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October Jazz Update ~ 10/3/21

     As the autumn days get shorter and the nights get chillier, jazz gigs continue to ‘spring’ up.  Last night my trio (with Ben Bilello and Darren Litzie) had the chance to play a private party with a fine guitarist, James Silberstein, recently relocated to Milford from NYC.  I’m sure we’ll all hear more from James in the future!  Meanwhile, in the present …

     This Wednesday, October 6th from 5 – 7 pm, our trio of Gary Grippo on guitar and Barry Ries on drums, will grace the Branford Green, near the flagpole (and Ashley’s!).  Dariq will join us for a few vocals.  We’ll be there to entertain just about anybody who brings a chair, picnic basket or hot chocolate (for the band)!  Sponsored by the Town of Branford.

     On Thursday, October 7th from 4 – 6 pm, I’ll be playing a private affair at Elim Park in Cheshire.  A rare solo piano excursion!

     On Saturday, October 9th, from 4 – 7 pm, I’ll be over at Café Nine, 250 State Street, New Haven, to lead the weekly jazz jam session, featuring the great Doug Schlink on piano.  Barry Ries will supply the drums and trumpet parts.  Come sit in after the first set!  Guitarists, please provide your own amp.

     Though I doubt many from CT will attend this LI event, on Friday, October 15th, I’ll join my buddy, pianist Steve Rawlins and drummer Ron Vincent for our annual one-night engagement with John O’Hurley ~ best known as J. Peterman on Seinfeld.  His show, “A Man With Standards,” is a very funny look back on his career, and yes … he can really sing!

     On Sunday, October 17th, 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 artists will always sit in.

     Two (possibly outdoor, optional indoor) gigs at Best Video Film & Cultural Center, 1842 Whitney Ave., Hamden.

Friday, October 22nd from 5 – 7 pm, guitarist Joe Carter and I will perform our growing repertoire of outstanding Brazilian tunes.

Friday, October 29th, 5 – 7 pm, for the first time in more than two years, the great Tony Lombardozzi and I will spin great jazz from OUR huge repertory.

     Hope you’re all thrivin’ and survivin’ ~ and I hope you can find time for some live jazz!

Jeff Fuller

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     Jeff Fuller & Friends, live at the Side Door Café