JAZZ FEST INDEX - 2017 Rochester INTERNATIONAL JAZZ FESTIVAL

Band playing at house party next door to the Little at Rochester International Jazz Festival

We checked out the sound samples on the jazz fest app, looking for the stuff that sounded the most like jazz, and found a parking spot on Richmond Street. This trio was playing a party in the patio of the modern apartment with all the gee-gaws. They sounded pretty good.

Huntertones at Rochester International Jazz Festival

The Huntertones met at Ohio State and got their start playing house shows. They doing a Stevie Wonder tune when we walked into Montage. They used to call this "frat rock."

Moscow Jazz Orchestera at Rochester International Jazz Festival

The leader or the Moscow Jazz Orchestra, the only one not wearing a red, white and blue striped tie, sounded fantastic on his own. His song, "Nostalgic," was, slow, romantic, cinematic and bluesy. His tenor tone reminded us of Gato Barbieri.

Tim Woodson & The Heirs Of Harmony at Rochester International Jazz Festival

After 21 years of continuously singing the good news of Jesus Christ, Tim Woodson & The Heirs Of Harmony, billed as "True Gospel psalmists,"

sounded like a loud festival rock band. The singers all wore white and hadn't taken the stage yet.

Yggdrasil at Rochester International Jazz Festival

Yggdrasil, we have heard many times at the jazz fest but their sound has remained the same. They work in a folky, sometimes Bjork austere, sometimes Pink Floyd ponderous fairyland.

Band in Spot Coffee at Rochester International Jazz Festival

You can't see the vocalist of this band playing in Spot coffee. He was more like a metal shouter. It looks like they might have cleared the place. We drawn to the barefooted guitarist. His heavy pschedelic sound was spilling out into the street.

photos by P Doddy - click photos to advance > next page >