MUSICAL NOTES AND SPORTS ITEMS:
♦The Rochester International Jazz Festival, originally scheduled for June has been moved to Oct. 2-10. Due to the change in schedule, an updated lineup will be announced shortly.
♦ The Red Wing season is history. The entire minor league system has been cancelled this season due to the CoronaVirus. Unfortunately, some of the lower classifications will not recover and will be out of business. Already looking forward to next year. The Red Wings “Dinner On The Diamond” was a huge success. Fans really enjoyed going to the ballpark and having dinner with friends on the field. With me up in the organ booth playing some music, it was like a huge open night club.
♦ With all the night clubs closed the past three months, Roger Eckers & myself, like the rest of the musicians in town, are no longer playing at our club. Now, with the reopening, we look forward to returning to Charley Brown’s for our 10th year this fall.
♦ RANDOM NOTES: Glad to have Bob Matthews back on radio. He’ll be on WHTK 1280 each Saturday at noon… Enjoying ESPN’s broadcasting of old ballgames of the 50’s, 60’s, 70’s, etc… Scott Pitoniak’s new book, “Remembrances of Swings Past” is a great read… If you’re in Las Vegas, former Rochester keyboardist Dave Marinelli, is back at the Tiki Bar every Thursday, or you jazz fans, all the Jazz 90.1 DJ’s are back on the air live once again... Jeff Spevak, who wrote on entertainment for three decades at the D&C, is now writing for WXXI and did a nice story recently on yours truly about my time with the Red Wings…Kudos to WXXI for last month showing the final game at Silver Stadium from 1996… Now that we’re finally into Phase Four, our teaching studios, located in the House Of Guitars have reopened, much to the relief of all the teachers.
Quote Of The Month: "A telescope will magnify a star a thousand times, but a good press agent can do even better.” Fred Allen
Bye for now…
The Fred Costello & Roger Eckers Jazz Duo will return to Charley Brown’s in September.
This page was last updated on 6/30/2020.
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