John Nugent with Strings

John Nugent with Strings

Pictured: John Nugent

Composition meets improvisation - tune in for John Nugent with Strings.

During this episode of Xerox Rochester International Jazz Festival: John Nugent with Strings. Festival Producer John Nugent is joined by his string band as he leads the way with his soulful saxophone. Also, we look at how churches have become a big part of the Xerox Rochester International Jazz Festival.

Shot in high-definition at the 2011 and 2012 Jazz Festivals, the series offers an unsurpassed look into one of the most popular and respected jazz festivals in the country and features performances by an eclectic group of musicians. In each episode, viewers are guided through the last ten years of the festival with artist interviews, stories from the festival producers, and musical highlights. 

The Xerox Rochester International Jazz Festival was founded in 2002 by John Nugent, Co-producer and Artistic Director, and Marc Iacona, Co-producer and Executive Director. From legendary performers and familiar favorites – to rising stars and new discoveries – this Festival navigates all genres of creative improvised music from all corners of the world. Attendance at the Festival has grown each year, from 15,000 the first year to more than 182,000 in year ten – attracting music lovers from around the U.S. and the world.

The Xerox Rochester International Jazz Festival 10th Anniversary Series is produced by WXXI Public Broadcasting and distributed nationally by American Public Television. The Xerox Rochester International Jazz Festival Series is underwritten by The Louis S. and Molly B. Wolk Foundation and Rowe Photo, Video, and Audio.

To see the complete line-up of artists and the airdates, visit: WXXI.org/jazz.

 

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