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CGI Rochester International Jazz FestivalCGI Rochester International Jazz Festival

250 East Avenue
Rochester, NY 14604
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Number represents reach distance in miles from city

Rochester 60


The CGI Rochester International Jazz Festival is one of the world’s leading jazz festivals presenting legendary performers, familiar favorites, rising stars and new discoveries from around the world.

The multi-dimensional nine-day festival is held annually in Rochester, NY and presents more than 1750 artists from around the world in 325+ shows. Founded in 2002, attendance has grown from 15,000 in 2002 to 210,000 in 2022. The economic impact delivered to the region now exceeds $180 million.

Navigating all genres of creative improvised music the festival brings together unique musical sounds from many countries, highlighting international artists' take on the only truly American art form - jazz.

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June 23, 2023 to July 1, 2022

Year established: 2002

Directions: The Festival is held in multiples venues, almost all within walking distance in Downtown's East End Cultural District. You can park once each day, walk to concerts and restaurants and enjoy the Festival. For Festival concerts park at the East End Garage, 475 Main St. East, Rochester, NY 14604. $2 per car, starting 5:00 PM daily including weekends. Several surface parking lots are also available in the area. For Jam Sessions at the Rochester Plaza Hotel, park in Sister Cities Garage, 8 N. Fitzhugh St., Rochester, NY 14614, $1 per hour, $6.35 max. Less than one hour free. (585) 423-9837 Click here. for more information on City of Rochester Parking.

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