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Wednesday, Jun 26 - Schedule 

Noon: Ted Nicolosi and Shared Genes Central Library (FREE)

4:30 & 5:15 p.m.: High School Jazz Bands Jazz Street Stage (FREE)

5:30 p.m.: Lee Fields & The Expressions Harro East Ballroom ($20-$25, or Club Pass)

5:45 p.m.: Harold Danko Hatch Hall ($20-$25, or Club Pass)

6 p.m.: Goldings-Stewart-Bernstein Montage ($20-$25, or Club Pass)

6 p.m.: Gretchen Parlato Kilbourn Hall ($20-$25, or Club Pass)

6 p.m.: Roberto Occhipinti Group Rochester Club ($20-$25, or Club Pass)

6 p.m.: Brockport Community Big Band Unity Health Care Big Tent ($20-$25, or Club Pass)

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

6:15 p.m.: Aaron Goldberg Trio Max of Eastman Place ($20-$25, or Club Pass)

6:30 p.m.: Trio Globo with Howard Levy Xerox Auditorium ($20-$25, or Club Pass)

6:45 p.m.: Soweto Kinch Christ Church ($20-$25, or Club Pass)

7 p.m.: Rocky Lawrence plays Robert Johnson Little Theatre ($20-$25, or Club Pass)

7 p.m.: Jimmie Highsmith Jr. Experience RG&E-Lidestri Stage (FREE)

7:15 p.m.: Lee Fields & The Expressions Harro East Ballroom ($20-$25, or Club Pass)

7:30 p.m.: Djabe Jazz Street Stage (FREE)

7:30 p.m.: Jacob Karlzon 3 Lutheran Church Of The Reformation ($20-$25, or Club Pass)

7:45 p.m.: Curley Taylor & Zydeco Trouble Abilene ($20-$25, or Club Pass)

7:45 p.m.: Harold Danko Hatch Hall ($20-$25, or Club Pass)

8 p.m.: Roger Hodgson Kodak Hall at Eastman Theatre ($70-$125)

8:30 p.m.: Jaimoe's Jasssz Band Unity Health Care Big Tent ($20-$25, or Club Pass)

8:45 p.m.: Soweto Kinch Christ Church ($20-$25, or Club Pass)

9 p.m.: Jimmie Highsmith Jr. Experience RG&E-Lidestri Spirit Stage (FREE)

9 p.m.: Trio Globo with Howard Levy Xerox Auditorium ($20-$25, or Club Pass)

9:15 p.m.: Rocky Lawrence plays Robert Johnson Little Theatre ($20-$25, or Club Pass)

9:30 p.m.: Djabe Jazz Street Stage (FREE)

9:30 p.m.: Jacob Karlzon 3 Lutheran Church Of The Reformation ($20-$25, or Club Pass)

9:45 p.m.: Curley Taylor & Zydeco Trouble Abilene ($20-$25, or Club Pass)

10 p.m.: Roberto Occhipinti Group Rochester Club ($20-$25, or Club Pass)

10 p.m.: Jaimoe's Jasssz Band Unity Health Care Big Tent ($20-$25, or Club Pass)

10 p.m.: Goldings-Stewart-Bernstein Montage ($20-$25, or Club Pass)

10 p.m.: Aaron Goldberg Trio Max of Eastman Place ($20-$25, or Club Pass)

10 p.m.: Gretchen Parlato Kilbourn Hall ($20-$25, or Club Pass)

In This Guide...

    Friday June 21 - Schedule

    3:45, 4:30 & 5 p.m.: High School Jazz Bands Jazz Street Stage (FREE) 5:30 p.m.: Quincy Jones Presents: Nikki Yanofsky Harro East Ballroom ($20-$25, or Club Pass)

    INTERVIEW: Pink Martini

    With equal dashes Esquivel lounge and Martin Denny exotica, chilled on retro rocks and poured into a Camelot-era America glass, Pink Martini is the ultimate in sophisticated pop cool and classic, jazzy swing. Since 1994, this ensemble from Portland, Oregon, has traveled the world plugging into orchestras along the way.

    Friday, June 21 - Artist Bios

    Bill Dobbins Bill Dobbins is director of the Eastman Jazz Ensemble and Eastman Studio Orchestra, but European jazz aficionados know him as the long-time conductor of the WDR Big Band (1994-2002) and occasional conductor of the Metropole Orchestra. Dobbins is also an excellent pianist who has played with Clark Terry, Phil Woods, and Peter Erskine.

    Saturday, June 22 - Schedule

    1 p.m.: Student Jazz Workshops Eastman School of Music (Room 120) 3:45, 4:30 & 5:15 p.m.: High School Jazz Bands Jazz Street Stage (FREE)

    Saturday, June 22 - Artist Bios

    78 RPM Big Band This group originated in the early 70's as an Oktoberfest band in Western New York. Over the years it has traded the oom-pa-pa-oom for some sweet swing a la Glenn, Tommy, and Artie.

    Sunday, June 23 - Schedule

    1 p.m.: Student Jazz Workshops Eastman School of Music (Room 120) 3:45, 4:30 & 5:15 p.m.: High School Jazz Bands Jazz Street Stage (FREE)

    INTERVIEW: Marti Brom

    There's a spot in certain female voices — a transitional spot, if you will — between sweet vibrato and growl. Texas rockabilly songstress Marti Brom traverses this vocal twilight beautifully, leaving a slew of broken hearts in her wake.

    Sunday, June 23 - Artist Bios

    BeauSoleil avec Michael Doucet Brothers Michael and David Doucet began touring Louisiana in 1986. Since then their cajun dance music has earned them Grammy nominations and even a Super Bowl performance.

    Monday, June 24 - Schedule

    Noon: Mike Kaupa Quartet Central Library (FREE) 4:30 & 5:15 p.m.: High School Jazz Bands Jazz Street Stage (FREE)

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    Monday, June 24 - Artist Bios

    Alfredo Rodriguez When Alfredo Rodriguez plays a ballad, he leans so far into the piano that you might think he's kissing the keys. In a way he is, with the exquisite touch of his fingers.

    Tuesday, June 25 - Schedule

    Noon: Nick Finzer Central Library (FREE) 4:30 & 5:15 p.m.: High School Jazz Bands Jazz Street Stage (FREE)

    INTERVIEW: Anat Cohen

    When Israeli clarinetist Anat Cohen steps out of her Brooklyn home, she finds herself between two worlds. Cohen resides in Williamsburg, a vital neighborhood in the New York jazz scene.

    Tuesday, June 25 - Artist Bios

    Alfredo Rodriguez See listing for Monday, June 24. Anat Cohen See feature on page 22.

    Wednesday, Jun 26 - Artist Bios

    Aaron Goldberg Trio When Wynton Marsalis hired Aaron Goldberg to play piano for the Lincoln Center Jazz Orchestra, he called him "a modern improviser of great clarity, finesse, and dexterity." A sought-after sideman, Goldberg has lent his keyboard talents to Betty Carter, Joshua Redman, Kurt Rosenwinkel, and many others.

    Thursday, June 27 - Schedule

    Noon: Herb Smith Central Library (FREE) 1 p.m.: Student Jazz Workshops Eastman School of Music (Room 120)

    INTERVIEW: Rudresh Mahanthappa

    It's not unusual for a jazz artist to lead several groups, but Rudresh Mahanthappa just might hold the record. He leads or co-leads 10 different ensembles.

    Thursday, June 27 - Artist Bios

    Bob James and David Sanborn with Steve Gadd Saxophonist David Sanborn has played with famous artists from every genre imaginable — David Bowie, Stevie Wonder, the Grateful Dead, Billy Joel, and Eric Clapton are just a few. For this concert he will be joined by keyboardist Bob James, drummer Steve Gadd, and bassist James Genus.

    Friday, June 28 - Schedule

    Noon: Karl Stabnau Central Library (FREE) 1 p.m.: Student Jazz Workshops Eastman School of Music (Room 120)

    INTERVIEW: Gas House Gorillas

    So, five gorillas walk into a bar... But seriously folks, five guys from Brooklyn walk into a joint in Anytown, USA, and promptly take the stage.

    Friday, June 28 - Artist Bios

    Ben Taylor Imagine the expectation that comes with being the son of James Taylor and Carly Simon. Ben Taylor lives up to that expectation, but with a voice all his own.

    Saturday, June 29 - Schedule

    1 p.m.: Student Jazz Workshops Eastman School of Music (Room 120) 3:45, 4:30 & 5:15 p.m.: High School Jazz Bands Jazz Street Stage (FREE)

    Saturday, June 29 - Artist Bios

    Al Chez & the Brothers of Funk No doubt you've seen his mug and heard his horn on the tube. For 15 years he honked his horn on "Late Night with David Letterman."

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    The 2013 Xerox Rochester International Jazz Festival Friday, June 21-Saturday, June 29

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