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Stroll the Village and experience live jazz in all of our pubs.. admission is always free.. from 6:30 to about 11:00
at Good Smoke BBQ.. 6:45PM Mel & Gerry
The founding members of Rochester's Paradigm Shift ,Mel Henderson and Gerry Youngman capture the fire of classic organ-guitar pairings like Dr. Lonnie Smith and George Benson while also propelling their spirit into the present with a decidedly modern sound. If organ-driven jazz saw its heyday in the late '60s, nobody bothered to tell guitarist Mel Henderson or organist Gerry Youngman. Both men cut their teeth on landmark records during that era but have also since then served as sidemen for some of the giants of the form, including none other than Dr. Lonnie Smith and Jack McDuff. Nonetheless Henderson and Youngman refuse to succumb to preservationism, setting their creative sights squarely forward rather than back with boiling-hot grooves and a gritty attack that pleasantly recaptures the music's rightful street-level ambience.