Four Headliners Announced for Xerox Rochester International Jazz Festival's 15th Edition -- Chick Corea plus Joey Alexander, Chris Botti, Grace Potter and Erykah Badu

January 26, 2016

Producers John Nugent and Marc Iacona announced four headliner shows today for the nine-day 15th edition Xerox Rochester International Jazz Festival (XRIJF) June 24 to July 2.

Singer songwriter Grace Potter will perform on opening night, Friday, June 24. Grammy winner and "First Lady of Neo Soul" Erykah Badu will perform on Saturday, June 25. Twenty-two-time Grammy-winning jazz legend, pianist and composer Chick Corea "Trilogy" Trio plus special guest Joey Alexander Trio, the 12-year-old young pianist who mesmerized XRIJF audiences last year, will perform on Tuesday, June 28. Trumpeter and four-time XRIJF headliner, Chris Botti returns to XRIJF to perform on Thursday, June 30. All performances will take place at Kodak Hall at Eastman Theatre at 8PM.

John Nugent, Producer and Artistic Director, said, "We are very excited to announce these acclaimed artists from various styles of creative improvised music. With more headliners, along with our entire club pass series and free shows lineup still to be announced, we expect our 15th anniversary festival, featuring more than 1,500 musicians, to be far and away our best festival to date."

Tickets go on sale Friday, January 29 at 10AM only at To order by phone call (585) 454-2060. Tickets for Potter are $95 / $85 / $65 / $55. Tickets for Badu are $105 / $95 / $85 / $70. Tickets for Corea and Alexander are $75 / $65 / $55 / $40. Tickets for Botti are $105 / $95 / $75 / $55. $7 service charge, $9 if mailed, for all tickets.

The new 3-day Club Pass and traditional 9-day Club Pass are also on sale at for $154 and $204 respectively, plus service charges.

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