July 21, 2017 at the Elks Club in Branford
The Barnhart-Midiri Quartet offers unprecedented versions of songs from the Golden Age of American music. With styles ranging from ragtime to swing and blues to pop, the BMQ has taken critic and audience alike by storm and offers something for everyone. The BMQ includes the talented twins Paul and Joe Midiri—Paul plays drums, vibes and xylophones while Joe moves from clarinet to alto sax with ease. They meet up with husband-and-wife team Anne and Jeff Barnhart, who play flute and piano respectively. Jeff also handles the vocal duties while emceeing, although there are always free-wheeling comments from the other three and some great Hot Mama vocals by Anne and Louis Armstrong inspired vocals by Joe. The respect and affection that the four have for each other and for their audience is evident in every performance they give, featuring music that is intricately arranged yet swinging, familiar yet fresh.
Time: 7:30-9:30 PM
Directions: Click on the venue tab.
Tickets: $30 per person in advance by contacting 203-208-1481. Open unreserved seating. Plenty of parking. Full cash bar.
Jeff and Joel’s House Party 8th edition — Friday through Sunday — October 13-15.
Jeff Barnhart will again mix and match the musicians in rousing musical groupings and Joel Schiavone will be hosting the party at the Elks Lodge in Branford. Limited attendance, lots of musicians and food and drink. Easy and continuous exchanges between the bands and the music fans. Plenty of parking, room for dancing and a bar with alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks.
Taste of the Weekend Friday, 7:30 – 9:30 pm:
Banu Gibson and Vince Giordano headline the quintet backed by Jeff Barnhart, Dan Levinson and Tom Palinko. Two hours of music. Drinks available for sale.
Saturday: 11am to 4pm; and 5pm to 10pm; Sunday 11am to 4pm. Delicious buffet meals lunch and dinner on Saturday and brunch on Sunday.
Tickets: $225pp for 3 sessions Saturday and Sunday. Single sessions on sale July 1–Friday $40 pp; Single Saturday and single Sunday sessions $80pp.
Tickets are getting “scarce as hen’s teeth”!! Remember all seating is reserved. If you’re considering the full weekend call now. Single sessions went on sale July 1.
See list of all performers on musicians page