Paul Hoeffler "Rochester Jazz" Photographic Collection

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Paul Hoeffler "Rochester Jazz" photographic collection
Creator: Hoeffler, Paul, 1937-
Call Number: D.315
Dates: 1955-2003
Physical Description: 14 boxes
Language(s): Materials are in English
Repository: Rare Books, Special Collections, and Preservation, River Campus Libraries, University of Rochester

Table of Contents:

Biographical/Historical Note
Scope and Content
Subject(s)
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Access
Use
Citation
Content List
Series I: Exhibit materials and printed ephemera
Series II: Media
Series III: Exhibition prints
Collection Overview
Title: Paul Hoeffler "Rochester Jazz" photographic collection
Creator: Hoeffler, Paul, 1937-
Call Number: D.315
Dates: 1955-2003
Physical Description: 14 boxes
Language(s): Materials are in English
Repository: Rare Books, Special Collections, and Preservation, River Campus Libraries, University of Rochester

Biographical/Historical Note
Hoeffler began this work while pursuing his BFA in Photography at the Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT) where he studied with mentors Minor White and Charlie Arnold and visiting photographers Ansel Adams, Ernst Hass, Margaret Bourke-White, Alfred Eisenstadt, and Beaumont and Nancy Newhall. Hoeffler soon found an early career niche photographing jazz musicians, and his passion for the subject was nourished by none other than Louis Armstrong, along with local Rochester music promoters and jazz club owners. With permission to arrive early and work backstage, Hoeffler became a "regular" at the Pythodd Club, the Ridgecrest Inn, the Auditorium Theater, the Eastman Theater, and the University of Rochester auditoriums, as well as at the local Saturday night dances at the Rochester Roller Rink. His easygoing manner allowed him to interact easily with the visiting jazz greats who in turn were, somewhat surprisingly, quick to accept this enthusiastic "outsider." This acceptance resulted in a warm and unselfconscious approach that allowed Hoeffler to capture them backstage and in their hotels at their most informal and relaxed moods, as well as capturing the excitement of the performances on stage. Duke Ellington, Count Basie, Billie Holiday, Nat King Cole, Lee Morgan, Carmen McRae, Chet Baker, Dave Brubeck, Stan Getz and Sonny Rollins are just a few of the jazz artists visiting the Rochester clubs at this time and all captured on film by Hoeffler. But in addition to the photos of the jazz greats (and equally impressive, intimate and important) are photographs of the members of the Rochester community attending these events. This is a slice of Rochester history that had slipped out of reach, but has now been brought back into focus by Paul Hoeffler.

Hoeffler went on to work as the photographer in demand for art work for the New York recording studios Verve, Prestige, Mercury and the Blue Note. His work was prominently featured in the Ken Burns documentary Jazz and it was Hoeffler's images that were selected by Burns to promote the series; his work is also featured throughout the book that accompanied the series, Jazz: A History of America's Music by Geoffrey C. Ward and Ken Burns. Hoeffler was described by Burns as "one of the truly great jazz photographers, a real treasure."

An exhibition entitled Mid-Century Jazz in Rochester, 1955-1962: Photographic Prints from the Paul Hoeffler Archive was on display in Rare Books and Special Collections, Rush Rhees Library, from September 2002 - February 2003.

Scope and Content
The Paul Hoeffler "Rochester Jazz" photographic print collection provides a unique commentary on Rochester history in the 1950s and 1960s. In addition to the nearly 200 fine art (exhibition) prints, the collection also consists of posters, media reviews, reproductions, cd recordings, album art, and exhibit materials.

Subject(s):
Jazz
Photographs
Posters
Compact discs
Hoeffler, Paul, 1937-
Mangione, Chuck
Photographers
Jazz musicians
Immediate Source of Acquisition
The collection was purchased in May 2002 with gift funds.Access
The Paul Hoeffler "Rochester Jazz" photographic collection is open for research use. Researchers are advised to contact Rare Books, Special Collections, and Preservation prior to visiting. Upon arrival, researchers will also be asked to fill out a registration form and provide photo identification.Use
Reproductions are made upon request but can be subject to restrictions. Permission to publish materials from the collection must currently be requested. Please note that some materials may be copyrighted or restricted. It is the researcher's obligation to determine and satisfy copyright or other case restrictions when publishing or otherwise distributing materials found in the collections. For more information contact rarebks@library.rochester.eduCitation
[Item title, item date], Paul Hoeffler "Rochester Jazz" photographic collection, D.315, Rare Books, Special Collections, and Preservation, River Campus Libraries, University of Rochester
Administrative Information
Author: Finding aid prepared by Rare Books and Special Collections staff
Publisher: Rare Books, Special Collections, and Preservation, River Campus Libraries, University of Rochester
Address:
Rush Rhees Library
Second Floor, Room 225
Rochester, NY 14627-0055
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Content List
Series I: Exhibit materials and printed ephemera
Box 1, Folder 1Photocopies of prints in the collection
Includes images of: Trudy Pitts, Bill Carney, Jimmy Oliver, Nat Adderley, Chuck Mangione, Gap Mangione, Larry Combs, Roy McCurdy, Dick Sampson, Warren Greenlea, Ron Carter, and Don Manning

Box 1, Folder 2Postcards, Billie Holiday poster, and discussion event poster
Material from the exhibit Mid-Century Jazz in Rochester, 1955-1962: Photographic Prints from the Paul Hoeffler Archive, Rare Books and Special Collections, Rush Rhees Library

Box 13Billie Holiday posters
Box 1, Folder 3Photographs of the Mid-Century Jazz in Rochester, 1955-1962: Photographic Prints from the Paul Hoeffler Archive exhibit opening
Photographs feature Paul Hoeffler; Gap Mangione; Noal Cohen; Jim Allen; Rare Books and Special Collections director, Richard Peek; and student intern, Jason Nordhouse
24 photographs

Box 1, Folder 4Comment book from Mid-Century Jazz in Rochester, 1955-1962: Photographic Prints from the Paul Hoeffler Archive exhibit
Box 1, Folder 5-12Magazines and articles related to jazz musicians, Rochester, NY jazz culture, as well as to Paul Hoeffler's photographs, 1939-2004, undated
Originals and photocopies

Box 1, Folder 13Brochures for Paul Hoeffler exhibits at other institutions
Box 13Articles, 2003
Box 14Exhibit plates
Series II: Media
Box 2, Folder 1CDs from WXXI (Isobel Neuberger)
2 CDs

Box 2, Folder 2Billie Holiday poster CD
Box 2, Folder 3Gap Mangione, "The big band" CD
Box 2"The finest in jazz vocalists: blue box 2" cover and booklet
Box 2R News videotape
Box 2Hoeffler puzzle
Series III: Exhibition prints
Box 3, Folder 1Chuck Mangione at Kilbourn Hall, Eastman School of Music, Rochester, NY.
Box 3, Folder 2Chuck Mangione pitching at Eastman School of Music ball game
Box 3, Folder 3Chuck Mangione with other Eastman students at a nearby eatery
Box 3, Folder 4Chuck Mangione and an Eastman teacher in front of Sibley Music Library entrance (Eastman School of Music, Rochester, NY)
Box 3, Folder 5-6Chuck Mangione with neighborhood children and puppy
Box 3, Folder 7Chuck Mangione and a fellow Eastman student
Box 3, Folder 8Chuck Mangione at Sibley Music Library, Eastman School of Music, Rochester, NY
Box 3, Folder 9Chuck Mangione in rehearsal space at Eastman School of Music, Rochester, NY
Box 3, Folder 10Chuck Mangione playing tuba
Box 3, Folder 11Chuck Mangione with teacher Charles Arnold at R.I.T (Rochester Institute of Technology, Rochester, NY) photo studio, (1958/1959), where he was with Ron Carter, Pee Wee Ellis, and Jim Allen
Box 3, Folder 12-13Chuck Mangione in Eastman School of Music lounge
Box 3, Folder 14-15Chuck Mangione with his Eastman School of Music trumpet teacher
Box 3, Folder 16Chuck Mangione with Eastman School of Music teacher
Box 3, Folder 17Chuck Mangione (trumpet), Larry Combs (alto), Paul Tardif [?] (piano), Dick Sampson (bass), Noal Cohen (drums), 1959/1960
Box 3, Folder 18Recording "Struttin' with Sandra," Chuck Mangione (trumpet), Larry Combs (alto), Warren Greenlea (tenor), Dick Sampson (bass), and Gap Mangione (piano); Roy McCurdy (drums) not shown
Box 3, Folder 19Chuck Mangione with a friend at local Rochester, NY, record store
Box 3, Folder 20Chuck Mangione at home
Box 3, Folder 21Outdoor afternoon concert in a Rochester, NY, park, 1958-1959
Chuck Mangione (trumpet), Gap Mangione (piano), Larry Combs (alto), Warren Greenlea (tenor), Noal Cohen (drums), and Dick Sampson (bass)

Box 3, Folder 22Chuck and Gap Mangione at an outdoor summer concert in Rochester, NY
Box 3, Folder 23Chuck Mangione at an outdoor summer concert in Rochester, NY, 1959/1960
Box 3, Folder 24Chuck Mangione and Sandra at a Sunday afternoon concert in a Rochester, NY, park, 1959/1960
Box 3, Folder 25-27Chuck Mangione and Benny Salzano at Ridgecrest Inn, Rochester, NY, 1959/1960
Box 3, Folder 28The Jazz Brothers at the Half Note, New York City, 1959/1960
Riverside recording artists: Chuck Mangione (trumpet), Sal Nistico (tenor), Roy McCurdy (drums), and Gap Mangione (piano)

Box 3, Folder 29The Jazz Brothers at the Half Note, New York City, 1959/1960
Chuck Mangione (trumpet), Sal Nistico (tenor), Roy McCurdy (drums), [?] (bass), and Gap Mangione (piano)

Box 3, Folder 30Mostly University of Rochester and Eastman students at the Pythodd Club
On stage: Chuck Mangione (trumpet), Larry Combs (alto), and Sal Nistico (tenor). The Pythodd Club was a private black social club in Rochester, NY, managed by Bobby Hendricks. Paul Hoeffler photographs can be seen on the wall

Box 3, Folder 31Portrait at the Pythodd Club, 1958/1959
Gap Mangione, Larry Combs, Dick Sampson, Chuck Mangione, Jim Allen

Box 3, Folder 32Mangiones and others
(Front): Nat Adderley, Mr. Mangione, Gap Mangione, Roy McCurdy (in lower right hand corner), (in back): Chuck Mangione, Larry Combs, Dick Sampson.

Box 3, Folder 33Gap Mangione, Chuck Mangione, Dick Sampson, Warren Greenlea, Roy McCurdy, Larry Combs
Box 3, Folder 34Chuck Mangione at Rochester radio station, with Bob Bauer [?]
Box 3, Folder 35Before Dance Party (Rochester TV)
Chuck Mangione, Larry Combs, Gap Mangione, Dick Sampson, Roy McCurdy, and Warren Greenlea

Box 3, Folder 36Chuck Mangione at Rochester TV Dance Party, 1959/1960
Gap Mangione behind

Box 3, Folder 37Chuck Mangione at Rochester TV Dance Party; Roy McCurdy on stool
Box 3, Folder 38Rochester TV Dance Party, 1959/1960
Dick Sampson (bass), Roy McCurdy (drums), Gap Mangione (piano), Larry Combs (alto; hidden), Warren Greenlea (tenor) and Chuck Mangione (trumpet)

Box 3, Folder 39Chuck Mangione shopping for a new vest
Box 3, Folder 40Chuck Mangione working at his dad's store
Box 3, Folder 41Chuck Mangione and Mr. Mangione in Mr. Mangione's variety store
Box 3, Folder 42Chuck Mangione and Sal Nistico
Box 3, Folder 43Chuck Mangione, Mrs. Mangione, and Chuck's sister (in mirror)
Box 3, Folder 44Gap and Chuck Mangione, Mrs. Mangione, Sandra [?], and Chuck and Gap's sister
Box 3, Folder 45Chuck Mangione and his mother, Mrs. Mangione
Box 3, Folder 46Mangiones and others
Nat Adderley, Sal Nistico, Chuck Mangione, Roy McCurdy (seated), radio person, Dick Sampson, Larry Combs, Mr. Mangione (reaching), and Gap Mangione.

Box 3, Folder 47Sal Nistico, Chuck Mangione, Mr. and Mrs. Mangione, and friends in front of church
Box 3, Folder 48Chuck Mangione, Sal Nistico, and Chuck's sister
Box 3, Folder 49Chuck Mangione and Sandra out for a drive
Box 3, Folder 50Chuck Mangione and Sandra with unidentified man, eating ice cream
Box 3, Folder 51Chuck Mangione and Sandra, 1959/1960
Box 3, Folder 52Chuck Mangione with Sandra, Rochester, NY, 1959/1960
Box 3, Folder 53Chuck Mangione and Sandra walking along railroad tracks
Box 3, Folder 54Chuck Mangione and Larry Combs
Box 3, Folder 55Mangione family at home
Box 3, Folder 56The Mangione family, 1958/1959
Box 4, Folder 1Chico Hamilton Quintet at the Ridgecrest Inn, Rochester, NY, 1958
Featuring: Wyatt "Buell" Reuther (bassist), Dennis Budiwin (guitar), Eric Dolphy (reeds), Chico Hamilton (vocals and drums), Nat Gershman (cello).

Box 4, Folder 2Eric Dolphy of the Chico Hamilton Quintet, signing an autograph of a student, following morning concert presented by Will Moyle at high school, 1959
Box 4, Folder 3Jane Morey of the Ridgecrest Inn with Eric Dolphy (reeds) of the Chico Hamilton Quintet following the Quintet's final evening at the Inn, 1959
Joe, the bartender, is partially hidden

Box 4, Folder 4Chico Hamilton Quintet in performance at the Ridgecrest Inn, Rochester, NY, 1959
Eric Dolphy (alto) with Nat Gershman (cellist) and John Pisano (guitarist)

Box 4, Folder 5"The Bedford Blond" at Newport, July 7, 1956
responding to Duke Ellington's "Diminuendo and Crescendo in Blue," with Paul Gonsalves. Behind the "Blond" are photographer Bob Parent and jazz figure Leonard Feather.

Box 4, Folder 6Roy Eldridge's trumpet, hand, and cigarette, backstage at the Newport Festival, Rhode Island, July 1959
Box 4, Folder 7At the Pythodd Club, Rochester, NY, 1958
Chuck Mangione (trumpet), Joe Romano (tenor saxophone), and unknown bassist

Box 4, Folder 8Ron Carter (cello) at Eastman School of Music, 1958
Later to be "the Carter" preeminent in the jazz world. While a student at Eastman, Carter was working on his transcriptions of Sonny Rollins tenor saxophone lines

Box 4, Folder 9Ron Carter in the student lounge, Eastman School of Music, Rochester, NY, 1958/1959
Box 4, Folder 10Oscar Peterson in performance at the Ridgecrest Inn, Rochester, NY, 1957
Don Manning is the enthusiastic listener. Manning led the Ridgecrest Inn house trio, which featured Ron Carter on bass

Box 5, Folder 1Sarah Vaughn in performance, Newport Jazz festival, Newport, Rhode Island, July 1957
Box 5, Folder 2Chet Baker, Memorial Auditorium, Rochester, NY, 1956
Box 5, Folder 3Sonny Rollins playing tenor saxophone with trio (Henry Grimes on bass and Frankie Dunlap on drums), Ridgecrest Inn, Rochester, NY, 1958
Box 5, Folder 4Sonny Rollins at Ridgecrest Inn, Rochester, NY, 1958
Box 5, Folder 5Sonny Rollins playing tenor saxophone, Ridgecrest Inn, Rochester, NY, 1958
Box 5, Folder 6Julian Dash (tenor) with Erskine Hawkins Small band, Saturday Night Dance Series at roller rink, Rochester, NY, Fall 1958
Box 5, Folder 7Minor White (teacher; giving "Minor-stare") with Rochester Institute of Technology students, Winter 1957/1958
Including: Peter Bunnell, John Alsop, and Joan Taylor, Les Fredricks, somewhere outside of Rochester, NY.

Box 5, Folder 8Charlie Mingus (bass/leader) in performance at Newport Festival, July 1956
Alto, Ernie Henry partially seen over Mingus' arm

Box 5, Folder 9June Christy in performance, with Ted Heath Orchestra & Nat King Cole, War Memorial, Rochester, NY, April 1956
Box 5, Folder 10Trumpet player, Clark Terry dancing at a "Jazz Casual Sunday Afternoon," Midtown NYC, 1963
Mr. Terry had performed earlier with a pick-up band with Al Cohn, Jimmy Cleveland, Jimmy Jones, Gos Johnson, and Wendel Marshall. Terry had at this point of his career left Duke Ellington, and was much in demand in NYC

Box 5, Folder 11Ron Carter (bass), Noal Cohen (drums), Pee Wee Ellis (tenor saxophone), at the University of Rochester downstairs student lounge, 1958
Box 5, Folder 12Stan Getz (tenor saxophone) and Frank Isola (drums), Ridgecrest Inn, Rochester, NY, 1957
Box 5, Folder 13Stan Getz (tenor saxophone) at Ridgecrest Inn, Rochester, NY, 1957/1958
Box 5, Folder 14"Jon Hendricks listening," hotel room, Rochester, NY, 1959
Hendricks was listening to LP recording of John Coltrane's "Giant Steps"

Box 5, Folder 15Carmen McRae in performance at the Ridgecrest Inn, Rochester, NY, 1957/1958
Box 5, Folder 16Eric Dolphy (alto) and John Pisano (guitar) with the Chico Hamilton Quintet, Ridgecrest Inn, Rochester, NY, 1958
Box 6, Folder 1"Art Blakey portrait," for the "Moanin" cover, Blue Note #4003, Fall 1958
Photograph taken following Blakey's talk at RIT, Rochester, NY

Box 6, Folder 2Art Blakey in performance at the Ridgecrest Inn, Rochester, NY with his Jazz Messengers, Fall 1958
Box 6, Folder 3Duke Ellington at Newport, July 7, 1956
Box 6, Folder 4Edward Kennedy "Duke" Ellington at dance, Long Island, NY, 1962
Hoeffler note: "Duke was performing for a college dance in Long Island; he was his gracious and charming self as always. The brief moment of cosmos happened with Lawrence Brown and 'Do Nothing till you hear from me' - only for an instant - then back-reality."

Box 6, Folder 5Jymie Merritt (bassist) with Art Blakey Jazz Messengers (L. Morgan, B. Golson, Bobby Timmons, and Mr. Blakey) at the Ridgecrest Inn, Rochester, NY, Fall 1958
Box 6, Folder 6"Sent For You Yesterday" at Newport, Rhode Island, July 1957
Jimmy Rushing (vocal), Count Basie (piano), Lester Young (tenor), Eddie Jones (bass), Jo Jones (drums), Freddie Greene (guitar), Billie Grahan (alto)

Box 6, Folder 7Benny Golson (tenor) with Art BlakeyJazz Messengers at the Ridgecrest Inn, Rochester, NY, 1958
Box 6, Folder 8Lee Morgan (trumpet) with Benny Golson (trumpet) with Art Blakey Jazz Messengers at Ridgecrest Inn, Rochester, NY, Fall 1958
Box 6, Folder 9Eric Dolphy (reeds) with Chico Hamilton Quintet in studio, Rochester Institute of Technology, Rochester, NY, 1958/1959
Box 6, Folder 10"No Outlet," Lee Morgan outside Ridgecrest Inn, Rochester, NY, (where he was performing with Art BlakeyJazz Messengers), Fall 1958
Box 6, Folder 11"Lee Morgan in Performance," with Benny Golson (tenor) at the Ridgecrest Inn, Rochester, NY, with Art Blakey Jazz Messengers, Fall 1958
Box 6, Folder 12"Lee Morgan at Piano," trumpet player with Art Blakey Jazz Messengers at the Ridgecrest Inn, Rochester, NY, late 1958
Box 6, Folder 13Eric Dolphy at piano, after final set with Chico Hamilton Quintet, the Ridgecrest Inn, Rochester, NY, Fall 1958
Box 6, Folder 14Eric Dolphy playing flute at RIT studio, Rochester, NY, 1958
Dolphy was playing with the Chico Hamilton Quintet at the Ridgecrest Inn, Rochester, NY. He played an hour long concert at the RIT student union and then went to the photo studio

Box 7, Folder 1Duke Ellington at Newport, July 7, 1956
Box 7, Folder 2Ron Carter at Eastman School of Music student lounge, Rochester, NY, 1958/1959
Box 7, Folder 3-6Don Manning Trio, Don Manning (drums), Ron Carter (bass), Joe Close (piano), at the Ridgecrest Inn, Rochester, NY, 1958
Box 7, Folder 7Portrait of reed player, Eric Dolphy, 1959
Photograph taken at RIT studio following the noon hour concert presented by the Chico Hamilton Quintet at the RIT student lounge (RIT downtown campus)

Box 7, Folder 8Eric Dolphy at piano with students, following the Chico Hamilton Quintet's morning concert at a high school
Box 7, Folder 9Nat Adderley with Chuck Mangione, Gap Mangione, Larry Combs, and Roy McCurdy, Mangione home, Rochester, NY, 1959
Box 7, Folder 10Ron Carter playing cello at Eastman School of Music, Rochester, NY
Box 7, Folder 11Ron Carter (bass), orchestra rehearsal at the Eastman Theater with Howard Hanson, conductor
Box 7, Folder 12"White Nite" at the Pythodd Club, Rochester, NY, 1959
Chuck (trumpet) and Gap Mangione (piano), Sal Nistico (tenor), Larry Combs (alto), Dick Sampson (bass), and Roy McCurdy (drums). Prints on wall are by Paul Hoeffler

Box 7, Folder 13Ron Carter, backstage at Eastman Theater, Rochester, NY, 1958/1959
Box 7, Folder 14Chico Hamilton Quintet at a concert at the old East High School, Rochester, NY, 1958/1959
Left to right: Chico Hamilton, Hal Gaylor (bassist), Nat Gershman (cellist), Eric Dolphy, and John Pisano (guitarist)

Box 7, Folder 15Charlie Ventura (bass saxophone) and Dave McKenna (piano) at the Ridgecrest Inn, Rochester, NY, 1958/1959
Box 7, Folder 16Ron Carter, bass practice, Eastman School of Music, Rochester, NY, 1959
Box 7, Folder 17"Upright piano and alto," University of Rochester, Rochester, NY, 1958
Box 7, Folder 18Ron Carter and wife Jan, Eastman School of Music, 1958/1959
Box 7, Folder 19"After Hours at the Pythodd," Rochester, NY, 1958
Bassist Ron Carter (Eastman School of Music student) and tenor Pee Wee Ellis

Box 7, Folder 20Ron Carter in tuxedo, Eastman School of Music, 1959
Box 7, Folder 21Ron Carter with Gary Smith, trombone practice, Eastman School of Music, 1959
Box 7, Folder 22Louis Armstrong in dressing room, Rochester, NY, 1955
Box 7, Folder 23Ray Bryant of the marvelous upright piano at the Pythodd Club, Rochester, NY, 1958
Box 7, Folder 24Ron Carter, Eastman Theater stage, 1959
Box 7, Folder 25Pee Wee Ellis (tenor saxophone), University of Rochester student union, 1958/1959
Box 7, Folder 26"Count Basie" brass section, with the powerful Eddie Jones (bass) at a dance in Boston, MA, 1960
Box 7, Folder 27"Count Basie" brass section with wives and friends at a dance in Boston, MA, 1960
Box 7, Folder 28Stan Getz (tenor) in performance at the Ridgecrest Inn, Rochester, NY, 1957
Box 7, Folder 29Nat King Cole backstage in conversation with Mel Torme, War Memorial Auditorium, Rochester, NY, 1956
Mr. Cole was part of a touring package show that included Ted Heath Orch., June Christy, and a tap dancer

Box 7, Folder 30John Hammond responding to the Count Basie Band at Newport, July 1957
Mr. Hammond is credited with discovering figures such as Billie Holiday; Count Basie; guitarist, Charlie Christian; Bob Dylan; and Bruce Springsteen. Hammond was instrumental in Benny Goodman's success and married Goodman's sister

Box 7, Folder 31Louis Armstrong's Trumpet in Armstrong's dressing room at the old War Memorial Auditorium, Rochester, NY, 1955
Box 7, Folder 32"Louis Armstrong on Stage - could be anywhere, Armstrong is out there, making the world a better place," Rochester, NY, 1955
Box 7, Folder 33Count Basie with bassist Eddie Tones, responding to incident with singer Joe Williams and an over-enthusiastic female fan at a dance in Boston, MA, 1960
Box 7, Folder 34"Thelonius Monk with the Prague Mime group," (Charlie Rouse, tenor) in dressing room, The Village Gate, NYC, 1962
Monk and Gerry Mulligan's groups were splitting the bill at The Village Gate. George Schultz, who handled the Prague Mime group, organized this for promotion

Box 8, Folder 1Chet Baker with his wife, Halema, backstage at the old War Memorial Auditorium, Rochester, New York, 1956
Box 8, Folder 2Ron Carter (bass), Noal Cohen (drums), Pee Wee Ellis (tenor saxophone) at University of Rochester downstairs student lounge, 1958
Box 8, Folder 3Ron and Jan Carter, 1958
Box 8, Folder 4Ron Carter in tuxedo and Jan Carter, 1958
Box 8, Folder 5Ron Carter kissing Jan Carter, Eastman School of Music, 1958
Box 8, Folder 6Chuck Mangione, recording studio, 1958/1959
Box 8, Folder 7Chuck Mangione (trumpet), Dick Sampson (bass), Roy McCurdy (drums), concert performance at the University of Rochester, 1958/1959
Box 8, Folder 8Trudy Pitts (organ), Bill Carney (drums), Jimmy Oliver (tenor saxophone) at the Ridgecrest Inn, Rochester, NY, 1958
Box 8, Folder 9Stan Getz, contact sheet
Box 8, Folder 10Gerry Mulligan on tenor during an after hours session at the Ridgecrest Inn, Rochester, NY
He performed with Chico Hamilton, Henry Grimes, Chuck Mangione, and Benny Salzano

Box 8, Folder 11Stan Getz (tenor sax), The Ridgecrest Inn, Rochester, NY, 1957
Box 8, Folder 12Will Moyle (radio host and jazz impressionist), at Station WVET, Rochester, NY, 1956
Will Moyle, Jane Morey, and Bobby Hendricks were "infinitely responsible" for Hoeffler gaining photographic accessibility to the musical social life in Rochester

Box 8, Folder 13Ron Carter practicing bass at Eastman School of Music, 1959
This image was a part of a picture story Hoeffler worked on with Carter and his wife, Jan, in 1959

Box 9, Folder 1-3"Billie Holiday with Peppi", after hours at the Ridgecrest Inn, Rochester, NY, late 1957
Holiday's traveling companion Alice Urbsky in background and the bartender Joe is at the side

Box 9, Folder 4Billie Holiday in performance at the Ridgecrest Inn, Rochester, NY, late 1957
Box 9, Folder 5Billie Holiday in performance, at the Ridgecrest Inn, Rochester, NY, 1957
Hoeffler note: "This [is] a expression of Ms. Holiday's which is rare, beyond the anguish and hurt which often was there."

Box 9, Folder 6-7Billie Holiday at the Ridgecrest Inn, Rochester, NY, 1957
Box 9, Folder 8Oscar Peterson Trio in performance at the Ridgecrest Inn, Rochester, NY, 1957
Ray Brown on bass and Herb Ellis on guitar

Box 9, Folder 9Jimmy Smith, organist, at Ridgecrest Inn, Rochester, NY, 1957
Box 9, Folder 10Gene Krupa at Irondequoit High School giving a drumming lesson to students Mary Mammosser Sojourner and Barbara De Burgomaster, 1956
Box 9, Folder 11"Abbey Lincoln in Performance," with the Elliot Lawrence Orchestra at RIT's "Spring Weekend Concert and Dance", Spring 1959
Box 9, Folder 12"Johnny Hodges and Son at Newport," with clarinetist Jimmy Hamilton (on bus steps), July 7, 1956
Photograph taken after concert, as they were leaving for the next performance

Box 9, Folder 13"Newport Audience, number two", July 1956
Photograph captures enthusiasm during Count Basie performance at Peabody Park, Newport

Box 9, Folder 14"No Dancing at the Pythodd," Pythodd Club, Rochester, NY, 1958
Pee Wee Ellis (tenor) and Ron Carter (bass). Carter was then a student at Eastman School of Music

Box 9, Folder 15Chuck Mangione and Larry Combs
Box 9, Folder 16Gerry Mulligan (baritone and leader) backstage listening to Desmond and Brubeck at the War Memorial Auditorium, Rochester, NY, 1956
Box 10, Folder 1Bobby Timmons (piano) with Lee Morgan (trumpet), both with Art Blakey Jazz Messengers, Ridgecrest Inn, Rochester, NY, Fall 1958
Box 10, Folder 2"Saturday Night at the Pythodd Club", 1959
Band: Roy McCurdy (drums), Jon Eckhart (trumpet), Dick Sampson (bass), Yak Johnson (piano), and Joe Euly (alto)

Box 10, Folder 3"Audience of Ray Charles Dance," roller rink, Rochester, NY
Ray Charles played alto, piano, and sang. His group, which included Hank Crawford, David Newman (saxophone) and Marcus Belgrave (trumpet), performed at popular dances for a devoted audience

Box 10, Folder 4"After Hours at the Pythodd," Rochester, NY, 1958
Bassist Ron Carter (Eastman school student) and tenor Pee Wee Ellis

Box 10, Folder 5Phineas Newborn, Jr. practicing his tenor saxophone backstage at the old War Memorial Auditorium, Rochester, NY
Newborn was part of a touring package show with Bud Powell, Joe Williams, Count Basie and his orchestra, Lester Young, and others

Box 10, Folder 6Sonny Stitt in performance at the Newport Festival, Rhode Island, July 1956
Box 10, Folder 7"Lady X" at "Saturday Nite Dance" series with Erskine Hawkins Small Band and Gloria Lynne, roller rink, Rochester, NY, 1958
Box 10, Folder 8"Dream Dancing, number one," "Saturday Nite Dance" series (Erskine Hawkins Small Band), roller rink, Rochester, NY, 1958
Box 10, Folder 9Sonny Rollins (tenor) with Henry Grimes (bassist) and Frankie Dunlap (drummer; not shown) at the Ridgecrest Inn, Rochester, NY, 1958
Box 10, Folder 10Duke Ellington standing before the festival crowd at Newport, Rhode Island, pointing to the Ellington band following the performance of "Crescendo in Blue", July 7, 1956
Box 10, Folder 11Maynard Ferguson and his orchestra in performance at a dance, University of Rochester, 1958
Box 11, Folder 1"Dance Floor Scene with Two Men and One Lady," "Saturday Nite Dance" series, roller rink, Rochester, NY, 1958
Box 11, Folder 2Trudy Pitts (organ), Bill Carney (drums), Jimmy Oliver (tenor saxophone), at Ridgecrest Inn, Rochester, NY
Box 11, Folder 3Ron Carter, University of Rochester student union, 1958/1959
Box 11, Folder 4Ron Carter, orchestra rehearsal, Eastman Theater, 1958/1959
Box 11, Folder 5"End of Evening," "Saturday Nite Dance" series, roller rink, Rochester, NY, 1958
Box 11, Folder 6"Man in Overcoat at Upright Piano," "Saturday Nite Dance" series, roller rink, Rochester, NY, 1958
Box 11, Folder 7"Gloria Lynn (vocalist)," "Saturday Nite Dance" series, roller rink, Rochester, NY, 1958
She was performing with Erskine Hawkins Small Band

Box 11, Folder 8"Two Women at Dance," "Saturday Nite Dance" series, roller rink, Rochester, NY, 1958
Box 11, Folder 9"Dance Floor Overview," "Saturday Nite Dance" series, roller rink, Rochester, NY, 1958
Erskine Hawkins Small Band and Gloria Lynn performing

Box 11, Folder 10"End of Evening," "Saturday Nite Dance" series, roller rink, Rochester, NY, 1958
Erskine Hawkins Small Band

Box 11, Folder 11"Dream Dancing, number three," "Saturday Nite Dance" series, roller rink, Rochester, NY, 1958
Box 11, Folder 12"Hat and Two Dancers," "Saturday Nite Dance" series, roller rink, Rochester, NY, 1958
Box 11, Folder 13"Dream Dancing, number two," "Saturday Nite Dance" series, roller rink, Rochester, NY, 1958
Box 11, Folder 14"No Smoking on the Dance Floor," "Saturday Nite Dance" series, roller rink, Rochester, NY, Fall 1958
Box 11, Folder 15Paul Hoeffler, photographer, Toronto, June 1998
Photograph by Gerald Pisarzowski

Box 12, Folder 1Jerry Mulligan (baritone) with Paul Desmond (alto) and Dave Brubeck (piano) in performance at Armory Auditorium, Rochester, NY, 1956
Box 12, Folder 2"Single Young Man at Dance," "Saturday Nite Dance Series," roller rink Rochester, NY, 1958
Box 12, Folder 3"Ray Charles Performing at Dance," roller rink, Rochester, NY, 1958
Saxophonist /Hank Crawford is behind Charles and either Pat Patrick or LeRoy Cooper [?] is in background

Box 12, Folder 4Gene Krupa with Will Moyle at Irondequoit High School, 1956
Box 12, Folder 5Lady X with Erskine Hawkins Small group and Gloria Lynne,"Saturday Nite Dance Series," roller rink, Rochester, NY, 1958
Erskine Hawkins (trumpet); Julian Dash (tenor); Bobby Smith (alto); Dolo Coker (piano); unknown (drums and bass); and Gloria Lynne (vocals)

Box 12, Folder 6Gerry Mulligan, listening to Brubeck and Desmond, backstage at old War Memorial, Rochester, NY, 1956
Box 12, Folder 7Dave Lambert, Jon Hendricks, and Annie Ross in performance at the Ridgecrest Inn, Rochester, NY, 1959
Box 12, Folder 8Ron Carter at Eastman School of Music, Rochester, NY, 1958/1959
Box 12, Folder 9Ron Carter with Gary Smith, trombone practice, Eastman School of Music, 1959
Box 12, Folder 10Sonny Rollins (tenor), Ridgecrest, Rochester, NY, 1998
Box 12, Folder 11"Bandstand in Action #2," Saturday Nite Dance", 1958
Gloria Lynne (vocalist); Erskine Hawkins (trumpet), Bobby Smith (alto); Dolo Coker (piano); unknown (bass)

Box 12, Folder 12Gene Krupa, Irondequoit High School, 1956
Box 12, Folder 13"Dream Dancing No. 1," Erskine Hawkins Small Band, "Saturday Nite Dance Series," roller rink, Rochester, NY, 1958
Box 12, Folder 14Charlie Ventura, (baritone; also tenor and bass) and Dave McKenna (pianist), the Ridge Crest Inn, Rochester, 1958/1959
Box 13Photocopies of photographs
Including images of: Ron Carter; Pee Wee Ellis; Chuck Mangione; Joe Romano; and Larry Combs



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