Updated: Final Headliners Added to Xerox Rochester International Jazz Festival

Update 2/23/2016:

Bruce Hornsby & the Noisemakers and Gregg Allman have been announced as the final headliners for this year’s Xerox Rochester International Jazz Festival.

Bruce Hornsby, who performed last summer with the remaining members of the Grateful Dead in celebration of their 50th anniversary, will play Wednesday, June 29 starting at 8 p.m. Gregg Allman, a founding member of the Allman Brothers Band, which broke up last year, will play Friday, July 1 at 8 p.m.

Both shows take place at the Kodak Hall at Eastman Theater. Tickets for these shows go on sale this Friday, Feb. 26 at 10 a.m.

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The Xerox Rochester International Jazz Festival has announced the first four headlining acts for its 15th edition.Screen Shot 2016-01-26 at 5.16.43 PM

All of the headliner concerts are held at the Kodak Hall at Eastman Theater and require individually sold tickets for admission. Start time will be 8 p.m. for each show, though in years past, sold-out shows have regularly added a second late set.

On Friday, June 24, the opening night of the festival, the headliner will be Vermont’s soulful singer and pop-rock breakout Grace Potter. Ticket prices range from $95 to $55.

That Saturday, the festival will host the platinum-record-selling singer-songwriter and “Queen of Neo-Soul” Erykah Badu. Tickets will run from $105 to $75.

On Tuesday, June 28, legendary pianist Chick Corea will grace the stage, bringing his Trilogy Trio featuring Christian McBride on bass and Brian Blade on drums. Opening the show will be the Joey Alexander Trio. The teenage prodigy wowed the festival crowd last year with his solo performances and was featured as one of NYS Music’s 10 most memorable Club Pass series shows. Tickets are priced from $75 to $40.

Rounding out the announced acts, Chris Botti, who headlined the very first Rochester International Jazz Fest in 2002, will bring his Grammy Award-winning trumpet playing back to the Eastman Theatre for a fourth time on Thursday, June 30. Ticket prices for this show range from $105 to $55.

Tickets for all four headlining shows go on sale to the public at 10 a.m. this Friday, with a pre-sale available to the festival’s email subscribers happening at 10 a.m. Thursday.

Stay tuned for further headliner announcements and the full festival lineup sometime in March.

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