Thursday, June 18, 2015

Jazz Fest 2015: What's FREE at the fest

More than 90 free concerts at 6 venues

Posted By on Thu, Jun 18, 2015 at 4:00 AM

There's no shortage of free options for the frugal jazz lover at the 2015 Rochester International Jazz Festival. In fact, this year's festival boasts a total of 93 free shows across 6 venues in its nine-day run.

These venues, of course, can become a bit cramped, so be sure to claim your spot early in order to watch the bands instead of a sea of the backs of people's heads. For the most up to date information on schedules and line-up changes, visit the Jazz Festival's website, and follow @roccitynews on Twitter for coverage on everything Jazz Fest.



Venues

Central Library of Rochester and Monroe County (115 South Avenue) Free shows June 22-26

City of Rochester Jazz Street Stage (Gibbs Street at East Avenue) Free music daily

City of Rochester East Avenue & Chestnut Street Stage Free shows June 19-20, 26-27

Rochester Regional Health Big Tent (corner of Main Street and Gibbs) Free shows daily at 6 p.m.

RG&E-LiDestri Spirit Stage (corner of East Ave. & Chestnut St.) Free shows June 21-25

State Street Bar and Grill (Rochester Plaza Hotel, 70 State Street) Free jam sessions nightly at 10:30 p.m.




Friday, June 19

3:45 p.m.:Buckman Heights Elementary School (Jazz Street Stage)

4:30 p.m.: Arcadia High School Jazz Band (Jazz Street Stage)

5:15 p.m.: Hilton High School Jazz Band (Jazz Street Stage)

6:00 p.m.: ECMS Jazz Combo with Bob Sneider and Paul Hofmann (Jazz Street Stage)

6:00 p.m.: Prime Time Brass (Rochester Regional Health Big Tent)

7:00 p.m.: Spectra (East Ave. & Chestnut St. Stage)

7:30 p.m.: Sauce Boss (Jazz Street Stage)

9:00 p.m.: The Mavericks (East Ave. & Chestnut St. Stage)

9:30 p.m.: Sauce Boss (Jazz Street Stage)

10:30 p.m.: Jam Session with the Bob Sneider Trio (State St. Bar & Grill at the Rochester Plaza Hotel)




Saturday, June 20

3:45 p.m.: Gates-Chili High School Jazz Band (Jazz Street Stage)

4:30 p.m.: Brighton High School Jazz Band (Jazz Street Stage)

5:15 p.m.: Newark High School Jazz Band (Jazz Street Stage)

6:00 p.m.: ECMS Jazz Combos with Mike Kupa (Jazz Street Stage)

6:00 p.m.: 78 RPM Big Band (Regional Health Big Tent)

7:00 p.m.:goodbyemotel (East Ave & Chestnut Street Stage)

7:30 p.m.: The New Mastersounds (Jazz Street Stage)

9:00 p.m.: Blood Sweat and Tears with Bo Bice (East Ave. & Chestnut St. Stage)

9:30 p.m.: The New Mastersounds (Jazz Street Stage)

10:30 p.m.: Jam Session with the Bob Sneider Trio (State St. Bar & Grill at the Rochester Plaza Hotel)




Sunday, June 21

3:45 p.m.: MCC Jazz Band (Jazz Street Stage)

4:30 p.m.: Penfield High School Jazz Band (Jazz Street Stage)

5:15 p.m.: Spencerport High School Jazz Band (Jazz Street Stage)

6:00 p.m.: Penfield Rotary Big Band (Rochester Regional Health Big Tent)

6:00 p.m.: ESM Honors Collegiate Small Group (Jazz Street Stage)

7:00 p.m.: Hard Logic (RG&E-LiDestri Spirit Stage)

7:30 p.m.: The Rad Trads (Jazz Street Stage)

9:00 p.m.: Hard Logic (RG&E-LiDestri Spirit Stage)

9:30 p.m.: The Rad Trads (Jazz Street Stage)

10:30 p.m.: Jam Session with the Bob Sneider Trio State St. Bar & Grill at the (Rochester Plaza Hotel)




Monday, June 22

12:00 p.m.: Jazz Starts at the Library with Mike Kaupa (Central Library of Rochester and Monroe County)

1:00 p.m.: Jazz Workshop for Music Students (Eastman School of Music, Room 120)

4:30 p.m.: West Irondequoit High School Jazz Band (Jazz Street Stage)

5:15 p.m.: Fairport High School Jazz Band (Jazz Street Stage)

6:00 p.m.: Jack Allen Big Band (Rochester Regional Health Big Tent)

6:00 p.m.: ESM Honors Collegiate Small Group (Jazz Street Stage)

7:00 p.m.: Significant Other (RG&E-LiDestri Spirit Stage)

7:30 p.m.: Stephane Wrembel (Jazz Street Stage)

8:00 p.m.: ESM-XRIJF Scholarship Concert Featuring Charles Pillow (Kodak Hall at Eastman Theatre)

9:00 p.m.: Significant Other (RG&E-LiDestri Spirit Stage)

10:30 p.m.: Jam Session with the bob Sneider Trio (State St. Bar & Grill at the Rochester Plaza Hotel)




Tuesday, June 23

12:00 p.m.: Jazz Starts at the Library with Danny Ziemann (Central Library of Rochester and Monroe County)

1:00 p.m.: Jazz Workshop for Music Students (Eastman School of Music, Room 120)

4:30 p.m.: Athena High School Jazz Band (Jazz Street Stage)

5:15 p.m.:Eastridge High School Jazz Band (Jazz Street Stage)

6:00 p.m.: Carl Atkins & New Energy Big Band (Rochester Regional Health Big Tent)

6:00 p.m.: New Horizons Big Band (Jazz Street Stage)

7:00 p.m.: Jimmie Highsmith (RG&E-LiDestri Spirit Stage)

7:30 p.m.: Eastman Youth Jazz Orchestra (Jazz Street Stage)

8:30 p.m.: New Horizons Vintage Jazz Band (Jazz Street Stage)

9:00 p.m.: Jimmie Highsmith (RG&E-LiDestri Spirit Stage)

9:30 p.m.: Music Educators Big Band (Jazz Street Stage)

10:30 p.m.: Jam Session with the Bob Sneider Trio State St. Bar & Grill at the Rochester Plaza Hotel (FREE)




Wednesday, June 24

12:00 p.m.: Jazz Starts at the Library with Mel Henderson (Central Library of Rochester and Monroe County)

1:00 p.m.: Jazz workshop for Music Students (Eastman School of Music, Room 120)

4:30 p.m.: Canandaigua High School Jazz Band (Jazz Street Stage)

5:15 p.m.: Honeoye Falls-Lima High School Jazz Band (Jazz Street Stage)

6:00 p.m.: ESM-XRIJF Scholarships Alumni (Jazz Street Stage)

6:00 p.m.: Brockport Community Big Band (Rochester Regional Health Big Tent)

7:00 p.m.: Roses & Revolutions (RG&E-LiDestri Spirit Stage)

7:30 p.m.:Gypsophilia (Jazz Street Stage)

9:00 p.m.: Roses & Revolutions (RG&E-LiDestri Spirit Stage)

9:30 p.m.:Gypsophilia (Jazz Street Stage)

10:30 p.m.: Jam Session with the bob Sneider Trio (State St. Bar & Grill at the Rochester Plaza Hotel)




Thursday, June 25

12:00 p.m.: Jazz Starts at the Library with Doug Stone Central Library of Rochester and Monroe County (FREE)

1:00 p.m.: Jazz Workshop for Music Students (Eastman School of Music, Room 120)

4:30 p.m.: Brockport High School Jazz Band (Jazz Street Stage)

5:15 p.m.: Sutherland High School Jazz Band (Jazz Street Stage)

6:00 p.m.: Greater Rochester Jazz Orchestra (Rochester Regional Health Big Tent)

6:00 p.m.: ECMS Saxology 1 & 2 Directed by Doug Stone (Jazz Street Stage)

7:00 p.m.: Teagan & the Tweeds (RG&E-LiDestri Spirit Stage)

7:30 p.m.: Soul Stew (Jazz Street Stage)

9:00 p.m.: Teagan & the Tweeds (RG&E-LiDestri Spirit Stage)

9:30 p.m.: Soul Stew (Jazz Street Stage)

10:30 p.m.: Jam Session with the Bob Sneider Trio (State St. Bar & Grill at the Rochester Plaza Hotel)




Friday, June 26

12:00 p.m.: Jazz Starts at the Library with Mike Melito (Central Library of Rochester and Monroe County)

1:00 p.m.: Jazz Workshop for Music Students (Eastman School of Music, Room 120)

4:30 p.m.: Harley High School Jazz Band (Jazz Street Stage)

5:15 p.m.: Greece Olympia High School Jazz Band (Jazz Street Stage)

6:00 p.m.: Greece Jazz Band (Rochester Regional Health Big Tent)

6:00 p.m.: ECMS Latin Jazz & JR Jazz (Jazz Street Stage)

7:00 p.m.: Robin McKelle & the Flytones (East Ave. & Chestnut St. Stage)

7:30 p.m.: The California Honeydrops (Jazz Street Stage)

9:00 p.m.: Los Lonely Boys (East Ave. & Chestnut St. Stage)

9:30 p.m.: The California Honeydrops (Jazz Street Stage)

10:30 p.m.: Jam Session with the Bob Sneider Trio (State St. Bar & Grill at the Rochester Plaza Hotel)




Saturday, June 27

3:00 p.m.: Bill Tiberio Band (East Ave. & Chestnut St. Stage)

4:30 p.m.: Webster Schroeder High School Jazz Band (Jazz Street Stage)

5:00 p.m.:Ikebe Shakedown (East Ave. & Chestnut St. Stage)

5:15 p.m.: School of the Arts High School Jazz Band (Jazz Street Stage)

6:00 p.m.: ESM Honors Collegiate Small Group (Jazz Street Stage)

6:00 p.m.: Rochester Metro Jazz Orchestra (Rochester Regional Health Big Tent)

7:00 p.m.:Freshlyground (East Ave. & Chestnut St. Stage)

7:30 p.m.: Robin McKelle & the Flytones (Jazz Street Stage)

9:00 p.m.: Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue (East Ave. & Chestnut St. Stage)

9:30 p.m.: Robin McKelle & the Flytones (Jazz Street Stage)

10:30 p.m.: Jam Session with the Bob Sneider Trio (State St. Bar & Grill at the Rochester Plaza Hotel)


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