Rochester International Jazz Festival 6th Edition is in Full Swing June 8-16 -- Legendary Performers, Hottest Emerging Artists, International Soul, Free Concerts

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The 6th Edition of the Rochester International Jazz Festival (RIJF), one of the nation's fastest growing music festivals, starts Friday June 8 and continues through June 16. For nine big days music fans can enjoy an amazing menu of the world's finest improvised music as more than 600 musicians perform in 220 plus concerts. The diverse and eclectic performance roster representing 15 countries includes Dave Brubeck, Wynton Marsalis with the Lincoln Center Jazz Orchestra, Jerry Lee Lewis, Madeleine Peyroux and Dr. John, Solomon Burke, Raul Midon, and Trio Beyond with Jean Luc Ponty. Others include the Kyle Eastwood Band, Geri Allen Trio, Randy Brecker 5tet, Fred Hersch Trio, Mamadou Diabate Ensemble, Harry Allen Quartet, Christian Scott, James Moody 4tet, Don Byron's "Ivey Dyvey" the Bill Frisell Trio, Maceo Parker, and Shooter Jennings.

The 6th Edition of the Rochester International Jazz Festival (RIJF), one of the nation's fastest growing music festivals, starts Friday June 8 and continues through June 16. For nine big days music fans can enjoy an amazing menu of the world's finest improvised music as more than 600 musicians perform in 220 plus concerts.

The diverse and eclectic performance roster representing 15 countries includes Dave Brubeck, Wynton Marsalis with the Lincoln Center Jazz Orchestra, Jerry Lee Lewis, Madeleine Peyroux and Dr. John, Solomon Burke, Raul Midon, and Trio Beyond with Jean Luc Ponty. Others include the Kyle Eastwood Band, Geri Allen Trio, Randy Brecker 5tet, Fred Hersch Trio, Mamadou Diabate Ensemble, Harry Allen Quartet, Christian Scott, James Moody 4tet, Don Byron's "Ivey Dyvey" the Bill Frisell Trio, Maceo Parker, and Shooter Jennings.

Festival Series
The Festival is presented in four series at 18 venues in and around the East End Cultural District in Downtown Rochester: Senator Jim Alesi Eastman Theatre Headliner Series, Club Pass Series of 120 concerts presented by Lacy Katzen LLP, 46 free concerts on City of Rochester outdoor stages and 14 free concerts and films in the Museums & Gallery Series.

New Nordic Jazz Now Series
To introduce music fans to Nordic jazz, this unique series presents nine concerts by artists from Denmark, Sweden, Finland and Norway. Held at the Club Pass venue, the Lutheran Church of the Reformation; Peter Asplund Quartet, Zanussi 5, Nor Lotte Anker, Midaircondo, Five Corners Quintet, Ilmiliekki Quartet, In The Country, Andreas Petterson, Jens Winther European Quintet. Groups selected to perform in the series represent a broad stylistic spectrum, and exemplify the diversity of Nordic jazz. Tickets are $20 per show.

See Toyota's Hybrid Vehicles - June 8-16, Toyota, official vehicle of the Rochester International Jazz Festival, will present its new hybrid lineup, the Camry, Prius and Highlander at the Festival. See the vehicles on display and talk to representatives at the corner of Jazz Street and East Main Street. Presented by your local Toyota dealers.

Tickets

  • Eastman Theatre shows are $27.50 - $80 plus service charge, available at rochesterjazz.com, ticketmaster.com, Jazz Fest Ticket Shop at 100 East Ave. and at the door.
  • Individual Club Concerts, $20-25 per person, buy tickets at the door at all club venues for all concerts, cash only, no reserved seating or advance ticket sales. Shows frequently sell out so arrive early. First come-first served!
  • Club Pass - sold out, no longer available. Please purchase individual tickets available at the door for all shows

2007 RIJF Lineup
4 Brothers 7, 8Ryan Shaw, Andy Milne's "Dapp Theory, Andreas Petterson 4tet (Sweden), Avishai Cohen Trio, Bettye Lavette, Bill Frisell Trio, Bonerama, Brockport Community Big Band, Bob Sneider Trio, Catherine Russell, Christian Scott, CNYJO with Brett Z, Corey Harris, Corneliu Tutu (Hungary), Cowboy Mouth, Dan Hicks & The Hot Licks, Das Contras (Scotland), Dave Brubeck, Dave Glasser 4tet, Dave Rivello Ensemble + guest , Don Byron's "Ivey Dyvey", Eastman School of Music Trio, Eldar (Russia), Esperanza Spalding (Spain), Fedchock, Five Corners 5tet (Finland), Fred Costello Quartet , Fred Hersch Trio, Gap Mangione, Gene Bertoncini solo, Geri Allen Trio, Hannah Richardson 4TET , Harry Allen Quartet, Hilario Duran Trio, Ilmiliekki Quartet (Finland), In The Country (Norway), James Moody 4tet, Jason & Bandwagon, Jazz Animated Films, Jens Winther European Quintet, Jerry Lee Lewis, Jonathan Kriesberg Trio, Josh Irving 4tet , Kyle Eastwood Band, Lalo, Layah Jane (Canada), Los Lonely Boys, Lotte Anker (Denmark), Maceo Parker, Madagascar Slim (Madagascar), Madeleine Peyroux + Dr. John, Mamadou Diabate Ensemble, Martin Rickert 4tet (Canada), Matt Wilson Arts & Crafts, Michelle Lambert Bebop for Babies, Midaircondo (Sweden), Mike Cottone Quartet, Motor Kings, Mr. Something Something, Music Educators Big Band, Nancy Kelly, Olu Dara, Omar Sosa (Cuba), Paradigm Shift + Gray/Marcus/Wycliffe, Paul Tillotson Love Trio, Peter Asplund Quartet (Sweden), Randy Brecker 5tet, Revision, Rick Holland-Evan Dobbins, Rik Emmit, Robin Eubanks EB3, Rusted Root, Saskia Laroo (Netherlands), Scott Goudie (Canada), Shooter Jennings, Shuffle Demons, Sisters Euclid (Canada), Solomon Burke + Raul Midon, Soul Rebels (New Orleans), Stephane Wrembel Trio, Steps Ahead, Ted Michaels Sings, Sinatra, Tessa Souter, The Capital C's, The Latin Side of Miles Davis, Tony Caramia, Toots & The Maytalls, Trio Beyond / Jean Luc Ponty, Trio Nossa (Brazil), Vince Ercolamento Quartet, Walter Wolfman, Wynton Marsalis w/ Lincoln Center Jazz Orchestra, Yerba Buena, Zanussi 5 (Norway), Zapp String Quartet (Netherlands)

Merchandise
Buy Official Festival Gear in the Merchandise Tent located on Jazz Street, open daily from 5 - 11 p.m. Purchase a variety of T-shirts, hats, berets, polo shirts, jackets, umbrellas, this year's official posters and tote bags. In addition there will be items for sale from past festivals in the booth vintage opposite the merchandise booth. Prices range from $15-33.

2007 Limited Edition Official Poster
This colorful limited edition cubist-like illustration created by well-known Rochester-based illustrator David Cowles features many of the festival's headliners set amidst familiar venues including Eastman Theatre, Crowne Plaza and Max of Eastman Place. Cowles also created official posters for the Festival in 2003 and 2004. The poster is for sale at the Festival's Merchandise Tent on Jazz Street for $15 unframed, $30 Plak-it.

CD Sales and Artist Autographs
CDs of many Festival artists will be available for sale at the Bop Shop in the Merchandise Tent on Jazz Street. Many artists will be signing CDs in the Merchandise Tent in the Toyota Signing Area following their concerts. Announcements will be made periodically throughout the festival.

Festival News, Merchandise & Photos
For the latest festival news, official merchandise and photos from previous festivals, visit http://www.rochesterjazz.com and sign up for email news.

Programs & Brochures
Information, programs, and brochures can be picked up at the Ticket Office, open daily 10 a.m. to 11 p.m. at 100 East Ave. at the corner of Gibbs and East Avenue in the heart of the Festival.

Nightly Jam Sessions - Jazz Never Sleeps!
For late night Jam Sessions don't miss the State St. Bar & Grill in the Crowne Plaza, official hotel of the Rochester International Jazz Festival. You never know who will stop by to play! Sessions start at 10:30 p.m. and run through 2:30 p.m. Free!

Festival Sponsors
City of Rochester - Lead Major Sponsor, Heluva Good Quality Foods - Presenting Sponsor, Senator Jim Alesi, Democrat and Chronicle, Eastman School of Music, Crowne Plaza Hotel, M&T Bank, Constellation Brands, Monroe County, The Community Foundation, Toyota, Lacy Katzen LLP, Brooklyn Brewery, Michelob, Spaten Beer, Mercury Print Productions, 13WHAM TV / CW, Harris Interactive, Air Tran, DownBeat, Max of Eastman Place, ADMAR, DiMarco Group, Sprint, GRVA, House of Guitars, Ballantyne RV and Marine, Mid-town Athletic Club, SUNY Brockport, WXXI, Oppenheimer Funds, Exodus to Jazz Productions, and Sprint.

Media Contact:
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585-586-6650 (o)
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