XRIJF 2012 Club Pass On Sale Friday October 28! Access 200+ Shows at 12 Venues


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Rochester, NY: Club Passes for the Xerox Rochester International Jazz Festival's (XRIJF) 11th Edition, June 22-30, 2012, go on sale Friday October 28 at 10 a.m. at the special holiday price of $155 plus $4 service charge, a $30 savings off the regular price.

More than half of all Club Passes available last year were sold before the end of December, and the Club Pass sold out in March before our lineup was announced. The full festival lineup will be announced in March 2012.

The advance discount price is good until midnight EST January 15, 2012, when it increases to $170 plus $4 service charge until midnight EST March 23, 2012, the price increases to $185 plus $4 service charge until sold out.

“We're looking forward to another great Festival and are excited to announce two new additions for 2012," said John Nugent, Producer and Artistic Director. “One, we are adding a new venue to the 2012 Club Pass Series, Hatch Recital Hall in the Eastman East Wing. That will make the 2012 Club Pass good at 12 venues and more than 200 Club Pass shows over nine days. That is 18 more shows than last year. Two, we are launching a new state-of-the-art online E-ticketing system so XRIJF fans will also be able to purchase their 2012 Club Passes exclusively online."

XRIJF's new online ticketing system will be run by XRIJF, replacing Ticketmaster sales. All tickets will now be available only at rochesterjazz.com.

“We have always worked hard to listen to our jazz festival patrons, and to make customer service a priority and also personal," said Marc Iacona, Producer and Executive Director. “We have a hands-on team that we feel makes this festival unique. We were looking for a ticketing solution that would allow us to better respond to customer requests and control service charges that we were previously unable to set. This system enables us to do all that and more. Now, we can now offer customers lower service fees for headliner tickets, the ability to print E-tickets at home and to send tickets as gifts. No more lost tickets, although once exchanged for a laminated pass, no replacements can be made."

“We are also reducing the need for paper and mailing," added Nugent, “So this is also a “greener" solution, which is very important to us and to so many of our customers."

The Club Pass is an exceptional value pass, offering a significant savings over individual concert tickets, which will be available at the door for $20 and $25 per show. Individual Club Pass show tickets are not available in advance. Entry to all Club Pass shows is first-come, first-served with the Pass or tickets purchased at the door.

12 in 2012! Club Pass Series Venues

  1. Xerox Auditorium at Xerox Plaza (100 S. Clinton Ave., entrance on Broad Street)
  2. Verizon Wireless Club Pass Big Tent (Main St. & Gibbs St.)
  3. Kilbourn Hall, Eastman School of Music (26 Gibbs Street)
  4. Max of Eastman Place (Gibbs St.)
  5. Montage Grille (50 Chestnut Plaza)
  6. State St. Bar & Grill at the Rochester Plaza Hotel (70 State Street)
  7. Harro East Ballroom (155 North Chestnut Street)
  8. Reformation Lutheran Church (111 North Chestnut Street)
  9. Christ Church (141 East Ave)
  10. Abilene Bar and Lounge (153 Liberty Pole Way)
  11. Rochester Club Ballroom (120 East Ave)
  12. Hatch Recital Hall, Eastman East Wing (433 E. Main Street)


The Xerox Rochester International Jazz Festival presented by M&T Bank was founded in 2002 and is produced by John Nugent, Artistic Director and Marc Iacona, Executive Director. The 1o0th Anniversary 2011 Festival drew more than 182,000 music lovers to hear some of the finest artists in the world perform. Nugent, a noted tenor saxophonist, has traveled the world with many jazz artists including Tony Bennett, Ella Fitzgerald, Rosemary Clooney, Clark Terry, The Woody Herman Orchestra and The Vanguard Jazz Orchestra. Iacona, a Rochester native, business and community leader, avid trumpeter and supporter of the arts, is President of Simcona Electronics.

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