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PHOTOS: The Final Night of the 2015 Jazz Festival

Mon, 06/29/2015 - 5:33pm

Trombone Shorty, The Wood Brothers, and Katie Ernst were just some of the artists that closed out the wet final night of the 2015 Xerox Rochester International Jazz Festival. View the final night of the festival through the lens of WXXI Photographer Fred SanFilipo by checking out his photos on our Flickr page.

WATCH: Katie Ernst Performs at the Jazz Festival

Sun, 06/28/2015 - 6:26pm

Katie Ernst was the spotlight performer at Max of Eastman Place during the final night of the 2015 Xerox Rochester International Jazz Festival. Check out a number from her set on Saturday night. 

http://youtu.be/8aXuuGbgktA

Rain Doesn't Stop A Strong Finish For The Jazz Fest

Sun, 06/28/2015 - 2:40am

Despite a rainy Saturday night, more than a thousand people gathered at East Ave. and Chestnut Street for what has become a tradition at many finales of the Xerox Rochester International Jazz Festival:

The always enthusiastic crowd for Trombone Shorty (whose real name is Troy Andrews).

PHOTOS: Day 8 of the 2015 Jazz Festival

Sat, 06/27/2015 - 7:45pm

James Taylor surprised the crowd as the special guest of Steve Gadd last night at the 2015 Xerox Rochester International Jazz Festival. Also gracing the stages of downtown Rochester were artists like the Yellowjackets and Shemekia Copeland. Revisit the penultimate day of the jazz festival with photos on our Flickr page courtesy of WXXI photographer Fred SanFilipo.

PHOTOS: Day 7 of the 2015 Jazz Festival

Fri, 06/26/2015 - 4:44pm

Thursday's lineup at the 2015 Xerox Rochester International Jazz Festival featured Theo Croker, Sharon Jones, and Tedeschi Trucks Band. Check out Thursday's images from the Jazz Festival courtesy of WXXI News Photographer Fred SanFilipo on our Flickr page

WATCH: Theo Croker at the Jazz Festival

Fri, 06/26/2015 - 1:21pm

Theo Croker was the headline performer at Kilbourn Hall on Thursday night at the 2015 Xerox Rochester International Jazz Festival. Check out a number from his set.

http://youtu.be/sD3E2jfH044

LISTEN: Beth & Julia Preview of Friday's Artists at the Jazz Festival

Fri, 06/26/2015 - 12:27pm

What shows should you earmark for your Friday night visit at the 2015 Xerox Rochester International Jazz Festival? Classical 91.5 Music Director and Midday Host Julia Figueras joined Beth Adams this morning for a Friday preview.

Take The 'Lip Sync Challenge' At the Jazz Fest

Thu, 06/25/2015 - 7:46pm

https://youtu.be/eEIJWjJA0bw

Among the other events going on at this week's Xerox Rochester International Jazz Festival, is a place where you can do a little performing of your own. In the merchandise tent on “Jazz” (Gibbs) Street, is something called the Lip Sync Challenge, to benefit the organization AutismUp.

Katrina Busch is a spokesperson for the event, and she says it allows anyone to go before a video camera, and lip sync to one of the available songs.

 "We videotape it, we upload it to the Autism Up YouTube channel and then we ask people to go there and share it with their friends , and Twitter or Facebook , anywhere that they want, to really increase the exposure and get other people out here to do the challenge."

PHOTOS: Day 6 of the 2015 Jazz Festival

Thu, 06/25/2015 - 4:15pm

Jennifer Hudson, Dana Fuchs Band, and Gypsophilia were some of the artists that delighted the crowds at the 2015 Xerox Rochester International Jazz Festival on Wednesday night. Check out photos from Wednesday night at the festival on our Flickr page courtesy of WXXI Photographer Fred SanFilipo.

WATCH: Jennifer Hudson at the Jazz Festival

Thu, 06/25/2015 - 11:47am

Jennifer Hudson had attendees abuzz after her performance Wednesday night at the 2015 Xerox Rochester International Jazz Festival. Check out a number she performed during her set at Kodak Hall on Wednesday night. 

http://youtu.be/inw4V_JLl94

LISTEN: Beth & Julia Preview Thursday's Shows at the Jazz Festival

Thu, 06/25/2015 - 11:37am

Julia Figueras from Classical 91.5 joined Beth Adams to preview the Thursday lineup at the 2015 Xerox Rochester International Jazz Festival including the Stanley Clarke Band and Peter Rowan. 

PHOTOS: Day 5 at the 2015 Jazz Festival

Wed, 06/24/2015 - 5:11pm

The fifth day of the 2015 Xerox Rochester International Jazz Festival saw artists like Holly Cole, The Aaron Diehl Trio, and Gary Clark Jr. with Beth Hart grace the stages of downtown Rochester. Check out photos from Tuesday night at the festival on our Flickr page from WXXI Photographer Fred SanFilipo.

WATCH: Aaron Diehl Trio at the Jazz Festival

Wed, 06/24/2015 - 12:44pm

Check out The Aaron Diehl Trio during their performance at the 2015 Xerox Rochester International Jazz Festival on Tuesday night from Max at Eastman Place.

http://youtu.be/8raYUJDfywo

LISTEN: Beth & Julia Preview Wednesday's Shows at the Jazz Festival

Wed, 06/24/2015 - 10:33am

Classical 91.5 Music Director and Midday Host Julia Figueras joins Beth Adams to preview Wednesday night at the 2015 Xerox Rochester International Jazz Festival. Beth and Julia say you can look forward to lots of Latin flavor tonight. They also tell you why you should bring any unused instruments you may have down to the Jazz Festival merchandise tent.

PHOTOS: Day 4 of the 2015 Jazz Festival

Tue, 06/23/2015 - 5:17pm

The fourth day of the 2015 Xerox Rochester International Jazz Festival featured artists like Saxofour, Significant Other, and Jane Bunnett. Relive the sights of Monday night with photos on our Flickr page courtesy of WXXI Photographer Fred SanFilipo.

LISTEN: Beth and Julia Talk About Tuesday's Must-see Jazz Fest Artists

Tue, 06/23/2015 - 11:52am

Classical 91.5 Music Director and Midday Host Julia Figueras joins Beth Adams every morning this week to talk about the 2015 Xerox Rochester International Jazz Festival. Julia and Beth discuss, if you have a child who loves music, why you should take them to the festival today. They also preview the must-see acts for Tuesday night.

WATCH: Jon Regen at the Jazz Festival

Tue, 06/23/2015 - 10:44am

Jon Regen performed at the Harro East Ballroom on Monday night at the 2015 Xerox Rochester International Jazz Festival. Check out a number from his performance.

http://youtu.be/Z2u7kgt4XWo

PHOTOS: Day 3 of the 2015 Jazz Festival

Mon, 06/22/2015 - 4:43pm

The Rad Tads, Kat Edmonson, and Soul Rebels were some of the artists that graced the stages of the 2015 Xerox Rochester International Jazz Festival on Sunday. Check out the sights from the festival's third day with photos on our Flickr page courtesy of WXXI photographer Fred SanFilipo.

LISTEN: What's You Should Hear at the Jazz Festival Monday With Beth & Julia

Mon, 06/22/2015 - 11:48am

Beth Adams and Classical 91.5 Music Director and Midday Host Julia Figueras talk (or geek out!) about Herb Alpert and other performances this weekend at the Jazz Festival, and Julia makes her recommendations for Monday's shows.

WATCH: The Rad Trads Perfrom at the Jazz Festival

Mon, 06/22/2015 - 9:49am

The Rad Trads from New York City entertained crowds on each of the first three nights of the 2015 Xerox Rochester International Jazz Festival. Check out a number from their final night at the festival, on the Jazz Street stage.

http://youtu.be/78JzIytcKck