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Jazz Fest 2017: CITY's Daily Jazz Blogs

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The 2017 Xerox Rochester International Jazz Festival runs Friday, June 23, through Saturday, July 1, and CITY Newspaper will be out every night of the festival, covering multiple shows. Check in first thing each morning for photos and reviews of the previous night's entertainment, listed below by date.

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Saturday, July 1

Ron reviews Donny McCaslin, Matthew Stevens Trio, and Benny Green

Frank reviews Danielle Ponder and the Tomorrow People and The Hooligans

Daniel reviews Balkun Brothers and Bonerama

Friday, June 30

Day 8: Ron reviews 4 By Monk By 4, Tessa Souter, and Ariel Pocock

Frank reviews Binker and Moses, tries to see King Crimson, and ends the night with Caravan Palace

Daniel reviews Iris Bergcrantz Group, Filthy Funk, and Sammy Miller and The Congregation

Thursday, June 29

Ron reviews Youn Sun Nah, Manuel Valera, and The Walt Weiskopf Quartet

Frank reviews The Wee Trio and Sheryl Crow

Daniel reviews Phronesis, Jeff Coffin's In Orbit, and Oskar Stenmark NYC Quartet

Wednesday, June 28

Ron reviews Charles Pillow Large Ensemble, George Cables, and Ryan Keberle & Catharsis

Frank reviews Tommy Smith, Marcia Ball, and Mavis Staples

Daniel reviews Shauli Einav Quartet, Electric Kif, and Klabbes bank

Tuesday, June 27

Ron reviews Eri Yamamoto, Steve Kuhn, and Dave O'Higgins

Frank reviews Vanessa Rubin, Postmodern Jukebox, and Hot Club of Cowtown

Daniel reviews Mario Rom's Interzone and Ole Mathisen's Floating Points

Monday, June 26

Ron reviews Miguel Zenon, Ikonostasis, and Red Hook Soul

Frank reviews Marquis Hill Blacktet and New Breed Brass Band

Daniel reviews Dinosaur and Lera Lynn

Sunday, June 25

Ron reviews Bill Frisell and Thomas Morgan, Jochen Rueckert, and Adam Kolker Trio

Frank catches Bill Kirchen and reviews Jack Broadbent and John Paul White

Daniel reviews Holophonor and Elliot Galvin Trio

Saturday, June 24

Ron reviews Billy Childs, Eivør, and Gabriel Algeria Afro-Peruvian Sextet

Frank reviews The Quebe Sisters and Adam Wakefield

Daniel reviews Neil Cowley Trio and Durham County Poets

Friday, June 23

Ron reviews Roberta Picket, Yggdrasil, and Tierney Sutton

Frank reviews Barbra Lica, Joss Stone, and St. Paul and the Broken Bones

Daniel reviews Jacob Collier and Gwilym Simcock


Frank talks about the irresistible marriage of house beats and swing with Caravan Palace violinist Hugues Payen

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Ron and Frank recount their favorite moments from Jazz Fests past

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