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Rochester Review
July–August 2011
Vol. 73, No. 6

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JAZZ FESTIVAL From Gibbs Street to ‘Jazz Street’
jazz (Photo: Adam Fenster)

OPENING NIGHT: Guitarist Bob Sneider ’94 and his quartet play the music of Wes Montgomery on the first night of the 10th annual Xerox Rochester International Jazz Festival in downtown Rochester. The opening night performance by Sneider—an assistant professor of jazz studies and contemporary media at the Eastman School and a faculty member at the Eastman Community Music School—and his bandmates Phil Flanigan (bass), Mike Melito (drums), and Eastman Community Music School faculty member Paul Hofmann (piano) was one of two dozen shows featuring Eastman faculty, students, and staff during the nine-day festival. Drawing visitors from throughout the country as well as internationally, the festival featured several performances in Eastman venues, particularly along Gibbs Street, which was renamed “Jazz Street” during the festival. Photograph by Adam Fenster.