If you ask me, buying a stage pass for the Rochester International Jazz Festival is like saying, hi, I’d like to pay you munny so I can stand in line for the music, please? Besides. I bought my pass when I signed my lease.
Here are the more interesting acts playing the city stages. One could keep oneself pretty well entertained with the following roster.
Friday, June 21
Josh Panda and the Hot Damned. 7 p.m. East Ave. & Chestnut St.
Dr. John. 9 p.m. East Ave. & Chestnut St.
Saturday, June 22
Robin McKelle & The Flytones. 7:15 and 9:15 p.m. Jazz Street.
Sunday, June 23
Shuffle Demons. 7:15 and 9:15 p.m. Jazz Street.
Thursday, June 27
Dirty Dozen Brass Band.* Harro East Ballroom, 5:30 and 7:15 p.m.
Friday, June 28
Mingo Fishtrap. 7:15 and 9:15 p.m. Jazz Street.
Dirty Dozen Brass Band.* 8:30 and 10 p.m. Unity Health Care Big Tent.
Saturday, June 29
Mingo Fishtrap. 7 p.m. East Ave. & Alexander St.
Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue. 9 p.m. East Ave. & Alexander St.
Dwayne Dopsie & The Zydeco Hellraisers. 7:15 and 9:15 p.m. Jazz Street.
*The only act on the schedule I’m planning to shell out munny to see. $20.
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