Jeff Spevak's picks for Day 5 of jazz fest

02:53 PM, Jun 25, 2013


Written By Jeff Spevak Staff music critic

David Byrne and St. Vincent headline the Xerox Rochester International Jazz Festival Tuesday with an 8 p.m. show at Kodak Hall at the Eastman Theatre. The two edgily creative forces are focusing on their album Love This Giant, but also play selections from their previous lives; for Byrne that means “Burning Down the House” and “Wild, Wild Life.”

John Patitucci Trio, 6 and 10 p.m., Kilbourn Hall. This bassist has been with all of the big names: Wayne Shorter, Wynton Marsalis, Herbie Hancock and, most notably, Chick Corea.

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Anat Cohen, 6:30 and 9 p.m., Xerox Auditorium. The Israeli-born clarinet and saxophonist seems to go a lot of places with her jazz, from Coltrane and Fats Waller to her own progressive, culturally inclusive compositions. I seem to be hearing a lot of “La Vie En Rose” this week.

Djabe, 8:30 and 10 p.m., Big Tent.The Hungarian jazz-fusion combo has played the fest several times, and jazz festival co-producer John Nugent generally shows up to play a number or two. Expect that this time Nugent plays some sax on music from the band’s latest album, Down and Up.