Mid-January Update ~ 1/20/2022
So much is happening so fast! I wanted to update you on developments in my sector of the jazz world. There are some very exciting events coming up and I wanted to let you know about them sooner rather than later. Here goes…
Sunday Jazz Brunch (11 am – 1:30 pm) at The Lobster Shack (3 Cosey Beach Avenue, East Haven) continues its successful run this Sunday with me on bass and Tony Lombardozzi on guitar. Tony’s playing a new guitar these days, hand made by his son, Sean, and believe me it sounds fantastic! Here’s the upcoming schedule:
1/22 ~ Jeff Fuller with Tony Lombardozzi, guitar
1/29 ~ Joe Carter, guitar with Phil Bowler, bass
2/5 ~ Joe Carter, guitar with Phil Bowler, bass
2/12 ~ Jeff Fuller with Mike Godette, guitar
2/19 ~ The Shack is closed this day.
On Mondays, in January & February, from 7 – 8:30 pm, I’ll be playing with Pat Todd’s Tuxedo Junction ~ a big band under the direction of Tom Boates for a while~ at the Guilford VFW Hall, 104 Mill Road, Guilford, CT. Open to the public, free. Good music, good dancing and good company!
On Sunday, January 29th from 12 – 3 pm, I’ll be at Quattro’s Italian Restaurant & Bar, 14 Water Street, Guilford, CT, in the musical company of guitarist Tony Lombardozzi and drummer Barry Ries. (“Dr. G” Gary Grippo is away for a few weeks. I’ll try not to lose the gig for him!)
And on Sunday, February 5th from 12 — 3 pm, I’ll be bringing my own outstanding trio, with Darren Litzie on piano and Ben Bilello on drums, into Quattro’s Italian Restaurant & Bar, 14 Water Street, Guilford, CT. Piano trio jazz in the style of … well, our own inimitable mix of originals and standards!
One exciting concert you won’t want to miss in on Friday, February 10th at 7:30 pm in Woolsey Hall, 500 College St., New Haven. The Yale Concert Band, under the direction of Thomas Duffy, will offer the world premiere of my “Afro-Cuban Suite” – an original and sincere homage to the great music, musicians and culture of Cuba. The 6-part Suite touches on bembé, rumba, Latin jazz, bolero and mambo during its 10-minute journey. Free admission – come one, come all!
2023 is growing into an exciting musical adventure! Besides the ‘steady’ gigs listed here, my trio has some fun gigs coming up including our return to the Side Door Jazz Club on March 31st (mark your calendars!) and return visits to Best Video, Café 9, La Zingara, Hog River Brewery… stay tuned. See you soon!
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Impromptu session with Wu Man, renowned pipa virtuoso!
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Jeff Fuller & Friends appearing live at the Side Door Jazz Club in 2022. Here's a video from that evening.