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 (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.
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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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)….
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.
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.”
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
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.
2 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)
a 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
with special guests:
Brazilian singer: Yashmin Charnet-Abler
Songbird: Angela Aprea
Peruvian sensation: Lula Valdivia (after 9 p.m.)
2 sets: 8 p.m. and 10 p.m.
$15 pp music charge online and $18 pp at door $12 pp minimum (food/drink)
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.