October 13th – 15th


If you missed the weekend, you missed a fantastic party!



THE RETURN OF VINCE GIORDANO and the HOUSE PARTY DEBUT of NEW ORLEANS VOCALIST BANU GIBSON. These consummate artists will be joined by 12 other world-class musicians…oh yes, AND Jeff and Joel

                  Vince Giordano        Banu Gibson


Jeff and Joel’s House Party Oct. 13-15, 2017! 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 (158 South Montowese [Route 146], 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. Remember all seating is reserved and tickets are getting “scarce as hen’s teeth”!! Just a few unsold seats for each session. If you’re considering the full weekend package or single sessions –Friday $40 pp; Single Saturday and single Sunday sessions $80pp.

Trumpet: Mike Davis, Fred Vigorito
Reeds: Noel Kaletsky, Dan Levinson
Trombone: Tom Boates, Jim Fryer
Piano: Jeff Barnhart, Dalton Ridenhour
Banjo: Banu Gibson, Joel Schiavone
Bass: Vince Giordano, Frank Tate
Drums: Kevin Dorn, Tom Palinko


Videos by Eric Devine:

As a reminder of the swingin’ good times of previous house parties, we bring you something hot and something sweet. In this first video the band plays a hot version of the 1925 tune composed by Harry Akst, Sam Lewis & Joseph Young – “Dinah.” Be sure to stick around for the infectious smile and laugh of Jeff during the final chorus as the front line turns up the energy.

Now for something sweet. The next tune may remind you of the PBS series “This Old House” as they used this tune for their theme song. Jeff sings the 1935 song composed by J. Fred Coots – “Louisiana Fairytale”

Next up I’ve Found a New Baby – JJHP #7

Followed by If I Had You at JJHP #7

We hope you enjoy reliving the fun of these jazz moments at Jeff and Joel’s House party. There will be many more moments this October, 2017.