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  • Lineup Announced for 18th Edition
    Mar 19, 2019
    9 Days – June 21 to 29 20 Venues – 320+ Shows Including Record 100+ Free Shows & Events Producers John Nugent and Marc Iacona today announced the full lineup for the 2019 nine-day CGI Rochester International Jazz Festival. Now in its 18th year, the festival will be held June 21 to 29 and present more than [...more]

  • Steve Miller Band to Headline Friday, June 28
    Feb 18, 2019
    Tickets on Sale Friday, Mar 1 at 10 AM John Nugent and Marc Iacona, producers of the CGI Rochester International Jazz Festival, announced today that the Steve Miller Band plus special guests Marty Stuart and His Fabulous Superlatives will headline at the 2019 CGI Rochester International Jazz Festival's headliner series. Miller [...more]

  • Jeff Goldblum, Patti LaBelle and Marc Cohn + Guest Vocalists The Blind Boys of Alabama to Headline
    Jan 22, 2019
    Rochester, NY––Jeff Goldblum, Patti LaBelle and Marc Cohn with special guest vocalists, The Blind Boys of Alabama, will join the 2019 CGI Rochester International Jazz Festival's headliner series lineup. Tickets go on sale Friday, January 25 at 10 a.m. exclusively at rochesterjazz.com or by calling 585-454-2060. Tickets for previously announced 2019 [...more]

  • George Benson and Steve Gadd Band are First Two Headliners Announced for 18th Edition
    Dec 4, 2018
    Tickets on Sale Friday, Dec 7 at 10 AM -Rochester, NY--December 4, 2018--The CGI Rochester International Jazz Festival is pleased to announce the first two headliners for the 18th edition June 21 to 29, 2019. Rochester's favorite famed drummer Steve Gadd and his Band will play Friday, June 21, 2019. Ten-time [...more]

  • Club Passes On Sale Fri. Oct. 26 for 2019 CGI Rochester International Jazz Festival
    Oct 23, 2018
    All Passes Shareable 2 New Venues! Geva Theatre Center and M&T Bank Pavilion Rochester, NY—October 26, 2018—Club Passes for the 2019 CGI Rochester International Jazz Festival, will go on sale Friday, October 26 at 10 a.m. at early bird prices at RochesterJazz.com or by calling (585) 454-2060. The Club Pass is the festival's [...more]

  • Rochester International Jazz Festival Announces New Title Sponsor
    Jul 17, 2018
    Rochester, NY—July 17, 2018—John Nugent and Marc Iacona, co-owners of RIJF, LLC and co-producers of the Rochester International Jazz Festival, one of the world’s leading jazz festivals, announced today that CGI Communications will be the festival's new title sponsor.   “CGI will succeed Xerox Corporation, which has been the festival’s title sponsor since 2009,” said [...more]

  • Media Advisory Day 7 Thursday June 28, 2018
    Jun 28, 2018
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  • Media Advisory Day 6 Wednesday June 27, 2018
    Jun 27, 2018
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  • Media Advisory Day 5 Tuesday June 26, 2018
    Jun 26, 2018
    News Release June 26, 2018 [...more]

  • Media Advisory Day 4 Monday June 24, 2018
    Jun 25, 2018
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  • Media Advisory Day 3 - Sunday June 24, 2018
    Jun 24, 2018
    See News Release  [...more]

  • Media Advisory Day 2 Saturday June 23, 2018
    Jun 23, 2018
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  • Media Advisory Day 1 Friday June 22, 2018
    Jun 23, 2018
    News Release - Day 1  - Friday June 22, 2018  [...more]

  • 2018 Jazz Scholarship Goes to Grant Le of Chicago
    Jun 21, 2018
    Scholarships Awarded Now Approach Half Million Dollar Mark Rochester, NY—June 19, 2018—Grant Le has been named this year’s recipient of the Xerox Rochester International Jazz Festival/Eastman School of Music (XRIJF/ESM) Gerry Niewood Jazz Scholarship.   The scholarship program is sponsored by XRIJF producers John Nugent and Marc Iacona and is funded by proceeds [...more]

  • Save Time in Line at Max and Kilbourn Hall Early Shows
    Jun 20, 2018
    At two of our busiest venues, Kilbourn Hall and Max of Eastman Place (6 PM & 6:15 PM shows only), we offer a wristband system to save patrons time spent in line and more time to enjoy other shows and activities around the festival. Here's How It Works - Club Pass holders and those paying cash [...more]

  • Five Hillside Work Scholarship Students Working at This Year’s Fest
    Jun 20, 2018
    Five job-ready students, ages 15 to 17, who have gone through the Hillside Work-Scholarship Connection job training program, will be working at this year’s Xerox Rochester International Jazz Festival in a number of key jobs including corporate hospitality, in the merchandise tent, and at will call. Festival Executive Producer Marc Iacona [...more]

  • Scholarship Concert Featuring German Youth Jazz Orch, Celebrating 100th Anniv of the BAUHAUS --
    Jun 15, 2018
      Grant Le has been named this year’s recipient of the Xerox Rochester International Jazz Festival/Eastman School of Music (XRIJF/ESM) Gerry Niewood Jazz Scholarship. The scholarship program is sponsored by XRIJF producers John Nugent and Marc Iacona and is funded by proceeds from the annual festival.  The scholarship was founded in 2003 [...more]

  • Donate Musical Instruments for City School Students
    Jun 15, 2018
    Share the joy of music!    If you have a new or used musical instrument or accessories you no longer need, please bring it to the festival at the Merchandise Tent where Rochester Education Foundation (REF) will be collecting them for city school students. If the instrument can't be brought to the [...more]

  • Your Guide to Getting Around the Festival - The 17th Edition Starts June 22!
    Jun 4, 2018
      Brochures Available June 4th!Our new 2018 Brochure will be available starting Monday June 4th at the Ticket Shop, at M&T Bank branches, and many other locations around Rochester. Pick one up during the festival at any venue.  Where to Eat! Come hungry because you'll find a wide variety of food trucks, and [...more]

  • Xerox Rochester International Jazz Festival Lineup Announced for 17th Edition June 22 - June 30
    Mar 20, 2018
    Full News Release   Rochester, NY—March 20, 2018—Xerox Rochester International Jazz Festival (XRIJF) producers John Nugent and Marc Iacona today announced the complete lineup for the festival’s 17th Edition. The nine-day festival returns to Rochester June 22 to June 30 presenting more than 1500 artists from around the world in 300-plus [...more]

  • Final Headliners Announced -- Boz Scaggs, Lake Street Dive, and Jill Scott
    Jan 30, 2018
    Producers John Nugent and Marc Iacona announced today the final three headliner shows for the nine-day 17th edition Xerox Rochester International Jazz Festival (XRIJF) June 22 to June 30, 2018.    Guitarist and singer, Boz Scaggs, will perform on Saturday, June 23. Grammy® Award-winning singer songwriter, Jill Scott, will perform on Friday, June 29. Soul pop band, Lake Street Dive, [...more]

  • First Headliners Announced: Seal, Béla Fleck & The Flecktones, & Alison Krauss
    Dec 5, 2017
    Producers John Nugent and Marc Iacona announced today the first three headliner shows for the nine-day 17th edition Xerox Rochester International Jazz Festival (XRIJF) June 22 to June 30, 2018.    Multiple GRAMMY® winner, Seal, will perform on Friday, June 22. Groundbreaking banjoist, composer and bandleader Béla Fleck, who played in a sold out show at [...more]

  • 3 and 9-day Club Passes Go on Sale Fri Oct 27 -- New Shareable Passes
    Oct 23, 2017
    Temple Building is New Club Pass Venue  Club Pass Series Presents 225 Shows at 12 Venues   ROCHESTER, N.Y. - October 24, 2017 - The Xerox Rochester International Jazz Festival's (XRIJF) 17th edition three and nine-day Club Passes go on sale this Friday, October 27 at 10 a.m. at rochesterjazz.com. The 2018 festival returns to [...more]

  • THANK YOU! For Making the 16th Edition a Magical 9-day Musical Experience!
    Jul 21, 2017
      Save the Dates for 2018! June 22 - June 30, 2018   A big thanks to everyone who attended this year's festival!  And thank you Rochester for welcoming our more than 205,000 music lovers who came from all over the world to hear the amazing music of 1500 artists who performed in 325 [...more]

  • Take the Survey - Please Share Your Feedback
    Jul 4, 2017
    This survey is now closed. Thank for providing your input.    Thank you for your ongoing support and interest in the Xerox Rochester International Jazz Festival.   We hope you enjoyed this year's nine days of amazing music from some of the finest artists from around the world.    Now that the festival has ended [...more]

  • It's the Final Day! Saturday, July 1
    Jul 1, 2017
    Please note: Please contact Amanda Antinore (585-729-6533) today with any festival wrap up interview requests. Sunday will be our day of rest so we will not be doing any interviews. Thank you all!  Rochester, NY--July, 1, 2017-- Tens of thousands poured downtown last night for the sold out show of King Crimson, free [...more]

  • Last Two Days! Friday June 30th at the Xerox Rochester Intl Jazz Festival
    Jun 30, 2017
    MEDIA PLEASE NOTE:  Per the artists' request, no media photos or video will be allowed at King Crimson's Show at Eastman Theatre   Rochester, NY--June 30, 2017--It's the last two days of the Xerox Rochester International Jazz Festival 16th Edition. The virtuosic musicianship and live improvisations of veteran performers of King Crimson's veteran performers will take [...more]

  • Last 3 Days! Day 7 Thursday June 29th at the Xerox Rochester Intl Jazz Festival
    Jun 29, 2017
    Rochester, NY--June 29, 2017--The Xerox Rochester International Jazz Festival 16th Edition continues today with an exciting lineup in the clubs,  free shows on four indoor and outdoor stages and Sheryl Crow, a nine-time GRAMMY winner who has sold more than 35 million albums around the world and will headline at Eastman Theatre. This [...more]

  • Day 6 Wednesday June 28th at the Xerox Rochester Intl Jazz Festival
    Jun 28, 2017
    Rochester, NY--June 28, 2017--The Xerox Rochester International Jazz Festival 16th Edition continues today with another amazing lineup in the clubs, free shows on four indoor and outdoor stages and the iconic Mavis Staples, who weaves herself into the very fabric of gospel, soul, folk, pop, R&B, blues, rock, and hip hop headlines at [...more]

  • Day 5 Tuesday June 27th at the Xerox Rochester Intl Jazz Festival
    Jun 27, 2017
    Rochester, NY--June 27, 2017--The Xerox Rochester International Jazz Festival 16th Edition crosses the half-way point today featuring an amazing lineup in the clubs, and free shows and events on four indoor and outdoor stages.  Free Youth Jazz Workshops sponsored by Wegmans continue today at 1:00 - 2:30 p.m. in Room 120 Ray [...more]

  • Day 4 Monday June 26th at the Xerox Rochester Intl Jazz Festival
    Jun 26, 2017
    Rochester, NY--June 26, 2017--The Xerox Rochester International Jazz Festival 16th Edition continues today featuring  25 Club Pass Series shows, and eight free shows including the annual RIJF/Eastman School Jazz Scholarship Concert and scholarship presentation to five winners.  Free Youth Jazz Workshops sponsored by Wegmans also start today at 1:00 - 2:30 p.m. [...more]

  • Day 3 Sunday June 25th at the Xerox Rochester Intl Jazz Festival
    Jun 25, 2017
    Rochester, NY--June 25, 2017--The Xerox Rochester International Jazz Festival 16th Edition continues today with eight free shows on outdoor stages and in the Big Tent (6 p.m.only).  Today is the first day for the Lyric Theater presented by the Democrat and Chronicle. This is a Club Pass venue. Today's concert is the [...more]

  • Day 2 Saturday June 24th at the Xerox Rochester Intl Jazz Festival
    Jun 24, 2017
    Rochester, NY--June 24, 2017--The Xerox Rochester International Jazz Festival 16th Edition opened with an amazing first day yesterday with a sold out show for headliner Joss Stone, filled clubs and joyous crowd for free shows.     Tonight Maceo Parker and The Ray Charles Orchestra headlines in Eastman Theatre. Tickets still available. The [...more]

  • Starts Today! 9 Days of Amazing Music at the Xerox Rochester Intl Jazz Festival
    Jun 23, 2017
    Rochester, NY--June 23, 2017--The Xerox Rochester International Jazz Festival 16th Edition starts tomorrow,  Friday, June 23 and continues through Saturday, July 1. More than 1500 artists from 18 countries will perform in more than 325 shows.  The Festival is presented in three series - the Club Pass Series with 230+ shows, the headliner series [...more]

  • Five Students Awarded Xerox Rochester International Jazz Festival/Eastman Scholarships
    Jun 21, 2017
    Rochester, NY --June 21, 2017-- Five students have been named this year’s recipients of the Xerox Rochester International Jazz Festival / Eastman School of Music (RIJF/ESM) Jazz Scholarship. The students, who are from Maine, New York, New Jersey, and Pennsylvania, will enter Eastman School as freshmen in the fall.    The scholarship program was founded [...more]


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  • Alexander Hawkins
  • Alexander Hawkins
  • Alicia Olatuja
  • Arild Andersen Trio
  • Avishai Cohen
  • Avishai Cohen Trio
  • Ben Monder
  • Bill Tiberio
  • Brecker Brothers Reunion Band
  • Bria Skonberg
  • Bria Skonberg
  • Brian Dickinson
  • Bruce Barth
  • Catherine Russell
  • Charles Ruggiero
  • Christine Tobin
  • Christine Tobin
  • Claudia Quintet
  • Cortex
  • Curtis Stigers
  • Cyrille Aimee
  • Dan Brubeck Quartet
  • Dan Brubeck Quartet
  • Danielle Ponder
  • Dave Rivello
  • Dave Rivello Ensemble
  • Davina & The Vagabonds
  • Denis Parker & The Modern Saints
  • Denis Parker & The Modernsaints
  • Dizzy Gillespie
  • Dizzy Gillespie Afro Cuban Experience
  • Dizzy Gillespie Afro Cuban Experience
  • Djabe + Steve Hackett
  • Djabe + Steve Hackett
  • Driftwood
  • Dwayne Dopsie
  • Dwayne Dopsie
  • Eldar
  • Elio Villafranca Trio
  • Elio Villefranca
  • Elizabeth Shepherd
  • Emefe
  • Emefe
  • Eric Lindell
  • Fitz & The Tantrums
  • Fitz & The Tantrums
  • Flat Earth Society
  • Flat Earth Society
  • Gwyneth Herbert
  • Gwyneth Herbert
  • Harold Danko
  • Helen Sung
  • Helensun Gquartet
  • Igo Rbutman Quartet
  • Ikiz Cabin Crew
  • Ikiz Cabin Crew
  • Jacky Terrassontrio
  • Jacob'scattle
  • Jamison Ross
  • Jeff Johnston
  • Johannes Linstead
  • Johannes Linstead
  • John Mooney & Bluesiana
  • Johnabercrombie Organ Trio
  • Johnmooney & Bluesiana
  • Jon Ballantyne
  • Jon Ballantyne Trio
  • Jon Cleary
  • Judith Hill
  • Jumaane Smith
  • Junior Brown
  • Kandace Springs
  • Kandace Springs
  • Kandace Springs
  • Kent Sangster Obsessions Octet
  • Lafayette Suite
  • Laura Dubin Trio
  • Lauren Sevian
  • Lauren Sevian
  • Lenny White's Present Tense

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