May 23, 2008

Can you believe it? RIJF 2008 starts just 3 weeks from today!!

In celebration of the arrival of summer (and yes jazz fest lovers, it will be warming up soon!!), RIJF is pleased to our newsletter subscribers special ticket discounts to 3 special headliner jazz shows at the Eastman Theatre! RIJF encourages you to take advantage of ticket discounts for the following great shows at RIJF 2008:

1. Dee Dee Bridgewater "A Malian Journey"

+ Special Guest Richard Bona Band

Saturday June 14, 8PM at The Eastman Theatre

How do I get discounted tickets?

IN PERSON: The Jazz Festival Ticket Shop,

Corner of East Ave. & Gibbs Street (See Ticket Info for shop hours).

Just say the password code: DEEDEE

Online: http://www.ticketmaster.com/event/00004087B8B06434

Enter the password code: DEEDEE

2. Jeff Tyzik’s "Gillespiana:

A Tribute to Dizzy Gillespie with Jean Bryson, Byron Stripling and Gerry Niewood + an all star Big Band!

Tuesday, June 17, 8PM at The Eastman Theatre

OK, once again, how do I get discounted tickets?

IN PERSON: The Jazz Festival Ticket Shop,

Corner of East Ave. & Gibbs Street (See Ticket Info for shop hours).

Just say the password code: TYZIK

Online: http://www.ticketmaster.com/event/00004087B46561A2

Enter the password code: TYZIK

3. Rochester Jazz @ The Philharmonc

An All Star Jam Session! Starring Cedar Walton, Slide Hampton, Nicholas Payton, Eric Alexander, Peter Bernstein, Carmen Lundy, Jeremy Pelt, Vincent Herring, Eric Reed, Peter Washington, David Williams, Kenny Washington and Louis Hayes. Musical Director Bob Belden.

Wednesday June 18, 8PM at The Eastman Theatre

I really haven't been paying attention so please tell me, how do I get discounted tickets?

IN PERSON: The Jazz Festival Ticket Shop,

Corner of East Ave. & Gibbs Street (See Ticket Info for shop hours).

Just say the password code: JATP

Online: http://www.ticketmaster.com/event/00004087B3116129

Enter the password code: JATP

Jazz Festival Ticket Shop 585-325-3707

Shop Hours are as follows:

Before Festival: May 19 – June 12

Monday through Friday, 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.

Saturday, 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Closed Sundays and holidays including Memorial Day Weekend Sat/Sun/Mon, May 24, 25, 26

During Festival: June 13-21

Open daily from 10 a.m. to 11 p.m. nightly.

Festival goers can get the Festival brochure and schedule, purchase Club Passes and tickets for the Festival’s Eastman Theatre concerts. The service charge for Eastman Theatre tickets is only $1 per ticket at the Festival Shop.


The popular Club Pass is $125 plus $4 service charge until June 13 while supplies last. At 12:01AM until June 13 the pass increases to $135 + $4 service charge during the festival if any remain. Club Passes sold out the past two years.

No individual advance sale tickets are available for Club Pass shows. Entry to Club shows is with a Club Pass or cash at the door - $25 for Kilbourn Hall shows, $20 for all other Club venues. Entry is first-come first-served.

Tickets for other headliner shows and the Club Pass are also available at all Ticketmaster outlets, 585-232-1900, www.ticketmaster.com and www.rochesterjazz.com. Tickets prices vary. Service charges apply. Tickets may also be purchased at the Ticket Express Box Office in person only (no phone calls) at 885 E Main St, where the service charge is $1 per ticket. Ticket Express Box Office is open Monday-Friday from 10AM-5PM.

Club Pass Series Presented by Greater Rochester Association of Realtors and Presentation Source

150 shows at Kilbourn Hall, Max of Eastman Place, Harro East, Mondavi Big Tent, Montage Grille, High Fidelity, Lutheran Church of the Reformation and Christ Church. Entry first-come first-served with the Club Pass or individual tickets for sale at the door for $20-$25 cash only. No advance sale individual tickets. See full schedule at www.rochesterjazz.com or in brochure.

Free Shows on City of Rochester Outdoor Stages - All concerts are free

- City of Rochester East Ave. & Alexander St. Stage

- City of Rochester East Ave. and Chestnut St. Stage

- City of Rochester Jazz Street Stage Presented by Rochester Area Foundation

Festival News, Merchandise & Photos

Visit www.rochesterjazz.com and sign up for email news.

CDs will be sold in the Merchandise Tent by Barnes & Noble all nine days of the festival. Artists’ signings will be scheduled daily. Check the schedule inside the tent.


City of Rochester, M&T Bank, Senator Jim Alesi, Democrat and Chronicle, Eastman School of Music, Rochester Plaza Hotel, Toyota, Mondavi, Constellation Brands, The Community Foundation, Greater Rochester Association of Realtors, Presentation Source, Monroe County, 13WHAM TV, Lake Beverage, Harris Interactive, Mercury Print Productions, Visit Rochester, AdMar, Jet Blue, DownBeat Magazine, House of Guitars, Max of Eastman Place, and SUNY Brockport.

About the Rochester International Jazz Festival (RIJF)

RIJF has become one of nation’s largest and fastest growing music festivals, drawing fans from all across the U.S. and around the world to hear legendary Grammy award-winning artists and critically-acclaimed jazz and contemporary groups. The 2007 Festival drew a record crowd of 121,000 people.

RIJF is presented by M&T Bank and produced by John Nugent, founder, Co-Producer and Artistic Director, and Marc Iacona, Co-Producer and Executive Director. Nugent and Iacona also produce the PAETEC Music Tour and Rochester Musicfest. Nugent, a noted tenor sax player, has traveled the world with many jazz artists including Tony Bennett, Ella Fitzgerald, Rosemary Clooney, Clark Terry, The Woody Herman Orchestra and The Vanguard Jazz Orchestra. Iacona, a Rochester native, business and community leader, avid trumpeter and supporter of the arts, is President of Simcona Electronics.