One More Once Big Band featuring Montclair State University Jazz Ensemble with Jeff Kunkel and Mike Lee

November 13, 2018 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm
Trumpets Jazz Club and Restaurant
6 Depot Square
Montclair, NJ 07042
$10 pp music charge -students $15 pp general admission/adults minimum (food/drink)
One More Once Big Band featuring Montclair State University Jazz Ensemble with Jeff Kunkel and Mike Lee @ Trumpets Jazz Club and Restaurant | Montclair | New Jersey | United States
It’s time to kick off One More Once’s 2018-2019 “Students of Jazz” series with our first collaboration of the school year. 
Opening Band – Montclair State University Jazz Ensemble4

Time – 7:30pm (MSU) 8:30pm (OMO)

Cover Charge – $15/adults, $10/students 
Featured guests – Dr. Jeff Kunkel, Mike Lee + 4 students from MSU’s Jazz Ensemble
Band for the evening includes:
Alto Sax: Tim Hayward, Jeff Zelnick 
Tenor Sax: Abel Mireles, Ben Frank
Bari Sax: Joao GoncalvesTrombones:
Joe Verderese
Glen Lebitsch
Adam Machaskee
Will NewrockTrumpets: 
Jon Menges
Bill Ash
Fred Maxwell
James CageRhythm Section:
Piano Brenda Earle
Bass Takashi Otsuka
Guitar Raul Huaman
Drums Matt Niedbalski

“One More Once” Big Band (November 2018)

One More Once” is an 18-piece big band consisting of some of North Jersey’s top musicians. John Molloy and Joe Verderese founded the band early in 2008. The band, currently led by Joe and Tim Hayward is based out of Clifton/Nutley, NJ.  The group 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.

Through the years, “One More Once” has performed at concerts, fundraisers, school functions, corporate 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 such as: Gabriel Alegria, Eric Alexander, Carl Allen, Robby Ameen, Paul Bollenback, Ralph Bowen, Don Braden, Cecil Bridgwater, Ronnie Cuber, Vinnie Cutro, Kenny Davis, Steve Davis, Dave Demsey, Denis Diblasio, Jon Faddis, Bob Ferrel, Joel Frahm, Matt Gallagher, Wycliffe Gordon, Mark Gross, Slide Hampton, Antonio Hart, Freddie Hendrix, Conrad Herwig, Vincent Herring, Jim Hynes, Ingrid Jensen, Pete McGuinness, Rufus Reid, John Riley, Claudio Roditi, Gary Smulyan, Marc Stasio, Dave Stryker, Steve Turre,  Walt Weiskopf and Bruce Williams,

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 most recent years for our rehearsals.

Tonight’s Band includes the following musicians:

Saxes: Timothy Hayward, Jeff Zelnik, Abel Mireles, Ben Frank, Joao Goncalves

Trombones: Joe Verderese, Glen Lebitsch, Adam Machaskee, Will Newrock

Trumpets: Jon Menges, Bill Ash, Fred Maxwell, James Cage

Piano : Brenda Earle

Guitar : Raul Hauman

Bass : Takashi Otsuka

Drums : Matt Niedbalski

Montclair State University Jazz Ensemble – Directed by Dr. Jefffey Kunkel

The Montclair State University Jazz Ensemble, directed by Dr. Jeffrey Kunkel, performs classic jazz standards and contemporary works for large jazz ensemble. Comprised primarily of jazz studies majors and other music majors, the group studies originals and arrangements by such classic artists as Thad Jones, “Duke” Ellington and “Count” Basie, and contemporary writers such as Alan Ferber, Maria Schneider and Rob McConnell.  The band performs regularly on campus, and occasionally at local jazz venues, as well as at a variety of festivals and educational conferences. Along with having the opportunity to collaborate with our talented jazz faculty, recent guest artists have included John Daversa (trumpet, composer), Mario Adnet (Brazilian composer, arranger, and Grammy winner), Ingrid Jensen (trumpet), Ed Palermo (arranger of Frank Zappa’s music for big band), Tom “Bones” Malone (trombone), Terrell Stafford (trumpet), Hendrik Meurkens (harmonica, vibes) Bucky Pizzarelli (guitar) and Michael Philip Mossman (composer, arranger, trumpet).

For more information regarding the John J. Cali School of Music at Monclair State University, CLICK HERE!

Timothy Hayward (co-leader of One More Once)

Timothy Hayward was born and raised in Paris. He is a graduate of the Conservatoire Supérieur de Paris (Classical Saxophone) of the Université de Paris 8 (Musicologie) and the Conservatoire National Supérieur de Musique et de Danse de Paris (Jazz). He began playing professionally at the age of 18 in classical, contemporary and jazz music. He has created his own groups. These groups perform Timothy Hayward’s personal compositions. He is an active composer and arranger both in the classical and jazz domains. Timothy Hayward moved to NJ in 2010.

Joe Verderese (co-leader of One More Once)

Joe Verderese is a trombonist who hails from Clifton, NJ.  He holds degrees from West Chester University of Pennsylvania and Manhattan School of Music.  Joe is currently the Director of Instrumental Music at Cresskill NJ Middle/High School, where he teaches grades 6-12 and directs the Jazz Band, Wind Ensemble, Pit Orchestra and many other small ensembles, while maintaining a private studio and a busy freelance schedule.


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