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Rochester Club & Concert Bookings - Major Artists - 1959

Date Venue Artist Comments
59/01/10 Eastman Theater George Shearing Quintet
59/01/13-18 Mardi Gras Helen Merrill
59/01/17 Auditorium Theater Ella Fitzgerald, Oscar Peterson Trio
59/02/24-03/01 Ridge Crest Inn Gerry Mulligan Quartet Art Farmer (t), Bill Crow (b), Dave Bailey (d)
59/02/20 Auditorium Theater Dixie Jamboree Chris Barber, Ottila Peterson, Pee Wee Irwin, Bob Wilber,  Chubby Jackson, Marty Napoleon, Mickey Sheen
59/04/07-12 Ridge Crest Inn Chico Hamilton Quintet
59/04/25 Auditorium Theater Benny Goodman Orchestra, Ahmad Jamal, Dakota Staton
59/04/28-05/03 Ridge Crest Inn Abbey Lincoln and Trio
59/05/14-17 Ridge Crest Inn Al Belletto Sextet
59/05/19-24 Ridge Crest Inn Lambert, Hendricks & Ross with Nat Pierce Trio
59/05/29-31 Surf Club Claude Thornhill Orchestra
59/07/27 Melody Fair, Wurlitzer Park, Buffalo, NY Erroll Garner
59/09/07 Melody Fair, Wurlitzer Park, Buffalo, NY Carmen McRae and Trio, Turk Murphy, Pat Yankee
59/10/31 Auditorium Theater Stan Kenton Orchestra with June Christy and the Four Freshmen
59/11/07 Eastman Theater Mahalia Jackson

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.