SPIGAME, Big Band Music directed by Victor Jones inspired and written by Stan Getz-Gil Evans & Miles Davis
Nov 9 @ 8:00 pm – 11:00 pm
SPIGAME, Big Band Music directed by Victor Jones inspired and written by Stan Getz-Gil Evans & Miles Davis @ Trumpets Jazz Club and Restaurant | Montclair | New Jersey | United States

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

Come witness history before your ears! Big band music inspired and written by Stan Getz, Gil Evans, and Miles Davis

“Victor Jones is a new breed of outstanding drummer bandleaders … nothing Jones does is ever boring .” Time Out New YorkInternationally recognized for his consistent, subtle and stylish drumming on stage and in the studio, Victor Jones is known as an innovator who is not afraid to bring together different styles and sounds.


Joel Zelnik Trio
Nov 10 @ 8:00 pm – 11:15 pm
Joel Zelnik Trio @ Trumpets Jazz Club and Restaurant | Montclair | New Jersey | United States

2 sets: 8 p.m. and 10 p.m.
$15 pp music charge advance sales online
$18 pp at door  $12 pp minimum (food/drink)
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Joel Zelnik-piano


Jazz great Dr. Billy Taylor, was the first to give air play to Joel’s first jazz album, “MOVE”, which was reissued in Japan. A contemporary of Bill Evans, Joel has entertained 5 presidents, is a pianist/bandleader for thousands of events, and has performed at concert venues in New York, Atlantic City, Las Vegas, Japan and Greece. NYC venues include: Windows On The World and The Rainbow Room. He has recorded four CD’s and holds a B.A. from New Jersey City University and an M.A. from Rutgers University. His latest recording, “Live At Steinway Piano Gallery” was released in Japan and the U.S.


Choro Das 3
Nov 11 @ 7:00 pm – 9:30 pm
Choro Das 3 @ Trumpets Jazz Club and Restaurant | Montclair | New Jersey | United States

2 sets:  7:00 p.m. & 8:30 p.m.

$10 pp Music charge online prepaid tickets for general public $10 Music charge online and at door for workshop participatnts  $12 pp Music charge at door    $7 Minimum (food/drink)

Virtuoso Brazilian family choro ensemble, Choro Das Tres, will perform at Trumpets Jazz Club again this year, as the kick-off event of Trumpets Jazz Club’s Brazilian Music Festival.

The group  consists of three sisters and their father, with the eldest sister, Corina, on flute, middle daughter Lia on Brazilian 7-string guitar, baby sister Elisa on bandolim (Brazilian mandolin), clarinet, and piano, and their father, Eduardo, on percussion.  Each member of the family is a virtuoso in his or her own right and has earned the respect of colleagues and performers around the world.  The band plays Brazilain Instrumental Music, and their main style is Choro music, an instrumental music genre that emerged in Brazil on the 19th century.

Well-known to Brazilian audiences as a regular feature on choro features on Brazilian television, they are currently on their 6th annual 5-month international tour, which includes the United States and Europe.  Their eight critically-acclaimed CD releases are well-known to fans of Brazilian choro, and their latest release, Viajantes, will be available at their 2018 tour performances.

One More Once Big Band featuring Montclair State University Jazz Ensemble with Jeff Kunkel and Mike Lee
Nov 13 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm
One More Once Big Band featuring Montclair State University Jazz Ensemble with Jeff Kunkel and Mike Lee @ Trumpets Jazz Club and Restaurant | Montclair | New Jersey | United States
It’s time to kick off One More Once’s 2018-2019 “Students of Jazz” series with our first collaboration of the school year. 
Opening Band – Montclair State University Jazz Ensemble4

Time – 7:30pm (MSU) 8:30pm (OMO)

Cover Charge – $15/adults, $10/students 
Featured guests – Dr. Jeff Kunkel, Mike Lee + 4 students from MSU’s Jazz Ensemble
Band for the evening includes:
Alto Sax: Tim Hayward, Jeff Zelnick 
Tenor Sax: Abel Mireles, Ben Frank
Bari Sax: Joao GoncalvesTrombones:
Joe Verderese
Glen Lebitsch
Adam Machaskee
Will NewrockTrumpets: 
Jon Menges
Bill Ash
Fred Maxwell
James CageRhythm Section:
Piano Brenda Earle
Bass Takashi Otsuka
Guitar Raul Huaman
Drums Matt Niedbalski

“One More Once” Big Band (November 2018)

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/Nutley, 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: Gabriel Alegria, Eric Alexander, Carl Allen, Robby Ameen, Paul Bollenback, Ralph Bowen, Don Braden, Cecil Bridgwater, Ronnie Cuber, Vinnie Cutro, Kenny Davis, Steve Davis, Dave Demsey, Denis Diblasio, Jon Faddis, Bob Ferrel, Joel Frahm, Matt Gallagher, Wycliffe Gordon, Mark Gross, Slide Hampton, Antonio Hart, Freddie Hendrix, Conrad Herwig, Vincent Herring, Jim Hynes, Ingrid Jensen, Pete McGuinness, Rufus Reid, John Riley, Claudio Roditi, Gary Smulyan, Marc Stasio, Dave Stryker, Steve Turre,  Walt Weiskopf and Bruce Williams,

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 most recent years for our rehearsals.

Tonight’s Band includes the following musicians:

Saxes: Timothy Hayward, Jeff Zelnik, Abel Mireles, Ben Frank, Joao Goncalves

Trombones: Joe Verderese, Glen Lebitsch, Adam Machaskee, Will Newrock

Trumpets: Jon Menges, Bill Ash, Fred Maxwell, James Cage

Piano : Brenda Earle

Guitar : Raul Hauman

Bass : Takashi Otsuka

Drums : Matt Niedbalski

Montclair State University Jazz Ensemble – Directed by Dr. Jefffey Kunkel

The Montclair State University Jazz Ensemble, directed by Dr. Jeffrey Kunkel, performs classic jazz standards and contemporary works for large jazz ensemble. Comprised primarily of jazz studies majors and other music majors, the group studies originals and arrangements by such classic artists as Thad Jones, “Duke” Ellington and “Count” Basie, and contemporary writers such as Alan Ferber, Maria Schneider and Rob McConnell.  The band performs regularly on campus, and occasionally at local jazz venues, as well as at a variety of festivals and educational conferences. Along with having the opportunity to collaborate with our talented jazz faculty, recent guest artists have included John Daversa (trumpet, composer), Mario Adnet (Brazilian composer, arranger, and Grammy winner), Ingrid Jensen (trumpet), Ed Palermo (arranger of Frank Zappa’s music for big band), Tom “Bones” Malone (trombone), Terrell Stafford (trumpet), Hendrik Meurkens (harmonica, vibes) Bucky Pizzarelli (guitar) and Michael Philip Mossman (composer, arranger, trumpet).

For more information regarding the John J. Cali School of Music at Monclair State University, CLICK HERE!

Timothy Hayward (co-leader of One More Once)

Timothy Hayward was born and raised in Paris. He is a graduate of the Conservatoire Supérieur de Paris (Classical Saxophone) of the Université de Paris 8 (Musicologie) and the Conservatoire National Supérieur de Musique et de Danse de Paris (Jazz). He began playing professionally at the age of 18 in classical, contemporary and jazz music. He has created his own groups. These groups perform Timothy Hayward’s personal compositions. He is an active composer and arranger both in the classical and jazz domains. Timothy Hayward moved to NJ in 2010.

Joe Verderese (co-leader of One More Once)

Joe Verderese is a trombonist who hails from Clifton, NJ.  He holds degrees from West Chester University of Pennsylvania and Manhattan School of Music.  Joe is currently the Director of Instrumental Music at Cresskill NJ Middle/High School, where he teaches grades 6-12 and directs the Jazz Band, Wind Ensemble, Pit Orchestra and many other small ensembles, while maintaining a private studio and a busy freelance schedule.


Trumpets presents “OPEN STAGE,” hosted by Meg Beattie Patrick
Nov 14 @ 7:00 pm – 11:00 pm

7 p.m.-11 p.m.
no music charge  $7 pp minimum (food/drink)

Trumpets Presents: “Open Stage” EVERY WEDNESDAY NIGHT, beginning Sept 12th! All genres welcome! Come out to perform and/or enjoy live music, full bar & special menu! ($7 min)!

Sign-up starts at 7pm, 15-20 minute sets per act! Full PA, piano & drums on stage for use! Bring your own guitar, banjo, bass, flute, sax, oboe, squeezebox, cello, kazoo, etc! Hosted & Emcee’d by Meg Beattie Patrick!  Trumpets, 6 Depot Square, Montclair, 7-11pm! Parking lot across the street OK after 7 p.m. (do not park by EMS or AMS)!

See you Wed nights!

Meg Beattie Patrick BIO:

Vocalist, songwriter and guitarist, Meg Beattie Patrick, has spent years honing her skills performing varied genres including blues, jazz and indie folk-rock in NYC, New Orleans and Montclair area at many venues including Danny’s Skylight, Don’t Tell Mama, Trumpets Jazz Club, Tierney’s Tavern, Hat City Kitchen, Church Street Summer Music Festival at Montclair Center Stage, and the Montclair Art Museum through the auspices of Parents Who Rock. Meg is an Emeritus Board Member of the Montclair Arts Council and Outpost In The Burbs. Trumpets is thrilled to have Meg, a vibrant presence in performing, producing and presenting music of all genres, host the OPEN STAGE.  We look forward to you making Trumpets  your favorite Wed. evening hang for playing and listening to jazz, blues, rock, folk and world music (and more)….


Tonight Trumpets will be closed due to inclement weather. We apologize for the inconvenience
Nov 15 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm

7:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.
$7 pp online music charge   $10 pp at door

Join us for a night of Classic Bossa Nova and Originals:
Yashmin Abler-vocals
Enrico Granafei-vocals/ guitar/harmonica
Kristine Massari-vocals
Larry Corban-guitar

Brazilian Night and Classic Bossa Nova with the Bossa Nova Sextet

Hang out at Trumpets’  Brazilian Night with caiparinhas and music!



Good Stuff-the music of Steely Dan, Gino Vannelli, Sting and Stevie Wonder
Nov 16 @ 8:00 pm – 11:00 pm
Good Stuff-the music of Steely Dan, Gino Vannelli, Sting and Stevie Wonder @ Trumpets Jazz Club and Restaurant | Montclair | New Jersey | United States

1 seating only with intermission 8 p.m.-11:30 p.m.  


Buy your tickets online now. 

$30 pp online advance sales  $35 at door for entire evening. Price is for both shows; we do not sell tickets to shows separately      $12 pp minimum food/drink

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.

Trumpets Jazz Club is proud to announce a brand new show that exudes excellence with every note played and sung. Good Stuff is a collaboration of some of the finest musicians and singers in our area playing the great music that people rarely get to hear live. The iconic music of Steely Dan, Gino Vannelli, Sting and Stevie Wonder, all in the same show is quite exciting and an absolutely perfect evening of top notch entertainment. If you are a music lover and a concert lover who enjoys the sophisticated music of these artists you are in for a rare treat.  As an ensemble Good Stuff will be featuring Axel Belohoubek, keyboards and musical director, Jay Dittamo, drums, Don Regan, guitar, Scott Hogan, bass, Phil Armeno, saxes and woodwinds, Deanna Carroll, vocals and Mike Caputo, vocals.

Approximately half of the evening will focus on the music of Steely Dan, interwoven with the very best cuts from Gino Vannelli, Sting, and Stevie Wonder. We know that if you love Steely Dan, you also love the other artists that have now become part of the Good Stuff repertoire.

Good Stuff is the ONLY band that showcases the music of the major artists Steely Dan, Gino Vannelli, Sting and Stevie Wonder, with songs performed with skill and perfection by some of the best session players in our area. Good Stuff is the only live show to capture the genius of some of the greatest musical artists of our time….it’s a must see…get your tickets now since this show will sell out quickly!

“Break out the Good Stuff!”……”Where Great Music Lives!”

Mike Caputo-lead vocals
Axel Belohoubek-keyboards/ musical director
Don Regan-guitar
Scott Hogan-bass
Jay Dittamo-drums
Deanna Carroll- vocals
Phil Armeno-saxes and woodwinds


Enrico Granafei and Yashmin Charnet-Abler host Trumpets’ Brazilian Festival
Nov 17 @ 8:00 pm – 11:00 pm

7:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.
$20 music charge prepaid  $22 pp at door  $12 pp minimum (food/drink)

Yashmin Abler-vocals
Enrico Granafei-vocals/ guitar/harmonica
Paul Meyers-guitar
Marcus McLaurine-bass
Samuel Martinelli-drums 

and guests….

Hang out at Trumpets’  Brazilian Festival with caiparinhas and music!



The Dalton Gang: Pre-Thanksgiving Bash!
Nov 21 @ 8:00 pm – 10:30 pm
The Dalton Gang: Pre-Thanksgiving Bash! @ Trumpets Jazz Club and Restaurant | Montclair | New Jersey | United States

2 sets:  8 p.m. and 9:30 p.m.
$10 pp music charge   $12 pp at door $7 pp minimum

Join the Dalton Gang at their annual pre-Thanksgiving Bash at Trumpets!  Reservations highly recommended.

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.”

Mel Davis and Friends
Nov 23 @ 8:00 pm – 11:00 pm

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

One of Trumpets’ favorite performers
Audiences love Mel Davis’ playing! R & B, Jazz & Contemporary! Come out and listen to one of the finest organists and entertainers around! R & B, jazz, blues, pop.. . Mel is one of our favorite artists. You may have heard him here before, but if you haven’t, stop by. You will love Mel whether you like traditional or contemporary jazz. He does it all! Scroll down to listen to one of his tunes.

Melvin Davis, recording artist, vocalist, keyboard player and organist extraordinaire, has understood the power of his hands to transport the sound of instruments from his imagination to a concert hall or nightclub full of eager twitching bodies for all of his life, dating back to childhood. This was when Melvin?s ears, residing in the multi-cultural city of Paterson, NJ, just 20 miles west of New York, dined on the sounds of musical greats like Dizzy Gillespie, Peggy Lee, John Coltrane, Jimmy McGriff, Alvin Valentine and so many more. He played his first piano recital at 9, and at 15, when cats his age were learning how to charm young ladies, Davis was sneaking into local night clubs, hoping to charm the Hammond B3.

The Hammond’s big band grooves, thanks to masters and club mentors such as George Benson, Larry Young, Jr., Brother Jack McDuff, Jimmy McGriff and Dr. Lonnie Smith, worked their way into Davis DNA. Eventually his hands were walking and talking good music. But 24 years ago, Davis lost the ability to play with his hands. Caught in the motorized belt of a fast-moving container-making machine where he worked to supplement his music income, a finger was ripped from his left hand, which was also split diagonally.