Anna Maria Mannarino Quintet
Oct 20 @ 8:00 pm – 11:00 pm
Anna Maria Mannarino Quintet @ Trumpets Jazz Club | Montclair | New Jersey | United States

2 sets:  8:00 p.m. & 10:00 p.m.
 $20 prepaid online tickets  $22 at door  $12 pp minimum (food/drink)

Anna Maria Mannarino-vocals
Alan Chaubert-piano
Jerry Weir-vibraphone
Kevin McCarthy-bass
Gordon Lane-drums
  A versatile vocalist with a rich, smooth delivery, Anna Maria sings a variety of song styles including swing, jazz, pop and ballads. Though her inspiration has come from musical greats such Ella Fitzgerald, Judy Garland and Barbra Streisand, her distinctive interpretation, approach and style are all her own. Anna Maria is a New Jersey native who has performed in Paris and throughout the tri-state area.
Velvet voice. Possessing a warm, open soprano, a smooth swing feel and a way with a lyric, she can take standards like ‘Day by Day’ and ‘Embraceable You’ and make them come to life in a refreshing manner. Zan Stewart – StarLedger


Hot Plate
Oct 22 @ 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Hot Plate @ Trumpets Jazz Club | Montclair | New Jersey | United States

4:00 p.m. -6:00 p.m
$12 pp music charge prepaid tickets   $15 pp music charge at door  $7 pp minimum (food/drink)

 Hot Plate is a collective of musicians based in Oberlin, Ohio that have been playing together for 4 years. The band features Michael Orenstein (p), Max Weiner (b), Theo Rosenfeld (sax), and Ethan Cohen (dr). With multiple Downbeat composition awards (Orenstein) and performances at The Kennedy Center in D.C (Orenstein and Weiner) and the Beacon Theatre in New York (Cohen) to boast, the members of this band are accomplished in their own right, and hope now to continue growing and accomplishing new things as a group. The group is touring the Northeast in October and Trumpet’s Jazz is the last date, so expect a burning set!

Rose Kingsley “Through The Years With Johnny Mercer”
Oct 22 @ 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm

1 long set:  7:30 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
$15 pp music charge prepaid online    $18 pp at the door   $7 pp minimum (food/drink)


Opera great turned )azz great Rose Kingstey is now wowing Audiences from Hollywood to New,.”

York with her unique singing style. Roses operatic training, 4 octave range, and rich sultry voice

allows her to tell the story of the songs she sings in a way that taps into the intimate side of her

artistry and touches the heart and soul of her audience. After her debut at Birdland Jazz Club

NYC, Rose has been dubbed by music critics as the FEMALE SINATRA”.

Rose has performed at such venues including The Metropolitan Opera, NYC, Carnegie Hall, NYC

and Steinway Hall, NYC, Houston Grand Opera, to name a few!

She has performed with such Greats as LUCIANO PAVORATTI, PLACIDO DOMINGO, BOB HOPE,


Rose has also shared her Talent for 3 US Presidents, GEORGE H.W. BUSH, GERALD FORD, AND



Rose has now successfully crossed over from Opera to Pop Jazz and Blues and last year released

her first CD Album ‘This ls My Life” that received “5 Staf’ reviews from Associated Press and Jazz

Weekly. To quote Associated Press “ROSE KINGSLEY lS A WELCOMED AND MUCH NEEDED


Rose is now performing her concerts and wowing audiences throughout the country including


This marks her debut at Trumpets!

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FROM THE MUSIC MAN BLOG, Bob Nicosia Rose Kingsley made her New York City Cabaret Debut on Saturday June 6 at Cafe Noctambulo At Pangea, and she was a smashing success in every respect!  As many of my readers know, Rose sang Opera at the Met for over 12 years and recently she has been teaching voice to aspiring Opera singers in the Southern California area.  Before moving to California, Rose had a deep attachment to NY and its music scene.  During her time in California, Rose began to feel a strong emotional attraction to some of the best songs in the “Great American Songbook”,  especially the torch songs which seem to call to her.  About a year and a half ago, Rose decided that she needed to act on her attraction and began by choosing the ones that she knew she could not live without singing.  This kind of passion combined with Rose’s experiences with Opera have now merged and transformed Rose into a powerful and accomplished singer of American Standards.  The combination of passion,  singing skills and Opera training resulted in Rose’s first CD, “This is My Life” which was released to rave reviews in January of this year.What really makes Rose special is that she is true to herself in everything she does.  There is no compromise with Rose.  She sings with gusto and she has no desire to change her rather unique approach to song and lyric.  She sings torch songs exactly as the lyrics move her to such a point that the listener fully believes she is telling her own life story with every song she sings.  Rose has no desire and no intention of trying to sing like anyone else except Rose Kingsley.  No offense to the Opera, but Rose Kingsley was born to be a Cabaret singer!



John Ehlis Trio with special guests Loire Cotler and Glen Velez
Oct 26 @ 7:30 pm – 10:00 pm
John Ehlis Trio with special guests Loire Cotler and Glen Velez @ Trumpets Jazzz Club and Restaurant | Montclair | New Jersey | United States

sets:  7:30 p.m. & 9:00 p.m.
 $12 Music Charge prepaid online tickets:  $15 pp at door   $7 pp minimum (food/drink)

John Ehlis Trio with special guests Loire  Cotler(voice) & Glen Velez (frame drums)
John Ehlis guitar 
Lori Cotler-rhythm vocalist
Glen Velez-frame drums
Scott Hogan- 5 string electric fretless bass
Craig Yaremko-woodwinds

Guitarist John Ehlis with special guests Loire Cotler (rhythm vocalist) and Glen Velez (frame drums), featuring Craig Yaremko (woodwinds) and Scott Hogan (5-string fretless bass).


 Guitarist and multi-instrumentalist John Ehlis combines creative forces with the finest musicians to convey the spirit and energy of music made and played in the moment.

This performance showcases the mesmerizing artistry of Loire and Glen Velez, who are forging new ground within the very ancient pairing of voice and drums.

Guitarist, mandolinist and multi-instrumentalist John Ehlis is a prolific composer and atypical bandleader. His musical ventures and collaborations transcend the boundaries of any single style of music, while his collective offerings showcase the creative artistry and talents of each person on the stage. His ideas converge through the inspiration drawn from a diverse field of innovative artists and ideas, which also encompasses traditional and folk music from around the world.

Described by the New Yorker as “using her voice in mystically percussive ways,” Loire, (aka Lori Cotler), is quickly gaining an international reputation as one of the most captivating and original vocalists of our time.  She combines World Music, Jazz and Pop with scat improvisations and her original reworking of the sophisticated art of Konnakol, the vocal drum language of South Indian origins.

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.

Bassist Scott Hogan held the groove with the Bernie Worrell Orchestra for several years and began touring with the pop group Hanson while still a student in high school.  Hogan studied with jazz bassists John Patitucci and Mike Richmond, and has a voice all his own on the five-string electric fretless bass.

 It is a sheer delight to witness the mesmerizing artistry of Loire Cotler and Glen Velez.

Separately their talents can leave one breathless, while together they are forging new ground in this ageless pairing of voice and drums.

This evening’s collaboration with the John Ehlis Trio provides a rare opportunity to hear these master artists stretch out in a different kind of setting.


The Don Braden Quartet presents ” Earth, Wind and Wonder”
Oct 28 @ 8:00 pm – 11:00 pm
The Don Braden Quartet presents " Earth, Wind and Wonder" @ Trumpets Jazz Club | Montclair | New Jersey | United States

2 sets:  8:00 p.m. and 10:00 p.m.
$20 pp music charge tickets prepaid online   $25 pp at door   $12 pp minimum (food/drink)
Buy your tickets today and save by selecting “get tickets” from top bar!

Don Braden – tenor saxophone, flute and alto flute
James Weidman – piano
Calvin Jones – bass
Jeremy Warren – drums
The Don Braden Quartet will present music from Don’s upcoming CD, “Earth Wind and Wonder”, featuring unique, grooving jazz arrangements of songs by R&B titans “Earth Wind and Fire” and “Stevie Wonder”.  Don Braden has played with such jazz luminaries as vocalist Betty Carter, trumpeters Freddie Hubbard and Wynton Marsalis, and drummers Roy Haynes and Tony Williams. Braden is also a world renowned educator, having spent more than two decades running programs and instructing at institutions such as NJPAC, William Paterson University, Montclair State University and Harvard University (his alma mater). “Earth Wind and Wonder”, Don’s 21st leader album, will be officially released on Febraury 2, 2018. Come out and enjoy the swing!
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Oct 29 @ 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Bajopontino @ Trumpets Jazz Club and Restaurant | Montclair | New Jersey | United States

4 p.m. -6 :00 p.m.
$10 pp music charge online advanced sales   $12 pp at door  $7 pp minimum (food/drink)

World/ Latin Music

Enjoy dinner, apps, dessert or a drink while you listen to the beautiful music of Bajopontino!

Raul Abbad-Guitar
Liz Moulthrop-Violin
Bill Thoman-Bass
Carlos Yamasaki-Percussion
Bajopontino performs original Afro-Peruvian and South American folk music composed and arranged by Raul Abbad. The group consists of guitar, bass, cajon, and violin. The sound of the group is informed by classical, jazz and folkloric styles. 


Trumpets’ Hall of Fame honoring Ron Aprea, Jerry Bruno, Mel Davis and Sheila Jordan, featuring the Ron Aprea Big Band with Angela DeNiro and special guests
Oct 29 @ 6:00 pm – 10:00 pm

6 p.m.-10 p.m.

$25 pp  music charge if tickets are purchased by  10/27/2017 online     click on get tickets in the top bar to the right
$30 pp at door  general seating       $12 pp minimum (food/drink). Dinner specials available.
Purchase tickets through our online shopping cart by clicking on “get tickets.”
Please call 973-744-2600 or 973-444-0357 for a reservation.  Tickets will not be sent to you. Trumpets will receive notification of your purchase.

  Ticket price includes a champagne toast, complimentary hors d’oeuvres and cake, in celebration of  Trumpets’ 18th  Anniverary (26th since its establishment in 1988). Trumpets will offer a dinner special and a la carte menu this evening.

6 p.m. Welcome and Enrico Granafei Quartet and special guests. Hors d’oeuvres
7:30 p.m. Ceremony
8:00 p.m. Big Band

Trumpets invites you to join us in honoring four stellar musicians, each of whom has contributed uniquely to Jazz in the world.

Ron Aprea June 2Mel Davissheila jordan

Ron Aprea has played with many legends in jazz, including Woody Herman, Tito Puente, Billy May, Skitch Henderson and Lionel Hampton.
Nominated for several Grammy awards, Ron has distinguished himself as an outstanding saxophonist, arranger, composer, conductor, educator and producer.
He performs regularly at Trumpets with his wife, singer Angela DeNiro, and as conductor and performer in the Ron Aprea Big Band.

Jerry Bruno

 Mel Davis is an extraordinary organist, singer, composer,  arranger and producer who is best known for his collaborations with Lonnie Youngblood, George Benson and Ronnie Jordan and organ luminaries as Jimmy McGriff, Charles Earland, Jack McDuff and Joey DeFrancesco.  One of Trumpets’ most popular performers,  his repertoire encompasses Jazz, Blues, R & B and Pop music.

Sheila Jordan is renowned for her improvisation in both music and lyrics and is respected as one of the finest vocal innovators and educators of our times.
Sheila is renowned throughout the world for her artistry in performance and teaching. “One of the most consistently creative of all Jazz singers ….”  – Scott Yanow, All Music Guide
Sheila recently performed at Trumpets as a special guest with the Royal Bopsters.

Bobby Kyle & the Administers
Nov 5 @ 7:30 pm – 10:15 pm
Bobby Kyle & the Administers

$10 Music charge $7 Minimum pp
Shows at 7:30 & 9:15
Bobby Kyle – “ITS MY LIFE” –  Album Release Show

 Bobby Kyle has developed a career as a well-respected songwriter/guitarist/vocalist/producer, over a career that spans 40 years, working with his mentors and heroes. His resume includes learning from Lonnie Mack in the late 1970’s; working as a full time band member for Bill Dicey from 1979-1981; going on the road with Eddie Kirkland between 1983 and 1989; and touring and recording with Grammy winning, 2017 Inductee to The Blues Hall of Fame, Johnny “Clyde” Copeland, from 1989 to 1997. For the past twenty years, he has led the impressive East Coast Based Band, Bobby Kyle & The Administers, who will be performing at Trumpets along with a few special guests.
Toninho Horta-Ronnie Cuber Band
Nov 11 @ 8:00 pm – 11:00 pm
Toninho Horta-Ronnie Cuber Band @ Trumpets Jazz Club and Restaurant | Montclair | New Jersey | United States

2 sets: 8:00 & 10:00
$25 Music Charge, $12 Minimum

Toninho Horta-Ronnie Cuber Band
Toninho Horta-guitar
Ronnie Cuber-baritone saxophone
Bill O’Connell-piano
Mike Richmond-bass
Maurizio Zottarelli-drums

Toninho Horta is a virtuoso electric and nylon-string guitar player; his music could be defined as (jazz influenced) Brazilian music. He has developed his own very personal style. His compositions are marked by beautiful harmonies and rich melodies often with surprisingly virtuoso right hand grooves. Besides being a strong composer and player, he worked many years as arranger or/and guitarist for many of the biggest stars in the Brazilian pop music scene such as: Elis ReginaMilton NascimentoMaria BethaniaJo?o BoscoAirto MoreiraEdu LoboNana CaymmiFlora PurimGal CostaSergio MendesChico Buarque

 Jazz saxophonist Ronald Edward Cuber has also played in Latin, pop, rock, and blues sessions. In addition to his primary instrument, baritone sax, he has played tenor sax, soprano sax, clarinet, and flute, the latter on an album by Eddie Palmieri as well as on his own recordings. As a leader, Cuber is known for hard bop and Latin jazz. As a side man, he has played with B. B. King, Paul Simon, and Eric Clapton.[1] Cuber can be heard on Freeze Frame by the J. Geils Band, and one of his most spirited performances is on Dr. Lonnie Smith‘s 1970 Blue Note album Drives. He was also a member of the Saturday Night Live Band.

Cuber was in Marshall Brown‘s Newport Youth Band in 1959, where he switched from tenor to baritone sax. His first notable work was with Slide Hampton (1962) and Maynard Ferguson (1963–1965). Then from 1966 to 1967, Cuber worked with George Benson. He was also a member of the Lee Konitz nonet from 1977 to 1979.[2]

He can be heard playing in Frank Zappa‘s group in the mid-1970s, including the album Zappa in New York. He has been a member of the Mingus Big Band since its inception in the early 1990s. He was an off-screen musician for the movie Across the Universe.


Trumpets will be closed due to a technical problem. We apologize for the inconvenience. John Ehlis will be rescheduled ASAP
Nov 15 @ 7:02 pm – 8:02 pm