Due to the COVID-19 outbreak, the 19th annual CGI International Jazz Festival will be postponed until a later date announced today by the event organizers. Festivals are a significant part of the culture of Rochester, and unfortunately, gathering in crowds is against social distancing guidelines during the pandemic. The festival was set for June 19-27, and producers are looking to reschedule it for the fall.
“In the past two weeks since we announced our 2020 festival lineup, our world has been turned upside-down,” Marc Iacona and John Nugent said in a joint statement. “The health crisis we are experiencing has resulted in significant loss of life and illness, growing fear and unprecedented disruption in all aspects of our lives. During this time, we have been communicating around the clock with artists and other festivals around the world, as we are all in similar circumstances, trying to determine what we can and cannot do.”
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Written by Amy Mills