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PHOTOS: Day 7 of the 2015 Jazz Festival

9 hours ago
Fred SanFilipo / WXXI

Thursday's lineup at the 2015 Xerox Rochester International Jazz Festival featured Theo Croker, Sharon Jones, and Tedeschi Trucks Band. Check out Thursday's images from the Jazz Festival courtesy of WXXI News Photographer Fred SanFilipo on our Flickr page

WATCH: Theo Croker at the Jazz Festival

13 hours ago

Theo Croker was the headline performer at Kilbourn Hall on Thursday night at the 2015 Xerox Rochester International Jazz Festival. Check out a number from his set.

What shows should you earmark for your Friday night visit at the 2015 Xerox Rochester International Jazz Festival? Classical 91.5 Music Director and Midday Host Julia Figueras joined Beth Adams this morning for a Friday preview.

Bill Moehle-Supervisor / Town of Brighton

The Town of Brighton has gained more infrastructure to provide public access to the Erie Canal.

Anthony J. Costello & Son Development worked with the town and the New York State Canal Corporation in the opening of  "The Reserve Boat Dock"  and "Canoe/Kayak Launch."

It will create two new destinations for public access to the canal. There is also a 120-foot boat dock and other facilities as part of a $1.2 million investment in improvements along the canal in Brighton between Winton Road and East Henrietta Road.

Randy Gorbman / WXXI News

Among the other events going on at this week's Xerox Rochester International Jazz Festival, is a place where you can do a little performing of your own. In the merchandise tent on “Jazz” (Gibbs) Street, is something called the Lip Sync Challenge, to benefit the organization AutismUp.

Katrina Busch is a spokesperson for the event, and she says it allows anyone to go before a video camera, and lip sync to one of the available songs.

 "We videotape it, we upload it to the Autism Up YouTube channel and then we ask people to go there and share it with their friends , and Twitter or Facebook , anywhere that they want, to really increase the exposure and get other people out here to do the challenge."

PHOTOS: Day 6 of the 2015 Jazz Festival

Jun 25, 2015
Fred SanFilipo / WXXI

Jennifer Hudson, Dana Fuchs Band, and Gypsophilia were some of the artists that delighted the crowds at the 2015 Xerox Rochester International Jazz Festival on Wednesday night. Check out photos from Wednesday night at the festival on our Flickr page courtesy of WXXI Photographer Fred SanFilipo.

WATCH: Jennifer Hudson at the Jazz Festival

Jun 25, 2015

Jennifer Hudson had attendees abuzz after her performance Wednesday night at the 2015 Xerox Rochester International Jazz Festival. Check out a number she performed during her set at Kodak Hall on Wednesday night. 

Julia Figueras from Classical 91.5 joined Beth Adams to preview the Thursday lineup at the 2015 Xerox Rochester International Jazz Festival including the Stanley Clarke Band and Peter Rowan. 

The Corn Hill Neighbors Association has unveiled the 2015 Corn Hill Arts Festival commemorative poster.

This year's poster was created by Rochester native, Jim Mott.  The poster image entitled, " Atkinson Night Walk," places the viewer on an evening stroll.

He says the poster was an improvisation on a theme meant "to suggest the enchantment you can feel in Corn Hill when the mood catches you."

PHOTOS: Day 5 at the 2015 Jazz Festival

Jun 24, 2015
Fred SanFilipo / WXXI

The fifth day of the 2015 Xerox Rochester International Jazz Festival saw artists like Holly Cole, The Aaron Diehl Trio, and Gary Clark Jr. with Beth Hart grace the stages of downtown Rochester. Check out photos from Tuesday night at the festival on our Flickr page from WXXI Photographer Fred SanFilipo.

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