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Artists announced for the “Made In the UK” strand at CGI Rochester International Jazz Festival 2019.

Wednesday, March 20, 2019

The roster of British artists scheduled to appear as part of the "Made in the UK" strand at the CGI Rochester International Jazz Festival in New York State in June 2019 has been announced

We have received the following press release;

Press release - Made in the UK 2019

CGI Rochester International Jazz Festival
June 21st – 29th 2019

Made in the UK, the renowned concert showcase series that celebrates the UK’s vibrant jazz scene, returns for its twelfth year at the CGI Rochester International Jazz Festival (RIJF), one of America’s leading festivals. It remains one of the largest presentations of British Jazz outside the UK and several of the bands will also be performing on the Canadian festival circuit (details to follow).

Over 90 groups submitted applications to perform in the series and the final ten were chosen by John Nugent, Producer/Artistic Director, Rochester International Jazz Festival.

“For over a decade The Rochester International Jazz Festival has been honoured to have hosted well over 100 of the finest creative groups from the UK. Cumulatively, these amazing artists from across the United Kingdom embody the soul and spirit of an enormous contribution made towards the progression of the American art form known as jazz.”  says Nugent,  “Once again, we are proud to welcome the world to Rochester and I can assure the UK artists travelling to western NY this year that our patrons hearts and ears eagerly await their performances in our annual “Made In the UK Series”.

UK groups performing at Made in the UK 2019 at the RIJF:

Leo Richardson Quartet


Kit Downes


Trish Clowes ‘My Iris’

Ian Shaw

Elda Trio

Nubya Garcia

Kansas Smitty’s House Band

Christine Tobin’s Songitude


Rochester International Jazz Festival: