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 →
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
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.
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!)
2 sets: 7:30 p.m. and 9:00 p.m. $15 pp music $10 pp minimum
Jazz Vocalist Jeff Dunston brings his show featuring the music of Sammy Davis Jr. on May 8th, 2014. Dunston is no stranger to Montclair. In 1992 he founded the Montclair Jazz Vocalist Workshop using his experience to coach singers in the art of vocal presentation and produced a number of concerts showcasing the talents of workshop Read more about this artist →