Important Notice!

The festival's 19th edition, originally scheduled for June 19-27, has been rescheduled due to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. Rather than giving up during this time of uncertainty, we are continuing to take a hopeful course and are forging ahead to the best of our ability to reschedule our 19th edition festival for October 2 to 10, 2020. These plans are fully predicated on being able to gather safely according to recommendations of our health and government officials. Read full update

Media Advisory Thursday June 27, 2019

June 27, 2019

Photo caption: Jeff Goldblum went up to the balcony at Eastman Theatre last night to dance once again with Ethel Chadwick of Scottsville. Ethel danced with Goldblum in the film, The Mountain. Photo for RIJF by Thom Bell.

Day 7 - Thursday June 27

Rochester, NY –– June 27, 2019 ––The nine day CGI Rochester International Jazz Festival continues today with 36 shows and events starting at 12 noon with a free show featuring Mike Melito at the Central Library downtown.
Today's free Jazz Workshops sponsored by Wegmans for music students of all ages at 1 p.m., features percussionist Jamie Haddad.
And George Benson headlines tonight at 8 p.m. at Eastman (SOLD OUT).
The 18th Edition Festival runs through Saturday, June 29 and presents more 1500 legendary performers, familiar favorites and rising stars in 320 shows. It's the place to be in June!