Major Artist Appearances 1958

DateVenueArtistComments
Oct 17University of RochesterMaynard Ferguson OrchestraJimmy Ford (as), Slide Hampton (tb), John Bunch (p), Jimmy Rowser (b), Frankie Dunlop (d), Carmen Leggio (ts), others; Danforth Dining Hall; Fall Weekend Concert
Feb 22University of RochesterWoody Herman OrchestraAl Belletto, Joe Romano (sax), Willie Thomas (t), Jerri Winters (v), others; Winter Weekend Concert
??-??Roller PalaceErskine Hawkins OrchestraGloria Lynne (v), Dolo Coker (p), Julian Dash (ts), Bobby Smith (as), others
??-??Roller PalaceRay Charles BandHank Crawford (as), Benny Crawford (sax), Marcus Belgrave (t), Pat Patrick (bar), others
Jan -28-Feb 02Ridge Crest InnAustralian Jazz Quartet
Feb 11-16Ridge Crest InnCarmen McRae
Feb 22Eastman TheaterLouis Armstrong & All Stars - Music '58Billy Kyle (p), Barrett Deems (d), Trummy Young (tb), Edmond Hall (cl), Mort Herbert (b), Velma Middleton (v); Rochester Civic Orchestra, Paul White cond.
Mar 04-09Ridge Crest InnValerie Carr
Mar 07-09Golden GrillGene Krupa Trio
Mar 25-30Ridge Crest InnSonny Rollins Trio"Direct from Blue Note, Chicago"
Apr 08-13Ridge Crest InnDizzy Gillespie QuintetJunior Mance (p), Sam Jones (b), Jimmy Cobb (d), Junior Cook (ts); State Dept. Eur. tour next
Apr 08-30Town CasinoDoug Duke"Starred at the Hickory House"
Apr 22-27Ridge Crest InnValerie Carr, Sonny Stitt"Double Attraction"
May 02-04Ridge Crest InnJ.J. Johnson Quintet
May 06-11Ridge Crest InnChico Hamilton Quintet
May 13-18Ridge Crest InnJack Teagarden Quintet
May 27-Jun 01Ridge Crest InnMax Roach Quartet"Direct from European tour"
Jun 17-22Mardi GrasCarmen McRae + Trio
Jun 10-15Ridge Crest InnJo Jones TrioRay Bryant (p)
Jun 20-22Ridge Crest InnTerry Gibbs QuartetClaude Williamson (p)
Jun 27-29Ridge Crest InnPeter Appleyard QuartetRonnie Ball (p)
Jul 08-13Mardi GrasBobby Hackett
Jul 11-13Ridge Crest InnArt Blakey Jazz Messengers
Jul 18-20Ridge Crest InnChico Hamilton Quintet
Jul 29-Aug 03Mardi GrasAl Hibbler
Aug 05-10Ridge Crest InnDakota Staton
Aug 19-24Mardi GrasHelen Merrill or Beverly Kenney (?)
Aug 19-24Ridge Crest InnAbbey Lincoln + Quartet
Aug 26-31 (Sep 06?)Mardi GrasBuddy Greco Quartet
Sep 08-13Mardi GrasDizzy Gillespie
Sep 09Ridge Crest InnAnita O'Day & TrioAlan Marlow (p), George Morrow (b), John Poole (d)
Sep 17RKO PalaceLouis Prima
Sep 23-28Ridge Crest InnJimmy Giuffre TrioBob Brookmeyer (v tb), Jim Hall (g)
Sep 26-28Mardi GrasGene Krupa TrioTeddy Napoleon (p)
Sep 30-Oct 05Ridge Crest InnToshiko Akiyoshi Trio
Oct 07-12Ridge Crest InnCharlie Shavers Quintet
Oct 14-19Mardi GrasJeri Southern
Oct 21-26Ridge Crest InnArt Blakey Jazz MessengersLee Morgan (t), Benny Golson (ts), Bobby Timmons (p), Jymie Merritt (b)
Nov 06-09Ridge Crest InnBilly Taylor Trio
Nov 18Auditorium TheaterJazz for Moderns: Dave Brubeck Quartet, Four Freshmen, Sonny Rollins Trio, Maynard Ferguson OrchestraLeonard Feather MC; "A very young looking" Henry Grimes (b) with Rollins
Nov 21-23Ridge Crest InnRed Norvo Sextet
Nov 25-30Ridge Crest InnOscar Peterson Trio
Nov 29Eastman TheaterStan Kenton Orchestra"Featuring Lennie Niehaus" (as)
Dec 05-07Ridge Crest InnEarl HinesMuggsy Spanier & Hangover All Stars

Note: This list is not comprehensive. Many clubs did not advertise their bookings. The information is taken from microfilm of the Rochester Times-Union stored at the main library in Rochester, NY.

Rochester, NY Venue Locations:
Auditorium Theater – 875 Main St. E.
Golden Grill = Mardi Gras – 4775 Lake Ave.
Ridge Crest Inn – 1982 Ridge Rd. E.
Town Casino – 681 E. Main St., Buffalo, NY