Day 6 Wednesday June 28th at the Xerox Rochester Intl Jazz Festival

June 28, 2017

Rochester, NY--June 28, 2017--The Xerox Rochester International Jazz Festival 16th Edition continues today with another amazing lineup in the clubs, free shows on four indoor and outdoor stages and the iconic Mavis Staples, who weaves herself into the very fabric of gospel, soul, folk, pop, R&B, blues, rock, and hip hop headlines at Eastman Theatre.  Tickets are still available at, at the Ticket Shop or at the door. 

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. 

Poster artist, David Cowles will be signing posters in the Merchandise Tent from 6-8 p.m.

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.

Free Jazz at the Library  Melissa Gardiner-  12 Noon

Free Youth Jazz Workshop w/ Tim Hagans -  1 - 2:30 p.m.
Headliner Show
Today's FREE Shows
Eastman Youth Jazz Orch, Music Educators Big Band, Melissa Gardiner, Chris Northington "C-Note," Fairport & Eastridge HS Jazz Bands, Jazz Scholarships Alumni

Today's Club Pass Series Shows 
Polly Gibbons, the multi-talented British singer and songwriter, is
a staple of the UK Jazz Scene. Made in the UK Series, Christ Church.
Plus! Monty Alexander, Shauli Einav, Polly Gibbons, Marcia Ball, George Gables, Ryan Keberle, Electric Kif, Tommy Smith, Bobby Militello, Charles Pillow, Klabbes Bank, Roberto Occhipinti Trio, Mark Kelso & The Jazz Exiles 
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  Personalize your Pass and 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 Staples 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) 
Tommy Smith, a leading light in European jazz, first and foremost as one of the finest saxophonists of his generation, led a huge turnout of young musicians at the popular Youth Workshops yesterday. Sponsored by Wegmans. Workshops continue today at 1 p.m. 
Photo for XRIJF by Don Ver Ploeg
Happening Around The Fest
Free Shuttle Service circulates continuously around the festival from 3 p.m. to midnight. Sponsored by Harris Beach PLLC. Wheelchair accessible. Loo for Shuttle Stop signs. Where's the shuttle? Download the app or visit the web and find it fast! 
  • iPhone app: Teletrac 
Share Your Feedback - Please take our annual survey during and after the festival and let us know how things are going. 

Merchandise Tent - 4-11 p.m. daily, Jazz (Gibbs) Street, official festival merchandise.

Xerox Technology Makes the Fest Fun -  Get personalized items printed while you wait with Xerox Print to Object printers.  $1 of every purchase is donated to Daystar for medically fragile infants. Free Xerox Photo Opp. It's all in the Merchandise Tent on Jazz Street. 

D&C Digital - complimentary Rochester Magazines,  D&C Digital Virtual Reality, charging stations, free Wi-Fi and more! All in the Merchandise Tent on Jazz Street. 

Food, Food Trucks, Vendors - on Main Street, outside Rochester Regional Health Big Tent, inside Max, Montage, Big Tent, Harro, Wilder Room and Little Theatre venues.

Donate Musical Instruments - from 5-7:30 p.m. daily in the Merchandise Tent

Move to a Healthy Groove - Rochester Regional Health Street Teams will have ear plugs, sunglasses, rain ponchos (let's hope we don't need those) and other useful items.  Look for them walking around the fest or visit the First Aid tent on Main Street at Gibbs. 
So much great food at the fest. Photo for XRIJF by Mark Druziak.
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