Mike Longo Funk Band 08/22/2014: Mike Longo Funk Band “Funk Meets Jazz”

Funk meets Jazz by the Mike Longo Funk Band

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

Mike Longo-piano
Bob Magnuson-saxophones
Waldron Ricks-trumpet
Clarence Banks-trombone
Christian Fabian-bass
Ray Marchica-drums

Former Oscar Peterson protege and long time pianist and musical director for Dizzy Gillespie, Mike Longo, performs with his stellar sextet! The band plays a fusion between Funk and Jazz, including Mike’s Hits from the 70s!

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Mel Davis 08/23/2014: 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

08/30/2014: A Tribute to Phyllis Hyman

2 sets: 8 p.m. & 10 p.m.
$20 pp music charge pre-sales

$25 at door $12 pp minimum


The performance will feature  two full sets of her top hits. 

Yergy Music & Productions Presents A Hyman Family Tribute in Memory of

PHYLLIS HYMAN                     

William Y. Farley, Jr.- Musical Director/ Keyboards Jonnel Thompson-Bass Roger Bryson, Saxophone Dwayne Johnson, Drums

Performers:   Vanessa Farley, Jessica Hyman, Tanise Hyman, Anissa Hyman-Parks,   Ria Sade Watkins and background vocalist, TytianaWilson.                                


 In celebration of Women’s History Month the Hyman family paid homage to the late diva, Phyllis Hyman.  Since many of our loyal fans were unable to attend this sold-out show, Trumpets decided to schedule another show for you.

Phyllis Hyman was a beautiful, statuesque singer, songwriter, actress and model during her career that lasted from 1971- 1995.  Her genres included R&B, Soul, Jazz and quiet storm.   She performed on Broadway in Duke Ellington’s Sophisticated Ladies receiving a Tony Award nomination for Best Supporting Actress in a Musical and winning a Theatre World Award for Best Newcomer.

Yergy Music & Productions is founded by William Y. Farley, Jr., a renowned musician from Neptune, NJ.  His projects include contemporary gospel CD’s “SHINE” and “IT’S CHRISTMAS TIME.”  He is currently producing his third CD project, “SHARING HIS LOVE” to be released later this year.  Mr. Farley is related to Phyllis Hyman by marriage.  His wife, Vanessa, is Phyllis’ cousin.

Vanessa had the privilege to perform with former members of Ms. Hyman’s band:  Terry Burrus, Conductor of the New York Times Symphony, Keyboards; Kyle Hicks, Drums & Ron Richardson, Bass.   Vanessa has been singing her music since Phyllis’ demise in 1995 as a way to process and cope with her death.  Phyllis Hyman decided to take her own life on June 30, 1995.  Family, friends and all those who loved her are still mourning the loss.

As we remember women who have contributed to our history, we would be remiss if we did not recognize and pay tribute to a voice given to us that has been quieted too soon.

The performance consists of two full sets of her top hits:  Betcha By Golly Wow, Somewhere in my Life Time, You Know How to Love Me & Meet Me on the Moon to name a few.  Many who loved her will share in the evening as we remember her legacy.


ron aprea 08/31/2014: 7 p.m. Ron Aprea Big Band

2 sets: 7 p.m. and 8:30 p.m.
 $10 pp music charge $7 pp minimum

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. Read more about this artist

Paul Abler 09/05/2014: Paul Abler and James Weidman CD Release Party

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

Paul Abler – Guitar
James Weidman – Piano
Yashmin Charnet-Abler – Vocals
This past February we had the privilege of listening to many of the recently released tunes at Paul and James’ pre-CD release party. The CD is now out and we will celebrate with a CD release party.

Paul Abler grew up in Pontiac, Michigan, a city adjacent to Detroit that is not only known for automobiles but also some of the world’s greatest Jazz musicians such as Hank, Thad & Elvin Jones. Paul’s first contact with Jazz was as a child when his Grandfather would practice his drums to the recordings of Stan Getz, Dave Brubeck and Duke Ellington, leaving a lasting impression on him. Read more about this artist