Links to the Rest of the Jazz World
Traditional Jazz Websites:
The Jazz Encyclopedia has biographical info about thousands of jazz musicians.
Brian Harvey's Hot Jazz Channel, a new internet radio station based in the U.K., features many great bands including the GJB, albeit with british spelling.
Marce Enright's New England Traditional Jazz gives information about who is playing where in New England.
Jazz Me News is the online newsletter of the Jim Cullum Jazz Band and the Riverwalk Live From The Landing radio show.
There is an internet radio station out of New York called OKOM.com (Our Kind Of Music) which frequently features the Smith Street Society as well as the GJB. Give it a listen, and call in your requests.
Karen Quick's Traditional Jazz website has information about other traditional jazz or dixieland jazz societies and/or festivals all over the world:
Musicians Village is a website composed of backgrounds and bios of various gifted musicians who want to show off their resumes and talent.
Culture Connect is Connecticut's most comprehensive calendar of arts, culture, and entertainment events.
The Connecticut Commission on the Arts used to give us a nice mention.
For an amazing website that lists all kinds of events worldwide, try tomsmusic.com. You can click on any date and get listings for hundreds of musical events of every description all over the world.
A great collection of sound files is available at the Cornerband Website and we have made some of our music available there.
If you are just starting to learn about traditional jazz you might find redhotjazz.com to be a useful source of background information.
Princeton Record Exchange in NJ buys and sells CDs, DVDs & records, with a large selection of traditional jazz.
Jazz Clubs, Festivals and Places of Interest:
Jazz Clubs Worldwide is the site to visit if you are traveling and want to find some good jazz in a strange land.
The New Jersey Jazz Society is dedicated to the performance, preservation, and promotion of jazz.
In Southern New Jersey the Cape May Traditional Jazz Society is also dedicated to the development and promotion of traditional jazz.
The Potomic River Jazz Club is a nonprofit society in the Washington-Baltimore area whose purpose is to preserve, encourage and promote the playing and appreciation of traditional jazz.
The Tri-State Jazz Society has a nice website with info about traditional jazz events in the greater Philadelphia area.
The Pennsylvania Jazz Society has just updated its website.
The Flower City Jazz Society sponsors a lot of good things in the Rochester, NY area.
The Jazz Appreciation Society of Syracuse sponsors our kind of music.
The Austin Traditional Jazz Society sponsors monthly concerts in Austin, Texas.
Florida's annual Suncoast Jazz Classic featured the GJB in November of 2001, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2008, and 2010.
The GJB also participated in the Central Illinois Jazz Festival in January, 2005. That's another one we wouldn't mind returning to.
- Music Mountain: Each year in June the GJB returns to Music Mountain in scenic Falls Village for its annual concert at "the string quartet capital of the summer music universe". .. MAP..
For more info about Music Mountain or to order tickets by phone, call 860-824-7126.
Penn's Peak Entertainment Facility in scenic Jim Thorpe, PA has featured the GJB more than once; It's a great place to see a band. . . . DIRECTIONS. . . MAP . . .
Bill's Seafood in Westbrook has our kind of music almost every day and great food too. . MAP. . .
The Heartbeat Jazz Band has performed and recorded at the Keeney Cultural Center, 200 Main Street in Wethersfield. MAP:
For many years the GJB returned in June the the gazebo on the green in Fairfield for its annual free outdoor concert; we hope to be back someday. . . MAP . . .
The First Congregational Church of Southington, located at 37 Main Street in Southington, CT 06489, presents the GJB once each year for a jazz-flavored service.
The Manchester Community College Bicentennial Band Shell has a fine series of summer outdoor concerts. . . . DIRECTIONS . . . MAP . . .
The Wadsworth Mansion in Middletown, CT has a "Music at the Mansion" summer concert series, which is free and open to the public. MAP. . .
Traditional Jazz Publications:
Websites of Individual Musicians and Bands:
- If you need a good band on eastern Long Island check out Jazz on the Half-Shell.
- Jim Fryer has a great website with up-to-date info about where he is working these days. He's so busy now that he has to check it himself every day just to see where he's going next!
- Herb Gardner's website:
- Abbie Gardner's website:
- Bill Crow's site:
- Dan Levinson, clarinetist and saxophonist extraordinaire, has a big website with lots of photos.
- Clarinetist Joe Licari now has his own website. Joe worked with us often the early Millpond Taverne days, and can be heard on our recording with "Big Chief" Russell Moore. Joe has a new book out: The Invisible Clarinetist
- New Jersey's Midri Brothers have often performed at festivals here in Connecticut; they are always a big hit.
- The Barbone Street Jazz Band is the Delaware Valley's most sought-after Jazz/Swing/Hot Dance Band.
- Washboard Slim's Blue Lights jug band has been around for a long time now.
- Nancy Gee has a new recording out. Nancy performed with us several times when she was living in Connecticut.
- Norman Field , the fine British clarinetist who has visited us at the Chowderpot a couple of times, has a vast collection of traditional jazz reissues on cassette. He sells them at very reasonable prices.
- J. P. Alessi has put together a website for his own band and also for New Orleans saxophonist Emanuel Paul, his idol and inspiration. Fred Vigorito was featured with J.P.'s French Preservation band in December of 2004 and again in 2005.
- Sammy Rimington now has a nice informative website.
- Jonathan "Jazz" Russell is the young violinist we met at the Hot Steamed Festival in the summer of 2003 and again in 2004 & 2005.
- John Clark's Wolverine Jazz Band is one of Boston's finest.
- Jon Seiger from Rochester, NY is a triple-threat on trumpet, piano, and vocals. He performed recently with some of us in a concert on the green on Main Street in Old Saybrook.
- Joel Schiavone interview with early history of "Your Father's Moustache":
- Jerry Zigmont has put some nice photos of Woody Allen's band together on his website. Woody used to play with the GJB quite a lot many years ago, and now Jerry works with him regularly in New York.
- Vince Giordano's Nighthawks are now performing on Mondays and Tuesdays from 8:30 to 11:30 at Charlie O's Times Square Grill, 1611 Broadway at West 49th street, Manhattan: 212-246-1960.
- Gerard Carelli recently performed with us at Nelson Hall. Gerard is a superb singer and trombonist.
- Trombonist Eddie Bert has a very impressive website.
Eddie is now working with Drake Smith's ten-piece Jazz Stars Orchestra, which also features yours truly on tuba.
- The Independence Hall Jazz Band performed along with us at a recent Hot Steamed festival.
- For more links to individual musicians, go to our Shameless Name-Dropping page.
- From Harlem to Abroad is a great site recommended to us by Chloe, with links to many other swing-dancing sites.
- All About Swing Dancing is a great site recommended to us.
- For Information about the swing-dancing opportunities everywhere, go to havetodance.com.
- Here's a good Dance Instruction Website that allows dance students to download instructional dance video clips of dance moves from their favorite teachers.
- There is a dance instruction website with animated figures and instructions for those of us who are getting tired of telling people that we just washed our feet and can't do a thing with them. To see the animations you must download "Quicktime". There is a link for doing that at the dance website.
Jazz History Websites:
Instruction and Performance Opportunities:
Sites that are Useful for Music Research: