Calendar

Aug
22
Wed
2018
John Ehlis Quartet
Aug 22 @ 7:30 pm – 10:00 pm
John Ehlis Quartet @ Trumpets Jazz Club and Restaurant | Montclair | New Jersey | United States

2 sets:  7:30 p.m. and 9 p.m.
$10 pp prepaid tickets  $12 pp music charge  $7 pp minimum (food/drink)

John Ehlis Quartet

Erik Lawrence – saxophones
John Ehlis – guitar
Marc Harris – bass
Benny Koonyevsky – drums

Drawn to traditional and folk music from around the world, Ehlis blends the sounds of many cultures into his own style, one that is as rich, as it is varied.  His music reflects the idea of working together as a group to create something.  And it is something beyond talent and artistry, even though that in itself is impressive, but there is more to it, another element, rich with discovery and originality.

 

Aug
23
Thu
2018
Brazilian Night and Classic Bossa Nova with the Bossa Nova Sextet
Aug 23 @ 6:30 pm – 9:30 pm

6:30 p.m. – 9:30 p.m.
$7 pp online music charge   $10 pp at door  $7 pp minimum (food/drink)

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

Hang out at Trumpets’  Brazilian Night with caiparinhas and music! Regular a la carte menu and specials also available for food/drink orders.

rio-corcovado-e-pao-de-acucar

 

 

Aug
24
Fri
2018
Enrico Granafei and Friends
Aug 24 @ 8:00 pm – 11:00 pm
Enrico Granafei and Friends

Two Sets: 8pm and 10pm
$15 pp Music Charge Online
$18 pp Music Charge at Door
$12 pp Food/Drink Mininum

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 continues 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.”

Aug
25
Sat
2018
Houston Person Quartet
Aug 25 @ 8:00 pm – 11:00 pm
Houston Person Quartet @ Trumpets Jazz Club and Restaurant | Montclair | New Jersey | United States
sets:  8:00 p.m. and 10 p.m.
$25 pp music charge  $12 pp minimum (food/drink)
 
Buy your tickets online today  to guarantee a seat!
 
 One of the most renowned saxophonists on the scene! Real jazz fans love his lyrical, soulful playing

In the 1990s, Houston Person kept the soulful thick-toned tenor tradition of Gene Ammons alive, particularly in his work with organists. After learning piano as a youth, Person switched to tenor. While stationed in Germany with the Army, he played in groups that also included Eddie Harris, Lanny Morgan, Leo Wright, and Cedar Walton. Person picked up valuable experience as a member of Johnny Hammond‘s group (1963-1966) and became a bandleader in the following years, often working with the late singer Etta Jones. A duo recording with Ran Blake was a nice change of pace, but most of Houston Person‘s playing has been done in blues-oriented organ groups. He recorded a consistently excellent series of albums for Muse, eventually switching to HighNote Records for 2006’s You Taught My Heart to Sing, 2007’s Thinking of You, and 2008’s Just Between Friends, which featured bassist Ron Carter. Released in 2012, Naturally, recorded at the famed Van Gelder Recording Studio, teamed Person with Cedar Walton on piano, Ray Drummond on bass, and Lewis Nash on drums. He quickly returned with the similarly inclined 2013 effort Nice ‘n’ Easy, followed a year later by The Melody Lingers On. In 2015, Person delivered the rootsy and soulful Something Personal
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Aug
26
Sun
2018
Jan Loe and Friends
Aug 26 @ 6:30 pm – 9:00 pm
Jan Loe and Friends @ Trumpets Jazz Club and Restaurant | Montclair | New Jersey | United States

2 sets:  6:30 p.m. and 8:00 p.m.
$7 pp music charge per set    $7 pp minimum  (food/drink)

Our dear friend, artist/singer/ musician Jazzy Jan Loe, has planned an afternoon of exceptional music for you! 

Tickets available on Trumpets’ web site.

Featuring:

Jazzy Jan Loe-guitar/voice

more info will be provided later this week!

 

Sep
6
Thu
2018
Brazilian Night and Classic Bossa Nova with the Bossa Nova Sextet
Sep 6 @ 6:30 pm – 9:30 pm

6:30 p.m. – 9:30 p.m.
$7 pp online music charge   $10 pp at door  $7 pp minimum (food/drink)

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

Hang out at Trumpets’  Brazilian Night with caiparinhas and music! Regular a la carte menu and specials also available for food/drink orders.

rio-corcovado-e-pao-de-acucar

 

 

Sep
15
Sat
2018
The Don Braden Quartet presents ” Earth, Wind and Wonder”
Sep 15 @ 8:00 pm – 11:00 pm
The Don Braden Quartet presents " Earth, Wind and Wonder" @ Trumpets Jazz Club | Montclair | New Jersey | United States

2 sets:  8:00 p.m. and 10:00 p.m.
$20 pp music charge tickets prepaid online   $25 pp at door   $12 pp minimum (food/drink)
Buy your tickets today and save by selecting “get tickets” from top bar!

I love this show! I encourage lovers of Jazz and of Earth, Wind and Fire… and, of course, the phenomenal Don Braden to get your tickets today!  Kristine Massari, co-owner of Trumpets

Don Braden – tenor saxophone, flute and alto flute
Brandon McCune- piano
Joris Teepe – bass
Jeremy Warren – drums
The Don Braden Quartet will present music from Don’s upcoming CD, “Earth Wind and Wonder”, featuring unique, grooving jazz arrangements of songs by R&B titans “Earth Wind and Fire” and “Stevie Wonder”.  Don Braden has played with such jazz luminaries as vocalist Betty Carter, trumpeters Freddie Hubbard and Wynton Marsalis, and drummers Roy Haynes and Tony Williams. Braden is also a world renowned educator, having spent more than two decades running programs and instructing at institutions such as NJPAC, William Paterson University, Montclair State University and Harvard University (his alma mater). “Earth Wind and Wonder”, Don’s 21st leader album, will be officially released on Febraury 2, 2018. Come out and enjoy the swing!
For more info, see www.DonBraden.com.
Sep
22
Sat
2018
Royal Scam-Steely Dan Tribute Band
Sep 22 @ 8:00 pm – 11:30 pm

1 seating only with intermission 8 p.m.-11:30 p.m.  

Buy your tickets online now.   Don’t wait! Get your tickets today!

$30 pp online advance sales for entire evening
 price is for both shows; we do not sell tickets to shows separately

The Royal Scam’s has been selling out their shows! Don’t wait! Get your tickets today. Seating is in order of purchase.

Online ticket sales suspended today. If there are any seats available, this will be noted here by this evening.  (Oct. 9th)

$35 pp at door, if there is room (not guaranteed) .  Get your tickets online and save $5 pp!

$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.

John Fotos- lead vocals
Gino Amato-keyboards
Nick Buccino-guitar
Tom Boettger-drums
Wendi Gordy – vocals
Carla Culkin – vocals
Joe Montini – sax

The Royal Scam is the world’s premier Steely Dan tribute band. Playing more than 40 of Steely Dan’s masterpieces, the band has helped to keep the compositions of Donald Fagen and Walter Becker, the spirit of jazz, rock, blues and the enthusiasm of fine musicianship alive in small clubs and major concert venues in the NY metropolitan area. The Royal Scam was started 21 years ago by founders Michael Caputo and Gino Amato, whose love for the music of Steely Dan has fueled the project and gained the respect and loyalty of many fans.

 

The Royal Scam has headlined and performed to sell out crowds at The Berks Jazz Festival for over 10 years, being on the same bill as artists like Dave Brubeck, George Benson, The Yellowjackets, Roberta Flack and many others. They have also performed at The Scranton Jazz Festival, Musikfest, The Bitter End, The Shell at Trump Marina, The China Club and Club Bene to name a few. The Royal Scam takes pride in performing the music of Steely Dan as close to the original recordings as possible. The band is delighted to be back at Trumpets. Please visit our website, royalscam.com, for more info, videos, pictures, sounds and other interesting projects involving The Royal Scam.

Sep
27
Thu
2018
Brazilian Night and Classic Bossa Nova with the Bossa Nova Sextet
Sep 27 @ 6:30 pm – 9:30 pm

6:30 p.m. – 9:30 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

Hang out at Trumpets’  Brazilian Night with caiparinhas and music! Regular a la carte menu and specials also available for food/drink orders.

rio-corcovado-e-pao-de-acucar

 

 

Sep
29
Sat
2018
Pucci Amanda Jhones Quartet
Sep 29 @ 8:00 pm – 11:00 pm
Pucci Amanda Jhones Quartet @ Trumpets Jazz Club and Restaurant | Montclair | New Jersey | United States
$20 prepaid online tickets   $22 pp tickets at door 
$12 pp  minimum (food/drink)
Pucci Amanda Jhones
Joseph Tranchina, piano
Paul Beaudry, bass
Bobby Sanabria, drums
Pucci Amanda Jhones is magical! She captures your attention in the style of which she tells a story through song. 
PAJ is a graduate from the New School, with a Bachelors of Fine Arts Degree in Classical and Contemporary Music.
In past years she has had the pleasure of sharing the bandstand with such greats as Dizzy, Kenny Barron, Freddie Hubbard, Jacky Terrasson, Cindy Blackman Santana and Reggie Workman.
As a well-respected vocalist, PAJ has performed internationally for many years in several major venues throughout the world.
The Renaissance Jazz club in Kuala Lumpur, the Half Note Jazz Club in Athens Greece, the Q. Jazz club in Istanbul and the Park Hyatt Jazz club in Tokyo Japan.
 In 2011 PAJ performed in Russian on a nonstop 20 cities sold-out tour where she received overwhelming reviews as the featured vocalist with the Daniel Kramer Trio. From 2011-2015 She had the pleasure of performing as the featured singer with Randy Cannon Trio  at the Jazz  Sheraton Grande Jazz Living Room in Bangkok.
You may have had the pleasure of seeing one of her performances at Feinstein’s, Blue Note, Kitano Hotel, or uptown at the Lenox Lounge in Harlem. Last summer Pucci and her quartet were part of the Central Park summer stage concert series.
Listen closely to her highly original voice as she takes liberties with tempo and lines, while maintaining the integrity of the composition. The eyes and ears together can relish one of Manhattan’s great Jazz vocalists while seeing her