Wolverine Jazz Band at Primavera September 28, 2017

Jeff Hughes trumpet/flugelhorn, John Clark leader, clarinet/alto sax, Herb Gardner piano, Jimmy Mazzy banjo/vocals, Rick MacWilliams tuba, Dave Didriksen drums By Bill Falk Listening to this group reminded me of traditional jazz of yesteryear – those days of King Oliver … Continue reading

Eli & The Hot Four at Primavera September 21, 2017

Phil Person trumpet, Herb Gardner trombone, Bob Winter keyboard, Eli Newberger tuba, Bob Tamagni drums, Elaine Woo and Watson Reid vocals. These fine musicians had  a chance to stretch out and strut their stuff, with Ted Casher, Jimmy Mazzy and … Continue reading

Riverboat Stompers at Primavera September 14, 2017

Steve Straus leader/clarinet, Neil Flewellen cornet, Frank Batchelor trombone, Jimmy Mazzy banjo/vocals, Phil Hower piano, Pierre Lemieux tuba, Rich MacMillan drums. The Riverboat Stompers are a seven-piece ensemble specializing in Traditional and Dixieland Jazz of the 20’s to 40’s. Members … Continue reading

Sarah Gardner Sass & Bones at Primavera Ristorante August 24, 2017

Sarah Gardner leader/vocals, Jeff Hughes cornet, John Clark clarinet and alto sax, Herb “Pops” Gardner keyboard, Bill Reynolds drums Sarah is a gentle sparkplug that touches the heart and spirit, a wonderful,  lyrical vocalist.  For years she has been teaching … Continue reading

Eli and The Hot Six at Primavera Ristorante August 10, 2017

Phil Person trumpet, Ted Casher clarinet.tenor sax, Herb Gardner trombone, Bob Winter Keys, Jimmy Mazzy banjo/vocals, Eli Newberger leader/tuba, Bob Tamagni drums, Watson Reid vocals. Primavera Ristorante is their Home Base, where they can bring friends and family, relax and … Continue reading

Stan McDonald’s Blue Horizon Jazz Band at Primavera Ristorante August 3, 2017

Stan McDonald soprano sax, Gerry Gagnon trombone, Phil Person trumpet, Jack Soref guitar, Stu Gunn double bass, Richard Malcolm drums The Blue Horizon Jazz Band was eager to play following a two-month hiatus at Primavera Ristorante.  They played many of … Continue reading

Steve Taddeo & The Swing Senders July 27, 2017 at Primavera Ristorante, Millis MA

by Bill Falk Paul Monat Cornet & Trombone; Dan Gabel Trombone, John Clark Reeds; Ross Petot Piano; Bill Doyle Guitar; Jon Dreyer Bass; Caroline Griep Vocals; Steve Taddeo Drums. This was Steve Taddeo front and center. The outstanding drummer romped … Continue reading

Eli and The Hot Six at Primavera Ristorante July 20, 2017

Bo Winiker trumpet/flugelhorn, Ted Casher clarinet/tenor and alto sax, Herb Gardner trombone, Bob Winter piano, Jim Mazzy banjo/vocals, Eli Newberger leader/tuba, Zac Casher drums, Elaine Wu, Watson Reid and Nat Coolidge vocals, Carolyn Newberger washboard Eli and The Hot Six … Continue reading

Primavera Thursday Night Jazz Schedule

Thursday Jazz 2018 Is Pleased to Present Jazz at Primavera Ristorante   www.primav.com/ 20 Pleasant St. Millis MA 02054 Reservations (508) 376-2026 7:00 to 9:30pm   Admission $10 PRIMAVERA 2018 THURSDAY JAZZ January 4             Blue Horizon Jazz Band 11           Sarah … Continue reading

Eli and the Hot Six at Primavera Ristorante June 15, 2017

Bo Winiker trumpet, Ted Casher alto and tenor sax/clarinet, Herb Gardner trombone, Eli Newberger tuba/leader, Bob Tamagni drum, Elaine Wu and Watson Reid and guest Sarah (Gardner) Nova vocals Skill and stamina – the musicians arrived early and practiced for … Continue reading