07/31/2014: Enrico Granafei on handsfree chromatic, guitar and vocals

2 sets:  7:30 p.m. & 9:00 p.m.
 NO music charge  $7 pp minimum

Enrico Granafei has a long history of musical experience which encompasses both Classical Music and Jazz. Enrico received a degree in classical guitar from the Conservatory of l’Aquila in Italy in 1976. His artistic career started in Rome where he soon became known in the musical community. n the early 1980s  Enrico started to broaden his horizons by discovering Jazz through the harmonica.

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ollisoikkeli_promo02 08/01/2014: Rhythm Future Quartet featuring Finnish guitar sensation Olli Soikkeli

2 sets: 8 p.m. and 10 p.m.
$15 music charge $12 pp minimum

You may have heard Olli’s debut at Trumpets when he was 19 years old. He is a phenomenal guitarist. Olli has moved to the U.S. and is returning to Trumpets with his amazing group. Don’t miss this event! 

 

”Collective jaws dropped at the sheer virtuosity of The Rhythm Future Quartet! The group’s stellar musicianship, good humor and reverence for this important musical tradition made for an unforgettable evening. We can’t wait to have them back!”  Dana Packard, The Saco River Theatre

Extra bonus:  7 p.m.-8 p.m.  Dazzling guitarist Jerry Topinka, who will be here on the 8th, opens the show with Sean Connelly and Larry Scanniello!

When four young jazz virtuosos decided to join forces, the Rhythm Future Quartet was born. Named after a Django Reinhardt tune, the Rhythm Future Quartet performs dynamic and fiery arrangements of Gypsy jazz standards and original compositions.

The quartet features Jason Anick on violin, Olli Soikkeli and John Eun on guitars, and Greg Loughman on bass. Over the years they have individually been performing alongside notable musicians like John Jorgenson, Frank Vignola, Tommy Emmanuel, Bucky Pizzarelli, Andreas Öberg and Howard Alden and have finally joined forces to form this special group.

Jason Anick and Olli Soikkeli, the front-men and lead soloists of the group, have been receiving critical acclaim this past year and are considered ‘rising stars’ in the world of Jazz and Gypsy Jazz. The prestigious Wall Street Journal proclaimed, “Olli Soikkeli, is a riveting Finnish guitarist who combines astonishing dexterity and speed with pure soul in a way that places him among the worthiest current day successors to the legacy of the great Django.” Jason Anick, who is also an award winning composer, received critical praise from the world-renowned Boston Globe which stated, “Jason’s compositional voice is as distinctive as his virtuoso playing.”

Marlene Verplanck 08/02/2014: Marlene VerPlanck Quartet

2 sets:  8 p.m. & 10 p.m.
$15 pp music charge $12 pp minimum

$15 pp music charge for advanced tickets available through this site guarantees priority seating.
(go above to event calendar & select get tickets from drop down menu).

Barry Levitt, piano
Boots Maleson, bass
Ron Vincent, drums
Marlene will be sing the best of the American Songbook, highlighting songs from her latest cd among other.  Sound bites can be found on, www.marleneverplanck.com.

Marlene will perform songs from her new CD, “Ballads…mostly”

About “Ballads…mostly”

this album achieves the very peak of perfection.” – Gerry Stonestreet, In Tune International, July 2013

Ver Planck has made a real deal, gimmickfree, tell-it-like-it-is CD. Indeed, she has it, gets it and does it.” –George Fendel, Jazz Scene of Oregon, July 2013

“she remains an indomitable, if underappreciated, champ. –Christopher Loudon, Jazz Times, August 20

“…She may be the most accomplished interpreter of popular material performing today…”                      The New York Times

Throughout her career, Marlene VerPlanck has stuck to her guns, paying loving care to the great standards and new songs from our finest composers, while ignoring mediocre Read more about this artist

Radam Schwartz 08/03/2014: Carrie Jackson presents First Sunday Jam!

Carrie Jackson presents First Sunday Jam!
Location: Trumpets Jazz Club
Time:  4 p.m. -7 p.m.
$7 pp music charge &7 pp minimum

You know that great musicians and vocalists follow Carrie Jackson. Her jams are among the most popular and of a very high quality. Carrie Jackson presents A Trumpets’ Jam Session for Musicians & Vocalists and Lusic Lovers!

Featuring Radam Schwartz on piano

Carrie Jackson 08/06/2014: 4 p.m.-7 p.m. Carrie Jackson hosts Trumpets’ Jazz Jam

Join us on First Sundays with the hostess with the mostess,
Ms.  Carrie Jackson

4 p.m.-7 p.m.
$7 pp $7pp minimum

Carrie Jackson-vocals/ hostess
Radam Schwartz-organ
Gordon Lane-drums

Vocalists are invited to join the band in presenting their favorite tunesl. Musicians, bring your instrument! This is the first of a series that we hope to continue to present at Trumpets!  Showcase your talent!

john distefano 08/06/2014: Trumpets’ Jam Session

7:30 p.m.-11:00 p.m.
$10 pp music charge   $7 pp minimum

John DiStefano-piano
Takashi Otsuka-bass
Gordon Lane-drums

Singers, prepare a few tunes to sing; musicians bring your instrument and play with our stellar trio; music lovers, sit back and enjoy listening to the music!

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