Rochester International Jazz Festival, Season Finale

Tue, 06/02/2009 - 9:30pm
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Photo: Tom Hampson, host of Mostly Jazz
Credit: Jan Regan
Mostly Jazz Host Tom Hampson, heard Sundays at 7 p.m. on AM1370, will be in studio to present the final episode of WXXI’s 2008 Rochester International Jazz Festival (RIJF) series. Hampson, who was involved in the 1970s WXXI production of the At the Top jazz series, and this month will be celebrating his 50th year of playing jazz on the radio in Rochester, will introduce the final episode of the RIJF series. Rochester International Jazz Festival, season finale airs Tuesday, June 2 at 9:30 p.m. on WXXI-TV21 (cable 11) and WXXI-HD (DT 21.1/ cable 1011).

The Rochester International Jazz Festival series was shot during the nine-day festival in June 2008. Season three captures the essence of one of the most popular and most respected jazz festivals in the country, featuring spectacular performances by some of today’s hottest musicians and legendary names in jazz. Shot in breathtaking high-definition and recorded in the historic Kilbourn Hall at the Eastman School of Music, the series captures the essence of one of the most popular and most respected jazz festivals in the country, featuring spectacular performances by some of today’s hottest musicians and legendary names in jazz.

This final episode includes selections from Catherine Russell, Slide Hampton, and The Bad Plus, and provides sights and sounds in and around the nine-day festival.