Category Archives: RIJF

New episodes of The Jazz Session: Fly and Barbara Dennerlein

Jason Crane interviews the members of the trio Fly: bassist Larry Grenadier, drummer Jeff Ballard and saxophonist Mark Turner. Fly is very much a collective effort — the group operates with a leaderless philosophy in which everyone contributes equally. As … Continue reading

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PAETEC Jazz Festival

Here’s the follow-up to this morning’s post about the new jazz festival being launched in Baltimore by John Nugent and Marc Iacona, producers of the RIJF: PAETEC Jazz Festival to Premiere in Baltimore August 9-11, 2007 Baltimore-born Entrepreneur to Bring … Continue reading

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RIJF Producers Launch New Festival

This morning, my inbox contained this message from the producers of the Rochester International Jazz Festival: Media Advisory For release January 31, 2007 Rochester International Jazz Festival Producers and Baltimore Mayor to Announce Major New Jazz Festival at Press Conference … Continue reading

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Supporting Rochester’s Jazz Festival

The Democrat & Chronicle, Rochester’s daily paper, weighed in this week in support of using the arts as a growth engine for Rochester: A mix of activities: Jazz Festival’s growth should inspire Music Fest surge (January 30, 2007) — As … Continue reading

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AAJ: Check out my interview with guitarist Joel Harrison

During the recent Rochester International Jazz Festival, I sat down for an hour with guitarist, arranger and songwriter Joel Harrison. The interview is now available at All About Jazz.

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AAJ: Your 2006 RIJF mixtape is now at All About Jazz

My review of the 2006 Rochester International Jazz Festival — written as a track list for a mixtape — is now at All About Jazz. Enjoy!

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