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PHOTOS: Final Day of the 2017 Jazz Festival

Tue, 07/04/2017 - 8:42am
The final day of the 2017 Xerox Rochester International Jazz Festival was punctuated with artists like Sammy Miller & The Congregation, Balkun Brothers, and The Majestics. Here's a view of the final night of the festival through the lens of photographer Fred SanFilipo on our Flickr page .

PHOTOS: Day 8 of the 2017 Jazz Festival

Sat, 07/01/2017 - 12:00pm
Bonerama, Caravan Palace, and 4 By Monk By 4 were some of the performances during the penultimate day of the 2017 Xerox Rochester International Jazz Festival. Relive some of the moments from Friday through the lens of photographer Fred SanFilipo on our Flickr page .

WATCH: The LaBarbera Brothers Perform at the 2017 Jazz Festival

Sat, 07/01/2017 - 8:00am
https://youtu.be/Oe1WIQL3wkc The LaBarbera Brothers were the highlight performance at Montage Music Hall during the 2017 Xerox Rochester International Jazz Festival. Relive a number from their set thanks to videographer Martin Kaufman.

PHOTOS: Day 7 at the 2017 Jazz Festival

Fri, 06/30/2017 - 5:22pm
Sheryl Crow, Youn Sun Nah, and Jeff Coffin "In Orbit" were some of the artists that performed Thursday at the 2017 Xerox Rochester International Jazz Festival. Check out the sights from the festival though the lens of photographer Fred SanFilipo on our Flickr page .

WATCH: Youn Sun Nah at the 2017 Jazz Festival

Fri, 06/30/2017 - 10:33am
https://youtu.be/vyuzVdKA2wQ Youn Sun Nah thrilled audiences with her performance at Harro East Ballroom at the 2017 Xerox Rochester International Jazz Festival. Here's part of her performance from Thursday night. Video by Martin Kaufman

PHOTOS: Day 6 at the 2017 Jazz Festival

Thu, 06/29/2017 - 6:55pm
Wednesday at the 2017 Xerox Rochester International Jazz Festival included Marcia Ball, Monty Alexander, and was headlined by Mavis Staples. See all the photos from Wednesday at the Jazz Festival through the lens of photographer Fred SanFilipo on our Flickr page .

WATCH: Mavis Staples performs at the 2017 Jazz Festival

Thu, 06/29/2017 - 11:08am
https://youtu.be/hQV_BmsNPYQ Mavis Staples headlined Wednesday's performances at the 2017 Xerox Rochester International Jazz Festival. Here's one of her numbers from the show. Video by Martin Kaufman

PHOTOS: Day 5 of the 2017 Jazz Festival

Wed, 06/28/2017 - 4:51pm
Tuesday at the 2017 Xerox Rochester International Jazz Festival was led by Scott Bradlee's Postmodern Jukebox along with performances by groups like LSAT and Vanishing Sun Band. Get a peek of the action from Tuesday at the Jazz Fest through the eye of photographer Fred SanFilipo on our Flickr page .

PHOTOS: Day 4 of the 2017 Jazz Festival

Tue, 06/27/2017 - 6:09pm
Conrad Herwig Latin Side, Jae Sinnett's Zero to 60 Quartet, and Lera Lynn were some of the performers that took the stage Monday night at the 2017 Xerox Rochester International Jazz Festival. View the photos from Monday on our Flickr page courtesy of photographer Fred SanFilipo.

WATCH: Herb Smith's Freedom Trio at the 2017 Jazz Festival

Tue, 06/27/2017 - 2:14pm
https://youtu.be/KNAOh7A9hXY Herb Smith's Freedom Trio performed at The Little Theatre during the third day of the 2017 Xerox Rochester International Jazz Festival. Here's a number from their set as captured by WXXI's Martin Kaufman.

PHOTOS: Day 3 of the 2017 Jazz Festival

Mon, 06/26/2017 - 6:05pm
Fred Costello, Derek Gripper, and Jack Broadbent were some of the artists that delighted audiences for the third day of the 2017 Xerox Rochester International Jazz Festival. Relive the third day through photos by photographer Fred SanFilipo on our Flickr page .

PHOTOS: Day 2 of the 2017 Jazz Festival

Sun, 06/25/2017 - 9:18pm
The second day of the 2017 Xerox Rochester International Jazz Festival was highlighted by Maceo Parker, Al Chez & The Brothers of Funk, and the Billy Childs Quartet. Take a glimpse of the second day of the festival through the lens of photographer Fred SanFilipo on our Flickr page .

Photos: Day 1 of the 2017 Jazz Fest

Sat, 06/24/2017 - 8:36pm
The first day of the Xerox Rochester International Jazz Festival featured Joss Stone, Gwilym Simcock, Barbra Lica, and a slew of other artists to kick off the festival. Check out the sights on our Flickr page from photographer Fred SanFilipo.

WATCH: Joss Stone performs at the 2017 Jazz Fest

Sat, 06/24/2017 - 7:53pm
https://youtu.be/T0wv6lRp-uw Joss Stone Performs at Kodak Hall during the 2017 Xerox Rochester International Jazz Festival. Video by Martin Kaufman.

Connections: 2017 Jazz Fest preview

Thu, 06/22/2017 - 3:54pm
The annual Xerox Rochester International Jazz Festival kicks off Friday. Festival founder John Nugent joins us in studio to preview the acts, share some behind-the-scenes stories, and talk about how the festival has grown over the last 16 years. We also hear from two of this year’s performers: Laura Dubin and Mike Cottone .

Jazz fest starts on Friday; keeping a steady beat while making some minor tweaks

Mon, 06/19/2017 - 8:13am
The 16th annual Xerox Rochester International Jazz Festival gets underway this Friday, an event which has grown in both attendance and publicity worldwide over all that time. One of Rochester’s largest festivals is now in its 16th year, featuring more than 1,500 and over 325 concerts. The producers of the festival, John Nugent and Marc Iacona, have made some changes over the years, but Iacona says they don’t feel a need to re-invent the festival every year. He says the organizers do pay attention to the more than 3,000 surveys they received back from festival-goers, but most of those relate to requests for smaller tweaks, not any need for a major overhaul. Iacona says one reason for the event’s ongoing success, is the buzz it has created among the musicians who have played here. “They’re also talking, and they’ve been talking for years to say the way they’re treated; not just by us, the producers and our team, but by the crowds, the reception, they’re blown away how into the music the