The Jazz Starts Here!

It’s that time of year again when the city’s highly anticipated Xerox Rochester International Jazz Festival brings jazz lovers out of the woodwork and onto the streets and into the many venues that will feature over 200 musicians and bands.

The Central Library of Rochester and Monroe County at 115 South Avenue in Rochester NY 14604 celebrates XIRJF 2012 with free noon lunchtime concerts daily from Monday June 25 to Friday June 29!! No tickets are required! Join us at the library for performances by:

Monday, June 25th
Dan White Group

Tuesday, June 26th
Doug Stone Group  

Wednesday, June 27th
Sean Jefferson Group 

Thursday, June 28th
Bob Sneider & Friends    

Friday, June 29th
Bill Tiberio Band    

The Arts Division also celebrates XIRJF 2012 with displays of jazz books, CDs and albums. Our recorded jazz music collection is the largest in the Monroe County Library System. For those looking for great vintage sound recordings on vinyl, we have pulled out some classics that we hope you will enjoy.

For a playlist of Jazz Festival recordings that are available at the library visit our playlist blog BiblioPod.

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