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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.

Mar
2
Sat
2019
Closed for private event
Mar 2 @ 7:30 pm – 11:30 pm
Mar
6
Wed
2019
Trumpets presents “OPEN STAGE,” hosted by Meg Beattie Patrick
Mar 6 @ 7:00 pm – 11:00 pm

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

Perform or 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)….

 

Mar
8
Fri
2019
Alberto Pibiri Trio
Mar 8 @ 8:00 pm – 11:00 pm
Alberto Pibiri Trio

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

Alberto Pibiri-piano
Chris Berger-bass
Adrian Cunningham-clarinet,sax

Alberto Pibiri’s is an Italian jazz musician based in New York. He studied classical and jazz music in France and Italy.  Oscar Peterson became the reference and example for Alberto.
In the early years Alberto did many concert and festival with his trio featuring Oscar Peterson`s music at Sun Set Subside , Duc De Lombards , Calagonone Jazz Festival , Time in Jazz, Orsara Jazz Festival. He began his collaboration with Sheila Jordan during a workshop in France, and she became the main mentor for him and a dear friend. She offered to be the sponsor for his Artist Visa to come and perform in USA ,  Alberto`s dream since his childhood.  In New York he start work with many important jazz musician on the scene like Dave Stryker ,Sheila Jordan ,Enrico Granafei , Marco Panascia , Harry Allen , Essiet Essiet ,Les DeMerle, to mention a few. He made his first record with Dave Stryker called NYC produced by Strykezone records , the album has been presented in many club like Trumpets Jazz Club ,Smalls and Fat Cat .The album draws the attention of another mentor Monty Alexander who invited Alberto to perform in his Jazz Festival on Sep 2015 .
After his first album NYC, he recorded as a sideman with many international musicians:  “Yearning ” with Magda Bozyk in Poland “Tosti Today “ with Nicoletta Castacrane, “I n the name of love “ with Valentina Marino on Jazzheads Records and Professor Cunningham and his old school Arbor Records .Winner of the best Rhythm Section with Professor Cunningham and his old school at the WorldJam in Madrid on October 2016. With Adrian Cunningham Alberto had the opportunity to perform at Carnegie Hall and  tour in Australia, playing at Melbourne International Jazz Festival in June  2017. He recorded hissecond album, Jazz Legacy, consisting of 10 original songs , with lots of special guests includingSheila Jordan,Jay Clayton, ,Miriam Waks ,Dave Stryker and Adrian Cunningham .This album came to the attention of Shelly Leibowitz, CEO of SRI Records, who offered Alberto a recording contract with SRI Records .The album has been distributed worldwide by SRI Record.
Mar
9
Sat
2019
Enrico Granafei Group featuring Carlos Franzetti
Mar 9 @ 8:00 pm – 11:00 pm
Enrico Granafei Group featuring Carlos Franzetti @ Trumpets Jazz Club  | Montclair | New Jersey | United States

 2 sets:  8:00 p.m. & 10:00 p.m.
$ 20 music charge   $12 pp minimum (food/drink)

Enrico Granafei-chromatic harmonica, guitar and vocals
Carlos Franzetti: Piano
Gordon Lane:Drums
 

Enrico Granafei-guitar/chromatic harmonica/vocals

Enrico Granafei has a long history of musical experience that encompasses both classical music and jazz. He received his degree in classical guitar from the Conservatory of l’Aquila in Italy in 1976 and his artistic career started in Rome where he soon became known in the musical community.  In 1992 Granafei received his master’s degree in Jazz Performance from the Manhattan School of Music where he was the only student of Toots Thielemans.  His love for jazz led him to New York City, where he soon started to perform in local jazz clubs including The Blue Note, Birdland,Visiones, Angry Squire, and the Bottom Line. He has performed extensively on the chromatic harmonica in the United States and continued to be a featured musician in major European Festivals, including Pori Jazz Festival (Finland), Euromeet Jazz Festival and Veneto Jazz Festival (Italy), and other jazz festivals throughout Italy, France, Spain and major clubs throughout Europe.

Granafei has been the owner and musical director of the prestigious Trumpets Jazz Club in Montclair, New Jersey since 1999.  One of the most respected players of the Chromatic Harmonica in the world today, Granafei continues to cultivate an audience for the instrument through his international performances.  As jazz pianist/historian Lewis Porter says: “This could be the start of something big for harmonica players everywhere.”

 

From symphonies to big band jazz, from chamber works to Latin American music and film scores – Carlos Franzetti has no limits.  He is a 2007 Latin Grammy® Nominee in the category of Best Instrumental Album, a 2006 Grammy® Nominee in the category of Best Classical Contemporary Composition for his opera, “Corpus Evita,” a double 2003 Grammy® Nominee for “Poeta de Arrabal,” in the categories of Best Classical Crossover Album and Best Instrumental Arrangement, and the winner of the 2001 Latin Grammy® Award for Best Tango Album, “Tango Fatal.”  Carlos Franzetti has received many outstanding grants and awards, including the 2002 New Jersey Council on the Arts Composers’ Fellowship, The Yamaha Composers Award, The Trofeu Laus from Spain, a Clio Award, The Prensario Award, ACE Award and Premio Konex from Argentina, The Foundation for New American Music, The Penfield Music Commission Project, several grants from Meet The Composer, and two gold records.  Mr. Franzetti adjudicates for SGAE and the Mid-Atlantic Arts Foundation.

Carlos Franzetti’s compositions and arrangements have most recently been performed and recorded by the International Sejong Soloists, the New World Symphony, the Youth Orchestra of the Americas the Moab Music Festival, and the Queens Symphony Orchestra; in 2006 he conducted his arrangements of music by Steve Kuhn (with Mr. Kuhn performing) at the Caramoor Festival.  Collaborations with major orchestras include the opening concert of the VI International Music Festival in Buenos Aires at the Teatro Colon with the Orquesta de la Plata, the Boston Pops, the National Symphony (Washington, D.C.), the St. Louis Symphony, the Brooklyn Philharmonic, the Buffalo Philharmonic, the National Symphony of Mexico, the National Symphony of Argentina, the Orquesta Filarmonica de Buenos Aires, the Czech National Symphony, the City of Prague Philharmonic, the Modus Chamber Orchestra, the Janacek Philharmonic, the Bratislava Radio Orchestra, and orchestras in Mexico, Venezuela, Spain, Sweden, Norway and France.  He performs and records with jazz artists Arturo Sandoval, Steve Kuhn, David Sanchez, Terence Blanchard, Jane Monheit, Jon Faddis, and Paquito D’Rivera and scores films for major producers and directors Sidney Lumet, Alan Pakula, Jerry Schatzberg, Harry Belafonte, and Edgardo Cozarinsky.  Credits include “La Pelicula del Rey,” “Q&A,” “Misunderstood,” “Beat Street,” “The Mambo Kings,” “See You in the Morning,” “Dans le rouge du couchant,” “Ronda Nocturna,” and “Tango Fatal.”

Upcoming recordings include the release of “Film Noir” on Sunnyside Records and The Carlos Franzetti – Eddie Gomez Duo on Acqua Records.  2007 recordings include “The Carlos Franzetti Trio Live In Buenos Aires” on Amapola Records, “Graffiti” on Sonorama Records, and “The Graham Ashton Brass Ensemble” on Signum Records.  2006 recordings include “Songs for Lovers” on Chesky Records.  2005 recordings by Carlos Franzetti are “Corpus Evita, an Opera in Two Acts” on Amapola Records and “Carlos Franzetti and the Jazz Kamerata,” on Chesky Records.  2004 recordings are his double CD, “Reflexiones,” on Amapola Records, “Promises Kept” with Steve Kuhn on ECM Records, and the Grammy Nominee/Latin Grammy Winner “Coral” with David Sanchez on Sony Records. “Carlos Franzetti – You Must Believe in Spring” was released on Amapola Records in May 2003 and EMI Argentina in October 2004. He conducted, arranged, and co-produced the 1997 Grammy Award Winner, “Portraits of Cuba” for Chesky Records.  Music Director of Orquesta Nova, his 2 CDs for Chesky Records received international critical acclaim. Several works are included on “Images Before Dawn – Symphonic Music of Carlos Franzetti,” for Premier Recordings.  World premieres and recordings of his compositions include “Gauchito and the Pony,” an opera for children, “Concierto del Plata” for guitar and chamber orchestra, released by Klavier Records, “Millenium Concerto for Flute and Orchestra,” commissioned by the Municipal Government of Buenos Aires, Argentina and premiered in September 1999, and “Piano Concerto No. 2,” commissioned by the Orquesta Filarmonica de Buenos Aires as part of their 50th Anniversary season and premiered in September, 1996 at the Teatro Colon.  This concerto is included on a CD with “Sinfonia No. 1,” released by Amapola Records.  Sinfonia No. 1” was performed by the Bratislava Radio Orchestra in November 2000, the Orquesta Filarmonica de Buenos Aires at the Teatro Colon in July 2003, and the National Symphony of Mexico in February 2005.  Other projects include the 1999 Grammy Award Nominee, “Remembrances,” for Chesky Records, the 1999 Grammy Award Nominee, “Obsesion,” for Sony Records, produced by Branford Marsalis, “Tango” with the Stockholm Jazz Orchestra, released on DMP Records, and the 2002 Latin Grammy Nominee “Tango Bar” on Chesky Records.

A citizen of the United States for many years, Carlos Franzetti was born in Buenos Aires, Argentina in 1948. He began his musical studies at age 6 at the National Conservatory in Buenos Aires.  He later studied piano privately with Guillermo Iscla and Lucia Maranca and composition with Manuel Juarez.  During the years 1971 – 1973 he studied composition with Humberto Hernandez Medrano in Mexico.  After coming to the United States in 1974, he studied conducting with Vincent LaSelva at the Juilliard School.

Biographies of Carlos Franzetti are listed in Latin American Classical Composers Second Edition by Michel Ficher and Furman Schleifer, published by Scarecrow Press, Maryland 2002, The New Grove Dictionary of Jazz, published by MacMillan Press Ltd., London 1988, Diccionario de Compositores, published by La Nacion/Corregidor, Buenos Aires 1998, and Chronology of Western Classical Music Volume 2 by Charles J. Hall, published by Rutledge Great Britain Taylor & Francis Books, Inc.

 

 

 

Mar
10
Sun
2019
7:30 p.m. Billy Carrión Jr Birthday Celebration
Mar 10 @ 7:30 pm – 11:00 pm
7:30 p.m. Billy Carrión Jr Birthday Celebration

2 sets: 7:30 p.m. & 9:00 p.m.$10 pp music charge $7 pp minimum