We've been on Twitter for a long time at Jazz@Rochester, now with over 8,500 followers (more every day). We follow local jazz artists, jazz artists from elsewhere with a local connection and more than a few of my favorite artists, websites, blogs and other jazz information sources.
There are a large number of the artists appearing at this year's Xerox Rochester International Jazz Festival who have a Twitter account. Many of them actually tweet themselves ... really! Thanks to the XRIJF staff, who kindly provided all the Twitter handles, we have them a large number of them in a Twitter list (although I'm sure there are more, so please share if you got'em). Click the "tooting Tweeter" (or is it honking...) to the right to check out our Twitter list page, or add the XRIJF Artists Twitter list to your favorite Twitter client (of course, you can always follow the list directly on Twitter).
Join in the conversation with your favorite XRIJF artists. See what they're saying before, during and after the XRIJF (sometimes it is quite revealing...). I'll be sharing (retweeting in the parlance) up to and during the festival as well, so just watch the Jazz@Rochester Twitter feed (if you want to check that out, click on the blue Twitter bird in the middle column.