Important Notice!

The festival's 19th edition, originally scheduled for June 19-27, has been rescheduled due to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. Rather than giving up during this time of uncertainty, we are continuing to take a hopeful course and are forging ahead to the best of our ability to reschedule our 19th edition festival for October 2 to 10, 2020. These plans are fully predicated on being able to gather safely according to recommendations of our health and government officials. Read full update

Eastman School of Music Ray Wright Room

RIJF Jazz Workshops  sponsored by Wegmans 26 Gibbs St (Eastman School of Music)Room 120 – 1st Floor1:00-2:30 p.m. FREE! No registration is required. Attend one or more days. Open to all musicians who want to learn how to improvise. This series of five structured jazz workshops is open to music students of all ages, providing the exceptional opportunity to play and meet, listen to and learn from professional jazz musicians performing at the festival. Hosted by Bob Sneider, Eastman School of Music Assistant Professor of Jazz Studies and Contemporary Media and Senior Instructor of Jazz Guitar, and led by five musicians performing at CGI Rochester International Jazz Festival. 2020 Schedule: Monday, June 22 – Jay Anderson, bassTuesday, June 23 – Frank Tiberi, saxophoneWednesday, June 24 – Stephane Wrembel, guitarThursday, June 25 – John Bailey, trumpetFriday, June 26 – Joe Farnsworth, drums