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Rochester Jazz Club Bookings - Local Artists - 1958

Date Venue Artist Comments
58/01/10-11 Ridge Crest Inn Don Manning Trio with Milt Williams, Penny Boatman
58/01/24-25 Golden Grill Dixieland Ramblers
58/01/17-19 Ridge Crest Inn Will Alger and Salt City 5
58/01/17 Golden Grill Dixieland Ramblers and Don Manning Quartet Battle of the Drums
58/02/08 Ridge Crest Inn Don Manning Trio with Shelly Harris
58/02/22,28 Ridge Crest Inn Don Manning Trio
58/ 03/01 Golden Grill Dixieland Ramblers with Joyce McGrath (v)
58/03/17,31 J&L Lounge Matt Scherzi with Joe Caruso (b), Bill Porter (d); Jam Session
58/03/21-22 Ridge Crest Inn Don Manning Trio with Bob Dineri (v)
58/03/29 Golden Grill Dixieland Ramblers
58/04/07 J&L Lounge Matt Scherzi with Joe Caruso (b), Bill Porter (d)
58/04/11,12,18-20 Tiny's Bengal Inn Johnny Albert Band Jam Session Sunday
58/04/11,15,18 Sparky's Avenue Restaurant Vic Kirch Quartet
58/04/18,19 Ridge Crest Inn Don Manning Trio with Bob Dineri (v)
58/04/18,19 Golden Grill Dixieland Ramblers
58/04/25 Golden Grill Salt City Five with Chuck Cameron (d), Joyce McGrath )v)
58/05/02,03 Golden Grill Dixieland Ramblers
58/05/05,19 J&L Lounge Matt Scherzi Trio with Joe Caruso (b), Bill Porter (d)
58/05/ 09-11,16-18,23-24,29-30 Tiny's Bengal Inn Johnny Albert Band
58/05/09,10 Golden Grill Dixieland Ramblers and Don Manning Trio with Al Vino
58/05/10 Band Box Matt Scherzi Trio
58/05/23,24 Ridge Crest Inn Don Manning Trio with Bob Dineri (v)
58/05/23,29 O'Brien's Lounge Doug Duke
58/05/31 Mardi Gras Dixieland Ramblers
58/06/02 J&L Lounge Matt Scherzi with Joe Caruso (b), Bob Porter (d); Jam Session
58/06/06-08 Ridge Crest Inn Will Alger's Salt City 5 with Chuck Cameron (d)
58/06/09,23,30 J&L Lounge Matt Scherzi Quartet featuring Joe Romano (ts)
58/06/20-22,27-29 Tiny's Bengal Inn Johnny Albert Band
58/06/20-22, 27-29 Ridge Crest Inn Sara Amiger interludes for major artists
58/06/21 Mardi Gras Don Manning Trio
58/07/07,14,21,28 J&L Lounge Matt Scherzi Quartet featuring Joe Romano (ts)
58/07/03-06,12,31 O'Brien's Lounge Doug Duke
58/07/05 Ridge Crest Inn Elmer Mongelli Trio; Sara Amiger
58/07/05 Mardi Gras Don Manning Trio; Dixieland Ramblers
58/07/08-13 Cafe Moulin Rouge Matt Scherzi Swing 4
58/07/11-13,18-20 Ridge Crest Inn Elmer Mongelli Trio opposite Art Blakey, Chico Hamilton
58/07/25,26 Ridge Crest Inn Elmer Mongelli Trio
58/08/08-10 El Rancho Bob Livingstone Quartet featuring Howie Collins (g)
58/08/2,3,15-17 Ridge Crest Inn Elmer Mongelli Trio featuring Bill Traikoff
58/08/04 J&L Lounge Matt Scherzi Quartet featuring Joe Romano (ts)
58/08/11,18,22,29 J&L Lounge Matt Scherzi Jazz Giants featuring Benny Salzano
58/08/29,30 Show Boat Dixieland Ramblers
58/08/30 Ridge Crest Inn Elmer Mongelli Trio featuring Bill Traikoff, Al Morrell
58/09/06-07 Ridge Crest Inn Salt City Five + Elmer Mongelli Trio
58/09/06 Show Boat Dixieland Ramblers
58/09/08 J&L Lounge Matt Scherzi Jazz Giants
58/09/19 Tiny's Bengal Inn Johnny Albert Band
58/09/19 Ridge Crest Inn Elmer Mongelli Trio
58/09/19-20 Jerry's El Rancho Matt Scherzi Jazz Giants Jam Session featuring Ben Salzano
58/09/19-20 Show Boat Dixieland Ramblers
58/09/22 J&L Lounge Matt Scherzi Every Monday
58/09/26-29 Jerry's El Rancho Matt Scherzi - Ben Salzano Jam Session Sunday
58/10/04 Jerry's El Rancho Matt Scherzi Trio Featuring Don Sheldon (d)
58/11/01 Ridge Crest Inn Elmer Mongelli Trio Featuring Billy Traikoff
58/11/01 Show Boat Dixieland Ramblers
58/11/13-16 Ridge Crest Inn Salt City Five Featuring Gap Mangione and Chuck Cameron; Dixieland Ramblers guests on Sunday
58/11/22 Hokie's Place Smugtown Stompers Dixieland every Saturday
58/11/28-29 Al's Green Tavern Wolfgang Knittel Wolfgang at the Jazz Piano every Friday and Saturday
58/12/02-21 J&L Lounge Joe Romano Quartet Featuring Bob Livingston (d) ("New York City's top drummer"), Matt Scherzi (p), Gene Varren (Varenti) (b); Nightly except Monday; "Star of Woody Herman Band"
58/12/05-31 DiPacific's Steakhouse Al Bruno Trio Nick Zinni (g), Russ Musseri (ts, cl, f); Fridays & Saturdays and New Years Eve
58/12/03-06,19,20 Josef's Dixieland Ramblers
58/12/12 Ridge Crest Inn Elmer Mongelli Trio Featuring Billy Traikoff
58/12/29 Sparky's Avenue Restaurant Joe Romano Quartet Matt Scherzi (p), Gene Varenti (b), Bob Livingston (d)
58/12/31 Il Papagallo Doug Duke

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.

Note 2: The bassist with the Don Manning Trio was usually Ron Carter during this period. Carter was a student at the Eastman School of Music at the time.

Venue Locations:
Al's Green Tavern - 1160 N. Goodman St.
Di Pacific's Steakhouse - Junction Rtes. 96 & 232, Canandaigua, NY
Golden Grill = Mardi Gras - 4775 Lake Ave.
Hokie's Place - 1670 Scottsville Rd.
Il Papagallo - 14 State St.
J&L Lounge - 881 Merchants Rd.
Jerry's El Rancho - 3015 W. Henrietta Rd.
Josef's - 465 E. Main St.
O'Brien's Lounge - 1768 E. Main St.
Ridge Crest Inn - 1982 Ridge Rd. E.
Show Boat - 750 Edgemere Dr.
Sparky's Avenue Restaurant - University Ave. at E. Main St.
Tiny's Bengal Inn - 5389 St. Paul St.