Our 19th Edition Festival will not take place as originally scheduled for June 21-19, 2020 due to the coronavirus COVID-19 pandemic. We are in the process of working to reschedule the festival for fall 2020. Please stay tuned for dates to be announced. See RochesterJazz.com for updates and FAQs. Thank you for your patience.
The CGI Rochester International Jazz Festival is one of the world’s leading jazz festivals presenting legendary performers, familiar favorites, rising stars and new discoveries from around the world.
The multi-dimensional nine-day festival is held annually in Rochester, NY and presents more than 1750 artists from around the world in 320+ shows. Founded in 2002, attendance has grown from 15,000 in 2002 to 208,000 in 2019. The economic impact delivered to the region now exceeds $180 million.
Year established: 2002
Directions: The Festival is held in multiples venues, almost all within walking distance in Downtown's East End Cultural District. You can park once each day, walk to concerts and restaurants and enjoy the Festival.
For Festival concerts park at the East End Garage, 475 Main St. East, Rochester, NY 14604. $2 per car, starting 5:00 PM daily including weekends.
Several surface parking lots are also available in the area.
For Jam Sessions at the Rochester Plaza Hotel, park in Sister Cities Garage, 8 N. Fitzhugh St., Rochester, NY 14614, $1 per hour, $6.35 max. Less than one hour free. (585) 423-9837
Click here. for more information on City of Rochester Parking.