The Mia Jazz Ensemble
May 24 @ 7:30 pm – 10:00 pm

2 sets:  7:30 p.m. & 9:00 p.m.
$15 pp music charge   $7 pp minimum (food/drink)

The Mia Brazilian Jazz Ensemble
Mia – vocals
Matt King – piano
Nanny Assis – vocals and percussion
Anton Denner – saxes and flute
Greg Jones – bass

Mia and her fantastic ensemble perform music from her upcoming CD, featuring duets with Brazilian singer/percussionist Nanny Assis.

Mia and her fantastic ensemble perform music from her upcoming CD “Brazilian Dreams,” featuring duets with Brazilian singer/percussionist Nanny Assis. Mia has found the perfect match for her warm voice, soulful singing and love of the wordless melody in Brazilian Jazz – and with this ensemble of top notch musicians. Come and let Mia’s voice take you on a journey through the rich harmonies and grooving rhythms of this beautiful music and be transformed.

Mia has performed or recorded with Jon Davis, Matt King, Randy Halberstadt, Roberta Piket, Diane Moser, Cynthia Hilts, Donny McCaslin, Frank London, Anton Denner, Pamela Fleming, Paul Meyers, Ratzo Harris, Nikki Parrot, Marcus McLauren, Andy McKee, David Darling, Tim Horner, Sylvia Cuenca, and Cafe.

Every note Mia sings is infectious with her passion for Brazilian music!”

Matt King

It’s about time we’re hearing from Mia – a beautiful singer!”

Jay Clayton

Mia’s beautiful voice and exciting improvisation speak to the soul of all of us. She sings from the heart.” Janet Lawson

Samuel Martinelli CD Release of Crossing Paths with Claudio Roditi on trumpet
May 25 @ 8:00 pm – 11:00 pm

2 sets: 8:00 p.m.& 10:00 p.m.
$22 pp advanced sales online  $25 pp at door  $12 pp minimum (food drink)

martinelli Album Cover

Samuel Martinelli – drums
Claudio Roditi – trumpet
Marcus McLaurine – bass
Tomoko Ohno – piano

Since the evening of November 21, 1962, when Antonio Carlos Jobim, João Gilberto, Sergio Mendes, and Oscar Castro-Neves, among other noted Brazilian musicians, introduced bossa nova to America at the landmark Carnegie Hall concert, Brazilian music became a part of American music. In particular, it worked its way into the jazz world. Among the American musicians on the roster at Carnegie Hall that evening were Stan Getz, Charlie Byrd, and Lalo Schifrin. This now-historic concert marked the start of many great artistic collaborations between American artists and the Brazilian artists premiering their unique music that evening.

Crossing Paths, a newly released album lead by Brazilian drummer Samuel Martinelli, updates and continues the tradition of this beautiful relationship between Brazilian music and jazz. The CD features six original compositions by Martinelli that successfully mix influences of both genres. It also includes two standards by two giants of American jazz: a Sonny Rollins song (“St. Thomas”) and a blues standard by Dizzy Gillespie (“Birks Works”). The presence of these compositions is a “tip of the hat” in tribute to these masters.

For Crossing Paths, Martinelli invited some of the best New York City musicians who are clearly fluent in both jazz and Brazilian music styles.The multi‒Grammy nominated trumpet player Claudio Roditi, also born in Brazil, has been active on the international jazz scene since the early 1970s. hails him as “… one of the very best performers in jazz.” Roditi has played with Dizzy Gillespie, Charlie Rouse, Paquito D’Rivera, McCoy Tyner, and Herbie Mann, among many others. He’s a world-recognized trumpet player and an icon of jazz and Brazilian music, with an extensive performance and teaching career literally embodying the spirit of the deep collaboration between both musical forms.

Marcus McLaurine is a well known bass player and professor at William Paterson University, in New Jersey. He accompanied the jazz legend Clark Terry as a bass player for nearly 25 years. McLaurine also played with the Count Basie Orchestra as well as some of the most respected big bands and musicians in the world.

Tomoko Ohno is an award-winning pianist from Japan and has played with Slide Hampton, the Dizzy Gillespie Alumni Big Band, James Moody, Frank Wess, Diva Orchestra, and many others. She lends her enormous artistry to this project.

They all have in common a strong passion for jazz and the rhythms of Brazil, which resulted in this beautiful album.


Samuel Martinelli has a Master’s Degree in Jazz Studies from the City University of New York ‒ Queens College. He has played with many great musicians, including Grammy-nominated and Latin Grammy‒awarded artists, at important venues such as Carnegie Hall, LeFrak Concert Hall, Folger Shakespeare Library, Rockwood Music Hall, arts centers in the New York City area, and Shanghai Jazz Club, in Madison, New Jersey. Martinelli has also taught workshops on Brazilian music at Queens College, Litchfield Jazz Camp, and other institutions. He is endorsed by Canopus Drums, in Japan, one of the most respected drum companies in the world today.

Claudio Roditi was born May 28th, 1946 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. He began his musical studies when he was just five years old. His native Brazilian music upbringing almost took a back seat as he became enamoured with jazz and heard recordings of Louis Armstrong, Harry James and other American trumpeters. By the time he was 13, thanks to an America uncle’s record collection, he became familiar with Charlie Parker, Dizzy Gillespie and Miles Davis. “My uncle must have had the best jazz record collection in the whole of Brazil at that time. I use to listen to them at his house, particularly Charlie Parker and Miles. It was just the sounds that registered with me; I didn’t know what it was or what any of the tunes were – I just liked the music.” At the age of twenty, he was named a finalist in the International Jazz Competition in Vienna, and the following year, moved to Mexico City where he was active on the contemporary music scene. He relocated to Boston in 1970 and studied at studied at the Berklee School of Music in 1970 and 71. Later he joined the faculty of the School of Contemporary Music and rounded out his schedule with club and concert performances.  He is known for his warm, fluid sound combining post bop and Brazilian elements. A Grammy nominee, he has recorded a dozen albums as a leader.

Eric Mintel: A Tribute to Dave Brubeck
May 26 @ 8:00 pm – 11:00 pm
Eric Mintel: A Tribute to Dave Brubeck @ Trumpets Jazz Club and Restaurant | Montclair | New Jersey | United States

2 sets:  8 p.m. and 10 p.m.
$20 pp music charge online prepaid  $22 pp at door   $12 minimum (food/drink)
Eric Mintel Piano
Nelson Hill sax/flute
Dave Mohn drums
Jack Hegyi bass
The Eric Mintel Quartet “Tribute to Dave Brubeck” and more. This acclaimed combo performing classic Dave Brubeck hits like Blue Rondo a la Turk, Take Five, Three to Get Ready, Koto Song and many others plus Eric Mintel originals.

The Dalton Gang
May 31 @ 8:00 pm – 11:00 pm
The Dalton Gang @ Trumpets Jazz Club and Restaurant | Montclair | New Jersey | United States

8 p.m.-11 p.m.
$10 pp music charge    $12 pp at door   $7 pp minimum (food/drink)

The Dalton Gang is a ten piece band led by guitarist, arranger and composer Willy Dalton. The band mixes jazz with a blend of funk and latin music.

The members are freelance musicians around the New York area. Among their credits are recordings and performances with such artists as Buddy Rich, Machito, Lionel Hampton, Tito Puente, Daniel Ponce, Cissy Houston, and others.

The Dalton Gang is a real “group,” not a band of musicians brought together for a special project. They performed for the first time in 1979 . They have performed over 100 original charts in the past 35 years.

The band members are: Vinnie Cutro– trumpet, Mark Friedman–alto sax and flute, Frank Elmo–tenor sax and flute,Dan Nigro– baritone sax, Conrad Zulauf– trombone, Frank Valdes–percussion, Mike DiLorenzo–piano, John Hughes–bass, Alessio Marc Cupo–drums, and Willy Dalton–guitar.

“The Dalton Gang is really a labor of love,” says bandleader Willy Dalton. “The dedication and commitment of the musicians is what keeps the band alive. When I write for the band, I try to draw on the mix of sounds that we play as working musicians in the New York area–jazz, funk, latin, big band, etc. Putting this all in one package and making the music challenging to play is what I’m aiming for.”

Royal Scam-Steely Dan Tribute Band
Jun 2 @ 9:00 pm – 11:30 pm

1 seating only with intermission 8 p.m.-11:30 p.m.  
$12 pp minimum (food/drink)

Buy your tickets online now.  Don’t wait! Get your tickets today!  The Royal Scam has been selling out! Don’t wait! Get your tickets today. Seating priority is in order of purchase. 

$30 pp online advance sales for entire evening
 price is for both shows; we do not sell tickets to shows separately

$35 pp at door, if there is room (not guaranteed-last show had standing room only!)

N.B.  Purchase your tickets today and call 973-744-2600 to provide time of your arrival and other parties with whom you would like to sit. If you do not advise us of friends with whom you would like to be seated at least 2 weeks prior to the performance, we may be unable to seat you together.


The Royal Scam is the world’s premier Steely Dan tribute band. Playing more than 40 of Steely Dan’s masterpieces, the band has helped to keep the compositions of Donald Fagen and Walter Becker, the spirit of jazz, rock, blues and the enthusiasm of fine musicianship alive in small clubs and major concert venues in the NY metropolitan area.


The Royal Scam has headlined and performed to sell out crowds at The Berks Jazz Festival for over 10 years, being on the same bill as artists like Dave Brubeck, George Benson, The Yellowjackets, Roberta Flack and many others. They have also performed at The Scranton Jazz Festival, Musikfest, The Bitter End, The Shell at Trump Marina, The China Club and Club Bene to name a few. The Royal Scam takes pride in performing the music of Steely Dan as close to the original recordings as possible. The band is delighted to be back at Trumpets. Please visit our website,, for more info, videos, pictures, sounds and other interesting projects involving The Royal Scam.

Jazz & Poetry Vol. 3 2 p.m. Vinnie Cutro Quartet & Spoken Word Artist Toney Jackson
Jun 3 @ 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm

 2:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
$10 pp music charge online advanced sales   $12 pp at door  $7 pp minimum (food/drink)


Vinnie Cutro Quartet   
Vinnie Cutro   -trumpet
Mike Di Lorenzo   -piano
Rick Crane  – bass
Gordon Lane  – drum

Featuring Poetry & Spoken Word Artist
Toney Jackson


2 bios

Vinnie Cutro 

During the past 40 years Vinnie Cutro (Musician/ Educator) has performed with noted jazz greats such as Horace Silver, Buddy Rich and Lionel Hampton.. He has traveled extensively throughout the world appearing at jazz festivals and concerts in Europe,  Japan, Africa, Canada, South America and the U.S.A.  CD S  AVAILABLE @ VINNIECUTRO.COM

Toney Jackson 

Toney Jackson is an award-winning poet, songwriter and educator, hailing from New Jersey. He has entertained and educated crowds from Paterson to Paris and from prisons to playgrounds. His gift for crafting words and rhythms is sure to connect with a wide range of audiences.

Vinnie Cutro Quartet
Vinnie Cutro-trumpet
Ben Sher-guitar
Mike Richmond-bass
Gordon Lane-drums 



6 p.m. Kailie Simpson
Jun 3 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm

 6:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.
$12 pp music charge online advanced sales   $15 pp at door  $7 pp minimum (food/drink)

 Please Welcome singer, songwriter and pianist Kailie Simpson for her debut performance at Trumpets! Trumpets intimate setting is the perfect stage for Kailie’s sassy and bold personality. Her performance channels her emotions through songs that encapsulates her life experiences. Simpson’s old soul adds rich dynamic to her empowering lyrics which resonates with people of all ages. Just one listen to her voice will send chills down your spine and have you belting out her powerful hooks in no time. Join Kailie Simpson on Sunday, June 3rd for dinner, cocktails and a live performance that is not to be missed! 

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T.K. Blue Quartet
Jun 9 @ 8:00 pm – 11:00 pm

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

T.K. Blue–alto/soprano sax, flute, kalimba
Kenny Davis : bass,
Greg Murphy : piano
George Coleman Jr:drums

T.K. Blue, also known as Talib Kibwe, was born in New York City of a Trinidadian mother and Jamaican father. T.K. began playing music at the age of 8 years old on trumpet. After two years his interest shifted to academic and athletic endeavors… He returned to his musical studies in High School while playing the flute. He took lessons from Billy Mitchell, the legendary tenor saxophonist with Count Basie and Dizzy Gillespie, eventually pursuing music as a career after receiving a full academic scholarship to New York University, where he began playing soprano & alto saxophone. He earned a bachelor’s degree in both music and psychology. T.K. Blue went on to earn a master’s degree in music education from Teacher’s College at Columbia University.
“Coming to Jazzmobile in NYC is what did it for me. I got involved with Jazzmobile, where we studied jazz theory, harmony, sight- reading, rhythmic training, improvisation and big-band performance. It was just like going to school. I studied with Jimmy Heath, Chris Woods, Ernie Wilkins, Frank Foster, Sonny Red and Jimmy Owens. Thad Jones and Billy Taylor would come by from time to time to give their knowledge and support.” T.K. also studied at Jazz Interactions with Rashaan Roland Kirk, Yusef Lateef and Joe Newman. He also studied at The Henry Street Settlement with Billy Mitchell and Paul West and at The Muse with world-renowned bassist Reggie Workman.
2001 to 2006 As an instructor at the Litchfield Jazz Summer Camp for teens T.K. performed at the Litchfield Jazz Festival with the Don Braden Big Band, which included such notable artists as James Moody, Slide Hampton, and Paquito D’Rivera. T.K. Blue Quartet was featured in performance on BET Jazz channel. T.K. performed at Alice Tully Hall for the Jazz at Lincoln Center series with Randy Weston and Regina Carter. He arranged music for a ten piece orchestra. T.K. performs with the vocalist Jimmy Scott and is an adjunct professor of music at Suffolk Community College in long Island New York. T.K. has just released his new CD Rhythm In Blue on his label JAJA Records. T.K. did perform for the 2004 Panroyale Jazz Festival in the homeland of his mother’s heritage -Trinidad and Tobago. 2005 T.K. Blue performed with Grammy award winning vocalist Bobby McFerrin and Randy Weston at the last North Sea Jazz Festival held in Den Haag, Holland…. The T.K. Blue group was featured this fall at the Linganore Wine Jazz Festival in Maryland and The Cape May Jazz Festival in New Jersey.
2007 He was a featured soloist, conducter, and arranger for Randy Weston and the BBC Radio Big Band in London, England. TK Blue was also the arranger, conducter, and soloist for a concert performance at City College in New York entitled Harlem Stride–A tribute to James Reece Europe–featuring new compositions by Randy Weston.
Mr. Blue was comissioned by the NYSCA and Transart Inc to compose a new suite entitled “Follow The North Star” dedicated to Solomon Northup and his book “12 Years A Slave”. It was premiered on April 20, 2007 in Rosedale,NY. It was also performed as part of the Jazz In The Valley Festival on Aug 19. He is currently preparing to record a new cd this fall.
2008 and Beyond TK Blue is currently an adjunct professor of jazz history at Montcalir State University. In fact T.K.Blue is now the official fulltime professor and director of jazz studies at Long Island University-CW Post Campus. His new cd “Follow the North Star” was released last April to critical acclaim and has placed in the top ten on the college jazz charts…” T.K.Blue’s Follow The North Star is a marvelous achievement; as an outstanding work of musical art, as a tribute to the indomitable human spirit and as a humbling history lesson for many of us. At the same time, it is accessible to fans of all styles of jazz” –Curtis Davenport, Jazz Improv Magazine NYC July 2008

Sharman & Alfred Nittoli Quartet
Jun 10 @ 3:00 pm – 4:30 pm
Sharman & Alfred Nittoli Quartet @ Trumpets Jazz Club and Restaurant | Montclair | New Jersey | United States

3:00 p.m.-4:30 p.m.   Doors open at 2 p.m.
12 pp music charge prepaid (priority seating) and $15 pp at door   $7 pp minimum (food/drink)

Sharman Nittoli – vocals & piano
Alfred Nittoli – vocals & sax
David Kikosk1 – piano
Sue Williams – bass
Richard Baratta – drums
Emedin Rivera – percussion

“..a cool and relaxed style and a great jazz sensibility that only comes from experience-outstanding lyrics-witty, profound, intimate and showcase a wonderful grasp of poetic rhyme.”

Alan Paul, from the Manhattan Transfer

“…unusual chord patterns and song structure.  Lots of smooth surprises.  She whispers some songs like Julie London-subtle and sexy.”

Bucky Pizzarelli, guitarist

Sharman and Alfred Nittoli  have been performing in the tri-state area for many years. Together with Artie Schroeck they co-wrote “Here’s to the Band” recorded by Frank Sinatra, Liza Minnelli and Sammy Davis. They are pleased to debut their new CD “Double Standards”.

David Kikoski‘s distinction as world class pianist has allowed him to work and record with such jazz luminaries such as Chick Corea, Toots Thielemans, Marcus Miller, Pat Martino and many others. Dave played on the Mingus Big Band album, “Live at the Jazz Standard”, which won the 2011 Grammy Award for Best Large Jazz Ensemble.

Bass player, Sue Williams, is well known as a versatile, talented acoustic and electric bass musician. She has performed in different genres with artists like Eric Clapton, Rob Paprozzi Dave Stryker and many more. She also teaches Digital Recording at Bergen Community College.

Ted Chubb Quartet
Jun 21 @ 7:30 pm – 10:00 pm
Ted Chubb Quartet @ Trumpets Jazz Club and Restaurant | Montclair | New Jersey | United States
2 sets:  7:30 p.m. & 9:00 p.m.
$12 music charge prepaid online    $15 pp at door  $7 pp minimum (food/drink)
Ted Chubb-Trumpet 
Band members will be posted this week.


Ted Chubb posses the rare combination of skill sets of being a world class trumpet artist, a highly respected educator and speaker, and dynamic music director and arts administrator. It is his combination of artistic instinct, passion for sharing jazz music with all, and keen ability to develop, organize and move new programming, concerts, events, music booking, and recordings forward that make him a unique talent.

From 2012 – 2015 Ted served as Jazz House Kids Music Director and oversaw the program grow to one of the leading jazz education organizations in the world.   As Jazz House Music Director he led an exemplary faculty of 20 of the New York areas top musicians, a wonderful and hardworking staff, and served 150+ students and families through their music education at the Jazz House.   He developed and built programming and partnerships with the New Jersey Ballet, NJPAC, The U.S. Embassy in Lima Peru, London’s Tomorrow’s Warriors, The Thelonius Monk Institute and The James Moody Scholarship for New Jersey.  During his tenure he provided the musical and educational direction for all Jazz House Kids events and programming and helped develop the musical, educational, and artistic vision with Jazz House Kids Artistic Director, Christian McBride and Founder, Melissa Walker for Jazz House Kids signature events, “Body and Soul”, “Inside the Jazz Note”, and “The Montclair Jazz Festival”.

Ted currently serves as Director of the Jazz House Summer Workshop and Special Programming.  The workshop is a one of a kind environment, 160 Students from all walks of life and backgrounds come together to learn the beautiful art form of Jazz and be taught by some of the most acclaimed musicians of our time.  During the workshop students have access to legendary guest artists such as Louis Hayes, Dee Dee Bridgewater, Harold Mabern, and the Jazz House Artistic Chair, Christian McBride.  Students also perform at three world class venues, and develop life long friendships with fellow students from across the nation and globe.  In addition, students have the oprotunity to find long lasting mentors with the teachers and alumni on faculty.

As he currently splits his time between NYC and Europe, Ted is continuing to peruse a number of international initiatives for Jazz House Kids.  In 2015 and 2016 Ted organized cultural exchange tours to Peru in partnership with the United States Embassy in Lima.  The ensembles were comprised of top Jazz House Kids students, teaching artist Oscar Perez, vocalist and founder Melissa Walker and Ted as featured soloist.   They performed for school children and communities in need through out Lima, Cusco, and the amazon city of Iqiutos.

In addition to his work for Jazz House Kids, he is on the Advisory Board of the Riverview Jazz Organization who’s mission is to showcase the international talent that lives in Hudson County New Jersey to the community for free.  Their cornerstone event is a weeklong festival in June each year that has over 40 concerts and culminates with a two-stage festival at Riverview Fisk Park.