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On Friday, April 27 (2018) the GJB will perform with special guests in Pawling, NY as part of the Pawling Concert Series. Our all-star lineup will include Alex Owen (direct from New Orleans) on trumpet, Dr. John Clark (leader of Boston's Wolverine Jazz Band) on clarinet and saxophones, Jim Fryer (direct from Vince Giordono's Nighthawks) on trombone, Cynthia Sayer (direct from Manhattan) on banjo and vocals, Charlie Freeman on piano, and Molly Sayles on drums. . . . . TICKETS . . . . Map & Directions:
On Saturday, May 5 (2018) we'll return to Folly Farm in the heart of the Farmington Valley to perform for Ron's Run for the Roses, a Kentucky Derby Day party to raise funds for pancreatic cancer research. Great cause, beautiful location, great food/drink, silent/live auction, and hot jazz from 2:30 to 4 PM. (The fun continues until 7.) The address is 75 Hartford Road in Simsbury, CT, 06070. For info, email firstname.lastname@example.org. Tickets will be available soon from the Ron's Run website.
Since July of 2009 the GJB has performed monthly in Hamden at Aunt Chilada's, usually on the third Sunday of the month. Our next session will be from 6 until 8 PM on May 20 with Fred Vigorito, Noel Kaletsky, Russ Whitman, Art Hovey, Bob Bequillard, Joel Schiavone, Tom Artin, Ian Frenkel on piano, and vocalist Cynthia Fabian. Known since 1993 as the best Mexican restaurant in the greater New Haven area, Aunt C's is located at 3931 Whitney Avenue, just a couple of miles north of Sleeping Giant in Hamden, beside the golf course. Seating is somewhat limited; please call 203-230-4640 to reserve a table, or just come anyway and sit at the bar. Click HERE for Jean Hadley's review of a recent session.
More Upcoming GJB Events . . . Other Gigs
A CD recording of our 24th annual concert at Music Mountain (September 9, 2017) is now available. It features vocalist Cynthia Fabian and trombonist Tom Boates. For more information about this and our many other recordings please visit the Recordings section of this website.
Over in Holland Gerard Bielderman has published a very complete Galvanized Jazz Band Discography describing our recordings on LP, cassette, and CD, including some that even we didn't know about. Gerard has already published discographies of many other well-known bands and performers; we are honored to be included among them. (Ours is listed in the "Swinging American" section of his website.)
Our YOUTH BANDS page has been updated; check it out!
Eric Devine has posted many videos from the last few Hot Steamed Jazz Festivals. Here are a few of the GJB:
Marce Enright's New England Traditional Jazz website has undergone extensive revisions and improvements. Videos of many recent events are being added; be sure to check it out!
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or give him a call: (203)453-5916
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