Arts & Entertainment

Press Releases

International Trumpet Sensation to Play in Montclair, Feb. 11


MONTCLAIR, NJ - International trumpet sensation Claudio Roditi will be performing in Montclair with his Bossa Trio to spice things up Brazilian style on February 11 as part of the Jazz House Kids' Body & Soul fundraiser.

The two-time GRAMMY Award nominee, and has played alongside Dizzy Gillespie, Jimmy Heath, Herbie Mann, Horace Silver, Charlie Rouse, McCoy Tyner, Gary Bartz, Paquito D’Rivera and a host of others.

Integrating post-bop elements and Brazilian rhythmic concepts into his palette with ease, Roditi plays with power and lyricism.  According to a release, this versatility keeps the trumpeter in demand as a performer, recording artist and teacher.  

Sign Up for E-News

The event is set to take place at the Van Vleck House & Gardens, a historic 12-acre estate owned by the Montclair Foundation.

Tickets for this event are available here.

Born in 1946 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Roditi began his musical studies when he was just six years old.  By the time he was 12, he had already become a serious jazz listener.  In 1966, he was named a finalist at the International Jazz Competition in Vienna, Austria.  While in Vienna, Roditi met Art Farmer, one of his idols, and the friendship inspired the young trumpeter to follow a career in jazz.  He has since performed and recorded with many jazz greats, including Dizzy Gillespie, Herbie Mann, Joe Henderson, Horace Silver, McCoy Tyner, Tito Puente, and Paquito D'Rivera.

With twenty-four critically acclaimed albums to his credit, Claudio Roditi continually develops his playing and compositions through new recording projects.  His last release on the Resonance label, BONS AMIGOS (HCD 2010), features several Roditi originals (Bossa de Mank, Piccolo Samba, and the driving, straight-ahead tune, Levitation) framed by seven compositions written by Brazilian masters such as Antonio Carlos Jobim, Johnny Alf, guitarist/composer Toninho Horta, and pianist Eliane Elias. 

Show Details are as follows:

The Early Show
The Patron Event “Early Show” starts the celebration at 6:30 pm with a tasting of exclusive wines and spirits. Each bottle poured is perfectly paired with fine cuisine and soulful music from the Jazz House Alumni Band.  Patrons enjoy complementary valet parking.  Patrons stay for the Main Set!  The party is just getting started!

The Main Set
At 8:00 pm, we open the doors for the “Main Set,” and that’s when things really heat up with our trio of jazz clubs – Big Band, Soul Jazz and Bossa Nova.  Each room has its own special own vintages, menu and live band to match the mood.   Wine enthusiasts and jazz fans alike roll from club to club throughout the night, soaking up the celebration and savoring the music.


Roditi's BRAZILLIANCE x 4 (HCD 2002) earned him a Grammy nomination, in 2009, in the Best Latin Jazz Album category.  

TAP Into Another Town's News:

You May Also Be Interested In

Sign Up for E-News


Philip Roth's Childhood Home Still Standing in Newark

May 24, 2018

Newark, NJ—The house at 81 Summit Avenue in Newark's Weequahic neighborhood is otherwise unremarkable expect for a sign attached to its faux flagstone facade noting that the home has been designated a historic site -- the childhood home of celebrated author Philip Roth, who died Tuesday at the age of 85.

There were no crowds outside the home to pay homage to the ...

Lenny Dykstra Arrested After Making Threats to Uber Driver

May 24, 2018

LINDEN, NJ – A Linden man was charged with terroristic threats after allegedly threatening an Uber driver on Wednesday.

Lenny Dykstra, 55, was arrested outside Linden Police Headquarters just before 3:30 a.m. on Wednesday.

Officers were alerted to a vehicle that sped into the attached parking garage. The driver, identified as a 47-year-old Roselle resident, was beeping the horn ...

Upcoming Events

Tue, May 29, 7:00 PM

Studio Playhouse, Upper Montclair

Into the Woods Auditions

Arts & Entertainment

Wed, May 30, 6:00 PM

Hackensack Mountainside Medical Center, Montclair

Bladder Control Is No Accident: A Woman’s Guide ...

Health & Wellness

Letter to the Editor: Gum Litter and what YOU can do about it

May 16, 2018

Gum is non-biodegradable, meaning it doesn't’t break down ever….

Today, the unlikely problem surfaces. The average person chews 275 sticks of gum per year. With the amount of people in daily society, it’s no mystery why chewing gum is the second most littered item after cigarette butts.  Did you know that gum is banned in Singapore?

In addition to littering human ...

Montclair Police Blotter: Vandalism to Parked Cars, Mysterious Parking Meter Crash, and More

May 23, 2018

MONTCLAIR, NJ - The following blotter was compiled and released by the Montclair Police Department on May 22, 2018:

05-15-2018 (Orange Road) Mr. Danny Josama, 42yoa from West Orange, was arrested and charged with
05-21-2018 (Wellmont Theater) Mr. Marcelo Dasilva, 40yoa from Montclair, was arrested and charged
with Burglary and Criminal Mischief for entering the Wellmont ...

'Turning Off the Morning News' brings comic twist

‘Turning Off the Morning News’ tackles today’s issues with a comic twist

By Liz Keill

PRINCETON, N J – Despite the late night comics, no one quite captures the insanity of the political/social status world like Christopher Durang.

His latest play, “Turning off the Morning News” hit the ground running.  John Pankow as Jimmy addresses the audience, ...

'To Kill a Mockingbird' Sustains Timeless Appeal

SUMMIT, NJ – The Summit Playhouse provides a stellar production of a much loved classic, “To Kill a Mockingbird.”

The Harper Lee novel, later a Gregory Peck film and now a stage production, retains all the warmth, intensity and integrity that made it such an appealing hit in the 1960s. And there will be a new production on Broadway in December with a script by Aaron Sorkin ...

Broadway Performance for Montclair-based Interfaith Hospitality Network for Homeless

May 23, 2018


Montclair, NJ – May 23, 2018 – A star studded line up of Broadway actors and singers extraordinaire will lend their talents to raise funds for Interfaith Hospitality Network for the Homeless of  Essex County, (IHN), a Montclair based family shelter and housing assistance program.  Titled “At Home on Stage”, the cabaret and comedy event will be held on ...