Vinny valentino 04/17/2014: Vinny Valentino Duo

2 sets: 7:00 p.m. & 8:30 p.m.
$10 pp music $7 pp minimum

Vinny Valentino-guitar
 Bill Moring-bass

“Vinny Valentino’s fluid mastery of jazz guitar creates a performance that moves elegantly between sparkling acoustic and electric balladry.
Mike Joyce, The Washington Post

“I have experienced for instance Earl Klugh, Kevin Eubanks, Mark Whitfield and a few others; among them I would have to include Vinny Valentino…it is my pleasure to introduce another young genius with a brilliant tone and fresh ideas…. George Benson Read more about this artist

Mel Davis 04/18/2014: Mel Davis and Friends

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

Mel Davis-organ
Mark Bowers-guitar
Gloria Anderson-vocals
Earl Grice-drums

Audiences love Mel Davis’ playing!  R & B, Jazz & Contemporary! Come out and listen to one of the finest organists and entertainers around! R & B, jazz, blues, pop.. . Mel is one of our favorite artists. You may have heard him here before, but if you haven’t, stop by. You will love Mel whether you like traditional or contemporary jazz. He does it all!  Scroll down to listen to one of his tunes. Read more about this artist

enrico granafei 04/21/2014: Trumpets celebrations Enrico’s Birthday with a Jam Session

Music from 7:30 p.m. to 11:30 p.m.
$5 music charge $7 pp minimum (comp. birthday cake!)

No music charge for members of Trumpets’ family of musicians.
Please join us and sit in!

If you have ever visited Trumpets, you will have met the charismatic and talented owner, Enrico Granafei,  who is equally at home on the chromatic harmonica, hands-free chromatic harmonica, guitar or singing a standard, Brazilian tune or an original composition. Italian-born Granafei often surprises his audiences by singing in English, Portuguese, French, Italian and Spanish.

Lots of surprise guests will join us in celebrating Enrico and his birthday (actually 4/22, but we have One More Once Band tomorrow evening!)

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Erick Storckman 04/23/2014: Erick Storckman ES2 CD Release Party

2 sets: 7:30 p.m. & 9:00 p.m.
$10 pp music charge $7 pp minimum

ES2 Personnel:
Erick Storckman – trombone
Eliot Smith – Piano/Keyboard
Cliff Lyons – Tenor Sax
Jack Broad – Guitar
Andy Eulau – Bass
Scott Neumann – drums

For those who fear that jazz is taking itself too “seriously”
and losing its sense of fun and abandon, ES2’s new CD
AlgoRhythms (on Twin Rivers Recordings) will bring a sigh
of relief – followed by a big smile. The brainchild of trombonist
Erick Storckman and keyboardist Eliot Smith, ES2 makes the
kind of music that turns a club into a party and a concert hall
into a revival meeting. With no pretension, and a focus on
jubilant expression and rollicking swing, AlgoRhythms takes an
unfettered approach in the spirit of the Mingus small groups -
with a great big sound, infectious compositions and
explosive energy. Read more about this artist