Eastman Musicians Can Be Seen and Heard Throughout 2017 Xerox Rochester International Jazz Festival

June 7, 2017

More Information:
Eastman Office of Communications, 585-274-1050

Media Contact: Rick Kessel, 585-274-1052, rkessel@esm.rochester.edu

 

Eastman School of Music musicians — current students, faculty, staff, and alumni, as well as students and faculty from the Eastman Community Music School (ECMS) — will be appearing throughout the 2017 Xerox Rochester International Jazz Festival (XRIJF).

This year’s festival runs June 23 through July 1 at 22 venues, including the school’s Hatch, Kilbourn, and Kodak Halls. Most of the other locations are within a short walking distance of the School’s campus on Gibbs Street, which gets renamed “Jazz Street” during the event. Eastman has been involved in the festival since it was founded in 2002.

Guitarist and faculty member Bob Sneider continues to earn his moniker as “the hardest-working man at the jazz festival” as he closes out each night of the festival with jam sessions at 10:30 p.m. in the Riverview Ballroom at the Radisson Hotel Rochester Riverside. In addition, Sneider is hosting and moderating the Wegmans-sponsored Jazz Workshops for Young Music Students, which are held at Eastman and led by world-renowned musicians performing at the festival from the United States and the United Kingdom.

For detailed information on tickets and venue locations, check the Xerox Rochester International Jazz Festival website rochesterjazz.com.

For more information on Eastman jazz programs, click on: Eastman Jazz Studies and Contemporary Media.

Jazz fans will be able to catch Sneider and other Eastman musicians throughout the Festival and on different stages:

Every night

10:30 p.m.: Since the launch of the festival, Bob Sneider and his Trio close out each night with a jam session, Riverview Ballroom at the Radisson Hotel Rochester Riverside

Friday, June 23

6 p.m.: Eastman Community Music School Latin Jazz & Junior Jazz, City of Rochester Jazz Street Stage

10 p.m.: Karl Stabnau, saxophone, and Eastman School of Music alumnus, Jam Sessions – Radisson Hotel Rochester Riverside, Legends Sports Bar and Grille

Saturday, June 24

5:45 and 7:45 p.m.: Bill Dobbins, faculty member, Hatch Recital Hall

6 p.m.: Eastman Community Music School Jazz Combo with faculty members Bob Sneider and Mike Kaupa, City of Rochester Jazz Street Stage

Sunday, June 25

3:45 p.m.: Eastman Community Music School Vintage Jazz Band, City of Rochester Jazz Street Stage

6 p.m.: Eastman School of Music Jazz Honors Performance Unit 1, City of Rochester Jazz Street Stage

Monday, June 26

5:45 and 7:45 p.m.: Harold Danko, retired faculty member, Hatch Recital Hall

6 p.m.: Eastman School of Music Jazz Honors Performance Unit 2, City of Rochester Jazz Street Stage

7 and 9:15 p.m.:  Faculty member Herb Smith’s Freedom Trio, Little Theatre

7:30 and 9:30 p.m.: Eastman School of Music-Xerox Rochester International Jazz Scholarships Performance, directed by faculty member Jeff Campbell, City of Rochester Jazz Street Stage

Tuesday, June 27

Noon: Christian Crawford, trumpet, and Eastman School of Music alumnus, Central Library of Rochester and Monroe County

6 p.m.: Eastman Community Music School’s New Horizons Big Band, City of Rochester Jazz Street Stage

6 and 10 p.m.: LSAT Jazz Quintet led by Lauren Sevian and Eastman alumna Alexa Tarantino, The Wilder Room (formerly Rochester Club)

8 p.m.: Mike Cottone, trumpet, and Eastman School of Music alumnus, with Postmodern Jukebox, Kodak Hall at Eastman Theatre

Wednesday, June 28

6 p.m.: Eastman School of Music/Xerox Rochester International Jazz Festival Jazz Scholarships Alumni, City of Rochester Jazz Street Stage

6:30 and 9 p.m.: Faculty member Charles Pillow and his Large Ensemble featuring Tim Hagans and fellow faculty member Clay Jenkins, “Electric Mile”, Xerox Auditorium

7:30 and 9:30 p.m.: Music Educators Big Band, City of Rochester Jazz Street Stage

8:30 and 10 p.m.: Eastman Community Music School Eastman Youth Jazz Orchestra, Rochester Regional Health Big Tent

Thursday, June 29

Noon: Ben Tiberio, bassist, and Eastman Community Music School alumnus, Central Library of Rochester and Monroe County

6 p.m.: Eastman Community Music School Saxology 1 & 2 Jazz Bones, City of Rochester Jazz Street Stage

6 and 10 p.m.: The Wee Trio, Eastman School of Music alumni Dan Loomis, bassist; and Jared Schonig, drummer, Wilder Room (formerly The Rochester Club)

Friday, June 30

Noon: Jacob Dupre, Eastman School of Music alumnus, Central Library of Rochester and Monroe County

6 p.m.: Eastman Community Music School Jazz Combo with faculty members Bob Sneider and Paul Hofmann, City of Rochester Jazz Street Stage

7 and 9:15 pm Bill Tiberio, saxophone, and Eastman Community Music School faculty member, Little Theatre

8 p.m.: Tony Levin, bassist with King Crimson and Eastman School of Music alumnus, Kodak Hall at Eastman Theatre

Saturday, July 1

5:30 and 7:15 p.m.: The Majestics with Eastman School of Music staff member Ron Stackman, Harro East Ballroom

6 p.m.: Eastman School of Music Jazz Honors Unit 3, City of Rochester Jazz Street Stage

Weekend nights

Karl Stabnau, saxophone, and Eastman School of Music alumnus will lead a secondary jam for school age kids and local avocational/professional players, Radisson Hotel Rochester Riverside, lobby area

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