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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 August 19 with Fred Vigorito, Russ Whitman, John Clark, Art Hovey, Bob Bequillard, Joel Schiavone, Tom Artin, Charlie Freeman 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. There is no cover charge, and no minimum. Click HERE for Jean Hadley's review of a recent session.
On Sunday, September 9 (2018) we'll be back at the First Congregational Church in Madison for a Jazz service from 9:45 to 11 AM, followed by a picnic on the lawn until 12:15. We'll have Jim Fryer on trombone, and Bill Sinclair back on piano. The church is located at 26 Meeting House Lane. This event is free and open to the public.
More Upcoming GJB Events . . . Other Gigs
The GJB Plays Ellington (GJB 6/018), just arrived, is a compilation CD of live recordings of the GJB performing works composed by or associated with "Duke" Ellington. Featured guests include Art Baron, Donn Trenner, Jimmy Mazzy, Bob Price, Skip Hughes, Tom Palinko, Tom Artin, and Gerard Carelli.
GJB 02-03 is another compilation CD of previously unissued material recorded live at the Chowderpot in Branford, CT back in 2002 and 2003, all utilizing the tuba. (This one compliments our Ellington CD, on which only the upright bass was used.) Regular members of the GJB on these recordings inlclude Fred Vigorito on cornet, Russ Whitman on clarinet and various saxophones, Bill Sinclair on piano, Art Hovey on the famous black tuba, Joel Schiavone on banjo, and Bob Bequillard on drums. Featured guests include Herb Gardner, Jim Fryer, Tom Artin, Craig Grant, Nick Carella, Gerard Carelli, and Bob Price.
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!
To contact us, send an email to Fred: firstname.lastname@example.org
or give him a call: (203)453-5916
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