This is what Jazz in an Urban Oasis looks like

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the Rochesteriat Under a 3-layer canopy that includes city skyscrapers, bright-green beautiful trees, and actually a real wooden canopy - Danny Ziemann and band played a real treat for a packed crowd on Tuesday at the Central Library's Reading Garden. This is a noon-time series played everyday this week for the Jazz Fest (thru Friday), and a FREE one at that, the perfect time to take in a bite to eat for lunch, sit, relax, and enjoy a true urban oasis.

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Make your way towards the newer Bausch and Lomb Building at the Central Library, near the old Tim Hortons, where you'll see signs for the Dorris H. Carlson Reading Garden leading outside. This is what you'll find -

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-so bring a lunch, bring a co-worker or a friend, and enjoy the live music for a quick respite from your hectic day.

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See the remaining schedule for The Jazz Starts Here.

And aside from the remaining weekdays this week during Jazz Fest, there will be a few other opportunities to enjoy this outdoor space and live music before the summer is over:

Wed. July 15th, 12:15pm: West Side Jazz Quartet Tues. August 11th, 12noon: Ad Hoc Music  Tues. August 25th, 12noon: Ad Hoc Music


Jason2Jazz week in Rochester is the perfect time to find out what this city is really made of. Even if you're not a jazz fan, the urban experience is well worth the effort. Check out more @theRochesteriat or Facebook.