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 massive collection of Traditional Jazz and provided charts for the musicians, bringing us great tunes the band hasn’t played in a long time.
Stan McDonald and Gerry Gagnon
Stan McDonald led on soprano sax, Stan plays with the taste and inflection and inspiration of Bechet. Gerry Gagnon’s turbo-charged tuba played booming bass lines. Gerry is the longest continuous band member, 23 years. Initially he played tuba, later switched to trombone. A master of both instruments, he plays tuba when bass player Stu Gunn is away and the band has a reunion with John Kafalas on trombone.
John Kafalas’s trombone improvised counterpoint harmony lines to the sax and trumpet. John remembered the intro to “Farewell to Storeyville” perfectly from when he was a full-time member of the band years ago. It was good to hear that tune again! The band was glad when John moved back to New England.
Two Videos of Blue Horizon Jazz Band with John Kafalas by the late George Borgman: Featured in this video are band leader Stan McDonald, the leader switches between the soprano saxophone and the clarinet, longtime member Walter Miller on trumpet, Hans Brack on bass, John Kafalas on trombone & double-bell euphonium, John Rayworth on banjo, Stu Grover on drums and Phil Hower on the piano. – Recorded at the July Fourth “Jazz Picnic” 1989.
My Creole Belle
You Do Something To Me
Back to 2017………..
Phil Person’s purity of tone reinforced the melody and lifted the whole band. He gave us a moving solo on “I Remember When.”
Rich Malcolm’s drums maintained the Classic New Orleans Street Beat that is so essential to Traditional Jazz. He played for the Sox at Fenway the night before! He was well warmed up for tonight!
Jack Soref played two solos. First a Django inspired “It Had To Be You.” Second a spellbinding “Dark Eyes. Youngest member of the band, he appreciates Stan McDonald’s depth and knowledge about the musicians of the 20’s and 30’s.
A special request altered the second set. “Marjorie” was celebrating her 89th birthday in the dining room and kept peeking in on the music. Finally she came into the music room with her daughter, son-in-law and 2 grandsons. The band played a lively version of “Margie” as a birthday present. The entire family danced energetically with Marjorie to everybody’s enjoyment
The whole band played a memorable, hard-driving performance! There are only a few bands still playing New Orleans Traditional Jazz; Stan McDonald’s Blue Horizon Jazz Band perseveres at Primavera on the first Thursday of every month. Please join us at 7pm on June 1st at 20 Pleasant St. Millis MA?
Tunes this evening were: June Night, Four or Five Times, All of Me, I’ll Never Be The Same, Rosetta, Running Wild, My Gal Rocks Me, Some of These Days, Blues in the Air, When I Leave the World Behind, Roaming, Rose of the Rio Grande, I Remember When, After You’ve Gone, Farewell to Storyville, Margie.
Eli and The Hot Six: Bo Winiker trumpet/flugelhorn, Ted Casher clarinet/tenor sax, Herb Gardner trombone, Bob Winter keys, Jimmy Mazzy banjo/vocals, Eli Newberger leader/tuba, Bob Tamagni drums, Elaine Wu and Watson Reid vocals.
(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 the Original Dixieland Jazz Band. (They were the first to record a commercial jazz recording 100 years ago.)
Elaine Wu and Watson Reid
Vocalists Watson Reid and Elaine Wu (two doctors, no waiting) came up complaining about the weather with Baby, It’s Cold Outside.
We never get enough of the heartfelt Jimmy Mazzy vocals and unique one-string banjo, tonight singing You’re Nobody Sweetheart Now and There’ll Be Some Changes Made.
The Amazing Jimmy Mazzy – one of a kind – and we have him here!
Elaine Wu with Ted Casher
Elaine sang Lullaby of Birdland with Ted backing her on tenor sax. She also graced us with I’ve Got You Under My Skin, and I’ve Got The World on a String – and she does. She’ll be retiring from Medicine soon and singing full time!
Bob winter gets absorbed in Irving Berlin’s How Deep is the Ocean. He creates soaring melodies with much musical sophistication.
Ultra-tight all-star assembly on The Sheik of Araby, propelled by Bob Tamagni’s drumming.
They continued with one of our favorites, Limehouse Blues.
Bob began it with an incredible piano intro, then a Herb & Bo duet moved it to double time, Bob Winter was amazing, backing them using only his left hand.
Eli added fine tuba solo.
Jeannine is surprised with a birthday cake.
Overtime, the Fans here have become one big Family. Tonight there was a birthday cake for ‘regular’ Jeannine James. It was a complete surprise.
Bo Winiker plays Louis. Sings in his own voice, not imitating Louis.
We welcomed Bo Winiker back with his powerful trumpet. He grew up in Millis and many of his friends were here to welcome him back. He dedicated Louis’s Wonderful World to the Harkey family.
Herb Gardner, back from playing hot spots in NY.
Herb was featured singing and playing You’re Driving Me Crazy, nobody plays trombone like Herb Gardner!
Caroline’s flying spoons on washboard.
Carolyn Newberger joined the band with a rousing Washboard Roundolay.
Watson Reid surprised is with the complete verses of Bill Baily. There were so many, we didn’t even recognize the song until the band started the chorus.
With ensemble backing him he also entertained us with Don’t Get Around Much Anymore.
When this infectious music gets to your feet, you can’t sit still! Six of us just had to get up and dance!
We just couldn’t sit still!! This was so much fun! Photo by Harkey.
Ted on gut-wrenching tenor sax
Ted Casher played Blue and Sentimental with marvelous subtones on gut-wrenching tenor sax Thank you, Ted!
Bo took over with an Ellington tune, Do Nothing ‘Till You Hear From Me, with smokey flugelhorn. Bob Winter was asked to play something. He surprised us with Angry, creating chordal subtleties and melodies.The Hot Six closed this delightful evening with Ida, published in 1903.
There is nothing like this anywhere else; we had such fun! This music is so uplifting; weeks later we were still glowing. They will be back here April 20th. Join us!
Dan ‘Daddy’ Gabel – 1912 King Trombone, Cow Moos
Jeff ‘LaRocca’ Hughes – 1910 Conn Cornet, Horse Whinny
John ‘Shields’ Clark – Clarinet and Rooster Coos
Ian ‘Rags’ Frenkel – Piano and fashion consultant
Bill ‘Sbarbaro’ Reynolds – 1915 Snare drum, traps (no hi-hat), barn sound effects
Rick ‘Robinson’ MacWilliams – Tuba and President
Many Traditional and Dixieland Jazz Bands across the world this month are celebrating the Original Dixieland Jazz Band recording the first commercially issued jazz 100 years ago! We had our own version Thursday Night at Primavera Ristorante in Millis, MA with Dan Gabel’s Tribute to the #OriginalDixielandJassBand.
They played all ODJB tunes, starting, of course, with the Original Dixieland One Step. I thought I’d died and gone to heaven!
It continued with Livery Stable Blues, that became the first jazz single ever issued. It has the barnyard animal sounds that Gunther Schuller called “Barnyard Hocum.”
John Clark was dynamite on Clarinet Marmalade. John is leader of the popular Wolverine Jazz Band, and arranging and composing tunes of his own.
Larry Shields co-wrote the ODJB classics Clarinet Marmalade with Henry Ragas, which became one of the landmark compositions of early jazz and was a very popular jazz standard in the 1920s. He also co-wrote At the Jazz Band Ball, Ostrich Walk, and Fidgety Feet.
Dan’s Centennial Jass Band made Ostrich Walk into a polyphonic thriller! Singing The Blues is usually associated with Bix Beiderbecke, but the ODJB were the first to play it. They went to London in the 1919, where they played I’m Forever Blowing Bubbles.
This was the first time the musicians had ever played these arrangements together; the intensity grew as they absorbed the techniques.
Fidgety Feet was a Hot One!
Till My Daddy Comes Home, front line trading fours.
Alice Blue Gown started out as a waltz, but not for long – second chorus turned into hot toe-tapping Dixieland.
Downtown Strutters Ball has been played by just about every band, but they played faster than usual. Nice tuba by Rick MacWilliams.
(The ODJB didn’t have a tuba so Rick was given the title of “President” of the band.)
Drummer Bill Reynolds (Tony Sbarbaro)
knows his Trad Jazz beat and kept the band in perfect time on cymbals and a 1915 snare drum, using the same simple drum set they had back then. No hi hat.
Astounding playing by Ian (Henry Ragas) on Syncopation Rag, with his wide finger spread. This was recorded by Benny Goodman in his Carnegie Hall Concert.
John Clark sang When You and I Were Young Maggie. He dedicated it to his #1 Fan, 90+ year-old Betty Weaver, who is a regular at Primavera, as she was at The Sherborn Inn and Sticky Wicket. She talked John Clark into singing years ago.
St. Louis Blues –
Dan Gable sang Pardon Me, Pretty Baby, resplendent leader in long-tailed tux and two-toned shoes.
Jeff Hughes’s Dad’s favorite was the 1919 Tell Me. Piano and cornet took first chorus; what a sweet cornet!
Dan Gable added some fancy crooning – he first heard it on a Bill Crosby recording.
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The Riverboat Stompers with guest Craig Ball performed peppy renditions of New Orleans favorites at Primavera Ristorante, with Craig Ball (cl), Neil Flewelling (ct), Frank Batchelor (tb), Steve Taddeo (dr), Phil Hower (p), Pierre Lemieux (tu), and Eric Baldwin (bj)
by Marce, videos by Pierre Lemieux
They began with Original Dixieland Jazz Band One Step, celebrating The ODJB’s recording of Jazz for the first time 100 years ago!
Neil and Frank filling in for Steve Straus.
Leader Steve Strauss was on temporary disability, so Frank Batchelor led the band and Neil and Frank took turns doing the vocals, having fun with You Took Advantage of Me.I Can’t Give You Anything But Love.
Phill Hower introduced Rose of Washington Square. (He’s the only one who knows the verses.) Phil’s heroes are the great stride pianists of the 1920’s and ’30’s, and he emulates their techniques and style. with a strongly rhythmic left hand.
Frank did the vocal, Phil in absolute rapture on keyboard. Eric Baldwin took this solo on guitar
The theme from This Old House, Louisiana Fairy Tale is always a favorite!
Bei Mir Bis Du Schoen – Eric moved to banjo. Excellent solos all around, including Pierre Lemieux’s tuba. Pierre maintains that Trad Jazz beat in many bands!
Phil Hower and Pierre Lemieux have been with the Riverboat Stompers band since its inception in 1990.
Bei Mir Bis Du Schon (To me you are Beautiful)
Somebody Stole My Gal was WILD with Craig Ball clarinet. The high ferver continued with Coney Island Washboard Roundelay.
Steve Taddeo and Craig Ball
Steve Taddeo’s drumming was tasteful and appropriate, evoking Baby Dodds behind the soloists. He added an excellent drum roll solo on Floating Down to Cotton Town.
We’ve been listening to Eric Baldwin play guitar for many years, but we really enjoyed Eric’s banjo playing!
Frank Batchelor sang It’s a Sin to Tell a Lie, followed by fine band ensemble.
Phil started Sweet Lorraine; he knows ALL the verses. Eric returned to guitar; Neil took the lead, calling out the time for an upbeat Ain’t She Sweet.
Fine front line
Neil playing a superb Sleepy Time Down South. Neil has been heard playing both in the Dixieland-style and swing all across New England.
He took the vocal on Bill Bailey, Please Come Home.
They closed with a relatively new tune, Moonlight. Steve Straus will be back with this Powerhouse Group at Primavera March 23rd and ….
NOTE THIS! The band will be taking its first Jazz Cruise January 5-19 on the Holland America Caribbean Dixieland Jazz Cruise, with Bob Schulz Frisco Jazz, New Orleans Nighthawks, & Grand Dominion, and more!
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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 to a full house at Primavera Restaurant. There was a highly receptive audience! Ted was back after an illness with his moose-enhanced clarinet, Bob Tamagni was back on drums after recovering from surgery. Eli led the band starting with God Bless America.
Lullaby of Birdland featured the return of spitfire vocalist Elaine Wu …we look forward to hearing her. She captivated the audience with Embraceable You.
Sophisticated Lady started with fine ensemble, with Elaine adding her fulsome voice. She will be retiring as a physician soon and will have fun being a full-time Jazz Vocalist. Hurray for us!
They played many tunes that were new to us – a Hymn to Roses – Tango De La Rosa – Georgeous!
Ted took a melodic intro on tenor sax for Rose Room – in remembrance of Phil Harris and Alice Faye. He is amazing on any instrument – whether clarinet, tenor or soprano sax.
Watson Reid took center stage for a bright and buoyant Flat Foot Floogie with a Floy Floy; and later sang an unusually slow verse on Bill Bailey, embellishing and improvising the tune.
Versatile musician, Herb Gardner was featured on trombone and vocal with Close Your Eyes. His trombone traded fours with Ely’s tuba on Hoagie Carmichael’s New Orleans.
Since Herb moved back here from New York, we enjoy his many stories of all the legendary musicians he played with at the Metropole, Eddie Condon’s and more.
Limehouse Blues was a WILD instrumental, with each musician contributing his instrumental voice.
Phil Person’s sweet muted trumpet was a riveting concerto with his range of tone and shading on Sugar.
Herb joined him, closing with a soulful vocal.
Eli Newberger, leader
Eli transformed that cumbersome tuba into a viable solo instrument on a sublime Memories of You. Jimmy Mazzy usually accompanies him, but was unavailable this evening.
It was a rambunctious, uplifting evening of fine music with Bob Winter playing many colors on piano and always sneaking in a few surprises. They do enjoy playing together!
Bob Winter and Eli Newberger
Bob Tamagni showed us he’s feeling just fine, ending this memorable evening with Tiger Rag:
Eli and The Hot Six were not at Primavera in February, but will return with Hot Jazz on March 16th with the full crew and Bo Winiker back on trumpet. Hope to see you there!!
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 a two month hiatus.
Stan McDonald, leader with Stu Gunn behind him
Stan kicked off many of the tunes on sax starting with Roses of Picardy. Phil Person took the lead with Stan playing counterpoint on many tunes for an evening of fine Traditional Jazz.
Phil Person adds his own unique voice on trumpet with beautifully simple phrasing, understanding this Trad Jazz that isn’t often heard at Berklee, where he teaches all levels of Ear Training. Listening is vital to improvising great jazz.
Hot rhythm intro to Gee Baby, Ain’t I Good To You, Stan and Phil playing riffs on Kafalas’ trombone solo.
John Kafalas has been a member of the band in the past and fills in for the few times Gerry Gagnon is away.
(Check out his 1988 Jimmy Mazzy Podcasts on http://www.kafalas.net/jazzcast/)
When I Leave The World Behind was dedicated to my cousin, Donald Fleuette, who died at two o’clock that afternoon in a Providence Hospice. Thank you! It’s been a tough three months.
Blues in the Air started with a guitar intro, great solos by front line, ending with Stan soprano sax cadenza. They played great ensemble on Memphis Blues.
Front Line, John Kafalas, Stan McDonald, Phil Person
Jack Soref was featured solo on a banjo/guitar with Sunny Side of The Street, backed by fine string bass and drum. He says the banjo/guitar was Django Rheinhardt’s original instrument. It’s a banjo with a guitar neck. Swing That Music was WILD! He also played Georgia Cabin on banjo.
Stu ensures they have the proper chords. He’s always listening, filling in any holes that might suddenly appear. He played fine slap bass on Everybody Loves My Baby.
He is first call on string bass and also plays symphonic classical music in several orchestras. Knows his stuff!
Rich Malcolm uses many subtle tricks keeping the Trad Jazz Beat – you need to watch him carefully to catch them. On Marchand de Poisson he turned the drum sticks around and played them with the backside giving it more emphasis. Instead of rim-tapping or using a wood block, he taps on a couple of sticks wired between the drums.
Tapping on sticks instead of rim
Dardanella started with a 4-bar rhythm vamp, Stan playing fine chorus on soprano sax, and ending with a band stinger!
They closed with Louis’s Sleepy Time Down South.
The Blue Horizon Jazz Band will be playing the first Thursday of every month at Primavera Ristorante. Check out the Primavera Schedule. Thank you, Ellen McDonald!
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 enjoy playing together; it’s always a fun evening watching and listening to this band! Next month they will be the ONLY band playing here – save the Date, December 15th 7-9:30pm
The Front Line enjoyed playing riffs and challenging each other as Eli pointed to each of them. They worked on tunes they have never played before and others they haven’t played for years. It was a revelation!
Ted Casher, Phil Person, Herb Gardner
They began with a song Jimmy hadn’t sung in 20 years, Down By The Riverside, with the others chanting “ain’t gonna” before his every line.
Ted Casher on soprano sax
Ted Casher usually plays clarinet and tenor sax, but this evening he played mostly soprano sax. Tenor sax came out for a very fast Salt Peanuts with Jimmy scatting his chorus. At the end of the evening he played a smoky Where or When on tenor sax, the slowest that he’s played it in years.
Jimmy Mazzy is the only person who can emulate Bessie Smith’s sensual emotions.
Jimmy sang Louis Armstrong’s You’ll Never Walk Alone and absolutely astonished everyone singing the last chorus very slowly in heartfelt Mazzy style. There is only one Jimmy Mazzy in the whole world and we were privileged to hear him on Bessie Smith’s Christmas Songs: Christmas Comes But Once a Year and At The Christmas Ball.
Bob listens and accentuates Eli’s tuba
Eli and Bob Tamagni have lively exchange on a rambunctuous South Rampart St. Parade
They paid tribute to W.C. Handy on his birthday with a stunning Saint Louis Blues, with Phil’s fine solo on trumpet with the band in stop time. Eli held long difficult notes on tuba, Piano trading fours with tenor sax. They were having a ball!
Bob Winter enjoys being with this band. It’s a break from the Boston Pops.
Bob Winter was featured with deep, lush sound on a tune written by Charlie Chaplin, Smile
Phil Person filled in for Bo Winiker on trumpet
Guest trumpet Phil Person was featured on a soulful I Want a Little Girl, with band backing him in stop time. (Herb took the vocal!)
Herb Gardner played at Eddy Condon’s in NY
Herb Gardner was featured on vocal and trombone, extending the slide to its maximum length in Dixieland Style for Write Myself a Letter.
Bob Tamagni keeps the beat with many tricks
Tamagni has a minimalist Trad Jazz drum set, keeping time with tambourine on the banjo player’s national anthem, Waiting For The Sunshine. It was one of those never-ending tunes with each musician taking a final solo, Bob finally closing it on drums.
Their lyricism and expertise shaped the festive mood this evening. They closed with Eli leading on China Boy. It shows how they enjoy being together!
Eli and The Hot Six will be the only Thursday Jazz Band at Primavera in December – on the 15th at 7pm. Mark your calendars!.
Down By The Riverside
Sit Right Down and Write Myself a Letter
South Rampart Street Parade
Saint Louis Blues
Christmas Comes But Once a Year
At The Christmas Ball
Nobody Knows You When You’re Down and Out
The World is Waiting For The Sunrise
I Want a Little Girl
Washington and Lee Swing
I Cover The Waterfront
15 Musicians mix and match in 15 hours of foot stompin’ spontaneous jazz at Jeff and Joel’s House Party held October 9th-11th 2015 in Branford, CT.
videos and comments by Eric Devine, with a few from others….
check back periodically as MORE are added!!!
Eric Devine said, “I’m back from an amazing weekend filming Jeff & Joel’s House Party. You would think that I would be tired after 3 days of filming but I just can’t wait to get started editing. There were so many fabulous moments this year. I owe a great thanks to Jeff and Joel for allowing me to be part of the family and putting on such a great event. I have some memory cards to sort now and hope to soon share some highlights.”
(You Tube – CineDevine)
Trumpet – Danny Tobias
Clarinet: Noel Kaletsky
Trombone: Daniel Barda
Piano: Louis Mazetier
Bass: Lou Bocciarelli
Drums: Tom Palinko
“Many thanks to the incredible musicians and the folks who traveled from far and wide to enjoy the remarkable and joyous weekend of music. We send condolences to those who were absent due to unforeseen circumstance. We at JJHP are beyond proud to bring musicians and music lovers together. Thank you all.”
Maureen Cunningham was given a special cup for all her hard work. She and other volunteers work all year to make Jeff and Joel’s House Parties successful!
Freddy Vigorito said “Thank you Jeff and Joel and volunteers for a fabulous weekend of incredible Jazz and delicious food! And thank you Jazz fans for your support! On to Oct 13-15, 2017 and special guests Banu Gibson, Vince Giordano and many others.” http://www.Jeffandjoelhouseparty.com
Videos by CineDevine
September 24, 2016
Dan Levinson clarinet/tenor sax, John Clark baritone sax/clarinet, Jeff Hughes trumpet, Bill Cable trumpet , Paul Monat cornet, Dan Gabel trombone, Ross Petot piano, Justin Meyer string bass, Bill Doyle guitar, Steve Taddeo drums, Elise Roth and Paul Agnew vocals.
Dan Levinson with Steve Taddeo’s Swing Senders All-Stars
New York’s incomparable Dan Levinson joined Steve Taddeo’s Swing Senders for a fabulous evening of Jazz and Swing. The 10-piece band of All Stars began Hot with a At Sundown, and it never cooled down. CineDevine videos will be added soon.
Steve called up Abletones Big Band effervescent vocalist Elise Roth for a swinging Bei Mir Bist Du Schoen.
People sat on the edge of their seats listening to Dan Levinson and John Clark playing a rousing duet on Slow Boat To China.
Warm and engaging Paul Agnew sang Pennies From Heaven backed by Dan Levinson on clarinet and then Paul returned with the whole band for Ain’t She Sweet.
Paul Monat dug out his best Wild Bill Davison for Memories of You, with Dan Levinson playing counterpoint.
Elise Roth returned with What a Little Moonlight Can Do, with both Jeff Hughes and Bill Cable trumpets, and Ross rippling up and down the piano keys.
Ross Petot had Bemis’ marvelous vintage piano singing!
Steve walks up the aisle beginning his ‘walk around’.
The whole band backed up Steve Taddeo’s infamous ‘Drum Walk Around’ on Don’t Be That Way, with Harold McAleer video taping the whole thing. “Did you get that Harold??”
Steve tapped his way up the aisle to the back of the hall, to Marce’s table, and slammed Eric Devine’s Grandfather’s cymbal. (His Grandfather played jazz in the 50’s and 60’s in Chicago: Eugene T. Beckman 1906-1989).. As always, Steve ended the walk-around on Justin Meyer’s string bass.
An outstandiing quartet of Dan Levinson, Ross Petot, John Clark, and Steve Taddeo amazed the audience with a jazzy version of Irving Berlin’s 1927 Russian Lullaby.
Dan Gabel, leader of Abletones Big Band and High Society Orchestra.
Dan Gabel’s sophisticated trombone was featured on More Than You Know, reminiscent of Glenn Miller.
Elise continued with You Made Me Love You, with fantastic trumpet solo by Bill Cable.
Dan Levinson was featured solo on tenor sax, beginning with the verse of Song of Songs.
Finale: They blew the roof off on Steve Taddeo’s theme song – Dinah.
Finale – Dinah! Levinson also went WILD!! Bill Doyle’s rhythm guitar behind Ross’s piano solo.
Dan Levinson said he enjoyed being here and thanked everyone for their support. It was great playing with old friends he’d met at The Connecticut Traditional Jazz Festivals, and he made some new ones. He hopes to return next year.
Steve Taddeo said his All-Stars would be ready!