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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Schedule Change Wynonna Judd Show Canceled -- Drew Holcomb & The Neighbors to Headline June 25th

  • May 19, 2022

ROCHESTER, NEW YORK--May 19, 2022-- Wynonna Judd, who was scheduled to perform at the CGI Rochester International Jazz Festival at 9 p.m. on Saturday, June 25th will be unable to be in Rochester for this year's festival. Wynonna's mother, Naomi Judd died o...

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Lineup Announced for 19th Edition June 17-25

  • March 15, 2022

325 Shows – 1750+ Artists – 20 Venues – Record Number of Free Shows – Limited Number of Club Passes Now On Sale Rochester, NY—March 15, 2022—The CGI Rochester International Jazz Festival is back! After a two-year hiatus due to the global c...

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RIJF Presents An Evening with Catherine Russell on March 15th

  • February 15, 2022

The Grammy Award-winning Vocalist Will Perform March 15. Tickets On Sale Now! Rochester, New York -- February 15, 2022 -- Tickets are on sale now for "An Evening with Catherine Russell." Russell, a Grammy Award-winning vocalist, and seven-time Roches...

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

  • November 5, 2021

Rochester, NY—November 5, 2021—CGI 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. &nbs...

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Grant to Save our Stages

  • July 28, 2021

We are very pleased to announce that we are a recipient of a Shuttered Venue Operators Grant, which provides emergency assistance for eligible venues affected by COVID-19 and was championed by Senator Chuck Schumer in Congress to save our stages....

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After Intensive Efforts to Deliver a Festival this Year, the CGI Rochester International Jazz Festival Must Be Postponed to June 17-25, 2022 Due to Pandemic Restrictions

  • May 3, 2021

Note to Editors: Marc Iacona and John Nugent will be available for comments via phone or Zoom today. Please contact Amanda Antinore, (585) 729-7533 to arrange. Rochester, NY–May 3, 2021–After intensive efforts to deliver a festival this year, ...

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