Sunday 1:30 – 2:55 | Gazebo Stage
The Dave Profeta Band delivers some of the finest arrangements of Classic Rock, Blue’s & Pop. This trio features three versatile and experienced musicians whose love of music is evident with every note they play. Often considered to be three of Rochester’s greats, these guys are fully intune with each other. Combined, they have over 150 years of musical experience and it shows!
On stage, Dave Profeta and his guitar mesh to become one powerful unit. Brought up listening to jazz, blues & even classical, Dave was taught by the best, his father, who was a local Rochester Jazz musician. In fact, he has been playing guitar since he was six years old. His influences include Beatles, Joni Mitchell, Eric Johnson, Alan Holdsworth,Mike Landau and many more.
He has played with Masque,Trigger, Subject To Change,Pocket Change, Winelight,& J RABBIT. Currently Dave graces the stage with several bands including D Squared (Duet with Dick Callari) Herb Gross & The Invictas (60’s rock band, song “The Hump” ). Dave will tell you he “loves chord work and gravitates to the melodic,spacious & moody…”
Dave is backed by the strong and steady rhythmic pulse of bassist and vocalist Dick Callari. Starting on drums in ’64,learning bass in 66 and then taking on the guitar in 1967, Dick has been
captivating crowds ever since. Playing with Witches Brew, Wrinkles, Deja Vu, Frontline, Nightstar, Split Decision, Center Stage and Pocket Change. Currently he shares the stage with Dave in D squared, plays with the invictas and the Dave Profeta Band. When it comes to music some of Dick’s favorites include: Fourplay,guitarist Lee Ritenour, bassist Kim Stone (&Spank), and vocalist Maurice White of EWF.
Drawing on years of experience, both on and off the road, Drummer Joe Pizzo, often referred to as Smokin’ Joe, offers his incendiary style and chops so great your ears won’t know what hit them.. A seasoned musician, Joe is a staunch supporter of music in the Rochester area and hosts many of the greatest names Rochester has to offer at his own juke joint, Smokin’ Joe’s Bar & Grill. Ask Joe and he will tell you he has been playing forever!
Dave Profeta believes, “Good or bad, one should recognize an artist by just a few notes !” Well, you will have no problem recognizing the paramount talent propeled thru the music of The Dave Profeta Band!