Happy May Jazz ~ 5/2/23
Brrrr! Still doesn’t feel like May, does it? In any case, and in any weather, we continue to put some hot jazz into the air! Here’s my upcoming schedule:
Sunday Jazz Brunch (now from 11:30 am – 2:00 pm) at The Lobster Shack (3 Cosey Beach Avenue, East Haven) continues its successful run! I’m proud to bring in a wide range of jazz guitarists, ranging from young to not-so-young masters! Here’s the upcoming schedule:
5/7 ~ Jeff Fuller, with Tony Lombardozzi, guitar
5/14 ~ Closed for Mother’s Day [sorry, no music]
5/21 ~ Chris Morrison, guitar with Brian Torff, bass
5/28 ~ Jeff Fuller, with Joe Carter, guitar
On Saturday, May 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, with Barry Ries on drums and trumpet. It’s such a fun scene! Musicians, come sit in after the first set!
Each Monday, from 7 – 8:30 pm, I’ll be playing 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 “rehearsal,” open to the public, free.
On Wednesday, May 17th, from 6:30 (dinner) & 7:45 (show) I’ll be at La Zingara Restaurant, 8 Barnum Square, Bethel, as part of the Bethel Jazz Series, hosted by Tom Carruthers. It’ll be the Fernanda Franco Brazilian Jazz Quartet, featuring Fernanda Franco on vocals in Portuguese and English, the redoubtable Joe Carter on guitar, myself on bass, and Luiz Ebert on drums. Tickets available here.
On Sunday, May 21st from 12 – 3 pm, at Quattro’s, Italian Restaurant & Bar, 14 Water Street, Guilford, CT, I’ll be directing the Neighborhood Music School Premier Jazz Ensemble, an inspiring 8-piece group of young jazz musicians who have embraced the challenging melodies, rhythms and harmonies of jazz. You will be amazed at the level of achievement these musicians have reached!
More to come as the summer gets started … thanks again for listening!
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Jeff Fuller & Friends appearing live at the Side Door Jazz Club in 2022. Here's a video from that evening.