Calendar

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
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.

 

 

Feb
14
Thu
2019
Valentine’s Eve at Trumpets: Enrico Granafei Quartet with Kristine Massari on vocals
Feb 14 @ 6:30 pm – 10:00 pm

heart2  seatings:  6:30 p.m.-8:00 p.m.  and 8:00 p.m.-9:30 p.m.  or come at any time and hang out at the bar or at a table, based on availability! The music will begin at 7 p.m.   After your dinner seating, you are welcome to continue your celebration at the bar at no additional music charge.
$10 pp music charge    $12 pp minimum (food/drink)

valentine's day 2a la carte menu and special dinner menu available

Dinner specials include linguine with fresh clams, eggplant rollatini, shrimp in white wine sauce, Trumpets’ salad and delicious desserts.
Drinks, apps and desserts at the bar all evening long!

Our  chef will delight you with his special menu.

Celebrate an intimate evening at Trumpets with beautiful music, special menu and lots of love.

Enrico Granafei-chromatic harmonica, guitar, vocals
Kristine Massari-vocals
Carlos Franzetti-piano
Takashi Otuska-bass

with special guests:

Brazilian singer: Yashmin Charnet-Abler 

Songbird: Angela Aprea

Peruvian sensation: Lula Valdivia (after 9 p.m.)

 

Feb
15
Fri
2019
Valentine’s Weekend with The Kate Baker and Vic Juris Quartet
Feb 15 @ 8:00 pm – 11:00 pm

2 sets: 8 p.m. and 10 p.m.
$15 pp music charge online and $18 pp at door   $12 pp minimum (food/drink)

Kate Baker-vocals
Vic Juris-guitar
tba-bass
tba-drums

Enjoy listening to the music of this fabulous duo:  one of the topcguitarists in world with the beautiful vocals of singer Kate Baker.

Kate Baker Bio
Kate Baker’s love of music is the basis for two remarkable talents, as a singer and an educator.Singing
She has a distinctive vocal style and lyrical expression and she has evolved into one of today’s most sought after singers. Her voice resonates with her love of diverse musical inspirations whether Jazz, Brazilian, Latin or the Blues. Be it a Cole Porter standard or an Antonio Carlos Jobim composition, English or Portuguese, Kate is at home. Ms. Baker is a musician’s singer. Her high level of musicianship has enabled her to successfully sing in a variety of settings, from an intimate duo to fronting her five-piece ensemble, as well as performing as a guest artist with Big Bands. Kate’s debut CD shines with Vic Juris, Richie Cole and the Alto Madness Orchestra.

Ms. Baker’s distinct and authentic sound has excited audiences worldwide. In Europe, she has been a featured vocalist at numerous Jazz events, including the Euro-Meet Jazz Festival, The Carini Jazz Festival and The Pergine Spettacolo Jazz Festival. In the U.S., her festival and concert credits include Berkshire Jazz Festival, The Texaco Jazz Series in NY City, William Paterson Jazz Room Concert Series, Liberty State Park Jazz Concert Festival, The Tarrytown Jazz Festival, The JVC Jazz Festival, The OSPAC Jazz Festival and many more. She has filled the rooms at major NYC area clubs such as: The Blue Note, Birdland, Trumpets and Visiones. Kate has had the pleasure of working with such talented artists as Claudio Roditi, Norman Simmons, Harvie Swartz, Houston Persons, Richie Cole, Vic Juris, Dick Oatts, Dave Stryker, Daduka Fonseka and many others.

Feb
16
Sat
2019
Celebrate Valentine’s Weekend with the Ron Aprea & Angela DeNiro Quintet
Feb 16 @ 8:00 pm – 11:00 pm
Celebrate Valentine's Weekend with the Ron Aprea & Angela DeNiro Quintet @ Trumpets Jazz Club | Montclair | New Jersey | United States

2 sets: 8:00 p.m. & 10:00 p.m.
$22 pp online advanced tickets   $25 pp at door  $12 pp minimum (f0od/drink)

Warm, melodic tones of saxophonist Ron Aprea blend beautifully with one of the finest jazz interpreters on the scene, vocalist DeNiro. They are accompanied by a stellar trio.

Angela DeNiro-vocals
Ron Aprea-alto sax & flute
Cecilia Coleman-piano
Marcus McLaurine-bass
Gordon Lane-drums

 
Angela is one of Trumpets’ favorite vocalists and we are thrilled to have her back with Ron in quintet. If you love singers, you have to hear the lovely voice and  interpretation of Angela DeNiro, one of the outstanding singers of our day!   Kristine Massari, owner of Trumpets

Ron Aprea, composer, arranger, producer, saxophonist, clarinetist,and flutist, has performed with Woody Herman, Les Elgart, Tito Puente, Frank Foster, Buddy Morrow, Billy May, Charlie Persip, Nat Adderley, Lionel Hampton, and Louis Armstrong.

While with Hamp’s band, some of the highlights were a Ramsey Lewis television special, and a recorded concert at the Smithsonian Institute, where Ron’s solos were taped and put into their Archives. Ron was the featured soloist and arranger for performances with Nat Adderley at the world-famous Apollo Theatre, and he also performed at the Paramount Theatre with King Curtis’ Big Band. Ron has played shows for literally hundreds of stars, including Clint Holmes, Rita Moreno, Robert Merrill, Chita Rivera, Rich Little, and Billy Eckstine.

 In 1974, Ron recorded with John Lennon and Elton John on the album entitled Walls and Bridges. The all-star horn section included Howard Johnson, Frank Vicari, and Steve Madeo. Ron was a featured soloist on the jazz-gospel album Free to Be Free. He also wrote, arranged, and produced his own album, Ronnie April’s Positive Energy Volume 1. Ron had his own TV special on WNYC, and was a featured soloist on Broadway’s Song of Singapore.

Ron’s compositions, arrangements, and productions skills can be heard on Angela DeNiro’s first CD,Just For the Fun Of It, as well as her second  release, Angela DeNiro…Swingin’ With Legends, featuring Lionel Hampton, Frank Foster, and Lew Tabackin.

Ron and Angela brought the house down at the Five Towns College Jazz Concert in 1998 and 1999. Ron was featured with the Kenny Barron Trio at the 1998 Lionel Hampton Jazz Festival,and was part of the All-Star cast, which included Frank Foster, Frank Wess, Bill Watrous, Jon Faddis, Al Grey,Ray Brown, Marion McPartland, Abbey Lincoln, and Diana Krall. In addition to a full performance schedule, Ron spends much time composing and arranging, both for an instrumental big band album, and for vocalist Angela DeNiro.

 During the summer of ’98, Ron performed extensively with both his Big Band and Quintet, and received a standing ovation from thousands at the Planting Fields Arboretum in New York, where he and Angela DeNiro again appeared as guest artists in concert with Lionel Hampton’s Big Band. Ron’s solos, and his impeccable “note-matching” with Angela at finger-breaking tempos during the scatting segments, wowed their audience!

Ron has three 1998 GRAMMY nomination entries: Producer of the Year,(Swingin’ With Legends), and Best Instrumental Arrangement Accompanying a Vocalist for Angela DeNiro’s Avalon & The Song Is You. Ron completed an arranging assignment for vocalist Alex Donner, featuring nine of Ron’s arrangements. Alex released the first of a 2-CD set in the spring of 2001. Ron co-hosted a weekly jazz radio show on WSHR, 91.9 FM, New York, with his wife, vocalist Angela DeNiro. Their show, Rush-Hour Rendezvous ran successfully for two years, and featured great jazz and musical conversation.

In January 2001, Ron’s band, with Angela DeNiro, was featured on “BET-TV”. The national program, called “Jazz Discovery”, showcased jazz artists in competition, and was judged by a panel of three, which included jazz legend Chick Corea. Angela, with Ron’s band, won.

Ron and Angela DeNiro made a cameo appearance on legendary jazz vocalist Mark Murphy’s new CD, released in September of 2001 on the High Note Label. In August 2001, Ron performed in an All-Star band for a Charlie Parker Birthday tribute in Harlem, New York. The band featured four alto saxophonists. Playing alongside Ron were Jimmy Zaff, Gerald Hayes, and James Spaulding. The rhythm section featured Danny Mixon on piano, Bob Cunningham on bass, and Andre Strobaer on drums. Needless to say , Ron and friends created total pandemonium!

Ron wrote for Angela DeNiro’s third CD, My Shining Hour.  One of Ron’s compositions, For Phil, is dedicated to Phil Woods, who has been a major source of inspiration to Ron since the mid 60’s. Ron’s tribute to Phil,  performed by Ms. DeNiro, exudes the warmth and love Ron has for the legendary alto saxophonist.  This CD was released in August 2005.  Angela and Ron are joined on this album by a smokin’ rhythm section comprised of Cecilia Coleman on piano, Tim Givens on bass, and Jim Young on drums.  Trumpeter  Don Sickler and trombonist Scott Whitfield join Ron’s alto sax & flute, and strings round out two of the cuts on the album.  Oh…Matt Aprea makes his debut in the string section, also.  Check it out!

Ron’s most recent CD releases include Remembering Blakey and A Tribute To John Lennon