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Kristina Koller Quartet

Kristina Koller Quartet
$10 Music charge, $7 Minimum
Kristina Koller – vocals
Michael Bond – piano
Alex Tremblay – bass
Joe Spinelli – drums

Emerging artist Kristina Koller encompasses the energy and creativity of the next generation of jazz. The 23 year old NYC-based vocalist was selected as a Discovery Artist for the 2017 Mid-Atlantic Jazz Festival & was a semi-finalist in this year’s DCJazzPrix competition. Kristina melds diverse genres of music into her songs, knowing that adding to the legacy of jazz is much more important than merely recreating the performances of others. She reinvents classic material while retaining their essence, putting her own winning personality and fresh ideas into the lyrics that she interprets.

Kristina will perform original compositions and progressive arrangements of jazz standards – previewing music to appear on her debut album scheduled for release early next year.

05/22/2015: Albare, virtuoso jazz guitarist

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

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ALBARE is the nom de guerre of Albert Dadon, a virtuoso jazz guitarist with a strong melodic sense and a wealth of global influences. Born in Morocco and raised in Israel and France, Albare first worked as a musician in France, before emigrating to Australiaat the age of 27. He is not only well known as a jazz musician but has maintained a highly successful career as one of Australia’s most prominent musician entrepreneurs. He is undoubtedly a major force in Australian jazz, having directed the Melbourne Jazz Festival for many years and as chairman of the Australian Jazz Awards. In 2008 he received the Order of Australia for his service to the Arts and Business. He currently lives in Melbourne, Australia.

Endorsed by Gibson Guitars for over 20 years, Albare’s recording career began with a string of ‘acid jazz’ albums for Festival Records in the early 90s. Albare’s recording and performing has always worked in parallel with his work to promote Australian Jazz.
As the Director of the Melbourne International Jazz Festival he presented great artists such as such as Herbie Hancock, Chick Corea, Wayne Shorter and Gary Burton to name but a few. Albare is also the founder of the Australian Jazz ‘Bell’Awards (the Grammy equivalent for Jazz in Australia).
His sixth album was recorded in 2012. Long Way was the first album produced for the prestigious German jazz label Enja Records. Recorded in New York, the album features triple Grammy winner drummer Antonio Sanchez (Pat Metheny Group), saxophonist George Garzone (the Joe Lovano Nonet), pianist Leo Genovese (Esperanza Spalding), prolific harmonica player Hendrik Meurkens and Albare’s long time musical collaborator, bassist Evri (Evripedes Evripidou). Long Way maintained its place on the national Jazz Week Chart for over eighteen weeks!
In early 2013 Albare went back into the same New York studio to record The Road Ahead with a new line up. This ensemble has proved to be a great setting for Albare’s melodic playing while continuing the international cosmopolitan theme. The band features the Italian Australian based pianist Phil Turcio, Cuban bassist Yunior Terry and Venezuelan drummer Pablo Bencid. They combine the fresh excitement of Long Way with a more sophisticated and interactive feeling within the band. This second recording for Enja Records remained in the US National Week Charts for 12 weeks.
Over the last 24 months Albare and his line ups have toured in 14 countries, twice the United States with a third tour scheduled to begin there on May 28, 2014.
An expert in martial arts, holding two Hapkido black belts, Albare used to be an avid tennis player and golfer until he was diagnosed with Stargardt (a rare eye disease which reduces the central vision). This impediment has definitely not affected Albare’s music however, nor his musicianship nor his Vision (the album “the Road Ahead” was entitled as such to emphasis that distinction). His boundless energy and zest for life keeps on taking him to many interesting places.
Albare is a Professor Fellow at the Art Faculty of Monash University in Melbourne.

05/30/2015: Dave Stryker CD Release “Messin’ With Mr. T”

Dave Stryker CD Release for “Messin’ With Mister T”
2 sets:  8:00 & 10:00 pm
$20 pp music charge at door  $18 pp music charge for advanced sales  $12 pp min.

 Priority seating for online advance purchases No tickets will be sent to you. A confirmation will be emailed to you. If you would like a table with parties who have purchased tickets online under a different name, please call Trumpets at 973-744-2600 to indicate names and number in party. 

• Dave Stryker – guitar
• Jared Gold -organ
• McClenty Hunter – drums
• Special Surprise Guest(s) – tenor sax

05/02/2015: The Nat Adderley, Jr. Trio with internationally acclaimed vocalist, Nicolas Bearde

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
$12 pp minimum

piano– Nat Adderley, Jr.
bass – Kenny Davis
drums – Rocky Bryant
Internationally-acclaimed JAZZ vocalist – Nicolas Bearde

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04/01/2015: Jazz House Kids “Chica Power” Female Jazz Residency Final Concert

7:00 – 9:30
$10 pp music charge $7 pp minimum

Trumpets is proud to continue its affiliation with Jazz House Kids, a not-for-profit music educational program dedicated to teaching the art of jazz to youth in our Community.

Celebrating our 12th year, Jazz House Kids  provides the framework inside which students from diverse backgrounds can play, sing and appreciate America’s original musical art form. Through music, mentoring, education and apprenticeship we cultivate tomorrow’s community leaders and global citizens so they may build vibrant communities where they live.

 

01/01/2016: Enrico Granafei Quartet with Alain Chaubert,Rick Crane, Gordon Lane and special guest Gimer.

2 sets: 8:00 p.m. & 10: 00 p.m
$20 pp music    $12 pp minimum
Straight-ahead Jazz, Brazilian music & originals

Purchase tickets online today by clicking on events calendar in top bar and selecting get tickets. Tickets will not be mailed to you, but you are guaranteed priority seating.

Enrico is back featuring his unique Hands-Free chromatic harmonica paired with the DB Guitar.
Enrico Granafei-handsfree-chromatic harmonica, guitar & voice

Alain Chaubert-piano/trumpet
Rick Crane-bass
Gordon Lane-drums

Special guest Gimer: pianist from Russia for the first time.

Enrico Granafei-chromatic harmonica, guitar & voice

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Enrico Granafei has a long history of musical experience which encompasses both Classical Music and Jazz. Enrico received a degree in classical guitar from the Conservatory of l’Aquila in Italy in 1976. His artistic career started in Rome where he soon became known in the musical community. n the early 1980s  Enrico started to broaden his horizons by discovering Jazz through the harmonica. Read More