For Immediate Release
WXXI FILMS THREE ACTS AT THE ROCHESTER INTERNATIONAL JAZZ FESTIVAL TO AIR ON PBS
Rochester, New York (June 9, 2008) – WXXI will film three Rochester International Jazz Festival (RIJF) performances at Kilbourn Hall as part of its 2008 ROCHESTER INTERNATIONAL JAZZ FESTIVAL series, which will premiere Summer 2009 on WXXI-TV 21, and on PBS stations across the country. The tapings will include: The Bad Plus on Saturday, June 14 at 6 p.m., Slide Hampton & Friends on Tuesday, June 17 at 6 p.m., and Catherine Russell on Saturday, June 21 at 6 p.m. This will be WXXI’s third season of the series, which has been seen by more than three million viewers across the country. In addition to being on-site for the filming, and hosting a free screening of its 1970s series At The Top on Sunday, June 15 at the Eastman Theatre, WXXI will present special RIJF coverage and jazz programming throughout the nine-day event. A list of programs and descriptions are below. A complete list of jazz programs and events can also be found at <WXXI.org/jazzfest>.
6/13, 6/16-20 – Special Jazz Festival News Segments on WXXI Radio
6/13– 1370 Connection tribute to Dizzy Gillespie
6/15– At The Top free screening at the Eastman Theatre
Other programs – Throughout the week, What’s New (Sundays at 10 p.m. onAM1370/HD91.5-2), Mostly Jazz (Sundays at 7 p.m. on AM1370/HD91.5-2), Open Tunings (weekdays, 9 a.m. to 12 noon on WRUR-FM 88.5)and Salmagundy (weekdays, 6 a.m. to 10 a.m. on Classical 91.5/90.3/HD91.5-1) will feature jazz music.
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