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Rochester Jazz Club & Concert Bookings - Major Artists - 1957
|57/01/15-20||Ridge Crest Inn||Oscar Peterson Trio||Herb Ellis (g), Ray Brown (b)|
|57/02/10||Auditorium Theater||Ted Heath Orchestra||also Al Hibbler, June Christy, Eddie Heywood Trio|
|57/01/29-02/03||Ridge Crest Inn||Charlie Ventura All Star Quintet|
|57/02/07-10||Ridge Crest Inn||Phineas Newborn Quartet||also Don Manning Trio|
|57/02/18||Auditorium Theater||Birdland Stars of '57||Billy Eckstine, Sarah Vaughan, Count Basie Orchestra with Joe Williams, Bud Powell Trio, Lester Young, Zoot Sims, Seldon Powell, Rolf Kuhn, Jimmy Jones, Roy Haynes, Richard Davis, Phineas Newborn Quartet, Terry Gibbs Quartet featuring Terry Pollard, Jerri Southern; Two shows; Note: It is verified that Chet Baker never appeared at this event despite advertisements indicating his participation.|
|57/02/15-17||Ridge Crest Inn||Jackie Paris||also Don Manning Trio|
|57/02/19-24||Ridge Crest Inn||Australian Jazz Quintet|
|57/03/5-10(?)||Ridge Crest Inn||Billie Holiday & Trio||with Paul Quinichette (ts)|
|57/03/11-?||Town Casino||George Shearing Quintet|
|57/03/19-24||Ridge Crest Inn||Stan Getz Quartet|
|57/04/02-07||Ridge Crest Inn||Jonah Jones Quartet|
|57/04/01||Eastman Theater||Louis Armstrong||with Trummy Young (tb), Edmond Hall (cl), Billy Kyle (p), Squire Gersh (b), Barrett Deems (d), Velma Middleton (v)|
|57/04/23-28||Ridge Crest Inn||Carmen McRae & Trio|
|57/04/30-05/05||Ridge Crest Inn||Kai Winding Septet||"New Trombone Sounds"|
|57/05/29-06/02||Ridge Crest Inn||Joya Sherrill||also Don Manning Trio with Billy Traikoff, Joe Kloss|
|57/06/28-30||Ridge Crest Inn||Roy Eldridge||also Don Manning Trio & Joyce McGrath|
|57/07/25-08/04||Ridge Crest Inn||Al Belletto Sextet||with Jerri Winters (v)|
|57/08/22-24||Ridge Crest Inn||Jimmy Rushing|
|57/08/22-29||Sparky's Avenue Restaurant||Tiny Grimes & The Highlanders|
|57/09/24-29||Ridge Crest Inn||Carmen McRae & Trio||"Decca Recording Star"|
|5710/15-20||Ridge Crest Inn||Australian Jazz Quintet|
|57/10/22-27||Ridge Crest Inn||Horace Silver Quintet|
|57/11/09||Auditorium Theater||Ted Heath Orchestra||also Hi-Los & Carmen McRae|
|57/11/05-10||Ridge Crest Inn||Jimmy Smith Trio|
|57/11/19||Auditorium Theater||Jazz for Moderns In Person||Gerry Mulligan Quintet, Chico Hamilton, Miles Davis Quintet, Australian Jazz Quintet, Helen Merrill, Lee Konitz; George Shearing Sextet scheduled but did not appear because of illness (flu epidemic), Hamilton appears as trio not quintet also due to illness; Don Manning Trio also performs; Benefit for International Sunshine Society|
|57/11/15-17||Ridge Crest Inn||Slim Gaillard||also Don Manning Trio with Sam Tomasino & Joyce McGrath|
|57/11/15||Manger Hotel Ballroom||Hal McIntyre 14 Piece Orchestra||Friendship Club of Rochester event|
|57/11/27-12/01||Ridge Crest Inn||Charlie Ventura Trio||Dave McKenna (p), Tony De Nicola (d)|
|57/12/03-08||Ridge Crest Inn||Oscar Peterson Trio||Ray Brown (b), Herb Ellis (g)|
|57/12/15||Ridge Crest Inn||Reese Markewich & Mark V|
Note: 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.
Auditorium Theater - 875 Main St. E.
Eastman Theater - Gibbs St. at E. Main St.
Ridge Crest Inn - 1982 Ridge Rd. E.
Sparky's Avenue Restaurant - University Ave. at E. Main St.
Town Casino - 681 Main St, Buffalo, NY