April 19, 2023
The Summit will be sponsoring Jazz at the Beach, a FREE series of monthly jazz concerts from May through October presented by Jazz90.1 and the Ontario Beach Park Committee. All performances begin at 7:00pm and take place on the second Tuesday of each month at Tropix, 4775 Lake Avenue, Rochester, NY 14612.
Jazz at the Beach will feature a wide variety of local and nationally recognized jazz artists. Cool Club & the Lipker Sisters will perform on Tuesday May 9. The Daryl Parker Quartet; Grammy-nominee Jimmie Highsmith, Jr.; the Bill Tiberio Band; the Laura Dubin Trio; and the Bob Sneider Trio will perform at concerts from June through October.
Admission to these family-friendly concerts is FREE. Food and beverages will be available for purchase.
Tuesday, May 9 – Cool Club & The Lipker Sisters
One of the most popular acts in the Finger Lakes region, Cool Club & The Lipker Sisters are a unique blend of old and new. The four veteran musicians of Cool Club, have years of experience creating a sound best described in the title of one of their originals…Jump, Jazz, Boogie-Woogie, Rag Time Swing; and the three, young Lipker Sisters have been singing vocal harmony for their entire lives in a way only family can, reminiscent of the Andrew Sisters and with the attitude of today’s Puppini Sisters.
June 13 – The Daryl Parker Quartet
Tuesday, July 11 – Jimmie Highsmith, Jr.
Critically acclaimed, Grammy-nominated and award-winning saxophonist Jimmie Highsmith Jr., has shared the stage with and opened for multiple Grammy Award winners, including Najee, Alicia Keys, Víctor and Joseph Wooten, Chris Botti, Grover Washington Jr., and Wynton Marsalis just to name a few. In the last 20 years, this Rochester native has recorded 11 top selling smooth jazz CD’s that have sold thousands worldwide with his 6th CD “The Anthology of Sound” receiving a Grammy nomination. Jimmie Highsmith Jr.’s sax work represents some of the best in the Smooth Jazz Genre.
Tuesday, August 8 – The Bill Tiberio Band
In addition to being an accomplished and versatile saxophonist and woodwind player, Bill Tiberio has over 25 years of experience in the field of public music education and has been at Fairport High School since 1988 where he conducts the top Concert Band, two jazz ensembles, jazz combos, pit orchestras, chamber ensembles, and teaches woodwinds throughout the district. He is the former president of the NY State Chapter of the International Association of Jazz Educators and is on the summer jazz faculty for the Eastman Community Music School high school program and the founder and director of the Hochstein School of Music summer jazz camp. He is the founder and conductor of the Eastman Community Music School High School Chamber Winds and is the conductor of the University of Rochester Wind Symphony and the University of Rochester Jazz Ensemble.
September 12 – The Laura Dubin Trio
For pianist/composer Laura Dubin, the serious pursuit of jazz expression began at the age of 12 in her native Rochester. In 2007 she embarked on a 7-year journey of study and performing that brought her to various points in the U.S. and Latin America; and now Laura’s path has come full circle to her hometown. With her husband and musical partner Antonio H. Guerrero – who she met during her 15-month stint with a jazz trio on Holland America Line cruise ships touring Europe, French Polynesia and the Caribbean; and with whom she performed consistently in clubs, major venues and festivals with her trio in and around her new home in Mexico City – Laura returned to Rochester in 2014, quickly becoming a thriving member of its cultural scene both as a performer and educator.
Tuesday, October 10 – The Bob Sneider Trio
Before joining the Eastman faculty in late 1997, Bob Sneider toured for several years with two-time Grammy-winner Chuck Mangione. Other notable performers with whom Sneider has performed, toured, or recorded include Nat Adderley, Joe Locke, Don Menza, Lou Donaldson, Joey DeFrancesco, Pat Bianchi, Gary Versace, Pat LaBarbara, Grant Stewart, Ken Peplowski, Gerry Niewood, Chris Potter, Roy McCurdy, Eric Alexander, David Hazeltine, Frank Strazzerri, Jon Faddis, Keeter Betts and frequent appearances with the Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra Pops(guitar/banjo). Sneider has performed in major festivals, concert halls and jazz clubs throughout South America, Central America, North America, and Europe. Sneider is a graduate of the University of Rochester where he studied with Bill Dobbins and Ramon Ricker.