Yesterday, I went to the press conference for the announcement of the lineup for the 2018 Xerox Rochester International Jazz Festival. Others in the mainstream media have covered the announcement well, including live streams by several. As I'm not a newspaper or other news outlet, I don't feel a particular need to announce it here on that day (I did on Twitter and Facebook). Our work on the festival starts after the announcement. Look for more here soon as I parse through the lineup. My initial thoughts are that there are a lot of opportunities to see some great jazz from artists I know and a host of other interesting artists who I don't. That's what I hope for ... that's what XRIJF usually delivers. For now, here's the poster and the artist lineup by date.
Unfortunately, those venues and artists featuring blues and other genres of music who used to send gig info to WGMC have not provided the same to me. For now, I have removed the separate listings that Jazz 90.1 used to include on their Club Calendar. I can add it back, but need help.
So back to your regularly scheduled listings... I collect as much of the live jazz in and around Rochester as I can find so you don't have to do it yourself ... right here, every Wednesday in JazzRochester. I really need your help to grow a more vibrant community for live jazz here in Rochester by sharing this post or this site with those you know who love live jazz. Share with the buttons! Follow us on Twitter, Facebook or Instagram! Sign up to receive our posts via email (there's a link at the top of the site).
As always, let me know if any gigs below are no longer happening, if I got something wrong wrong, or if you have heard of something that's not in these listings that I can add.