Calendar

Jan
18
Fri
2019
The EMPATHIA JAZZ DUO with MAFALDA MINNOZZI and PAUL RICCI
Jan 18 @ 8:00 pm – 11:00 pm
The EMPATHIA JAZZ DUO with MAFALDA MINNOZZI and PAUL RICCI @ Trumpets Jazz Club | Montclair | New Jersey | United States

2 sets: 8 p.m. & 10 p.m.
$15 Music charge   $12 Minimum (food/drink)

After many years on Italian stages and TV followed by a lasting career in Brazil that includes numerous CD`s and tours in major cities and theaters and collaborations with, among others, Milton Nascimento, Guinga, Leny Andrade, Paulo Moura, and Martinho Da Vila, singer Mafalda Minnozzi has earned diva status in Brazil. In 2015 she united with New York guitarist Paul Ricci to form the “eMPathia JazzDuo”. Ricci has performed with Astrud Gilberto, Bobby Sanabria, Bebel Gilberto, Harry Belafonte, Dom Um Romao, Hugo Fattoruso as well as many noted sidemen in Latin, African, Jazz and Brazilian styles.  The duo`s unique blend draws from the great Italian, Brazilian, French and American songwriters such as Cole Porter, Jobim, Ivan Lins and Morricone among others. Following an extensive concert schedule at theaters and festivals in Italy and Brazil, their first 2015 CD “EMPATHIA” was nominated for Italy`s prestigious “Targa Tenco” award. The duo will be presenting at Trumpets their second CD “INSIDE” (2016) recorded and produced by noted Grammy winner Jeff Jones “the Jedi Master” (www.empathiajazz.com)

Noted Italian Jazz author and critic Gerlando Gatto wrote “…. the duo established an extraordinary musical entity befitting the name“ eMPathia”. In a perfect understanding the two are able to produce a sound that goes far beyond their basic restricted elements … Paul Ricci is surely an underestimated artist gifted with sensitivity, arranging skills and uncommon technique … Mafalda Minnozzi is superb not only for her extraordinary ability to fully express herself in diverse languages, but in the ease with which she is able to make each song she presents truly her own.”
     

Jan
19
Sat
2019
Hernan Romero & Monica Abrego WILL BE RESCHEDULED DUE TO IMPENDING SNOWSTORM
Jan 19 @ 8:00 pm – 11:00 pm

 

 

This act will be rescheduled due to impending snowstorm

7 p.m.-10 p.m.
$15 Cover charge   $12 pp minimum  (food/drink)

Perhaps the finest flamenco guitarist in the world!  We are very lucky that Hernan happens to be in town. He is usually busy touring worldwide.

Don’t miss this phenomenal, charismatic performer with amazing vocalist Monica Abrego

 

Hernan Romero-guitar & vocals 
Virtuoso guitarist and composer Hernan Romero. 
“His music will take you on an incredible journey of the senses!”
 Al Di Meola

“An exceptional show! Hernan creates magic with his guitar! One of my favorite musicians!”   Kristine Massari, co-owner, Trumpets Jazz Club

Spiced with the exotic traditions that infuse flamenco-gypsy, Middle Eastern, and Mediterranean folk interwoven with textures of classical, jazz, and Latin rhythms, composer and guitarist Hernan Romero’s music is both sophisticated and accessible. It is sensuous, passionate, romantic and inescapably infectious. 
Inspired by the music of his family from his earliest memory “It’s powerful, flamenco is very strong, and has its influence from the Middle East,” says Romero.

 

Jan
25
Fri
2019
T.K. Blue Quartet: Tribute to Randy Weston
Jan 25 @ 8:00 pm – 11:00 pm

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

 

T.K. Blue–alto/soprano sax, flute, kalimba
Paul Beaudry : bass,
Greg Murphy : piano
George Coleman Jr:drums

T.K. Blue

Short Biography

T.K. Blue (Saxophonist/Flautist): composer, educator, bandleader and current musical director

and arranger for NEA Jazz Master Randy Weston. T.K. Blue appears on over eighty recordings

and has performed with such artists as Don Cherry, Abdullah Ibrahim, Sam Rivers, Archie Shepp,

Dizzy Gillespie, Pharoah Sanders, Melba Liston, Chico Hamilton, Stefon Harris, Regina Carter,

Bobby McFerrin, Dee Dee Bridgewater, Jimmy Scott, Jayne Cortez, Benny Powell, Mal Waldron,

Winard Harper, Warren Wolf, Gregoire Maret, Allan Harris, Candido Camera, Bobby Sanabria,

Steve Turre, and Arturo O’Farrill, to name just a few. In May 2017, T.K. released Amour, his 11th

CD, cited as one of the best jazz recordings of the year by DownBeat Magazine (four stars).

Deeply indebted to organizations such as Jazzmobile, Jazz-interactions, Henry Street

Settlement, and the Muse for his own jazz studies, T.K. has remained committed to music

education from pre-K to the university level. In addition Professor Blue has a Bachelor’s Degree

in Liberal Arts from NYU, with a major in Music and Psychology, and a Master’s in Music

Education from Teacher’s College, Columbia University. He has taught at Suffolk Community

College, Montclair State University, and Long Island University where he was also the Director

of Jazz Studies from 2007 to 2014. In 2007, T.K was commissioned by NYSCA and Transart Inc.

to compose a work dedicated to the early African American presence in the Hudson Valley area

of upstate New York. He released Follow the North Star, a suite based on the life of Solomon

Northup and his memoir, Twelve Years a Slave.

Having lived close to ten years in Paris, T.K. Blue was hired by the USIA and his band embarked

on three State Department Tours of Africa. He currently resides in Jersey City, New Jersey and

continues to perform, teach privately, and engage in clinics and adjudication.

Tk

 

Jan
29
Tue
2019
Enrico
Jan 29 @ 7:30 pm – 10:00 pm
Enrico @ Trumpets Jazz Club  | Montclair | New Jersey | United States

 2 sets: 7:30 p.m. -10:00 p.m.
No cover charge   $12 pp minimum (food/drink)

A delightful experience for all!

 

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.”

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Jan
30
Wed
2019
Trumpets presents “OPEN STAGE,” hosted by Meg Beattie Patrick
Jan 30 @ 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 (unless otherwise noted). All genres welcome! Come out to perform and/or enjoy live music, full bar & special menu! ($7 min)!

Sign-up starts at 7 p.m. with 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)….

 

Jan
31
Thu
2019
Trumpets will be closed tonight
Jan 31 @ 8:00 pm – 11:00 pm
Feb
1
Fri
2019
Hernan Romero & Monica Abrego
Feb 1 @ 8:00 pm – 11:00 pm
Hernan Romero & Monica Abrego @ Trumpets Jazz Club and Restaurant | Montclair | New Jersey | United States

2 sets:  8 p.m. & 10 p.m.
$15 Cover charge   $12 pp minimum  (food/drink)

Perhaps the finest flamenco guitarist in the world!  We are very lucky that Hernan happens to be in town. He is usually busy touring worldwide.

Don’t miss this phenomenal, charismatic performer with amazing vocalist Monica Abrego

 

Hernan Romero-guitar & vocals 
Virtuoso guitarist and composer Hernan Romero. 
“His music will take you on an incredible journey of the senses!”
 Al Di Meola

“An exceptional show! Hernan creates magic with his guitar! One of my favorite musicians!”   Kristine Massari, co-owner, Trumpets Jazz Club

Spiced with the exotic traditions that infuse flamenco-gypsy, Middle Eastern, and Mediterranean folk interwoven with textures of classical, jazz, and Latin rhythms, composer and guitarist Hernan Romero’s music is both sophisticated and accessible. It is sensuous, passionate, romantic and inescapably infectious. 
Inspired by the music of his family from his earliest memory “It’s powerful, flamenco is very strong, and has its influence from the Middle East,” says Romero.

 

Feb
8
Fri
2019
Roni Ben-Hur and Harvie S with Sylvia Cuenca on drums
Feb 8 @ 8:00 pm – 11:00 pm
Roni Ben-Hur and Harvie S with Sylvia Cuenca on drums @ Trumpets Jazz Club and Restaurant | Montclair | New Jersey | United States

Roni Ben -Hur: Guitar. Harvie S: Bass

2 sets:  8 p.m. and 10 p.m.
$18 pp online advanced purchase 
  $20 pp at door  $12 pp (food/drink)

Roni Ben-Hur, known for his sweet tone, infectious rhythm, lush harmonies and innovative improvisation straddles comfortably the world of straight ahead jazz and the realm of samba jazz.  He has collaborated and recorded with iconic figures of both worlds, and has earned a sterling reputation as a musician and educator.

“A storyteller, Ben-Hur works with a warm, glowing sound and has an alluring way of combining engaging notes with supple rhythm.”- Zan Stewart, The Newark Star Ledger

“Ben-Hur is formidable and consummately lyrical guitarist.” – Time Out, New York

“A superior straight-ahead guitarist who can swing as hard as anyone.”- Scott Yanow,Allmusic.com

“Ben-Hur evokes the sprightliness of jazz’ contemporary guitar generation, dripping away each intricate refrain like melodic water.  He harmonizes with his distinctive starry-eyed flair, setting forth a waterfall of pristine and pensive elaborations.”  Sharon Mizrahi, The New York City Jazz Record

“Roni Ben-Hur is one of the unheralded guitarists on the modern jazz scene. Each of his releases is an impressive display of picking, and his selection of material is stellar.” George W. Harris, Jazz Weekly

Jazz guitarist Roni Ben-Hur has earned a sterling reputation as a musician and educator, renowned for his golden tone, improvisational brilliance, compositional lyricism and ability to charm peers, students and listeners alike. Eminent jazz critic Gary Giddins wrote in the Village Voice: “A limber and inventive guitarist, Ben-Hur keeps the modernist flame alive and pure, with a low flame burning in every note… [He’s] a guitarist who knows the changes and his own mind.” Ben-Hur – born in Israel in 1962 but a longtime American citizen, now based in New Jersey – has released nine albums as leader or co-leader, with Time Out New York calling him “a formidable and consummately lyrical guitarist.” The Star-Ledger of New Jersey summed him up this way: “A deep musician, a storyteller, Ben-Hur works with a warm, glowing sound and has an alluring way of combining engaging notes with supple rhythm.” Along with releasing acclaimed educational products – including the instructional DVD Chordability and method book Talk Jazz: Guitar – Ben-Hur has directed international jazz camps for nearly 15 years. Jazz guitar star Russell Malone got it right when he said: “Everything Roni does is beautiful. He has the magic touch.”

 

Feb
10
Sun
2019
Young Voices for a Cause
Feb 10 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Young Voices for a Cause

 

 

Cover Charge $20, $15 Minimum per person food and drink. No cover for children under 12

Young Talented performers from Off Broadway community, film, and television, Kids Got Talent, NJ/NY perform in a Benefit Concert for No Kid Hungry Foundation.

One More Once Big Band Student Sit-in Night with guest artist Adam Niewood
Feb 10 @ 6:30 pm – 9:00 pm
One More Once Big Band Student Sit-in Night with guest artist Adam Niewood @ Trumpets Jazz Club and Restaurant

One More Once Student Sit-In Night

Date: Sunday, February 10, 2019

Time – 6:30pm-8:00pm

Featuring students from various high school

Guest Artist – Adam Niewood

Schedule: 1 set from 6:30pm-8:00pm

Cover Charge – $15 – general admission, $10 for students

 

One More Once Big Band prides ourselves on our educational outreach programs, having now created and hosted 51 events featuring the work of student musicians in collaboration with our featured guest artists along with the musicians of OMO.  “Student Sit-In Night” is an exciting opportunity for students from schools all over the area to have the opportunity to take the band stand with us for a tune or two.  Some will be featured with a solo and others will sit in as part of the section.  These students come highly recommended and our selected by their own personal music teachers.  It is our honor to serve the educational institutions and help give the next generation of jazz players and consumers an outlet to listen to and perform with some of the greatest musicians in the Tri-State area as well as internationally acclaimed guest artists.  

“One More Once” Big Band

One More Once” is an 18-piece big band consisting of some of North Jersey’s top musicians. John Molloy and Joe Verderese founded the band early in 2008. The band, currently led by Joe and Tim Hayward is based out of Clifton/Nutley, NJ.  The group was put together in an effort to have a new group who share a love of jazz and want to keep the great music of our past alive, while adding flavors of some more contemporary big band sounds. The group presents music from all different eras and styles, with music ranging from the big band era of Glenn Miller and Count Basie to Stan Kenton, Thad Jones and Maynard Ferguson favorites, as well as playing contemporary music from composers within the band and other writers.

 

Through the years, “One More Once” has performed at concerts, fundraisers, school functions, corporate parties and town events throughout the North Jersey area, including a monthly event at Trumpets Jazz Club which features opening acts from local schools and world renowned guest artists such as: Gabriel Alegria, Eric Alexander, Carl Allen, Robby Ameen, Paul Bollenback, Ralph Bowen, Don Braden, Cecil Bridgwater, Ronnie Cuber, Vinnie Cutro, Kenny Davis, Steve Davis, Dave Demsey, Denis Diblasio, Jon Faddis, Bob Ferrel, Joel Frahm, Matt Gallagher, Wycliffe Gordon, Mark Gross, Slide Hampton, Antonio Hart, Freddie Hendrix, Conrad Herwig, Vincent Herring, Jim Hynes, Ingrid Jensen, Jeff Kunkel, Mike Lee, Pete McGuinness, Rufus Reid, John Riley, Claudio Roditi, Gary Smulyan, Marc Stasio, Dave Stryker, Steve Turre,  Walt Weiskopf and Bruce Williams.

 

One More Once is grateful to Angela Guerriero & St. Paul’s Church in Nutley, NJ for hosting our monthly rehearsals for the past few years.