Rochester, NY* Jazz Musicians, 1955-1961

Trumpet:

  • Bob Dunlap
  • John Eckert
  • Bob Fertig (cornet)
  • Bill Folwell
  • Boyde Hood
  • Don Hunt
  • Ralph Lewis
  • Chuck Mangione
  • Tony Marrone
  • Joe Noto
  • Sam Noto
  • Joe Pera
  • Waymon Reed
  • Sal Sperazza
  • John Thyhsen
  • Bill Traikoff

Trombone:

  • Will Alger
  • Tom Bristol
  • Hank Burger
  • Bill Crais
  • Russ Ives
  • Jamaica Jive (Albert Adams) (valve trombone)
  • Ed Maina
  • Meco Monardo
  • Bill Motzing
  • Bill Mustard
  • Kenny Shroyer
  • Pete Vivona

Woodwinds:

  • Sam Ansuini
  • Mike Arena
  • Jim Badolato
  • Bob Coleman
  • Larry Combs
  • Ned Corman
  • Larry Covelli
  • Larry Crosley
  • Jim Dunlap
  • Pee Wee Ellis
  • Joe Emley
  • Warren Greenlea
  • Syd Hodkinson
  • Vic Kirch
  • Mickey Michaels
  • Ed Milburn
  • Russ Musseri
  • Sam Musseri
  • Don Menza
  • Tommy Nichols
  • Gerry Niewood
  • Sal Nistico
  • Vinnie Randazzo
  • Al Regni
  • Joe Romano
  • Benny Salzano
  • Joe Salzano
  • Buddy Schlegel
  • Noel Stevens
  • Dave Sweet
  • Gene Tettamanti
  • Sam Tomasino
  • Ralph Unterborne
  • Tony Ventura

Guitar:

  • Don Ames
  • Jay Berliner
  • Bob Fuller
  • Tommy McDermott
  • Mike Romeo
  • Jerry Tracy
  • Nick Zinni

Piano:

  • Sara Amiger
  • Joe Azarello
  • Angelo Badalamenti
  • Bill Bennett
  • Dave Borden
  • Teddy Carlisle
  • Buddy DeTar
  • Ray Dunlap
  • Doug Duke
  • Tommy Ferguson
  • Fred Gary
  • Frank Gillespie
  • Bobby “Yak ” Johnson
  • Joe Kloss (Kloess)
  • Wolf Knittel
  • Wade Legge
  • Joe Mancuso
  • Gap Mangione
  • Mike Manion
  • Elmer Mongelli
  • John Musseri
  • Adelaide Robbins
  • Bill Rubenstein
  • Matt Scherzi
  • Joe Scianni
  • Eddie Shanholtz
  • Joe Squeezer
  • Frank Strazzeri
  • Jerry Taney
  • Paul Tardif
  • Johnny Vieth

Bass:

  • Johnny Albert
  • Tom Azarello
  • Barney Barlow
  • Juini Booth
  • Sibby Brook
  • Al Bruno
  • Ron Carter
  • Joe Caruso
  • Norm Cohen
  • Eddie DeMatteo
  • Al “Tootie” Dimino
  • Don Dunlap
  • Warren Greenlea
  • Jamaica Jive (Albert Adams)
  • Tom La Russo
  • Barney Mallon
  • Max McCarthy
  • Nick Molfese
  • Frank Pullara
  • Vinnie Randazzo
  • Dick Samson
  • Bill Saunders
  • Gene Varenti (Varren)
  • Spencer Walker
  • Nick Zinni

Drums:

  • Jimmy Allen
  • John Beck
  • Clarence Becton
  • Jim Berry
  • Chuck Cameron
  • Noal Cohen
  • Val Colombo
  • Tony Corona
  • Phil D’Augostino
  • Joe DiCesare
  • Justin DiCioccio
  • Kenny Fess
  • Dick Flaherty
  • Steve Gadd
  • John Galm
  • Red Hawley
  • Bob Livingston
  • Pete Macaluso
  • Joe Mancuso
  • Don Manning
  • Louis Marino
  • Roy McCurdy
  • Chuck Morey
  • Bill Nelson
  • Joe Pastorelli
  • Brad Paxton
  • Bill Porter
  • Bob Prince
  • Tony Romeo
  • Vinnie Ruggiero
  • Jerry Santora
  • Don Sheldon
  • Jackie Stevens
  • Don Stockton
  • Al Tyler
  • Bob Widmer

Miscellaneous Instruments:

  • Gus Mancuso (baritone horn – along with piano, bass, trombone, trumpet, vibraphone, vocal!)
  • Tom Monte (accordian)
  • Ken Purtell (vibraphone)
  • Russ Rizzo (violin)

*Some musicians from Buffalo, Syracuse and Utica are included.

I am grateful to my good friend and a great tenor saxophonist, Benny Salzano for contributing many names I had forgotten. Thanks are due also to Ned Corman, Ron DiCesare, Jeneane Sessum, Bill and Mike Ives, Ed Maina, Mike Manion, Linda Migliozzi, Bill Motzing, Brad Paxton, David Taney, Bud Taylor, Bruce Armstrong and Gap Mangione for their comments and corrections.

See Keith Bell’s tribute to the late trumpet player Joe Noto who passed away in 2003.