Rochester, N.Y. - The full line up and schedule for this year's jazz fest were be announced Tuesday morning.
Norah Jones, Diana Krall, Zappa Plays Zappa, Steve Martin & The Steep Canyon Rangers, Daryl Hall "Live From Daryl's House" with special guest Keb' Mo', and Queen Latifah will headline the nine-day event.
Concerts for Diana Krall, Norah Jones and Steve Martin (including second show added) are sold out. Tickets for Daryl Hall and Zappa Plays Zappa are on sale now.
Tickets for Queen Latifah go on sale Friday March 25 at 10 AM at rochesterjazz.com. Tickets are $125/$110/$90 & $75 plus service charges.
Tickets will also be on sale at the at the Kodak Hall Oval Lobby Box Office, located at the corner of Gibbs and Main Streets in Rochester, for one day only on March 23 from
10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Once again, jazz fest co-producer John Nugent will be in the box in person to sell tickets. There is a flat $7 service charge for all headliner show tickets, both online and in person at the Kodak Hall box Oval Lobby Box Office. To have printed tickets mailed, the service charge is $9. Customers without computer access may order by calling 585-454-2060.
The jazz fest runs June 22 - June 30.
New in 2012
New Club Pass venue – Hatch Recital Hall at the Eastman School of Music, seats 222 people.
Closing Main Street - To accommodate continually rising attendance, Main Street will be closed entirely to traffic from Scio to Chestnut Streets from 4 – 11 p.m. all nine days. Two lanes remain open daily until 4 p.m. for vehicular traffic. Some vendors will be located on Main Street to make room for more people on Jazz Street, which will be closed to traffic all nine days.
The official XRIJF App for smartphones will debut before the Festival and will be available free from iTunes.
10th Anniversary Xerox Rochester International Jazz Festival Concerts - Six programs featuring Kevin Eubanks, Curtis Stigers, Grace Kelly, Kenny Barron, Regina Carter, and John Nugent with Strings, filmed by WXXI-TV at the 10th Anniversary Xerox Rochester International Jazz Festival in 2011, will be broadcast on PBS stations in 95% of the nation's markets including PBS stations in New York, Chicago, Philadelphia, San Francisco, Boston, Atlanta, Detroit, Seattle, Tampa, Minneapolis, Miami and Phoenix.
"A Little Taste of Jazz at the Little Theatre" - Presented by the Little Theatre and WXXI, 9 days of free jazz films including a Steve Martin Marathon, the 10th Anniversary WXXI/XRIJF series of shows, and free music at the Little Cafe.
New sponsors: Chobani Yogurt and M/E Engineering
New e-ticketing System - after its successful debut in October, patrons can bring tickets or receipts on their Smartphones to any Club Pass venue, the Info Center/Ticket Shop or Merchandise Tent to be scanned for a laminated pass. Passes will also be scanned at each venue
Headliner show tickets available at rochesterjazz.com. All concerts are at 8 p.m. (unless otherwise noted) at Kodak Hall at Eastman Theatre, 60 Gibbs St.
Club Pass Series: "It's not who you know, it's who you don't know."
The Club Pass Series is held at 12 venues and includes three international
series: Made in the UK, Nordic Jazz Now, Viva Italia, and the Roots and Americana series. Entry to Club Pass shows is first-come, first-served with the Club Pass or tickets purchased at the door. The Club Pass, a value pass, has sold out. Individual Club Pass show tickets will be available for all shows at the door cash only for $20/
$25 per show. Individual Club Pass show tickets are not available in advance. See rochesterjazz.com for the schedule and venues.
Free Concerts - no tickets required. Hear almost 70 free concerts including 16 high school bands and several Eastman School of Music youth ensembles. All concerts rain or shine. See schedule at rochesterjazz.com.