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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10/30/2014: Vitali Imereli and Friends

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

Vitali Imereli-violin
Enrico Granafei-chromatic harmonica
Dmitri Kolesnki-bass

Vitali Imereli  is the best and most accomplished jazz violinist of the world. A child prodigy, violinist Vitali Imereli graduated from the National Musical Academy of Georgia in Tbilisi as a soloist. After completing his studies, he taught for six years at the prestigious Tbilisi College of Music.

Vitali decided to leave his native Georgia to find his new home in Turku, Finland. At this time he could play different music styles: swing, fusion, funky, modern, and was touring Germany with Big Band “Experiment Berlin”, conducted by Michael Henning. Later he participated in Pori Jazz festival in Finland. Here in Pori he performed with Michael Urbaniak and here he meat Stephane Grappelli. Read more about this artist

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!