It All Starts Today! The Xerox Rochester International Jazz Festival

rochjazz13-logoIt All Starts Today! The 12th Edition of the Xerox Rochester International Jazz Festival. will have your continued coverage for all 9 days of the festival. Stay tuned for daily show reviews, photos and artist interviews.

Special Note:  The Noah Preminger Quartet Featuring Ben Monder will do TWO shows tonight at the Rochester Club. 6PM and 10PM (the program guide has an error and omits the first show.) Read about them!

Headliner Show Tickets – Kodak Hall at Eastman Theatre Tickets are available for Pink Martini, Roger Hodgson, David Byrne & St. Vincent and Peter Frampton’s Guitar Circus. Willie Nelson and Family and David Sanborn and Bob James with special Guest Steve Gadd concerts are sold out. Buy tickets online at rochesterjazz.com, at the door if not sold out, or at the Ticket Shop, 100 East Ave and Gibbs St., 10AM – 11PM daily during the festival, 585-454-2062

Club Pass Shows:
Exchange Club Pass tickets for Passes before getting in line to attend any show at the Festival Ticket Shop – Corner of East Ave & Gibbs St., the Kiosk at the Corner of Gibbs Street and Main St. (4PM – 10PM) or the Merchandise Tent on Gibbs Street (4PM – 11PM). Tickets cannot be exchanged for passes at venues. Admission to Club Pass shows is with the Club Pass or $20/ $25 Kilbourn Hall, cash only at the door, no advance sales for individual club pass shows. First-come, first-served for everyone!

Free Shows – No tickets are required, all shows rain or shine.

Special Activities!
Xerox House of Grooves, Merchandise Tent, free listening station to hear music samples, and more. Xerox Be Moved JazzCam, 5-10 PM, corner of Chestnut St. and East Ave. Stand in the center of a 20-foot array consisting of 48 cameras, and have your picture is taken from all angles with a push of a button and displayed as a single, 360 degree motion photo experience. Wegmans’ Presents Chalk Artist Tatyana Samodurov (Tia), who will do two large drawings on East Ave, near the Chestnut St. Stage and in front of the Ticket Shop. Get health information at the Rochester General Booth on Jazz Street. Donate musical instruments for City School Students, 5-8 PM, Merchandise Tent Relax in the Conceptual Garden Outside the Unity Health System Big Tent.

Today’s Concert Schedule – Friday June 21st

3:45 pm
Pittsford-Mendon HS Jazz Band – City of Rochester Jazz Street Stage – FREE

4:30 pm
Hilton HS Jazz Band – City of Rochester Jazz Street Stage – FREE

5:00 pm
Canandaigua HS Jazz Band – City of Rochester Jazz Street Stage – FREE

5:30 pm
Quincy Jones Presents: Nikki Yanofsky – Harro East Ballroom

5:45 pm
Bill Dobbins – Hatch Recital Hall at Eastman School of Music

6:00 pm
ECMS Jazz Combos led by Mike Kaupa & Paul Hofmann – City of Rochester Jazz Street Stage – FREE
Christian McBride’s Inside Straight – Kilbourn Hall
Gregoire Maret – Montage
Noah Preminger Quartet with Ben Monder – The Rochester Club
Prime Time Brass – Unity Health System Big Tent

6:15 pm
Patricia Barber – Max of Eastman Place

6:30 pm
Thiefs – Xerox Auditorium at Xerox Plaza

6:45 pm
Phil Robson Trio – Christ Church – Made In The UK Series

7:00 pm
Josh Panda & The Hot Damned – City of Rochester East Ave. & Chestnut St. Stage Presented by Wegmans FREE
Kat Edmonson – Little Theatre

7:15 pm
Quincy Jones Presents: Nikki Yanofsky – Harro East Ballroom

7:30 pm
Gap Mangione Big Band – City of Rochester Jazz Street Stage Presented by The Community Foundation FREE
Trondheim Jazz Orchestra – Nordic Jazz Now @ Lutheran Church Of The Reformation

7:45 pm
Bill Dobbins – Hatch Recital Hall at Eastman School of Music
Hackensaw Boys – Abilene – Roots & Americana Stage

8:00 pm
PINK MARTINI – Kodak Hall At Eastman Theatre
$105/$85/$70/$55 + service charges at the door, online or Ticket Shop

8:30 pm
Robin McKelle & The Flytones – Unity Health System Big Tent

8:45 pm
Phil Robson Trio Christ Church – Made In The UK Series

9:00 pm
Thiefs – Xerox Auditorium at Xerox Plaza
DR. JOHN & THE NITE TRIPPERS – City of Rochester East Ave. & Chestnut St. Stage Presented by Wegmans FREE

9:15 pm
Kat Edmonson – Little Theatre

9:30 pm
Gap Mangione Big Band – City of Rochester Jazz Street Stage Presented by The Community Foundation FREE
Trondheim Jazz Orchestra – Nordic Jazz Now @ Lutheran Church Of The Reformation

9:45 pm
Hackensaw Boys Abilene – Roots & Americana Stage

10:00 pm
Robin McKelle & The Flytones – Unity Health System Big Tent
Christian McBride’s Inside Straight – Kilbourn Hall, ESM
Noah Preminger Quartet with Ben Monder – The Rochester Club – Groove Nights Series
Gregoire Maret – Montage
Patricia Barber – Max of Eastman Place

10:30 pm
XRIJF Nightly Jazz Session with The Bob Sneider Trio – State St. Bar & Grill at the Rochester Plaza Hotel FREE

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