Since July of 2009 the GJB has performed monthly in Hamden at Aunt Chilada's, usually on the third Sunday of the month. Since April 21st will be Easter Sunday, our next session will be from 6 until 8 PM on April 14 with Fred Vigorito, Russ Whitman, Noel Kaletsky, Art Hovey, Joel Schiavone, Charlie Freeman on piano, Tom Artin on trombone, 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 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 Saturday, May 4 we'll returne 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.) Special guests will include Tom Boates on trombone and Herb Gardner on piano. The address is 75 Hartford Road in Simsbury, CT, 06070. For info, email email@example.com. ....TICKETS...
On Saturday, July 13 (2019) the GJB will perform 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, Tom Artin, Noel Kaletsky, Jim Fryer, and more to be announced. The Polo matches start at 3, and we play from 6 to 8 pm. Food and drink provided. For details go to the Giant Valley Polo Club Website: or email Jean Hadley: firstname.lastname@example.org . Marce Enright wrote a fine report about the 2014 concert, with photos.
On Saturday, August 24 (2019) we'll return 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 to be announced. This concert will be from 5 to 7 PM. For information and tickets to Music Mountain concerts call 860-824-7126 or click on TICKETS. . . . MAP & DIRECTIONS
On Sunday, September 8 (2019) we'll be 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. The church is located at 26 Meeting House Lane. This annual event is free and open to the public.
In addition to the events listed above, members of the GJB still work frequently with various other groups. Please visit the "OTHER GIGS" section of this website for information about those activities.
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