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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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Mavis Staples headlined Wednesday's performances at the 2017 Xerox Rochester International Jazz Festival. Here's one of her numbers from the show.

Video by Martin Kaufman

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Tuesday at the 2017 Xerox Rochester International Jazz Festival was led by Scott Bradlee's Postmodern Jukebox along with performances by groups like LSAT and Vanishing Sun Band. Get a peek of the action from Tuesday at the Jazz Fest through the eye of photographer Fred SanFilipo on our Flickr page

Fred SanFilipo / WXXI

Conrad Herwig Latin Side, Jae Sinnett's Zero to 60 Quartet, and Lera Lynn were some of the performers that took the stage Monday night at the 2017 Xerox Rochester International Jazz Festival. View the photos from Monday on our Flickr page courtesy of photographer Fred SanFilipo.

Xerox Rochester Int'l Jazz Festival

Herb Smith's Freedom Trio performed at The Little Theatre during the third day of the 2017 Xerox Rochester International Jazz Festival. Here's a number from their set as captured by WXXI's Martin Kaufman.

Fred SanFilipo / WXXI

Fred Costello, Derek Gripper, and Jack Broadbent were some of the artists that delighted audiences for the third day of the 2017 Xerox Rochester International Jazz Festival. Relive the third day through photos by photographer Fred SanFilipo on our Flickr page.

Fred SanFilipo / WXXI

The second day of the 2017 Xerox Rochester International Jazz Festival was highlighted by Maceo Parker, Al Chez & The Brothers of Funk, and the Billy Childs Quartet. Take a glimpse of the second day of the festival through the lens of photographer Fred SanFilipo on our Flickr page

Fred Sanfilipo / WXXI

The first day of the Xerox Rochester International Jazz Festival featured Joss Stone, Gwilym Simcock, Barbra Lica, and a slew of other artists to kick off the festival. Check out the sights on our Flickr page from photographer Fred SanFilipo.

Xerox Rochester Int'l Jazz Festival

Joss Stone Performs at Kodak Hall during the 2017 Xerox Rochester International Jazz Festival. Video by Martin Kaufman. 

The WXXI Business report looks at business and economic issues facing the Rochester area including Western New York and the Finger Lakes.

Find out why local state unemployment numbers have shown a drop in jobs in the last several months - and why a state analyst feels the numbers don’t reflect the true jobs picture in Rochester. Plus we spotlight the expansion of ACM, a major locally based medical laboratory  company.

While school kids in Rochester are gearing up for summer break, the leader of the Rochester City School District is keeping her sleeves rolled up. For Superintendent Barbara Deane-Williams much-needed change within the city school system doesn’t happen with words, but actions. So what does she plan to do exactly? 

Also on the show, it’s rare for voters to get a glimpse inside the personal lives of politicians. However, that’s about to change. A special segment gives viewers a unique look at the person behind the politician in this year’s mayoral race in Rochester.

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