enrico granafei 04/21/2014: Trumpets celebrations Enrico’s Birthday with a Jam Session

Music from 7:30 p.m. to 11:30 p.m.
$5 music charge $7 pp minimum (comp. birthday cake!)

No music charge for members of Trumpets’ family of musicians.
Please join us and sit in!

If you have ever visited Trumpets, you will have met the charismatic and talented owner, Enrico Granafei,  who is equally at home on the chromatic harmonica, hands-free chromatic harmonica, guitar or singing a standard, Brazilian tune or an original composition. Italian-born Granafei often surprises his audiences by singing in English, Portuguese, French, Italian and Spanish.

Lots of surprise guests will join us in celebrating Enrico and his birthday (actually 4/22, but we have One More Once Band tomorrow evening!)

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Erick Storckman 04/23/2014: Erick Storckman ES2 CD Release Party

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

ES2 Personnel:
Erick Storckman – trombone
Eliot Smith – Piano/Keyboard
Cliff Lyons – Tenor Sax
Jack Broad – Guitar
Andy Eulau – Bass
Scott Neumann – drums

For those who fear that jazz is taking itself too “seriously”
and losing its sense of fun and abandon, ES2’s new CD
AlgoRhythms (on Twin Rivers Recordings) will bring a sigh
of relief – followed by a big smile. The brainchild of trombonist
Erick Storckman and keyboardist Eliot Smith, ES2 makes the
kind of music that turns a club into a party and a concert hall
into a revival meeting. With no pretension, and a focus on
jubilant expression and rollicking swing, AlgoRhythms takes an
unfettered approach in the spirit of the Mingus small groups -
with a great big sound, infectious compositions and
explosive energy. Read more about this artist

Ryerson_quintet 04/26/2013: Ali Ryerson Quintet

2 sets: 8:00 p.m. & 10:00 p.m.
$15 pp music  $12 pp minimum
Straight-ahead Jazz

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Ali Ryerson-flute
Pete Levin-keyboards/arranger

Mike DeMicco-guitar/ccomposer
Mark Egan-bass
Karl Latham-drums

 

Here’s what they’re saying about Ryerson’s CD, ‘Con Brio!’:
 
“Exquisite”
Downbeat
 
“Contemporary…reminiscent of CTI record Productions…an independent spirit”
Jazz Times
 

“Ali (is) at the height of her powers, exhibiting all the qualities of lyricism, intelligence and grace that have been the hallmark of her work for decades”  JazzReview.com

 

“Ali Ryerson has long been one of jazz’s top flute players. Ryerson is heard at the peak of her powers. This gem is well worth searching for.”

LA Jazz Scene

 

Jazz flutist Ali Ryerson, consistently voted among the top jazz flutists in the Downbeat Jazz Poll, was recently honored as Jazz Flutist of the Year nominee (Jazz Journalists Association). Ali performs, records and teaches internationally, having toured the US, Canada, Europe, Japan, New Zealand and North Africa, with performances ranging from Carnegie Hall to the Kennedy Center; the Monterey Jazz Festival to the Guinness Jazz Festival in Ireland; Ronnie Scott’s in London to the Blue Note in both NYC and Japan. With a career spanning four decades, Ryerson has released nearly 20 jazz albums on major Read more about this artist

05/02/2014: Chris White Night featuring the John Ehlis Ensemble performing the music of Chris White

2 sets:  8 p.m. and 10 p.m.
$15 pp music charge  $12 pp minimum
John Ehlis Ensemble
 Olivia Foschi – vocals
Lou Caputo – woodwinds
Marty Fogel – woodwinds
Yasuno Katsuki – euphonium
John Ehlis – acoustic guitar & mandolin
Matt McDonald – electric guitar
Adrian Moring – bass
Warren Smith – drums

Bassist Chris White is truly one of the great jazz musicians living in Montclair. He has performed with many legendary jazz artists including Nina Simone, Dizzy Gillespie, Billy Taylor, Duke Ellington and Sarah Vaughan. Born in Brooklyn in 1936, he grew up in the vibrant Caribbean area and in his youth became an accomplished player of several Read more about this artist

get-attachment 05/04/2014: Carrie Jackson presents Three Divas and Sophisticated Gent

A Prima Vocal Series
6 p.m.-10 p.m.
$15 pp music charge $7 pp minimum

FOR AN EVENING OF CLASSIC JAZZ, SOUL, BLUES, POP AND CONTEMPORARY MUSIC & POETRY. DON’T MISS THIS FABULOUS SHOW, YOU WILL CLAP YOUR HANDS, TAP YOUR FEET, KEEP A SMILE ON YOUR FACE ON HEARING THEIR GREAT VOICINGS!

Featuring: Carrie Jackson, Patricia Walton, Phyllis Blanford and Kenneth Carter

DAVE BRAHAM-PIANO
THADDEUS EXPOSE-BASS
GORDON LANE-DRUMS

Singer extraordinaire, producer and director, Carrie Jackson, has established the first Sunday of each month as an evening on which she will present shows and concerts that feature gifted singers and musicians. The series will continue throughout 2014.
Reservations recommended.