• On Sunday, July 12 (2020) we returned to Butch Butterworth's annual Big Feathers Polo Tournament/Jazz Concert at the Giant Valley Farm, 640 Tuttle Avenue in Hamden, with special guests Jim Fryer and Noel Kaletsky . Marce Enright wrote a fine report about the 2014 concert, with photos. Giant Valley Polo Club Website:

  • On Saturday, February 1 (2020) the GJB performed in Stamford at a Roaring 20s night celebrating Temple Beth El's first 100 years. There were cocktails, dinner, dancing, and a Temple Rock Auction. Our guests were be Jim Fryer on trombone and vocals, Tom Palinko on drums, and Joe McWilliams on piano. . . . Map & Directions

  • On Sunday, September 8 (2019) we were back at the First Congregational Church in Madison for our 13th annual Jazz service from 9:45 to 11 AM, followed by a picnic on the lawn. Our special guests were Jim Fryer on trombone and Charlie Freeman on piano. The church is located at 26 Meeting House Lane. This annual (since 2007)) event is free and open to the public.

  • On Saturday, August 24 (2019) we returned to Gordon Hall at Music Mountain in Falls Village, CT for our 28th annual concert at the string quartet capital of the universe (Connecticut's answer to Tanglewood) with special guests Jim Fryer on trombone, Charlie Freeman on piano, , and vocalist Cynthia Fabian. This concert was from 5 to 7 PM. For information and tickets to Music Mountain concerts call 860-824-7126 or click on TICKETS. . . . MAP & DIRECTIONS

  • On Saturday, July 13 (2019) the GJB performed 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, Lew Green, Tom Artin, Noel Kaletsky, Jim Fryer, and Charlie Freeman. The Polo matches start at 3, and we play from 6 to 8 pm. Marce Enright wrote a fine report about the 2014 concert, with photos. The Giant Valley Polo Club Website has information about the club's weekly polo matches.

  • On Saturday, May 4 we returned to Folly Farm in the heart of the Farmington Valley to perform for Ron's Run for the Roses, a Kentucky Derby Day party to raise funds for pancreatic cancer research. Great cause, beautiful location, great food/drink, silent/live auction, and hot jazz from 2:30 to 4 PM. (The fun continued until 7.) Special guests included Tom Boates on trombone and Herb Gardner on piano. The address is 75 Hartford Road in Simsbury, CT, 06070. For info, email info@ronsrun.org. ....TICKETS...

  • On March 5 (2019) the GJB was back in Cheshire for a 7:30 PM Mardi Gras concert in Nelson Hall at Elim Park with special guests Jim Fryer on trombone, vocalist Cynthia Fabian, and Molly Sayles on drums. Many loyal fans brought parasols to join the band as it paraded in to begin the program. Nelson Hall is a very comfortable 300-seat recital hall with professional sound and lighting and a Steinway grand piano. For tickets and info about upcoming events there call 203-699-5495 or click on TICKETS. Nelson Hall is located at 150 Cook Hill Road, Cheshire, CT 06410

    PHOTOS from last year's concert by Terry Wild:
    Review & photos from our 2016 concert:
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  • On Sunday, September 9 (2018) we were back at the First Congregational Church in Madison for a Jazz service from 9:45 to 11 AM, followed by a picnic on the lawn with Jim Fryer on trombone and vocals, Charlie Freeman on piano, and Molly Sayles on drums. The church is located at 26 Meeting House Lane. This annual event is free and open to the public.

  • On August 11 (2018) we returned to Gordon Hall at Music Mountain in Falls Village, CT for our 27th annual concert at the string quartet capital of the universe, (Connecticut's answer to Tanglewood) with special guests Jeff Barnhart and Craig Grant. The program featured the music of Fats Waller, and Jeff certainly did him proud. The joint was really jumping! For information and tickets to Music Mountain concerts call 860-824-7126 or click on TICKETS. . . . MAP & DIRECTIONS

  • On July 8 (2018) we performed at Butch Butterworth's 27th 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, Charlie Freeman, and Jim Fryer. The Polo matches start at 3, and we play from 6 to 8 pm. For details 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.

  • On Saturday, May 5 (2018) we returned to Folly Farm in the heart of the Farmington Valley to perform for Ron's Run for the Roses, a Kentucky Derby Day party to raise funds for pancreatic cancer research. Great cause, beautiful location, great food/drink, silent/live auction, and hot jazz from 2:30 to 4 PM. (The fun continues until 7.) The address is 75 Hartford Road in Simsbury, CT, 06070. For info, email info@ronsrun.org. ....TICKETS...

  • On Friday, April 27 (2018) the GJB performed with special guests in Pawling, NY as part of the Pawling Concert Series. The concert was a huge success, with a standing ovation and an encore request. Our all-star lineup included Alex Owen (direct from New Orleans) on cornet and vocals, Dr. John Clark (leader of Boston's Wolverine Jazz Band) on clarinet and saxophone, Jim Fryer (direct from Vince Giordono's Nighthawks) on trombone and vocals, Cynthia Sayer (direct from Manhattan) on banjo and vocals, Charlie Freeman on piano, and Molly Sayles on drums. . . . . Newspaper Review of the Concert: ..... Map & Directions:

  • On Monday, March 5 (2018) the GJB performed at Evergreen Woods, near Bill Miller's Castle in North Branford with Tom Boates, Charlie Freeman, and Joel Schiavone. This began at 7:30 PM and was Free and open to the public. . . . . Map & Directions:

  • On February 20 (2018) the GJB was back in Cheshire for another Mardi Gras concert 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 were with us on clarinets and saxophones, along with Tom Palinko on drums and the incomparable Jeff Barnhart on the Steinway grand piano. Nelson Hall is a very comfortable 300-seat recital hall. For tickets and info about upcoming events there call 203-699-5495 or click on TICKETS. The address is 140 Cook Hill Road, Cheshire, CT 06410 . . . . PHOTOS by Terry Wild . . . . Review & photos from our 2016 concert . . .

  • On Sunday, November 19 the GJB performed from 2 to 3:30 PM with Tom Artin and Cynthia Fabian and pianist Ian Frenkel at the Westport Senior Center, located at 21 Imperial Avenue, Westport CT 06880. The phone number is 203-341-5099. This concert was free and open to the public. We had a very large and appreciative crowd.

  • On Sunday, September 10 (2017) we were back at the First Congregational Church in Madison for a Jazz service from 9:45 to 11 AM, followed by a picnic on the lawn with Jerry Zigmont on trombone and vocals, and Tom Palinko on drums The church is located at 26 Meeting House Lane. This event is free and open to the public. We'll be back on September 9, 2018.

  • On Saturday, September 9 (2017) we returned to Gordon Hall at Music Mountain in Falls Village, CT for our 26th annual concert at the string quartet capital of the universe, (Connecticut's answer to Tanglewood) with special guests Cynthia Fabian, Tom Boates, and Dave Didriksen on drums, filling in for Bob Bequillard. For more information and tickets to Music Mountain concerts call 860-824-7126. . . . MAP & DIRECTIONS

  • On Sunday, July 30 (2017) the GJB performed with special guests Jim Fryer (trombone), Jim Lawlor (drums), and Noel Kaletsky (clarinet/saxophone) for the Tri-State Jazz Society. The concert was at the Haddonfield United Methodist Church, located at 29 Warwick Road in Haddonfield, New Jersey. For tickets and information about future Tri-State concerts go to the Tri-State Jazz Society Website.

  • On July 9 (2017) we returned to Butch Butterworth's annual Big Feathers Polo Tournament/Jazz Concert at the Giant Valley Farm, 640 Tuttle Avenue in Hamden, with special guests Tom Artin and Jim Fryer on trombone, Noel Kaletsky on reeds, and vocalist Cynthia Fabian. Marce Enright wrote a fine report about the 2014 concert, with photos. Giant Valley Polo Club Website:

  • On Saturday, May 6 (2017) we returned to Folly Farm in the heart of the Farmington Valley to perform for Ron's Run for the Roses, a Kentucky Derby Day party to raise funds for pancreatic cancer research. Great cause, beautiful location, great food/drink, silent/live auction, and hot jazz from 2:30 to 4 PM. (The fun continued until 7.) The address is 75 Hartford Road in Simsbury, CT, 06070. For info, email info@ronsrun.org. Tickets can be purchased from the Ron's Run website.

  • On Monday, April 24 (2017) the GJB performed on Broadway (in New Haven) in a publicity event to announce the construction of a new L. L. Bean store opening soon. Our guests were trombonist Jim Fryer and drummer Molly Sayles. There were speeches by the mayor and various corporation officials.

  • A Magical Night in the French Quarter:
    On March 25 (2017) the GJB performed at the Milford Yacht Club for the Maren Sanchez Home Foundation's first annual fundraiser. The Foundation's mission is "to empower girls to defend themselves against emotional, psychological and verbal manipulation and physical violence." This event raised funds to continue the Foundation's self-defense programs, work shops, camps and children's books. It was a magical night with a New Orleans- themed buffet dinner, silent and live auction, bourbon tasting, live music by the GJB, and more! Tickets for future events can be purchased by emailing jcampbell.mshf@gmail.com or by phone at (203)306-8638. . . . . . MAP & DIRECTIONS:

  • On Sunday, November 13 the GJB performed from 4 to 5:15 PM at Essex Meadows, located at 30 Bokum Road in Essex, CT, with guest trombonist Bob Hovey. These concerts are free and open to the public.

  • On November 6, 2016 the GJB performed with Craig Grant and Cynthia Fabian for a very large and appreciative crowd at the Westport Senior Center, located at 21 Imperial Avenue, Westport CT 06880. The phone number is 203-341-5099. This concert was free and open to the public.

  • On September 11 (2016) we were back in Madison at the First Congregational Church, located at 26 Meeting House Lane for a Jazz service from 9:45 to 11 AM, followed by a picnic on the lawn with guest trombonist Jerry Zigmont.

  • On August 27 (2016) the GJB performed from noon to 3 pm at the Chester Fair, on Kirtland Terrace, (just off RT. 154) in Chester, CT, 06412. . . . MAP & DIRECTIONS. . .

  • On July 13 (2016) we were be back on the Green in Fairfield for our annual free concert under the stars from 6:30 until 8 pm with trombonist Art Baron and vocalist Cynthia Fabian. . . MAP & DIRECTIONS:

  • On July 10 (2016) we returned to Butch Butterworth's annual Big Feathers Polo Tournament/Jazz Concert from 6 to 8:30 pm at the Giant Valley Farm, at 640 Tuttle Avenue in Hamden, with special guests Tom Artin on trombone, Noel Kaletsky on reeds, vocalist Cynthia Fabian. Marce Enright wrote a fine report about the 2014 concert, with photos.

  • On June 11 (2016) we returned to Gordon Hall at Music Mountain in Falls Village, CT for our 25th annual concert at the string quartet capital of the universe, (Connecticut's answer to Tanglewood) with special guest Jane Campedelli, back from Florida for a rare appearance with the GJB, and Craig Grant on trombone. For more information and tickets to other Music Mt. concerts call 860-824-7126. . . . MAP & DIRECTIONS. . .

  • On June 5 (2016) we returned to St. John�s Episcopal Church in Washington, Connecticut, located just a few miles north of Danbury at 78 Green Hill Road with special guests Jane Campedelli, (flying back from Florida for a rare appearance with the GJB, and Tom Boates on trombone. For more info about the concert series (and to suggest your favorite jazz band for future concerts) you can call St. John�s at 860-868-2527 or send email stjohnschurch@snet.net . All concerts at St. John's start at 5 PM.

  • On May 7, 2016 we returned to Folly Farm in the heart of the Farmington Valley to perform for Ron's Run for the Roses, a Kentucky Derby Day party to raise funds for pancreatic cancer research. Great cause, beautiful location, great food/drink, silent/live auction, and hot jazz from 2:30 to 4 PM. (The fun continued until 7.) The address is 75 Hartford Road in Simsbury, CT, 06070. Our guest trombonist-vocalist was Skip Hughes, with Mark Vigorito on second cornet.

  • On Fat Tuesday, February 9 (2016) the GJB was back in Cheshire for another Mardi Gras concert at 7:30 pm in Nelson Hall at Elim Park with special guests Jim Fryer, Mark Vigorito, and Skip Hughes. Nelson Hall is a very comfortable 300-seat recital hall with a Steinway grand piano. For more info and tickets to future events you can call 203-699-5495 or visit the Events section of their website. . . . . Map & Directions . . . Review & photos

  • On Feb 6, 2016 Joel Schiavone presented a special show at the Guilford VFW. It was a recording session with live audience, featuring the Galvanized Jazz Band with Herb Gardner, Cynthia Fabian, Gim Burton, Pat Keough, and Andy Rubenoff. The theme was Bittersweet Songs about Breakups through the Ages!, and a CD recording will be made available. The VFW hall is located at 104 Mill Rd, Guilford, CT 06437.

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