Free Workshops for Young Musicians Offered at Jazz Fest

June 9, 2015

Rochester, NY--June 8, 2015 -- For the sixth year, the Xerox Rochester International Jazz Festival is offering jazz workshops for young music students.

If there is a young music student in your family, this series of five structured jazz workshops, sponsored by Wegmans, will give him or her the exceptional opportunity to play and meet, listen to, and learn from professional jazz musicians performing at the festival.

The series 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 musicians performing at XRIJF.

See Schedule:


June 22-28, 2015

1:00 - 2:30 PM


Eastman School of Music


26 Gibbs Street, Rochester, NY


Open to all grade school and high school music students. No registration is required. Just show up! Attend one or more days. Free of charge!


Monday June 22 - Trio Red - Tom Bancroft (DRUMS

Tuesday June 23 - Cloudmakers Jim Hart (Vibraphone)

Wednesday June 24 - Troyka - Kit Downes (Keyboards/Piano)

Thursday June 25 - Julia Biel (Vocals/Piano)

Friday June 26 - Denys Baptiste (Saxophone)