Jazz Fest 2016: City's Daily Jazz Blogs

Jazz Fest 2016: City's Daily Jazz Blogs

The 2016 Xerox Rochester International Jazz Festival runs Friday, June 24, through Saturday, July 2, and City Newspaper will be out every night of the festival, covering multiple shows.

Jazz Festival Guide 2016

City Newspaper's guide to Rochester's biggest music festival. The 2016 Xerox Rochester International Jazz Festival runs Friday, June 24, through Saturday, July 2. For more reviews, blogs, photos, and the latest news, check our website every day of the festival.

Festival Information

Tickets, Venues, Parking, and Additional Information

Friday, June 24 - Musician Bios

More about the musicians performing Friday, June 24

Friday, June 24 - Schedule

Full schedule for Friday, June 24

Davina and The Vagabonds

Proving that rock 'n' roll can still thoroughly thrive without the guitar, Davina and The Vagabonds lay it down with a vintage instrumentation — piano, horns, bass, and drums —and hi-tone retro ambition.

Saturday, June 25 - Schedule

Full schedule for Saturday, June 25

Saturday, June 25 - Musician Bios

More about the musicians performing Saturday, June 25

Junior Brown

Junior Brown's playing is a hybrid blur of chicken pickin' prestidigitation and salaciously slick slide. It's as if he was channeling Jimmy Bryant and Speedy West simultaneously and couldn't decide which one to pick.

Sunday, June 26 - Schedule

Full schedule for Sunday, June 26

Sunday, June 26 - Musician Bios

More about the musicians performing Sunday, June 26

John Abercrombie

Fusion music didn't exist when guitarist John Abercrombie plied his craft at a Boston supper club in the late 1960's.

Monday, June 27 - Schedule

Full schedule for Monday, June 27

Monday, June 27 - Musician Bios

More on the musicians performing Monday, June 27

Lizz Wright

When I caught up with vocalist and composer Lizz Wright by phone, she was in New York City getting ready to sing at a benefit for The Innocence Project. Wright, who synthesizes R&B, jazz, folk, blues, and gospel music, is still basking in the glow of her excellent new album, "Freedom & Surrender."

Tuesday, June 28 - Schedule

Full schedule for Tuesday, June 28

Tuesday, June 28 - Musician Bios

More about the musicians performing Tuesday, June 28

Bria Skonberg

It's hard to pin down what it is about Bria Skonberg. She's a double threat as a trumpet player and vocalist — good luck trying to pick which one you like more.

Wednesday, June 29 - Schedule

Full schedule for Wednesday, June 29

Wednesday, June 29 - Musician Bios

More about the musicians performing Wednesday, June 29

Avishai Cohen

Soon after moving from Israel to New York in the 1990's, bassist Avishai Cohen began playing with top artists, including Danilo Pérez, Wynton Marsalis, and Joshua Redman. In 1997, Chick Corea signed him to his Stretch record label and asked Cohen to join his band.

Thursday, June 30 - Schedule

Full schedule for Thursday, June 30

Thursday, June 30 - Musician Bios

More on the musicians performing Thursday, June 30

Emefe

Though usually pegged as entertainers, musicians don't necessarily owe their audience a damn thing. This is particularly the case when said band is focused on exorcising its own demons, and is pursuing its muse.

Friday, July 1 - Schedule

Full schedule for Friday, July 1

Friday, July 1 - Musician Bios

More on the musicians performing Friday, July 1

Red Baraat

Red Baraat's joyous energy is instantly infectious. Eight musicians piled onto a stage, devotedly kicking out Brooklyn bhangra — a mix of North Indian bhangra, D.C go-go, jazz, hip-hop, and New York City edge — will put a smile on your face, and then make you move.

Saturday, July 2 - Schedule

Full schedule for Saturday, July 2

Saturday, July 2 - Musician Bios

More on the musicians performing Saturday, July 2

Laura Dubin

Laura Dubin began taking piano lessons from her mom, a classical pianist, while she was growing up in Brighton. But there was another pianist in the family, her uncle, David, who visited from California.

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