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14th Edition Xerox Rochester International Jazz Festival (2015) from Xerox Rochester Int'l Jazz Fest on Vimeo.


2016 Festival Documents
XRIJF Press Releases and News
  • Take the Survey - Please Share Your Feedback
    Jul 4, 2017
    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 on another high note drawing more than 200,000 music [...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]

  • Redeem Your Club Pass Ticket Now For A Pass & Lanyard
    Jun 20, 2017
    To get your Club Pass and lanyard, please bring a print-out of the ticket receipt you received confirming your purchase -  or the receipt on your mobile device and bring it to the Jazz Fest Ticket Shop at 100 East Ave, Rochester NY.  The Shop is at the corner of East [...more]

  • 9 Days of Amazing Music Starts Next Friday June 23 at the Xerox Rochester Intl Jazz Festival
    Jun 16, 2017
    1500+ artists - 320+ shows - 90+ Free Shows - 19 venues - 9 days Pick up Club Passes in Advance at the Ticket Shop  Club Passes can be picked up in advance. Redeem Club Pass tickets at the ticket shop on the corner of Gibbs St. and East Ave. until Thursday June 22 between 10 [...more]

  • Xerox and the Rochester International Jazz Festival
    Jun 16, 2017
    In its ninth year as title sponsor, Xerox uses its technologies to help behind-the-scenes festival processes run smoothly while delivering a memorable, personalized experience for over 200,000 fans. How Xerox Helps Personalized Club Passes - Adding Customization and Security This year, Xerox designed a process that enables Club Pass holders to personalize their [...more]

  • Uber Will Offer Ride Sharing in Rochester Starting Last 3 Days of the Fest
    Jun 13, 2017
      Uber Will Offer Ride Sharing in Rochester Starting June 29! We are pleased to welcome Uber as an XRIJF sponsor.   Just in time for the last three days of the festival, Uber is officially launching in Rochester on June 29 and riders will be able to start requesting Uber rides on this date. The [...more]

  • Guide to Getting Around the 2017 Festival
    Jun 12, 2017
    Rochester, NY--June 12, 2017-- The nine-day  Xerox Rochester International Festival (XRIJF) 16th Edition starts June 23 and continues through July 1. The annual festival draws around 200,000 people from around the world to see more than 1500 artists perform in 320+ concerts including 90+ free shows at 19 indoor and outdoor venues.     To help people get the [...more]

  • Rochester Regional Health Helps Jazz Fest Fans “Move to a Healthy Groove”
    Jun 9, 2017
    Rochester, NY--June 9, 2017--In addition to sponsoring the Big Tent and outdoor concerts on the East Ave and Chestnut Street stages, Rochester Regional Health will also have feet on the ground this year offering time, talent, and fun to the festivities.   Rochester Regional Health First Aid Tent – While Rochester Regional Health hopes everyone enjoys [...more]

  • Donate Your Unused Musical Instruments during the Jazz Fest for City School Students
    Jun 7, 2017
    Rochester, NY -- June 7, 2017--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 from 5-7:30 PM daily where Rochester Education Foundation will be collecting them for city school students. If the instrument can't be [...more]

  • Xerox Rochester International Jazz Festival 16th Edition Starts in 3 Weeks - June 23 - July 1
    May 31, 2017
    Nine-day multi-dimensional festival has something for everyone!   325+ Shows, 19 Venues, 95 Free Shows and Events      ROCHESTER, NY - May 31 2017 - The nine-day Xerox Rochester International Festival (XRIJF) 16th Edition returns to Rochester starting June 23 through July 1 presenting more than 1500 artists from around the world in 320+ shows at 19 indoor and outdoor [...more]

  • Full Lineup Announced for 16th Edition June 23 - July 1
    Mar 21, 2017
    Nine Days, 325+ Shows, 19 Venues, 95 Free Shows and Events Rochester, NY—March 21, 2017—Xerox Rochester International Jazz Festival producers John Nugent and Marc Iacona today announced the lineup for the festival’s 16th Edition. The nine-day festival returns to Rochester June 23–July 1 presenting more than 1500 artists from around the [...more]

  • Final Four Headliners Announced
    Jan 17, 2017
    Tickets on Sale Friday January 20 at 10AM Producers John Nugent and Marc Iacona announced today the final four headliner shows for the nine-day 16th edition Xerox Rochester International Jazz Festival (XRIJF) June 23 to July 1, 2017. "Every June we bring world-renowned artists to Rochester from around the globe," said John Nugent, artistic director and [...more]

  • Sheryl Crow and Mavis Staples to Headline at 16th Edition
    Dec 6, 2016
    Tickets on SaleFriday December 9 at 10AM Producers John Nugent and Marc Iacona announcedtodaytwo headliner shows for the nine-day 16th editionXerox Rochester International Jazz Festival(XRIJF)June 23 to July 1, 2017. Nine-time GRAMMY winner Sheryl Crow will perform onThursday, June 29.Gospel and R&B icon Mavis Staples, recent recipient of the prestigious Kennedy Center [...more]

  • Three and Nine-day Club Passes Go on Sale Friday October 28 at 10AM at Early Bird Prices
    Oct 25, 2016
    Lyric Theatre Returns as Club Pass Venue Club Pass Series Presents 220+ Shows at 13 Venues The Xerox Rochester International Jazz Festival's(XRIJF) 16th edition three and nine-day Club Passes go on sale this Friday, October 28 at 10 a.m. at rochesterjazz.com. The 2017 festival is June 23 - July 1. The Club Pass [...more]

  • Big Bad Voodoo Daddy Returns to Rochester for "Wild & Swingin' Holiday Party" Show
    Oct 11, 2016
    Tickets on Sale Friday, October 14 at 10AM The Eastman School of Music and Xerox Rochester International Jazz Festival are proud to present the acclaimed swing revival band, Big Bad Voodoo Daddy, for a one-night-only special show at Kodak Hall at Eastman Theatre on Wednesday, December 7, 2016 at 8:00 p.m. Tickets [...more]


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Download 2017 Artist Photos

Use of Festival Photos - Media may request high resolution images of any shots posted on the festival photos page. Please email your request to jean@rochesterjazz.com. Please credit the Xerox Rochester International Jazz Festival and photographer.

  • 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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