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Saxophonist Jaleel Shaw To Join One More Once For 3 Nights!

One More Once is proud to announce that Jaleel Shaw will join us for 3 nights at Trumpets Jazz Club this Spring along with the talented students from three different New Jersey Schools.   

Wednesday, March 27 - West Milford HS

Sunday, March 31 - Bernards HS

Wednesday, April 10 - Westfield HS

Come on out to hear some amazing music from these 3 schools, One More Once, and of course, the great Jaleel Shaw!

Jazz Legend Slide Hampton sits in with One More Once

One More Once had the pleasure to invite one of the living legends of jazz to perform for two nights at Montclair's  Trumpets Jazz Club in May  2018.   A dream come true for most jazz musicians, Slide joined us for our rehearsal and brought three of his compositions/arrangements which he wrote for the Maynard Ferguson Big Band of the '50s and '60s.  His charts on "Go East, Young Man," "Foxy," and "Frame For the Blues" gave us an incredible opportunity to play some music written by one of the greatest jazz arrangers of the 20th century.  Congrats to the PCTI Big Band and the West Milford HS Big Band for joining us for these great events.

SNL Trombonist STEVE TURRE joins OMO for 2 nights

In April 2018, Steve Turre joined One More Once for 2 nights and delighted the audience with his world-renowned conch shell playing, as well as his masterful trombone playing.  The students from Parsippany Hills HS and Cresskill HS also had a chance to perform along side Turre who gave everyone a show they will never forget.  This was a special treat for Mr. Turre as he had a chance to play in his hometown of Montclair, NJ.  

INGRID JENSEN PERFORMS WITH ONE MORE ONCE

On Wednesday, March 28., Ingrid Jensen joined One More Once and the big band from JP Stevens HIgh School on the bandstand at Trumpets Jazz Club.  Jensen showed great diversity playing a variety of tunes including Dave Gibble's "slo' funk" version of My Funny Valentine, Groove Merchant from the Thad Jones Library, Tom Harrell's Sail Away and Vernal Suite, a tune composed and arranged by Ingrid's sister, Christine.

A powerful opening set by JP Stevens HS, directed by Andrew DeNicola showed why JPS has such an amazing reputation as a force to be reckoned with in the high school music world. 

As is tradition on these evenings, One More Once invited a student from the High School band up to perform with us.  Varun Das proved why he was accepted as the drummer for the Grammy Band this past year!  Playing with One More Once on Groove Merchant, Varun played masterfully including trading 4s with saxophonist Mark Friedman before a 2 chorus drum solo of his own.  Das also played an arrangement entitled Portrait of Louis Armstrong, featuring Vinny Borselli, lead trumpet player for One More Once and elementary school music teacher in the Edison school district, which feeds JP Stevens HS.

ANTONIO HART JOINS ONE MORE ONCE FOR 2 NIGHTS

2018 started off strong with Antonio Hart joining One More Once for 2 great shows.  
On February 11, OMO welcomed Livingston HS to perform the opening set, directed by Mr. Jim Hegedus.   In late March, the North Penn HS Navy Band traveled to Montclair from Lansdale, PA to take part in the festivities.  They also  had the opportunity to work with Antonio for a 2 hour clinic prior to their performance. 
Both groups played fantastic sets and then enjoyed the sounds of One More Once.  Students from both schools sat in with us for a tune.  From Livingston, we brought up Eli Siegel on trombone and Ian Hurrell on Guitar and from North Penn, Srikar Katta and Jack Collins joined us to play on an original blues called "Square One," written by lead trumpet player, Vinny Borselli.  

ONE MORE ONCE TO PERFORM HOLIDAY SHOW @TRUMPETS JAZZ CLUB

One More Once is excited to present our 2nd annual
Holiday Show at Trumpets Jazz Club.
Sunday, December 17, 2017. 
Come on out and spread some holiday cheer with us. 
Tickets are $10/adults and $7/students. 
There is also a $7 food/beverage minimum per guest.

ONE MORE ONCE ANNOUNCES 2016-2017 STUDENTS OF JAZZ LINE-UP AND CONCERT SERIES

November 15, 2016 - Trumpets Jazz Club
featuring our "Student Sit-In"
w/students from various schools around NJ
December 14, 2016 - Trumpets Jazz Club
One More Once Holiday Show
January 25, 2017 - Trumpets Jazz Club
with Claudio Roditi
Opening Set by Bernards HS Big Band
 
March 7, 2017 - Trumpet Jazz Club
with guest artist Carl Allen
Opening Set by Passaic County Technical Institute
Featuring compositions/arrangements of students in
the William Paterson University Jazz Arranging Program.
April 1, 2017 - One More Once Jazz Festival
Location Saddle Brook High School
Schools Performing:  TBA
Guest artists: Steve Johns, Bill Moring, Mike Lee, and more
10am-4pm
April 19, 2017 - Trumpets Jazz Club
with guest artist Ronnie Cuber
Opening Set by West Milford High School Big Band
May 3, 2017 - Trumpets Jazz Club
with guest artist Eric Alexander
Opening Set by Westwood Regional HS Big Band

CARL ALLEN TO JOIN ONE MORE ONCE BIG BAND ON MARCH 7, 2017

March 2017

On Wednesday Night, March 7, 2017, One More Once welcomed drummer Carl Allen to the stage along with the Passaic County Technical Institute Jazz Band.  The audience had the opportunity to hear one of the great jazz drummers perform with PCTI and OMO.  A great night was had by all.  We would like to thank Mr. Allen for being a part of our "Students of Jazz" program.

BERNARDS HIGH SCHOOL TO PERFORM WITH OMO @TRUMPETS JAZZ CLUB

January 2017

On January 25, 2017, band director Fred Trumpy brought the Bernards High School Jazz Band out to Trumpets Jazz Club in Montclair, NJ for an amazing evening of music.  They were joined on stage with world-renowned trumpet player, Claudio Roditi who was on top of his game and blew us all away with his beautiful music and wonderful solos.  Along with Claudio, Vocalist Alexis Cole was featured on a few tunes including "Joy Spring," which was arranged by Scott Arcangel, who was also on hand to conduct the band on a few of his tunes for the evening. 

ONE MORE ONCE BRINGS THE JAZZ GREATS TO YOUR SCHOOL FOR 2-HOUR CLINICS - SPECIAL PRICE!

September 2016
One More Once is proud to bring some of the greatest jazz musicians in the world to your school!  This year, we are booking the following musicians for 2 hour clinics at a special rate - ONLY AVAILABLE THROUGH ONE MORE ONCE!
Claudio Roditi - January 25, 2017
Carl Allen - March 7, 2017
Ronnie Cuber - April 19, 2017
Eric Alexander - May 3, 2017
Contact us at ONEMOREONCEBIGAND@GMAIL.COM for more information.

TROMBONIST GLEN LEBITSCH AND WIFE ALLISON WELCOME ORSON WOLFGANG LEBITSCH INTO THE WORLD - 8/20/16

August 2016
On August 20, 2016, Glen and Allison Lebitsch were blessed with their first child, Orson Wolfgang Lebitsch.  Please join One More Once in congratulating the family on their new addition! 
Now the most important question:  WHAT INSTRUMENT WILL HE PLAY?

PASSAIC COUNTY TECHNICAL INSTITUTE TO PLAY OPENING SET FOR ONE MORE ONCE BIG BAND ON 4/20/16

April 2016

 

On April 20, 2016 the jazz band from Passaic County Technical Institute made their debut performance at Trumpets Jazz Club.  Alongside guest artist Vincent Herring, the school's big band had an incredible performance to remember.  PCTI is under the direction of Nelson Mendez.  One More Once is proud to welcome Mr. Mendez and PCTI to our jazz community and look forward to having them back with us in the future.

JAZZ FESTIVAL AND ONE MORE ONCE BIG BAND FEATURED IN NORTHJERSEY.COM AND CLIFTON JOURNAL

April 2015

Timothy Hayward was interviewed for a cover story in the Clifton Journal featuring the
2nd annual One More Once Jazz Festival on April 18, 2015.  Featuring Rutgers Jazz
Department faculty; Robby Ameen, Mark Gross, Conrad Herwig, and Marc Stasio, 7
bands will participate including Woodrow Wilson Middle School (Clifton,) Christopher ColumbusMiddle School (Clifton,) West Milford High School, Westwood High School, Saddly Brook High School, Cresskill High School and Clifton High School.  Tickets are $10 and the evnet is open to the public.  One More Once will perform at 12:45pm.

ONE MORE ONCE - PERFORMS WITH HEAD OF ROWAN UNIVERSITY JAZZ DEPARTMENT - DENIS DIBLASIO

April  2014

On Tuesday Night, April 22, One More Once had the priveledge to share the stage with the great Denis DiBlasio and the Parsippany Hills High School Jazz Band.    This event featured the premier of an original tune written by Ryan Krewer, specially for Denis D called "Caviar and Pigs Feet."  We will also played DiBlasio's original tune - "Cajun Cookin."  PHHS will performed his famous original tune - "Coconut Champagne."

CALEB RUMLEY TO PRESENT SENIOR RECITAL AT WILLIAM PATERSON UNIVERSITY

December 11, 2013

Our 3rd trombonist Caleb Rumley will be presenting his Senior Recital on Wednesday December 11th from 8:45 to 9:45 pm at Shea Auditorium at William Paterson University. This recital will feature Caleb playing with small groups as well as the William Paterson Jazz Orchestra. Caleb will be debuting three arrangements for big band, performed with the William Paterson Jazz Orchestra! Admission is free.

ONE MORE ONCE - STUDENTS OF JAZZ - DATES ANNOUNCED FOR 2013-2014 SEASON

November 9, 2013

We are excited to get this season started with our wonderful high school opening bands.  Guest artists will be announced soon.  Here is out line up:
November 20 - with Chris Opperman and his students from Rutgers and Monclair State University
January 29 - with Cresskill High School
March 12 - School tba
April 9 - with Guest Artist John Riley and Westwood High School
May 20 - with Guest Artist Denis DiBlasio and Saddle Brook High School

NORTHJERSEY.COM AND CLIFTON JOURNAL WRITE ABOUT OUR LAST PERFORMANCE

December 7, 2013

Check out this wonderful article about the Mustang Band's 75th anniversary, including the following paragraph about our performance.
 
"The One More Once Big Band provided music for the affair. The high point of the night came when the impressive ensemble performed a swinging medley of familiar Mustang Band marching and pregame tunes, a dazzling arrangement that garnered a rousing standing ovation from the appreciative audience. The big band's other highlight number was a heartfelt rendition of "Hey Jude" by the Beatles."
- See more at: http://www.northjersey.com_Clifton_Mustang_Band_turns_75

ONE MORE ONCE TO PROVIDE ENTERTAINMENT FOR CLIFTON MUSTANG BAND'S 75th ANNIVERSARY DINNER-11/30/13 @ ROYAL MANOR

November 9, 2013

On November 30, the Clifton Mustang Band Alumni Association is hosting the 75h anniversary dinner for alumni of the Mustang Band.  One More Once is proud to be the entertainment for the evening - with several alumni in the band including Craig Yaremko, Mike Iapicca, Joe Verderese, Glen Lebitsch, Ryan Krewer, Lou Imparato and Karen Verderese Seiz.   For more information about the CHS Mustang Band, see their website: http://www.mustangbandalumni.org/

SINGER AND SOUND ENGINEER KAREN AND ERIC SEIZ HAVE THEIR FIRST CHILD

April 23, 2013

Karen and Eric Seiz gave birth to their first child, Zoe Seiz on Tuesday afternoon, April 23, 2013.  Zoe weighed in at 9lb, 3oz.  Congratulations to the Seiz family on their new addition to the family.

FREE PERFORMANCE ADDED IN CRESSKILL, NJ

July 30, 2013

One More Once will perform at Cresskill Day on September 7, 2013.  This performance will take place from 3:30 to 6:00pm.  It is a free concert, so come on out and enjoy a nice day in nearby Cresskill, NJ.
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