Xerox Rochester International Jazz Festival (XRIJF) producers John Nugent and Marc Iacona announced the complete lineup. Now in its 17th year, the nine-day festival runs from June 22 to June 30. More than 300 performances are scheduled across twenty venues. Headliners appearing at Eastman Theatre include Alison Krauss (sold out) , Béla Fleck and the Flecktones , Boz Scaggs , Jill Scott , Lake Street Dive, and Seal. Tickets and Club Passes are available on the XRIJF website. The festival also features nearly 100 free events.
“As one of America’s leading music festivals, we are proud to feature a wide variety of emerging and established artists of all styles and genres under the auspices of ‘Jazz’ from around the globe. There is always something for everyone at XRIJF.”
– John Nugent, Producer and Artistic Director
Full 2018 Artist Lineup in Alphabetical Order
78 RPM Big Band, Akiko Tsuruga Trio, Alfredo Rodriguez and Pedrito Martinez, Alison Krauss, All Our Exes Live In Texas, Amanda Monaco Quartet, Beats ‘N’ Pieces, Béla Fleck and the Flecktones, Bill Dobbins, Bill Goodwin Trio, Bill Tiberio Band, Bob Sneider’s ECMS Jazz Performance Workshops, Boz Scaggs, Brendan Lanighan, Brian Setzer’s Rockabilly Riot!, Brockport Big Band, Brubeck Brothers Quartet, Bujazz Orchestra, Buried Treasure Featuring Bari Koral, Butcher Brown, Charlie Lindner Trio + Danielle Ponder and Friends, Charlie Pillow Trio, Christian Sands, Christian Sands Trio, CNY Jazz Band, Cold Chocolate, Community Soul Project, David Hazeltine, Davina and the Vagabonds, Davy Knowles Band, Des Sourcils, Deva Mahal, Django Bates Beloved Trio, Djangoners – Bobby Henrie, Dmitri Matheny Group Jazz Noir, Doug Stone Quartet featuring Josiah Williams, Duchess Trio, Dustbowl Revival, Eastman Youth Jazz Orchestra Directed by Doug Stone, Eastman-RCSD Jazz Ensemble and Mike Kaupa Jazz Performance Workshop, Eric Krasno Band, Fat City, Gap Mangione Big Band, Gary Versace, Geoffrey Keezer, Geoffrey Keezer Trio, Georgia Mancio/Alan Broadbent Quartet, Ghost Note With Mononeon, Gogo Penguin, Greater Finger Lakes Jazz Orchestra, Greece Jazz Band, Guitar of Fire Johannes Linstead, Gwyneth Herbert, Hanna PK, Harold Danko, Hip Spanic AllStars, House of Waters, Jack Broadbent, Jane Bunnett and Maqueque, Jazz Goes to the Movies with Mark Watters, Jazz is Phsh, Jazzmeia Horn, Jean Michel Pilc, Jerry Granelli Band featuring Robben Ford, Jill Scott, Joe Farnsworth Quartet Featuring Eric Alexander, Joe Locke Group, Joey Alexander Trio, Johnny Goldtooth and the Chevy Casanovas, Julian Siegel Quartet, Junior Brown, Junior High Jazz Ensemble, Kate McGarry Trio, Knower, Kuara Trio, Lake Street Dive, Lakecia Benjamin, Liz Vice, Lucia Cadotsch “Speak Low, Maciej Obara Quartet, Marius Neset, Mark Lewandowski Trio, Matt Savage, Matt Wilson’s Honey and Salt Band, Megumi Yonezawa, Melissa Aldana, Mike Melito, Mindi Abair and The Boneshakers, Moon Hooch, Music Educators Big Band, Mwenso and The Shakes, New Energy Jazz Orchestra, New Horizons Big Band Directed by Priscilla Todd Brown, New Horizons Vintage Jazz Band Directed by Don Sherman, Nicholas Payton Front and Center, One For All, Paradigm Shift and the PShift Horns, Partikel, Paul Jost, Penfield Rotary Big Band, Phony Ppl, Pilc Moutin Hoenig, Pokey LaFarge, Prime Time Brass, Quincy Mumford and the Reason Why, Quinn Lawrence Band, Rai Thistlethwayte, Robin Mckelle, Rochester Jazz All Stars, Rochester Metropolitan Jazz Orchestra, Ron Artis II and the Truth, Ryan Johnson Project, Sara Borges and the Broken Singles, Sara Gazarek Quartet, Sax-O-Matic, Scott Sharrard and the Brickyard Band, SEAL, Shake Stew, Significant Other, Sigurdur Flosason, Songs of Freedom, Sonidos Unidos, Soul Stew, St. Germain, Star People Featuring Bobby Militello, Stephane Wrembel, Strings Attached, Sultans of String, Syndicate Jazz Band, Teagan and the Tweeds, Tempest, Terell Stafford Quintet, TFunk Crew, The Bad Plus, The Klick, The Royal Bopsters, The Suffers, Thomas Stronen, Torben Waldorff, Tower of Power 50th Anniversary Tour, Trail Of Souls, VickiKristinaBarcelona Sings the Music of Tom Waits, Vincent Herring Quartet, Vintage Trouble, Will Vinson Trio, William Sperandei Quartet Featuring, Pat Labarbera and Zara Mcfarlane.