Educational Outreach

Since 2011, One More Once has been heavily involved in jazz education in and around the state of New Jersey.  Our "Students of Jazz Program" is at the forefront of our initiative to educate students of all ages by bringing some of the best musicians in the world right to their doorstep, performing at professional jazz clubs and even inviting some of the strongest students up to the stage to perform with us. Additionally, One More Once has held 3 jazz festivals in association with the Rutgers University Jazz faculty, hosted by local high schools. In collaboration with Trumpets Jazz Club and local high schools, we have had the opportunity to invite 26 different schools and 45 guest artists to be a part of this program over the past 8 years, for a grand total of 60 dates! We have also been able to bring our guest artists into the schools on occasion to clinic bands that could not make it out to Trumpets, at a reasonable cost!

To this date, we have done 60 extremely successful educational events, 53 with high schools, 7 with college groups, and 57 events took place at our "home base" Trumpets Jazz Club in Montclair, NJ. We have had over 750 students perform with us in the past eight years and over 3,000 patrons. We are extremely proud of what we've been able to accomplish thus far, and to have been able to expose an incredible amount of young musicians to beautiful music, played at the highest level!

We have featured 45 different guest artists within our program; 

TRUMPETS: Gabriel Alegria, Cecil Bridgewater, Vinnie Cutro, Jon Faddis, Matt Gallagher, Freddie Hendrix, Jim Hynes, Ingrid Jensen, Joe Magnarelli, Claudio Roditi, & Wallace Roney

SAXOPHONES: Eric Alexander, Ralph Bowen, Don Braden, Ronnie Cuber, Dave Demsey, Denis DiBlasio, Joel Frahm, Mark Gross, Antonio Hart, Vincent Herring, Mike Lee, Adam Niewood, Jaleel Shaw, Gary Smulyan, Walt Weiskopf, & Bruce Williams

TROMBONES: Steve Davis, Robin Eubanks, Bob Ferrel, Wycliffe Gordon, Slide Hampton, Conrad Herwig, Pete McGuinness, & Steve Turre

GUITARISTS: Paul Bollenback & Dave Stryker

PIANISTS: Jeff Kunkel & Marc Stasio

BASSISTS: Kenny Davis & Rufus Reid

DRUMMERS: Carl Allen, Robby Ameen, & John Riley

VOCALISTS: Alexis Cole

Please contact us at if you are interested in any of our programs, would be interested in seeing what we have to offer, or simply want some advice about starting or teaching your school's jazz band.

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