Professional Musician. Drummer. Clinician. Educator. Composer

June 14th WGMC Jazz Radio 90.1's "Jazz Cruise" 4oo Packet's Landing, Fairport, NY, $35 for 2 hour cruise, boarding 6:15, leave@6:30pm. Tickets:

Feb.27th, Byron Stripling-Bobby Floyd w/the Portland Maine Symphony

Dec.31st, Byron Stripling Quartet w/the Huntsville Alabama Symphony Orch.

Dec.11th, Trio East w/guest pianist Harold Danko@The Bop Shop 8pm stream



November 18th, Trio East w/Gary Versace @ Wine Down Wednesday at The Penthouse at One East Avenue $20 per, includes Charcuterie Pick.

October 18th, Trio East Live@ the Little Theatre Cafe Jazz Brunch 1-3pm


October 17th, Eastman Jazz Faculty concert@ Kilbourn Hall, Eastman Live Stream


October 16th, Rich Thompson/Bobby Militello Quartet, 5-7pm @ WGMC Jazz Radio 90.1. On air concert


April 4th, Cyrille Amie/Sonic Era Big Band, 7:30pm @ Greece Central Performing Arts Center


April 3rd RichThompson Quartet w/Bobby Milletelo @ WGMC Jazz Radio Donor Party,

5-7pm at the 90.1 radio station.


March 7, Trio East Live @ Via Garisole Wine Bar. Call for Reservations.


Feb. 29th Russell Scarbrough/Frank Torchelli Basie Live at the Sands @ Kodak Theater on the Ridge. 


Feb. 21st, Trio East Live @ the Little Theatre Cafe 8-10pm


Feb. 14-15 @ RPO Nat King Cole show feat. Denzel Sinclair, Dee Daniels and Jeff Tyzik.

Feb. 1-8th, Byron Stripling Quartet on World renowned Jazz Cruise. Floating Jazz Festival w/many Jazz Greats!

Jan. 23rd,2020-Mike Kaupa Quartet w/Bill Dobbins and Dan Vitali. @ Little Theatre Cafe 7-9pm.



Dec. 31st, Lexington Philharmonic w/Byron Stripling and Bobby Floyd "Mardi Gras", at Lexington Opera House, Lexington Kentucky


Dec 28th w/Byron Stripling Quartet, "Swinging in the New Year @Lincoln Theater, Columbus, Ohio


Dec.21st Byron Stripling-Bobby Floyd w/Ft. Worth Symphony Orchestra


Dec.13th Trio East @ Via Garisole Wine Bar. 7-10pm

Scheon Place, Pittsford, NY.


Dec. 6 Trio East @ The Little Theatre Cafe 8-10pm.


Nov.30-Dec.1st w/Byron Stripling, Jeff Tyzik and the Oregon Symphony. Portland, Or.


Nov. 21st, Rich Thompson Trio@ Garber Porsche Unveiling of 202 911. 6pm


Nov. 14th Bobby Militello Quartet, PAUSA Art House, Buffalo NY 8-111pm


Nov. 7th Rich Thompson Trio at Garber Porshce 5-7:30pm Roll out of new 911!


Oct. 26th Buffalo Symphony w/Byron Stripling and Bobby Floyd. Tickets required.


Oct. 11th Trio East w/Mike Kaupa trumpet/flugel @ the Little Theatre Cafe 8-10pm.


Oct. 9th, Rochester Breast Cancer Seminar. Locust Hill CC. Tickets for music, dinner, etc.


October 7th, Scott Robinson, Harold Danko celebrates Gerry Mulligan. Kilbourn hall 7:30pm


Sept. 29th Jazz Mass w/Clay Jenkins quartet @ St. Thomas Episcople Church 10am, No Cover:-)

Sept.27th, Trio East @ the Little Theatre Cafe, 8-10pm no Cover!

Sept. 14 Hedges 9 Mile Point w/Bob Dibaudo trio w/Jeff Campbell and myself. 6:30pm.


Sept. 13 Rochester Fringe Fest. w/Russ Scarbrough Big Band and Frank Torchio. 6pm Lyric Theater. Basie Live at the Sands Reprise.

Sept. 5th Eastman Jazz Faculty concert @ Kilbourn Hall 7:30pm, $10 or free w/student/faculty ID


July 1-13 Eastman Summer Jazz Camp: Various faculty concerts in Kilbourn Hall.


June 29th, New Energy Big Band @ RIJF's Rochester Regional Health Big Tent 6pm.


June 25th, Dave Glasser Quartet @ Wilder Room RIJF 6pm and 10pm shows


June 23rd RIJF, Russ Scarbrough Soul Big Band w/Ali Ryerson & Bob Sneider. The 7:30 and 9:30 shows.

June 22nd, Trio East @ Little Theatre Cafe, 8-10pm.


June 21st, Trio East @ St. Thomas Episcopal Church Jazz Social. 7-8pm.

June 20th, Frank Torcheli/Russ Scarbrough big band, @ Harrow East 6:30pm.


May 22nd, Trio East Live @ WGMC 90.1FM Jazz Radio. 7-8pm.


May 15th, Rich Thompson's "Trio Generations" @ 80W Bar, 7 Lawrence St. 7-10pm Rochester


May 11th, Trio East Live @ Via Garisole Wine Bar, 7-10pm Pittsford, 3 Schoen Place


May 10th, Trio East Live @ the Little Theatre Arts Cafe, 8-10pm, no cover!

May 3-4, Byron Stripling Quartet in San Francisco at the Jazz Ballroom.

May 1st, Trio East @ Buffalo Univ. 7pm playing for Ranky-
Tanky event/concert.


April 19th, Trio East featuring David Bixler alto sax @ the Little Theatre Cafe, 8-10pm


April 17th, Doc Severinsen @ Greece Central Performing Arts Center, 7:30pm

April 12th, Guest Artist Billy Harper w/the Eastman Jazz Lab Band, 7:30pm Kilbourn Hall.


March 29-30, Byron Stripling-Bobby Floyd @ Bethesda Maryland Symphony.


March 26th, Triocity w/Charles Pillow @ SUNY Oswego College. 7:30-9pm Concert in Sheldon Auditorium


March 22nd, Trio East @ The Little Theatre Cafe 8-10pm


March 8-9, Orlando Symph. "All that Jazz" w/Byron Stripling and Micah Thomas!


March 6th, Trio East @ 90.1 WGMC Jazz Radio Live concert from 7-8pm.

February 23rd, Trio East w/Clay Jenkins/Jeff Campbell @ Via Garisole Wine Bar, Pittsford NY.

7-10pm, great food and wine.


February 22nd, Little Theatre Cafe w/Trio East 8-10pm

February 20th, Triocity

w/Charles Pillow and Jeff Campbell @ 90.1 WGMC Jazz Radio Live 7-8pm


February 15th, Little Theatre Cafe w/Trio East 8-10pm


January 25th, Little Theatre Cafe w/Trio East 8-10pm


January 17-20th, Ft.Worth Symphony Orch. w/Byron Stripling.


December 22nd, Private Trio w/Bill Dobbins Oak Hill CC.


December 21st, Trio East @Little Theatre Cafe, 8-10pm

December 20th, Trio East for WGMC Jazz Holiday party @ Loving Cup Restaurant RIT campus. 6-10pm.(Private)

December 16th, Rick Holland Little Big Band @ Loving Cup Restaurant RIT campus. 6:30-9pm

December 5th, Guest artist w/Monroe Community College Big Band and combo's. John Nyerges director.


November 20-24th, Marian's Jazz Room w/Byron Stripling Quartet, Bern Switzerland.

November 18th, Charles Pillow faculty recital Kilbourn Hall Eastman School of Music, 7:30pm $10 or student ID.

November 12th, "Doc's Day" reception CCR in Rochester.

November 10th, Bob DiBaudo Trio, Hedges Nine Mile Pt. 6:30pm.

October 27th, Byron Stripling w/Erie Philharmonic. 8pm, Erie Pennsylvania


October 18th, Rich Thompson Trio @ Garber Porsche-Audi Porsche Cayenne new release party 5:30-8pm


October 11-13th, Byron Stripling w/Jacksonville Symphony, Jacksonville Fl.


October 10th, Clay Jenkins faculty recital, 7:30pm, Kilbourn Hall, Eastman $10


Sept. 30th, Rick Holland Little Big Band, 7pm @ Lovin Cup Restaraunt and bar near RIT.

Sept. 30th, Tony Caramia faculty recital, 3pm, Kilbourn Hall, $10.


Sept. 27th, Trio East concert-jam @ the Hyatt. 7:30-10pm


Sept. 19-23rd, Jazz Bistro w/Byron Stripling Quartet, St. Louis Mo.


Sept. 4th, Eastman Jazz Faculty Kilbourn Hall concert, 7:30pm, $10.


August 30th, Trio East @ the Little Theatre Cafe, 8-10pm.


August 29th, Newport Sundown Jazz Fest., Byron Stripling Quartet w/Bruce Foreman 6-8pm, Newport Ca.


August 24th, Lewiston Jazz Fest. w/Sally Terrell 1:15-2:45. Lewiston, NY


August 23rd, Trio East @ Via Garisole Wine Bar, 7-10pm $10 music charge. Pittsford, NY


July 29th, George Caldwell quintet, 5pm gig at Sportsmen’s, Buffalo, NY-featuring Nelson Rivera, Tim Clarke, Cameron Kayne, and George Caldwell!


July 13th, Doc Severinsen Big Band w/Harford Symphony Orchestra, 7:30 pm
Simsbury Meadows Performing Arts Center
Rain or Shine!


July 11th, Trio East & Friends Summer Jazz Concert, Kilbourn Hall-Eastman, 7:30pm

July 10th, Charles Pillow Summer Jazz Concert, Kilbourn Hall-Eastman, 7:30pm


July 9th, Clay Jenkins Summer Jazz Concert, Kilbourn Hall Eastman School, 7:30pm


June 29th, Trio East Live @ the Little Theatre Cafe, 8-10pm no cover.


June 28th, RIJF w/Mark Watters "Jazz Goes to the Movies. 7:15 & 9:15 sets @ Temple Auditorium.


June 24th, RIJF w/Triocity, Pillow-Campbell-Thompson @ the Wilder Room, 6 and 10pm $30 w/out Club Pass.


June 22nd, Trio East @ the Little Theatre Cafe, 8:15-10:15pm no cover.

June 11th, NYC recording Charles Pillow's new project @ Ovetar Rec. Studio.

June 3rd/4th Jazz Mass, Andy Calabres Quintet w/Bob Sneider and Vince Erclemento.

3rd Atonement Luthern church, 4th Riverside Conv. Center

June 2nd, Rich Thompson Quartet @ Fairport Canal Days

Gazebo, 3:30-4:30pm.


May 25th, Frank Sinatra tribute @ Riviera Theater Geneseo, NY



May 18th, Trio East Live @ the Little Theatre Cafe, 8-10pm


May 4th, Rich Thompson w/Doug Stone, Via Girasole Wine Bar, Pittsford, NY, 7pm


April 27th, w/Bill Grimes and Bill Dobbins @ LSU, Baton Rouge, La.

April 21st, Bob DiBaudo Trio @ Hedges 9 Mile Point, Webster, NY


April 13th, Trio East @ the Little Theatre Cafe. 8-10pm


March 24th, , Bob DiBaudo Trio @ Hedges 9 Mile Point, Webster, NY.


March 23rd, Marian Mcpartland 100th anniv. celebration, Kodak Hall 8pm.

March 16th, Trio East @ Little Theatre Cafe. 8-10pm.

March 11th, Rick Holland Little Big Band, Lovin' Cup 7-10pm.

March 1st, Arizona Musicfest Doc Severinsen w/Byron Stripling Quartet in Scottsdale 


February 15th and 23rd, Trio East @ The Little Theatre Cafe, 8-10pm.


February 3-10, The World Famous Jazz Cruise- w/"The Byron Stripling Quartet". Ft.Lauderdale, New Orleans, Cozumel.

January 26th, Trio East @ the Little Theatre Cafe, 8-10pm


January 8-11, Tour w/Doc Severisen/Byron Stripling Quartet @ Rheinhardt Univ. and Tifton Georgia.


December 28th "Swingin' In the New Year!" W/Byron Stripling Quartet, Lincoln Theater, Columbus, Ohio.


December 9th and 22nd- Trio East @ the Little Theatre Cafe, 8-10pm.


November 17-18th- Doc Severinsen big band show w/the Dayton Symphony Orchestra!


October 29th, Tony Caramia 100 year jazz milestone concert. 3pm @ Eastman's Hatch Hall. Tickets $10. Sold Out.


October 28th, Richie Cole "Alto Madness" featuring the Rich Thompson Trio w/Bill Dobbins and Dan Vitale. 8pm @ Musicfare in Buffalo, NY. Tickets: $30....Sold Out.

October 16th- Clay Jenkins Faculty Recital, the music of "Snooky" Young. 8pm @ Eastman's Kilbourn Hall.

October 14th- The Bob DiBaudo Trio @ Hedges Nine Mile Point.

October 11th- The Rich Thompson

Quartet @ Locust Hill CC for Greater Rochester Breast Cancer seminar.

 September 29th- The Bob DiBaudo Trio @ Hedges Nine Mile Point.


September 28th, 8-10pm "Trio East" @ Little Theatre Arts Cafe


August 27th 5pm, Doc Severinsen's "Trumpet Kings" featuring The Byron Stripling Quartet! Shalin Liu Performance Center, Rochport Ma.

August 12th, 6:30-10:30pm, Bob DiBaudo Trio@ Hedges Nine Mile Point.

July 24-30th Guest Jazz Clinician/director PAI @Wyoming Seminary in Kingston, Pa.


July 13th, ESM Summer Jazz Faculty Concert @ Kilbourn Hall, 7:30pm. Open to public.


July 12th, Trio East @ Kilbourn Hall Summer Jazz Concert Series. 7:30pm $10 cover w/out student ID.


July 9th Downstairs Cabaret, Susan Plunkett w/Andy Calabrese, Bob Sneider, and Kieran Hanlon. 5-7pm. $12


July 8th Hedges 9 Mile Point w/the Bob DiBuado Trio. 6:30-10:30


July 5th Eastman Jazz Summer faculty concert@ Kilbourn Hall, 7:30. $10 w/out student ID.


June 28th Tim Hagans Masterclass/performance for RIJF 2017 w/Bob Sneider and Dan Zieman in Ray Wright Room

June 23 and 30th, Trio East @ the Little Theatre Arts Cafe 8-10pm, no cover!  


June 3rd-"Trio East" w/Clay Jenkins-Jeff Campbell and myself @ Fairport Canal Days Festival, Gazebo 3:30-4"30


May 20- Erie Pa. w/Terese Genecco Little Big Band, Bill Dobbins, Evan Dobbins, Paul Gastpar, Bill Todd, Joe Boehle, etc..

May 12th- All day at the Zildjian Cymbal factory w/Aaron Jackson, Richard Flanagan, Jeff Westhaver, Paul Francis, and Leon Chiappini. 


March 23rd, Rich Thompson Trio w/Andy Calabrese and Dave Zaskoda @ Garber Porsche "Panamera" release Party 5-8pm.

February 10th* & 24th,"Trio East"

Live @ the Little Theatre Arts Cafe 8-10pm, Rochester NY

* Charles Pillow special guest!


January 27th, Trio East Live @ the Little Theatre Arts Cafe 8-10pm, Rochester NY.

January 4th, Music of Marty Paich Main stage at JEN in New Orleans, La. 8pm. Guest artist David Paich on Piano.

December 29th, Swinging in the New Year w/Byron Stripling Quartet. Lincoln Theater, Columbus, Ohio. 

December 30th, Trio East Live @ the Little Theatre Cafe, 8-10pm


December 2nd, Trio East Live @ the Little Theatre Cafe, 8-10pm


December 3rd, Rich Thompson Quintet at the Flaum Attrium

U of R Holiday!


December 5th, Guest artist w/Penfield Symphony performing Chick Corea's Concerto for Orchestra, 7:30pm


December 10th, w/Bob DiBaudo Trio @ Hedges Nine Mile Point, 6:30-10pm

December 11th, Atonement Lutheran Church "Jazz Mass" w/Kieran Hanlon, Bob Sneider, Vince Ercolamento, etc..

Eastman School of Music Faculty Artist Series Concert

Harold Danko Quadrennial Kilbourn Hall 8:00PM



Rich Perry – tenor saxophone 

Clay Jenkins – trumpet

Charles Pillow – woodwinds 

Jeff Campbell – bass

Rich Thompson – drums