|Jan 15-20||Ridge Crest Inn||Oscar Peterson Trio||Herb Ellis (g), Ray Brown (b)|
|Feb 10||Auditorium Theater||Ted Heath Orchestra||also Al Hibbler, June Christy, Eddie Heywood Trio|
|Jan -29-Feb 03||Ridge Crest Inn||Charlie Ventura All Star Quintet|
|Feb 07-10||Ridge Crest Inn||Phineas Newborn Quartet||also Don Manning Trio|
|Feb 18||Auditorium Theater||Birdland Stars of '57||Billy 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 15-17||Ridge Crest Inn||Jackie Paris||also Don Manning Trio|
|Feb 19-24||Ridge Crest Inn||Australian Jazz Quintet|
|Mar 5-10(?)||Ridge Crest Inn||Billie Holiday & Trio||with Paul Quinichette (ts)|
|Mar 11-?||Town Casino||George Shearing Quintet|
|Mar 19-24||Ridge Crest Inn||Stan Getz Quartet|
|Apr 02-07||Ridge Crest Inn||Jonah Jones Quartet|
|Apr 01||Eastman Theater||Louis Armstrong||with Trummy Young (tb), Edmond Hall (cl), Billy Kyle (p), Squire Gersh (b), Barrett Deems (d), Velma Middleton (v)|
|Apr 23-28||Ridge Crest Inn||Carmen McRae & Trio|
|Apr 30 - May 05||Ridge Crest Inn||Kai Winding Septet||"New Trombone Sounds"|
|May 29-Jun 02||Ridge Crest Inn||Joya Sherrill||also Don Manning Trio with Billy Traikoff, Joe Kloss|
|Jun 28-30||Ridge Crest Inn||Roy Eldridge||also Don Manning Trio & Joyce McGrath|
|Jul 25 - Aug 04||Ridge Crest Inn||Al Belletto Sextet||with Jerri Winters (v)|
|Aug 22-24||Ridge Crest Inn||Jimmy Rushing|
|Aug 22-29||Sparky's Avenue Restaurant||Tiny Grimes & The Highlanders|
|Sep 24-29||Ridge Crest Inn||Carmen McRae & Trio||"Decca Recording Star"|
|Oct 15-20||Ridge Crest Inn||Australian Jazz Quintet|
|Oct 22-27||Ridge Crest Inn||Horace Silver Quintet|
|Nov 09||Auditorium Theater||Ted Heath Orchestra||also Hi-Los & Carmen McRae|
|Nov 05-10||Ridge Crest Inn||Jimmy Smith Trio|
|Nov 19||Auditorium Theater||Jazz for Moderns In Person||Gerry 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 15-17||Ridge Crest Inn||Slim Gaillard||also Don Manning Trio with Sam Tomasino & Joyce McGrath|
|Nov 15||Manger Hotel Ballroom||Hal McIntyre 14 Piece Orchestra||Friendship Club of Rochester event|
|Nov 27-Dec 01||Ridge Crest Inn||Charlie Ventura Trio||Dave McKenna (p), Tony De Nicola (d)|
|Dec 03-08||Ridge Crest Inn||Oscar Peterson Trio||Ray Brown (b), Herb Ellis (g)|
|Dec 15||Ridge Crest Inn||Reese 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