Trumbull Library hosts Greg Packham jazz Oct. 4

The Trumbull Library, 33 Quality St., will host an afternoon of jazz with the Greg Packham Group on Sunday, Oct. 4, at 2 p.m.

Formed in 1973 in Bridgeport, the Greg Packham Group is one of the longest running jazz groups anywhere.  The group plays weekly in the tri-state area to rave reviews.  Playing a mix of Jazz, Blues, R&B, and Latin styles, their first album Action-Reaction on Stash records sold well internationally.  Recorded by the legendary Rudy Van Gelder, the album had liner notes by Jackie Mclean, who encouraged the project.  Their second album, Into the Frying Pan, also recorded by Rudy Van Gelder, featured the drumming of Elvin Jones.

Greg Packham has written more than 400 songs for the band, which features his son Scott, on piano and organ.  The band has a tight horn section, strong percussion and drumming, and is topped off by Packham’s wide ranging guitar styles.

The library performance will feature Greg Packham on guitar, Daniel Torres on the bass, Nick Rodriguez on conga and percussion, and Kenny Ginsberg on drums.

This program marks the second of the Trumbull Library’s Sunday music series for the season.  The kick-off officially started in September with the performance of Steve Katz in conjunction with the library’s 40th anniversary celebration.

Check the event listing on the library’s website for each month’s performance selection.  

The performances are free and open to the public.  Register on the library’s website:  or by calling 203-452-5197.