Ongoing Coverage:

Xerox Rochester International Jazz Festival 2014

The Xerox Rochester International Jazz Festival takes place June 20-28 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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Jazz Festival
10:38 am
Tue July 1, 2014

PHOTOS: Jazz Festival 2014 Day 9

George Thorogood & The Destroyers rock the final night of the Jazz Festival.
Fred SanFilipo WXXI

George Thorogood & The Destroyers and Susanna were the main acts for the final night of the 2014 Xerox Rochester International Jazz Festival. WXXI Photographer Fred SanFilipo was at the festival on its final night to snap photos which you can see on our Flickr page.

Arts & Culture
8:23 am
Sun June 29, 2014

Jazz Fest Ends With Record Crowds

Credit Xerox Rochester Int'l Jazz Festival

The 2014 Xerox International Jazz Festival is in the books, and it finished this year with the highest ever attendance.

Organizers say about a thousand more people attended the nine day festival this year than last year, bringing total attendance to around 196,000.

The event draws people from all over the world.

The festival ended Saturday night with people packing the East Avenue/Alexander Street area as well as all of the various venues located near Gibbs Street.

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Jazz Festival
10:00 pm
Sat June 28, 2014

WATCH: The Deciders Perform at the Jazz Festival

The Deciders performed at the Xerox Rochester International Jazz Festival during the final night. Here is a number they performed during their early performance at Montage.

Jazz Festival
8:54 pm
Sat June 28, 2014

PHOTOS: Jazz Festival Day 8

Earth, Wind & Fire plays to a sold out crowd at the Jazz Festival on Friday night
Fred SanFilipo WXXI

Earth, Wind & Fire had a sold out crowd dancing in September -- well, late June -- during their performance Friday night at the Xerox Rochester International Jazz Festival. See photos from their performance, and others, on our Flickr page, taken by WXXI Photographer Fred SanFilipo.

Jazz Festival
9:30 pm
Fri June 27, 2014

VIDEO: Bill Frisell Performs at the Jazz Festival

Bill Frisell was part of Friday's lineup at the Xerox Rochester International Jazz Festival. Catch his early performance at the festival on Friday night.

Jazz Festival
5:11 pm
Fri June 27, 2014

PHOTOS: Jazz Festival Day 7

Buddy Guy headlines Kodak Hall on Thursday night.
Fred SanFilipo WXXI

Buddy Guy headlined last night's lineup at the Xerox Rochester Internaitonal Jazz Festival which also included Joey DeFrancesco and Selwyn Birchwood. Check out photos from Thursday night at the festival on our Flickr page, taken by WXXI photographer Fred SanFilipo.

Jazz Festival
4:55 pm
Fri June 27, 2014

WATCH: Hey Mavis at the Jazz Festival

Hey Mavis attracted overflow crowds during their performances at the Xerox Rochester International Jazz Festival on Thursday. Here, they perform a number during their early performance on Thursday. 

Jazz Festival
10:25 pm
Thu June 26, 2014

PHOTOS: Jazz Festival Day 6

Michael McDonald was the headliner at the Jazz Festival Wednesday night.
Fred SanFilipo WXXI

Michael McDonald headlined the Xerox Rochester International Jazz Festival Wednesday night. Diane Schuur and Warren Wolf & The Wolfpack also played to large crowds on the sixth night of the festival. Check out WXXI photographer Fred SanFilipos pictures from Wednesday night on our Flickr page

Jazz Festival
11:17 am
Thu June 26, 2014

WATCH: David's Angels performs at Jazz Festival

David's Angels performed at Lutheran Church on the sixth night of the Xerox Rochester International Jazz Festival, as part of the "Nordic Jazz Now" series. See the group perform a number from Wednesday night's performance below.

Jazz Festival
3:46 pm
Wed June 25, 2014

PHOTOS: Jazz Festival 2014 Day 5

The Etienne Charles Quartet at Max of Eastman Place on Tuesday night.
Fred SanFilipo WXXI

The Etienne Charles Quartet, Fourplay, and The Lustre Kings were some of the performers that played a wet fifth day of the Xerox Rochester International Jazz Festival. WXXI Photographer Fred SanFilipo was on hand to capture some of the performances and you can see the photos on our Flickr page.

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