Late in the summer of 2014, the Rochester & Monroe County Central Public Library presented a series of musical performances. Featuring a keyboard and saxophone, one of the performances highlighted the importance of the duet format in jazz, which is frequently referred to as a conversation. As an opening act for the Jazz Starts Here Series at the Central Public Library during the Xerox Rochester International Jazz Festival, the Friends and Foundation of the Rochester Public Library will be presenting a series of jazz duets, featuring some of Rochester's finest jazz musicians on the first three Tuesdays in June, starting at noon in the Central Library. The scheduled duet performances are:
- June 2nd: Jeff Campbell, bass with Bob Sneider, guitar
- June 9th: Kristen Shiner McGuire, drums and vibraphone with Vince Ercolamento, reeds
- June 16th: Doug Stone, reeds with Paul Hofmann, keyboard
Performances will be in the Dorris Carlson Reading Garden (Kate Gleason Auditorium for bad weather).