Xerox Rochester International Jazz Festival 10th Anniversary TV Series

Xerox Rochester International Jazz Festival 10th Anniversary TV Series

Airing at midnight June 21-29 on WXXI-TV

Pictured: Curtis Stigers

Can’t get enough jazz at the festival? Come home and watch concerts from last year's festival, produced by WXXI.

Shot in high-definition at the 2011 Jazz Fest, the Xerox Rochester International Jazz Festival 10th Anniversary series offers an unsurpassed look into one of the most popular and respected jazz festivals in the country and features performances by an eclectic group of musicians including violinist Regina Carter, saxophonist and vocalist Curtis Stigers, pianist Kenny Barron, saxophonist and singer Grace Kelly, Festival producer and saxophonist John Nugent with Strings, and guitarist Kevin Eubanks. In each episode, viewers are guided through the last ten years of the festival with artist interviews, stories from the festival producers, and musical highlights. 

Dates and Featured Artists:

  • 6/21 at 12 a.m. Curtis Stigers
  • 6/22 at 12 a.m. John Nugent with Strings
  • 6/23 at 12 a.m. Grace Kelly
  • 6/24 at 12 a.m. Kenny Barron Trio
  • 6/25 at 12 a.m. Regina Carter
  • 6/26 at 12 a.m. Kevin Eubanks
  • 6/27 at 12 a.m. Eliane Elias
  • 6/28 at 12 a.m. Terence Blanchard
  • 6/29at 12 a.m. Raul Midon

All performances featured in the series were shot at in the historic Kilbourn Hall at the Eastman School of Music (ESM) – just one of the 18 festival venues located in Rochester’s east end cultural district. Serving as the Festival's documentarian, WXXI captures the essences of this world-class event, and reaffirms Rochester's arts and cultural scene as one of the region's greatest assets.

The Xerox Rochester International Jazz Festival 10th Anniversary Series is produced by WXXI Public Broadcasting and distributed nationally by American Public Television. The Xerox Rochester International Jazz Festival 10th Anniversary Seriesis underwritten by The Louis S. and Molly B. Wolk Foundation.