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Aug
16
Fri
2019
Kate Baker & Vic Juris with Evan Gregor
Aug 16 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Kate Baker & Vic Juris with Evan Gregor @ Trumpets Jazz Club and Restaurant | Montclair | New Jersey | United States

2 sets: 8 p.m. and 10 p.m.
$15 pp music charge online and at door   $12 pp minimum (food/drink)

Kate Baker-vocals
Vic Juris-guitar
Evan Gregor-bass

Enjoy listening to the music of this fabulous duo:  one of the topcguitarists in world with the beautiful vocals of singer Kate Baker.

Kate Baker Bio
Kate Baker’s love of music is the basis for two remarkable talents, as a singer and an educator.Singing
She has a distinctive vocal style and lyrical expression and she has evolved into one of today’s most sought after singers. Her voice resonates with her love of diverse musical inspirations whether Jazz, Brazilian, Latin or the Blues. Be it a Cole Porter standard or an Antonio Carlos Jobim composition, English or Portuguese, Kate is at home. Ms. Baker is a musician’s singer. Her high level of musicianship has enabled her to successfully sing in a variety of settings, from an intimate duo to fronting her five-piece ensemble, as well as performing as a guest artist with Big Bands. Kate’s debut CD shines with Vic Juris, Richie Cole and the Alto Madness Orchestra.

Ms. Baker’s distinct and authentic sound has excited audiences worldwide. In Europe, she has been a featured vocalist at numerous Jazz events, including the Euro-Meet Jazz Festival, The Carini Jazz Festival and The Pergine Spettacolo Jazz Festival. In the U.S., her festival and concert credits include Berkshire Jazz Festival, The Texaco Jazz Series in NY City, William Paterson Jazz Room Concert Series, Liberty State Park Jazz Concert Festival, The Tarrytown Jazz Festival, The JVC Jazz Festival, The OSPAC Jazz Festival and many more. She has filled the rooms at major NYC area clubs such as: The Blue Note, Birdland, Trumpets and Visiones. Kate has had the pleasure of working with such talented artists as Claudio Roditi, Norman Simmons, Harvie Swartz, Houston Persons, Richie Cole, Vic Juris, Dick Oatts, Dave Stryker, Daduka Fonseka and many others.

Aug
23
Fri
2019
Kate Baker Trio with special guest Vic Juris
Aug 23 @ 8:00 pm – 11:00 pm

2 sets: 8 p.m. and 10 p.m.
$15 pp music charge prepaid online $18 pp at door  $12 pp minimum (food/drink)

Kate Baker-vocals
Vic Juris-guest guitar
Alberto Pibiri-piano
Harvie S-bass

Kate Baker’s love of music is the basis for two remarkable talents, as a singer and an educator.She has a distinctive vocal style and lyrical expression and she has evolved into one of today’s most sought after singers. Her voice resonates with her love of diverse musical inspirations whether Jazz, Brazilian, Latin or the Blues. Be it a Cole Porter standard or an Antonio Carlos Jobim composition, English or Portuguese, Kate is at home. Ms. Baker is a musician’s singer. Her high level of musicianship has enabled her to successfully sing in a variety of settings, from an intimate duo to fronting her five-piece ensemble, as well as performing as a guest artist with Big Bands. Kate’s debut CD shines with Vic Juris, Richie Cole and the Alto Madness Orchestra.

Ms. Baker’s distinct and authentic sound has excited audiences worldwide. In Europe, she has been a featured vocalist at numerous Jazz events, including the Euro-Meet Jazz Festival, The Carini Jazz Festival and The Pergine Spettacolo Jazz Festival. In the U.S., her festival and concert credits include Berkshire Jazz Festival, The Texaco Jazz Series in NY City, William Paterson Jazz Room Concert Series, Liberty State Park Jazz Concert Festival, The Tarrytown Jazz Festival, The JVC Jazz Festival, The OSPAC Jazz Festival and many more. She has filled the rooms at major NYC area clubs such as: The Blue Note, Birdland, Trumpets and Visiones. Kate has had the pleasure of working with such talented artists as Claudio Roditi, Norman Simmons, Harvie Swartz, Houston Persons, Richie Cole, Vic Juris, Dick Oatts, Dave Stryker, Daduka Fonseka and many others.

Vic Juris

A native of Jersey City, N.J., Juris took up guitar at age 10 during the summer of 1963. Accordion, he notes, was a far more popular instrument than guitar at that time. All that would change the following year when Beatlemania washed up on the Jersey shore.

Vic Juris

Juris got his first electric guitar on Christmas of 1964, and by the mid-’60s he was playing cover versions of Jimi Hendrix, Cream and the Temptations material in rock and R&B bands around his area. He discovered jazz in his late teens and subsequently studied with Philly jazz guitar legend Pat Martino.

In 1975, Juris made his recording debut on alto saxophonist Eric Kloss’ Bodies’ Warmth (Muse). He later gigged with fusioneer Barry Miles before hooking up with alto-sax burner Richie Cole, appearing on two hot, boppish offerings in 1977’s Alto Madness and 1978’s Keeper of the Flame (both on Muse). In the early ’80s, Juris immersed himself in acoustic guitar, performing duets with Larry Coryell and Biréli Lagrène, and by the late ’80s he joined bassist Gary Peacock’s group.

For the past 10 years Juris has been hitting the road hard with the Dave Liebman Group. “The band started out where we had keyboards,” says Juris, “and then Dave decided that he just wanted to go with the guitar. So my original role was kind of like a second horn, and the guitar is very cool for that. But now that’s completely changed to where I’m more of a colorist and chordal accompanist while also doing a bit of the second horn thing.”

The Liebman gig affords Juris quite a bit of freedom. “Dave is into doing a wide variety of stuff and he pretty much gives me the green light to do whatever I want,” says Juris. “He likes the fact that I can go through different styles in a given set and he also likes the effects for some of the electric Miles stuff that we do [culled from On the Corner, Get Up With It and Dark Magus, all recordings made during Liebman’s tenure with the tumultuous Miles Davis bands of the early ’70s]. So I carry a RAT pedal for a touch of distortion and I also use my Roland GR-50 guitar synth for colors and textures on some tunes. We also do some Jobim music in that band [from Liebman’s GMN.com recording, The Unknown Jobim], so he likes me to play the nylon-string acoustic on that stuff.”

Juris uses a nylon-string Takamine acoustic guitar for the Brazilian music, but his main ax since 1980 has been a thin hollow-body guitar made by New Jersey luthier Tom Doyle. He also plays a closed archtop (no f-holes) built by Phoenix luthier Glen McKerrihan.

From Jazz Times. http://jazztimes.com/articles/19834-vic-juris

Aug
24
Sat
2019
Enrico
Aug 24 @ 8:00 pm – 11:00 pm
Enrico @ Trumpets Jazz Club | Montclair | New Jersey | United States

 2 sets: 8:00 p.m.  & 10:00 p.m.

$10 pp prepaid online tickets  $12 pp at door    $10 pp minimum (food/drink)

A delightful experience for all!

 Enrico Granafei-guitar/ DB guitar/ chromatic harmonica & vocals

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.  Enrico had pioneered for years the Hand-free chromatic harmonica. The unique instrument invented by Vern Smith allows him to play jazz on the harmonica accompanying himself on a guitar with two bass strings, which allows him to sound like 3 instruments at the same time, something that nobody had ever done in jazz before.

Sep
6
Fri
2019
Trumpets’ Broadway Night and Open Mic
Sep 6 @ 8:00 pm – 10:30 pm
Trumpets' Broadway Night and Open Mic @ Trumpets Jazz Club and Restaurant | Montclair | New Jersey | United States

7:00 p.m.-10:30 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)

Eric Olsen-piano

Featured singers:

Annette Altavilla

Joanie Waldenmeir Brodhead

Jacqueline Dougherty

Bonnie Sabini

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.
Sep
7
Sat
2019
John Di Stefano Duo
Sep 7 @ 8:00 pm – 11:00 pm
John Di Stefano Duo @ Trumpets Jazz Club and Restaurant | Montclair | New Jersey | United States

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

John DiStefano-piano
Ron Naspo-bass 

 

 

Sep
13
Fri
2019
Celebrate Yashmin Abler’s birthday at Brazilian Night and Classic Bossa Nova with the Bossa Nova Sextet
Sep 13 @ 8:00 pm – 11:00 pm

2 sets:  8 p.m. & 10 p.m.
$15 pp online music charge   $18 pp at door $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
Christian Fabian-bass
Mauricio deSouza-drums

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

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Sep
14
Sat
2019
Hernan Romero Live!
Sep 14 @ 8:00 pm – 11:00 pm
Hernan Romero Live! @ Trumpets Jazz Club and Restaurant | Montclair | New Jersey | United States

2 sets:  8 p.m. & 10 p.m.
$15 Cover charge   $12 pp minimum  (food/drink)

Perhaps the finest flamenco guitarist in the world!  We are very lucky that Hernan happens to be in town. He is usually busy touring worldwide.

Don’t miss this phenomenal, charismatic performer in duo!

 

Hernan Romero-guitar & vocals 
Virtuoso guitarist and composer Hernan Romero. 
“His music will take you on an incredible journey of the senses!”
 Al Di Meola

“An exceptional show! Hernan creates magic with his guitar! One of my favorite musicians!”   Kristine Massari, co-owner, Trumpets Jazz Club

Spiced with the exotic traditions that infuse flamenco-gypsy, Middle Eastern, and Mediterranean folk interwoven with textures of classical, jazz, and Latin rhythms, composer and guitarist Hernan Romero’s music is both sophisticated and accessible. It is sensuous, passionate, romantic and inescapably infectious. 
Inspired by the music of his family from his earliest memory “It’s powerful, flamenco is very strong, and has its influence from the Middle East,” says Romero.

Sep
15
Sun
2019
4:30 p.m.-7:00 p.m. Rockabilly Sunday with The Powertones
Sep 15 @ 4:30 pm – 7:00 pm
4:30 p.m.-7:00 p.m. Rockabilly Sunday with The Powertones @ Trumpets Jazz Club and Restaurant | Montclair | New Jersey | United States
4:30 p.m.-7:00 p.m.
$10 pp  music charge   $7  pp minimum (food/drink)
THE POWERTONES
Mike Post
Gladys Bryant
Chris Reardon
Tony Sky

Sep
20
Fri
2019
Miriam Waks & Alberto Pibiri
Sep 20 @ 8:00 pm – 11:00 pm
Miriam Waks & Alberto Pibiri

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

Miriam Waks-voice
Alberto Pibiri-piano

Husband-wife duo Alberto Pibiri (piano) and Miriam Waks (voice) celebrate the release of their first album CDrelease “So Many Stars” feat. Enrico Granafei on Harmonica with this intimate live performance. Presenting a selection of songs from the album, including delicately rendered Italian classics, swinging standards, hard-hitting blues numbers, and of course, love songs, join them for a very special night of world-class music and stories.

Miriam Waks Prose Bio

Now based in New York City, Miriam Waks made her performing debut at the tender age of 10 singing solo at the Sydney Opera House. The years since have seen her develop into a diverse and vibrant performer who sings in 17 languages and a vast range of musical styles. She has performed at venues and residencies across the globe including New York, France, Cuba, Brussels, Edinburgh, London, India, Macau, & Hong Kong. 2018 saw Miriam release her first originals album, Tales from a Room. Recorded in Nashville and New York, Tales from a Room received radio airplay across USA and Canada.  Miriam performed a full season as featured vocalist and MC with Cuban modern dance company Danza Del Caribe (Edinburgh Fringe Festival 2015).  Miriam has several original music projects including comedic alter-ego Mimi LaRue, and experimental music duo Metabards whose debut EP was described by the Huffington Post as “Full of mystique, potent soundscapes, and.. profound lyricism, (they) have tapped into a sonic spirituality that travels beyond the confines of stereotypical electronic music.” 

Alberto Pibiri Bio

Alberto Pibiri is an Italian jazz pianist and composer based in New York. He formed his experience between Italy and France studying classical and jazz music. During his studies, he became attracted by the music of Oscar Peterson whose records became the reference and example for Alberto. In the early years, Alberto performed many concerts and festivals with his trio featuring Oscar Peterson’s music and Alberto’s creativity including Sun Set Subside, Duc Des Lombards (France), Calagonone Jazz Festival, Time in Jazz, Orsara Jazz Festival (Italy). In France, he started to collaborate with Sheila Jordan during her workshop and she became his main mentor and a dear friend. In New York, he has worked with many illustrious jazz musicians such as Dave Stryker, Sheila Jordan, Harry Allen, Essiet Essiet, and Les DeMerle to tell a few. Alberto’s first record NYC was produced by Dave Stryker (Strykezone records). The album has been presented in clubs such as Trumpets Jazz Club, Smalls, and Fat Cat and drew the attention of Monty Alexander who invited Alberto to play for the Monty Alexander Jazz Festival in Sep 2015. Winner of the Best Rhythm Section with Professor Cunningham and his old school at the World Jam in Madrid on October 2016. Alberto has performed at Carnegie Hall & Melbourne International Jazz Festival. His second album Jazz Legacy consists of 10 original songs with special guests like Sheila Jordan, Jay Clayton, Miriam Waks, Dave Stryker,  and Adrian Cunningham. Jazz Legacy received rave reviews and airplay on jazz radio stations across the USA. His 3rd album Alberto Pibiri & the Al Peppers is an inspired tribute to Herb Alpert & The Tijuana Brass currently receiving airplay on jazz stations across the US.

Sep
21
Sat
2019
Lewis Robinson Quartet
Sep 21 @ 8:00 pm – 11:00 pm
Lewis Robinson Quartet @ Trumpets Jazz Club and Restaurant | Montclair | New Jersey | United States

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

Lewis Robinson-vocals
Steve Hunt-piano
Christian Fabian-bass