“CGI will succeed Xerox Corporation, which has been the festival’s title sponsor since 2009,” said Marc Iacona, festival co-producer and executive director. “We thank the Xerox team for 10 years of outstanding partnership and are grateful for all their support that engaged our fans and enhanced the festival’s mission in countless ways."
The festival, which just wrapped up its nine-day 17th edition on June 30 with 208,000 record attendance, will now be called the CGI Rochester International Jazz Festival Presented by M&T Bank.
Established in 1987, CGI Communications, Inc. is a leader in digital marketing solutions. Headquartered in Rochester, NY, CGI Communications, Inc. employs over 350 full-time staff with branch offices in Chicago, Indianapolis, Richmond, Louisville, and Knoxville. Having fully produced over 250,000 videos for municipalities, chambers of commerce, counties, associations, and local businesses across the country, CGI constantly evolves with changing technology to create new and interesting initiatives to promote communities and organizations.
“CGI is growing and has made a significant commitment to downtown Rochester, where our festival has been based since it was founded in 2002,” said Iacona. “We are pleased to welcome them as a new sponsor and look forward to their support as we continue to invest in what has become one of the nation’s leading jazz festivals.”