Noal Cohen's Jazz History Website
- Jazz Miscellany
- Rochester Jazz
- Jazz in Rochester, NY, 1955-1961
- List of Rochester Jazz Musicians, 1955-1961
- Club & Concert Bookings - Major Artists - 1955
- Club Bookings - Local Artists - 1955
- Club & Concert Bookings - Major Artists - 1956
- Club Bookings - Local Artists - 1956
- Club & Concert Bookings - Major Artists - 1957
- Club Bookings - Local Artists - 1957
- Club & Concert Bookings - Major Artists - 1958
- Club Bookings - Local Artists - 1958
- Club & Concert Bookings - Major Artists - 1959
- Club Bookings - Local Artists - 1959
Rochester Jazz Club Bookings - Local Artists - 1957
|57/01/04||Ridge Crest Inn||Don Manning Trio||Joe Kloess (p), Eddie DeMatteo (b)|
|57/01/04,11,18||Golden Grill||Dixieland Ramblers||Fridays and Saturdays; steady gig continued into February, March, April, May|
|57/01/??||Band Box||Doug Duke Trio||4th smash week!|
|57/01/18,25||Paddock Lounge||Frank Gillespie (p), Sam Musseri (ts), Tony Corona (d)||10th week; steady gig continued into February|
|57/01/25,26||Ridge Crest Inn||Don Manning Trio||Joe Kloess (p), Barney Mallon (b)|
|57/01/25,26||Pittsford Inn||Johnny Albert Band|
|57/02/08||Band Box||Doug Duke||nightly|
|57/02/15||Cutler Union||Eastman School Students Concert||Al Regni Big Band, Syd Hodkinson, Joe Scianni Trio, Larry Crosley Sextet, Noel Stevens's Strings; Benefit for Heart Fund|
|57/03/01,29,30||Ridge Crest Inn||Don Manning Trio||gig continued into April|
|57/03/08,29||Sparky's Avenue Restaurant||Doug Duke Trio||Al Bruno (b), Don Sheldon (d)|
|57/03/22,29||Mr. B's Bar and Restaurant||Pops Gillespie All Stars||Sam Musseri, Tony Corona; stady gig through April, May, June, July|
|57/03/24||Strong Auditorium||Eastman School Students Concert||Bill Motzing, Syd Hodkinson, Al Regni Big Band, Larry Crosley Sextet, Joe Scianni Trio, Lee Dougherty|
|57/04/04||Jerry's El Rancho||Doug Duke Trio||steady gig through April|
|57/04/21||Recreation Inn||Dunlaps Band||every Sunday|
|57/05/10,11||Ridge Crest Inn||Don Manning Trio||Joyce McGrath (v); steady through May, June, July|
|57/06/08,28,29, 07/12, 08/8,9||Golden Grill||Battle of Music||Salt City Five vs. Dixieland Ramblers|
|57/07/28, 08/02||Sparky's Avenue Restaurant||Al Bruno Jam Session|
|57/08/16||Golden Grill||Max McCarthy & Dixieland Ramblers||every Friday & Saturday|
|57/08/16||Ridge Crest Inn||Don Manning Trio||Friday & Saturday|
|57/08/24,30||Kasbah||Doug Duke||steady gig through September|
|57/08/30||Ridge Crest Inn||Don Manning Trio||Joe Kloess, Al Bruno, Joyce McGrath; steady gig through September|
|57/09/05,13||Golden Grill||Battle of Dixie||Dixieland Ramblers vs. Tailgate Ramblers; Friday & Saturday|
|57/09/20, 10/04||J&L Lounge||Dunlaps Band|
|57/09/27||Mr. B's Bar and Restaurant||Pops Gillespie All Satrs||Sam Musseri, Tony Corona|
|57/10/4,5,11||Ridge Crest Inn||Don Manning Trio||Joyce McGrath, Tommy Nichols (ts)|
|57/10/18,25||Manger Hotel Ballroom||Mike Arena All Star Orchestra|
|57/11/1,2||Ridge Crest Inn||Don Manning Trio|
|57/12/6,7,13,14,20,21||Golden Grill||Dixieland Ramblers & Salt City Five|
|57/12/13,14,28||Ridge Crest Inn||Don Manning Trio||Sam Tomasino, Joyce McGrath|
Note 1: This list is not comprehensive. Many clubs did not advertise their bookings. The information is taken from microfilm of the Rochester Times-Union stored at the main library in Rochester, NY.
Band Box - 420 State St.
Carioca - 2960 W. Henrietta Rd.
Cutler Union - University Ave. (Prince St. campus of University oif Rochester)
Golden Grill = Mardi Gras - 4775 Lake Ave.
J&L Lounge - 881 Merchants Rd.
Jerry's El Rancho - 3015 W. Henrietta Rd.
Kasbah, The = Rattlesnake Pete's - 8 Mill St.
Mr. B's Bar and Restaurant - 361 Child St.
Paddock Lounge - 2264 Clifford Ave.
Pittsford Inn - Pittsford, NY
Recreation Inn - West Lake Rd., Conesus Lake
Ridge Crest Inn - 1982 Ridge Rd. E.
Sparky's Avenue Restaurant - University Ave. at E. Main St.
Strong Auditorium - River Campus, University of Rochester