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Producers John Nugent and Marc Iacona announced five headliners for the Xerox Rochester International Jazz Festival 12th Edition, which will be held June 21-29. Tickets are on sale since Friday January 25 at 10 a.m. at

An Evening with Pink Martini, Friday June 21, Tickets are $105/$85/$70/$55 + service charges.
An Evening with Willie Nelson & Family, Saturday June 22. Tickets are $105/$95/$85/$70 + service charges.
David Byrne & St. Vincent, Tuesday June 25. Tickets are $105/$95/$85/$70 + service charges.
Roger Hodgson The Legendary Voice of Supertramp, Wednesday June 26, Tickets are $125/$105/$85/$70 + service charges.
Bob James and David Sanborn with Special Guest Steve Gadd, Thursday June 27. Tickets are $85/$70/$55/$40 + service charges.

All performances will be at 8 p.m. at Kodak Hall at Eastman Theatre.

We are excited to bring a diverse lineup of legendary headliners to our 12th edition celebrating many styles of creative improvised music, said John Nugent, Co-producer and Artistic Director. This headliner series has a very high level of musicianship, second to none. There are also many very strong songwriters this year, and they have been around for decades, including our legendary hometown drummer Steve Gadd, who will make his premiere appearance at XRIJF with his long-time colleagues.

Nugent said one additional headliner will be announced.

Tickets are from $40 to $125 and go on sale Friday January 25 at 10 a.m. at Tickets will also be on sale for one day only at the Kodak Hall Oval Lobby Box Office, located at the corner of Gibbs and Main Streets in Rochester, on Friday January 25 from 10 a.m. 5 p.m. John Nugent will be overseeing box office operations. There is a $7 service charge for all headliner tickets. To have printed tickets mailed to you, the service charge is $9.
The fastest way to order tickets is online at with the festivals e-ticketing system. Customers who dont have computer access may order by calling 585-454-2060.

Kodak Hall, Eastman Theatre, 26 Gibbs St, Rochester, New York 14604

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

The Xerox Rochester International Jazz Festival ( presented by M&T Bank is preparing to celebrate its 10th year anniversary edition, June 10-­‐18, 2011. Producers announced the full lineup, the largest ever, with more than 1000 artists performing at 285 concerts and a record 70-­‐plus free concerts.

Elvis Costello & The Imposters, Natalie Cole, Béla Fleck & The Flecktones – The Original Lineup, The Fab Faux “The Glorious Hodgepodge Show” with the Tangerine Crème Strings & The Hogtown Horns, k.d. lang and The Siss Boom Bang, and Chris Botti will headline the nine-­‐day event.

Headliners are

June 10 – Natalie Cole
June 11 – The Fab Faux “The Glorious Hodgepodge Show” With The Tangerine Crème Strings & The HogtownHorns
June 12 – John Nugent with Strings conducted by Dave Rivello, 10th Anniversary “Producers Performance,” 4PM, FREE
June 13 – ESM-­‐XRIJF 2011 Scholarship Concert “Celebrating Thad Jones & Mel Lewis” with special guest Dick Oatts
with the Eastman Jazz Ensemble,FREE
June 14 – Béla Fleck & The Flecktones – The Original Lineup
June 15 – Chris Botti
June 16 – k.d. lang and The Siss Boom Bang
June 17 – Elvis Costello & The Imposters
For the complete line-up go to

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