italian Restaurant (Farmington), 5:30 pm
  • 10th: Ann Mitchell Jazz Duo with John Gabriele @ Flight Wine Bar Downtown, 6:30 pm
  • 1oth: Cool Club with the Lipker Sisters Valentines Party @ Club 86 (Geneva), 7:00 pm
  • 12th: The Bop Shop presents the Ethnic Heritage Ensemble @ Lovin Cup Bistro & Brews, 7:30 pm (more info & tickets)
  • 13th: Eastman Jazz Ensemble @ ESM, Kilbourn Hall, 7:30 pm
  • 14th: Eshaan Sood Jazz Quintet @ The Little Theatre Cafe, 7:00 pm
  • 15th: Marco Amadio @ Prosecco Italian Restaurant (Farmington), 5:30 pm
  • 15th: Dean Keller Soul Jazz Joint @ The Studio Lounge, 6:00 pm
  • 15th: Mel Henderson & Oliver Gomez @ Flight Wine Bar Downtown, 6:30 pm
  • 15th: WGMC Jazz 90.1 presents Ann Mitchell Jazz Live @ Greece Baptist Church, 1230 Long Pond Road (Greece), 7:00 pm
  • 16th: Connie Fredericks-Malone @ Prosecco Italian Restaurant (Farmington), 5:30 pm
  • 16th: Friday Smooth Jazz Happy Hour with Jimmie Highsmith Jr. @ Legacy Wine Bar, 51 State Street (Downtown), 5:30 pm
  • 16th: Chris Ott @ Flight Wine Bar Downtown, 6:30 pm
  • 16th: Trio East @ The Little Theatre Cafe, 7:00 pm
  • 17th: Michael Sidoti @ Prosecco Italian Restaurant (Farmington), 5:30 pm
  • 17th: Mel Henderson & Greg Wachala @ Flight Wine Bar Downtown, 6:30 pm
  • 17th: Laura Dubin Trio @ The Little Theatre Cafe, 7:00 pm
  • 18th: Mel Henderson & Greg Wachala @ The Little Theatre Cafe, 7:00 pm
  • 20th: The Bop Shop presents Stick Men @ Lovin Cup Bistro & Brews, 8:00 pm (more info & tickets)
  • 21st: Eastman New Jazz Ensemble @ ESM, Kilbourn Hall, 7:30 pm
  • 22nd: Simon Fletcher Trio @ The Studio Lounge, 6:00 pm
  • 22nd: Kilbourn Concert Series presents Lady Blackbird @ Kilbourn Hall, 7:30 pm (more info & tickets)
  • 23rd: Mel Henderson & Marvin Dolly @ Flight Wine Bar Downtown, 6:30 pm
  • 23rd: Trio East @ The Little Theatre Cafe, 7:00 pm
  • 23rd: The Bop Shop presents the Mostly Other People Do the Killing @ Bop Shop Records, 8:00 pm (more info & tickets)
  • 24th: Vince Ercolamento & Joe Chiappone @ Flight Wine Bar Downtown, 6:30 pm
  • 24th: Fallopian Grooves @ The Little Theatre Cafe, 7:00 pm
  • 25th: Rich Thompson Trio "Generations" @ The Little Theatre Cafe, 7:00 pm
  • 26th: The Bop Shop presents Kristin Korb with Bob Sneider @ Bop Shop Records, 8:00 pm (more info & tickets)
  • 29th: Special Blend Trio @ Prosecco Italian Restaurant (Farmington), 5:30 pm
  • 29th: Quadrennial Leap Year with Harold Danko @ ESM, Kilbourn Hall, 7:30 pm

Looking for jazz after February? 

  • March 3rd:  Mike McArthur & Friends (his friends include Bill Tiberio, Mike Titlebaum, Mike Dubaniewicz and Tom E Politzer with a rhythm section including John Nyerges, Ben Tiberio and Matt Bevan-Perkins) @ Lovin Cup Bistro & Brews, 5:30 pm 
  • March 3rd: The Bop Shop presents the Remedy Trio @ Bop Shop Records, 8:00 pm (more info & tickets)
  • March 6th: Eastman Jazz Workshop Ensemble/Eastman Jazz Lab Band @ ESM, Kilbourn Hall, 7:30 pm
  • March 10th: Art of Jazz: Dan Wilson, "Things Eternal" @ Buffalo AKG Art Museum, 3:00 pm (more info & tickets)
  • March 12th: Meshell Ndegeocello @ Electric City (Buffalo), 8:00 pm (more info & tickets)
  • March 15th: The Bop Shop presents TuBari  @ Bop Shop Records, 8:00 pm (more info & tickets)
  • March 16th: The Bop Shop presents Anna Webber's Shimmer Wince @ Bop Shop Records, 8:00 pm (more info & tickets)
  • March 21st: WGMC Jazz 90.1 presents Rich Thompson Trio Generations @ Greece Baptist Church, 1230 Long Pond Road (Greece), 7:00 pm (more info)
  • March 28th: The Bop Shop presents Stew Cutler Trio @ Bop Shop Records, 8:00 pm (more info & tickets)
  • March 31st: Rich Thompson Trio "Generations" @ The Little Theatre Cafe, 7:00 pm
  • April 6th: Spyro Gyra 50th Anniversary Tour @ Theater at Innovation Square, 8:00 pm (more info & tickets)
  • April 12th: Art of Jazz: Rodney Whitaker—"Oasis: The Music of Gregg Hill" @ Buffalo AKG Art Museum, 3:00 pm (more info & tickets)
  • April 12th: Diane Schuur at 70: An Evening of Sounds and Stories @ Smith Opera House (Geneva), 8:00 pm (more info & tickets)
  • April 21st: JazzBuffalo presents “El arte Del Bolero” featuring Miquel Zenón and Luis Podermo @ Canterbury Wood Performing Arts Center (Williamsville), 7:30 pm (more info & tickets)

We compile these gig and event listings from information obtained from our own knowledge of the jazz scene in and around Rochester, the performing musicians and bands 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 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 missed anything or have something wrong. If you're out at a venue, make sure they know about the site. If you're a local jazz musician or venue/promoter, please sign up for the email lists I maintain for reminders and other information. You can do that through the About link at the top of the site.

This post was originally published on JazzRochester.

Help me to find more ... Live jazz around Rochester, January 4-10

Live ROC Jazz over piano being playedOur local musicians still seem to be resting after the holidays so we're pretty light in the next seven days.  Below you'll find the gig listings for live jazz being presented in and around Rochester that I've gathered for the next seven days, plus listings through the rest of January, February and a few further out in the year. 

Please let me know when you hear about any gigs that I've missed here (see the Contact Us link above). And please share JazzRochester with the people you know who love live jazz....

Updated: January 4, 2024

Thursday, January 4, 2024

  • Ralph Debergalis Duo @ Prosecco Italian Restaurant (Farmington), 5:30 pm
  • Informal Jazz Jam with Bill Tiberio & Friends @ Stromboli's (East Avenue), 6:00 pm
  • Simon Fletcher Trio @ The Studio Lounge, 6:00 pm
  • Steve Grills & the Roadmasters @ Buntsy's Bandstand (Webster), 7:00 pm

Friday, January 5, 2024

  • Mike Pullano @ Prosecco Italian Restaurant (Farmington), 5:30 pm
  • Joe Mulroney @ Flight Wine Bar Downtown, 6:30 pm
  • Uptown Groove Quintet @ Faircraft Brauhaus (Fairport), 7:00 pm

Saturday, January 6, 2024

  • Connie Fredericks-Malone @ Prosecco Italian Restaurant (Farmington), 5:30 pm
  • Chris Ott @ Flight Wine Bar Downtown, 6:30 pm
  • Laura Dubin Trio @ The Little Theatre Cafe, 7:00 pm
  • Steve Grills & the Roadmasters @ Faircraft Brauhaus (Fairport), 7:00 pm
  • Parker Story with St. Luke's Singers in "A Very Jazzy January" @ St. Luke's Episcopal Church, 14 State St (Brockport), 7:00 pm (more info & tickets)

Sunday, January 7, 2024

  • No jazz for you?

Monday, January 8, 2024

  • Monday Night Jazz @ UUU Art Collective, 153 State St. (Downtown), 8:00 pm (Jam at 9:00 pm)

Tuesday, January 9, 2024

  • No jazz for you?

Wednesday, January 10, 2024

  • Chris Ott Trio @ Faircraft Brauhaus (Fairport), 6:00 pm
  • Molly Collins Quartet @ Stromboli's (East Avenue), 6:00 pm

The rest of January 2024...

  • 11th: Ryan Johnson @ Prosecco Italian Restaurant (Farmington), 5:30 pm
  • 11th: Julie & Seth Duo @ Faircraft Brauhaus (Fairport), 6:00 pm
  • 12th: Chris Ott @ Prosecco Italian Restaurant (Farmington), 5:30 pm
  • 12th: Jaesic Wade Duo @ Flight Wine Bar Downtown, 6:30 pm
  • 12th: Groove Project Duo @ Faircraft Brauhaus (Fairport), 6:00 pm
  • 13th: Moondance Trio @ Prosecco Italian Restaurant (Farmington), 5:30 pm
  • 13th: Daniel King & Keith Dudinski @ Flight Wine Bar Downtown, 6:30 pm
  • 13th: Bob Sneider Trio @ The Little Theatre Cafe, 7:00 pm
  • 14th: Poetry & Jazz (with the Just Poets) @ The Little Theatre Cafe, 7:00 pm
  • 17th: Bill Tiberio Band @ Faircraft Brauhaus (Fairport), 6:00 pm
  • 17th: Margaret Explosion @ The Little Theatre Cafe, 7:00 pm
  • 18th: Marco Amadio @ Prosecco Italian Restaurant (Farmington), 5:30 pm
  • 18th: Dean Keller Soul Jazz Joint @ The Studio Lounge, 6:00 pm
  • 18th: Jazz 90.1 presents Brockport Big Band Live @ Greece Baptist Church, 1230 Long Pond Road (Greece), 7:00 pm (more info)
  • 19th: Connie Fredericks-Malone @ Prosecco Italian Restaurant (Farmington), 5:30 pm
  • 19th: Mel Henderson & Bill Tiberio @ Flight Wine Bar Downtown, 6:30 pm
  • 20th: Michael Sidoti @ Prosecco Italian Restaurant (Farmington), 5:30 pm
  • 20th: Bill Tiberio & Mike MacArthur @ Strombolis (on East), 5:30 pm
  • 20th: Indigo Breeze @ Faircraft Brauhaus (Fairport), 7:00 pm
  • 21st: Mid-Century Modern Jazz Quartet @ The Little Theatre Cafe, 7:00 pm
  • 24th: Flower City Trio @ Faircraft Brauhaus (Fairport), 6:00 pm
  • 25th: Simon Fletcher @ Prosecco Italian Restaurant (Farmington), 5:30 pm
  • 25th: Sound Logic @ The Studio Lounge, 6:00 pm
  • 26th: Ann Mitchell @ Prosecco Italian Restaurant (Farmington), 5:30 pm
  • 26th: Parker Story Jazz Duo @ Flight Wine Bar Downtown, 6:30 pm
  • 25th: Simon Fletcher @ Prosecco Italian Restaurant (Farmington), 5:30 pm
  • 27th: Mel Henderson @ Prosecco Italian Restaurant (Farmington), 5:30 pm
  • 27th: Dave Wright @ Flight Wine Bar Downtown, 6:30 pm
  • 27th: Annie Wells Band @ The Little Theatre Cafe, 7:00 pm
  • 27th: Al Chez & The Brothers of Funk Big Band @ Auburn High School, 250 Lake Ave. (Auburn), 7:00 pm (more info & tickets)
  • 27th: The Bop Shop presents the John Bacon Quintet @ Bop Shop Records, 8:00 pm (more info & tickets)
  • 31st: Dean Keller's Soul Jazz Joint @ Faircraft Brauhaus (Fairport), 6:30 pm

Looking for jazz in February? 

  • 1st: Ralph Debergalis @ Prosecco Italian Restaurant (Farmington), 5:30 pm
  • 1st: The Joshua Redman Group featuring Gabrielle Cavassa @ Hochstein School of Music, 8:00 pm (more info & tickets)
  • 2nd: Jim Nugent @ Prosecco Italian Restaurant (Farmington), 5:30 pm
  • 2nd: Mike Kelly Duo @ Flight Wine Bar Downtown, 6:30 pm
  • 3rd: Connie Fredericks-Malone @ Prosecco Italian Restaurant (Farmington), 5:30 pm
  • 3rd: Ryan Johnson Duo @ Flight Wine Bar Downtown, 6:30 pm
  • 4th: Art of Jazz: Diego Rivera Quintet, "Bridges" @ Buffalo AKG Art Museum, 3:00 pm (more info & tickets)
  • 4th: Faculty Artist Series: Bob Sneider & Paul Hofmann Play the Music of Wayne Shorter @ ESM, Hatch Recital Hall, 3:30 pm
  • 5th: The Bop Shop presents Wes Lewis Quartet @ Bop Shop Records, 8:00 pm (more info & tickets)
  • 8th: Ryan Johnson @ Prosecco Italian Restaurant (Farmington), 5:30 pm
  • 8th: Sound Logic @ The Studio Lounge, 6:00 pm
  • 9th: Chris Ott @ Prosecco Italian Restaurant (Farmington), 5:30 pm
  • 9th: Oliver Gomez & Rob Baron @ Flight Wine Bar Downtown, 6:30 pm
  • 9th: 20th Annual “Hilton Evening of Jazz” featuring Chris Minh Doky All Stars Band featuring Dennis Chambers and Bill Evans @ Hilton High School, 400 East Ave. (Hilton), 7:00 (more info & tickets)
  • 10th: Moondance Trio @ Prosecco Italian Restaurant (Farmington), 5:30 pm
  • 10th: Ann Mitchell Jazz Duo with John Gabriele @ Flight Wine Bar Downtown, 6:30 pm
  • 12th: The Bop Shop presents the Ethnic Heritage Ensemble @ Lovin Cup Bistro & Brews, 7:30 pm (more info & tickets)
  • 13th: Eastman Jazz Ensemble @ ESM, Kilbourn Hall, 7:30 pm
  • 15th: Marco Amadio @ Prosecco Italian Restaurant (Farmington), 5:30 pm
  • 15th: Dean Keller Soul Jazz Joint @ The Studio Lounge, 6:00 pm
  • 15th: Mel Henderson & Oliver Gomez @ Flight Wine Bar Downtown, 6:30 pm
  • 15th: WGMC Jazz 90.1 presents Ann Mitchell Jazz Live @ Greece Baptist Church, 1230 Long Pond Road (Greece), 7:00 pm
  • 16th: Connie Fredericks-Malone @ Prosecco Italian Restaurant (Farmington), 5:30 pm
  • 16th: Chris Ott @ Flight Wine Bar Downtown, 6:30 pm
  • 17th: Michael Sidoti @ Prosecco Italian Restaurant (Farmington), 5:30 pm
  • 17th: Mel Henderson & Greg Wachala @ Flight Wine Bar Downtown, 6:30 pm
  • 21st: Eastman New Jazz Ensemble @ ESM, Kilbourn Hall, 7:30 pm
  • 22nd: Simon Fletcher Trio @ The Studio Lounge, 6:00 pm
  • 22nd: Kilbourn Concert Series presents Lady Blackbird @ Kilbourn Hall, 7:30 pm (more info & tickets)
  • 23rd: Mel Henderson & Marvin Dolly @ Flight Wine Bar Downtown, 6:30 pm
  • 23rd: The Bop Shop presents the Mostly Other People Do the Killing @ Bop Shop Records, 8:00 pm (more info & tickets)
  • 24th: Vince Ercolamento & Joe Chiappone @ Flight Wine Bar Downtown, 6:30 pm
  • 26th: The Bop Shop presents Kristin Korb with Bob Sneider @ Bop Shop Records, 8:00 pm (more info & tickets)
  • 29th: Special Blend Trio @ Prosecco Italian Restaurant (Farmington), 5:30 pm
  • 29th: Quadrennial Leap Year with Harold Danko @ ESM, Kilbourn Hall, 7:30 pm
  • 29th: The Bop Shop presents Stick Men @ Lovin Cup Bistro & Brews, 8:00 pm (more info & tickets)

Looking for jazz after February? 

  • March 3rd:  Mike McArthur & Friends (his friends include Bill Tiberio, Mike Titlebaum, Mike Dubaniewicz and Tom E Politzer with a rhythm section including John Nyerges, Ben Tiberio and Matt Bevan-Perkins) @ Lovin Cup Bistro & Brews, 5:30 pm 
  • March 3rd: The Bop Shop presents the Remedy Trio @ Bop Shop Records, 8:00 pm (more info & tickets)
  • March 6th: Eastman Jazz Workshop Ensemble/Eastman Jazz Lab Band @ ESM, Kilbourn Hall, 7:30 pm
  • March 10th: Art of Jazz: Dan Wilson, "Things Eternal" @ Buffalo AKG Art Museum, 3:00 pm (more info & tickets)
  • March 12th: Meshell Ndegeocello @ Electric City (Buffalo), 8:00 pm (more info & tickets)
  • March 15th: The Bop Shop presents TuBari  @ Bop Shop Records, 8:00 pm (more info & tickets)
  • March 18th: The Bop Shop presents Anna Webber's Shimmer Wince @ Bop Shop Records, 8:00 pm (more info & tickets)
  • March 21st: WGMC Jazz 90.1 presents Rich Thompson Trio Generations @ Greece Baptist Church, 1230 Long Pond Road (Greece), 7:00 pm (more info)
  • March 28th: The Bop Shop presents Stew Cutler Trio @ Bop Shop Records, 8:00 pm (more info & tickets)
  • April 6th: Spyro Gyra 50th Anniversary Tour @ Theater at Innovation Square, 8:00 pm (more info & tickets)
  • April 12th: Art of Jazz: Rodney Whitaker—"Oasis: The Music of Gregg Hill" @ Buffalo AKG Art Museum, 3:00 pm (more info & tickets)
  • April 12th: Diane Schuur at 70: An Evening of Sounds and Stories @ Smith Opera House (Geneva), 8:00 pm (more info & tickets)
  • April 21st: JazzBuffalo presents “El arte Del Bolero” featuring Miquel Zenón and Luis Podermo @ Canterbury Wood Performing Arts Center (Williamsville), 7:30 pm (more info & tickets)

We compile these gig and event listings from information obtained from our own knowledge of the jazz scene in and around Rochester, the performing musicians and bands 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 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 missed anything or have something wrong. If you're out at a venue, make sure they know about the site. If you're a local jazz musician or venue/promoter, please sign up for the email lists I maintain for reminders and other information. You can do that through the About link at the top of the site.

This post was originally published on JazzRochester.

In the year 2024 there is (some) ... Live ROC jazz, December 28th to January 3rd

Find Live Jazz Here over piano keysEveryone appears to be resting from the holidays as we're pretty light in the next seven days (and early in the year as well...).  Below you'll find listings for live jazz being presented in and around Rochester that I've gathered for the next seven days, plus listings through the rest of January and now starting on February.  Please let me know when you hear about any gigs that I've missed here (see the Contact Us link above). And please share JazzRochester with the people you know who love live jazz...

Thursday, December 28, 2023

  • Mike Kaupa @ Prosecco Italian Restaurant (Farmington), 5:30 pm
  • Sound Logic @ The Studio Lounge, 6:00 pm
  • The Djangoners @ The Little Theatre Cafe, 7:00 pm
  • Paradigm Shift @ Via Girasole Wine Bar (Pittsford), 7:00 pm

Friday, December 29, 2023

  • Moon Dance Trio @ Prosecco Italian Restaurant (Farmington), 5:30 pm
  • Ann Mitchell with John Gabriele @ Flight Wine Bar Downtown, 6:30 pm
  • Mel Henderson and Friends @ Via Girasole Wine Bar (Pittsford), 7:00 pm (last show at this venue)
  • 39th Annual Holiday Concert with Chet Catallo & the Cats @ Sticky Lips (Henrietta), 8:00 pm (more info & ticket availability on Chet's site)

Saturday, December 30, 2023

  • Ryan Johnson @ Prosecco Italian Restaurant (Farmington), 5:30 pm
  • Maxwell Robbins @ Flight Wine Bar Downtown, 6:30 pm
  • Bangers & Mash @ Faircraft Brauhaus (Fairport), 7:00 pm

Sunday, December 31, 2023

  • NYE with Special Blend Trio @ Prosecco Italian Restaurant (Farmington), 5:30 pm
  • Bob Sneider Trio @ The Little Theatre Cafe, 7:00 pm
  • NYE in Paris with Cool Club & The Lipker Sisters @ Lovin' Cup Bistro & Brews, 9:00 pm (tickets)
  • Blue Years Eve with Jimmie Highsmith Jr. @ Blu Wolf Bistro (Park Ave.), 10:00 pm

Monday, New Year's Day!

  • No jazz for you?  

Tuesday, January 2, 2024

  • Penfield Big Band @ Penfield Community Center located at 1985 Baird Rd. (Penfield), 7:30 pm

Wednesday, January 3, 2024

  • No jazz for you?  Three days in a row, say it ain't so...  and help me fill these in if you know about something?

The rest of January 2024...

  • 5th: Uptown Groove Quartet @ Faircraft Brauhaus (Fairport), 7:00 pm
  • 5th: Joe Mulroney @ Flight Wine Bar Downtown, 6:30 pm
  • 6th: Chris Ott @ Flight Wine Bar Downtown, 6:30 pm
  • 6th: Laura Dubin Trio @ The Little Theatre Cafe, 7:00 pm
  • 10th: Chris Ott Trio @ Faircraft Brauhaus (Fairport), 6:00 pm
  • 11th: Uptown Groove Duo @ Faircraft Brauhaus (Fairport), 6:00 pm
  • 12th: Chris Ott @ Prosecco Italian Restaurant (Farmington), 5:30 pm
  • 12th: Jaesic Wade Duo @ Flight Wine Bar Downtown, 6:30 pm
  • 13th: Daniel King & Keith Dudinski @ Flight Wine Bar Downtown, 6:30 pm
  • 13th: Bob Sneider Trio @ The Little Theatre Cafe, 7:00 pm
  • 14th: Poetry & Jazz (with the Just Poets) @ The Little Theatre Cafe, 7:00 pm
  • 17th: Bill Tiberio @ Faircraft Brauhaus (Fairport), 6:00 pm
  • 17th: Margaret Explosion @ The Little Theatre Cafe, 7:00 pm
  • 18th: Jazz 90.1 presents Brockport Big Band Live @ Greece Baptist Church, 1230 Long Pond Road (Greece), 7:00 pm (more info)
  • 19th: Mel Henderson & Bill Tiberio @ Flight Wine Bar Downtown, 6:30 pm
  • 20th: Bill Tiberio & Mike MacArthur @ Strombolis (on East), 5:30 pm
  • 20th: Indigo Breeze @ Faircraft Brauhaus (Fairport), 6:00 pm
  • 24th: Flower City Trio @ Faircraft Brauhaus (Fairport), 6:00 pm
  • 26th: Parker Story Jazz Duo @ Flight Wine Bar Downtown, 6:30 pm
  • 27th: Dave Wright @ Flight Wine Bar Downtown, 6:30 pm
  • 27th: Annie Wells Band @ The Little Theatre Cafe, 7:00 pm
  • 27th: Al Chez & The Brothers of Funk Big Band @ Auburn High School, 250 Lake Ave. (Auburn), 7:00 pm (more info & tickets)
  • 27th: The Bop Shop presents the John Bacon Quintet @ Bop Shop Records, 8:00 pm (more info & tickets)
  • 31st: Dean Keller's Soul Jazz Joint @ Faircraft Brauhaus (Fairport), 6:30 pm

Looking for jazz later than January 2024? 

  • February 1st: The Joshua Redman Group featuring Gabrielle Cavassa @ Hochstein School of Music, 8:00 pm (more info & tickets)
  • February 2nd: Mike Kelly Duo @ Flight Wine Bar Downtown, 6:30 pm
  • February 3rd: Ryan Johnson Duo @ Flight Wine Bar Downtown, 6:30 pm
  • February 4th: Art of Jazz: Diego Rivera Quintet, "Bridges" @ Buffalo AKG Art Museum, 3:00 pm (more info & tickets)
  • February 4th: Faculty Artist Series: Bob Sneider & Paul Hofmann Play the Music of Wayne Shorter @ ESM, Hatch Recital Hall, 3:30 pm
  • February 5th: The Bop Shop presents Wes Lewis Quartet @ Bop Shop Records, 8:00 pm (more info & tickets)
  • February 9th: Oliver Gomez & Rob Baron @ Flight Wine Bar Downtown, 6:30 pm
  • February 10th: Ann Mitchell Jazz Duo with John Gabriele @ Flight Wine Bar Downtown, 6:30 pm
  • February 12th: The Bop Shop presents the Ethnic Heritage Ensemble @ Lovin Cup Bistro & Brews, 7:30 pm (more info & tickets)
  • February 13th: Eastman Jazz Ensemble @ ESM, Kilbourn Hall, 7:30 pm
  • February 15th: Mel Henderson & Oliver Gomez @ Flight Wine Bar Downtown, 6:30 pm
  • February 15th: WGMC Jazz 90.1 presents Ann Mitchell Jazz Live @ Greece Baptist Church, 1230 Long Pond Road (Greece), 7:00 pm 
  • February 16th: Chris Ott @ Flight Wine Bar Downtown, 6:30 pm
  • February 17th: Mel Henderson & Greg Wachala @ Flight Wine Bar Downtown, 6:30 pm
  • February 21st: Eastman New Jazz Ensemble @ ESM, Kilbourn Hall, 7:30 pm
  • February 22nd: Kilbourn Concert Series presents Lady Blackbird @ Kilbourn Hall, 7:30 pm (more info & tickets)
  • February 23rd: Mel Henderson & Marvin Dolly @ Flight Wine Bar Downtown, 6:30 pm
  • February 23rd: The Bop Shop presents the Mostly Other People Do the Killing @ Bop Shop Records, 8:00 pm (more info & tickets)
  • February 24th: Vince Ercolamento & Joe Chiappone @ Flight Wine Bar Downtown, 6:30 pm
  • February 26th: The Bop Shop presents Kristin Korb with Bob Sneider @ Bop Shop Records, 8:00 pm (more info & tickets)
  • February 29th: Quadrennial Leap Year with Harold Danko @ ESM, Kilbourn Hall, 7:30 pm
  • February 29th: The Bop Shop presents Stick Men @ Lovin Cup Bistro & Brews, 8:00 pm (more info & tickets)
  • March 3rd:  Mike McArthur & Friends (his friends include Bill Tiberio, Mike Titlebaum, Mike Dubaniewicz and Tom E Politzer with a rhythm section including John Nyerges, Ben Tiberio and Matt Bevan-Perkins) @ Lovin Cup Bistro & Brews, 5:30 pm 
  • March 3rd: The Bop Shop presents the Remedy Trio @ Bop Shop Records, 8:00 pm (more info & tickets)
  • March 6th: Eastman Jazz Workshop Ensemble/Eastman Jazz Lab Band @ ESM, Kilbourn Hall, 7:30 pm
  • March 10th: Art of Jazz: Dan Wilson, "Things Eternal" @ Buffalo AKG Art Museum, 3:00 pm (more info & tickets)
  • March 12th: Meshell Ndegeocello @ Electric City (Buffalo), 8:00 pm (more info & tickets)
  • March 15th: The Bop Shop presents TuBari  @ Bop Shop Records, 8:00 pm (more info & tickets)
  • March 18th: The Bop Shop presents Anna Webber's Shimmer Wince @ Bop Shop Records, 8:00 pm (more info & tickets)
  • March 28th: The Bop Shop presents Stew Cutler Trio @ Bop Shop Records, 8:00 pm (more info & tickets)
  • April 6th: Spyro Gyra 50th Anniversary Tour @ Theater at Innovation Square, 8:00 pm (more info & tickets)
  • April 12th: Art of Jazz: Rodney Whitaker—"Oasis: The Music of Gregg Hill" @ Buffalo AKG Art Museum, 3:00 pm (more info & tickets)
  • April 12th: Diane Schuur at 70: An Evening of Sounds and Stories @ Smith Opera House (Geneva), 8:00 pm (more info & tickets)
  • April 21st: JazzBuffalo presents “El arte Del Bolero” featuring Miquel Zenón and Luis Podermo @ Canterbury Wood Performing Arts Center (Williamsville), 7:30 pm (more info & tickets)

We compile these gig and event listings from information obtained from our own knowledge of the jazz scene in and around Rochester, the performing musicians and bands 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 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 missed anything or have something wrong. If you're out at a venue, make sure they know about the site. If you're a local jazz musician or venue/promoter, please sign up for the email lists I maintain for reminders and other information. You can do that through the About link at the top of the site.

This post was originally published on JazzRochester.

I hope yule be boppin . . . Live jazz around Rochester, December 21-27

Blue Note Yule Be Boppin cover imageHope everyone is having a great holiday season! As I was sitting waiting for a new battery today, I remembered how annoying piped in holiday music can be.  But you can stay in the spirit by putting the classic Blue Note holiday disk in your ears (click on the cover to listen on Apple Music) or try out the jazz entrants (Robert Glasper or Samara Joy) in the Christmas albums recently listed by the New York Times.

Below you'll find listings for live jazz being presented in and around Rochester that I've gathered for the next seven days, plus listings through the rest of December and January (plus a growing list further out in the year).  Please let me know when you hear about any gigs that I've missed here (see the Contact Us link above). And please share JazzRochester with the people you know who love live jazz...

Thursday, December 21, 2023

  • Mike Pullano @ Prosecco Italian Restaurant (Farmington), 5:30 pm
  • Mel Henderson, Lucas Santana & Gerry Youngman @ Jazzboline (Amherst), 6:00 pm

Friday, December 22, 2023

  • Ann Mitchell @ Prosecco Italian Restaurant (Farmington), 5:30 pm
  • Mike Kelly Jazz Duo @ Flight Wine Bar Downtown, 6:30 pm
  • Indigo Breeze @ Faircraft Brauhaus (Fairport), 7:00 pm
  • Jimmy Grillo Big Band Buddy Rich Tribute Show @ Three Heads Brewing, 8:00 pm (doors at 7:00 pm) (more info on Facebook)

Saturday, December 23, 2023

  • Mel Henderson @ Prosecco Italian Restaurant (Farmington), 5:30 pm
  • Ryan Johnson Jazz Duo @ Flight Wine Bar Downtown, 6:30 pm
  • Indigo Breeze @ Lemoncello's (East Rochester), 6:30 pm
  • Mid-Century Modern Jazz Quartet @ The Little Theatre Cafe, 7:00 pm
  • Bob Sneider Quartet @ Faircraft Brauhaus (Fairport), 7:00 pm
  • Judah Sealy Christmas with special guest performance by Neva @ 75 Stetson Street (Charlotte), 7:30 pm (more info & tickets)

Sunday, December 24, 2023

  • Christmas Eve with Ralph DeBergalis @ Prosecco Italian Restaurant (Farmington), 5:30 pm

Monday, December 25, 2023

  • No jazz for you?  Merry Christmas, if that's your bag...

Tuesday, December 26, 2023

  • No jazz for you?

Wednesday, December 27, 2023

  • Jon Randall Octet @ Faircraft Brauhaus (Fairport), 7:00 pm

The rest of December ...

  • 28th: Mike Kaupa @ Prosecco Italian Restaurant (Farmington), 5:30 pm
  • 28th: Sound Logic @ The Studio Lounge, 6:00 pm
  • 28th: The Djangoners @ The Little Theatre Cafe, 7:00 pm
  • 28th: Paradigm Shift @ Via Girasole Wine Bar (Pittsford), 7:00 pm
  • 29th: Moon Dance Trio @ Prosecco Italian Restaurant (Farmington), 5:30 pm
  • 29th: Ann Mitchell with John Gabriele @ Flight Wine Bar Downtown, 6:30 pm
  • 29th: Mel Henderson and Friends @ Via Girasole Wine Bar (Pittsford), 7:00 pm (last show at this venue)
  • 29th: 39th Annual Holiday Concert with Chet Catallo & the Cats @ Sticky Lips (Henrietta), 8:00 pm (more info & ticket availability on Chet's site)
  • 30th: Ryan Johnson @ Prosecco Italian Restaurant (Farmington), 5:30 pm
  • 30th: Maxwell Robbins @ Flight Wine Bar Downtown, 6:30 pm
  • 30th: Bangers & Mash @ Faircraft Brauhaus (Fairport), 7:00 pm
  • 31st: NYE with Special Blend Trio @ Prosecco Italian Restaurant (Farmington), 5:30 pm
  • 31st: Bob Sneider Trio @ The Little Theatre Cafe, 7:00 pm
  • 31st: NYE in Paris with Cool Club & The Lipker Sisters @ Lovin' Cup Bistro & Brews, 9:00 pm (tickets)
  • 31st: Jimmie Highsmith Jr. @ Blue Years Eve at Blu Wolf Bistro (Park Ave.), 10:00 pm

January 2024

  • 5th: Uptown Groove Quartet @ Faircraft Brauhaus (Fairport), 7:00 pm
  • 5th: Joe Mulroney @ Flight Wine Bar Downtown, 6:30 pm
  • 6th: Chris Ott @ Flight Wine Bar Downtown, 6:30 pm
  • 6th: Laura Dubin Trio @ The Little Theatre Cafe, 7:00 pm
  • 10th: Chris Ott Trio @ Faircraft Brauhaus (Fairport), 6:00 pm
  • 11th: Uptown Groove Duo @ Faircraft Brauhaus (Fairport), 6:00 pm
  • 12th: Chris Ott @ Prosecco Italian Restaurant (Farmington), 5:30 pm
  • 12th: Jaesic Wade Duo @ Flight Wine Bar Downtown, 6:30 pm
  • 13th: Daniel King & Keith Dudinski @ Flight Wine Bar Downtown, 6:30 pm
  • 13th: Bob Sneider Trio @ The Little Theatre Cafe, 7:00 pm
  • 14th: Poetry & Jazz (with the Just Poets) @ The Little Theatre Cafe, 7:00 pm
  • 17th: Margaret Explosion @ The Little Theatre Cafe, 7:00 pm
  • 18th: Jazz 90.1 presents Brockport Big Band Live @ Greece Baptist Church, 1230 Long Pond Road (Greece), 7:00 pm (more info)
  • 19th: Mel Henderson & Bill Tiberio @ Flight Wine Bar Downtown, 6:30 pm
  • 20th: Indigo Breeze @ Faircraft Brauhaus (Fairport), 6:00 pm
  • 24th: Flower City Trio @ Faircraft Brauhaus (Fairport), 6:00 pm
  • 26th: Parker Story Jazz Duo @ Flight Wine Bar Downtown, 6:30 pm
  • 27th: Dave Wright @ Flight Wine Bar Downtown, 6:30 pm
  • 27th: Annie Wells Band @ The Little Theatre Cafe, 7:00 pm
  • 27th: The Bop Shop presents the John Bacon Quintet @ Bop Shop Records, 8:00 pm (more info & tickets)
  • 31st: Dean Keller's Soul Jazz Joint @ Faircraft Brauhaus (Fairport), 6:30 pm

Looking for jazz later than January 2024? 

  • February 1st: The Joshua Redman Group featuring Gabrielle Cavassa @ Hochstein School of Music, 8:00 pm (more info & tickets)
  • February 12th: The Bop Shop presents the Ethnic Heritage Ensemble @ Bop Shop Records, 8:00 pm (more info & tickets)
  • February 15th: WGMC Jazz 90.1 presents Ann Mitchell Jazz Live @ Greece Baptist Church, 1230 Long Pond Road (Greece), 7:00 pm 
  • February 22nd: Kilbourn Concert Series presents Lady Blackbird @ Kilbourn Hall, 7:30 pm (more info & tickets)
  • February 23rd: The Bop Shop presents the Mostly Other People Do the Killing @ Bop Shop Records, 8:00 pm (more info & tickets)
  • February 26th: The Bop Shop presents Kristin Korb with Bob Sneider @ Bop Shop Records, 8:00 pm (more info & tickets)
  • February 29th: The Bop Shop presents Stick Men @ Lovin Cup Bistro & Brews, 8:00 pm (more info & tickets)
  • March 3rd: The Bop Shop presents the Remedy Trio @ Bop Shop Records, 8:00 pm (more info & tickets)
  • March 12th: Meshell Ndegeocello @ Electric City (Buffalo), 8:00 pm (more info & tickets)
  • March 18th: The Bop Shop presents Anna Webber's Shimmer Wince @ Bop Shop Records, 8:00 pm (more info & tickets)
  • April 6th: Spyro Gyra 50th Anniversary Tour @ Theater at Innovation Square, 8:00 pm (more info & tickets)
  • April 12th: Diane Schuur at 70: An Evening of Sounds and Stories @ Smith Opera House (Geneva), 8:00 pm (more info & tickets)
  • April 21st: JazzBuffalo presents “El arte Del Bolero” featuring Miquel Zenón and Luis Podermo @ Canterbury Wood Performing Arts Center (Williamsville), 7:30 pm (more info & tickets)

We compile these gig and event listings from information obtained from our own knowledge of the jazz scene in and around Rochester, the performing musicians and bands 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 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 missed anything or have something wrong. If you're out at a venue, make sure they know about the site. If you're a local jazz musician or venue/promoter, please sign up for the email lists I maintain for reminders and other information. You can do that through the About link at the top of the site.

This post was originally published on JazzRochester.

Support your local ... Live jazz around Rochester, December 14-20

Black & white jazz sign

As usually happens with the holidays, things are slowing down.  I hope that it picks up as I don't have a lot of listings for January ... yet.  Check back and I'll add what I hear about.

Below you'll find listings for live jazz being presented in and around Rochester that I've gathered for the next seven days, plus listings through the rest of December and getting a start on the new year.  Please let me know when you hear about any gigs that I've missed here (see the Contact Us link above). And please share JazzRochester with the people you know who love live jazz...

 

Thursday, December 14, 2023

  • Eastman@Washington Square: Holiday Jazz @ First Universalist Church of Rochester, 12:15 pm
  • Ryan Johnson @ Prosecco Italian Restaurant (Farmington), 5:30 pm
  • Sound Logic @ The Studio Lounge, 6:00 pm
  • Mel Henderson & Bob Vosteen Duo @ Zambistro (Medina), 6:00 pm
  • Lakeview Hot Record Club (DJ Gian Carlo Cervone plays the original 78's of jazz and blues recordings from the 1920s through 1950s) @ The Spirit Room, 139 State St. (Downtown), 6:30 pm
  • Bangers and Mash @ The Little Theatre Cafe, 7:00 pm

Friday, December 15, 2023

  • Connie Fredericks-Malone @ Prosecco Italian Restaurant (Farmington), 5:30 pm
  • Daniel King & Keith Dudinksi @ Flight Wine Bar Downtown, 6:30 pm
  • Brendan Lanighan Octet (playing original compositions and holiday arrangements) @ UUU Art Collective, 7:00 pm
  • The Bop Shop presents the Ember Trio featuring Caleb Wheeler Curtis, Noah Garabedian, and Vinnie Sperrazza @ Bop Shop Records, 8:00 pm (more info & tickets)

Saturday, December 16, 2023

  • New Horizons Green Jazz Band, New Horizons Jazz Ensemble & Music Educators Jazz Ensemble @ ESM Winterfest, Kilbourn Hall, 12:30 pm
  • Mike Sidoti @ Prosecco Italian Restaurant (Farmington), 5:30 pm
  • Vince Ercolamento & Joe Chiappone @ Flight Wine Bar Downtown, 6:30 pm
  • Jazzy Winter Warm Up featuring Jimmie Highsmith Jr. and Friends, with The Next Gen Trio @ The French Quarter Restaurant, 534 W Ridge Rd. (Rochester), 7:00 pm (doors at 6:30 pm) (more info on Facebook)
  • Annie Wells Band @ The Little Theatre Cafe, 7:00 pm
  • Laura Dubin Trio @ Faircraft Brauhaus (Fairport), 7:00 pm
  • Paradigm Shift @ Linden Street Social (Geneva), 8:00 pm
  • Cool Club & The Lipker Sisters @ Abilene Bar & Lounge, 8:00 pm 

Sunday, December 17, 2023

  • Christmas Jazz Concert with Indigo Breeze plus special guests @ Mary Magdalene Church, 1008 Main St. (East Rochester), 2:00 pm

Monday, December 18, 2023

  • Monday Night Jazz @ UUU Art Collective, 153 State St. (Downtown), 8:00 pm (Jam at 9:00 pm)

Tuesday, December 19, 2023

  • No jazz for you?

Wednesday, December 20, 2023

  • Game Night Quartet @ Faircraft Brauhaus (Fairport), 6:30 pm
  • Margaret Explosion @ The Little Theatre Cafe, 7:00 pm
  •  The Bop Shop presents The Levin Brothers @ Lovin Cup Bistro & Brews, 8:00 pm (more info & tickets)

More December jazz for you ...

  • 21st: Mike Pullano @ Prosecco Italian Restaurant (Farmington), 5:30 pm
  • 21st: Mel Henderson, Lucas Santana & Gerry Youngman @ Jazzboline (Amherst), 6:00 pm
  • 22nd: Ann Mitchell @ Prosecco Italian Restaurant (Farmington), 5:30 pm
  • 22nd: Mike Kelly Jazz Duo @ Flight Wine Bar Downtown, 6:30 pm
  • 22nd: Indigo Breeze @ Faircraft Brauhaus (Fairport), 7:00 pm
  • 23rd: Mel Henderson @ Prosecco Italian Restaurant (Farmington), 5:30 pm
  • 23rd: Ryan Johnson Jazz Duo @ Flight Wine Bar Downtown, 6:30 pm
  • 23rd: Bob Sneider Quartet @ Faircraft Brauhaus (Fairport), 7:00 pm
  • 23rd: Judah Sealy Christmas with special guest performance by Neva @ 75 Stetson Street (Charlotte), 7:30 pm (more info & tickets)
  • 24th: Christmas Eve with Ralph DeBergalis @ Prosecco Italian Restaurant (Farmington), 5:30 pm
  • 27th: Jon Randall Octet @ Faircraft Brauhaus (Fairport), 7:00 pm
  • 28th: Mike Kaupa @ Prosecco Italian Restaurant (Farmington), 5:30 pm
  • 28th: Sound Logic @ The Studio Lounge, 6:00 pm
  • 28th: The Djangoners @ The Little Theatre Cafe, 7:00 pm
  • 29th: Moon Dance Trio @ Prosecco Italian Restaurant (Farmington), 5:30 pm
  • 29th: Ann Mitchell with John Gabriele @ Flight Wine Bar Downtown, 6:30 pm
  • 29th: 39th Annual Holiday Concert with Chet Catallo & the Cats @ Sticky Lips (Henrietta), 8:00 pm (more info & ticket availability on Chet's site)
  • 30th: Ryan Johnson @ Prosecco Italian Restaurant (Farmington), 5:30 pm
  • 30th: Maxwell Robbins @ Flight Wine Bar Downtown, 6:30 pm
  • 30th: Bangers & Mash @ Faircraft Brauhaus (Fairport), 7:00 pm
  • 31st: NYE with Special Blend Trio @ Prosecco Italian Restaurant (Farmington), 5:30 pm
  • 31st: Bob Sneider Trio @ The Little Theatre Cafe, 7:00 pm

Welcome to live jazz in 2024. Here's some dates in January... 

  • 5th: Uptown Groove Quartet @ Faircraft Brauhaus (Fairport), 7:00 pm
  • 5th: Joe Mulroney @ Flight Wine Bar Downtown, 6:30 pm
  • 6th: Chris Ott @ Flight Wine Bar Downtown, 6:30 pm
  • 10th: Chris Ott Trio @ Faircraft Brauhaus (Fairport), 6:00 pm
  • 11th: Uptown Groove Duo @ Faircraft Brauhaus (Fairport), 6:00 pm
  • 12th: Chris Ott @ Prosecco Italian Restaurant (Farmington), 5:30 pm
  • 12th: Jaesic Wade Duo @ Flight Wine Bar Downtown, 6:30 pm
  • 13th: Daniel King & Keith Dudinski @ Flight Wine Bar Downtown, 6:30 pm
  • 18th: Jazz 90.1 presents Brockport Big Band Live @ Greece Baptist Church, 1230 Long Pond Road (Greece), 7:00 pm (more info)
  • 19th: Mel Henderson & Bill Tiberio @ Flight Wine Bar Downtown, 6:30 pm
  • 20th: Indigo Breeze @ Faircraft Brauhaus (Fairport), 6:00 pm
  • 24th: Flower City Trio @ Faircraft Brauhaus (Fairport), 6:00 pm
  • 26th: Parker Story Jazz Duo @ Flight Wine Bar Downtown, 6:30 pm
  • 27th: Dave Wright @ Flight Wine Bar Downtown, 6:30 pm
  • 27th: The Bop Shop presents the John Bacon Quintet @ Bop Shop Records, 8:00 pm (more info & tickets)
  • 10th: Chris Ott Trio @ Faircraft Brauhaus (Fairport), 6:00 pm
  • 31st: Dean Keller's Soul Jazz Joint @ Faircraft Brauhaus (Fairport), 6:30 pm

Looking for jazz later than January 2024? 

  • February 1st: The Joshua Redman Group featuring Gabrielle Cavassa @ Hochstein School of Music, 8:00 pm (more info & tickets)
  • February 12th: The Bop Shop presents the Ethnic Heritage Ensemble @ Bop Shop Records, 8:00 pm (more info & tickets)
  • February 15th: WGMC Jazz 90.1 presents Ann Mitchell Jazz Live @ Greece Baptist Church, 1230 Long Pond Road (Greece), 7:00 pm 
  • February 22nd: Kilbourn Concert Series presents Lady Blackbird @ Kilbourn Hall, 7:30 pm (more info & tickets)
  • February 23rd: The Bop Shop presents the Mostly Other People Do the Killing @ Bop Shop Records, 8:00 pm (more info & tickets)
  • February 26th: The Bop Shop presents Kriston Korb with Bob Sneider @ Bop Shop Records, 8:00 pm (more info & tickets)
  • February 29th: The Bop Shop presents Stick Men @ Lovin Cup Bistro & Brews, 8:00 pm (more info & tickets)
  • March 3rd: The Bop Shop presents the Remedy Trio @ Bop Shop Records, 8:00 pm (more info & tickets)
  • March 18th: The Bop Shop presents Anna Webber's Shimmer Wince @ Bop Shop Records, 8:00 pm (more info & tickets)
  • April 6th: Spyro Gyra 50th Anniversary Tour @ Theater at Innovation Square, 8:00 pm (more info & tickets)
  • April 12th: Diane Schuur at 70: An Evening of Sounds and Stories @ Smith Opera House (Geneva), 8:00 pm (more info & tickets)

We compile these gig and event listings from information obtained from our own knowledge of the jazz scene in and around Rochester, the performing musicians and bands 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 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 missed anything or have something wrong. If you're out at a venue, make sure they know about the site. If you're a local jazz musician or venue/promoter, please sign up for the email lists I maintain for reminders and other information. You can do that through the About link at the top of the site.

This post was originally published on JazzRochester.

Dreaming of June while the snow begins to fly ... Live jazz around Rochester, NY, December 7-13

Black & white jazz signWhile we click off the days until the holidays and the snow spreads more thickly, there is some jazz out there for you.  And if you're thinking more about the warmer months, the folks over at the Rochester International Jazz Festival have announced the first two headliners for the 2024 RIJF and, lo and behold, they are actually jazz acts—Grammy-winning vocalist Samara Joy and guitarist Lee Ritenour with Bill Evans and Randy Brecker.  Also, note that I've added a date in February for Joshua Redman Group with Gabrielle Cavassa, who will bring some heat at the historic Hochstein School of Music's Performance Hall. 

Below you'll find listings for live jazz being presented in and around Rochester that I've gathered for the next seven days, plus listings through the rest of December and getting a start on the new year.  Please let me know when you hear about any gigs that I've missed here (see the Contact Us link above). And please share JazzRochester with the people you know who love live jazz...

Thursday, December 7, 2023

  • Mike Sidoti @ Prosecco Italian Restaurant (Farmington), 5:30 pm
  • Dean Keller's Soul Jazz Joint @ The Studio Lounge, 6:00 pm
  • Student Degree Recital: Shane McCandless, jazz writing @ ESM, Hatch Recital Hall, 6:30 pm
  • Howard Levy 4 @ Fanatics Pub, 7281 W Main St. (Lima), 7:00 pm 
  • Student Degree Recital: Oliver Gomez, jazz bass @ ESM, Hatch Recital Hall, 9:30 pm

Friday, December 8, 2023

  • Chris Ott @ Prosecco Italian Restaurant (Farmington), 5:30 pm
  • Nathan James @ Flight Wine Bar Downtown, 6:30 pm
  • Laura Dubin Trio CD Release Party @ The Little Theatre Cafe, 7:00 pm

Saturday, December 9, 2023

  • Chris Ott Trio @ Jazz Brunch at Rohrbach Railroad Street Beer Hall, 11:00 am
  • Ralph DeBergalis @ Prosecco Italian Restaurant (Farmington), 5:30 pm
  • Jim Nugent Trio @ Hedges Nine Mile Point Restaurant, 6:00 pm
  • Jazz Generation @ Flight Wine Bar Downtown, 6:30 pm
  • Frank Torchio's Christmas in Vegas @ Kodak Studio Theatre on the Ridge, 7:00 pm

Sunday, December 10, 2023

  • Rich Thompson's Trio Generations @ The Little Theatre Cafe, 7:00 pm

Monday, December 11, 2023

  • Eastman New Jazz Ensemble @ ESM, Kilbourn Hall, 7:30 pm
  • Monday Night Jazz @ UUU Art Collective, 153 State St. (Downtown), 8:00 pm (Jam at 9:00 pm)

Tuesday, December 12, 2023

  • No jazz for you?

Wednesday, December 13, 2023

  • Simon Fletcher Trio @ The Studio Lounge, 6:00 pm
  • Rich Thompson's Trio Generations @ Faircraft Brauhaus (Fairport), 6:30 pm

More December jazz for you ...

  • 14th: Eastman@Washington Square: Holiday Jazz @ First Universalist Church of Rochester, 12:15 pm
  • 14th: Ryan Johnson @ Prosecco Italian Restaurant (Farmington), 5:30 pm
  • 14th: Sound Logic @ The Studio Lounge, 6:00 pm
  • 14th: The Fallopian Grooves @ The Little Theatre Cafe, 7:00 pm
  • 15th: Connie Fredericks-Malone @ Prosecco Italian Restaurant (Farmington), 5:30 pm
  • 15th: Daniel King & Keith Dudinksi @ Flight Wine Bar Downtown, 6:30 pm
  • 15th: Brendan Lanighan Octet (playing original compositions and holiday arrangements) @ UUU Art Collective, 7:00 pm
  • 15th: The Bop Shop presents the Ember Trio featuring Caleb Wheeler Curtis, Noah Garabedian, and Vinnie Sperrazza @ Bop Shop Records, 8:00 pm (more info & tickets)
  • 16th: Mike Sidoti @ Prosecco Italian Restaurant (Farmington), 5:30 pm
  • 16th: Vince Ercolamento & Joe Chiappone @ Flight Wine Bar Downtown, 6:30 pm
  • 16th:  Jazzy Winter Warm Up featuring Jimmie Highsmith Jr. and Friends, with The Next Gen Trio @ The French Quarter Restaurant, 534 W Ridge Rd. (Rochester), 7:00 pm (doors at 6:30 pm) (more info on Facebook)
  • 16th: Annie Wells Band @ The Little Theatre Cafe, 7:00 pm
  • 16th: Laura Dubin Trio @ Faircraft Brauhaus (Fairport), 7:00 pm
  • 20th: Game Night Quartet @ Faircraft Brauhaus (Fairport), 6:30 pm
  • 20th: Margaret Explosion @ The Little Theatre Cafe, 7:00 pm
  • 20th:  The Bop Shop presents The Levin Brothers @ Lovin Cup Bistro & Brews, 8:00 pm
  • 21st: Mike Pullano @ Prosecco Italian Restaurant (Farmington), 5:30 pm
  • 21st: Christmas Jazz with Nyerges, Smith & Lake @ Faircraft Brauhaus (Fairport), 7:00 pm
  • 22nd: Ann Mitchell @ Prosecco Italian Restaurant (Farmington), 5:30 pm
  • 22nd: Mike Kelly Jazz Duo @ Flight Wine Bar Downtown, 6:30 pm
  • 22nd: Indigo Breeze @ Faircraft Brauhaus (Fairport), 7:00 pm
  • 23rd: Mel Henderson @ Prosecco Italian Restaurant (Farmington), 5:30 pm
  • 23rd: Ryan Johnson Jazz Duo @ Flight Wine Bar Downtown, 6:30 pm
  • 23rd: Bob Sneider Quartet @ Faircraft Brauhaus (Fairport), 7:00 pm
  • 23rd: Judah Sealy Christmas with special guest performance by Neva @ 75 Stetson Street (Charlotte), 7:30 pm (more info & tickets)
  • 24th: Christmas Eve with Ralph DeBergalis @ Prosecco Italian Restaurant (Farmington), 5:30 pm
  • 27th: Jon Randall Octet @ Faircraft Brauhaus (Fairport), 7:00 pm
  • 28th: Mike Kaupa @ Prosecco Italian Restaurant (Farmington), 5:30 pm
  • 28th: Sound Logic @ The Studio Lounge, 6:00 pm
  • 28th: The Djangoners @ The Little Theatre Cafe, 7:00 pm
  • 29th: Moon Dance Trio @ Prosecco Italian Restaurant (Farmington), 5:30 pm
  • 29th: Ann Mitchell with John Gabriele @ Flight Wine Bar Downtown, 6:30 pm
  • 29th: 39th Annual Holiday Concert with Chet Catallo & the Cats @ Sticky Lips (Henrietta), 8:00 pm (more info & ticket availability on Chet's site)
  • 30th: Ryan Johnson @ Prosecco Italian Restaurant (Farmington), 5:30 pm
  • 30th: Maxwell Robbins @ Flight Wine Bar Downtown, 6:30 pm
  • 30th: Bangers & Mash @ Faircraft Brauhaus (Fairport), 7:00 pm
  • 31st: NYE with Special Blend Trio @ Prosecco Italian Restaurant (Farmington), 5:30 pm
  • 31st: Bob Sneider Trio @ The Little Theatre Cafe, 7:00 pm

Welcome to live jazz in 2024. Here's some dates in January... 

  • 5th: Joe Mulroney @ Flight Wine Bar Downtown, 6:30 pm
  • 6th: Chris Ott @ Flight Wine Bar Downtown, 6:30 pm
  • 12th: Chris Ott @ Prosecco Italian Restaurant (Farmington), 5:30 pm
  • 12th: Jaesic Wade Duo @ Flight Wine Bar Downtown, 6:30 pm
  • 13th: Daniel King & Keith Dudinski @ Flight Wine Bar Downtown, 6:30 pm
  • 18th: Jazz 90.1 presents Brockport Big Band Live @ Greece Baptist Church, 1230 Long Pond Road (Greece), 7:00 pm (more info)
  • 19th: Mel Henderson & Bill Tiberio @ Flight Wine Bar Downtown, 6:30 pm
  • 26th: Parker Story Jazz Duo @ Flight Wine Bar Downtown, 6:30 pm
  • 27th: Dave Wright @ Flight Wine Bar Downtown, 6:30 pm

Looking for jazz later than January 2024? 

  • February 1st: The Joshua Redman Group featuring Gabrielle Cavassa @ Hochstein School of Music, 8:00 pm (more info & tickets)
  • February 12th: The Bop Shop presents the Ethnic Heritage Ensemble @ Bop Shop Records, 8:00 pm (more info & tickets)
  • February 15th: WGMC Jazz 90.1 presents Ann Mitchell Jazz Live @ Greece Baptist Church, 1230 Long Pond Road (Greece), 7:00 pm 
  • February 23rd: The Bop Shop presents the Mostly Other People Do the Killing @ Bop Shop Records, 8:00 pm (more info & tickets)
  • February 29th: The Bop Shop presents Stick Men @ Lovin Cup Bistro & Brews, 8:00 pm (more info & tickets)
  • March 3rd: The Bop Shop presents the Remedy Trio @ Bop Shop Records, 8:00 pm (more info & tickets)
  • March 18th: The Bop Shop presents Anna Webber's Shimmer Wince @ Bop Shop Records, 8:00 pm (more info & tickets)
  • April 6th: Spyro Gyra 50th Anniversary Tour @ Theater at Innovation Square, 8:00 pm (more info & tickets)
  • April 12th: Diane Schuur at 70: An Evening of Sounds and Stories @ Smith Opera House (Geneva), 8:00 pm (more info & tickets)

We compile these gig and event listings from information obtained from our own knowledge of the jazz scene in and around Rochester, the performing musicians and bands 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 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 missed anything or have something wrong. If you're out at a venue, make sure they know about the site. If you're a local jazz musician or venue/promoter, please sign up for the email lists I maintain for reminders and other information. You can do that through the About link at the top of the site.

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The incredible lightness of the holidays . . . Live jazz around Rochester, November 30th to December 6th

Live ROC Jazz over fingers playing a pianoAs we get into the holiday season, things slow down jazz-wise around here. As we get less light, the opportunities for hearing live jazz are also light. A lot more private gigs for the musicians, fewer opportunities at venues, etc.  Or at least that's how it seems now.  Despite asking, I have not received any notice from artists or venues for gigs in January.  Those should start to filter in soon . . . I hope.  Nonetheless, it's the holiday season and I hope you and yours are fully engaged in merriment, with jazz or not.

Click on the link below and you will find the listings I've gathered for live jazz in and around Rochester for the next seven days, plus listings through the rest of November, December and even a few in the new year (although none in January . . . yet).

Please let me know when you hear about any gigs that I've missed here (see the Contact Us link above).  Please share JazzRochester with the people you know who love live jazz...

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Gobble up some ... Live jazz around ROC, November 23-29

There is jazz out there over neon sign with Jazz Club

Click on the link below and you will find the listings I've gathered for live jazz in and around Rochester for the next seven days, plus listings through the rest of November, December and even a few in the new year.  While it will be quiet over the next seven days, that's not unusual the week of Thanksgiving, We hope you and yours are having a great holiday!

Please let me know when you hear about any gigs that I've missed here (see the Contact Us link above).  Please share JazzRochester with the people you know who love live jazz...

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Check it out here, then go hear some . . . Live jazz around Rochester, November 16-22

Find Live Jazz Here over keyboard

Click on the link below and you will find the listings I've gathered for live jazz in and around Rochester for the next seven days, plus listings through the rest of November, December and even a few in the new year....

Please let me know when you hear about any gigs that I've missed here (see the Contact Us link above).  Please share JazzRochester with the people you know who love live jazz...

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There is some seriously good . . . Live jazz around Rochester, November 9-15

Live ROC Jazz over fingers on keyboard

Click on the link below and you will find the listings I've gathered for live jazz in and around Rochester for the next seven days, plus listings through the rest of November, December and even a few in 2024.

Please let me know when you hear about any gigs that I've missed here (see the Contact Us link above).  Please share JazzRochester with the people you know who love live jazz...

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As we slide into winter, warm up with some ... Live jazz around Rochester, NY, November 2-8

One way sign with Live Jazz written on wall

It's November 1st and I'm looking at snow falling outside my window as I write this, so I guess it's here... Not happy about that, but I live in Rochester and that just means the jazz moves inside.  

Click on the link below and you will find the listings I've gathered for live jazz in and around Rochester for the next seven days, plus listings through October and now November after the "fold." Please let me know when you hear about any gigs that I've missed here (see the Contact Us link above).  Please share JazzRochester with the people you know who love live jazz...

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Dreaming of June while we go out to hear ... Live jazz around Rochester, NY, October 26 through November 1

Image of neon jazz club signBelieve it or not, it's time to think about June (and wouldn't you like to think about something other than the next few months of snow?). Club Passes for the 2024 Rochester International Jazz Festival, hitting ROC's streets downtown from June 21 to 29, go on sale on Friday at 10:00 am with early bird pricing (until the end of the year).  I'm told they make great holiday gifts.

Click on the link below and you will find the listings I've gathered for live jazz in and around Rochester for the next seven days, plus listings through October and now November after the "fold." Please let me know when you hear about any gigs that I've missed here (see the Contact Us link above). 

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Time to check out some ... Live jazz around ROC, October 19-25

Black and white image with There is Jazz Out There over a neon jazz club signJazz90.1’s Fall pledge drive is still on, and they need your help to keep the great music and programming on the air and streaming online. Click here to contribute a few bucks.  Tell 'em JazzRochester sent you...

Click on the link below and you will find the listings I've gathered for live jazz in and around Rochester for the next seven days, plus listings through October and now November after the "fold." Please let me know when you hear about any gigs that I've missed here (see the Contact Us link above). 

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After helping out our local 24/7 jazz station, why don't you partake of some ... Live jazz around ROC, October 12-18?

Black and white image of a jazz sign About to turn 50 (on November 1), Jazz90.1’s Fall pledge drive is happening now, and they need your ducats to keep the great music and programming on the air and streaming online. Click here to contribute a few bucks. Click on the link below and you will find the listings I've gathered for live jazz in and around Rochester for the next seven days, plus listings through October and now November after the "fold." Please let me know when you hear about any gigs that I've missed here (see the Contact Us link above). 

A Note for Subscribers: It works again!  Thanks for bearing with me.  Let me know in the Comments if you prefer the other way after all.  It helps drive actual traffic to the site, which can't be bad, but my motto is to give my readers what they want the way they want it (within reason, that is...).

 

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With fingers crossed, I bring you ... Live jazz around Rochester, October 5-11

Image with Live ROC jazz over a keyboardWhile it is pretty warm outside now, we're free falling into Fall now if the leaves covering my car parked out front are any indication.  Didn't get many new gigs this week, but there are a few already in there from earlier posts. Please let me know when you hear about any gigs that I've missed here (see the Contact Us link above). Click on the link below and you will find the listings I've gathered for live jazz in and around Rochester for the next seven days, plus listings through October and now November after the "fold."

A Note for Subscribers: Yes, my fingers are crossed.  I'm sure you noticed that last week the feed wasn't fixed, but it seems to have been fixed so it may work this time around. I'm sorry about the email that went out yesterday after I reset it. Couldn't be avoided as it is automatic for it to send out. However, the formatting on that email concerns me....  So, if it doesn't go out as expected around 7:00 pm tonight, I'll make sure I'll send a link to the post directly on the website in your inbox.

 

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Summer is over, but there is still ... Live jazz around Rochester, September 28th to October 4th

Image with Find Live Jazz Here over a keyboardFor those of you that usually receive these posts via email, it looks like my feed has been fixed. If it doesn't go out as expected around 7:00 pm tonight, I'll make sure I'll have a link to it on the site in your inbox tomorrow morning. If you'd like to get the posts to JazzRochester in your inbox, click on the Get Us In your Inbox! link above.

If you don't get this post in your inbox, click on the link below and after the fold you will find the listings I've gathered for live jazz in and around Rochester for the next seven days, plus listings through October and now November. Please let me know when you hear about any gigs that I've missed here (see the Contact Us link above) ... and please let your friends and family know where you go to find live jazz around Rochester. Right here...

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While the test failed, we soldier on to provide you ... Live jazz in Rochester, September 21-27

Image with live ROC jazz over keyboardMy test on the 17th failed and I'm told they're still "working" to fix the feed that sets up emails for my subscribers, so this week you will  get a link to the post. It has improved as last week you couldn't even access the site itself.  After the fold you will find the listings I've gathered for live jazz in and around Rochester for the next seven days, plus listings through September and October.

Please let me know when you hear about any gigs that I've missed here (see the Contact Us link above) ... and please let your friends and family know where you go to find live jazz around Rochester. Right here...

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Better late than never to find ... Live jazz around ROC, September 14-20

Image with word jazz and image of saxAs you may have noticed yesterday, my site's platform has been down on and off and I just gave up trying to get this out and waited until Thursday morning to publish this  After the fold you will find the listings I've gathered for live jazz in and around Rochester for the next seven days, plus listings through September and October.

Please let me know when you hear about any gigs that I've missed here (see the Contact Us link above) ... and please let your friends and family know where you go to find live jazz around Rochester. Right here...

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Get outta the heat and into the cool ... Live jazz around Rochester, September 7-13

Live jazz with 1-way sign imageIt's hot outside, but there's some cool jazz on the inside if you look. It won't last long...  After the fold you will find the listings I've gathered for live jazz in and around Rochester for the next seven days, plus listings through September and October.

Please let me know when you hear about any gigs that I've missed here (see the Contact Us link above) ... and please let your friends and family know where you go to find live jazz around Rochester.

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If you look (here) you can find some ... Live jazz around ROC, August 31st to September 6th

Jazz Sign in Black and WhiteI'm afraid it's a bit light this week as I expect a number of our local jazz musicians are spending time with family and friends as the summer starts to move into our rear view mirror.  But the jazz goes on nonetheless.   After the fold you will find the listings I've gathered for live jazz in and around Rochester for the next seven days, plus listings through September and October.

Please let me know when you hear about any gigs that I've missed here (see the Contact Us link above) ... and please let your friends and family know where you go to find live jazz around Rochester.

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Wondering what to do with your time, why not try some of our ... Live jazz in and around ROC, August 24-30?

There is jazz out there over muted neon jazz club signWill have to get the post done early next Wednesday so I can get out for The Bad Plus at The Little.  Maybe will see some of you there?  After the fold you will find the listings I've gathered for live jazz in and around Rochester for the next seven days, plus listings through September and October. Please let me know when you hear about any gigs that I've missed here (see the Contact Us link above) ... and please let your friends and family know where you go to find live jazz around Rochester.

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Singing scat in the rain and looking for ... Live jazz around Rochester, August 17-23

Live ROC Jazz over piano keysI'm looking a bit further out.  Had the time to start putting some October gigs in, so went ahead and did it. Check out the Webster Jazz Festival on Friday and Saturday.  Hopefully, it'll stop raining for the Saturday version on the Street.  Won't matter so much for the inside Pubs night on Friday.  

After the fold you will find the listings for live jazz gigs in and around Rochester for the next seven days, plus listings through the rest of August and September (and a few beyond that to give you a heads up).  Let me know when you hear about any gigs that I've missed ... and please let your friends and family know where you go to find live jazz around Rochester. Right here....

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