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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 January 21 with Fred Vigorito, Noel Kaletsky, Russ Whitman, Art Hovey, Bob Bequillard, Joel Schiavone, Tom Artin, vocalist Cynthia Fabian, and special guest Ian Frenkel on piano. 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.
On Tuesday, February 20 (2018) the GJB will be back in Cheshire for another Mardi Gras concert at 7:30 pm in Nelson Hall at Elim Park with special guest Gerard Carelli, a fine trombonist and vocalist you may recall from our days at the Chowderpot. Gerard has been busy since then with the Tommy Dorsey orchestra, the Ray Charles Orchestra, and as a soloist with his own big band at the Lincoln Center, the Rainbow Room and the Waldorf-Astoria. Noel Kaletsky and Russ Whitman will also be with us on clarinets and saxophones, and the incomparable Jeff Barnhart will be with us on the Steinway grand piano. Nelson Hall is a very comfortable 300-seat recital hall. For tickets and more info call 203-699-5495 or click on TICKETS. The address is 140 Cook Hill Road, Cheshire, CT 06410 . . . . Review & photos from our 2016 concert . . .
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!
To contact us, send an email to Fred: email@example.com
or give him a call: (203)453-5916
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