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The Frothy Swiss Thing

For me, the second day in the resort town of Stresa, Italy unfolded in flashes of detail; a tiny green fern growing out of a crack in the wall, a clear glass of grappa, two girls in bikinis playing with dogs on the beach. A train carried us through the mountains, across the border north into Locarno, Switzerland for lunch.

Images: Friday Jazz Fest Daytime Concerts

The Xerox Rochester International Jazz Fest isn't just about big name headliners and late night jam sessions - there are also free concerts featuring local talent all week long.

Images: Thursday Jazz Fest Daytime Concerts

The Xerox Rochester International Jazz Fest isn't just about big name headliners and late night jam sessions - there are also free concerts featuring local talent all week long.

Stresa

The WXXI Travel Club landed in Milan Sunday morning, jazzed and tired after an overnight flight from New York.  A bus carried us through hills, vineyards, and quarries to the resort town of Stresa on Lake Maggiore, a few miles from the Swiss border.  Here was everything already loved and familiar; emerald woods, sapphire waters, hills, fragrant gardens.  I’ve heard the Finger Lak

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It seemed tentative at first. There was a bit of tuning. Then Bill Frisell started something more substantial on guitar. Eyvind Kang added colors with the violin and Rudy Royston accented on drums. Now and then, Bill or Eyvind would crouch down and fiddle with knobs on the electronics boxes on the floor.

Images: Wednesday's Free Concerts

The Xerox Rochester International Jazz Fest isn't just about big name headliners and late night jam sessions - there are also free concerts featuring local talent all week long.

"Jazz Break" Friday on WXXI-AM

Scott Regan and Alex Crichton preview Friday and Saturday highlights at the Xerox Rochester International Jazz Festival.

Behind the Music and the Money of the Jazz Fest

WXXI Innovation Trail reporter Zack Seward takes an in-depth look at the economic impact of the Jazz Festival 10 years into its existence in Rochester.

Midday Music Highlights, 6/20-6/24/11

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Hope you can spend the day with me!  Here are some hints of things to come...

Next stop, Italy . . .

Watch this space for pictures and highlights.

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