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CGI Rochester International Jazz Festival


The CGI Rochester International Jazz Festival (RIJF) is one of the world’s leading jazz festivals. Founded in 2002, the multi-dimensional nine-day festival is held annually in downtown Rochester, NY, draws more than 210,000 people. It presents more than 1750 artists from around the world in more than 300 shows at 20 venues. From legendary performers and familiar favorites to rising stars and new discoveries, the Festival navigates all genres of creative improvised music from all corners of the world. RIJF is produced by RIJF, LLC, a privately held company owned by John Nugent and Marc Iacona. Nugent, Producer and Artistic Director, is a noted tenor sax player, who has traveled the world with many jazz artists including Tony Bennett, Ella Fitzgerald, Rosemary Clooney, The Woody Herman Orchestra and The Vanguard Jazz Orchestra. Marc Iacona, Producer and Executive Director, is a Rochester native and President of Simcona Electronics. A business and community leader, he is an avid trumpeter and supporter of the arts.

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