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:


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

Berklee Commencement

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 508-875-4455


Sunday, May 22     11:30 AM - 2:00 PM

Danny Harrington (bari sax), JB (guitar) Duo

Loretta Restaurant, 15 Pleasant St., Newburyport, MA     978-463-0000


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     401-849-6312