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

08/10/2014: 3 p.m. Rhonda Denet Quartet

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 Funk Band 08/22/2014: Mike Longo Funk Band “Funk Meets Jazz”

Funk meets Jazz by the Mike Longo Funk Band

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

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!

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08/30/2014: A Tribute to Phyllis Hyman

2 sets: 8 p.m. & 10 p.m.
$20 pp music charge pre-sales

$25 at door $12 pp minimum

 

The performance will feature  two full sets of her top hits. 

Yergy Music & Productions Presents A Hyman Family Tribute in Memory of

PHYLLIS HYMAN                     

William Y. Farley, Jr.- Musical Director/ Keyboards Jonnel Thompson-Bass Roger Bryson, Saxophone Dwayne Johnson, Drums

Performers:   Vanessa Farley, Jessica Hyman, Tanise Hyman, Anissa Hyman-Parks,   Ria Sade Watkins and background vocalist, TytianaWilson.                                

 

 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.