Xerox Rochester International Jazz Festival: Raul Midon

Sun, 12/30/2012 - 7:00pm

Pictured: Raul Midon

Credit: WXXI

Singer, songwriter, and guitarist Raul Midon plays his soulful music.

Xerox Rochester International Jazz Festival: Raul Midon airs Sunday, December 30, 2012 at 7 p.m. on WXXI-TV/HD (DT21.1/cable 11 and 1011). The combination of Raul Midon's distinct voice, guitar strumming, and vocal mouth trumpet sounds creates an amazing one-man performance in this episode of the Xerox Rochester International Jazz Festival. Born and raised in New Mexico, Midón currently lives and performs in New York City. His unique style shows influence of virtually every musical genre which came before him, including jazz, blues, R&B, and folk.

The Xerox Rochester International Jazz Festival was founded in 2002 by John Nugent, Co-producer and Artistic Director, and Marc Iacona, Co-producer and Executive Director. From legendary performers and familiar favorites – to rising stars and new discoveries – this Festival navigates all genres of creative improvised music from all corners of the world. Attendance at the Festival has grown each year, from 15,000 the first year to more than 182,000 in year ten – attracting music lovers from around the U.S. and the world.

The Xerox Rochester International Jazz Festival Series is produced by WXXI Public Broadcasting and distributed nationally by American Public Television. The Xerox Rochester International Jazz Festival is underwritten by The Louis S. and Molly B. Wolk Foundation and Rowe Photo, Video, and Audio.