Clifton Anderson

Clifton Anderson

Pictured: Clifton Anderson Quintet

Credit: WXXI

Enjoy the mellow tones and big sounds of trombonist Clifton Anderson and his quintet.
Clifton Anderson grew up surrounded by music. His father was a church organist and choir director, and his mother a singer and pianist. At seven years old he received his first trombone, a gift from his uncle Sonny Rollins. Clifton has since worked with a "who's who" of diverse musical giants, from jazz pianist McCoy Tyner and Stevie Wonder to Dizzy Gillespie and Paul Simon.

The Xerox Rochester International Jazz Festival, held in Rochester, New York – home of the Eastman School of Music, the Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra, Garth Fagan Dance and the George Eastman House International Museum of Photography and Film– is a nine-day event that hosts more than 300 concerts at 19 venues. Now in its 13th year, the festival is the brainchild of John Nugent and Marc Iacona and draws more than 190,000 people from 30-plus states and 15 countries. From legendary performers and familiar favorites – to rising stars and new discoveries – this festival navigates all genres of creative improvised music from all corners of the world.

Shot in the historic Kilbourn Hall at the Eastman School of Music, the series features four performances and artist interviews.

Founded in 2002 by John Nugent and Marc Iacona, the Xerox Rochester International Jazz Festival is held every June in Rochester, New York – home of the Eastman School of Music, the Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra, Garth Fagan Dance and the George Eastman House International Museum of Photography and Film. From legendary performers and familiar favorites – to rising stars and new discoveries – the festival navigates all genres of creative improvised music from all corners of the world.

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

To see the complete line-up of artists and the airdates, visit: WXXI.org/jazz.

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