Jazz Fest 2018: CITY's Daily Jazz Blogs 


And that's it for the 2018 Xerox Rochester International Jazz Festival. According to organizers, more than 208,000 people made it to downtown Rochester across the festival's nine days.

If you couldn't make it this year, the XRIJF will be back June 21 through June 29, 2019.

XRIJF 2018 ran Friday, June 22, through Saturday, June 30, and CITY Newspaper was out every night of the festival, covering multiple shows — and we need some solid sleep. Scroll down for photos and reviews of around 80 separate performances from the last nine days. And let us know what thought of this year's Jazz Festival in the comment section below.

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Saturday, June 30

Ron reviews Matt Wilson's Honey & Salt Band, the Mark Lewandowski Trio, and Thomas Stronen

Frank keeps his clothes on and beats the heat with Deva Mahal and Tower of Power

Daniel reviews Eric Krasno Band, Geoffrey Keezer, and Abe Nouri

Friday, June 29

Ron reviews the Geoffrey Keezer Trio, Maciej Obara Quartet, and Jean-Michel Pilc

Frank catches Robin McKelle, Jill Scott, Pokey LaFarge, and one more song from Gwyneth Herbert

Daniel reviews Stephane Wrembel, Miles Electric Band, and Jerry Granelli Band with Robben Ford

Thursday, June 28

Ron reviews the Vincent Herring Quartet, the Georgia Mancio/Alan Broadbent Quartet, and Megumi Yonezawa

Frank stumbles upon Gwyneth Herbert, takes a Lake Street Dive, and goes Sax-O-Matic in the process

Daniel reviews The Suffers, GoGo Penguin, and Pilc Moutin Hoenig

Wednesday, June 27

Ron reviews Jazzmeia Horn, Harold Danko, and Torben Waldorff

Frank reviews Liz Vice, Davina and The Vagabonds, and Rai Thistlethwayte

Daniel reviews ‘Songs of Freedom,’ Shake Stew, and Ghost-Note with MonoNeon

Tuesday, June 26

Ron reviews Joe Locke Group, Lucia Cadotsch 'Speak Low,' and Gary Versace Trio

Frank grooves on Dmitri Matheny, Junior Brown, and VickiKristinaBarcelona

Daniel reviews Béla Fleck & The Flecktones, House of Waters, and Partikel

Monday, June 25

Ron reviews Jane Bunnett & Maqueque, Christian Sands, and Strings Attached

Frank checks out and exudes much joy for the Joe Farnsworth Quartet feat. Eric Alexander, Trail of Souls, and Johnny Goldtooth and the Chevy Casanovas

Daniel reviews Teagan and the Tweeds, Cold Chocolate, and Zara McFarlane (and catches Moon Hooch again)

Sunday, June 24

Ron reviews Bill Dobbins, Kuara Trio, and One for All

Frank checks out Beats & Pieces Big Band and Knower

Daniel reviews Colin Gordon, The Dustbowl Revival, and Moon Hooch

Saturday, June 23

Ron reviews Sigurder Flosason, David Hazeltine, and Django Bates Beloved Trio

Frank checks out Jack Broadbent, Charlie Lindner Trio, and Brian Setzer

Daniel reviews The Bad Plus, Melissa Aldana Quartet, and the Doug Stone Quartet feat. Josiah Williams

Friday, June 22

Ron reviews Terell Stafford Quintet, Matt Savage, and Alfredo Rodriguez and Pedrito Martinez

Frank reviews Duchess Trio, Seal, and Vintage Trouble

Daniel reviews Phony Ppl, Marius Neset Quintet, and Ron Artis II & The Truth

Final thoughts about Jazz Fest 2018

Catch rising trombonist Brendan Lanighan at XRIJF 2018

Meet the CITY writers covering this year's Jazz Fest

Update: Miles Electric Band to replace St. Germain

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