Hello from Rochester NY:
MUSICAL NOTES AND SPORTS ITEMS..
▲ Roger Eckers and I will continue to be playing every weekend at Charley Brown's until I move to Frontier Field for the opening of the baseball season in April. Roger will be off three weeks this month
for his annual gig in St. Lucia in the Caribbean, where he will be featured jazz artist as he has been the past few years. I'll be using some very capable replacements during his absence including
guitarists Dan Schmitt & Joe Chiappone.
▲ The Red Wings schedule is out and opening day is April 11th. I'll be looking forward to my 43rd
season as their organist. Between the Wings games, occasional night club gigs and a trip to California, it should be a busy summer.
▲ Thank you to the Rochester Baseball Historical Society for featuring me as this year's guest last month. It was held at Club 3000 in Frontier Field to a sold out crowd. It was very enjoyable as everyone got to ask me a question about my baseball and nightclub career. I told the crowd that now as the country's longest reigning sports organist, I honestly still look forward going to the ballpark each night as much as my first game in 1977.
▲ The 18th Rochester International Jazz Festival, June 21-29, has announced the first five of their headliners. They are Steve Gadd, Patti LaBelle, Jeff Goldblum, Marc Cohn and George Benson. The entire lineup will announced next month.
Quote of the Month: “The music business is a cruel and shallow money trench, a long plastic
hallway where thieves and pimps run free, and good men die like dogs. There's also a negative side."
Hunter S. Thompson
Bye for now…
Every Friday & Saturday – Fred Costello & Roger Eckers Jazz Duo
Charley Brown’s Restaurant – 1675 Penfield Rd. 7:30-10pm
This page was last updated on 2/4/19.
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