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 January 21 with Fred Vigorito, Noel Kaletsky, Russ Whitman, Art Hovey, Bob Bequillard, Joel Schiavone, Tom Artin, vocalist Cynthia Fabian, and special guest Ian Frenkel on piano. 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 Tuesday, February 20 (2018) the GJB will be back in Cheshire for another Mardi Gras concert at 7:30 pm in Nelson Hall at Elim Park with special guest Gerard Carelli, a fine trombonist and vocalist you may recall from our days at the Chowderpot. Gerard has been busy since then with the Tommy Dorsey orchestra, the Ray Charles Orchestra, and as a soloist with his own big band at the Lincoln Center, the Rainbow Room and the Waldorf-Astoria. Noel Kaletsky and Russ Whitman will also be with us on clarinets and saxophones, and the incomparable Jeff Barnhart will be with us on the Steinway grand piano. Nelson Hall is a very comfortable 300-seat recital hall. For tickets and more info call 203-699-5495 or click on TICKETS. The address is 140 Cook Hill Road, Cheshire, CT 06410 . . . . Review & photos from our 2016 concert . . .
On Monday, March 5 and Monday, July 30 (2018) the GJB will perform at Evergreen Woods, near Bill Miller's Castle in North Branford with Tom Boates and Joel Schiavone. Both concerts will begin at 7:30 PM and will be Free and open to the public.
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On 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. Marce Enright wrote a fine report about the 2014 concert, with photos. Giant Valley Polo Club Website:
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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