AN EVENING OF JAZZ One Show Only – 7:00 PM
$15 pp music charge if paid by Friday, April 13th $20 pp after 4/13 $10 pp minimum (food/drink)
West Orange High School Music Boosters Present the Award-winning West Orange High School Jazz Band, under the direction of conductor Lewis Kelly, will appear at Trumpets on Monday evening. Come out and support the band! Limited seating. Reserve your seat now!
6:30 p.m.-8:00 p.m.
$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.
Yashmin Charnet Abler-vocals and Larry Corbin-Guitar
8:30 p.m.-10:00 p.m.
No cover $7 minimum (food/drink)
Born in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, armed with a laissez-faire attitude and diverse musical experience, the singer / songwriter Yashmin Charnet-Abler, elevates the traditional sounds of Jobim’s Bossa Nova. Yashmin sways the audience with a sexy, melodious voice and undeniable demeanor. “Yashmin’s show is the next best thing to being in Rio de Janeiro. It is like a Tropical Vacation.” https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8CuUPlDp3-s
2 sets: 8 p.m. and 10 p.m.
$20 pp music charge prepaid online $22 pp at door $12 pp minimum (food/drink)
Born in Istanbul, the Turkish/Armenian pianist Burak Bedikyan is one of the foremost players and composers of his native country as a leader and a highly sought after sideman for a variety of American and European Jazz artists thanks to his originality and stylistic versatility. Releasing three critically acclaimed albums on SteepleChase Records and touring worldwide with his bands made his work recognized internationally.
The artist recorded his debut album “Circle of Life” in 2012 in NYC with internationally acclaimed artists; Chris Potter, Peter Washington and Bill Stewart. Published worldwide in 2013 by the prestigious record label SteepleChase Records, “Circle of Life” received positive feedback on the international arena from critics, journalists, as well as fans.
January 2015 gave birth to the pianist’s second album as a leader. “Leap of Faith” featuring another all American line up including jazz greats Chris Cheek, Ron McClure and Billy Drummond. As in his first album, Bedikyan presented a set of original compositions rooted with the American jazz tradition but embracing his European influences as well as his Turkish/Armenian heritage.
Besides touring and performing worldwide with both his American and European bands, Bedikyan is continuously writing new music. His recent works are published on October 2016 in his third SteepleChase CD “Awakening“ with the participation of the top-notch American jazzmen: Loren Stillman, Ugonna Okegwo and Donald Edwards.
Two Sets: 3:00 pm and 4:30 pm
$10 pp music charge prepaid online $12 pp music charge at door
$7 pp food/drink minimum
Note the new afternoon slot for this fabulous Big Band. We want more of you to have the opportunity to catch the band!
Today’s performance will include your favorite standards and arrangements of holiday music with the incomparable Angela DeNiro on vocals. We hope that you will join us!
If you love jazz, this is the real thing! The big band features some of the hottest players in the metropolitan area with Angela DeNiro (vocals). Angela is one of Trumpets’ favorite vocalists and we are thrilled to have them back.
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.
Two Sets: 7:30 p.m.and 9:00 pm
$12 pp music charge prepaid online $15 pp music charge at door
$7 pp minimum (food/drink)
Danny Walsh-tenor sax
Chad McLoughlin is a NYC based jazz guitarist and composer. He is credited as playing with The Mahavishnu Project, and has played or recorded with Jon Davis, Carlo DeRosa, and Mike Stern among others. The quartet consists of world renowned basOsist Jeff Andrews ( Mike Stern, Steps Ahead ), Danny Walsh on Tenor sax and drummer Rob Draghi. Their music is a blend of Bebop, originals and more modern jazz.
Originally from upstate New York and has been living in New York City since 2000. He is an accomplished, versatile and innovative performing artist and composer.
Chad has studied music since the age of 11 and has been performing professionally since he was 15. His creative approach and virtuosic technique have impressed audiences throughout his career. He is credited with performing with a wide range of artists including David Kikoski, Bob Francesini, Mike Stern, Joel Rosenblatt, Carlo DeRosa, Richie Cannata, Chrissy Poland, Little Anthony, David Sancious, Manolo Badrena, David Torn, Ricky Neson, Bo Diddley and many others.
From 2007 to 2009, he formed a trio with Dave Anderson on bass and Thierry Arpino on drums and performed around the metro area. In 2009, he joined Gregg Bendian’s Mahavishnu Project which played the music of John McLaughlin’s original Mahavishnu Orchestra in clubs around the metro area as well as in Boston, Providence and Baltimore. Other interactions include the Darren Lyons group, which performed Chad’s original music at such venues as The Blue Note, Shapeshifter Lounge and Mexicali Blue to name a few. Recently he has performed with renowned bassist Jeff Andrews.
In late 2016 Chad released “Electron Flex” a trio CD of original fusion with Dave Anderson and Thierry Arpino.
$10 Music charge. $7 for students. $7 minimum pp (food/drink)
7:30 p.m.-8:00 p.m. PCTI and guest artist Slide Hampton
8:15 p.m.-9:45 p.m. 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: 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, Antonio Hart, Ingrid Jensen, 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.
2 sets: 8 p.m. and 10 p.m.
$20 online prepaid tickets $25 music charge at door $12 minimum (food/drink)
LYRIC FURY is the eight-piece brainchild of composer/pianist/vocalist Cynthia Hilts. It’s quite a line-up: Cynthia Hilts – composer/piano/voice, Jack Walrath – trumpet, Lisa Parrott – baritone and soprano sax, Lily White – tenor and alto sax, Leigh Stuart – cello, Ratzo Harris – bass, and Scott Neumann – drums.
“Pianist Cynthia Hilts’s album Lyric Fury–a funky mambo full of Mingus-meets-Debussy-and Carole-King flavor–is one of the more outrageous releases of 2017. Indeed, Lyric Fury is designed to challenge and entertain, start to finish.” Ken Micallef – DownBeat
They’ll be performing music from their eponymous cd. Also premiering Hilts’s arrangement of “Dulcinea’s Regret” and performing the newly minted “A Hedonist Learns Restraint”. Hilts founded Lyric Fury in 1996. Among her myriad compositions, were a collection of pieces that demanded a very specific setting – old school nuance and serious ensemble playing, with some very new school musical ideas. Lyric Fury, the dream chamber jazz band, was conceived. Luckily, the universe of New York jazz musicians provided. The repertoire uses subtle tone, dynamics and phrasing. It requires musicians who can handle the counterpoint, the deep swing, and the lyricism. They must be unique soloists, comfortable with the breadth and furious imaginings of Hilts’s muse. And they must be dedicated to making great music. “There are some mighty players in Lyric Fury and even so they are secondary to the sum of the parts. A wonderful record and some heavy compositions.” Robert Rusch – Cadence Jazz The members of Lyric Fury are all bandleaders, composers and innovators in their own right: Cynthia Hilts – leader & founder, award-winning composer, incandescent pianist & vocalist, recording artist, teacher; Jack Walrath – legendary trumpetist, prolific recording artist, awardwinning composer, jazz clinician, author; Lisa Parrott – award-winning soprano & baritone saxophonist, renowned big band mainstay, bandleader, recording artist; Lily White – jazz’s sunniest alto & tenor saxophonist, award-winning composer, recording artist, bandleader, author, teacher; Deborah Weisz – multi-faceted trombonist, award-winning composer, bandleader, professor, jazz clinician; Violet Skleebish – genre-busting cellist, recording artist, international performer of all styles; Ratzo Harris – virtuoso bassist, jazz educator, bandleader, composer, jazz historian, recording artist; Scott Neumann – extraordinarily sensitive drummer, versatile recording artist, veteran of Broadway, film and TV soundtracks. Their commitment makes the possibility of an actual working ensemble of such depth possible. Cynthia Hilts and Lyric Fury will return toTrumpets Jazz Club in Montclair, NJ, on May 4th. Lyric Fury will also appear at the Baha’i Center in NYC on April 17th. And Cynthia Hilts will perform at Ibeam in Brooklyn on April 27th in a free-jazz poetry trio with poet Ed Toney and saxophonist Jay Rodriguez. What’s been happening lately with Lyric Fury – Feature in DownBeat magazine. Videos of Lyric Fury at Lake George Jazz Festival. Brooklyn CD Release Party by photographer Ted Todorov. JazzConnect’s “Jukebox Jury” by Dr. Brad Stone PRI’s (Public Radio International) “Jazz Happening Now” show on various NPR stations. Airplay from Honolulu to Paris, and nationwide. Review on AllAboutJazz.com “Lyric Fury is a bold and creative project deserving as much exposure as possible.” check in to the event 5/4/18 on Facebook http://cynthiahilts.com/lyric-fury contact: firstname.lastname@example.org Lyric Fury released their first CD, Lyric Fury, in January 2017. CD’s will be available for purchase.
Ty Stephens & The SoulJaazz
1 show with intermission: 8 p.m.-10:30 p.m.
$25 pp music charge online advance purchase ($30 pp at the door)
$12 pp minimum (food/drink)
Ty Stephens – Vocals
Robert “R.T.” Taylor – Guitar
Richard A. Cummings, Jr. – Piano
Tony Lewis – Drums
Born and raised in Philadelphia, Ty Stephens is an award-winning singer/songwriter, entertainer and recording artist (Grand Prize Winner Jazzmobile/Anheuser-Busch Solo Jazz Vocalist Competition, NYC, 2006, and First Place Winner R&B/Blues Category of the International Songwriting Competition 2002 for “Somethin’ Strange”), co-writer and original cast of “From My Hometown,” co-writer/production, choreographer and star of the long-running “Shades Of Harlem” revue show, and co-writer/production, choreographer and currently starring in the new off-Broadway hit “On Kentucky Avenue” (Songbirds Unlimited Productions/StepForward Entertainment).
He has appeared on Broadway in the original productions of “Sophisticated Ladies” and “Marilyn, An American Fable”. He has recorded with industry legends Harry Belafonte, Peggi Lee, dance music icon Dan Hartmann, disco pioneer Nile Rogers (“Beevis & Butthead”), master drummer Baba Olatunji, renowned trumpeter Chuck Mangione, singer Gwen McCrae, Def Jam premier artist Alyson Williams, among others.
Ty studied dance and performed with John Hines Dance Theatre (Philadelphia), in New York at the Alvin Ailey School, The Rod Rodgers Dance Co., Fred Benjamin Dance Co., Chamber Dance Ensemble, and has also appeared in “The Wiz” (summer stock) and “The Genius of Ray Charles” (Spirit Productions – London, (UK), Lyon (France), Mumbai (India), Niagara Falls (Canada)), to name a few.
He has also starred in numerous TV & radio commercials, including KMart, AT&T, Burger King, McDonald’s, Yugo cars, Colt 45 Malt Liquor (with Billy Dee Williams), Mars Bars (with Luke Perry), Crystal Light, SOS Soap Pads, and many more.
Ty appears regularly in Russia as a guest artist with Russian drummer Oleg Butman’s jazz trio and sax great Igor Butman’s Big Band. He celebrated his fifth tour of Japan with superstar Toshi Kubota’s 25 Anniversary “Gold Skool” tour 2011-2012 and a sixth tour, “L.O.K.,” in 2015!
With his band (the) SoulJaazz, Ty has spent six seasons at the world famous Sporting Club in Monte Carlo as the Sporting Orchestra and enjoyed four tours of eastern Russia through the U.S. State Department and The Vladivostok Philharmonic, and most recently, a second tour of Busan, Korea, also with the U.S. State Department.
Ty’s original recordings include “Aquarian Mind,” “Deeper In Fantasy” and “Musichameleon”, plus the brand-new “Good Medicine”. The band is currently completing two new releases: a spiritual LP and a standard jazz CD.