Last Two Days! Friday June 30th at the Xerox Rochester Intl Jazz Festival

June 30, 2017

MEDIA PLEASE NOTE:  Per the artists' request, no media photos or video will be allowed at King Crimson's Show at Eastman Theatre
Rochester, NY--June 30, 2017--It's the last two days of the Xerox Rochester International Jazz Festival 16th Edition. The virtuosic musicianship and live improvisations of veteran performers of King Crimson's veteran performers will take fans on an unforgettable musical journey through their hallowed repertoire! King Crimson headlines at Eastman Theatre at 8 p.m. Limited tickets available. 

It's the last day of the free Youth Jazz Workshops sponsored by Wegmans. The workshop starts 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 concludes today at the Rochester Monroe County Library at 12 noon. Bring your lunch.

Two Jam Sessions await late-night fans tonight at the Radisson Hotel Rochester Riverside starting at 10:30 p.m. Bob Sneider and his Trio head up the traditional Jams in the Riverside Ballroom. Karl Stabnau and his quartet lead his Soul'd Out Jams in Legends Bar and Grill.

The festival wraps up tomorrow, Saturday, July 1. The festival is 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.
Headliner Show
King Crimson, 8 PM, Eastman Theatre - SOLD OUT! (no still or video cameras allowed in the theatre for this show. 
Caravan Palace, Toronto Community Soul Project, Down North, Greece Olympics , Gates Chili HS Jazz Bands, ECMS Jazz Combo with Bob Sneider and Paul Hofmann, Jacob Dupre, Greece Jazz Band
Today's Club Pass Series Shows 
Crowd favorite Bonerama is back at Harro with two shows, 5:30 and 7:15 PM

PLUS! "4 By Monk By 4", Ronnie Foster Organ Trio, Labarbera Brothers, Binker & Moses, Tessa Souter, Sammy Miller, Ariel Pocock, Bill Tiberio Band, Iris Bergcrantz Group Feat Anders Bergcrantz, Eric Krasno, Bill Goodwin Trio, Sammy Miller and the Congregation
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 a 10% off coupon on your purchase in the Merchandise Tent.
  • 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 King Crimson. See Schedule and Buy Tickets
  • Jam Sessions - See schedule for details - nightly at the Radisson Hotel Rochester Riverside (10:30 p.m. 'til) 
Media Resources & Information
Jazz Fans - Photo for XRIJF by Mark Druziak

Happening Around The Fest
Uber Ride-sharing Now Available! 
Download the app and catch a ride to and from the festival. 

Free Shuttle Service sponsored by Harris Beach PLLC. Runs continuously around the festival from 3 p.m. to midnight. It takes approximately 30 minutes for the shuttle to make the route and return to each stop depending on traffic. Wheelchair accessible. Look for Shuttle Stop signs. want to know where's the shuttle is? Download the app or visit the web and find it fast! 
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, personalize many items, Xerox Photo Opp, D&C Digital Virtual Reality, charging stations, free Wi-Fi and more.

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

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 and sunglasses and other useful items.  See Bubble Man on Friday and Saturday nights from 5:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. on E. Main St. 

Perks for Club Pass Holders
  • LiDestri's Rye Room Hospitality Tent - Show your Club Pass or VIP Pass and enjoy access to this special Lidestri Hospitality Tent next to the Rochester Regional Health Big Tent at the corner of Chestnut St. and E. Main St. A cash bar features LiDestri beverages and food from Aunt Rosie's. Screens stream concerts from the Big Tent.
  • Xerox Smart Prize Cards -  Receive a Xerox Smart Prize Card when you redeem your Club Pass ticket for your Club Pass. Bring the card to the Merchandise Tent on Jazz Street and insert it into the reader. Everyone is a winner!