NEWS / CALENDAR INFORMATION

Hello from Rochester NY:

MUSICAL NOTES AND SPORTS ITEMS..

▲ It's March and that means that the TV remote is going to be working overtime. Baseball spring training has begun, the NBA and NHL is gearing up toward the playoffs and college basketball is headed for "March Madness." Throw in indoor lacrosse, golf, a few boxing events and the wives around the country will have to wait another month before their husbands answer them or resume their chores around the house.

▲ I watched the annual Grammy Award Show last month and my personal highlights were Lady Gaga, Dolly Parton and the tribute to Aretha Franklin. The Motown tribute would have been much better with someone besides Jennifer Lopez headlining it. A lot of forgettable "music" but a great win for Rochester native Steve Gadd who won the Best Contemporary Instrumental Album award. It's a long overdue award for Steve who has played with just about every major music icon in the business.

▲ I had to chuckle during the half-time ceremonies at this year's Super Bowl game with the over-the- top production of Maroon 5, Travis Scott, Big Boi and a cast of hundreds of dancers, singers, etc. It seems like only yesterday that the Super Bowl entertainment consisted of the local college band and maybe a couple of baton twirlers thrown in. Now it's a multi-million dollar production that lasts longer than the first quarter of the game.

Quote of the Month: “When I die, I want to die like my grandfather who died peacefully in his sleep. Not screaming like all the passengers in his car."—Woody Allen

Bye for now…
Fred

CALENDAR

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 3/3/19.

NOW AVAILABLE

"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)



TO ORDER FRED’S CD or BOOK BY MAIL:  
                 

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)

FOR BOOKING & INFORMATION CONTACT:

Contact: 585-381-2144 or fredcostello@rochester.rr.com