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Sep
26
Wed
2018
Trumpets presents “OPEN STAGE,” hosted by Meg Beattie Patrick
Sep 26 @ 7:00 pm – 11:00 pm

7 p.m.-11 p.m.
no music charge  $7 pp minimum (food/drink)

Trumpets Presents: “Open Stage” EVERY WEDNESDAY NIGHT! All genres welcome! Come out to perform and/or enjoy live music, full bar & special menu! Meet Bruno, our new chef from Italy! Last week was a blast! ($7 min)!

Sign-up starts at 7pm, 15-20 minute sets per act! Full PA, piano & drums on stage for use! Bring your own guitar, banjo, bass, flute, sax, oboe, squeezebox, cello, kazoo, etc! Hosted & Emcee’d by Meg Beattie Patrick!  Trumpets, 6 Depot Square, Montclair, 7-11pm! Parking lot across the street OK after 7 p.m. (do not park by EMS or AMS)!

See you Wed nights!

Meg Beattie Patrick BIO:

Vocalist, songwriter and guitarist, Meg Beattie Patrick, has spent years honing her skills performing varied genres including blues, jazz and indie folk-rock in NYC, New Orleans and Montclair area at many venues including Danny’s Skylight, Don’t Tell Mama, Trumpets Jazz Club, Tierney’s Tavern, Hat City Kitchen, Church Street Summer Music Festival at Montclair Center Stage, and the Montclair Art Museum through the auspices of Parents Who Rock. Meg is an Emeritus Board Member of the Montclair Arts Council and Outpost In The Burbs. Trumpets is thrilled to have Meg, a vibrant presence in performing, producing and presenting music of all genres, host the OPEN STAGE.  We look forward to you making Trumpets  your favorite Wed. evening hang for playing and listening to jazz, blues, rock, folk and world music (and more)….

 

Sep
27
Thu
2018
Brazilian Happy Hour and Classic Bossa Nova with the Bossa Nova Sextet
Sep 27 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm

7:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.
$7 pp online music charge   $10 pp at door

Join us for a night of Classic Bossa Nova and Originals:
Yashmin Abler-vocals
Enrico Granafei-vocals/ guitar/harmonica
Kristine Massari-vocals
Larry Corban-guitar
Christian Fabian-bass

Hang out at Trumpets’  Brazilian Happy Hour with authentic salgadinhos, a caiparinha and music! Regular a la carte menu and specials also available for food/drink orders.

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Brazilian tapas (salgadinhos) may include
Rizole de camarao
empada de palmito
Coxinha de galinha
Bolinho de bacalhau
salgadinhos

 

 

Sep
28
Fri
2018
Garry Dial Trio
Sep 28 @ 8:00 pm – 11:00 pm
Garry Dial Trio @ Trumpets Jazz Club | Montclair | New Jersey | United States

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

Garry Dial-piano
Peter Brendler -bass
Tim Horner-drums

Montclair’s own Garry Dial will perform at Trumpets with an all-star trio. One of our favorite pianists, this gifted artist will captivate you with his lyrical playing that comes straight from the soul.

Garry Dial has firmly established himself as one of the most prodigious and respected talents in jazz today, always broadening his artistic horizons as a pianist, composer, producer and teacher. Throughout his remarkable career, he has performed with such jazz legends as Red Rodney, Dick Oatts, Dizzy Gillespie, Gerry Mulligan, Roy Haynes, Mel Lewis, Nat Adderly, Joe Lovano, and Jerry Bergonzi. As a faculty member at the Manhattan School of Music in New York City, Dial has passed on his vast musical knowledge to many of today and tomorrow’s rising musical stars.

Read about his personal journey from Montclair to a major international performer here:

Garry Dial was born in Montclair New Jersey where at the age of 10 he began piano lessons with Elston Husk, a jazz pianist who ran the local music studio. Garry’s mother also played piano and helped him with his practicing during that first year of study. His 7th grade teacher gave him his first jazz record “The Oscar Peterson Trio” which instilled in him the love of jazz. For a few years he played the standards and some light classical pieces. Garry entered high school at St. Benedict’s Prep in Newark, New Jersey where his musical life would change forever. The priests at St Benedict’s were very supportive of Garry’s love of jazz. In church at St Benedict’s Garry met The “Queen Of Jazz “Mary Lou Williams”. She offered him lessons for free and took him under her wing. For the next few years Garry went into NY City, up to 145th St. in Harlem, to study with Mary Lou. It was there he learned of Miles, Monk, Bud Powell and Cecil Taylor with whom Mary was doing a duo concert at Carnegie Hall. Through a connection of Garry’s mother’s, Mary Lou was asked to perform her mass, “Mary Lou’s Mass” at St. Patrick’s Cathedral in NY City. This was the first time that a Catholic jazz mass would be performed in a major cathedral.

As a junior in high school Garry took the Summer Jazz Workshop at Berklee College Of Music. This is where he realized that music and jazz would be his calling. After high school graduation he returned to Berklee where he met his teacher of 37 years, the late Charlie Banacos. After one year at Berklee fellow musician Kenny Werner recommended Garry for a gig in Bermuda as the pianist at The Princess Hotel. He lived on the island with his lady for three years while playing 6 nights a week for various shows and singers.

In 1976 Garry returned to NY and started gigging around the city. He played with Charli Persip’s big band. There he was discovered by bebop trumpet legend Red Rodney who asked him to form a band. During this time Garry played with various small groups and singers. Through the club Jilly’s, Frank Sinatra heard of Garry and asked him to play at his apartment at the Waldorf Astoria. Although he never performed with Mr Sinatra in concert, Garry was asked on numerous occasions to play for Frank at his private parties.

During these years Garry joined The Gerry Mulligan Big Band, The Mel Lewis Quartet and the Joe Morello Quintet performing at the Blue Note In NY City.

Initially, Dial’s talent as a pianist earned him a coveted and unique place in jazz history. Ruth Ellington, sister of the great Duke Ellington, enlisted him to perform and record for the Ellington family’s personal library the entire Duke Ellington catalog. Many of these compositions would have been lost as they were unperformed and unrecorded.

In the late 1970’s Dial spent 10 years with the Red Rodney-Ira Sullivan Quintet, winning widespread acclaim as the primary composer and arranger for these legendary talents. The album “Red Rodney, Live at the Village Vanguard” was nominated for a Grammy for Best Jazz group in 1980. “Ira Does It All” (1981), featuring Ira Sullivan, was nominated for a Grammy for Best Instrumentalist. “Sprint” was chosen as one of the 10 best productions for 1983 by the News & Observer, North Carolina. Rounding out these 10 years Dial’s artistic visions are found on all of the releases of the Quintet.

In 1987 Garry Dial’s debut release “Never Is Now” (Continuum Records), performed in a trio format, featuring Joey Baron and Jay Anderson “…showcases his exceptional compositional chops on 12 originals. Dial displays an effortless supreme melodicism on tunes both coherent and open-ended enough to allow for significant participation from his associates.” (New Music Report)

In a 1989 trip “Downunder”, Dial combined his talents as producer, composer and pianist with James Morrison and artist Ken Done. “Post Cards from Down Under” (Warner Bros. Records) won national praise for the pictorial and musical portrayal of many places in Australia.

Upon his return, Dial’s partnership with saxophonist Dick Oatts offered “Dial & Oatts”, co-produced by Tom Jung and recorded on DMP. Together with the talents of Jay Anderson (bass) and Joey Baron (drums) this project eloquently combined original compositions and arrangements with a 30 piece string orchestra.

The following year the Dial/Oatts combination released “Brassworks” on DMP. Incorporating the original compositions and arrangements of Dial & Oatts and the orchestration and conducting expertise of Rich DeRosa, “Brassworks” unites the Jazz Quartet and the brass choir. This recording won “Disc of the Month” in March of 1991 (CD Review) and was picked by Wayne Thomas of the Orgonian as one of the 10 best recordings of 1990.

In 1992 Dial and Oatts teamed up again to record “Dial & Oatts Verses Cole Porter”. Together with Jay Anderson and Jeff Hirschfield they deliver an interesting project of Cole Porter’s songs while focusing primarily on the verses. Dial’s drastic reimaging of “At Long Last Love” won the top award for the Most Innovative Arrangement of a Standard in the South Bend Tribune at the Elkhart Indiana Jazz Festival in 1992.

In addition to his work in jazz Dial has also worked with the folk music group The Roches, playing on three of their recordings and appearing with them in a video performance. He also collaborated with Terre Roche on arrangements for her band Terre & Her Moodswings, which performed at New York’s Bottom Line and were the headliners at the Princeton Council of the Arts First Night Celebration in 1997.

In 1990, after fifteen years on the road, Dial joined the faculties of both The New School and Manhattan School of Music, where he teaches piano, theory and improvisation.

In 1992 Dial played on Jerry Bergonzi’s playalong record, “Melodic Structures for Advanced Music”.

In 1995 Dial’s playing and compositions were featured along with saxophonist Chris Potter on “The Brighter Side” by the Joel Spencer and Kelly Sill Quartet, on Alliance Records. Jazz critic Neil Tesser (Playboy Magazine) said “Dial’s experience and compositional abilities make him the artistic gatekeeper in this quartet.”

In 1995 Dial & Oatts presented Brassworks in Finland with the Radio Orchestra of Helsinki. On that trip he also played quartet with Jerry Bergonzi.

In 1997 Dial worked as a consultant with Joey Baron on his CD “Down Home”, featuring Ron Carter, Arthur Blythe and Bill Frisell. Also in 1997, Dial’s compositions were featured in a trio format on the K-Jazz Allstars’ “Straight Ahead”ls with Charles Fambrough on bass and Ralph Peterson on drums.

In the late 1990’s the Dial & Oatts band incorporated virtuoso guitarist Vic Juris in a band called Loose Change which played in New York City at The Blue Note and Visiones. He continued during this period to do some live engagements with saxophonists Dick Oatts, Jerry Bergonzi and Rick Margitza.

Dial went deeper into composition studies in the 1990’s These compositions can be heard on his trio recording “Tea For Three” with drummer Jeff Hirshfield and bassist John Hebert.

Finding a balance between performing and teaching , he wrote the two-year theory and performance curriculum for The New School. In the year 2000 Manhattan School of Music took a new course of direction. With a new chairman, Justin DiCioccio, Dial was appointed head of the improvisation department where his six-year course of study has been implemented in the curriculum.

In New York Dial has a private teaching practice where he has acted as producer for some of his students. An impressive group has studied with him, which includes viberaphonist Stefan Harris and pianist Jacob Sacks, a finalist in the Monk Competition.

Not limiting himself to jazz, Dial has taught people from other musical genres including the Queen of R&B, Mary J. Blige. Billy Joel and supermodel Christie Brinkley’s daughter Alexa studied with Garry as she prepared for her musical debut. Amanda Brecker daughter of Randy Brecker and Brazilian jazz pianist Eliane Elias has studied with Garry for many years.

In 2001, Bette Midler came to study music with Garry. She remains among the growing number of his students. In September of that year he had the honor of co-writing with pianist Bette Sussman a New York Medley for Miss Devine’s tribute to the fallen World Trade Center and Mayor Rudolph Guiliani.

In the fall of 2001 Dial performed with the Gerry Bergonzi Group at The Hopewell in Connecticut.

For four years Dial contributed to the Euro-Meet Jazz Workshop in Italy. In addition to doing master classes at the workshop Dial performed with his trio in Northern Italy and also in Salzburg and Vienna, Austria.

In January 2002 Dial teamed up with Dick Oatts to teach master classes at The Dutch Conservatory in Amsterdam Holland. Part of an exchange program with The Manhattan School Of Music, Dial and Oatts performed at the school and at the local jazz club in Amsterdam.

From 2003 till the present Garry continued teaching and performing. Two new projects began to consume his time. One is a CD and video entitled “US AND THEM”, a collection of arrangements of national anthems in collaboration with folksinger Terre Roche, and featuring musicians from many countries. He performed two of the anthems live with the Roches: the Czech anthem at the Bottom Line in NYC and the Tibetan anthem at Philip Glass’s annual Carnegie Hall benefit concert for Tibet House. This collaboration took on a new life when Bob Justich became executive producer and started to make a movie about the project. For a few years a film team followed Garry and Terre around NY as they interviewed and preformed with various world musicans for the video. After 17 years of work on this project has been released in the Fall of 2008. It is available for purchase on cdbaby.com.

The second project was the construction of a house on a Caribbean island. From his early years living in Bermuda Garry always had a love of the islands and the water. He bought a piece of land on the top of a mountain facing the ocean on the island of St. John and began building a villa. After 4 years Moonswept Villa was completed and he has been spending time there practicing and writing. A dream came true of having a busy NY life while being able to retreat to paradise to compose and reflect.

In January 2008 a series of lessons with Garry was filmed and can be viewed on the internet at Mucony.com.

In May 2008 Garry performed with Dick Oatts the music from their Cole Porter CD At the L.A. Jazz Festival in Los Angeles. In July of 2008 Dial and Oatts again teamed up in Amsterdam for the Summer jazz Workshop.

On Sept 15th 2008 Garry performed with flutist Anne Drummond At Dizzy’s Coca Cola at Lincoln Center. They played a duo piece which Anne wrote for him entitled “Garry’s Place”. Garry And Ms. Drummond have performed in duo and quartet throughout The United States and Europe.

In 2009 Garry performed In NY at the jazz clubs The Knickerbocker and Smalls.

On Dec 8th 2009 Garry’s teacher of 37 years, Charlie Banacos died of cancer. His death was a huge blow to the jazz world. A week before his death Mr Banacos through his family asked Garry to help continue his teachings. Garry is now teaching private jazz lessons online through the Banacos family and on his own. Garry’s lessons are for all instruments and vocalists as well.

Garry performed with vocalist Hilary Kole in 2010 at Birdland in NY. Garry toured with her quartet to Montreal Canada. In the summer the quartet played 11 nights at the Umbria Jazz festival in Perugia Italy. In the fall of 2010 Garry and Ms Kole played in London, Paris and Istanbul.

Movie star Ben Stiller hired Garry in November of that year to teach him to play the piano for the Broadway Show ” House Of Blue Leaves”.

“The Pleasure of his Accompaniment” is the title of an article about Garry featured in the Vocal Ease column of Backstage Magazine on January 5,2011. In March Garry returned with Ms Kole to Istanbul Turkey to perform at the Jazz Center for a two week engagement. In April Garry was the featured artist in residence for a three day jazz festival at The Chesire High School in Chesire Connecticut.

Fall, 2011 found Garry playing at Smalls in New York City with his quartet, including Anne Drummond, Steve LaSpina and Richard Derosa.

Between the years 2010 and 2012, Mark Lamb Dance featured Garry several times in his Second Saturday Sanctuary Salon Series at Seven. For this unusual peformance, with no rehearsal at all, Garry’s piano improvisations provided the inspiration for the Mark Lamb Dancers to create their work on the spot.

In the Spring of 2012 Dial and Oatts performed their Brassworks music with the Manhattan School of Music conducted by Justin Dicioccio .This was a special evening for Garry because “Brassworks” shared the bill with Mary Lou Williams’s “Zodiac Suite”, in the first performance of this work since the original Town Hall concert in 1945. Garry brought Fr. Peter O’Brien, Mary Lou’s manager, to speak about Mary. Garry kicked off the show with a solo blues that Mary taught him when he was only 14 years old.

Back at Smalls in the fall of 2012 Garry performed trio with Jay Anderson on bass and Joe Hunt on drums.

In Jan 2013 Garry performed in duo with singer Luba Dolgopolsky at the St John School of the Arts in St John U.S.V.I.

Most recently adding to the list of his celebrity students, NY Yankee’s legend and Grammy nominated guitarist Bernie Williams began studies with Garry in improvisation in the spring of 2013.

In May of 2013 Garry performed solo piano at a Harlem Piano Jazz party called “Fist full of Keys” at the club Ginny’s. He Played the music of his teacher MaryLou Williams and Duke Ellington in tribute to the Harlem Stride greats.

Also in the same month The Garry Dial Trio featuring Jay Anderson and Richard DeRosa played the music of Bill Evans at Trumpets Jazz Club in Montclair, N.J.

In July of 2013 Garry gave a master class in the art of improvisation at Princeton University as part of the Golansky Institute Summer Symposium.

Garry can be heard on both piano and keyboards on the first CD of “Afro-Jersey”, a trio blending American and West African folk music with original songs sung in both English and Mandingo. “Afro-Jersey” was released in the summer of 2013.

After many years Dial and Oatts are reuniting to present a large scale project in which they’ve written original music to the poetry of Walt Whitman. This will feature a jazz quintet including trumpeter Terell Stafford, along with Temple University’s 32-voice concert choir, and some of the best vocal soloists working in New York City today. The beautiful choral arrangements were written and conducted by Rich DeRosa. This project is scheduled to have its premiere performance at Philadelphia’s Temple Performing Arts Center in October of 2013.

PERFORMANCES
Dial & Oatts, Red Rodney & Ira Sullivan, Dizzy Gillespie, James Moody, Gerry Mulligan, Mel Lewis, Sheila Jordan, Joe Lovano, Jerry Bergonzi, Village Vanguard Jazz Orchestra, Joe Morello, Roy Haynes, Charlie Persip, Nat Adderly, Gunther Schuller, Toots Thielemans

ACADEMICS
B.A. Manhattan School of Music
M.A. Manhattan School of Music Berklee College of Music Alumnus Manhattan School of Music Faculty since 1990
New School of Social Research Faculty since 1990
Private Studies: Charlie Banacos, Mary Lou Williams & Jacki Byard
To view a complete bio please visit Garry’s website at GarryDial.com
To view the article “The Pleasure of his Accompaniment” in Back Stage magazine go to http://www.backstage.com/bso/content_display/advice/e3ie3497c95d03a28cf3acdbc6e2914f903

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Sep
29
Sat
2018
Pucci Amanda Jhones Quartet
Sep 29 @ 8:00 pm – 11:00 pm
Pucci Amanda Jhones Quartet @ Trumpets Jazz Club and Restaurant | Montclair | New Jersey | United States
$20 prepaid online tickets   $22 pp tickets at door 
$12 pp  minimum (food/drink)
Pucci Amanda Jhones
Joseph Tranchina, piano
Paul Beaudry, bass
Bobby Sanabria, drums
Pucci Amanda Jhones is magical! She captures your attention in the style of which she tells a story through song. 
PAJ is a graduate from the New School, with a Bachelors of Fine Arts Degree in Classical and Contemporary Music.
In past years she has had the pleasure of sharing the bandstand with such greats as Dizzy, Kenny Barron, Freddie Hubbard, Jacky Terrasson, Cindy Blackman Santana and Reggie Workman.
As a well-respected vocalist, PAJ has performed internationally for many years in several major venues throughout the world.
The Renaissance Jazz club in Kuala Lumpur, the Half Note Jazz Club in Athens Greece, the Q. Jazz club in Istanbul and the Park Hyatt Jazz club in Tokyo Japan.
 In 2011 PAJ performed in Russian on a nonstop 20 cities sold-out tour where she received overwhelming reviews as the featured vocalist with the Daniel Kramer Trio. From 2011-2015 She had the pleasure of performing as the featured singer with Randy Cannon Trio  at the Jazz  Sheraton Grande Jazz Living Room in Bangkok.
You may have had the pleasure of seeing one of her performances at Feinstein’s, Blue Note, Kitano Hotel, or uptown at the Lenox Lounge in Harlem. Last summer Pucci and her quartet were part of the Central Park summer stage concert series.
Listen closely to her highly original voice as she takes liberties with tempo and lines, while maintaining the integrity of the composition. The eyes and ears together can relish one of Manhattan’s great Jazz vocalists while seeing her 
Sep
30
Sun
2018
3 p.m. John DiStefano Trio
Sep 30 @ 3:00 pm – 5:30 pm
3 p.m. John DiStefano Trio @ Trumpets Jazz Club and Restaurant | Montclair | New Jersey | United States

3 p.m.-5:30 p.m.
$15 pp music charge adults   $10 pp children  $7 pp minimum (food/drink)

John DiStefano-piano
Frank Hauck-bass
Gordon Lane-drums

 

 

 

Jan Loe presents…A showcase of top talent
Sep 30 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Jan Loe presents...A showcase of top talent @ Trumpets Jazz Club and Restaurant | Montclair | New Jersey | United States

3 sets:  7  p.m.-10 p.m.
$10pp music charge  $7 pp minimum  (food/drink)

Our dear friend, artist/singer/ musician Jazzy Jan Loe, has planned an afternoon of exceptional music for you! 

Featuring:  TBA (check back )

Jazzy Jan Loe-guitar/voice

7 p.m.-8 p.m.
8 p.m.-9 p.m.
9 p.m.-10 p.m. 

Oct
3
Wed
2018
Trumpets presents “OPEN STAGE,” hosted by Meg Beattie Patrick
Oct 3 @ 7:00 pm – 11:00 pm

7 p.m.-11 p.m.
no music charge  $7 pp minimum (food/drink)

Trumpets Presents: “Open Stage” EVERY WEDNESDAY NIGHT! All genres welcome! Come out to perform and/or enjoy live music, full bar & special menu! Meet Bruno, our new chef from Italy! Last week was a blast! ($7 min)!

Sign-up starts at 7pm, 15-20 minute sets per act! Full PA, piano & drums on stage for use! Bring your own guitar, banjo, bass, flute, sax, oboe, squeezebox, cello, kazoo, etc! Hosted & Emcee’d by Meg Beattie Patrick!  Trumpets, 6 Depot Square, Montclair, 7-11pm! Parking lot across the street OK after 7 p.m. (do not park by EMS or AMS)!

See you Wed nights!

Meg Beattie Patrick BIO:

Vocalist, songwriter and guitarist, Meg Beattie Patrick, has spent years honing her skills performing varied genres including blues, jazz and indie folk-rock in NYC, New Orleans and Montclair area at many venues including Danny’s Skylight, Don’t Tell Mama, Trumpets Jazz Club, Tierney’s Tavern, Hat City Kitchen, Church Street Summer Music Festival at Montclair Center Stage, and the Montclair Art Museum through the auspices of Parents Who Rock. Meg is an Emeritus Board Member of the Montclair Arts Council and Outpost In The Burbs. Trumpets is thrilled to have Meg, a vibrant presence in performing, producing and presenting music of all genres, host the OPEN STAGE.  We look forward to you making Trumpets  your favorite Wed. evening hang for playing and listening to jazz, blues, rock, folk and world music (and more)….

 

Oct
5
Fri
2018
Ben Cassara Quintet
Oct 5 @ 8:00 pm – 11:00 pm
Ben Cassara Quintet @ Trumpets Jazz Club and Restaurant | Montclair | New Jersey | United States
2 sets:  8:00 p.m. and 10:00 p.m.
$20 pp advance purchase online  $22 pp at door  $12 pp minimum (food/drink)
Ben Cassara Quartet
Ben Cassara-vocals
Josh Richman-piano
Jay Leonhart-bass
Tim Horner-drums
Adam Hutcheson- alto sax
“One of the most engaging vocalists around…always in evidence a strong jazz influence in his vocalizing and choice of material.”
 Joe Lang, Jersey Jazz
Jazz vocalist Ben Cassara has performed at many venues in NYC including Jazz at Kitano, Cafe Noctambulo at Pangea, Mid-Day Jazz at St. Peter’s Church, Birdland, Something’ Jazz, Joe’s Pub and North Square, as well as at Trumpets!
His repertoire includes songs from the Great American Song book as well as lost gems by Bobby Troup and Peggy Lee and some pop tunes reinvented in a jazz feel.

 

Oct
13
Sat
2018
Peruvian Extravaganza featuring Lula Valdivia
Oct 13 @ 8:00 pm – 11:00 pm
Peruvian  Extravaganza featuring Lula Valdivia @ Trumpets Jazz Club and Restaurant | Montclair | New Jersey | United States

PERUVIAN EXTRAVAGANZA featuring LULA VALDIVIAMusic Starts at 8pm
$30 pp Music Charge Online
$35 pp At The Door
$12 pp food/drink minimum

Lula Valdivia-Vocals
David Pinto- Bass
Yuri Juarez – Guitar
Hector Morales – Percussion
Juan Medrano “Cotito”- Cajón
Anahi Martinez Mesinas-Marinera Dancer

Lula Valdivia, singer, actress, recording star and television personality, moved to the United States from her native Peru only a few years ago, but her music has been internationally recognized throughout the world for decades.  Most recently she has released a CD of bachatas, co-hosted a TV show, judged a vocal competition, appeared in commercials and been awarded special recognition for her accomplishments as an ambassadress of Peruvian culture in the U.S. She is quite an accomplished lady!

Renowned for the lyrical beauty of her voice and her rhythmic phrasing,  Lula has captured U.S. aficionados of World Music, Jazz, Latin Jazz and Afro-Peruvian Music through her recordings and live performances.

Born in Arequipa, Peru, the second largest city in the country, Lula began to sing at an early age, influenced by her father, Dr. Félix Valdivia Cano, a guitarist who performed and composed folkloric songs; but it was her mother who encouraged her to share her unique talent by performing in public.  She began her career at fourteen by singing international pop, rock and Latin American music with one of the most popular groups in Arequipa while also singing with a well-known jazz trio. These experiences helped her to develop a wide repertoire of music that encompassed jazz standards, bossa novas, boleros, criollo and pop music.   She performed in several important festivals that headlined well-known singers including Celia Cruz, Joe Arroyo from Colombia, and Alejandra Guzmán from Mexico.  In 1996 she won the coveted “Golden Voice of Festibuga,” the most important song festival in Latin America, held in Cali, Colombia. Victor Manuel presented Lula with the first prize in competition against the finest singers from ten Latin American countries  This award brought Lula widespread recognition as a singer throughout her native Peru and the rest of South America.

Lula began to perform extensively throughout South America and Central America and upon returning to Peru was offered a recording contract with Iempsa, the most important recording company in Peru.  She released her first CD, Decídete!, in 1999 to rave reviews from the press.

JUAN MEDRANO “COTITO”

Juan Medrano Cotito, an outstanding musician internationally recognized as one of the living masters of the Cajon.  He recently was awarded Peru’s equivalent of the Kennedy Center Honors. In Peru, Cotito was honored by the Ministry of Culture for his artistry and contribution to the preservation and recognition of Afro-Peruvian culture and its importance to the cultural life of Peru.

Cotito’s sound is instantly recognizable, whether heard in the context of music from his homeland Peru, jazz or electronic and world music. The pulsating and intoxicating rhythms that Cotito creates on the cajón, an instrument which is nothing more than a humble box – is truly extraordinary.

Cotito has worked along with Susana Baca since 1985.  He figures greatly on the album “Lamento Negro” which received the latin-grammy award for Best Folk Album in 2002.

For over 20 years, Cotito has been touring and giving concerts throughout Europe, Asia, Africa, and the Americas.

Cotito is also an educator and has given master classes in Europe, and in the United States.   He is Professor of music at the prestigious Catholic University in Lima, Peru.   He also mentors musicians and academics who have come to Peru from all over the world, helping them catalog and document the history and music from Peru.  He has worked closely with ethnomusicologists Heidi Feldman and Javier Leon.

His discography includes recordings with Susana Baca, Richie Zellon, Nova- Lima, Pilar de la Hoz, Chichi Glass, Sofia Koutsovitis, Eric Kurimski, and Damaris. He has been the focus of many documentaries on the Cajon such as “Las Manos de Dios”, “El Cajón con Alma Negra” and “Los Caminos del Cajón”.  He has recently released his first solo álbum “La voz del Cajon” which includes original compositions and musical sounds from the African Diaspora of the Americas.

Also a composer, among the songs he has written, sung by many renowned singers, features as most popular:   “Se me van los pies,” “Tarumbero,”  “La voz del Cajon,” and others.

He is a member of the Latin Grammy-winning electronic music group, Novalima.

 

Oct
14
Sun
2018
Diane Moser’s Composers Big Band Annual Peace Concert: Tribute to Daniel Pearl World Music Days
Oct 14 @ 8:30 pm – 11:30 pm
Diane Moser's Composers Big Band Annual Peace Concert: Tribute to Daniel Pearl World Music Days @ Trumpets Jazz Club and Restaurant | Montclair | New Jersey | United States

7PM-8:30PM One Set Only
$20 pp Music Charge  $7 pp Food/Drink Minimum

Diane Moser’s Composers Big Band presents their annual Peace Concert with a tribute to Daniel Pearl World Music Days. Beginning in 2011, Diane Moser’s Composers Big Band has presented a peace concert in the month of October as part of the Daniel Pearl World Music Days.
Daniel Pearl, from Princeton, NJ and later Los Angeles, CA, was the Wall Street Journal reporter who was kidnapped and murdered by terrorists in Pakistan February 22, 2002. Following his murder, Danny’s family and friends established the Daniel Pearl Foundation to carry on his legacy, using music and words to address the root causes of the hatred that took his life, with an entire month of worldwide “Harmony for Humanity” concerts.
Diane Moser’s Composers Big Band Celebrating 21 Years of Developing and Presenting New Music for Big Band!
Listed in the “Rising Star Category” in the 66th Annual Critics Poll Downbeat Magazine
We dedicate this concert to all peoples, reminding us of the principles by which Danny, the universal power of music and our shared humanity.
For more information on the Daniel Pearl Foundation please go to http://www.danielpearl.org
The members of the CBB are:
Saxes: Barbara Cifelli, Marty Fogel, Craig Yaremko, Tom Colao, Rob Middleton and Ed Xiques (emeritus).
Trombones: Erick Storckman, Ben Williams, Matt Haviland and Dennis Argul.
Trumpets: Mike Spengler, Jim Cifelli, Chris Rogers and Rob Henke.
Rhythm Section: Diane Moser-piano, Larry Maltz-guitar, Andy Eulau-bass and Scott Neumann-drums.Their resident composers include:
Dennis Argul, Barbara Cifelli, Jim Cifelli, Marty Fogel, Matt Haviland, Rob Henke, Rob Middleton, Diane Moser, Chris Rogers, Erick Storckman,Russ Vines, Ed Xiques, and Craig Yaremko.

“You can always hear jazz big bands that play the classic repertoire, where the music has been. To hear where big band music is going, check out the Composers Big Band.”
– George Kanzler – Star Ledger Newark NJ”…big band lives…barroom or church, it’s all the same to this band of musical trail-blazers. Most amazing are the crowds that are flocking to hear [this] new music- a pivotal point if jazz is to survive and grow”
– Jim Beckerman – Bergen Record New Jersey

“Big, swinging, and Mingus-esque!”
– admin – Lurid Culture-Wordpress

” …this stellar band is as good as it gets”
– Zan Stewart – Star Ledger Newark NJ

For more information on Diane Moser’s Composers Big Band go to:
http://dianemosermusic.com/ensembles/diane-mosers-composers-big-band/

For more information on the Daniel Pearl Foundation please go to www.danielpearl.org.