• 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 resumed on July 18, 2021. Our next one will be from 6 to 8 PM on August 15 with Fred Vigorito, Russ Whitman, Noel Kaletsky, Art Hovey, Joel Schiavone, Neil DeFeo on trombone, Charlie Freeman on piano, Sal Ranniello on drums, and vocalist Barbara Vine. 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 30th annual concert at the string quartet capital of the universe, Connecticut's answer to Tanglewood. Banjo virtuoso Bob Price and trombonist Craig Grant will be our special guests. 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