Major Artist Appearances 1957

DateVenueArtistComments
Jan 15-20Ridge Crest InnOscar Peterson TrioHerb Ellis (g), Ray Brown (b)
Feb 10Auditorium TheaterTed Heath Orchestraalso Al Hibbler, June Christy, Eddie Heywood Trio
Jan -29-Feb 03Ridge Crest InnCharlie Ventura All Star Quintet
Feb 07-10Ridge Crest InnPhineas Newborn Quartetalso Don Manning Trio
Feb 18Auditorium TheaterBirdland Stars of '57Billy Eckstine, Sarah Vaughan, Count Basie Orchestra with Joe Williams, Bud Powell Trio, Lester Young, Zoot Sims, Seldon Powell, Rolf Kuhn, Jimmy Jones, Roy Haynes, Richard Davis, Phineas Newborn Quartet, Terry Gibbs Quartet featuring Terry Pollard, Jerri Southern; Two shows; Note: It is verified that Chet Baker never appeared at this event despite advertisements indicating his participation.
Feb 15-17Ridge Crest InnJackie Parisalso Don Manning Trio
Feb 19-24Ridge Crest InnAustralian Jazz Quintet
Mar 5-10(?)Ridge Crest InnBillie Holiday & Triowith Paul Quinichette (ts)
Mar 11-?Town CasinoGeorge Shearing Quintet
Mar 19-24Ridge Crest InnStan Getz Quartet
Apr 02-07Ridge Crest InnJonah Jones Quartet
Apr 01Eastman TheaterLouis Armstrongwith Trummy Young (tb), Edmond Hall (cl), Billy Kyle (p), Squire Gersh (b), Barrett Deems (d), Velma Middleton (v)
Apr 23-28Ridge Crest InnCarmen McRae & Trio
Apr 30 - May 05Ridge Crest InnKai Winding Septet"New Trombone Sounds"
May 29-Jun 02Ridge Crest InnJoya Sherrillalso Don Manning Trio with Billy Traikoff, Joe Kloss
Jun 28-30Ridge Crest InnRoy Eldridgealso Don Manning Trio & Joyce McGrath
Jul 25 - Aug 04Ridge Crest InnAl Belletto Sextetwith Jerri Winters (v)
Aug 22-24Ridge Crest InnJimmy Rushing
Aug 22-29Sparky's Avenue RestaurantTiny Grimes & The Highlanders
Sep 24-29Ridge Crest InnCarmen McRae & Trio"Decca Recording Star"
Oct 15-20Ridge Crest InnAustralian Jazz Quintet
Oct 22-27Ridge Crest InnHorace Silver Quintet
Nov 09Auditorium TheaterTed Heath Orchestraalso Hi-Los & Carmen McRae
Nov 05-10Ridge Crest InnJimmy Smith Trio
Nov 19Auditorium TheaterJazz for Moderns In PersonGerry Mulligan Quintet, Chico Hamilton, Miles Davis Quintet, Australian Jazz Quintet, Helen Merrill, Lee Konitz; George Shearing Sextet scheduled but did not appear because of illness (flu epidemic), Hamilton appears as trio not quintet also due to illness; Don Manning Trio also performs; Benefit for International Sunshine Society
Nov 15-17Ridge Crest InnSlim Gaillardalso Don Manning Trio with Sam Tomasino & Joyce McGrath
Nov 15Manger Hotel BallroomHal McIntyre 14 Piece OrchestraFriendship Club of Rochester event
Nov 27-Dec 01Ridge Crest InnCharlie Ventura TrioDave McKenna (p), Tony De Nicola (d)
Dec 03-08Ridge Crest InnOscar Peterson TrioRay Brown (b), Herb Ellis (g)
Dec 15Ridge Crest InnReese Markewich & Mark V

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.
Eastman Theater – Gibbs St. at E. Main St.
Ridge Crest Inn – 1982 Ridge Rd. E.
Sparky’s Avenue Restaurant – University Ave. at E. Main St.
Town Casino – 681 Main St, Buffalo, NY