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A musical tribute to Geneva’s Bill Legott

The Cool Club & The Lipker Sisters find themselves miles away from their Finger Lakes roots on many nights, as the following for their jazzy melodies continues to grow.

But Marilla Gonzalez, who represents one-third of the Lipker Sisters, said the group always enjoys coming back to Geneva to sing before their longtime fans.

One of their favorite venues is Club 86, where the group has been a mainstay, often playing its Cabaret shows.

This Saturday evening, in fact, the Cool Club & The Lipker Sisters will return to the fabled entertainment and party house venue on Avenue E for a show that has added significance.

Originally booked as a party celebrating the group’s new CD, it is now also being dedicated to the memory of the late Bill Legott, Club 86 owner, whose family has operated the club — host to some of the biggest names in jazz history — since the 1940s.

Legott, a beloved member of the Geneva community, died of a heart attack on Oct. 30 at age 66.

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