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

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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).

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
  • 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

  • No jazz for you?

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: 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: 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 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: Mid-Century Modern Jazz Quartet @ Music at St. Marks, 1 East Main Street, LeRoy, 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: 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: Sexology @ 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...

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

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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...

Continue reading "Gobble up some ... Live jazz around ROC, November 23-29" »

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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...

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

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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...

Continue reading "There is some seriously good . . . Live jazz around Rochester, November 9-15" »

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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...

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

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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). 

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

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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). 

Continue reading "Time to check out some ... Live jazz around ROC, October 19-25" »

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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...).

 

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

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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.

 

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

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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...

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

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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...

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

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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...

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

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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.

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

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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.

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

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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.

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

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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....

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

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Not hot enough for you? Perhaps try a different kind of heat with some of the ... Live jazz being played around Rochester, August 10-16, 2023

Find Live Jazz Here over piano

I'm posting this just before I go out to check out some music in town.  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).  In case you missed it last week, we've heard that the Astor On Main (at the Hyatt Rochester) will not be presenting music until Fall, which is why those gigs were removed during the week.  Otherwise, I'm afraid it is kind of light this coming week.

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....

Continue reading "Not hot enough for you? Perhaps try a different kind of heat with some of the ... Live jazz being played around Rochester, August 10-16, 2023" »

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Find yourself some ... Live jazz around ROC, August 3-9

neon jazz sign

That's what we do around here.  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 now September is starting to fill in (and a few beyond). 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....

Continue reading "Find yourself some ... Live jazz around ROC, August 3-9" »

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Summertime and the ... Live jazz around Rochester is easy, July 27 to August 2

Live ROC jazz over piano B&W

Feeling better and hoping to get out to hear some music soon. 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 July and August (and beyond). 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....

Continue reading "Summertime and the ... Live jazz around Rochester is easy, July 27 to August 2" »

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Trust me, there is ... Live jazz around Rochester, July 20-26

1-way sign with live jazz written on wall

I hope you're getting out to hear some live jazz, preferably out of doors (if it isn't raining that is...). To that end, 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 July and August (and beyond). 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....

Continue reading "Trust me, there is ... Live jazz around Rochester, July 20-26" »

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Moving on to the ... Live jazz around Rochester, July 13-19

Black and white jazz signOK, the weekend got away from me and I didn't post anything about the RIJF.  I may just leave it at that this year. We've all moved on, so let's just focus on the live jazz around Rochester for the other 356 days of the year....

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 July and into August (and beyond). Let me know when you hear about any gigs that I've missed ... and let your friends and family know where you go to find live jazz around Rochester. Right here....

Continue reading "Moving on to the ... Live jazz around Rochester, July 13-19" »

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Get out of post-RIJF doldrums and go hear some ... Live jazz around ROC, July 6-12, 2023

There is Jazz Out ThereWell, Jazz in June is over and heat in July has begun. While I didn't cover the RIJF in these pages, you can hit the socials at the top of the column to the right (and our Instagram widget a little further down) for coverage and, after a bit of time to digest, I will be adding my thoughts about this year's festival in these pages by this weekend. 

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 July and into August (and beyond). Let me know when you hear about any gigs that I've missed ... and let your friends and family know where you go to find live jazz around Rochester. Right here....

Continue reading "Get out of post-RIJF doldrums and go hear some ... Live jazz around ROC, July 6-12, 2023" »

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Believe it or not, there is ... Live jazz going on all around ROC and beyond the RIJF, June 29-July 5, 2023

Live ROC Jazz over keyboardWhile I like some of you will be running around downtown soaking up the sounds, there is a lot of live jazz going on elsewhere in our fair city and beyond, through the rest of the Rochester International Jazz Festival and the other 356 days of the year.  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 June and July. Please note that this and the regular listings posts I do next Wednesday focus on those gigs outside of the RIJF. I have other coverage of the RIJF and should be adding other coverage throughout the festival. Check out my social channels on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter for more RIJF coverage. Make sure you check out the local musicians who will be playing at the RIJF here and get out and support them at the fest. 

Let me know when you hear about any gigs that I've missed ... and let your friends and family know where you go to find live jazz around Rochester. Right here....

Continue reading "Believe it or not, there is ... Live jazz going on all around ROC and beyond the RIJF, June 29-July 5, 2023" »

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For those who can't get enough live jazz at the fest there is ... Live jazz around Rochester, June 22-28

neon jazz club signHere we go!  I hope to see you out on Jazz Street and in lines around the Rochester International Jazz Festival, which starts on Friday.  I will be taking it a bit easier this year due to a health issue, but will be out and about at the RIJF all 9 days.  

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 June and July. Please note that this and the regular listings posts I do next Wednesday focus on those gigs outside of the RIJF. I have other coverage of the RIJF and should be adding other coverage throughout the festival. Check out my social channels on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter for more RIJF coverage. Make sure you check out the local musicians who will be playing at the RIJF here and get out and support them at the fest.

Let me know when you hear about any gigs that I've missed ... and let your friends and family know where you go to find live jazz around Rochester. Right here....

Continue reading "For those who can't get enough live jazz at the fest there is ... Live jazz around Rochester, June 22-28" »

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The countdown to RIJF continues ... Live jazz around ROC, June 15-21

1 way sign with jazz written on the wallAfter 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 June and July. Please note that the regular listings posts I do on Wednesdays will focus on those gigs outside of the Rochester International Jazz Fest toward the end of June. I'll have other coverage of the RIJF before and throughout the festival.  

Let me know when you hear about things... and let your friends and family know where you go to find live jazz around Rochester. Right here....

Continue reading "The countdown to RIJF continues ... Live jazz around ROC, June 15-21" »

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It's Wednesday, so this much be a post about ... Live jazz around Rochester, June 8-14 (and beyond...)

Find Live Jazz Here over piano keysAfter 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 June and July. Please note that the regular listings posts I do on Wednesdays will focus on those gigs outside of the Rochester International Jazz Fest toward the end of June. I'll have other coverage of the RIJF before and throughout the festival.  If you can't wait until RIJF, the National Grid Syracuse Jazz Festival is happening from June 21-25, just down the road. Herbie Hancock, Something Else, Postmodern Jukebox and many others are playing.

Let me know when you hear about things... and let your friends and family know where you go to find live jazz around Rochester. Right here....

Continue reading "It's Wednesday, so this much be a post about ... Live jazz around Rochester, June 8-14 (and beyond...)" »

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Even though the RIJF is coming, there is still some ... Live jazz around ROC, June 1-7

glowing there is Jazz out there

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 June and now into July. Please note that the regular listings posts I do on Wednesdays will focus on those gigs outside of the Rochester International Jazz Fest toward the end of June. I'll have other coverage of the RIJF before and throughout the festival.

Let me know when you hear about things... and let your friends and family know where you go to find live jazz around Rochester. Right here....

Continue reading "Even though the RIJF is coming, there is still some ... Live jazz around ROC, June 1-7" »

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Fairport Canal Days 2023 coming next weekend

Fcd_logo_2023Fairport's Canal Days is coming soon on June 2-4. 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 we 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 that will be presented during FCD:

When

Who's Playing?

What Stage?

Friday, June 2nd    
5:30 pm  Eastman Youth Jazz Orchestra     Fairport Junction (FJ)
Saturday, June 3rd    
10:00 am

SOTA MS Jazz Ensemble, SOTA Senior High Jazz Ensemble

FJ
10:30 am

FHS Jazz Combo

Village Hall (VH) 
11:00 am New Horizons Jazz Band Kennelley Gazebo (KG)
12:00 pm  The Blue Room FJ
12:30 pm Bob Sneider Quartet     KG

1:30 pm

ER Jazz Band

FJ

2:00 pm

Madeline Forster

KG

3:00 pm

Mid-Century Jazz Quartet 

VH

3:00 pm

Big Blue House

Fairport Brewing Company (FBC)

4:30 pm

Daniel King Band

 VH

5:00 pm

Deepak Thettu & Friends

KG

Sunday, June 4th

 

 

10:00 am

New Horizons Jazz Band

KG

11:00 am

Jazz Generation

VH

11:30 am

JP Middle School & 9th Grade Jazz Bands

KG

11:30 am

Higher Ground Quartet

FJ

12:30 pm

Mid-Century Jazz Quartet

VH

1:00 pm

Solar Energy +1

KG

1:00 pm

FHS Day Jazz Band

FJ

1:00 pm

Paradigm Shift

FBC

2:30 pm

Bill Tiberio Band

FJ

2:30 pm

Dean Keller's Soul Jazz Joint

FBC

4:00 pm

Harley Jazz Band

KG

4:00 pm

Sofrito

FJ  

4:00 pm

The Blue Room

FBC

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 one of the two days, so look for me in a JazzRochester t-shirt (I'm taking orders if you're interested). 

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Need some ... Live jazz from May 25-31? Here it is...

Black & white Jazz sign

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 May and June. Please note that the regular listings posts I do on Wednesdays will focus on those gigs outside of the Rochester International Jazz Fest toward the end of June. I'll have other coverage of the RIJF before and throughout the festival.

Let me know when you hear about things... and let your friends and family know where you go to find live jazz around Rochester. Right here....

Continue reading "Need some ... Live jazz from May 25-31? Here it is..." »

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Between rounds of PGA golf, perhaps catch some ... Live ROC jazz, May 18-24?

Neon Jazz Club sign

Yes, the post title is a blatant attempt at grabbing some of that PGA attention on the interwebs.... On the jazz front, the Jazz Journalists Association has announced its JJA Jazz Awards.  Congratulations go to Charles Lloyd (Lifetime Achievement in Jazz), Ashley Kahn (Lifetime Achievement in Jazz Journalism), Terri Lyne Carrington (Musician of the Year, Record of the Year for New Standards, Vol. 1), Samara Joy (Up and Coming Musician of the Year, Female Vocalist of the Year), Lauren Deutsch, Aidan Levy, Willard Jenkins, Bob Perkins and all the recipients of Awards in 49 categories of excellence in music and music journalism, voted by professional members of the JJA (as well as the finalists and the voters themselves). See the complete list of winners at JJAJazzAwards.org

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 May and June. Please note that the regular listings posts I do on Wednesdays will focus on those gigs outside of the Rochester International Jazz Fest toward the end of June. 

Let me know when you hear about things... and let your friends and family know where you go to find live jazz around Rochester. Right here....

Continue reading "Between rounds of PGA golf, perhaps catch some ... Live ROC jazz, May 18-24?" »

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Let others know where you find ... Live jazz in and around Rochester, NY, May 11-17

Live ROC jazz over keyboard

Things are picking up a bit in the listings, but I'd like to see more gigs from closer the Rochester area ... It is JazzROCHESTER after all. Let me know when you hear about things... and let your friends and family know where you go to find live jazz around Rochester. Right here....

After the fold you will find the listings for live jazz gigs in and around Rochester for the next seven days, plus listings through May and into June. Please note that the regular listings posts I do on Wednesdays will focus on those gigs outside of the Rochester International Jazz Fest toward the end of June. My RIJF coverage should start soon. 

Continue reading "Let others know where you find ... Live jazz in and around Rochester, NY, May 11-17" »

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Still waiting for the warm up, but there's some ... Live jazz around Rochester, May 4-10

Live jazz with 1-way sign

Although Facebook keeps reminding me that cold is not out of the ordinary, even this late, I'm getting a bit tired of it.  Tonight I'm publishing a little late as I was at an "influencer" event at the new jazz venue in Rochester, Astor on Main.  Good food, craft cocktails, new friends and some live jazz guitar by El Rojo Jazz. Most of my new friends were food folks. Looking forward to more at this venue. 

After the fold you will find the listings for live jazz gigs in and around Rochester for the next seven days, plus listings through May and into June. Please note that the June posts will focus on those gigs outside of the Rochester International Jazz Fest toward the end of the month. Let me know when you hear about things... and let your friends and family know where you go to find live jazz around Rochester.

Continue reading "Still waiting for the warm up, but there's some ... Live jazz around Rochester, May 4-10" »

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Feel like appreciating some ... Live jazz around Rochester, April 27th-May 3rd?

Live ROC jazz over keyboardAs we wind up Jazz Appreciation Month, I would like to make a suggestion for the last day of the month, April 30th. Check out the International Jazz Day global concert. This year's concert includes jazz artists from 13 global cities hosted by Herbie Hancock and including Dianne Reeves, Marcus Miller, Dee Dee Bridgewater, Christian McBride, Somi, Melody Gardot, Sérgio Mendes, Cyrille Aimée, Antonio Sánchez, John Beasley and many more. It will be webcast worldwide starting at 4 pm EDT on jazzday.com, the International Jazz Day YouTube and Facebook channels, and other outlets.  It's always a great concert.

After the fold you will find the listings for live jazz gigs in and around Rochester for the next seven days, plus listings through May and into June. Please note that the June posts will focus on those gigs outside of the Rochester International Jazz Fest toward the end of the month. Let me know when you hear about things... and let your friends and family know where you go to find live jazz around Rochester.

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While we wait for the warmup, there is still ... Live jazz around Rochester, NY, April 20-26, 2023

Find Live Jazz Here over keyboardAs we continue Jazz Appreciation Month, I must apologize for not having done anything special this year.  How would you like to celebrate jazz next April?  Leave a comment or contact me via the email link above. After the fold you will find the listings for live jazz gigs in and around Rochester for the next seven days.  You'll also find listings through April and through May.  I will start adding June soon, although this post will focus on those gigs outside of the Rochester International Jazz Fest toward the end of the month. Let me know when you hear about things... and let your friends and family know where you go to find live jazz around Rochester.

Continue reading "While we wait for the warmup, there is still ... Live jazz around Rochester, NY, April 20-26, 2023" »

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Back home to hear some... Live jazz in Rochester, April 13-19, 2023

B&W jazz signApril is Jazz Appreciation Month, a program put on by the Smithsonian Institution to encourage listeners to get out to hear some live jazz. I flew back to ROC today after a 2-month hiatus in Kansas to help my stepmother move and get my dad's house ready for sale.

After the fold you will find the listings for live jazz gigs in and around Rochester for the next seven days.  You'll also find listings through April and into May.  Let me know when you hear about things... and let your friends and family know where you go to find live jazz around Rochester.

Continue reading "Back home to hear some... Live jazz in Rochester, April 13-19, 2023" »

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It's April, appreciate some ... Live jazz in Rochester, April 6-12, 2023

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April is Jazz Appreciation Month, a program put on by the Smithsonian Institution to encourage listeners to get out to hear some live jazz.  Even though I'm out of town for a little while longer, returning next week, it's good to know there's still some live jazz back home.

After the fold you will find the listings for live jazz gigs in and around Rochester for the next seven days.  You'll also find listings through April and into May.  Let me know when you hear about things... and let your friends and family know where you go to find live jazz around Rochester.

Continue reading "It's April, appreciate some ... Live jazz in Rochester, April 6-12, 2023" »

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Seeking some more ... Live jazz in Rochester, March 30 to April 5, 2023

Find Live Jazz Here over a keyboardEven though I'm out of town for a while longer, it's good to know there's still some live jazz back home. It's kind of light out there jazz-wise, I'm afraid....

After the fold you will find the listings for live jazz gigs in and around Rochester for the next seven days.  You'll also find listings through the last days of March and April.  I'll start May up next week. Let me know when you hear about things... and let your friends and family know where you go to find live jazz around Rochester.

Continue reading "Seeking some more ... Live jazz in Rochester, March 30 to April 5, 2023" »

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