domingo, 21 de junio de 2015
Jazz Festival Day 1
Diana Krall opens the Xerox Rochester International Jazz Fest as the first headliner.
Annette Lein/@bikebizzle, STAFF PHOTOGRAPHER
Thousands Pack The Start Of The Jazz FestMore than 1500 artists will be playing jazz, and just about every other form of music over the next week or so, in an event that usually attracts a total of about 200,000 people.
The streets around the East End, especially East Ave. saw their share of 'buskers,' with a guitarist, and accordionist and a few other street musicians adding to the ambience of what has become one of Rochester's most popular festivals.
The nine-day festival features more than 320 shows including more than 90-free concerts and over 1500 artists. There are some new venues this year, including the Squeezers Roots and American Stage at the Sibley Building, and the theater at 440 East Avenue in the First Church of Christ, Scientist. And because of construction on the Inner Loop, the concerts previously held at the stage at East and Alexander are being moved to East and Chestnut.
You can get updates throughout the festival on-air on WXXI, and online at wxxi.organd wxxinews.org
wsj | June 19, 2015
Musician Diana Krall has just finished a six-week bus tour through Canada in support of her latest album, “Wallflower.” The singer and jazz pianist was back home in New York City recently for a few days before she had to get back on the road again, and was glad for the break. “I’m not a great bus person, frankly,” she says with a throaty laugh. Best known for her sultry covers and for her collaborations with musicians such as Ray Charles and Tony Bennett, Ms. Krall, 50, has sold more than 20 million albums world-wide and won five Grammy Awards. ...read more