Rochester Jazz

RIJF: Rochester International Jazz Festival
RIJF: 2022| 19th Edition: June 17-25, 2022

this blog is all about:
Webster| Rochester| The Erie Canal| The Finger Lakes| and all there is to: Eat| See| Shop while visiting this beautiful part of Upstate New York.
be our guest:
We provide this information for our guests and anyone visiting or living in the area.
the nest-cottage:
a darling 2-bedroom short-term rental cottage in Upstate New York located in the charming neighborhood of Forest Lawn on the shore of Lake Ontario in the town of Webster a suburb of Rochester in Monroe County in the state of New York, USA.



  • 20 STAGES
  • 1750+ ARTISTS
  • 9 DAYS
  • 325 SHOWS
  • 208,000+ AUDIENCE


TICKETS and INFORMATION (585)454-2060


  • a multi-dimensional nine-day festival held annually in Rochester, NY
  • one of the world’s leading jazz festivals
  • hosts: legendary performers, familiar favorites, rising stars, and new discoveries from around the world
  • founded in 2002
  • all genres of creative improvised music
  • the only truly American art form-jazz
  • motto: “It’s not who you know, it’s who you don’t know.”
  • (3) Series are presented:
    Headliner Series: traditionally a ticketed series, this year ALL 11 HEADLINER SHOWS ARE FREE on all Outdoor Stages in 2022!
    Club Pass Series: 196 shows are accessible with the festival’s unique value pass to discovery, the Club Pass,
    or/ single entry cash only at the door
    130+ Free Shows and Events: there is no telling who will drop in to play!


The CGI Rochester International Jazz Festival is produced by RIJF, LLC


  • “The 50 Best Places to Travel in 2022” Travel & Leisure Magazine
  • “Most Missed Local Festival of 2020” City Newspaper readers
  • “Best Festival” RBJ-Rochester Business Journal Ranking 2019
  • “Best Summer Jazz Festival in the World 2019” by Dandelion Chandelier
  • Jazz Festivals 2019: “Best Jazz Fests in New Orleans, Jacksonville & Rochester”
  • “Best Festival” by City Newspaper for the last 12 years
  • “One of the 50 Best Music Festivals in the World” by Culture Trip
  • “The Top 15 Festivals in New York to Experience Before You Die”
  • Best Festivals-American Towns

Other Jazz Events:

Be sure to listen to great jazz on fm radio Jazz 90.1 our local listener supported radio station!

Jazz 90.1 and The Ontario Beach Park Program Committee present:

2022| Jazz at the Beach Concert Series
WHEN: 2nd Tuesday of the Month
TIME: 7:00pm
WHERE: at Arbor at the Port inside the Port of Rochester in Charlotte

May 10-Greece Jazz Band
June 14-The Bill Tiberio Band
July 19-The Jimmie Highsmith Jr. Quartet
August 9-Darryl Parker Quartet
September 13-The Rochester Metropolitan Jazz Orchestra
October 11-The Krazy Fireman

2022| Jazz and Blues Cruise aboard the Colonial Belle
WHERE: 400 Packetts Landing Fairport, NY
BOARDING: 15 minutes prior to departure at 6:15pm| cruises depart promptly at 6:30pm

June 13-Laura Dubin and Antonio Guerrero $35
July 11-Jimmie Highsmith Jr. $35
August 15-The Bill Tiberio Band $45
September 14-Hanna PK and The Blue Hearts $35

Cruises include a light meal on board, Cash bar
buy tickets in advance on-line at: or/ call (585)966-2660
The Cruises sell out so act fast!

Leave a Comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *