A Magical Night in the French Quarter:
On Saturday, March 25 the GJB will perform between 6 and 11 pm at the Milford Yacht Club for the Maren Sanchez Home Foundation's first annual fundraiser. The Foundation's mission is "to empower girls to defend themselves against emotional, psychological and verbal manipulation and physical violence." This event will raise funds to continue the Foundation's self defense programs, work shops, camps and children's books. It will be a magical night at the Milford Yacht Club with a New Orleans- themed buffet dinner, silent and live auction, bourbon tasting, live music by the GJB, and more! Tickets for $125 can be purchased by emailing email@example.com or by phone at (203)306-8638.
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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 23 with Fred Vigorito, Noel Kaletsky, Russ Whitman, Bill Sinclair, Bob Bequillard, Joel Schiavone, Tom Artin, Art Hovey, and vocalist Cynthia Fabian. (Please note that in May we'll be there on the 14th.) 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. We play from 6:30 until 9pm. 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 Saturday, May 6 2017 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 continued until 7.) The address is 75 Hartford Road in Simsbury, CT, 06070. For info, email firstname.lastname@example.org. Tickets can be purchased from the Ron's Run website.
On Sunday, July 9 (2017) we'll return to Butch Butterworth's annual Big Feathers Polo Tournament/Jazz Concert from 6 to 8:30 pm at the Giant Valley Farm, at 640 Tuttle Avenue in Hamden, with special guests Tom Artin on trombone, Noel Kaletsky on reeds, vocalist Cynthia Fabian. Marce Enright wrote a fine report about the 2014 concert, with photos. Giant Valley Polo Club Website:
On July 30, 2017 the GJB will perform with special guests in a concert for the Tri-State Jazz Society near Philadephia. Details will be posted here and there when available.
On Saturday, September 9 (2017) we'll return to Gordon Hall at Music Mountain in Falls Village, CT for our 24th annual concert at the string quartet capital of the universe, (Connecticut's answer to Tanglewood) with special guest to be announced. For more 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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