The Xerox Rochester International Jazz Festival (XRIJF) in Rochester, New York, was founded in 2002 and has quickly become one of the nation's most popular and respected music festivals. This city-wide music festival attracts visitors from all over the U.S. and the world every summer. More than 1,500 artists perform in over 300 concerts during this 9 day festival at both public outdoor stages and ticketed indoor venues. The venues, all located within walking distance in and around Rochester's east end cultural district, range from elegant concert halls to intimate clubs to outdoor stages. Concerts feature a mix of local, national, and international performers, and wide variety of musical styles. Visitors will also enjoy food and beverages, and other special events. At night the festival invites artists and visitors to improvised “Jam Sessions.” Be sure to get your tickets early and join Rochester, NY as the East End is transformed into “Jazz Street” for this popular festival.