New Festival Dates Announced - Oct 2-10, 2020

  • April 27, 2020

Rochester, NY--April 27, 2020--Marc Iacona and John Nugent, producers of the CGI Rochester International Jazz Festival released an updated statement today on the status of festival planning, which is proceeding as previously announced for a rescheduled eve...

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19th Edition Postponed for June—Producers Working to Reschedule

  • April 2, 2020

Rochester, NY—CGI Rochester International Jazz Festival Producers Marc Iacona and John Nugent announced today that the festival's 19th edition, originally scheduled for June 19-27, will be canceled on those dates due to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pan...

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FAQs on our 19th Edition and the Coronavirus

  • March 18, 2020

All Festival Updates Related to the Coronavirus COVID-19 Pandemic Will Be Posted to this Page  Update From Festival Producers - April 27, 2020 "Greetings from our RIJF team. This is a message of HOPE. We hope this finds you healthy and saf...

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Lineup Announced for 19th Edition

  • March 17, 2020

9 Days – June 19 to 27 - 21 Venues – 335+ Shows Incl 100+ Free Shows & Events    Taj Mahal, Kool and the Gang, the Allman Betts Band, and Tommy Emmanuel Headline FREE Shows!   Trombone Shorty Headlines for First Time at E...

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Special Message from Marc Iacona & John Nugent on the COVID-19 Coronavirus

  • March 17, 2020

  March 17, 2020   Listen to audio message   Like you, we are keeping a close watch and staying informed on the fluid situation of Covid 19. As we follow the CDC and local health officials' recommendations, we all MUST do our part ...

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Puss N Boots & Wynonna Judd & The Big Noise Added to Headliner Lineup

  • February 25, 2020

Tickets on Sale Friday February 28 at 10AM! Rochester, NY—February 25, 2020—Producers John Nugent and Marc Iacona announced today two more headliners for the 2020 CGI Rochester International Jazz Festival – Puss N Boots - featuring ...

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Reserve Ad Space Now in Rochester's Most Anticipated Music Event of the Year!

  • February 3, 2020

The CGI Rochester International Jazz Festival, now in its 19th year, is one of the world’s leading jazz festivals, drawing more than 200,000 people to Rochester's Arts and Entertainment District to hear legendary performers, familiar favorites, risin...

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Club Passes Go on Sale Friday October 25 for 2020 CGI Rochester International Jazz Festival

  • October 22, 2019

All Passes Shareable––Record 228 Shows & 13 Club Pass Venues! + 2 Former Venues Returning––Little Theatre and Auditorium at S. Clinton Rochester, NY—October 22, 2019—Club Passes for the 2020 CGI Rochester Inter...

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18th Edition CGI Rochester International Jazz Festival Wraps up on a High Note!

  • June 30, 2019

Rochester, NY––June 30, 2019––The 18th Edition of the CGI Rochester International Jazz Festival presented by M&T Bank wrapped up last night on another high note with extraordinary artists coming to play from around the world, at...

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Media Advisory Saturday June 29, 2019

  • June 29, 2019

Last Day! - It's Day 9 - Saturday June 29 Festival Favorite Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue Headline at 9 PM - Midtown Stage - Free! 11 Free Shows! Amazing Lineup in the Clubs! Rochester, NY––June 29, 2019––It's the fin...

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