CGI Rochester International Jazz FestivalRochester, NY (April 28, 2020) – John Nugent and Marc Iacona, producers of the CGI Rochester International Jazz Festival, announced today new dates for two headliners shows for the festival's rescheduled 19th Edition October 2 -10, 2020.

Puss N Boots featuring Sasha Dobson, Norah Jones & Catherine Popper, originally scheduled for June 19, will now be presented on Saturday, October 3, 2020 at 8 p.m. at Kodak Hall at Eastman Theatre.

We are pleased to be able to reschedule Spyro Gyra for Sunday, October 4, 2020 at 8 p.m. at Kodak Hall at Eastman Theatre. The show was originally scheduled for June 23.

For those who already hold tickets, they will automatically be valid for the rescheduled shows. Visit for ticket information.

As Iacona and Nugent previously announced, "We are diligently communicating with venues and all artists to reschedule the remainder of the festival. Many artists we had expected to present to you in June want you to know they are ecstatic about the opportunity to be part of a rescheduled festival."

Four headliner shows were not able to be rescheduled due to artist and/or venue unavailability: Nile Rodgers and CHIC, Wynonna and the Big Noise, Trombone Shorty, and Garth Fagan Dance and Monty Alexander.

See the full announcement on the rescheduled 19th Edition


The CGI Rochester International Jazz Festival is one of the world’s leading jazz festivals. 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. 


Founded in 2002 in Rochester, NY, the multi-dimensional nine-day Festival is held annually in downtown Rochester, NY and presents more than 1500 artists from around the world in 320+ shows at 20 venues. Attendance has grown from 15,000 in 2002 to 208,000 in 2019. Economic impact delivered to the region now exceeds $180 million. In addition to a headliner series and Club Pass Series of 220+ shows, the festival also presents 100+ free shows and events including nightly jam sessions and jazz workshops. The Festival's jazz scholarship program has awarded almost $500,000 in scholarships to 40 students entering Eastman School of Music. Read more


CGI Rochester International Jazz Festival 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.