Xerox Rochester International Jazz Festival

WXXI and the Little Theatre celebrate the 2017 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 28, 2017 - 12:00am

Tessa Souter peforms in this episode of Xerox Rochester International Jazz Festival, Wednesday, June 28, 2017 at 12 midnight on WXXI-TV. 

Thursday, June 29, 2017 - 12:00am

Enjoy the mellow tones and big sounds of trombonist Clifton Anderson and his quintet.

Saturday, July 1, 2017 - 12:00am
Discover why Antonio Sanchez is one of the most sought after drummers of his generation.
Saturday, July 1, 2017 - 4:00pm
Enjoy this performance by jazz pianist Jeff Johnston, whose works are infused with alluring harmonies, lush textures, rhythmic inventiveness and spontaneity.
Sunday, July 2, 2017 - 1:00am
Don't miss this performance by soul jazz innovator Elizabeth Shepherd.
Saturday, July 8, 2017 - 4:00pm
This instrumental band performs original music that evokes a shifting range of sonic colours and ambient soundscapes.
Sunday, July 9, 2017 - 1:00am
Mike Murley is one of Canada's finest jazz talents and one of the most versatile players on the scene today.

See & hear us throughout this year's Festival

Weekdays at 5:50 p.m. throughout the Jazz Fest
All Things Considered host Alex Crichton talks with WXXI reporters live from Jazz Street each weekday afternoon during the Xerox Rochester International Jazz Festival with a preview of each evening's events.
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.
Weekdays at 10:30am on WRUR-FM 88.5 and WITH-FM 90.1
Get the inside scoop on the 2017 Xerox Rochester International Jazz Festival with Democrat and Chronicle music critic Jeff Spevak.


Sunday, June 25, 2017 - 1:00am
Listening to the wondrous sounds Jon Ballantyne makes at the piano, audiences can never be sure where he will take the music next. 

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