ollisoikkeli_promo02 08/01/2014: Rhythm Future Quartet featuring Finnish guitar sensation Olli Soikkeli

2 sets: 8 p.m. and 10 p.m.
$15 music charge $12 pp minimum

You may have heard Olli’s debut at Trumpets when he was 19 years old. He is a phenomenal guitarist. Olli has moved to the U.S. and is returning to Trumpets with
his amazing group. Don’t miss this event!

”Collective jaws dropped at the sheer virtuosity of The Rhythm Future Quartet! The group’s stellar musicianship, good humor and reverence for this important musical tradition made for an unforgettable evening. We can’t wait to have them back!”  Dana Packard, The Saco River Theatre

When four young jazz virtuosos decided to join forces, the Rhythm Future Quartet was born. Named after a Django Reinhardt tune, the Rhythm Future Quartet performs dynamic and fiery arrangements of Gypsy jazz standards and original compositions.

The quartet features Jason Anick on violin, Olli Soikkeli and John Eun on guitars, and Greg Loughman on bass. Over the years they have individually been performing alongside notable musicians like John Jorgenson, Frank Vignola, Tommy Emmanuel, Bucky Pizzarelli, Andreas Öberg and Howard Alden and have finally joined forces to form this special group.

Jason Anick and Olli Soikkeli, the front-men and lead soloists of the group, have been receiving critical acclaim this past year and are considered ‘rising stars’ in the world of Jazz and Gypsy Jazz. The prestigious Wall Street Journal proclaimed, “Olli Soikkeli, is a riveting Finnish guitarist who combines astonishing dexterity and speed with pure soul in a way that places him among the worthiest current day successors to the legacy of the great Django.” Jason Anick, who is also an award winning composer, received critical praise from the world-renowned Boston Globe which stated, “Jason’s compositional voice is as distinctive as his virtuoso playing.”

Marlene Verplanck 08/02/2014: Marlene VerPlanck Quartet

2 sets:  8 p.m. & 10 p.m.
$15 pp music charge $12 pp minimum

$15 pp music charge for advanced tickets available through this site guarantees priority seating.
(go above to event calendar & select get tickets from drop down menu).

Barry Levitt, piano
Boots Maleson, bass
Ron Vincent, drums
Marlene will be sing the best of the American Songbook, highlighting songs from her latest cd among other.  Sound bites can be found on, www.marleneverplanck.com.

Marlene will perform songs from her new CD, “Ballads…mostly”

About “Ballads…mostly”

this album achieves the very peak of perfection.” – Gerry Stonestreet, In Tune International, July 2013

Ver Planck has made a real deal, gimmickfree, tell-it-like-it-is CD. Indeed, she has it, gets it and does it.” –George Fendel, Jazz Scene of Oregon, July 2013

“she remains an indomitable, if underappreciated, champ. –Christopher Loudon, Jazz Times, August 20

“…She may be the most accomplished interpreter of popular material performing today…”                      The New York Times

Throughout her career, Marlene VerPlanck has stuck to her guns, paying loving care to the great standards and new songs from our finest composers, while ignoring mediocre Read more about this artist

Carrie Jackson 08/06/2014: 4 p.m.-7 p.m. Carrie Jackson hosts Trumpets’ Jazz Jam

Join us on First Sundays with the hostess with the mostess,
Ms.  Carrie Jackson

4 p.m.-7 p.m.
$7 pp $7pp minimum

Carrie Jackson-vocals/ hostess
Radam Schwartz-organ
Gordon Lane-drums

Vocalists are invited to join the band in presenting their favorite tunesl. Musicians, bring your instrument! This is the first of a series that we hope to continue to present at Trumpets!  Showcase your talent!

john distefano 08/06/2014: Trumpets’ Jam Session

7:30 p.m.-11:00 p.m.
$10 pp music charge   $7 pp minimum

John DiStefano-piano
Takashi Otsuka-bass
Gordon Lane-drums

Singers, prepare a few tunes to sing; musicians bring your instrument and play with our stellar trio; music lovers, sit back and enjoy listening to the music!

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JackieAllen 08/07/2014: Jackie Allen Quintet

2 sets:  7:30 p.m. & 9:00 p.m.
$15 pp music charge  $7 pp minimum

Jackie Allen-vocals
Lawrence Hobgood-piano (former Music Director for Kurk Elling)

Hans Sturm- bass
Dane Richeson-percussion

  • Top 10 Jazz Vocal CD – Amazon
  • The voice is as spellbinding as ever.                Christopher Loudon, Jazz Times
  • My Favorite Color is stunning! 5 stars.             Brent Black, Bop-N-Jazz
  • She is a remarkable storyteller, with a soulful delivery, and an eclectic approach to the music. Highly recommended.                               Thomas Cunniffe, Jazz History Online

Jackie Allen is an American jazz vocalist, composer, and educator. She has released nine records as a leader for labels including Blue Note Records, Naxos Records, A440 Music Group, and Avant Bass. Influenced by jazz, folk, and pop singers, Allen is perhaps best known for interpretations classic jazz ballads (“bringing out the beauty of the lyrics” -Scott Yannow, All Music Guide) and transformation of contemporary tunes (“her gift with more pop-oriented material is utterly distinctive and even innovative, since there isn’t another singer out there who phrases like her” -Thom Jurek, All Music Guide).

 Reviews for My Favorite Color

  • Top 10 Playlist – USA Today
  • Top 10 Jazz Vocal CD – Amazon
  • The voice is as spellbinding as ever.                Christopher Loudon, Jazz Times
  • My Favorite Color is stunning! 5 stars.             Brent Black, Bop-N-Jazz
  • She is a remarkable storyteller, with a soulful delivery, and an eclectic approach to the music. Highly recommended.                               Thomas Cunniffe, Jazz History Online
  • This is a good-to-be-alive set that shimmers, bubbles, and spreads the good vibes from a bottomless well.                                                  Chris Spector, Midwest Record
  • There are so many jazz singers out there, it’s always good to pay attention to the few who always do things just a wee bit differently. 3/4 stars.  Jeff Simon, Buffalo News
  • Her elastic phrasing and warm texture compares to Tony Bennett at his best, a mature artistic interpreter.                                              Kevin Lynch, No Depression

Jerry Topinka 08/08/2014: Jerry Topinka Quartet

2 sets:  8 p.m. & 10 p.m.
$15 pp music charge  $12 pp minimum

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)

“A truly wonderful, lively album of very cool jazz” (Peter Merrett, PBS 106.7-FM, Melbourne, Australia) Read more about this artist