Calendar

Dec
13
Wed
2017
Post Radiation Sextet
Dec 13 @ 7:30 pm – 10:30 pm
Post Radiation Sextet @ Trumpets Jazz Club and Restaurant | Montclair | New Jersey | United States
$20 pp music charge, $10 pp minimum (food drink)
Jamal Hayday       tenor sax
Mark Friedman      alto sax
Ben Williams         trombone
Mike DiLorenzo    keyboards
Gary Mazzaroppi  bass
Bobby Boyd          drums
Dec
15
Fri
2017
Vitali Imereli Quartet
Dec 15 @ 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Amina Figarova: Piano
Rick Crane: Bass
Gordon Lane: Drums

 shows at  8 p.m. &10:00 pm 

 $12 pp minimum
Seating will be assigned in order of ticket purchase

A virtuoso violinist, Vitali’s feeling, interpretations and charisma have charmed audiences all around the world. Vitali is one of the truly great performers of our time.   You do not want to miss hearing VITALI IMERELI perform! He is unique and will stun you with his virtuoso playing.

 

 

 

Vitali Imereli is the best and most accomplished jazz violinist in the world. A child prodigy, violinist Vitali Imereli graduated from the National Musical Academy of Georgia in Tbilisi as a soloist. After completing his studies, he taught for six years at the prestigious Tbilisi College of Music.

Vitali decided to leave his native Georgia to find his new home in Turku, Finland. At this time he could play different music styles: swing, fusion, funky, modern, and was touring Germany with Big Band “Experiment Berlin”, conducted by Michael Henning. Later he participated in Pori Jazz festival in Finland. Here in Pori he performed with Michael Urbaniak and here he meat Stephane Grappelli.

Inspired by the great Stephane Grappelli who became his friend and mentor, Vitali started playing Gipsy Jazz. In 1996 Vitali released his album “Tribute to Stephane Grappelli”, where he masters the Grappelli sound so brilliantly that even the maestro himself could not distinguish between his own and Vitali’s play. Stephane had great admiration for Vitali and gladly accepted an offer of the world tour with him. Unfortunately the tour never took place because Stephane passed away.Since 1996 Vitali Imereli participated in a variety of festivals throughout Europe. Here he was on the tour with the internationally renowned Rosenberg Trio, performing in Turku, Helsinki, continuing to the Kajaani, Alandia, Pori Jazz Festivals and Concertgebouw Concert Hall in Amsterdam. Later he enjoyed successful performances with Didier Lockwood and the Rosenberg Trio in a Tribute to Stephane Grappelli at the North Sea Jazz Festival.
His future activities took him to Germany, Sweden, Holland, Russia, Switzerland, Denmark, Turkey, Israel and Estonia as well as to many parts of Finland, where he participated in TV and radio programs. In March of 2000 Vitali released his album “Impression”. In October 2000 one of his recordings was included in the CD “Django Festival” published by Hot Club Records of Norway.Since 2003 Vitali Imereli has performed in the USA with musicians of the caliber of Joe Morello, Elliot Zigmund, Mark Soskin, Richie Cole, Stanley Jordan, Regina Carter, Brian Torff, Ludovic Beier, Dorado Schmitt, Enrico Granafei. The same year he participated in the CD “Patrick Saussois meets Richie Cole and Alto Madness Orchestra”. Same year Vitali was scheduled to perform at Lincoln Center in New York with some of the best European musicians in the Gipsy Style, unfortunately he could not attend because of a delay in the visa processing, but he did perform at the Birdland Django Festival 2 months later. He was interviewed by Down Beet Jazz magazine and this interview was published in April 2004.
Since 2005 Imereli has been touring Israel, Russia, USA and Europe, performing with Bill Evans, Bucky Pizzarelli, Frank Vignola, Ken Peplovski, Leonid Ptashka. Every year, starting in 2008 Vitali takes part in George Garanian’s project, performing with his Big Band as a soloist in Moscow Philharmonic Big Concert Hall, Tchaikovsky Concert Hall and Concert Hall of Moscow Conservatoire.
Dec
16
Sat
2017
Houston Person Quartet Holiday Concert
Dec 16 @ 8:00 pm – 11:00 pm
Houston Person Quartet Holiday Concert @ Trumpets Jazz Club and Restaurant | Montclair | New Jersey | United States

Two Sets: 8pm and 10pm
$20 pp Music Charge Advanced Sales
$25 pp at Door
$12 pp Food/Drink Minimum

Buy your tickets online today to guarantee a seat!

One of the most renowned saxophonists on the scene! Real jazz fans love his lyrical, soulful playing.

Dec
17
Sun
2017
ONE MORE ONCE BIG BAND Sunday Afternoon Christmas Show
Dec 17 @ 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Christmas carolers

3p.m.-6 p.m.
$10/Adults  $7/Students   $7 minimum (food/drink)

We look forward to seeing you on Sunday, Dec 17th for our Big Band Marathon of your favorite standards and holiday music.  One More Once Big Band will perform their special arrangements of holiday songs at 4 p.m. and the Ron Aprea Big Band with Angela DeNiro on vocals will play at 7:30 p.m.  Take a break from shopping and relax with family and friends.
This is the true spirit of the holidays. Only $10 for the afternoon or evening show.
Sing along to your favorite Christmas songs!  This is a great way to get into the holiday season.
ONE MORE ONCE BIG BAND
The band includes the following musicians:
Saxes – TIm Hayward, Anton Denner, Mike Mullan, Vee Popat, Joao Goncalves
Trombones – Joe Verderese, Glen Lebitsch, Caleb Rumley, Will Newrock
Trumpets – Vinny Borselli, Mario Correa, Bill Ash, Rob Henke
Piano – Jeff Kunkel
Bass – Takashi Otsuka
Guitar – Henry Heinitsch
BIO FOR ONE MORE ONCE:

One More Once” is an 18-piece big band consisting of some of North Jersey’s top musicians. Currently co-directed by Joe and Tim Hayward, the One More Once is based out of Clifton/Nutley, NJ.  The ensemble 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. 

One More Once prides itself on their versatility and ability to create a unique performance for a variety of unique concepts.  Through the years, they have delivered a cocktail hour pianist, contemporary rock duo, Dixieland trio, Rock band with up to 5 horns, herald trumpets, holiday sextet, and of course our “bread and butter,” the full big band.  In addition to their standard jazz literature, One More Once has ventured into the realm of past and present pop and rock music to accommodate the contemporary dancing crowd.  Songs from their repertoire include music from artists such as Bruno Mars, Stevie Wonder, Beyonce, Chicago, Brian Setzer and Alicia Keys.   The band is available with a female and male vocalist which can include the aforementioned, as well as the sounds of Sinatra when requested.

Through the years, “One More Once” has performed at concerts, fundraisers, school functions, weddings, dinner/dance 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.

One More Once is grateful to the Athenia Veterans Hall in Clifton for allowing us to rehearse at their hall for 5 years and to St. Paul’s Church in Nutley, NJ for taking us in the past few years for our rehearsals.  We would also like to thank Trumpets Jazz Club for serving as our home base for our “Students of Jazz” program since 2012.

Ron Aprea Big Band with Angela DeNiro
Dec 17 @ 7:30 pm – 10:30 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 prepaid online  $12 pp music charge at door
$7 pp food/drink minimum

Join Big Band Fans at Trumpets for the Big Band Holiday Extravaganza, with One More Once Big Band at 4 p.m. and the Ron Aprea Big Band at 7:30.

Tonight’s performance will include your favorite standards and arrangements of holiday music with the incomparable Angela DeNiro on vocals. We hope that you will join us!

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.

Dec
22
Fri
2017
Wallace Roney Quintet
Dec 22 @ 8:00 pm – 11:00 pm
Wallace Roney Quintet @ Trumpets Jazz Club | Montclair | New Jersey | United States

 

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

 

Wallace Roney earned the admiration and respect of his colleagues and his elders since age 16. He has been an integral part of the band with Tony Williams, Ornette Coleman, Art Blakey, Elvin Jones, Philly Joe Jones, Walter Davis Jr., Herbie Hancock, Jay McShann, David Murray, McCoy Tyner, Sonny Rollins, Curtis Fuller, Carole King, Joni Mitchell, and Dizzy Gillespie to name a few. He was one of the few musicians in his generation who learned and perfected his craft directly from alliances with Jazz Masters. But his most important and meaningful relationship was with Miles Davis.

Wallace was mentored by Miles Davis after Miles heard him in 1983 at his birthday gala performance in Carnegie Hall. Their association peaked when Miles chose Wallace to share the stage at his historic performance in Montreux in 1991. After Davis died, Herbie Hancock, Ron Carter, Wayne Shorter, Tony Williams and Roney banded together and toured the world in tribute.

My goal is to make the best music I can. I enjoy, listen and can play ALL types of music I filter my expression through the jazz experience.

Dec
23
Sat
2017
Wallace Roney Quintet
Dec 23 @ 8:00 pm – 11:00 pm
Wallace Roney Quintet @ Trumpets Jazz Club | Montclair | New Jersey | United States

 

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

 

Wallace Roney earned the admiration and respect of his colleagues and his elders since age 16. He has been an integral part of the band with Tony Williams, Ornette Coleman, Art Blakey, Elvin Jones, Philly Joe Jones, Walter Davis Jr., Herbie Hancock, Jay McShann, David Murray, McCoy Tyner, Sonny Rollins, Curtis Fuller, Carole King, Joni Mitchell, and Dizzy Gillespie to name a few. He was one of the few musicians in his generation who learned and perfected his craft directly from alliances with Jazz Masters. But his most important and meaningful relationship was with Miles Davis.

Wallace was mentored by Miles Davis after Miles heard him in 1983 at his birthday gala performance in Carnegie Hall. Their association peaked when Miles chose Wallace to share the stage at his historic performance in Montreux in 1991. After Davis died, Herbie Hancock, Ron Carter, Wayne Shorter, Tony Williams and Roney banded together and toured the world in tribute.

My goal is to make the best music I can. I enjoy, listen and can play ALL types of music I filter my expression through the jazz experience.

Dec
26
Tue
2017
Dave Stryker Trio featuring Billy Hart and Jared Gold
Dec 26 @ 8:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Dave Stryker Trio featuring Billy Hart and Jared Gold
Dave Stryker, Billy Hart, Jared Gold.
$20 Music Charge, $12 Minimum
“Stryker’s multi-hued playing becomes a combustible force, a link to the blues of McDuff and Turrentine for sure, but also representing the state of the art 
in jazz guitar evolution….His playing is consummately beautiful, his choice of notes, Wes Montgomery -styled chordal runs, point-perfect solos and serious swing a joy framed by his well-chosen company.  
Surging through Stryker’s assorted gifts is his unique strength – a rock – bottom groove rare amid today’s jazz complexity sweepstakes.”
Ken Micallef -New York City Jazz Record  May 2015
Dec
27
Wed
2017
The Real Deal Big Band
Dec 27 @ 8:00 pm – 11:00 pm
The Real Deal Big Band @ Trumpets Jazz Club and Restaurant | Montclair | New Jersey | United States

7 p.m.-10:30 p.m.
$10 pp music charge  $12 pp at door  $7 pp minimum (food/drink)

One of Jersey’s ace ensembles should be much better known:The Real Deal Big Band, led by guitarist, composer and arranger Willy Dalton. An outgrowth of the smaller Dalton Gang, the band digs into a melding of jazz, blues and Latin styles with aplomb .
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Dec
30
Sat
2017
Enrico Granafei Quartet
Dec 30 @ 8:00 pm – 11:00 pm
Enrico Granafei Quartet @ Trumpets Jazz Club and Restaurant | Montclair | New Jersey | United States

 

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

 

 

 

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.”