Jazz festival set to reach its weekend crescendo
June 28, 2013 by Sarah
One of the largest jazz festivals in New York has made itself known in Rochester this week, featuring a number of renowned concert bands and groups, and it comes to an end this weekend with performances from Frampton’s Guitar Circus tonight and a full day of events tomorrow.
In total, this year’s Xerox Rochester International Jazz Festival has presented more than 81 shows and six outside stages. The City of Rochester Jazz Street Stage is presented by the Community Foundation on Gibbs Street.
The festival, which got underway last Friday, June 21, has featured a number of prestigious concerts that across in various locations throughout the city. This is one of the fastest developing musical festivals in the country and draws people from across the US, Canada, and around the world.
The festival was founded in 2002 and, in a relatively short period of time, has grown to attract an attendance of 187,000 in 2012, while attracting performers and musical lovers on a global basis. There are also a number of workshops for musicians and inspiring musicians held each year.
It all comes to and end for another year tomorrow, June 29, with acts like Kurt Elling, Tim Berne SnakeOil, and Five Play on the itinerary. To learn more about the performance schedule or about the musicians and venues, please visit the Xerox Rochester International Jazz Festival website, visit the ticket office located at 10 Gibbs Street in Rochester, or call the venue at 585-454-2062.