3 posts categorized "RIJF 2023"

Yes, there's an app for that ... The 2023 RIJF app has been released

image from www.rochesterjazz.comLast week, the CGI Rochester International Jazz Festival released its app for iPhone and Android smartphones, which is now available here. The RIJF app allows users to access festival information anywhere, anytime, and is loaded with more features than ever to customize and enhance the user's festival experience. The app's features include:

  • The entire line-up and 2023 Festival schedule.
  • Browse the schedule by When, Where and Type of show (Free, Club Pass, Headliners, etc.).
  • Browse by artists, read about them, visit their websites and listen to tracks.
  • Create and plan your own personal schedule, set reminders, view venues on the map, and get travel times. You can share this with your friends).
  • Buy tickets, and see FAQs.
  • Stay in touch with the latest news and alerts and important info on getting around the festival.
  • Connect with the Festival's Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, and Instagram accounts to keep up with the latest posts.
  • Sign up for official festival alerts and email news for important, timely messages about artist changes, cancellations and other issues.
  • Never miss a show. Set up notifications so you get alerted about the upcoming events in your schedule, including an estimate on how long it will take to get there.
  • Find out during the festival what others are recommending you get out and hear.
  • Share your favorites with others.

The app is sponsored this year by Harris Beach LLC. 

This post was originally published on JazzRochester.

Let other RIJF festival goers know where you find your live jazz in Rochester the other 356 days of the year ... Put JazzRochester on your bod!

I had JazzRochester t-shirts made just a few months before the 2020 Rochester International Jazz Festival ... yeah that one. They've been sitting in my closet since. Please help me to let other jazz listeners and RIJF festival goers where you find out about live jazz in and around Rochester during the 356 days of the year you're not at the RIJF. Show your love for JazzRochester (as much as you can "love" a website/blog, that is...) and wear it proudly at this year's RIJF!

The t-shirts are all black with the JazzRochester logo on front and the URL on the back as shown below. They are high quality, 100% cotton Next Level Apparel t-shirts.  I have limited quantities of the following sizes: XS, S, M, L, XL, XXL, and 3XL.  Here's how they look....

JazzRochester T-shirt
JazzRochester T-shirt

You can take them off my hands for $15, which includes shipment by U.S. Mail. No international orders. You can pay by Venmo, PayPal, Apple Cash (I'll provide the handles after order), or by personal check sent to JazzRochester c/o Gregory V. Bell, P.O. Box 10165, Rochester, NY 14610-0165. 

To buy, click here or aim your phone's camera at the QR code below for a link to an order form...


This post was originally published on JazzRochester.

The 20th Anniversary RIJF is coming in June and here's the skinny...

CGI Rochester International Jazz Festival logoThe CGI Rochester International Jazz Festival producers Marc Iacona and John Nugent today announced at a press conference the lineup for the RIJF's nine-day 20th Anniversary Edition, coming June 23 to July 1 in 19 venues in downtown Rochester.
This year's RIJF will have more than 100 free shows and events presented on nine free stages including:
  • 49 shows on the City of Rochester Jazz Street Stage presented by the Community Foundation
  • 16 free shows in the new Wegmans Pavilion on East at Chestnut
  • Nightly free 6:00 pm shows in the Rochester Regional Health Tent
  • 8 shows on the Wegmans Stage at Parcel 5
  • 5 Jazz Workshops for music students sponsored by Wegmans and led by artists performing at the Festival and a scholarship concert at Kodak Hall at Eastman Theatre celebrating Chick Corea with the Eastman School of Music Jazz Ensemble, which is free and will be held at Kodak Hall at Eastman Theatre. The scholarship program has awarded almost $500,000 since 2002.
  • Squeezers Nightly Jam Sessions presented by the DiMarco Group at the Hyatt Regency Rochester
  • 2 shows on the City of Rochester Stage at East & Chestnut
  • 5 Noon concerts in the Rochester Monroe County Central Library
There are 4 ticketed shows, returning this year to Kodak Hall at Eastman Theatre this year, including Pat Metheny Side-Eye, on June 23rd at 8:00 pm, June 24th with Keb' Mo' at 8:00 pm, June 25th with Cuban singer Omara Portuondo of Buena Vista Social Club fame with her “VIDA” The Farewell Tour at 4:00 pm, and June 27th with Bonnie Raitt: Just Like That... Tour, at 8:00 pm. Tickets are on sale or will go on sale soon for all but Bonnie Raitt, who has already sold out her show.
Thanks to an increased level of sponsorship from sponsor Wegmans, the RIJF present four nights, with two free headliner shows on the Wegmans Stage @ Parcel 5. Trombone Shorty and Orleans Avenue will close out the Festival, marking their eighth appearance at RIJF. And, back again this year, on the City of Rochester Stage at East Ave and Chestnut, there will be two featured shows on June 24th. The Festival's signature Club Pass Series will present 192 shows in 11 venues.
New this year, 3-Day Student Club Passes will be offered for students ages 25 and under at $174 + $6 service charge – 31% off the price of a regular 3-Day Pass. They will be available for purchase in person only starting June 19 at the Ticket Shop. Student ID required. See Club Pass Info for details. Venues include Hatch Recital Hall, Hyatt Ballroom, Kilbourn Hall, Glory House International, the Little Theatre, Max of Eastman Place, Montage Music Hall, Rochester Regional Health Big Tent, Temple Building Theater, Theater at Innovation Square, and the Wilder Room in the Rochester Club.
Additional highlights include:
  • The double-decker McCarthy Merchandise Tent moves back to Jazz Street (Gibbs St.) from Parcel 5.
  • The free 2023 RIJF Official Festival App powered by Harris Beach PLLC, will be available for download in early May.
  • The Save Time in Line numbering system returns to save people time from waiting in lines for early shows at Kilbourn Hall and Max of Eastman Place.
  • The RIJF Official Ticket / Information Shop Opens Monday, June 12 at 100 East Avenue at the corner of Gibbs Street in Rochester, New York. See dates and hours at Rochesterjazz.com.
Find more information about the RIJF, the free concerts, artists appearing at Club Pass venues, and to buy tickets for the headliners and Club passes at the RIJF website. I will start publishing my picks and other coverage closer to June.
This post was originally published on JazzRochester.