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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 Sunday, June 16 with Fred Vigorito, Russ Whitman, Noel Kaletsky, Art Hovey, Joel Schiavone, Charlie Freeman on piano, Tom Artin on trombone, vocalist Cynthia Fabian, and Tom Palinko on drums. 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.
On Saturday, July 13 (2019) the GJB will perform at Butch Butterworth's 28th annual Big Feathers Polo Tournament/Jazz Concert at the Giant Valley Farm, 640 Tuttle Avenue in Hamden, with special guests Cynthia Fabian, Tom Artin, Noel Kaletsky, Jim Fryer, and Charlie Freeman. The Polo matches start at 3, and we play from 6 to 8 pm. Food and drink provided. For details go to the Giant Valley Polo Club Website: or email Jean Hadley: email@example.com . Marce Enright wrote a fine report about the 2014 concert, with photos.
More Upcoming GJB Events . . . . . Other Gigs
The Joint is Jumpin' (GJB 8/11/018) is a recording of our 27th annual concert at Music Mountain with special guests Jeff Barnhart and Craig Grant, featuring the music of Thomas "Fats" Waller. The concert was August 11, 2018, and the CD is now available. Click on the photo at the right for details.
The GJB Plays Ellington (GJB 6/018) 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. Click on the photo at the right for details.
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. Click on the photo at the right for details.
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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Charlie Freeman on piano, Molly Sayles