Wednesday, June 22, 2016

Jazz Fest 2016: What's FREE at the fest

100 free concerts at 7 venues

Posted By on Wed, Jun 22, 2016 at 4:00 AM

The Xerox Rochester International JazzFestivalis already great because of the musicians that will be there, but it's even better when some of those shows are free. Although tickets are required for admission into the Club Pass shows and Kodak Hall, there are seven venues and 100 shows open to the public at no cost -- other than maybe letting your shorter friends sit on your shoulders.

These venues do tend to fill up quickly, so be sure to arrive early (and also be kind to those aforementioned smaller crowd-goers). For the most up to date information on schedules and lineup changes, check out the festival's website at rochesterjazz.com, and keep up with City Newspaper on our Twitter page @roccitynews.



Venues

Central Library of Rochester and Monroe County (115 South Avenue) Free shows June 27-July 1

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 24-25, July 1-2

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

City of Rochester Midtown Stage (corner of East Main Street and Andrew Langston Way) Free shows July 2

Avangrid Foundation / RG&E Fusion Stage (corner of East Ave. & Chestnut St.) Free shows June 26-30

Holiday Inn Rochester Downtown (70 State Street) Free jam sessions nightly at 10:30 p.m.




Friday, June 24

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

4:30 p.m.: Pittsford Mendon HS Jazz Band (Jazz Street Stage)

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

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

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

7:00 p.m.: Toronto Community Soul Project (East Ave. & Chestnut St. Stage)

7:30 p.m.: John Mooney & Bluesiana (Jazz Street Stage)

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

9:30 p.m.: John Mooney & Bluesiana (Jazz Street Stage)

10:30 p.m.: Jam Sessions with Bob Sneider Trio (Holiday Inn Rochester Downtown)




Saturday, June 25

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

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

5:15 p.m.: Honeoye Falls Lima HS Jazz Band (Jazz Street Stage)

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

6:00 p.m.: ECMS Jazz Combo W/ Bob Sneider & Mike Kaupa (Jazz Street Stage)

7:00 p.m.: John Mooney & Bluesiana (East Ave. & Chestnut St. Stage)

7:30 p.m.: Toronto Community Soul Project (Jazz Street Stage)

9:00 p.m.: Jon Cleary & the Absolute Monster Gentlemen (East Ave. & Chestnut St. Stage)

9:30 p.m.: Toronto Community Soul Project (Jazz Street Stage)

10:30 p.m.: Jam Sessions with Bob Sneider Trio (Holiday Inn Rochester Downtown)




Sunday, June 26

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

4:30 p.m.: Pittsford Sutherland HS Jazz Band (Jazz Street Stage)

5:15 p.m.: West Irondequoit HS Jazz Band (Jazz Street Stage)

6:00 p.m.: ESM Honors Performance Unit 1 (Jazz Street Stage)

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

7:00 p.m.: Madeleine McQueen and the Breeze (RG&E Fusion Stage)

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

9:00 p.m.: Madeleine McQueen (RG&E Fusion Stage)

9:30 p.m.: CNY Jazz Orchestra (Jazz Street Stage)

10:30 p.m.: Jam Sessions with Bob Sneider Trio (Holiday Inn Rochester Downtown)




Monday, June 27

12:00 p.m.: Mel Henderson Trio (Central Library of Rochester and Monroe County)

1:00 p.m.: Jazz Workshop for Young Music Students with Gwyneth Herbert (Eastman School of Music Room 120)

3:45 p.m.: Greece Olympia HS Jazz Band (Jazz Street Stage)

4:30 p.m.: Newark HS Jazz Band (Jazz Street Stage)

5:15 p.m.: Canandaigua HS Jazz Band (Jazz Street Stage)

6:00 p.m.: ESM Honors Performance Unit 2 (Jazz Street Stage)

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

7:00 p.m.: Bill Tiberio Band (RG&E Fusion Stage)

7:30 p.m.: RIJF-ESM Jazz Scholarships Performance Directed by Jeff Campbell (Jazz Street Stage)

9:00 p.m.: Bill Tiberio Band (RG&E Fusion Stage)

9:30 p.m.: RIJF-ESM Jazz Scholarships Performance Directed by Jeff Campbell (Jazz Street Stage)

10:30 p.m.: Jam Sessions with Bob Sneider Trio (Holiday Inn Rochester Downtown)




Tuesday, June 28

12:00 p.m.: Karl Stabnau (Central Library of Rochester and Monroe County)

1:00 p.m.: Jazz Workshops for Young Music Students with Christine Tobin (Eastman School of Music Room 120)

4:30 p.m.: Greece Athena HS Jazz Band (Jazz Street Stage)

5:15 p.m.: Bloomfield HS Jazz Band (Jazz Street Stage)

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

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

7:00 p.m.: Marc Silver (RG&E Fusion Stage)

7:30 p.m.: ESM Youth Jazz Orchestra + Music Educators Big Band + New Horizons Big Band (Jazz Street Stage)

9:00 p.m.: Marc Silver (RG&E Fusion Stage)

9:30 p.m.: ESM Youth Jazz Orchestra + Music Educators Big Band + New Horizons Big Band (Jazz Street Stage)

10:30 p.m.: Jam Sessions with Bob Sneider Trio (Holiday Inn Rochester Downtown)





Wednesday, June 29

12:00 p.m.: Rod Blumenau (Central Library of Rochester and Monroe County)

1:00 p.m.: Jazz Workshops for Young Music Students with Mammal Hands (Eastman School of Music Room 120)

3:45 p.m.: 12 Corners Middle School Jazz Band (Jazz Street Stage)

4:30 p.m.: Eastridge HS Jazz Band (Jazz Street Stage)

5:15 p.m.: Webster Thomas HS Jazz Band (Jazz Street Stage)

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

6:00 p.m.: EYOJ (Rochester Regional Health Big Tent)

7:00 p.m.: Danielle Ponder (RG&E Fusion Stage)

7:30 p.m.: Nikki Hill (Jazz Street Stage)

9:00 p.m.: Danielle Ponder (RG&E Fusion Stage)

9:30 p.m.: Nikki Hill (Jazz Street Stage)

10:30 p.m.: Jam Sessions with Bob Sneider Trio (Holiday Inn Rochester Downtown)




Thursday, June 30

12:00 p.m.: Hannah Walpole (Central Library of Rochester and Monroe County)

1:00 p.m.: Jazz Workshops for Young Music Students with LeuwenSteffan (Eastman School of Music Room 120)

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

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

5:30 p.m.: Spencerport HS Jazz Band (Jazz Street Stage)

6:00 p.m.: ECMS Saxology 1 & 2 Jazz Bones (Jazz Street Stage)

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

7:00 p.m.: Calle Uno (RG&E Fusion Stage)

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

9:00 p.m.: Calle Uno (RG&E Fusion Stage)

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

10:30 p.m.: Jam Sessions with Bob Sneider Trio (Holiday Inn Rochester Downtown)




Friday, July 1

12:00 p.m.: Herb Smith (Central Library of Rochester and Monroe County)

1:00 p.m.: Jazz Workshops for Young Music Students with Matthew Halsall (Eastman School of Music Room 120)

4:30 p.m.: Fairport HS Jazz Band (Jazz Street Stage)

5:15 p.m.: Monroe Community College Jazz Band (Jazz Street Stage)

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

6:00 p.m.: ECMS Jazz Combo with Mike Kaupa & Paul Hofmann (Jazz Street Stage)

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

7:30 p.m.: Denis Parker & the Modern Saints (Jazz Street Stage)

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

9:30 p.m.: Denis Parker & the Modern Saints (Jazz Street Stage)

10:30 p.m.: Jam Sessions with Bob Sneider Trio (Holiday Inn Rochester Downtown)




Saturday, July 2

4:30 p.m.: Nazareth College Jazz Band (Jazz Street Stage)

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

6:00 p.m.: ESM Honors Performance Unit 3 (Jazz Street Stage)

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

7:00 p.m.: Lucky Chops (Midtown Stage)

7:00 p.m.: Denis Parker & the Modern Saints (East Ave. & Chestnut St. Stage)

7:30 p.m.: Mingo Fishtrap (Jazz Street Stage)

9:00 p.m.: Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue (Midtown Stage)

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

9:30 p.m.: Mingo Fishtrap (Jazz Street Stage)

10:30 p.m.: Jam Sessions with Bob Sneider Trio (Holiday Inn Rochester Downtown)


Get more reviews and information with CITY's Daily Jazz Blogs, updated every day of the festival!




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Tuesday, June 21, 2016

Jazz Fest 2016: Meet City's jazz bloggers

Get to know Ron, Frank, Daniel, and Jake

Posted on Tue, Jun 21, 2016 at 4:00 AM

Ron Netsky

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My real job is chairman of the art department at Nazareth College, but I've been writing about jazz for City since the late-1990's. My love of music can be traced to the people I grew up with: my uncle was a Broadway composer; my twin brother, Steve, is a songwriter; and my younger brother, Hankus, is a jazz and Klezmer musician. I can still hear the sound of Hankus playing "Mode For Joe" on the alto saxophone in our house in Philadelphia.

I love all kinds of music, but one of my most favorite is hard-bop jazz. So during the Xerox Rochester International Jazz Festival, I'm looking forward to artists like John Scofield and Joe Lovano (as the Scofield-Lovano Quartet), Russell Malone, and Helen Sung. But I also love the mystery of some of the more out-there acts who can usually be found at the Lutheran Church, so Mikkel Ploug Equilibrium and Ikiz Cabin Crew are also on my list.

Frank De Blase

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My name is Frank De Blase and I write about music for City -- been doing it for 16 years. It's rather tricky, I tell ya. Frank Zappa once said, "Writing about music is like dancing to architecture."

I shy away from the title "critic" because I see my job as more instigating a conversation: opening a dialogue with people from the passionate to the die-hard, from the gonzo to the rabid. Where do you fit in to that list? I don't just love music and what it means to us all, I need it; I gotta have it, man. So for me the Jazz Festival is a kind of downtown junky parade of people wallowing in each other's soundtrack, sharing, debating, and lapping it up.

This year I've intentionally set my focus on those I know little about. I've got some preliminary background and such, but other than that, I'm in their hands. I'm looking to add a few new favorites to the merry-go-round in my head. We all look and listen to music differently and my view certainly isn't the only one, so I invite you to start a dialogue with a stranger.

Feel free to comment on my daily blog -- agree, disagree, tell me I'm full of shit, or how much you liked my Hawaiian shirt collection I plan on showing off. Of you can simply come down and enjoy what I like to refer to as the most wonderful time of the year. Happy Jazz Fest.

Daniel J. Kushner

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What I love most about experiencing live music is the ability to embrace revelatory moments: discovering a new artist, or hearing clever combinations of style and aesthetics that challenge my thoughts about genre.

The Jazz Festival offers a seemingly infinite number of these moments. I tend to gravitate to the venues where formal composition can collide with free improvisation and classical and jazz meld in unexpected ways, which is why you'll be able to find me at Christ Church for Alexander Hawkins Group and Mammal Hands, and checking out at the consistently intriguing Nordic Jazz series at the Lutheran Church of the Reformation.

I'm particularly looking forward to hearing prolific sonic auteurs and upright bassists Avishai Cohen and Mats Eilertsen in their individual sets. And if you're interested in funky party bands that incorporate healthy doses of Afrobeat and North Indian music, respectively, Emefe and Red Baraat are not to be missed.

This is my second consecutive year covering the Jazz Festival for City Newspaper, and I'll be live-tweeting from the shows @danieljkushner.

Jake Clapp

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As City's Arts & Entertainment editor, I'll spend a lot of my time in the next week coordinating coverage -- and burning the midnight oil posting the great blogs our reviewers send in. But I'm hoping to squeeze in as many Jazz Fest shows as I possibly can.

This will be my third Jazz Fest, and if the last two summers have taught me anything, it's to soak up as much music as nine days will allow. While Ron, Frank, and Daniel carry the majority of City's coverage, I'm excited to fill in the cracks with a diverse group of artists, from a little Cajun and Zydeco -- I need a taste of my home state, Louisiana -- with The Revelers and Dwayne Dopsie & The Zydeco Hellraisers to gypsy jazz bands like Rhythm Future Quartet. If you have any tips on who I should check out this year, connect with me on Twitter @jake_clapp.

I'll be up until the wee hours of the morning posting all of our Jazz Blogs and photos, so that you have something to read while enjoying your coffee and bagel in the morning. But we want to know what you think. Join the conversation by leaving your comments on the blogs, posting them to Facebook, or Tweeting us at @roccitynews.

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Jazz 101

Ron Netsky offers a crash course into the world of jazz

Posted By on Tue, Jun 21, 2016 at 4:00 AM

Now in its 15th year, the Xerox Rochester International Jazz Festival has become the most highly anticipated yearly musical orgy in Upstate New York. We have nine days to indulge in every kind of music, from free street concerts by national acts to $100-plus seats at the ritzy Kodak Hall.

During the course of the larger event, there are actually several festivals going on: the avant-garde festival at the Lutheran Church; the get-up-and-dance festival in the Big Tent; and the pop festival on the outdoor stages. But what about the music at the very core, the music in the XRIJF's name: jazz?

Even hip comedians like Bill Maher make jokes about the ability of jazz to put people to sleep, but if you learn to appreciate it, jazz is about as fascinating as music can get.

The are similarities between jazz and classical music. Composers like Beethoven and Mozart surely improvised during the composing process. When they found a great melody they wrote it down, but when performing at the piano, Beethoven and others were known for playing improvised cadenzas.

Jazz artists dare to improvise right on the stage, right in front of an audience. They find great melodies all the time but they don't write them down; they just move on. In fact, legend has it that when someone transcribed a John Coltrane solo created in the moment, and later, put the written music in front of Coltrane, he couldn't play it.

The similarities continue in the rock world. Artists like the Doors, known for long and imaginative solos on guitar and organ, acknowledged that they were influenced by the modal chord structures and improvisation of jazz players like Coltrane, Miles Davis, and others. When Prince played his famous guitar solo on "While My Guitar Gently Weeps" at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, he was improvising over George Harrison's chords.

Jazz players are every bit as virtuosic as classical pianist Evgeny Kissin and rock guitarist Jimmy Page. In fact, they seem to weave their solos so beautifully, you might think it's easy. There are the rare Mozart-level geniuses -- like Joey Alexander, the 12-year-old wunderkind who dazzled us at last year's festival and will open for Chick Corea at this year's -- but most jazz players not only know their theory inside and out, they practice for countless hours to achieve mastery.

Up on that stage all of that knowledge and practice is put to work as the piece unfolds. There's usually a head -- a melody to start things off and maybe end with -- but the middle section is filled with chorus after chorus of improvisation. Even seasoned players want to explore new territories in their solos. And, while it might not always equal the cut-throat sessions of a 1950's after-hours jazz club, there is still a healthy competition between players.

Here's how saxophone great Sonny Rollins described soloing to me when he played at an earlier festival: "I learn the melody," Rollins says. "Then I also learn the chords, the harmonic structure of the song. I learn everything about the words, the way the song goes. Then I forget it. You never really forget it, but what I'm trying to say is you don't really think about it because in the art of improvisation there's no time to think. Things are happening too fast.

"Sometimes when you start playing, you may be distracted by the audience -- there's a pretty girl in the front row or something. But when I get into it everything goes and you are sort of in a trance-like state. This is the state where one wants to be. This is where you want to let the music play itself."

In the spirit of an improvised solo, jazz has never stood still. To vastly oversimplify it, the ragtime of the early 20th century gave way to boogie-woogie and other styles. By the 1930's, swing was king only to be supplanted by bebop in the 1940's. Cool jazz and hard bop ruled the 1950's while the avant-garde and soul jazz emerged in the 1960's.

Since the advent of jazz-rock fusion in the 1970's, the music has moved in many different directions including world music, afrobeat, smooth jazz, jazz-rap, electronic jazz, and so on. In any given year, almost all of the above can be found at the XRIJF.

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Monday, May 9, 2016

Party in the Park announces 2016 series

Posted on Mon, May 9, 2016 at 4:00 AM

The City of Rochester today announced the lineup to its 2016 Party in the Park series, the 20th season. The series opens Thursday, June 16, with John Brown's Body and Thunderbody, and continues each Thursday through August 11 in Martin Luther King Jr. Park at 353 Court Street.

Each concert begins at 5 p.m. and runs until 10 p.m. General admission tickets are $5 to each show; children 12 and under get in free. A party pack with tickets to all nine shows are available for $35. Tickets are now on sale and can be purchased at the Blue Cross Arena box office (1 War Memorial Square), online at Ticketmaster.com, and at the gate the day of the show.

For more information, including a map to nearby parking, check cityofrochester.gov.

The full 2016 lineup follows:

June 16 -- John Brown's Body and Thunderbody

June 23 -- Outlaws, Zac Brown Tribute Band, and The Steppin Stone

June 30 -- Keller Williams & More Than a Little and The Blind Owl Band

July 7 -- Hotel California: The Original Eagles Tribute and Big Eyed Phish

July 14 -- Gin Blossoms and Something Else

July 21 -- Lou Gramm and 10,000 Maniacs

July 28 -- Robert Randolph & The Family Band and Ryan Montbleau

August 4 -- The Chris Robinson Brotherhood and Samantha Fish

August 11 -- The Wailers and Pigeons Playing Ping-Pong

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Tuesday, April 5, 2016

Lilac Fest announces full music lineup

Posted By on Tue, Apr 5, 2016 at 4:00 AM

The Lilac Festival today announced the rest of its 2016 music lineup. This year's Lilac Festival will take place Friday, May 6, through Sunday, May 15, in Highland Park. Music begins daily at 10:30 a.m. (12:30 p.m. on the weekends) and runs through 8:30 p.m. All shows are free to the public. It just got bigger and better. Here's the whole shebang. Dig...

Headliners

Friday, May 6: Linda Gail Lewis, 7:00 p.m.

Saturday, May 7: Sheepdogs, 7:00 p.m.

Sunday, May 8: Los Straightjackets, 5:30 p.m.

Sunday, May 8: NRBQ, 7:00 p.m.

Monday, May 9: Gaelic Storm, 7:00 p.m.

Tuesday, May 10: Matisyahu, 7:00 p.m.

Wednesday, May 11: Keb' Mo', 7:00 p.m.

Thursday, May 12: Rusted Root, 7:00 p.m.

Friday, May 13: The Fabulous Thunderbirds, 7:00 p.m.

Up-and-coming artists

Friday, May 6: Powerglide, 5:30 p.m.

Wednesday, May 11: Eilen Jewell, 5:30 p.m.

Thursday, May 12: Gedeon Luke and the People, 5:30 p.m.

Saturday, May 14: Adam Ezra, 4:45 p.m.

Sunday, May 15: Blind Owl Band, 2:30 p.m.

Sunday, May 15: Joe Brucato, 5:30 p.m.

Regional artists

Sunday, May 8: Mulburry Sole, 12:30 p.m.

Sunday, May 8: Tommy Brunett, 2:30 p.m.

Monday, May 9: Sisters of Murphy, 5:30 p.m.

Tuesday, May 10: Pillotto, 4:00 p.m.

Tuesday, May 10: Danielle Ponder and the Tomorrow People, 5:30 p.m.

Friday, May 13: Significant Other, 4:00 p.m.

Sunday, May 15: Eli Flynn, 1:00 p.m.

Sunday, May 15: Buddhahood, 4:00 p.m.

Friday, April 1, 2016

Water Street issued a conditional entertainment license

Posted By on Fri, Apr 1, 2016 at 5:56 PM

Water Street Music Hall on Friday was issued a conditional entertainment center license from the city, and may start hosting events again. The music venue, at 204 North Water Street, was denied renewal of its license at the beginning of March due to eight violations of the City Code and the police chief's Rules and Regulations.

In a letter addressed to Water Street Owner Anthony Marsocci, Rochester Police Chief Michael Ciminelli notified the establishment that its response to the city's investigation of problems "fails to adequately address the serious charges set forth in the Notice of Intent to Deny," and that with the exception of one charge, Water Street did not comply with the City Code. But Ciminelli also said that following a meeting with Marsocci and getting commitments to operate in compliance with the law, the Rochester Police Department would grant a conditional license.

Under the conditional license, Water Street must comply with all federal, state, and local laws, codes, and rules and regulations; have a sufficient number of registered security guards who are readily identifiable; immediately notify and cooperate with the Rochester Police Department should an incident occur; document all incidents that occur inside and around the venue; and maintain a list of banned individuals. Water Street can not permit illegal drug use on the premises, and it must notify the city of any special events that might draw a large number of people.

If the terms aren't met to the satisfaction of the city, Rochester can revoke the conditional license without any further proceedings. And the conditional license expires on January 31, 2017.

It won't be long before Water Street reopens under the strict guidelines: The band Monuments is scheduled to play there on April 10.

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Tuesday, March 22, 2016

Jazz Festival announces 2016 lineup

Posted By on Tue, Mar 22, 2016 at 4:00 AM

The Rochester International Jazz Festival today announced new details and the full lineup of its 2016 festival, including 235 shows in its Club Pass series, six headliner shows, and a record 99 free shows and events. The festival's 15th edition will take place June 24 through July 2 in Rochester's East End.

Trombone Shorty and Orleans Avenue was announced as the festival's final headliner, performing a free show on Saturday, July 2, at 9 p.m., on a new City of Rochester Midtown stage, located in the Midtown redevelopment site. Trombone Shorty joins previously announced headliners Chick Corea with Joey Alexander, Chris Botti, Bruce Hornsby and the Noisemakers, Gregg Allman, Erykah Badu, and Grace Potter.

Other free shows include Fitz & The Tantrums (Friday, June 24), Jon Cleary and the Absolute Monster Gentlemen (Saturday, June 25), Los Lonely Boys (Friday, July 1), and The Wood Brothers (Saturday, July 2), all performing on the East Avenue and Chestnut Street stage.

Additions and changes to this year's festival include a new "Oh, Canada!" series at The Rochester Club featuring bands and performers from across Canada; the Squeezers Stage will now be located at Anthology Music Hall (336 East Avenue); a 3-day Club Pass option is available; and a line process will be implemented to reduce wait times at Kilbourn Hall and Max of Eastman Place.

In the first price increase in eight years, admission to Club Pass venues at the door will be raised to $30, and $35 for Kilbourn Hall.

Club Passes and tickets for headliners are available online at rochesterjazz.com, or by calling 454-2060. The Festival Ticket Shop will open in early June at the corner of East Avenue and Gibbs Street. The 9-day Club Pass is $204 (plus service charges); the 3-day Club Pass, which offers access to shows on any three days of choice, is $154 (plus service charges).

Check back to City Newspaper as more details become available. And look below for the full list of this year's Rochester International Jazz Festival performers.

Friday, June 24

3:45 p.m. Harley School Jazz Band City of Rochester Jazz Street Stage Presented by The Community Foundation

4:30 p.m. Pittsford Mendon HS Jazz Band City of Rochester Jazz Street Stage Presented by The Community Foundation

5:15 p.m. Hilton HS Jazz Band City of Rochester Jazz Street Stage Presented by The Community Foundation

5:30 p.m. Brecker Brothers Band Reunion Harro East Ballroom

5:45 p.m. Paul Hofmann Hatch Recital Hall at Eastman School of Music

6:00 p.m. Rhythm Future Quartet Montage Music Hall

6:00 p.m. Catherine Russell Kilbourn Hall, ESM

6:00 p.m. Quinn Bachand's Brishen Rochester Club - Oh Canada! Series

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

6:00 p.m. ECMS Latin Jazz & Junior Jazz City of Rochester Jazz Street Stage Presented by The Community Foundation

6:15 p.m. Sarah McKenzie Max of Eastman Place

6:30 p.m. Scofield - Lovano Quartet Xerox Auditorium at Xerox Plaza

6:45 p.m. Lorna Reid Christ Church - Made In The UK Series

7:00 p.m. Driftwood Little Theatre

7:00 p.m. Toronto Community Soul Project City of Rochester East Ave. & Chestnut St. Stage Presented by Rochester Regional Health &

7:15 p.m. Brecker Brothers Band Reunion Harro East Ballroom

7:30 p.m. MikkelPloug Equilibrium Lutheran Church of the Reformation - Nordic Jazz Now Series

7:30 p.m. John Mooney & Bluesiana City of Rochester Jazz Street Stage Presented by The Community Foundation

7:45 p.m. Davina and The Vagabonds Squeezers Stage at Anthology

7:45 p.m. Paul Hofmann Hatch Recital Hall at Eastman School of Music

8:00 p.m. Grace Potter Kodak Hall At Eastman Theatre

8:30 p.m. Polyrhythmics Rochester Regional Health Big Tent

8:45 p.m. Lorna Reid Christ Church - Made In The UK Series

9:00 p.m. Catherine Russell Kilbourn Hall, ESM

9:00 p.m. Fitz & The Tantrums City of Rochester East Ave. & Chestnut St. Stage Presented by Rochester Regional Health &

9:00 p.m. Scofield - Lovano Quartet Xerox Auditorium at Xerox Plaza

9:15 p.m. Driftwood Little Theatre

9:30 p.m. MikkelPloug Equilibrium Lutheran Church of the Reformation - Nordic Jazz Now Series

9:30 p.m. John Mooney & Bluesiana City of Rochester Jazz Street Stage Presented by The Community Foundation

9:45 p.m. Davina and The Vagabonds Squeezers Stage at Anthology

10:00 p.m. Polyrhythmics Rochester Regional Health Big Tent

10:00 p.m. Quinn Bachand'sBrishen Rochester Club - Oh Canada! Series

10:00 p.m. Rhythm Future Quartet Montage Music Hall

10:00 p.m. Sarah McKenzie Max of Eastman Place

10:30 p.m. Jam Sessions with Bob Sneider Trio Holiday Inn Rochester Downtown

Saturday, June 25

3:45 p.m. Gates-Chili HS Jazz Band City of Rochester Jazz Street Stage Presented by The Community Foundation

4:30 p.m. Webster Schroeder HS Jazz Band City of Rochester Jazz Street Stage Presented by The Community Foundation

5:15 p.m. Honeoye Falls Lima HS Jazz Band City of Rochester Jazz Street Stage Presented by The Community Foundation

5:30 p.m. Kandace Springs Harro East Ballroom

5:45 p.m. Jon Ballantyne Hatch Recital Hall at Eastman School of Music

6:00 p.m. Makoto Ozone & Tommy Smith Kilbourn Hall, ESM

6:00 p.m. Kent Sangster's Obsessions Octet Rochester Club - Oh Canada! Series

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

6:00 p.m. Alicia Olatuja Montage Music Hall

6:00 p.m. ECMS Jazz Combo W/Bob Sneider & Mike Kaupa City of Rochester Jazz Street Stage Presented by The Community Foundation

6:15 p.m. Quinn Bachand'sBrishen Max of Eastman Place

6:30 p.m. Sarah McKenzie Xerox Auditorium at Xerox Plaza

6:45 p.m. Phil Robson Trio Christ Church - Made In The UK Series

7:00 p.m. Roses & Revolutions Little Theatre

7:00 p.m. John Mooney & Bluesiana City of Rochester East Ave. & Chestnut St. Stage Presented by Wegmans

7:15 p.m. Kandace Springs Harro East Ballroom

7:30 p.m. Mats Eilertsen Trio Lutheran Church of the Reformation - Nordic Jazz Now Series

7:30 p.m. Toronto Community Soul Project City of Rochester Jazz Street Stage Presented by The Community Foundation

7:45 p.m. Junior Brown Squeezers Stage at Anthology

7:45 p.m. Jon Ballantyne Hatch Recital Hall at Eastman School of Music

8:00 p.m. Erykah Badu Kodak Hall At Eastman Theatre

8:30 p.m. The Congress Rochester Regional Health Big Tent

8:45 p.m. Phil Robson Trio Christ Church - Made In The UK Series

9:00 p.m. Sarah McKenzie Xerox Auditorium at Xerox Plaza

9:00 p.m. Makoto Ozone & Tommy Smith Kilbourn Hall, ESM

9:00 p.m. Jon Cleary & the Absolute Monster Gentlemen City of Rochester East Ave. & Chestnut St. Stage Presented by Wegmans

9:15 p.m. Roses & Revolutions Little Theatre

9:30 p.m. Mats Eilertsen Trio Lutheran Church of the Reformation - Nordic Jazz Now Series

9:30 p.m. Toronto Community Soul Project City of Rochester Jazz Street Stage Presented by The Community Foundation

9:45 p.m. Junior Brown Squeezers Stage at Anthology

10:00 p.m. Alicia Olatuja Montage Music Hall

10:00 p.m. Quinn Bachand's Brishen Max of Eastman Place

10:00 p.m. The Congress Rochester Regional Health Big Tent

10:00 p.m. Kent Sangster's Obsessions Octet Rochester Club - Oh Canada! Series

10:30 p.m. Jam Sessions with Bob Sneider Trio Holiday Inn Rochester Downtown

Sunday, June 26

3:45 p.m. Penfield HS Jazz Band City of Rochester Jazz Street Stage Presented by The Community Foundation

4:30 p.m. Pittsford Sutherland HS Jazz Band City of Rochester Jazz Street Stage Presented by The Community Foundation

5:15 p.m. West Irondequoit HS Jazz Band City of Rochester Jazz Street Stage Presented by The Community Foundation

5:30 p.m. Eric Lindell Harro East Ballroom

5:45 p.m. Eldar Hatch Recital Hall at Eastman School of Music

6:00 p.m. ESM Honors Performance Unit 1 City of Rochester Jazz Street Stage Presented by The Community Foundation

6:00 p.m. Penfield Rotary Big Band ochester Regional Health Big Tent

6:00 p.m. John Abercrombie Organ Trio with Gary Versace & Adam Nussbaum Montage Music Hall

6:00 p.m. Pedrito Martinez Kilbourn Hall, ESM

6:00 p.m. Jon Ballantyne Trio Rochester Club - Oh Canada! Series

6:15 p.m. Charles Ruggiero's "As Heard on TV" Max of Eastman Place

6:30 p.m. Elio Villafranca Trio Xerox Auditorium at Xerox Plaza

6:45 p.m. Alexander Hawkins Group Christ Church - Made In The UK Series

7:00 p.m. Julia Vari RG&E Spirit Stage

7:00 p.m. The Majestics Little Theatre

7:15 p.m. Eric Lindell Harro East Ballroom

7:30 p.m. Arild Andersen Trio Lutheran Church of the Reformation - Nordic Jazz Now Series

7:30 p.m. CNY Jazz Orchestra City of Rochester Jazz Street Stage Presented by The Community Foundatio

7:45 p.m. Eldar Hatch Recital Hall at Eastman School of Music

7:45 p.m. Kandace Springs Squeezers Stage at Anthology

8:30 p.m. Velvet Caravan Rochester Regional Health Big Tent

8:45 p.m. Alexander Hawkins Group Christ Church - Made In The UK Series

9:00 p.m. Pedrito Martinez Kilbourn Hall, ESM

9:00 p.m. Elio Villafranca Trio Xerox Auditorium at Xerox Plaza

9:00 p.m. Julia Vari RG&E Spirit Stage

9:15 p.m. The Majestics Little Theatre

9:30 p.m. CNY Jazz Orchestra City of Rochester Jazz Street Stage Presented by The Community Foundation

9:30 p.m. Arild Andersen Trio Lutheran Church of the Reformation - Nordic Jazz Now Series

9:45 p.m. Kandace Springs Squeezers Stage at Anthology

10:00 p.m. John Abercrombie Organ Trio with Gary Versace & Adam Nussbaum Montage Music Hall

10:00 p.m. Charles Ruggiero's "As Heard on TV" Max of Eastman Place

10:00 p.m. Velvet Caravan Rochester Regional Health Big Tent

10:00 p.m. Jon Ballantyne Trio Rochester Club - Oh Canada! Series

10:30 p.m. Jam Sessions with Bob Sneider Trio Holiday Inn Rochester Downtown

Monday, June 27

12:00 p.m. Mel Henderson Trio Central Library of Rochester and Monroe County

3:45 p.m. Greece Olympia HS Jazz Band City of Rochester Jazz Street Stage Presented by The Community Foundation

4:30 p.m. Newark HS Jazz Band City of Rochester Jazz Street Stage Presented by The Community Foundation

5:15 p.m. Canandaigua HS Jazz Band City of Rochester Jazz Street Stage Presented by The Community Foundation

5:30 p.m. Lizz Wright Harro East Ballroom

5:45 p.m. Elio Villafranca Hatch Recital Hall at Eastman School of Music

6:00 p.m. ESM Honors Performance Unit 2 City of Rochester Jazz Street Stage Presented by The Community Foundation

6:00 p.m. Rodriguez Brothers Montage Music Hall

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

6:00 p.m. Nicholas Payton Kilbourn Hall, ESM

6:00 p.m. Elizabeth Shepherd Rochester Club - Oh Canada! Series

6:15 p.m. Lafayette Suite Max of Eastman Place

6:30 p.m. Moscow Jazz Orchestra Xerox Auditorium at Xerox Plaza

6:45 p.m. Gwyneth Herbert Christ Church - Made In The UK Series

7:00 p.m. Scott Neumann Spin Cycle Little Theatre

7:00 p.m. Bill Tiberio Band RG&E Spirit Stage

7:15 p.m. Lizz Wright Harro East Ballroom

7:30 p.m. Mika Pohjola Lutheran Church of the Reformation - Nordic Jazz Now Series

7:30 p.m. RIJF-ESM Jazz Scholarships Performance Directed by Jeff Campbell City of Rochester Jazz Street Stage Presented by The Community Foundation

7:45 p.m. Judith Hill Squeezers Stage at Anthology

7:45 p.m. Elio Villafranca Hatch Recital Hall at Eastman School of Music

8:30 p.m. The Revelers Rochester Regional Health Big Tent

8:45 p.m. Gwyneth Herbert Christ Church - Made In The UK Series

9:00 p.m. Nicholas Payton Kilbourn Hall, ESM

9:00 p.m. Moscow Jazz Orchestra Xerox Auditorium at Xerox Plaza

9:00 p.m. Bill Tiberio Band RG&E Spirit Stage

9:15 p.m. Scott Neumann Spin Cycle Little Theatre

9:30 p.m. Mika Pohjola Lutheran Church of the Reformation - Nordic Jazz Now Series

9:30 p.m. RIJF-ESM Jazz Scholarships Performance Directed by Jeff Campbell City of Rochester Jazz Street Stage Presented by The Community Foundation

9:45 p.m. Judith Hill Squeezers Stage at Anthology

10:00 p.m. Lafayette Suite Max of Eastman Place

10:00 p.m. The Revelers Rochester Regional Health Big Tent

10:00 p.m. Elizabeth Shepherd Rochester Club - Oh Canada! Series

10:00 p.m. Rodriguez Brothers Montage Music Hall

10:30 p.m. Jam Sessions with Bob Sneider Trio Holiday Inn Rochester Downtown

Tuesday, June 28

12:00 p.m. Karl Stabnau Central Library of Rochester and Monroe County

4:30 p.m. Greece Athena HS Jazz Band City of Rochester Jazz Street Stage Presented by The Community Foundation

5:15 p.m. Bloomfield HS Jazz Band City of Rochester Jazz Street Stage Presented by The Community Foundation

5:30 p.m. Bria Skonberg Harro East Ballroom

5:45 p.m. Robert Rodriguez Hatch Recital Hall at Eastman School of Music

6:00 p.m. New Energy Jazz Orchestra Rochester Regional Health Big Tent

6:00 p.m. Nacka Forum Kilbourn Hall, ESM

6:00 p.m. Mike Murley Trio Rochester Club - Oh Canada! Series

6:00 p.m. New Horizons Big Band City of Rochester Jazz Street Stage Presented by The Community Foundation

6:00 p.m. Igor Butman Quartet Montage Music Hall

6:15 p.m. Gwyneth Herbert Max of Eastman Place

6:30 p.m. Dan Brubeck Quartet Xerox Auditorium at Xerox Plaza

6:45 p.m. Christine Tobin Christ Church - Made In The UK Series

7:00 p.m. Pete McCann Quartet Little Theatre

7:00 p.m. Marc Silver RG&E Spirit Stage

7:15 p.m. Bria Skonberg Harro East Ballroom

7:30 p.m. ESM Youth Jazz Orchestra + Music Educators Big Band + New Horizons Big Band City of Rochester Jazz Street Stage Presented by The Community Foundation

7:30 p.m. Ikiz Cabin Crew Lutheran Church of the Reformation - Nordic Jazz Now Series

7:45 p.m. Djabe Squeezers Stage at Anthology

7:45 p.m. Robert Rodriguez Hatch Recital Hall at Eastman School of Music

8:00 p.m. Chick Corea "Trilogy" Trio with special guest Joey Alexander Trio Kodak Hall At Eastman Theatre

8:30 p.m. Major & the Monbacks Rochester Regional Health Big Tent

8:45 p.m. Christine Tobin Christ Church - Made In The UK Series

9:00 p.m. Dan Brubeck Quartet Xerox Auditorium at Xerox Plaza

9:00 p.m. Marc Silver RG&E Spirit Stage

9:00 p.m. Nacka Forum Kilbourn Hall, ESM

9:15 p.m. Pete McCann Quartet Little Theatre

9:30 p.m. Ikiz Cabin Crew Lutheran Church of the Reformation - Nordic Jazz Now Series

9:30 p.m. ESM Youth Jazz Orchestra + Music Educators Big Band + New Horizons Big Band City of Rochester Jazz Street Stage Presented by The Community Foundation

9:45 p.m. Djabe Squeezers Stage at Anthology

10:00 p.m. Mike Murley Trio Rochester Club - Oh Canada! Series

10:00 p.m. Igor Butman Quartet Montage Music Hall

10:00 p.m. Gwyneth Herbert Max of Eastman Place

10:00 p.m. Major & the Monbacks Rochester Regional Health Big Tent

10:30 p.m. Jam Sessions with Bob Sneider Trio Holiday Inn Rochester Downtown

Wednesday, June 29

12:00 p.m. Gabe Condon Central Library of Rochester and Monroe County

3:45 p.m. 12 Corners Middle School Jazz Band City of Rochester Jazz Street Stage Presented by The Community Foundation

4:30 p.m. Eastridge HS Jazz Band City of Rochester Jazz Street Stage Presented by The Community Foundation

5:15 p.m. Webster Thomas HS Jazz Band City of Rochester Jazz Street Stage Presented by The Community Foundation

5:30 p.m. Avishai Cohen Harro East Ballroom

5:45 p.m. Bruce Barth Hatch Recital Hall at Eastman School of Music

6:00 p.m. ESM-XRIJF Scholarships Alumni City of Rochester Jazz Street Stage Presented by The Community Foundation

6:00 p.m. Tia Brazda Montage Music Hall

6:00 p.m. Russell Malone Kilbourn Hall, ESM

6:00 p.m. Marianne Trudel Trio + Special Guest Ingrid Jensen Rochester Club - Oh Canada! Series

6:00 p.m. EYOJ Rochester Regional Health Big Tent

6:15 p.m. Jumaane Smith Max of Eastman Place

6:30 p.m. Djabe Xerox Auditorium at Xerox Plaza

6:45 p.m. Mammal Hands Christ Church - Made In The UK Series

7:00 p.m. Danielle Ponder RG&E Spirit Stage

7:00 p.m. Trio East Little Theatre

7:15 p.m. Avishai Cohen Harro East Ballroom

7:30 p.m. Nacka Forum Lutheran Church of the Reformation - Nordic Jazz Now Series

7:30 p.m. Nikki Hill City of Rochester Jazz Street Stage Presented by The Community Foundation

7:45 p.m. Bruce Barth Hatch Recital Hall at Eastman School of Music

7:45 p.m. Soil & "Pimp" Sessions Squeezers Stage at Anthology

8:00 p.m. Bruce Hornsby and the Noisemakers Kodak Hall At Eastman Theatre

8:30 p.m. Johannes Linstead - Guitar of Fire! Rochester Regional Health Big Tent

8:45 p.m. Mammal Hands Christ Church - Made In The UK Series

9:00 p.m. Russell Malone Kilbourn Hall, ESM

9:00 p.m. Djabe Xerox Auditorium at Xerox Plaza

9:00 p.m. Danielle Ponder RG&E Spirit Stage

9:15 p.m. Trio East Little Theatre

9:30 p.m. Nikki Hill City of Rochester Jazz Street Stage Presented by The Community Foundation

9:30 p.m. Nacka Forum Lutheran Church of the Reformation - Nordic Jazz Now Series

9:45 p.m. Soil & "Pimp" Sessions Squeezers Stage at Anthology

10:00 p.m. Tia Brazda Montage Music Hall

10:00 p.m. Jumaane Smith Max of Eastman Place

10:00 p.m. Johannes Linstead - Guitar of Fire! Rochester Regional Health Big Tent

10:00 p.m. Marianne Trudel Trio + Special Guest Ingrid Jensen Rochester Club - Oh Canada! Series

10:30 p.m. Jam Sessions with Bob Sneider Trio Holiday Inn Rochester Downtown

Thursday, June 30

12:00 p.m. Hannah Walpole Central Library of Rochester and Monroe County

3:45 p.m. Buckman Heights Elementary Band City of Rochester Jazz Street Stage Presented by The Community Foundation

4:30 p.m. Brockport HS Jazz Band City of Rochester Jazz Street Stage Presented by The Community Foundation

5:30 p.m. Lenny White's Present Tense Harro East Ballroom

5:30 p.m. Spencerport HS Jazz Band City of Rochester Jazz Street Stage Presented by The Community Foundation

5:45 p.m. Harold Danko Hatch Recital Hall at Eastman School of Music

6:00 p.m. Jacky Terrasson Montage Music Hall

6:00 p.m. ECMS Saxology 1 & 2 Jazz Bones City of Rochester Jazz Street Stage Presented by The Community Foundation

6:00 p.m. Jamison Ross Kilbourn Hall, ESM

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

6:00 p.m. Jeff Johnston & Friends Rochester Club - Oh Canada! Series

6:15 p.m. Lauren Sevian Quartet Max of Eastman Place

6:30 p.m. Claudia Quintet Xerox Auditorium at Xerox Plaza

6:45 p.m. Lleuwen Steffan Christ Church - Made In The UK Series

7:00 p.m. Dave Rivello Ensemble Little Theatre

7:00 p.m. Calle Uno RG&E Spirit Stage

7:15 p.m. Lenny White's Present Tense Harro East Ballroom

7:30 p.m. Soul Stew City of Rochester Jazz Street Stage Presented by The Community Foundation

7:30 p.m. Cortex Lutheran Church of the Reformation - Nordic Jazz Now Series

7:45 p.m. Rai Thistlethwayte Squeezers Stage at Anthology

7:45 p.m. Harold Danko Hatch Recital Hall at Eastman School of Music

8:00 p.m. Chris Botti Kodak Hall At Eastman Theatr

8:30 p.m. Emefe Rochester Regional Health Big Tent

8:45 p.m. Lleuwen Steffan Christ Church - Made In The UK Series

9:00 p.m. Jamison Ross Kilbourn Hall, ESM

9:00 p.m.Claudia Quintet Xerox Auditorium at Xerox Plaza

9:00 p.m. Calle Uno RG&E Spirit Stage

9:15 p.m. Dave Rivello Ensemble Little Theatre

9:30 p.m. Soul Stew City of Rochester Jazz Street Stage Presented by The Community Foundation

9:30 p.m. Cortex Lutheran Church of the Reformation - Nordic Jazz Now Series

9:45 p.m. Rai Thistlethwayte Squeezers Stage at Anthology

10:00 p.m. Jacky Terrasson Montage Music Hall

10:00 p.m. Lauren Sevian Quartet Max of Eastman Place

10:00 p.m. Emefe Rochester Regional Health Big Tent

10:00 p.m. Jeff Johnston & Friends Rochester Club - Oh Canada! Series

10:30 p.m. Jam Sessions with Bob Sneider Trio Holiday Inn Rochester Downtown

Friday, July 1

12:00 p.m. Herb Smith Central Library of Rochester and Monroe County

4:30 p.m. Fairport HS Jazz Band City of Rochester Jazz Street Stage Presented by The Community Foundation

5:15 p.m. Monroe Community College Jazz Band City of Rochester Jazz Street Stage Presented by The Community Foundation

5:30 p.m. Red Baraat Harro East Ballroom

5:45 p.m. Helen Sung Hatch Recital Hall at Eastman School of Music

6:00 p.m. Curtis Stigers Kilbourn Hall, ESM

6:00 p.m. Pugs and Crows Rochester Club - Oh Canada! Series

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

6:00 p.m. ECMS Jazz Combo W/Mike Kaupa & Paul Hofmann City of Rochester Jazz Street Stage Presented by The Community Foundation

6:00 p.m. Emefe Montage Music Hall

6:15 p.m. Cyrille Aimee Max of Eastman Place

6:30 p.m. Flat Earth Society Xerox Auditorium at Xerox Plaza

6:45 p.m. Matthew Halsall & the Gondwana Orchestra Christ Church - Made In The UK Series

7:00 p.m. Mingo Fishtrap City of Rochester East Ave. & Chestnut St. Stage Presented by Rochester Regional Health &

7:00 p.m. Ben Monder Little Theatre

7:15 p.m. Red Baraat Harro East Ballroom

7:30 p.m. Tord Gustavsen Lutheran Church of the Reformation - Nordic Jazz Now Series

7:30 p.m. Denis Parker & the Modern Saints City of Rochester Jazz Street Stage Presented by The Community Foundation

7:45 p.m. Orgone Squeezers Stage at Anthology

7:45 p.m. Helen Sung Hatch Recital Hall at Eastman School of Music

8:00 p.m. Gregg Allman Kodak Hall At Eastman Theatre

8:30 p.m. Dwayne Dopsie & the Zydeco Hellraisers Rochester Regional Health Big Tent

8:45 p.m. Matthew Halsall & the Gondwana Orchestra Christ Church - Made In The UK Series

9:00 p.m. Flat Earth Society Xerox Auditorium at Xerox Plaza

9:00 p.m. Los Lonely Boys City of Rochester East Ave. & Chestnut St. Stage Presented by Rochester Regional Health &

9:00 p.m. Curtis Stigers Kilbourn Hall, ESM

9:15 p.m. Ben Monder Little Theatre

9:30 p.m. Tord Gustavsen Lutheran Church of the Reformation - Nordic Jazz Now Series

9:30 p.m. Denis Parker & the Modern Saints City of Rochester Jazz Street Stage Presented by The Community Foundation

9:45 p.m. Orgone Squeezers Stage at Anthology

10:00 p.m. Pugs and Crows Rochester Club - Oh Canada! Series

10:00 p.m. Emefe Montage Music Hall

10:00 p.m. Cyrille Aimee Max of Eastman Place

10:00 p.m. Dwayne Dopsie & the Zydeco Hellraisers Rochester Regional Health Big Tent

10:30 p.m. Jam Sessions with Bob Sneider Trio Holiday Inn Rochester Downtown

Saturday, July 2

4:30 p.m. Nazareth College Jazz Band City of Rochester Jazz Street Stage Presented by The Community Foundation

5:15 p.m. School of the Arts Jazz Band City of Rochester Jazz Street Stage Presented by The Community Foundation

5:30 p.m. Dwayne Dopsie & the Zydeco Hellraisers Harro East Ballroom

5:45 p.m. Brian Dickinson Hatch Recital Hall at Eastman School of Music

6:00 p.m. Mike Herriott Quartet Rochester Club - Oh Canada! Series

6:00 p.m. ESM Honors Performance Unit 3 City of Rochester Jazz Street Stage Presented by The Community Foundation

6:00 p.m. Rochester Metropolitan Jazz Orchestra Rochester Regional Health Big Tent

6:00 p.m. Helen Sung Quartet Montage Music Hall

6:00 p.m. Dizzy Gillespie Afro-Cuban Experience Kilbourn Hall, ESM

6:15 p.m. Tia Fuller Quartet Max of Eastman Place

6:30 p.m. Laura Dubin Xerox Auditorium at Xerox Plaza

6:45 p.m. Oli Rockberger Christ Church - Made In The UK Series

7:00 p.m. Lucky Chops City of Rochester Midtown Stage Presented By Rochester Regional Health & Heluva Good!

7:00 p.m. Denis Parker & the Modern Saints City of Rochester East Ave. & Chestnut St. Stage Presented by Rochester Regional Health &

7:00 p.m. Jacob's Cattle Little Theatre

7:15 p.m. Dwayne Dopsie & the Zydeco Hellraisers Harro East Ballroom

7:30 p.m. Flat Earth Society Lutheran Church of the Reformation - Nordic Jazz Now Series

7:30 p.m. Mingo Fishtrap City of Rochester Jazz Street Stage Presented by The Community Foundation

7:45 p.m. Takuya Kuroda Squeezers Stage at Anthology

7:45 p.m. Brian Dickinson Hatch Recital Hall at Eastman School of Music

8:30 p.m. Orgone Rochester Regional Health Big Tent

8:45 p.m. Oli Rockberger Christ Church - Made In The UK Series

9:00 p.m. Laura Dubin Xerox Auditorium at Xerox Plaza

9:00 p.m. Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue City of Rochester Midtown Stage Presented By Rochester Regional Health & Heluva Good!

9:00 p.m. The Wood Brothers City of Rochester East Ave. & Chestnut St. Stage Presented by Rochester Regional Health &

9:00 p.m. Dizzy Gillespie Afro-Cuban Experience

9:15 p.m. Jacob's Cattle Little Theatre

9:30 p.m. Flat Earth Society Lutheran Church of the Reformation - Nordic Jazz Now Series

9:30 p.m. Mingo FishtrapCity of Rochester Jazz Street Stage Presented by The Community Foundation

9:45 p.m. Takuya Kuroda Squeezers Stage at Anthology

10:00 p.m. Helen Sung Quartet Montage Music Hall

10:00 p.m. Tia Fuller Quartet Max of Eastman Place

10:00 p.m. Orgone Rochester Regional Health Big Tent

10:00 p.m. Mike Herriott Quartet Rochester Club - Oh Canada! Series

10:30 p.m. Jam Sessions with Bob Sneider Trio Holiday Inn Rochester Downtown

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Tuesday, March 15, 2016

Lilac Fest announces first half of music lineup

Posted By on Tue, Mar 15, 2016 at 4:00 AM

Breathe deep. Do you smell that? It’s the smell of fear. The fear of a Trump planet. But soon it’ll be the 118th edition of the Lilac Festival (Friday, May 6, through Sunday, May 15) time again for the smell of lilacs to assuage the panic we are all currently experiencing.

And that means plenty of music. Lilac Festival bigwigs spilled the names of half the headliners -- the other half along with local bands will be announced the first week in April.

This year’s lineup includes:

May 7: The Sheepdogs -- Southern rock from Canada, if that makes any sense.

May 8: Los Straitjackets -- surfing Luchadores featuring Rochester’s Greg Townson.

May 8: NRBQ -- the godfathers of roots-rock who puree all the sub roots with rock’s sub strata. Angular, obtuse, weird, and fun.

May 9: Gaelic Storm -- Augmented traditional Irish music as if performed by Deadheads.

May 10: Matisyahu -- The dude raps and sings in Yiddish ... Yiddish!

May 11: Eilen Jewell -- sawdust floor honky-tonk and Americana sung by an angel flying to close to the ground.

May 12: Rusted Root -- kings of the jam band circuit ... and the Lilac Festival.

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Friday, March 4, 2016

Water Street Music Hall denied license renewal

Posted By on Fri, Mar 4, 2016 at 12:41 PM

Rochester Police Chief Michael Ciminelli has notified the Water Street Music that it must stop hosting events immediately. The popular live music venue, located at 204 North Water Street, was denied renewal of its entertainment license, because "there are justifiable concerns" regarding its ability to operate in compliance with all State and Local laws," Ciminelli wrote.

The letter listed eight points of violation of the Code of the City of Rochester and the Police Chief's Rules and Regulations. These include "failure to maintain control of the premise" on March 14, 2015, when shots were fired in the area of the establishment and "nearly struck a person standing in front of the venue," and failure to maintain control again on June 15, 2015, when a male standing in front of the venue "refused to comply with police orders to disperse and became combative with police, resulting in an arrest for disorderly conduct." The counts of violations continue through February 27 of this year.

Water Street Music Hall - one of Rochester's only mid-sized music venues, capable of hosting 1,000 patrons - has hosted a wide range of musical acts, including St. Vincent, The Buddhahood, and YoGotti. It has also been the venue for numerous benefit concerts. But it has been plagued with shifts in management and booking over the past couple of years.

Water Street's owners may appeal by responding to the letter within 10 days of receipt (the police chief's letter was dated March 1). The venue's previous entertainment license expired on January 31, 2016, and thus it is currently unable to host any public events.

Police chief's letter

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Wednesday, February 24, 2016

Rochester Music Hall of Fame announces 2016 inductees

Posted By on Wed, Feb 24, 2016 at 4:00 AM

The Rochester Music Hall of Fame Wednesday morning announced its inductees for 2016, and it seems to have got it right. The induction ceremony, scheduled for Sunday, April 24, is Rochester, baby! No six degrees of separation or artists that have nothing to do with the city. This year's lineup is wonderfully diverse and the performers relevant. It's gonna be one helluva show.

The inductees are:

Pee Wee Ellis -- saxophonist and band leader for James Brown and Van Morrison.

Howard Hanson -- former director of Eastman School of Music and Pulitzer-winning composer.

Joe Locke -- living jazz legend and vibraphone master.

James Rado -- Grammy-winning creator of the musical "Hair."

The Rustix -- The first white band to be signed to Motown Records.

Wendy O. Williams -- punk rock queen, performance artist, and leader of The Plasmatics.

Scheduled performances for the induction ceremony will include Pee Wee Ellis with Christian McBride, Maceo Parker, and Fred Wesley doing an all-star send up to James Brown; an ESM student string ensemble playing the compositions of Howard Hanson; Joe Locke will perform with Prime Time Funk, and vocalist Tessa Souter will add some va-vavoom to the man's legendary vibes; The Cowsills will perform hits from the musical "Hair"; the four surviving members of The Rustix will rip up some Rochester rock 'n' roll; and guitarist Wes Beech of The Plasmatics will front a tribute band to Wendy O. Williams with Runaways singer and chainsaw artist Cheri Currie.

The fifth annual Rochester Music Hall of Fame induction ceremony will take place April 24, 7 p.m., at Kodak Hall at Eastman Theatre, 60 Gibbs Street. Tickets are on sale at the Eastman Theatre Box Office, at 454-2100, or online at bit.ly/RMHFtickets. Tickets are $30-$60. For more information, check out rochestermusic.org.

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