Xerox Rochester International Jazz Festival

WXXI and the Little Theatre celebrate the 2016 Xerox Rochester International Jazz Festival with special events and programming! Browse this page to learn all that we have planned, or visit the WXXI booth on Jazz Street (aka Gibbs Street) during the fest for complete details. 

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Upcoming Jazz Programming on WXXI-TV

Wednesday, June 29, 2016 - 12:00am

In case you want just a little more jazz, WXXI-TV presents an encore broadcast of musician, composer, and producer Vijay Iyer.

Thursday, June 30, 2016 - 12:00am

Grammy Award-winning vocalist and pianist Diane Schuur is coming to perform at the Xerox Rochester International Jazz Festival. 

Friday, July 1, 2016 - 12:00am
Welcome Jason Marsalis to the Xerox Rochester International Jazz Festival as he shows off his skills on the vibraphone and talks about how he was drawn towards playing it. 

See & hear us throughout this year's Festival

Weekdays between 9am and 12pm on WRUR-FM & WITH-FM
Get the inside scoop on the 2016 Xerox Rochester International Jazz Festival with Democrat and Chronicle music critic Jeff Spevak.
Weekdays at 8:43am on AM 1370 and WRUR-FM 88.5
Who will you go see at the Jazz Fest this year? Let WXXI's Julia Figueras and Beth Adams help you decide.

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Sunday, June 26, 2016 - 3:30pm
WXXI and the City of Rochester present a half-hour special that highlights the history of the spoken word in African-American culture and how it influenced jazz.
Saturday, June 25, 2016 - 4:00pm
We reminisce of Jazz Fests of years past with these two archived concerts. 
Thursday, June 23, 2016 - 8:00pm
Join us on Need to Know to learn more about Quinn Bachand, a talented musician who will be performing at this year's Xerox Rochester International Jazz Festival. 
Saturday, June 18, 2016 - 4:00pm
Our prepping for this year's Jazz Fest continues with these two 2015 perfomances.
Friday, June 17, 2016 - 9:00pm
Gear up for this year's Jazz Fest by watching archived concerts from past festivals! 

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