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“I Can’t Express How Happy I Felt!”: freshman saxophonist Grace Frarey on Eastman and on jazz

Grace Frary is the recipient of this year’s Rochester International Jazz Festival/Eastman School of Music (RIJF/ESM) Jazz Scholarship. The 18-year-old Canandaigua resident just began a double major in jazz studies and music education at Eastman. Grace, who has appeared in … Continue reading 

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Jazz Festival Diary #5: Elementary school jazz band director Robert Bickford (MA ’11)

Robert Bickford and the mighty Buckman Heights Elementary School Jazz Band at XRIJF 2016 The 2016 Xerox Rochester International Jazz Festival (XRIJF) is running until July 2. Among the hundreds of musicians gathering for this major musical event are many … Continue reading 

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Jazz Festival Diary #4: saxophonist Karl Stabnau (BM ’11, MM ’13)

The 2016 Xerox Rochester International Jazz Festival (XRIJF) is running until July 2. Among the hundreds of musicians gathering for this major musical event are many Eastman faculty members, alumni, and students. Free-lance writer Dan Gross is blogging regularly during … Continue reading 

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Jazz Festival Diary #3: bassist Jeff Campbell (MM ’92)

The 2016 Xerox Rochester International Jazz Festival (XRIJF) runs from June 24 until July 2. Among the hundreds of musicians gathering for this major musical event are many Eastman faculty members, alumni, and students. Free-lance writer Dan Gross will be … Continue reading 

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Jazz Festival Diary #2: guitarist Bob Sneider (UR ’93)

The 2016 Xerox Rochester International Jazz Festival (XRIJF) runs from June 24 until July 2. Among the hundreds of musicians gathering for this major musical event are many Eastman faculty members, alumni, and students. Free-lance writer Dan Gross will be … Continue reading 

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Jazz Festival Diary: bassist Danny Ziemann (BM ’12)

Danny Ziemann – photograph by Nadine Sherman The 2016 Xerox Rochester International Jazz Festival (XRIJF) opens tonight, June 24, and runs until July 2. Among the hundreds of musicians gathering for this major musical event are many Eastman faculty members, … Continue reading 

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Saxophonist Grace Frarey Awarded Jazz Festival Scholarship to Eastman School of Music

Eastman Community Music School saxophone student Grace Frarey has been named this year’s recipient of the Rochester International Jazz Festival / Eastman School of Music (RIJF/ESM) Jazz Scholarship. The 18-year-old Canandaigua resident will pursue a double major in jazz studies … Continue reading 

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Eastman School of Music Alumni, Faculty, Students Appear Across Xerox Rochester International Jazz Festival

Genre-bending percussionist and composer John Hollenbeck brings his ensemble The Claudia Quintet to the Xerox Rochester International Jazz Festival (XRIJF) this year, one of numerous Eastman School of Music alumni, students, and faculty members performing on the fest’s stages.   Eastman … Continue reading 

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