XRIJF on WXXI

Over nine days each June, THE XEROX ROCHESTER INTERNATIONAL JAZZ FESTIVAL 
hosts some of the top names in jazz and international music. The festival, held annually since 2002, attracts music lovers from all over the world to upstate New York. The 2016 edition presents the "Oh, Canada!" series at The Rochester Club featuring bands and performers from across Canada.  The inaugural "Oh Canada" Series features nine leading jazz artists and groups from Canada including Quinn Bachand's Brishen, Kent Sangster's Obsessions Octet, Jon Ballantyne Trio, Elizabeth Shepherd, Mike Murley Trio, Marianne Trudel Trio + Special Guest Ingrid Jensen, Jeff Johnston & Friends, Pugs and Crows, and Mike Herriott Quartet.  (Learn more about the series at wxxi.org/jazz)

 

Coming Up

Saturday, May 27, 2017 - 4:00pm
Enjoy the distinct sound of this group– an elegant blend of classical, latin and jazz elements.
Saturday, June 3, 2017 - 4:00pm
Listening to the wondrous sounds Jon Ballantyne makes at the piano, audiences can never be sure where he will take the music next. 
Saturday, June 17, 2017 - 4:00pm
Don't miss this performance by soul jazz innovator Elizabeth Shepherd.
Saturday, June 24, 2017 - 4:00pm
Mike Murley is one of Canada's finest jazz talents and one of the most versatile players on the scene today.
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.
Saturday, July 8, 2017 - 4:00pm
This instrumental band performs original music that evokes a shifting range of sonic colours and ambient soundscapes.

Recently

Saturday, May 20, 2017 - 4:00pm
Twenty-year-old Quinn Bachand is one of Canada's most outstanding young musicians. Enjoy this performance with his jazz and swing band, followed by the Mike Herriott Quartet.
Saturday, May 13, 2017 - 4:00pm
WXXI kicks off Season 8 of the Xerox Rochester International Jazz Festival series with multi-talented pianist, composer, improviser, and arranger Marianne Trudel and special guest trumpeter Ingrid Jensen.

 

MADE POSSIBLE
WITH SUPPORT FROM:

Louis S. & Molly B. Wolk Foundation

 

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