Archive for April 23, 2012

Founded in 2002 – attendance at the Festival has grown each year, from 15,000 the first year to more than 162,000 in 2010 – attracting music lovers from around the U.S. and the world.

Acoustic Alchemy will give a concert among numerous performers of all jazz genres during this 9-day festival. Access with Club Pass or purchase a ticket at the door for $20. No advance sales. Seating is first-come, first-served. Get there early! Two shows, 5:30 & 7:15 p.m.

For nearly 25 years, Acoustic Alchemy has pushed the limits of the acoustic guitar’s potential by embracing a spectrum of musical styles ranging from straightahead jazz to folk to rock to world music and beyond. In the two and a half decades since their earliest recordings despite a tragic setback in the late 1990s and the inherent challenges of the 21st century music industry the group has assembled and sustained a vast and loyal following that stretches well beyond their U.K. origins.

New this year is a smart-phone app that will appear some time in May and a new Club Pass venue Hatch Recital Hall in the Eastman School of Music, which will feature all-acoustic solo and duo performances. Over the 9 days of the festival, XRIJF will present more than 1000 musicians, performing in more than 300 concerts at eighteen venues in and around Gibbs (“Jazz”) Street.

Rochester International Jazz Festival, Harro East Ballroom, 155 N Chestnut St, Rochester, New York 14604

Friday, June 22, 2012 – 5:30 pm