Night & Day — If you are willing to take a trip to Rochester on Friday there is an amazing show that is part of the Xerox International Jazz Festival. Imagine Peter Frampton, Robert Cray and former Eagle Don Felder all onstage together. That’s what you will get. You can show up early and catch some great artists performing free shows or get some great food. The organizers have been kind enough to provide me media credentials every year and the event gets bigger and better every year.
Finally, on Saturday at the Seneca Niagara Casino’s Ballroom, Jackson Browne will be in town for a rare performance in Western New York. Browne’s list of hits is endless and includes “The Pretender,” “Running on Empty” and “Doctor My Eyes.”
Browne is a Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee, and is well known for organizing protests against Nuclear power plants in the 1970’s, including the famous “No Nukes” concert.
Of course, he sings “Somebody’s Baby,” one of my all-time favorite songs from one of my favorite movies, “Fast Times at Ridgemont High.”
I’m sure Mr. Hand would agree with me.Thom Jennings covers the local music scene for Night & Day.