Schedule Update: Dave Kikoski to Replace Helen Sung in 4 Performances

  • June 20, 2022

Rochester, NY–June 20, 2022–Due to the serious illness of Helen Sung's mother, we regret to announce that the Helen Sung Quartet + Special guest violinist Sara Caswell is unable to appear at the Wilder Room tomorrow night Tuesday, June 21 and W...

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Day 3! Sunday June 19

  • June 19, 2022

Rochester, NY–June 19, 2022–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 Rocheste...

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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. ...

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It's Opening Day at the 19th Edition!

  • June 17, 2022

See Press Room for releases, advisories, & artist-high res images See our Daily Photo Coverage. Rochester, NY–June 17, 2022–The CGI Rochester International Jazz Festival 19th edition starts today and runs through Saturday, June ...

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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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