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Mar
21
Wed
2018
Trumpets is closed this evening due to inclement weather. Diane Moser’s Composers Big Band will be rescheduled!
Mar 21 @ 7:30 pm – 10:30 pm
Trumpets is closed this evening due to inclement weather. Diane Moser's Composers Big Band will be rescheduled! @ Trumpets Jazz Club and Restaurant

Stay home. Be safe and warm. We look forward to seeing you when Diane Moser reschedules the Big Band. Look for our updates.

We hope to be open tomorrow, if weather allows.

Friday: Elise Wood-Hicks with Yashmin Abler on vocals at 8 p.m. and 10 p.m.

Saturday:  Hendrik Meurkens Quartet at 8 p.m. and 10 p.m.

Sunday: One More Once Big Band at 6 p.m.

 

 

Diane Moser’s Composers Big Band
Mar 21 @ 8:00 pm – 11:00 pm
Diane Moser's Composers Big Band

Diane Moser’s Composers Big Band Celebrates Women in Jazz
with guest composer Ann Belmont and resident composers Barbara Cifelli and Diane Moser.
March 21st
Sets at 8PM & 10PM
Cover $20

For more information go to:dianemosermusic.com

Diane Moser’s Composers Big Band Celeste’s Women in Jazz this month with guest composer Ann Belmont, and resident composers Barbara Cifelli and Diane Moser.

Ann Belmont is a long-time member of the BMI Jazz Composers’ Workshop. Her work has been featured in concert with the BMI Jazz Orchestra, Diane Moser’s Composers Big Band, Friends Jazz Orchestra, and under her own name.  She was awarded a Meet the Composer grant to present a performance in Hartford, Conn., of “Kansas”, a piece for jazz orchestra plus strings.
Read more about Ann at http://www.annbelmont.com

Barbara Cifelli has held down the baritone sax/bass clarinet/alto flute chair in the CBB since the very first rehearsal in 1996. She is also the baritone/Eb clarinet/flute player of the Ed Palermo Big Band whose CD, Eddy Loves Frank, was nominated for a Grammy and continues to receive rave reviews. She has played with the Lynn Oliver Band, Joe Gallant’s Illuminati, Duke Ellington Orchestra, Buster Poindexter, the Birdland Big Band, the Diva Jazz Orchestra and many others. She has also toured with “Mame” and “Sugar Babies”, and has played multiple woodwinds on Broadway and at the Christmas Spectacular at Radio City Music Hall.

Diane Moser, musical director, pianist and contributing composer, has had many of her compositions played by the CBB. She began composing for big band when she co-founded the band in 1996. Many of her compositions are audience favorites such as: Flipped Kitty in the City, The Journey Home and For My Mother.

Joining the CBB in the band tonight are: alto saxophonist Anton Denner, tenor saxophonist Paul Ostermayer, and trombonist Scott Reeves.

The members of the CBB are:
Saxes: Barbara Cifelli, Marty Fogel, Craig Yaremko, Tom Colao, Rob Middleton and Ed Xiques (emeritus).
Trombones: Erick Storckman, Ben Williams, Matt Haviland and Dennis Argul.
Trumpets: Mike Spengler, Jim Cifelli, Chris Rogers and Rob Henke.
Rhythm Section:
Diane Moser-piano, Larry Maltz-guitar, Andy Eulau-bass and Scott Neumann-drums.

Their resident composers include:
Dennis Argul, Barbara Cifelli, Jim Cifelli, Marty Fogel, Matt Haviland, Rob Henke, Rob Middleton, Diane Moser, Chris Rogers, Erick Storckman,Russ Vines, Ed Xiques, and Craig Yaremko.

“You can always hear jazz big bands that play the classic repertoire, where the music has been. To hear where big band music is going, check out the Composers Big Band.”
– George Kanzler – Star Ledger Newark NJ

“…big band lives…barroom or church, it’s all the same to this band of musical trail-blazers. Most amazing are the crowds that are flocking to hear [this] new music- a pivotal point if jazz is to survive and grow”
– Jim Beckerman – Bergen Record New Jersey

“Big, swinging, and Mingus-esque!”
– admin – Lurid Culture-Wordpress

” …this stellar band is as good as it gets”
– Zan Stewart – Star Ledger Newark NJ

Mar
22
Thu
2018
Closed this evening: Wolff-Clark Expedition will be rescheduled
Mar 22 @ 7:30 pm – 10:30 pm
Closed this evening:  Wolff-Clark Expedition will be rescheduled

$10 Music charge, $7 Minimum pp

Wolff & Clark Expedition, is co-led by pianist Michael Wolff and drummer Mike Clark.  On this show at Trumpets they are joined by bassist Essiet Essiet and Saxophonist Michael Zilber. 

Michael Wolff was a member of the bands of Cannonball Adderley, Sonny Rollins, Jean Luc Ponty, Airto Moreira and Flora Purim, and singer Nancy Wilson, among many others. As musical director of The Arsenio Hall Show, Wolff performed with artists ranging from Yo Yo MA to Grandmaster Flash, and with Wayne Shorter, Herbie Hancock, and Chick Corea as well.

Mike Clark created his own innovative style of drumming as a member of Herbie Hancock’s Headhunters Band, and has gone on to be a leader of the Headhunters himself. Clark has performed and recorded with Wayne Shorter, Wallace Roney, Donald Harrison, Chet Baker, Christian McBride, Eddie Henderson, Nicholas Payton, Lenny White, and countless others.

The music of the Wolff & Clark Expedition takes advantage of the experience and soulful playing of Wolff and Clark, combining their looseness and experimental jazz natures with their funky roots.

Mar
23
Fri
2018
Elise Wood-Hicks Luminous Quartet
Mar 23 @ 8:00 pm – 11:00 pm
Elise Wood-Hicks Luminous Quartet @ Trumpets Jazz Club & Restaurant | Montclair | New Jersey | United States

2 sets: 8 p.m. & 10 p.m.
$20 pp music charge $12 pp minimum

Elise Wood-flute
Roni Ben Hur-Guitar
Santi Debriano-bass
Steve Williams-Drums
Special guest vocalist-Yashmin Charnet Abler

ELISE WOOD – a flutist who hails from Philadelphia, has appeared as featured soloist, band-leader and band-member with such notables as David Murray, Archie Shepp, Butch Morris and Arthur Blythe, Sir Roland Hanna, Spirit of Life Ensemble and most frequently

with her partner of two decades, John Hicks. She has recorded for Mapleshade Records, Landmark Records, Evidence Records and the recently established record company with John Hicks, HiWood Records. International festivals and tours include Japan, Finland, Italy, France, and most recently Taiwan. Documentary films such as “Femme du Jazz” and books “Madame Jazz” as well as magazine articles in WindPlayer and Fa La Lut and Jazz Hot place Ms. Wood in the cutting edge of this creative American art form, Jazz.

With Mr. John Hicks was a further collaborative album called “Beautiful Friendship,” a duet cd which is composed of standard love songs and was also released on their label HiWood. A further Sextet recording called “Sweet Love of Mine” (Highnote) with John Hicks was released in Jan. 2007 – the first album to be released in his memory.

For the last two years Ms. Wood has dedicated herself to memorializing the life and music of her late-husband/partner with creation of the John Hicks Legacy Band. This five- to six-piece band is composed largely of alumni of the John Hicks ensembles and plays exclusively the repertoire of John Hicks. A recording of his music as performed by the Legacy Band will soon be released on Highnote records. Ms. Wood also works with Jazz Foundation of America in the Education program with children from the ages of 8- 14.

She is also and active member of the NY Jazz Flutet, a six flute jazz ensemble that includes an instrumentation from contra-bass flute to piccolo w/drums (to be featured in the National Flute Convention 2006).

Mar
24
Sat
2018
Hendrik Meurkens Quartet
Mar 24 @ 8:00 pm – 11:00 pm

 

2 sets:  8 p.m. and 10 p.m.
$20 pp music charge advance purchase $22 pp music charge  $12 pp minimum (food/drink)

Hendrik Meurkens – harmonica, vibes
David Berkman – piano
Chris Berger – bass
Jason Tiemann – drums

 

Hendrik Meurkens – harmonica, vibes
Misha Tsiganov  –  piano
Eduardo Belo –  bass
Byron Landham  –  drums

Hendrik Meurkens

Hendrik Meurkens, a virtuoso on both the chromatic harmonica and the vibraphone, is one of the most important jazz harmonica player since Toots Thielemans. German-born but now based in New York, Meurkens’ recordings and performances garner worldwide acclaim because the transcendent beauty of his music has universal appeal.  A two-mallet player in the tradition of Milt Jackson and Bobby Hutcherson, Hendrik Meurkens was en-route to being an instantly recognizable vibraphonist when he heard Toots Thielemans. Inspired by the sound of Thielemans’ harmonica, he taught himself the difficult-to-master instrument.Hendrik Meurkens’ other life-changing musical experience was his introduction to samba and bossa nova. He was so moved by Brazilian music that after perfecting his unique musical voice at Berklee, as a vibraphone major, he moved to Rio in the early 80s to totally immerse himself in music and culture of Brazil.As a featured artist, he has recorded with Charlie Byrd, Jimmy Cobb, Ivan Lins, Monty Alexander, Claudio Roditi, Manfredo Fest and Mundell Lowe, as well as backing such leading artists as Astrid Gilberto and Olivia Newton John and touring with the Ray Brown Trio, Paquito D’Rivera, Oscar Castro Neves, Herb Ellis, Herbie Mann, Charlie Byrd, and James Moody among many others.

Also a successful composer (his compositions have been recorded by other artists and featured in the Hollywood movie, “Dolores Claiborne,”) Hendrik Meurkens remains equally at home playing jazz or Brazilian music. “My mission is simple,” he explains. “I want to create music of great beauty.”

 

         

Mar
25
Sun
2018
One More Once Big Band with special guest Antonio Hart, Opening Set by HIGH SCHOOL JAZZ ENSEMBLE
Mar 25 @ 6:00 pm – 8:30 pm

$10 Music charge. $7 for students. $7 minimum pp (food/drink)

6 p.m.

6:45 p.m. to 8:15 p.m. One More Once Band

Saxes – Tim Hayward, Mike Mullan, Vee Popat, Mike Iapicca
Trombones – Joe Verderese, Glen Lebitsch, Matt Bilyk, Will Newrock
Trumpets – Vinny Borselli, Bill Ash, Jon Menges, Dave DiValentino
Piano – Seyeon Chang
Bass – Takashi Otsuka
Guitar – Henry Heinitsch
Drums – Jon DiFiore

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

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.

 
Mar
28
Wed
2018
One More Once Big Band with special guest Ingrid Jensen, Opening Set by JP STEVENS HIGH SCHOOL JAZZ ENSEMBLE
Mar 28 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
One More Once Big Band with special guest Ingrid Jensen, Opening Set by JP STEVENS HIGH SCHOOL JAZZ ENSEMBLE

$10 Music charge. $7 for students. $7 minimum pp
JP STEVENS HIGH SCHOOL JAZZ ENSEMBLE

There’s still time to get in on the action tonight.  Here are the details:
  • Date – Wednesday, 3/28/18
  • Time – 7:30pm 
  • Opening Performance by: JP STEVENS HS, directed by Andrew DeNicola
  • Guest Artist – Ingrid Jensen
  • Location – Trumpets Jazz CLub – 6 Depot Square, Montclair, NJ
  • Cover Charge – $10/adults, $7/Students.  $7 Food/Beverage Minimum
Here’s a list of the band for the evening:
Sax – TIm Hayward, Mark Friedman, Muke Mullan, Vee Popat, Joao Goncalves
Trombones – Joe Verderese, Glen Lebitsch, Adam Machaskee, Will Newrock
Trumpets – Vinny Borselli, Bill Ash, Jon Menges, Ben Hankle
Rhythm Section – Seyeon Chang, Takashi Otsuka, Henry Heinitsch, Jon DiFiore

John P. Stevens High School Jazz Ensemble hails from a music program truly devoted to providing a variety of opportunities for its young musicians. Whether it’s serving the community at local tree-lightings, township festivals, parades, or performing at local and statewide festivals, these young musicians work diligently to continually bring their musical involvement to the highest level possible.

Each year, individual members of the band are encouraged to challenge themselves by auditioning for region and statewide ensembles. We take pride in having represented the state of New Jersey as having the greatest number of students from one school for both Region and All-State level bands, consistently over the past few decades. In the current 2017-2018 school year, 36 band members were selected by audition for Central Jersey Region II Ensembles. Of those members, 22 students were accepted into the 2018 NJ All-State Band.

The JPS Jazz Ensemble has been crowned State Champions in Division 1 of the N.J. Association of Jazz Educators on numerous occasions; most recently in both 2016 & 2017. In January, our drummer, Varun Das, performed with the National Grammy Big Band in New York City, directed by Justin DiCioccio.

Ever committed to a well-rounded music education, the John P. Stevens High School Band Program seeks to maintain its tradition of excellence in music.

The JPS Big Band would like to thank Joe Verderese, Tim Hayward, and the One More Once Big Band for the opportunity to perform tonight at their amazing venue here at Trumpets Jazz Club.

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

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: Tim Hayward, Mark Friedman, Mike Mullan, Vee Popat, Joao Goncalves
Trombones – Joe Verderese, Glen Lebitsch, Adam machaskee, Will Newrock
Trumpets – Vinny Borselli, Bill Ash, Jon Menges, Ben Hankle
Rhythm Section: Piano – Seyeon Chang, Bass – Takashi Otsuka, Guitar – Henry Heinitsch, Drums – Jon DiFiore

Mar
29
Thu
2018
The New Jersey City University Jazz Orchestra, Dr. Gabriel Alegria, music director: Hits from the Big Band Era
Mar 29 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm

7:30 p.m.-9:30 p.m.
$10pp  Music charge $7pp minimum  (food/drink)

An evening of hits from the Big Band Era including classics by Ellington, Basie, Thad & Mel.  Dr. Gabriel Alegria, music director

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 The NJCU Jazz Orchestra
TRUMPETS: Pete Disiena, Andrew Wagner, Gabriel Alegria

 TROMBONES: Myles McGowan, Jim Lutz, Tim Shneier
SAXOPHONES: Kyle Crouchelli, Nick Neve,
Josh Harris, John Vilefort, Mark Moroney
RHYTHM SECTION: Nick Valencia, Juan Ignacio Garcia,
Chris Paredes, Tim Erbach, Joey Saylor, Amanda Dumas
VOCALISTS: Caylen Enriquez, Vania Walker, Abigail Charles
Mar
30
Fri
2018
Mel Davis and Friends
Mar 30 @ 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.

Mar
31
Sat
2018
Dave Stryker Quartet Birthday Celebration
Mar 31 @ 8:00 pm – 11:00 pm
Dave Stryker Quartet Birthday Celebration @ Trumpets Jazz Club and Restaurant | Montclair | New Jersey | United States

2 sets:  8 p.m. and 10 p.m.
$20 pp online advanced tickets $22 pp at door   Buy your tickets today here online and then call 973-744-2600 with time of your arrival

One of our favorite guitarists! Let’s celebrate a great musician and friend!

The Dave Stryker quartet
Dave Stryker-guitar
Steve Nelson-vibes
Jared Gold-organ
McClenty Hunter-drums