Thu, January 18, 2018
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2018-01-18 7:00 pm
Eli And The Hot Six at Primavera Ristorante
Eli and The Hot Six is a fabulous jazz group formed by the world-renowned pediatrician, tuba player and keyboardist, Eli Newberger, who celebrated his 75th birthday in 2015 with the Band at Sculler’s Jazz Club. The group’s approach honors the New Orleans tradition of ensemble improvising while featuring the solo brilliance of its distinctive, contemporary musical personalities.
Dr. Newberger is classically trained at Juilliard and Yale, he is a virtuoso jazz tuba and keyboard player who has cut more than 40 records with the New Black Eagle Jazz Band, which he co-founded in 1970. Dr. Newberger also won three national readers’ polls for best jazz tuba player.
Phil Person adds his own unique voice on trumpet to the Hot Six with beautifully simple phrasing, deep understanding of the emotions of the music, and respect for the other players.
Since 1980, Bob Winter has been the pianist with the Boston Pops and Pops Esplanade Orchestras and for many tours and recordings. Bob joined the faculty of Berklee College of Music in 1972, where he is still a professor of piano.
Jimmy Mazzy enjoys iconic status as both a banjoist and vocalist on the American jazz scene. For more than forty years, this consummate musician has delighted followers of traditional jazz with his uniquely lyrical banjo style and his wonderfully haunting vocals.
Ted Casher's career spans teaching at the Berklee College of Music, clarinet performances with front-rank traditional jazz stars like Louis Armstrong, starring as solo clarinetist in bands that revive the legacies of Benny Goodman and Artie Shaw. Ted is renowned for his fluent improvisations, exquisite sound, klezmer inflections and boffo sense of humor.
Trombonist Herb Gardner moved to NY in 1963 and began touring with Wild Bill Davison, Kenny Davern and Dick Wellstood as well as becoming a regular at the Metropole, Jimmy Ryan’s and Eddie Condon’s nightclubs. During the ‘60s and '70s, he appeared with virtually all of the classic jazz musicians in the New York City area such as Roy Eldridge, Gene Krupa, Henry “Red” Allen, Bobby Hackett, Jimmy Rushing, Doc Cheatham, Max Kaminsky and even Wingy Manone.
Drummer Bob Tamagni teaches Drumming at Berklee College of Music. His technique executes musicality playing good time, good grooves, and keeping it simple. His performance settings range from the Newport Jazz Festival to 10,000-seat auditoriums. As a drum set clinician, he has traveled to Bulgaria, Germany, Greece, Italy, Japan, Poland, South America, and elsewhere around the world.
Primavera Ristorante, 20 Pleasant St.