sarahpartridge 01/29/2015: Sarah Partridge Quartet

7:30 p.m. 1 set only
$12 for tickets purchased on our web site prior to the show $15 tickets at door 
$7 pp minimum (food/drink)

Go to events calendar in top bar and select get tickets from drop down menu.

Tickets will not be mailed to you. We will automatically receive notice if your purchase and add you to our reservation list. Call 973-744-2600 for reservations, to schedule time of arrival and to notify us if you will be seated with others who have purchased tickets separately.

akuadixon2 01/30/2015: Akua Dixon Quartet CD Release

2 sets:  8 p.m. and 10 p.m.
$15 pp music charge prepaid tickets from our web site  
$20 pp music charge at door  
$12 pp minimum

Go to events calendar in top bar and select get tickets from drop down menu.
Tickets will not be mailed to you. We will automatically receive notice if your purchase and add you to our reservation list. Call 973-744-2600 for reservations, to schedule time of arrival and to notify us if you will be seated with others who have purchased tickets separately.

Be one of the first to purchase Akua’s new CD

Akua Dixon’s Quartette Indigo is a unique string quartet that plays hot and sassy, sweet and spicy—a style and virtuosity that sets them apart from the rest. Composer and songwriter Ms. Dixon formed Quartette Indigo in 1973, and has performed at the Kennedy Read more about this artist

Mike Longo Funk Band 01/31/2015: Mike Longo Funk Band

Funk meets Jazz by the Mike Longo Funk Band

2 sets: 8 p.m. & 10 p.m.
$20 pp music charge $12 pp minimum

Purchase tickets online for priority seating. Go to events calendar in top bar and select get tickets.

Bob Magnuson: saxophones
Vinnie Cutro: trumpet
Sam Burtis: Trombone
Mike Longo: Keyboard
Christian Fabian: electric 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!

Pianist Mike Longo teaches a university Masters Class on jazz as he bridges the gap between be-bop and the contemporary era, bringing the best traditions forward while also adding new innovations in rhythm and structure. Oasis, on the CAP (Consolidated Artists Productions) label, exemplifies this blending of old and new.

Longo started his career with Cannonball Adderly, studied under Oscar Peterson, became the pianist and musical director in Dizzy Gillespie’s band (and played regularly with Dizzy for 22 years), authored nine books teaching music, and performed onstage with countless top jazzsters over the years (Miles Davis, Milt Jackson, Coleman Hawkins, Gene Krupa, Jimmy Witherspoon, Lee Konitz, Roy ‘Eldridge, James Moody, Buddy Rich and many others).


One More Once 02/03/2015: One More Once Big Band featuring Mike Iapicca and the Parsippany Hills H.S. Big Band with special guest Cecil Bridgewater

7:30 p.m.-8:00 p.m. Mike Iapicca and the Parsippany Hills High School Big Band
8:45 p.m.-9:45 p.m. One More Once Big Band
$10 pp adults   $7 pp students
Special guest artist, Cecil Bridgewater (read bio below).

One More Once Big Band will also feature brand new arrangements written by Graduate students at William Paterson – who are being taught by Pete McGuinness.

The Band includes:

Saxes – Tim Hayward, Jeff Zelnick, Mike Mullan, Dave Mullen
Joao Goncalves
Trombones – Joe Verderese, Glen Lebitsch, Collin Banks, Will Newrock
Trumpets – Vinnie Borselli, Bill Ash, Ryan Krewer, Vinnie Cutro
Piano – Aaron Kotler
Bass – Thomson Kneeland
Drums – Louis Imparato
Guitar – Henry Heinitsch

Vocalist – Karen Seiz

“One More Once” is a 19-piece big band consisting of some of North Jersey’s top musicians.  The Clifton/Nutley-based group was founded in 2008 in an effort to have a new group of fresh, young musicians who share a love of jazz and want to keep the great music of our past alive, while adding flavors of some more contemporary big band sounds.

The group presents music from all different eras and styles, ranging from the big band era of Glenn Miller and Count Basie to Stan Kenton, Thad Jones and Maynard Ferguson favorites, as well as playing contemporary music from composers within the band.

Through the years, “One More Once” has performed at concerts, fundraisers, school functions, corporate parties and town events throughout the North Jersey area, including a monthly event at Trumpets Jazz Club which features opening acts from local schools.  We have performed with world renowned artists such as Rufus Reid, Wycliffe Gordon, Denis DiBlasio, John Riley, Dave Stryker, Ralph Bowen and Conrad Herwig, among othe
One More Once is grateful to the St. Paul’s Church in Nutley for allowing them to rehearse at their hall for the past year and a half and to Trumpets Jazz Club for hosting our guest artist program since 2012.

For booking information, please contact Tim or Joe at

Special guest, Cecil Bridgewater
Cecil Bridgewater’s 30 years of experience include roles as composer, arranger, and soloist with the Max Roach Quartet and Double Quartet. Prior to this, he was a member of Horace Silver’s Quintet and the Thad Jones/Mel Lewis Jazz Orchestra. He has also shared the stage and/or studio with Lena Horne, the Count Basie Orchestra, the Duke Ellington Orchestra, Dizzy Gillespie, Wynton Marsalis, Joe Henderson, and Art Blakey’s Jazz Messengers, to name a few.

Cecil Bridgewater is a trumpeter who realizes the lineage of the trumpet and has an appreciation for its place in contemporary music, Cecil explores his artistic depth on hisrecent release Mean What You Say (Brownstone Recordings, 1998). His illustrious career began with the musical training he received from his parents in Illinois, where he grew up. His father, a trumpet player, inspired him to study trumpet. Also, he performed with and wrote for the high school dance band and played weekend gigs with band leader/uncle Pete Bridgewater.

Timothy Hayward    (Saxophonist, Composer, Arranger, Educator) Timothy Hayward was born and raised in Paris, France. He is a graduate of the Conservatoire Supérieur de Paris, of the Université de Paris 8 and the Conservatoire National Supérieur de Musique et de Danse de Paris. He began playing professionally at the age of 18 in classical, jazz, and contemporary music, including repertoire for ballet and theater. His career has led him to perform in many different countries, but mainly in France and the U.S.A. He is an active performing musician who has played at numerous venues. He splits his time equally between teaching and performing as a professional musician, leading his own groups as well as being a busy “sideman” for other bands. His stage performances include, but are not limited to, chamber music, jazz ensembles, big bands, symphonic orchestra, etc.

Timothy Hayward is an active composer and arranger both in the classical and jazz domains: he has written works for choir, solo instruments, solo instrument and piano, big band, and string quartets. His recently published Songbook brings together 121 of his jazz originals.
He moved to the U.S.A. in July of 2010 and has taken the position of Band Director at Christopher Columbus Middle School in Clifton, NJ. He leads the 7th and 8th grade concert band, as well as the Jazz Band. He also co-leads the One More Once Big Band with Joseph Verderese, with whom he also assists in directing the Cresskill High School Marching Band in Cresskill, NJ.

Joe Verderese is a trombonist who hails from Clifton, NJ. Verderese holds degrees from West Chester University in Pennsylvania and Manhattan School of Music. Joe is currently the Director of Instrumental Music at Cresskill Middle/High School in Cresskill, NJ where he teaches grades 6-12 and directs the jazz band, wind ensemble, Pit Orchestra, and many other small ensembles, while maintaining a busy freelance schedule.

Twitter: @onemoreonce


Enrico and Kristine 02/14/2015: Valentine’s Day Champagne Brunch Buffet with Live Entertainment

11:00 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.   
no additional music charge

$35 pp Brunch buffet and music with champagne, mimosa or Bloody Mary
$32 for advanced purchase
 (go to events calendar and select get tickets from drop down menu)
$16 pp adolescents 12-18
$8 pp children 5-11

Brunch Buffet with live music for the entire family, friends or couples who may have to work in the evening. Make your reservation today!

Enrico Granafei is among the top chromatic harmonica players in the world. Most recently he has perfected the art of playing a handsfree chromatic while playing the DB guitar (bass, rhythm and lead). A polyglot, he sings in several languages, most notably original compositions in Italian and his native dialect from Cosenza, Italy and Brazilian tunes in Portuguese. He also has a degree in classical guitar from the Conservatory of L’Aquila. Enrico performs throughout the world, but Trumpets is his home base.

Kristine Massari has been singing all her life, having begun to perform on stage at the age of three.  She has toured Europe several times with the Enrico Granafei Quartet and performed at venues and music festivals throughout Italy, Estonia, Finland and France.



heart 02/14/2015: Valentine’s Eve with Ty Stephens and Soul Jaazz

2 shows:  7:30 p.m. & 9:30 p.m.   
First seating:  6:30 p.m.-8:45 p.m.  Show at 7:30 p.m.
Second seating: 9:00 p.m.-11:30 p.m.  Show at 9:30 p.m.
$20 pp music charge for prepaid tickets  $25 walk-ins
Tables for dinner only.   $20 pp minimum
 Call  973-744-2600 for reservations, to schedule time of arrival and to notify us if you will be seated with others who have purchased tickets separately. 

Click on Event Calendar at Top of page.  Click on get tickets in drop down menu. Tables available only to dinner patrons this evening. Four-course dinner specials from $45 for  choice of appetizer , salad, choice of entree and dessert.

If you are not planning on eating, you will not be seated at a table. There is no a la carte menu this evening. Just want to come for the show and a drinks? There is limited seating at the bar.

Call 973-744-2600 for further information and reservations. 

Sophistication at its finest with international singer/dancer/actor, Ty Stephens and the phenomenal Soul Jaazz.


SOULJAAZZ personnel: Richard Cummings, Jr (Piano); Ron “Rondew” Monroe (Bass); Tony Lewis (Drums) and R.T. Taylor, (Guitar)   

Great music, great food and great fun!!

R&B, Jazz, Pop, Originals….

Born and raised in Philadelphia, Pa., TY STEPHENS is an Award-winning Singer/Songwriter, Entertainer/Recording Artist (Grand Prize Read more about this artist