All XRIJF concert venues are located in the downtown East End Cultural District in Rochester, NY. 

          6 Shows - See Schedule
Presented by Monroe County 
All concerts at: Kodak Hall at Eastman Theatre
26 Gibbs Street, Rochester, NY
Tickets required. 
Doors open 30 minutes before concerts.
Club Pass not valid for these concerts. 

85 Free Concerts
All concerts take place rain or shine. 
No tickets required. 
Bring lawn chairs. 
Food and beverages available for sale. 

225 Shows, 12 Venues
Doors open 30 minutes before shows.
Seating is first-come first-served with a Club Pass or by paying cover charge at the door, cash only. 
No advance sales for Club Pass shows. 
Arrive early, concerts frequently sell out. 

5 Workshops June 27 - July 135
  • Room 120, Ray Wright Room, Eastman School of Music (26 Gibbs St.) 
  • Free, no registration required, attend one or more days
  • Open to all grade school and high school music students. 
  • Sponsored by Wegmans

26 Gibbs Street
1:00-2:30 p.m.
Sponsored by Wegmans
No registration is required.
Attend one or more days.
Open to all aspiring grade school and high school music students.

This new series of five structured jazz workshops gives aspiring students the exceptional opportunity to play and meet, listen to and learn from professional jazz musicians from overseas. It is hosted by Bob Sneider, Eastman School of Music Assistant Professor of Jazz Studies and Contemporary Media and Senior Instructor of Jazz Guitar, and led by five visiting international musicians performing at XRIJF, all based in the United Kingdom and performing in the festival's Made in the UK Series.
- See more at: http://www.rochesterjazz.com/venues/?venue_id=42#sthash.epF1moRu.dpuf
Monday June 27 - Gwyneth Herbert
Tuesday June 28 - Christine Tobin 
Wednesday June 29 - Mammal; Hands 
Thursday June 30 - Leuwen Steffan
Friday July 1 - Matthew Halsall 

9 Sessions

Holiday Inn Downtown Rochester State Street Grill
Jazz never sleeps! You never know who will come out to play!
  • All 9 nights: June 24 - Jul 2
  • 10:30 p.m. - 2:30 a.m. 
  • FREE
  • 70 State Street, (585) 423-9837
  • Park in Sister Cities Garage, 8 N. Fitzhugh St. 

Save Time in Line at Kilbourn Hall and Max!

Some people love the line but for those who don't, we're testing a new line system this year at two of our busiest venues, Kilbourn Hall and Max of Eastman Place for the first shows nightly.

We hope this will save time spent in line so that you can enjoy other shows and activities around the festival.

Here's How It Works

Starting 2 hours before show time, patrons (Club Pass holders and those paying cash at the door) may line up and receive a color-coded wristband that will specify a return time to see the show. You must be present and in line to get a wristband. Come back at your assigned time and enjoy the show!

Kilbourn Hall

6 PM Show Only - Color-coded wristbands will be issued starting at 4 PM

  • First 50 Wristbands - Entrance time 5:30-5:35
  • 51-100 Wristbands - Entrance time 5:35-5:40
  • 101-250 Wristbands - Entrance time 5:40-5:45 

Max of Eastman Place

6:15 PM Show Only - Color-coded wristbands will be issued starting at 4:15 PM 

  • First 50 Wristbands - Entrance time 5:45-5:50
  • 51-100 Wristbands - Entrance time 5:50-5:55
  • 101-150 Wristbands - Entrance time is 5:55-6:00 

Please note:

  • Seating is first-come, first-served, whether you have a wristband, a Club Pass or paid at the door.
  • If you miss your assigned entrance time you can enter any time afterward up to 15 minutes before the show starts. Space will not be guaranteed if you are late.
  • If you arrive after 5:45 (Kilbourn) or 6:00 (Max) you must go to the back of the general line.
  • Only wristbands that are on your wrist will be accepted for entry.