Hello from Rochester NY:
Musical Notes and Sports Items...
CHEERS & JEERS:
▲Cheers to the UFC (Ultimate Fighting Championship) for having their first event in Rochester on May 18 th .
It also brings my son Chris, who's Communications Director for the UFC, home for a week.
▲ Cheers to the Rochester Jazz Festival for having Fred Costello & Co. back for a 5th appearance including
Danny Labbate, Roger Eckers, Dan Schmitt, Val Colombo and vocalist "Daisy."
▲ Jeers to the Anthem singers who sing the Anthem at ballparks like it was an audition for a gig in Las Vegas.
▲ Cheers to Hammond B-3 Players Joey DeFrancesco, Barb Dennerlein, Ton Monaco, Pat Bianchi, Mike
LeDonne and Larry Goldings for keeping the Hammond B-3 a viable jazz instrument
▲ Jeers to Minor League Baseball for instituting the rule to start extra innings with a man on 2nd base.
▲ Cheers to Major League Baseball for instituting rules to speed the game up.
▲ Jeers to Saturday Night Live for turning their show into a political manifesto.
▲ Cheers to Charley Brown's Restaurant for giving Roger Eckers & myself a musical home for the past eight
years. We'll be off this summer as I'll be playing at the ballpark, but will return in September for our 9 th year.
▲ Jeers to Finger Lakes Casino I always leave there with less money than when I arrived!
▲ Cheers to the movie Green Book A great movie of pianist Don Shirley, who I actually saw perform many
years ago at Birdland in NYC.
▲ Cheers to the Red Wings Production Group (Gary Sciarratta, Bob Witherow, Tim Doohan, Phil Andolina,
Matt Miller, Phil Mercado, Rocky Perrotta & Kevin Spears) for making me look forward to coming to work each
night at the ballpark.
Quote of the Month: “You can take all the all the sincerity in Hollywood, place it in the navel of a fruit fly and
still have room enough for three caraway seeds and a producers heart." Fred Allen
Bye for now…
Every Friday & Saturday – Fred Costello & Roger Eckers Jazz Duo
Charley Brown’s Restaurant – 1675 Penfield Rd.
June 24th – Rochester International Jazz Festival
(Listen to Fred at all the Rochester Red Wing home games)
This page was last updated on 5/5/19.
"Fred Costello - Anthology" CD $15.00 (includes shipping)
"Blues Backstage" CD $15.00 (includes shipping)
"A Lifetime Of Nightclubs & Ballparks" Book $ 20.00 (includes shipping)
TO ORDER FRED’S CD or BOOK BY MAIL:
P.O. Box 25176
Rochester, NY 14625
“Blues Backstage” CD:
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