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Musical Notes and Sports Items...

▲ Starting this month, we’ll be concentrating on our Costello Music operation, located in the world famous House Of Guitars. Besides our music studios we have a school band instrument rental business there. For those of you who have not been to this famous store, its home to an estimated 30,000 to 40,000 guitars and 4 million albums, CDs and tapes. It could be successfully argued that the House of Guitars is the best-known independent record store in the country, after being the subject of admiring profiles by both People magazine and The Wall Street Journal. Among the rock stars who have shopped there include Aerosmith, Peter Gabriel, Brian Setzer, REO Speedwagon, Foreigner, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Guns & Roses, Sheryl Crow, Ozzy Osbourne and the list goes on and on.

▲ The Red Wings again did a great job this past season entertaining their fans. Despite an off year on the field, fans came out in droves as every night featured a different promotion or event to keep even the casual baseball fan entertained. Between appearances by Brian Gionta, Ron Guidry, Corbin Bernsen, the ZOOperstars, Thurman Thomas, Rochester Philharmonic concert, ethnic nights, fireworks, music groups, etc., over 440,000 fans again had a great time at Frontier Field this past summer. This was my 43nd season as Wing’s organist and I’m already looking forward to next season

▲ Last month while in New York, we caught Billy Joel at Madison Square Garden with my wife Cathie & son, Terry & wife Kathy who flew in from LA. A sold out crowd of 18,000 was treated to a great performance as Joel was on top of his game with rockin’ 2 hour show.

▲ This month, multi-reed artist Roger Eckers & I return to Charley Brown’s for our 9th year. We’ll be playing there every Friday & Saturday along with some occasional guest artists. This will continue until next spring when I return to my Red Wings gig.

Quote of the Month: “If you stop eating donuts you will live 3 years longer. It's just 3 more years that you'll want a donut." Lewis Black

Bye for now…


Fred Costello & Roger Eckers Jazz Duo
Charley Brown’s Restaurant – 1675 Penfield Rd.
Every Friday & Saturday 7:30-10pm

This page was last updated on 9/3/19.


"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)


Mail to:
Music Associates
P.O. Box 25176
Rochester, NY 14625

 “Anthology” CD:
$15.00 (includes shipping)

“Blues Backstage” CD:
$15.00 (includes shipping)

“A Lifetime Of Nightclubs & Ballparks” Book:
$ 20.00 (includes shipping)


Contact information: 585-381-2144