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Connections: Previewing the 2019 CGI Rochester International Jazz Festival

Jun 20, 2019

We preview the CGI Rochester International Jazz Festival. The world-renowned event is back this week, and our guests tell us about this year’s headliners, what not to miss, and what’s in store for the city as it welcomes artists from across the globe. We’re also joined by vocalist Catherine Russell, who is back in town for her seventh appearance at the festival. Our guests:

  • John Nugent, founder, co-producer, and artistic director of the CGI Rochester International Jazz Festival
  • Bob Sneider, associate professor of jazz studies and contemporary media at the Eastman School of Music, and host of the Jam Sessions at the CGI Rochester International Jazz Festival
  • Catherine Russell, award-winning vocalist