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Jazz Fest 2016: City's Daily Jazz Blogs 


The 2016 Xerox 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. 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 24

Ron reviews Scofield-Lovano Quartet, Mikkel Ploug's Equilibrium, and Paul Hofmann

Frank reviews Grace Potter, Fitz and The Tantrums, and Davina and The Vagabonds

Saturday, June 25

Ron reviews Makoto Ozone and Tommy Smith, Jon Ballantyne, and Phil Robson Trio

Frank reviews Kandace Springs, misses Erykah Badu, and makes it to Junior Brown

Extra shots: Makoto Ozone and Tommy Smith, Roses & Revolutions, and Sarah McKenzie

Sunday, June 26

Ron reviews Eldar, Pedrito Martinez, and Arild Andersen

Frank reviews John Abercrombie, The Majestics, Madeleine McQueen, and Charles Ruggiero

Extra shots: The Alexander Hawkins Group, The Elio Villafranca Trio, and the Pedrito Martinez Group

Monday, June 27

Ron reviews Lizz Wright, Moscow Jazz Orchestra, and Mika Pohjola

Frank reviews Gwyneth Herbert, The Revelers, and Bill Kirchen

Tuesday, June 28

Ron reviews Nacka Forum and Christine Tobin

Frank reviews Bria Skonberg, plays a show, and ends the night with the Dan Brubeck Quartet

Extra shots: Djabe at Anthology

Wednesday, June 29

Ron reviews Russell Malon and Marianne Trudel Trio

Frank reviews Tia Brazda, Nikki Hill, Johannes Linstead, and Danielle Ponder

Extra shots: Avishai Cohen and Russell Malone

Thursday, June 30

Ron reviews Jamison Ross, Cortex, and the Claudia Quintet

Frank reviews the Lauren Sevian Quartet, Dave Rivello, and Rai Thistlethwayte

Extra shots: Lleuwen Steffan and Rai Thistlethwayte

Friday, July 1

Ron reviews Helen Sung, Ben Monder, and Matthew Halsall and The Gondwana Orchestra

Frank reviews Curtis Stigers, Gregg Allman, and Los Lonely Boys

Extra shots: Dwayne Dopsie & The Zydeco Hellraisers, Red Baraat, and Curtis Stigers

Saturday, July 2

Ron reviews the Dizzy Gillespie Afro-Cuban Experience, Brian Dickinson, and Laura Dubin

Frank reviews Tia Fuller and Flat Earth Society

Frank talks retro style and influences with singer Tia Brazda

City's picks for can't miss shows of the last half of XRIJF 2016

Meet the writers covering this year's festival

Jazz 101: Ron Netsky gives a crash course into the world of jazz

What's free at the festival

The music happening outside of the festival

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