Enrico’s birthday gig
Apr 28 @ 8:00 pm – 11:00 pm
Enrico's birthday gig @ Trumpets Jazz Club  | Montclair | New Jersey | United States

2 sets:  8:00 p.m. & 10:00 p.m. $18 pp online advanced sales-go to get tickets on this site
$20 cover charge   $12 pp minimum (food/drink)

Enrico Granafei-chromatic harmonica, guitar, voice
Steve Ash-piano
Bill Moring-bass
Gordon Lane-drums 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. 

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Anna Maria Mannarino Quartet
Apr 29 @ 8:00 pm – 11:00 pm
Anna Maria Mannarino Quartet @ Trumpets Jazz Club | Montclair | New Jersey | United States

2 sets:  8 p.m. & 10 p.m.
 $18 prepaid online tickets  $20 at door  $12 pp minimum (food/drink)

Anna Maria Mannarino-vocals
Alan Chaubert-piano
Rick Crane-bass
Diego Lopez-drums
  A versatile vocalist with a rich, smooth delivery, Anna Maria sings a variety of song styles including swing, jazz, pop and ballads. Though her inspiration has come from musical greats such Ella Fitzgerald, Judy Garland and Barbra Streisand, her distinctive interpretation, approach and style are all her own. Anna Maria is a New Jersey native who has performed in Paris and throughout the tri-state area.
Velvet voice. Possessing a warm, open soprano, a smooth swing feel and a way with a lyric, she can take standards like ‘Day by Day’ and ‘Embraceable You’ and make them come to life in a refreshing manner. Zan Stewart – StarLedger


Ron Aprea Big Band with Angela DeNiro
Apr 30 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Ron Aprea Big Band with Angela DeNiro @ Trumpets Jazz Club | Montclair | New Jersey | United States

Two Sets:  7:30 pm and 9:00 pm
$10 pp music charge
$7 pp food/drink minimum

If you love jazz, this is the real thing! The big band features some of the hottest players in the metropolitan area with Angela DeNiro (vocals). Angela is one of Trumpets’ favorite vocalists and we are thrilled to have them back.

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.

One More Once Big Band with Special Guest Eric Alexander and featuring Westwood Regional High School Big Band, directed by Dan Pena
May 3 @ 7:30 pm – 10:00 pm
One More Once Big Band with Special Guest Eric Alexander and featuring Westwood Regional High School Big Band, directed by Dan Pena @ Trumpets Jazz Club | Montclair | New Jersey | United States

Westwood Regional High School Big Band, directed by Don Pena begins at 7:30pm
One More Once Big Band follows at 8:15
Music charge:  $10 pp general admission/  $7 pp for students  $7 pp minimum (food/drink)

One More Once is a local big band consisting of some of the finest musicians in the NY/NJ area. Co-directed by Joe Verderese and Tim Hayward, they have been performing here at Trumpets since 2012 featuring the young talent from area high schools and universities along with outstanding guest soloists from the jazz world.

Eric Alexander joins One More Once Big Band and the Westwood Regional HS Big Band at Trumpets Jazz Club for an incredible evening of big band jazz. As part of our “Students of Jazz” program, Westwood Regional HS, directed by Dan Pena will play an opening set at 7:30pm, being joined by Mr. Alexanderfor a portion of their set. At 8:15pm, One More Once Big Band will take the stage, featuring Eric on a number of tunes.
Personnel for this evening include:
Saxes: Timothy Hayward, Jeff Zelnick, Mike Mullan, Vee Popat Joao Goncalves
Trombones:  Joe Verderese, Glen Lebitsch, Erick Storckman, Will Newrock
Trumpets:  Vinnie Borselli, Bill Ash, Rob Henke, Fred Maxwell
Piano – Loren Daniels
Bass – Takashi Otsuka
Guitar – Henry Heinitsch
Drums – Lou Imparato
Vocals – Karen Seiz

One More Once Big Band Biography

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, 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: Carl Allen, Robby Ameen, Paul Bollenback, Ralph Bowen, Don Braden, Cecil Bridgewater, Ronnie Cuber, Vinnie Cutro, Kenny Davis, Steve Davis, Dave Demsey, Denis Diblasio, Jon Faddis, Bob Ferrel, Joel Frahm, Matt Gallagher, Wycliffe Gordon, Mark Gross, Freddie Hendrix, Vincent Herring, Conrad Herwig, Jim Hynes, Pete McGuinness, Rufus Reid, John Riley, Claudio Roditi, Gary Smulyan, Marc Stasio, Dave Stryker, Walt Weiskopf, Bruce Williams.In 2014, Verderese and Hayward also created the annual “One More Once Jazz Festival”, in partnership with local universities.

We hope to see you there for another great night at Trumpets!


From the CD “Trumpets sessions 1″ Enrico Granafei-Natalia Smirnova-Oleg Butman, Christian Fabian
May 4 @ 7:30 pm – 10:30 pm

Music charge $10. Minimum $7

The presence of two Russian musicians Natalia Smirnova and Oleg Butman, introduced by bassist Christian Fabian gave to Enrico Granafei the idea of doing a recording project. This is the result

Santi Debriano & the Panamaniacs
May 5 @ 8:00 pm – 11:00 pm
Don Braden/ Karl Latham & Big Fun(k)
May 6 @ 8:00 pm – 11:00 pm
Jazz House Kids presents The Jazz House Adult Ensembles and Vocal Solo Singers
May 7 @ 3:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Jazz House Kids logo3 p.m.-5:30 p.m.
$10 pp music charge  $7 pp minimum (food/drink)
(We highly recommend that you purchase tickets online through this site)
Jazz House Adult Ensembles and Vocal Solo Singers
3:00-3:30pm – Adult Ensemble, dir. Jennifer Vincent
3:35-4:05pm – Adult Community Big Band, dir. Ed Palermo
4:15-5:30pm – Jazz House Solo Singers
The Jazz House Adult Ensembles directed by Ed Palermo and Jennifer Vincent give students a chance to dust off their horns or instruments and learn how to jam with the pros. Students progress from learning how to play the blues and classic repertoire, to learning advanced improvisation and studying the compositions of the jazz icons.
The Jazz House Vocal Academy is directed by renown vocalist Amy London and Dylan Pramuk. The Vocal Academy is a 3hr saturday program for vocalists preparing to attend jazz universities as well as singers who simply love to sing jazz and learn the skills needed to be a professional jazz singer.  Each week students hone their vocal technique, learn to scat sing, sing as a soloist with a rhythm section, and with a large vocal group.
Celebrating their 13th year, Jazz House Kids provides the framework inside which students from diverse backgrounds can play, sing and appreciate America’s original musical art form. Through music, mentoring, education and apprenticeship,Jazz House Kids cultivates tomorrow’s community leaders and global citizens so they may build vibrant communities where they live. 
Yasko Koko Quartet presenting the new release ” Waiting for your kiss”
May 7 @ 7:30 pm – 10:15 pm
Yasko Koko Quartet presenting the new release " Waiting for your kiss"

Two sets $10 Cover, $7 Minimum

Yasko Koko Quartet with  : Tomoko Ohno: Piano. Takashi Otsuka: Bass: Greg Bufford: Drums. Yasko Koko: Vocals

Danny Kolke Quartet
May 10 @ 7:30 am – 10:00 am
Danny Kolke Quartet

Danny Kolke Quartet,
Danny Kolke piano
John Otten trumpet
Christian Fabian bass
Noel Sagerman drums


$10 Music Charge, $5 Minimum pp


Danny Kolke – Jazz Musician, Pianist, Composer, Arranger, Tech-Entrepreneur & Consultant, Jazz Club Owner…

As a Jazz pianist, Danny Kolke is known for his aggressive technique, passionate voicings and hard swinging blues and gospel feel. As Jim Wilke of NPR’s Jazz After Hours calls it, “if you like trio’s like those of Oscar Peterson and Gene Harris, you are going to like this…” Danny has three CD’s on the Pony Boy Records label with his most recent CD, “Danny Kolke Trio +One Featuring Pete Christlieb”, the trio add’s Pete’s amazing Tenor sound to the dynamic group. It’s a must have to any Jazz fan’s collection.

Jazz club and restaurant… In 2009, Danny founded Boxleys jazz club, clearly the “Best Jazz Club in North Bend Washington”. But Boxleys became known around the world, becoming ranked as one of the best Jazz clubs in the world according to Downbeat Magazine. Boxleys was an amazing and almost magical place from the day it opened until 2016 when they decided to close it’s doors.

Nonprofit Organization… In 2010, Danny founded the Boxley Music Fund now known as JazzClubsNW, a nonprofit 501c3 based organization committed to helping support live music performance and Jazz education. It’s a membership based and member run organization. They pay the musicians and put on clinics and workshops, as well as organize Jazz & Blues festivals. The music fund has been around for more than 7 years supporting Jazz through the Pacific Northwest. Danny continues to serve on the board of the organization and volunteer at numerous events.

Jazz & Blues Festivals… In 2012, Danny founded the North Bend Jazz Walk and the North Bend Blues Walk. Both events feature local and regional artists performing in restaurants, a movie theatre, cafe’s, coffee shops, retail stores, car dealerships, etc. all turned into venues for the night. Hundreds of musicians have performed at these festivals and thousands upon thousands have attended over the last several years having a tremendous impact on the community and musicians. These festivals are still in operation and largely organized by volunteers and now have expanded to Tacoma and Olympia with Jazz Walk’s of their own.

Tech Entrepreneur… As a Technology Entrepreneur, Danny has had a long history in the area of software as a service and Web-based applications. Since founding Etelos in 1999 as a dotcom, he persisted in leading the organization for 16 years in various roles from founder to CEO, CXO and CTO. Danny worked with developers and businesses alike building and distributing Web-based software as a service.

In 2007, Danny achieved recognition as one of the most influential people on the internet for writing CRM for Google, a web based contact management application that worked with Google Apps. From there his company grew substantially and Danny decided to step aside for a bit and let others run the company. The company went public, and eventually ran into trouble with the collapse of the stock market in 2008. Danny stepped back in as the CEO of the public company focused on doing a turnaround for the next 2 years. After 2 years of running a public company, Danny stepped aside again and served as CTO from 2010 until 2015. During those years the company successfully launched innovative solutions for distributing web applications throughout the America’s and Europe eventually changing it’s name to Cloudward, launching a new framework for deploying and customizing applications on Google’s Cloud platform. Etelos and Cloudward represent a tremendous experience over 16 years, working with great people and customers. However, Danny is no longer involved at this time.

As an inventor, Danny is named on five patents plus an open source project for a programming language called EASE, the English Application Scripting Engine. The basic premise of EASE is to make it so anyone can create a web application with complex functionality, through writing code in conversational English and the framework will convert it into whatever needs to happen to make things just work. Danny, Etelos and Cloudward have written hundreds of applications in EASE including CRM for Google and many others. As a more recent example, If you had ever been into Boxleys, you probably notice that the servers take orders on their iPads. Well, that is an application written by Danny, in EASE, on his spare time.

Consultant… In 2016 Danny joined Microsoft as a senior consultant with Microsoft’s Premier Support for Developers organization where he is focused on helping large enterprises with their cloud strategy. Admittedly this is a big change from Entrepreneur to Consultant, but Danny is excited to support what Microsoft and their customers are doing in the cloud.

Church Pianist… As the son of a Baptist minister, Danny grew up playing music in church. When he was fourteen he became the regular church pianist developing a large repertoire of traditional hymns. He is still playing piano and leading worship music today at Cascade Covenant Church where he and his family now attend. Of course the music is more contemporary but he slips in some more traditional gospel riffs, traditional hymns and jazz chords when he can.

On A Personal Note… So by day, Danny’s in the software business. And by night, he could be playing piano, writing music, working with students, or maybe building some cool web app or website.

On a personal note Danny and his wife Robyn moved to North Bend Washington 19+ years ago and love raising their three children Leslie, James and Daniel III in the Snoqualmie Valley. They all take music lessons, and play a variety of instruments, continuing in the musical tradition.