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 2017 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 2017 September  7   Blue Horizon Jazz Band 14  Riverboat Stompers 21  Eli and The Hot … 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

Blue Horizon Jazz Band at Primavera Ristorante May 4, 2017

Stan McDonald soprano sax, Phil Person trumpet, John Kafalas trombone, Gerry Gagnon tuba, Jack Soref guitar, Rich Malcolm drums. The Blue Horizon Jazz Band played fine Classic Traditional Jazz at Primavera Ristorante on May 4th.  Stan McDonald dug into his … Continue reading

Eli and The Hot Six at Primavera Ristorante, March 16, 2017

(by Marce. Click on pictures to see enlargements.) The Hot Six play contemporary, classic jazz, joining the present with the glorious past. They kicked it off with sparkling spontaneity on At The Jazz Band Ball, a tune by Nick LaRocca, cornetist with … Continue reading