Hello friends, Merry Christmas (yes, it’s Armenian Christmas today, on January 6!), and Happy New Year.

 

Just returned from a week in Rio De Janeiro, visiting family there, and also playing a gig at one of the traditional Bossa Nova Clubs.  The weather was perfect, the music was great, and a good time was had by all.  Flights were very long, so that was the only down side.

 

Off to New Orleans tomorrow, another great music capital, for the Jazz Educator’s Conference.  So, more warm weather and great music coming up.

 

So, what about them Pat’s??  It was a fairly close game, but 2 parts were what I consider the deciding factor.  Our offense couldn’t score from the 1 yard line with 4 very uninspired tries, and our defense couldn’t really stop their running back.  I hope that last Brady pass wasn’t the last time we see him in our uniform.  Not the way I’d like to see him leave.  He needed better players around him to make this year work.  I’d give him another chance with some receivers and a healthy offensive line.

 

On to the Celtics and Bruins, and the Sox Spring training is only a month away.

 

Hope you can join us for a gig or two this month.

Thanks, Johnny B!!!!!     www.johnbaboian.com     www.bebopguitars.com

 

1/7 - 1/11

I will be attending the Jazz Education Network (JEN) conference in New Orleans, LA

 

Thursday, 1/16

Jazz Worship Service w/ The Willie Sordillo Trio

Willie-sax, JB-guitar, Zoe-voice, Dave Clark-bass 

Old South Church, 645 Boylston St., Boston, MA

Copley Sq., at the corner of Dartmouth and Boylston

across from the Boston Public Library, and at the Copley “T” station

Prelude begins at 5:50 PM, Service is 6:00-7:00 PM

www.oldsouth.org/worship/jazz-worship

All are welcome, no cover charge.  

A free will offering of any amount is accepted and appreciated

 

Saturday, 1/18

Bruce & JB Duo

Bruce Gertz - bass, JB - guitar

Li’s Fine Asian Cuisine & Sushi Bar

1186 Main St., Haverhill, MA  01830

www.lisasian.com     978-521-9990

6:30 - 9:30 PM

 

Thursday, 1/30

The Lance Martin Trio

Lance-flute, JB-guitar, Zachary Rochester-bass

Darryl’s Corner Bar & Kitchen

604 Columbus Ave., Boston, MA 02118

www.dcbkboston.com     617-536-1100

6:00 - 10:00 PM