Hello from Rochester NY:
MUSICAL NOTES AND SPORTS ITEMS...
▲ July will be a busy month for the Red Wing fans with 12 home dates and appearances by Thurman
Thomas, Santa (Christmas in July) and the annual RPO Concert. Add in fireworks and nightly promotions and it looks like another fun-filled month at Frontier Field.
▲ I was asked recently who my influences were on jazz organ. Actually, as an young adult getting
into playing jazz organ I probably took a little from all the great players who preceded me. My
favorites, most of whom I've seen "live" over the years include Jimmy Smith, Jimmy McGriff, Groove
Holmes, Jack McDuff, Don Patterson, Wild Bill Davis, Bill Doggett, John Patton, Hank Marr and the amazing Doug Duke who I met when I moved to Rochester in the late 60's. Doug had recorded on
his own & with Lionel Hampton and had opened a club in town called the Music Room which featured the top name jazz artists in the country. We met & decided to do a "Battle Of The Organs" at his club. It was so successful that we did it 5 more times in various clubs in the area. Our drummer was Steve Gadd.
▲ Bob DeRosa, a local jazz bassist, will again be presenting his annual Tritone Jazz At Naz, located
on the campus of.Nazareth College here in Rochester July 22-27. This is a great opportunity for
aspiring jazz musicians to attend workshops, play or sing in combo or big band settings and learn from top jazz musicians in the country. Contact is www.tritonejazz.com.
▲ The summer concert season is in full force and among the performers appearing in the upstate area
this month include: Sugarland, James Taylor, Steve Miller, Eagles, Little River Band & REO
Quote of the Month: “Baseball players are smarter than football players. How often do you see a baseball team penalized for too many men on the field?" Jim Bouton
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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