Enjoy Exodus To Jazz at its new home

The Penthouse At One East Avenue

The new club series opens with the legendary Johnny O’Neal, a Rochester favorite who has headlined several ETJ concerts. The Detroit-born neo-bop jazz pianist will perform two sets, each available for individual purchase, on Saturday, February 17, 2018.


“ETJ at The Penthouse” will offer jazz fans memorable entertainment experiences comparable to popular New York City clubs. As the inaugural headliner, piano master Johnny O’Neal will be accompanied by his recording band members – bassist Ben Rubens and drummer Itay Morchi.


Combining with excellent music and the exciting new venue, the easily accessible parking is sure to enhance the entertainment experience. The following parking advice is from an Exodus To Jazz patron now living in the nearby Sibley Building:

“Some people may be concerned about parking downtown. There is usually street parking available surrounding Parcel Five, even on a Saturday night. The Mortimer Street Garage, on the corner of Clinton and East Main, is free every night after 5pm and all day on weekends. It’s just two blocks away from One East Avenue, and in bad weather it is possible to walk entirely inside the Sibley Building (enter by the door across from the garage).
The area is pretty safe due to the presence of a massive police station in the Sibley Building, but walking through the building, which is tightly monitored, makes it even safer. When you walk through the Sibley Building you come out directly across from the entrance to One East Avenue.”

A living connection to many jazz pioneers, O’Neal appeared in the 2004 blockbuster movie Ray cast as Art Tatum; his rendition of Yesterdays garnered much acclaim. In addition to regular sold-out performances in Manhattan, O’Neal enjoys considerable international popularity resulting from his performances on festival circuits in Europe, Australia, Japan, and South Africa.
The Johnny O’Neal Trio • February 17, 2018 • Doors open at 7:00 pm

First set: 7:30 to 9:00 pm; second set: 9:30 to 11:00 pm, capacity each set: 180

Preferred seats: 24 (Closest to stage – six tables of four); Advanced sale price – $30, Door price – $35

General admission seats: 138 (Theater style and high-top tables); Advanced sale price – $20, Door price – $25

Standing room: 18; Advanced sale price – $15, Door price – $20

All seating is on a ‘first-come’ basis

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