The Rising Stars Concert.- Kate Baker’s Singers Perform Originals and other classics.
Feb 25 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

No cover, $7 minimum

An acoustic show  – Kate Baker’s Singers Perform Originals, and other Classics.

Mar 2 @ 8:00 pm – 11:00 pm
The EMPATHIA JAZZ DUO with MAFALDA MINNOZZI and PAUL RICCI @ Trumpets Jazz Club | Montclair | New Jersey | United States

$20 Music charge, $12 Minimum

After many years on Italian stages and TV followed by a lasting career in Brazil that includes numerous CD`s and tours in major cities and theaters and collaborations with, among others, Milton Nascimento, Guinga, Leny Andrade, Paulo Moura, and Martinho Da Vila, singer Mafalda Minnozzi has earned diva status in Brazil. In 2015 she united with New York guitarist Paul Ricci to form the “eMPathia JazzDuo”. Ricci has performed with Astrud Gilberto, Bobby Sanabria, Bebel Gilberto, Harry Belafonte, Dom Um Romao, Hugo Fattoruso as well as many noted sidemen in Latin, African, Jazz and Brazilian styles.  The duo`s unique blend draws from the great Italian, Brazilian, French and American songwriters such as Cole Porter, Jobim, Ivan Lins and Morricone among others. Following an extensive concert schedule at theaters and festivals in Italy and Brazil, their first 2015 CD “EMPATHIA” was nominated for Italy`s prestigious “Targa Tenco” award. The duo will be presenting at Trumpets their second CD “INSIDE” (2016) recorded and produced by noted Grammy winner Jeff Jones “the Jedi Master” (

Noted Italian Jazz author and critic Gerlando Gatto wrote “…. the duo established an extraordinary musical entity befitting the name“ eMPathia”. In a perfect understanding the two are able to produce a sound that goes far beyond their basic restricted elements … Paul Ricci is surely an underestimated artist gifted with sensitivity, arranging skills and uncommon technique … Mafalda Minnozzi is superb not only for her extraordinary ability to fully express herself in diverse languages, but in the ease with which she is able to make each song she presents truly her own.”

The Paul Abler Octet CD Release of Ascending!
Mar 3 @ 8:00 pm – 11:00 pm

$20 pp music charge    $12 pp minimum (food/drink)

The prolific composer and guitarist Paul Abler was working on an Octet Project at the time of his premature passing in March of 2017.  Corrine Abler, Paul’s mother, and Yashmin Charnet-Abler, his wife, made sure the project came to fruition.

The Paul Abler Octet

James Weidman on Piano and Music Director

Harvie S-Bass
Steve Crammer-Drums
Larry Corban-Guitar, Special Guest
Jack Walrath-Trumpets
Jed Levy-Sax
John Fedchock-Trombone
Enrico Granafei-Harmonica

About Paul

Paul Abler grew up in Pontiac, Michigan, a city adjacent to Detroit that is not only known for automobiles but also some of the world’s greatest Jazz musicians such as Hank, Thad & Elvin Jones.

Paul’s first contact with Jazz was as a child when his Grandfather would practice his drums to the recordings of Stan Getz, Dave Brubeck and Duke Ellington, leaving a lasting impression on him.

“I loved music from the time I was born. I refused to go anywhere without taking my Mother’s records. I always knew I would become a musician. I settled on the Guitar after I heard Jimi Hendrix. Previous to this I wanted a Saxophone or a Bass. Hendrix led me to all The King’s (B. B., Albert and Freddy) and my first jobs were playing Blues, Funk and R&B. I later worked backing many Motown Legends and did sessions with some of the Funk Brothers (Johnny Griffith, Pistol Allen, Joe Hunter) and Motown arranger David Van dePitte. I really wanted to play Jazz after I discovered Joe Henderson and Wayne Shorter. My main Jazz influences have not been Guitarists. Other influences include McCoy Tyner, Ravel, Antonio Carlos Jobim, Burt Bacharach and Frank Zappa.”

Continuing his education Paul moved to Los Angeles in 1982 and studied with Joe Diorio, Carl Schroeder, Ron Eschete and many others at Musicians Institute (Guitar Institute of Technology). He would later move to Boston and study improvisation with Saxophonist Jerry Bergonzi in 1988.

Paul returned to Detroit in 1990 and immediately started working with many of Detroit’s great musicians such as Marcus Belgrave, Harold McKinney, James Carter, David McMurray, Roy Brooks, Straight Ahead, Leonard King and others. He also began leading his own groups featuring musicians such as Bobby Battle, Craig Taborn, Jaribu Shahid, Gerald Cleaver, Marion Hayden, William Evans among others.

During that time, Paul recorded his debut album “Goin’ Up” for the Red Car label which was released to enthusiastic reviews. Two additional recordings for Equnioxmansion followed: “Lost Generation”(1998) and “In The Marketplace” (1999).These releases enabled Paul to perform outside of USA including Canada and Europe.

In 1996 Paul began composing for Film and Television. His first project was a short film for Learnshare -a division of Owens Corning and was quickly followed by placement of his compositions in music libraries. This led to his association with Transition Music.

In July 2003, Paul Abler relocated to New York City, where he quickly gained headway in the NYC music scene. Since arriving he has performed and/or recorded with Cindy Blackman, Jack Wilkins, Howard Alden, Harvie S, Roni Ben-Hur, Joe Lee Wilson, Carlton Holmes, Dwayne Burno, Allen Farnham, Tomoko Ohno, Yusef Lateef, Les Paul, Mingus Dynasty, Mingus Orchestra, David Murray, Arthur Blythe, Jack Walrath, Steve Lacy, Ted Curson, Eddie Harris, Ugonna Okegwo, Dion Parson, Ted Rosenthal, Daoud David Williams, Charles Davis and Brazilian vocalist Yashmin Charnet, whom he married in May of 2004.

Paul also started his association with Chesky Records film / TV division – Manhattan Production Music with three projects: Jazz Trio, Bossa Nova & Ballads.

CD “Fearless” featuring Cindy Blackman-Santanna, Marion Hayden & Carlton Holmes on the Bossa Nova Music label was released in 2008.

The Last Brahma is a collection of eight original compositions in a duet with the fantastic piano player James Weidman, also on Bossa Nova Music.

The follow up CD a “Patch of Burgundy” is Paul Abler and James Weidman with special Guests Jack Walrath, Harvie S and Jed Levy.

Paul’s latest project is a sextet “Looks Like March” is to be released in March of 2017 with more original music featuring James Weidman, John Fedchock, Harvie S, Mark Sherman and Leonard King.

A Guitarist with chops to burn and the harmonic knowledge to make sure the notes don’t go to waste.  Detroit Free Press – Mark Stryker

Film & TV Music

Paul Abler has composed extensively for Film and Television and directly for music libraries. His compositions can be heard on a variety of Television programs such as Madam Secretary, The Affair, The Leftovers, Breaking Bad, Smash, The Big Bang Theory, Mad Men, Don’t Trust The B… in Apt 23, Shameless, Playing House, 20/20, Every Woman, Global Business People,ABC’s NBA Inside Stuff, Recipe TV, Beautiful Homes, Great Estates and feature films such as Woody Allen’s Blue Jasmine (the sound track is available on SONY) , The Two Mr. Kissels.

Recent projects have been for Manhattan Production Music/Chesky Records. Titles include Jazz Trio, Ballads, Bossa Nova Jazz, Jazz Duets and Jazz Trios and Midnight on 7th Avenue. . Paul has a variety of music that is ready for licensing and can also provide custom music for projects.

Listen to Paul’s Music at Manhattan Production Music



Oleg Frish
Mar 9 @ 8:00 pm – 11:00 pm
Oleg Frish @ Trumpets Jazz Club and Restaurant | Montclair | New Jersey | United States

Two Sets: 8pm and 10pm
$25 pp Music Charge
$12 pp Food/Drink Minimum

Swing Around the World with Oleg Frish

Oleg Frish: Swing Around The World features his Jazz Ensemble, Special and Surprise Guests!
You don’t even have to pack your bags to travel around the world with Oleg!

Oleg Frish, who is known as a Human Jukebox and who is revered for his affable and quirky personality as a singer/performer and popular talk show host. Oleg is a connoisseur of swing, jazz and the Great American Songbook – and he sings in several languages. Oleg will deliver many of the fun and classic songs that were featured on his dream-come-true album, “Duets With My American Idols” (Connie Francis, Ben E. King, Bobby Rydell, Melissa Manchester, Tony Orlando, Lainie Kazan, B.J. Thomas, Gary U.S. Bonds, Peggy March, Chris Montez and Lou Christie). He brings to the stage his deep appreciation and love for classics, culled from the American and International Songbooks, swing and jazz, played by a world-class jazz septet. Oleg performs with charm and “… an enthusiasm and affection for material that should never be forgotten,” as cited in a review of one of his recent performances.

“Oleg is a Human Jukebox, he knows thousands of songs and loves great music.” – Ben E.King

“You are very good at what you do! You bring positive emotions to your audience. This is incredible” – Keely Smith

“Oleg sounds better than I do!” – Andy Williams

Royal Scam-Steely Dan Tribute Band
Mar 10 @ 9:00 pm – Mar 11 @ 12:30 am
Royal Scam-Steely Dan Tribute Band @ Trumpets Jazz Club and Restaurant | Montclair | New Jersey | United States

1 seating only with intermission 9 p.m.-11:30 p.m.  

Buy your tickets online now.  We had to turn 20 people away from the last show. Don’t wait! Get your tickets today!

$30 pp online advance sales for entire evening

 price is for both shows; we do not sell tickets to shows separately

The Royal Scam’s has been selling out their shows! Don’t wait! Get your tickets today. Seating is in order of purchase.

Online ticket sales suspended today. If there are any seats available, this will be noted here later on this weekend. If you are willing to sit at the bar, which is by the stage, write to  You will receive a response as to availability within 48 hours.  Bar seats are next to the stage. (Feb 23, 2018)


$35 pp at door, if there is room (not guaranteed)
2 sets  8 p.m. and 10 p.m.  
$12 pp minimum

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

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 was started 21 years ago by founders Michael Caputo and Gino Amato, whose love for the music of Steely Dan has fueled the project and gained the respect and loyalty of many fans.


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.

Susana Raya, guitarist and vocalist
Mar 11 @ 7:30 pm – 10:00 pm

$10 pp advanced ticket purchase online      $12 music charge at door    $7 minimum (food/drink)

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Considered by jazz critic and historian Ted Gioia, who has listed her album among the 40 best of 2016, as “the Andalusian Eva Cassidy,” Raya is a rare thing.
“She has developed a style where voice and guitar seem to breathe at the same time”.
Amsterdam-based songwriter and classically trained guitarist, with numerous European awards, Susana combines her singer-songwriter spirit with a touch of jazz, enhanced by her Spanish roots.
Her collaboration with legendary jazz bassist, Steve Swallow opened the door to the recording of her new album – recorded live at Clubhouse Studios, Rhinebeck, NY – “Wind Rose”, that includes songs created over the last five years, and a line-up of All Star players such as Clifford Carter, Ira Coleman, Leo Amuedo,  and Cyro Baptista.  


“Soul of the Organ Quartet”, featuring Josh Rubin and Rob Middleton
Mar 15 @ 7:30 pm – 10:00 pm
“Soul of the Organ Quartet”, featuring Josh Rubin and Rob Middleton
$10 Music charge, $7 Minimu pp
Rob Middleton – tenor sax
Josh Rubin – guitar
Roberta Piket – Organ
Peter McDonald -drums

After graduating Berklee College of Music in 1987, Joshua Rubin embarked on a career as a performing guitarist and teaching.  He performed with such artists as George ColemanClaudio RoditiGrady Tate and Martha Reeves and the Vandellas in venues including Carnegie Hall, The Knitting Factory, Village Gate, Pier 16, Avery Fisher Hall, and Alice Tully Hall.  Josh has recorded a number of CDs as sideman and as featured soloist.  Education is a large part of Josh’s musical life, he currently teaches privately in Montclair and Clifton and is also an adjunct faculty member at Caldwell College. 

Rob Middleton is a saxophonist, a prize-winning composer, and an active woodwind player and teacher in the New York area.  He works in a broad range of styles, from jazz and classical to commercial and ethnic music. He has performed around the U.S and abroad with many jazz greats, including Wynton Marsalis,  Branford MarsalisPhil WoodsHarry Connick Jr., Lionel Hampton, The New York Voices, Dizzy Gillespie, Joe Lovano, the Vanguard Jazz Orchestra, Woody ShawOliver Lake, David Liebman, Randy BreckerJane Ira Bloom, and Jim McNeely.  Rob’s recent recordings, both jazz and classical, include “Portraits and Places”  with the Scott ReevesJazz Orchestra, “Open Crossings”, music of Andy Teirstein, “Eleven” with the Birdland Big Band, “Composers in Collaboration”, new music by New Jersey women composers, and “Urban Soundscapes” with NewYorkestra, which he co-leads and writes for.  Rob also plays in and conducts the Birdland Big Band, which performs weekly at the famed Birdland Jazz Club in New York, and he is long-time member of the BMI/New York Jazz Orchestra, an ensemble dedicated to performing works created by the BMI Jazz Composers Workshop.  He is a former participant in that workshop and a winner of its composition prize.  His compositions and arrangements are performed regularly in the New York area and have appeared in a major motion picture, “The Thomas Crown Affair”.   Rob is a member of the music faculty at Caldwell University in Caldwell, New Jersey.

Over the years, Roberta Piket has appeared professionally as a sidewoman with David Liebman, Rufus ReidMichael FormanekLionel HamptonMickey Roker, Eliot Zigmund, Benny Golson, Ted Curson, Valery Ponomarev, Virginia Mayhew, and the BMI/NY Jazz Orchestra. She has also toured and performed with some of the most interesting musicians in European and American improvised music, including drummers Klaus Kugel and Billy Mintz, and saxophonists Petras Vysniauskas and Louie Belogenis.

DARYL SHERMAN trio with Steve Johns, drums and Boots Maleson, bass
Mar 17 @ 8:00 pm – 11:00 pm
DARYL SHERMAN trio with Steve Johns, drums and Boots Maleson, bass
$20 Music charge, $12 Minimum pp
The New Yorker heralds Daryl Sherman:
“A sure pianist and witty knowing singer who has been honing her art (for years) to shape her understated but eminently swinging style. No veteran singer inhabits the full range of the American popular-song repertoire quite like the irreplaceable Daryl Sherman and precious few possess her abundant versatility, style and charm. She gets kindred support from the bassist Boots Maleson”
“She’s sophisticated, she’s straightforward and she can swing!” – Marian McPartland, Piano Jazz
The Bloom project by Sharman Nittoli
Mar 18 @ 3:00 pm – 4:30 pm
The Bloom project by Sharman Nittoli

Only one show at 3:00 pm
The Bloom Project by Sharman Nittoli
$10 pp, $8 prepaid online. $7 Minimum pp

Sharman Nittoli, piano & vocals
Sue Williams, bass
Emedin Rivera, percussion
is an eclectic collection of personal original short stories and songs about the complicated journey of her life.

Audrey Silver
Mar 18 @ 7:30 pm – 10:00 pm
Audrey Silver

$10 Music Charge, $7 Minimum pp

Bruce Barth – piano
Joe Magnarelli – trumpet
Paul Beaudry – bass
Gene Lewin – drums

Audrey grew up in New York City and fell in love with the American Songbook as a child.  Starting with her obsession as a 10-year-old with Fred Astaire and the Broadway musicals of the 20s through the 50s, Audrey’s love of the American Songbook eventually grew into a love of jazz and a fascination with the likes of Joe Williams, Bill Evans and Ella Fitzgerald.

Starting as a straight-ahead jazz singer who performed mostly standards, Audrey Silver now also sings original works, contemporary pieces, and elegant French songs.  Each time she performs, she hopes her audience will experience the same beauty, fascination, and joy in the music that she does.

Audrey Silver has been performing for over 15 years at venues including  Jazz at Kitano, the Cornelia Street Café, 55 Bar, Club Bonafide, the Tanglewood Jazz Festival, and the JVC Jazz Festival.

Audrey’s latest album, Very Early, was released in October 2016 and reached #100 on the Jazz Week Chart, #10 on the RMR’s top 50 jazz albums, and #11 on the CMJ chart.  It was in regular rotation on WBGO for several months earlier this year, including a live interview and performance with Michael Bourne on his Singers Unlimited show in October last year.