Festival Information

Tickets, Venues, Parking

June 12, 2013

The 2013 Xerox Rochester International Jazz Festival

Friday, June 21-Saturday, June 29


Kodak Hall at Eastman Theatre Series

Headliner shows are held in the Kodak Hall at Eastman Theatre (60 Gibbs St). These are ticketed shows; a club pass doesn't work here. Tickets, which range from $40 to $125 (plus service charges), are available through the Jazz Festival website (rochesterjazz.com) or by calling 585-454-2060. Kodak Hall also hosts the free Gerry Niewood Jazz Scholarships Performance on Monday, June 24.

Club Pass Series

A Club Pass is your ticket to the Club Series: you can go to as many concerts as you'd like at a dozen smaller clubs and venues (listed below). Club Passes for 2013 XRIJF cost $194, plus service charges, and almost always sell out in advance of the festival. If you don't have one, you can still buy tickets ($20-$25) to the individual Club Pass concerts at the door, if space is available. Be advised that Club Pass shows tend to sell out; even if you have a Pass, you should get there early.

Club Pass venues:

Abilene Bar and Lounge 153 Liberty Pole Way (Roots & Americana Stage)

Christ Church 141 East Ave. (Made in the UK Series)

Harro East Ballroom 155 N. Chestnut St.

Hatch Recital Hall Inside Eastman School of Music, 26 Gibbs St.

Kilbourn Hall Inside Eastman School of Music, 26 Gibbs St.

Little Theatre 240 East Ave.

Lutheran Church of the Reformation 111 N. Chestnut St. (Nordic Jazz Now Series)

Max of Eastman Place 25 Gibbs St.

Montage Music Hall 50 Chestnut Plaza

Rochester Club 120 East Ave. (Groove Nights Series)

Unity Health System Festival Big Tent Corner of Main and Gibbs streets

Xerox Auditorium 100 S. Clinton Ave.

Free Venues

City of Rochester Jazz Street Stage (Gibbs Street at East Avenue) Free music daily

City of Rochester East Ave & Chestnut St Stage Free shows June 22, 28 & 29

City of Rochester East Ave. & Alexander St Stage Free shows June 29

Monroe County Public Library (115 South Ave.) Free shows June 24-28

RG&E-LiDestri Spirit Stage (corner of East Ave. and Chestnut St.) Free shows June 23-27

State Street Bar and Grill (Rochester Plaza Hotel, 70 State St.) Free jazz jams starting nightly at 10:30 p.m.


NEW FOR 2013: A free shuttle service will run throughout the festival connecting all of the City of Rochester parking garages, and multiple other stops. Details on the schedule and stops can be found on the Jazz Fest website (rochesterjazz.com), and information about city garages and lots can be found at cityofrochester.gov/parking.


The Xerox Rochester International Jazz Festival's official website is rochesterjazz.com. You can also visit the Jazz Ticket Shop & Info Center on the corner of East Avenue and Gibbs Street, daily during the festival 10 a.m.-11 p.m. The XRIJF also has a mobile-phone app for both iPhones and Android phones. It includes a full schedule, venue and artist lists, maps, and an option to buy tickets online. Find the download button the Jazz Fest website's homepage.

For additional Jazz Fest info, check out rochestercitynewspaper.com to get the online version of this guide, plus our daily Jazz Blog. City's critics will offer up their reviews of the previous night's concerts, and you can post your own thoughts in the comments section. We'll also be posting photos, videos, and more. New blogs will be up by 7 a.m. each morning of the festival. We'll also be posting updates on our Facebook page (facebook.com/CityNewspaper) and on Twitter (@roccitynews).


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