On Sunday, September 12 (2021) we'll back at the First Congregational Church in Madison for our 14th annual Jazz service from 9:45 to 11 AM, followed by a picnic on the lawn. Our special guests will be 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.
Our next Sunday at Aunt Chilada's will be from 6 to 8 PM on September 19, with Fred Vigorito, Russ Whitman, Noel Kaletsky, Art Hovey, Joel Schiavone, Charlie Freeman, Craig Grant, and Cynthia Fabian. 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. Those sessions 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. Click HERE for Jean Hadley's review of a recent session.
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 firstname.lastname@example.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.
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