On Saturday, June 5 the GJB will perform from 12:30 to 3 PM for the Hartford Hospital's "Black & Red" Fundraiser at the Farmington Polo Grounds, 162 Town Farm Road in Farmington. For tickets and information go to Black & Red website.
On June 12, 2022 the GJB will return to our original home, the Millpond Tavern! Now called the Millpond Gatherings, the place has been completely rebuilt with no-stairs access but is still at the same location on Route 17 in Northford. We'll play from 6 to 8:30 with Fred Vigorito, Noel Kaletsky, Russ Whitman, Jim Fryer, Charlie Freeman, Art Hovey, Tom Palinko, and Joel Schiavone. The number to call for reservations is 203-714-4400. We are also scheduled for September 11.
Our next Sunday at Aunt Chilada's will be from 6 to 8 PM on June 19. The GJB has performed monthly at Aunt Chilada's (usually on the third Sunday of the month) since July of 2009 with the exception of the Covid year. We resumed in July of 2021, and a huge crowd was there to greet us! 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. We'll be there again on June 19. Click HERE for Jean Hadley's review of a recent session.
Butch Butterworth's 31st annual Big Feathers Polo Tournament/Jazz Concert will be Sunday, July 10 (2022) at the Giant Valley Farm, 640 Tuttle Avenue in Hamden, and the GJB will be there with Fred Vigorito, Noel Kaletsky, Russ Whitman, Charlie Freeman, Art Hovey, Tom Palinko, Joel Schiavone, and special guest trombonist Jim Fryer. At 6 PM there will be food and drinks provided by Aunt Chilada's. For tickets and details please visit the Giant Valley Polo Club Website:
On Saturday, August 6 (2022) the GJB will return to Music Mountain in Falls Village, CT for our 26th annual concert at the string quartet capital of the universe, Connecticut's answer to Tanglewood. The concert will begin at 7 pm with special guests to be announced. Last summer's complete concert can be seen and heard on YouTube. (Just click on those two words!)
On Sunday, September 11 we'll be back at the First Congregational Church in Madison for our 15th annual Jazz service from 9:45 to 11 AM, followed by a free picnic until noon on the lawn, with Jim Fryer on trombone, Charlie Freeman on piano, and Tom Palinko on drums. The church is located at 26 Meeting House Lane. This annual event (since 2007) is free and open to the public.
Later on that same Sunday we'll be back at the Millpond Tavern from 6 to 8:30.
It has been ten years since we last played at the Suncoast Jazz Festival in Clearwater Beach, Florida, but we will be back November 18-20 as a 9-piece band with special guests Jane Campedelli, John Clark, Bob Price, trombonist Neil DeFeo, and Molly Sayles on drums, along with GJB regulars Fred Vigorito, Russ Whitman, Charlie Freeman, and Art Hovey.
In addition to the events listed above, members of the GJB are still working with various other groups. Please visit the "OTHER GIGS" section of this website for information about those activities.
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