Arts, Dining & Entertainment

Blue Jay Way makes first flight in Fair Haven series

Thursday, Aug. 10, 7 p.m.—FAIR HAVEN—The Fair Haven Concerts in the Park will feature rock n’ roll band Blue Jay Way Thursday, Aug. 10 at 7 p.m. This group is new to the series.
What started out as a duo collaboration in the early 1970s as students at Castleton State College has evolved into a musical journey that has spanned five decades for the southern Vermont band known as Blue Jay Way.
West Rutland native Dave Sabatino, on bass, and guitarist Tim Brown of South Burlington hooked up as freshmen at CSC to perform locally at the Checkmate Lounge (now the Iron Lantern) back in 1974, and when a drummer was needed to expand to dance material, Sabatino called on Westside classmate Terry Jarrosak to fill the void.
The trio expanded over the years with local musicians coming and going, but they have assembled a solid core in the past few years that includes keyboardist Brad Morgan, guitarist Rob Henrichen and sax players Pete Giancola and Steve MacLaughlin — all of whom have performed with the band Satin & Steel. The seven current members of Blue Jay Way were invited to perform at the inaugural gala for newly-elected Vermont governor Phil Scott this past January in South Burlington.
Concerts go on rain or shine. The rain location is the First Congregational Church located at the north end of the park. Call to confirm at 802-265-3010 ext. 301 after 4 p.m. on the day of the concert.

Courtesy of Ceil Hunt

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