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Juan Vazquez

Digital Engagement Facilitator

Juan is responsible for digital audience engagement and digital strategies for WXXI News. He also fills in for Morning Edition and All Things Considered.

As a life-long Western New Yorker, Juan has had extensive experience in broadcasting, audience engagement, and promotion.

Juan was Director of Marketing and Public Affairs at World Trade Center Buffalo Niagara where he developed project and event management experience, budget creation and monitoring, and fundraising/sponsorship planning and solicitation and serving as a representative on the Binational Economic Developers Association.   

Juan's broadcasting experience includes stints at his hometown of Dunkirk, NY along with Batavia, NY where he handled morning shows, news reporting, operations, and sports play-by-play.  Juan has a B.S. in Communications from the SUNY Fredonia and an M.B.A. from SUNY Empire State.

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Bruce Hornsby & The Noisemakers were the headline performers at Kodak Hall on Wednesday night. The sixth day of the 2016 Xerox Rochester International Jazz Festival also featured Nikki Hill and Jumaane Smith. Check out WXXI photographer Fred SanFilipo's photos from Wednesday at the festival on our Flickr page.

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Tuesday's lineup at the 2016 Xerox Rochester International Jazz Festival included Chick Corea, Igor Butman Quartet, and Bria Skonberg. Relive the fifth day of the festival though the lens of WXXI photographer Fred SanFilipo on our Flickr page

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Judith Hill, The Revelers, and Lafayette Suite were some of the artists that entertained the crowds on Monday at the 2016 Xerox Rochester International Jazz Festival. Relive some of the moments (or see what you missed) through the lens of WXXI photographer Fred SanFilipo on our Flickr page.

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Kandace Springs, Eric Lindell, and Pedrito Martinez were just some of the artists that graced the stages of the 2016 Xerox Rochester International Jazz Festival on the third day. Check out WXXI photographer Fred SanFilipo's photos from Sunday's performances on our Flickr page.

Eric Lindell was the featured performer at the Harro East Ballroom during the third day of the 2016 Xerox Rochester International Jazz Festvial. Here's a number he performed during his set.

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Better late than never, Erykah Badu headlined the second day of the Jazz Festival which also featured acts like Toronto Community Soul Project and John Cleary & The Absolute Monster Gentlemen. Check out what the second day offered up at the festival through the lens of WXXI photographer Fred SanFilipo on our Flickr page.

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The first day of the Xerox Rochester International Jazz Festival featured Grace Potter, Fitz & The Tantrums, Driftwood, and many other artists. Check out the first day of the festival through the lens of WXXI photographer Fred SanFilipo on our Flickr page.

Jon Ballantyne was featured at Hatch Recital Hall during the second day of the Xerox Rochester International Jazz Festival. Check out a piece he performed during his performance on Saturday.

Driftwood performed at The Little Theatre on the first day of the 2016 Xerox Rochester International Jazz Festival. Here's a number from their performance on the kick-off day of the festival.

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(Updated Saturday morning)

NEW YORK (AP) — A man accused of participating in a gunbattle that left an aide to Gov. Andrew Cuomo mortally wounded in the hours before Brooklyn's West Indian Day Parade was arraigned on a murder charge Friday, and prosecutors said more arrests are expected.

Carey Gabay was shot in the head in September during a festival called J'Ouvert in which bands play West Indian music and people dance in the streets. The 43-year-old lawyer was a first deputy general counsel at the Empire State Development Corp.

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