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  • The 2020 Ron's Run for the Roses, (a Kentucky Derby Day party to raise funds for pancreatic cancer research) has been rescheduled for Saturday, September 12 at the Folly Farm in the heart of the Farmington Valley. Great cause, beautiful location, great food/drink, silent/live auction, and the GJB will be there with Tom Boates to provide hot jazz from 2:30 to 4 PM. (The fun will continue until 7.) The address is 75 Hartford Road in Simsbury, CT, 06070. For info, email info@ronsrun.org. ....TICKETS...

  • From July, 2009 until February of 2020 the GJB performed monthly in Hamden at Aunt Chilada's, usually on the third Sunday of the month. Those sessions have been canceled until further notice because of the Covid-19 pandemic. We hope to be back when it becomes possible, with Fred Vigorito, Russ Whitman, Noel Kaletsky, Art Hovey, Joel Schiavone, Bob Bequillard, Jim Fryer on trombone, 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 a seat at the bar. There is no cover charge, and no minimum. Click HERE for Jean Hadley's review of a recent session.

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  • George Masso with the Galvanized Jazz Band (GJB 88-010) is a compilation of performances by George Masso with the GJB, recorded mostly at the Millpond Taverne between 1988 and 2010. The first six tracks are from our 20th Anniversary celebration back in 1991 with special guest Kenny Davern along with Fred Vigorito on cornet, Noel Kaletsky on clarinet and saxophones, Bill Sinclair on piano, Joel Schiavone on banjo, Art Hovey on bass and tuba and Bob Bequillard on drums. Click on the photo at the right for details.

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  • Lassus Trombone: George Masso with the Galvanized Jazz Band (GJB 83-88) is a compilation of performances by George Masso with the GJB, all recorded at the Millpond Taverne between 1983 and 1988 with Fred Vigorito on cornet, Noel Kaletsky on clarinet and saxophones, Bill Sinclair on piano, Joel Schiavone on banjo, Art Hovey on bass and tuba and Bob Bequillard on drums. Click on the photo at the right for details, and click HERE to see the review of this CD which appeared in the January 2020 issue of the Syncopated Times.

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  • Nobody's Sweetheart (GJB 2/19/96) Our first CD, recorded 2/19/96 at Trod Nossel Studios, Wallingford, CT, has now been re-mastered and re-issued. It features Noel Kaletsky, Jim Fryer, and Jane Campedelli along with Fred Vigorito, Bill Sinclair, Joel Schiavone, Art Hovey, and Bob Bequillard. 68 minutes of pure joy! Click on the photo at the right for details.

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  • For more information about these 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:

    When Your're Smiling
    If I Had You
    Big Lip Blues
    See Your Mama
    Fidgety Feet
    A Good Man is Hard to Find
    Royal Garden Blues
    I Almost Lost My Mind
    Rose of Washington Square
    Big Lip Blues
    Bring Me Sunshine
    Skylark
    I'm Gonna Lock My Heart
    Angry
    Yama Yama Man
    More GJB videos:

  • 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: vigorjazz@aol.com
    or give him a call: (203)453-5916

  • VIDEO . . . GJB & THE WEATHER . . . TUBA WEBSITE . . . PHYSICS WEBSITE

    Jim Fryer on trombone, Charlie Freeman on piano, Tom Artin