Jerry Topinka’s CD of original compositions called Summer Nights demonstrates his melodic and intricate playing style. The CD’s stellar array of musicians and the songs’ masterful arrangements have garnered rave reviews from around the world.
“Superbly crafted and brilliant work…there is no substitute for class.” (John Reid, 102.8 FM, Keith, Banffshire, Scotland)
Mike Lee has been a part of the greater New York Jazz Scene for almost 30 years. Since his early associations with Dave Douglas and Joe Lovano in the 80s, through his stint with the Woody Herman Orchestra and regular gigs with The Village Vanguard Read more about this artist →
3 p.m.-5:30 p.m.
$10 pp music charge $7 pp minimum
Dave McDowell, sax Michael Bardash, piano Derek Scott Buchanan, bass Chuck Batton, drums
Rhonda Denét has been hailed as a virtuoso that lends her flair to every song she sings. The formally trained and soulfully gifted songbird completely covers the gamut with a repertoire ranging from the American Songbook to Top 40 radio in addition to her inspirational original compositions. Based in Jersey City, the jazz/soul vocalist, songwriter and bandleader makes a full-time living doing what she LOVES. Read more about this artist →
Mike Longo-piano Bob Magnuson-saxophones Waldron Ricks-trumpet Clarence Banks-trombone Christian Fabian-bass Ray Marchika-drums
Former Oscar Peterson protege and long time pianist and musical director for Dizzy Gillespie, Mike Longo, performs with his stellar sextet! The band plays a fusion between Funk and Jazz, including Mike’s Hits from the 70s!
In celebration of Women’s History Month the Hyman family paid homage to the late diva, Phyllis Hyman. Since many of our loyal fans were unable to attend this sold-out show, Trumpets decided to schedule another show for you.
Phyllis Hyman was a beautiful, statuesque singer, songwriter, actress and model during her career that lasted from 1971- 1995. Her genres included R&B, Soul, Jazz and quiet storm. She performed on Broadway in Duke Ellington’s Sophisticated Ladies receiving a Tony Award nomination for Best Supporting Actress in a Musical and winning a Theatre World Award for Best Newcomer.
Yergy Music & Productions is founded by William Y. Farley, Jr., a renowned musician from Neptune, NJ. His projects include contemporary gospel CD’s “SHINE” and “IT’S CHRISTMAS TIME.” He is currently producing his third CD project, “SHARING HIS LOVE” to be released later this year. Mr. Farley is related to Phyllis Hyman by marriage. His wife, Vanessa, is Phyllis’ cousin.
Vanessa had the privilege to perform with former members of Ms. Hyman’s band: Terry Burrus, Conductor of the New York Times Symphony, Keyboards; Kyle Hicks, Drums & Ron Richardson, Bass. Vanessa has been singing her music since Phyllis’ demise in 1995 as a way to process and cope with her death. Phyllis Hyman decided to take her own life on June 30, 1995. Family, friends and all those who loved her are still mourning the loss.
As we remember women who have contributed to our history, we would be remiss if we did not recognize and pay tribute to a voice given to us that has been quieted too soon.
The performance consists of two full sets of her top hits: Betcha By Golly Wow, Somewhere in my Life Time, You Know How to Love Me & Meet Me on the Moon to name a few. Many who loved her will share in the evening as we remember her legacy.