Jazz on the Street 2019.. Saturday July 20th .. 4:00 to 11:00
The Festival wecomes back many of our favorites including Prime Time Funk and Bill Tiberio from their rain shortened 2018 appearances.. Enjoy!
Main Stage Sponsored by
Prime Time Funk.. Saturday July 20st, 2019 9:00 PM
It was 1996 when veteran Rochester, NY musicians James Richmond (sax, keyboard and vocals) and Ralph Ortiz (bass) started assembling their dream band. A funk band, of course, and for once there would be no compromises in musicianship or material. This would be Prime Time Funk Band. The dream quickly became a reality, surviving the inevitable personnel changes that occur in any band, and becoming stronger with each change.
The current and longtime lineup features Andy Calabrese on keyboards, Joe Chiappone on guitar, Ron D'Angelo and Derrick Lipp on trumpets, Michael Edwards on baritone sax and violin, and the incomparable Ronnie Leigh on vocals. In its 14 years, Prime Time Funk Band has played the Lionel Hampton Jazz Club in Paris as well as the Rochester International Jazz Festival, and has shared the stage with some of the world's most respected funk, R&B, blues and jazz acts: Earth, Wind & Fire; Medeski, Martin & Wood; The Brothers Johnson; Tom Scott; Terrence Blanchard; The Temptations; Average White Band; Stanley Clarke; Lenny White; Larry Carlton; John Scofield; Sherman Roberston; and Francine Reed.
The Bill Tiberio Band.. Saturday July 20th, 2019.. 7:15 PM
One of Rochester's Favorite Jazz Groups, The Bill Tiberio Band returns for the fifth time to the Webster Jazz Festival. This time Bill and the group take to the big stage on saturday evening..
“…On slower numbers, like the beautiful cover of “Since I Fell For You,” Tiberio’s sax sings with passionate abandon…”
Walter Chatman Saturday July 20th, 2019 5:30 PM
Get your dancing shoes out. The Walter Chatman Joyful Music Experience returns to the Webster Jazz Fest for the third time. Their mixture of Rock, Soul and R&B will delight all your senses, especially the toe taping ones.
Jimmie Highsmith Jr. Saturday July 20th, 2019.. 4:00 PM
Jimmie, or as friends call him Tjari, was born September 18, 1967 in “Flower City” Rochester NY. Critically acclaimed, Grammy Nominated and award winning Saxophonist Jimmie Highsmith Jr., has shared the stage with and opened for multiple Grammy Award winners, including Najee, Alicia Keys, Víctor and Joseph Wooten, Chris Botti, Grover Washington Jr., and Wynton Marsalis just to name a few. In the last ten years he has recorded 8 top selling smooth jazz CD’s that have sold thousands worldwide with his 6th CD "The Anthology of Sound" receiving a Grammy Nomination.. Jimmie has also been honored to record with several other musicians, singers and rappers on their projects. Jimmie Highsmith Jr’s sax work represents some of the best in the Smooth Jazz Genre. Joining Jimmie wil be Larry Singleton on Keys with Chuck Davis on drums and Jerome Bell on bass.