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Rochester Jazz Club & Concert Bookings - Major Artists - 1958

Date Venue Artist Comments
58/10/17 University of Rochester Maynard Ferguson Orchestra Jimmy Ford (as), Slide Hampton (tb), John Bunch (p), Jimmy Rowser (b), Frankie Dunlop (d), Carmen Leggio (ts), others; Danforth Dining Hall; Fall Weekend Concert
58/02/22 University of Rochester Woody Herman Orchestra Al Belletto, Joe Romano (sax), Willie Thomas (t), Jerri Winters (v), others; Winter Weekend Concert
58/??/?? Roller Palace Erskine Hawkins Orchestra Gloria Lynne (v), Dolo Coker (p), Julian Dash (ts), Bobby Smith (as), others
58/??/?? Roller Palace Ray Charles Band Hank Crawford (as), Benny Crawford (sax), Marcus Belgrave (t), Pat Patrick (bar), others
58/01/28-02/02 Ridge Crest Inn Australian Jazz Quartet
58/02/11-16 Ridge Crest Inn Carmen McRae
58/02/22 Eastman Theater Louis Armstrong & All Stars - Music '58 Billy Kyle (p), Barrett Deems (d), Trummy Young (tb), Edmond Hall (cl), Mort Herbert (b), Velma Middleton (v); Rochester Civic Orchestra, Paul White cond.
58/03/04-09 Ridge Crest Inn Valerie Carr
58/03/07-09 Golden Grill Gene Krupa Trio
58/03/25-30 Ridge Crest Inn Sonny Rollins Trio "Direct from Blue Note, Chicago"
58/04/08-13 Ridge Crest Inn Dizzy Gillespie Quintet Junior Mance (p), Sam Jones (b), Jimmy Cobb (d), Junior Cook (ts); State Dept. Eur. tour next
58/04/08-30 Town Casino Doug Duke "Starred at the Hickory House"
58/04/22-27 Ridge Crest Inn Valerie Carr, Sonny Stitt "Double Attraction"
58/05/02-04 Ridge Crest Inn J.J. Johnson Quintet
58/05/06-11 Ridge Crest Inn Chico Hamilton Quintet
58/05/13-18 Ridge Crest Inn Jack Teagarden Quintet
58/05/27-06/01 Ridge Crest Inn Max Roach Quartet "Direct from European tour"
58/06/17-22 Mardi Gras Carmen McRae + Trio
58/06/10-15 Ridge Crest Inn Jo Jones Trio Ray Bryant (p)
58/06/20-22 Ridge Crest Inn Terry Gibbs Quartet Claude Williamson (p)
58/06/27-29 Ridge Crest Inn Peter Appleyard Quartet Ronnie Ball (p)
58/07/08-13 Mardi Gras Bobby Hackett
58/07/11-13 Ridge Crest Inn Art Blakey Jazz Messengers
58/07/18-20 Ridge Crest Inn Chico Hamilton Quintet
58/07/29-08/03 Mardi Gras Al Hibbler
58/08/05-10 Ridge Crest Inn Dakota Staton
58/08/19-24 Mardi Gras Helen Merrill or Beverly Kenney (?)
58/08/19-24 Ridge Crest Inn Abbey Lincoln + Quartet
58/08/26-31 (09/06?) Mardi Gras Buddy Greco Quartet
58/09/08-13 Mardi Gras Dizzy Gillespie
58/09/09 Ridge Crest Inn Anita O'Day & Trio Alan Marlow (p), George Morrow (b), John Poole (d)
58/09/17 RKO Palace Louis Prima
58/09/23-28 Ridge Crest Inn Jimmy Giuffre Trio Bob Brookmeyer (v tb), Jim Hall (g)
58/09/26-28 Mardi Gras Gene Krupa Trio Teddy Napoleon (p)
58/09/30-10/05 Ridge Crest Inn Toshiko Akiyoshi Trio
58/10/07-12 Ridge Crest Inn Charlie Shavers Quintet
58/10/14-19 Mardi Gras Jeri Southern
58/10/21-26 Ridge Crest Inn Art Blakey Jazz Messengers Lee Morgan (t), Benny Golson (ts), Bobby Timmons (p), Jymie Merritt (b)
58/11/06-09 Ridge Crest Inn Billy Taylor Trio
58/11/18 Auditorium Theater Jazz for Moderns: Dave Brubeck Quartet, Four Freshmen, Sonny Rollins Trio, Maynard Ferguson Orchestra Leonard Feather MC; "A very young looking" Henry Grimes (b) with Rollins
58/11/21-23 Ridge Crest Inn Red Norvo Sextet
58/11/25-30 Ridge Crest Inn Oscar Peterson Trio
58/11/29 Eastman Theater Stan Kenton Orchestra "Featuring Lennie Niehaus" (as)
58/12/05-07 Ridge Crest Inn Earl Hines Muggsy Spanier & Hangover All Stars

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.

Venue Locations:
Auditorium Theater - 875 Main St. E.
Golden Grill = Mardi Gras - 4775 Lake Ave.
Ridge Crest Inn - 1982 Ridge Rd. E.
Town Casino - 681 E. Main St., Buffalo, NY