Since July of 2009 the GJB has performed monthly in Hamden at Aunt Chilada's, usually on the third Sunday of the month. Our next session will be from 6 until 8 PM on April 15 with Fred Vigorito, Noel Kaletsky, Russ Whitman, Art Hovey, Bob Bequillard, Joel Schiavone, Ian Frenkel on piano, Tom Artin, and vocalist Cynthia Fabian. Known since 1993 as the best Mexican restaurant in the greater New Haven area, Aunt C'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 just come anyway and sit at the bar. Click HERE for Jean Hadley's review of a recent session.
On Friday, April 27 (2018) the GJB will perform with special guests in Pawling, NY as part of the Pawling Concert Series. Our all-star lineup will include Alex Owen (direct from New Orleans) on trumpet, Dr. John Clark (leader of Boston's Wolverine Jazz Band) on clarinet and saxophones, Jim Fryer (direct from Vince Giordono's Nighthawks) on trombone, Cynthia Sayer (direct from Manhattan) on banjo and vocals, Charlie Freeman on piano, and Molly Sayles on drums. . . . . TICKETS . . . . Map & Directions:
On Saturday, May 5 (2018) we'll return 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 email@example.com. Tickets will be available soon from the Ron's Run website.
On Sunday, July 8 (2018) we'll return to Butch Butterworth's annual Big Feathers Polo Tournament/Jazz Concert at the Giant Valley Farm, 640 Tuttle Avenue in Hamden, with special guests to be announced. Marce Enright wrote a fine report about the 2014 concert, with photos. Giant Valley Polo Club Website:
On Saturday, August 11 (20118) we'll return 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 guests to be announced. For information and tickets to Music Mountain concerts call 860-824-7126. . . . MAP & DIRECTIONS
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.
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