6:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.
$12 pp music charge online advanced sales $15 pp at door $7 pp minimum (food/drink)
Please Welcome singer, songwriter and pianist Kailie Simpson for her debut performance at Trumpets! Trumpets intimate setting is the perfect stage for Kailie’s sassy and bold personality. Her performance channels her emotions through songs that encapsulates her life experiences. Simpson’s old soul adds rich dynamic to her empowering lyrics which resonates with people of all ages. Just one listen to her voice will send chills down your spine and have you belting out her powerful hooks in no time. Join Kailie Simpson on Sunday, June 3rd for dinner, cocktails and a live performance that is not to be missed!
7:00 p.m.-10:00 p.m.
8:15 p.m. Jam
$10 pp music charge (at door or online; reserved seats for tkts purchased online) $7 pp minimum (food/drink)
Bring your instrument/voice and join or just sit back and listen.
2 sets: 8 p.m. and 10 p.m.
$20 pp online $22 pp at door $12 pp (food/drink)
T.K. Blue–alto/soprano sax, flute, kalimba
Kenny Davis : bass,
Greg Murphy : piano
George Coleman Jr:drums
T.K. Blue (Saxophonist/Flautist): composer, educator, bandleader and current musical director
and arranger for NEA Jazz Master Randy Weston. T.K. Blue appears on over eighty recordings
and has performed with such artists as Don Cherry, Abdullah Ibrahim, Sam Rivers, Archie Shepp,
Dizzy Gillespie, Pharoah Sanders, Melba Liston, Chico Hamilton, Stefon Harris, Regina Carter,
Bobby McFerrin, Dee Dee Bridgewater, Jimmy Scott, Jayne Cortez, Benny Powell, Mal Waldron,
Winard Harper, Warren Wolf, Gregoire Maret, Allan Harris, Candido Camera, Bobby Sanabria,
Steve Turre, and Arturo O’Farrill, to name just a few. In May 2017, T.K. released Amour, his 11th
CD, cited as one of the best jazz recordings of the year by DownBeat Magazine (four stars).
Deeply indebted to organizations such as Jazzmobile, Jazz-interactions, Henry Street
Settlement, and the Muse for his own jazz studies, T.K. has remained committed to music
education from pre-K to the university level. In addition Professor Blue has a Bachelor’s Degree
in Liberal Arts from NYU, with a major in Music and Psychology, and a Master’s in Music
Education from Teacher’s College, Columbia University. He has taught at Suffolk Community
College, Montclair State University, and Long Island University where he was also the Director
of Jazz Studies from 2007 to 2014. In 2007, T.K was commissioned by NYSCA and Transart Inc.
to compose a work dedicated to the early African American presence in the Hudson Valley area
of upstate New York. He released Follow the North Star, a suite based on the life of Solomon
Northup and his memoir, Twelve Years a Slave.
Having lived close to ten years in Paris, T.K. Blue was hired by the USIA and his band embarked
on three State Department Tours of Africa. He currently resides in Jersey City, New Jersey and
continues to perform, teach privately, and engage in clinics and adjudication.
3:00 p.m.-4:30 p.m. Doors open at 2 p.m.
$12 pp music charge prepaid (priority seating) and $15 pp at door $7 pp minimum (food/drink)
Sharman Nittoli – vocals & piano
Alfred Nittoli – vocals & sax
David Kikosk1 – piano
Sue Williams – bass
Richard Baratta – drums
Emedin Rivera – percussion
“..a cool and relaxed style and a great jazz sensibility that only comes from experience-outstanding lyrics-witty, profound, intimate and showcase a wonderful grasp of poetic rhyme.”
Alan Paul, from the Manhattan Transfer
“…unusual chord patterns and song structure. Lots of smooth surprises. She whispers some songs like Julie London-subtle and sexy.”
Bucky Pizzarelli, guitarist
Sharman and Alfred Nittoli have been performing in the tri-state area for many years. Together with Artie Schroeck they co-wrote “Here’s to the Band” recorded by Frank Sinatra, Liza Minnelli and Sammy Davis. They are pleased to debut their new CD “Double Standards”.
David Kikoski‘s distinction as world class pianist has allowed him to work and record with such jazz luminaries such as Chick Corea, Toots Thielemans, Marcus Miller, Pat Martino and many others. Dave played on the Mingus Big Band album, “Live at the Jazz Standard”, which won the 2011 Grammy Award for Best Large Jazz Ensemble.
Bass player, Sue Williams, is well known as a versatile, talented acoustic and electric bass musician. She has performed in different genres with artists like Eric Clapton, Rob Paprozzi Dave Stryker and many more. She also teaches Digital Recording at Bergen Community College.
2 sets: 7:30 p.m. and 9:00 p.m.
$10 pp music charge online purchase $12 pp at door $7 pp minimum (food/drink)
Organist – Ben Paterson
Drummer – Phil Wakefield
Guitarist – Vinny Valentino
One night only at Trumpet’s Jazz Club in Montclair NJ come Join Vinny Valentino and hear some swinging live organ trio. With Ben Paterson and Phil Wakefield.
Versatile is an understatement when describing guitarist and composer, Vinny Valentino. Playing guitar since age six, this native Virginian began touring in a progressive rock band while still in high school. At age 16, influenced by the music of George Benson, Vinny began pursuing Jazz as a career. He recalls, “The turning point for me was hearing George Benson in concert; I had never heard anybody play like that. It was an eye-opening experience.”
Endorsements include Yamaha Guitars and Pro Audio, D’Addario strings, Cakewalk Music Software, Digitech Effects, ADK Microphones and TKL Cases. Vinny has shared the stage with such jazz greats as Steve Smith, Tom Coster, Russell Ferrante, Tom Scott, Gary Bartz, Victor Bailey, John Benitez, Peter Erskine, Dave Weckl, John Pattitucci, Randy Brecker, George Benson, Steve Gadd, Chick Corea, Dennis Chambers, Bill Evans and Jimmy McGriff.
Though Ron Oswanski is one of the most prodigious Hammond B3 players on a jazz scene rife with rising organ talent, he’s just starting to introduce himself as a force in his own right. Also an accomplished accordion player, Oswanski has forged a lithe, lyrical and rhythmically charged contemporary sound steeped in the B3’s earthy roots but informed by post-bop developments. With his finely calibrated sense of dynamics and expansive harmonic palette, he can burn with the best of them, and then slow things down for an exquisitely crafted ballad. He showcases his multifaceted sensibility on his stellar CD December’s Moon, a revelatory debut album featuring heavyweights such as guitarist John Abercrombie, bassist John Patitucci, drummer Clarence Penn, and saxophonist Tim Ries, who produced the project.
seasoned creative and working musician, Ian moved to the US from Ottawa, Canada, where he began playing drums in his early teens, to study Jazz Performance, first at Berklee College of Music (B.M., 1984; selected to attend the Atlantic Center for the Arts in Florida to study with Elvin Jones), and then with Miroslav Vitous at the New England Conservatory (M.M., 1986). Ian is a faculty member at Berklee College of Music, Drummers Collective, New School University and City College of New York. Ian lives in New York City, where he has performed and recorded with many of the city’s top artists. His extensive touring in North America, Europe, and Asia has included club, concert, and festival appearances, as well as television and radio broadcasts with such artists as: John Abercrombie, Jerry Bergonzi, Michael Brecker, Gary Burton, Marc Copland, Garry Dial, Mathew Garrison, George Garzone, Larry Goldings, Mick Goodrick, Larry Grenadier, Tim Hagans, Craig Handy, John Hart, Kevin Hayes, Dave Holland, Dave Liebman, Rick Margitza, Cecil McBee, Ron McClure, Ben Monder, George Mraz, Mike Stern, John Taylor, Mirosolav Vitous, and Kenny Wheeler. He has received two Canadian Juno Awards (1998, 1999), two Jazz Report Magazine awards (1998, 1999), and a West Coast Music Award (1998) for his work with the Canadian group Metalwood. Ian’s discography is also extensive. The range of his work can be appreciated by listening to his contributions to Rick Margitza’s Heart of Hearts, Sheryl Bailey’s Power of 3 CD’s, Wolfgang Schalk’s Quartet CD’s, The Mike Murley/David Braid Quartet, Laszlo Gardony’s The Secret, Manu Pekar’s Passages, Ahmad Mansour’s Penumbra, Episode, Oxiana and Tumbleweed.
2 sets: 8 p.m.and 10 p.m.
$20 pp music charge advance sales $25 pp at door $12 pp minimum (food/drink)
Diane Marino will celebrate the release of her CD Soul Serenade – The Gloria Lynne Project on Friday, June 15th at Trumpets in Montclair. Her band will perform two sets that night – 8:00pm and 10:00pm.According to Marino, Soul Serenade is not exactly a “tribute” album, it is more of a celebration of the music made popular by the great vocalist, Gloria Lynne.
“While performing on a recent gig with drummer Vince Ector (Gloria’s drummer for 15 years), I sang ‘I’m Glad There Is You’, and he reminded me it was one of Gloria’s signature songs,” explained Marino. “So, I began to research more of Gloria’s work and was instantly mesmerized by her voice, style and emotion. Additionally, her choice of material was instantly appealing to me. I tend to look for songs that are “beyond the norm” of the Great American Songbook repertoire. The songs Gloria Lynne recorded during her career stand alone in their originality and uniqueness. Her performances of these particular tunes move me every time I hear them.”
“Diane Marino is an unusually unique talent- great pianist, vocalist and arranger”- Les Davis-Real Jazz-Sirius/XM
Diane was born in Manhattan, NYC. She started her early piano training of classical studies and jazz improvisation from the age of 10. Diane graduated from NYC’S ‘Famed’ High School for the Performing Arts and later received her B.M. degree from Mannes College of Music in Manhattan as a piano performance major where she studied piano with world-renowned concert pianist Murray Perahia.
In her over 25 year career, Diane has performed Great American Song Book, traditional jazz, Latin and Brazilian jazz
to captivated audiences in jazz venues, performing arts centers and festivals such as Birdland – NYC, Blues Alley – D.C.,
Vitello’s Jazz Club – L.A., Arts Garage-Del Ray Beach, Twins Jazz-D.C., Nighttown-Cleveland, Heidi’s Jazz Club-Cocoa Beach, Trumpets Jazz Club -NJ, Germantown Performing Arts Center, The Metropolitan Room-NYC, Bethesda Blues & Jazz – D.C, Montreux Atlanta Festival, Town Point Jazz Festival, Music City Jazz & Heritage Festival, to name a few.
M&M Records Recording Artist Diane Marino has recorded five critically acclaimed CD’s. All of which have been on the National JazzWeek charts. She has recorded and shared the stage with jazz legends Houston Person, Joe Henderson, Wycliffe Gordon, Harry Allen, Pete Escovedo, Tania Maria, Kirk Whalum, pop music icon Felix Cavaliere and many others.
“Diane Marino is an unusually unique talent- great pianist, vocalist and arranger”– Les Davis-Real Jazz-Sirius/XM
“Diane gives a new and exciting twist to some venerable standards-Jazz in its purist form” – John Gilbert-Jazz Review
“Diane Marino Awarded 2011 Jazz Vocalist of the Year from CoffeeTalk Jazz Radio. As a jazz vocalist/pianist, Diane commands the stage and pulls the audiences right in” – Ms. Bridgette Lewis Executive Producer
“Marino has an exceptional ability to enunciate a lyric clearly, and her timing fits that of a piano player, making the
note hit just the right place for the most swinging effect” ‐ Jazz Weekly.com
“Diane plays grooving piano, and as for Diane’s vocal skills, she’s one of the best I’ve heard in the past several years. Her voice and phrasing are great” – Ric Bang – Jazz Scan
“Diane Marino’s rendition of my tune, “Someone You’ve Loved” “blows me away”… It’s by far the best that anyone has done… Definitely my kind of singer & pianist as well!” – Johnny Pate
“The collaboration of Marino & Person for “Loads of Love” is a winning combination and a step in the right direction for traditional jazz. A gorgeous collection of blues influenced ballads & love songs” – Eric Harabadian – Jazz Inside Magazine
“Diane Marino is a most worthwhile singer/pianist/arranger. Some of the most delicate and carefully laid back singing you’ll ever hear – Ms. Marino’s piano/vocal just can’t be bettered” Dan Singer-Singer’s Singers
“Singer/pianist Diane Marino combines sophisticated solos and elegant, expressive vocals in a distinctive and
exciting fashion. She also exceeds in another related arena: Brazilian music. Her CD’s blend standards with
outstanding versions of bossa nova and samba, sung in Portuguese” – Ron Wynn – City Paper
Ty Stephens & The SoulJaazz
1 set only: 3 p.m.
$15 pp music charge online advance purchase ($18 pp at the door)
$10 pp minimum (food/drink)
Ty Stephens – Vocals
Robert “R.T.” Taylor – Guitar
Richard A. Cummings, Jr. – Piano
Tony Lewis – Drums
A consummate multi-talented entertainer and performer, Ty Stephens has performed around the world, gaining an international audience with a cool, urban-tinged adult-contemporary sound, based on jazz, funk and R&B.
“Stephens’ voice is like honey… pure and sweet…”
– The Philadelphia Tribune
“…a must-see band to be experienced live…!”
– The New York Amsterdam News
“The CD (“Deeper In Fantasy”) is filled with funk that is laced with a jazzy flavor and wrapped in a soulful blanket… touches on all the emotional buttons of love… once you see Ty Stephens & Romantasy live in concert, you’ll be hooked!”
– The City Beat (TCB) Magazine
“Deeper In Fantasy: …the vocally dexterous Stephens is in total control…”
– Blues & Soul Magazine (U.K)
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.
“Deeper In Fantasy: “The whole album seems to be a sort of musical aphrodisiac…”
– The St Croix Avis (U.S. Virgin Islands)
“Jazz-influenced baritone, with its haunting gospel overtones…”
– The Sunday Mail Magazine (Zimbabwe)
“Deeper In Fantasy: It’s the best album by a male artist I’ve come across this year…”
– Soul Express Magazine (Finland)
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, a sixth tour, “L.O.K.,” in 2015, and a seventh in the summer of 2017!
“Aquarian Mind: Smooth and extraordinary vocalist backed by great soulful music… very true to the art of music.”
– GHP Radio (Oklahoma)
“Aquarian Mind: …worth the waiting… above bar… magnificent!”
– Soul Express.Net (U.K)
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.
releases: a spiritual LP and a standard jazz CD.
6:30 p.m. – 9:30 p.m.
$10pp includes music $7 pp minimum (food/drink)
Can’t find the time to get to Brazil, we bring Brazil to you with Brazilian vocalist Yashmin!
Hang out at Trumpets’ first Brazilian Happy Hour with authentic salgadinhos, a caiparinha and music. Regular a la carte menu also available for additional food/drink orders.
“CHUBB LED HIS AGILE SEXTET THROUGH INFECTIOUS MODERN-BOP ORIGINALS, HIS WARM, SINEWY TONE SUPERBLY UNRAVELED SINGABLE MELODIES.” – JOHN MURPH, DOWN BEAT MAGAZINE
Ted Chubb posses the rare combination of skill sets of being a world class trumpet artist, a highly respected educator and speaker, and dynamic music director and arts administrator. It is his combination of artistic instinct, passion for sharing jazz music with all, and keen ability to develop, organize and move new programming, concerts, events, music booking, and recordings forward that make him a unique talent.
From 2012 – 2015 Ted served as Jazz House Kids Music Director and oversaw the program grow to one of the leading jazz education organizations in the world. As Jazz House Music Director he led an exemplary faculty of 20 of the New York areas top musicians, a wonderful and hardworking staff, and served 150+ students and families through their music education at the Jazz House. He developed and built programming and partnerships with the New Jersey Ballet, NJPAC, The U.S. Embassy in Lima Peru, London’s Tomorrow’s Warriors, The Thelonius Monk Institute and The James Moody Scholarship for New Jersey. During his tenure he provided the musical and educational direction for all Jazz House Kids events and programming and helped develop the musical, educational, and artistic vision with Jazz House Kids Artistic Director, Christian McBride and Founder, Melissa Walker for Jazz House Kids signature events, “Body and Soul”, “Inside the Jazz Note”, and “The Montclair Jazz Festival”.
Ted currently serves as Director of the Jazz House Summer Workshop and Special Programming. The workshop is a one of a kind environment, 160 Students from all walks of life and backgrounds come together to learn the beautiful art form of Jazz and be taught by some of the most acclaimed musicians of our time. During the workshop students have access to legendary guest artists such as Louis Hayes, Dee Dee Bridgewater, Harold Mabern, and the Jazz House Artistic Chair, Christian McBride. Students also perform at three world class venues, and develop life long friendships with fellow students from across the nation and globe. In addition, students have the oprotunity to find long lasting mentors with the teachers and alumni on faculty.
As he currently splits his time between NYC and Europe, Ted is continuing to peruse a number of international initiatives for Jazz House Kids. In 2015 and 2016 Ted organized cultural exchange tours to Peru in partnership with the United States Embassy in Lima. The ensembles were comprised of top Jazz House Kids students, teaching artist Oscar Perez, vocalist and founder Melissa Walker and Ted as featured soloist. They performed for school children and communities in need through out Lima, Cusco, and the amazon city of Iqiutos.
In addition to his work for Jazz House Kids, he is on the Advisory Board of the Riverview Jazz Organization who’s mission is to showcase the international talent that lives in Hudson County New Jersey to the community for free. Their cornerstone event is a weeklong festival in June each year that has over 40 concerts and culminates with a two-stage festival at Riverview Fisk Park.