Hey . . . isn't that you bobbing your head over at the 2006 Rochester International Jazz Festival!! We're on TV!
In case you haven't heard, last year WXXI taped a number of performances at the Rochester International Jazz Festival in High Definition and will be presenting the six part series to premiere May 27 at 7 p.m. with an hour-long program on WXXI-TV and WXXI-HD. The series will continue on June 7th, the day before the 2007 RIJF at 8 p.m., where five Festival concerts will broadcast in a special evening. The program includes five half hour performance programs featuring Karrin Allyson, Mose Allison, Cedar Walton, The Charlie Hunter Trio and the Preservation Hall Jazz Band. Each half hour program was recorded at the Eastman School of Music’s Kilbourn Hall in Rochester, New York. The first one hour special program was recorded over the full nine days of festival in June 2006, which should be a great overview of the 5th Annual Rochester International Jazz Festival. With nearly 600 artists and more than 200 concerts in multiple venues, the upstate city of Rochester, New York is a world jazz capital. The series will also air on over 75 PBS station across the country, with more to follow, spreading the sights and sounds of Rochester a little further than the airwaves carry WXXI.