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Apr
20
Sat
2019
Kirk McDonald Quartet
Apr 20 @ 8:00 pm – 11:00 pm
Kirk McDonald Quartet @ 6 Depot Square, Montclair, NJ  07042

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

Kirk MacDonald: Sax
Harold Mabern: Piano
Jay Anderson: Bass
Dennis Mackrel: Drums 
With an established reputation as one of Canada’s leading saxophonists, Kirk MacDonald cut his first record at the age of thirteen. Throughout his career, he has received numerous awards, and has worked with many leading musicians in a variety of musical genres. He has performed on over fifty CDs as both leader and sideman, and has participated in numerous national broadcast recordings for CBC Radio. In addition to performing extensively throughout Canada, he has also performed in the USA, United Kingdom, Germany, Spain, France, Italy, Holland, Monaco, Australia, Korea, Bermuda, and the Bahamas.

 

For over thirty years Kirk MacDonald has worked and recorded with many leading Canadian, U.S. and International jazz musicians including Claude Ranger, Dave Young, Sam Noto, Sonny Greenwich, Kenny Wheeler, Eddie Henderson, Harold Mabern, Walter Bishop Jr., Tom Harrell, Vic Juris, Peter Bernstein, Adam Nussbaum, Rich Perry, Kurt Elling, David Virelles, Ralph Bowen, Dick Oatts, Ben Monder, Seamus Blake, Jonathan Blake, Lorne Lofsky, Bob Mover, Pat LaBarbera, John Taylor, Ron McClure, Jack DeJohnette, Mike Stern, Jim McNeely, Bob Mintzer, Vince Mendoza, John Clayton, Chris Potter, Glenn Ferris, Maria Schneider, Dave Grusin, Danilo Perez, Adam Rogers, Dennis Mackrel, Nancy Walker, Barry Romberg, Andre White, Rob Smith, Brian Dickinson, Denny Christianson, Bernie Senensky, Phil Nimmons, James Moody, Rosemary Clooney, and the Humber College Faculty Ensemble.

Over 100 performances of  Kirk MacDonald’s  compositions appear on 25 albums, both as leader and on recordings by other artists. Kirk has established a substantial body of original work as a saxophonist/composer over the past three decades. As a follow up to his award winning recordings Symmetry with Tom Harrell, and Vista Obscura with Harold Mabern, MacDonald released Common Ground, a double CD of his compositions arranged by Joe Sullivan for Jazz Orchestra. Silent Voices, a co-led quartet outing with renowned saxophonist Pat LaBarbera, featuring American jazz great Adam Nussbaum on drums. MacDonald’s latest recording Generations, brings him back full circle to his roots in a program of jazz standards and the Great American Songbook. Generations features three generations of musicians: the legendary pianist Harold Mabern at age 82 and MacDonald’s wonderfully talented daughter Virginia MacDonald, at age 23, on clarinet.

Kirk MacDonald has been active as an educator for 30 years at leading jazz studies programs such as The University of Toronto, Humber College and McGill University. Through his work with these programs, numerous live performances, recordings, master classes and workshops throughout Canada and internationally, Kirk has become one of Canada’s most respected and in demand educators.

For close to three decades MacDonald has been a leader in his field of performance, composition and education and has had a huge and lasting influence on many of Canada’s younger generation of musicians. Many former students have gone on to forge national and international careers in many genres of music.

Kirk MacDonald is presently a full time professor at Humber College in Toronto. MacDonald also acts as the Artistic Director for the “Youth Jazz Canada” project and directs the “National Youth Jazz Combo”. This project also hosts a 2 week workshop in the summer for high school and post-secondary students.

Apr
24
Wed
2019
One More Once Big Band and Parsippany High School Jazz Band directed by Mike Iapicca featuring guest artist Robin Eubanks
Apr 24 @ 6:30 pm – 9:00 pm

6:30pm-8:45pm 

6:30 p.m. -7:00 p.m. Opening Band – Parsippany High School Jazz Band –  – directed by Mike Iapicca

Guest Artist – Robin Eubanks

7:15 p.m.-8:45 p.m.  One More Once Big Band from

Music charge

general admission $15 pp  –    students $10 pp   $7 pp minimum (food/drink)

One More Once Big Band

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, Jeff Kunkel, Mike Lee, 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 Angela Guerriero & St. Paul’s Church in Nutley, NJ for hosting our monthly rehearsals for the past few years.

 

 

 

Apr
25
Thu
2019
Bergen County Academies Jazz Band under direction of Michael Lemma
Apr 25 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm
Bergen County Academies Jazz Band under direction of Michael Lemma @ Trumpets Jazz Club and Restaurant | Montclair | New Jersey | United States

 6:30 p.m.-8:00 p.m.
$10-$15 pp music charge  $7 pp minimum (food/drink)

Students from Bergen County Academies will present an evening of music from 6:30-8:00pm on Thursday, April 26. The BCA Jazz Band will perform classic and modern jazz works including solos and combos. Your $15 music fee helps support music education.

Apr
26
Fri
2019
Larry Corban Quartet CD Release of “Emergence”
Apr 26 @ 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Larry Corban Quartet CD Release of "Emergence" @ Trumpets Jazz Club and Restaurant | Montclair | New Jersey | United States
2 sets: 8 p.m. & 10 p.m.
$20 pp music charge   $12 pp minimum (food/drink)
Larry Corban Quartet
Larry Corban – guitar
James Weidman – piano
Harvie S – upright bass
Steve Johns – drums
Larry Corban is a New York City-based guitarist, composer, and bandleader that has four CD’s available at www.larrycorban.com. His  2017 cd, “Corban Nation,” charted on the CMJ Jazz Charts peaking at #1, RMR (Root Music Report) peaking at #1, Jazz Walk Top 50 Jazz Album Chart peaking at #28 and was a featured album on Modern Jazz Today for eight weeks.

Larry has had extensive experience working with some of the world’s greatest musicians. He has played, performed and/or recorded with James Weidman, Harvie S, Steve Williams, Steve Slagle, Dick Oats, Gerry Niewood, Buddy Williams, Sylvia Cuenca, Essiet Okon Essiet, Michael Olatuja, Ron Affif, Omer Avital, Avishia Cohen, Steve Johns, Vic Juris, Oz Noy, Nir Felder, and Wayne Krantz.

Larry holds a Bachelor of Music in Jazz Studies from Ithaca College. He has studied privately with Pat Martino, Wayne Krantz, Joanne Brackeen, Jack Wilkins, Vic Juris, David Fuze Fiuczynski, Mick Goodrick, Steve Brown, and Rick Beato.

  Here’s what reviewers are saying about Larry:

Blistering Lines, energetic rhythms and melodically pleasing melodies. http://larrycorban.com/e-music-2/

bop verging upon fusion but without the distortion, power chords, and usual outside paraphernalia……..In fact, one of the more surprising aspects of this CD is that the guy is ceaselessly splitting down the mathematics and possibilities of what he’s writing. It’s a fascinating process and quickly becomes apparent he’s improvising on multiple levels………this guy exceeds expectations………slotting him with Metheny and McLaughlin (and even George Benson, whose old stuff to this day knocks me out) is perfect. Several worlds meet in his work and spawn a fourth: Corban’s ownhttp://larrycorban.com/fame-review/

Larry Corban has a very different voice as a Jazz Guitarist. His single note lines are fluid and his chord solos very punchy and percussive. Fans of the more outside and modern players should give him a listen.

www.larrycorban.com/reviewed-by-vince-lewis/

Corban is a no-nonsense player who can manage blistering chops without losing an in-the-pocket relaxed feel.

www.larrycorban.com/the-jazz-word/

Corban described the energy on his latest release as capturing lighting in a bottle. I’d say I have to agree with that assessment. Corban’s chops on guitar are sometimes very melodic and, quite frankly, more often peppered with a sharp edge. Joined by both electric and strand up bass, piano, Hammond B-3, Fender Rhodes, drums and saxophone, “Corban Nation” is partly traditional jazz, and part get-em-goin’ high octane. Of course he can be soft and mellow as well, as superbly demonstrated on the fourth track, “Child’s Tune.” If there is some tangible link between what is typically considered traditional jazz and something more cutting edge, this release is probably it – and is one I really enjoyed.

http://larrycorban.com/corban-nation-reviewed-at-audiophilereview-com-new-music-for-march-3-2017/

Video from “Corban Nation”

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xnFxqf12bQ4

Apr
27
Sat
2019
Kate Baker and Vic Juris Trio
Apr 27 @ 8:00 pm – 11:00 pm
Kate Baker and Vic Juris Trio @ Trumpets Jazz Club and Restaurant | Montclair | New Jersey | United States

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

Kate Baker-vocals
Vic Juris-guitar
Harvie S-bass

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.

Apr
28
Sun
2019
1 p.m. NJ City University Combos featuring Claudio Roditi 3 p.m. Nathan Eklund with Claudio Roditi
Apr 28 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
1 p.m.  NJ City University Combos featuring Claudio Roditi    3 p.m. Nathan Eklund with Claudio Roditi @ Trumpets Jazz Club and Restaurant
1 p.m. – Opening set by NJCU combos featuring Claudio Roditi
3 p.m.- 4 p.m.  (one set only)- Nathan Eklund Quartet  featuring Claudio Roditi
$10 cover online  $12 cover at the door  $7 minimum  (food/drink)
Nathan Eklund Quartet featuring Claudio Roditi
Claudio Roditi – trumpet
Nathan Eklund – trumpet
Jason Teborek – piano
Andy Eulau – bass
Tim Horner – drums
Claudio Roditi
This Brazilian composer/arranger and trumpet artist has fourteen critically acclaimed albums, a Grammy nomination, and a busy international touring schedule that includes the most prestigious jazz festivals in the world.
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 American uncle’s record collection; he became familiar with Charlie ParkerDizzy Gillespie and Miles Davis. 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 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.

In 1976 Roditi moved to New York from Boston and began the arduous process of establishing himself in the highly competitive atmosphere of the world’s jazz capital. He quickly broke into the local circuit, performing and recording with Joe HendersonCharlie RouseHerbie MannTito PuenteMcCoy Tyner, and Paquito D’Rivera.
Subsequent albums under his own name have been in the Jazz idiom but his Brazilian musical roots often emerge. A selection of favorite albums by Claudio must include: Gemini Man, (1988) Slow Fire, (1989) Two Of Swords, (1991) Milestones, (1992) On The Run, (1993) Free Wheelin’, Samba-Manhattan Style, (1995) Claudio Roditi with the Metropole Orchestra, Jazz Turns Samba, (1996), Double Standards, Mind Games Live, Claudio, Rio & Friends. (1997) His solo work Symphonic Bossa Nova, with Ettore Stratta and the Royal Philharmonic earned Roditi a Grammy nomination in 1995.
He has recorded exclusively for the German Nagel Heyer label since 2004 and has produced some very fine albums as; Light in the Dark, (2004) Three for One, (2004) Reflections, (2005) and Smile, in 2006.
A strikingly proficient technician, Roditi brings enormous zest and fire to his playing. Claudio integrates post-bop elements and Brazilian rhythmic concepts with ease and plays with power and lyricism. This versatility keeps him in demand as a leader, a studio musician and a sideman. His eclecticism was put to good use during his work with the United Nations Orchestra, a band originating through Dizzy Gillespie. He has also worked with Slide Hampton’s Jazz Masters. Roditi will continue to blend the two musical forms he loves. As he describes himself; “I am a Gemini. I was born in one country and live in another but I love them both – and both kinds of music, too.”
 
Nathan Eklund
Trumpeter Nathan Eklund has released five albums as a leader and recorded as a sideman with numerous artists including Phil Woods, Dafnis Prieto, Roseanna Vitro, Richie Cole, Chuck Loeb and Spyro Gyra. He is equally busy in the NYC big band scene, having performed with the Dafnis Prieto Big Band, Vanguard Jazz Orchestra, Mingus Big Band, Jimmy Heath Big Band, Sir Ron Carter’s Great Big Band, Roy Hargrove Big Band, Phil Woods Festival Orchestra, Darcy James Argue’s Secret Society, Pedro Giraudo Big Band, Arturo O’Farrill’s Latin Jazz Orchestra, Oliver Lake Big Band and Scott Reeves Jazz Orchestra.  Nathan performed on the 2018 Latin Jazz Grammy winning release Back To The Sunset by the Dafnis Preito Big Band. As an educator, he is an adjunct professor at New Jersey City University, Jazz House Kids (Montclair, NJ), Newark Academy (Livingston, NJ) and Delbarton School (Morristown, NJ), and offers clinics/master classes nationwide. Nathan has earned two Jazz Performance degrees, his Bachelor’s from William Paterson University and his Master’s from New Jersey City University.
One More Once Big Band and Montgomery High School Jazz Band featuring guest artist Robin Eubanks
Apr 28 @ 6:30 pm – 9:00 pm

6:30pm-8:45pm 

7:30 p.m. -8:00 p.m. Opening Band –  Montgomery High School Jazz Band

Guest Artist – Robin Eubanks

8:15 p.m.-9:45 p.m.  One More Once Big Band from

Music charge

general admission$15 pp  –    students $10 pp   $7 pp minimum (food/drink)

One More Once Big Band

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, Jeff Kunkel, Mike Lee, 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 Angela Guerriero & St. Paul’s Church in Nutley, NJ for hosting our monthly rehearsals for the past few years.

 

 

 

May
1
Wed
2019
One One More Once Big band & the Passaic County Technical Institute Jazz Band, directed by Nelson Mendez with special guest Wallace Roney.
May 1 @ 6:30 pm – 9:00 pm
May
3
Fri
2019
Heart Like A Wheel featuring Stella Crispo
May 3 @ 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Heart Like A Wheel featuring Stella Crispo @ Trumpets Jazz Club | Montclair | New Jersey | United States

1 set with intermission:   8 p.m. 
$20 pp music charge  $12 pp minimum (food/drink)

 

HEART LIKE A WHEEL

Founder and lead singer of ‘Heart Like A Wheel,’ Stella Crispo was born to Italian immigrants in Hoboken, NJ and grew up listening to everything from Mozart to Queen. She began piano lessons at age 6 and eventually graduated from Manhattan School of Music Prep in New York City, attended Westminster Choir College in Princeton and completed her undergraduate degree in Classical Voice.  Throughout her formative years, she was inspired to ‘sing it all’ just like her idol, Linda Ronstadt. ‘I have been forever influenced not only by the beauty of her voice but her ability to bridge styles and cultures.’ Stella’s coaches have included Kathy Olsen of Encompass Arts, the late Paul Gavert (Joel Grey, Betty Buckley, Glenn Close) and Patricia Carey, Mariah’s mother.  Stella’s career has taken her from performing at venues like Newark, NJ’s Performing Arts Center several times including an invitation to give a pre-show concert for Liza Minnelli to being a National Anthem singer at Prudential Center also in Newark, NJ. She has been heard on jingles, off-Broadway and in Europe. A prolific songwriter, Stella’s release ‘Out of the Rain’ has been heard throughout the world and been on the charts since October 2018. Her newest release is ‘Face to Face’ about our dependence on cell phones in relationships. ‘Heart Like A Wheel’s’ is comprised of seasoned musicians. Their first show at B.B. King’s was a huge success and was followed by outdoor concerts and events including opening up for Eagles tribute ‘Hotel California.’

Glenn Dinetz (piano/keys) was one of the members of The Fuzz Band, a group of all North Jersey police officers who enjoyed brief fame on the news channels. He was also a member of a popular local band, The Cherry Brothers for over 20 years. While in the corporate world, Glenn was the arranger and producer for the Big 4 professional services firm Deloitte Consulting’s big band Unrestricted Entity.  He is thrilled to be playing with ‘Heart Like a Wheel.’

Paul J Baccash (lead guitar/vocals) performs solo as well as with full bands of all genres. He appears at casinos, clubs, festivals and private events. Paul is also a songwriter, producer and engineer and owns his own professional recording studio.

Monique Canniere (violin/vocals) is a professional violinist and singer, and also plays viola, ukulele, mandolin, guitar, flute and penny whistle. She has gained a solid mastery in a wide range of styles and has strong roots in traditional Celtic music, which she performed with her father Vic in competitions and folk festivals since the age of six. Monique earned her BM in Performance at Mansfield University of Pennsylvania and has been greatly influenced by the music of Eastern Europe, Italy and Brazil among others. Monique performs and improvises in many different genres, specializing in classical, Baroque, jazz, contemporary pop and is also the singer, pianist and violinist in her original band which incorporates an artful hybrid between jazz, classical, rock and pop.

Tony Ventura (electric and upright bass) has a BA in Music from City College of New York (Ron Carter). Some of his Broadway and Off-Broadway credits include RENT, LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS, PIRATE QUEEN, TONY AND TINA’S WEDDING and MENOPAUSE THE MUSICAL. He has been seen on the SOPRANOS playing bass beside Nancy Sinatra and in the Disney movie ENCHANTED.  Other film credits include LIPSTICK JUNGLE, BOARDWALK EMPIRE, DAMAGES and MAD MEN.  Tony has worked with numerous singers including Lou Christie, Mel Carter, Darlene Love, Jay and the Americans, Nelson Brothers, Bobby Rydell, The Drifters, The Tokens and Shirley Austin Reeves.  He has worked with jazz guitarist Melvin Sparks, Shinobu Ito and jazz saxophonist Junior Cook.  He is a busy freelancer in the jazz, blues and R&B circuit in the NYC/NJ area.

Joe Calabria (drums) has been playing since 1971. Although his musical influences span anywhere from Led Zeppelin to Steely Dan, his first major influence was The Beatles.  Joe has played with numerous bands in various genres and clocked in many recording hours in studios throughout his career.  He enjoys being a part of ‘Heart Like a Wheel.’

 

May
4
Sat
2019
Bruce Williams
May 4 @ 8:00 pm – 11:00 pm
Bruce Williams @ Trumpets Jazz Club and Restaurant | Montclair | New Jersey | United States
2 sets 8:00 & 10:00
$20 music charge prepaid online    $25 pp at door  $12 pp minimum (food/drink)
Bruce Williams-Sax
Brandon McCune-Piano
Chris Berger-Bass
Steve Johns-Drums
Bruce Williams has made a huge name for himself over the years on the Nj/NYC jazz scene as a sideman and as a leader with four CDs under his name and he appears in over forty others. Bruce has performed with Steve Turre, Roy Hargrove, Buster Williams and many more groups but this event is a cd release party for his latest recording on the Passin Thru label titled, “Private Thoughts”. The band is Bruce on saxes, Brandon McCune on piano, Chris Berger on Bass, Vince Extor on drums and long time front line partner Freddie Hendrix in trumpet.