Bo Winiker and Phil Person trumpet, Ted Casher clarinet and tenor sax, Herb Gardner trombone, Bob Winter piano, Jimmy Mazzy banjo/vocals, Eli Newberger tuba, Bob Tamagni drums, Elaine Wu vocals
This band is never dull! On this cold and rainy day, Jimmy opened on his renowned one-string banjo singing April Showers. But it soon got HOT in here with two trumpets and clarinet, Eli strolling up front playing tuba.
Eli says “I can’t get over the excitement that Phil and Bo create, individually and together, and the band’s new energy. Add Elaine and our vocal themes and solos, including Bob Winter’s, and we’ve got a joyful evening, full of honest emotion and unexpected brilliance, every single performance.”
They continued with optimistic tunes for better weather.
Hope For Better Days– Surprise – Bob Winter Singing!! Wonderful! Followed by band ensemble on Look For The Silver Lining.
Speaking of Silver Linings, Elaine Wu was back with tunes that help people relate to each other – Carol King’s Music, Ellington’s In a Mellow Tone, and off to Rio for One Note Samba, with Bo on flugelhorn.
Phil Person’s sweet trumpet was featured with Honeysuckle Rose, with Jimmy scatting.
Bob Winter continued in propulsive rhythm and fluid style on keyboard with Without You.
Carolyn Newberger joined Jimmy singing Coney Island Washboard Rondelay.
Carolyn is usually sitting in the audience drawing pictures of the musicians. She had a successful showing of her art this month at Galatea Fine Arts in Boston.
Elaine returned singing Too Marvelous For Words, then introduced a couple of friends to sing a song. This whole evening was about friendships. Belinda sang All The Things You Are, and Nat tried some Jimmy Durante on You Do Something To Me, and with a Jazz Waltz from the movie The Yearling, and I’m All Smiles.
Herb Gardner was featured on trombone and vocals with ‘Till We Meet Again.
Jimmy dove through his plethora of songs for a 1927 tune played by the Jean Goldkette Orchestra, Slow River.
Ted was featured on tenor sax with Squattee Roo.
Eli and Jimmy have been a team for many years. Eli backed him on a very slow If You Knew How Much I Love You. The band ramped up with a real barn-burner, South Rampart St. Parade.
Behind the band, always listening, adding emphasizing beats, keeping them in time, Bob Tomagni on drums.
This fine evening closed with Bo back on flugelhorn and Jimmy singing New Orleans.
The large, enthusiastic crowd clapped all night long! This was an exhilarating evening – we didn’t want it to end – but time was up. But…Eli and The Hot Six, with Bo and Phil on trumpet and Elaine and Carolyn will return on May 17th – Join us for an evening full of surprises!