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Can you direct me to some? ... Live jazz in and around Rochester, NY, January 26th to February 1st

There is jazz out there over a saxThere is jazz out there as we head into the real winter.  I'm writing this before taking off to head out to Kansas to see family, so go out and hear some among yourselves.... After the fold you will find the listings for live jazz gigs in and around Rochester for the next seven days and then some.  You'll also find listings throughout January, February and into March. There is also a space for some special gigs that are even further out in 2023.  Let me know when you hear about things....

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This is where you will find ... Live jazz in and around ROC, January 19-25

Black and White Jazz signStill January, but the jazz seems to be heating up a bit.  After the fold you will find the listings for live jazz gigs in and around Rochester for the next seven days and then some.  You'll also find listings throughout January, February and starting with this post into March. There is also a space for some special gigs that are even further out in 2023.  Let me know when you hear about things....

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Snowflakeless, but there is ... Live jazz around Rochester, NY, January 12-18

Neon Jazz signIt's January, right?  Where's the snow (besides Buffalo)? Not to worry, we'll get ours.... After the fold you will find the listings for live jazz gigs in and around Rochester for the next seven days and then some.  You'll also find listings throughout January and February. There is also a space for some special gigs that are even further out in 2023.  

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Although recovering from NYE, there is ... Live jazz in Rochester, January 5-11

Black and white Jazz signThe new year is always a little light at first as people recover from NYE. But I expect it to start building again. After the fold you will find the listings for live jazz gigs in and around Rochester for the next seven days and then some.  You'll also find listings throughout January and into February. I've also added a space for some special gigs that are even further out in 2023.  

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Swing into 2023 with some ... Live jazz around Rochester, December 29th through January 4th

Happy New Year over keyboardAre you ready for a new year?  Have any resolutions?  Perhaps to see some more live music?  After the fold you will find the listings for live jazz gigs in and around Rochester for the next seven days and then some. If you know about a NYE gig that I don't have (and I don't really have much), let me know ASAP.  You'll also find listings through the last few days December, January and into February. I've also added a space for some special gigs that are even further out in 2023.  

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Yule Be Boppin if you get out for some ... Live jazz around Rochester, December 22-28

Yule Be Boppin album coverAfter the fold you will find the listings for live jazz gigs in and around Rochester for the next seven days. It's definitely a little light this week due to the holiday and I suggest you call any venue before you venture out (especially due to the weather we may be experiencing through Christmas Day). You'll also find listings through the rest of December, January and into February. I've also added a space for some special gigs that are even further out in 2023.   Have a Cool Yule!

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Where can I find live jazz around Rochester, December 15-21... Right here, of course!

Live ROC Jazz over piano keysAfter the fold you will find the listings for live jazz gigs in and around Rochester for the next seven days (it's a little light this week), plus through December and into January. I've also added a space for some special gigs that are even further out in 2023.  As you may be aware, the Rochester International Jazz Festival has announced its first two headliners for the 2023 Festival and one is even jazz: Pat Metheny's Side Eye and Bonnie Raitt!  If you know of any New Years Eve events featuring live jazz, let me know. 

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Abstract your ears by listening to some ... Live jazz around Rochester, December 8-14

Cubist-inspired jazz trio image created by OpenAI's DALL-e Image GeneratorAfter the fold you will find the listings for live jazz gigs in and around Rochester for the next seven days, plus through December and what I've been told about in January. I've also added a space for some special gigs even further out.  I created the Cubist-inspired jazz trio image I've added today in trying out OpenAI's DALL-e Image Generator, which uses a text prompt funneled through artificial intelligence to generate an image.

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Serving up some ... Live jazz around ROC, December 1-7

Michael Musillami Trio at The Bop ShopAfter the fold you will find the listings for live jazz gigs in and around Rochester for the next seven days, plus through December and what I've been told about in January. I've also added a space for some special gigs even further out.  Congratulations to Tom Kohn, Jann Nyffeler and the team at The Bop Shop for completing 40 concerts to celebrate the 40th Anniversary of this Rochester music institution. The 40th was last night and I was there to hear the fantastic Michael Musillami Trio (pictured here)!

We compile these gig and event listings from information obtained from our own knowledge of the jazz scene in and around Rochester, the performing artists themselves and other sources. The aim is to give you a one-stop place to find all your live jazz in and around Rochester. Click on the links where available in the post for more information on the gig or tickets where needed, or check out the venue's website in the right panel if there. Only music start times are listed, call the venue or visit their website for more details about when the doors open, how long the band will be playing, etc. If tickets are required there is usually a link to buy. Let me know if I have missed anything or have something wrong. 

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When you come out of your food/football/travel coma, perhaps go hear some ... Live jazz around Rochester from Thanksgiving to November 30, 2022?

black and white jazz club sign imageAlthough there is understandably nothing on Thanksgiving itself (jazz musicians have families too!), below you will find the listings for live jazz gigs in and around Rochester for the next seven days, plus through December, and what I know about in January. I've also added a space for some special gigs even further out.

We compile these gig and event listings from information obtained from our own knowledge of the jazz scene in and around Rochester, the performing artists themselves and other sources. The aim is to give you a one-stop place to find all your live jazz in and around Rochester. Click on the links where available in the post for more information on the gig or tickets where needed, or check out the venue's website in the right panel if there. Only music start times are listed, call the venue or visit their website for more details about when the doors open, how long the band will be playing, etc. If tickets are required there is usually a link to buy. Let me know if I have missed anything or have something wrong. 

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The lake effect does not affect the ... Live jazz in Rochester, NY, November 17-23

Neon jazz club sign imageBelow you will find the listings for live jazz gigs in and around Rochester for the next seven days, plus through the rest of November, December, and into January. I've also added a space for some special gigs even further out.

We compile these gig and event listings from information obtained from our own knowledge of the jazz scene in and around Rochester, the performing artists themselves and other sources. The aim is to give you a one-stop place to find all your live jazz in and around Rochester. Click on the links where available in the post for more information on the gig or tickets where needed, or check out the venue's website in the right panel if there. Only music start times are listed, call the venue or visit their website for more details about when the doors open, how long the band will be playing, etc. If tickets are required there is usually a link to buy. Let me know if I have missed anything or have something wrong. 

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Even though the snow isn't flying, there is ... Live jazz in and near Rochester, NY, November 10-16

live jazz 1-way sign imageBelow you will find the listings for live jazz gigs in and around Rochester for the next seven days, plus through the rest of November and through December. We compile these gig and event listings from information obtained from our own knowledge of the jazz scene in and around Rochester, the performing artists themselves and other sources. The aim is to give you a one-stop place to find all your live jazz in and around Rochester. Click on the links where available in the post for more information on the gig or tickets where needed, or check out the venue's website in the right panel if there. Only music start times are listed, call the venue or visit their website for more details about when the doors open, how long the band will be playing, etc. Let me know if I have missed anything or have something wrong. 

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How about some more ... Live jazz around ROC, November 3-9

Live ROC Jazz over keyboard imageBelow you will find the listings for live jazz gigs in and around Rochester for the next seven days, plus through the rest of November and into December. We compile these gig and event listings from information obtained from our own knowledge of the jazz scene in and around Rochester, the performing artists themselves and other sources. The aim is to give you a one-stop place to find all your live jazz in and around Rochester. Click on the links where available in the post for more information on the gig or tickets where needed, or check out the venue's website in the right panel if there. Only music start times are listed, call the venue or visit their website for more details about when the doors open, how long the band will be playing, etc. Let me know if I have missed anything or have something wrong. 

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After a short, warm interlude, we now return to Fall and to ... Live jazz around Rochester, October 27th through November 2nd

Black and white JAZZ sign image

Below you will find the listings for live jazz gigs in and around Rochester for the next seven days, plus those I know about through November and into December. Reminder that Club Pass tickets for the Rochester International Jazz Festival go on sale Friday, October 28th at early bird pricing.  For the skinny, check out the RIJF website.

We compile these gig and event listings from information obtained from our own knowledge of the jazz scene in and around Rochester, the performing artists themselves and other sources. The aim is to give you a one-stop place to find all your live jazz in and around Rochester. Click on the links where available in the post for more information on the gig or tickets where needed, or check out the venue's website in the right panel if there. Only music start times are listed, call the venue or visit their website for more details about when the doors open, how long the band will be playing, etc. Let me know if I have anything wrong. 

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Some days, I just want to hear some . . . Live jazz around ROC, October 20-26

There is jazz out there image

Below you will find the listings for live jazz gigs in and around Rochester for the next seven days, plus those I know about through the end of October and November. WGMC Jazz 90.1 is in the middle of a "no beg" pledge drive going on until October 28th and needs your support.  Open up the wallet/purse and give here (there is swag....).

We compile these gig and event listings from information obtained from our own knowledge of the jazz scene in and around Rochester, the performing artists themselves and other sources. The aim is to give you a one-stop place to find all your live jazz in and around Rochester. Click on the links where available in the post for more information on the gig or tickets where needed, or check out the venue's website in the right panel if there. Only music start times are listed, call the venue or visit their website for more details about when the doors open, how long the band will be playing, etc. Let me know if I have anything wrong. 

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So, do you want to hear some ... Live jazz in and around Rochester, October 13-19?

Find Live Jazz Here over piano keys

Below you will find the listings for live jazz gigs in and around Rochester for the next seven days, plus those I know about through the end of October and November. Our local jazz station, WGMC Jazz 90.1, is doing a pledge drive and needs your support.  Open up the wallet/purse and give here (there is swag....) 

We compile these gig and event listings from information obtained from our own knowledge of the jazz scene in and around Rochester, the performing artists themselves and other sources. The aim is to give you a one-stop place to find all your live jazz in and around Rochester. Click on the links where available in the post for more information on the gig or tickets where needed, or check out the venue's website in the right panel if there. Only music start times are listed, call the venue or visit their website for more details about when the doors open, how long the band will be playing, etc. Let me know if I have anything wrong.

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This is where to find ... Live jazz around the Rochester, NY area, October. 6-12

Neon Jazz Club sign Below you will find the listings for live jazz gigs in and around Rochester for the next seven days, plus those I know about through October and into November. 

We compile these gig and event listings from information obtained from our own knowledge of the jazz scene in and around Rochester, the performing artists themselves and other sources. The aim is to give you a one-stop place to find all your live jazz in and around Rochester. Click on the links where available in the post for more information on the gig or tickets where needed, or check out the venue's website in the right panel if there. Only music start times are listed, call the venue or visit their website for more details about when the doors open, how long the band will be playing, etc. Let me know if I have anything wrong.

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It's time to Fall into ... Live jazz around Rochester, September 29th through October 5th

Live ROC Jazz over keyboard

Below you will find the listings for live jazz gigs in and around Rochester for the next seven days, plus those I know about through the last two days of September, October, and even quite a few in November.  It's a bit light this week, I'm afraid...

We compile these gig and event listings from information obtained from our own knowledge of the jazz scene in and around Rochester, the performing artists themselves and other sources. The aim is to give you a one-stop place to find all your live jazz in and around Rochester. Click on the links where available in the post for more information on the gig or tickets where needed, or check out the venue's website in the right panel if there. Only music start times are listed, call the venue or visit their website for more details about when the doors open, how long the band will be playing, etc. Let me know if I have anything wrong.

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We are one way to ... Live jazz in and around ROC, September 22-28

Jazz 1 Way

Below you will find the listings for live jazz (and some blues) gigs in and around Rochester for the next seven days, plus those I know about through the last few days of September and October. 

We compile these gig and event listings from information obtained from our own knowledge of the jazz scene in and around Rochester, the performing artists themselves and other sources. The aim is to give you a one-stop place to find all your live jazz in and around Rochester. Click on the links where available in the post for more information on the gig or tickets where needed, or check out the venue's website in the right panel if there. Only music start times are listed, call the venue or visit their website for more details about when the doors open, how long the band will be playing, etc. Let me know if I have anything wrong.

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At the Fringe and beyond, you can heard some ... Live jazz around ROC, September 15-21

Jazz over sax

Below you will find the listings for live jazz (and some blues) gigs in and around Rochester for the next seven days, plus those I know about through the rest of the month and into October.  Note the gigs from the Rochester Fringe Festival, which started yesterday and continues through September 24th.

We compile these gig and event listings from information obtained from our own knowledge of the jazz scene in and around Rochester, the performing artists themselves and other sources. The aim is to give you a one-stop place to find all your live jazz in and around Rochester. Click on the links where available in the post for more information on the gig or tickets where needed, or check out the venue's website in the right panel if there. Only music start times are listed, call the venue or visit their website for more details about when the doors open, how long the band will be playing, etc. Let me know if I have anything wrong.

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Labor Day is over, it's time to Fall into ... Live jazz in or near Rochester, NY, September 8-14

Black and White Jazz Sign

Below you will find the listings for live jazz (and some blues) gigs in and around Rochester for the next seven days, plus those I know about through the rest of the month and getting some October gigs in there now ... here it comes!

We compile these gig and event listings from information obtained from our own knowledge of the jazz scene in and around Rochester, the performing artists themselves and other sources. The aim is to give you a one-stop place to find all your live jazz in and around Rochester. Click on the links where available in the post for more information on the gig or tickets where needed, or check out the venue's website in the right panel if there. Only music start times are listed, call the venue or visit their website for more details about when the doors open, how long the band will be playing, etc. Let me know if I have anything wrong.

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Get ready to say goodbye to summer with some ... Live jazz in Rochester, September 1-7

Find Live Jazz Here over keyboard

It's a bit light, but below are the listings for live jazz (and some blues) gigs in and around Rochester for the next seven days, plus those I know about through the rest of the month. I hope to start adding October gigs soon. 

We compile these gig and event listings from information obtained from our own knowledge of the jazz scene in and around Rochester, the performing artists themselves and other sources. The aim is to give you a one-stop place to find all your live jazz in and around Rochester. Click on the links where available in the post for more information on the gig or tickets where needed, or check out the venue's website in the right panel if there. Only music start times are listed, so visit or call the venue for more details about when the doors open, etc. Let me know if I have anything wrong.

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We're jonesin for some more ... Live jazz around ROC, August 25-31

Neon jazz club sign

Below are the listings for live jazz (and some blues) gigs in and around Rochester for the next seven days, plus those I know about through the rest of the month and into September. 

We compile these gig and event listings from information obtained from our own knowledge of the jazz scene in and around Rochester, the performing artists themselves and other sources. The aim is to give you a one-stop place to find all your live jazz in and around Rochester. Click on the links where available in the post for more information on the gig or tickets where needed, or check out the venue's website in the right panel if there. Only music start times are listed, so visit or call the venue for more details about when the doors open, etc. Let me know if I have anything wrong.

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For your listening pleasure ... Live jazz in and near Rochester, August 18-24

Live ROC jazz over keyboard

Below are the listings for live jazz (and some blues) gigs in and around Rochester for the next seven days, plus those I know about through the rest of August and a start on September.  Calling your attention to the Webster Jazz Festival this coming Friday and Saturday.

We compile these gig and event listings from information obtained from our own knowledge of the jazz scene in and around Rochester, the performing artists themselves and other sources. The aim is to give you a one-stop place to find all your live jazz in and around Rochester. Click on the links where available in the post for more information on the gig or tickets where needed, or check out the venue's website in the right panel if there. Only music start times are listed, so visit or call the venue for more details about when the doors open, etc. Let me know if I have anything wrong.

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Improve your odds on finding ... Live jazz in or near Rochester, NY, August 11-17

jazz sign in greyscale

Below are the listings for live jazz (and some blues) gigs in and around Rochester for the next seven days, plus those I know about through the rest of August and a start on September. 

We compile these gig and event listings from information obtained from our own knowledge of the jazz scene in and around Rochester, the performing artists themselves and other sources. The aim is to give you a one-stop place to find all your live jazz in and around Rochester. Click on the links where available in the post for more information on the gig or tickets where needed, or check out the venue's website in the right panel if there. Only music start times are listed, so visit or call the venue for more details about when the doors open, etc. Let me know if I have anything wrong.

Let your friends know where you go to find the live jazz ... Buy a Jazz Rochester T-Shirt!!!

 

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Get your ears out for some ... Live jazz in and near Rochester, NY, August 4-10

Wall with Live Jazz on it, and One Way sign

Below are the listings for live jazz (and some blues) gigs in and around Rochester for the next seven days, plus those I know about through the rest of August.  I'll start adding September gigs soon.

We compile these gig and event listings from information obtained from our own knowledge of the jazz scene in and around Rochester, the performing artists themselves and other sources. The aim is to give you a one-stop place to find all your live jazz in and around Rochester. Click on the links where available in the post for more information on the gig or tickets where needed, or check out the venue's website in the right panel if there. Only music start times are listed, so visit or call the venue for more details about when the doors open, etc. Let me know if I have anything wrong.

Let your friends know where you go to find the live jazz ... Buy a Jazz Rochester T-Shirt!!!

 

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You wanna hear some ... Live jazz around Rochester, July 28 to August 3

Find Live Jazz Here over keyboard

Below are the listings for live jazz (and some blues) gigs in and around Rochester for the next seven days, plus those I know about through the rest of July and into August. We compile these gig and event listings from information obtained from our own knowledge of the jazz scene in and around Rochester, the performing artists themselves and other sources. The aim is to give you a one-stop place to find all your live jazz in and around Rochester. Click on the links where available in the post for more information on the gig or tickets where needed, or check out the venue's website in the right panel if there. Only music start times are listed, so visit or call the venue for more details about when the doors open, etc. Let me know if I have anything wrong.

Let ROC know where you go to find the live jazz ... Click Here to buy a Jazz Rochester T-Shirt!!!

 

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Hot enough for you to get inside and listen to some ... Live jazz around Rochester, July 21-27

black and white jazz sign

Below are the listings for live jazz (and some blues) gigs in and around Rochester for the next seven days, plus those I know about through the rest of July and into August. We compile these gig and event listings from information obtained from our own knowledge of the jazz scene in and around Rochester, the performing artists themselves and other sources. The aim is to give you a one-stop place to find all your live jazz in and around Rochester. Click on the links where available in the post for more information on the gig or tickets where needed, or check out the venue's website in the right panel if there. Only music start times are listed, so visit or call the venue for more details about when the doors open, etc. Let me know if I have anything wrong.

 

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If you're looking for ... Live jazz around Rochester, NY, July 14-20, 2022

Sax and the word Jazz

Below are the listings for live jazz (and some blues) gigs in and around Rochester for the next seven days, plus those I know about through the rest of July.As I've noted, we compile these gig and event listings from information obtained from our own knowledge of the jazz scene in and around Rochester, the performing artists themselves and other sources. The aim is to give you a one-stop place to find all your live jazz in and around Rochester. Click on the links where available in the post for more information on the gig or tickets where needed. Only music start times are listed, so visit or call the venue for more details about when the doors open, etc. (the websites for many of the venues are in the right panel). Let me know if I have anything wrong.

 

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This is where to find ... Live jazz around ROC, July 7-13 (and beyond)

Live ROC Jazz over piano keys

Below are the listings for live jazz (and some blues) gigs in and around Rochester for the next seven days, plus those I know about through the rest of July. I'll start adding August dates soon. Let me know if I have anything wrong by using the Contact Us link above. As I've noted, we compile these gig and event listings from information obtained from our own knowledge of the jazz scene in and around Rochester, the performing artists themselves and other sources. The aim is to give you a one-stop place to find all your live jazz in and around Rochester. Click on the links where available in the post for more information on the gig or tickets where needed. Only music start times are listed, so visit or call the venue for more details about when the doors open, etc. (the websites for many of the venues are in the right panel). 

 

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Still recovering, but I'm almost ready for some ... Live jazz in Rochester, June 30th through July 6th

Find Live Jazz here over piano keys

Well, time to start the other 356 days of the year after an excellent Rochester International Jazz Festival (210,000 this year...).  The schedule for the next week is light, which is not surprising after the festival (plus, I forgot to remind everyone to send their listings in as I'm still recovering from nine days of late nights, street food and a few too many "beverages."

Below are the listings for live jazz (and some blues) gigs in and around Rochester for the next seven days, plus those I know about through the rest of July. I'll start adding August dates soon. Let me know if I have anything wrong by using the Contact Us link above.

 

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Look here to find the live jazz outside of the RIJF footprint ... Live jazz around ROC, June 23-29

Live ROC Jazz over piano keysThe live jazz doesn't stop elsewhere around Rochester during the CGI Rochester International Jazz Festival. So, I continue to share the local area live jazz that will be outside the festival footprint (and sometimes a few within, but not part of the festival). You can check out my Pick Posts or the RIJF website to get info on what's occurring within that footprint. 

Below are the listings for live jazz (and some blues) gigs in and around Rochester for the next seven days, plus those I know about through the rest of June and a growing list for July. 

 

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Outside the RIJF, there will be some ... Live jazz around ROC, June 16-22

street scene on Jazz Street (Gibbs) during earlier RIJFThe CGI Rochester International Jazz Festival begins on Friday! I've been publishing my picks for the festival, but you be you and get out there to hear what you want to hear . . . . 

Below are the listings for live jazz (and some blues) gigs in and around Rochester for the next seven days, plus those I know about through the rest of June and into July.  These (and those published on Wednesday next week) are gigs outside the RIJF "footprint."  I will be writing a post focusing on the local jazz musicians and bands who will be appearing at this year's festival before the end of the week.

 

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Last stop before the Rochester International Jazz Fest ... Live jazz around Rochester, June 9-15

Find Live Jazz Here over piano keysAs you can see, as the buzz starts for the RIJF starts to kick into gear, there is a lot less out there in the coming week. This is not unusual.  Below are the listings for live jazz (and some blues) gigs in and around Rochester for the next seven days of your life, plus those I know about through the rest of June (I'll start on July when we get to June...). 

Please note that I will not be adding Rochester International Jazz Festival appearances by local jazz musicians in these listings post. As in the past, I will do a special preview post prior to the festival that will bring together all of the appearances at RIJF by local jazz musicians and groups, but we will have the usual Wednesday post detailing the gigs outside the festival for those who won't be appearing at the festival itself. 

 

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The jazz fest is closing in on us, but there is still . . . Live jazz around Rochester, June 2-8, 2022

black and white jazz signYes, it is the calm before the storm (of RIJF) so the pickins are fewer, but there is still some jazz out there for the next couple of weeks.  Below are the listings for live jazz (and some blues) gigs in and around Rochester for the next seven days of your life, plus those I know about through the rest of June (I'll start on July when we get to June...). Please note that I will not be adding Rochester International Jazz Festival appearances by local jazz musicians in these listings post. As in the past, I will do a special preview post prior to the festival that will bring together all of the appearances at RIJF by local jazz musicians and groups, but will otherwise detail the gigs outside the festival for those who won't be appearing.

 

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Jazz at the 2022 Fairport Canal Days coming up June 3-5

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Fairport's Canal Days is coming soon on June 3-5. Spread out over the village of Fairport, Tim Forster and the others responsible for the music at FCD usually serve up a healthy helping of jazz from local musicians and often describe it as the "jazz festival before the jazz festival."  If you get good weather, this is a great place to hang and hear some great music and stretch those RIJF muscles a bit (it's only 3 weeks away!). So, here's the jazz during FCD:

When

Who's Playing?

What Stage?

Friday, June 3    
5:30 pm  Eastman Youth Jazz Orchestra     Fairport Junction (FJ)

7:00 pm

Allegro FJ
Saturday, June 4    
10:00 am LumenEssence Kennelley Gazebo (KG)
10:00 am SOTA Jazz Combo, SOTA MS Jazz Ensemble, SOTA Senior High Jazz Ensemble FJ
11:00 am Andy Calabrese Trio KG
11:00 am  Skylark Village Hall (VH)
12:30 pm Fallopian Grooves (ESM Women's Qt) KG
12:30 pm ERMS Stage Band  

1:30 pm

Paradigm Shift

Fairport Brewing Co. (FBC)

2:00 pm

Bob Sneider Quartet with Richie Vitale

KG

2:00 pm

FHS Day Jazz Band

FJ

2:00 pm

Robert Varone Quartet

VH

3:30 pm

Madeline Forster with the Bob Sneider Quartet

KG

3:30 pm

Fallopian Grooves

VH

4:30 pm

Burnt Cane

FBC

5:00 pm

Parley (SUNY Geneseo Jazz Qt)

KG

Sunday, June 5

 

 

10:00 am

Harley Jazz Ensemble

KG

10:00 am

Eastman Poptet

FJ

10:00 am

FHS Jazz Combo

VH

11:30 am

FMS Jazz Band

KG

11:30 am

ECMS Sat. 9am Jazz Performance Workshop

VH

12:30 pm

ECMS Mon. Eve. Jazz Performance Workshop

VH

1:00 pm

New Horizons Jazz Band

KG

1:00 pm

John Nyerges Trio

FJ

2:00 pm

Soul Jazz Joint

VH

2:30 pm

ECMS Jr. High Jazz Performance Workshop

KG

2:30 pm

Sofrito

FJ

2:30 pm

Soul Chameleon

FBC

4:00 pm

ECMS Sat. 10 am Jazz Performance Workshop

KG

4:00 pm

Bill Tiberio Band

FJ

There is other music at Fairport Canal Days, so check out the lineup when you hit the festival to catch other great local musicians. I'm hoping to get out on Saturday, so look for me in a JazzRochester t-shirt (I'm taking orders if you're interested). 

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RIJF has an app, but for the other 356 days of the year, you have ... Live jazz in Rochester, May 26th to June 1st

20220523-180842The CGI Rochester International Jazz Festival has released its app for the 2022 Festival, which you can find out more about the app and download it for iOS and Android here. It's a great way to get your itinerary in order before the fest, which I'm starting to do (more on that later...). 

Below are the listings for live jazz (and some blues) gigs in and around Rochester for the next seven days of your life, plus those I know about through the rest of June (I'll start on July when we get to June...). Please note that I will not be adding Rochester International Jazz Festival appearances by local jazz musicians in these listings post. As in the past, I will do a special preview post prior to the festival that will bring together all of the appearances at RIJF by local jazz musicians and groups, but will otherwise detail the gigs outside the festival for those who won't be appearing.

 

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I'm hoping to see more ... Live jazz around Rochester, May 19-25

Find Live Jazz Here imageBelow are the listings for live jazz (and some blues) gigs in and around Rochester for the next seven days of your life, plus thoseI know about through the last few days of May and into June. Please let me know about anything I may have missed or that you know has been cancelled or changed (we're pushing Tuesdays and Wednesdays obviously...). 

Please note that I will not be adding Rochester International Jazz Festival appearances by local jazz musicians in these listings post. As in the past, I will do a special preview post prior to the festival that will bring together all of the appearances at RIJF by local jazz musicians and groups, but will otherwise detail the gigs outside the festival for those who won't be appearing.

 

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Sale in aisle 22 on ... Live jazz in ROC, May 12-18

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Below are the listings for live jazz (and some blues) gigs in and around Rochester for the next seven days of your life, plus thoseI know about through the rest of May and into June. Please let me know about anything I may have missed or that you know has been cancelled or changed. I suggest you call venues before heading out (the websites for some of them are available in the right panel of the blog... for those of you reading the email you have to come to the site to find the "right panel"). 

Please note that I will not be adding Rochester International Jazz Festival appearances in these listings. As in the past, I will do a special preview post prior to the festival that will bring together all of the appearances at RIJF by local jazz musicians and groups. 

 

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There's got to be some more ... Live jazz in Rochester, May 5-11, 2022

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It's kinda light out there, I'm afraid.... Still too early for it to be a pre-RIJF slump. Below are the listings for live jazz (and some blues) gigs in and around Rochester for the next seven days of your life, plus a bunch I know about through the rest of May and into June. Please let me know about anything I may have missed or that you know have been cancelled. I suggest you call venues before heading out (the websites for some of them are available in the right panel of the blog... for those of you reading the email you have to come to the site to find the "right panel"). 

Please note that I will not be adding Rochester International Jazz Festival appearances in these listings. As in the past, I will do a special preview post prior to the festival that will bring together all of the appearances at RIJF by local jazz musicians and groups. 

 

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There is only one way to ... Live jazz in and around Rochester, April 28th to May 4th

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Well, there are many ways, but coming here is a good idea... Below are the listings for live jazz (and some blues) gigs in and around Rochester for the next seven days, plus a bunch I know about through the rest of May. I'm still considering how I will do these listings in June due to the RIJF and as things change pandemic-wise, but for now anticipate I will start adding June gigs next week, assuming I find some.  

Please let me know about anything I may have missed or that you know have been cancelled. I suggest you call venues before heading out (the websites for some of them are available in the right panel of the blog... for those of you reading the email you have to come to the site to find the "right panel"). 

 

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Believe it or not, but there is ... Live jazz around Rochester, April 21-27, 2022

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Below are the listings for live jazz (and some blues) gigs in and around Rochester for the next seven days, plus a bunch I know about through the rest of April and into May.  Please let me know about anything I may have missed or that you know have been cancelled. I suggest you call venues before heading out (the websites for some of them are available in the right panel of the blog... for those of you reading the email you have to come to the site to find the "right panel"). 

 

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Dynamic jazz vocalist Veronica Swift to perform in Rochester May 14th

As announced recently by the Rochester International Jazz Festival, the Ann and Marc Iacona Foundation will be presenting An Evening with jazz vocalist Veronica Swift on Saturday, May 14th at 7:30 p.m. at the Theater at Innovation Square in Rochester located at 131 Chestnut St., downtown (you my remember it as the Xerox Auditorium). Tickets are $40 to $60 plus $4 service fee and are on sale online now.

Veronica_Swift_jrVeronica Swift has emerged as rising star on the international jazz scene. The daughter of a jazz pianist and a jazz vocalist, Ms. Swift has been singing jazz for much of her life, recording her first album at the ripe old age of nine. Since winning second place at the 2015 Thelonious Monk International Vocal Competition, she moved to New York City and has performed or toured with a number of jazz stars, including Wynton Marsalis, Chris Botti, Benny Green, Michael Feinstein and Emmet Cohen. Swift has released two albums on Mack Avenue, including this year's This Bitter Earth, which she will be performing selections from at this concert along with a wide range of other songs. As Will Friedwald wrote in an March 2021 article about Swift's new CD in the Wall Street Journal,  she "has a miraculous voice, musical ability and technique, as well as an innate gift for entertaining a crowd." She is also known for her mastery of vocalese and scat, and as Friedwald noted "might be the best scat singer since Ella Fitzgerald, Anita O’Day, Sarah Vaughan and Mel Tormé." According to the announcement of the concert, Swift remarked recently, “These shows at the Theater at Innovation Square are not only a comeback after a year long hiatus of no gigs, but it is a rebirth…. The songs I’ve picked for this show encompass some of This Bitter Earth’s message, but also we have included new songs that mix classical with rock and roll and funk as well as jazz. I now know, my purpose as an artist is to break down these genre barriers and fully immerse the audience in what to me is just simply: music.”

Marc Iacona is the producer and executive director of the CGI Rochester International Jazz Festival, at which Swift performed in 2017 and 2019. His family foundation is donating hundreds of tickets to this concert to the doctors and nurses and other health care heroes at Rochester Regional Health. "Ann and I have supported Rochester Regional Health in many ways over the years," said Marc Iacona. "At this concert, we wanted to do something special to say thanks to the dedicated health care workers there who have worked so tirelessly to help patients who have depended on them over the past two years during this difficult pandemic."  

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Say, is there any? ... Live jazz around Rochester, April 14-20, 2022

Jazz Club sign

Below are the listings for live jazz (and some blues) gigs in and around Rochester for the next seven days, plus a bunch I know about through April and into May.  Please let me know about anything I may have missed or that you know have been cancelled. I suggest you call venues before heading out (the websites for some of them are available in the right panel of the blog... for those of you reading the email you have to come to the site to find the "right panel"). 

 

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Sounds like there will be seven days of ... Live jazz in Rochester, April 7-13

Image with Find Live Jazz Here over piano keys

Below are the listings for live jazz (and some blues) gigs in and around Rochester for the next seven days, plus a bunch I know about through April and into May.  Please let me know about anything I may have missed or that you know have been cancelled. I suggest you call venues before heading out (the websites for some of them are available in the right panel of the blog... for those of you reading the email you have to come to the site to find the "right panel"). 

 

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Spring (please!) into some ... Live jazz around Rochester, March 31st through April 6th

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A little light this week...  but I call your attention to the April 1st gig with Randy Brecker and Ada Roditi at Hilton High School and Tony Levin's Stick Men both Friday and Saturday at Lovin Cup.   Otherwise, find below listings for live jazz (and some blues) gigs in and around Rochester for the next seven days, plus those I know about through April and into May.  Please let me know about anything I may have missed or that you know have been cancelled. Although things continue to open up (for now...), I still suggest you call venues before heading out (the websites for some of them are available in the right panel of the blog... for those of you reading the email you have to come to the site to find the "right panel"). 

 

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So you want to listen to some? ... Live jazz in Rochester, March 24-30

Image of piano keyboard with Live ROC Jazz superimposed

As you can see things are starting to pick up jazz-wise.  I'm sure there is more than what I know about.  So, below are listings for live jazz (and some blues) gigs in and around Rochester for the next seven days, plus those I know about through April.  Please let me know about anything I may have missed or that you know have been cancelled. Although things continue to open up (for now...), I still suggest you call venues before heading out (the websites for some of them are available in the right panel of the blog... for those of you reading the email you have to come to the site to find the "right panel"). 

 

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Despite my senior moment there will be ... Live ROC jazz, March 17-23

Jazz Club sign with There Is Live Jazz Out There superimposed

You'd think after 15 years of writing these on Wednesdays it would be ingrained, but somehow I managed to completely forget to put the post together yesterday evening. At least I remembered by Thursday morning! Below are listings for live jazz (and some blues) gigs in and around Rochester for the next seven days, plus those I know about through the rest of  March and into April.  Still kind of light over the next week ....

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

 

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

Image of crowd at Jazz Fest on Gibbs Street in 2009

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

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

 

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Time to venture out for some? ... Live Rochester jazz, March 3-9

Find Live Jazz Here over keyboard

I'll leave it to you of when, but I'm going out tonight (so after various meetings today, I'm pounding out this post, pardon if there are some small errors).  Below are listings for live jazz (and some blues) gigs in and around Rochester for the next seven days, plus those I know about through the rest of  March.  There are some large gaps this week as I didn't hear about many new gigs.  I'll start adding some April gigs soon when I have some more.  

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

 

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Go out and get some ... Live jazz around ROC, February 24th to March 2nd

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Below are listings for live jazz (and some blues) gigs in and around Rochester for the next seven days, plus those I know about through the rest of February and throughout March.  I'll probably start adding some April gigs next week (don't want to get too far ahead...).   

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

 

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