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Come out to Fairport for a "pre-" jazz fest during Canal Days, June 6-8

image from www.fairportcanaldays.comOne of the first local town summer festivals, Fairport Canal Days, is again going to feature jazz during its 3 days, starting June 6th through June 8th. They have assembled a large and expanded jazz lineup (of course, like XRIJF, some aren't, but there are over 30 bands that play jazz. Tim Forster, who is heading up the music at the festival likes to think of it as “the jazz festival before the Jazz Festival,” dedicated to some of the Rochester area’s best talent and emerging artists.

Here's the lineup:

Friday, June 6th:

Fairport Junction Stage

  • Rhythm Connect House Band with Community Participation, 6:00 pm
  • Perinton Concert Band with special guests The Bowties, 7:00 pm

Saturday, June 7th

Kennelley Gazebo

  • The Rita Collective, 10:30 am
  • Canal Town Hotshots, 12:00 pm
  • Mike Melito Quartetm 1:30 pm
  • Sofrito Latin Jazz Quartet, 3:00 pm
  • The Westview Project, 4:30 pm

Fairport Junction

  • SOTA Jazz Band, 10:00 am
  • Institute for Creative Music, 11:15 am
  • Fairport Fire Dept. Band, 12:30 pm
  • Mighty High & Dry, 1:45 pm
  • Battle of the Teen Bands, 3:15 pm
  • Chet Catallo & The Cats, 7:00 pm
  • The Tommy Brunett Band, 9:00 pm

Village Hall Stage

  • SOTA 9th& 10th Jazz Combo, 11:30 am
  • SOTA Sr. High Jazz Combo, 1:00 pm
  • Laura Dubin, 2:30
  • Rhythm Connect Student Combos, 4:00 pm

Sunday, June 8th

Kennelley Gazebo

  • Mike Kaupa Quartet, 10:00 am
  • Paradigm Shift, 11:30 am
  • Madeline Forster, 1:00 pm
  • Dave Mancini Quartet, 2:30 pm
  • Bill Tiberio Band, 4:00 pm

Fairport Junction

  • FHS Alumni Jazz Band, 10:00 am
  • FHS Day Jazz, 11:30 am
  • Harley Jazz Band, 1:00 pm
  • Mambo Kings, 2:30 pm
  • Spencerport HS Jazz, 4:00 pm

Village Hall Stage

  • Almost Jazz, 10:30 am
  • Spencerport Jazz Combo, 1:30 pm
  • Loose Change (Nazareth College), 3:00 pm

So come down and check it out.  I hope to....

This post was originally published on JazzRochester.

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