Ticket Shop Opens June 6, Free App Available, Donate Musical Instruments at the Fest, Save the Dates for Kids Workshops

June 1, 2016

Coming up at the Jazz Fest!

The countdown to the 15th anniversary edition

Xerox Rochester International Jazz Fest has begun!

1500+ artists, 325+ concerts, 19 venues, and

9 days of amazing music. It all starts June 24th!

Ticket Shop Opens Monday June 6

The Jazz Fest Ticket Shop opens on Monday, June 6. This is the place to pick up a brochure, buy tickets for headliner shows and Club Passes. Located at the corner of Gibbs Street and East Avenue.

June 6 - 19: Noon - 5PM

June 20 - 23: 10AM - 5PM

June 24 - July 2: 10AM-11PM

Free Kids Workshops Offered June 27 - July 1

This series of five jazz workshops sponsored by Wegmans will give young music students the exceptional opportunity to play and meet, listen to and learn from professional jazz musicians performing at the festival. It is hosted by Bob Sneider, Eastman School of Music Assistant Professor of Jazz Studies and Contemporary Media, and led by five musicians performing at XRIJF. Workshops are free, and no registration is required. Attend one or more days. Open to all grade school and high school music students. Workshops are held at Eastman School of Music Ray Wright Room (Room 120), 26 Gibbs St. from 1:00-2:30 PM. See Schedule

Musical Instruments Can Be Donated at the Fest to Help City Music Students

Now's the time to look through your closets for unused musical instruments. Rochester Education Foundation (REF) will collect new and used musical instruments for Rochester city students at the Festival. Bring instruments to REF's table (donated by M&T Bank) in the Merchandise Tent on Jazz Street (Gibbs St) during the festival from 4-8 PM June 24 - July 2. For more information contact REF at

(585) 271-5790, info@rochestereducation.org.

XRIJF Free Smartphone App Allows Users to Create Own Festival Agenda

Festival goers can map out their own custom festival plan with the XRIJF free updated official app. The app carries the full schedule, list of artists, venues, audio clips, maps and links to buy tickets online. You'll find concert descriptions and artists, their bios, and you can select your favorite artists and make your own agenda. Take and share photos with Photo Booth. A search tool allows users to browse easily through concerts and artist profiles. Download Now! http://www.oneevent-oneapp.com/rochesterjazzfestival-2016/