JAZZ FEST INDEX - 2015 Rochester INTERNATIONAL JAZZ FESTIVAL

Bill Charlap at Rochester International Jazz Festival

The former First Church of Christ Scientist makes an amazing venue. Now called the Lyric Theater, it is a round room with the floor slanting toward the stage and the acoustics, at least for a solo Steinway performance by Bill Charlap, were perfect. I've heard the building is set to undertake renovations. The pews will go and probably the two readings over the doors. "Now is come salvation and strength and the kingdom of our God and the power of his Christ." "Christianity is again demonstrating the life that is the truth and the truth that is life."

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