Xerox Rochester International Jazz Festival

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The Xerox Rochester International Jazz Festival takes place June 21-29 in various venues in Rochester. WXXI News takes you behind the ropes, with coverage you'll only get from WXXI throughout the event.

You can also find coverage on the WXXI webpage.

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Arts & Culture
2:06 pm
Mon July 1, 2013

PHOTOS: Xerox Rochester International Jazz Festival Day 9

A record crowd on the corner of East & Alexander to see Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue
Fred SanFilipo WXXI

Saturday was the final day of the Xerox Rochester International Jazz Festival, and was highlighted by a record crowd that turned out to see Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue at the corner of East & Alexander. Relive the final day of the festival with photos from WXXI photographer Fred SanFilipo on our Flickr page.

Arts & Culture
2:00 pm
Sun June 30, 2013

VIDEO: Amy Lynn & The Gunshow at the Jazz Festvial

Amy Lynn & The Gunshow was the featured performance at the Little Theatre on the final night of the Xerox Rochester International Jazz Festival. WXXI cameras were there to capture this number during one of the two Saturday performances:

Arts & Culture
10:45 am
Sun June 30, 2013

PHOTOS: Xerox Rochester International Jazz Festvial Day 8

Peter Frampton headlined Kodak Hall on Friday Night
Fred SanFilipo WXXI

The penultimate day for the Xerox Rochester International Jazz Festival featured Peter Frampton, Gas House Gorillas, and Dwayne Dopsie & The Zydeco Hellraisers. Relive the performances from the next to last day of the festival with photos from WXXI photographer Fred SanFilipo on our Flickr page.

Arts & Culture
8:15 am
Sun June 30, 2013

A Record Crowd At The Jazz Fest

Credit Xerox Rochester Int'l Jazz Festival

The Xerox Rochester International Jazz Festival is over, and the nine day event set another attendance record.

Organizers say even with the rain that dampened attendance on Friday, the 40,000 or so festival goers on Saturday night helped push attendance overall to around 195,000. That beat’s last year’s record breaking attendance of 187,000.

A big reason for the huge crowd Saturday was a crowd favorite at this festival, Trombone Shorty, the New Orleans’ musician who always draws a packed audience to his outdoor performance at East Ave. and Alexander St.

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Arts & Culture
5:00 pm
Fri June 28, 2013

VIDEO: Culture Clash at the Jazz Festival

Thursday marked the seventh day of the Xerox Rochester International Jazz Festival, and The Culture Clash with Carl Atkins was the featured performance at The Rochester Club. WXXI cameras were there to capture this number from The Culture Clash during one of their two performances:

Arts & Culture
4:54 pm
Fri June 28, 2013

PHOTOS: Xerox Rochester International Jazz Festival Day 7

Bob James & David Sanborn, Ravi Coltrane, and Carmen Souza were a few of the artists that performed during the seventh day of the Xerox Rochester International Jazz Festival. WXXI Photographer Fred SanFilipo snapped photos from the event, which you can see on our Flickr page.

Arts & Culture
1:54 pm
Fri June 28, 2013

VIDEO: Rocky Lawrence at the Jazz Festival

The sixth day of the Xerox Rochester International Jazz Festival featured bluesman Rocky Lawrence at the Little Theatre. Performing the music of Robert Johnson, WXXI captured this number from one of two performances by Lawrence at the Little Theatre on Wednesday.

Arts & Culture
5:45 pm
Thu June 27, 2013

Xerox International Jazz Fest Offers Workshops to Young Musicians

Credit Sarah Tembeckjian

It's a diverse crowd at The Xerox Rochester International Jazz Festival, with everyone from local to international jazz fans strolling down Gibbs Street. Among the crowd are young music students participating in a series of workshops hosted by the Eastman School of Music. WXXI’s Sarah Tembeckjian sat in on a workshop where students got to play with a rising jazz musician...

Past the crowds and through a narrow corridor inside the Eastman School of Music, you’ll find middle and high school music students in a practice room piecing together their shiny brass instruments.

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Arts & Culture
4:08 pm
Thu June 27, 2013

PHOTOS: Xerox Rochester International Jazz Festival Day 6

Lee Fields entertains the audience at Harro East Ballroom
Fred SanFilipo WXXI

The sixth day of the Xerox Rochester International Jazz Festival featured artists like Lee Fields & The Expressions, Curley Taylor & Zydeco Trouble, and Roger Hodgson. Experience the festival through the lens of WXXI photographer Fred SanFilipo through the photos on our Flickr page.

Arts & Culture
4:59 pm
Wed June 26, 2013

PHOTOS: Xerox Rochester International Jazz Festival Day 5

David Byrne & St. Vincent peform at Kodak Hall
Fred SanFilipo WXXI

David Byrne & St. Vincent, Calle Uno, and The Black Lillies were just some of the artists that performed on the fifth day of the Xerox Rochester International Jazz Festival. WXXI Photographer Fred SanFilipo snapped these photos from the festival on Wednesday which you can see on our Flickr page.

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