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Dec
10
Sun
2017
Annual Holiday Party with Anna Maria Mannarino Quartet
Dec 10 @ 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Annual Holiday Party with Anna Maria Mannarino Quartet @ Trumpets Jazz Club | Montclair | New Jersey | United States

4:00 p.m.-7 p.m.

 

Vocalist Anna Maria Mannarino will perform favorite holiday songs and Jazz Standards to get you into the spirit of the season.

Dec
13
Wed
2017
Post Radiation Sextet
Dec 13 @ 7:30 pm – 10:30 pm
Post Radiation Sextet @ Trumpets Jazz Club and Restaurant | Montclair | New Jersey | United States
$20 pp music charge, $10 pp minimum (food drink)
Jamal Hayday       tenor sax
Mark Friedman      alto sax
Ben Williams         trombone
Mike DiLorenzo    keyboards
Gary Mazzaroppi  bass
Bobby Boyd          drums
Dec
14
Thu
2017
Alice & Cecile
Dec 14 @ 8:00 pm – 11:00 pm

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

Alice & Cecile: Vocals
 
Enrico Granafei-guitar and chromatic harmonica

Alice & Cécile have always sung since early childhood. Their passion for music is not a question of genes as there are no musicians or singers within their family circle, except on the occasion of family parties when grandparents traditionally sing a song. Both twin sisters learnt on their own, training their ear by listening to the albums of their parents’ record collection over and over again. Alice & Cécile were first spotted in some New York jazz club by Enrico Granafei on the occasion of a stay across the Atlantic. On their return to France, both talented twin sisters were then soon taken charge of by the guitarist and producer Patrick Saussois, who made them record their very first album – 5 cover versions and 6 original compositions – under the DJAZ Records label. With their undeniable charm and their deceptively “Young Girls of Rochefort”-like appearance (in reference to the 1960s film composer Michel Legrand), the two young singers reinvent a French-style vocal jazz which combines, with both lightness and voluptuousness, jazz standards and French or international songs, swing and cleverness of the lyrics, flavours of Brazilian music and cross chord adaptations. Alice & Cécile thus pleasantly reconcile jazz lovers with the general public, in the same way as Thomas Dutronc or Henri Salvador among other prestigious artists. Several countries in Asia already have succumbed to the young ladies’ French charming style: their album is widely distributed in Malaysia, in Singapore, in Hong Kong, as well as in Indonesia. This lovely twin singing duo is also greatly seconded on stage by some of the biggest names on the French jazz scene: Pierrick Pedron, Alain JeanMarie, Patrick Saussois, etc. An all-star band accompanying the twin singers on every stage, in every jazz club of Paris and at every festival where they perform, invited as guest performers by Dee Dee Bridgewater herself.

Special exhibition by French artist, Philippe Valy!

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Trumpets will be closed tonight due to repairs
Dec 14 @ 9:51 pm – 10:51 pm
Dec
16
Sat
2017
Houston Person Quartet Holiday Concert
Dec 16 @ 8:00 pm – 11:00 pm
Houston Person Quartet Holiday Concert @ Trumpets Jazz Club and Restaurant | Montclair | New Jersey | United States

Two Sets: 8pm and 10pm
$20 pp Music Charge Advanced Sales
$25 pp at Door
$12 pp Food/Drink Minimum

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.

Dec
17
Sun
2017
ONE MORE ONCE BIG BAND Sunday Afternoon Christmas Show
Dec 17 @ 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Christmas carolers

3p.m.-6 p.m.
$10/Adults  $7/Students   $7 minimum (food/drink)

We look forward to seeing you on Sunday, Dec 17th for our Big Band Marathon of your favorite standards and holiday music.  One More Once Big Band will perform their special arrangements of holiday songs at 4 p.m. and the Ron Aprea Big Band with Angela DeNiro on vocals will play at 7:30 p.m.  Take a break from shopping and relax with family and friends.
This is the true spirit of the holidays. Only $10 for the afternoon or evening show.
Sing along to your favorite Christmas songs!  This is a great way to get into the holiday season.
ONE MORE ONCE BIG BAND
The band includes the following musicians:
Saxes – TIm Hayward, Anton Denner, Mike Mullan, Vee Popat, Joao Goncalves
Trombones – Joe Verderese, Glen Lebitsch, Caleb Rumley, Will Newrock
Trumpets – Vinny Borselli, Mario Correa, Bill Ash, Rob Henke
Piano – Jeff Kunkel
Bass – Takashi Otsuka
Guitar – Henry Heinitsch
BIO FOR ONE MORE ONCE:

One More Once” is an 18-piece big band consisting of some of North Jersey’s top musicians. Currently co-directed by Joe and Tim Hayward, the One More Once is based out of Clifton/Nutley, NJ.  The ensemble 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. 

One More Once prides itself on their versatility and ability to create a unique performance for a variety of unique concepts.  Through the years, they have delivered a cocktail hour pianist, contemporary rock duo, Dixieland trio, Rock band with up to 5 horns, herald trumpets, holiday sextet, and of course our “bread and butter,” the full big band.  In addition to their standard jazz literature, One More Once has ventured into the realm of past and present pop and rock music to accommodate the contemporary dancing crowd.  Songs from their repertoire include music from artists such as Bruno Mars, Stevie Wonder, Beyonce, Chicago, Brian Setzer and Alicia Keys.   The band is available with a female and male vocalist which can include the aforementioned, as well as the sounds of Sinatra when requested.

Through the years, “One More Once” has performed at concerts, fundraisers, school functions, weddings, dinner/dance 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.

One More Once is grateful to the Athenia Veterans Hall in Clifton for allowing us to rehearse at their hall for 5 years and to St. Paul’s Church in Nutley, NJ for taking us in the past few years for our rehearsals.  We would also like to thank Trumpets Jazz Club for serving as our home base for our “Students of Jazz” program since 2012.

Ron Aprea Big Band with Angela DeNiro
Dec 17 @ 7:30 pm – 10:30 pm
Ron Aprea Big Band with Angela DeNiro @ Trumpets Jazz Club | Montclair | New Jersey | United States

Two Sets:  7:30 pm and 9:00 pm
$10 pp music charge prepaid online  $12 pp music charge at door
$7 pp food/drink minimum

Join Big Band Fans at Trumpets for the Big Band Holiday Extravaganza, with One More Once Big Band at 4 p.m. and the Ron Aprea Big Band at 7:30.

Tonight’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  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.

Dec
21
Thu
2017
Dre Barnes Holiday Party
Dec 21 @ 7:30 pm – 10:30 pm
Dre Barnes Holiday Party @ Trumpets Jazz Club | Montclair | New Jersey | United States

2 sets:  7:30 p.m. and 9:00 p.m.
$12 pp music charge prepaid online   $15 pp music charge  at door   $7 pp minimum

Dre Barnes-piano
Anthony Nelson-Tenor & Soprano Saxophones
Andy McKee-Bass
Nathan Webb- Drums

Born In Philadelphia, Barnes began Piano studies at the age of 10. He started his musical journey playing the music of Bach, Beethoven and Brahms. In his High School years Barnes gained early exposure playing in his High School Jazz Ensemble, and also gaining

Musical experience by playing in Church and with local R&B Groups. Although it was through his experience in playing in the High School Jazz Band, that He fell in love with Jazz. Barnes was also the 1st prize winner of a Music competition at the Harlem School of the Arts in Harlem, New York, featuring talent in the Tri-State area in his senior year of High school. It was this experience that inspired Barnes to pursue a Life in Music.

 Barnes studies Classical piano at William Paterson University where he was a student of the great Piano pedagogue Gary Kirkpatrick. Upon graduation from William Paterson University, Barnes immersed himself in the Jazz world, but not forgoing his Classical training. He began sitting in at local jam sessions and began studies with the great John Hicks. Barnes enrolled at Rutgers University, Mason Gross School of the Arts where he continued his studies with Jazz master Kenny Barron. Upon graduation from Rutgers with a Master’s degree in Music, Barnes sought out lessons from Jazz pianist Mulgrew Miller. Barnes cites Bud Powell, Cedar Walton, Kenny Barron, and Herbie Hancock as primary influences.

 In 2008 Barnes recorded his debut CD entitled “Wandering Spirits” with bassist Reuben Rogers and the legendary Drummer Lewis Nash. Zan Stewart of the Star Ledger stated;

“Dre Barnes is an impressive dedicated Jazz Pianist and Composer who delivers his choice notes with a firm touch and potent rhythmic heft” The Jazz Improv NY further states;

“Dre Barnes’ music is the top of the walk quality Jazz piano and as such, he’s part of an august group and a wonderous tradition that’s part of an up and coming new wave of Jazz Pianists’

 Barnes has worked and or played with Actress/Vocalist, Janet Huber from the popular Television sitcom “Fresh Prince of Bel-Air” Trumpeter Duane Eubanks, Saxohonists, Don Braden, Bruce Williams, and T.K. Blue, Drummers T.S. Monk and Elliot Zigmund.

Barnes has been a featured performer at Dizzy’s Club Coca Cola, Jazz at Lincoln Center as well as leading groups in the Trio/Quartet format in the NY/Tri-State Area.

Dec
22
Fri
2017
Wallace Roney Quintet
Dec 22 @ 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.
$20 pp music charge advanced online sales   $22 pp music charge at door
$12pp minimum (food/drink)

Wallace Roney: Trumpet
Emilio Modesto: Sax
Oscar Williams: Piano
Curtie Lundy: Bass
Kojo Roney: Drums

 

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.

Dec
23
Sat
2017
Wallace Roney Quintet
Dec 23 @ 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.