Calling all you "jazz demons" ... Yes, there's more to jazz in Rochester than the RIJF
"I'm sure John would have liked it ... it's harder." Day 6 of the Rochester Jazz Festival

A chance for students to play with the pros to learn the tricks of the jazz trade!

Professional musicians who are faculty at the Eastman School of Music and Eastman Community Music will be holding a jam session tomorrow (Saturday, June 21st) from 2:00-4:00 pm where they will jam with students and provide helpful feedback.  Faculty who are currently participating include Bob Sneider, Jeff Campbell, Rich Thompson, Mike Kaupa, Paul Hofmann, Howard Potter and others. You never know who might pop by! The jam session will be in Room 120 in the Eastman School of Music at 26 Gibbs St. There will be a sign-up sheet (first come, first served).  This great learning opportunity is sponsored by Java’s Cafe, Bernunzio’s Uptown Music and the Eastman Community Music School. Oh yeah . . . it's free!

This post was originally published on JazzRochester.


I attended the show at the Reformation Lutheran Church on Thursday June 19 and listened to the Craig Snyder Fusion Group. The group was tight and played great original jazz/rock music. The featured person is Craig on guitar who plays really well and kudos should go to Fred Stone on bass and the fantastic drummer who hails from Pennsylvania. The young dude on piano was great and traded licks with Craig at a furious pace. Hot!
Get this band back again and put them out front on a big stage! This group of musicians was as good as any other group I saw at the festival, including the big names.

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