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Cammy Enaharo

Air Date: 
Oct 14, 2016

When it comes to the soulful voices of Rochester musicians, it's impossible to ignore Cammy Enaharo. She pairs her soothing vocals with her trusty ukulele to provide simple but beautiful melodies. We caught her at the recent First Niagara Rochester Fringe Festival. Take a look. Aired 10/14/16.

Dr. Jefferson Svengsouk

Air Date: 
Sep 16, 2016

Have you ever experienced a deep sense of calm after listening to soothing music? I'm sure you can relate when I say that listening to music can bring peace in stressful or uncertain times. Well, local doctor, Jefferson Svengsouk is putting this into practice at Strong Memorial Hospital's Palliative Care Unit. He's combining his two passions, caring for people in need and playing the Native American flute. We recently visited him as he played at the bedside of someone in need. Aired 9/16/16.

Roses & Revolutions

Air Date: 
Jun 24, 2016

We were lucky to be able to sit down with Matt Merritt and Alyssa Coco from the Rochester band, Roses & Revolutions. Take a look! Aired 6/24/16.

Bela Fleck

Air Date: 
May 13, 2016

Earlier this year we were visited by a true master of the banjo. Bela Fleck dropped by Rochester to work with students at the Eastman School of Music and while he was in town he visited us here at WXXI to speak with our very own Julia Figueras. The conversation touched on the back story of the instrument and Bela Fleck's place in that history. Take a look. Aired on 5/13/16

Music Therapy

Air Date: 
May 06, 2016

It may sound obvious, but music has a way of touching every one of us. Some of us may have a deep appreciation for the artistry in making music, others may appreciate it's ability to convey emotion and transport us to a different place. Well, music can also be used as a form of therapy and at the Hochstein School of Music there are some people who appreciate it for just that very reason. Aired 5/6/16

Joe Beard

Air Date: 
Aug 21, 2015

We have the pleasure of highlighting local legend, blues musician, Joe Beard. Joe has been a mainstay of the Rochester music scene for as long as we can remember. He's graced the stages of venues across the globe with some of the most famous blues musicians. Joe calls Rochester home, and we're so glad he does. We had the opportunity to sit down with Joe to hear him play and talk about some of his influences, take a look. Aired 8/21/15.

Rebecca Gilbert

Air Date: 
Jun 19, 2015

What do you get when you combine the talents of an accomplished percussionist, a young jazz pianist, an aspiring bassist and the principle flutist of the Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra? You get a multi-generational quartet called Flauto Latino. We had the opportunity to record their set at a recent performance at Live from Hochstein here in downtown Rochester. Take a look! Aired 6/19/15. 

ROC Music Initiative

Air Date: 
Jun 13, 2015

We check in with the Eastman School of Music about a unique partnership they have developed with the Rochester City School District. The ROC Music Initiative pairs up the talented musicians of the Eastman School with eager youth right here in our city. The impacts of the program go far beyond learning scales and technique. Watch as music impacts the the young participants in every part of their lives. Produced by the Eastman School of Music. Aired on 6/12/15

Ward Stare

Air Date: 
Feb 06, 2015

Some of you have heard of Ward Stare. What you may not know is that his interest in music began at a very early age. At just five years old, he got hooked on Beethoven. Now, not too many years later, this Rochester area native has become the music director of the prestigious Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra. 

Joey DeFrancesco at the 2014 XRIJF

Air Date: 
Jan 23, 2015

What do Steve Gadd, Miles Davis and David Sandborn have in common? Well, they’re all musical greats, but they have also all performed alongside Joey DeFrancesco. The legendary organist, trumpeter and vocalist, played the 2014 Xerox Rochester International Jazz Festival. WXXI recorded Joey DeFrancesco’s set as part of WXXI’s sixth season covering the Jazz Fest. 


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