Interview with acclaimed Rochester saxophonist Jimmie Highsmith

ROCHESTER, N.Y. (WHEC) — News10NBC Today interviews Grammy-nominated saxophonist Jimmie Highsmith Jr. of Rochester.

Highsmith plays saxophone on News10NBC Today

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Highsmith speaks about running for City Council

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Highsmith speaks about Jazz Festival performance

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Highsmith has performed with music legends including Alicia Keys, Wynton Marsalis, and Chris Botti. We speak to Highsmith about his love for music, role in the Hosea Taylor Jr. Memorial Community Concert Band, and his plans to run for office.

At the end of a Wednesday night performance at the Rochester International Jazz Festival, Highsmith announced that he’s running for Rochester City Council in 2023 for the East District.