ollisoikkeli_promo02 08/01/2014: Rhythm Future Quartet featuring Finnish guitar sensation Olli Soikkeli

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

You may have heard Olli’s debut at Trumpets when he was 19 years old. He is a phenomenal guitarist. Olli has moved to the U.S. and is returning to Trumpets with
his amazing group. Don’t miss this event!

”Collective jaws dropped at the sheer virtuosity of The Rhythm Future Quartet! The group’s stellar musicianship, good humor and reverence for this important musical tradition made for an unforgettable evening. We can’t wait to have them back!”  Dana Packard, The Saco River Theatre

When four young jazz virtuosos decided to join forces, the Rhythm Future Quartet was born. Named after a Django Reinhardt tune, the Rhythm Future Quartet performs dynamic and fiery arrangements of Gypsy jazz standards and original compositions.

The quartet features Jason Anick on violin, Olli Soikkeli and John Eun on guitars, and Greg Loughman on bass. Over the years they have individually been performing alongside notable musicians like John Jorgenson, Frank Vignola, Tommy Emmanuel, Bucky Pizzarelli, Andreas Öberg and Howard Alden and have finally joined forces to form this special group.

Jason Anick and Olli Soikkeli, the front-men and lead soloists of the group, have been receiving critical acclaim this past year and are considered ‘rising stars’ in the world of Jazz and Gypsy Jazz. The prestigious Wall Street Journal proclaimed, “Olli Soikkeli, is a riveting Finnish guitarist who combines astonishing dexterity and speed with pure soul in a way that places him among the worthiest current day successors to the legacy of the great Django.” Jason Anick, who is also an award winning composer, received critical praise from the world-renowned Boston Globe which stated, “Jason’s compositional voice is as distinctive as his virtuoso playing.”

Kazzrie Jaxen Qt 11/01/2014: Kazzrie Jaxen Quartet-Callicoon Sessions

2 sets:  8 p.m. & 10 p.m.
$15 pp music charge  $12 pp minimum
Kazzrie Jaxen, piano/vocals 
Charley Krachy, tenor sax 
Don Messina, double bass
Bill Chattin, drums
The Kazzrie Jaxen Quartet  is a true quaternity, bringing together the elemental qualities of four creative jazz musicians:  the buoyant lighter-than-air swing of Bill Chattins drums; the earthy melodic pulsations of Don Messina’s bass; the oceanic depth of Charley Krachys tenor; and the firey adventurousness of Kazzrie Jaxens piano. Read more about this artist

Craig Yaremko Organ Trio 07/27/2014: Craig Yaremko Organ Trio CYO3x2

2 sets:  7 p.m. & 9 p.m.
$10 pp music charge  $7 pp minimum
Craig Yaremko Organ Trio:  Double Time/Double Trouble
Craig Yaremko-saxophones
Matt King-organ
Jonathon Peretz-drums
with guests
Vic Juris-guitar
Nathan Eklund-trumpet
Alan Ferber-trombone
The New York-based saxophonist Craig Yaremko, along with organist Matt King, drummer Jonathon Peretz, and special guest guitarist Vic Juris, push the limits of the tradition while displaying a powerful group chemistry. The band swings hard on originals by both Yaremko and King, and puts fresh spins on jazz classics by Monk, Strayhorn, Hubbard and Waller. CYO3 is Yaremko’s debut on OA2 Records and his forth as a leader, following his recording “Sync,” which was a Top Ten pick from New York’s Hot House Magazine for release.

“‘Sync’ reveals an artist who…already has a powerful musical personality.  Yaremko’s originals, which touch on the jazz tradition while also looking forward, are rife with musical adventures. Likewise, his covers of such songs as Lennon-McCartney’s “Michelle” offer fresh, open-minded approaches…”-Zan Stewart, Newark Star-Ledger Read more about this artist

Carrie Jackson 08/06/2014: 4 p.m.-7 p.m. Carrie Jackson hosts Trumpets’ Jazz Jam

Join us on First Sundays with the hostess with the mostess,
Ms.  Carrie Jackson

4 p.m.-7 p.m.
$7 pp $7pp minimum

Carrie Jackson-vocals/ hostess
Radam Schwartz-organ
Gordon Lane-drums

Vocalists are invited to join the band in presenting their favorite tunesl. Musicians, bring your instrument! This is the first of a series that we hope to continue to present at Trumpets!  Showcase your talent!

john distefano 08/06/2014: Trumpets’ Jam Session

7:30 p.m.-11:00 p.m.
$10 pp music charge   $7 pp minimum

John DiStefano-piano
Takashi Otsuka-bass
Gordon Lane-drums

Singers, prepare a few tunes to sing; musicians bring your instrument and play with our stellar trio; music lovers, sit back and enjoy listening to the music!

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diane moser 07/30/2014: Diane Moser’s Composers Big Band

 

2 sets: 8 p.m. & 10 p.m. $15 pp music charge $7 pp minimum

Diane Moser’s Composers Big Band features the music of:

Timothy Miller, Matthew Polashek, Keisha Slaughter, William Stevens, Whit Van Meter, and a new Radio Play by resident composer Rob Henke.

This month Diane Moser’s Composers Big Band has an exciting line-up of new music:
a new Radio Play by their resident composer and trumpet player Rob Henke, and music by alumni of the Vermont College of Fine Arts MFA Music Composition Program, where Diane Moser is a member of the faculty. From this group of composers there are world premieres by Timothy Miller and William Stevens composed specifically for this concert, a nod to Mingus by Whit Van Meter, a funky serialistic journey by Matthew Pollashek and takin’ it down to NOLA with the wonderful vocalist/composer Keisha Slaughter and more. And of course, music from the amazing resident composers in the band.

…“Moser is a sublime and powerful musician who has the innate ability to draw things out of expert players that you haven’t heard them do before.……The pianist has a Read more about this artist