Frank Sinatra Jr. to play at Jazz Festival

April 9, 2008 12:22:43 PM PDT
Frank Sinatra Jr. and Dee Dee Bridgewater will join 800 other jazz musicians and singers performing at this year's Rochester International Jazz Festival.

"We're very proud to present hundreds of incredible improvising artists from the far reaches of Scandinavia to the boroughs of New York City ... and from South America to the west coast of Africa," festival producer John Nugent said Wednesday.

The seventh annual, nine-day festival opens June 13 with a "Sinatra Sings Sinatra" concert at the Eastman Theater, followed the next night by Bridgewater and alternative-country rockers Cross-Canadian Ragweed.

The festival, which drew more than 120,000 people last year, will feature 250 performances ranging from formal concerts to free street gigs, including headliners such as Al Green, Boz Scaggs and Dizzy Gillespie's daughter, Jeanie Bryson.

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