Media Credentials Application

Thank you for your interest in covering the 19th Edition CGI Rochester International Jazz Festival June 17 - 25, 2022.

We welcome your coverage and look forward to assisting you in any way that we can.

To apply for media credentials please:

  1. Please review the media guidelines below. 
  2. We provide two types of credentials: Photographer Credentials and general Media (reporter) Credentials.
  3. Complete the form below including the headliner request if applicable by Friday, June 3
  4. Approved media will be notified by June 8 & receive instructions on how to pick up badges. 
  5. Credentials will be issued the week of June 13, no sooner. 
  6. Please complete a separate form for each working journalist from your organization.

Guidelines (Download PDF)

Who May Apply for Credentials

  1. Credentials will be provided to working journalists who work for recognized media outlets in accordance with space availability.
  2. Due to the demand for credentials and the need to abide by festival, artist and venue guidelines, the Festival reserves the right to issue and/or deny credentials at any time and to request copies of past coverage if we are not familiar with your work.
  3. A separate form must be completed for each working journalist assigned to cover the festival from your organization.
  4. Due to capacity, we reserve the right to limit the number of media passes issued per organization.
  5. Credentials are not transferable.
  6. Freelance writer/photographer applications will not be considered without an official letter from the editor of the publication/media outlet confirming that it has retained you for a specific assignment to cover the festival, review a concert and produce a story or photo coverage.
  7. Credentials are not provided to representatives from aggregator websites.
  8. Requests from bloggers are reviewed on a one-by-one basis but are generally not approved unless the blogger is employed and has a confirmed assignment by a recognized media outlet.
  9. We do not accept requests from photographers not on assignment from a recognized media organization. We do not provide access to photographers for personal, website or spec work. 
  10. Due to capacity, we cannot issue media credentials to family members of media, or members of the media who work in sales, production or other non-reporter/photographer/working journalist roles. 
 What Access is Provided with Media and Photo Credentials
    Guidelines for each venue will be provided once credentials are approved. 

2022 Media Guidelines

Media Contacts: Dalmath Associates

Amanda Antinore | (585) 729-7533

Jean Dalmath | (585) 755-6911

Please read and share with those in your organization covering the festival.

  • Please wear your badge all times.
  • Media access is for working media only.
  • Entry will not be granted without a badge.
  • Media Badges are not transferable.
  • Access is subject to change at any time according to artist requests.
  • Credentials will be revoked for anyone not abiding by these guidelines.

Media Access at Club Pass Venues

  • Media and Photo Credentials provide access to all 11 Club Pass venue shows. Access is first come, first served. In most venues, there are no reserved seats for media.
  • Please arrive early if you want to get in.
  • Photography – with photo badge only.

Photo Access at Kilbourn Hall at Eastman School of Music

  • Please see a Jazz Fest PR Rep or usher in the lobby to be directed to photo areas.
  • Photography allowed for first number only.
  • No flash or lights allowed at any time.
  • No reserved seats for media. If you have a special need, please let us know.

Photo Access at Hatch Hall at Eastman School of Music

  • A limited number of seats are reserved for media and held up to 10 minutes before showtime. After that, the seats are released. 
  • Please go to the head of the line and see an usher to be directed to a media seat. First-come, first-served.

Media Access for All Other Club Pass Series Shows

  • No reserved media seats. Please arrive early and wait in line.
  • Photos limited to first 1-2 songs; no photos/video allowed during an entire show.
  • No flash or lights allowed at any time.
  • Capacity is limited in some venues so please arrive early.
  • Out of respect for patrons, please do not block their view.
  • Artists have the right to prohibit photos, as it can be distracting to their concentration during a performance, so we appreciate your cooperation.
Questions? Please contact Amanda Antinore
Media Credentials Application

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