An introduction to Jazz@Rochester's 2015 XRIJF coverage ....
As we slide toward nine days of jazz in June (Live jazz in ROC, June 11-17)

Hear that? Or this? Or something else at the 2015 XRIJF

XRIJF logoAs I noted in my "introduction post" recently, I am sharing a complete list of the artists I'm thinking about checking out during the Xerox Rochester International Jazz Festival, rather than separate posts on each of the dates as I have done in past years. I encourage you check out the full line up for each date on the XRIJF website as the XRIJF have provided much more on the artist pages to help you decide on who you want to hear.  For the most part, I think that one can see all of my main choices in a single night, but I've also included "maybes" that I also want to hear but couldn't likely fit in. 

This is my first pass, but not necessarily my last....

Friday, June 19

  • Cecile McLorin Salvant
  • David Gibson Boom!
  • Kavita Shah
  • Music Music Music
  • Maybes: New Mastersounds (I have heard that these guys channel The Meters ... I have Cissy Strut as a ringtone ... I may have to check them out)

Saturday, June 20

  • Dontae Winslow & Winslow Dynasty
  • The Splendor
  • Eric Revis Trio
  • Maybes: Jeremy Pelt Quartet & Andrew McCormack Quartet

Sunday, June 21

  • Joey Alexander
  • Kneebody
  • Nils Berg Cinemascope
  • Maybes: Jane Bunnett and Maqueque & New West Guitar Group

Monday, June 22

  • Joe Locke "Love is a Pendulum"
  • Trio Red
  • Eivind Opsvik Overseas
  • Maybes: Harkness Herriott Duo & Kat Edmonson

Tuesday, June 23

  • Fred Hersch Trio
  • Moutin Factory Quintet
  • Julia Hulsmann Trio
  • Maybes: Cloudmakers Trio

Wednesday, June 24

  • Antonio Sanchez & Migration
  • Ignacio Berroa & Hilario Duran Afro Cuban Jazz & Beyond"
  • Omer Avital Quintet
  • Maybes: Mitch Frohman Latin Jazz Quartet

Thursday, Jun. 25

  • Bill Charlap @ Lyric Theatre
  • Dave Douglas & High Risk
  • Ali Jackson Trio
  • Maybes: Halie Loren & Theo Croker

Friday, June 26

  • Yellowjackets
  • Christine Jensen Jazz Orchestra with Ingrid Jensen
  • Kurt Rosenwinkel New Quartet
  • Maybes: Melissa Aldana & Crash Trio (loved them last year and want to hear what this new group does after a year under their belt)

Saturday, June 27

  • Renee Rosnes Quartet
  • GoGo Penguin (Nugent keeps saying this group is one of the "sleepers" so got to check them out).
  • Katie Ernst "Little Words"
  • Maybes: Artstdir & Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue (his live shows are just too much fun...)

Please add a comment below or on Facebook or Twitter to let us know who you are looking forward to during the XRIJF!

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