Blue Horizon Jazz Band at Primavera September 1, 2016

Stan McDonald soprano sax, Phil Person trumpet, Gerry Gagnon trombone, Jack Soref guitar, Stu Gunn double bass, Rich Malcolm drums The Blue Horizon Jazz Band played uplifting and foot-tapping Traditional Jazz Thursday night at Primavera Ristaurant, with Stan and Phil … Continue reading

Dan Gabel’s High Society Orchestra at Primavera Ristorante, August 25, 2016

Personnel: Trombone Leader Dan Gabel, also vocals & megaphone Saxes/Clarinet Austin Yancey tenor sax John Clark alto Richard Garcia alto Trumpets Adam Mejaour Kai Sandoval Keyboard  Herb Gardner Rhythm: Bill Doyle guitar/banjo Rick MacWilliams tuba Steve Taddeo drums Dan Gabel … Continue reading

Eli and Hot Five at  Primavera August 18, 2016

Eli and Hot Five, (Plus Four) at  Primavera August 18, 2016                   by Marce Ted Casher clarinet/tenor sax, Bo Winiker trumpet, Herb Gardner trombone, Bob Winter keys, Eli Newberger tuba, Bob Tamagni … Continue reading

Eli and The Hot Five at Primavera Ristorante, July 21, 2016

Bob Winter keyboard, Eli Newberger tuba, Jimmy Mazzy banjo, Bob Tamagni drums, Bo Winiker trumpet, Herb Gardner trombone.     Jimmy opened singing a beautiful melody, C’est Ci Bon; he was right – this evening was SO good! He and Eli later played … Continue reading

“Ragtime” Jack Radcliffe at Primavera Ristorante, July 14, 2016

“Ragtime Jack” came to Primavera solo for the first time, to give us a history and samples of Ragtime Piano, but interjected many fabulous tunes of the 1920’s. He began with a vocal on W.C. Handy’s St. Louis Blues. He … Continue reading

Blue Horizon Jazz Band June 2nd 2016 Primavera

Phil Person trumpet, Stan McDonald soprano sax, Gerry Gagnon trombone, Stu Gunn string bass, Jack Soref guitar, Rich Malcolm drums The Blue Horizon Jazz Band revived the passionate style and exuberant melodies of the New Orleans musicians of the 20’s and … Continue reading

Dixie Diehards at Primavera Ristorante May 12, 2016

Ron L’Herault – MC – Vocals & Trombone Carl Gerhard – Trumpet, Vocals – Music Director Paul Peterson – Saxophone ( Soprano & Tenor ) Bill Kiesewetter – Keyboard Chris Wadsworth – Tenor Banjo Steve Shaw – Tuba Lorrie Inglis … Continue reading

Jeff’s Jazz Jesters at Primavera Ristorante April 28, 2016

Jeff Hughes trumpet, John Clark clarinet/alto and bari sax, Herb Gardener keys, Hunter Burgamy guitar, Craig Ball (Obediah Schwank) clarinet/tenor sax, Steve Taddeo drums, Sarah Nova vocals The sextet kicked off with their theme song, a resolutely cheerful, My Lucky … Continue reading

Wolverine Jazz Band at Primavera April 21, 2016

by Marce Jeff Hughes trumpet, John Clark clarinet/baritone sax, Tom Boates trombone, Ross Petot keys, Jimmy Mazzy banjo, Rick MacWilliams tuba, Dave Didriksen drums. There was never a dull moment with the Wolves at Primavera Ristorante preparing for the Capital … Continue reading

Eli and The Hot Six with Elaine Woo and Sarah Nova at Primavera Ristorante, April 14, 2016 

Bo Winiker trumpet/flugelhorn, Ted Casher clarinet, tenor and soprano sax, Herb Gardner back on trombone, Bob Winter keys, Jimmy Mazzy banjo/vocals, Eli Newberger tuba, Bob Tamagni drums. by Marce Eli and The Hot Six presented a delightful evening of great … Continue reading