Day 2 at the 19th Edition!

June 18, 2022

photo credit: The crowd at the City of Rochester Midtown Stage at Parcel 5 for Chris Botti's free show last night! Photo for RIJF by Aaron Winters.
Rochester, NY–June 18, 2022–It was, quite simply, an incredible opening night. Rochester welcomed music fans who united after a long two-year hiatus to share the joy of music and each other. They packed the venues from Club Pass shows to the free shows outdoors. The much-anticipated Jazz in June reunion is back!
The CGI Rochester International Jazz Festival 19th edition continues today through Saturday, June 25. This year's festival will deliver 325 shows at 19 diverse indoor and outdoor venues in downtown Rochester NY. All venues are within walking distance of each other.
More than 1750 musicians are coming from around the world to play. A record 130 shows are free this year including the entire headliner seriesJam sessions close out the festival nightly at the Hyatt Regency Rochester, where you never know who will show up to play. And Jazz Workshops provide a unique opportunity for music students of all ages to learn from visiting artists performing at the festival.

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