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Feb
15
Fri
2019
Valentine’s Weekend with The Kate Baker and Vic Juris Quartet
Feb 15 @ 8:00 pm – 11:00 pm

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

Kate Baker-vocals
Vic Juris-guitar
tba-bass
tba-drums

Enjoy listening to the music of this fabulous duo:  one of the topcguitarists in world with the beautiful vocals of singer Kate Baker.

Kate Baker Bio
Kate Baker’s love of music is the basis for two remarkable talents, as a singer and an educator.Singing
She has a distinctive vocal style and lyrical expression and she has evolved into one of today’s most sought after singers. Her voice resonates with her love of diverse musical inspirations whether Jazz, Brazilian, Latin or the Blues. Be it a Cole Porter standard or an Antonio Carlos Jobim composition, English or Portuguese, Kate is at home. Ms. Baker is a musician’s singer. Her high level of musicianship has enabled her to successfully sing in a variety of settings, from an intimate duo to fronting her five-piece ensemble, as well as performing as a guest artist with Big Bands. Kate’s debut CD shines with Vic Juris, Richie Cole and the Alto Madness Orchestra.

Ms. Baker’s distinct and authentic sound has excited audiences worldwide. In Europe, she has been a featured vocalist at numerous Jazz events, including the Euro-Meet Jazz Festival, The Carini Jazz Festival and The Pergine Spettacolo Jazz Festival. In the U.S., her festival and concert credits include Berkshire Jazz Festival, The Texaco Jazz Series in NY City, William Paterson Jazz Room Concert Series, Liberty State Park Jazz Concert Festival, The Tarrytown Jazz Festival, The JVC Jazz Festival, The OSPAC Jazz Festival and many more. She has filled the rooms at major NYC area clubs such as: The Blue Note, Birdland, Trumpets and Visiones. Kate has had the pleasure of working with such talented artists as Claudio Roditi, Norman Simmons, Harvie Swartz, Houston Persons, Richie Cole, Vic Juris, Dick Oatts, Dave Stryker, Daduka Fonseka and many others.

Feb
16
Sat
2019
Celebrate Valentine’s Weekend with the Ron Aprea & Angela DeNiro Quintet
Feb 16 @ 8:00 pm – 11:00 pm
Celebrate Valentine's Weekend with the Ron Aprea & Angela DeNiro Quintet @ Trumpets Jazz Club | Montclair | New Jersey | United States

2 sets: 8:00 p.m. & 10:00 p.m.
$22 pp online advanced tickets   $25 pp at door  $12 pp minimum (f0od/drink)

Warm, melodic tones of saxophonist Ron Aprea blend beautifully with one of the finest jazz interpreters on the scene, vocalist DeNiro. They are accompanied by a stellar trio.

Angela DeNiro-vocals
Ron Aprea-alto sax & flute
Cecilia Coleman-piano
Marcus McLaurine-bass
Gordon Lane-drums

 
Angela is one of Trumpets’ favorite vocalists and we are thrilled to have her back with Ron in quintet. 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.  Oh…Matt Aprea makes his debut in the string section, also.  Check it out!

Ron’s most recent CD releases include Remembering Blakey and A Tribute To John Lennon

 

 

 

Feb
17
Sun
2019
A Valentine’s Day Brunch with the Romantic Songs of the Ben Cassara and Jan Findlay Group
Feb 17 @ 11:30 am – 3:30 pm
A Valentine's Day Brunch with the Romantic Songs of the Ben Cassara and Jan Findlay Group @ Trumpets Jazz Club and Restaurant | Montclair | New Jersey | United States
2 sets:  12:00 p.m. and 2:00 p.m.
$15 pp music charge  $12 pp minimum (food/drink)
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Ben Cassara  and Jan Findlay Quartet
Ben Cassara-vocals
Jan Findlay-vocals
Josh Richman-piano
Perrin Grace-bass
“One of the most engaging vocalists around…always in evidence a strong jazz influence in his vocalizing and choice of material.”
 Joe Lang, Jersey Jazz
Jazz vocalist Ben Cassara has performed at many venues in NYC including Jazz at Kitano, Cafe Noctambulo at Pangea, Mid-Day Jazz at St. Peter’s Church, Birdland, Something’ Jazz and Joe’s Pub.
Ben is recognized for his sensitive interpretive of  songs from the Great American Songbook,  as well as lost gems by Bobby Troup and Peggy Lee and some pop tunes reinvented in a jazz feel.
“Jan started singing professionally as a teenager. She went on to sing regularly with the Howard Williams Jazz Orchestra and the Jay D’mico Trio.  Her music base returned to NJ where she performs regularly with her jazz trio. Jan is excited to be making her debut at Trumpets.”

Feb
20
Wed
2019
Trumpets presents “OPEN STAGE,” hosted by Meg Beattie Patrick
Feb 20 @ 7:00 pm – 11:00 pm

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

Celebrate Valentine’s Day and listen to great music or perform!

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

Sign-up starts at 7 p.m. with 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)….

 

Feb
21
Thu
2019
Trumpets’ Broadway Show and Open Mic
Feb 21 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm

7:00 p.m.-10:00 p.m. 

7:00-8:30 Performance
8:45 p.m.  Jam
$10 pp music charge   (at door or online; reserved seats for tkts purchased online)  $7 pp minimum (food/drink)

Allison Brewster-piano
Takashi Otsuka-bass

Featured singers:

Image result for marina milelliMarina Milelli  has been singing and dancing since she was three years old.  She has performed off Broadway in various roles.  Most recently she performed at Carnegie Hall and will be performing in Grease at Morris Knolls High School this Spring. In middle school, she has performed in Footloose, Wizard of Oz, Charlie and Chocolate Factory as Mrs. Bucket, and starred as Annie in Annie.  Marina has performed with Mayo Performing Arts in The Sound of Music as Maria.
 00100dPORTRAIT_00100_BURST20190131205501674_COVER.jpgMaya Karp

Maya’s Favorite Performances: The Sound of Music National Tour (Louisa), Our Leading Ladies (with Tova Feldshuh), I Am Anne Frank (with Andrea Marcovicci), Les Miserables (Young Cosette), Gypsy (Baby Louisa), Miracle On 34th Street (Hendrik), Evita (Children’s Choir), Paper Mill’s New Voices Concerts, vocal solos in Madison Square Garden and Carnegie Hall. First Place in the American Protégé vocal competition and winner of the Broadway Lights the Night. Loves performing with her band Ladies First!

Image result for toleeya napolitano photoToleeya Napolitano is 14 y.o. singer, actress and dancer. At her young age she has performed at Off Broadway and NJ Theaters, and NYC concert venues. Her favorite credits include: Dream Street (Sophie), Number the Stars ( Annemarie Johansen), Aladdin Jr. (Princess Jasmine), School of Rock (Tomika) Lyrics For Life (soloist) and Paper Mill Playhouse New Voices Concert. Her Film, TV and Commercial experience includes Claude Shannon Project on PBS and Billions on Showtime. Toleeya was honored to perform America The Beautiful at The US Open 2016. 

Image result for elena zabiyakoElena Zabiyako

Bring your instrument/voice and join  or just sit back and listen.

 Bring your the sheet music, preferably in  your key. This is a Broadway Jam, so
sing a few Broadway tunes! Remember that some of our favorite jazz standards
began as tunes in Broadway shows!
 We will have a list for singers/instrumentalists to sign. Please include your title and key.
This is going to a be a fun evening for performers and members of the audience!
 This event is produced by Trumpets in collaboration with Bossanova Music.
Feb
22
Fri
2019
Eric Mintel Trio
Feb 22 @ 8:00 pm – 11:00 pm
Eric Mintel Trio @ 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)

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Eric Mintel-piano
Dave Antonow-bass
Dave Mohn-drums

 

“As long as the music attracts dedicated young musicians like Eric Mintel, jazz will continue to thrive and progress as a voice of freedom!” – Dave Brubeck

 

Feb
23
Sat
2019
Good Stuff-the music of Steely Dan, Gino Vannelli, Sting and Stevie Wonder
Feb 23 @ 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.  

THIS SHOW IS SOLD OUT!  Reserve your seats for Good Stuff’s return on June 15th! Tickets will go on sale this week. 

Good Stuff’s debut performance at Trumpets in November was sold out! We are already 30% sold out! Get your tickets today!  

Buy your tickets online now.  Go to “get tickets” in top bar and scroll down to the event.  We seat guests according to the date of purchase and number in their party.

$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

 

Feb
27
Wed
2019
Acid Cabaret
Feb 27 @ 7:30 pm – 10:15 pm
Acid Cabaret
The Original ACID CABARET
Ed Alstrom (piano/vocals); Jeff Ganz (bass), Don Guinta (drums)
The Final Performance
Shows at 7:30 and 9:00 pm.
$10 pp music charge  online prepaid tickets   $15 pp at door  $10 food/drink minimum
Reservations recommended!  973.744.2600
ACID CABARET hit the scene in 2000 and released its lone CD in 2002, garnering some awards on the NY cabaret scene in the process. Pianist/vocalist Ed Alstrom and his trio (featuring the explosive and highly creative talents of Jeff Ganz on bass and Don Guinta on drums) play a bewilderingly eclectic assortment of tunes in their unique style, drawing on Broadway, blues, R&B, cabaret, standards, Classic rock, New Orleans music, novelty items, jazz, opera, quirky originals, and whatever else they can pillage and manipulate to their own ends.
ACID CABARET appeared regularly at Trumpets in its heyday and refined its act there, and is happy to be able to complete the circle there.
Feb
28
Thu
2019
Brazilian Night and Classic Bossa Nova with the Bossa Nova Quintet
Feb 28 @ 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
Christian Fabian-bass

Hang out at Trumpets’  Brazilian Night! Regular a la carte menu and specials also available for food/drink orders.

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Mar
1
Fri
2019
Mel Davis and Friends
Mar 1 @ 8:00 pm – 11:00 pm

2 sets: 8:00 p.m. & 10:00 p.m.
$15 music charge 
$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.