Calendar

Upcoming Dates

Wednesday, August 23rd, 2017

Rosemary and Vine
John Fumasoli Trio plays the music of Duke Ellington - 7:00-9:00
29 Purchase St.
Rye, NY 10580
United States
Price: no cover/no minimum

The John Fumasoli trio plays classic tunes from the Duke Ellington song book, great food, great music! Reservations are suggested.

Saturday, August 26th, 2017

Marist College
Matt Jordon Septet - 11:00 a.m.-2:30 p.m.
Poughkeepsie, NY 12601
Price: free

Matt Jordon, trumpet

Sal Giorgiani, Sax

John Fumasoli, Bone

Bill Pernice, Piano

Tony diPaolo, guitar

Eric Winter, Bass

Theirry Arpino, Drums

 

Past Dates

Sunday, July 9th, 2017

New Duke in concert - 7:30
Westport, Ct
USA
Price: Free

Brian Q. Torff and New Duke - featuring Darryl Tookes, vocals, Jamie Finegan, trumpet, Rick Sadlon, alto sax and flute, John Fumasoli, trombone, Dave Childs, keyboard, Greg Burrows, drums and Brian Q. Torff, bass, composer - will feature their new album, Post Authentic World, produced by Steve Katz.

Brian Q. Torff is a renowned bassist, composer, author and educator.  He is Professor of Music and Music Program Director at Fairfield University. He is a featured bass soloist who performs in jazz festivals throughout the United States, and is musical director of New Duke.

Brian Q. Torff and New Duke are a soulful horn band that feature insightful lyrics combined with impeccable musicianship and groove. New Duke expertly bridges musical styles while mapping out common ground in adventurous and resonant ways. 

Saturday, July 8th, 2017

Deena Miller Big Band – Miller Family Legacy Show - 7:00
1355 Inwood Terrace
Fort Lee, NJ
USA
Price: free show

Saturday, June 24th, 2017

Rob Zappulla Big Band - 7:30-9:30 pm
910 Fairfield Ave.
Bridgeport, CT 06605
(203) 696-0033

Saturday, June 10th, 2017

Matt Jordon All-Star Septet - 5:00
1 Museum Rd,
New Windsor, N.Y. 12553
USA
Price: free

Matt Jordon-trumpet

Derrick James-sax

John Fumasoli-trombone

Alva Nelson-piano

Matt Finck-guitar

Eric Winter-bass

Harvey Sorgen-drums

Friday, May 5th, 2017

The Hollywood All-Stars celebrate Cinco deMayo - 8:00
70 Sanford St
Fairfield, CT 06824
203-259-1036

Wednesday, May 3rd, 2017

Rosemary and Vine
John Fumasoli Trio - 6:00pm-8:00pm
29 Purchase St.
Rye, New York 10580
USA
Price: no cover/minimum

www.rosemaryandvine.com

Wednesday, April 5th, 2017

Rosemary and Vine
Jazz Appreciation Day w/Matt Garrison and John Fumasoli - 6:30-8:30
29 Purchase St.
Rye, New York 10580
USA
Price: no cover/minimum

Great place to hear live jazz and a great vegetarian restaurant! Come join us for a variety of ensembles and special guests as we celebrate jazz! Reservations suggested.

www.rosemaryandvine.com

Friday, March 31st, 2017

Infinity Theater
Hollywood All Stars in Concert - 8:00 p.m.
Hartford, Connecticut
USA

Friday, March 3rd, 2017

The Rye Arts Center
The Jones Factor w/special Guest Vic Juris - 7:30 p.m.
51 Milton Rd.
Rye, New York 10580
USA
914-967-0700
Price: General: $35 in advance/ $40 at the door, Member: $30 in advance/ $35 at the door

John Fumasoli & The Jones Factor

John Fumasoli, trombone; Bill Harris, sax & flute; Jason Polise-Soprano/Alto/Tenor sax, flute; Don Harris and Ben Kibbey - trumpet & flugelhorn; Janet Lantz-French horn; Don Hayward-bass trombone; Rob Aries, keyboard; Dave Anderson, bass; Joel Rosenblatt, drums with special guest guitarist Vic Juris

The Jones Factor- fabulous all-star 10-piece "little big band" -- they bring it & swing it!! The amazing arrangements and group interplay are a unique pleasure. Directed by John Fumasoli, the band plays tunes by such jazz greats as Horace Silver, Dizzy Gillespie, Herbie Hancock, Jaco Pastorious, Chick Corea, and Tito Puente, and some Jones Factor originals as well. Great charts, soaring solos, it's always an exciting night of fantastic music. Not to be missed!

This concert features special guest guitarist, Vic Juris who began studying the Guitar at the age of nine in 1963. Vic's early influences include Chuck Berry, Les Paul, and Scotty Moore. He performed in local rock bands while in high school and went on to become part of Organist Don Patterson's trio on the recommendation of Pat Martino. This led to performances throughout the 70's with Phil Woods, Eric Kloss, Larry Coryell and Barry Miles to name a few.

Vic has appeared on over 200 jazz recordings and has recorded thirty of those under his own name as a leader. He just returned from a tour of England conducting several workshops and concerts. There was also a recent tour of Japan with "Smashing Pumpkins" drummer Jimmy Chamberlin.

Vic is currently professor of Guitar at Rutgers University, SUNY Purchase, and The New School for Social Research.
Vic has performed with Dizzy Gillespie, David Liebman, Sarah Vaughn, Mel Torme, Ron Carter, Freddie Hubbard, Jimmy Smith, Roy Eldridge, Gary Peacock, Rufus Reid, Jimmy Heath, Bireli Lagrene, Jerry Bergonzi, Billy Hart.

Friday, February 10th, 2017

All Saints
The Jones Factor in Concert! - 7:30 p.m. 2 sets
Harrison, NY
USA
Price: $20/$10 students

Sunday, January 29th, 2017

The Jones Factor - 6:00-8:00 pm
298 Greenwood Ave
Bethel, Connecticut 06801
USA
203-792-1500
Price: Cover and food minimum
John Fumasoli- leader, trombone
Jason Polise-Soprano/Alto/Tenor sax, flute
Bill Harris-Tenor sax, flute
Sara Della Posta-French horn
Don Harris-Trumpet, Flugel horn
Ben Kibbey- Trumpet, Flugel horn
Don Hayward-bass trombone
Rob Aries-keyboard
Dave Anderson-bass
Joel Rosenblatt-drums

Friday, December 16th, 2016

The Quick Center, Black box Theater, Fairfield University
New Duke in Concert
073 North Benson Road,
Fairfield, Connecticut 06824
USA

Friday, October 21st, 2016

All Saints
The Jones Factor in Concert! - 7:30 p.m. 2 sets
Harrison, NY
USA
Price: Tickets $15 in advance. $20 at the door. Kids under 12 are always free. Snacks and drinks available.

Saturday, August 27th, 2016

Marist College
Matt Jordan Sextet, featuring J.F. - 11:00-2:30
Poughkeepsie, NY 12601
Price: free

Saturday, July 30th, 2016

Kal David Band - 8:00 2 sets
20 Greenwoods Rd W
Norfolk, CT 06058
(860) 542-5531

Friday, July 29th, 2016

Bearsville Theater
Kal David Band - 8:00 p.m. one set
Woodstock, NY
USA

Thursday, July 28th, 2016

Hollywood All Stars in Concert - 9:00
Bridgeport, Connecticut
USA
Price: $20-

Well, you've all been patiently waiting, so for being so good, here's a SLAMMIN' TRIPLE BILL for ya!! More "Bang fer yer Buck" than you can shake a Crunchy Hammond Organ at. You can't get this much entertainment ANYWHERE for only 20 bucks!! The last time The Hollywood Allstars had The School of Rock Fairfield (courtesy of Francesco A. Perrouna Jr.) open for us, we were inundated with requests to have them back, so YOU GOT IT!! And as if that weren't enough, we're along bringing the fabulous Eliot Lewis and his band on board to also appear!! So when and where is this all happening? At David Websterr 's hottest new music venue, located in the Historic Section of Black Rock, The Acoustic, on Thursday July 28th!! Knowing how The Allstars audience is all about snatching up the best tickets out of the gate, not to mention the incredible selection of talent all in one place at one time, definitely DON'T WAIT ON THIS ONE!!! Order now:http://l.facebook.com/l/0AQELSLQHAQGrMdGR0j9zJLN9MS1b33BECR-MvTEXQpqqNQ/www.brownpapertickets.com/event/2562686"

Wednesday, June 1st, 2016

1776 House
JF w/Patience Higgins and Mark Hagan - 8:00 p.m.
Old Tappan, New York
Price: $5- cover bring your axe!

Thursday, May 26th, 2016

Bijou Theater
The Hollywood All Star Band - 8 p.m.-11 p.m.
275 Fairfield Ave
Bridgeport, Ct 06604
USA
203) 332-3228

Sunday, May 22nd, 2016

The Jones Factor - 6-8 p.m.
298 Greenwood Ave
Bethel, Connecticut 06801
USA
203-792-1500
Price: Cover charge/food minimum

Please make reservations asap as the place will fill up fast! Great food and great jazz!

The Jones Factor featuring:

Ken Gioffre/Bill Harris-saxes

Janet Lantz-french horn

John Fumasoli/Don Hayward-bones

Don Harris/Ben Kibbey-trumpets

Robert Aries-piano

Dave Anderson-bass

Joel Rosenblatt-drums

Sunday, April 24th, 2016

The Woodwinds
Help Our People Event "HOPE" - 5-9
Branford, Ct
USA
Arti Dixson 203-795-3109
Price: $35-, plus a bag of food

Saturday, April 2nd, 2016

Pequot Library
New Duke in Concert - 3:00 pm
Southport, Ct.
USA
Price: $25 for Westport Arts Center members, $30 for non-members and $10 for students.

Sunday, March 13th, 2016

Concerts at the Saints
The Jones Factor in Concert! - 3:00 pm
300 Harrison Ave.
Harrison, NY
USA
Price: Pre sale $15-/ $20-door, kids free!

The Jones Factor performing hits from their third CD. A show not to be missed!

Tickets/info   www.ConcertsAtTheSaints.org

 

 

 

Sunday, February 28th, 2016

The Jones Factor in Concert - 4:00 pm
103 Main St.
Ridgefield, Ct. 06877
USA
203.438.8077

Friday, February 5th, 2016

Rye Arts Center
The Jones Factor in Concert - 7:30 p.m.
Rye, New York 10580
914-967-0700
Price: $30, $20 students/seniors

Thursday, February 4th, 2016

Hollywood All Stars in Concert - 8:00 p.m.
70 Sanford St
Fairfield, CT 06824
203-259-1036

Sunday, January 31st, 2016

John Fumasoli Quintet featuring Bill Harris and Patti Preiss Harris - 6-8 p.m.
298 Greenwood Ave
Bethel, Connecticut 06801
USA
203-792-1500
Price: Cover charge/food minimum

Great Food/Great jazz!

John Fumasoli-Trombone

Bill Harris-Sax

Patti Preiss Harris-keys

Dave Anderson-bass

Thierry Arpino-drums

 

Sunday, January 24th, 2016

Pequot Library
New Duke in Concert - 3-4:30 pm
Southport, Connecticut
USA

Friday, December 4th, 2015

New Duke in Concert - 8:00 p.m.
Woolsey Hall
New Haven, CT 06520

Ellington Concert series

Thursday, December 3rd, 2015

"New Duke" - 7:45 p.m.
70 Sanford St
Fairfield, CT 06824
203-259-1036
Price: $22-

New Duke features Brian Torff’s arrangements of Duke Ellington’s Cotton Club period through the 1960s, infused with funk, hip-hop, reggae. This eight-piece jazz band attracts both jazz aficionados and general music-lovers alike. They’re modern, tight, and experts at mashups.

Support for this project comes in part from the National Endowment for the Humanities.

New Duke consists of Darryl Tookes, vocals; 
Brian Torff, bass, arranger and composer, harmonica, and vocals
; Jamie Finnegan, trumpet; 
Rick Sadlon, saxophone and flute
; Steve Moran, tenor and baritone sax; 
John Fumasoli, trombone
; Dave Childs, keyboards; and 
Don Mulvaney, drums.

Saturday, October 24th, 2015

Pequot Library
"New Duke" - 2:00
720 Pequot Ave.
Southport, Connecticut 06890
USA
203-259-0346
Price: Free concert

Music for Youth and Pequot Library present:
Brian Torff and the New Duke Ensemble

~ Eight-piece jazz bandBrian Torff and New Duke Ensemble

~ Performs Brian Torff's updated arrangements of Duke Ellington's "Cotton Club" period through the 1960s

~ Music infused with funk, hip-hop, reggae, world beat, and other contemporary rhythms

~ Plays in concert at festivals and released its first recording in the Fall of 2014

~ Master class follows performance*

Brian Q. Torff is a bassist, composer, author, and educator. He is a Professor of Music and the Music Program Director at Fairfield University. New Duke features many of the great band teachers of Fairfield County: Darryl Tookes, cocals; Brian Torff, bass, composer and arranger, harmonica, and vocals; Jamie Finegan, trumpet; Rick Sadlon, saxophone and flute; Steve Moran, tenor and baritone sax; John Fumasoli, trombone; Dave Childs, keyboards; and Don Mulvaney, drums.

 

This concert is FREE for adults attending with children. Adults attending without children are asked to make a goodwill donation that helps to sustain future programs.

*The program will be followed by a master class for jazz ensemble students. The registration fee for the class is $30. Space is limited. Please call (203) 254-0123 for more information and to register.

 

Location : Concert Hall
Contact : musicforyouth.net (203) 254-0123 or musicforyouthct@gmail.com

Friday, October 9th, 2015

The Acoustic Cafe
The Hollywood All-Stars - 9:00 p.m.
Bridgeport, Connecticut
USA
Price: $20-

Friday, September 4th, 2015

The Melting Pot-outdoors
Meredith DiMenna - 7-9 pm
Grove St.
Darien, Connecticut
USA
Price: free concert

Come on down and check out the great vocals of Meredith DiMenna with her 7 piece band featuring horn players Jason Police-sax, Ben Kibbey-trumpet and John Fumasoli trombone. 

Saturday, August 29th, 2015

Marist College
Matt Jordan Septet - 11:00-2:30
Poughkeepsie, NY 12601

Matt Jordan - trumpet

Eric Person-Tenor and alto sax

John Fumasoli-bone

Bill Pernice-Keys

Tony DePaolo-guitar

eric winter bass

Arti Dixon, drums





Sunday, August 9th, 2015

The Sono Seaport Seafood Restaurant
The John Cutrone Quartet w/John Fumasoli - 3:00-6:00 p.m.
100 Water St.
S. Norwalk, Connecticut 06854
USA
203-854-9483

Great Jazz/Great Food! The John Cutrone Quartet featuring John Fumasoli on Trombone.

Wednesday, July 1st, 2015

76 House: John Fumasoli - Trombone Matt Garrison- Reeds Bill Ware - Vibes Mark Hagan - Bass Jame Affamato - Drums
Jazz Jam - 8 p.m.-11p.m.
110 Main St.
Tappan, New York 10983
USA
Price: $5- cover

Bassist Mark Hagan presents John Fumasoli-trombone, Matt Garrison-sax, Bill Ware-vibes and Jame Affamto-drums for the weekly jazz jam. Bring your axe and sit in! 

Saturday, June 20th, 2015

Edmund Town Hall
The Jones Factor in Concert - 8:00 p.m. one set
Newtown, Conn.
USA

The Jones Factor in Concert-The Newtown Music Series 

Friday, June 5th, 2015

Bijou Theater
Hollywood All Stars in Concert - 8:00 p.m.
Bridgeport, Ct
USA

Thursday, May 28th, 2015

Mercy Center
New Duke in Concert - 10:00 pm
67 Neck Rd
Madison, Conn. 06443
USA
(203) 245-0401

Friday, May 8th, 2015

Curtain Call
Billy Genuario - "Rockers and Crooners" - 8:00 p.m. one set
Stamford, Conn.
USA
203-461-6358

Billy Genuario with 10 piece band to benefit Alzheimer’s including Steve Moran, John Fumasoli, James Finnegan, Mike Hall, Jimmy Mola, Paul Lavant, Tim Moran and Craig Johnson.

Friday, March 27th, 2015

The Acoustic
Hollywood AllStars - 9:00
2926 Fairfield Avenue
Bridgeport, Ct.
USA
Price: $20-

Thursday, February 19th, 2015

New Duke in Concert - 7:30 p.m.
Fairfield University-Gonzaga Hall
Fairfield, Conn.
USA
Price: $10-

New Duke  jazz professors in concert premiering new works including the "Mandella Suite" by Brian Torff and works from their upcoming album release.

Friday, February 13th, 2015

Unitarian Universalist Congregation
John Fumasoli and the Jones Factor - 8:00 p.m. one set
20 Forest Street (corner of Forest and Prospect),
Stamford, Ct. 06901
USA
203) 348-0708
Price: $20-door, $15-advance, wine and cheese to follow

The Jones Factor returns to Stamford Ct. to play a great new venue/concert series:

Art & Soul Productions at the Unitarian Universalist Congregation 

www.UUStamford.org

Featuring:

Mike Leventhal, Bill Harris-Sax and Flute,

Janet Lantz-French Horn

Dave Rogers/Don Harris-Trumpet,

John Fumasoli/Don Hayward-Trombone

Paul Marichonda-Piano

Dave Anderson-Bass

Thierry Arpino-Drums

Sunday, January 25th, 2015

The John Fumasoli Quintet - 6-8 p.m.
298 Greenwood Ave
Bethel, Connecticut 06801
USA
203-792-1500
Price: $15 music charge, $10 minimum

Great Food, Great Jazz w/the JF Quintet featuring Bill Harris-sax, Bill Pernice-piano, David Meer-bass, and Thierry Arpino-drums. 

Special guest Roger Ball

Thursday, December 18th, 2014

The Hollywood All Stars East @ Infinity Music Hall and Bistro
The Hollywood All Star Band - 8:00 p.m.
20 Greenwoods Rd. West
Norfolk, Ct.
USA
866-636-6306

Featuring: "Hollywood"  Steve Gaspar, Deena Miller, Kim Lovering, Joel Rosenblatt, Esjae, Andy Abel, Jay Stohlman, Dave Anderson, Eddie Torres, John Fumasoli, Bill Harris, Don Harris

"I Just Wanna Make Love/Born to be Wild" https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O91imJOaoig

"Too Much" https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dzSbTyEsiio

Wednesday, December 17th, 2014

1776 House
1776 House Jazz, Jazz and jazz jam - 8 p.m.-11 p.m.
110 Main St.
Tappan, New York 10983
USA
845-359-5476
Price: $5- cover
America's oldest restaurant. Great jazz/great food.
Bring your axe and sit in or come down for some great jazz featuring:
John Fumasoli - Trombone
Tim Armacost - Reeds
Rob Aries - Keys
Mark Hagan - Bass
Richie Morales - Drums
 

Sunday, September 28th, 2014

Redline Restorations
John Fumasoli Trio - 11:00 a.m.
Bridgeport, Ct
Price: free

Redline Restorations presents the JF jazz trio, great cars, free food (Super Duper Weenie) and great jazz! Free, Free, all free!

 

http://redlinerestorations.net/

 

 

 

Friday, September 5th, 2014

Bijou Theater
Billy Genuario - "Rockers and Crooners" - 8:00 pm
Bridgeport, Ct
USA

Billy G-does his best impersonations of jazz to rock vocalists with a small big band to back him up. 

Thursday, August 21st, 2014

Hollywood AllStars - 8:00 pm
70 Sanford St
Fairfield, CT 06824
203-259-1036
Price: $35-

With just a short time remaining before The Hollywood Allstars highly anticipated return to The Fairfield Theatre Company (FTC) Stage One in Fairfield CT, some amazing seats are still available!

Come be a part of the Allstars 8 Camera HD Video Shoot, as they capture this evening of extraordinary music by some of contemporary music's finest musicians, who've played and toured with Stevie Wonder, James Taylor, The Allman Brothers, Sting, Norah Jones, James Brown and on and on and on.

Also don't forget to catch Steve's appearance on the Channel 8 Television Program "Connecticut Style" on Wednesday August 20th at 12:30pm, where he'll be doing some last minute promotion for the event with recording artist Frank Viele.


Log on and grab them TODAY:

http://fairfieldtheatre.org/shows/hollywood-allstars-0?rv=1

 

Thursday, July 3rd, 2014

Brandford Jazz Festival
New Duke Band in concert! - 6:30pm
Brandford, Ct

Sunday, June 22nd, 2014

Jones Factor Live! - 6:00pm-8:00pm
298 Greenwood Ave
Bethel, Connecticut 06801
USA
203-792-1500

The Jones Factor, 10 piece little big band, was formed in 1986 by trombonist and bandleader John Fumasoli. Looking for something smaller than a big band, and larger than his trombone septet, which featured Eddie Bert and a teenager named Joey Calderazzo, Fumasoli decided to embark on a project that can best be described as “front burner/back burner” with the instrumentation of a pared down big band, and the addition of French horn. Early on the group had a steady Wednesday night gig in Stamford Ct. for nearly two years at a place called Pauline’s, on Atlantic St. and the venue was a great room for musicians and writers including Lonnie Smith and Melvin Sparks. The Jones Factor (at the time called the Jazz Collective) welcomed numerous writers and musicians and was a collective for musicians in the area for performing, writing and networking. Towards the end of the stint at Paulines, trumpeter Tony Kadleck brought his original chart to the band “The Jones Factor” hence the name change. Over the years the book has grown to over a hundred charts covering many different styles including Bop, Hard Bop, Latin, Blues, Funk and Hip Hop. The unique instrumentation allows for a great variety of textures, colors and sounds and the diversity of its players makes for exciting performances. The Jones Factor has put out two CD’s “Collective Jazz” and “Blast From the Past” and is gathering material for it’s third recording. - See more at: http://johnfumasoliandthejonesfactor.com/gig#sthash.l8FJ3nhe.dpuf

Sunday, June 15th, 2014

Roger Ball 70th Birthday Bash - 6-8 p.m.
298 Greenwood Ave
Bethel, Connecticut 06801
USA
203-792-1500

Roger's 70th Birthday Bash! J.F. on bone, Bill Harris on sax, and many special guests!

Friday, May 9th, 2014

The Hollywood All Star Band - 8:00 pm
275 Fairfield Ave
Bridgeport, Ct
USA
Price: $30/$40-

Following their “Standing Room Only” SOLD OUT PERFORMANCE last year, The Bijou Theatre is proud to announce the return of the Hollywood Allstars.

 

The Hollywood Allstars are the brainchild and handpicked super group of Gammy Nominated Songwriter/Producer/Keyboardist, and former Epic/CBS Recording Artist, Steve Gaspár. The band features an impressive and diverse cast of top flight musicians including Jay Stollman (Writer of the NBC Today show theme), Bill Harris (The Allman Brothers), Joel Rosenblatt (Blood, Sweat & Tears), Scott Spray (Johnny Winter), Andy Abel (Vince Gill), Don Harris (Nile Rodgers), John Fumasoli (Average White Band), Eddie Torres (Vickie Sue Robinson), as well as some very special guests.

 

With a dozen busy musicians, and a dozen demanding schedules, the Hollywood Allstars are a rare commodity, coming together between tours for fleeting and unforgettable experiences. When assembled, the Allstars throw down high octane rockin’ funk with blazing horns and a crunchy Hammond organ. Don’t miss this one!!

Sunday, March 16th, 2014

J.F. Quintet - 6-8 p.m.
298 Greenwood Ave
Bethel, Connecticut 06801
USA
203-792-1500
Price: $15 food minimum

The John Fumasoli quintet featuring Bill Harris, Rob Aries, Dave Anderson, and Thierry Arpino. Great food, great jazz!!!! Be sure to make reservations as it will get packed.

Sunday, March 2nd, 2014

The New Duke - 3-5 p.m.
Fairfield University
Fairfield, Conn.

Jazz musician and Fairfield University professor Brian Torff fronts a band of Fairfield University jazz faculty in a unique treatment of Duke Ellington's music played in a whole new light. The band performs Torff's arrangements of the jazz legend's music, spanning Ellington's Cotton Club period through the 1950s. The Jazz Professors consist of Brian Torff, bass, arranger; Jamie Finnegan, trumpet; Steve Moran, sax and clarinet; Rick Sadlon, sax, clarinet, and flute; John Fumasoli, trombone; Dave Childs,piano; Don Mulvaney, drums.

Saturday, March 1st, 2014

Space Land Ballroom at the Outer Space
Hollywood AllStars - 7:30 p.m.
Hamden, Connecticut
USA

Sunday, February 9th, 2014

the Wainwright House presents the J.F. trio
The John Fumasoli trio, Sunday Brunch - 12:00-3:00 p.m.
260 Stuyvesant Ave
Rye, NY 10580
USA
(914) 967-6080
Price: see website for brunch info

Come join us for an afternoon of jazz standards featuring my trio with guitarist Takeshi Ogura. Food is great and the venue is beautiful! 

Thursday, January 16th, 2014

John Fumasoli and the Jones Factor @ ShapeShifter Lab
Jones Factor Live! - 8:15 p.m. one set
18 Whitwell Pl.
Brooklyn, N.Y. 11215
USA
Price: $10-

The Jones Factor, 10 piece little big band, was formed in 1986 by trombonist and bandleader John Fumasoli. Looking for something smaller than a big band, and larger than his trombone septet, which featured Eddie Bert and a teenager named Joey Calderazzo, Fumasoli decided to embark on a project that can best be described as “front burner/back burner” with the instrumentation of a pared down big band, and the addition of French horn. Early on the group had a steady Wednesday night gig in Stamford Ct. for nearly two years at a place called Pauline’s, on Atlantic St. and the venue was a great room for musicians and writers including Lonnie Smith and Melvin Sparks. The Jones Factor (at the time called the Jazz Collective) welcomed numerous writers and musicians and was a collective for musicians in the area for performing, writing and networking. Towards the end of the stint at Paulines, trumpeter Tony Kadleck brought his original chart to the band “The Jones Factor” hence the name change. Over the years the book has grown to over a hundred charts covering many different styles including Bop, Hard Bop, Latin, Blues, Funk and Hip Hop. The unique instrumentation allows for a great variety of textures, colors and sounds and the diversity of its players makes for exciting performances. The Jones Factor has put out two CD’s “Collective Jazz” and “Blast From the Past” and is gathering material for it’s third recording.

Friday, October 25th, 2013

The Katherine Hepburn Cultural Arts Center
The Hollywood All Stars East - 8:00 pm

Sunday, September 29th, 2013

John Fumasoli Quintet featuring Bill Harris - 6:00pm-8:00pm
298 Greenwood Ave
Bethel, Connecticut 06801
USA
203-792-1500
Price: $15-

The John Fumasoli Quintet will be appearing at a small pizza place in Bethel Ct-Lauretano's, some of you may know that they have great food and a Sunday night jazz series. It is small, so reservations are needed (please cancel if you make em and can't go, cause there will be a waiting list). The lineup: JF-trombone, Bill Harris-saxes,  Rob Aries-keys, Dave Anderson-bass, Thierry Arpino-drums Hope to see you there! JF

Saturday, August 24th, 2013

Marist College
Jazz Concert w/Matt Jordon Septet - Noon
Poughkeepsie, NY 12601

Jazz picnic for incoming freshman class at Marist college overlooking the beautiful Hudson River.

Friday, August 9th, 2013

Brandford Jazz Festival
"The New Duke" - 6:30pm
Brandford, Ct
Price: free concert

Brian Torff's "New Duke"-great arrangements of Duke Ellington's library, done in a new way! Featuring vocalist Daryl Tookes.

Friday, June 28th, 2013

Marisa's
The Hollywood All Stars East - 10 pm
6540 Main Street
Trumbull, Ct. 06611
USA
203) 459-4225
Price: $20-

The Hollywood Allstars-featuring Steve Gaspar-organ, Bill Harris-sax, John Fumasoli-tbn, Tim Oumette-tpt, Andy Abel-gtr, Dave Anderson-bass, Joel Rosenblatt-drums, Jay Stollman-vocals. Driving force horn band!!!!

Sunday, June 16th, 2013

John Fumasoli and the Jones Factor - 6-8pm
298 Greenwood Ave
Bethel, Connecticut 06801
USA
203-792-1500
Price: $20/$10 food minimum

The Jones Factor will be appearing at a small pizza place in Bethel Ct-Lauretano's, some of you may know that they have great food and a Sunday night jazz series. It is small, so reservations are needed (please cancel if you make em and can't go, cause there will be a waiting list). Some of the lineup: Bill Harris/Jay Brandford-saxes, Janet Lantz-french horn, Tony Kadleck-trumpet, Don Hayward and myself-bone, Rob Aries-keys, Dave Anderson-bass, Thierry Arpino-drums Hope to see you there! JF

Friday, May 24th, 2013

Bijou Theater
The Hollywood All Stars East - 8:00 pm
275 Fairfield Ave
Bridgeport, Ct 06604
USA
203) 332-3228


Hollywood All-Star band

Sunday, April 28th, 2013

Birth of the Cool - 6:00-8:00 pm
298 Greenwood Ave
Bethel, Connecticut 06801
USA
203-792-1500
Price: No Cover-Food/Drink minimum/person

The Birth of the Cool Nonet Performing Miles Davis' "Birth of the Cool"

This performance of the entire Birth of the Cool album, a pivotal album in jazz history from Miles Davis’, will be performed by nine outstanding local musicians and led by composer/arranger/trombonist Drake Smith, whose knowledge of this album’s history provides great insight into what was going on in the jazz world at the time it was recorded. This performance/lecture of one of the most important jazz albums of all time has played to two packed houses at Pizzeria Lauretano in Bethel, Connecticut, and was well received by all in attendance. It is not to be missed. The Birth of the Cool Nonet is comprised of Rich Zurkowski, bass; Dave Childs, piano; Roger Post, drums; Peter Roe, trumpet; Barbara Reineke, French Horn; John Fumasoli, trombone; Andy Rodgers, tuba; Michael Leventhal, alto sax; Joe Meo, baritone sax and Drake Smith, leader and lecturer.

 

Reservations are suggested.

Sunday, January 27th, 2013

John Fumasoli/Bill Harris Quintet - 6-8pm
298 Greenwood Ave
Bethel, Connecticut 06801
USA
203-792-1500

Friday, October 12th, 2012

"New Duke" - 7:00 p.m./9:00 p.m.
Fairfield University
Fairfield, Conn.
Price: $35-

Jazz musician and Fairfield University professor Brian Torff fronts a band of Fairfield University jazz faculty in a unique treatment of Duke Ellington's music played in a whole new light. The band performs Torff's arrangements of the jazz legend's music, spanning Ellington's Cotton Club period through the 1950s. The Jazz Professors consist of Brian Torff, bass, arranger; Jamie Finnegan, trumpet; Steve Moran, sax and clarinet; Rick Sadlon, sax, clarinet, and flute; John Fumasoli, trombone; Dave Childs,piano; Don Mulvaney, drums.

Friday, September 28th, 2012

Rye Arts Center
John Fumasoli/Bill Harris Septet featuring Roger Ball - 7:30, one set
Rye, New York 10580
914-967-0700
Price: $15/$10-

John Fumasoli and Bill Harris-Original compositions/jazz standards featuring the composer of "Pick Up the Pieces", Roger Ball

Wednesday, August 22nd, 2012

Birth of the Cool Nonet-Roger Post/Drake Smith - 8:15, Dinner 6:30
1715 E. Main Street 10547
Mohegan Lake, N.Y. 10547
U.S
914-455-4272
Price: $10/$15-

The Birth of the Cool Nonet Performing Miles Davis' "Birth of the Cool"

This performance of the entire Birth of the Cool album, a pivotal album in jazz history from Miles Davis’, will be performed by nine outstanding local musicians and led by composer/arranger/trombonist Drake Smith, whose knowledge of this album’s history provides great insight into what was going on in the jazz world at the time it was recorded. This performance/lecture of one of the most important jazz albums of all time has played to two packed houses at Pizzeria Lauretano in Bethel, Connecticut, and was well received by all in attendance. It is not to be missed. The Birth of the Cool Nonet is comprised of Rich Zurkowski, bass; Dave Childs, piano; Roger Post, drums; Peter Roe, trumpet; Barbara Reineke, French Horn; John Fumasoli, trombone; Andy Rodgers, tuba; Michael Leventhal, alto sax; Joe Meo, baritone sax and Drake Smith, leader and lecturer.