RIJF: Highlight Show on WXXI-TV/HD

Sat, 06/18/2011 - 12:00am - 1:00am

As the 2011 Xerox Rochester International Jazz Festival comes to a close, WXXI-TV/HD presents an encore broadcast of the season finale of its 2008 RIJF series.

The Rochester International Jazz Festival series was shot during the nine-day festival in June 2008. Season three captured 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 presented 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, the Highlight Show, airing 12 a.m. Saturday morning, June 18 on WXXI-TV/HD includes selections from Catherine Russell, Slide Hampton, and The Bad Plus, and provides sights and sounds in and around the nine-day festival.