Grant to Save our Stages

  • July 28, 2021

We are very pleased to announce that we are a recipient of a Shuttered Venue Operators Grant, which provides emergency assistance for eligible venues affected by COVID-19 and was championed by Senator Chuck Schumer in Congress to save our stages....

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After Intensive Efforts to Deliver a Festival this Year, the CGI Rochester International Jazz Festival Must Be Postponed to June 17-25, 2022 Due to Pandemic Restrictions

  • May 3, 2021

Note to Editors: Marc Iacona and John Nugent will be available for comments via phone or Zoom today. Please contact Amanda Antinore, (585) 729-7533 to arrange. Rochester, NY–May 3, 2021–After intensive efforts to deliver a festival this year, ...

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FAQs on 19th Edition Festival

  • February 11, 2021

CGI Rochester International Jazz Festival 19th Edition FAQs   Will the 19th Edition festival go on in 2021? May 3, 2021--After intensive efforts to deliver a festival this year, CGI Rochester International Jazz Festival producers Marc Iacona and ...

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Planning on Course for 2021 CGI Rochester International Jazz Festival

  • February 11, 2021

This Year's Festival Will Move to July 30 – August 7 at Rochester Institute of Technology to Accommodate Distancing and Anticipated Public Health Guidelines Rochester, NY—February 11, 2021-- In an effort to do everything possible to deliv...

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19th Edition Festival Postponed to June 18-26, 2021

  • July 10, 2020

Rochester, NY—July 10, 2020—Marc Iacona and John Nugent, producers of the CGI Rochester International Jazz Festival, announced today that the festival‘s nine-day 19th edition, first rescheduled from June 19 – June 27 to October 2 – 10, 2020 becau...

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New Dates Announced for Spyro Gyra and Puss N Boots Headliner Shows

  • April 28, 2020

Rochester, NY--April 28, 2020--John Nugent and Marc Iacona, producers of the CGI Rochester International Jazz Festival, announced today new dates for two headliners shows for the festival's rescheduled 19th Edition October 2 -10, 2020. Puss N Boots featur...

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New Festival Dates Announced - Oct 2-10, 2020

  • April 27, 2020

Rochester, NY--April 27, 2020--Marc Iacona and John Nugent, producers of the CGI Rochester International Jazz Festival released an updated statement today on the status of festival planning, which is proceeding as previously announced for a rescheduled eve...

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19th Edition Postponed for June—Producers Working to Reschedule

  • April 2, 2020

Rochester, NY—CGI Rochester International Jazz Festival Producers Marc Iacona and John Nugent announced today that the festival's 19th edition, originally scheduled for June 19-27, will be canceled on those dates due to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pan...

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FAQs on our 19th Edition and the Coronavirus

  • March 18, 2020

All Festival Updates Related to the Coronavirus COVID-19 Pandemic Will Be Posted to this Page  Update From Festival Producers - April 27, 2020 "Greetings from our RIJF team. This is a message of HOPE. We hope this finds you healthy and saf...

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Lineup Announced for 19th Edition

  • March 17, 2020

9 Days – June 19 to 27 - 21 Venues – 335+ Shows Incl 100+ Free Shows & Events    Taj Mahal, Kool and the Gang, the Allman Betts Band, and Tommy Emmanuel Headline FREE Shows!   Trombone Shorty Headlines for First Time at E...

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