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  • On July 11 (2021) we'll be at Butch Butterworth's 30th annual Big Feathers Polo Tournament/Jazz Concert at the Giant Valley Farm in Hamden, CT with special guests Cynthia Fabian, Lew Green, Alex Owen, Noel Kaletsky, Charlie Freeman, and Jim Fryer. The Polo matches start at 3, and we play from 6 to 8 pm. For tickets and information go to the Giant Valley Polo Club Website: or email Jean Hadley: berje53@yahoo.com . Marce Enright wrote a fine report about the 2014 concert, with photos.

  • From July, 2009 until the pandemic forced a stop in February of 2020 the GJB performed monthly in Hamden at Aunt Chilada's, usually on the third Sunday of the month. Those sessions will resume on July 18, 2021 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.

  • On August 28, 2021 the GJB will return to Music Mountain in Falls Village, CT for our 25th annual concert at the string quartet capital of the universe, Connecticut's answer to Tanglewood. Banjo virtuoso Bob Price will be our special guest. The concert is now scheduled to run from 3 to 5 PM.

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  • An Embarassment of Riches (SJSTB 28) was recorded live at concerts in Rochester, NY by Sarah Spencer with her dream band: Fred Vigorito, Bill Sinclair and Art Hovey (from the GJB) along with Tom Palinko and Jimmy Mazzy (frequent guests with the GJB) and special guest Mike Owen, an amazing trombonist from the UK. Click on the photo at the right for details.

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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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  • 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