CGI Rochester International Jazz Festival is Returning to Downtown Rochester June 17-25, 2022

November 5, 2021

Rochester, NYNovember 5, 2021CGI Rochester International Jazz Festival producers John Nugent and Marc Iacona confirmed today that planning is well underway for the Festival’s long-awaited return to downtown Rochester in June 2022.
After a two-year hiatus due to the pandemic, Nugent and Iacona have been working continuously collaborating with colleagues in the music and entertainment industry around the globe to ensure that the Festival’s return will be one to remember.
“We are extremely excited to bring the Festival back to Downtown Rochester,” said Nugent, Producer and Artistic Director. “It has been a stressful two years of scheduling, postponing, rescheduling and postponing again, and again. Finally, though, on June 17, 2022, our much-anticipated 19th Edition will open!”
“Postponing our Jazz Festival for two years in a row has left a void for all of us,” said Producer and Executive Director Marc Iacona. “We can look forward once again to hearing vibrant music from around the world in June in downtown Rochester.”
The full lineup and complete Festival details will be announced at the annual spring press conference on Tuesday, March 15, 2022.
Booking is well underway for the 2022 Club Pass Series, giving the right of first refusal as promised to artists originally booked for the 19th Edition. The 2022 Club Pass Series will feature 219 sets of music at 12 venues in downtown Rochester including the Bethel Church (new this year), Hatch Hall, Hyatt Regency Ballroom (new this year), Kilbourn Hall, Little Theatre, Lutheran Church of the Reformation, Max of Eastman Place, Montage Music Hall, Temple Theater, Theater at Innovation Square (formerly Xerox Auditorium and newly renovated), Rochester Regional Health Big Tent, and the Wilder Room.
Patrons who hold club pass series tickets for the pandemic postponed 19th Edition, do not need to do anything. Their tickets are automatically valid for the 2022 festival or 2023 festival if they are unable to attend in 2022. As in prior years, Club Pass Tickets may be redeemed for passes at the Ticket Shop. Hours and dates for the shop will be announced closer to the festival.
Almost 100% of Club Pass patrons held onto their tickets for the 2022 festival, so in order to not overtax Club Pass venue capacities, the Festival will not put Club Passes on sale until spring 2022. Quantities will be limited.
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TheCGI Rochester International Jazz Festival is one of the world’s leading jazz festivals. Held annually in Rochester, NY, more than 200,000 music fans attend the nine-day Festival, which presents 320+ shows 20+ venues with more than 1750 artists from around the world. The Festival was founded in 2002 and is produced by RIJF, LLC, a privately held company owned by John Nugent and Marc Iacona. 2022 will mark the Festival's 19th Edition. The 2020 and 2021 Festivals could not be held due to the coronavirus pandemic.