Calendar

Jun
20
Thu
2019
Trumpets’ Broadway Show and Open Mic
Jun 20 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Trumpets' Broadway Show and Open Mic @ Trumpets Jazz Club and Restaurant | Montclair | New Jersey | United States

7:00 p.m.-10:00 p.m. 

7:00-8:30 Performance
8:45 p.m.  Jam
$10 pp music charge   (at door or online; reserved seats for tkts purchased online)  $7 pp minimum (food/drink)

Lee Tamboulian-piano
Christian Fabian-bass

Bring your instrument/voice and join  or just sit back and listen.

 Bring your the sheet music, preferably in  your key. This is a Broadway Jam, so
sing a few Broadway tunes! Remember that some of our favorite jazz standards
began as tunes in Broadway shows!
 We will have a list for singers/instrumentalists to sign. Please include your title and key.
This is going to a be a fun evening for performers and members of the audience!
 This event is produced by Trumpets in collaboration with Bossanova Music.
Jun
21
Fri
2019
Pucci Amanda Jhones Quartet
Jun 21 @ 8:00 pm – 11:00 pm
Pucci Amanda Jhones Quartet @ Trumpets Jazz Club and Restaurant | Montclair | New Jersey | United States
$20 prepaid online tickets   $22 pp tickets at door 
$12 pp  minimum (food/drink)
Pucci Amanda Jhones
Joseph Tranchina, piano
Paul Beaudry, bass
Bobby Sanabria, drums
Pucci Amanda Jhones is magical! She captures your attention in the style of which she tells a story through song. 
PAJ is a graduate from the New School, with a Bachelors of Fine Arts Degree in Classical and Contemporary Music.
In past years she has had the pleasure of sharing the bandstand with such greats as Dizzy, Kenny Barron, Freddie Hubbard, Jacky Terrasson, Cindy Blackman Santana and Reggie Workman.
As a well-respected vocalist, PAJ has performed internationally for many years in several major venues throughout the world.
The Renaissance Jazz club in Kuala Lumpur, the Half Note Jazz Club in Athens Greece, the Q. Jazz club in Istanbul and the Park Hyatt Jazz club in Tokyo Japan.
 In 2011 PAJ performed in Russian on a nonstop 20 cities sold-out tour where she received overwhelming reviews as the featured vocalist with the Daniel Kramer Trio. From 2011-2015 She had the pleasure of performing as the featured singer with Randy Cannon Trio  at the Jazz  Sheraton Grande Jazz Living Room in Bangkok.
You may have had the pleasure of seeing one of her performances at Feinstein’s, Blue Note, Kitano Hotel, or uptown at the Lenox Lounge in Harlem. Last summer Pucci and her quartet were part of the Central Park summer stage concert series.
Listen closely to her highly original voice as she takes liberties with tempo and lines, while maintaining the integrity of the composition. The eyes and ears together can relish one of Manhattan’s great Jazz vocalists.
Jun
22
Sat
2019
Ty Stephens & SoulJaazz
Jun 22 @ 8:00 pm – 11:00 pm

Ty Stephens & The SoulJaazz

2 sets:  8 p.m. & 10 p.m.
$25 pp music charge $12 pp minimum (food/drink)

Ty Stephens – Vocals
tba – Bass
Robert “R.T.” Taylor – Guitar
Richard A. Cummings, Jr. – Piano
tba – Drums

Born and raised in Philadelphia, Ty Stephens is an award-winning singer/songwriter, entertainer and recording artist (Grand Prize Winner Jazzmobile/Anheuser-Busch Solo Jazz Vocalist Competition, NYC, 2006, and First Place Winner R&B/Blues Category of the International Songwriting Competition 2002 for “Somethin’ Strange”), co-writer and original cast of “From My Hometown,” co-writer/production, choreographer and star of the long-running “Shades Of Harlem” revue show, and co-writer/production, choreographer and currently starring in the new off-Broadway hit “On Kentucky Avenue” (Songbirds Unlimited Productions/StepForward Entertainment).

He has appeared on Broadway in the original productions of “Sophisticated Ladies” and “Marilyn, An American Fable”. He has recorded with industry legends Harry Belafonte, Peggi Lee, dance music icon Dan Hartmann, disco pioneer Nile Rogers (“Beevis & Butthead”), master drummer Baba Olatunji, renowned trumpeter Chuck Mangione, singer Gwen McCrae, Def Jam premier artist Alyson Williams, among others.

Ty studied dance and performed with John Hines Dance Theatre (Philadelphia), in New York at the Alvin Ailey School, The Rod Rodgers Dance Co., Fred Benjamin Dance Co., Chamber Dance Ensemble, and has also appeared in “The Wiz” (summer stock) and “The Genius of Ray Charles” (Spirit Productions – London, (UK), Lyon (France), Mumbai (India), Niagara Falls (Canada)), to name a few.

He has also starred in numerous TV & radio commercials, including KMart, AT&T, Burger King, McDonald’s, Yugo cars, Colt 45 Malt Liquor (with Billy Dee Williams), Mars Bars (with Luke Perry), Crystal Light, SOS Soap Pads, and many more.

Ty appears regularly in Russia as a guest artist with Russian drummer Oleg Butman’s jazz trio and sax great Igor Butman’s Big Band. He celebrated his fifth tour of Japan with superstar Toshi Kubota’s 25 Anniversary “Gold Skool” tour 2011-2012 and a sixth tour, “L.O.K.,” in 2015!

With his band (the) SoulJaazz, Ty has spent six seasons at the world famous Sporting Club in Monte Carlo as the Sporting Orchestra and enjoyed four tours of eastern Russia through the U.S. State Department and The Vladivostok Philharmonic, and most recently, a second tour of Busan, Korea, also with the U.S. State Department.

Ty’s original recordings include “Aquarian Mind,” “Deeper In Fantasy” and “Musichameleon”, plus the brand-new “Good Medicine”. The band is currently completing two new releases: a spiritual LP and a standard jazz CD.

Jun
23
Sun
2019
Carrie Jackson presentsTHE VOCAL JAZZ COLLECTIVE
Jun 23 @ 3:00 pm – 6:30 pm
Carrie Jackson presentsTHE VOCAL JAZZ COLLECTIVE

 Matinee 3:00 pm-6:30 pm

Reservations Strongly Suggested

Advance Tickets/ On Line $15  at door $20 pp    &7 pp minimum (food/drink)

Recently inducted into Trumpets’ Hall of Fame, vocalist Carrie Jackson has been forefront on the NJ scene in encouraging and coaching singers for years. Tonight she features some of her seasoned favorites with the Bob DeBenedette Trio.

Performing Artists: Carrie Jackson, Barbara Hassenfeld, Patricia Walton, Herb Glenn, Doug Donovan, Sherry Gibson, Carmen Diggs-Pinto, Bob DeBenedette Trio w/ Destiny Diggs-Pinto, bass, Gordon Lane, drums

One More Once Big Band and many special guests Guests. A Goodbye to Trumpets
Jun 23 @ 7:30 pm – 10:30 pm
One More Once Big Band & Guests
7:30 p.m.
$15 cover ( $10 for students) $7 minimum (food/drink)  $20 pp at door (without reservation)

For 8 years, One More Once as been lucky to have Trumpets Jazz Club as our home base for our “Students of Jazz” program.  Joey Verderese & Tim Hayward – leaders of OMO – would like to thank all the outstanding musicians that play and have played in the band, band directors and their wonderful students that have participated, Enrico and Kristine for hosting us and believing in us, and all the outstanding guests we had the pleasure to perform with.  Our program has included 60 education events (55 at Trumpets Jazz Club), 26 different schools (middle school, high school & college) and 45 guest artists!!!!!

Tonight’s event features a variety of guest artists as well as some of our most outstanding students who have sat in with the band in years past.  Here’s what we have on the agenda so far:

GUEST ARTISTS:

– Conrad Herwig (Trombone)

– Pete McGuinness (Trombone)

– Jeff Kunkel (Piano)

– Alexis Cole (Vocals)

– Freddie Hendrix (Trumpet)

OUTSTANDING STUDENT SIT-INS:

– Varun Das – drum set (JP Stevens & Manhattan School of Music – 2019 Downbeat award winner – BEST SOLOIST – undergraduate division)

– Stephen Park – guitar (Current student at Westfield HS & Jazz House Kids)

– Eva Zarucki – Alto Sax (Clifton HS & Jazz for Teens)

– Patrick Do – Trumpet (Cresskill HS & Berkeley School of Music)

– Brian Katchur – Alto Sax (Mountain Lakes HS & Michigan State University)

Well, folks, this has been a total surprise organized by the members of One More Once Big Band.  We knew they were concocting something but we could have not imagined the impressive line-up they came up with! I hope there will be enough space in the room for everybody! It is truly touching, it makes me believe we must have done something right!

This might be the end of this club but certainly not the end of our association with music and musicians. Stay tuned and again thanks to everybody!

(and remember, although June 30th has been announced as our closing date, we will still have acts on weekends and select weeknights and Sundays until it is official!)

One More Once” is an 18-piece big band consisting of some of North Jersey’s top musicians. John Molloy and Joe Verderese founded the band early in 2008. The band, currently led by Joe and Tim Hayward is based out of Clifton/Nutley, NJ.  The group was put together in an effort to have a new group who share a love of jazz and want to keep the great music of our past alive, while adding flavors of some more contemporary big band sounds. The group presents music from all different eras and styles, with music ranging from the big band era of Glenn Miller and Count Basie to Stan Kenton, Thad Jones and Maynard Ferguson favorites, as well as playing contemporary music from composers within the band and other writers.

Through the years, “One More Once” has performed at concerts, fundraisers, school functions, corporate parties and town events throughout the North Jersey area, including a monthly event at Trumpets Jazz Club which features opening acts from local schools and world renowned guest artists such as: Gabriel Alegria, Eric Alexander, Carl Allen, Robby Ameen, Paul Bollenback, Ralph Bowen, Don Braden, Cecil Bridgwater, Ronnie Cuber, Vinnie Cutro, Kenny Davis, Steve Davis, Dave Demsey, Denis Diblasio, Jon Faddis, Bob Ferrel, Joel Frahm, Matt Gallagher, Wycliffe Gordon, Mark Gross, Slide Hampton, Antonio Hart, Freddie Hendrix, Conrad Herwig, Vincent Herring, Jim Hynes, Ingrid Jensen, Jeff Kunkel, Mike Lee, Pete McGuinness, Rufus Reid, John Riley, Claudio Roditi, Gary Smulyan, Marc Stasio, Dave Stryker, Steve Turre,  Walt Weiskopf and Bruce Williams.

One More Once is grateful to Angela Guerriero & St. Paul’s Church in Nutley, NJ for hosting our monthly rehearsals for the past few years.

 

 

 

Jun
26
Wed
2019
John Ehlis Quartet
Jun 26 @ 7:30 pm – 10:00 pm
John Ehlis Quartet @ Trumpets Jazz Club and Restaurant | Montclair | New Jersey | United States

2 sets:  7:30 p.m. and 9 p.m.
$10 pp prepaid tickets  $12 pp music charge  $7 pp minimum (food/drink)

John Ehlis Quartet

John Ehlis (guitar)

Craig Yaremko (woodwinds)

Takashi Otsuka (bass) 

Craig Levine (drums).

John Ehlis Quartet

 

Guitarist and multi-instrumentalist John Ehlis blends the sounds of many cultures into his own style, one that is as rich, as it is varied.

Ehlis has been joined on the stage at Trumpets for the past ten years with dynamic range of artists, from saxophonists Oliver Lake and John Tchicai, to vocalists Loire Cotler and Olivia Foschi, frame drummers Glen Velez and Glen Fittin, Danish drummer Kresten Osgood, Spanish cellist Amalia Chueca, Finnish saxophonist Mikko Innanen and many others.

A dynamic performer on all saxophones, flutes and clarinets Craig Yaremko is a broad-minded and talented musician.  He has performed alongside jazz artists Geri Allen, Helio Alves, Jerry Bergonzi, Don Braden, Paulo Braga, Randy Brecker, Dee Dee Bridgewater, Candido, Jimmy Cobb, Paquito D’Rivera, and Ray Vega, as well as with the New Jersey Symphony Orchestra, New York City Symphony, and has backed-up such artists as Clay Aiken, Frankie Avalon, Aretha Franklin, Johnny Mathis and Frankie Valli.

Takashi Otsuka studied bass with Lincoln Goines, Jay Anderson, David Finck and Louis Kozma, composition and arranging with Herb Pomeroy, Bob Freedman and Ken Pullig, and improvisation theory with Gary Burton at Berklee College of Music.

He has performed with various artists such as Boston Symphony Orchestra under the direction of Seiji Ozawa, The Boys Choir of Harlem, Ben E. King, Swing Express under the direction of Bill Conway, Composer’s Workshop Big Band under the direction of Mike Treni, Latin Jazz Orchestra under the direction of Victor Rendon, Don Sebesky, Bob Mintzer, Charles McPherson, Marion Meadows, Lew Solof, Ted Curson, Claudio Roditi, Jon Faddis, Steve Turre, Slide Hampton, Norman Simmons, Andy Bey, Larry Coryell, Vic Juris, John Hart, Bob Devos, Ron Affif, Pete Levin, Jack Walrath, Billy Hart, Eliot Zigmund and many more.

Craig Levine has been tooling around on the drums, mainly in between his many endeavors since he was in junior high school.  Craig has played in various big bands, and small groups, ranging from jazz to rock, to a hybrid blend of klezmer with punk.  He lives in Montclair.

 

 

—fini—

 

Jun
27
Thu
2019
Brazilian Night and Classic Bossa Nova with the Bossa Nova Quintet
Jun 27 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm

7:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.
$7 pp online music charge   $10 pp at door

Join us for a night of Classic Bossa Nova and Originals:

Yashmin Abler-vocals
Enrico Granafei-vocals/ guitar/harmonica
Kristine Massari-vocals
Larry Corban-guitar
Christian Fabian-bass

Hang out at Trumpets’  Brazilian Night! Regular a la carte menu and specials also available for food/drink orders.

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Jun
29
Sat
2019
Enrico Granafei Group featuring Carlos Franzetti
Jun 29 @ 8:00 pm – 11:00 pm
Enrico Granafei Group featuring Carlos Franzetti @ Trumpets Jazz Club  | Montclair | New Jersey | United States

 2 sets:  8:00 p.m. & 10:00 p.m.
$ 20 music charge   $12 pp minimum (food/drink)

Enrico Granafei-chromatic harmonica, guitar and vocals
Carlos Franzetti: Piano
Marcus McLaurine: Bass
Gordon Lane : Drums

 

Enrico Granafei-guitar/chromatic harmonica/vocals

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.”

 

From symphonies to big band jazz, from chamber works to Latin American music and film scores – Carlos Franzetti has no limits.  He is a 2007 Latin Grammy® Nominee in the category of Best Instrumental Album, a 2006 Grammy® Nominee in the category of Best Classical Contemporary Composition for his opera, “Corpus Evita,” a double 2003 Grammy® Nominee for “Poeta de Arrabal,” in the categories of Best Classical Crossover Album and Best Instrumental Arrangement, and the winner of the 2001 Latin Grammy® Award for Best Tango Album, “Tango Fatal.”  Carlos Franzetti has received many outstanding grants and awards, including the 2002 New Jersey Council on the Arts Composers’ Fellowship, The Yamaha Composers Award, The Trofeu Laus from Spain, a Clio Award, The Prensario Award, ACE Award and Premio Konex from Argentina, The Foundation for New American Music, The Penfield Music Commission Project, several grants from Meet The Composer, and two gold records.  Mr. Franzetti adjudicates for SGAE and the Mid-Atlantic Arts Foundation.

Carlos Franzetti’s compositions and arrangements have most recently been performed and recorded by the International Sejong Soloists, the New World Symphony, the Youth Orchestra of the Americas the Moab Music Festival, and the Queens Symphony Orchestra; in 2006 he conducted his arrangements of music by Steve Kuhn (with Mr. Kuhn performing) at the Caramoor Festival.  Collaborations with major orchestras include the opening concert of the VI International Music Festival in Buenos Aires at the Teatro Colon with the Orquesta de la Plata, the Boston Pops, the National Symphony (Washington, D.C.), the St. Louis Symphony, the Brooklyn Philharmonic, the Buffalo Philharmonic, the National Symphony of Mexico, the National Symphony of Argentina, the Orquesta Filarmonica de Buenos Aires, the Czech National Symphony, the City of Prague Philharmonic, the Modus Chamber Orchestra, the Janacek Philharmonic, the Bratislava Radio Orchestra, and orchestras in Mexico, Venezuela, Spain, Sweden, Norway and France.  He performs and records with jazz artists Arturo Sandoval, Steve Kuhn, David Sanchez, Terence Blanchard, Jane Monheit, Jon Faddis, and Paquito D’Rivera and scores films for major producers and directors Sidney Lumet, Alan Pakula, Jerry Schatzberg, Harry Belafonte, and Edgardo Cozarinsky.  Credits include “La Pelicula del Rey,” “Q&A,” “Misunderstood,” “Beat Street,” “The Mambo Kings,” “See You in the Morning,” “Dans le rouge du couchant,” “Ronda Nocturna,” and “Tango Fatal.”

Upcoming recordings include the release of “Film Noir” on Sunnyside Records and The Carlos Franzetti – Eddie Gomez Duo on Acqua Records.  2007 recordings include “The Carlos Franzetti Trio Live In Buenos Aires” on Amapola Records, “Graffiti” on Sonorama Records, and “The Graham Ashton Brass Ensemble” on Signum Records.  2006 recordings include “Songs for Lovers” on Chesky Records.  2005 recordings by Carlos Franzetti are “Corpus Evita, an Opera in Two Acts” on Amapola Records and “Carlos Franzetti and the Jazz Kamerata,” on Chesky Records.  2004 recordings are his double CD, “Reflexiones,” on Amapola Records, “Promises Kept” with Steve Kuhn on ECM Records, and the Grammy Nominee/Latin Grammy Winner “Coral” with David Sanchez on Sony Records. “Carlos Franzetti – You Must Believe in Spring” was released on Amapola Records in May 2003 and EMI Argentina in October 2004. He conducted, arranged, and co-produced the 1997 Grammy Award Winner, “Portraits of Cuba” for Chesky Records.  Music Director of Orquesta Nova, his 2 CDs for Chesky Records received international critical acclaim. Several works are included on “Images Before Dawn – Symphonic Music of Carlos Franzetti,” for Premier Recordings.  World premieres and recordings of his compositions include “Gauchito and the Pony,” an opera for children, “Concierto del Plata” for guitar and chamber orchestra, released by Klavier Records, “Millenium Concerto for Flute and Orchestra,” commissioned by the Municipal Government of Buenos Aires, Argentina and premiered in September 1999, and “Piano Concerto No. 2,” commissioned by the Orquesta Filarmonica de Buenos Aires as part of their 50th Anniversary season and premiered in September, 1996 at the Teatro Colon.  This concerto is included on a CD with “Sinfonia No. 1,” released by Amapola Records.  Sinfonia No. 1” was performed by the Bratislava Radio Orchestra in November 2000, the Orquesta Filarmonica de Buenos Aires at the Teatro Colon in July 2003, and the National Symphony of Mexico in February 2005.  Other projects include the 1999 Grammy Award Nominee, “Remembrances,” for Chesky Records, the 1999 Grammy Award Nominee, “Obsesion,” for Sony Records, produced by Branford Marsalis, “Tango” with the Stockholm Jazz Orchestra, released on DMP Records, and the 2002 Latin Grammy Nominee “Tango Bar” on Chesky Records.

A citizen of the United States for many years, Carlos Franzetti was born in Buenos Aires, Argentina in 1948. He began his musical studies at age 6 at the National Conservatory in Buenos Aires.  He later studied piano privately with Guillermo Iscla and Lucia Maranca and composition with Manuel Juarez.  During the years 1971 – 1973 he studied composition with Humberto Hernandez Medrano in Mexico.  After coming to the United States in 1974, he studied conducting with Vincent LaSelva at the Juilliard School.

Biographies of Carlos Franzetti are listed in Latin American Classical Composers Second Edition by Michel Ficher and Furman Schleifer, published by Scarecrow Press, Maryland 2002, The New Grove Dictionary of Jazz, published by MacMillan Press Ltd., London 1988, Diccionario de Compositores, published by La Nacion/Corregidor, Buenos Aires 1998, and Chronology of Western Classical Music Volume 2 by Charles J. Hall, published by Rutledge Great Britain Taylor & Francis Books, Inc.

 

 

 

Jun
30
Sun
2019
Ron Aprea Big Band with Angela DeNiro on vocals
Jun 30 @ 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Ron Aprea Big Band with Angela DeNiro on vocals @ Trumpets Jazz Club | Montclair | New Jersey | United States

Two Sets:  4:00 pm and 6:00 pm
$10 pp music charge prepaid online  $12 pp music charge at door
$7 pp food/drink minimum

Note the new afternoon slot for this fabulous Big Band.  We want more of you to have the opportunity to catch the band!

Today’s performance will include your favorite standards and arrangements of holiday music with the incomparable Angela DeNiro on vocals. We hope that you will join us!

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 interpretations 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.

Jul
2
Tue
2019
Brazilian Night and Classic Bossa Nova with the Bossa Nova Quintet
Jul 2 @ 8:00 pm – 11:00 pm

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

Join us for a night of Classic Bossa Nova and Originals:

Yashmin Abler-vocals
Enrico Granafei-vocals/ guitar/harmonica
Kristine Massari-vocals
Larry Corban-guitar
Mauricio de Souza -drums

Hang out at Trumpets’  Brazilian Night! Regular a la carte menu and specials also available for food/drink orders.

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