Day 5 Tuesday June 27th at the Xerox Rochester Intl Jazz Festival

June 27, 2017

Rochester, NY--June 27, 2017--The Xerox Rochester International Jazz Festival 16th Edition crosses the half-way point today featuring an amazing lineup in the clubs, and free shows and events on four indoor and outdoor stages. 

Free Youth Jazz Workshops sponsored by Wegmans continue today at 1:00 - 2:30 p.m. in Room 120 Ray Wright Room at Eastman School of Music.  No preregistration required, just show up. The free Jazz Starts at Noon series is today at the Rochester Monroe County Library at 12 noon. 

The festival continues through Saturday, July 1 featuring more than 1500 artists from 18 countries and more than 325 shows. It is presented in three series - the Club Pass Series with 230+ shows, the headliner series of six shows and 95 free shows and events. The festival's 19 indoor and outdoor venues all within walking distance in Rochester's East End Cultural and Entertainment District.
Jam sessions are nightly at the Radisson Hotel Rochester Riverside starting at 10:30 p.m. You never know who will show up to play! 
Pianist Monty Alexander - 55 years after he moved to the United States from Kingston, Jamaica, his home town, he is an American classic, touring the world relentlessly with various projects, delighting a global audience drawn to his vibrant personality and soulful message.

Jazz at the Library -  12 Noon
Youth Jazz Workshop w/ Tommy Smith -  1 - 2:30 p.m.
Monty Alexander - Lyric Theatre - 4 p.m.
Headliner Show
Scott Bradlee's Postmodern Jukebox Headlines at Eastman Theatre, 8 PM
Next Generations Jazz Orch, Vanishing Sun Band, Christian Crawford, Rochester Metro Jazz Orch, New Horizons Big Band, Greece Athena and School of the Arts Jazz Bands
Club Pass Series Shows 
Hot Club of Cowtown returns to XRIJF with two shows in the Rochester Regional Big Tent. Club Pass or $30 at the door. 

Steve Kuhn trio, Vanessa Rubin, Dave O'Higgins Atlantic Bridge Qtet, New Breed Brass Band, Kendrick Scott's Oracle, Bill Evans Band feat Tommy Smith, Eri Yamamoto, Mario Rom's Interzone, Ole Mathisen Floating Points, Charlie Hunter trio, LSAT, Monty Alexander, Hot Club of Cowtown
Ticket Shop - 100 East Ave at the corner of Gibbs St. Open 10 a.m. - 11p.m.
  • Redeem Club Pass tickets for Passes before you attend any shows -  at the Ticket Shop. To personalize your Pass, you must redeem your ticket at the Ticket Shop (get 10% off coupon!)
  • Club Pass Series shows - Show your Club Pass or $35 (Kilbourn) $30 all others) cash at the door. 
  • Save Time in Line - Max and Kilbourn, 6:15 and 6 p.m. shows only, wristbands handed out starting around 4 p.m.
  • Free shows - see schedule  - no tickets required, all shows go on rain or shine. 
  • Headliner Show Tickets available for Mavis StaplesScott Bradlee's Postmodern Jukebox, and King Crimson. Sheryl Crow's concert has sold out. See Schedule and Buy Tickets
  • Jam Sessions - See schedule for details - nightly at the Radisson Hotel Rochester Riverside (10:30 p.m. 'til) 
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