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Live jazz in and around Rochester ... the Pandemic Edition

There is no denying that the COVID-19 pandemic has been a kick in the head for the jazz scene in Rochester.  I haven't published a listings post since March 11th.  However, some limited live jazz gigs have begun appearing as we enter Fall 2020, so I'm going to try something new to get them in one place until we get back to a place where hearing jazz live is not a health decision.  It's a bit different than the way things have been done around here.  

I'll try to add new gigs as I hear about them. If you hear about something that I haven't added below, please drop me a line (using the Contact Us link above or otherwise), give me the details, and I'll add it to this post. If you're receiving JazzRochester by email, you won't see the updates in a new email, so check back here if you want to know what's out there. Some will not be live jazz, but streaming by local jazz musicians. Others may not be jazz at all, but this is about supporting our local musicians and the venues that are taking an expensive risk by trying to create a safe space, pandemic-wise (including the cover charge you're likely to pay). For now, this post will be locked to the top of the front page of the blog so you can easily find it.  

If you can and feel safe, get out and support live jazz (and jazz musicians) and other music. Otherwise, click on the Livestream tab (or follow JazzRochester on Facebook where I also share livestream jazz) and listen from your own digs!

UPDATE: As we try to bend the curve again and enter another period of restriction it changes the calculations for venues and there are already cancellations starting. Please check with the venue before heading out to any of the gigs. I'll try to keep up with them here.

December 2020

  • 3rd: Bossa Nova Bradley Brothers @ Thursday Night Jazz at 75 Stutson Street, Charlotte (Doors open at 7:30 pm, music from 8:00 pm to 10:00 pm. There is a $20 suggested donation.).  [canceled]
  • 9th: Chris Potter @ Wine Down Wednesday at The Penthouse at One East Avenue (Doors open at 5:00 pm, music 6:00-9:00 pm.  Get more info and reserve your table here)
  • 10th: Bill Tiberio Band @ Thursday Night Jazz at 75 Stutson Street, Charlotte (Doors open at 7:30 pm, music from 8:00 pm to 10:00 pm. There is a $20 suggested donation.) 75 Stutson Street is now live-streaming at Twitch TV.
  • 11th: Cool Club & the Lipker Sisters Social Distance Tour @ 75 Stutson Street, Charlotte, 6:30 pm  (Doors open at 7:30 pm, music from 8:00 pm to 10:00 pm. There is a $20 suggested donation.)
  • 11th: Trio East, with special guest Harold Danko @ Front Row at the Bop Shop, 8:00 pm
  • 16th: Bill Tiberio Band @ Wine Down Wednesday at The Penthouse at One East Avenue (Doors open at 5:00 pm, music 6:00-9:00 pm.  Get more info and reserve your table here)
  • 17th: Jimmie Highsmith Jr. @ Thursday Night Jazz at 75 Stutson Street, Charlotte (Doors open at 7:30 pm, music from 8:00 pm to 10:00 pm. There is a $20 suggested donation.)
  • 19th: John Viviani Quartet plays the music of Vince Guaraldi @ Front Row at the Bop Shop, 8:00 pm
  • 20th: Bob Sneider’s Merry Gentlemen Holiday Show, benefiting Tempro, providing emergency shelter and support in Rochester @ Front Row at the Bop Shop, 8:00 pm

January 2021

  • 7th: Jon Seiger and the All-Stars @ Thursday Night Jazz at 75 Stutson Street, Charlotte (Doors open at 7:30 pm, music from 8:00 pm to 10:00 pm. There is a $20 suggested donation.)
  • 14th: Joe Chiappone @ Thursday Night Jazz at 75 Stutson Street, Charlotte (Doors open at 7:30 pm, music from 8:00 pm to 10:00 pm. There is a $20 suggested donation.)
  • 21st: Hanna and the Blue Hearts @ Thursday Night Jazz at 75 Stutson Street, Charlotte (Doors open at 7:30 pm, music from 8:00 pm to 10:00 pm. There is a $20 suggested donation.)

Ongoing Live Streams

  • Laura Dubin/Antonio Guerrero Duo, Almost nightly at 8:30 (see Laura's website for details)
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There is actually some live jazz... inside ... at 75 Stutson Street in Charlotte

image from lh3.googleusercontent.comNo, it's not streaming... it's live!  Opening just before the pandemic caused closures of jazz venues throughout the area, the 75 Stutson Street multi-event facility, located in an old church at that namesake address in Charlotte, is dipping its toes into presenting jazz regularly on Thursdays.

So far the owners have scheduled a series of mostly jazz and blues bands, many who have not had a chance to gig before a live audience in quite some time. Here is who will be playing in the next few weeks:

  • Bill Tiberio Band (September 24th)
  • Soul Chameleon (October 1st)
  • Jimmie Highsmith Jr. (October 8th)
  • Laura Dubin October 15th)
  • Uptown Groove Quartet (October 22nd)
  • Blonde Over Boo (October 29th)
  • Bill Schmitt and the Bluesmasters (November 5th)
  • Paradigm Shift (November 19th) 

There are other concerts scheduled into December as well... well one can hope. Of course, Covid-19 guidelines will be in-place. The venue is limited to 50 patrons, seated in a HEPA filtrated Auditorium, cabaret style and socially distanced as you can see in the image. Masks are required unless seated at a table. 

Doors open at 7:30 pm. The concert will be from 8:00 pm to 10:00 pm. There is a $20 suggested donation. Call 615-4551 for reservations, which are suggested due to the limited seating. 

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Erin go bebop ... Live jazz around ROC, March 12-18

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Here's the live jazz in and around Rochester for the next seven days of your life, including Saint Patrick's Day....

If you hear about something that I haven't added below, please drop me a line (usinnb the Contact Us link above or otherwise), give me the details, and I'll try to add it to the post. Look for the + for new gigs or changes to existing gigs made after the initial publication of the post (if you're receiving by email, we can't update the email, but will let you know of major corrections). As always, let me know if any repeating gigs below are no longer happening, or if I got something wrong of a gig that is.

MARCH 16 UPDATE: You can assume that ALL of the gigs in this post are have been cancelled or postponed after Monday's announcement that bars and restaurants must close except for takeout and delivery to combat community spread of the coronavirus.  Many of them had already taken that step.

 

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Where's the jazz for the next seven days of YOUR life ... Live jazz around ROC, March 5-11

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Here's the jazz around Rochester for the next seven days of your life....

If you hear about something that I haven't added below, please drop me a line (usinb the Contact Us link above or otherwise), give me the details, and I'll try to add it to the post. Look for the + for new gigs or changes to existing gigs made after the initial publication of the post (if you're receiving by email, we can't update the email, but will let you know of major corrections). As always, let me know if any repeating gigs below are no longer happening, or if I got something wrong of a gig that is.

 

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Get out and hear some ... Live jazz in Rochester, February 27th through March 4th

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Congratulations to jazz singer Nancy Kelly  and jazz drummer Roy McCurdy, both who have Rochester roots, for being two of the inductees to the 2020 Class of the Rochester Music Hall of Fame! They will both play on April 26th at the Induction Ceremony at Kodak Hall At Eastman Theatre.

Yesterday, the Rochester International Jazz Festival also announced two more headliners in the "Big House" (Eastman Theatre): Puss 'N Boots (with Nora Jones, Sasha Dobson and Catherine Popper) and Wynonna Judd and the Big Noise.  

If you hear about something that I haven't added below, please drop me a line (usinb the Contact Us link above or otherwise), give me the details, and I'll try to add it to the post. Look for the + for new gigs or changes to existing gigs made after the initial publication of the post (if you're receiving by email, we can't update the email, but will let you know of major corrections). As always, let me know if any repeating gigs below are no longer happening, or if I got something wrong of a gig that is.

 

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Where to find some ... Live jazz in ROC, February 20-26

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Every Wednesday, every week, you'll find the next seven days of jazz in and around Rochester right here on JazzRochester.  Share us with your friends and family who go out to hear live jazz.  Check us out on social media (links at the top of the column to the right (on the website if you're getting this via email). Sign up for our email updates! 

If you hear about something that I haven't added below, please drop me a line (usinb the Contact Us link above or otherwise), give me the details, and I'll try to add it to the post. Look for the + for new gigs or changes to existing gigs made after the initial publication of the post (if you're receiving by email, we can't update the email, but will let you know of major corrections). As always, let me know if any repeating gigs below are no longer happening, or if I got something wrong of a gig that is.

 

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It's Wednesday, so here's your ... Live jazz in Rochester, February 13-19

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Every Wednesday, every week, you'll find the next seven days of jazz in and around Rochester right here on JazzRochester.  Share us with your friends and family who go out to hear live jazz.  Check us out on social media (links at the top of the column to the right (on the website if you're getting this via email). Sign up for our email updates! 

If you hear about something that I haven't added below, please drop me a line (usinb the Contact Us link above or otherwise), give me the details, and I'll try to add it to the post. Look for the + for new gigs or changes to existing gigs made after the initial publication of the post (if you're receiving by email, we can't update the email, but will let you know of major corrections). As always, let me know if any repeating gigs below are no longer happening, or if I got something wrong of a gig that is.

 

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It's time to find your ... Live jazz in Rochester, NY, February 6-12

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Every Wednesday, every week, you'll find the next seven days of jazz in and around Rochester right here on JazzRochester.  Share us with your friends and family who love live jazz.  Check us out on social media (links at the top of the column to the right (on the website if you're getting this via email). Let your friends know we're here! 

If you hear about something that I haven't added below, please drop me a line (use the Contact Us link above),  give me the details, and I'll add it to the post. Look for the + for new gigs or changes to existing gigs made after the initial publication of the post. As always, let me know if any gigs below are not happening or if I got something wrong.

 

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Where oh where have the jazz gigs gone? ... Live jazz in ROC, January 30th to February 5th

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It's really getting hard to find jazz around town.  I'm sure there's more out there than meets my eyes and ears, but need your help in letting met know. Because, every Wednesday, every week, you'll find the next seven days of jazz in and around Rochester right here on JazzRochester.  Share us with your friends and family who love live jazz.  Check us out on social media (links at the top of the column to the right (on the website if you're getting this via email). Let your friends know we're here! 

If you hear about something that I haven't added below, please drop me a line (use the Contact Us link above),  give me the details, and I'll add it to the post. Look for the + for new gigs or changes to existing gigs made after the initial publication of the post. As always, let me know if any gigs below are not happening or if I got something wrong.

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The snow and cold take its toll on ... Live jazz in ROC, January 23-29

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Too cold and snowy to go out for jazz?  I must be missing something, so help me flesh this out some...

Every Wednesday, every week, you'll find the next seven days of jazz in and around Rochester right here on JazzRochester. Share us with your friends and family who love live jazz.  Check us out on social media (links at the top of the column to the right (on the website if you're getting this via email). Let your friends know we're here! 

If you hear about something that I haven't added below, please drop me a line (use the Contact Us link above),  give me the details, and I'll add it to the post. Look for the + for new gigs or changes to existing gigs made after the initial publication of the post. As always, let me know if any gigs below are not happening or if I got something wrong.

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Even though it's a bit light, there is ... Live jazz in Rochester, January 16-22

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Every Wednesday, every week, you'll find the next seven days of jazz in and around Rochester right here on JazzRochester. Share us with your friends and family who love live jazz.  Check us out on social media (links at the top of the column to the right (on the website if you're getting this via email). Let your friends know we're here! 

If you hear about something that I haven't added below, please drop me a line (use the Contact Us link above),  give me the details, and I'll add it to the post. Look for the + for new gigs or changes to existing gigs made after the initial publication of the post. As always, let me know if any gigs below are not happening or if I got something wrong.

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Really, there is some .... Live jazz in ROC, January 9th through the 15th

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Every Wednesday, every week, you'll find the next seven days of jazz in and around Rochester right here on JazzRochester. Share us with your friends and family who love live jazz.  Check us out on social media (links at the top of the column to the right (on the website if you're getting this via email). Let your friends know we're here! 

If you hear about something that I haven't added below, please drop me a line (use the Contact Us link above),  give me the details, and I'll add it to the post. Look for the + for new gigs or changes to existing gigs made after the initial publication of the post. As always, let me know if any gigs below are not happening or if I got something wrong.

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Starting another decade of ... Live jazz in Rochester, January 2-8

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Every Wednesday, every week, you'll find the next seven days of jazz in and around Rochester right here on JazzRochester. Share us with your friends and family who love live jazz.  Check us out on social media (links at the top of the column to the right (on the website if you're getting this via email). Let your friends know we're here! 

If you hear about something that I haven't added below, please drop me a line (use the Contact Us link above),  give me the details, and I'll add it to the post. Look for the + for new gigs or changes to existing gigs made after the initial publication of the post. As always, let me know if any gigs below are not happening or if I got something wrong.

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Jazzin up the holidays ... Live jazz in ROC, December 19-25

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There's some great holiday jazz out there on CD (and LP in my case), but not as much in and around ROC. So, what's your favorite collection of holiday jazz? Let us know in the comments either below or comments on the post on Facebook.

Every Wednesday, every week, you'll find the next seven days of jazz in and around Rochester right here on JazzRochester. Share us with your friends and family who love live jazz.  Check us out on social media (links at the top of the column to the right (on the website if you're getting this via email). Let your friends know we're here! 

If you hear about something that I haven't added below, please drop me a line (use the Contact Us link above),  give me the details, and I'll add it to the post. Look for the + for new gigs or changes to existing gigs made after the initial publication of the post. As always, let me know if any gigs below are not happening or if I got something wrong. It's also a good idea to check the site before you head out, especially during the holidays....

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Chill out with some ... Live jazz in Rochester, December 12-18

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Every Wednesday, every week, you'll find the next seven days of jazz in and around Rochester right here on JazzRochester. Share us with your friends and family who love live jazz.  Check us out on social media (links at the top of the column to the right (on the website if you're getting this via email). Let your friends know we're here! 

If you hear about something that I haven't added below, please drop me a line (use the Contact Us link above),  give me the details, and I'll add it to the post. Look for the + for new gigs or changes to existing gigs made after the initial publication of the post. As always, let me know if any gigs below are not happening or if I got something wrong. It's also a good idea to check the site before you head out.

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Want to hear some ... Live jazz in Rochester, December 5-11?

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Every Wednesday, every week, you'll find the next seven days of jazz in and around Rochester right here on JazzRochester. Share us with your friends and family who love live jazz.  Check us out on social media (links at the top of the column to the right (on the website if you're getting this via email). Let your friends know we're here! 

If you hear about something that I haven't added below, please drop me a line (use the Contact Us link above),  give me the details, and I'll add it to the post. Look for the + for new gigs or changes to existing gigs made after the initial publication of the post. As always, let me know if any gigs below are not happening or if I got something wrong. It's also a good idea to check the site before you head out.

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We're thankful that there is ... Live jazz in Rochester, November 28th through December 4th

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Hope you and yours enjoy the holiday!  As Dianna and I will be home this year, I'll be cooking our traditional Thanksgiving Lasagna (turkey lasagna, that is...). The whole feast thing is just too much work!

Every Wednesday, every week, you'll find the next seven days of jazz in and around Rochester right here on JazzRochester. Share us with your friends and family who love live jazz.  Check us out on social media (links at the top of the column to the right (on the website if you're getting this via email). Let your friends know we're here! 

If you hear about something that I haven't added below, please drop me a line (use the Contact Us link above),  give me the details, and I'll add it to the post. Look for the + for new gigs or changes to existing gigs made after the initial publication of the post. As always, let me know if any gigs below are not happening or if I got something wrong. It's also a good idea to check the site before you head out.

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Before the turkey, there may be some ... Live jazz in Rochester, November 21-27

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Every Wednesday, every week, you'll find the next seven days of jazz in and around Rochester right here on JazzRochester. Share us with your friends and family who love live jazz.  Check us out on social media (links at the top of the column to the right (on the website if you're getting this via email). Let your friends know we're here! 

If you hear about something that I haven't added below, please drop me a line (use the Contact Us link above),  give me the details, and I'll add it to the post. Look for the + for new gigs or changes to existing gigs made after the initial publication of the post. As always, let me know if any gigs below are not happening or if I got something wrong. It's also a good idea to check the site before you head out.

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A little light, but there's ... Live jazz in ROC, November 14-20

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Every Wednesday, every week, you'll find the next seven days of jazz in and around Rochester right here on JazzRochester. Share us with your friends and family who love live jazz.  Check us out on social media (links at the top of the column to the right (on the website if you're getting this via email). Let your friends know we're here! 

If you hear about something that I haven't added below, please drop me a line (use the Contact Us link above),  give me the details, and I'll add it to the post. Look for the + for new gigs or changes to existing gigs made after the initial publication of the post. As always, let me know if any gigs below are not happening or if I got something wrong. It's also a good idea to check the site before you head out.

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We hope you get to hear some ... Live jazz in Rochester, November 7-13

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Every Wednesday, every week, you'll find the next seven days of jazz in and around Rochester right here on JazzRochester. Share us with your friends and family who love live jazz.  Check us out on social media (links at the top of the column to the right (on the website if you're getting this via email). Let your friends know we're here! 

If you hear about something that I haven't added below, please drop me a line (use the Contact Us link above),  give me the details, and I'll add it to the post. Look for the + for new gigs or changes to existing gigs made after the initial publication of the post. As always, let me know if any gigs below are not happening or if I got something wrong. It's also a good idea to check the site before you head out.

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Scared you won't find ... Live jazz in ROC, October 31st to November 6th?

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Every Wednesday, every week, you'll find the next seven days of jazz in and around Rochester right here on JazzRochester. Share us with your friends and family who love live jazz.  Check us out on social media (links at the top of the column to the right (on the website if you're getting this via email). Whatever floats your boat....

If you hear about something that I haven't added below, please drop me a line (use the Contact Us link above),  give me the deets, and I'll add it to the post. Look for the + for new gigs or changes to existing gigs made after the initial publication of the post. As always, let me know if any gigs below are not happening or if I got something wrong. It's also a good idea to check the site before you head out.

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How to hear ... Live jazz around Rochester, October 24-30

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Although there is a lot of cold and snow before the music starts to flow, you can get ready for the RIJF soon.  Club Passes go on sale at 10:00 am on Friday, October 25th, for the 2020 CGI Rochester International Jazz Festival.  How to buy, and more info about the 2020 festival, including the return of The Little and the former Xerox Auditorium, can be found here.

Every Wednesday, every week, you'll find the next seven days of jazz in and around Rochester right here on JazzRochester. Share us with your friends and family who love live jazz.  Check us out on social media (links at the top of the column to the right (on the website if you're getting this via email). Whatever floats your boat....

If you hear about something that I haven't added below, please drop me a line (use the Contact Us link above),  give me the deets, and I'll add it to the post. Look for the + for new gigs or changes to existing gigs made after the initial publication of the post. As always, let me know if any gigs below are not happening or if I got something wrong. It's also a good idea to check the site before you head out.

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A brisk view of the ... Live jazz in and around ROC, October 17-23

There is Jazz imageNot as much out there this coming week, but I found a few things...

Every Wednesday, every week, you'll find the next seven days of jazz in and around Rochester right here on JazzRochester. Share us with your friends and family who love live jazz.  Check us out on social media (links at the top of the column to the right (on the website if you're getting this via email). Whatever floats your boat....

WGMC Jazz 90.1 is in its Fall Pledge Drive.  Give them some love by donating some cash....

If you hear about something that I haven't added below, please drop me a line (use the Contact Us link above),  give me the deets, and I'll add it to the post. Look for the + for new gigs or changes to existing gigs made after the initial publication of the post. As always, let me know if any gigs below are not happening or if I got something wrong. It's also a good idea to check the site before you head out.

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Where can I find some ... Live jazz in Rochester, October 3-9?

Jazz club neonEvery Wednesday, every week, you'll find the next seven days of jazz in and around Rochester right here on JazzRochester. Share us with your friends and family who love live jazz.  Check us out on social media (links at the top of the column to the right). Whatever floats your boat....

Wanted to tell you about a couple of new venues just coming online that, we hope, will be regularly presenting jazz.  First is one you may be familiar with Stromboli's on East Ave.  With a proximity to  students from the Eastman School of Music and regular appearances by Bill Tiberio and his band, this venue is trying on a more regular thing.  Thursdays will likely jazz from students at ESM and then Sunday Night Live will present music from various genres.  Another entry is food truck, now brick and mortar place, KOCINA Stingray SushiFusion, which will be presenting occasional ticketed concerts for a select number of fans at their space at 1921 South Avenue (starting with the Brazilian sounds of the Bossa Nova Bradley Brothers, on the 19th of October).  Here's their website for more info, but call for more info on the event and $10 tickets (yes, they want to pay the artists with something other than food).

If you hear about something that I haven't added below, please drop me a line (use the Contact Us link above),  give me the deets, and I'll add it to the post. Look for the + for new gigs added after publication. As always, let me know if any gigs below are not happening or if I got something wrong. It's also a good idea to check the site before you head out.

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Fall into some ... Live jazz in Rochester, September 26th to October 2nd

Jazz sign B&WEvery Wednesday, every week, you'll find the next seven days of jazz in and around Rochester right here on JazzRochester. Share us with your friends and family who love live jazz.  Check us out on social media (links at the top of the column to the right). Whatever floats your boat....

If you hear about something that I haven't added below, please drop me a line (use the Contact Us link above),  give me the deets, and I'll add it to the post. Look for the + for new gigs added after publication. As always, let me know if any gigs below are not happening or if I got something wrong. It's also a good idea to check the site before you head out.

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The weather cools, but the jazz stays hot ... Live jazz in ROC, September 19-25

Live ROC jazz imageEvery Wednesday, every week, you'll find the next seven days of jazz in and around Rochester right here on JazzRochester. Share us with your friends and family who love live jazz.  Check us out on social media (links at the top of the column to the right). Whatever floats your boat....

If you're interested in going to one of the jazz or other music at the Rochester Fringe Festival, you may need tickets, so check out their website for more information and tickets if needed

If you hear about something that I haven't added below, please drop me a line (use the Contact Us link above),  give me the deets, and I'll add it to the post. Look for the + for new gigs added after publication. As always, let me know if any gigs below are not happening or if I got something wrong. It's also a good idea to check the site before you head out.

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There is jazz at the Fringe and on the fringe of the Fringe ... Live jazz in Rochester, September 12-18

There is jazz out there imageEvery Wednesday, every week, you'll find the next seven days of jazz in and around Rochester right here on JazzRochester. Share us with your friends and family who love live jazz.  Check us out on social media (links at the top of the column to the right). Whatever floats your boat....

If you're interested in going to one of the jazz or other music at the Rochester Fringe Festival, you may need tickets, so check out their website for more information and tickets if needed

If you hear about something that I haven't added below, please drop me a line (use the Contact Us link above),  give me the deets, and I'll add it to the post. Look for the + for new gigs added after publication. As always, let me know if any gigs below are not happening or if I got something wrong. It's also a good idea to check the site before you head out.

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Our September Songs begin ... Live jazz in Rochester, September 5-11

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If you hear about something that I haven't added below, please drop me a line (use the Contact Us link above),  give me the deets, and I'll add it to the post. Look for the + for new gigs added after publication. As always, let me know if any gigs below are not happening or if I got something wrong. It's also a good idea to check the site before you head out.

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It won't be a Labor (Day) to find ... Live jazz in and around ROC, August 29th to September 4th

Jazz sign B&W imageEvery Wednesday, every week, you'll find the next seven days of jazz in and around Rochester right here on JazzRochester. Share us with your friends and family who love live jazz.  Check us out on social media (links at the top of the column to the right). Whatever floats your boat....

If you hear about something that I haven't added below, please drop me a line (use the Contact Us link above),  give me the deets, and I'll add it to the post. Look for the for new gigs added after publication. As always, let me know if any gigs below are not happening or if I got something wrong. It's also a good idea to check the site before you head out.

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It's out there if you look for it ... Live jazz in and around Rochester, NY, August 22-28

There is Live Jazz imageIt's light this week.  Check back later in case I hear about some more...

Congratulations to WGMC Jazz 90.1, Rob, Derrick and all the staff for being named JazzWeek's Station of the Year!

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Who wants to hear some ... Live jazz in Rochester, August 15-21

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I'm afraid there is not much (sorry) ... Live jazz in Rochester, August 8-14

Jazz Sign B&W imageJazz artists need vacations, too! I'm sure there is more out there, but this is what's been sent in or I found elsewhere.... Check out the upcoming events at the end as there are some great new entries there. 

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Another festival weekend and more ... Live jazz in Rochester, August 1-7

Jazz Club imageI can't believe the Park Avenue Arts Festival is this weekend!  This summer is slipping by so fast and us ROCites often measure the summer months by its festivals.  I've tried to pick out the jazz at the festival for you (and there's a link to the whole music lineup down in the Other Genres portion of the post. 

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Why not get out to hear some ... Live jazz in ROC, July 25th to 31st

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As long as there is AC this weekend, you'll love the ... Live jazz in Rochester, NY, July 18-24

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Heat getting to you? Cool down with some ... Live jazz in ROC, July 11-17

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Let the other 356 days of the year begin! ... Live jazz in Rochester, July 4-10

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The Rochester International Jazz Festival is over until June 19-27 next year. Now that we've had some time to rest and recharge, there is live jazz out there to hear until then. It is still a little light as everyone else, including the musicians are also recharging, I expect.

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Find some live jazz around Rochester during the last three days of RIJF and beyond .... June 27th through July 3rd

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You know what I'll be up to during the CGI Rochester International Jazz Festival and, if you wish, check out my festival so far here.  While there is some jazz in and around Rochester, I'm afraid I wasn't provided details on too much of it.  I also encourage you to check with venues before heading out to anything as things are sometimes kind of fluid during the RIJF.

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Yes, dear reader, there is ... Live jazz in ROC (not at the RIJF), June 20-26

You know what I'll be up to during the CGI Rochester International Jazz Festival.  Please note that the Wednesday post will continue during the festival next week, but that will be where I'll try to list some of the live jazz occurring OUTSIDE of the festival around town. 

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While at the 2019 RIJF check out the artists who play live jazz in and around Rochester the other 356 days of the year...

Rocjazz411For nine days in June the Rochester International Jazz Festival will also be presenting local musicians, Eastman jazz faculty & students, and our great local high school jazz bands.  This year is no different.  As I have in previous years I wanted to bring them to you in one post so you can see the wealth of talent (and talent to come) available for us to hear the other 356 days of the year after the RIJF (watch these pages for that...). I will continue my regular Wednesday posts tomorrow and next Wednesday if you don't get enough at the festival (or want to hear someone else who isn't appearing at the RIJF this year). It's not all jazz, but they're all Rochester....  

Friday, June 21st

  • West Irondequoit High School Jazz Band, 4:30 pm (Jazz Street Stage)
  • Teagan and the Tweets, 4:30 pm (M&T Pavillion Squeezers Stage)
  • Brockport High School Jazz Band, 5:15 pm (Jazz Street Stage)
  • Laura Dubin Plays West Side Story, 6:00 & 10:00 pm (The Wilder Room)
  • The All-In Brass Band, 6:00 pm (Rochester Regional Health Big Tent)
  • Eastman Youth Jazz Orchestra Directed By Colin Gordon and Charlie Carr + Special Guest, 6:00 pm (Jazz Street Stage)
  • Steve Gadd Band, 8:00 pm (Kodak Hall at Eastman Theatre) (yes, he no longer lives here, but he is pretty connected to ROC)

Saturday, June 22nd

  • Webster Schroeder High School Jazz Band, 3:45 pm (Jazz Street Stage)
  • Honeoye Falls-Lima High School Jazz Band, 4:30 pm (Jazz Street Stage)
  • Brighton High High School Jazz Band, 5:15 pm (Jazz Street Stage)
  • Dawn Thomson's Imagine That, 6:00 & 10:00 pm (The Wilder Room)
  • 78 RPM Big Band, 6:00 pm (Rochester Regional Health Big Tent)
  • Eastman-RCSD Jazz Ensemble & Mike Kaupa Junior Jazz Workshop, 6:00 pm (Jazz Street Stage)

Sunday, June 23rd

  • Greece Olympia High School Jazz Band, 3:45 pm (Jazz Street Stage)
  • Webster Thomas High School Jazz Band, 4:30 pm (Jazz Street Stage)
  • Zion Hill Mass Choir, 4:30 pm (M&T Pavillion Squeezers Stage)
  • School of the Arts Jazz Band, 5:15 pm (Jazz Street Stage)
  • Bill Dobbins, 5:45 pm & 7:45 pm (Hatch Recital Hall)
  • Penfield Rotary Big Band, 6:00 pm (Rochester Regional Health Big Tent)
  • ESM Jazz Honors Performance Unit 1, Würtzburg Ensemble, 6:00 pm (Jazz Street Stage)
  • The Campbell Brothers, 7:00 & 8:45 pm (M&T Pavillion Squeezers Stage)

Monday, June 24th

  • Escape Terrain, 12:00 pm (Central Library of Rochester & Monroe County)
  • Fred Costello, 4:30 pm (M&T Pavillion Squeezers Stage)
  • Greece Arcadia High School Jazz Band, 4:30 pm (Jazz Street Stage)
  • Gates-Chili High School Jazz Band, 5:15 pm (Jazz Street Stage)
  • Brockport Big Band, 6:00 pm (Rochester Regional Health Big Tent)
  • ESM Jazz Honors Performance Unit 2, Ethan Cypress and the Eastman Trombones, 6:00 pm (Jazz Street Stage)
  • Sonidos Unidos, 7:00 pm & 9:00 pm (Avangrid Foundation/RG&E/Baclay Damon Fusion Stage)
  • Jazz Scholarship Concert with the Eastman Jazz Ensemble directed by Bill Dobbins and guest Dave Glasser, 8:00 pm (Kodak Hall at Eastman Theatre)

Tuesday, June 25th

  • Billy Petito, 12:00 pm (Central Library of Rochester & Monroe County)
  • Soul Passenger, 4:30 pm (M&T Pavillion Squeezers Stage)
  • Bloomfield High School Jazz Band, 4:30 pm (Jazz Street Stage)
  • Greece Athena High School Jazz Band, 5:15 pm (Jazz Street Stage)
  • New Horizons Big Band, Priscilla Todd Brown, Dir. 6:00 pm (Jazz Street Stage)
  • Rochester Metropolitan Jazz Orchestra, 6:00 pm (Jazz Street Stage)
  • Bill Tiberio Band, 7:30 pm & 9:30 pm (Jazz Street Stage)

Wednesday, June 26th

  • Ryan Barski, 12:00 pm (Central Library of Rochester & Monroe County)
  • Eastridge High School Jazz Band, 4:30 pm (Jazz Street Stage)
  • Herb Smith Freedom Trio, 4:30 pm (M&T Pavillion Squeezers Stage)
  • Spencerport High School Jazz Band, 5:15 pm (Jazz Street Stage)
  • Harold Danko, 5:45 pm & 7:45 pm (Hatch Recital Hall)
  • Prime Time Brass Band, 6:00 pm (Rochester Regional Health Big Tent)
  • New Horizons Vintage Jazz Band, Don Sherman, Dir., 6:00 pm (Jazz Street Stage)
  • Funknut, 7:00 pm & 9:00 pm (Avangrid Foundation/RG&E/Baclay Damon Fusion Stage)
  • Music Educators' Jazz Ensemble, 7:30 pm & 9:30 pm (Jazz Street Stage)

Thursday, June 27th

  • Mike Melito, 12:00 pm (Central Library of Rochester & Monroe County)
  • Waterloo High School Jazz Band, 4:30 pm (Jazz Street Stage)
  • The Buddahood, 4:30 pm (M&T Pavillion Squeezers Stage)
  • Pittsford-Mendon High School Jazz Band, 5:15 pm (Jazz Street Stage)
  • Gary Versace with Scott Robinson, 5:45 & 7:45 pm (Hatch Recital Hall)
  • Junior High Jazz Ensemble, 6:00 pm (Jazz Street Stage)
  • Syndicate Jazz Band, 6:00 pm (Rochester Regional Health Big Tent)
  • Grupo IFE, 7:00 pm & 9:00 pm (Avangrid Foundation/RG&E/Baclay Damon Fusion Stage)

Friday, June 28th

  • Mike Kaupa, 12:00 pm (Central Library of Rochester & Monroe County)
  • Fairport High School Jazz Band, 4:30 pm (Jazz Street Stage)
  • Penfield High School Jazz Band, 5:15 pm (Jazz Street Stage)
  • Bob Sneider's ECMS Jazz Performance Workshops, 6:00 pm (Jazz Street Stage)
  • Greece Jazz Band, 6:00 pm (Rochester Regional Health Big Tent)
  • Jimmie Highsmith Jr., 7:00 pm & 9:00 pm (Avangrid Foundation/RG&E/Baclay Damon Fusion Stage)

Saturday, June 29th

  • Harley School Jazz Band, 3:45 pm (Jazz Street Stage)
  • Greece Odyssey High School Jazz Band, 4:30 pm (Jazz Street Stage)
  • Canandaigua High School Jazz Band, 5:15 pm (Jazz Street Stage)
  • ESM Jazz Honors Performance Unit 3: Aidan O'Connor, 6:00 pm (Jazz Street Stage)
  • New Energy Jazz Orchestra, 6:00 pm (Rochester Regional Health Big Tent)
  • Dirty Bourbon Blues Band, 7:00 pm & 9:00 pm (Avangrid Foundation/RG&E/Baclay Damon Fusion Stage)
  • Al Chez and the Brothers of Funk, 7:30 pm & 9:30 pm (Jazz Street Stage)
  • The Klick, 8:30 & 10:00 pm (Rochester Regional Health Big Tent)

All 9 nights, Bob Sneider and Karl Stabnau will be leading a late night jam session with local artists, students and amateur players at the Hyatt Regency Hotel. You never know who will join in (the artists are staying at the Hyatt and many come up to play. The jam sessions start at 10:30 pm each night and go until whenever they close down. There is no cover and food and beverages are available at The Street Craft Kitchen and Bar. There is free parking from 10:30 p.m. in the South Avenue Garage (connected to the Hyatt Regency Rochester Hotel) courtesy of the City of Rochester. Bring your ticket to The Street Craft Kitchen and Bar for validation. There are discounts for Club Pass and ticket holders. Show your Pass or RIJF headliner ticket stub/receipt.

See what I mean?  To learn more about some of these musicians and bands, see if you can access their websites on JazzRochester's Rochester Jazz Artists & Groups page, which is also available from a link at the top of the site above the banner.  Remember that some of them (and the rest) will be playing outside of the XRIJF. Check out my Wednesday posts on June 20th and 27th for listings during the festival.

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And here we go (in a little over a week) ... Live jazz in Rochester, June 13-19

OK, I've done it yet again, but still have over a week to get in some posts about the upcoming CGI Rochester International Jazz Festival.  Watch for them here over the next 10 days.  Please note that the Wednesday posts will continue throughout the festival, but that will be where I'll try to list some of the live jazz occurring OUTSIDE of the festival around town. Our festival coverage will be separate from that.

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Where to find ... Live jazz in Rochester, NY, June 6-12

Yes, the RIJF effect is in place and the listings this week are a bit light... don't worry, they'll be back and I'll be letting you know where our local cats are playing both at the festival and outside of it during the nine days at the end of the month.  Until then, here's what I heard about....

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As we round the corner into the month of the RIJF there is ... Live jazz in and around Rochester, NY, May 30th to June 5th

As we head into the month of June, and on the other end find the CGI Rochester International Jazz Festival, a familiar decline in the amount of jazz out there is showing up, but there is jazz out there.  Just have to look harder.  However, if you count the jazz at Fairport Canal Days, perhaps there is more? I will start my coverage of the RIJF soon (I hope... I always say that but life often intervenes).  

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Jazz forward at Fairport Canal Days, May 31st through June 2nd

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One of the first local town summer festivals (after the Lilac Festival, of course), Fairport Canal Days, is again going to feature jazz during its 2 days and 2 nights, May 31st through June 2nd. They have assembled a large and expanded jazz lineup (of course, like RIJF, some aren't, but there are over 30 bands that play jazz. Tim Forster, who is heading up the music at the festival likes to think of it as “the jazz festival before the Jazz Festival,” dedicated to some of the Rochester area’s best talent and emerging artists.

Here's the jazz lineup (let me know if I missed anyone or if there are any changes):

Friday, May 31st:

Fairport Junction Stage

  • Eastman Youth Jazz Orchestra (ECMS), 5:30 pm
  • Allegro, 7:00 pm

Saturday, June 1st

Kennelley Gazebo

  • Mike Melito Quartet, 11:00 am
  • Madeline Forster, 12:30 pm
  • Danny Ziemann Trio, 1:30 pm
  • Sofrito Latin Jazz Quartet, 3:30 pm
  • Judah Sealey, 5:00 pm

Fairport Junction

  • SOTA Jazz Combo, Jazz Ensemble and Senior High Jazz Ensemble Bands, 10:00 am
  • ERHS Stage and Jazz Bands, 3:00 pm

Village Hall Stage

  • White Hot Brass Band, 12:15 pm
  • MCC Jazz Combo, 3:30 pm

Fairport Brewing Company Stage

  • Blake Pattengale Band, 5:00 pm

Eastman Community Music School Stage (New!)

  • Jazz Peformance Workshop with the students of Bob Sneider, 1:00 pm
  • RCSD Jazz Performance Workshop, 4:00 pm

Sunday, June 2nd

Kennelley Gazebo

  • Todd Bradley Bossa Nova, 10:00 am
  • Daniel King Quintet, 11:30 am
  • Calabrese Chwazik and Curry, 1:00 pm
  • Mike Kaupa Quartet, 2:30 pm
  • Bill Tiberio Band, 4:00 pm

Fairport Junction

  • FHS Afternoon and Day Jazz Bands, 10:00 am
  • New Horizons Jazz Band, 1:00 pm
  • Spencerport HS Jazz, 2:30 pm
  • Paradigm Shift, 4:00 pm

Village Hall Stage

  • Skylark, 11:30 am
  • FHS Alumni Band, 1:00 pm
  • FHS Jazz Combo, 2:00 pm

Fairport Brewing Company Stage

  • Spencerport Jazz Combo, 11:30 am

Eastman Community Music School Stage (New!)

  • New Horizons Sax Ensemble, 10:00 am
  • Brazilian Percussion, 12:00 pm (in hopes of samba?)
  • Jazz Performance Workshop, 4:00 pm

There's a lot more than jazz at FCD, so if you want to see who else is playing, head over to their website listings. So come down and check it out.  I hope to....

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In the hopes of more jazz later this summer and a successful Clarissa Street Reunion, a fundraiser this week...

Named after a street that has seen a lot of the great jazz history of Rochester and was a center of Rochester's African-American community, the Clarissa Street Reunion festival will be held this year on August 17th to again celebrate that community. In addition to gospel and R&B stages, the main stage will be the Matt McDowell Jazz stage. The 24th Annual Reunion returns to Clarissa Street after being located at the Adam Street Recreation Center field the past two years.

This coming Thursday, May 30th, there will be a fundraiser for the Reunion from 5:00 to 9:00 pm at Skyway, located at 90 South Clinton Avenue (yes, part of THAT Skyway has been made into a hip new spot). Paradigm Shift will be playing (Guitarist Mel Henderson is a co-chair of the Clarissa Street Committee along with Jose DaCosta). There will be a $20 donation at the door and all donations go to the Reunion.  All I can say is the better the funds, the better the jazz... 

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People say you can find ... Live jazz in ROC, May 23rd to May 29th

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Where can you find? ... Live jazz in ROC, May 16-22

Hey, if you Like us on Facebook, head on over there and vote on my recent post asking whether you'd like for me to set up a Facebook Group for JazzRochester so you can "talk amongst yourselves" and with me about live jazz in and around Rochester.  I hear it's all the rage (seriously, it is part of FB's attempts to up its privacy game and I probably should get on that boat as you may never see the content on the page once it goes into effect).  

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Until it starts heating up, heat up with some ... Live jazz in ROC, May 9-15

Will it EVER get warm here? 

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A little harder to find, but there is still some ... Live jazz in Rochester, May 2-8

Live jazz in and around Rochester appears to be following a familiar theme with fewer live gigs around Rochester as "Jazz in June" (the jazz fest) begins to come into view.  I did not include anything at Woodcliff in this post as their calendar shows nothing in May and I haven't heard, but I expect that there may be the usual suspects there... just call first to find out. 

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Are you up for some? ... Live jazz in ROC, April 25th to May 1st

Every Wednesday, every week, you'll find the next seven days of jazz in and around Rochester right here on JazzRochester. Sign up for our email list to get your local jazz goodness every week (plus, whatever else I publish from time to time).  We just hit 500 subscribers (but always could use some more...). Check us out on social media (links at the top of the column to the right). Whatever floats your boat....

If you hear about something that I haven't added below, please drop me a line (use the Contact Us link above),  give me the deets and I'll add it. As always, let me know if any gigs below are not happening or if I got something wrong. 

Continue reading "Are you up for some? ... Live jazz in ROC, April 25th to May 1st" »

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