Rochester, NY (August 28, 2018) — This year’s Xerox Rochester International Jazz Festival celebrated its seventeenth anniversary with a record attendance of over 208,000 people, who flocked to the downtown area for nine days of performances on multiple stages by the likes of Seal, Boz Scaggs, Alison Krauss, Brian Setzer and Tower of Power. The festival, which ran from June 22 through June 30, included the Avangrid Foundation/RG&E Barclay Damon Fusion Stage, hosting shows by regional artists and powered by QSC, including K.2 and KW Series powered loudspeakers, KW181 active subwoofers and a TouchMix-30 Pro Compact Digital Mixer.
QSC KW181 subs and KW153 full range cabinets took care of the house while K12.2s handled monitors, with a KS212C and a K10.2 for drum fill. K8.2 Monitors were used for front fill. A TouchMix-30 Pro digital console completed the system. Audio Images Sound & Lighting Inc. of Batavia, New York, provided production for many of the festival stages.
According to Sebastian Marino, Audio Images owner and President/CEO, "The QSC system did an amazing job in the tent. It was very musical and had great coverage."
Front-of-house engineer Joe Barnes commented, "I've had various systems in this tent over the years and this was the best it has sounded. The bass was tight, the vocals were very natural, and the top end was extremely well defined. This tent is not the easiest environment for audio but the K.2 and KWs, combined with the features of the TouchMix-30 Pro, made getting a great sounding mix quick and easy."
About the CGI Rochester International Jazz Festival (formerly the Xerox Rochester International Jazz Festival)
The Rochester International Jazz Festival (RIJF) is one of the world’s leading jazz festivals. Founded in 2002 in Rochester, NY, the multi-dimensional nine-day festival is held annually in downtown Rochester, NY and presents more than 1500 artists from around the world in 320+ shows at 20 venues. Attendance has grown from 15,000 in 2002 to 208,000 in 2018. From legendary performers and familiar favorites, to rising stars and new discoveries, RIJF navigates all genres of creative improvised music from all corners of the world.
QSC 50 and Forward celebrates a company founded over five decades ago, now a globally recognized leader in the design, engineering and manufacture of award winning high performance audio products including power amplifiers, loudspeakers, digital mixers, digital signal processors (DSP), and the Q-SYS™ networked audio, video and control platform. Uniquely leveraging a broad range of technologies located under one roof, QSC products outperform the sum of their parts by delivering reliable, scalable and flexible solutions for professional installed, portable, production, corporate and cinema customers worldwide.