Xerox Rochester International Jazz Festival

Clifton Anderson

Sun, 04/01/2018 - 1:00am - 2:00am

Enjoy the mellow tones and big sounds of trombonist Clifton Anderson and his quintet.

Tessa Souter

Sun, 02/14/2016 - 3:00pm - 4:00pm

Don't miss hearing this beautiful voice of this amazing jazz singer.

Benny Green Trio

Sun, 02/14/2016 - 2:00pm - 3:00pm

Benny Green is one of the most exciting, hard-swinging, hard-bop pianists to emerge from Art Blakey's Jazz Messengers. 

The Jazz Corner with WRUR's Scott Regan & D&C's Jeff Spevak

Weekdays at 10:30am on WRUR-FM 88.5 and WITH-FM 90.1

Get the inside scoop on the 2017 Xerox Rochester International Jazz Festival with Democrat and Chronicle music critic Jeff Spevak.

Why this dog looks a little sad . . .

 

The reason? This handsome dog will be missing owner Bob Sneider, the hardest-working jazz guitarist during The Xerox Rochester International Jazz Festival.  He (Bob) hosts jam sessions every night with his Trio, among other things.  I caught up with Bob on the interwebs.

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With the Jazz Festival here again, this must be a crazy and fulfilling time for you.  How do you prepare for those late night jam sessions?

 There is no preparing for the jam sessions. Years of practicing and developing a repertoire of several hundred songs and flexibility to play them in other keys / tempos helps. Physically, I am a gym rat. I go to the gym every day during the fest. Swim and cardio vascular stuff. That helps with endurance. Being mentally alert and thinking about planning the sets and working the list of sitters-in is key. I do not drink at all — just water and coffee.

Salena's Sangriaville at the Little Theatre

Open 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. every night of the Jazz Fest

The Little Theatre unveils a new event space, adjacent to Theater 1, which will be known as Salena’s Sangriaville during the Jazz Fest.

Joey DeFrancesco Trio

Fri, 06/26/2015 - 12:00am - 1:00am

Didn't get enough jazz at the XRIJF tonight? End the night with Grammy-nominated musician Joey DeFrancesco.

Vijay Iyer Trio

Thu, 06/25/2015 - 12:00am - 1:00am

WXXI says good night with another episode of 2014 Xerox Rochester International Jazz Festival.

Diane Schuur

Wed, 06/24/2015 - 12:00am - 1:00am

The perfect night cap to end an evenign at Jazz Fest – a little Diane Schuur. 

WXXI tapes four XRIJF Performances

Taping shows June 20, 21, 24 & 27

WXXI will tape four Xerox Rochester International Jazz Festival performances at Kilbourn Hall as part of its XEROX ROCHESTER INTERNATIONAL JAZZ FESTIVAL series.

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