One More Once Big Band and many special guests Guests. A Goodbye to Trumpets

June 23, 2019 @ 7:30 pm – 10:30 pm
Trumpets Jazz Club and Restaurant
6 Depot Square
NJ 07042
$10 students $15 general admission
One More Once Big Band & Guests
7:30 p.m.
$15 cover ( $10 for students) $7 minimum (food/drink)  $20 pp at door (without reservation)

For 8 years, One More Once as been lucky to have Trumpets Jazz Club as our home base for our “Students of Jazz” program.  Joey Verderese & Tim Hayward – leaders of OMO – would like to thank all the outstanding musicians that play and have played in the band, band directors and their wonderful students that have participated, Enrico and Kristine for hosting us and believing in us, and all the outstanding guests we had the pleasure to perform with.  Our program has included 60 education events (55 at Trumpets Jazz Club), 26 different schools (middle school, high school & college) and 45 guest artists!!!!!

Tonight’s event features a variety of guest artists as well as some of our most outstanding students who have sat in with the band in years past.  Here’s what we have on the agenda so far:


– Conrad Herwig (Trombone)

– Pete McGuinness (Trombone)

– Jeff Kunkel (Piano)

– Alexis Cole (Vocals)

– Freddie Hendrix (Trumpet)


– Varun Das – drum set (JP Stevens & Manhattan School of Music – 2019 Downbeat award winner – BEST SOLOIST – undergraduate division)

– Stephen Park – guitar (Current student at Westfield HS & Jazz House Kids)

– Eva Zarucki – Alto Sax (Clifton HS & Jazz for Teens)

– Patrick Do – Trumpet (Cresskill HS & Berkeley School of Music)

– Brian Katchur – Alto Sax (Mountain Lakes HS & Michigan State University)

Well, folks, this has been a total surprise organized by the members of One More Once Big Band.  We knew they were concocting something but we could have not imagined the impressive line-up they came up with! I hope there will be enough space in the room for everybody! It is truly touching, it makes me believe we must have done something right!

This might be the end of this club but certainly not the end of our association with music and musicians. Stay tuned and again thanks to everybody!

(and remember, although June 30th has been announced as our closing date, we will still have acts on weekends and select weeknights and Sundays until it is official!)

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, Jeff Kunkel, Mike Lee, 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 Angela Guerriero & St. Paul’s Church in Nutley, NJ for hosting our monthly rehearsals for the past few years.




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