HAPPY NEW YEAR AND A HAPPY, HEALTHY 2020!
♦ SOME MEMORIES OF 2019: Playing organ at the Red Wing's games for my 43rd year and becoming the longest reigning sports organist in the country… Roger Eckers & myself playing jazz each weekend for the great folks at Charley Brown's... The great comradery and laughs with our production booth people at the Wing's games at Frontier Field…Our 6th appearance at the Rochester International Jazz Festival…Being honored by the Rochester Baseball Historical Society… Meeting son Terry & wife Kathy in New York for a few days including front row seats at the Billy Joel concert at the Garden…
Sadly losing musicians / entertainers: Eddie Money, Daryl Dragon, Ginger Baker, Bat McGrath,
Jimmy Cavallo, Art Neville, Leon Redbone, Dick Dale, Andre Previn, Michel Legrand, Ethel Ennis, Dr. John, Christine McGuire, Doris Day, Hal Blaine, Carol Channing and James Ingram.
♦ SOME THINGS I'D LIKE TO SEE IN 2020: More venues with "live" music that pay a proper wage to bands that deserve it… A championship for the Rochester Red Wings … A major boxing or UFC event at Frontier Field... Organists for all baseball teams… A trip to the Final Four for the Syracuse Orange…Republicans & Democrats working together for the good of the people instead of their greedy selves....World Series games that end before midnight… Stop soaring baseball salaries so that the average family can afford a major league game without sitting in the bleachers … More variety and less reality shows on TV… A full time jazz club in Rochester with national acts… Less of the Kardashians… A downtown casino to save everyone the trips to Buffalo and Del Lago… Finally, all of you to have a Happy, Healthy, Prosperous, Love filled New Year!
Quote Of The Month "New Year’s Eve, when auld acquaintances be forgot. Unless, of course, those tests come back positive.”- Jay Leno
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 1/6/19.
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