|Jan 04||Squeezer's||Beryl Booker and Slam Stewart||"Held Over"; Also listed on February 8, 15, 18 and 23|
|Jan 24-25||Auditorium Theater||Ethel Waters|
|Feb 18||Auditorium Theater||Birdland Stars of '55||Sarah Vaughan, Count Basie Orchestra, Joe Williams, George Shearing Quintet, Erroll Garner Trio, Stan Getz, Lester Young; Shows at 7:00 and 9:30 PM; Review says Pres played Jumpin' At the Woodside, I'm Confessin' and Every Tub|
|Feb 25-27||Ridge Crest Inn||Bette McLaurin||Also Johnny Vieth Quartet|
|Mar 11-13||Ridge Crest Inn||Bennie Green||Also Johnny Vieth Quartet|
|Mar 25-27||Ridge Crest Inn||Stuff Smith Trio|
|Apr 01-03||Ridge Crest Inn||Coleman Hawkins||Also Johnny Vieth Quartet|
|Apr 08-10||Ridge Crest Inn||Roy Eldridge|
|Apr 15||Dick's 620 Club||Don Elliott Quartet||Two weeks|
|Apr 23-24||Ridge Crest Inn||Babs Gonzales, Paul Quinichette||"Rock 'N Roll Festival"; also Bill Traikoff Orchestra|
|Apr 29 - May 01||Ridge Crest Inn||Wild Bill Moore||Also Bill Traikoff band|
|May 02-08||Dick's 620 Club||Joe Holiday|
|May 06-08||Ridge Crest Inn||Paul Quinichette & Jimmy Rushing||Also Bill Traikoff band|
|May 13||University of Rochester, Strong Auditorium||Max Kaminsky||Sponsored by Men's Student Association|
|May 09-14||Dick's 620 Club||George Wallington|
|May 20-22||Ridge Crest Inn||Joe Carroll|
|May 23-29||Dick's 620 Club||Johnny Smith Quartet|
|May 27-29||Ridge Crest Inn||Jimmy Rushing|
|May 30-Jun 05||Dick's 620 Club||Joe Roland Quintet|
|Jun 04-06||Ridge Crest Inn||Wild Bill Moore|
|Jun 13-19||Surf Club||George Shearing Sextet|
|Jun 13-19||Dick's 620 Club||Bud Freeman, George Wettling||Bill Barrett, who was in attendance, reports that Dave Bowman was scheduled
to be the pianist but was replaced by a college student
named Jim Andrews.
|Jun 20-Jul 03||Dick's 620 Club||Australian Jazz Quartet||Bryce Rohde (p), Errol Buddle (ts, bsn), Jack Brokensha (vib, d), Dick Healy (b,as, ts, f); held over for 2nd week|
|Jun 24-26||Ridge Crest Inn||Joya Sherrill|
|Jun 24||Golden Grill||Louis Armstrong||And All Star Revue|
|Jul 13-16||Boston Harbor||Don Elliott|
|Jul 18-24||Surf Club||Erroll Garner Trio|
|Sep 11||Golden Grill||Duke Ellington Orchestra||Review in 55/09/12 Times Union; Johnny Hodges, Harry Carney,
Willie Cook, Ray Nance, Clark Terry, Cat Anderson, Quentin Jackson,
Britt Woodman, John Sanders, Russell Procope, Paul Gonsalves, Jimmy
Hamilton, Jimmy Woode, Sam Woodyard, Jimmy Grissom
|Sep 23-25||Ridge Crest Inn||Bennie Green||Also Bill Traikoff band|
|Oct 1-2||Surf Club||Harry James Orchestra||With Jilla Webb, Juan Tizol, Willie Smith, Bob Marlo, Bob Braman|
|Nov 15-20||Band Box||Al Belletto Sextet|
|Nov 18||Auditorium Theater||Jazz Show of 1955||Dave Brubeck Quartet with Paul Desmond, Gerry Mulligan Sextet
with Zoot Sims and Bob Brookmeyer, Carmen McRae, Australian Jazz
Quartet; Will Moyle (WVET) presents; In review, "Aussie's steal jazz limelight"
|Nov 21-27||Band Box||Johnny Smith Quartet|
|Nov 28-Dec 04||Band Box||Erroll Garner Trio||Eddie Calhoun (b), Denzil Best (d)|
|Dec 04||Town Casino||Sarah Vaughan|
|Dec 09-11||Band Box||Al Belletto Sextet|
|Dec 12-18||Band Box||J.J. Johnson & Kai Winding Quintet|
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.
Band Box = Squeezer’s – 420 State St.
Boston Harbor – 1 block east of Eastman Theater
Dick’s 620 Club – 620 Clinton Ave. No.
Golden Grill = Mardi Gras – 4775 Lake Ave.
Ridge Crest Inn – 1982 Ridge Rd. E.
Surf Club – 752 Edgemere Dr.
Town Casino – 681 Main St, Buffalo, NY