Levin Brothers featuring Pete and Tony Levin
Jan 6 @ 8:00 pm – 11:00 pm
Levin Brothers featuring Pete and Tony Levin @ Trumpets Jazz Club and Restaurant | Montclair | New Jersey | United States
2 sets:  8 p.m. and 10 p.m.
$22 music charge advance online sales   $25 pp at door   $12 pp minimum (food/drink)
PETE LEVIN piano, organ
TONY LEVIN upright bass, cello
ERIK LAWRENCE sax, flute
JEFF SIEGEL drums, percussion
Since graduating from the Eastman School of Music, Tony Levin has become bass and Chapman Stick voice for Peter Gabriel and King Crimson. he has played on notable recordings for John Lennon, Pink Floyd, Lou Reed, Alice Cooper, Carly Simon, and many others, as ell jazz artists Buddy Rich, Gary Burton and Chuck Mangione. He currently records and tours with Stick Men, King Crimson and Peter Gabriel.
After graduating from the Juilliard School, Pete became a synthesizer specialist in the New York City recording studio scene. Over the years, he has graced hundreds of jazz and pop recordings and performances with many artists, including Gil Evans, Jimmy Giuffre, David Sanborn, Annie Lennox, Charles Mingus, Jaco Pastorius, Lenny White and Paul Simon. he has released nine solo albums.
Erik Lawrence is a longtime member of Levon helm’s Midnight Ramble Band. His innovative band Hipmotism features Sex Mob’s slide trumpeter Steven Bernstein. Equally proficient on flute and saxophone, Erik’s career as a sideman has included work with Buddy Miles, Chico Hamilton, Joan Osborne, Little Feat and The Spin Doctors..
A veteran of the New York Jazz scene, Jeff ‘Siege’ Siegel has worked with a virtual who’s-who of jazz artists. A member of Sir Roland Hanna’s Trio from 1994-1999, Jeff has performed and recorded with Jazz legends including Ron Carter, Kenny Burrell, Lee Shaw, Jack DeJohnette, Benny Golson, Frank Foster, Helen Merrill and Mose Allison.

The Levin Brothers’ 2014 self-titled debut release was a long overdue first album by two brothers who’ve been recording individually for … well, a lot of years! It was a return home to the music they first shared as kids, the ‘cool jazz’ of the 1950’s. After decades of making dozens of solo albums and hundreds as sidemen for other artists, ‘Levin Brothers’ was the first duo project they started together from the scratch. It was a labor of love to compose melody-based pieces in that ’50s style, and perform them with the chemistry of musicians who play like …like brothers! For the album and the live band, Pete and Tony recruited two friends, saxophonist Erik Lawrence and drummer Jeff “Siege” Siegel. In the studio and live they wear suits and ties, part of immersing themselves in the genre.In preparation for the original release, the Levins contacted a prominent Jazz manager to help them navigate today’s market. Tony recalls, “When the manager saw the album cover, he said, ‘this screams jazz!’, we looked at each other and thought, ‘great!’, but the manager said, ‘no, no, that’s terrible! that’s the worst thing you can do! Nowadays you have NOT to look like a jazz group.’ We were shocked! That’s a bizarre concept for the music industry, but it’s funny to us. We’re thinking, “if it screams jazz, no problem!’ We’re proud of that, still are!

The Levin Brothers band first hit the road in 2015. Their second tour, in 2017, kicked off with three weeks in South America, then back home to the USA: Massachusetts, Connecticut, Pennsylvania, upstate New York, finishing up in New York City. When they returned from South America, the band was “hot”. So they arranged to have three of their live gigs recorded. This album is the result, eleven of their favorite pieces recorded at three of their shows.

Vitali Imereli Quintet
Jan 12 @ 8:00 pm – 11:00 pm

2 Sets: 8 p.m.and 10:00 pm
$20 pp prepaid online tickets $25 pp music charge at door  $12 pp minimum

Vitali Imereli-violin
Enrico Granafei : Harmonica
Amina Figarova: Piano
Rick Crane:Bass
Vince Ector : Drums
Seating will be assigned in order of ticket purchase

A virtuoso violinist, Vitali’s feeling, interpretations and charisma have charmed audiences all around the world. Vitali is one of the truly great performers of our time.   You do not want to miss hearing VITALI IMERELI perform! He is unique and will stun you with his virtuoso playing.




Vitali Imereli is the best and most accomplished jazz violinist in the world. A child prodigy, violinist Vitali Imereli graduated from the National Musical Academy of Georgia in Tbilisi as a soloist. After completing his studies, he taught for six years at the prestigious Tbilisi College of Music.

Vitali decided to leave his native Georgia to find his new home in Turku, Finland. At this time he could play different music styles: swing, fusion, funky, modern, and was touring Germany with Big Band “Experiment Berlin”, conducted by Michael Henning. Later he participated in Pori Jazz festival in Finland. Here in Pori he performed with Michael Urbaniak and here he meat Stephane Grappelli.

Inspired by the great Stephane Grappelli who became his friend and mentor, Vitali started playing Gipsy Jazz. In 1996 Vitali released his album “Tribute to Stephane Grappelli”, where he masters the Grappelli sound so brilliantly that even the maestro himself could not distinguish between his own and Vitali’s play. Stephane had great admiration for Vitali and gladly accepted an offer of the world tour with him. Unfortunately the tour never took place because Stephane passed away.Since 1996 Vitali Imereli participated in a variety of festivals throughout Europe. Here he was on the tour with the internationally renowned Rosenberg Trio, performing in Turku, Helsinki, continuing to the Kajaani, Alandia, Pori Jazz Festivals and Concertgebouw Concert Hall in Amsterdam. Later he enjoyed successful performances with Didier Lockwood and the Rosenberg Trio in a Tribute to Stephane Grappelli at the North Sea Jazz Festival.
His future activities took him to Germany, Sweden, Holland, Russia, Switzerland, Denmark, Turkey, Israel and Estonia as well as to many parts of Finland, where he participated in TV and radio programs. In March of 2000 Vitali released his album “Impression”. In October 2000 one of his recordings was included in the CD “Django Festival” published by Hot Club Records of Norway.Since 2003 Vitali Imereli has performed in the USA with musicians of the caliber of Joe Morello, Elliot Zigmund, Mark Soskin, Richie Cole, Stanley Jordan, Regina Carter, Brian Torff, Ludovic Beier, Dorado Schmitt, Enrico Granafei. The same year he participated in the CD “Patrick Saussois meets Richie Cole and Alto Madness Orchestra”. Same year Vitali was scheduled to perform at Lincoln Center in New York with some of the best European musicians in the Gipsy Style, unfortunately he could not attend because of a delay in the visa processing, but he did perform at the Birdland Django Festival 2 months later. He was interviewed by Down Beet Jazz magazine and this interview was published in April 2004.
Since 2005 Imereli has been touring Israel, Russia, USA and Europe, performing with Bill Evans, Bucky Pizzarelli, Frank Vignola, Ken Peplovski, Leonid Ptashka. Every year, starting in 2008 Vitali takes part in George Garanian’s project, performing with his Big Band as a soloist in Moscow Philharmonic Big Concert Hall, Tchaikovsky Concert Hall and Concert Hall of Moscow Conservatoire.
Jazz House Kids presents The Jazz House Adult Ensembles and Vocal Solo Singers
Jan 14 @ 3:00 pm – 5:30 pm

Jazz House Kids logoJazz House Adult Ensembles and Vocal Solo Singers
3:00 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.

$10 pp music charge advance online purchase  $12 pp music charge at door $7 pp minimum (food/drink)
(We highly recommend that you purchase tickets online through this site)

3:00-3:40pm – Adult Ensemble, dir. Jennifer Vincent
3:45-4:20pm – Adult Community Big Band, dir. Ed Palermo
4:30-5:30pm – Jazz House Solo Singers

The Jazz House Adult Ensembles directed by Ed Palermo and Jennifer Vincent give students a chance to dust off their horns or instruments and learn how to jam with the pros. Students progress from learning how to play the blues and classic repertoire, to learning advanced improvisation and studying the compositions of the jazz icons.

The Vocal Jazz Academy is directed by renown vocalist Amy London and Dylan Pramuk. The Vocal Academy is a 3 hour Saturday program for vocalists preparing to attend jazz universities, as well as singers who simply love to sing jazz and learn the skills needed to be a professional jazz singer.  Each week students hone their vocal technique, learn to scat sing, sing as a soloist with a rhythm section, and perform with a large vocal group.3 p.m.-6 p.m.

Celebrating their 13th 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, Jazz House Kids cultivates tomorrow’s community leaders and global citizens so they may build vibrant communities where they live.

Tonight Trumpets will be closed due to repair. We apologize for the inconvenience.
Jan 18 @ 5:48 pm – 6:48 pm
WM Project
Jan 19 @ 8:00 pm – 11:00 pm
WM Project

$20 Music Charge, $12 Minimum

WM Project releases debut From a Familiar Place

featuring Jeremy Pelt, Marshall Gilkes and Rafal Sarnecki

On November 30, 2017, WM Project released their debut album From a Familiar Place on WM Records.

While WM Project is a brand-new constellation, the musical masterminds behind it, pianist Andrzej Winnicki and tenor saxophonist Krzysztof Medyna, go back a long way. In the 90’s, they have played together in the fusion group Electric Breakwater (“In the Bush” CD with Mark Egan on bass and Rodney Holmes on drums), and have furthered appreciation of Polish composer and pianist Krzysztof Komeda through their widely acclaimed Komeda Project. KP’s “Requiem”, featuring bassist Scott Colley, drummer Nasheet Waits and trumpeter Russ Johnson, made the list of Top New Albums in The Village Voice Critics Poll: 2009.

Now the time is ripe for another beginning. Their new album From a Familiar Place is a personal project for Winnicki and Medyna whose surnames are ingrained in the name: WM Project. The music sums up a long life lived with jazz, but also looks forward to the future. Winnicki’s own son, Michael Winnicki, is a highly talented drummer and brings youthful energy to original compositions and classics like Paul Desmond’s “Take Five” and Joe Zawinul’s “Mercy, Mercy, Mercy”. In fact, rhythm is the essence of the group, as Medyna explains: “The only thing I care about is groove which we have in both re-worked tunes. We need to stay in tune with the African-American roots of jazz”.

These roots of rhythm also include hip-hop that provided inspiration for the grooves used on the tunes. As Winnicki says: “Arrangements for both ‘Mercy, Mercy, Mercy’ and ‘Take Five’ started with a groove. Just a drum groove to be exact. I don’t actively listen to hip-hop music at all, but it’s hard not to be aware of its impact on the culture of today. So consciously or subconsciously I was drawn into the hip-hop beats when looking for the fresh sounding grooves I could use to build my arrangements upon.”

Another influence is the inclusion of five-time Downbeat & Jazz Journalists Association Rising Star Award winner trumpeter Jeremy Pelt and 2016 double Grammy nominated trombonist Marshall Gilkes. As Winnicki explains: “Krzysztof, Michael and I all played gigs with Jeremy and Marshall before so we were very comfortable with how they played and some of the arrangements I wrote were done with them in mind (because of their musical personalities). Jeremy is so deeply rooted in the tradition of this great American art form and plays in such a soulful way. Marshall’s command of his instrument is just amazing (no wonder he was awarded a name of Rising Star in the latest DownBeat Magazine Poll). I knew no matter how hard the arrangement he would execute it flawlessly and play some great solos to boot.”


The group also includes the melodic dexterity of guitarist Rafal Sarnecki while bassist Jeff Dingler and Michael Winnicki form the rhythm section. Elaborating on their connection, Andrzej Winnicki says: “Jeff and Michael have been playing in different projects together since their time at the Mason Gross School of Arts. They understand and complement each other musically really well so the choice of the rhythm section was easy to make.”

The most striking proof of their ability to communicate together is “Praeludium” whose complex tapestry of odd rhythm and a catchy theme sounds tightly rehearsed, but is in fact unfolding live for the first time in the studio with Gilkes and Sarnecki delivering glistering solo flights. From a Familiar Place was recorded in Tom Tedesco’s Tedesco Studios and there is a feeling of warmth and spontaneity to the recording like a classic Blue Note-recording, which is supported by the intimacy of the studio and very little separation between the musicians.

It all adds up to a family of musicians playing modern jazz with strong ties to tradition. A tune like “On Sunday after Church” has subtle shades of Herbie Hancock’s “Cantaloupe Island” with Pelt shaping the melody with his lucid lines, but Medyna and Winnicki also engage with their own catalog, performing reimagined versions of Electric Breakwater compositions “Blind Warriors” and “Looking Ahead”.

Looking ahead while also looking back is exactly what the album is about. The familiar place of the title is not a comfort zone of nostalgia, but a challenging source of creativity, as Medyna says: “All of us have a kind of ‘familiar place’ in our memories, desires or places left on the path of our lives. To me this title must stimulate the listener’s individual imagination and the music shall take the listener to such familiar place.”

With this album, WM Project shows the boundless possibilities of a deep understanding of jazz


Yoron Israel Trio “New Dreams”
Jan 20 @ 8:00 pm – 11:00 pm
Yoron Israel Trio “New Dreams”
Yoron Israel Trio “New Dreams”
$20 Music Charge, $12 pp Minimum
Yoron Israel – drums, percussion
Michael Cochrane – piano
Will Slater – bass
Now residing in Boston, Drummer, Percussionist, Bandleader, Educator, Composer Yoron Israel will be making a rare appearance in the NY/NJ area, performing with his Trio “New Dreams” with Michael Cochrane – piano and Will Slater – bass.   Join them for an evening of exciting, creative and inspired music.  As quoted by the legendary Jack DeJohnette; “Yoron Israel a drummer who has good taste. He has a sense of direction and a feeling of joy in his drumming, compositions and arrangements. Yoron Israel is an important voice you should listen to.
Yoron varied credentials and illustrious career includes 12 recordings as a leader and over 200 recordings as an accompanist. His latest release, This Moment – Live in Boston has received rave reviews, and Visions – The Music of Stevie Wonder was among Jazz Week’s top 100 recordings of 2012.  Stay tuned for Yoron’s upcoming recording later this year.
Other releases on his record label, Ronja Music, are A Gift for You and Basic Traneing. The latter reached number three on the National Jazz Charts in 2004. As co-leader of the Frank Walton/Yoron Israel Sextet, Live in Chicago (Hal-Wal Records) is another prolific recording that captured the ensemble in an inspired live performance at the University of Chicago in 2014.

Yoron has performed, toured internationally and recorded with such renown artists as, Sonny Rollins, Ahmad Jamal, Horace Silver, Art Farmer, Abbey Lincoln, Tony Bennett, David “Fathead” Newman, Kenny Burrell, Clifford Jordan, Jim Hall, Gloria Lynn, James Williams, Cedar Walton, Dr. Lonnie Smith, Oliver Lake, Eddie Gomez, Eliane Elias, Red Holloway, Larry Coryell, Joe Lovano, Tom Harrell, Roy Hargrove, Vanessa Rubin, Cyrus Chestnut, and Avery Sharpe, among numerous others.

He earned his Masters of Music degree from Rutgers University (New Brunswick, NJ) and Bachelor of Music degree from Roosevelt University (Chicago IL). He is currently Percussion Department Co-Chair and Professor, at Berklee College of Music.

For more information, including videos and recording excerpts visit:

Jan 21 @ 7:30 pm – 10:30 pm
ALSAMAROL 2057 @ Trumpets Jazz Club and Restaurant | Montclair | New Jersey | United States

$10 music charge, $5 pp minimum  (food/drink)

Alsamarol 2057 is group of musicians who play a style of music they call “raw street music.”  It’s essentially the bending and blending of Jazz, R&B, Blues, Soul, Funk, Gospel, and a strong Latin and African influence. It is music from their hearts to your heart.  The group was founded by guitarist Allan Burnett in Rahway New Jersey.

Allan Burnett-guitar
Samuel Clark -alto saxophone;
Eva Marie Harris-keyboard and vocals;
Robert Turner-eyboard and vocals;
Sabrina Edwina Jones-drums and vocals;
Ed Washington-bass

Alsamarol 2057 plays original song along with cover versions of previously recorded classics. Their live shows are unexpectedly exciting and entertaining.   For additional information visit their web site:



New York State of Mind-The Music of Billy Joel
Jan 27 @ 8:00 pm – 11:30 pm

1 seating only with intermission 8 p.m.-11:30 p.m.  

UPDATE: NO MORE TICKETS AVAILABLE FOR ONLINE PURCHASE, UNLESS YOU HAVE ALREADY SPOKEN PERSONALLY SPOKEN TO TICKET MANAGER. POSTED 9 P.M.  1/24/2018  tickets available on shopping cart only for those who made reservation prior to 6 p.m. this evening.  Only a few seats at bar and standing room available.  Call 973-444-0357 and leave your name, number and number in your party and Kristine will call you to let you know, if there is any availability.  DO NOT PURCHASE tickets until you speak to her.


This is the band’s Trumpets’ debut.

$30 pp online advance sales for entire evening

 price is for both shows; we do not sell tickets to shows separately

New York State of Mind has been selling out their shows! Don’t wait! Get your tickets today. Seating is in order of purchase.

$35 pp at door, if there is room (not guaranteed)
2 sets  8 p.m. and 10 p.m.  
$12 pp minimum

N.B.  Purchase your tickets today and call 973-744-2600 to provide time of your arrival and other parties with whom you would like to sit.

Marc G. Dalio-piano Man
Dave Battelene-guitar
Steve Schwesinger-sax
Mike Ravenda-bass
Paul Dinkin-drums

Isaac Del Rosario-keyboards
Jenna Rose Ravenda-background vocals
Ashley Leone-background vocals

Marc G. Dalio – Piano Man

  Marc G. Dalio is an award-winning performer whose stage credits include leading roles in such Broadway shows as Disney’s Beauty and the Beast, Les Miserables and Miss Saigon as well as leading roles in regional performances of West Side Story, Pippin, Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamboat, Dracula, Aida, South Pacific, Children of Eden, The Fantasticks and Romance/Romance. He has performed throughout the United States and Europe as a vocalist, actor, pianist, director, musical director and conductor. Marc is currently the Coordinator of the Musical Theatre Program at New Jersey City University.

Mike Ravenda – Bass

 On Bass Guitar for NYSOM is Mike Ravenda formerly with Baby Blue, a touring band during the 70’s and 80’s. His resounding bass and wide vocal range made them one of the most popular bands in both the New England and New Jersey club circuits. Additionally, Mike has performed with such luminaries as “The Big Man” Clarence Clemons and Sly Stone.

Paul Dinkin – Drums

  Anchoring the line-up on Drums is Paul Dinkin. Having lived and played on both coasts, Paul has performed with many top shelf musicians in both the LA and NY/NJ Metro circuits.  “Dink” has established his forte as a pocket player that combines studio steadiness with powerful, live performances.

Dave Battelene – Guitar

  Before teaming up with New York State of Mind,  Dave Battelene toured the globe with the famed Commodores, sessioned with Lenny Kravitz and enjoyed international success as a founding member of the band Djinn, which featured Mr. Mister lyricist, John Lange on lead vocals. Dave is also the lead man for the well followed local band, Red House.

Steve Schwesenger – Sax

  A New Jersey native, Steve Schwesinger began studying saxophone at a very young age. He has studied various forms of music from R&B to Jazz to the rockin’ sounds of Billy Joel. He continues to perform with numerous bands throughout the Tri-State area. NYSOM is lucky to have him.

Jenna Rose Ravenda – BGV

Jenna Ravenda is a graduate of New Jersey City University with a degree in Music Education and a concentration in classical and musical theatre voice. She is currently a private voice and piano instructor in North Jersey. She is an active performer in NY/NJ.  Some favorite credits include Urinetown (Little Sally), Spelling Bee (Olive/Logainne), Little Shop of Horrors (Audrey), Les Misérables (Cosette), The Secret Garden (Lily), and Little Women (Jo March). She has spent countless hours in the recording studio doing original music but also in collaboration with GKM, Sony Records, and The Metropolitan Opera. Jenna has appeared in the USA World Showcase at The MGM Grand in Las Vegas, NV where she took first place in “Best Original Song.” Additionally she has performed with the Encore Orchestra of New Jersey and at Carnegie Hall, Lincoln Center and NJPAC where she had the pleasure of opening for Kool and The Gang. #dominatelife #likethegarden

Ashley Leone – BGV

Ashley Leone  is a graduate of New Jersey City University with a BA in Music. She works professionally in the NJ/NYC area. Previous theater credits include: A Christmas Carol (ensemble), American Idiot (Extraordinary Girl), Smokey Joe’s Cafe (DeLee), Little Women (Meg March), Les Miserables(Lovely Lady) yAvenue Q (p. Thistletwat), Cabaret (Sally Bowles/Fraulein Kost), Urinetown (Soupy Sue), City of Angels (Gabby/Bobbi), Once on this Island (Andrea/Storyteller) and Into The Woods (Witch), Dogfight (Marcy),Young Frankenstein (Frau Blucher), Hair (Dionne),Pippin (Leading Player), High School Musical(Gabriella), Grease (Rizzo), Pajama Game (Babe Williams) and Godspell (Sonia). She is very excited to be hopping on this project with such a wonderful group of musicians in NYSOM. @ashley_leone_

Isaac DelRosario – Keyboards

As a freelance musician, Isaac Ezekiel Del Rosario spends a majority of his time in the greater New York City area. He performs mainly as an accompanist in the styles of classical, jazz and theatre music. Specializing in music education, Isaac has an affinity for teaching piano and general music studies. In his free time he provides audio/visual assistance for DJ’s across the Tri-State area. Isaac hopes to combine his passion for music and formal education in building a lifelong career in the music industry.

Peter Furlan Quintet & Bergen Catholic Jazz Ensemble.
Jan 30 @ 7:00 pm – 11:00 pm
Peter Furlan Quintet & Bergen Catholic Jazz Ensemble.
Special Double Bill
Peter Furlan Quintet & Bergen Catholic Jazz Ensemble
7::30PM MUSIC CHARGE: $20  
Peter Furlan – original compositions, Vinnie Cutro – trumpet, David Budway – piano, Peter Brendler – bass, Nadav Zelniker– drums 
Peter Furlan Quintet & Bergen Catholic Jazz Ensemble must be rescheduled, we apologize for the inconvenience
Feb 1 all-day