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 firstname.lastname@example.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 email@example.com or by phone at (203)306-8638. . . . . . MAP & DIRECTIONS:
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 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 23rd 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 firstname.lastname@example.org . 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.