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November Jazz Update ~ 11/4/21

     Brrrr … this morning!  Time to begin the late fall, early winter hunkering. This past Monday I was so happy to be with my former boss, the great Lou Donaldson, as we celebratde his 95th Birthday!  It was a rollicking affair, held at Dizzy’s Club, with great music and great company.  There are some candid photos on my Facebook page!  

     Meanwhile there’s a lot of jazz going on around this area.  Hope you can come out to hear us.


     On Thursdays, November 11th and 18th from 6:30-8:30 pm, I’ll be playing with guitarist Joe Kiernan at Marygold’s On Main, Newtown, CT.  Joe’s a dynamic player with great chops and the wisdom of how to use them. 

     On Saturday, November 13th, from 4 – 7 pm, I’ll be over at Café Nine, 250 State Street, New Haven, for the weekly jazz jam session, hosted by “Dr. G”, Gary Grippo on guitar.  Barry Ries will supply the drums and trumpet parts.  Come sit in after the first set!

     On Sunday, November 14th from 4 – 5 pm, pianist extraordinaire Darren Litzie and I will engage the audience at Whitney Center, Hamden, with our original and standards-based jazz.  (Sorry, this is a private event.)

     The following Sunday, November 21st from 12 – 3 pm, I’ll be performing with guitarist/podiatrist Gary Grippo at Quattro’s Italian Restaurant & Bar, 14 Water Street, Guilford, CT.  An authentic jazz brunch is on tap here, featuring Barry Ries on drums, trumpet and … personality!  Guest artist this week: the redoubtable Harvey Martin on trombone.

     If I don’t see you before Thanksgiving, I hope you have a happy holiday!  As for me, I’m going to take advantage of the barbecued turkey specials from Smokin’ With Chris, served up by Atla DeChamplain’s family… and hope for the day when we can return live jazz to that restaurant! 

     Peace, y’all!

Jeff Fuller

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Impromptu session with Wu Man, renowned pipa virtuoso!

     Jeff Fuller & Friends, live at the Side Door Café