Hello from Rochester NY:
MUSICAL NOTES AND SPORTS ITEMS...
▲ A few weeks ago, I was given a tour of the JAY Advertising offices by owner Ferdinand Jay Smith. Three floors of offices, sound/editing rooms and recording studios. The facility is just phenomenal. As musical director of JAY Marketing & Communications, the full-services advertising agency he founded with his brother Greg, Ferdinand has scored hundreds of original compositions for retailers across America, including the music for Five Star Bank’s current rebranding effort launched during the 2018 Winter Olympics. Ferdinand was one of this year’s inductees into the Rochester Music Hall Of Fame.
▲ It’s getting warmer and the concert season is also heating up. Here in the upstate area this month, we’ll be seeing the likes of Paul Simon, Robert Plant, Zac Brown, Dave Matthews, Keith Urban, Kenny Chesney, Stephen Stills, Robert Randolph & ZZ Top.
▲ The 17th edition of the Rochester International Jazz Festival runs June 22nd -30th. Headliners include Seal, Boz Scaggs, Bela fleck, Alison Krauss, Jill Scott & Tower Of Power.
▲ If you’re a fan of either jazz organist Joey DeFrancesco or the vocal stylings of Van Morrison, you will really enjoy the two of them together on their new CD, “You’re Driving Me Crazy”.
▲ For all you music enthusiasts out there, at last count, there are 107 various music festivals throughout the country this summer. From Jazz to Blues to Zydeco and beyond, there is a festival for every musical taste somewhere for everyone.
▲ There are 14 Red Wing home games this month plus appearances by The Zooperstars, Chris Chambliss & Scott Norwood. Add weekend fireworks and nightly promotions and you have the baseball season in full force.
Quote of the Month: “From the moment I picked up your book until I laid it down, I was convulsed with laughter. Some day I intend reading it.” Groucho Marx
Bye for now…
(Listen to Fred at all the Rochester Red Wing home games)
The Fred Costello & Roger Eckers Jazz Duo will return to Charley Brown’s in September.
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