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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FAQs on 19th Edition Festival

  • February 11, 2021

CGI Rochester International Jazz Festival 19th Edition FAQs   Will the 19th Edition festival go on in 2021? May 3, 2021--After intensive efforts to deliver a festival this year, CGI Rochester International Jazz Festival producers Marc Iacona and ...

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Planning on Course for 2021 CGI Rochester International Jazz Festival

  • February 11, 2021

This Year's Festival Will Move to July 30 – August 7 at Rochester Institute of Technology to Accommodate Distancing and Anticipated Public Health Guidelines Rochester, NY—February 11, 2021-- In an effort to do everything possible to deliv...

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19th Edition Festival Postponed to June 18-26, 2021

  • July 10, 2020

Rochester, NY—July 10, 2020—Marc Iacona and John Nugent, producers of the CGI Rochester International Jazz Festival, announced today that the festival‘s nine-day 19th edition, first rescheduled from June 19 – June 27 to October 2 – 10, 2020 becau...

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New Dates Announced for Spyro Gyra and Puss N Boots Headliner Shows

  • April 28, 2020

Rochester, NY--April 28, 2020--John Nugent and Marc Iacona, producers of the CGI Rochester International Jazz Festival, announced today new dates for two headliners shows for the festival's rescheduled 19th Edition October 2 -10, 2020. Puss N Boots featur...

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