For Immediate Release
FREE SCREENING OF WXXI-PRODUCED JAZZ CONCERTS AT THE EASTMAN THEATRE ON JUNE 14 AS PART OF THE ROCHESTER INTERNATIONAL JAZZ FESTIVAL
Rochester, New York (March 26, 2009) – As part of the 8th annual Rochester International Jazz Festival, WXXI Public Broadcasting will present a free screening of its acclaimed television series At the Top on Sunday, June 14 beginning at 4 p.m. at the Eastman Theatre. In the mid-1970s, WXXI produced a series of one-hour jazz programs that were shown nationally on PBS. Most of the programs were filmed in Rochester’s Top of the Plaza, which is how the series got its name, At the Top.
At 5 p.m. – The orchestra of the late Maynard Ferguson in a high-energy session filmed at the Top of the Plaza.
At 6 p.m. – A special episode from the second season of WXXI’s Rochester International Jazz Festival series, which presents an overview of the 2008 festival and includes excerpts from many of the performances, street scenes and interviews with some of the musicians and jazz fans.
The screening is free and open to the public, but an opportunity to make a donation to the Eastman Jazz Scholarship Fund will be available during the event.
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