International Jazz Night with Enrico Granafei, Flip Peters and guests

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May 10, 2018 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Trumpets Jazz Club and Restaurant
6 Depot Square
Montclair, NJ 07042
NO music charge $7 pp minimum (food/drink)

7 p.m.-10 p.m.
No music charge  $10 pp minimum (food/drink)

American, Brazilian, French, Italian and Spanish Jazz

Enrico Granafei-guitar, harmonica, vocals  (English, Italian/Spanish/Portugese/French…)
Flip Peters-guitar, vocals  (English/French…)
Guest Vocalist, Kristine Massari- vocals (English/Italian/Spanish)

 Many of you may know that Enrico and Kristine, Trumpets’ owners,  are polyglots who LOVE international culture-art, crafts, music and cuisine, and we are sure that many of Trumpets’ loyal fans come from many different countries. That is what we love about Trumpets! Music is universal and creates bonds amongst people of all backgrounds. On any given evening there are usually a minimum of 5 languages spoken in the room, either by musicians who perform or members of our audience. So, we have decided to create an International Jazz Night to celebrate our diversity and to share music from around the world. Many international songs have become part of the jazz repertoire-so many Brazilian tand French unes, a few Italian, Spanish.  This is our way of bringing harmony (literally and spiritually) to all of you!

flip petersEnrico and KristineYashmin & Enrico

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.”

Flip Peters has been performing as a guitarist and singer since the early 1970s. As a member of the New York club date scene, Flip has been a house musician at The Rainbow Room at Rockefeller Center, The World Trade Center, The Plaza Hotel, The Waldorf Astoria and many other top venues in the New York area. He has performed with many of the top freelance Jazz and Classical musicians in the New York Metro area.

He has entertained guests at events hosted by AT&T, Coca-Cola and other corporate clients as well as performing at events hosted and attended by such celebrities as Frank Sinatra, Sammy Davis Jr., M. Night Shyamalan, Michael Bolton, Garth Brooks, Estee Lauter, Phil Donahue, Dr. Ruth, Yogi Berra and many others.

He has performed all over the country with bands led by Peter Duchin, Skitch Henderson and others. He has backed up acts including Soupy Sales, Florence Henderson and Allen & Rossi. He has played in bands opening for The Mamas and the Papas, Crosby, Stills and Nash, Wilson Pickett among others. He has played at numerous jazz clubs in the area including Trumpets and Shanghai Jazz. He performs regularly with Rio Clemente, Richard Stillman‘s Spirit of Vaudeville, Sweet Harmony Music, The Beacon Hill Jazz Band, Larry Maltz, David Aaron Big Band and many other performers. His CD Acoustic with Larry Maltz is available on Amazon.

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.

Kristine Massari 
Having been raised in a musical family, Kristine has been performing music since a child. She has performed in several venues throughout the Metropolitan Area, including at Trumpets Jazz Club in New Jersey, which she owns with her husband, Enrico Granafei, and at festivals in Estonia, Italy, Hungary, Finland and France. She often performs with guitarist and harmonica virtuoso Enrico Granafei and with renowned jazz violinist Vitali Imereli.  She sings in English, Italian and Spanish.

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