Lineup Announced for 19th Edition June 17-25

  • March 15, 2022

325 Shows – 1750+ Artists – 20 Venues – Record Number of Free Shows – Limited Number of Club Passes Now On Sale Rochester, NY—March 15, 2022—The CGI Rochester International Jazz Festival is back! After a two-year hiatus due to the global c...

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RIJF Presents An Evening with Catherine Russell on March 15th

  • February 15, 2022

The Grammy Award-winning Vocalist Will Perform March 15. Tickets On Sale Now! Rochester, New York -- February 15, 2022 -- Tickets are on sale now for "An Evening with Catherine Russell." Russell, a Grammy Award-winning vocalist, and seven-time Roches...

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CGI Rochester International Jazz Festival is Returning to Downtown Rochester June 17-25, 2022

  • November 5, 2021

Rochester, NY—November 5, 2021—CGI Rochester International Jazz Festival producers John Nugent and Marc Iacona confirmed today that planning is well underway for the Festival’s long-awaited return to downtown Rochester in June 2022. &nbs...

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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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