The Xerox Rochester International Jazz Festival's Club Pass goes on sale this Friday, October 24 at 10:00 a.m. at the early bird price of $174 plus $6 service charge, $8 if mailed (a $20 savings off the regular price and the same as they have been for the last two years).
The festival's 14th Edition will be held over nine days from June 19-27, 2015. The Club Pass is a value pass to discovery offering a significant savings over individual show tickets and access to 234 Club shows at 13 venues. Only a limited number of passes is available.
What's New in the Club Pass Series for 2015
This year the festival is adding a new major Club Pass venue with one set nightly from 5:00-6:00 pm. The new venue seats 1000 people. Details about the new venue will be announced in November. Additionally, a new combined Squeezer's Roots and Americana Stage will open in the Sibley Building on Main Street. This new venue will be located on the second floor and has a capacity of 400. Two sets will be presented nightly at 7:45 p.m. & 9:45 p.m. This venue replaces Abilene and the Inn on Broadway, which will be undergoing construction.
The 6:00 p.m. shows at the Rochester Regional Health System Big Tent will now be free and feature regional big bands. The 8:00 p.m. and 10:00 p.m. shows remain $20 at the door or access with the Club Pass. Two additional nights will be added to Harro Ballroom this year, making the venue open all nine days of the festival.
John Nugent notes that "as we enter our 14th Festival Edition, my goal as artistic director is to deliver the strongest possible level of artistic performers of creative improvised music to XRIJF's lineup while ensuring our audiences are elevated to the highest peaks of inspiration. We've received an enormous number of suggestions and submissions from around the globe, so rest assured, our 2015 club pass series could very well be the best ever." Marc Iacona, Producer and Executive Director said, "We are very pleased to welcome the Sibley Building as a new venue. It is right in the heart of the exciting transformation going on downtown and will offer a unique experience for our audience. We thank Joe Eddy and Winn Development for their vision and investment in Rochester and for working with us and adding a new and exciting dimension to the festival."
The "Skinny" on the Passes
The Club Pass early bird price is good until 12:00 a.m. Midnight on December 31, 2014. The price then increases to $194 plus service charge on January 1, 2014 until sold out. The service charge per pass for online purchases is $6, $8 if mailed. The fastest and easiest way Club Passes may be purchased is online at rochesterjazz.com via XRIJF's e-ticketing system. Customers may also order Passes by phone at 585-454-2060. Individual Club Pass show tickets can be purchased at the door for $20 and $25 per show. Entry to all Club Pass shows is first-come, first-served with the Pass or tickets purchased at the door.
The 2015 full Festival lineup will be announced in March 2015.