May 2022 music w/ John Baboian
Hi friends, welcome to some warmer weather, finally. The wind has been particularly disturbing this Spring.
Chicago ain’t got nothin’ on us……..
In sports, the Celtics swept the Nets and sent Kyrie packing last week. On to The Bucks, and as I’m writing this, they just lost the first game. I’m not a big fan of the style of play where virtually everything has to set up a 3 point shot. I saw the Celtics pass up 4-5 open close shots just to get the ball out to the 3 point line. And they missed a whole lot of them.
(I miss the 80’s Celtics…….)
Sox, have been playing so-so to start the season. They’ve got to play better than they have to accomplish anything this season.
Bruins about to get to the NHL playoffs.
Pat’s had an interesting draft, picking up some fast players. Hope that speedy receiver can catch the ball…….
In world news, Russia is still invading Ukraine. Greed and the lust for power makes the world a lesser place.
To quote one of my early hero’s, Jimi Hendrix:
“When the power of love overcomes the love of power, the world will know peace.”
As the Spring semester winds down, I get some time off, but still have some gigs for you.
Hope you can come to a gig or two.
Thanks, Johnny B!!!!!
Wednesday, May 4 7:00 - 8:00 PM
Guitar Artist Ensemble - The student “Be-Bop” Guitars
Recital Room 1W, Berklee College Of Music
1140 Boylston St., Boston, MA
7:00 - 8:00 PM Free admission
live stream at: vimeo.com/BerkleeBoston
Thursday, May 5 5:50 - 7:00 PM
Jazz Worship Service with the Willie Sordillo Quartet
Willie-alto sax, Zoe-voice, JB-guitar, Doug Rich-bass
Old South Church, 645 Boylston St., Boston, MA
Copley Sq., at the corner of Dartmouth and Boylston St's., at the Copley "T" station
Preludes begin at 5:50 PM, worship begins at 6:00 and ends at 6:50 PM
All are welcome, no cover charge. A free will offering of any amount is accepted and appreciated.
Saturday, May 7 morning
first live one in 2 years.
I’ll be playing tuba with the commencement band
Saturday, May 7 7:00 - 10:00 PM
Sandi Bedrosian (voice), JB (guitar) Duo
Ken's Steak House lounge
95 Worcester Rd. (Route 9 west), Framingham, MA
Sunday, May 22 11:30 AM - 2:00 PM
Danny Harrington (bari sax), JB (guitar) Duo
Loretta Restaurant, 15 Pleasant St., Newburyport, MA
Monday, May 30 12:00 noon
I’ll be playing trombone with the Waltham American Legion Band
Memorial Day Parade in Watertown, MA
Mt. Auburn St. & Main St.
12:00 Noon starting time
Wednesday, June 1 7:00 - 8:30 PM
Jazz at Sardella’s
JB-guitar & voice, Joe Esposito-saxes, Tod Baker-bass
Sardella’s Italian Restaurant
30 Memorial Blvd., Newport, RI