International Jazz Night with Enrico Granafei, Flip Peters, Kristine and guests
Oct 18 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm

7 p.m.-10 p.m.
no music charge  $7 pp minimum (food/drink)
No music charge with dinner

American, Brazilian, French, Italian and Spanish Jazz with guest singers, Yashmin Charnet-Abler  and  Kristine Massari

Enrico Granafei-guitar, harmonica, vocals  (English, Italian/Spanish/Portugese/French…)
Flip Peters-guitar, vocals  (English/French…)
Kristine Massari- vocals (English/Italian/Spanish)
Yashmin Charnet-Abler-vocals (English/Portuguese)

 Many of you may know that Enrico and Kristine, Trumpets’ owners,  are polyglots who LOVE international culture-art, crafts, music and cuisine, and we are sure that many of Trumpets’ loyal fans come from many different countries. That is what we love about Trumpets! Music is universal and creates bonds amongst people of all backgrounds. On any given evening there are usually a minimum of 5 languages spoken in the room, either by musicians who perform or members of our audience. So, we have decided to create an International Jazz Night to celebrate our diversity and to share music from around the world. Many international songs have become part of the jazz repertoire-so many Brazilian tand French unes, a few Italian, Spanish.  This is our way of bringing harmony (literally and spiritually) to all of you!

flip petersEnrico and KristineYashmin & Enrico

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.”

Flip Peters has been performing as a guitarist and singer since the early 1970s. As a member of the New York club date scene, Flip has been a house musician at The Rainbow Room at Rockefeller Center, The World Trade Center, The Plaza Hotel, The Waldorf Astoria and many other top venues in the New York area. He has performed with many of the top freelance Jazz and Classical musicians in the New York Metro area.

He has entertained guests at events hosted by AT&T, Coca-Cola and other corporate clients as well as performing at events hosted and attended by such celebrities as Frank Sinatra, Sammy Davis Jr., M. Night Shyamalan, Michael Bolton, Garth Brooks, Estee Lauter, Phil Donahue, Dr. Ruth, Yogi Berra and many others.

He has performed all over the country with bands led by Peter Duchin, Skitch Henderson and others. He has backed up acts including Soupy Sales, Florence Henderson and Allen & Rossi. He has played in bands opening for The Mamas and the Papas, Crosby, Stills and Nash, Wilson Pickett among others. He has played at numerous jazz clubs in the area including Trumpets and Shanghai Jazz. He performs regularly with Rio Clemente, Richard Stillman‘s Spirit of Vaudeville, Sweet Harmony Music, The Beacon Hill Jazz Band, Larry Maltz, David Aaron Big Band and many other performers. His CD Acoustic with Larry Maltz is available on Amazon.

Born in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, armed with a laissez-faire attitude and diverse musical experience, the singer / songwriter Yashmin Charnet-Abler, elevates the traditional sounds of Jobim’s Bossa Nova.

Kristine Massari 
Having been raised in a musical family, Kristine has been performing music since a child. She has performed in several venues throughout the Metropolitan Area, including at Trumpets Jazz Club in New Jersey, which she owns with her husband, Enrico Granafei, and at festivals in Estonia, Italy, Hungary, Finland and France. She often performs with guitarist and harmonica virtuoso Enrico Granafei and with renowned jazz violinist Vitali Imereli.  She sings in English, Italian and Spanish.

The Mia Jazz Ensemble CD Release Party for “In Praise of Whole Notes”
Oct 19 @ 7:30 pm – 10:15 pm
The Mia Jazz Ensemble CD Release Party for “In Praise of Whole Notes” @ Trumpets Jazz Club and Restaurant | Montclair | New Jersey | United States

2 sets:  7:30 p.m. & 9:15 p.m.
$15 pp music charge   $7 pp minimum (food/drink)


Mia – vocals
Randy Halberstadt – piano
Rob Middleton – sax 
Ratzo Harris – bass
Tim Horner – drums

Mia’s warm voice and soulful singing will take you on a journey through jazz, world and Brazilian music, with poems set to music, original lyrics, powerful wordless melodies, spiritual scatting and an award-winning original composition as she sings songs from her debut CD entitled “In Praise of Whole Notes”. The CD spans recordings made over two decades with musicians from both coasts, and celebrates the recovery of her voice after a lengthy illness in between. Mia has been influenced and inspired by vocal jazz greats and teachers Janet Lawson, Jay Clayton, Bobby McFerrin and Rhiannon to use her voice as an instrument that tells stories with and without words. Her CD tells stories of hope, loss, joy, love and wholeness.

New to Montclair, Mia is thrilled to share the Trumpet’s stage with Randy Halberstadt, Seattle’s premier jazz pianist, and some of our area’s best players, including Ratzo Harris on bass, Rob Middleton on saxophones and Tim Horner on drums.

Mia has performed and recorded with Jon Davis, Randy Halberstadt, Roberta Piket, Diane Moser, Cynthia Hilts, Donny McCaslin, Frank London, Pamela Fleming, Jenny Hill, Nikki Parrot, Marcus MacLaurine, Clipper Anderson, Todd Isler, Sylvia Cuenca, Vanderlai Pereira and Café.



Anna Maria Mannarino Quintet
Oct 20 @ 7:30 pm – 10:30 pm
Anna Maria Mannarino Quintet @ Trumpets Jazz Club | Montclair | New Jersey | United States

2 sets:  7:30 p.m. & 9 p.m.
 $20 prepaid online tickets  $22 at door  $12 pp minimum (food/drink)

Anna Maria Mannarino-vocals
Alan Chaubert-piano
Jerry Weir-vibraphone
Kevin McCarthy-bass
Gordon Lane-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


Mike Longo Funk Band
Oct 21 @ 8:00 pm – 11:00 pm
Mike Longo Funk Band @ Trumpets Jazz Club | Montclair | New Jersey | United States

2 sets:  8 p.m. and 10  p.m.
$20 pp music charge prepaid online tickets    $22 pp at door    $12 pp minimum

Vinnie Cutro trp
Lance Bryant ten sax
Clarence Banks tbn
Mike Longo piano
Christian Fabian bass
Ray Marchica drums

Mike Longo has performed with a list of jazz legends that include saxophone great Cannonball Adderley,  Henry Red Allen, Coleman Hawkins, George Wettling, Gene Krupa,  Nancy WilsonGloria Lynn, Jimmy Witherspoon, Joe Williams, Jimmy Rushing, James Moody and many others.  It was in the mid-60s when Longo’s trio was playing at the Embers West, that Roy Eldridge told Dizzy Gillespie about this new pianist he had heard.  Dizzy came to hear him play and soon asked him to become his pianist.  This started a life-long musical relationship and friendship.  From 1966 through 1975, Longo worked exclusively as Dizzy’s pianist and musical director.  Mike left the Gillespie group officially in 1975 to venture out on his own, but continued to work for Gillespie on a part-time basis until his death in 1993.  Since that time Mike has recorded numerous albums and CDs on various labels with some 45 recordings with artists such as Gillespie, James Moody, etc.  At present he has over 20 solo albums to his credit.  He is sought after as a music instructor and is in demand for jazz clinics and concerts at universities and music schools throughout the world, and has appeared at the Lincoln Center’s new jazz room “Dizzy’s Club Coca-Cola.”    Longois founder and President of Consolidated Artists Productions (CAP), an independent recording label, dedicated to allowing artists to pursue the types of projects that are in line with their career objectives.  All of the artists represented by CAP (over 70) are extraordinarily talented, both as composers and performers.
Rose Kingsley “Through The Years With Johnny Mercer”
Oct 22 @ 7:30 pm – 10:15 pm

2 sets:  7:30 p.m. & 9:15 p.m.
$15 pp music charge prepaid online    $18 pp at the door   $7 pp minimum (food/drink)


Opera great turned )azz great Rose Kingstey is now wowing Audiences from Hollywood to New,.”

York with her unique singing style. Roses operatic training, 4 octave range, and rich sultry voice

allows her to tell the story of the songs she sings in a way that taps into the intimate side of her

artistry and touches the heart and soul of her audience. After her debut at Birdland Jazz Club

NYC, Rose has been dubbed by music critics as the FEMALE SINATRA”.

Rose has performed at such venues including The Metropolitan Opera, NYC, Carnegie Hall, NYC

and Steinway Hall, NYC, Houston Grand Opera, to name a few!

She has performed with such Greats as LUCIANO PAVORATTI, PLACIDO DOMINGO, BOB HOPE,


Rose has also shared her Talent for 3 US Presidents, GEORGE H.W. BUSH, GERALD FORD, AND



Rose has now successfully crossed over from Opera to Pop Jazz and Blues and last year released

her first CD Album ‘This ls My Life” that received “5 Staf’ reviews from Associated Press and Jazz

Weekly. To quote Associated Press “ROSE KINGSLEY lS A WELCOMED AND MUCH NEEDED


Rose is now performing her concerts and wowing audiences throughout the country including


This marks her debut at Trumpets!

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FROM THE MUSIC MAN BLOG, Bob Nicosia Rose Kingsley made her New York City Cabaret Debut on Saturday June 6 at Cafe Noctambulo At Pangea, and she was a smashing success in every respect!  As many of my readers know, Rose sang Opera at the Met for over 12 years and recently she has been teaching voice to aspiring Opera singers in the Southern California area.  Before moving to California, Rose had a deep attachment to NY and its music scene.  During her time in California, Rose began to feel a strong emotional attraction to some of the best songs in the “Great American Songbook”,  especially the torch songs which seem to call to her.  About a year and a half ago, Rose decided that she needed to act on her attraction and began by choosing the ones that she knew she could not live without singing.  This kind of passion combined with Rose’s experiences with Opera have now merged and transformed Rose into a powerful and accomplished singer of American Standards.  The combination of passion,  singing skills and Opera training resulted in Rose’s first CD, “This is My Life” which was released to rave reviews in January of this year.What really makes Rose special is that she is true to herself in everything she does.  There is no compromise with Rose.  She sings with gusto and she has no desire to change her rather unique approach to song and lyric.  She sings torch songs exactly as the lyrics move her to such a point that the listener fully believes she is telling her own life story with every song she sings.  Rose has no desire and no intention of trying to sing like anyone else except Rose Kingsley.  No offense to the Opera, but Rose Kingsley was born to be a Cabaret singer!



John Ehlis Trio with special guests Loire Cotler and Glen Velez
Oct 26 @ 7:30 pm – 10:00 pm
John Ehlis Trio with special guests Loire Cotler and Glen Velez @ Trumpets Jazzz Club and Restaurant | Montclair | New Jersey | United States

sets:  7:30 p.m. & 9:00 p.m.
 $12 Music Charge prepaid online tickets:  $15 pp at door   $7 pp minimum (food/drink)

John Ehlis Trio with special guests Loire  Cotler(voice) & Glen Velez (frame drums)
John Ehlis guitar 
Lori Cotler-rhythm vocalist
Glen Velez-frame drums
Scott Hogan- 5 string electric fretless bass
Craig Yaremko-woodwinds

Guitarist John Ehlis with special guests Loire Cotler (rhythm vocalist) and Glen Velez (frame drums), featuring Craig Yaremko (woodwinds) and Scott Hogan (5-string fretless bass).


 Guitarist and multi-instrumentalist John Ehlis combines creative forces with the finest musicians to convey the spirit and energy of music made and played in the moment.

This performance showcases the mesmerizing artistry of Loire and Glen Velez, who are forging new ground within the very ancient pairing of voice and drums.

Guitarist, mandolinist and multi-instrumentalist John Ehlis is a prolific composer and atypical bandleader. His musical ventures and collaborations transcend the boundaries of any single style of music, while his collective offerings showcase the creative artistry and talents of each person on the stage. His ideas converge through the inspiration drawn from a diverse field of innovative artists and ideas, which also encompasses traditional and folk music from around the world.

Described by the New Yorker as “using her voice in mystically percussive ways,” Loire, (aka Lori Cotler), is quickly gaining an international reputation as one of the most captivating and original vocalists of our time.  She combines World Music, Jazz and Pop with scat improvisations and her original reworking of the sophisticated art of Konnakol, the vocal drum language of South Indian origins.

A legendary figure amongst musicians and audiences world-wide, Glen Velez is the first percussionist to gain international recognition as a successful solo artist with frame drums.  His extensive array of frame drum innovations and sounds have inspired collaborations with an epic and eclectic list of renowned artists, including Steve Reich, the Paul Winter Consort, Suzanne Vega, Maya Beiser, Tan Dun and Pat Metheny.

Bassist Scott Hogan held the groove with the Bernie Worrell Orchestra for several years and began touring with the pop group Hanson while still a student in high school.  Hogan studied with jazz bassists John Patitucci and Mike Richmond, and has a voice all his own on the five-string electric fretless bass.

 It is a sheer delight to witness the mesmerizing artistry of Loire Cotler and Glen Velez.

Separately their talents can leave one breathless, while together they are forging new ground in this ageless pairing of voice and drums.

This evening’s collaboration with the John Ehlis Trio provides a rare opportunity to hear these master artists stretch out in a different kind of setting.


Autumn Leaves Jazz Night with Vitali Imereli, Vladimir Zaslavsky, Dmitri Kolesnik, Pete Zimmer with Enrico Granafei
Oct 27 @ 8:00 pm – 11:00 pm
Autumn Leaves Jazz Night with Vitali Imereli, Vladimir Zaslavsky, Dmitri Kolesnik, Pete Zimmer with Enrico Granafei

2 sets:  8 p.m. and 10 p.m.
$20 pp music charge for tickets prepaid online  $25 pp at door  $12 pp minimum (food/drink)

Celebrate Trumpets’ Anniversary with a very special show, featuring the finest jazz violinist in the world!  Buy your tickets today!
Complimentary hors d’oeuvres and anniversary cake! We are celebrating all weekend long!


Born in Kutaisi, Georgia, Vitali Imereli began playing violin as a talented five-year-old at a music school, later completing his education in 1979 at the National Music Academy in Tbilisi. During the period 1979-85, Vitali acted as teacher at the Tbilisi College of Music. From 1978 to 1991, he participated in a variety of jazz festivals in several locations from Georgia through Russia and Europe in general.
In 1992, Vitali moved to Finland. Performances then ranged from Germany and Sweden to various parts of Finland, with TV appearances and radio programs following. Vitali has played at the internationally renowned Pori Jazz Festival every year since 1991, as well as at other important festivals in Finland. May 1996 saw the release of his new album “Tribute to Staphane Grappelli”.
In May and June of this year Vitali was on tour with Rosenberg Trio performing in Turku and Helsinki, then continuing on to the Kajaani, Alandia and Pori Jazz Festivals. Later in July he enjoyed successful performances with Didier Lockwood and Rosenberg Trio in a Tribute to Stephane Grappelli at the North Sea Jazz Festival.
Vitali has also played with Jack Hana, Art Blakey, Michael Urbaniak, Rosenberg Trio, Ulf Johansson, Bob Gulloti, Gipsy Kids, Daniel Walsh, Carlos Del Puerto, Didier Lockwood etc.
?Vitali Imereli masters the Grappelli (Stephane Grappelli) sound to the extent even the Maestro himself couldn?t tell who was playing. This Georgian-born violinist masters the modern styles as well.?
— Who?s Who at the North Sea Jazz Festival.

The Don Braden Quartet presents ” Earth, Wind and Wonder”
Oct 28 @ 8:00 pm – 11:00 pm
The Don Braden Quartet presents " Earth, Wind and Wonder" @ Trumpets Jazz Club | Montclair | New Jersey | United States

2 sets:  8:00 p.m. and 10:00 p.m.
$20 pp music charge tickets prepaid online   $25 pp at door   $12 pp minimum (food/drink)
Buy your tickets today and save by selecting “get tickets” from top bar!

Don Braden – tenor saxophone, flute and alto flute
James Weidman – piano
Calvin Jones – bass
Jeremy Warren – drums
The Don Braden Quartet will present music from Don’s upcoming CD, “Earth Wind and Wonder”, featuring unique, grooving jazz arrangements of songs by R&B titans “Earth Wind and Fire” and “Stevie Wonder”.  Don Braden has played with such jazz luminaries as vocalist Betty Carter, trumpeters Freddie Hubbard and Wynton Marsalis, and drummers Roy Haynes and Tony Williams. Braden is also a world renowned educator, having spent more than two decades running programs and instructing at institutions such as NJPAC, William Paterson University, Montclair State University and Harvard University (his alma mater). “Earth Wind and Wonder”, Don’s 21st leader album, will be officially released on Febraury 2, 2018. Come out and enjoy the swing!
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Oct 29 @ 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Bajopontino @ Trumpets Jazz Club and Restaurant | Montclair | New Jersey | United States

4 p.m. -6 :00 p.m.
$10 pp music charge online advanced sales   $12 pp at door  $7 pp minimum (food/drink)

World/ Latin Music

Enjoy dinner, apps, dessert or a drink while you listen to the beautiful music of Bajopontino!

Raul Abbad-Guitar
Liz Moulthrop-Violin
Bill Thoman-Bass
Carlos Yamasaki-Percussion
Bajopontino performs original Afro-Peruvian and South American folk music composed and arranged by Raul Abbad. The group consists of guitar, bass, cajon, and violin. The sound of the group is informed by classical, jazz and folkloric styles. 


Trumpets’ Hall of Fame honoring Ron Aprea, Mel Davis and Sheila Jordan, featuring the Ron Aprea Big Band with Angela DeNiro and special guests
Oct 29 @ 6:00 pm – 10:00 pm

6 p.m.-10 p.m.

$25 pp  music charge if tickets are purchased by  10/19/2017 online     click on get tickets in the top bar to the right
$30 pp general seating for prepaid online tickets 10/19-10/29, prior to show
$35 pp at door  general seating       $15 pp minimum (food/drink). Dinner specials available.
Purchase tickets through our online shopping cart by clicking on “get tickets.”
Please call 973-744-2600 or 973-444-0357 for a reservation.  Tickets will not be sent to you. Trumpets will receive notification of your purchase.

Trumpets will offer a dinner special and a la carte menu this evening.  Ticket price includes a champagne toast, complimentary hors d’oeuvres
and cake, in celebration of  Trumpets’ 18th  Anniverary (26th since its establishment in 1988).

Trumpets invites you to join us in honoring three stellar musicians, each of whom has contributed uniquely to Jazz in the world.

Ron Aprea June 2Mel Davissheila jordan

Ron Aprea has played with many legends in jazz, including Woody Herman, Tito Puente, Billy May, Skitch Henderson and Lionel Hampton.
Nominated for several Grammy awards, Ron has distinguished himself as an outstanding saxophonist, arranger, composer, conductor, educator and producer.
He performs regularly at Trumpets with his wife, singer Angela DeNiro, and as conductor and performer in the Ron Aprea Big Band.

 Mel Davis is an extraordinary organist, singer, composer,  arranger and producer who is best known for his collaborations with Lonnie Youngblood, George Benson and Ronnie Jordan and organ luminaries as Jimmy McGriff, Charles Earland, Jack McDuff and Joey DeFrancesco.  One of Trumpets’ most popular performers,  his repertoire encompasses Jazz, Blues, R & B and Pop music.

Sheila Jordan is renowned for her improvisation in both music and lyrics and is respected as one of the finest vocal innovators and educators of our times.
Sheila is renowned throughout the world for her artistry in performance and teaching. “One of the most consistently creative of all Jazz singers ….”  – Scott Yanow, All Music Guide
Sheila recently performed at Trumpets as a special guest with the Royal Bopsters.