• 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 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, from 6 to 8 PM 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 Chilada'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 we'll 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 for 3 to 5 PM. For information and tickets to Music Mountain concerts call 860-824-7126. . . . MAP & DIRECTIONS

  • Ron's Run for the Roses, (a Kentucky Derby Day party to raise funds for pancreatic cancer research) had been rescheduled for May 1, 2021, but has now been canceled again. We hope to be back in 2022 at the Folly Farm in the heart of the Farmington Valley. It's a great cause, a beautiful location, great food/drink, silent/live auction, and the GJB provides 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...

  • In addition to the events listed above, members of the GJB are still working a lot with various other groups. Please visit the "OTHER GIGS" section of this website for information about those activities.



    Tom Artin