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  • CELEBRATING 11 YEARS OF JAZZ ON THE GREEN

  • 2019 Schedule

  • 6/27/19 Nicole Zuraitis & The Dan Pagach Nonet

    Dan Pagach-Nonet
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  • 7/11/19 Jeff Fuller & Friends

    Throughout his lengthy career as a jazz bassist, Jeff Fuller has brought great joy and a wealth of knowledge to all his music endeavors. Equally well-known in both straight-ahead and Latin Jazz, Jeff Fuller & Friends will be highlighted on the Branford Town Green on July 11th, starting at 6:30 p.m. as part of the 11th Annual Branford Jazz Series. For this occasion, Jeff Fuller has assembled an All-Star lineup, including vocalist Atla DeChamplain, guitarist Tony Lombardozzi, saxophonist Tim Moran, pianist Darren Litzie, and drummer Ben Bilello.
    Bassist Jeff Fuller has been an integral part of the Connecticut jazz scene for more than 50 years. He has toured world wise and recorded with saxophonists Lou Donaldson and Paquito D’Rivera and has performed with such diverse artists as Dizzy Gillespie, Mose Allison, “Papa” Jo Jones, Gerry Mulligan, and Clark Terry. One of the most sought after jazz bassists in Connecticut, he currently leads his own ensembles in many venues. In 2014, Jeff was presented with the annual Jazz Haven Award, “for all you have done in presenting the culture and music of jazz.”
    Fuller has wide experience in both Afro-Cuban and Brazilian music. He has toured with D ’Rivera’s New York/Havana Quintet, the Hilton Ruiz Quintet, Daniel Ponce’s Jazzbata’ and Orlando “Puntilla” Rios’ Nueva Generación. He also composes and arranges for the top salsa group, Irazú, whose CDs have featured soloists Arturo Sandoval and Tata Güines. Fuller is co-leader of the popular group, Sambeleza, which features singer/pianist Isabella Mendes and guitarist Joe Carter. His earlier Brazilian jazz group, Samba Brasil, was seven-time winner of the “Best Latin” category in the Hartford Advocate Reader’s Poll.

  • 7/18/2019 Jessy J

    Jessy J
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  • 7/25/2019 Andrew Beals & Chris Morrison

    Swiftly becoming potent forces in the jazz industry with their brilliant musicianship and passion to educate others in the music profession, Andrew Beals and Chris Morrison unite on Thursday, July 25th on the Branford Town Green, starting at 6:30 p.m. as part of the 11th Branford Jazz Concert Series.
    Andrew Beals’ joined legendary jazz organist, “Brother” Jack McDuff and the “Heatin’ system” in 1986. Andrew became the latest in a long line of jazz saxophone greats, including: Sonny Stitt, Gene Ammons, Red Holloway, Joe Henderson, Joe Lovano, Harold Vick, and Rahsaan Roland Kirk, to work with McDuff.
    Beals’ fourteen-year tenure in Jack McDuff’s band was marked by a busy performance schedule, which included tours of North America and Europe. Andrew Beals is a featured soloist and arranger on Jack McDuff’s compact discs for Concord and Summit records.
    Andrew began his recording career as a leader with his compact disc “Gravy Train” on NASMusic Records. Andrew’s latest recording, with guitarist Chris Morrison entitled “Maybe Someday”, is on the Centaur record label. Beals has appeared as a leader of his own band and as a featured soloist with Jack McDuff and others, at many renowned Jazz clubs and festivals. He was a semifinalist at the 1993 Thelonious Monk Jazz Saxophone Competition and in 1998 he was awarded the prestigious NYU Jazz Orchestra Scholarship for graduate studies in Jazz performance and composition.
    Christopher Morrison began his performing career in his teens with New Haven, Ct organists Richard McCrae, Bobby Buster and Eddie Buster. He has recorded and or performed with Adam Nussbaum, Lew Soloff, Joe Beck, Bennie Wallace, Harvie S, and John Stowell. Most recently, he has appeared with the legendary guitarist, Joe Diorio, as his guitar duo partner.
    Chris has earned several awards for his teaching including a Distinguished Adjunct Appreciation Award and a Centennial Award for Excellence from Western Connecticut State University.
    Scheduled to appear with Beals and Morrison on July 25th is drummer Joe Farnsworth and organist Kyle Koehler.

  • 8/1/2019 Jason Ennis Quintet with Natalia Bernal

    Jason Ennis Quintet with Natalia Bernal
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  • 8/8/2019 Festejation

    Festejation
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  • 8/15/2019 Gene Bertoncici Quintet

    Gene Bertoncici Quintet
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  • 8/22/2019 United States Coast Guard Dixieland Band

    United States Coast Guard Dixieland Band
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  • 8/29/2019 Curtis Haywood

    Curtis Haywood
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