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 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.

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.

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.
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 



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.



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.

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)
Mike Post
Gladys Bryant
Chris Reardon
Tony Sky

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.

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


Larry Corban Quartet
Sep 22 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Larry Corban Quartet @ Trumpets Jazz Club and Restaurant | Montclair | New Jersey | United States
1 set only: 5 p.m.-7 p.m.
$15 pp music charge   $7  pp minimum (food/drink)
Larry Corban Quartet
Larry Corban – guitar
James Weidman – piano
Harvie S – upright bass
Steve Johns – drums

Larry Corban “Emergence” Quartet with Harvie S, James Weidman, and Steve Johns

Sept. 22 @ 5:00 for One Set

Larry Corban – guitar

Harvie S – upright bass

James Weidman – piano

Steve Johns – drums

Larry Corban is a New York City-based jazz guitarist and composer with 5

CDs out as a bandleader. His rhythm section of choice is the Aperturistic

Trio (pianist James Weidman, bassist Harvie S, drummer Steve Williams).

Alto saxophonist, Steve Slagle, guested for 3 cuts on his fourth cd,

“Corban Nation.” Corban Nation was on Jazzweek: 20 weeks on the Top

100, peaking at #18 overall; CMJ Jazz Chart: 7 weeks on Top 40, peaking

at #4 overall, and RMR Jazz Chart: 19 weeks on Top 50, peaking at #1

overall. His most recent and fifth cd, “Emergence,” is as of August 19, on

NACC for 12 weeks peaking at #2, #26 on RMR, and has debuted at #39

on JazzWeek. On his fifth recording as a leader and third with the

Aperturistic Trio, Larry Corban wields his burgundy Gibson L-5 with a

blend of unabashed swing on uptempo burners and tender lyricism on

relaxed ballads. This time out the core quartet is augmented by tenor sax

titan, Jerry Bergonzi, who elevates the proceedings with ferocious blowing

on four tunes. The music is on the cusp of straight-ahead jazz in the

present moment with an intentional nod towards the mid 60’s Blue Note


”Displaying complete mastery of his instrument in the grand manner of a

virtuoso, the guitarist gives notice that he is an artist of the first order. His

playing is gorgeous; deeply penetrating as well as feather-light. There is

never a temptation to ornament for ornaments’ sake; every run and every

dazzling arpeggio is dedicated to embellishing the music towards

completing its harmonic concepts. Mr Corban also has perfect time and

best of all his fingers melt on the strings creating the kind of rolling, flowing

molten style that has come to be his exquisite calling card.”

“Travels well with: Pat Martino- Nightwings; John Scofield- Bar Talk”

“Corban is, without a doubt, one of today’s finest fretters. A Gibson man,

he tells the world what an L-5 is capable of with fluent clear solos, drawing

on past Gibsonians such as Barney Kessel and Johnny Smith”


Track from “Emergence”


5 cds’s are available for download at




Larry Corban: Emergence


“Travels well with: Pat Martino- Nightwings; John Scofield- Bar Talk”


“Corban is, without a doubt, one of today’s finest fretters. A Gibson man, he tells the world what an L-5 is capable of with fluent clear solos, drawing on past Gibsonians such as Barney Kessel and Johnny Smith”



Track from “Emergence”



5 cds’s are available for download at




Larry holds a Bachelor of Music in Jazz Studies from Ithaca College. He has studied privately with Pat Martino, Wayne Krantz, Joanne Brackeen, Jack Wilkins, Vic Juris, David Fuze Fiuczynski, Mick Goodrick, Steve Brown, and Rick Beato.

  Here’s what reviewers are saying about Larry:

Blistering Lines, energetic rhythms and melodically pleasing melodies.

bop verging upon fusion but without the distortion, power chords, and usual outside paraphernalia……..In fact, one of the more surprising aspects of this CD is that the guy is ceaselessly splitting down the mathematics and possibilities of what he’s writing. It’s a fascinating process and quickly becomes apparent he’s improvising on multiple levels………this guy exceeds expectations………slotting him with Metheny and McLaughlin (and even George Benson, whose old stuff to this day knocks me out) is perfect. Several worlds meet in his work and spawn a fourth: Corban’s own

Larry Corban has a very different voice as a Jazz Guitarist. His single note lines are fluid and his chord solos very punchy and percussive. Fans of the more outside and modern players should give him a listen.

Corban is a no-nonsense player who can manage blistering chops without losing an in-the-pocket relaxed feel.

Corban described the energy on his latest release as capturing lighting in a bottle. I’d say I have to agree with that assessment. Corban’s chops on guitar are sometimes very melodic and, quite frankly, more often peppered with a sharp edge. Joined by both electric and strand up bass, piano, Hammond B-3, Fender Rhodes, drums and saxophone, “Corban Nation” is partly traditional jazz, and part get-em-goin’ high octane. Of course he can be soft and mellow as well, as superbly demonstrated on the fourth track, “Child’s Tune.” If there is some tangible link between what is typically considered traditional jazz and something more cutting edge, this release is probably it – and is one I really enjoyed.

Video from “Corban Nation”