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This Month in Jazz ~ 8/1/2020 ~ hangin’ in there!
Greetings once again, friends! Two months have passed since I last wrote to you, and I’m happy to report that the month of August is going to be a banner month: I have three gigs!! (Out of curiosity I looked back through old calendars: in the month of August, 1989, I had 22 playing gigs, plus one week at the VT Jazz Camp – whew, those were the days...) In any case, I just wanted to let you know about these three great opportunities to hear live jazz; all outside, masked and properly social distanced!
On Wednesday, August 5th, from 6 – 9 pm, I’ll be joining my YouTube collaborator Joe Carter’s Samba Rio Trio at La Zingara Restaurant, 8 Barnum Square, Bethel CT. Imagine Brazilian jazz under the stars! Joining Joe and me will be the marvelous Graciliano Zambonin on drumset. Reservations are a must, click here.
On Friday, August 14th from 7 – 9 pm, I’ll be playing with outstanding 9-string guitarist Michael Coppola at RiverView BBQ, 117 Roosevelt Drive (Rte.34), Seymour, CT. Mike’s jazz guitar stylings have always been unique and amazing. With a bit of luck we might coax his talented daughter, Michaela, to sit in with us! Hope you can drop by – we’ll be playing outside, by the riverside!
On Sunday, August 16th, from 5 – 7 pm, Bands on the Bluffs series, I’ll be with the Carter-Volpintesta Sambajazz Quintet, featuring the wonderful singer Laura Volpintesta and the aforementioned Joe Carter on guitar, along with Tim Moran, sax & flute, and Graciliano Zambonin on drums. Location is the end of Margherita Lawn, Lordship (Stratford), CT. Free -- www.lordshipfathersclub.com -- bring lawn chairs or blanket and enjoy the great view from the Bluffs!
As an added bonus this month, next week I’ll be participating - with an extraordinary faculty - at the Neighborhood Music School’s 25th annual Summer Jazz program. While it will be ‘virtually’ all on-line, we anticipate a smooth running program for about 25 students, thanks to the miracle of Zoom technology!
Well, that’s all for now folks! Hope you can can come to one of the many gigs listed above – after all this time, it would be good to see you!
Impromptu session with Wu Man, renowned pipa virtuoso!
Jeff Fuller & Friends, live at the Side Door Café