Diane Moser 3 10/22/2014: Diane Moser’s Composers Big Band Annual Peace Concert

Tribute to Daniel Pearl World Music Days
Guest composers vocalist Lisa Sokolov and trombonist Caleb Rumley

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

…“Moser is a sublime and powerful musician who has the innate ability to draw things out of expert players that you haven’t heard them do before.……The pianist has a complete and focused command of the instrument that allows her to blur the distinctions between the kinetic-energy of “outside” playing and the more lyrical propulsion of “inside” music. At the center of it all is a remarkable mastery of rhythmic dynamics.”Robert Bush, San Diego Reader, July 22, 2012 -

FreePass_PHOTO 10/23/2014: Free Pass

2 sets: 7:30 &  9:00
$10 music charge  $7 Minimum

David Kolk – Percussion
Jeff Gramm – Guitar
Mark Emma – Guitar
Chris Richards – Bass

FreePass a dynamic and musically interesting band with a growing fan base. They play a wide range of music, from straightahead jazz to blues, Motown, bossa nova, pop and contemporary music.  Listeners and fans of FreePass enjoy the dazzling leads of Jeff, the unique chordal voicings of Mark, David’s sensitive work on the kit, and Chris’ grooving bass lines. Read more about this artist

Brass Joy 10/24/2014: Brass Joy with Italian trumpeter Lalo Conversano and Swiss trombonist Danilo Moccia

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

Lalo Conversano - trumpet
Danilo Moccia – trombone
Josh Sette – piano   
Rich Zurkowski - Bass
Roger Post – drums

BRASS JOY was established in 1998 when Lalo and Danilo first met. Together they compiled an eclectic repertory that goes from Duke to Parker to Silver to the great standards of Porter, Kern, Berlin, Gershwin, etc. to the funkyness of Hancock and Zawinul, passing thru the loveliness of Jobim. Their own simple but cooking arrangements make for a very swingin’ band.Danilo Moccia, a superb jazz trombonist from Switzerland was distinguished as Swiss Jazzman of The Read more about this artist

Mel Davis 10/25/2014: 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

ron aprea 10/26/2014: Ron Aprea Big Band featuring Angela DeNiro

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

Celebrate Ron’s Birthday this evening! There will be cake and lots of great music.
Reservations highly recommended. We have already sold 50 tickets to this performance!

Trumpets loves to feature Big Bands on its regular schedule.  Our big bands usually feature stellar performers who have performed here as leaders of their own combos. When we first featured Ron Aprea with his quintet, we had no idea that he had so many charts of the music from the Count Basie Band that were arranged by some of the most outstanding arrangers in the history of jazz.  Ron, himself, is an outstanding arranger, saxophonist, composer,  teacher, and producer. We invited Ron to feature his big band charts at Trumpets. He has gathered some of the finest musicians in the area to perform some of your favorite standards. Featuring Angela DeNiro, an outstanding jazz vocalist, and some of the hottest players in the Metropolitan Area, the band will feature original arrangements by the Basie Band.

Currently, Ron is working on a CD dedicated to jazz arrangements of the music of John Lennon, with whom he performed.

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Halloween witch 10/31/2014: Halloween Party with Dave Stryker Organ Trio!

7 p.m. The Young Jazzers will open up for the Dave Stryker Organ Trio!

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

Dave Stryker-guitar
Pat Bianchi-organ
Kush Abadey-drums

Wear a costume and win a prize! Special Halloween Menu will include your favorites and specialty drinks & dishes! Trick or treat at Trumpets this year!

This is a special event. No coupons will be accepted for this event!