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Dec
14
Fri
2018
Anna Maria Mannarino Quartet Annual Holiday Jazz Show
Dec 14 @ 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Anna Maria Mannarino Quartet Annual Holiday Jazz Show @ Trumpets Jazz Club and Restaurant | Montclair | New Jersey | United States

2 sets:  8:00 p.m. & 10:00 p.m.
 $20 pp music charge   $12 pp minimum (food/drink)

Anna Maria Mannarino-vocals
Alan Chaubert-piano
Rick Crane-bass
Diego Lopez-drums
A versatile vocalist with a rich, smooth delivery, Anna Maria sings a variety of song styles including swing, jazz, pop and ballads. Though her inspiration has come from musical greats such Ella Fitzgerald, Judy Garland and Barbra Streisand, her distinctive interpretation, approach and style are all her own. Anna Maria is a New Jersey native who has performed in Paris and throughout the tri-state area.
Velvet voice. Possessing a warm, open soprano, a smooth swing feel and a way with a lyric, she can take standards like ‘Day by Day’ and ‘Embraceable You’ and make them come to life in a refreshing manner. Zan Stewart – StarLedger

Dec
15
Sat
2018
Mel Davis and Friends
Dec 15 @ 8:00 pm – 11:00 pm

2 sets: 8:00 p.m. & 10:00 p.m.
$20 music charge prepaid tickets  $22 at door
$12 pp minimum (food/drink)

One of Trumpets’ favorite performers
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.

Melvin Davis, recording artist, vocalist, keyboard player and organist extraordinaire, has understood the power of his hands to transport the sound of instruments from his imagination to a concert hall or nightclub full of eager twitching bodies for all of his life, dating back to childhood. This was when Melvin?s ears, residing in the multi-cultural city of Paterson, NJ, just 20 miles west of New York, dined on the sounds of musical greats like Dizzy Gillespie, Peggy Lee, John Coltrane, Jimmy McGriff, Alvin Valentine and so many more. He played his first piano recital at 9, and at 15, when cats his age were learning how to charm young ladies, Davis was sneaking into local night clubs, hoping to charm the Hammond B3.

The Hammond’s big band grooves, thanks to masters and club mentors such as George Benson, Larry Young, Jr., Brother Jack McDuff, Jimmy McGriff and Dr. Lonnie Smith, worked their way into Davis DNA. Eventually his hands were walking and talking good music. But 24 years ago, Davis lost the ability to play with his hands. Caught in the motorized belt of a fast-moving container-making machine where he worked to supplement his music income, a finger was ripped from his left hand, which was also split diagonally.

Dec
16
Sun
2018
ONE MORE ONCE BIG BAND Sunday Afternoon Holiday Show with guest artists Eric Alexander and Freddie Hendrix
Dec 16 @ 3:30 pm – 5:30 pm

Christmas carolers

3:30 p.m.-6:00 p.m.
Cover Charge – $15 – general admission, $10 for students $7 minimum (food/drink)

 

Happy Holidays One More Once Fans!

We are excited to present our annual holiday show at Trumpets Jazz Club on Sunday, December 16 at 3:30pm.  This event will feature trumpet extraordinaire Freddie Hendrix and saxophone master Eric Alexander as our guest artists.  
The Cresskill High School Big Band will perform the opening set at 3:30pm followed by OMO at 4:15pm. 
Don’t miss your last chance to see One More Once live in 2018!  Reply to this email for reservations. Happy Holidays and see you all on the 16th!
Joe Verderese + Timothy Hayward
We look forward to seeing you on Sunday, Dec 16th for an afternoon of Big Band holiday music.  Take a break from shopping and relax with family and friends.
This is the true spirit of the holidays. Only $10 for the afternoon or evening show.
Sing along to your favorite Christmas songs! A great way to get into the holiday season! Kristine and Enrico

Date: Sunday, December 16, 2018

Time – 3:30pm-6:00pm

Opening Band – Cresskill High School Jazz Band

Guest Artists – Eric Alexander & Freddie Hendrix

Schedule:  CHS from 3:30-4:00, OMO from 4:15-5:45

“One More Once” Big Band (December 2018)

One More Once” is an 18-piece big band consisting of some of North Jersey’s top musicians. John Molloy and Joe Verderese founded the band early in 2008. The band, currently led by Joe and Tim Hayward is based out of Clifton/Nutley, NJ.  The group was put together in an effort to have a new group 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, with music 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 and other writers.

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 and world renowned guest artists such as: Gabriel Alegria, Eric Alexander, Carl Allen, Robby Ameen, Paul Bollenback, Ralph Bowen, Don Braden, Cecil Bridgwater, Ronnie Cuber, Vinnie Cutro, Kenny Davis, Steve Davis, Dave Demsey, Denis Diblasio, Jon Faddis, Bob Ferrel, Joel Frahm, Matt Gallagher, Wycliffe Gordon, Mark Gross, Slide Hampton, Antonio Hart, Freddie Hendrix, Conrad Herwig, Vincent Herring, Jim Hynes, Ingrid Jensen, Jeff Kunkel, Mike Lee, Pete McGuinness, Rufus Reid, John Riley, Claudio Roditi, Gary Smulyan, Marc Stasio, Dave Stryker, Steve Turre,  Walt Weiskopf and Bruce Williams.

One More Once is grateful to Angela Guerriero & St. Paul’s Church in Nutley, NJ for hosting our monthly rehearsals for the past few years.

Date: Sunday, December 16, 2018

Time – 3:30pm-6:00pm

Opening Band – Cresskill High School Jazz Band

Guest Artists – Eric Alexander & Freddie Hendrix

Schedule:  CHS from 3:30-4:00, OMO from 4:15-5:45

Cover Charge – $15 – general admission, $10 for students

Tonight’s Band includes the following musicians:

Saxes: Timothy Hayward, Jeff Zelnik, Mike Mullan, Vee Popat, Joao Goncalves

Trombones: Joe Verderese, Peter Lin, Caleb Rumley, Will Newrock

Trumpets: Bill Ash, James Cage

Guitar : Henry Heinitsh

Bass : Takashi Otsuka

Drums : Phil Gillette

Vocals: Tony Corrao

Guest Artists: Eric Alexander, Freddie Hendrix

 

Timothy Hayward (co-leader of One More Once)

 

Timothy Hayward was born and raised in Paris, France. He is a graduate of the Paris Regional Conservatoire, the Paris University and theParis National Conservatoire. 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 Europe and the United States. 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. Timothy Hayward is an active published composer and arranger both in the classical and jazz domains.

Joe Verderese (co-leader of One More Once)

 

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

 

Cresskill High School Jazz Band (December 2018)

The Cresskill High School Jazz Band is directed by Joe Verderese. The band rehearses once a week from October through May each year, focusing on ensemble playing as well as improvisation.  They perform 5-6 times each year at school concerts, jazz festivals and community opportunities.  The jazz band is an audition only group which is formed at the beginning of each school year.  In addition to Mr. Verderese, the band has been lucky to have coaching sessions from local professionals and world-renowned artists from the area.  Through the years, the CHS Jazz Band has had clinics and performances with  Dave Stryker, Conrad Herwig, Robby Ameen, Kenny Davis, Jon Faddis and most recently, Steve Turre. They have also had original compositions/arrangements written for them by Brenda Earle and Timothy Hayward.

Dec
19
Wed
2018
Mike Kaplan Nonet
Dec 19 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Mike Kaplan Nonet @ Trumpets Jazz Club and Restaurant | Montclair | New Jersey | United States

2 sets:  7:00 p.m. & 8:30  p.m.
$15 pp music charge  $7 pp minimum (food/drink)

The Mike Kaplan Nonet’s music is an irresistible mix of big band bravado and small ensemble adventurousness. At their burly, boisterous best, the Mike Kaplan Nonet has the excitement and drive of the bands that Charles Mingus recorded with.–George Kanzler/Newark Star-Ledger

 Saxophonist/composer Mike Kaplan has been arranging and performing music for jazz nonet since the ’80s.

The Mike Kaplan Nonet combines the strength, cohesion and varied tonal colors of a big band with the spontaneity and flexibility of a small group.  The Nonet features 6 horns out front, an intuitive rhythm and plays original arrangements in a variety of styles and genres all filtered through the 21st century Jazz sensibilities of the leader and band members.  In addition to featuring its own original compositions, the band also re-examines and re-works deserving compositions of others including Jelly Roll Morton, Duke Ellington, Thelonious Monk, Charles Mingus, Cedar Walton, Herbie Nichols, Wayne Shorter, George Adams and many more.  The Nonet’s book comprises over 150 arrangements and a set from the Nonet can run the gamut from Postbop burning to Latin Jazz to Ellingtonian swing to gutbucket Funk.  The Nonet’s cd, “How’s That?” has received airplay on over 150 radio stations worldwide.

“….. one of New Jersey’s unsung treasures.  Their music is an irresistible mix of big band bravado and small ensemble adventurousness.  At their burly, boisterous best, The Nonet has the drive and excitement of the mid-size bands that Charles Mingus recorded with”.
—George Kanzler/Newark Star Ledger
Mike Kaplan – tenor sax & arrangements
Rob Henke & Bill Mobley – trumpet & flugelhorn
Ben Williams – trombone
Anton Denner – alto sax, flute & clarinet
Anthony Nelson, Jr – baritone sax & bass clarinet
Matt King – piano & keyboard
Mike Karn – acoustic bass
 
Dec
21
Fri
2018
All-Star Jazz Nativity!
Dec 21 @ 8:00 pm – 11:00 pm
All-Star Jazz Nativity!

2 sets:  8 p.m. & 10 p.m.
$25 pp music charge  $12 pp minimum (food/drink)

All-star performance in a jazz interpretation of a Jazz Nativity.

Wallace Roney-trumpet
Mike Lee-sax
Nat Adderley, Jr.-piano
Steve Turre-trombone
Lenny White-drums
Paul Cuffari-bass
Dawn Jones-singer

Wallace Roney earned the admiration and respect of his colleagues and his elders since age 16. He has been an integral part of the band with Tony Williams, Ornette Coleman, Art Blakey, Elvin Jones, Philly Joe Jones, Walter Davis Jr., Herbie Hancock, Jay McShann, David Murray, McCoy Tyner, Sonny Rollins, Curtis Fuller, Carole King, Joni Mitchell, and Dizzy Gillespie to name a few. He was one of the few musicians in his generation who learned and perfected his craft directly from alliances with Jazz Masters. But his most important and meaningful relationship was with Miles Davis.

Wallace was mentored by Miles Davis after Miles heard him in 1983 at his birthday gala performance in Carnegie Hall. Their association peaked when Miles chose Wallace to share the stage at his historic performance in Montreux in 1991. After Davis died, Herbie Hancock, Ron Carter, Wayne Shorter, Tony Williams and Roney banded together and toured the world in tribute.

My goal is to make the best music I can. I enjoy, listen and can play ALL types of music I filter my expression through the jazz experience.

Dec
22
Sat
2018
All Star Jazz Nativity
Dec 22 @ 8:00 pm – 11:00 pm
All Star Jazz Nativity

2 sets:  8 p.m. & 10 p.m.
$25 pp music charge  $12 pp minimum (food/drink)

All-star performance in a jazz interpretation of a Jazz Nativity.

Wallace Roney-trumpet
Mike Lee-sax
Nat Adderley, Jr.-piano
Steve Turre-trombone
Lenny White-drums
Paul Cuffari-bass
Dawn Jones-singer

Wallace Roney earned the admiration and respect of his colleagues and his elders since age 16. He has been an integral part of the band with Tony Williams, Ornette Coleman, Art Blakey, Elvin Jones, Philly Joe Jones, Walter Davis Jr., Herbie Hancock, Jay McShann, David Murray, McCoy Tyner, Sonny Rollins, Curtis Fuller, Carole King, Joni Mitchell, and Dizzy Gillespie to name a few. He was one of the few musicians in his generation who learned and perfected his craft directly from alliances with Jazz Masters. But his most important and meaningful relationship was with Miles Davis.

Wallace was mentored by Miles Davis after Miles heard him in 1983 at his birthday gala performance in Carnegie Hall. Their association peaked when Miles chose Wallace to share the stage at his historic performance in Montreux in 1991. After Davis died, Herbie Hancock, Ron Carter, Wayne Shorter, Tony Williams and Roney banded together and toured the world in tribute.

My goal is to make the best music I can. I enjoy, listen and can play ALL types of music I filter my expression through the jazz experience.

Dec
23
Sun
2018
Richie Cole Quartet
Dec 23 @ 7:30 pm – 10:30 pm
Richie Cole Quartet

Richie Cole Quartet featuring Rio Clemente on Piano

$15 Cover, $12 Minimum

Dec
27
Thu
2018
Guitar Night featuring fingerboard wizard John Stowell and local artist John Ehlis, with Takashi Otsuka on bass and Craig Levine on drums.
Dec 27 @ 7:30 pm – 10:30 pm
Guitar Night featuring fingerboard wizard John Stowell and local artist John Ehlis, with Takashi Otsuka on bass and Craig Levine on drums.

$10 Music Charge, $7 Minimum pp

John Stowell

 

John Stowell began his successful career in the early 1970’s with private study with guitarist Linc Chamberland and pianist John Mehegan. Both men were valuable mentors to John, allowing him to play with them as he progressed in his development. Several years later he met bassist David Friesen in New York City, and they formed a duo that recorded and toured prolifically for seven years, with performances in the United States, Canada, Europe and Australia.

 

In 1983, John and David joined flutist Paul Horn and Paul’s son Robin Horn (on drums) for a historic tour of the Soviet Union. This was the first time in forty years that an American jazz group had been invited to play public performances in Russia. In 1993, 1995, 1998 and 2012 John returned to Russia, playing in numerous cities. His two sold-out performances in Kursk may have been the first appearances there by an American jazz musician.

 

John continues to tour, record and teach internationally. He has been Artist-In-Residence at schools in Germany, Indonesia, Argentina, and in the United States and Canada. He served as assistant director and performer in Oregon Public Broadcasting’s PDX Jazz Summit in 1991, and since 1995 has been a contributing columnist for a number of magazines, including “Downbeat”, “Guitar Player”, “Canadian Musician”, “Soundcheck” (Germany), and “Guitar Club” (Italy).

 

Recording/Performance Credits: Milt Jackson, Lionel Hampton, Art Farmer, Conte Condoli, Herb Ellis, Bill Watrous, Mundell Lowe, George Cables, Billy Higgins, Billy Hart, Richie Cole, Paul Horn, Tom Harrrell, Don Thompson, Dave Liebman, and many others.

 

Guitarist, mandolinist and multi-instrumentalist John Ehlis is a prolific composer and atypical bandleader.  His musical ventures transcend the boundaries of any single style of music, while his collective offerings showcase the creative artistry and talents of each musician.

 

Drawn to traditional and folk music from around the world, Ehlis blends the sounds of many cultures into his own style.  As a multi-instrumentalist, he learned the mandolin busking on the streets of Denmark, Germany and Italy and has studied various woodwind instruments and percussion, including the Balinese Gamelan.  While visiting Zimbabwe he was invited to perform with Motsi Uruka at the Amakhosi Theatre in Bulawayo.  He also performs and studies music of the Basques.

 

It was in San Francisco during the 1990’s where Ehlis fully embraced performing and composing original works, contributing his spirit and ideas to the flourishing and diverse music scene of the time.  Steadfast collaborators included cornetist Jon Birdsong, guitarist David Lofton and percussionist Horacio Altan.

 

Since relocating to the East Coast in 2000, percussionist Glen Fittin has been a vital force in realizing his creative vision.  Ehlis’s association with saxophonist Oliver Lake, pianist Karl Berger and bassist Chris White have further contributed to the evolution and clarity of his concepts.

 

Ehlis has performed with musicians ranging from jazz artists John Tchicai, Oliver Lake, Joseph Jarman, Karl Berger, Perry Robinson, Francis Wong, to vocalists Marie Afonso, Loire Cotler and Olivia Foschi, the instrument maker Ken Butler, Joe Craven, frame drum master Glen Velez, classical guitarist Philip Hii, singer/songwriters Scott E. Moore and Jessica Owen, dancer Charmaine Warren, composer and pianist Elizabeth Woodbury-Kasius, and a host of international artists including, Argentine guitarists Juan Falu and Quique Sinesi, Basque musicians Tapia and Leturria, Ghanaian musicians Zorkie Nelson and Okee Nunoo, Danish drummer Kresten Osgood, Finnish saxophonist Mikko Innanen, Italian violinist Eloisa Manera, Pakistani singer Fawzia Afzal Khan, Russian painter Andrey Tamarchenko and Slovakian poet Gabriel Ariel Levicky.

 

Ehlis has participated in festivals ranging from the Copenhagen Jazz Festival in Denmark, Vision Festival in New York.Denmark, Claremont Folk Festival in California, Jai Aldi Basque Festival in Idaho, Festival of San Fermin in Pamplona, Festival of Colors in Detroit, Maiden Creek Old Time Music Festival in Pennsylvania, and Cowboy Poetry Festival in Nevada.

 

Takashi Otsuka studied bass with Lincoln Goines, Jay Anderson, David Finck and Louis Kozma, composition and arranging with Herb Pomeroy, Bob Freedman and Ken Pullig, and improvisation theory with Gary Burton at Berklee College of Music.

 

He has performed with various artists such as Boston Symphony Orchestra under the direction of Seiji Ozawa, The Boys Choir of Harlem, Ben E. King, Swing Express under the direction of Bill Conway, Composer’s Workshop Big Band under the direction of Mike Treni, Latin Jazz Orchestra under the direction of Victor Rendon, Don Sebesky, Bob Mintzer, Charles McPherson, Marion Meadows, Lew Solof, Ted Curson, Claudio Roditi, Jon Faddis, Steve Turre, Slide Hampton, Norman Simmons, Andy Bey, Larry Coryell, Vic Juris, John Hart, Bob Devos, Ron Affif, Pete Levin, Jack Walrath, Billy Hart, Eliot Zigmund and many more.

 

Craig Levine has been tooling around on the drums, mainly in between his many endeavors since he was in junior high school.  Craig has played in various big bands, and small groups, ranging from jazz to rock, to a hybrid blend of klezmer with punk.  He lives in Montclair.

 

 

Dec
29
Sat
2018
Bob DeVos Quartet Featuring DownBeat Rising Star Behn Gillece
Dec 29 @ 8:00 pm – 11:00 pm
Bob DeVos Quartet Featuring DownBeat Rising Star Behn Gillece @ Trumpets Jazz Club and Restaurant | Montclair | New Jersey | United States

2 sets: 8 p.m. & 10 p.m.
$20 pp music prepaid online purchase   $22 pp at door   $12 pp minimum (food drink)

Bob Devos – guitar

Behn Gillece – vibraphone

Chris Simonini –organ

Tim Horner –drums

A longtime Trumpets favorite, virtuoso guitarist Bob DeVos returns with an exciting quartet that has been wowing NYC audiences the past couple of years. Come hear why when Bob blends his signature guitar sound with featured player and DownBeat Rising Star #1 Vibraphonist Behn Gillece, up and coming organist Chris Simonini, and veteran ace drummer Tim Horner. Bob–who in his long, storied career has played with most all of the classic and modern organ greats–has always loved the sound of guitar, vibraphone, organ and drums. With Behn’s energy, harmonic sense, compositional skills and a great rhythmic feel, Bob has found the vibes player who fully complements the fervor and soul of Bob’s playing.

 With long, blues-drenched lines; a warm, fat sound; and a horn-like, melodic approach, Bob DeVos has been proclaimed a living jazz legend. The masterful guitarist has an enthusiastic following for his innovative work, first with a who’s who of jazz greats in and outside of the Hammond B3 organ genre–including Richard “Groove” Holmes/Sonny Stitt, Jimmy McGriff/Hank Crawford, and Charles Earland–and for the past 20 years as a leader. A brilliant improviser, DeVos thrills audiences worldwide with tight-knit performances of jazz standards, Rhythm & Blues, ballads, and his own hip compositions and modern arrangements. With his signature mix of groove and sophistication, Bob’s releases on Savant/HighNote ranked in the Top Five in national airplay and have been included on Top CDs of the Year lists.

 See www.bobdevosjazzguitar.com for more information!

 

Dec
31
Mon
2018
New Year’s Eve Gala with Ty Stephens and the SoulJaazz
Dec 31 2018 @ 8:00 pm – Jan 1 2019 @ 1:00 am
New Year's Eve Gala with Ty Stephens and the SoulJaazz @ Trumpets Jazz Club and Restaurant | Montclair | New Jersey | United States

8 p.m.-1 p.m. TY STEPHENS SHOW BEGINS AT 9 P.M.
Music and Fine Dining:  $125 pp (plus tax and gratuity)  

Our New Year’s Gala will begin at 8 p.m. Ticket price is for the entire evening. No separate tickets for music only.  Ticket price includes the show, a four-course meal, champagne toast at midnight, and party favors. One of Trumpets’ most popular and engaging acts, Ty Stephens and the SoulJaazz features elegantly funky R&B, Jazz and more! Presented by WillJam Entertainment Group.  

New Year’s Eve Gala!  Tickets will go fast! Get yours today!

We are thrilled to announce that Ty Stephen’s is the recipient of Audelco’s 2018  LEAD ACTOR IN A MUSICAL
Ty Stephens (On Kentucky Avenue)

and musical director of SoulJaazz, Richard Cummings tied for outstanding musical director. 

OUTSTANDING MUSICAL DIRECTOR (TIED)
Richard Cummings, Jr. (On Kentucky Avenue)

The amazing Ty Stephens & the SoulJaazz returns for our annual New Year’s Eve Gala! Ring in the New Year with dancing, great food, contests, prizes and surprise guests!

About Ty Stephens & the SoulJaazz

A consummate multi-talented entertainer and performer, Ty Stephens has performed around the world for over a decade, gaining an international audience with a cool, urban-tinged adult-contemporary sound, based on jazz, funk and R&B. In May 2016, he signed with a new management team led by music-industry veteran Buzz Willis and the legendary Robert “Kool” Bell (of Kool & The Gang).

He has also signed a U.S. distribution deal with All Access Entertainment Records distributed by BDG/RED (A Division of Sony LLC), for their latest album, “Good Medicine”. Starting off with the lead single, “Good Medicine,” the new partnership provides greater exposure for a rising star on the Urban Adult Contemporary scene.

“I’m thrilled that this new distribution deal, along with a legendary management team, are all in place to bring the music of “Good Medicine” to a larger worldwide audience,” said Stephens. “The goal of any artist is to have their music heard. As you listen to the album, let your heart be light and youthful and your spirit open, as the music will fill and enlighten you… and funk you up!”

“Good Medicine” by Ty Stephens and (the) SoulJaazz (Richard Cummings, Jr., Ron “Rondew” Monroe, Tony Lewis and Robert “R.T.” Taylor) features 15 delicious tracks of original, smooth, elegantly funky R&B/jazz, with singles including the title track “Good Medicine,” the dance anthem “Love Is In The Room,” the summer love jam “Ain’tcha Somethin’” and the remake of the very popular “Found”.

“Good Medicine” is available on all major digital distribution and steaming services. More about Ty Stephens & (the) SoulJaazz can be found at www.tystephensmusic.com.