First 3 Headliners Announced - Tickets Now on Sale!

December 13, 2019

Rochester, NY --December 6, 2019-- Tickets go on sale today at 10AM for the first three headliners announced for the 2020 CGI Rochester International Jazz Festival. Tickets for Nile Rodgers & CHIC; A Celebration of 50 Years, Garth Fagan Dance with Monty Alexander Sextet; and Spyro Gyra. can be ordered online only at or by calling (585) 454-2060.

Nile Rodgers & CHIC, a multiple GRAMMY-winning composer, producer, arranger and guitarist, co-founder of CHIC, the newly elected Chairman of the Songwriters Hall of Fame, and member of the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame will perform Friday, June 26. Tickets are $130/$125/$90/$65 + service charges. 

Garth Fagan Dance will celebrate 50 years of dance at the CGI Rochester International Jazz Festival performing with long-time friend, Monty Alexander, on Wednesday, June 24. Tickets are $93/$73/$53/$33 + service charges.

Spyro Gyra, back at the Festival for the first time since 2003, the contemporary jazz icons are now in their 45th year as a band. From humble beginnings in Buffalo, N.Y. they have continued to reach an international audience. They perform Tuesday, June 23. Tickets are $63/$53/$43/$33 + service charges. This is the band's first return to the festival since it headlined in 2003.

All headliner shows are at 8 PM at Kodak Hall at Eastman Theatre.

Three and nine-day Club Passes are also on sale now at the lowest prices. The Club Pass is the festival's popular value pass to discovery, with access to more than 228 Club Pass shows at a record 13 Club Pass venues. 

The festival's 19th edition will be held June 19 to 27, 2020 in multiple indoor and outdoor venues in downtown Rochester, New York. The 2019 festival wrapped up with attendance of more than 208,000.

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