December Jazz ~ 12/2/23
The Holiday Season is apparently in full swing – if you judge by the festive lights in front of so many houses! (But… why those inflatable things?) My upcoming schedule may look a bit thin, but this is the season for numerous private parties, New Year’s Eve and the like. Here are the public gigs…
On Sunday, December 3rd from 12 – 3 pm, come hear us at Quattro’s, Italian Restaurant & Bar, 14 Water Street, Guilford, CT. I’ll be with our host, “Dr G” Gary Grippo on guitar, Barry Ries on drums and trumpet, and the very talented guest artist Alan Bates on vibraphone. (Maybe he’ll also bring his steel pan?)
Monday, December 4th, from 7 – 8:30 pm, I’ll be playing again with Pat Todd’s Tuxedo Junction ~ a big band with a swingin’ and danceable repertoire ~ at the Guilford VFW Hall, 104 Mill Road, Guilford, CT. Open to the public, free.
On Saturday, December 9th, from 4 – 7 pm, I’ll be over at Café Nine, 250 State Street, New Haven, for the weekly jazz jam session with “Dr G” Gary Grippo on guitar and Barry Ries on drums and trumpet. It’s such a fun scene! Musicians, come sit in after the first set!
On Thursday, December 14th at 6:00 pm, I’ll be the guest artist with the Sacred Heart University (SHU) Jazz Ensemble, directed by my good buddy Darren Litzie, in The Chapel of the Holy Spirit, SHU, 5151 Park Avenue, Fairfield, CT. A program of Swing, Blues, Bossa Nova and Fusion. Free and open to all.
On Friday, December 22nd at 8:30 pm (2 sets) I’ll be playing with Ed Fast’s Conga Bop at the Side Door Jazz Club, Connecticut’s leading jazz venue located in the historic Old Lyme Inn, 85 Lyme St., Old Lyme, CT. Ed’s 7-piece Afro-Cuban Jazz ensemble will include the great conguero Papo Pepin on this night. Tickets $25-45 here. ¡Caliente!
On Friday, December 29th at 8:00 pm, I’ll bring a trio featuring Mike Godette - the young guitar master - and Matt Rousseau on drums to Best Video Film & Cultural Center, 1842 Whitney Ave., Hamden, CT’s most intimate listening room ~ a great place to play AND listen to the music! $15 cover.
Well… that’s it for December - with possible additions I’ll let you know about. Let’s see what 2024 brings when we round that corner… Meanwhile I’d love to see you at one of my gigs this month!
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Jeff Fuller & Friends appearing live at the Side Door Jazz Club in 2022. Here's a video from that evening.