Jazz973 Presents Kelly Green Trio


This a new FREE monthly Wednesday evening series called Jazz973@Clements, which focuses on local and emerging musicians and is curated by Gregory Burrus local promoter and producer at Clements Place Jazz.

Set 1 Sold out We now have two sets – Set 1 – 7 – 8:25 Set 2- 8:40 – 10:00

Acclaimed jazz pianist vocalist Kelly Green will present her trio, featuring incredible musicians Alex Tremblay on upright bass and Evan Hyde on drums. They will play an interactive, tightly arranged, and exciting set of material from the great American songbook and jazz classics including Cole Porter, Jerome Kern, Duke Ellington and Mulgrew Miller as well as original compositions by Kelly Green from her recently released debut album “Life Rearranged”.

“(Green) is no mere songwriter, but an artist and performer in toto…(she demonstrates) sure command of the piano and well trained voice”- C Michael Bailey, ALL ABOUT JAZZ. “Kelly Green is a triple threat here as pianist, vocalist, and composer,” -George Harris, JAZZ WEEKLY

Kelly Green

New York based pianist, vocalist, composer, bandleader, and educator Kelly Green was born and raised in a musical family in Central Florida. She began singing as a toddler, studying piano at age five, and found her passion for jazz at age eleven.

She received her Bachelors in Jazz Studies – performance at the University of North Florida where she studied piano and voice. She received the outstanding musician’s award every year at UNF. While in Jacksonville she performed weekly with her trio at many different venues and private events. In May 2011, she won the Generation Next Youth Talent Competition at the Jacksonville Jazz Festival.

In September 2014 she received her Masters in Jazz Piano Performance from William Paterson University where she studied with pianists Harold Mabern, James Weidman, and Mulgrew Miller among many other note-worthy faculty members. She was the pianist in the WP Jazz Orchestra in which performed alongside NEA Jazz Master Jimmy Heath and legendary vibraphonist Steve Nelson. Kelly received the Outstanding Graduate Music Student Award for her class. In June 2014 Kelly was chosen as the pianist in the William Paterson Colombia Band, which toured three cities in Colombia, South America where she taught at two week-long clinics and performed at three large concert halls.

Since moving up north, Kelly has performed at many notable clubs and venues in the area such as Blue Note, Dizzy’s Club Coca-Cola, Apollo Theater, Minton’s, Smalls Jazz Club, Mezzrow, Jazz at Lincoln Center, The Jazz Standard, Ginny’s Supper Club, Gin Fizz, The Django, Zinc Bar, Fat Cat, B.B. Kings, Rockwood Music Hall, the 9th Note, Deerhead Inn, Trumpets Jazz Club, and Shanghai Jazz among many others. She performs most often with her trio, then her sextet. The Kelly Green Trio hosts weekly jam sessions at Cleopatra’s Needle every Sunday.

Kelly has performed in bands alongside established jazz musicians such as Christian McBride, Dee Dee Bridgewater, Jimmy Heath, Steve Nelson, Nat Reeves, Steve Williams, Bill Goodwin, Rich Perry, Winard Harper, Philip Harper, Steve Wilson, Stacy Dillard, Jonathan Barber, Josh Evans, Bruce Williams, Frank Lacy, James Zollar and Jovan Alexandre among others.

In December 2016 she recorded her debut album “Life Rearranged” featuring wonderful musicians Christian McBride, Steve Nelson, Josh Evans, Kush Abadey, Jovan Alexandre, Matt Dwonszyk, Noam Israeli, Tamir Shmerling, and Mike Troy. Since it’s release in October 2017, “Life Rearranged” has received notable reviews and radio play. It is featured as one of the Top 50 albums of 2017 in the LA Times by Scott Yanow. Yanow describes Green’s piano playing as, “sophisticated and modern while also being connected to the tradition,” and “her vocals are subtle, quietly expressive and full of insight.”

Alex Tremblay

Born and raised in North Providence, RI, Alex Tremblay found his passion in music at a young age. He came from a family of musicians which enabled him to hone his craft at a young age and would eventually lead him to further his studies at the Hartt School of Music at the University of Hartford, where he was a student of the schools renowned jazz department that was founded by the legendary Jazz Saxophonist/Composer, Jackie McLean. It was there that he met an studied with one of his bass heroes, Professor Nat Reeves.

After completing his studies in 2013 he moved to New York City to continue to study, grow, and perform. Since moving to New York his most recent teachers have been Larry Grenadier and Gregg August. He currently resides in Brooklyn and is an active member of the music community in and around New York City. He has performed at many well known New York venues as well as venues abroad such as, Ginny’s Supper Club, The Blue Note, Jazz Standard, The Cotton Club (Tokyo), Jazz at Lincoln Center, The Iridium, BB King’s, Minton’s, The Cutting Room, Shanghai Jazz, The Kitano, Smoke Jazz Supper Club, Mezzrow, Smalls Jazz Club, Fat Cat, Sleep No More, Bar Next Door, SubCulture, and Terra Blues. He has also performed with the likes of Cyrille Aimeé, Jerry Dodgion, Bennie Wallace, Lew Tabackin, Andrew Renfroe, Taber Gable, Jonathan Barber, Kelly Green Trio, Jovan Alexandre, Gary Smulyan, Johnny O’ Neal, Larry Willis, Donald Vega, Phillip Harper, Pete Malinverni, Alina Engibaryan, Shawnn Monteiro, Steve Davis, Winard Harper, David Schnitter, Lawrence Clark, Philip Dizack, Jumaane Smith, Khalili Kwame Bell, Antoinette Montague, Josh Evans, Solomon Hicks, Highline Chamber Ensemble, Billy Drummond, Don Hahn, John Mosca, and Ralph LaLama.

In addition to his illustrious performing accolades, Alex is a wonderful educator. He is currently the director of the after school jazz program for BackCountry Jazz, the Bassist/Contractor for the Newport Festival Foundation’s Newport Jazz Assembly, and a Clinician for Arts By The People’s “And the Beat Goes On” program for seniors and the elderly.

Evan Hyde

Drummer, percussionist, composer, and educator Evan Hyde is a sensitive and versatile musician with extensive experience performing in a wide spectrum of styles and genres. Hyde began his career in 2004 in his hometown of Grand Rapids, MI, where he began working as a freelance percussionist during high school. Evan has since become a high in-demand jazz drummer throughout the United States and abroad. Evan has performed with a veritable “who’s who” in the jazz world, with recent collaborations including Russell Malone, Helen Sung, Stanley Jordan, Shelly Berg, Kenny Barron, Cheryl Bentyne, John Daversa, Brian Lynch, David Binney, Ira Sullivan, Gene Perla, Antonio Adolfo & Carol Saboya, Jamey Haddad, and Take 6.

Hyde’s pursuits as a composer and a bandleader have also earned recognition. He was competitively selected to be a member of the 2015 class of Betty Carter’s ‘Jazz Ahead’ artist-in-residence program at the Kennedy Center in Washington D.C., as well as the 2016 International Workshop in Jazz & Creative Music at the Banff Centre in Alberta, Canada. Hyde has also been recognized by Downbeat Magazine’s annual Student Music Awards with his band, the Evan Hyde Group, winning the graduate small jazz combo category in 2016 and receiving an outstanding small group composition award for his original composition “Depredation”, also in 2016.

As an educator, Hyde has established himself as a knowledgable and passionate mentor, having taught as adjunct faculty at Grand Rapids Community College and Kellogg Community College. He has presented clinics and master classes at numerous schools and jazz camps around North America including the New Orleans Center for Creative Arts (NOCCA), the Keith Hall Summer Drum Intensive (Kalamazoo, MI) and the Jalisco Jazz Festival Tónica Jazz Workshop (Guadalajara, Mexico), while also teaching in his own private home studio.

Hyde completed his undergraduate studies in music at Western Michigan University, where he studied with Keith Hall and jazz legend Billy Hart. He then went on to study with drummer Bill Goodwin and pianist Mulgrew Miller at William Paterson University for one year before choosing to continue his graduate studies at University of Miami’s Frost School of Music. At the Frost School, Evan studied with Steve Rucker and Terence Blanchard, and he was also appointed a fellow of the prestigious Henry Mancini Institute. Evan received his Master of Music degree in Studio Music & Jazz from the University of Miami, and is currently based in New York City.

Kelly Green Trio

Kelly Green and Alex Tremblay met in 2015 while playing in various bands and having many mutual friends in New York City. They began playing together often, hiring each other whenever possible, and soon began running two weekly jam sessions together. Evan Hyde moved to the city at the end of 2016 and began frequenting their jam sessions. He and Alex Tremblay were both selected for the Betty Carter “Jazz Ahead” program in 2015 and already knew each other very well as friends and musicians. Kelly and Evan had also met previously at William Paterson University where they both attended during different years. Once they began playing as a trio they realized there is a very special connection began playing as many performances together as possible. Through playing together often they are creating a specific sound, language and vibe; they enjoy playing arrangements of jazz standards and original music.

This trio is special because they have spent time cultivating a sound as a unit and have built the repertoire and arrangements together. They have created a specific language within the group and love sharing their passion with diverse audiences. There is room for the music to change and grow as the ensemble continues to build its repertoire and audience; each performance is unique, highly interactive, and improvised.

Hi This is Gregory Burus, Your Live Music Ambassador aand Jazz973Producer, Curator and Promoter. . I encourage you to come on out and hear this very special group- the Kelly Green Trio as they continue delivering their deep and important contributions to this musical genre we love called jazz.

What better place than Clements Place Jazz which has established itself for it’s absolutely fabulous listening environment and for having some of the best jazz patrons in the tri state area. You will be very impressed with their pofessionalism and their very beautiful sound. We will be rocking.

SAVE THE DATE – Please come on out so we can do this more often and hope to see you in this FREE Clements Place Jazz Event Space in Newark.

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Announcement of Jazz973 Live Music Concerts at Clements Place Jazz

Jazz973 @ Clements Place Jazz produced by Gregory Burrus
Jazz973 @ Clements Place Jazz produced by Gregory Burrus Mr. Burrus is a local live music producer, promoter, manager, photographer, social media manager, and community engagement supporter. Currently producing live music events across the Greater New Jersey, New York City area for a number of the local area live music venues.

Want more info. Come learn more about our free jazz concerts by filling out info below.



Jazz973 Presents TNT Quartet w Peter Lin

TNT Quartet Peter Lin by Gregory Burrus

This a new FREE monthly Wednesday evening series called “Jazz973@Clements”, which focuses on local and emerging musicians and is curated by Gregory Burrus local promoter and producer at Clements Place Jazz.

The TnT Quartet provides a fresh look into the classic trombone & tenor sax frontline repertoire as well as exciting originals. Fueled by the underlying foundation of the hard swinging and funky groove, the beat is considered the most essential element in our group. All the members of the quartet are established, world-renowned musicians in the New Jersey/New York area. They perform prolifically throughout the tri-state area.

Peter Lin – trombone
JD Allen – tenor sax
Nic Cacioppo – drums
Ian Kenselaar – bass

PETER LIN – Trombone

Born in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, Taiwanese-American trombonist Peter Lin has been recently described by Downbeat Magazine as “solid, fluid, and smooth”. He received his B.A. Music from William Paterson University and MM for Jazz Trombone Studies at Rutgers University. He is currently a faculty member at Jazz House Kids in Montclair, NJ. He has studied with jazz legends such as Slide Hampton, Steve Turre, Conrad Herwig, Robin Eubanks, Steve Davis, & Frank Lacy. He has performed with many notable artists including Slide Hampton, Winard Harper, Charli Persip, JD Allen, Valerie Ponomarev, & Radam Schwartz. He recently released an album with The Lintet called “With Respect”, which has peaked at #4 on the RMR Jazz Charts.


After moving to New York City from Detroit, JD Allen played with George Cables, Betty Carter, Ron Carter, Jack DeJohnette, Frank Foster, Butch Morris, David Murray, and Wallace Roney. Closer to his generation, he has played with Lucian Ban, Cindy Blackman, Gerald Cleaver, Dave Douglas, Orrin Evans, Duane Eubanks, Marcus Gilmore, Russell Gunn, Winard Harper, Elisabeth Kontomanou, Meshell Ndegeocello, Jeremy Pelt, Eric Revis.

Allen’s first solo album, In Search Of (Criss Cross, 1999), led to his selection as Best New Artist in Italy. In 2002, his second album was chosen a top ten album of the year by Jazziz magazine. Ten years later he was named best composer and best tenor saxophonist in the Critics’ Poll at DownBeat magazine. A critic at NPR picked his album Victory (Sunnyside, 2011) for the number three spot in the top twenty albums of 2011.


Drummer and composer Nic Cacioppo grew up in a musical household (mother, father and brother all musicians/educators) As a teenager, he started early playing gigs in Philadelphia. After finishing high school, he moved to Northern New Jersey to attend William Paterson University. Since migrating to New Jersey, Cacioppo has had the honor of working with world class musicians including Johnny O’Neal, Gene Perla, Slide Hampton, Tyshawn Sorey, and Wallace Roney. He can most commonly be found performing in NJ, NYC, and PA.


Ian Kenselaar was born and raised in Maplewood, NJ where he was first introduced to the rich culture of jazz by his musically driven family. Ian an NJPAC Jazz for Teens program alumini, a JAZZ HOUSE KiDS alumni, a former Student Services Associate and immersed himself in the music by spent time and accompanying student ensembles during their performances, as part of the Emerging Musicians Community Concert (EMC2) program. . Ian is comfortable performing classic jazz standards as well as fun arrangements arranged by other composers.

Currently very much in demand, Ian performs regularly in the New York, New Jersey metropolitan area with his Ian Kenselaar Trio, currently at The Hutton in Jersey City. Has performed as a sideman with other world-renowned jazz artist, played various venues such as the New Brunswick Jazz Project, NYC Smalls Live, South Orange Downtown After Sundown, ,Powers Market North Bennington, Vermont, Zlante Uste Golden Festival, Bklyn NY, Montclair Food & Wine Festival and more

Jazz973 invites you to join us at as these emerging jazz musicians continue delivering their deep and important contributions to this musical genre we love called jazz. What better place than Clements Place Jazz which has established itself for it’s absolutely fabulous listening environment and for having some of the best jazz patrons in the tri state area. Street and Edison Parking Lots Close By –

SAVE THE DATE – Please come on out so we can do this more often and hope to see you in this FREE Clements Place Jazz Event Space in Newark.

#jazz973 #clementsplacejazz #newarkjazz #tntquartet #peterlin #gregoryburrusaroundtown


Things To Do In Newark, NJ Performance Music



Wed, September 12, 2018

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OrganizerGregory Burrus

Organizer of Jazz973@Clements Place Presents TNT Quartet



Gregory Burrus is a local live music ambassador, event developer an community partner that develops, manages, promotes and documents local community events in the Greater New Jersey and New York Area.

Gregory Burrus sits on a number of local boards and committees and serves as the Board Member Maplewood Community Music, Manages, Vice President of the North Jersey Blues Alliance, Curates and Promotes the South Orange Downtown After Sundown Live Music Concerts, the South Orange 24 Hours of Music Festival, the SOPAC Playing Around South Orange Music Initiative, the Maplewood 4th of Music Live Music Events, Newark’s Jazz973 at Clements Place Jazz Series, NYC John Jay College Myrna Bain Scholarship Fundraiser, the Orange NJ ValleyArts Music Programs, Creator of the South Orange Farmers Market Jazz Jam, along with booking bands at many other local venues.

Showcasing, photographing, videotaping events and happenings as they occur around town while living life every day to the fullest. Learn more at :

Gregory Burrus – Gregory Burrus Live Music Ambassador

Downtown After Sundown Lighting Scenarios

On lights – overhead lights are usually on. However for the dark  some folks bring a spotlight or two, others lighting is part of the bands presentation and performance.

Here’s some examples….

Here’s no lights but they relied on street light and a bright summer moon night –

Vin Mott – Nights attendance 60 Fans

Vin Mott – Nights

Other Bands combo their lights with Park Lights –

NXSTAGE -Nights attendance 103 Fans


– YAHSQUAD -Nights attendance 97 Fans


BELOW BANDS bring a complete light system and light up the park for their fans –

Ricky Persaud Jr. – Nights attendance 145 Fans



So truly your call on what you want your fans to see

VillageGreenNJ South Orange 24 Hours of Music

Join us at noon on Saturday, May 5th as we kick off 24 hours of live, continuous music in the Village Center of South Orange, NJ! I know what you’re thinking: will there be live music even in the wee hours of the morning? Yes, there will be live music even in the wee hours of the morning! Get ready for a musical extravaganza in the Live Music Capital of North Jersey, South Orange Village Center. Learn more – /

2-18 Live music capitol of North Jersey is South Orange 24



Jazz On Sloan at the South Orange Gazebo comes alive for the 9th season of the popular Downtown After Sundown Live Concert Series.


South Orange NJ opens it’s Very Popular 9th Season of Downtown after Sundown – Jazz On Sloan Live Concerts this Memorial Day Weekend. Performances start every Friday, Saturday and selected Special Sundays with the sounds of Jazz glistening the airways throughout the entire Downtown South Orange area.  This jazz series of events features an extensive mix of North Jersey’s top classic seasoned jazz musicians along with some of the best up and coming jazz artist in this Northern New Jersey, New York region.

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From a professional 20-piece Swing Town Big Band, Blue Note Jazz Recording Artists, Contemporary Jazz, Jazz Fusion, Dixieland Jazz, Latin Jazz and of course Mainstream Jazz artist to a co- recipient of a Jazz Fellowship Grant from the National Endowment of the Arts, you name it we got it.

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2018 season has Jazz across the generations from seasoned Grammy Award winning jazz professionals, semi-finalist at the prestigious Montreux Jazz Festival Solo Piano Competition in Switzerland, nationally acclaimed jazz performers and composers whose music has played to international audiences. Also this season is an  a young up and coming jazz piano prodigy who is a recipient of the 2017 Governor’s Award for “Exceptional Promise in Music”, recipient of two International Women in Jazz awards and also named the 2015 Hot House Fan Decision Awards Best Up and Coming Young Artist”.

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That’s right our South Orange Gazebo annual summer long free live concert series invites jazz music lovers to soak up some first-rate jazz hosted by jazz musicians that love what they do and love to do it for you.


Also, for those not directly connected to a band, for those free on a weekday or Sunday night, for those feeling the urge to perform, we have implemented a Friday or Saturday Jazz Jam, along with monthly Sunday Special Jazz performances where folks can come on thru and join in a special Sunday evening – 6 – 9 PM Jazz Jam hosted by several seasoned Jazz professionals.  So, check the schedule and Facebook pages for these special Jazz Jam performances.

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Overall our 2018 lineup of Downtown after Sundown – Jazz On Sloan performers have graced the stages of many prestigious local area venues such as The NJ State Theater, NJPAC, along with venues across the country from the Smithsonian, the Kennedy Center, The Kimmel Center, the Blue Note, Carnegie Hall, the Iridium, Kitano, SMOKE, Birdland, Jazz mobile, Smalls and more. They have played at numerous festivals around the country from San Diego, Texas, El Paso, Chicago, Los Angeles, New York and many venues in between and they toured Germany, Italy and Japan and other venues around the world.  This 2018 seasons is shaping up to feature some of the best local and national professional jazz musicians in our area that are coming out to grace our intimate South Orange Gazebo with some top notch and intimate jazz performances. We urge you to come on out, get up close and personal and enjoy a night of jazz on us.

Events sponsored by the Village of South Orange in conjunction with the South Orange Village Center Alliance at the Jazz On Sloan and Sounds in Spiotta Park venues every Fri and Sat eve. The full calendar of summer events can be found here at http://www.sovillagecenter.org/pub/event/story/2281/. Tell a friend, grab a chair, bring a blanket, secure some food and come listen to some of the best Jazz performances in the North East.

Increase Your Nonprofits Visibility with your Live Music Events

To help clarify the purpose of your nonprofits mission and to elicit maximum support, membership should understand that every meeting or event that occurs in front of the public is important. Simply put it is a chance to get the word out and build support for your nonprofit’s causes. To help with that thinking, here are 12 reasons to always make the most of each event.


You can create awareness of your nonprofit’s causes. Most events offer the ability to do free advertising. Make the event an integral part of your annual advertising and marketing program.


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You never know who wants to contribute to your cause. Therefore always have a donation jar and a list of causes available and on display. You now have the ability to solicit donations and make all your events a fundraiser.



Events are a great opportunity to secure new members. All you need to do is leave your membership forms around. One potential member may read and agree to sign up and instantly your event just became a successful membership meeting.

Special Causes

Do you have a special need like a physical structure that requires community and neighborhood agreement? Develop a special handout and carry away piece that will inform neighbors about how they can support your cause. Make the marketing piece focused and distinguishable from your normal organization material so it is memorable.



When you educate the meeting participants, they usually appreciate it and will spread the word for your nonprofit group. This also helps your organization meet its community outreach goals.



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The media may never come to your nonprofit monthly meeting but will gladly come to an event. You invite and they write, which is great free publicity.


Build your nonprofit’s brand especially if you are being overshadowed by another group because another organization has a national or just larger profile, then an event should become a branding opportunity.

Community Relations

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Establish community relations and create a win-win situation. Meet your neighbors, partner with them and help support their causes.

Government Support

Most nonprofits need some form of local government support. An event helps you chat up local government officials who you may not come across during your local travels. Sometimes you may learn something you didn’t know and you can help sell your cause.


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Build your community relations network by using your networking contacts. . An event brings in many people from many neighborhood organizations. Networking with all the other community groups will help strengthen your cause and build your nonprofit’s reputation.


When you attend grant training one of the line items that is clearly marked is, do you have community support? If your cause requires some level of community support, an event helps you gauge community interest and you can start to build a supportive group all in one place.

Advertising Dollars

An event raises your profile and demonstrates to store owners and business owners in town that you have an audience. They in turn will support your nonprofit with advertising dollars.

So there is no real meeting distinction when it comes to your nonprofit events. Yes there is an initial advertised purpose, but what you advertise versus what you accomplished is always up to you. So dream big and hope your local millionaire or some other philanthropic businessman walks into your event and says I love your cause – here is a 6 or 7 figure check!

Looking for additional ways to increase income and your nonprofit’s visibility? Gregory Burrus helps nonprofits increase income and visibility via internet marketing strategies and fundraising programs.

About the Author: Gregory Burrus is your Live Music Ambassador and is always Around Town.

Gregory Burrus is a local live music ambassador, event developer and community partner that develops, manages, promotes and documents local community events in the Greater New Jersey and New York area.

Gregory Burrus sits on a number of local boards, committees and serves as a Board Member of Maplewood Community Music and is also Vice President of the Northern New Jersey Blues Alliance,

Gregory curates and Promotes the South Orange Downtown After Sundown Live Music Concerts, the South Orange 24 Hours of Music Festival, the SOPAC Playing Around South Orange Music Initiative, the Maplewood 4th of Music Live Music Events, Newark’s Rutgers Jazz973 at Clements Place Jazz Series, the Orange NJ Valley Arts Music Programs, Creator of the South Orange Farmers Market Jazz Jam, along with booking bands at many other local venues.

Showcasing, photographing, videotaping events and happenings as they occur around town while living life every day to the fullest. Gregory Burrus Live Music Ambassador. http://gregoyburrus.me



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