Buffalo jazz fusion group Spyro Gyra, pianist Monty Alexander with Rochester's Garth Fagan Dance, and disco innovator Nile Rodgers and his band Chic are all playing the Kodak Hall stage at Eastman Theatre in late June as jazz fest headliners. Tickets for all three performances go on sale at 10 a.m. on Friday, December 6. For more information, visit rochesterjazz.com.
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- Jazz fusion band Spyro Gyra.
In honor of the 50th anniversary of Garth Fagan Dance, the beloved Rochester-based dance company teams up with the revered pianist Monty Alexander and his Sextet to interpret quintessential jazz works through both music and movement. The Wednesday, June 24 performance is a rare collaboration , especially in the marquee spot at the festival.
Simply put, guitarist-songwriter Nile Rodgers has written, co-written, or produced many of disco and dance-pop music's most enduring songs: "Good Times," "Le Freak," Sister Sledge's "We Are a Family," "Let's Dance" by David Bowie, the Daft Punk hit "Get Lucky," and many more. Rodgers and his classic band Chic play their winning brand of soul, funk, and R&B on Friday, June 26, closing the Kodak Hall concerts at the 2020 festival.