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Aug
10
Sat
2019
Ron Aprea Quartet with special guest Angela DeNiro on vocals
Aug 10 @ 8:00 pm – 11:00 pm
Ron Aprea Quartet with special guest Angela DeNiro on vocals @ Trumpets Jazz Club | Montclair | New Jersey | United States

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

No online tickets for this event; pay on site

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.

special guest: Angela DeNiro-vocals
Ron Aprea-saxophone
Cecilia Coleman-piano
Christian Fabian-bass
Gordon Lane-drums

 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!

 

 

 

Aug
11
Sun
2019
John Ehlis Trio with special guests Craig Yaremko and Glen Velez
Aug 11 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm
John Ehlis Trio with special guests Craig Yaremko and Glen Velez @ Trumpets Jazzz Club and Restaurant | Montclair | New Jersey | United States

sets:  7:30 p.m. & 9:00 p.m.
 $10 Music Charge prepaid online tickets  $7 pp minimum (food/drink)

John Ehlis Trio
John Ehlis guitar 
Glen Velez-frame drums
Craig Yaremko-woodwinds

Guitarist John Ehlis combines creative forces with saxophonist Craig Yaremko and percussionist Glen Velez for another spirited and energetic musical evening from the stage at Trumpets.

Most anyone with an affinity for World Music and/or hand drumming, is familiar with the mastery of Glen Velez.  A cultural traveller, Velez possesses an astonishing knowledge and command of rhythm coupled with an expansive array of techniques, textures and colors.

Each of these artists is an explorer with a genuine sense of curiosity.  As a trio, they generate a fresh and original sound, and as performers they are as engaging to see and to hear, as much for first time listeners, as for repeat audiences.   

Drawn to traditional and folk music from around the world, 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.  He has performed with visionary artists ranging from saxophonists Oliver Lake and John Tchicai, to vocalists Marie Afonso, Loire Cotler and Olivia Foschi, Argentine guitarists Juan Falu and Quique Sinesi, singer/songwriter Scott E. Moore, Basque musicians Tapia and Leturria, Danish drummer Kresten Osgood, and Finnish saxophonist Mikko Innanen.

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.

 A legendary figure amongst musicians and audiences world-wide, Glen Velez is the first percussionist to gain international recognition as a successful solo artist with frame drums.  His extensive array of frame drum innovations and sounds have inspired collaborations with an epic and eclectic list of renowned artists, including Steve Reich, the Paul Winter Consort, Suzanne Vega, Maya Beiser, Tan Dun and Pat Metheny.

www.glenvelez.com

 

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Aug
16
Fri
2019
Kate Baker & Vic Juris with Evan Gregor
Aug 16 @ 8:00 pm – 11:00 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