• 7/11/2019 ~ Jeff Fuller

    Fuller’s trio, featuring Darren Litzie on piano and Ben Bilello on drums has released three CDs featuring their original music: The Call From Within (2014), Shoreline Blues (2016) and Happenstance (2018). Jeff has received commissions from both the New Haven and the Hartford Symphony Orchestras and has twice received project grants from the Connecticut Commission on the Arts. He has been the recipient of multiple commissions from 3-2 Music, Florida International University, Yale University, SCSU and the University of Connecticut. His String Quartet was recorded by the Haven String Quartet in 2012. Fuller graduated cum laude from Yale College and received his master’s degree in composition from the Yale School of Music. He has been Ensemble Coach for the Yale School of Music Jazz Initiative since 2016. From 1995 to 2016, Fuller taught composition, jazz theory, and arranged and conducted for the jazz and classical ensembles at ACES- Educational Center for the Arts, New Haven’s arts magnet high school.
    “It is an honor for us to bring our special blend of straight ahead and Latin Jazz to the Branford Green,” said Fuller. “The Jazz on the Green Series is one of the best jazz festivals in Connecticut, a true asset to the community and extremely well run. Every summer brings stellar lineups and draws receptive and knowledgeable audiences. Congratulations on keeping jazz alive for 11 years.”
    “Branford listeners know good music. Throughout my career I have played for jazz fans in many locales, from Poppinjay’s with Sonny Costanzo, Down East and Tulli’s with Ed Cercone, to the Branford High musical productions with Cathy Ann Roding. Currently, Tony Lombardozzi and I play regularly at Lenny’s and Home Restaurant.”
    “On my regular, year round bicycle rides I pedal from the Farm River to Stony Creek and beyond. I love the Shoreline, the harbor and beach, Indian Neck and the trolley line through the marsh. Though I live in New Haven, Branford is like a second home for me – I love this town!” said Fuller.