Calendar

Feb
1
Thu
2018
Peter Furlan Quintet & Bergen Catholic Jazz Ensemble must be rescheduled, we apologize for the inconvenience
Feb 1 all-day
Larry Maltz, Enrico Granafei, Kristine Massari
Feb 1 @ 7:30 pm – 10:30 pm

No music charge, $7 Minimum pp

Feb
9
Fri
2018
Brazil Jazz Festival featuring Paul Meyers, Eddie Monteiro, Vanderlei Pereira, Greg Jones
Feb 9 @ 8:00 pm – 11:00 pm
Brazil Jazz Festival  featuring Paul Meyers, Eddie Monteiro, Vanderlei Pereira, Greg Jones @ Trumpets Jazz Club and Restaurant | Montclair | New Jersey | United States

2 sets:  8 p.m. & 10 p.m.
$20 pp music charge advanced online tickets   $25 pp at door, $12 pp minimum (food/drink)

Eddie Monteiro-midi accordion
Paul Meyers-guitar
Greg Jones-bass
Vanderlei Pereira-drums

A fantastic quartet featuring the amazing accordionist Eddie Monteiro and Paul Meyers, an American who has delved deeply into Brazilian jazz, on guitar,  with stellar rhythm section of the amazing Greg Jones on bass and incredible Brazilian drummer Vanderlei Pereira. These musicians have performed together for years and have a unique repertoire and style that is full of swing, energy and good vibes! The band will play a repertoire of originals of Cidinho. and Paul Meyers as well as many great tunes from Brazils greatest composers and songwriters.

Feb
10
Sat
2018
The Royal Bobsters: Amy London, Holli Ross, Dylan Pramuk, Pete McGuinness
Feb 10 @ 8:00 pm – 11:00 pm
The Royal Bobsters:   Amy London, Holli Ross, Dylan Pramuk, Pete McGuinness @ Trumpets Jazz Club | Montclair | New Jersey | United States

2 sets:  8 p.m. & 10 p.m.
$25 music charge at door   $20 prepaid online tickets  $12 minimum (food/drink)

The Royal Bopsters
Holli Ross-vocals
Amy London-vocals
Dylan Pramuk-vocals
Pete McGuinness-vocals

With singers ranging from age 33 to 93, The Royal Bopsters Project is a multi-generational vocal summit on which the talents of singers London, Meader, Pramuk and Ross unite in harmony to pay tribute to the art of vocalese singing and to the forefathers and mothers of their favored art form. Also contributing to their sound for future appearances is Pete McGuinness, a multi-Grammy nominee for jazz arranging as well as a highly regarded trombonist and singer. This homage features five vocalese pioneers, each of whom helped to invent the bop-vocal or ‘vocalese’ art form. Six-time Grammy nominee Mark Murphy (1932–2015), considered one of the most influential vocalists in jazz, appears on four tracks, including an outstanding new version of Freddie Hubbard’s “Red Clay,” a song which stands very tall among Murphy’s many breakthrough recordings. Four of the ‘Bopsters’ – NEA Jazz Masters and Grammy Award-winners Jon Hendricks (b. 1921) and Annie Ross (b.1930) who represent two thirds of the pioneering vocalese group Lambert, Hendricks & Ross; NEA Jazz Master Sheila Jordan (b.1928); and Arkansas Hall of Famer and Schoolhouse Rock mastermind Bob Dorough (b. 1923) have one feature track on this recording.

 

Four years in the making, The Royal Bopsters Project was initially conceived by producer/vocalist/arranger Amy London as a twilight years feature for her musical hero and close friend Mark Murphy, who she cites as a key influence, (as do scores of other successful jazz singers.) One by one, the other ‘Royal Bopsters’ signed on for the project at London’s behest. What you will hear will warrant this group’s achievement of making five lists for Top CD Releases for 2015 including Downbeat and Jazz Times.

 

Royalbopsters.com

Feb
14
Wed
2018
Celebrate Valentine’s Day with A Romantic Evening of Song with the Ben Cassara Quartet
Feb 14 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Celebrate Valentine's Day with A Romantic Evening of Song with the Ben Cassara Quartet @ Trumpets Jazz Club and Restaurant | Montclair | New Jersey | United States
2 sets:  7:00 p.m. and 8:30 p.m.
$15 pp advance purchase online  $18 pp at door  $12 pp minimum (food/drink)
Ben Cassara Quartet
Ben Cassara-vocals
Frank Ponzio-piano
Jay leonhart-bass
Vito Lesczak-drums
“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 and Joe’s Pub.
His debut at Trumpets will include 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.

 

Feb
15
Thu
2018
Post-Valentine’s Brazilian Party with Yashmin Charnet-Abler & Enrico Granafei
Feb 15 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm

7:00 p.m.-10:00 p.m.
No cover charge   $7 pp minimum (food/drink)

Love Brazilian Music! Don’t miss this evening’s performance with  vocalist, Yashmin,  from Rio!

 

Born in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, armed with a laissez-faire attitude and diverse musical experience, the singer / songwriter Yashmin Charnet-Abler, elevates the traditional sounds of Jobim’s Bossa Nova. Yashmin created a “fusion” repertoire exploring their diverse back grounds and musical styles with lyrics in both Portuguese and English. Yashmin sways the audience with a sexy, melodious voice and undeniable demeanor. “Yashmin’s show is the next best thing to being in Rio de Janeiro. It is like a Tropical Vacation.”     https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8CuUPlDp3-s

Enrico Granafei-guitar/chromatic harmonica/vocals

Enrico Granafei has a long history of musical experience that encompasses both classical music and jazz. He received his degree in classical guitar from the Conservatory of l’Aquila in Italy in 1976 and his artistic career started in Rome where he soon became known in the musical community.  In 1992 Granafei received his master’s degree in Jazz Performance from the Manhattan School of Music where he was the only student of Toots Thielemans.  His love for jazz led him to New York City, where he soon started to perform in local jazz clubs including The Blue Note, Birdland,Visiones, Angry Squire, and the Bottom Line. He has performed extensively on the chromatic harmonica in the United States and continued to be a featured musician in major European Festivals, including Pori Jazz Festival (Finland), Euromeet Jazz Festival and Veneto Jazz Festival (Italy), and other jazz festivals throughout Italy, France, Spain and major clubs throughout Europe.

Granafei has been the owner and musical director of the prestigious Trumpets Jazz Club in Montclair, New Jersey since 1999.  One of the most respected players of the Chromatic Harmonica in the world today, Granafei continues to cultivate an audience for the instrument through his international performances.  As jazz pianist/historian Lewis Porter says: “This could be the start of something big for harmonica players everywhere.”

yashmin

Feb
16
Fri
2018
Mordy Ferber Trio
Feb 16 @ 8:00 pm – 11:00 pm
Mordy Ferber  Trio @ Trumpets Jazz Club and Restaurant | Montclair | New Jersey | United States

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

Mordy Ferber-guitar
Marcello Pellitteri-Drums
Ron Oswanski-Organ
 

Mordy Ferber is an exquisite jazz musician whose compositions and performances have brought jazz into the 21st century.  He effortlessly blends intricate melodies with stunning guitar-playing and musicianship and most importantly has developed a sound of his own. 

In a recent book by journalist and Jazz Historian Scott Yanow,  Mordy was included in the list of 350 of the greatest Jazz Guitarists of all time in the book “The Great Jazz Guitarists: he Ultimate Guide”.

Mordy Ferber has performed and recorded with artists including  Michael Brecker, Jack DeJohnette, Eddie Gomez, Peter Erskine, Bob Mintzer, Dave Liebman, George Garzone, Donny McCaslin Billy Hart Danny Gottlieb Richard Bona, Miroslav Vitous, Jeff Berlin, Danny Gottlieb, Chester Thompson, Bob Moses, Richie Beirach,  Jack Bruce, Will Lee, Larry Coryell, Adam Nussbaum and Billy Hart, Larry Graham, Bootsy Collins, 

Mordy has thirty years of teaching experience at such prestigious institutions as  New York University, Berklee College of Music in Boston, the New School University, American Institute for Guitar and the Sam Ash Institute in New York City. He is highly sought after for his private instruction and has taught master classes in improvisation technique, harmony and composition all over the world. Mordy is regularly commissioned to write music for television and film and his work has been used widely in shows such as the  Sopranos, Six Feet Under, Jack Ass, The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, The Guilty on HBO, Fresh Prince, Bay Watch, Felicity, Chris Rock Special on HBO, Everybody Loves Raymond, Veronica’s Closet, the VH1 Fashion Award Show, the Grammy Awards promo, and on many other

 

He has recorded 5 albums as a leader on the Enja, Half Note and CBS Europe Record label.

saxophonist David Liebman, describes notes “Mordy is a wonderful musician who digs deep in his writing and playing with a clear sense of communicating to the listener.” Ferber has also received praise from iconic drummer Jack DeJohnette, “I love his sound and his feeling. He writes beautiful compositions. Mordy is committed to the highest level of quality and creativity. He is not afraid to take risks.”

 

My most engraved Mordy Ferber memory as an improvising musician was when I heard him in California with Danny Gottlieb and Jeff Berlin. Mordy’s playing was hard-edged, avant-garde,

don’t give-a damn-about convention, and rhythmically on fire. This is the spirit of what I like best about Mordy–he chooses hip scale-dissonance coupled with a rebellious freedom that reveals the pure joy of improvisation.

As A composer, Mordy shows another side, a more abstract, melodic, original, out-of -the-mainstream approach to jazz and that’s the Mordy Ferber to whom no-one else can compare…

Larry Coryell)

 

on Reflection, Mordy Ferber has proven himself to be absolutely chameleonic on guitar, composing and playing pieces as varied and emotionally magnetic as the breadth of his experiences and talent allow.

(EJazz News)

 

“On Reflection, Mordy Ferber provides reason to make sure he’s included in the lists of jazz guitarists who not only have developed sounds of their own through deep personal experience and technical mastery,

but also who have shown sufficient compositional imagination to make their own statement.”

 

jazz review

 

 

“Add Mordy Ferber to the list of notable guitarists in the jazz world today. This Israeli-born sensation displays readily apparent technical fortitude and, more importantly,

 

a confident sense of when and how to flex his talent.  Ferber is a player of considerable promise who blends irreverent energies and an angular, dare we say European?, harmonic sense into an overall jazz sans frontiers.”

 

Jazziz)

“New York guitarist-composer, Mordy Ferber, is a powerful, contemporary guitarist with an attitude, energy, and a pluck all his own.  And with a batch of riveting originals and plenty of zing per string, Ferber is clearly his own man.”

Jazz Times)

 

“Ferber’s Mr. X makes manifest his deep commitment and his firm attitudes towards his music. The compositional lines are strong; the ballads are fresh; and, the guitar work throughout is outstanding.”

The Jerusalem)

 

Feb
22
Thu
2018
Enrico Granafei & Flip Peters
Feb 22 @ 7:30 pm – 10:30 pm
Enrico Granafei & Flip Peters @ Trumpets Jazz Club  | Montclair | New Jersey | United States

 2 sets:  7:30 p.m. & 9:00 p.m.
No cover charge   $7 pp minimum (food/drink)

 

 

Enrico Granafei-guitar/chromatic harmonica/vocals

Enrico Granafei has a long history of musical experience that encompasses both classical music and jazz. He received his degree in classical guitar from the Conservatory of l’Aquila in Italy in 1976 and his artistic career started in Rome where he soon became known in the musical community.  In 1992 Granafei received his master’s degree in Jazz Performance from the Manhattan School of Music where he was the only student of Toots Thielemans.  His love for jazz led him to New York City, where he soon started to perform in local jazz clubs including The Blue Note, Birdland,Visiones, Angry Squire, and the Bottom Line. He has performed extensively on the chromatic harmonica in the United States and continued to be a featured musician in major European Festivals, including Pori Jazz Festival (Finland), Euromeet Jazz Festival and Veneto Jazz Festival (Italy), and other jazz festivals throughout Italy, France, Spain and major clubs throughout Europe.

Granafei has been the owner and musical director of the prestigious Trumpets Jazz Club in Montclair, New Jersey since 1999.  One of the most respected players of the Chromatic Harmonica in the world today, Granafei continues to cultivate an audience for the instrument through his international performances.  As jazz pianist/historian Lewis Porter says: “This could be the start of something big for harmonica players everywhere.”

Feb
23
Fri
2018
RAY SUHY/LEWIS PORTER QUARTET
Feb 23 @ 8:00 pm – 11:00 pm
RAY SUHY/LEWIS PORTER QUARTET @ Trumpets Jazz Club and Restaurant | Montclair | New Jersey | United States

Sets at 8:00 p.m. & 10:00 p.m.

$20 music charge  prepaid tickets online   $22 pp at door  $12 minimum (food/drink)

RAY SUHY/LEWIS PORTER ALBUM RELEASE PERFORMANCE!

“LONGING”—CADENCE JAZZ RECORDS #1264 !!

This exciting new album that combines top-level jazz and rock is a tribute of sorts to the heavy, modal early sixties music of John Coltrane. The Suhy-Porter quartet plays all original music—new compositions by virtuoso guitarist Ray Suhy, as well as some by acclaimed jazz pianist (and long-time Rutgers jazz prof) Lewis Porter.

Ray Suhy is an eclectic guitarist/composer based in Red Bank, New Jersey. Ray’s best known for his work in the metal world, recording and touring the world with Six Feet Under And Cannabis Corpse. His previous instrumental releases, “Fulmination” and “Tesselations,” explored everything from fusion to metal and jazz.  On “Longing,” Ray’s goal was to write melodic tunes that harken back to the early- to mid- sixties jazz that inspired him to study the genre when he was younger. After meeting Lewis on a recording session led by Allen Lowe, the two began to plot out what would eventually  become the record “Longing.” Follow Ray at www.raysuhy.com as well as at  https://www.facebook.com/ray.suhy

Lewis Porter is renowned as a jazz scholar and teacher, while musicians also know him to be an original, virtuosic and sought-after pianist and composer. He has performed across the USA and Europe with Dave Liebman (who premiered one of Dr. Porter’s two saxophone concertos), Joe Lovano, Wycliffe Gordon, Ravi Coltrane, Marc Ribot, and many others. He appears on 25 albums, and his new album Beauty And Mystery (Altrisuoni Records) features John Patitucci, Terri Lyne Carrington, and Tia Fuller. He received a Grammy nomination in 1995. A long-time music professor at Rutgers in Newark, he has also taught at The New School, The Manhattan School of Music, NYU, and Brandeis. He also teaches private students worldwide by Skype. Follow him at Lewisporter.com and on Facebook.

First-call drummer Rudy Royston has toured worldwide with the heralded likes of trumpeter Dave Douglas, guitarist Bill Frisell, saxophonists Branford MarsalisRavi ColtraneJ.D. Allen, and Rudresh Mahanthappa. His recordings as a leader earned him notice from DownBeatAll About Jazz, and CriticalJazz.com as well as leading bands at the historic Village Vanguard.

Arriving in New York in 1992 from Holland, bassist Joris Teepe has played and recorded with a “who’s who in jazz”, such as Benny Golson, Sonny Fortune, Rashied Ali, Billy Hart and Randy Brecker. He is also an imaginative composer with albums as a leader.

Feb
25
Sun
2018
The Rising Stars Concert.- Kate Baker’s Singers Perform Originals and other classics.
Feb 25 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

No cover, $7 minimum

An acoustic show  – Kate Baker’s Singers Perform Originals, and other Classics.