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JAZZ FEST 2015: City's Daily Jazz Blogs 

Reviews and photos from the Xerox Rochester International Jazz Festival


The 2015 Xerox International Jazz Festival runs Friday, June 19, through Saturday, June27, and City Newspaper will be out EVERY NIGHT of the festival, covering multiple shows. Check in first thing each morning for photos and reviews of the previous night's entertainment, listed below by date.

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Friday, June 19

Ron reviews Cecile McLorin Salvant, Bill Dobbins, and Music Music Music

Frank reviews Diana Krall, David Gibson's "Boom," and Mavericks

Daniel reviews goodbyemotel and Hillbenders

Saturday, June 20

Ron reviews Joey Alexander, Benny Green Trio, and Andrew McCormack Quartet

Frank reviews Grace Kelly, Chet Catallo, and Herb Alpert

Daniel reviews The Splendor and Blood, Sweat & Tears

Sunday, June 21

Ron reviews Tessa Souter, Nils Berg Cinemascope, and Raul Midon

Daniel reviews Stephane Wrembel and Kneebody

Monday, June 22

Ron reviews Joe Locke, Eivind Opsvik Overseas, and Trio Red

Daniel reviews Blue Highway, The Soul Rebels, and Stephane Wrembel (again)

Frank reviews Joe Locke, Blue Highway, Stephane Wrembel, and Kat Edmonson

Tuesday, June 23

Ron reviews Fred Hersch, Julia Hulsmann, and George Colligan

Daniel reviews Mario Rom's Interzone and George Colligan

Frank reviews Beth Hart and Gary Clark Jr.

Extra shots: The Dirk Quinn Band and Cloudmakers Trio

Wednesday, June 24

Ron reviews the Omer Avital Quintet, Antonio Sanchez & Migration, and Aaron Diehl

Daniel reviews Julia Biel and the High Definition Quartet

Frank reviews Sonny Knight & The Lakers, Jennifer Hudson, and Dana Fuchs

Thursday, June 25

Ron reviews Bill Charlap, Obara International, and Stanley Clarke

Daniel reviews Theo Croker and Mama Corn

Frank reviews Sharon Jones and The Dap Kings and Tedeschi Trucks Band

Friday, June 26

Ron reviews Kurt Rosenwinkel's New Quartet, Denys Baptiste, and Melissa Aldana

Frank reviews The Steve Gadd Band

Daniel reviews Emmet Cohen and Duchess

Jazz Fest 2015, extra shots: Ikebe Shakedown

Saturday, June 27

Ron reviews Clifton Anderson Quintet, Champian Fulton, and the Christine Jensen Jazz Orchestra

Frank reviews The Steep Canyon Rangers, GoGo Penguin, and Bobby Henrie & The Goners

Daniel reviews Katie Ernst’s “Big Words” and The Wood Brothers

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