Hey...where is everybody ... oh right the Xerox Rochester International Jazz Festival starts tomorrow.... After picking up my credentials, I'm trying to relax a bit on the porch before the nine days of music, street food, beer, and lack of sleep begins. Thought I'd bang out (well, the virtual keyboard on my iPad is pretty quiet...) a quick post about where you'll find me over the next nine days . . . at least virtually.
First, you'll find me on these "pages." I'm going to try to write more from the festival and run around a bit less...must...start...relaxing more. My focus will be on hearing some great music and spending some time with my "jazz festival" friends, but I'm going to try to bring some of the flavors to you from throughout the festival. Put your email address in the box in the middle panel or add my feed to your favorite reader to get all of these automatically delivered (if you live in the area, you'll then also get my weekly live jazz listings for in and around ROC after the festival ends). I've got some ideas for some special posts, etc., but won't commit as things are always fluid once XRIJF gets started. Check out the upper right panel for links to my picks for each day of the festival, with links to more info about those artists, video of them performing, and streams of some of their music.
If you're onTwitter then follow @jazzrochester or the list of tweeting XRIJF artists I've been building. Use the hash tag #XRIJF to join the conversation... I'll try to keep up throughout the festival. If you don't want to sign up for Twitter, but want to check out the conversation anyway, then click on the XRIJF on Twitter button at the top of the page for a page with a running stream of tweets from the festival. A lot of will also be republished on the or Jazz@Rochester Facebook page.
So, so long until we meet on "Jazz Street" or on the Interwebs.....