Eli and The Hot Six at Primavera Ristorante January 19, 2017

Bob Winter keys, Eli Newberger leader/tuba, Bob Tamagni drums, Ted Casher clarinet and tenor sax, Phil Person trumpet and Herb Gardner trombone and vocals. Not shown: Elaine Wu and Watson Reid vocals. The Hot Six were in rare form, playing … Continue reading

Blue Horizon Jazz Band at Primavera January 5, 2017

Stan McDonald soprano sax, Phil Person trumpet, John Kafalas trombone, Jack Soref guitar and banjo, Stu Gunn double string bass, Rich Malcolm drums. Stan McDonald’s Blue Horizon Jazz Band enthusiastically opened the 2017 Thursday Jazz Season raring to play Traditional Jazz after … Continue reading

Eli and The Hot Six at Primavera December 15, 2016

Phil Person trumpet, Ted Casher clarinet/tenor sax, Herb Gardner trombone, Bob Winter keyboard, Jimmy Mazzy banjo/vocals, Eli Newberger tuba, Carolyn Newberger washboard, no drums – Bob Tamagni was absent because of recent surgery. The group members are obviously excellent jazz … Continue reading

Eli & The Hot Six at Primavera November 17, 2017

Phil Person trumpet, Ted Casher reeds, Herb Gardner trombone, Bob Winter keys, Jimmy Mazzy banjo/vocals, Eli Newberger leader/tuba, Bob Tamagni drums Eli & The Hot Six played fantastic contemporary jazz Thursday November 17th at Primavera Ristorante in Millis, MA.  They … Continue reading

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