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
26
Sat
2019
Demolition Brass Band
Jan 26 @ 8:00 pm – 11:00 pm
Demolition Brass Band @ Trumpets Jazz Club and Restaurant
2 sets:  8 p.m. & 10 p.m.
$20 pp music charge prepaid online tickets   $22 pp at door  $12 pp minimum (food/drink)
Dave Mullen- Tenor and Soprano Saxes
Tony Gorruso- Trumpet
James Cage- Trumpet
Adam Machaskee- Trombone
Vinny Nobile- Trombone
Brad Madsen- Sousaphone
Thomas “Poet” Johnson- Drums
Demolition Brass Band Bio
The Demolition Brass Band was created out of their love for the great music of New Orleans. They capture that same energy and excitement and deliver it to audiences outside of the Crescent City, where many of the musicians perform regularly with NOLA royalty.
The band members have also performed/recorded with a who’s who in the music industry such as Nile Rodgers, Frank Sinatra, Gloria Gaynor, Ray Charles, Sammy Davis Jr.,Parliament Funkadelic, Buddy Rich, Christian McBride, Billy Hart, Les Paul, Roy Ayers, George Porter Jr., Gil Scott Heron, Walter “Wolfman” Washington, Mark Egan, Danny Gottlieb and many others.
In addition, they’ve performed at Radio City, in Broadway shows, Madison Square Garden, Yankee Stadium and numerous others as well as venues all over the world.
The Demolition Brass Band is also working on their next release, to be available in the spring of 2019.
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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
2
Sat
2019
Enrico Granafei Group featuring Carlos Franzetti
Feb 2 @ 8:00 pm – 11:00 pm
Enrico Granafei Group featuring Carlos Franzetti @ Trumpets Jazz Club  | Montclair | New Jersey | United States

 2 sets:  8:00 p.m. & 10:00 p.m.
$ 20 music charge   $12 pp minimum (food/drink)

Enrico Granafei-chromatic harmonica, guitar and vocals
Carlos Franzetti: Piano
Rick Crane: Bass
 

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.”

 

From symphonies to big band jazz, from chamber works to Latin American music and film scores – Carlos Franzetti has no limits.  He is a 2007 Latin Grammy® Nominee in the category of Best Instrumental Album, a 2006 Grammy® Nominee in the category of Best Classical Contemporary Composition for his opera, “Corpus Evita,” a double 2003 Grammy® Nominee for “Poeta de Arrabal,” in the categories of Best Classical Crossover Album and Best Instrumental Arrangement, and the winner of the 2001 Latin Grammy® Award for Best Tango Album, “Tango Fatal.”  Carlos Franzetti has received many outstanding grants and awards, including the 2002 New Jersey Council on the Arts Composers’ Fellowship, The Yamaha Composers Award, The Trofeu Laus from Spain, a Clio Award, The Prensario Award, ACE Award and Premio Konex from Argentina, The Foundation for New American Music, The Penfield Music Commission Project, several grants from Meet The Composer, and two gold records.  Mr. Franzetti adjudicates for SGAE and the Mid-Atlantic Arts Foundation.

Carlos Franzetti’s compositions and arrangements have most recently been performed and recorded by the International Sejong Soloists, the New World Symphony, the Youth Orchestra of the Americas the Moab Music Festival, and the Queens Symphony Orchestra; in 2006 he conducted his arrangements of music by Steve Kuhn (with Mr. Kuhn performing) at the Caramoor Festival.  Collaborations with major orchestras include the opening concert of the VI International Music Festival in Buenos Aires at the Teatro Colon with the Orquesta de la Plata, the Boston Pops, the National Symphony (Washington, D.C.), the St. Louis Symphony, the Brooklyn Philharmonic, the Buffalo Philharmonic, the National Symphony of Mexico, the National Symphony of Argentina, the Orquesta Filarmonica de Buenos Aires, the Czech National Symphony, the City of Prague Philharmonic, the Modus Chamber Orchestra, the Janacek Philharmonic, the Bratislava Radio Orchestra, and orchestras in Mexico, Venezuela, Spain, Sweden, Norway and France.  He performs and records with jazz artists Arturo Sandoval, Steve Kuhn, David Sanchez, Terence Blanchard, Jane Monheit, Jon Faddis, and Paquito D’Rivera and scores films for major producers and directors Sidney Lumet, Alan Pakula, Jerry Schatzberg, Harry Belafonte, and Edgardo Cozarinsky.  Credits include “La Pelicula del Rey,” “Q&A,” “Misunderstood,” “Beat Street,” “The Mambo Kings,” “See You in the Morning,” “Dans le rouge du couchant,” “Ronda Nocturna,” and “Tango Fatal.”

Upcoming recordings include the release of “Film Noir” on Sunnyside Records and The Carlos Franzetti – Eddie Gomez Duo on Acqua Records.  2007 recordings include “The Carlos Franzetti Trio Live In Buenos Aires” on Amapola Records, “Graffiti” on Sonorama Records, and “The Graham Ashton Brass Ensemble” on Signum Records.  2006 recordings include “Songs for Lovers” on Chesky Records.  2005 recordings by Carlos Franzetti are “Corpus Evita, an Opera in Two Acts” on Amapola Records and “Carlos Franzetti and the Jazz Kamerata,” on Chesky Records.  2004 recordings are his double CD, “Reflexiones,” on Amapola Records, “Promises Kept” with Steve Kuhn on ECM Records, and the Grammy Nominee/Latin Grammy Winner “Coral” with David Sanchez on Sony Records. “Carlos Franzetti – You Must Believe in Spring” was released on Amapola Records in May 2003 and EMI Argentina in October 2004. He conducted, arranged, and co-produced the 1997 Grammy Award Winner, “Portraits of Cuba” for Chesky Records.  Music Director of Orquesta Nova, his 2 CDs for Chesky Records received international critical acclaim. Several works are included on “Images Before Dawn – Symphonic Music of Carlos Franzetti,” for Premier Recordings.  World premieres and recordings of his compositions include “Gauchito and the Pony,” an opera for children, “Concierto del Plata” for guitar and chamber orchestra, released by Klavier Records, “Millenium Concerto for Flute and Orchestra,” commissioned by the Municipal Government of Buenos Aires, Argentina and premiered in September 1999, and “Piano Concerto No. 2,” commissioned by the Orquesta Filarmonica de Buenos Aires as part of their 50th Anniversary season and premiered in September, 1996 at the Teatro Colon.  This concerto is included on a CD with “Sinfonia No. 1,” released by Amapola Records.  Sinfonia No. 1” was performed by the Bratislava Radio Orchestra in November 2000, the Orquesta Filarmonica de Buenos Aires at the Teatro Colon in July 2003, and the National Symphony of Mexico in February 2005.  Other projects include the 1999 Grammy Award Nominee, “Remembrances,” for Chesky Records, the 1999 Grammy Award Nominee, “Obsesion,” for Sony Records, produced by Branford Marsalis, “Tango” with the Stockholm Jazz Orchestra, released on DMP Records, and the 2002 Latin Grammy Nominee “Tango Bar” on Chesky Records.

A citizen of the United States for many years, Carlos Franzetti was born in Buenos Aires, Argentina in 1948. He began his musical studies at age 6 at the National Conservatory in Buenos Aires.  He later studied piano privately with Guillermo Iscla and Lucia Maranca and composition with Manuel Juarez.  During the years 1971 – 1973 he studied composition with Humberto Hernandez Medrano in Mexico.  After coming to the United States in 1974, he studied conducting with Vincent LaSelva at the Juilliard School.

Biographies of Carlos Franzetti are listed in Latin American Classical Composers Second Edition by Michel Ficher and Furman Schleifer, published by Scarecrow Press, Maryland 2002, The New Grove Dictionary of Jazz, published by MacMillan Press Ltd., London 1988, Diccionario de Compositores, published by La Nacion/Corregidor, Buenos Aires 1998, and Chronology of Western Classical Music Volume 2 by Charles J. Hall, published by Rutledge Great Britain Taylor & Francis Books, Inc.

 

 

 

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
9
Sat
2019
Mel Davis and Friends
Feb 9 @ 8:00 pm – 11:00 pm

2 sets: 8:00 p.m. & 10:00 p.m.
$20 music charge prepaid tickets  $22 at door
$12 pp minimum (food/drink)

One of Trumpets’ favorite performers
Audiences love Mel Davis’ playing! R & B, Jazz & Contemporary! Come out and listen to one of the finest organists and entertainers around! R & B, jazz, blues, pop.. . Mel is one of our favorite artists. You may have heard him here before, but if you haven’t, stop by. You will love Mel whether you like traditional or contemporary jazz. He does it all! Scroll down to listen to one of his tunes.

Melvin Davis, recording artist, vocalist, keyboard player and organist extraordinaire, has understood the power of his hands to transport the sound of instruments from his imagination to a concert hall or nightclub full of eager twitching bodies for all of his life, dating back to childhood. This was when Melvin?s ears, residing in the multi-cultural city of Paterson, NJ, just 20 miles west of New York, dined on the sounds of musical greats like Dizzy Gillespie, Peggy Lee, John Coltrane, Jimmy McGriff, Alvin Valentine and so many more. He played his first piano recital at 9, and at 15, when cats his age were learning how to charm young ladies, Davis was sneaking into local night clubs, hoping to charm the Hammond B3.

The Hammond’s big band grooves, thanks to masters and club mentors such as George Benson, Larry Young, Jr., Brother Jack McDuff, Jimmy McGriff and Dr. Lonnie Smith, worked their way into Davis DNA. Eventually his hands were walking and talking good music. But 24 years ago, Davis lost the ability to play with his hands. Caught in the motorized belt of a fast-moving container-making machine where he worked to supplement his music income, a finger was ripped from his left hand, which was also split diagonally.

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.