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I'm not with you, but there's still ... live jazz in Rochester, February 11-17

In Kansas for my father's 80th birthday, but wanted to let you all know about what's up in live Jazz in and around Rochester. 

After the "fold" (click the link if there is one for you) you will find the next seven days of live jazz in and around Rochester. Let me know if any regular gigs below are no longer happening or if you have heard of anything that's not in the listings. Check back later in the week for stragglers.

Thursday, February 11, 2016

  • Jon Seiger & the All-Stars @ Market Cafe at Wegmans (Calkins Road), 5:30 pm
  • The Swooners @ Woodcliff Hotel & Spa, 5:30 pm
  • Bobby DiBaudo @ Tavern 135 (E. Rochester), 6:00 pm
  • Sam's Shared Genes Solo Show @ Vino Bistro & Lounge (Webster), 6:30 pm
  • Paradigm Shift Trio @ Pythodd Jazz Room, 7:30 pm
  • Bill Holman with the Eastman Jazz Ensemble (Debut of Holman's new piece commissioned by the Ensemble, “Arbitration”) @ ESM, Kilbourn Hall, 8:00 pm
  • The Joe Santora Trio @ Michael's Valley Grill, call for time

Friday, February 12, 2016

  • Matthew Sieber Ford Trio @ Tapas 177 Lounge, 4:30 pm
  • Ann Mitchell Jazz Trio @ Wegmans Market Cafe, 3175 Chili Ave. (Rochester), 5:30 pm
  • Andy Calabrese @ Tavern 135 (E. Rochester), 6:00 pm
  • Jim Nugent @ Prosecco Restaurant (Farmington), 6:30 pm
  • Paradigm Shift Trio& @ Pomodoro Grill And Wine Bar, 7:00 pm
  • Jazz Café with Tom Christensen @ ESM, Miller Center, Sproull Atrium (Max's at Eastman), 7:00 & 10:00 pm
  • David Detweiler Trio @ Pythodd Jazz Room, 7:30 pm
  • Special Blend @ Woodcliff Hotel & Spa, 7:30 pm
  • Fred Costello & Roger Eckers Jazz Duo @ Charley Brown's, 1675 Penfield Rd., 7:30 pm
  • Bop Shop Records and Bop Arts presents The Midwestern Swing @ Bop Shop Records, 8:30 pm
  • The Joe Santora Trio @ Michael's Valley Grill, call for time

Saturday, February 13, 2016

  • Greg Wachala @ Lock 32 (Pittsford), 3:00 pm
  • Andy Calabrese @ Tavern 135 (E. Rochester), 6:00 pm
  • Bob Sneider Trio @ Pythodd Jazz Room, 7:30 pm
  • Special Blend @ Woodcliff Hotel & Spa, 7:30 pm
  • Fred Costello & Roger Eckers Jazz Duo @ Charley Brown's, 1675 Penfield Rd., 7:30 pm
  • Groove Juice Swing: The Sweetheart Ball @ The Historic German House Auditorium, 8:00 pm
  • Valentines Eve with Fatima @ Salvatore's Pizzeria and Pub (Webster), 8:00 pm
  • Non-Degree Recital with Luke Norris and Julian Tanaka, reeds, Julian Garvue, piano, Andrew Links, synthesizer, Clarence Tyrone Allen II, bass, and Daniel Sunshine, jazz drums @ ESM, Ray Wright Room, 9:00 pm
  • Late Night Jazz Jam Session (hosted by Curtis Kendrick, Joe Santora, and Terrance Bruce) @ Michael's Valley Grill, 11:15 pm
  • The Joe Santora Trio @ Michael's Valley Grill (call for time, earlier than above)

Sunday, February 14, 2016

  • Jim Nugent @ Prosecco Restaurant (Farmington), 5:00 pm
  • Laura Dubin Jazz Duo @ Tavern 135 (E. Rochester), 6:00 pm
  • Nancy Kelly Valentines Day Show @ Lovin Cup Bistro & Brews, 7:00 pm
  • I Love You, I Hate You with Jon Sieger & Karl Stabnau @ Downstairs Cabaret Theatre 20 Windsor St. (Rochester), 7:00 pm
  • Busted Valentine @ Tango Cafe (Rochester), 7:30 pm
  • Nazareth College Combo: Loose Change @ Pythodd Jazz Room, 7:30 pm

Monday, February 15, 2016

  • Flower City Jazz Society presents the Black Diamond Express @ Radisson Hotel (Airport), 175 Jefferson Road (Rochester), 6:30 pm
  • Uptown Groove Duo @ Little Theatre Cafe, 7:00 pm
  • Jimmie Highsmith Jr Smooth Jazz Duo @ Charleston House, 1733 Norton St. (Rochester), 7:30 pm

Tuesday, February 16, 2016

  • The Grove Place Jazz Project (Eastman jazz students, check website for who's playing) @ Downstairs Cabaret Theatre, 20 Windsor Street (Downtown), 7:00pm
  • Eastman New Jazz Ensemble @ ESM, Kilbourn Hall, 8:00 pm (cancelled due to weather)

Wednesday, February 17, 2016

  • The Swooners @ Woodcliff Hotel & Spa, 5:30 pm
  • Anthony Giannovola @ Lemoncello, 6:30 pm
  • Eastman School of Music Jazz Students @ Pythodd Jazz Room, 7:30 pm

Heads Up ... Look for these Jazz Gigs and Special Jazz Events in the Future

  • Bop Shop Records and Bop Arts presents Joe Goehle & Cerebral People @ Bop Shop Records, Friday, February 19th, 9:00 pm 
  • Bop Shop Records and Bop Arts presents the Ethnic Heritage Ensemble @ Bop Shop Records, Sunday, February 28th, 7:30 pm
  • Harold Danko Leap Year Concert @ ESM, Kilbourn Hall, Monday, February 29th, 8:00 pm
  • Rod Blumenau Trio presents Pieces of Cole: The Music of Cole Porter and Nat “King” Cole @ Rochester Institute of Technology, Ingle Auditorium
    Friday, March 4th, 8:00 pm
  • Bop Shop Records and Bop Arts presents the Ensemble of Irreproducible Outcomes @ Bop Shop Records, Tuesday, March 29th, 8:00 pm & Wednesday, March 30th, 10:00 pm
  • Bop Shop Records and Bop Arts presents the Michael Vlatkovich Trio @ Bop Shop Records, Wednesday, April 6th, 8:30 pm
  • Honeoye Central School Special Musical Tribute to Mic Gillette, featuring the trumpet of Al Chez with the Honeoye Junior & Senior High Jazz Ensembles and the Greek Jazz Band @ Honeoye Central School District, 8528 Main St. (Honeoye), Thursday, April 7th, 7:00 pm (tickets online)
  • The Bad Plus with Joshua Redman @ Performing Arts Center at Rockwell Hall at Buffalo State, Friday, April 22nd at 8:00 pm

We've compiled these listings from information obtained from our own knowledge of the jazz scene in and around Rochester, the performing artists themselves and other sources. The aim is to give you a one-stop place to find all your live jazz in Rochester. Click on the links (underlined words or phrases) where available in the post for more information on the gig.  Only start times are listed, so visit or call the venue for more details (the websites for many of the venues are in the right panel).  Check back as I will add any gigs I hear about. Look for the  next to the listing. Lastly, please forgive any discrepancies with reality.  Let us know about such departures from reality if you can by clicking on the Contact Us button above ....



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