Major Artist Appearances 1959

DateVenueArtistComments
Jan -10Eastman TheaterGeorge Shearing Quintet
Jan -13-18Mardi GrasHelen Merrill
Jan -17Auditorium TheaterElla Fitzgerald, Oscar Peterson Trio
Feb 24-Mar 01Ridge Crest InnGerry Mulligan QuartetArt Farmer (t), Bill Crow (b), Dave Bailey (d)
Feb 20Auditorium TheaterDixie JamboreeChris Barber, Ottila Peterson, Pee Wee Irwin, Bob Wilber, Chubby Jackson, Marty Napoleon, Mickey Sheen
Apr 07-12Ridge Crest InnChico Hamilton Quintet
Apr 25Auditorium TheaterBenny Goodman Orchestra, Ahmad Jamal, Dakota Staton
Apr 28-May 03Ridge Crest InnAbbey Lincoln and Trio
May 14-17Ridge Crest InnAl Belletto Sextet
May 19-24Ridge Crest InnLambert, Hendricks & Rosswith Nat Pierce Trio
May 29-31Surf ClubClaude Thornhill Orchestra
Jul 27Melody Fair, Wurlitzer Park, Buffalo, NYErroll Garner
Sep 07Melody Fair, Wurlitzer Park, Buffalo, NYCarmen McRae and Trio, Turk Murphy, Pat Yankee
Oct 31Auditorium TheaterStan Kenton Orchestrawith June Christy and the Four Freshmen
Nov 07Eastman TheaterMahalia Jackson

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.