Final Four Headliners Announced for Xerox Rochester International Jazz Festival's 16th Edition -- King Crimson, Joss Stone, "To Ray, With Love" Maceo Parker and The Ray Charles Orchestra featuring The Raelettes, and Scott Bradlee's "Postmodern Jukebox"

January 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 co-producer. "This year the iconic UK art rock group, King Crimson, led by the incomparable Robert Fripp, makes a rare appearance on American shores. British soul goddess, Joss Stone, brings a powerhouse band along with her amazing vocals. YouTube sensations, Postmodern Jukebox, will deliver their unique sounds in Kodak Hall and we are honored to present the ultimate celebration of the life of the legendary Ray Charles 'To Ray, With Love' starring Maceo Parker with The Ray Charles Orchestra featuring The Raelettes."


All performances will take place at Kodak Hall at Eastman Theatre at 8 p.m.


Tickets go on sale Friday, January 20 at 10 a.m. only at rochesterjazz.com. To order by phone call (585) 454-2060. Ticket prices: 

  • Friday, June 23 - Joss Stone: $120 / $95 / $75 / $55 + service charges.  
  • Saturday, June 24 - "To Ray With Love" Maceo Parker and the Ray Charles Orchestra featuring The Raelettes: $95 / $85 / $75 / $55 + service charges
  • Tuesday, June 27 - Scott Bradlee's Postmodern Jukebox:  $85 / $70 / $55 / $45 + service charges
  • Friday, June 30 - King Crimson: $125 / $115 / $95 / $75 + service charges 

The 3-day Club Pass and 9-day Club Pass are also on sale at rochesterjazz.com for $154 and $204 respectively, plus service charges. Tickets for headliners already announced, Sheryl Crow and Mavis Staples, are also still available. 


For complete bios on the artists see rochesterjazz.com. For high res photos of the artists see Press Room.