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Here it comes again! Club Passes for the Rochester International Jazz Festival will be available on November 2nd

As previously announced, the Rochester International Jazz Festival will return for its 7th edition in 2008 from June 13 to 21, 2008. The RIJF is quickly becoming one of the premier jazz festivals in the country and increasingly worldwide. Attendance in 2007 topped a record-setting high of 121,000. Club passes for the festival, which get you into many of the venues. In 2008, the Festival will present more than 240 concerts featuring a diverse and international lineup of legendary Grammy award-winning artists and critically-acclaimed jazz and contemporary groups and emerging artists. The lineup and schedule for the Festival's Club Pass Series, the Senator Jim Alesi Eastman Theatre series, and free concerts on outdoor stages will be announced in April 2008.

According to a press release released today, Club Passes will go on advance sale on Friday at 10 a.m. at the special holiday discount price of $105 + $4 service charge, good through December 31. The Pass increases to $115 plus $4 service charge January 1 through March 31, and $125 plus $4 service charge April 1- May 31, and $135 plus $4 service charge June 1 through the end of the festival if any passes remain. The Club Pass sold out last year just before the festival began. A limited number of passes is available. Club Passes may be purchased online at, at any Ticketmaster/Ticket Express outlet or online at There will be more than 150 Club Pass concerts, including those at the new Club Pass venue for 2008--Christ Church on East Avenue.

This post was originally published on JazzRochester.


So, I got that press release, and something caused me to reply in regard to the price increase. There was a quick, pejorative and condescending response back. Then, angered by the tone, I replied (not nastily, I don't think). There was no response after that. Should you wish to see the exchange, you can check it out on Rochestr Music Scene (And Heard).

Hope all is well with you and that your conference went well.

Get Ready for The Reverend Al and Soulive people!!!! Oh yeah lets not forget the incomparable Dee Dee Bridgewater...

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