Carolyn Newberger is an artist, child psychologist, and musician (flute and jazz washboard) whose deep concerns for people and their lives drive her work. Her drawings, paintings and collage have achieved recognition and awards in juried and solo exhibitions. Carolyn went to Sarah Lawrence College and received her doctorate from Harvard, after two years in Burkina Faso with the Peace Corps. As a psychologist, Carolyn developed an influential theory of parental consciousness that continues to frame family studies and efforts to prevent child abuse. Her research and teaching at Harvard Medical School and Boston Children’s Hospital, and her ability clearly and soundly to address such subjects as parental discipline, sexual abuse, and domestic violence, attract respect and notice by clinicians and media alike. Called often as an expert on television news, she appeared twice on the Oprah Winfrey show and has published widely in both the scientific and popular press. Carolyn’s art is represented by Galatea Fine Arts in Boston, Massachusetts and she performs regularly on jazz washboard with Eli and the Hot Six. To learn more about Carolyn and to view her art, visit her website at www.carolynnewberger.com.
After Yale College, where he was a Scholar of the House in music theory, Eli Newberger received his M.D. from Yale Medical School. He went from Peace Corps service in Burkina Faso, West Africa, to pediatric training at Boston Children’s Hospital, where over 30 years he founded and directed the Child Protection and Family Development Programs. In addition to eight books and more than 100 articles in the medical field, he applied techniques of musical analysis to the development of jazz piano style, reporting his findings in the Journal of Jazz Studies and Annual Review of Jazz Studies. Newberger’s book on strengthening the characters of boys and men, “The Men They Will Become” (Da Capo Books) appeared along with a jazz CD of the same title with pianist, Butch Thompson, and banjo/vocalist Jimmy Mazzy (Stomp Off Records). An active performer on piano and tuba, Newberger cofounded the New Black Eagle Jazz Band in 1970 and played piano and tuba with them for 31 years. With over 40 recordings to his credit, he won three national readers’ polls for best jazz tuba player.
All of Newberger’s past musical publications and reviews, many medical articles, and numerous lectures and musical performances, may be found on his website. ( www.elinewberger.com )
Eli & The Hot Six, an all-star traditional jazz band, released its CD, “Contemporary Classic Jazz,” ( https://www.cdbaby.com/elithehotsix ) at a sold-out concert, noted in the Boston Globe, at Scullers Jazz Club on Boston in 2015.
The Hot Six are renowned in the Northeast for their heartfelt and virtuosic interpretations of the jazz age songbook: Bob Winter, the Boston Pops pianist, Bo Winiker, trumpet, bandleader, and frequent Boston Pops Conductor, Jimmy Mazzy, banjo and vocals, Ted Casher, clarinet and saxes, Herb Gardner, trombone, and Bob Tamagni, professor of percussion at Berklee College of Music.
Eli’s 75th birthday celebration at Scullers featured an All-Gershwin program, noted with a pictorial article in the Boston Globe (https://www.bostonglobe.com/lifestyle/2015/12/28/tuba-hand-acclaimed-physician-eli-newberger-delights-his-first-passion/Bw3NRBiZpquTRTH3wtGXlK/story.html )with Carolyn Newberger featured as guest washboard wizard.
Eli & The Hot Six perform on the 3rd Thursday of every month at Ristorante Primavera (https://www.primav.com/ ) in Millis, Mass., from 7:00 to 9:30.
Thursday, 13 Jun 2019 - After the excited, powerful statement of the second theme in the Dvorak quintet, the movement took flight as a plane from the runway, and the two violins were as wings lifting the ensemble up and up.
Thursday, 30 Aug 2018 - If the overall story was a succession of loosely threaded skits, Leonard Bernstein’s music was a curio box that overflowed with pleasures.
Saturday, 25 Aug 2018 - This summer is the centennial anniversary of the birth of both Jerome Robbins and Leonard Bernstein. This week it’s Jacob Pillow’s turn to celebrate with a performance of pure Jerome Robbins.
Friday, 27 Jul 2018 - At a more philosophical plane he asks: What is dance and who can dance it? What is history and who gets to write it?
Thursday, 19 Jul 2018 - Solos, duets, trios and multitudes crackled with electricity, improvisation, shouts and whispers of the legacies of their and our tap forebears, and at the same time protecting and insulating us.
Tuesday, 10 Jul 2018 - Both Lang and Buchbinder availed themselves fully of the Shed’s magnificent magnification. One often not only could hear a pin drop, but concentrated deeply on the exaltation of glorious sound.
Thursday, 28 Jun 2018 - Ms. Asherie stretches boundaries and categories of dance, and in the process, redefines what dance is and what dance can do.
Thursday, 28 Jun 2018 - His deep knowledge of New Orleans musical history was evident in spoken asides throughout the evening, offering reverence to such iconic figures as his “musical idol,” Louis Armstrong.
Sunday, 13 May 2018 - Hats off to the organizers of this evening’s pageant, an unforgettable musical experience, which left a full congregation on its feet in a prolonged ovation for all the players, lined up in the side aisles.
Tuesday, 13 Feb 2018 - Dedicated to the values, teaching and scholarship of the Tanglewood Music Center (TMC), the complex will also serve as the home of the new Tanglewood Learning Institute (TLI).
Tuesday, 22 Aug 2017 - Through the vehicle of dance, Jacob’s Pillow is expanding our understanding of peoples, cultures, perspectives and dance itself, and leading us to ask deeper questions about our own beliefs and preconceptions.
Saturday, 12 Aug 2017 - This work is a celebration of the joys, the community, and the integrity of Ms. Brown’s girlhood, gazing back from her adult perspective. Surely, it is a gift to all of us!
Friday, 28 Jul 2017 - Both the music and dance of Ballet Hispánico straddle and explore culture, with thrilling consequences.
Saturday, 8 Jul 2017 - Eric Hoeprich’s basset clarinet sung with exquisite clarity and depth in the Clarinet Quintet, K. 581. All through the piece, his perfectly calibrated, whizzing arpeggios and fluttering thirds resonated like mellow love-calls through the ensemble.
Saturday, 1 Jul 2017 - In so many ways, Daniel Stepner and his band made early music new again.
Friday, 30 Jun 2017 - The magic of tap is movement, plus percussive instrument, plus compositional originality through improvisation. All this rests on a foundation of musical structure, communication, and a story to tell, often of the difficult lives of its African American and Latin originators.
Saturday, 24 Jun 2017 - Sadly, notwithstanding the proclaimed intentions, this performance did not begin to express the musical roots and high standards of individual and collective improvising that distinguish the classical jazz tradition.
Thursday, 30 Mar 2017 - The monumental “Archduke” piano trio took pride of place after the intermission. Pianist Michael Brown, violinist Lee Priday, and cellist Yehuda Hanani gave an “Archduke” performance for the ages.
Monday, 31 Oct 2016 - On this gorgeous, mild, and colorful afternoon, venue, celebration, and program conspired to produce a seamless sequence of musical delights.
Monday, 26 Sep 2016 - Simone Dinnerstein, one may venture to predict, has a brilliant career ahead of her, as a compelling pianist, a visionary programmer, and an inspiring educator.
Monday, 12 Sep 2016 - Driving home from Jacob's Pillow, we reflected on our own roots, including those we laid down in Africa, the ways that we are pulled from them, and how we can sustain their truths within the complexity of our own modern realities.
Monday, 15 Aug 2016 - Tap also tells a story about race, power, emotion, and adaptation, which comes about through ingenuity and hybridization, stretching the envelope of the art to incorporate new elements, and creating an evolving, elastic, vigorous organism.
Friday, 12 Aug 2016 - Antonín Dvořák’s Serenade for Winds and String Instruments (1878) evokes the 18th century, late-baroque, tradition of outdoor performances on the grounds of the nobility’s castles for the amusement of both the aristocracy and its serfs.
Friday, 5 Aug 2016 - Each set of the concert consisted of spellbinding trio and individual improvisations, which displayed not only delicious two- and three-way instrumental conversations but also foot-tapping swing.
Sunday, 31 Jul 2016 - To say the least, the Ozawa Hall audience, justly enthralled, did not want to let Chanticleer go.
Saturday, 30 Jul 2016 - Pianist Yuja Wang lifted a large crowd in the Tanglewood Shed to heights of emotional wonderment.
Tuesday, 19 Jul 2016 - Here was a different kind of Tanglewood orchestral concert. Notwithstanding the size of the ensemble, it had the intimacy of a string quartet. The players appeared deeply to engage as individuals.
Friday, 15 Jul 2016 - This performance took place at the end of a tragic week of American community violence with powerful racial undertones.
Monday, 11 Jul 2016 - The unamplified strings and drums summoned the essence of instrumental and vocal timbres -- an unforgettable evening of music for the mind and the heart.
Friday, 8 Jul 2016 - We slept well after this enormously satisfying evening, and awakened this morning with happy reverberations of the many feminine glories in art.
Tuesday, 5 Jul 2016 - The Pillow’s deep tradition of respect for the role of athleticism in modern dance dates back to its origins; Ted Shawn brought in athletes from Springfield College to energize some of his founding productions.
Tuesday, 28 Jun 2016 - There were revelatory moments in the presentation, which featured imaginative, even fantastical ensemble variations of familiar Flamenco tropes, in Juan Siddi’s creations.