Festival Adding 4 PM Matinee Steve Martin Show After First Show Sells Out!

February 6, 2012


Tickets on Sale Friday February 10th

Rochester, NY - February 6, 2012 - Xerox Rochester International Jazz Festival producers John Nugent and Marc Iacona today announced that they have been able to secure the addition of a second show with Steve Martin & The Steep Canyon Rangers at 4 p.m. on Wednesday June 27 at Kodak Hall at Eastman Theatre.

Tickets for the second show will go on sale Friday February 10th at 10 a.m. at www.rochesterjazz.com. Show tickets are $105/$95/$75/$55

“We are extremely pleased that Mr. Martin has agreed to do an additional concert for us after his 8 p.m. show sold out so quickly. We’re looking forward to two outstanding shows from this multi-talented artist,” said Nugent.

Martin's second full-length bluegrass album, Rare Bird Alert, released on Rounder Records in 2011, has been nominated for a Grammy award for "Best Bluegrass Album. The 54th Annual Grammy Awards will be broadcast live on February 12, 2012.

Martin's 8 p.m. show on June 27th sold out the same day it went on sale. Two other headliners, Norah Jones, Diana Krall also sold out quickly, as did the special pre-festival concert with Bonnie Raitt, being presented by RIJF, LLC and the Eastman School of Music.


Tickets will also be on sale at the at the Kodak Hall Oval Lobby Box Office, located at the corner of Gibbs and Main Streets in Rochester, for one day only on Friday February 10 from 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. There is a $7 service charge for all headliner tickets. To have printed tickets mailed to you, the service charge is $9.

The fastest way to order tickets is online at rochesterjazz.com with the festival’s new e-ticketing system. Customers who don’t have computer access may order by calling 585-454-2060. The new e-ticketing system is run by RIJF and replaces all Ticketmaster and Auditorium Theatre sales. Customers will no longer be able to purchase tickets through Ticketmaster or at the Auditorium Theatre. For more information on how the new e-ticketing system works, see rochesterjazz.com.

The lineup for Club Series and free shows will be announced on March 20.

STEVE MARTIN, one of the most diversified performers in the motion picture industry today—actor, comedian, author, playwright, producer, and musician – has been successful as a writer of and performer in some of the most popular movies of recent film history.

Martin released his second full-length bluegrass album, Rare Bird Alert on Rounder Records in 2011. He is joined by the Steep Canyon Rangers, who toured extensively with Martin. The album features 13 new Martin-penned tracks, including a live version of “King Tut,” and was produced by Tony Trishka. Paul McCartney and The Dixie Chick make special guest vocal appearances on the album. Martin co-wrote two of the CD’s songs with the Steep Canyon Rangers. In 2010, Steve Martin's banjo album, The Crow / New Songs For The Five-String Banjo, won a Grammy for Best Bluegrass Album.

Since becoming involved in the modern bluegrass scene, Martin has been impressed with the overall level of musicianship that exists in the world of the professional and semi-professional player. As such, in 2010, Martin established The Steve Martin Prize for Excellence in Banjo and Bluegrass, an annual award that brings recognition to an individual or group for outstanding accomplishment in the field of five-string banjo or bluegrass music.

Link: http://rochesterjazz.com/artist_lineup/?artist_id=595