Tomorrow! Jazz in June is Back!

  • June 16, 2022

9 Days, 19 Venues, 325 Shows, 130 Free Shows! All Headliner Shows Free! (Photo: Parcel 5 stage set-up. Photo for RIJF by Garry Geer) Rochester, NY--June 16, 2022--The long wait is over! The CGI Rochester International Jazz Festival 19th edition starts to...

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Schedule Updates

  • June 15, 2022

Photo (l to r) Melissa Aldana and Taylor Rae Rochester, New York -- June 15, 2022--Due to unforeseen circumstances, the CGI Rochester International Jazz Festival has announced two schedule changes in the Club Pass series.   On Monday, June 20 a...

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RIJF Starts Friday! Here's Your Guide to the Fest

  • June 14, 2022

ROCHESTER, NY–June 14, 2022–It's been a long two years since jazz fans have gathered at the CGI Rochester International Jazz Festival to enjoy some of the finest creative improvised music from around the world. Now the 19th Edition Festival re...

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Artists with Rochester Ties Performing This Year

  • June 7, 2022

Rochester, NY—June 8, 2022-- The nine-day CGI Rochester International Jazz Festival, one of the world’s leading jazz festivals, starts Friday, June 17, and continues through Saturday, June 25 at 19 diverse open-air and indoor venues in...

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2022 Jazz Scholarship Winner Announced

  • June 5, 2022

Congratulations to Daniel Atkinson, 18-year old jazz trombone student from Honeoye Falls, NY who is this year's RIFJ/Eastman School Jazz Scholarship recipient. Daniel will enter Eastman School in the fall as a freshman majoring in Jazz Performance. The fe...

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Fest Ticket Shop Opens Monday June 6th

  • June 4, 2022

This is the place to go for information, to buy a Club Pass, to get the 2022 pocket-sized brochure with the full schedule and map, and buy a program guide ($2), filled with info on the artists, the schedule maps and more.  Exchanges of Club Pass Tick...

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Special Events & Activities Not to Miss!

  • June 3, 2022

In addition to all the music during the Fest, don't miss these special activities!  Ticket Shop Opens Monday June 6thThis is the place to go for information, to buy a Club Pass, get a brochure, and buy a program guide ($2). Located at 100 East Ave at...

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Donate Musical Instruments at the Fest

  • June 1, 2022

M&T Bank and the Rochester Education Foundation (REF) are teaming up once again to collect musical instruments for local students during the CGI Rochester International Jazz Festival, which runs from June 17 – 25, 2022. This year marks the 13th d...

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Exchange Club Pass Tickets for Passes Starting June 13

  • June 1, 2022

Rochester, NY--June 1, 2022--Club Pass Holders may exchange club pass tickets for Club Passes starting June 13 (no earlier!) at the CGI Rochester International Jazz Festival Ticket Shop. Just bring your order number or the email confirmatio...

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2022 Jazz Fest App Available for Download

  • May 23, 2022

ROCHESTER, NEW YORK – May 23, 2022–The official CGI Rochester International App is now available for download for iPhones and Android smartphones. The App is free and loaded with features to enhance the festival experience for users.  The...

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