Rochester music loving denizens know that the ultimate week in town is the annual Xerox Rochester International Jazz Fest. With hundreds of musicians expected every year playing street, theater and outdoor shows ranging from free to black tie affairs – the fest typically attracts in the 100’s of thousands over the course of 9 days. While the full schedule has yet to be announced – including the street held free concert series – some of the Kodak Hall headliner schedule has been announced.
Canadian jazz legend Diana Krall will be performing a matinee 4PM show June 19. Multiple Grammy winning trumpet player Herb Alpert will toot your socks off on Jun 20. Herb will be joined by the brilliant and well known singer Lani Hall.
Hendrix scribe Gary Clarke Jr. will bring his screaming blues licks into town on Jun 23 with vocalist Beth Hart. Another Grammy winner – also well known as the winner of American Idol season three – Jennifer Hudson is up June 24. The Trucks/Tedeschi band along with Sharon Jones and the Dap Kings will be a part of this years festival on June 25.
Finishing things off June 27 is the return of the Steep Canyon Rangers. The ever popular bluegrass band will be on their own this year – last year they performed alongside legendary comedian and banjo player Steve Martin.
Select tickets have already gone on sale and it’s likely that all of these shows will sell out, if you want in – visit the website now for purchase. The ever popular nine day club passes are also available now for $194 – no club shows have been announced thus far.
Stay tuned for all things Jazz Fest as more is announced!