Tuesday, January 26, 2016

Jazz Fest announces four headliners

Festival's 15th edition will start June 24

Posted By on Tue, Jan 26, 2016 at 4:00 AM

The Xerox Rochester International Jazz Festival this morning announced four headliners for its 15th edition. The 2016 festival will take place across nine days, June 24 to July 2.

Singer-songwriter and Nocturnals frontperson Grace Potter will headline the festival's opening night. Neo-soul icon Erykah Badu will perform Saturday, June 25. Jazz pianist and 22-time Grammy winner Chick Corea will perform Tuesday, June 28, with his "Trilogy" trio and special guest Joey Alexander -- the 12-year-old pianist who appeared at the 2015 festival. And trumpeter Chris Botti will return to the festival on Thursday, June 30.

All above headliner performances will take place at Kodak Hall at Eastman Theatre, 60 Gibbs Street. Tickets for these performances will go on sale Friday, January 29, at 10 a.m. Online at rochesterjazz.com, or by calling 454-2060.

Tickets for Grace Potter are $55-$95; Erykah Badu is $70-$105; Corea's performance with Alexander is $40-$75; and tickets for Chris Botti are $55-$105.

Club Passes -- both the new 3-day passes (for $154) and traditional 9-day passes (for $204) -- are now on sale.

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