Club show: Hot Sweets

05:00 AM, Mar 08, 2013

From left are current Hot Sweets members Dave Cohen, Ralph Ortiz, Jim Richmond and Joe Chiappone, along with former member Todd East. (Gary Ventura)/


Singer and pianist Todd East, who we lost in a move to Kansas City, returns for a set of three shows with Hot Sweets, the Prime Time Funk offshoot that was one of several bands that he played with here. The band plays 9 p.m. Saturday at Lovin’ Cup, 300 Park Point Drive, Henrietta, near the Rochester Institute of Technology campus. Hot Sweets is also saxophonist Jim Richmond, guitarist Joe Chiappone, drummer Dave Cohen and bassist Ron France. Hot Sweets also has two Geneva shows: 9 p.m. Friday at Rylie J’s, 38 Seneca St., and 11 a.m. Sunday, as part of the worship service at Mt. Olive Missionary Baptist Church, 70 Clark St.