Yulia Geniush & Nadia Geniush with Boris Kurganov
May 24 @ 8:00 pm – 11:00 pm
Yulia Geniush & Nadia Geniush with Boris Kurganov

8 p.m.-11 p.m.
$20 music charge prepaid online  $25 at door $12 minimum (food/drink)

Yulia Geniush-vocals
Nadia Geniush-vocals
Boris Kurganov-sax
Dave  Brahm-piano
Alexandra Mogilevich-drums

Houston Person Quartet
May 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
Houston Person-sax
Lafeyette Harris-piano
Matthew Parrish-bass
Vince Ector-drums

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
Scott Yanow
Jane Stuart Quartet
May 30 @ 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm
Jane Stuart Quartet

2 sets:  7:30 p.m. & 9:00 p.m.

$10 pp music charge  $7 pp minimum (food/drink)

Jane Stuart-vocals
Gary Haberman-piano
Rick De Covessey-drums
John Arbo-bass
and Surprise Guests!

Jane Stuart has been on The New York scene as an exciting, soulful singer as well as an actor for quite a while.

Starting out as a ‘show biz’ kid,you’ve probably heard her voice many times singing commercials for Bain de Soleil, Chevrolet’s “Heartbeat of America”, Freedent Gum, Hawaiian Punch, Nissan, Rightguard, and many other National TV and radio jingles singing with Valerie Simpson, Patti Austin and Shawn Colvin. You’ve also heard her singing background on a number of artists’ albums, such as Barry Manilow.

Her theatre experience most notably was Off Bway “Curley McDimple”, “Long Time Comin’ A Long Time Gone” with Richard Gere, Vicky Sue Robinson and Jessica Harper and Joe Papp’s NY Shakespeare Festival Jazz Mobile Theatre with Woody Shaw, Harold Vic and Freddie Waites

Jane has worked with and continues to work with some of the best of the best including Charlie Smalls (composer of “TheWiz”), Kenny Rankin, Lou Gossett Jr., DannyAiello, Freddie Prinze, The Thad Jones//Mel Lewis Quintetwith Roland Hanna, Jon Faddis, George Mraz, Thad Jones and Mel Lewis. Dave Stryker, Bob DeVos, Vic Juris, Andrew Gould, Matt Hong, Scott Neumann, Steve Count, Cecilia Coleman, Matt Chertkoff, Dave Rickenberg, John Eckert, Walt Weiskopf, Bill Warfield, Gerry Niewood, Dick Oatts, Gary Dial, John Mosca, Glen Drews, Tom “Bones” Malone, Jon Mayer, Willy Dalton, Ed Palermo, Gary Keller, Jimmy Vivino, Scott Healy, Darmon Meader, Jerry Vivino, Andy Fusco, Carl Latham, Ed Alstrom, Peter Yellin, Gradie Stone, Jimmy Young, Bill Tesar, Gary Haberman, Patti Dunham, Chris Palmera,  Frank Pagano, Dennis Espantman and Charlie Descarfino.

Currently Jane is the featured vocalist with Bill Warfield’s Hell’s Kitchen Funk Orchestra.

CD’s include:“Beginning To See The Light”, awarded the prestigious
Blue Chip Award by Dr. Herb Wong, “Best Jazz Vocals” for the International Association of Jazz Educators.

“Beginning To See The Light” produced and arranged by Jane Stuart and Rave Tesar. Musicians: Rave Tesar, Rick De Kovessey, Lenny Argese, Vinnie Cutro, Frank Elmo, Conrad Zulauf, Dan Nigro, Frankie Valdes, Sue Williams and Kermit Driscoll. Graphic design and photography by Janis Wilkins.

Follow up acclaimed CD “Don’t Look Back” produced and arranged by Jane Stuart and Rave Tesar
Musicians: Rave Tesar, Rick De Kovessey, Emedin Rivera, Dave Stryker, Dick Oatts, Frank Elmo, Sue Williams and Kermit Driscoll, Graphic design and photography by Janis Wilkins.

“Jane Stuart is as complete a jazz singer as they come. With the timing of a tap dancer, the emotive responsiveness of a stage performer, a voice for the ages, and the experience to put it all together into one unified whole.” All About Jazz-Dan Bilawsky

“Her singing and music are simply FRESH!
She gives true meaning to lyrics and full attention to a jazz attitude.
She stretches from whispers to wails… Jane Stuart is way above the crowd.”
Dr. Herb Wong acclaimed jazz journalist

“Who can resist the spell she weaves. All in all we are in the presence of an artist who understands it all because she gives us the feeling that she has been through it all, and that is something every real jazz singer strives to relate. It is all here.”
Grady Harp for Amazon.com





Garry Dial Trio
May 31 @ 8:00 pm – 11:00 pm
Garry Dial Trio @ Trumpets Jazz Club | Montclair | New Jersey | United States

2 sets:  8 p.m. and 10 p.m.
$20 pp music charge (prepaid online tickets)  $22 pp at door  $12 pp minimum (food/drink)

Garry Dial-piano
Peter Brendler -bass
Tim Horner-drums

Montclair’s own Garry Dial will perform at Trumpets with an all-star trio. One of our favorite pianists, this gifted artist will captivate you with his lyrical playing that comes straight from the soul.

Garry Dial has firmly established himself as one of the most prodigious and respected talents in jazz today, always broadening his artistic horizons as a pianist, composer, producer and teacher. Throughout his remarkable career, he has performed with such jazz legends as Red Rodney, Dick Oatts, Dizzy Gillespie, Gerry Mulligan, Roy Haynes, Mel Lewis, Nat Adderly, Joe Lovano, and Jerry Bergonzi. As a faculty member at the Manhattan School of Music in New York City, Dial has passed on his vast musical knowledge to many of today and tomorrow’s rising musical stars.

Read about his personal journey from Montclair to a major international performer here:

Garry Dial was born in Montclair New Jersey where at the age of 10 he began piano lessons with Elston Husk, a jazz pianist who ran the local music studio. Garry’s mother also played piano and helped him with his practicing during that first year of study. His 7th grade teacher gave him his first jazz record “The Oscar Peterson Trio” which instilled in him the love of jazz. For a few years he played the standards and some light classical pieces. Garry entered high school at St. Benedict’s Prep in Newark, New Jersey where his musical life would change forever. The priests at St Benedict’s were very supportive of Garry’s love of jazz. In church at St Benedict’s Garry met The “Queen Of Jazz “Mary Lou Williams”. She offered him lessons for free and took him under her wing. For the next few years Garry went into NY City, up to 145th St. in Harlem, to study with Mary Lou. It was there he learned of Miles, Monk, Bud Powell and Cecil Taylor with whom Mary was doing a duo concert at Carnegie Hall. Through a connection of Garry’s mother’s, Mary Lou was asked to perform her mass, “Mary Lou’s Mass” at St. Patrick’s Cathedral in NY City. This was the first time that a Catholic jazz mass would be performed in a major cathedral.

As a junior in high school Garry took the Summer Jazz Workshop at Berklee College Of Music. This is where he realized that music and jazz would be his calling. After high school graduation he returned to Berklee where he met his teacher of 37 years, the late Charlie Banacos. After one year at Berklee fellow musician Kenny Werner recommended Garry for a gig in Bermuda as the pianist at The Princess Hotel. He lived on the island with his lady for three years while playing 6 nights a week for various shows and singers.

In 1976 Garry returned to NY and started gigging around the city. He played with Charli Persip’s big band. There he was discovered by bebop trumpet legend Red Rodney who asked him to form a band. During this time Garry played with various small groups and singers. Through the club Jilly’s, Frank Sinatra heard of Garry and asked him to play at his apartment at the Waldorf Astoria. Although he never performed with Mr Sinatra in concert, Garry was asked on numerous occasions to play for Frank at his private parties.

During these years Garry joined The Gerry Mulligan Big Band, The Mel Lewis Quartet and the Joe Morello Quintet performing at the Blue Note In NY City.

Initially, Dial’s talent as a pianist earned him a coveted and unique place in jazz history. Ruth Ellington, sister of the great Duke Ellington, enlisted him to perform and record for the Ellington family’s personal library the entire Duke Ellington catalog. Many of these compositions would have been lost as they were unperformed and unrecorded.

In the late 1970’s Dial spent 10 years with the Red Rodney-Ira Sullivan Quintet, winning widespread acclaim as the primary composer and arranger for these legendary talents. The album “Red Rodney, Live at the Village Vanguard” was nominated for a Grammy for Best Jazz group in 1980. “Ira Does It All” (1981), featuring Ira Sullivan, was nominated for a Grammy for Best Instrumentalist. “Sprint” was chosen as one of the 10 best productions for 1983 by the News & Observer, North Carolina. Rounding out these 10 years Dial’s artistic visions are found on all of the releases of the Quintet.

In 1987 Garry Dial’s debut release “Never Is Now” (Continuum Records), performed in a trio format, featuring Joey Baron and Jay Anderson “…showcases his exceptional compositional chops on 12 originals. Dial displays an effortless supreme melodicism on tunes both coherent and open-ended enough to allow for significant participation from his associates.” (New Music Report)

In a 1989 trip “Downunder”, Dial combined his talents as producer, composer and pianist with James Morrison and artist Ken Done. “Post Cards from Down Under” (Warner Bros. Records) won national praise for the pictorial and musical portrayal of many places in Australia.

Upon his return, Dial’s partnership with saxophonist Dick Oatts offered “Dial & Oatts”, co-produced by Tom Jung and recorded on DMP. Together with the talents of Jay Anderson (bass) and Joey Baron (drums) this project eloquently combined original compositions and arrangements with a 30 piece string orchestra.

The following year the Dial/Oatts combination released “Brassworks” on DMP. Incorporating the original compositions and arrangements of Dial & Oatts and the orchestration and conducting expertise of Rich DeRosa, “Brassworks” unites the Jazz Quartet and the brass choir. This recording won “Disc of the Month” in March of 1991 (CD Review) and was picked by Wayne Thomas of the Orgonian as one of the 10 best recordings of 1990.

In 1992 Dial and Oatts teamed up again to record “Dial & Oatts Verses Cole Porter”. Together with Jay Anderson and Jeff Hirschfield they deliver an interesting project of Cole Porter’s songs while focusing primarily on the verses. Dial’s drastic reimaging of “At Long Last Love” won the top award for the Most Innovative Arrangement of a Standard in the South Bend Tribune at the Elkhart Indiana Jazz Festival in 1992.

In addition to his work in jazz Dial has also worked with the folk music group The Roches, playing on three of their recordings and appearing with them in a video performance. He also collaborated with Terre Roche on arrangements for her band Terre & Her Moodswings, which performed at New York’s Bottom Line and were the headliners at the Princeton Council of the Arts First Night Celebration in 1997.

In 1990, after fifteen years on the road, Dial joined the faculties of both The New School and Manhattan School of Music, where he teaches piano, theory and improvisation.

In 1992 Dial played on Jerry Bergonzi’s playalong record, “Melodic Structures for Advanced Music”.

In 1995 Dial’s playing and compositions were featured along with saxophonist Chris Potter on “The Brighter Side” by the Joel Spencer and Kelly Sill Quartet, on Alliance Records. Jazz critic Neil Tesser (Playboy Magazine) said “Dial’s experience and compositional abilities make him the artistic gatekeeper in this quartet.”

In 1995 Dial & Oatts presented Brassworks in Finland with the Radio Orchestra of Helsinki. On that trip he also played quartet with Jerry Bergonzi.

In 1997 Dial worked as a consultant with Joey Baron on his CD “Down Home”, featuring Ron Carter, Arthur Blythe and Bill Frisell. Also in 1997, Dial’s compositions were featured in a trio format on the K-Jazz Allstars’ “Straight Ahead”ls with Charles Fambrough on bass and Ralph Peterson on drums.

In the late 1990’s the Dial & Oatts band incorporated virtuoso guitarist Vic Juris in a band called Loose Change which played in New York City at The Blue Note and Visiones. He continued during this period to do some live engagements with saxophonists Dick Oatts, Jerry Bergonzi and Rick Margitza.

Dial went deeper into composition studies in the 1990’s These compositions can be heard on his trio recording “Tea For Three” with drummer Jeff Hirshfield and bassist John Hebert.

Finding a balance between performing and teaching , he wrote the two-year theory and performance curriculum for The New School. In the year 2000 Manhattan School of Music took a new course of direction. With a new chairman, Justin DiCioccio, Dial was appointed head of the improvisation department where his six-year course of study has been implemented in the curriculum.

In New York Dial has a private teaching practice where he has acted as producer for some of his students. An impressive group has studied with him, which includes viberaphonist Stefan Harris and pianist Jacob Sacks, a finalist in the Monk Competition.

Not limiting himself to jazz, Dial has taught people from other musical genres including the Queen of R&B, Mary J. Blige. Billy Joel and supermodel Christie Brinkley’s daughter Alexa studied with Garry as she prepared for her musical debut. Amanda Brecker daughter of Randy Brecker and Brazilian jazz pianist Eliane Elias has studied with Garry for many years.

In 2001, Bette Midler came to study music with Garry. She remains among the growing number of his students. In September of that year he had the honor of co-writing with pianist Bette Sussman a New York Medley for Miss Devine’s tribute to the fallen World Trade Center and Mayor Rudolph Guiliani.

In the fall of 2001 Dial performed with the Gerry Bergonzi Group at The Hopewell in Connecticut.

For four years Dial contributed to the Euro-Meet Jazz Workshop in Italy. In addition to doing master classes at the workshop Dial performed with his trio in Northern Italy and also in Salzburg and Vienna, Austria.

In January 2002 Dial teamed up with Dick Oatts to teach master classes at The Dutch Conservatory in Amsterdam Holland. Part of an exchange program with The Manhattan School Of Music, Dial and Oatts performed at the school and at the local jazz club in Amsterdam.

From 2003 till the present Garry continued teaching and performing. Two new projects began to consume his time. One is a CD and video entitled “US AND THEM”, a collection of arrangements of national anthems in collaboration with folksinger Terre Roche, and featuring musicians from many countries. He performed two of the anthems live with the Roches: the Czech anthem at the Bottom Line in NYC and the Tibetan anthem at Philip Glass’s annual Carnegie Hall benefit concert for Tibet House. This collaboration took on a new life when Bob Justich became executive producer and started to make a movie about the project. For a few years a film team followed Garry and Terre around NY as they interviewed and preformed with various world musicans for the video. After 17 years of work on this project has been released in the Fall of 2008. It is available for purchase on cdbaby.com.

The second project was the construction of a house on a Caribbean island. From his early years living in Bermuda Garry always had a love of the islands and the water. He bought a piece of land on the top of a mountain facing the ocean on the island of St. John and began building a villa. After 4 years Moonswept Villa was completed and he has been spending time there practicing and writing. A dream came true of having a busy NY life while being able to retreat to paradise to compose and reflect.

In January 2008 a series of lessons with Garry was filmed and can be viewed on the internet at Mucony.com.

In May 2008 Garry performed with Dick Oatts the music from their Cole Porter CD At the L.A. Jazz Festival in Los Angeles. In July of 2008 Dial and Oatts again teamed up in Amsterdam for the Summer jazz Workshop.

On Sept 15th 2008 Garry performed with flutist Anne Drummond At Dizzy’s Coca Cola at Lincoln Center. They played a duo piece which Anne wrote for him entitled “Garry’s Place”. Garry And Ms. Drummond have performed in duo and quartet throughout The United States and Europe.

In 2009 Garry performed In NY at the jazz clubs The Knickerbocker and Smalls.

On Dec 8th 2009 Garry’s teacher of 37 years, Charlie Banacos died of cancer. His death was a huge blow to the jazz world. A week before his death Mr Banacos through his family asked Garry to help continue his teachings. Garry is now teaching private jazz lessons online through the Banacos family and on his own. Garry’s lessons are for all instruments and vocalists as well.

Garry performed with vocalist Hilary Kole in 2010 at Birdland in NY. Garry toured with her quartet to Montreal Canada. In the summer the quartet played 11 nights at the Umbria Jazz festival in Perugia Italy. In the fall of 2010 Garry and Ms Kole played in London, Paris and Istanbul.

Movie star Ben Stiller hired Garry in November of that year to teach him to play the piano for the Broadway Show ” House Of Blue Leaves”.

“The Pleasure of his Accompaniment” is the title of an article about Garry featured in the Vocal Ease column of Backstage Magazine on January 5,2011. In March Garry returned with Ms Kole to Istanbul Turkey to perform at the Jazz Center for a two week engagement. In April Garry was the featured artist in residence for a three day jazz festival at The Chesire High School in Chesire Connecticut.

Fall, 2011 found Garry playing at Smalls in New York City with his quartet, including Anne Drummond, Steve LaSpina and Richard Derosa.

Between the years 2010 and 2012, Mark Lamb Dance featured Garry several times in his Second Saturday Sanctuary Salon Series at Seven. For this unusual peformance, with no rehearsal at all, Garry’s piano improvisations provided the inspiration for the Mark Lamb Dancers to create their work on the spot.

In the Spring of 2012 Dial and Oatts performed their Brassworks music with the Manhattan School of Music conducted by Justin Dicioccio .This was a special evening for Garry because “Brassworks” shared the bill with Mary Lou Williams’s “Zodiac Suite”, in the first performance of this work since the original Town Hall concert in 1945. Garry brought Fr. Peter O’Brien, Mary Lou’s manager, to speak about Mary. Garry kicked off the show with a solo blues that Mary taught him when he was only 14 years old.

Back at Smalls in the fall of 2012 Garry performed trio with Jay Anderson on bass and Joe Hunt on drums.

In Jan 2013 Garry performed in duo with singer Luba Dolgopolsky at the St John School of the Arts in St John U.S.V.I.

Most recently adding to the list of his celebrity students, NY Yankee’s legend and Grammy nominated guitarist Bernie Williams began studies with Garry in improvisation in the spring of 2013.

In May of 2013 Garry performed solo piano at a Harlem Piano Jazz party called “Fist full of Keys” at the club Ginny’s. He Played the music of his teacher MaryLou Williams and Duke Ellington in tribute to the Harlem Stride greats.

Also in the same month The Garry Dial Trio featuring Jay Anderson and Richard DeRosa played the music of Bill Evans at Trumpets Jazz Club in Montclair, N.J.

In July of 2013 Garry gave a master class in the art of improvisation at Princeton University as part of the Golansky Institute Summer Symposium.

Garry can be heard on both piano and keyboards on the first CD of “Afro-Jersey”, a trio blending American and West African folk music with original songs sung in both English and Mandingo. “Afro-Jersey” was released in the summer of 2013.

After many years Dial and Oatts are reuniting to present a large scale project in which they’ve written original music to the poetry of Walt Whitman. This will feature a jazz quintet including trumpeter Terell Stafford, along with Temple University’s 32-voice concert choir, and some of the best vocal soloists working in New York City today. The beautiful choral arrangements were written and conducted by Rich DeRosa. This project is scheduled to have its premiere performance at Philadelphia’s Temple Performing Arts Center in October of 2013.

Dial & Oatts, Red Rodney & Ira Sullivan, Dizzy Gillespie, James Moody, Gerry Mulligan, Mel Lewis, Sheila Jordan, Joe Lovano, Jerry Bergonzi, Village Vanguard Jazz Orchestra, Joe Morello, Roy Haynes, Charlie Persip, Nat Adderly, Gunther Schuller, Toots Thielemans

B.A. Manhattan School of Music
M.A. Manhattan School of Music Berklee College of Music Alumnus Manhattan School of Music Faculty since 1990
New School of Social Research Faculty since 1990
Private Studies: Charlie Banacos, Mary Lou Williams & Jacki Byard
To view a complete bio please visit Garry’s website at GarryDial.com
To view the article “The Pleasure of his Accompaniment” in Back Stage magazine go to http://www.backstage.com/bso/content_display/advice/e3ie3497c95d03a28cf3acdbc6e2914f903

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 JAZZ BASH BY JAZZ CATS: Rotary Fundraiser for a new Dog Bathtub for the Montclair Animal Shelter
Jun 2 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
 JAZZ BASH BY JAZZ CATS: Rotary Fundraiser for a new Dog Bathtub for the Montclair Animal Shelter @ Trumpets Jazz Club and Restaurant

1:00 p.m.-4:00 p.m.
$20 pp tickets purchased on our web site.  $12 pp minimum Tickets at door, based on availability
Click on GET TICKETS on top bar to purchase your tickets
today! They will not be mailed to you. We will have your seat reserved on our guest list.

To donate only (not purchase ticket) or to give an additional donation,  please go to GET TICKETS on top bar and look for event labelled “donation page only,” under the event ticket purchase.  Scroll down to 6/2 to purchase tickets and make donations (in quantity of $10-multiple, as if for ticket purchase).

100% of your donation goes to the purchase of a permanent Dog bathing tub: A  high quality stainless steel dog bathing tub, such as that seen at Petco self-bathing rooms. (price $6000.00)

The Montclair Rotary Club & Trumpets Jazz Club and Restaurant are sponsoring JAZZ BASH BY JAZZ CATS for the Montclair Animal Shelter to buy this new dog bath of our best friends!

The animal shelter’s current bath has rusted out and leaks.  Our furry friends not only need basic bathing, especially when they enter the shelter in a desperate condition from long term neglect and filth; but in additon, some dogs need medicated baths for various skin infections and conditions such as skin allergies, flea infestations, and insect bites. Bathing provides relief from symptomatic pain, itchiness, and discomfort as well as reduces the need to use systemic antibiotics.

Several of Trumpets’ musician friends and singers will perform at this benefit.

John DiStefano-piano
Christian Fabian-bass
Enrico Granafei-chromatic harmonica & vocals

Annette Altavilla
Yashmin Charnet-Abler
Kristine Massari
Lula Valdivia
Joanie Waldenmaier Brodhead

Ron Aprea & Angela DeNiro Quintet
Jun 7 @ 8:00 pm – 11:00 pm
Ron Aprea & Angela DeNiro Quintet @ Trumpets Jazz Club | Montclair | New Jersey | United States

2 sets: 8 p.m. & 10 p.m.
$20 pp music charge $12 pp minimum

One of our favorite groups!

Warm, melodic tones of saxophonist Ron Aprea blend beautifully with one of the finest jazz interpreters on the scene, vocalist DeNiro. They are accompanied by a stellar trio.

Angela DeNiro-vocals
Ron Aprea-saxophone

 If you love jazz, this is the real thing!   The big band features some of the hottest players in the metropolitan area with  Angela DeNiro (vocals). Angela is one of Trumpets’ favorite vocalists and we are thrilled to have them back.

If you love singers, you have to hear the lovely voice and  interpretation of Angela DeNiro, one of the outstanding singers of our day!
Kristine Massari, owner of Trumpets

Ron Aprea, composer, arranger, producer, saxophonist, clarinetist,and flutist, has performed with Woody Herman, Les Elgart, Tito Puente, Frank Foster, Buddy Morrow, Billy May, Charlie Persip, Nat Adderley, Lionel Hampton, and Louis Armstrong.

 While with Hamp’s band, some of the highlights were a Ramsey Lewis television special, and a recorded concert at the Smithsonian Institute, where Ron’s solos were taped and put into their Archives. Ron was the featured soloist and arranger for performances with Nat Adderley at the world-famous Apollo Theatre, and he also performed at the Paramount Theatre with King Curtis’ Big Band. Ron has played shows for literally hundreds of stars, including Clint Holmes, Rita Moreno, Robert Merrill, Chita Rivera, Rich Little, and Billy Eckstine.

 In 1974, Ron recorded with John Lennon and Elton John on the album entitled Walls and Bridges. The all-star horn section included Howard Johnson, Frank Vicari, and Steve Madeo. Ron was a featured soloist on the jazz-gospel album Free to Be Free. He also wrote, arranged, and produced his own album, Ronnie April’s Positive Energy Volume 1. Ron had his own TV special on WNYC, and was a featured soloist on Broadway’s Song of Singapore.

Ron’s compositions, arrangements, and productions skills can be heard on Angela DeNiro’s first CD,Just For the Fun Of It, as well as her second  release, Angela DeNiro…Swingin’ With Legends, featuring Lionel Hampton, Frank Foster, and Lew Tabackin.

Ron and Angela brought the house down at the Five Towns College Jazz Concert in 1998 and 1999. Ron was featured with the Kenny Barron Trio at the 1998 Lionel Hampton Jazz Festival,and was part of the All-Star cast, which included Frank Foster, Frank Wess, Bill Watrous, Jon Faddis, Al Grey,Ray Brown, Marion McPartland, Abbey Lincoln, and Diana Krall. In addition to a full performance schedule, Ron spends much time composing and arranging, both for an instrumental big band album, and for vocalist Angela DeNiro.

 During the summer of ’98, Ron performed extensively with both his Big Band and Quintet, and received a standing ovation from thousands at the Planting Fields Arboretum in New York, where he and Angela DeNiro again appeared as guest artists in concert with Lionel Hampton’s Big Band. Ron’s solos, and his impeccable “note-matching” with Angela at finger-breaking tempos during the scatting segments, wowed their audience!

Ron has three 1998 GRAMMY nomination entries: Producer of the Year,(Swingin’ With Legends), and Best Instrumental Arrangement Accompanying a Vocalist for Angela DeNiro’s Avalon & The Song Is You. Ron completed an arranging assignment for vocalist Alex Donner, featuring nine of Ron’s arrangements. Alex released the first of a 2-CD set in the spring of 2001. Ron co-hosted a weekly jazz radio show on WSHR, 91.9 FM, New York, with his wife, vocalist Angela DeNiro. Their show, Rush-Hour Rendezvous ran successfully for two years, and featured great jazz and musical conversation.

In January 2001, Ron’s band, with Angela DeNiro, was featured on “BET-TV”. The national program, called “Jazz Discovery”, showcased jazz artists in competition, and was judged by a panel of three, which included jazz legend Chick Corea. Angela, with Ron’s band, won.

Ron and Angela DeNiro made a cameo appearance on legendary jazz vocalist Mark Murphy’s new CD, released in September of 2001 on the High Note Label. In August 2001, Ron performed in an All-Star band for a Charlie Parker Birthday tribute in Harlem, New York. The band featured four alto saxophonists. Playing alongside Ron were Jimmy Zaff, Gerald Hayes, and James Spaulding. The rhythm section featured Danny Mixon on piano, Bob Cunningham on bass, and Andre Strobaer on drums. Needless to say , Ron and friends created total pandemonium!

Ron wrote for Angela DeNiro’s third CD, My Shining Hour.  One of Ron’s compositions, For Phil, is dedicated to Phil Woods, who has been a major source of inspiration to Ron since the mid 60’s. Ron’s tribute to Phil,  performed by Ms. DeNiro, exudes the warmth and love Ron has for the legendary alto saxophonist.  This CD was released in August 2005.  Angela and Ron are joined on this album by a smokin’ rhythm section comprised of Cecilia Coleman on piano, Tim Givens on bass, and Jim Young on drums.  Trumpeter  Don Sickler and trombonist Scott Whitfield join Ron’s alto sax & flute, and strings round out two of the cuts on the album.  Oh…Matt Aprea makes his debut in the string section, also.  Check it out!




Bob Baldwin Special Event
Jun 8 @ 8:00 pm – 11:00 pm
Bob Baldwin Special Event @ Trumpets Jazz Club and Restaurant | Montclair | New Jersey | United States

2 sets:  8 p.m. & 10 p.m.  (ticket price is for one show only; purchase your tickets for 8 p.m. OR 10 p.m. show.)

Bob Baldwin returns for a special concert with his quartet.

$30 pp general seating (prepaid tickets)   If interested, call 973-444-0357.)
$35 pp at door  general seating $12 pp minimum (food/drink) at all shows

Please call to provide time of arrival. 

$35 pp  music charge for premiere seating in front of the stage (prepaid tickets only; limited seating-$40 at door, if available on evening of performance-and they never are!)

Purchase tickets through our online shopping cart. Please call 973-744-2600 for a reservation or write to trumpetsjazzclub@aol.com.  

Tickets will not be sent to you. Trumpets will receive notification of your purchase.


For more info about Bob,
visit his webpage www.bobbaldwin.com

Wallace Roney Quintet
Jun 14 @ 8:00 pm – 11:00 pm
Wallace Roney Quintet @ Trumpets Jazz Club | Montclair | New Jersey | United States

2 sets:  8 p.m. & 10 p.m.
$22 pp music charge    $12pp minimum (food/drink)


Wallace Roney earned the admiration and respect of his colleagues and his elders since age 16. He has been an integral part of the band with Tony Williams, Ornette Coleman, Art Blakey, Elvin Jones, Philly Joe Jones, Walter Davis Jr., Herbie Hancock, Jay McShann, David Murray, McCoy Tyner, Sonny Rollins, Curtis Fuller, Carole King, Joni Mitchell, and Dizzy Gillespie to name a few. He was one of the few musicians in his generation who learned and perfected his craft directly from alliances with Jazz Masters. But his most important and meaningful relationship was with Miles Davis.

Wallace was mentored by Miles Davis after Miles heard him in 1983 at his birthday gala performance in Carnegie Hall. Their association peaked when Miles chose Wallace to share the stage at his historic performance in Montreux in 1991. After Davis died, Herbie Hancock, Ron Carter, Wayne Shorter, Tony Williams and Roney banded together and toured the world in tribute.

My goal is to make the best music I can. I enjoy, listen and can play ALL types of music I filter my expression through the jazz experience.

Good Stuff-the music of Steely Dan, Gino Vannelli, Sting and Stevie Wonder
Jun 15 @ 8:00 pm – 11:00 pm
Good Stuff-the music of Steely Dan, Gino Vannelli, Sting and Stevie Wonder @ Trumpets Jazz Club and Restaurant | Montclair | New Jersey | United States

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

GOOD STUFF’S LAST SHOW SOLD OUT!  Reserve your seats for Good Stuff’s return on June 15th! 

 Get your tickets today in our shopping cart.

Buy your tickets online now.  Go to “get tickets” in top bar and scroll down to the event.  We seat guests according to the date of purchase and number in their party at time of purchase. Call 973-444-0357 for special requests. 

$30 pp online advance sales  $35 at door for entire evening. Price is for both shows; we do not sell tickets to shows separately      $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.

Trumpets Jazz Club is proud to announce a brand new show that exudes excellence with every note played and sung. Good Stuff is a collaboration of some of the finest musicians and singers in our area playing the great music that people rarely get to hear live. The iconic music of Steely Dan, Gino Vannelli, Sting and Stevie Wonder, all in the same show is quite exciting and an absolutely perfect evening of top notch entertainment. If you are a music lover and a concert lover who enjoys the sophisticated music of these artists you are in for a rare treat.  As an ensemble Good Stuff will be featuring Axel Belohoubek, keyboards and musical director, Jay Dittamo, drums, Don Regan, guitar, Scott Hogan, bass, Phil Armeno, saxes and woodwinds, Deanna Carroll, vocals and Mike Caputo, vocals.

Approximately half of the evening will focus on the music of Steely Dan, interwoven with the very best cuts from Gino Vannelli, Sting, and Stevie Wonder. We know that if you love Steely Dan, you also love the other artists that have now become part of the Good Stuff repertoire.

Good Stuff is the ONLY band that showcases the music of the major artists Steely Dan, Gino Vannelli, Sting and Stevie Wonder, with songs performed with skill and perfection by some of the best session players in our area. Good Stuff is the only live show to capture the genius of some of the greatest musical artists of our time….it’s a must see…get your tickets now since this show will sell out quickly!

“Break out the Good Stuff!”……”Where Great Music Lives!”

Mike Caputo-lead vocals
Axel Belohoubek-keyboards/ musical director
Don Regan-guitar
Scott Hogan-bass
Jay Dittamo-drums
Deanna Carroll- vocals
Phil Armeno-saxes and woodwinds