Tuesday, January 30, 2018

XRIJF announces final 2018 headliners: Boz Scaggs, Jill Scott, Lake Street Dive

Posted By on Tue, Jan 30, 2018 at 11:17 AM

Xerox Rochester International Jazz Festival producers John Nugent and Mark Iocona have rolled out the final three headliners for the festival's 17th edition. Jill Scott, Lake Street Dive, and Boz Scaggs join the previously announced headliners Seal, Bela Fleck & The Flecktones, and Alison Krauss. The 2018 Jazz Festival runs June 22 to June 30.

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Here for his second XRIJF performance, guitarist and singer Boz Scaggs will prove once again he's more than just "Lido Shuffle" or "Lowdown," two staples from his hit 1976 album "Silk Degrees," recorded with session musicians that would later morph into Toto. Scaggs performs Saturday, June 23. Tickets are $52-$102.

Grammy-winning singer Jill Scott has worked with The Roots, is a New York Times best-selling poet, and has performed at the White House. Her sound is a proactive cry from deep in the soul. Testify. Scott performs Friday, June 29. $75-$135.

Formed in Boston in 2006, Lake Street Dive has blasted all over the world with its infectious, jazzy pop. Once singer Rachael Price's smooth contralto gets in your head, it stays there. There are seven albums for you to try, including 2016's most excellent "Side Pony." Lake Street Dive plays Thursday, June 28. $30-$75.

All headliner shows are at Kodak Hall at Eastman Theatre, and start at 8 p.m. Tickets for previously announced headliners are now on sale (Alison Krauss sold out). Tickets for Scaggs, Scott, and Lake Street Dive go on sale Friday, February 2. 454-2060; rochesterjazz.com.

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