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  • Scholarship Event 2017!

  • The Saxtet under the direction of Darren Litzie

  • September 1, 2016

  • Photos courtesy of Bill O’Brien

  • Opius Bliss Featuring Michelle Walker

  • August 25, 2016

  • Photos courtesy of Bill O’Brien

  • TIZER Quartet

  • August 18, 2016

  • Photos courtesy of Bill O’Brien

  • Dr. Joe & Friends Featuring Elise Cardinale

  • August 4, 2016

  • Photos courtesy of Bill O’Brien

  • Vandell Andrew

  • July 28, 2016

  • Photos courtesy of Bill O’Brien

  • Lonnie Gasperini Organ Trio

  • July 21, 2016

  • Photos courtesy of Bill O’Brien

  • Steve Cole

  • July 14, 2016

  • Photos courtesy of Bill O’Brien

  • Atla & Matt DeChamplain

  • June 30, 2016

  • Photos courtesy of Bill O’Brien

  • Steve Kroon Latin Jax Sextet

  • June 23, 2016

  • Photos courtesy of Bill O’Brien

  • Special Event March 30 to Benefit Branford Jazz Music Scholarship Fund

  • Featuring Dr. Joe & Friends

  • photos courtesy of Bill O’Brien

  • EARLY JAZZ CONCERT BENEFITS NEW SCHOLARSHIP FUND

    By Bill O’Brien March 30, 2016

    The Branford Jazz Concert Series & Stony Creek Brewery presented an entertaining jazz program at the Brewery on Wednesday March 30 with over 125 attending. “Dr Joe & Friends” performed from 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm. “We are very happy with our first scholarship concert”, said Charlotte Mattei spokesperson for the Jazz Series committee.

    “The goal is to establish a scholarship fund for Branford student to study music”, said Dr Joseph Cardinale a member of the Jazz Concert Series and the guitarist for "Dr Joe & Friends who played before the jazz audience on the upper level in the Brewery.

    Also in the quintet was 89 year old Donn Trenner on Keys who played in the Steve Allen Band back in the 50’s for over 10 years and is the author of a book entitled, "Leave it to Me……My Life in Music.
    Other ‘friends’ in the jazz group included Dave Daddario on base, Ben Billello, drums and Chris Coulter on sax.

    Included in the audience were several sponsors including Al Canosa of Mosaic Printing, Signage and Marketing Services who ‘toasted’ the event by raising his Stony Creek ‘brew’ saying “It’s good to have jazz back in Branford”. He enjoyed the concert and looked forward to the jazz series beginning on June 23, the week after the festival. “It’s always a great nigh on the Green”, said Canosa.
    Another sponsor in attendance was Matt Reale who came with two of his staff members Brendan Page and Traci Knapp. Reale was pleased to be a sponsor of the jazz series again. “We get a lot of satisfaction being identified with the jazz programs in the summer. We feel it adds to the quality of life in Branford. The big crowds every Thursday mean people like it”.

    Those attending last night purchased tickets for $25 and it entitled them to a Jazz Series pint glass and their first beer plus the music of ‘Dr Joe and Friends’. A number of attendees purchased a pizza from Frank Andrews Mobile Kitchen who was set up outside in the parking lot. Other brought their own favorite dish.
    Proceeds of the event benefit the Branford Jazz Music Scholarship Fund.

    PHOTO CAPTIONS FOR JAZZ AT THE BREWERY

    1. The silhouette of clarinetist Chris Coulter in from of the 2016 Branford Jazz Series schedule.
    2. Banner on stairway the the concert
    3. Committee members at the greeting table included Dale Izzo, Karen Palluzzi, Charlotte Mattei and Alex Palluzzi
    4. Keyboard member of the performing group included 89 year old Donn Trenner
    5. Donn Tenner’s book cover
    6. Dr Joe Cardinale performs a solo during one of the groups songs
    7. Part of the crowd sat at a table to eat, drink and enjoy the music
    8. Dr Joe & Friends perform
    9. Josephine Farricielli, 96, enjoys a ‘cold one’ with her daughter Susan Norbeck and her husband Carl.
    10. Sponsor Al Canosa of Mosaic Printing toasts the evening with one of Stony Creeks best brews
    11. Committee spokesperson Charlotte Mattei thanks the sponsors, the audience and committee.
    12. A group of jazz fans from Sylvan Point Condo’s are all smiles as they leave at the end of the concert
    13. Sponsor Matt Reale is between staff members Brendan Page and Traci Knapp
    14. Getting ready for some fresh pizza are L-R Alex and Karen Palluzzi and their friends Karen and Roger Erickson
  • 2015 Photo Gallery

  • Matt Marshak

  • August 21, 2015 photos courtesy of Bill O’Brien
  • Janet Planet & Friends

  • August 20, 2015 photos courtesy of Bill O’Brien
  • Phil Denny

  • August 13, 2015 photos courtesy of Bill O’Brien
  • Maria Tiscia with Rio Bound

  • August 6, 2015 photos courtesy of Bill O’Brien
  • Frank Vignola & Vinny Raniolo

  • July 23, 2015 photos courtesy of Mike Franzman Photography
  • July 23, 2015 photos courtesy of Bill O’Brien
  • Kathy Kosins

  • July 16, 2015 photos courtesy of Mike Franzman Photography
  • July 16, 2015 photos courtesy of Bill O’Brien
  • Kelly Mittleman

  • July 9, 2015 photos courtesy of Bill O’Brien
  • Lynn Riley & the World-Mix

  • July 2, 2015 photos courtesy of Bill O’Brien
  • Urban Jazz Coalition

  • June 25, 2015 photos courtesy of Bill O’Brien